- Food and Cooking
A foodie like me!
I love to cook!
My life as a foodie!
I love food because it is a soul saver. Every time I think of food I think of my grandma, she would be slaving away in her kitchen cooking all day long while we played outside. My grandmother raised me from a child and showed me that love comes in many ways, such as food. If you take the time to cook it right, people will love everything you put out even if you think it's just OK. I found myself thinking about food all the time. God is first and food came second, it never took away from family, but it added measures to it. I am no scholar but, I will try to do my best at share my thoughts and feelings about this beautiful thing called food. I dream of feeding many people with food for the soul and the stomach. I pray you enjoy reading my hub and that your mouth waters just a little as you sail through the recipes.
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30 day cake! One of my favorites!
- 3/4 cup drained canned peaches, cut inch pieces
- 3/4 cup drained crushed pineapple
- 6 maraschino cherries, cut inch halves
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 package dry yeast
DirectionsCombine all ingredients and put in glass jar. Cover loosely with a lid, cloth or plastic wrap. Stir several times to mix thoroughly. Stir once daily for 2 weeks. At the end of 2 weeks, the starter has fermented enough to start the Friendship Cake. At this time, start the cake as in the recipe for "Friendship Cake Fruit Preparation".
Friendship Cake Fruit Preparation:
First, beg, steal or borrow 1 1/2 cups starter.
FIRST DAY: Mix 1 1/2 cups starter, a large can of peaches with juice and 2 1/2 cups sugar in large glass or ceramic jar or bowl. Cover with lid or plastic wrap. Stir daily for 10 days, using a wooden spoon.
TENTH DAY: Add 2 1/2 cups sugar and a large can of chunk or crushed pineapple with juice. Stir daily for 10 days.
20TH DAY: Add 2 1/2 cups sugar, large can fruit cocktail with juice and a large jar or maraschino cherries with juice. Stir daily for 10 days.
30TH DAY: Drain fruit. Bake cakes or cookies using fruit. Save juice; there will be enough for 4 or 5 friends.
Day 1: Receive batter and place in large bowl. Cover with waxed paper. Do Not Refrigerate.
Day 2: Stir.
Day 3: Stir
Day 4: Stir.
Day 5: Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk. Stir.
Day 6: Stir.
Day 7: Stir.
Day 8: Stir.
Day 9: Stir.
Day 10: Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk. Stir.
Take out 3 separate cups of batter and give to 3 friends with directions.
2/3 cups oil
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup apples, chopped
1 cup nuts, chopped
For your, own cake, add the remaining batter the oil, eggs, flour, salt, baking soda, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and vanilla. Stir by hand. Stir in by hand the apples, raisins and nuts (all 3 or only 1). Bake in greased and floured tube pan at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
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Make sure you wash your hands first, always check pots and utensils for cleanliness. If you are cooking poultry, make sure you wash all the surfaces and utensils you are using before continuing with your other ingredients. Use a clean knife to cut up your vegetables and never just cut up chicken and transfer to your veggies. Cross contamination is so easy when cooking, so take that extra step and clean as you go! While your food is cooking you should taste for seasoning, make sure when you do this that you use a different spoon/fork from what you stir with, now put in the sink or wash it off for next taste test. Don't leave your meat out to long even if you are thawing it out. Remember to thaw in correct temperature such as water. I usually thaw in the refrigerator because I don't have to worry about it being to warm in the room or getting spoiled. After shopping at the market, refrigerate meat in their own package unless you plan to portion them. Thanks for stopping by, see you next time!
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2 fresh lemons
peel of 1/2 lemon
1 tablespoon sugar
iced lemon-flavored soda pop
squeeze the lemons and pour the juice into
a chilled highball glass
filled with crushed ice
Add the piece of peel and sugar to taste/ stir
add soda pop to taste
2 oz of fresh mint leaves, plus extras to decorate
2 tspoons of sugar syrup
2 cups grapefruit juice
4 tspoons lemon juice
Sparkling mineral water
smash the fresh mint in a small bowl
with the sugar syrup
set aside 2 hours, mashing again 2-3 more times
Strain into a pitcher and a pitcher and add grapefruit juice
and lemon juice. cover and chill for 2 hours
Fill 6 tall glasses with cracked ice. Divide between
the glasses and finish off with sparkling water
mint leaf to garnish
6 cups red grape juice
1 cup orange juice
3 tspoons of lemon cranberry juice
2 tspoons of lemon juice
2 tspoons of lime juice
4 tspoons of sugar syrup
ice, slices of lime and orange to garnish
Pour all the juices and sugar syrup into
a chilled punch bowl and stir well.
Add the ice and the lime and orange slices and
serve in chilled glasses
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
cook for 1 minute
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My fav's. food I have prepared myself.
Today's Yum +!
Today I enjoyed a wonderful left over lunch, I reheated my chicken Parmesan with Rotini. I also enjoy a glass of Tart cranberry juice. ( this is good if you are having issue with bladder.) I enjoy the tart taste, not to mention no calories. I came across a great recipe yesterday for hummus;
1 cup cooked chick peas, drained
2 large garlic cloves, chopped
2 tbls tahini
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 c extra-virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
In a food processor, puree the chickpeas, garlic, tahini and lemon juice. Gradually add the olive oil until incorporated. Season the hummus with salt and pepper, scrape it into a bowl, refrigerate until ready to serve.
serve with Pita bread
My favorite chefs
- Barefoot Contessa
- The Pioneer Woman | Ree Drummond
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2500 Recipes - Andrew Schloss with Ken Bookman
How to cook meat - Chris Schlesinger & John Willoughby
The Kitchen Companion - Polly Clingerman
4001 food facts - Dr Myles H Bader
On Cooking - The Art Institute of Pittsburg
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Prefect burger - Don't forget the perfect bun.
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I love eating and cooking food, I really enjoy experimenting with seasonings and different cuts of meat. you should take the quiz to see if you really know how to cook a good burger or if you are a real foodie. Passover is coming and I found some great recipes to try, like Matzo balls and Passover rolls. Are you a bread lover? I am, I love French bread, Ciabatta and Sour dough breads, but what really brings me to my knee is Challah Bread. Yummy! Well, that all today I am still loving on my Shortbread Cookies with a cup of French roast coffee. Until next time, we will talk about something a little healthy but yummy and Sanitation.
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