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I haven't actually made this yet, but I've eaten it. (It's a friend's recipe)
The recipe is so good it needs to be shared. :)

Pumpkin Bread
6 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons each: salt, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger
3 teaspoons soda
3/4 cup water
6 eggs
3 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 cups oil
3 cups pumpkin (you have to steam it and then puree it.  It doesn't really matter what kind of pumpkin it is.)
Combine the dry ingredients.
  1. Put baking soda in the water
  2. Blend other wet ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Alternate adding the dry ingredients and the baking soda mixture to the wet ingredients in the large bowl and mix thoroughly.
  4. Mix in 1/2 cup of any or all of the following:  raisins, chocolate chips, nutes, dates
6)  Pour the batter into 3 loaf pans.
7)  Bake for 50-60 minutes at 175° C.
8)  Cool and wrap in aluminum foil.  They can be frozen ;-)
estepheia: (Mr. & Mrs. E.)
Things I've been up to )

A while back I asked for your best potato salad recipes and loved reading all your answers. Inspired by all the recipes I started experimenting and was really pleased with the results. Today I'd like to ask for your best breakfast recipe. I'm making an American Breakfast/Brunch for my b-day guests next Sunday (Bacon, sausages, scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast), but I'm curious: If you had special guests coming for breakfast, what would you put on the table? Come on, regale me, make my mouth water!!! I looooove reading about food. :-)
estepheia: (When life sucks...)
I am invited to a BBQ tomorrow, and they requested that their guests bring a salad while they provide the meat and sausages. I happen to have tons of potatoes in the house, so I'm thinking: why not?
But I don't want to do the boring every day potatoe salad thing with mayonaise and apple and gherkins and onions. Too bland. No, I want to do something a little more tasty.

So here comes my request: Please share your most tasty potatoe salad recipe with me. Maybe something that involves chillies? Or exotic spices? Come on, share share share!

As payment I'm linking you to a recipe in [ profile] poisoninjest's LJ, for a very chocolatey dessert. I make it without alcohol, but believe me, it's truly yummie, and always a hit when I bring it to potlucks. As for the candy bars, I use Bounty, KitKat or Hanuta (a hazelnut cream waffle thingie). Yum!!!

I'm also linking you to [ profile] wesleysgirl's recipe for Peanut Butter Coffee Cakes which I haven't made yet, but which sound really delicious.

Feed me...

Diets suck

Jun. 16th, 2005 03:10 pm
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But sometimes they are necessary - especially when your pants are to tight. Come on, dear friends, share your best diet recipes with me. Um, and please don't list the truly expensive ones. I am allowed to break my fast on Saturday - it would be nice to have a few new recipes to try next week...

ETA: No, I do not need tips on how to diet, I know all that (what 40+ overweight Western hemisphere woman doesn't)... I just enjoy reading recipes, and I'd like new ones, exotic ones (and yes, the US are very exotic in that regard), exciting ones - only they shouldn't be too fattening.

And since I'm going on about food: what kind of jell-o do you have in the US? We have 4 kinds, raspberry, cherry, lemon, and woodruff. There's supposed to be apple around too, but I've never seen or eaten it....
estepheia: (Lego-Estepheia)
Happy Birthday, [ profile] rubywisp!!! My you be showered by lots of twin-fic and/or Lindsey/twins stories. :-)

RL stuff that happened this week, which I didn't have time to write down:
  • On Wednesday Toyah had a 90 minutes test school day in which the school tested her social skills and whether she's ready to start school in late summer. She will be 6 in July, so she can go, but does not have to. The must-go-to-school age is seven. The school board said they'll take her if we want to send her. Oh boy, do we want to. Toyah is often childish, but she's smart. She dislikes rules but usually thrives if they are sternly observed. So yay. From August onwards I will have about an hour per day more for myself (i.e. for writing), because both children will leave the house together before 8 and will come back at 1 pm.

  • My junior English class (four 8-year-olds) were really happy when I told them they'd learn to write English words from now on. I am really proud of them.

  • We had asparagus yesterday. It was frightfully expensive, but yummie.

  • I watched Kojak the other night and thought it was dreadful. Will not watch again. Plus the everpresent Jazz music got on my wick.

I promised Josey I would send her my recipe for leg of lamb in red wine sauce; I've decided to share it with all you guys:

Leg of Lamb in Red Wine Sauce )

Oh, and I had a few ideas for my S/X story. Am in the note-taking stage. Looks like my muse may have moved back in. *desperately crosses fingers*


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