Mushroom Herb Gravy
Mushroom Herb Gravy
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This sounds like a really good gravy. On my to cook list for sure, along with a lot of mashed potatoes ๐Ÿ˜‰
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Mushroom Herb Gravy
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This sounds like a really good gravy. On my to cook list for sure, along with a lot of mashed potatoes ๐Ÿ˜‰
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Wash the mushrooms, if using Shiitake remove stems, and thinly slice. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large non stick pan on medium heat and add the butter and garlic. Cook the garlic until fragrant, maybe 1 or 2 minutes but do not let the garlic or butter brown.
  3. Now add the mushrooms and cook until nicely browned and any water they released has cooked off.
  4. Reduce heat to low or medium low and add the flour, continue to cooking, stirring often until the flour turns golden brown.
  5. Whisk in the stock and whisk until all the flour has dissolved into the stock, then add the thyme, sage, season with black pepper as desired. Increase the temp to medium, as the gravy starts to simmer, it will thicken. Taste and adjust salt and pepper as desired, the salt will depend on the type of stock or broth you used.
  6. Allow the gravy to simmer for 5 to 7 minutes to reach your desired thickness, and keep in mind, the gravy will also thicken as it cools.
  7. Serve over mashed potatoes.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Mushroom Herb Pasta
Mushroom Herb Pasta
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This sounds really good, I think this would pair well with baked fish. On my to cook list for sure.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Mushroom Herb Pasta
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This sounds really good, I think this would pair well with baked fish. On my to cook list for sure.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Wash the mushrooms, if using Shiitake remove stems, and thinly slice. Set aside.
  2. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil then add the pasta and cook until just tender, drain, and set aside.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, heat a large non stick pan on medium heat and add the butter and garlic. Cook the garlic until fragrant, maybe 1 or 2 minutes but do not let the garlic or butter brown.
  4. Now add the mushrooms and cook until nicely browned and any water they released has cooked off.
  5. Reduce heat to low or medium low and add the flour, continue to cooking, stirring often until the flour turns golden brown.
  6. Whisk in the stock and whisk until all the flour has dissolved into the stock, then add the thyme, sage, season with black pepper as desired. Increase the temp to medium or medium high, as the sauce starts to simmer, it will thicken.
  7. Stir in the cream and let the sauce simmer and taste and adjust salt as desired, this will depend on the type of stock or broth you used.
  8. Mix in the pasta to the sauce and turn the heat down to low and let the pasta heat through.
  9. Serve as a main by itself or with baked fish or grilled sausages.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Square Pumpkin Pie
Square Pumpkin Pie
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Rectangle pie really, as this uses a 9x13 baking dish. Pumpkin pie was requested by the family for a wedding party and since I only have one pie dish, I opted to go with a 9x13 pan and modified my other pumpkin pie recipe to make this work. This is from scratch recipe, meaning you will make the filling and the crust, so this does take time but well worth it.
Servings Prep Time
16 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour +
Servings Prep Time
16 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour +
Square Pumpkin Pie
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Rectangle pie really, as this uses a 9x13 baking dish. Pumpkin pie was requested by the family for a wedding party and since I only have one pie dish, I opted to go with a 9x13 pan and modified my other pumpkin pie recipe to make this work. This is from scratch recipe, meaning you will make the filling and the crust, so this does take time but well worth it.
Servings Prep Time
16 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour +
Servings Prep Time
16 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour +
Ingredients
For the Crust
For the Filling
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. First thing we need to do is steam the pumpkin. Cut the pumpkin into quarters, then cut each quarter into chunks, no need to peel, it is much easier when it has been steamed. Place the chunks in a steamer (I use my rice cooker with a steamer tray) and once the water is boiling, steam for about 15 minutes or so until the pumpkin is fork tender, work in batches if needed depending on the size of your steamer. Once the pumpkin is steamed, remove to a bowl and let cool.
  2. Now we make the crust, make sure you have a large work surface to do the rolling on.
  3. Add the flour and salt to a mixing bowl and mix together, then add the shredded cold butter and cut into the flour with a large sturdy fork until it has the consistency of bread crumbs.
  4. Now add about 4 tablespoons of cold water and mix together with a large sturdy spoon, keep adding water 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough forms a nice ball, if too sticky, add flour as needed.
  5. Transfer the dough onto your floured work surface, rub your rolling pin with flour, sprinkle some flour on the dough and roll it out very large, about 1/8 inch thick, you want it larger than 9x13 due to the sides of the dish as well.
  6. Once rolled, roll it up on the pin and unroll it over the dish, gently pushing down and helping it in to cover the bottom and sides. If the side split and break off, no worries, just add them back to the sides and press together the seams. Trim off the excess dough from the edges. Place the dish in the fridge. (You can take the excess dough and roll it back out, cut into strips and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon and bake those if you like.)
  7. Preheat your oven to 230 C (450 F). And take the baking dish out of the fridge and set on the counter, very important if you are using Pyrex so you do not do a major temp change.
  8. Now to make the filling. Take the cooled chunks of pumpkin and peel all the skin off using a pairing knife, very easy to do, toss each cleaned piece into a medium sized pot. When all are cleaned and in the pot, use a potato masher and mash the pumpkin.
  9. Add the rest of the Filling ingredients to the mashed pumpkin, mash a few more times then mix with a large spoon.
  10. Pour the filling into the baking dish and spread evenly, dish will be about 3/4 full. Place dish in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  11. Lower temp to 160 C (325 F) and continue to bake until set, use a toothpick to check, this takes 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  12. Once the filling is set, leave the pie in the oven and turn off the heat and let the pie set for 30-40 minutes (this gives a firm texture to the pie).
  13. Remove the pie to a rack on the counter and let completely cool. Then place in the fridge until chilled.
  14. Serve with whipped topping and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from a combination of my pumpkin pie recipe and and internet recipe.

Grilled Sausage & Cheese Sandwich
Grilled Sausage & Cheese Sandwich
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This, sounds extremely good! On my to cook list for sure!
Servings Prep Time
1 sandwich 10 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 sandwich 10 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Grilled Sausage & Cheese Sandwich
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This, sounds extremely good! On my to cook list for sure!
Servings Prep Time
1 sandwich 10 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 sandwich 10 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: sandwich
Instructions
  1. Fry the sausage in a pan until cooked through.
  2. Butter the bread slices on one side only. Using the same pan the sausage was cooked in, fat drained and wiped with a paper towel, or another pan that is non stick,
  3. Place a slice of bread, butter side down in the hot pan, and a slice of cheese and 4-5 sausage links, then the other slice of cheese, cover with the remaining slice of bread, buttered side up.
  4. Cook until golden brown on the bottom, then carefully flip and cook the other side until gold brown. Cut in half and serve.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Baked Whitefish
Baked Whitefish
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I made this in 22 April 2018 and oh my, it is delicious! Any boneless whitefish fillets can be used, such as tilapia, barramundi, pangasius, ocean perch, haddock, cod, etc.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25-35 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25-35 minutes
Baked Whitefish
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I made this in 22 April 2018 and oh my, it is delicious! Any boneless whitefish fillets can be used, such as tilapia, barramundi, pangasius, ocean perch, haddock, cod, etc.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25-35 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25-35 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C (350 F) and lightly grease with butter a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Rinse the fillets then pat them dry, arrange fillets in the baking dish and season with the salt and lemon pepper.
  3. In the small sauce pan you melted the butter in, mix in the lemon/lime juice, and the garlic. Brush this over the fillets in the baking dish.
  4. Sprinkle the fish with the parsley, rosemary, and paprika.
  5. Bake, uncovered, for 25 to 35 minutes or until the fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  6. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Just using Pangasius from Tesco at 86 Baht/kilo, forย  servings, this is about 45 cents per serving.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Extra Cheesy Grilled Cheese
Extra Cheesy Grilled Cheese
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I love a good grilled cheese sandwich, and this seems to fit the bill for cheesy, on my to make list for sure!
Servings Prep Time
4 sandwiches 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 sandwiches 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Extra Cheesy Grilled Cheese
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I love a good grilled cheese sandwich, and this seems to fit the bill for cheesy, on my to make list for sure!
Servings Prep Time
4 sandwiches 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 sandwiches 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: sandwiches
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, mix together the butter and Parmesan cheese.
  2. Spread the butter mixture on all slices of bread, place 4 slices butter side down on wax paper, the other 4 slices, set aside butter side up.
  3. Top the 4 slices that are butter side down with a slice of Provolone and Mozzarella, top that with the other 4 slices of bread and place those butter side up.
  4. Heat a griddle or non stick pan, then working in batches, add a sandwich or two and cook until golden brown on the bottom, then flip and cook the other side until golden brown. Cut in half and serve.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Fresh Corn I (Pressure Cooker)
Fresh Corn I (Pressure Cooker)
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I like corn on the cob, and when I was growing, that was a favorite! Our family could put down some corn! This recipe uses milk and butter for more flavor infusing into the corn. This makes delicious corn! Follow all safety precautions for your pressure cooker.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 ears of corn 2 minutes
Cook Time
1 minute
Servings Prep Time
6-8 ears of corn 2 minutes
Cook Time
1 minute
Fresh Corn I (Pressure Cooker)
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I like corn on the cob, and when I was growing, that was a favorite! Our family could put down some corn! This recipe uses milk and butter for more flavor infusing into the corn. This makes delicious corn! Follow all safety precautions for your pressure cooker.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 ears of corn 2 minutes
Cook Time
1 minute
Servings Prep Time
6-8 ears of corn 2 minutes
Cook Time
1 minute
Ingredients
Servings: ears of corn
Instructions
  1. Add the milk, water, sugar, and salt to your pressure cooker and stir to mix, add the butter and place the corn in as well making two layers that are crossed.
  2. Place the lid on the cooker and lock, place on high heat to bring to full pressure as indicated by the jiggler moving and venting pressure. Lower heat to maintain full pressure. Start timing for 1 minute.
  3. When 1 minute has passed, turn off the heat and move the cooker to an unused burner to cool and release pressure on its own. When the lock has dropped and zero pressure remains in the vessel, open and serve corn as a side dish, enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Stephen Special
Stephen Special
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This sounds really good, and is a modified recipe based on making the mac & cheese from scratch instead of boxed. This seems like a long winded recipe, just read through it, it is not that bad, the homemade part takes a bit more but the results will be much better. On my to cook list for sure. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30-40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30-40 minutes
Stephen Special
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This sounds really good, and is a modified recipe based on making the mac & cheese from scratch instead of boxed. This seems like a long winded recipe, just read through it, it is not that bad, the homemade part takes a bit more but the results will be much better. On my to cook list for sure. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30-40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30-40 minutes
Ingredients
For the Pasta
For the Remaining Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat a pot of salted water to boiling then cook the pasta until just tender, drain and set aside.
  2. While the water is heating for the pasta and for the pasta to cook, go ahead and heat a large non stick pan then add the bell peppers, onion, and ground beef, when the beef is good and browned, drain, then mix in the taco seasoning and add the drained tuna and mushrooms. Cook until the mushrooms are wilted and softened. Remove from heat and mix into the drained pasta, set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan set over medium heat, warm the milk until it is simmering then set it aside.
  4. In a large heavy-bottomed stock pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, whisk in the flour and cook the mixture, whisking constantly, until it turns light brown in color and has a slightly toasted aroma, about 3 minutes. Whisk in the dry mustard.
  5. Remove the pot from the heat then slowly whisk the warm milk into the flour mixture. Continue whisking constantly to avoid any lumps. (The mixture will become very thick and then thin out gradually until it is smooth.)
  6. Return the pot to the stove over medium-high heat and cook the mixture while whisking constantly until it has thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 2 minutes. Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste and reduce the heat to medium. Whisk in the Cheddar and Parmesan cheeses until they are melted and the cheese sauce is smooth.
  7. Add the pasta mixture to the cheese sauce and stir to mix together and heat to warm everything through, serve.
Recipe Notes

I will price this after I make it, but for now will say low cost.

Shortcuts:ย Fresh Tuna, Taco Seasoning Mix.

Provided by Stephen Story and the original recipe is here.

Mexican Churros
Mexican Churros
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These sound wonderful, and appears to be very easy and straightforward. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
15 churros 15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
15 churros 15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Mexican Churros
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These sound wonderful, and appears to be very easy and straightforward. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
15 churros 15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
15 churros 15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: churros
Instructions
  1. Heat about 2-3 inches of cooking oil in a large pot to 180 - 190 C (350 - 375 F).
  2. While the oil is heating, use a large saucepan and add the water, butter, vanilla, and salt. When the butter has completely melted bring to a simmer then remove from heat and turn off the burner.
  3. Stir in the flour into the butter mixture, add the eggs one at a time and mix well to fully incorporate the eggs into the batter. The batter will be thick, like peanut butter.
  4. When the oil is hot, spoon the mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a large star or round tip. The star tip will give nice edges that crisp up but it not required.
  5. Pipe some batter directly into the hot oil to make a long piece almost as wide as the pot, then cut the batter from the tip with a pair of shears. Do this 3-4 times but do not over crowd the pot.
  6. The batter will puff up as it cooks, cook for just 2-4 minutes, turning once, until golden brown on both sides. Remove to paper towels to drain. Repeat for the rest of the batter.
  7. Allow all the churros to cool until you can handle them. Place the sugar and cinnamon in a large zip lock bag and add a few churros to the bag, zip the bag and gently shake to coat them with the sugar mixture.
  8. Serve as is or with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, or caramel sauce. Enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Rice Pudding
Rice Pudding
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Sounds good, I have not had rice pudding in 12+ years. On my to cook list for sure.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Rice Pudding
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Sounds good, I have not had rice pudding in 12+ years. On my to cook list for sure.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Add the cooked rice to a saucepan plus 1 1/2 cups milk, sugar, and salt. Cook on medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes until thick and creamy.
  2. Stir in remaining milk and raisins, and slowly stir in the egg, stirring constantly. Cook for 2 more minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the butter, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Spoon into serving bowls and sprinkle with just a tiny pinch of cinnamon. Can be served warm or cold.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.