Not everything I make comes from the amazing, fermented brilliance of my mind.
In fact, quite a lot of it originates in other people's recipes, especially those of the huuuuge community at Allrecipes.com~
here are some of the things I've made from there that are worth trying for yourself :D
- Gingersnaps! they don't snap, but they're sweet, spicy, and deliciousss
- Soft Sugar Cookies IV -- ahh they're kinda cakey. really yummy~~
- Rasberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints -- oooh they're rather buttery. but an excellent, homemade substitution for those knott's jelly-filled cookies i used to often buy from the vending machines at school.
- Easy Fruit Cobbler -- made this with apple slices leftover from an apple pie~ a very bread-like base, and i'd like to try it again with peaches or some other fruit..maybe plums? mmm..
- Black Magic Cake -- AHHH it's wonderful. and wonderfully easy. definitely making it again, and trying it with frosting~ (last time it was totally finished even w/o, kept fairly moist for 3-4 days, maybe more!)
- Quiche Lorraine -- haha, it's not sweet or a cookie. it's SAVORY and supersuper good. also very easy, and open to modification, like adding spinach~
- Chicken and Apple Curry -- i made a couple modifications, like cooking it on the stovetop and chopping the chicken breasts into cubes, but the heart and taste of the recipe was still there. my first successful curry ♥
- Caramelized Pork Slices -- a little bit sweet, but still quite good. I'd make it again :)
- Spam Musubi --It's so simple that you really only need the recipe the first time; the marinade was tasty, but since i'm usually kinda pressed for time, i don't mind frying the sliced spam straight-from-the-can; also, as long as you're using a non-stick pan, you don't really need oil to fry spam...it's plenty greasy on its own..
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- I never use shortening or margarine... if they're in any recipe, i always replace them with butter. I do so because shortening scares me, and butter somehow scares me less by being uhhh "natural". it just seems easier to trust. :P
- The recipes listed here are simple & ones I haven't made much modification to; they can be followed pretty much as-is (or by reading one or two of the reviews); only the butter thing, halving recipe yields (i usually only cook for 1 person...and for one person to finish everything...too much, yeah?), and ummm dropping-out-spices-because-i-don't-have-them
((just thought I'd mention it.))