October 29, 2011, 5:16 pm
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I have a request. First, background…for Christmas I like to make massive quantities of nibbles that get set out and we all nosh on them all day long. I don’t fix a big fancy sit down dinner, because who wants to do that when you’ve been up since 5am? NOT ME! I like to make things ahead of time and put them in the freezer, then warm um up that day.

So… the request is…What are some of your favorite nibbles recipes?

Here for a bit I will post my favorite recipes,as I make them and get photos.


Fun with babelfish
October 6, 2011, 6:58 pm
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Bored? Stuck inside on a rainy day? On the computer instead of folding clothes? try this: Find a recipe, go paste it in to Babelfish translator. Choose a language to translate it into, I prefer one with a completely different alphabet like Russian or Chinese. Translate it, then translate it back into English. If you’re really bored, translate it several times before putting it back into English. It’s like that party game “telephone”, only by yourself.

Brownies in English
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

2 Place butter in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 2 to 2-1/2 minutes or until melted. Stir in sugar and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well with spoon after each addition. Add cocoa; beat until well blended. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat well. Stir in nuts, if desired. Pour batter into prepared pan.

3 Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

Brownies translated into Russian then back into English
Ingredients oil or margarine 1 of cup (2 knobs) of 2 cups of sugar endurance of vanilla of 2 teaspoons of 4 eggs of the cocoa of 3/4 cups HERSHEY or cocoa HERSHEY SPECIAL DARK flour 1 of cup [universalnoaya]- is applied powder for [bypechki] of teaspoon of 1/2 1/[ya] of salts of teaspoon 1 of nut the interrupted by cup (optional) directions 1 furnace of heat to 350°F. to the chute of the baking of grease of 13x9x2-inch. Oil of 2 places in the large microwave- safe sphere. Microwave on MEANS (50%) 2 to 21/2 minutes or to it is molten. You will move inside sugar and vanilla. Add egg, one simultaneously, in the best way with the spoon after each addition. Add cocoa; impact to the mixed good. Add flour, powder for [bypechki] and salt; the good of impact. You will move inside the nut, if it is wished. Pour on betater into the prepared chute. 3 there will not be furnace 30 to 35 minutes or to [pirozhny] it will begin to draw out far from the sides of chute. Cool completely in the chute on the communication line wire.

October 6, 2011, 6:13 pm
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Ok, so there are some people in my life who want to learn basic cookery. I am going to do a series of tutorials that teach basic cooking skills that can be combined to make delicious and complicated-seeming dishes. Such as Chicken pot pie, which uses roasting, gravy and biscuits. Also herbs…not many people use herbs much, because they can seem so mysterious to the uninitiated.
If there is something you want to learn how to make, leave a comment, and if it’s within my skill level to do it I will put a tutorial up on it.