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Recipe page - The Fluther definitive easy to make/bake cook book?

Asked by zensky (13357points) December 6th, 2011

The rules are simple: besides being tried and true, it must be easy to make – think single guy easy. Nothing exotic, nothing unpronounceable. Nothing over 15 minutes preparation – one hour maximum cooking time.

Best if it feeds twol then if you’re alone and hungry – it’s the right aou. If you have a date – it’s the right amount. If you’re four people – mutiply by two.

KISS. Please.

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Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Family fave: Hot spaghetts. Slice pepperoni and boil in water with a little dried onion. When the water boils throw in one cup elbow macaroni. Or more depending on how many your serving. Chop up some cheddar cheese. When the macaroni is done mix it with one can condensed tomato soup and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Serves 4.

wundayatta's avatar

Start fire under grill. Salt and pepper big, inch thick steak. Preferably a strip steak. Throw steak on grill. Grill six minutes per side. Voila! 15 minutes start to finish. Nice rare steak. Eat while hot enough to burn your tongue.

Come on dude. You’re a man! No need to wait while the juices settle inside. Besides which. You ain’t et since yesterday. Get your dog to pull a Bud out of the fridge for you. Nope. None of that brewpub shit. Remember. You’re a man. Pee on the lawn when necessary (not before the 6th beer, and not into the wind, either—you may be a man, but you’re not that stupid).

Under the orange tree.

gailcalled's avatar

Boil 2 cups of water
Add 1 cup quinoa.
Lower flame to simmer
Simmer for 4–6 minutes.
Drain

Use in soups, stews, salads.

Make salad with cold quinoa and whatever with a nice vinaigrette:
Dried cranberries and chopped walnuts and watercress
Julienned zucchini,carrots, beets
Traditional salad greens

picante's avatar

Get out the leftover turkey or otherwise obtain some. Place sliced turkey, softened cream cheese and cranberry jelly on a croissant. Voila!

zenvelo's avatar

A good “date” recipe for guys cooking for her the first time. The main course takes five minutes; the side dish takes 25 minutes but only about two minutes attention.

Need:
Pie tin
butter
1 lb. small bay scallops
bread crumbs

also:
boxed rice pilaf
12 spears asparagus

Get a pie tin and put five teaspoons butter in pats under a broiler to melt. When just browning, spread the small scallops in the tin, coat with the butter by spooning it on the scallops, and then spread breadcrumbs over the scallops. Cook under the broiler for three or four minutes, until golden brown. Serve with pilaf and steamed asparagus.

(The pilaf will take 25 minutes from the time the water boils.)

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nebule's avatar

Marinate sliced steak in crushed chillies (1 tbsp), garlic (2–3 cloves), fresh root ginger (a good inch and half if not two!), lime juice (1) and light soy sauce about 75ml…. boil some rice… fry steak and the marinade, bang the drained and washed rice into the frying pan with steak, mix until rice is covered in juices…. serve…sprinkle with a decent helping of parmesan… this serves 2 :-)

my favourite meal at the moment

MissAusten's avatar

What I’m making right now: Meatballs!

Take a pound of ground beef or meatloaf mix. Dump it in a bowl. Add 1 cup plain dry bread crumbs, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon grated parmesan, 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley (or a bit less if you’re using dried), 1–2 gloves garlic, minced (1 if you’re a wimp, 2 if you’re awesome). Don’t bother with a spoon, just roll up your sleeves and mush it all together completely with your bare hands. Just wash them first! Then, roll the meat mixture into meatballs about the size of golf balls.

Next, dump a big jar of marinara sauce into a pot. Drop the meatballs in so that they are all pretty much covered by the sauce. Heat over medium heat until the sauce begins to bubble. Cover the pot, turn the heat to low, and simmer gently, stirring from time to time, for 30 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through.

Meanwhile, cook some pasta according to package directions. Serve with the meatballs and sauce. Round it all out with some kind of veggie or salad and fresh fruit, and crusty bread to sop up the sauce.

The whole meal can be ready in 45 minutes or less. This makes enough for at least 4 people, so either freeze the leftovers or make meatball subs for lunch the next day.

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tedibear's avatar

4 squares unsweetened chocolate
¾ cup butter
1¾ cups sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup flour
1 Tablespoon espresso powder (not necessary but it makes a better flavor)

HEAT oven to 350°F.

LINE 13×9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Spray foil with cooking spray. (This is for easy clean up but is not necessary.)

MICROWAVE chocolate and butter in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Stir in sugar and espresso powder. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Add flour and mix well. Pour into prepared pan.

BAKE 30 to 35 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with fudgy crumbs. (Do not overbake.) Cool completely. Use foil handles to remove brownies from pan before cutting to serve.

You can add nuts or chopped up pieces of caramel.

Tuesdays_Child's avatar

1 lb hamburger
Minced onion (how much depends on how much you like onions)
Cook these two until hamburger is done. Drain grease….
Add one package frozen mixed vegetables and cook till they are warm
Add one jar of beef gravy, stir in
Put all of this in baking pan and spread mashed potatoes on top.
Bake at 350 for fifteen minutes, open oven and put some shredded cheese on top.
Put back in the oven for five minutes.

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