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Share your favorite recipes here. What are you family recipes that everyone loves? What are some healthy recipes that you really enjoy? This thread is for sharing them all. I think a wide range in food styles would be nice to share with one another. What are your comfort foods and why?

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Time for sharing recipes for spring?
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Garden, I am with you and chocolate lovers everywhere. The healthier desserts are good, but would need two desserts - one would have to be chocolate!
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Oh, that would be really missing the good stuff! Custard or Vanilla pudding added?
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Spring trifle: Layer angel food cake with lemon jello, lime jello, plain greek yogurt, and line the glass dish with slices of kiwi fruit. Angel food cake is lower in calories than others.
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Thanks to Jude, here is tonite's miniature trifle. Pieces of chocolate donut cut in decent bite size, vanilla pudding dollop, fresh fruit berries: blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, and strawberry, two sticks of white chocolate covered wafers, a layer of strawberry jello stirred up with greek yogurt, plain, topped with plain greek yogurt instead of the whipped cream. Picture as avatar won't last long, but then the dessert didn't either. See the smears on the glass cup? Dh pulled it away from me to take a picture! Can hardly see the layers.
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Jude, glad to see you back. And I LOVE your new avatar.- it 's beautiful, and especially seasonal. At first glance I thought it was a marvelous cherry dessert, perhaps a delicious cherry trifle. Yummmmmm....Guess who's now craving chocolate and maraschino cherries... I'm going to gain ten pounds in my head just from thinking about all these tempting desserts.
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not ban bacon grrrr if only I could type
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OK I have just had to bin a perfectly good tea because Mum wouldn't eat that foreign muck. I did her chicken camembert ban and cranberry sauce croissant all lovely and melty and warm from the oven

So what has she just asked me for? A chicken camembert ban and cranberry sauce toasty in a pitta bread......OK so what s so un-foreign about that one then? Grrrrrrrrr
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Glitch I am here sweetheart xxxx
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Has anyone noticed that Jude seems to have completely disappeared? I can't find any of her answers. What's happened? Did she succumb to a chocolate event?

I miss her and now I'm worried.
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cwillile that is what I meant shame I didn't type that - it should be three colours dark medium and white. I have been known to add cointreau to the mousse or tia maria/kahlua and we have something over here called royal mint chocolate - thats nice too. We also have a very light bubbly type of chocolate called aero and thats nice crunched up to give added texture
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Desserts are my favorite recipe. Cannot have that for a few days. Soup for me.
Guess I would let myself die instead of giving up chocolate. It would be worth it!
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You could eat the entire small glass, Cwillie. I am sure, so no bet.
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Ooooo, ganache with baileys, what a terrific idea!! I think a layer of white chocolate mousse would be even better for the top layer, want to bet I couldn't eat it all? LOL
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Sorry you might not be familiar with ganache :

Baileys ganache

8 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
¼ cup thick (do you call it heavy) cream
2 to 4 tablespoons Baileys you could use kalua but Baileys is best

If you microwave the chocolate and cream only give it 20-30 seconds blasts and stir it between times or you will end up with something ghastly. So once it has melted stir in the baileys and add a pinch of slat - you need to let it cool but not get cold you have to pour it on
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Oh GA if you are a serious chocolate person then hang in there. At Christmas and only at Christmas and purely because the whole family would end up in A&E with cogged arteries Ido a major chocolate dessert. You couldn't possibly eat it all so only make enough for each of you to have a SMALL glass - I serve this in a wine glass You layer dark chocolate mouse then a layer of ganache then a layer of milk chocolate mousse and another layer of ganache then a milk chocolate layer another layer of ganache then top with whipped cream and decorate with chocolate flake. Seriously scrummy and if you haven't got enough chocolate in there you can always put chocolate brownies in the bottom!
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Next, putting lady fingers surrounding chocolate pudding for a quick dessert in a short wide glass.
Taking Lactaid first.
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Jude, I am having a MAJOR chocolaholic attack as I read your post on chocolate trifle.

I've never heard of lady fingers being called cat's tongue; how interesting.
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doesn't not does duh!
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OK so what are you all doing with your turkey leftovers? Apart from endless sandwiches and curry and pizza you can make a really healthy burger serve it is a pitta bread with some cranberry salsa and know its relatively healthy too.
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 small minced red onion
2 tablespoons Pesto
Pinch of salt and a pinch of black pepper
1 pound Minced (ground?) turkey breast
1 minced garlic clove
Mushrooms if you like them or chilli perhaps

Mix together well and shape into 4 burgers - if it isn't holding together well beat an egg and pour a tiny tiny bit in which should help. I usually shape them then egg and flour them before shallow frying for about 5 /6 mins each side. I just spray the pan with oil or rub oil round it with a paper towel so it does pick up loads of fat. Then when it is done take them out and keep warm. Meanwhile split a pitta bread into a pocket. Mix together in chopped onion, celery pepper, cucumber add some Greek yoghurt or creme fraiche and then either add cranberry jelly or sweet chilli sauce to give it some zing put that mixture into the pocket with some watercress add the burger and voila lunch
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Lady fingers are langue du chats - I have seen them called that over here occasionally. OK Chocolate trifle - slightly different but using ingredients I am fairly confident you have. Chocolate brownies (divided into the number of layers you want and this will vary depending on the size of the bowl or glass dishes you use) broken up and into bowl with some raspberries and some cherries and a modest or not so modest slurp of Amaretto, then mascarpone cheese whipped together with melted chocolate (I melt mine in the microwave but have to say I prefer the old fashioned but messier method of the double boiler. So cover the brownies and fruit with the chocolate mascarpone and then a layer of whipped cream . More layers finishing with whipping cream then grate chocolate over everything and dress with fruit.

Variations on this include using crystallised ginger in with the brownies instead of fruit. If you want to use oranges then use Cointreau instead of amaretto - loads of variations and very very sickly but if you have a sweet tooth, enjoy
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lol Send xxx
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Thank you Jude, we ate it! Yummy. My post was deleted! Two posts!
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You could make individual ones in long tall sundae glasses with the sponge fingers at the back the fruit at the front for effect Send. For the kids we used to be able to get green jelly and I made that as the sea (added just two drops of blue colouring to it with all manner of fruits and they had fun guessing what sort of fish they could be!!! I used a glass cube dead plain to make it in. I pasted some undersea wallpaper on the outside with the face of the wallpaper facing inward so you could see it through the jelly just. the custard was the beach and then I covered the cream topping in tiny meringues into which I had pushed those cocktail parasols. I added some bits and pieces from the sweets ranges that were available to me and the kids loved it
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The fancy glass container would be key, if it lasts long enough to put it all in there.
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Kindle, Internet hookup at Starbucks! The first time, and it is faster, working great.
Me, the old tart, out on a Saturday evening! Can you imagine that?
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Oh if you use a saucer you can make mini ones for picnics
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We are at Vons, so hungry for the trifle, thought we would try to buy one.
Omg, $29. 00, it is similar, fruit, whipped cream, pudding, some kind of sponge cake, another has lady fingers, surrounding the fruit and pudding.
Our Jello, your jellies, are called Jello, of Gelatin. Then, there are fruit Tarts, on a cake-like bed, looks like pudding.
Going to wait and make it. Looking up lady fingers to see if they are angel food cake or sponge, looks like what you are calling cats tongue.
Need to put chocolate in mine, so maybe lady fingers, chocolate mousse pudding, whipped cream, strawberries throughout, blueberries on top, drizzle with dark chocolate syrup, put in the Birds Custard layered. Maybe that would work.
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Cornish pasties? Real ones or the ones you but in UK now? The real ones had meat and vegetables one end and apple the other for the men who worked in the mines - they didn't actually eat the pastry they ate the contents.

Nowadays it is just the meat and veg ones. You need minced steak really but it can be the cheapest steak just try for a low fat content or you will have to skim it all off. Fry off the mince with a finely chopped onion and add virtually no gravy but probably about a tablespoon just to moisten it (depending on how much mince you use of course) then add diced cooked potato carrot and swede (rutabaga to you) and season with salt and pepper (I like pepper so I go heavier on that and I mean white not black pepper - it has more bite). If you wanted to spice it up you could add chilli (not for me though). Set aside to cool Roll out the pastry (Use the easy made stuff it works well and choose the type you prefer - I prefer shortcrust but flaky or puff work just as well. (NOT FILO). TO build your cornish pasty you cut your pastry into 8inch diameter circles. I used a small plate as a template. Then you spoon your mixture into the centre of the circle , moisten the edges of the pastry with egg wash (just beaten yolk with milk) and draw up two opposing sides and pinch them together them work your way down to the table top on either side - it looks a bit like the body of a dinosaur especially if you crimp the edges as you go. Then brush with egg wash and bake in a hot oven until golden brown. Bon appetit!!
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Ah Stacey steamed pudding is a dessert so you eat it that day usually. It will keep a day maybe two in the fridge and you could zap it in the microwave I suspect - never tried it but I think it would be OK. But you could freeze it and then bring it out in portions and then I would think you would defrost it naturally then a few secs in the microwave will bring it back to life - no promises on that one never done it - We are a greedy family!
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