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Subject:Post 1 (non-food)
Time:08:18 am
Current Mood:cheerfulcheerful

As I stated in my profile, this journal is to chronicle my adventures with my stand mixer. I'm going to be making breads, cakes and cookies, primarily, but there will be the occasional bit of yumminess that didn't go into the oven, as well. Pancakes, f'r instance...

I'll be posting photos of at least the finished item, as well as possibly various steps from start to finish.

I hope to post at least one finished item per week, since I (foolishly?) promised chronovius that I would bake one batch of cookies a week, for him.

Welcome to my Baking Journal.


OMG, I am so getting a paid account as soon as I can, because dayum, those ads are annoying!
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Subject:I'm a special snowflake.
Time:06:06 pm

I've been looking into doing freezer-meals (assembling ingredients in several freezer-safe ziploc bags to assemble and freeze, to cook later).

My Hungarian Goulash recipe is freezer-friendly, if I keep the sour cream out of it, add it when I cook it, per instructions. If I were feeling especially ambitious, I'd pack the sour cream separately, the rice in its own baggie, and keep it all together so the meal can be ready with no shuffling around... Theoretically, I could freeze the sour cream, but apparently that gives it a clumpy texture when thawed. This might not be an issue with slow-cooking, though. I might give it a try.

In other news, I plan on making THIS turkey recipe for our Thanksgiving dinner.

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Subject:Balsamic Chicken (Slow Cooker)
Time:11:25 am

Just marking it here so I can remember to make it, later.

Balsamic Chicken for the slow-cooker.

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Subject:Fruited Apple Butter
Time:04:15 pm
Current Mood:busybusy

Due to posts from melstra and velvetpage, I am attempting a fruited apple butter. It was going to be cranberry-apple, but my store didn't have any cranberries in stock. Teh Horrorz. So, I got 2 small bags of sweet black cherries. We'll give it a go, and see what happens.

I'm going with what melstra posted, using a boatload of apples (about equal amounts of Fuji and whatever it was that was $0.59/pound). and 2 small bags of frozen cherries. In a few minutes, I'm going to wash the apples and run them through a corer/slicer, toss them in the slow cooker, and mix in the cherries, once they're halved, and a cup of water.

I have plenty of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg, and I'll probably also throw in a dash of salt, as well as sugar. I'll make those decisions tomorrow morning, after I evaluate the state of the goo.

The ultimate plan is to can the finished butter, to give as gifts this Christmas. I ordered a canning set, and I'll pick up a stock pot tomorrow, because I want to make sure it fits the rack. I'll also pick up jars with lids - I forgot them at the store today, when I got the apples. Oops.

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Subject:WANT!
Time:08:08 am
Current Mood:cheerfulcheerful

NOMSKULLS cupcake forms.

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Knock 'em dead with these four stylish silicone skulls. Nomskulls are ready to fill with your favorite grey batter and bake into perfect cupcake craniums. One bite and you'll be head over heels, because there's no doubt about it — this skull bone's connected to the YUM bone! We've packed four silicone skull molds in each printed giftbox.

Design: Winnif Pang

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Subject:Notes for myself
Time:08:34 pm
Current Mood:busybusy

I was cruising facebook, and came across a slowcooker recipe book page, which lead me to look for crockpot meatloaf recipes.

As I was typing this up, our next door neighbor came by and gave me 4 skinned/boned chicken breasts. I'll throw them in the crock tomorrow morning, after dicing them for bitesizes, for our afternoon game. Probably do it with a can of tomatoes, onion, garlic, italian seasoning and 5-minute rice.

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Subject:Monastery Mixup
Time:06:59 pm
Current Mood:discontentdiscontent

So, my plan tonight was to make Monastery Lentils (a double batch), in the slow cooker. The problem is, I couldn't find my unopened bag of lentils (I needed 2 cups), and the open bag had about a cup and a half in it. I padded it up with a half-cup of green split peas. I stuck it in the crock with a big can of diced tomatoes, a generous amount of minced garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt, pepper, two bratwursts (sliced and browned in a frying pan), and a chopped onion (sauted in the remaining fat from the brat-pan). 4 cups of beef broth and two cups of water. The house smells heavenly, but even having the glop on high for the last 3 hours, the peas are still hard. Of course, now, I read that split pea soup takes 5-6 hrs in the slow cooker on high.

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Subject:Taking a page from staxxy's notes...
Time:11:11 am
Current Mood:busybusy

When staxxy preps a bunch of hard boiled eggs, she adds some food coloring to the water. This seemed emminently sensible to me, and as I'm currently letting a pot with a half-dozen eggs cool, I'm giving it a try. I added about 4-6 drops green and 1 drop blue, when I put the pot originally on the stove. I'll be happy as long as the boiled eggs are not the same colour as the uncooked eggs.

Addendum: Next time, use a lot more dye. They were only a hint of green, so I marked them up with a sharpie, so it's easy for anyone to see that Those Are Not The Eggs For Frying.

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Subject:A reminder for me for later
Time:09:50 pm
Current Mood:hopefulhopeful

Spam-Ginger Salad - it looks intriguing, and I might give it a try after my gums heal up.

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Subject:Public Service Announcement
Time:10:51 am
Current Mood:cheerfulcheerful

USDA's Slow Cooker Safety Tips

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Subject:Vintage frostings
Time:08:53 pm

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Subject:Easy Chocolate Cake
Time:08:45 pm
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Thoroly cream shortening and sugar; add egg and vanilla; beat well. Add chocolate and mix thoroly. Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with sour milk. Bake in waxed-paper-lined 6 1/2- by 10 1/2-inch cake pan in moderate oven (350F) 30 minutes. Frost with Ivory or Seven-Minute Frosting.

This recipe is from the 1948 edition of the Better Homes & Gardens Cook Book.

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Subject:Beef o-bone pot roast
Time:07:14 pm
Current Mood:contentcontent

I had a big ol' chunk of beef o-bone roast in the fridge. I needed to use it, because it had thawed. IngredientsCollapse )

Put half the chopped onion into the crockpot. Add 1 spoonful of minced onion.

Put meat in post. Add everything else.

Cook on low at least 8 hours. Serve with mashed potatoes or rice, using liquid from pot as gravy.

I hacked the end off the roast for my own devouring, since my husband was not yet home. It was tender. So very tender. It didn't aggravate my sore gums, it was that tender.

TL;DR: OmNomNom! Thank you, kyburg and unclejimbo!

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Subject:Gingerbread Loaf
Time:11:42 am
Current Mood:busybusy

I just realised I hadn't posted this to my LJ yet, so here it is.

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Subject:Savory Loaf
Time:11:25 am
Current Mood:busybusy

I'm dropping this here, for when RecipeZaar's being stupid. Recipe behind cutCollapse )

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Subject:Cookbook Lust
Time:09:27 am
Current Mood:sillysilly

Maybe for the next paycheck, I'll order a copy of the Tauren Chef Cookbook, so I can make Delicious Cave Mold cookies and Goblin Deviled Clams (made with clams, not goblins), for my gaming group!

I know it's an eBook, and frankly, that doesn't bother me. I can print it myself. Big whoop.

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Subject:Blueberry Melomel
Time:04:58 pm
Current Mood:highhigh

Back in May, I started a second batch of mead for 2009. I never got around to getting a 3rd batch started, so it was only two gallons I made. The first batch, a show mead, was a carboy of fail and stinky and OMGYUCKNO.

I just bottled the melomel, and Oooooooh, it is Niiiiiiice. Blueberry-y, apple-y, honey-y... nothing overtaking anything else, smooth, and tasty. Thank you, selenesue, for suggesting I wait until after Christmas to bottle this stuff. Daaaaaayum!

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Subject:Culinary Discovery
Time:09:05 am
Current Mood:cheerfulcheerful

The things one discovers on a Monday morning:

  1. Scramble 1 egg with 1 splash of milk (probably a tablespoon or two).
  2. Heat small frying pan on just under Medium heat, melt half a teaspoon of margarine in pan.
  3. Add egg mixture.
  4. Unwrap 2 slices of American cheese, separate into quarter squares.
  5. Add 4 squares at a time, mixing into the egg with spatula.
  6. Wonder why the egg isn't "setting" the way it normally would, without cheese.
  7. Keep stirring egg and cheese mixture in the frying pan.
  8. Realise that one has made a cheese custard, sort-of.
  9. Serve in bowl with spoon, to the 6 year old boy that wanted cheesy egg for breakfast.

"But, snobahr! What's it look like?" one might be asking...

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I was entertained.

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Subject:Humorous Interlude
Time:05:59 pm

matthew fox
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Subject:No photos, just some recipes
Time:09:04 am

I am having Dental Issues, so I needed to make something for dinner Saturday night that would deliver protein and would be something my family would eat. Crock Pot Chicken Wings to the rescue!

I had a bag of frozen chicken wings, so I threw those into my rather large crockpot. I then put most of the other ingredients into a measuring cup, so I could mix them together when pouring over the chicken... except I forgot the oil. I figured, "Hey! I'll eyeball it! It's only two tablespoons - just a quick glorp!" I didn't take into account how wide the bottle's opening was, and I think I dropped in about a half-cup (or more?). Oops. I also used dried minced onion since we didn't have any scallions in-house. Still, it was fantastic, and I'll be making this again, and again, and again. Frankly, I could use this with any bag of frozen chicken, and be very happy with the results.

I put the leftovers into a plastic container and tucked it in the fridge. The next day, I discarded the skimmed fat from the top (I should have kept it - it was white! Oooh, the eggs that could have been fried in that! Gah! Well, you know what they say about hindsight), and the sauce had settled into a jelly. It was very interesting to excavate the very tender meat from the rather solid jelly. I have saved the jelly to put over rice, it was that good! Oooh, and it'll be good with mashed potatoes, too...


In the past, I have mentioned baking macaroni and cheese. It's now also posted to RecipeZaar, as Snobahr's Baked Mac 'n Cheese. Now, when people ask for mac'n'cheese recipes that don't come out of a box, I can refer them to that. I know there are a bajillion mac'n'cheese recipes on there, and I sorted through them all, per the site's rules about not posting duplicate recipes. I've gotten to the point where straight boxed mac'n'cheese is revolting to me. I just can't bear the thought.
I also put forth my mom's Lardy Cake recipe to RecipeZaar. I haven't made this, and I don't remember actually eating any as a child, but Mom tells me that I would devour mine with great enthusiasm. Looking at myself, I don't doubt it (tee hee!). I think I will try to bake this at least once this winter, perhaps using a dough from my bread machine cookbook...
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