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Sunday, December 14th, 2008
5:50 pm
It looks like this place is pretty dead, but hey, maybe someone's still around. So, last night I made some delicious cookies from one of my favorite recipes, and got to thinking about other baked goods. What's your favorite? Breads? Sweets? Something else? Please Share! I'm always on the look out for good stuff.

Current Mood: thoughtful
Friday, May 30th, 2008
1:26 pm
I am helping to do the food for an engagement party, there will be about 50 people. There can be no yeast at all as the bride to be is allergic and will pretty much stop breathing if she gets too close to yeast. if she is near yeast. So anyone have any ideas for cheap but nice food we can do?
Monday, May 5th, 2008
1:18 pm
I am looking for meal ideas for a family of 4 who eat pretty much anything, apart from processed food. I am not feeling very inspired recently and have been cooking the same stuff all the time.
Tuesday, February 26th, 2008
9:57 pm
So let's talk!
I don't really have a huge theme going here, but it'd be nice to talk about some basics and such.

I'm pretty new to cooking in general. I baked my first batch of biscotti about 4 years ago after a serious scrap with the dude I was involved with at the time. It calms me down, to bake or cook.

So what are some basics that you think everybody should know? Chicken stock, a good red sauce, grilled cheese?

I just made chicken stock for the first time ever, a couple of weeks ago. It was delicious. Of course I didn't use a recipe, I rarely do.

One thing that I don't really have down is mashed potatoes. My grandma always made them with too much milk and I hated hers, so I didn't have anybody to learn from. I'm still playing with things.

My first real mastered basic was probably chili. Maybe you don't think that's a basic but I do! I make and eat chili probably once a month, and use it for sloppy joe style sandwiches and things like that. It's one of those comfort foods that reminds me of home and growing up and my Dad. I think I got most of my cooking style from him, even though he rarely cooks.
Monday, February 25th, 2008
5:53 am
I felt the need to start this community after seeing this post on sf_drama.

Yes, subarashiine was very wanky, but I agree with her basic premise! Cooking from scratch is the only way. ONLY.

I don't particularly care about "bad" ingredients. I just like to know what's going in my food, is all. I don't know which herbs and spices fall under the generic "spices" on a jar of spaghetti sauce, and I don't know what flavourings are used as "natural flavour" on a pint of ice cream. My inner control freak hates that.

Why do you like cooking from scratch?
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