Kat's Kitchen and Korner

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by kat2220, Nov 6, 2005.

  1. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Fall-Off-The-Bone Pork Back Ribs (Pic Heavy)

    I use a dry rub consisting of brown sugar, garlic powder, black & white pepper, cumin, cinnamon, onion powder, Ancho chili powder, paprika, mustard seed and salt.

    Generously rub dry baby back rack with spice rub and then wrap tightly in three layers of aluminum foil and bake for two hours at 250 degrees.

    Meanwhile, soak hickory chips in water and prepare charcoal grille. I use an old-school round Weber.

    Once the coals are ready, separate them off the either side to create an indirect cooking are for the rack.

    Drain the hickory chips and place a handful on each pile of coals…

    Remove your rib rack from the foil and slather with your favorite BBQ sauce. For pork, I like a blend of Chris’& Pitt’s Original and Tony Roma’s Original.

    Once coated, set your rib rack on the grille between the coals and put on the lid. (Neighbors usually flip out about this time and wonder where the smell is coming from.)

    Smoke for 12 minutes, flip the rack, apply BBQ sauce to the underside and cover. Cook for another 8 minutes.

    Flip back over, recoat with sauce and remove from the BBQ. Tent ribs in foil to rest for 15 minutes.

    Potatoes are red, purple and gold fingerlings, mashed with butter, milk and a small amount of a three cheese blend. Veggies are steamed haricot vert and French-cut green beans.
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  2. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    Oh, Lord, Bobby --- now I'm starving. Those ribs look delicious.
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  3. I'm really, really gonna' like this thread but it is gonna' take me days to catch up...... Thanks TRL!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    I wondered where this disappeared to.
  5. I am going to take a few days to read back thru the recipes and copy some of 'em...... I hope to post some that I have garnered over the years from folks ..... I am not one to post or try recipes that require a lot of work and a lot of ingredients that are hard to find..... Quick and easy is good...
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  6. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    Two pages and I already have 1/2 dozen recipes to try. Here is a contribution. I make this casserole at least once a year for either Thanksgiving or Christmas. I don't follow the exact measurements in the recipe.


    2 (10-ounce) packages frozen broccoli spears. ( I use 2 heads fresh broccoli instead and only use the florets)
    1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese ( I use as much as is necessary to sprinkle over casserole)
    2 large eggs, slightly beaten
    1 (10 3/4-ounce) can of cream of mushroom soup, undiluted (I use whatever size a can of soup is)
    ½ cup of mayonnaise
    ½ cup finely chopped onion
    ¾ cup herb seasoned stuffing mix (I use more than that because I'm cooking a larger dish)
    2 tablespoons butter, melted
    Ÿ Cook broccoli according to package directions, drain *be careful not to over cook
    Ÿ Arrange broccoli in a lightly greased 11 x 7 x 1 ½ inch baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese. * I use a 12x9 dish whatever
    Ÿ Combine eggs and next 3 ingredients; spread over cheese
    Ÿ Combine stuffing mix and butter; sprinkle over casserole
    Ÿ Bake at 350* for 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated
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  7. I copied that one Pat...... my family doesn't really care for broccoli but I love it.... With the cheese and stuffing maybe they will try it....... ;)
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  8. kelloggs5TLfan

    kelloggs5TLfan Team Owner

    I hope that you all will add to the recipe thread. I have tried alot of the recipes, some were good and some not so good. LOL It is fun.
    Welcome to the forum and to the recipe thread. :)
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  9. I will try to do my best. I need to pick out some good ones.
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  10. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    That bit put me off :D
  11. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    It's only a small one. :D
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  12. Zerkfitting

    Zerkfitting Team Owner

    Whoops - don't trust spell check
  13. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    Thank you. You posted a lot of the recipes I would like to try. The ones with boneles chicken breasts I know I will try.
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  14. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

  15. Professur

    Professur Team Owner

    WTF is a broccoli spear?
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  16. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    Maybe calling it a stalk would be better. :)
    That's the whole piece -- stem and floret.
  17. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    I thought asparagus was the only spears.

  18. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    I'm still laughing so hard that i have tears in my eyes.
  19. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    TRL got it. It's more like a stalk. Some people cook the whole thing. I just like the florets.
  20. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    Same here, Pat.
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  21. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    That's because they are good for throwing across the room. blah
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  22. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    I like to peel and eat the fresh stalks raw with a little salt and pepper.
  23. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    I love raw broccoli.
    You can eat the stalks, I'll eat the florets --- then nothing will go to waste. :D
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  24. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    I like the florets blanched then add a little salt and butter. I always take a few out of the pot for me when I make the casserole.
  25. Professur

    Professur Team Owner

    Broccoli was never served at our house. And cauliflower was yellow and came in a jar with the pickled onions.
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  26. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Yeah but you live in the frozen wastelands of the far north. Hard to grow vegetables in the frozen earth. :D
  27. :eek2:
  28. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    Apricot Nectar Cake -- preheat oven to 350°
    Grease tube pan, or a bundt pan.

    1 pkg. lemon cake mix --- or yellow cake mix -- I prefer lemon
    3/4 cup vegetable oil
    6 oz. of apricot nectar --- I buy a 12 oz. can and freeze the rest -- may be hard to find.
    4 eggs -- separated --- save the whites
    2 teaspoons lemon extract
    1 pkg. lemon or orange jello -- I prefer the orange

    Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix at low speed for 5 minutes. Beat egg
    whites until stiff, then fold into mixture.
    Bake 35-40 minutes. Remove from pan while hot and frost.

    Frosting --- mix lemon juice and powdered sugar. I make mine thick, because
    the hot cake will cause it to run a little.
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  29. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    I am definately trying this cake.
  30. RacerrecaR

    RacerrecaR Orange cone

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    Don't want to spend a fortune on general household cleaners while also being environmentally-friendly? Use equal parts water and peroxide in a spray bottle. You can also add tinctures of your favorite scent such as orange, lemon, or pine (my favorite).
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    Enjoy eating crackers with your chili? Add a handful of Cheez-Its to your favorite recipe for an added crunch and extra flavor. I tried this recently and it tasted amazing.
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  31. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    Good stuff. I need to remember the deal with filling the bucket.
  32. kelloggs5TLfan

    kelloggs5TLfan Team Owner

    Crock-pot Stuffed Pepper Soup


    - 2 lbs ground beef (or soy crumble for vegetarian version)

    - 2 green bell peppers, diced ( about 1 cup)

    - 2 (15 oz) cans diced tomatoes, undrained

    - 1 (15 oz) can of tomato sauce

    - 32 oz of beef broth (or veggie broth for vegetarian)

    - 1 cup of water

    - 1 small onion, diced

    - 2 TBSP brown sugar

    - 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced

    - 2 tsp salt

    - 1 tsp pepper

    - 4 cups of cooked rice ( I love Seed of Change Quinoa & Brown Rice mix)


    1. Brown and drain grease from the ground beef and place in slow cooker.

    2. Add in tomato sauce, tomatoes, broth, peppers, onions, garlic, brown sugar, water, salt and pepper to slow cooker. (basically everything but your cooked rice) Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours.

    3. When about 30 minutes are left , add in your cooked rice, recover and continue cooking until time is up.
  33. kelloggs5TLfan

    kelloggs5TLfan Team Owner

    Broccoli Cheese Soup for the Crock Pot!!!

    1/2 cup onion, chopped
    2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
    1 (10 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
    1 1/2 cups milk (I used half and half)
    1 lb Velveeta cheese, cubed
    1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped broccoli

    Directions: 1 Saute onion in butter. 2 Combine all ingredients on low in crock-pot for 3-4 hours. Do not add salt.
  34. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    Just working through posts and personalities, I see where it was
    9 years ago today, March 6,2008, that Kat2220 passed. She must of been
    something from what I have read of her posts.
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  35. Professur

    Professur Team Owner

    She is greatly missed
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  36. muggle not

    muggle not Team Owner

    She is really still missed after all these years. She was quite a person, one of the best.
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  37. RacerrecaR

    RacerrecaR Orange cone

    Dave Marcis Mac & Cheese (https://racing-forums.com/threads/post-your-experiences-meeting-drivers.58281/ post #9)

    • 2 sticks of salted butter
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup whole milk
    • 1/2 cup (minimum) heavy cream
    • 6 bacon strips
    • 1-2 heads of broccoli (depending on size)
    • Seeds from 1 jalapeno
    • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
    • 2 pounds of pasta (I recommend medium shells)
    • 1/4 cup of the following cheeses: Sharp cheddar, Smoked cheddar, White cheddar, Pepperjack, Muenster, Provolone, Colby jack, Monterrey jack, Cream cheese
    • Handful of fresh (preferrably) parmesean cheese
    • 1tbsp smoked black pepper
    • 1tbsp black pepper
    • 1 tbsp sea salt
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • 1 tsp onion powder
    • 1/2 tsp basil
    • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 tbsp red wine (the drier, the better)
    • 1 tsp lemon juice
    • Garlic bread with your homemade marinara dipping sauce
    • Begin by melting the butter in a large pot (should have stove around 80%).
    • Once nearly melted, add the dry ingredients (flour, salt pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, basil).
    • Stir until fully mixed and butter is completely melted
    • SLOWLY add the milk and heavy cream, stirring constantly
    • Add the lemon juice (this helps prevent the cheese from clumping up), red wine, and jalapeno seeds
    • Gradually add all the cheeses while stirring constantly
    • Add the cooked pasta, steamed (or boiled) broccoli, and bacon (should be cooked in oven and chopped into tiny bits)
    • If it seems to thick, add some more heavy cream. If not thick enough, add more cheese of your choice
    • Add olive oil to a sautee pan and toast the bread crumbs on high heat for about 2 minutes. Add these to the top of your mac & cheese pot
    • Bake in oven at 350 for 10 minutes
    • Bake garlic bread and begin heating up/making marinara sauce at this time
    • Once mac & cheese is finished baking, sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top.
    • Enjoy with a side of garlic bread, marinara dipping sauce, and a glass of red wine.
    Not an exact science, but this is as best as I can remember the recipe.
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  38. That sounds great...... but.... I can't believe you wrote that whole recipe on Dave Marcis's pocket notebook!!!!!!!!!! :cheers:
  39. RacerrecaR

    RacerrecaR Orange cone

    I didn't write the whole thing...gave him the "important" stuff and he basically knew how to handle it from there.
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  40. LOL......I was kiddin' around with you....... ;)

    It sounds like a really killer recipe......

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