What is your favorite or best easy recipe?

Kynky Kytty Kynky Kytty
This could be really fun, I started cooking for myself for REAL when I finally began living alone a few months ago. I have learned how long it can take to make dinner an evening if you want something fancy. So, after asking a recipe to my parents, I realized how simple the recipe was and how much I liked it. It was simple in preparation and it was delicious.

I'll start with mine:
Not sure of a name, but it's a sort of a salmon pie.

You need:
1 salmon fillet
1 cup of Frozen spinach
Ricotta cheese
Phyllo pastry

Take the skin off the salmon. Place the Phyllo into a baking dish about the size of your salmon so that when you will fold it, it will cover all the other ingredients. Place the salmon in the dish, cover generously with the ricotta cheese maybe half an inch thick of cheese over the salmon. Cover with the spinach equally. Fold the Phyllo pastry to cover the whole thing. Cook at 350 F for about 40-45 min (for a fillet of about 6"x9"). And yummy.

So my discussion is, what is your most delicious recipe for the time that you put in?
02/03/2010
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Sir Sir
Well, I only know how to cook one thing, and that's French toast, so how about this:

Regular white bread, or you can get Texas bread, that's sometimes very good
Eggs
Cinnamon
Brown sugar
Cream or milk, either one

Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites, and keep the egg whites in a bowl for beating. Save the yolks, maybe make scrambled eggs or something with them. After beating the egg whites, add cinnamon and milk to the mixture. Continue to beat until it's smooth. Now take out the bread and dip it into the egg white mixture, completely soaking the bread. Put a pan on the stove with either butter or Pam, and make sure that it's hot and ready. Place the soaked bread onto the pan, putting brown sugar on the side facing up. When the underside is fully cooked, it should be specklings of brown and cream colored, flip the bread over and let the other side cook.

I enjoy my French toast with strawberries, and sometimes powdered sugar or whipped cream on top.

Yeah, isn't that a little sad? I'm a grown man and the only thing that I know how to cook is French toast. My older sibling is a chef, and my entire family is fairly good at cooking, so I feel a bit ashamed of myself. HAHA! But you know what I make really good, too? Toasted sandwiches on croissants, I always bake them just the right amount and they always come out perfectly crisped.
02/03/2010
deceased deceased
I don't worry about delicious, I think what is best for muscle building. Or the old adage "abs are made in the kitchen".

So 10oz lean ground turkey mixed with soy sauce and cinnamon powder or li hung mui powder. Put in George Foreman Grill.


1/2 pint (8 or so egg whites) and 2 packets instant oatmeal, mix, microwave 2 min, stir, microwave a min and a half. It makes something that looks like a puff cake. Good, high in protein, like no fat, some good carbs, almost all protein, no cholesterol.

Can of salmon, miracle whip light, half pint of blueberries. Mix.


Meal replacement packet, scoop of glutamine, carton of yogurt, mix.

Spinach, steam lightly, mixed with a can of tuna and ranch dressing.
02/03/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by Sir
Well, I only know how to cook one thing, and that's French toast, so how about this:

Regular white bread, or you can get Texas bread, that's sometimes very good
Eggs
Cinnamon
Brown sugar
Cream or milk, either ... More
This is a lot like the recipe I use, except I add about a tsp of vanilla or so.
02/03/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I have a salmon recipe on my blog too, "Senior Salmon".
02/03/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
I could publish a cookbook with everything I've created ...

Best go-to simple recipe in my file is Chicken Salad Spread.

1/2 cup chopped cooked chicken
2 tbsp. mayo/salad dressing
2 tbsp. chopped dried fruit
1 tbsp. chopped pecans or walnuts
dashes of five-spice-powder, powdered garlic, and sea salt

Blend all together, let chill in the fridge, serve on multigrain bread. Usually enough for two sandwiches.
02/03/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by Chilipepper
I could publish a cookbook with everything I've created ...

Best go-to simple recipe in my file is Chicken Salad Spread.

1/2 cup chopped cooked chicken
2 tbsp. mayo/salad dressing
2 tbsp. chopped dried fruit
1 tbsp. chopped ... More
This does sound good. ONLY as long as you tell the person eating it that there is fruit in it. Arby's has frickin red grapes in their chicken salad spread. I didn't know that when i ordered it once, turned me off on the whole thing.
02/03/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
This does sound good. ONLY as long as you tell the person eating it that there is fruit in it. Arby's has frickin red grapes in their chicken salad spread. I didn't know that when i ordered it once, turned me off on the whole thing.
I'm completely honest when doing menus, as I know way too many people with allergies (if not outright pickiness). Hence, I don't get to be as creative as I want for company - because SOMEBODY will be allergic to SOMETHING I want to fix.

(My grandmother had it easy - 'Eat it or starve, you brats.')
02/03/2010
Kynky Kytty Kynky Kytty
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
I have a salmon recipe on my blog too, "Senior Salmon".
I will have to go see that tonight.
02/03/2010
Fyreflye Fyreflye
Brocolli and Cheese Chicken Caserole (not sure I spelled that right

1 Pk. chicken breast (I buy boneless strips or breast cuts)
1 bag frozen brocolli or 1 fresh stalk
1 pk shredded chz of ur choice(i use colby-jack)
2 pks seasoned rice of your choice
1 green bell pepper
3-4 green oniions(optional)

Boil your chicken til nearly done. Put in strainer and run cold water over for about 2 minutes. Dice chicken into big chunks. Cook your rice until all the way done but not mushy.
Dice your bell pepper into small peices. Mix the rice, bell pepper, and chicken(and onion if u use it) into a bowl. Find a good baking pan(i use a glass one. kinda big but i dunno the exact size) and spray the bottom with canola oil lightly, Add your brocolli peices into the bottom of the pan( i keep mine fairly good sized but cut to your preference). Pour the chicken and rice mixture on top of the brocolli. Bake at 350 for around 20 minutes then take out and add the cheeze on top. Put back in the oven and bake on 400 for 10-15 or until cheese is starting to turn brown.

I usually cook this on the holidays without the chicken or add some turkey on thanksgiving. Everyone always loves it and gets disappointed if I dont cook it so now I feel obligated . Hope you like it. Use half of all the ingredients for only 1-2 servings and its a meal all by its self!
02/03/2010
Fyreflye Fyreflye
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
This is a lot like the recipe I use, except I add about a tsp of vanilla or so.
Thats how i make it but I use the yolks and all. I also add vanilla. I think it would be good on Texas toast as well, but without the garlic.
02/03/2010
Fyreflye Fyreflye
Well, I dont know how to make pancakes from scratch, but I can tell you a much better way to make them from the box.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie/
Strawberry Banana Milkshake
Strawberry Banana Smoothie Pancakes

1 cup frozen strawberries
1 chopped banana
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla flavoring
3 TBsp sugar
1/4 c plain yogurt(Use some of your favorite ice cream instead to make a bad ass milk shake but dont use it for pancakes )
1/4 milk

Blend this up in your fave blender or food processor until semi thick liquid(This is delicious by its self so consider this 2 different recipes )

Measure this out into a measuring cup to the measurement the pancake box says to measure water or milk. mix it with however much pancake mix u plan to cook. May have to add water or more milk if the batter is too thick. fry up like a regular pancake and your done. They come out a pink-ish color and very tasty!
02/03/2010
Sir Sir
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
This is a lot like the recipe I use, except I add about a tsp of vanilla or so.
Yes, I sometimes use a little bit of vanilla too, if I remember. HAHA!
02/03/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
My milkshakes:

ice
fat free milk
frozen snozberries
wee bit of sweetener

FAT FREE MILK SHAKES! neat huh?

secret to awesome beef: wee dash of cinnamon
02/03/2010
Sephymuffins Sephymuffins
Quote:
Originally posted by Sir
Well, I only know how to cook one thing, and that's French toast, so how about this:

Regular white bread, or you can get Texas bread, that's sometimes very good
Eggs
Cinnamon
Brown sugar
Cream or milk, either ... More
Oh god, MAKE ME SOME! ):
02/03/2010
Kynky Kytty Kynky Kytty
Quote:
Originally posted by Fyreflye
Brocolli and Cheese Chicken Caserole (not sure I spelled that right

1 Pk. chicken breast (I buy boneless strips or breast cuts)
1 bag frozen brocolli or 1 fresh stalk
1 pk shredded chz of ur choice(i use colby-jack)
2 pks seasoned ... More
Hmmm, this sounds like something I would love. I'll try that soon.
02/03/2010
Sammi Sammi
My best easy recipe: kielbasa with peppers and onions

2 packages kielbasa (2 lbs)
1 each red, green, yellow pepper
1 onion

Slice the kielbasa into 1/2" thick slices. Cook in a frying pan on medium high till done. Drain and rinse with water, if necessary. Put back in the pan.
Clean and slice peppers and onions into strips. Dump on top of the kielbasa and cover for 5-10 minutes to steam the vegetables.

Serve

My Dad used to make this with potatoes, and it was really good, but I don't eat potatoes any more.
02/03/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by Sammi
My best easy recipe: kielbasa with peppers and onions

2 packages kielbasa (2 lbs)
1 each red, green, yellow pepper
1 onion

Slice the kielbasa into 1/2" thick slices. Cook in a frying pan on medium high till done. Drain and ... More
rinse the meat? why? you'd be losing all the flava
02/03/2010
Phallicity Phallicity
After dining at a certain Japanese place a few times, I developed this addiction to miso soup. However, where I live I would pretty much have to order miso online or drive an hour to get some. Also, I am unable to purchase shitake mushrooms locally. This causes a huge problem for me, as you might imagine.

Through trial and error and a little bit of research, I developed a mushroom soup that tastes pretty damn good. I don't think I could pass it off as miso, however it does have a flavor that is somewhat similar. It helps settle upset tummies and is awesome when you have a cold.

Here's the small portion recipe. I usually make double this:

3 cups of water, 2 beef bouillon cubes, 1/2 teaspoon of soy sauce, 2 cloves of garlic(crushed), 5-8 slices of mushroom (I used baby bellas) and a dash or three of black pepper. Combine ingredients (excluding mushrooms) into pot and bring to boil. Wait until the bouillon cubes are dissolved, then add mushrooms. Cook for... about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add diced green onion just before serving and enjoy!
02/03/2010
Sammi Sammi
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
rinse the meat? why? you'd be losing all the flava
I always rinse meat if it's got a lot of fat/grease on it. Just a habit If the sausage is pretty lean, there's no need to rinse .
02/03/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
i just put my recipe for tonight's dinner on das blog
02/03/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
~bump~
02/10/2010
LikeSunshineDust LikeSunshineDust
Quote:
Originally posted by Sir
Well, I only know how to cook one thing, and that's French toast, so how about this:

Regular white bread, or you can get Texas bread, that's sometimes very good
Eggs
Cinnamon
Brown sugar
Cream or milk, either ... More
Oo, I love french toast. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, any time. I don't separate my eggs though, that's way too much work when I hungry.
02/10/2010
LikeSunshineDust LikeSunshineDust
One recipe that I love that I just discovered:

chicken thighs
equal parts honey and whole grain dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste

Brush or spoon honey and mustard mixture onto the thighs and under the skin (if applicable). Chicken in a roasting pan. Pan in the oven. 375 for 30 minutes, or until they're done.

This goes really well with roasted potatoes and carrots. Use baby potatoes, they roast the best. Cut them into equal-sized pieces. Toss with olive oil, salt, pepper, and italian seasoning and throw them in a pan. They take longer than the chicken, so put them in the oven first, maybe 20 minutes or so earlier.
02/10/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by LikeSunshineDust
One recipe that I love that I just discovered:

chicken thighs
equal parts honey and whole grain dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste

Brush or spoon honey and mustard mixture onto the thighs and under the skin (if applicable). ... More
I've had that...it's really good!
02/10/2010
Kynky Kytty Kynky Kytty
Quote:
Originally posted by LikeSunshineDust
One recipe that I love that I just discovered:

chicken thighs
equal parts honey and whole grain dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste

Brush or spoon honey and mustard mixture onto the thighs and under the skin (if applicable). ... More
Hmmm, sounds really interesting.

The previous ideas were really original as well and I even bookmarked this thread for easy reference.

I really enjoy cooking, but it's fun having a quick fix once in a while. I just wish I could enjoy doing the dishes a little more.
02/10/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
the best/worst potatoes ever:

a whole mess of potatoes boiled
1 stick of butter
1 block of cream cheese
16 oz of sour cream
milk to thin

sooo good!
02/10/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
the best/worst potatoes ever:

a whole mess of potatoes boiled
1 stick of butter
1 block of cream cheese
16 oz of sour cream
milk to thin

sooo good!
I feel arteries hardening just READING it. (But it sounds SO good ... )
02/10/2010
MuffysPinguLove MuffysPinguLove
There are two really easy recipes I use when I want something quick. Both of them just happen to be mexican-ish.

Recipe 1:
Nachos
Brown up hamburger or turkey meat. Add taco seasoning and follow directions on packet. Drain extra sauce as this will make the chips soggy. Put a layer of tortilla chips on a pan. Sprinkle meat evenly over the chips. Add black/ refried/ any kinds of beans you want on top of the meat. Add a layer of salsa over the beans. Top with a layer of shredded cheese. Pop into the oven at 350 and keep in until the cheese begins to brown a little. I top my nachos with lettuce, tomato, olives, sour cream, guacomle, olives, etc or whatever sounds good and I have lying around.

Recipe 2:
Taco salad
Brown up meat and seasoning like in previous recipe. Crush up tortilla chips. Add meat crushed tortillas, lettuce, salsa and anything else you may want into the bowl and mix it all up. The more vegetables you add (lettuce/tomatos) the more salad-ish it will be. The more meat, cheese, chips etc you add the more taco-ish it will be.

Neither of these recipes are hard, and they both always make a quick yummy meal
02/15/2010
BlessedRaven BlessedRaven
I grew up in a family that never cooked. I guess while I've been in college I've been trying really hard to learn how to cook. It's really fun and I always admire the home makers.

I have other recipes I'll probably add later.



Taco Salad:

We have a different version of taco salad here, but very similar to MuffysPinguLove. We crush up the chips put them down in the bowl first. Put down cheese. Put down meat that has been browned. Put down cheese. Put down salsa. Put down the extra cheese in the bowl. Stick in the bowl into hte oven at 350 for 10 min to melt the cheese and make the meal warmer. Scoop out what you want. Then add extra lettuce and crushed chips afterwards. Mainly because the lettuce doesn't hold up well in the oven and the chips get a lil soggy in the oven if there are lots of layers of them.


Tortillas:

Cut up zucchini and cut up squash and put them in a frying pan warming them up with olive oil. They'll start to look a lil transparent when they are ready. Usually I don't add chicken to this recipe, but you can add chicken as well.
In another pot warm up a can of corn and black beans mixed together.
Warm up tortillas then you may add the vegetables together on top of them. Cheese and sour cream are really good additives.


Recipe I recommend:
link
My changes in the recipe is half or fourth the horse radish, add some sour cream, and a little milk.


Longer recipe:

link
This takes longer to make, but usually you have a weeks worth of yummy left overs.
02/16/2010
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