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How Hard It Is For You To Put Food On Your Family

AdvantagesEasy peasy!

DisadvantagesYou're cooking!

" Hungry? All the proper cooks on strike? Got a piece of chicken? Groan at the thought of gravy? Can't be bothered to be involved or clever? Don't actually KNOW how to be involved and clever? Still hungry though? Is your name Jill? Well, even if it isn't (mine is though) you just go ahead and grill your chicken, or roast it in the oven, or fry it, or do whatever it is you usually do with it. Before you do that though, have a little read right to ..." Read review
14.08.2002

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Spice Up Your Life.

AdvantagesReal home made stuff. Sense of accomplishment.

DisadvantagesTakes time and effort.

"None of you will know of my culinary skills that rival those of Jamie Oliver and Gary Rhodes, for the simple reason that they do not exist! However, I am not a complete novice in the kitchen and can manage quite well if ever alone and always cook together with my other half at all times. My wife enjoys collecting kitchen gadgets and cooking aides and has said that I was the best acquisition that she has made in that area! Enough frivolity. There ..." Read review
21.06.2002

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Community Level 4slurpadunker

slurpadunker

COME AND GET SAUCY WITH ME

AdvantagesEasy to make and tasty too

DisadvantagesTakes longer than just buying a jar

"Tomato Sauces are low in fat and are very useful in so many ways. You can use the sauce for fish, chicken, pasta and a host of other foods. This is not my own recipe but it is really lovely so perhaps you will try and make it just once. Red Tomato and Red Pepper Sauce 1 pint of vegetable stock 1 large onion 2 cloves of garlic 1 teaspoon of paprika pepper 3lb 5 oz of roughly chopped tomatoes 6 peppers deseeded and roughly chopped Salt and ..." Read review
27.04.2003

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Best pasta sauce I've ever known

AdvantagesTasty and flavoursome pasta sauce!

DisadvantagesYou'll want to eat the pot.

"Personally I believe this sauce to be the best pasta sauce known to man nor beast. It's full of flavour and yummy goodness. *ALL MEASUREMENTS ARE GROSSLY APPROXIMATED* ==You will need== 6-10 Largish tomatoes. 1 bulb of garlic...OR MORE. Chilli pepper salt, sugar Olive oil A hard cheese...Parmesan? Fresh Basil - maybe 3 fist fulls. 1 Courgette ==Preparation== *Dice the garlic. *Cut the tomatoes into chunks of 3cubic cm ..." Read review
06.07.2009

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Community Level 6Dalesman

Dalesman

Dalesman Saucy who me never

AdvantagesHot, tasty and compliments most meat dishes

Disadvantagesya gotta do it yerself

"Ok summer round the corner, Bareques on the go, you could do worse than make some of my delicious sauces, they are all tasty, but depend on your ultimate taste..enjoy... Dalesmans Barbeque Sauce 1 Bottle HP tomato sauce 1 can plum Tomatoes and a good squeeze of Tomato Puree 1 large Onion (quite finely chopped) 1/4 cup Cider vinegar 1 Clove garlic; finely minced 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce 2 tea spoons Chili powder 2 tea spoons Salt 1/2 ..." Read review
07.06.2002

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Community Level 4Zedex

Zedex

How to make an easy white sauce

AdvantagesVersatile - a base for many dishes

DisadvantagesHas a reputation for being tricky to make.

"I thought I’d tell you how I make white sauce, which is a staple for many dishes and some people think it’s quite hard to make so might buy it in a packet or not make certain dishes. I don’t do it from a recipe, but from what my mum showed me years ago, so the measurements aren’t exact and you get used to how much to put in by making it a few times. This recipe (1pt milk) makes enough to use in a lasagne for 4-6 people, or for macaroni cheese for ..." Read review
18.11.2003

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Community Level 7ashford

ashford

Fiery Thai Green Curry

AdvantagesFiery Not Difficult to Prepare

DisadvantagesMay be too hot for some

" Thai cuisine has gained tremendous popularity in the West in recent years and an ever increasing number of restaurants specialising in this fascinating and very spicy cuisine have opened-up in major cities and towns in the UK. Most well-known Thai eateries will have Green Curry on their menu,which I suppose can be considered a sauce. This recipe is for this popular dish, using lean beef, although you could substitute chicken or lean lamb for the ..." Read review
21.06.2002

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Community Level 5carebare

carebare

Cheesy Peasey

Advantagestastes much better than packet sauce

Disadvantagescan be difficult to master

"I have had so many people asking me how I make my wonderful cheese sauce. Until now it has been a closely regarded secret but just for all you lovely cioa readers - here it is. You will need ------------- 2 Tablespoons of Margarine or butter - to lower the fat content use a low fat spread. 2/3 Tablespoons of Plain Flour Grated Cheese - I prefer Mild Coloured Cheddar or Red Leicester but its up to you - again to lower the fat content use a ..." Read review
11.01.2003

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Community Level 5vickitomli...

vickitomlinson

Quick,cheap and easy homemade pasta sauce!

AdvantagesQuick, easy, cheap, low in fat

DisadvantagesNone really!

"I’ve just discovered the recipe section on Ciao and so thought I’d begin sharing some of my quick and easy recipe ideas. I’ll start with this cheap, low fat and incredibly quick and easy pasta sauce which can be made in minutes at very low cost and tastes delicious stirred through any pasta. It’s perfect for students going back to University or for anyone who likes pasta really! ~ Ingredients ~ I am not going to give ..." Read review
17.09.2003

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Community Level 3tre_cool099

tre_cool099

Easy to make, great to eat.

Advantagestastes great.

Disadvantagesnone

"Don't know about the rest of you, but I have tried just about all the pasta sauces there are, I won't bother to name them because quite frankly they are all terrible, and very over priced. It's much nicer to make your own. Here is how I mine: 2 tins of tomato (preferably already chopped) fresh basil, parsley, garlic, oregano, rosemary (and any others you like) ground black pepper salt Bay leafs 1 tin of fresh button mushrooms 1 large ..." Read review
20.09.2002

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Community Level 5Luigi

Luigi

Saucy Accompaniment to Pasta

AdvantagesQuick, easy to make, cheap

DisadvantagesMay give heartburn

"I asked my mother, the other day, what makes a good pasta sauce, and she turned round to me (on the phone, not in person) and said: “Luigi, make sure you have good tomatoes and a good, dry, red wine”. She also said that you must not let the sauce boil for too long or else it will ruin the flavour. “Furthermore, let me advise that you have something in the sauce, little bits of bacon or croutons, so they can chew or crunch them,” she added. “Mamma, ..." Read review
14.06.2002

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Well its Saucy old me !!!

AdvantagesGreat tasting Sauces and different to the usual bought stuff

Disadvantagesyou actually have to make these yourself... !!

"...you tackle any of these recipes I hope that you enjoy them...please let me know if you make any successful variants Andy's Barbecue Sauce 1 Bottle HP tomato sauce 1 can plum Tomatoes and a good squeeze of Tomato Purée 1 large Onion (quite finely chopped) 1/4 cup Cider vinegar 1 Clove garlic; finely minced 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce 2 tea spoons Chilli powder 2 tea spoons Salt 1/2 tea spoons Pepper 1/2 tea spoons Crushed dried red pepper Method: Combine ..." Read review
14.09.2013

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Community Level 1claireloui...

clairelouise73

Homemade Bread Sauce

AdvantagesCheap, easy and very tasty

DisadvantagesLook after your pans, and use good quality bread!

"Although I love cooking, I'm usually very lazy with sauces, preferring to buy ready-made, bang-it-in-the-microwave pouches; or dried packet versions where all you need to add is a little milk. However, I do have an absolute "thing" for proper bread sauce, and nothing from a packet or pouch has yet satisfied me. Here's a nice homemade recipe that's really easy and quick to make. It's also a good use for left-over bread that's going stale. The quantities ..." Read review
23.01.2008

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Community Level 4Aball

Aball

For the Pasta Fans

AdvantagesEase of preparation

DisadvantagesHumbly, I know of none

"In this op I intend to indulge you in a couple of my favorite sauces to accompany pasta, my favorite food with which to work. We will look at two of the most famous and basic: Alfredo and Bolognese sauce. Let's see what happens... ALFREDO This is a sauce that is heavily dependant on a reduction of heavy whipping cream. The richness that this method of preparation provides is unmatched by any convenience product ever made. (These by the way ..." Read review
13.07.2004

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Community Level 2swwhyte

swwhyte

Simple and Delicious

AdvantagesSimple to make and tastes Delicious

Disadvantagestakes a while to cook

"My mum told me how to cook this sauce when I was 10 years old. I used this homemade tomato recipe for pizza base sauce, as I had pizza every Friday (and I still do) though you can use this for pasta as well. I find that this homemade recipe does taste like bottled sauce, which is simple to make. I recommend using this recipe for your home cooking which you can use for many circumstances. INGREDENTS Extra-virgin or virgin olive oil, Half an ..." Read review
30.10.2002

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