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nycwriters 05-01-2003 02:33 PM

Recipe thread!
This may go over like a lead balloon, but thought I'd try anyhow ...

Write down your favorite recipes here. That way, if you don't know what to make for dinner one night, you can come here and look and see if anything appeals.

NY Cheesecake

6 packages of cream cheese
3 cups of sugar
500 ml tub of sour cream
2 tablespoons of vanilla
6 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
4 cups of graham wafer crumbs
1 cup of butter

Mix cream cheese and 2 cups sugar until thoroughly blended. Add eggs, one at a time, blending in. Add tub of sour cream. Add baking powder, vanilla ... blend until completely mixed ... should be a fairly loose mixture.

In spring-form pans (two), put 2 cups graham wafer crumbs in bottom of each pan ... add 1/2 cup to a cup of sugar and mix with crumbs. Nuke 1/2 cup of butter per pan and mix in with sugar graham wafer crumbs ... pat down crumb-congealed mixture until firm at bottom. Put in over at 400 degrees for 10 minutes to set.

Pour cheesecake mixture on top of crumb crust until it's about 3/4 way up the pan. Pour second pan.

Bake cheesecake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes. THEN reduce heat to 375 and cook until top is browned (about two hours).

Take cheesecake out and let cool. Best if refridgerated overnight.

(You make two cheesecakes so you can test one before you serve it! hehe!)

For a change, after you pour the batter into the pan, mix kahlua and chocolate syrup in a cup. Pour into batter and take a fork or knife run through gently, to marbelize.

This is THE best cheesecake and it rises quite high.

Garnish with either cherry, blueberry, rasperry, or any other kind of pie filling as topping. Or chop up strawberries and layer on top.

malina 05-01-2003 02:59 PM

mmmmmmmmm..... NY cheesecake for dinner! :D

malina 05-01-2003 03:01 PM

mmmmmmmm............. kahlua !!!

nycwriters 05-01-2003 04:29 PM

Well that's a post dinner treat .... it was the first recipe that popped into my head .. and it's an exceptional cheesecake.

Ok another one, super easy, very good:

Chicken casserole

Two or three boneless chicken breasts
Chopped green peppers, red peppers, onions (about three cups)
Kraft parmesan/romano/asiago grated cheese mix (in container like parmesan cheese comes in, down spaghetti aisle)
Two cans of cream of mushroom soup (can use cream of chicken if you hate mushrooms)
Instant rice (white or brown)

Put chicken in bottom of casserole dish, cover with chopped up onions/peppers, liberally sprinkle the kraft cheese over top,
add pepper to taste. Pour two cans of soup over entire thing.

Bake in oven at 350 for an hour. Ten minutes before chicken is done, put instant rice in bowl, add water, cover with saranwrap (pop a few holes in top) and nuke in microwave for 9 minutes.

Take chicken out of oven, chop up into smaller pieces (think chunks), add rice, mix everything until well blended.



So easy, so good.

lapietra 05-01-2003 05:13 PM

dolmas (stuffed grape leaves)
Okay - this is kinda involved - but I've gotten more people hooked on these things... :)
You'll need a largish pot with a thick bottom and a lid, a heavy plate that just fits inside the pot and a colander.

1 lg. jar preserved grape leaves
5 cups short grain brown rice (after cooking)
2 cups of walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup of butter
3 large onions
1 head fresh garlic (about 5 cloves, peeled)
1/2 lb kasseri cheese (or other flavorful, hard but meltable cheese), shredded
2 T oregano
2 T cumin
1 T cinnamon
salt and pepper to taste

olive oil
lemon juice

Have the rice waiting in a big bowl. Add the chopped walnuts. Chop the onions and garlic up very fine (I use a food processor). Melt the butter in a large skillet; cook the onions and garlic in it very slowly until they're soft. Add the spices (including salt & pepper to taste) and cook for a minute or two, then add the cheese and stir until everything's melted. Transfer the onion and spice mixture into the bowl with the rice & nuts & mix until thoroughly combined. Taste to check the seasoning; add a little salt & pepper if necessary.
Open the jar of grape leaves and remove them - the best way is to drain the liquid out first, then gently mash the leaves against the side of the jar to make them more compact for easy removal. Unfurl them, rinse them off and drain in the colander. Cover them with a moist kitchen towel - you'll want to keep them from drying out while you work.
Line the bottom of the cooking pot with any very small or broken leaves - this will help keep the dolmas from burning. You may want to do a couple layers.
Place a grape leaf in front of you, veiny side up with the stem pointing down. Grab a little filling - you'll have to get a feel for how much filling to use - usually about a teaspoon to a teaspoon & a half - and place it in the center of the leaf. Bring the stem up over the filling, fold each side over, and roll up the leaf. Place each dolma in concentric circles, starting with the outer ring and working toward the center. Once you've filled the bottom, start a new layer. Don't worry if you end up with an incomplete layer.
Pour about a half cup of good olive oil over the dolmas, followed by about a half cup of lemon juice (fresh is good but I've used bottled with good results). Pour in enough fresh water to just cover the dolmas. Place your heavy dish on top, and cover.
Cook over very low heat for about an hour or a little longer - test a dolma to check - be very careful though... I've burned my tongue many times :) The leaf should be very tender.
You can eat these warm or at room temperature, garnished with lemon slices. They keep for about a week (if they last that long!).

Red Princess 05-01-2003 06:09 PM

sounds like you have to cook for these 'recipe' things to be useful.

*scratches head*

priceyfatprude 05-01-2003 06:22 PM

Danni's Fabulous Pasta Salad

1. Get in car.

2. Drive to SuperSaver.

3. Haggle w/old lady for closest parking spot.

4. Laugh as she gives you the finger while you're parking the car.

5. Walk up to Deli Counter.

6. Order 2 pounds of Dilly Crab Pasta Salad

7. Pay for food.

8. Drive home.

9. Put pasta salad in your prettiest bowl.

10. Serve @ work the next day.

11. Bask in the compliments on how yummy your salad is.

(This is what I got when I asked her for the recipe)

Red Princess 05-01-2003 06:34 PM

i can 'cook' like that

danh 05-01-2003 10:36 PM

Dan H.'s Crap-tacular Ramen Casserole

1 package Ramen noodles.
1 cup frozen "stir-fry" vegetables.

Cook ramen noodles and frozen vegetables (stove-top, microwave, whatever...). Drain most of the water then add half of the "sauce" packet. Stir. Sprinkle with cheese and melt (the cheese, not you).
It is now (almost) fit for human consumption.

edit: adding SPAM (TM) can help spice things up a bit too

trisherina 05-02-2003 01:00 AM

oooh! a recipe thread
Eyeball Meat Loaf
(for those who like their protein WITH their protein)

2 hard boiled eggs
1 pound extra lean ground sirloin
1/2 finely chopped med white onion
3 T ketchup
1 t Worchestershire sauce
1 T barbecue sauce
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 t Keen's hot mustard (or use French's if it's all you've got)
1 raw egg
1 cup bread crumbs (make in the blender)
pepper to taste

Glaze: 1 t Keen's hot mustard, 1 T barbecue sauce, I T ketchup

In a large glass bowl, mix together all ingredients from the first part other than hard boiled eggs. Grease or spray a loaf pan and preheat oven to 400F. Put down about 1/2 of mixture and arrange hardboiled eggs lengthwise parallel to pan. Pack in other 1/2 of mixture. Mix up your glaze in a small bowl with a fork and brush it on top of mixture in loaf pan. Bake for about an hour at 400F. Let sit for a few minutes before serving. Your meat loaf slices will appear to be watching you. Caution advised when serving to small children of the vegetarian bent.

priceyfatprude 05-02-2003 01:04 PM

I don't really cook with recipes. In that respect, I am turning into my grandmother.

Melt half a stick of butter in a saucepan. Saute mushrooms, onions, garlic, cut up tomatoes, spinach, whatever you want, or have on hand.

Toss w/cooked angel hair pasta, sprinkle w/parmesan cheese.

malina 05-02-2003 01:56 PM


Originally posted by Red Princess
sounds like you have to cook for these 'recipe' things to be useful.

*scratches head*

... you can also print them out and hang them on your fridge - it leaves visitors with the impression that you can actually cook and they go home, feeling jealous and inadequate!

rmr 05-02-2003 02:58 PM

Mine's too long to post, but here's the menu...if anyone is interested in it, pm me and I'll scan it in for you.

Southern Fried Chicken...only the breatst...I'm a breast chick

Garlic Mashed Potatos

Some sort of Dirty Southern Gravy that has given me a big butt this winter. It's damn good!!!

and last but not least

Rimmer's Magical Chocolate Cake...I'll post this recipe because it's sooooo easy and sooooooo good.

nycwriters 05-02-2003 04:50 PM

Can't remember the name of it, but it's a South American dish ... VERY easy to make as appetizers, and quite tasty.

Four to six pieces of white bread
Parmesan cheese

Spread mayo on each slice of white bread, place face up on a cookie sheet.

Chop up onions FINELY, sprinkle liberally over mayo-bread. Sprinkle parmesan liberally over all.

Cut off crusts on white bread, cut slices into four squares, put in oven at 375 for 10 minutes, then on broil for last couple of minutes until browned on top.



Rimmer, post your cake recipe.

bealeblues 05-02-2003 04:53 PM

how about some bachelor recipes without all the prep and ingredients and shite

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