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23 July 2010 @ 09:56 pm
Contest Reminder!  

This month we're going to give the writers a rest and do a little something for all you cooks and bakers out there!

Hit me with your best recipe, one that is tried and true, and never fails to get yummy sounds for those who eat it. It can be sweet, savory, main course, appetizers, dessert or a how-to that you think we need to see. If you want to go all out, you can do a picture step-by-step on your own journal and link your reply in a comment to this post, or you can simply post the recipe, whichever you're most comfortable with.

The winner will receive a super cute Anthropologie apron and some kitchen-y things that might come in handy for future cooking endeavors. The runners up will get a little something, too! Entries must be received by the time I drag myself out of bed on August 1. Good luck and have fun in the kitchen!

You can enter HERE.
I feel:: tiredtired
maureen: BV - faith phonemaureen on July 24th, 2010 03:42 pm (UTC)
Kick-Ass Vegetarian Chili
This is a sweet-hot chili that is easy and bachelor-friendly (or bachelorette friendly as the case may be). It is colorful and can be eaten as a chili, as burritto filling, with scrambled eggs or used as a salsa. I make it 3-4 times a year and freeze it in little containers.

Get a big stock pot and put it on the stove. Put it on medium high heat.

Dump in 4 large (spagetti sauce jar size) jars of salsa... medium or hot, depending on your tolerance

Cut up and dump in a bunch of celery (half of a package), 3-5 bunches of scallions and a few hot peppers from the produce department. As hot as you can stand.

Cut up and dump in one red, one yellow and one green pepper. Two of each if you like peppers.

Add the following canned goods (drain the juice):

2 cans sweet corn
2 cans black beans (even 3)
1 can kidney beans
1 can pinto beans
1 can great northern beans
1 can white chili beans
1 can of any other kind of bean you can get your hands on
1-2 can jalepenos
1 can stewed tomatoes, mexican flavored

Stir this all up, let it get hot. Add TWO powdered packets of chili mix, the hottest you can stand.

Stir in ONE WHOLE BOX of dark brown sugar, a little at a time until it is all mixed in.

Throw in a little of every single spice you own.

Turn down the heat and simmer for 3-4 hours. Add/mess with spices as need be. FInal product should taste really sweet at first then set your mouth on fire. Serve with sour cream and cheese (cuts the heat)... cornbread is nice, too.
Carrie Leigh: applausecarrie_leigh on July 24th, 2010 03:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Kick-Ass Vegetarian Chili
Throw in a little of every single spice you own.

This made me laugh. I think I might have a bit more variety than you do.


Seriously. That sounds AWESOME. I'm TOTALLY making it. Minus the celery, though, because that's one of the five things I simply won't ingest (celery, gourds of any kind, tapioca pudding, tequila and curry). But putting it on eggs? Brilliant. Freezing it in little containers? Fantastic idea. Brown sugar? Freaking LOVE IT.

You rock for submitting.

maureen: BV - Faith smilemaureen on July 24th, 2010 04:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Kick-Ass Vegetarian Chili
A little more, but not much really. I have more spices than food stock!

The chili really is awesome. Let me know when you make it. I put it on nachos, too... baked in the oven. My friend Adam is a vegetarian and loves it. It won second place in a chili cook-off where all other entries had meat. It's the best thing I cook and my only original recipe.

If I win or place, we need to negotiate the prize... as you know, I don't cook. I'd trade it all for a new bag.
Carrie Leigh: Wondertwin power activatecarrie_leigh on July 24th, 2010 04:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Kick-Ass Vegetarian Chili
Waaaay ahead of you. I can't see you needing a frilly apron.
maureen: wonder twinsmaureen on July 24th, 2010 04:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Kick-Ass Vegetarian Chili
You're the best.
O Demanding One: Urs: Lots of me!heyurs on July 24th, 2010 11:11 pm (UTC)

hehe! *laughing at you and Mo*

Even though I am not the cook and baker you folks are...damn. I don't write either. What am I good for? *ponders*

ANYway! Remember that brownie recipe that I sent you a while back? Can I enter that one? Is that acceptable? It would be in honor of you since it is loaded with chocolate. I still want to see pics of when you do get the chance to make them. :)

Carrie Leigh: Chocolate puddingcarrie_leigh on July 25th, 2010 03:17 am (UTC)
I do not remember that. :/ But I don't remember what I did yesterday, so....

But yes, any brownie recipe is a friend of mine. And I'll definitely do a step-by-step.

O Demanding One: Spring/Summer: Pinky Dinksheyurs on July 26th, 2010 03:04 am (UTC)

HA! New layout! WOndafee! :)

You don't 'member? :/

S'ok. I'll go dig it up. They are YUM!

Carrie Leigh: kitchen goddesscarrie_leigh on July 26th, 2010 03:08 am (UTC)
I think I do remember. I remember telling you that I'd never made a brownie that turned out right that wasn't from a box. They are either soup in the middle and burnt on the edges or taste bad.

I'm not good at brownies.

The Ghiradelli Mix, though... Now I can bust those bad boys out like clockwork. ;)
O Demanding One: Encourage: Live Laugh Love ♥ :)heyurs on July 26th, 2010 03:10 am (UTC)

These have dark chocolate, Carrie...and a layer of mint...and just...yeah. xD

If I like them...*nods*

Carrie Leigh: nice asscarrie_leigh on July 26th, 2010 03:16 am (UTC)

I'm all intrigued.

I must've been dieting when you sent them last time...