March 28th, 2005


An old family favorite

Here's a tried-and-true and totally easy dessert. I made it tonight, and it was a hit, like it usually is. It's not like the apple crisp recipes you find in current cookbooks - they all try to be so "healthy" and use oats and not enough sugar. My recipe says - screw oats! Gimme sugar! I don't eat dessert for the health benefits and I hope you don't either. :)

Apple Crisp

4 1/2 cups of peeled and sliced apples (I like gala or pink lady, but any semi-sweet apple will work)
1/4 cup water
3/4 cup unbleached white flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup margarine

- Heat oven to 400.
- Grease an 8" square pan and spread apples in the pan.
- Sprinkle apples with the water and set the pan aside.
- In a separate bowl, mix everything else other than the margarine.
- Once combined, use a pastry blender, fork, or whatever you have to mash in the margarine and make the dry mix into a big bowl of sugar-cinnamon-crumbs.
- Sprinkle the crumbs evenly over the top of the apples, using all of the mix.
- Bake 35-40 minutes or until no longer runny.
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Gingerbread w/Maple Glaze

The following recipe is from a great little book I've just discovered, The art of tofu, by Akasha Richmond. It has lots of yummy entrees and things - but of course I went straight for the deserts. I like this recipe because it does not require an egg substitute (like enerG). This gingerbread recipe is very simple and rewarding recipe. Prep doesn't take long and you end up with a nice treat afterwards. This "gingerbread" is very similar in consistency to a brownie - so its not at all like a cookie or a gingerbread house. ;)

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I bought artichoke. I've never cooked it before. I've actually never had artichoke... that I remember. Anyone know any good recipes? What goes good with it? I'm having it as dinner, tomorrow.


British tea

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Whilst wandering around the co-op today I decided I wanted to make soup in the near future but wasn't sure what kind, so I bought:

-faux-chicken broth
-baby carrots
-an onion

I could make a soup out of that but it wouldn't be that good, I fear, so does anyone have any recommendations for me? What else should go into this soup of mine?

Thanks in advance for any help. :)

citrus rice

Does anyone know how to make the citrus-flavored rice they serve at Chili's or Mexican resturants? I'm cooking a pot of brown rice right now, and I'm guessing just drizzle it with lime/lemon juice, maybe a little oj, and pepper. I'm pretty lost on what spices to use... I checked the memories and but to no avail.
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dates dates dates

My mom just bought me a ton of super fresh, sweet mejole dates and I'm not sure what to do with them. I usually just cut up one or two dates and put them in my oatmeal, but now I'm in possession of about a pound of them! I'm open to any and all recipes.

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Share the love ;)

Ok, so I'm looking for some new fun recipes so I thought I would ask:

What is the recipe for your absolute FAVORITE dish to make? You know, that one recipe you just cannot live without and that I shouldn't live without either. I'm really looking for main dishes and easy snacks but if you have a to-die-for dessert feel free to share it too :)

Thanks in advance for your help!

(and in the spirit of sharing, some of my favorite recipes that I cook up can be found at