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Community Level 5abcdefg

abcdefg

Blackmail of the Chocolate kind!

AdvantagesTastes wickedly naughty!

DisadvantagesHigh KCals, Gets eaten too quickly

"I found this recipe in a supermarket magazine the other week and decided to give it a try. Quick 'n' Easy Chocolate Wedges ***Ingredients*** 115g (4oz) Margarine 85g (3oz) Golden Syrup 25g (1oz) Cocoa Powder 50g (1 3/4 oz) Raisins 225g (8oz) Digestive Biscuits 115g (4oz) Milk Chocolate ***Utensils*** 15cm (6in) flan dish/cake tin Margarine and kitchen roll for greasing Bowl for crushing biscuit Pan for melting ingredients Microwave ..." Read review
06.12.2007

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Community Level 5Pink-Ice-Q...

Pink-Ice-Queen

Bring on the dogs Review with images

AdvantagesIts yummy and fun

DisadvantagesIts messy...or is that just me?

"I have finally come to the conclusion that I have as much chance publishing "Clinton's Cuisine" as I have of actually receiving a payment/straight answer off the CSA. So I am going to share some of my fave's with you…but don't tell my sister because I refused to tell her tee hee! Today is Ensaladia Ruso. Aka Jessian salad. A Tapas dish. Tapas (meaning "cover" -apparently brought about by people covering their drinks to protect from flies with ..." Read review
23.11.2006

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Aunt Gerty's Purgatory Stew

AdvantagesIs a much more effective emetic than ipecac

DisadvantagesOnce you start, you just can't stop! (i.e., hurling it; not eating it)

". A DEDICATION: Are you tired of sharing tasty (and tasteful) recipes with your friends (or choirboy-faced nephews, as the case may be), who, upon realizing they've gotten their grubby paws on a winner, go on to make a fortune marketing/publishing your sacred culinary concoction as their own? My Aunt Gertrude, a stripper and part-time gravedigger who lives in a HotPoint™ refrigerator box in one of the many fine allies that make up Hoboken, New ..." Read review
12.11.2004

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Emergency dinners... without having to call the chippy!

AdvantagesSimple, quick and easy.

DisadvantagesNot quite as easy as a takeaway!

"...but have learnt to produce quick meals over the past few years as a medical student. I have tried to include a few snack items, along with dinners and most importantly (for me anyway) desserts. ===Snacks=== Just a little bit peckish and want a quick snack? Friends coming over to watch a movie? Don't worry you can make your own snacks at home equally as good as the cinema, or corner shop. '''Nachos''' - my favourite for curling up and watching ..." Read review
18.07.2011

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Community Level 5hiedihi

hiedihi

Rice thats twice as nice !

AdvantagesYou get much more than your five a day vegetable portions

DisadvantagesIts moresish !

"...adding your seasoning, have a quick taste of things firstly as more often than not theres enough salt and only pepper is needed. - Give everything one last good mix around and turn off the heat. Your meal is done ! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~ Presentation ~ - Its always nice to present food like this in modern chinese influenced styles of crockery. I always serve this in either ..." Read review
29.08.2005

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Community Level 5motherjoanb

motherjoanb

These recipes are cheesy making them is easy

AdvantagesEnjoy the goodness of cheese

DisadvantagesYou can eat too much

"I love Cheese, and use it in many recipes; I thought I would share a few of my favourite ones with you. FRIED CAMEMBERT WEDGES. Makes 8 Prep time 10 Min's. chilling time 30 Min's. 50g plain flour, 50g breadcrumbs, 1 large beaten egg. A good pinch of celery salt and black pepper. 1x 250g Camembert cheese, cut into 8 wedges. (smaller if desired). Oil for deep-frying. 1. Season the flour with the salt and pepper, 2. Dust each wedge ..." Read review
24.07.2004

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Quick and tasty Chilli Con Carne

Advantageseasy and quick to make, tastes great

Disadvantagesnone

"I love spicy food and I love cooking but I work very long hours and just want to veg in front of the tv when I get in. I hate ready meals, I think they are tasteless and overpriced. Plus they don't leave me any leftovers to take to work for my lunch :-D To solve my tea time dilemma I have been experimenting with a few of my favourite recipies. Most cookbooks have so many stages and lists of instructions that it takes forever to follow them. I ..." Read review
31.03.2008

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Community Level 3an_enigmat...

an_enigmatic_brummie

Dedicated To All Those Luverly Laydeez of Ciao.

AdvantagesSatisfying

DisadvantagesMessy

"Well a few people have hinted that they want the old ex-Marandina to stick around. Needless to say, this could be a terrible mistake for you all but seeing as you asked soooooooo nicely, I will avail you of a strange but true story (well, sort of) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ I'm not sure that I've ever mentioned it before but I am renowned in the kitchen. Well, the thing is I am good with my utensils. ..." Read review
12.10.2004

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Community Level 5earlofaldg...

earlofaldgate

Trio treeeee o

AdvantagesEasy to make, hard to get wrong

Disadvantagesnone

"...delectation 3 dishes which are quick & easy & would fall loosely into the Chinese food category. Your life will be much easier if you have an electric hand whisk. I will assume you are doing all of these & storing in the fridge until its time to cook as they all cook quite quickly. Cod fillets x2 Coriander (not essential) An egg Flour (perhaps) Spring onions Shitake/closed cup mushrooms Salt n pepper Cayenne pepper or spice of your choice ..." Read review
10.02.2008

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Community Level 9Amy69

Amy69

Perfect Pasta!

Advantagesdelicious, healthy, filling, variety in texture, can be stored

Disadvantagesdoes not appeal to all

"...definitely recommend this dish; it's quick and easy to make, and extremely delicious in my opinion! It can be stored, so it does not need to be eaten immediately. You can also vary its contents i.e. more or less in quantity, and if I remember correctly, my mum used to put crushed up crisps in hers, but I am not a huge fan of crisps so I stay clear of that, even though it provides a more interesting texture! If you like all the ingredients, Id say ..." Read review
17.01.2008

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Community Level 6phoenixgreen

phoenixgreen

MAGNIFICENT BALLS!

AdvantagesTASTES SUBLIME

DisadvantagesNONE! iTS SO EASY, IT'S SO LOVELY YOU'LL WANT TO EAT THEM ALL THE TIME!

"GET THE BALLS OUT BABY, IT'S BEEF FOR TEA!!!! I have, over the past few weeks, managed somehow to disclose some of my ultra-secret recipes for sweets and sauces and other delights, and so I figured since the cat is well and truly out of the bag, what the heck. The world can have my meatball recipe *sob*, and I shall just have to bask in the joy emitting from said world on the production of devine meatball creations herewith. Or something! So ..." Read review
28.10.2006

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Community Level 7Maximus-Qu...

Maximus-Qualitus

Honey Mushroom Spinach - Explosion in your mouth

AdvantagesD-E-L-I-S-H.

DisadvantagesNone

"...but high tasting food. A very quick and incredibly tasty Stir Fry dish. Try this one it is Gorgeous! Ingredients; ~~~~~~~ 2 tbsp Olive oil. 2 Spring Onions. 2 tbsp clear Honey. 180g or 6oz of Mushrooms. 180g or 6oz of Baby leaf Spinach. Optional. ( 1 clove of Garlic, crushed ). No Salt or Pepper is required for this dish! Cooking Instructions; ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. Slice the Spring onions and place to one side. 2. Heat the oil in ..." Read review
21.06.2008

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Community Level 6Discerna

Discerna

Fennel, Farfalline & other Fishy Fast Food

AdvantagesEasily cooked options to serve alongside fish.

DisadvantagesYou may not share my taste

"...raw, and easily incorporated into quick and easy recipes. And you don’t need to worry about removing the centre of the bulb which is slightly “woodier” than its surrounding layers as it’s still quite tender and tastes just as good. The other thing you’ll need to know is that a little fennel goes a long way if you’re going to use it in your cooking, so think of it as a cross between a vegetable and a herb. Its flavour is quite delicate, however, ..." Read review
06.02.2005

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Community Level 8dynamicnurse

dynamicnurse

I'm in a bit of a scramble.

AdvantagesSee text.

DisadvantagesSee text

"...recipes that is not only quick or easy to do, but is also cheap and somewhat healthy. It is scrambled eggs on either toast or waffles (or whatsoever it is that you enjoy), as it seems to give me a lot of energy just before I am due to go in to work. I have never ever written a recipe down before, so do please bear with me. What you need before you start: First off, decide what it is that you are going to have them on! As I said, I enjoy either ..." Read review
17.05.2009

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Community Level 4unixgirl

unixgirl

Garlic crumb Pork & Apple Garlic Sausages

Advantagesquick and easy to make

Disadvantagesthe washing up!

"Was chatting to Sgathach the other day and she said said she was after a recipe for Garlic Pork and couldn't find one. I gave her my recipe and she's suggested I post it also decided to share my Apple garlic sausage recipe. Garlic Crumb Pork Ingredients:- Pork chops or loins (1 per person) toasted breadcrumbs (allow one slice per person and cut crusts off after toasting the bread and whizz up in a blender to get breadcrumbs) Mixed Herbs ..." Read review
28.04.2006

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