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5 Minutes to Chocolate!

Postby draclvr » Sat Dec 13, 2008 5:14 pm

My mom sent me this one today.

5 MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.
Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!
Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).

And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world ?

Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!
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Re: The Recipe Exchange.

Postby dorienne » Sat Dec 13, 2008 5:31 pm

I'll be trying this one. And if it is as good as it looks in the picture then I'm in trouble. :D
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Re: The Recipe Exchange.

Postby Sophie » Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:20 pm

Oh, you wicked temptress Drac. :D Definitely one for the recipe folder.

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Postby draclvr » Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:19 pm

Mom said the second time she tried it, she added about 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda and mixed it up with a whisk and it was really good.
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Re: The Recipe Exchange.

Postby Melia » Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:35 pm

It is time.....

New Year’s Soup

4 small bags of black eye peas (You can also use fresh ones)
6 cans of Rotel (A can of very spicy stewed or chopped tomato)
4 cans chicken broth
3 large onions - chopped
6 stalks celery and tops - chopped
2 Tbl salt
¼ C garlic - chopped
1 Tbl lemon pepper
Fresh cilantro - chopped
Elgin sausage (Elgin is a town near here that has great sausage. Just use a kielbasa-type of sausage and you can't go wrong)
Carrots - chopped

Put this all together in two large dutch ovens. Cook on the stovetop for about 2 hours.

To make vegetarian, use veggie broth and omit the sausage.
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Postby draclvr » Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:12 pm

I can't tell you how highly I recommend Melia's soup! Hubby and I have been known to nearly founder on it! Isn't there something about eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day for good luck??
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Re: The Recipe Exchange.

Postby Sophie » Sun Dec 28, 2008 5:58 pm

Thank you for reminding us Melia. Drac is right, it is great. Also IF there is any leftover it freezes for another day !!
I usually make mine around June as our weather is a bit hot at the moment to really appreciate how warming and fulfilling it can be. :)
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Re: The Recipe Exchange.

Postby draclvr » Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:17 pm

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you tomatoes, make Bloody Marys.
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Re: The Recipe Exchange.

Postby Sophie » Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:49 pm

Thanks for that info Drac. :)
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Re: The Recipe Exchange.

Postby Winfrey » Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:08 pm

Hi, this is not a receipt but if you make potato salad you might like to watch this video
peeling potatoes
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Re: The Recipe Exchange.

Postby LadyKestrel » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:12 pm

Now that is a neat trick, Winfrey! I'm going to try it the next time I make mashed potatoes.
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Postby draclvr » Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:31 pm

How cool is that! A lot of times, I don't even peel my potatoes for mashed ones - especially when I make them with roasted garlic. But sometimes, I do want them peeled and I will definitely try this.

I saw this trick in the daily recipes I get on my Google home page. How to soften cold butter quickly
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Re: The Recipe Exchange.

Postby Sophie » Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:45 pm

Thank you for those great tips ladies, also Drac, the Simply Recipes site, I shall have some time out and read up their recipes. With Winter approaching I noticed some real warmer uppers. :)
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Re: The Recipe Exchange.

Postby Angelfire » Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:36 pm

Wow, that's an easy way to peel potatoes.

This is what someone brought for birthday breakfast, it was too good.

Sausage & Cheddar Cheese Strata

1 1/2 lbs ground breakfast sausage
4 eggs beaten
2 1/2 cups half & half
1 tsp dried sage
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
6 potato bread or other soft white bread slices, crusts removed
2 cups (6oz) grated extra-sharp cheddar cheese
2 Tbsp fresh chives, green onions or parsley chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, butter a 9x13x2 baking dish.
Brown sausage, drain. Whisk together eggs, half & half, sage, kosher, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
Line baking dish with bread slices, top with sausage. Pour egg mixture over top and top with cheese.
Bake about 30 minutes, don't over cook. Let cool 15-20 minutes, top with chives just before serving.
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Re: The Recipe Exchange.

Postby draclvr » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:04 pm

Oh, yum! I love those breakfast casseroles.

Oh, yes, Sophie, that site has wonderful recipes. I love the personal stories about them at the beginning. She mentions her dad a lot.
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