Orange Drop Cookies
Orange Drop Cookies
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These sound delicious and comes to me from a very good friend in the US, and her description of these is "They are a light cookie. Not as heavy as I expected. This is now, my favorite." I look forward to making these as well as enjoying them.
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
8-10 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
8-10 minutes
Orange Drop Cookies
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These sound delicious and comes to me from a very good friend in the US, and her description of these is "They are a light cookie. Not as heavy as I expected. This is now, my favorite." I look forward to making these as well as enjoying them.
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
8-10 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
8-10 minutes
Ingredients
For the Cookies
For the Glaze
Servings:
Instructions
For the Cookies
  1. Preheat your oven to 200 C (400 F).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until smooth, then add orange juice, zest, and the egg.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt (just put that all in a separate bowl and mix it). Now mix that into the wet ingredients. Mix well.
  4. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool completely.
For the Glaze
  1. In a mixing bowl, add the Glaze ingredients. Beat together. If glaze is too runny, mix in more powdered sugar, if too thick, add more orange juice a few drops at a time.
  2. Drizzle glaze over the cooled cookies, enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Recipe provided by good friend, Patti Stone, and her recipe is here.
United States.

Porcupine Meatballs (Slow Cooker)
Porcupine Meatballs (Slow Cooker)
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Feel free to make this with a range of ground meats, such as pork, beef, chicken, or turkey. This sounds really good, and I made this on 17 May 2018, delicious! Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
5 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
5 hours
Servings Prep Time
5 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
5 hours
Porcupine Meatballs (Slow Cooker)
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Feel free to make this with a range of ground meats, such as pork, beef, chicken, or turkey. This sounds really good, and I made this on 17 May 2018, delicious! Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
5 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
5 hours
Servings Prep Time
5 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
5 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the ground meat, 1/2 the onion, 1/2 the oregano, egg, garlic, carrot, and rice. Then get in there with your clean hands and mix this together. (I used 750 grams of pork (1 1/2 lbs) so I used 2 eggs.)
  2. Shape the mixture into 10 balls and place each in your slow cooker. (I used 750 grams of pork (1 1/2 lbs) so I made 12 good sized meatballs.)
  3. Wipe out the mixing bowl, then add the soup, Worcestershire sauce, remaining oregano, remaining onion, and the can of water or 1 1/4 cups of water if you made the shortcut. Mix well. (Big change here I used 3 cups of condensed soup.)
  4. Pour the sauce over the meatballs. Set the slow cooker to High setting and cook for 4 hours then switch to Low setting got 1 more hour. (Big change here I used 3 cups of condensed soup.)
  5. When ready, use a large spoon to scoop out the meatballs, this photo is with 3 meatballs and 2 scoops of gravy removed already.
  6. Serve with mashed potatoes, pasta, or rice.
Recipe Notes

Thinking just ground pork or chicken, this is low cost per serving.

Shortcut: Condensed Tomato Soup.

Variant: 1. If you go heavy on the meat, say, 750 grams (1 1/2 lbs) like I did, add another egg, touch more seasoning, and 3 cups of soup.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Salmon Loaf
Salmon Loaf
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To me, this sounds good. This is a a steamed dish and there is also a sauce listed for this as well. On my to cook list. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
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To me, this sounds good. This is a a steamed dish and there is also a sauce listed for this as well. On my to cook list. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Ingredients
For the Salmon Loaf
For the Sauce
Servings: servings
Instructions
Prepare the Salmon Loaf
  1. If using canned salmon, drain the liquid into a small bowl and set the bowl aside. If using fresh cooked, after you remove the salmon from the steamer, just set the steamer aside, some liquid in the pot may be used in the sauce.
  2. Heat your steamer, either a pot with water and a trivet or as I am going to use, a rice cooker with a steamer tray. Butter the heat proof dish you are going to use. (Make sure your dish fits the steamer method you are going to use.)
  3. Chop fine either the fresh cooked or canned salmon. Mix the butter into the fish.
  4. Mix together eggs, breadcrumbs, parsley, and salt and pepper as desired.
  5. Mix the egg mixture into the fish, then add the mixture to your dish and when the steamer is hot, place the dish in the steamer for 1 hour. During this time, make sure you keep sufficient water in the steamer.
Prepare the Sauce
  1. Prepare the sauce about 10 minutes before the loaf is done steaming.
  2. In a small sauce pan, heat the milk to a boil. While the milk is heating, mix together the butter and corn starch in a small bowl. When the milk is at a boil, whisk in the butter mixture. Then whisk in a 1-2 tablespoons of the liquid from the salmon can or 1-2 tablespoons of liquid the fresh salmon was steamed on.
  3. Whisk in the beaten egg, sprinkle in a pinch of black pepper. Remove from heat.
  4. When the loaf is done, remove the dish from the steamer, pour off any water from a corner of the dish, then cover the dish with a plate and carefully invert the plate and dish together and lift off the dish leaving the loaf on the plate.
  5. Slice the loaf and pour the sauce over the slices, serve and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

I will price this when I get salmon and determine how many fillets I need to make 2 cups cooked salmon. I will say High cost per serving for now.

Shortcuts: Steamed Salmon, Breadcrumbs.

Adapted from an internet recipe. 

Oyster Mushroom Soup
Oyster Mushroom Soup
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This sounds perfect for a soup and is a great use of these delicious mushrooms. This has lots of possibilities and I look forward to creating some tasty soups with this recipe as a base.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Oyster Mushroom Soup
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This sounds perfect for a soup and is a great use of these delicious mushrooms. This has lots of possibilities and I look forward to creating some tasty soups with this recipe as a base.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a medium size pot, add the water, ginger, and mushrooms and bring to a boil. Once at a boil add the salt boil for for 2 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to a simmer and slowly pour in the the beaten egg around the pot, no stirring yet, wait until the egg is starting to set, about 1 minute then sprinkle in the spring onion and give the pot a gentle stir.
  3. Ladle the soup into two serving bowls and drizzle with sesame oil as desired, and sprinkle with white pepper, also to taste.
  4. Serve with additional spring onions if desired.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Inspired by the recipe Quick Oyster Mushroom Soup from Spice the Plate

Minced Chicken Oven Dish
Minced Chicken Oven Dish
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This is a basic Indonesian dish and it sounds really good, and easy to prepare. On my to cook list. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30-40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30-40 minutes
Minced Chicken Oven Dish
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This is a basic Indonesian dish and it sounds really good, and easy to prepare. On my to cook list. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30-40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
30-40 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C (350 F). Lightly grease a 8x8 baking dish with butter.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the chicken, onion, celery, garlic, pepper, salt, nutmeg, and broth. Mix together with a large spoon, no need to get your hands involved with this.
  3. Fold the potatoes into the mixture.
  4. Add the chicken mixture to the baking dish and spread out evenly. Pour the beaten egg onto the chicken.
  5. Sprinkle breadcrumbs over the top then add a few chunks of butter.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, check the doneness of the chicken and if not done bake for another 5-10 minutes.
  7. Serve with rice for a simple and enjoyable meal.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Shortcut: Breadcrumbs.

This recipe for Minced Chicken in Oven Dish is from Pisang Susu.
Netherlands.

Pumpkin Orange Cookies
Pumpkin Orange Cookies
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These sound really good and pumpkin is very inexpensive. I based this recipe on making the fresh pumpkin yourself, but the canned amount is stated as well for those wishing to use that. On my to cook list.
Prep Time
30
Cook Time
12-15 minutes
Prep Time
30
Cook Time
12-15 minutes
Pumpkin Orange Cookies
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These sound really good and pumpkin is very inexpensive. I based this recipe on making the fresh pumpkin yourself, but the canned amount is stated as well for those wishing to use that. On my to cook list.
Prep Time
30
Cook Time
12-15 minutes
Prep Time
30
Cook Time
12-15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. First thing if not using canned pumpkin is to cook your pumpkin, I steam about 750 to 800 grams of fresh pumpkin until fork tender then peel and mash. Use any method you prefer to cook and mash the pumpkin. If you have a bit more than 2 cups, no problem, no one will complain 🙂
  2. Preheat your oven to 190 C (375 F).
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  4. In another large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until smooth. Then beat in the egg, pumpkin, 2 tablespoons of fresh orange juice, and 1 tsp of grated peel. Mix well until smooth.
  5. Slowly add the flour and mix in until well combined. Stir in the nuts if using those.
  6. Drop by rounded tablespoons on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are set.
  7. Place the cookies onto a wire rack and cool completely.
  8. To make the icing, add the powdered sugar to a mixing bowl, and the remaining orange juice and peel, mix until smooth.
  9. Spread about 1/2 teaspoon of icing on each fully cooled cookie.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Fried Bologna Sandwich
Fried Bologna Sandwich
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I made these last night, have not had one in 12 years or so, true comfort food. Bologna is here, mainly just eaten as a snack item straight from the fridge. My wife very much enjoyed these. I did not make anything that is not here, just prepared it in a way the Thais are not accustomed to, the family really likes it when I use common items to make a "new" dish they have not had before. This is a nothing more than a guide, not a recipe. Keep in mind, Thai bologna is smaller diameter than in the US.
Servings Prep Time
1 sandwich 2 minutes
Cook Time
3 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 sandwich 2 minutes
Cook Time
3 minutes
Fried Bologna Sandwich
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I made these last night, have not had one in 12 years or so, true comfort food. Bologna is here, mainly just eaten as a snack item straight from the fridge. My wife very much enjoyed these. I did not make anything that is not here, just prepared it in a way the Thais are not accustomed to, the family really likes it when I use common items to make a "new" dish they have not had before. This is a nothing more than a guide, not a recipe. Keep in mind, Thai bologna is smaller diameter than in the US.
Servings Prep Time
1 sandwich 2 minutes
Cook Time
3 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 sandwich 2 minutes
Cook Time
3 minutes
Ingredients
Optional Items
Servings: sandwich
Instructions
  1. In a non stick pan, heat a tiny amount of olive oil and add the bologna slices, fry for a minute or two each side or until the edges are starting to brown.
  2. Spread mayo on each slice of bread, add some lettuce to one slice, add the bologna slices on top of the lettuce, then add some cheese on top of the bologna. Top with the other slice of bread.
  3. Cut in half and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

A pack of 10 slices of bologna will cost about 79 Baht, for 2 sandwiches (2 servings), this is about $1.25 per serving. Other items used are minimal.

Commonly made sandwich.

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.

Spinach Rice
Spinach Rice
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This is from a friend and sounds wonderful. I am not a fan of plain white rice, I like seasoned type rice dishes and this one seems to fit the bill perfectly. On my to cook list and I will give more information on quantities used.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Spinach Rice
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This is from a friend and sounds wonderful. I am not a fan of plain white rice, I like seasoned type rice dishes and this one seems to fit the bill perfectly. On my to cook list and I will give more information on quantities used.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Place everything in a non stick pan and mix to combine, cook the egg, and heat everything through. Serve as a side.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Variant: 1. Use yellow rice in place of plain white rice.

Recipe and variant provided by a friend, Kela Daigre Gray, and her recipe is here.
United States.

Real Swiss Steak
Real Swiss Steak
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This recipe is from non other than, a Swiss person, so I think it is pretty safe to assume, this is about authentic as this gets. And it is so simple!
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes, if that
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes, if that
Real Swiss Steak
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This recipe is from non other than, a Swiss person, so I think it is pretty safe to assume, this is about authentic as this gets. And it is so simple!
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes, if that
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes, if that
Ingredients
Servings: serving
Instructions
  1. Heat a skillet on medium heat. Beat the egg in a shallow bowl or plate, place some flour on another plate, and some bread crumbs on another plate.
  2. When the skillet is hot, coat the steak in beaten egg, then coat with flour, back into the egg to coat it again, then into the bread crumbs, and finally into the hot skillet.
  3. Cook until golden brown on the bottom, flip the steak and cook the other side.
  4. Serve with a lemon wedge on top and sides of your choice.
Recipe Notes

Fair cost if using local beef.

Shortcut: Bread Crumbs.

Recipe provided by a friend, Othmar Vohringer.
Canada.