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RE: Lets share chili (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: Maggie G (Guest) on 10.03.2001 at 07:01 pm in Once-a-Week Cooking Forum

Here is my all time favorite. No beans or tomatoes, please, I have relatives in Texas who would KILL me if I included them.(But you can serve beans WITH chili, just not IN it.) ;-)

Jailhouse Chili

3 lbs chili meat (coarse ground beef and pork, mixed)
1 qt water (or more as needed)
8 dry chili pods or 6 Tbsp chili powder (I use Gebhardt's)
3 tsp salt
1 tsp cominos (whole cumin)
1 tsp red pepper (ground cayenne)
1 Tbsp dark brown sugar
1/4 cup olive oil
10 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 tsp black pepper
3 Tblsp paprika
6 Tblsp corn meal
4 Tblsp flour

Sear meat in a deep pot in hot oil until gray, not browned. Add water and cook covered a a bubbling simmer for 11/2 to 2 hours. then add all other ingredients except the flour and corn meal. Cook 30 minutes more. Mix corn meal and flour in enough cold water to make a thick batter-like consistency and add to chili, stirring constantly to avoid lumping. Cook five minutes more to dtermine if more water is needed.
Serve hot with tortillas, chopped raw onion, and a little grated yellow cheese.

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RE: Tips & techniques----let's start a new thread!! (Follow-Up #15)

posted by: dreajar on 07.24.2008 at 03:05 pm in Once-a-Week Cooking Forum

Tip for crockpot meals:

I buy a bunch of meats at the store, rub them in different seasonings (taco or bbq rub, many more) and wrap the rubbed meat in tin foil. I then freeze it. I later take the frozen tin foil wrapped package out of the freezer and place it straight in the crockpot (yes, with the tinfoil) Put it on low for 6-8 hours and you have perfectly seasoned and moist meat.

1 recipe I love to use:

-2 boneless pork picnic roasts
-BBQ rub (garlic salt, pepper, salt, cumin, paprika, chili powder, brown sugar and whatever else sounds good)

Coat both roasts with seasoning and individually wrap each roast with aluminum foil. Place both roasts with tin foil into crock pot and cook on low for 6 hours or so. Pork will be very moist and will fall apart when you put a fork in it. Any leftovers you can add bbq sauce to and have pulled pork sandwiches for lunch.


I also like to rub taco seasoning on chicken breasts (fresh or frozen) and add lime juice and cook in crockpot in foil. The result is great shredded mexican chicken perfect for tamales, enchiladas, tacos, etc.

Hope this message wasn't too long.
Happy cooking!

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RE: Tips & techniques----let's start a new thread!! (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: pathfinder81601 on 02.07.2008 at 01:48 pm in Once-a-Week Cooking Forum

Don;t know if this is the kind of tip you are looking for, but this one makes your chicken recipes turn out great.

Marinate your uncooked chicken overnight in buttermilk. It makes the chicken remain tender and juicy for casseroles, sauteeing, baking, frying, whatever.

This was given to me by a friend who owned a chain of restaurants and everyone loved his chicken dishes. He marinated chicken strips in buttermilk and lemon pepper before he battered and fried.

Hope some of you will try it. I NEVER cook chicken any more unless it has been swimming in the buttermilk overnight.

Something in buttermilk breaks down the fibers in the meat and allows it to stay tender and juicy while it cooks instead of drying out and become tough. I beleive that I saw Alton Brown 'splain this on Good Eats one day.

Don't forget to wash the buttermilk off the chicken before you prepare your dish.

Love Y'all! Billie

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RE: Favorite family recipe? (Follow-Up #48)

posted by: Debe on 04.17.2002 at 09:26 am in Once-a-Week Cooking Forum

* Exported from MasterCook *

Cheesy Mexican Chicken

Recipe By :
Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Casseroles Chicken Breasts
Freezer-Friendly

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
3 cups corn chips
10 3/4 ounces cream of chicken soup, condensed
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese -- divided
1 1/4 ounces taco seasoning mix
1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk
hot cooked rice

Place chicken in 13x9-inch baking dish. Mix soup, 1 1/2 cups of cheese,
milk, and seasoning mix. Spoon over chicken. Top with chips; cover.
Bake at 375F for 30 minutes. Remove cover; top with remaining 1/2 cup
cheese. Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve
with rice.

Freezing plan: Mix chicken soup, 1 1/2 cups of cheese, milk and seasoning
and put in bag. Bag corn chips and remaining cheese in separate baggies
and bag together with chicken in a large Ziploc bag. Freeze. When ready
to serve, defrost and assemble and bake as above.

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 461 Calories; 24g Fat (47.0%
calories from fat); 40g Protein; 20g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 113mg
Cholesterol; 1233mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 5 Lean Meat; 0
Non-Fat Milk; 3 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

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RE: Quick, easy recipes for first-time cook (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: gadgets on 09.25.2007 at 04:21 pm in Once-a-Week Cooking Forum

You can't get too much easier than this one:

Stove Top Meatloaf Muffins

Ingredients:
1 lb extra lean ground beef
1 box Stove Top stuffing mix
1 cup water
2 egg whites
1 medium onion, diced
1 medium green bell pepper, diced

Mix together and divide into 12 muffin cups that have been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

Shirley

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RE: For those of you with white cabinets and white subway tile... (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: rmkitchen on 12.31.2008 at 10:56 pm in Kitchens Forum

Have you seen redroze's wonderful kitchen? She has white cabinets (not cream) and a beautiful white tile backsplash (by Heath Ceramics). They don't match but they certainly complement. Also suanandmarkw's kitchen (of the "Something's Gotta Give" inspired kitchen), socalthreem's kitchen, soonermagic's kitchen and mwardlb's kitchen (a personal favorite) are a few which immediately come to mind of having white cabs with white subway tile.

I wonder if the grout color is really the key .... I wish you so much luck!

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RE: Pick my backsplash? What would you do if this were your kitch (Follow-Up #14)

posted by: bill_vincent on 01.18.2009 at 03:04 pm in Kitchens Forum

I'd use a polished black white and grey marble like grigio malaga as the field tile, and either absolute black or black galaxy as an accent. I'd cut the grigio into either 3x6 or 2x4 pieces and mount it on the wall in a brick joint, like subway tiles on the top, bottom, and ends of each part of the splash. I'd use the black to make "pencil liners" to box in the center of each wall of the backsplash and accent it. Inside each box, I'd cut the grigio into 4x4 or 3x3 pieces, and set them diagonally with small 3/4" square pieces of the black granite at the corners where the diagonal tiles meet. It wouldn't be every single corner, but more of a patterned kind of thing.

This is assuming you'll have a microwave over the cooktop. If that will be an open area, I'd modify my above description in order to do something even more artistic over the cooktop.

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Can't believe so many are building this plan!!! 2 (Follow-Up #16)

posted by: thepond on 07.31.2008 at 05:40 pm in Building a Home Forum

Inside photos:

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RE: Greens (Follow-Up #19)

posted by: nsf798 on 02.16.2006 at 10:13 am in Home Decorating Forum

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RE: Greens (Follow-Up #82)

posted by: brutuses on 05.17.2008 at 11:59 pm in Home Decorating Forum

BM's Grecian Green 507 on the ceiling and Tree Moss 508 on the walls.

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RE: Low-maintenance bath - subway tile? (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: sombreuil_mongrel on 01.18.2009 at 10:51 am in Bathrooms Forum

You're supposed to clean it? It gets washed down every morning when I use it!
Seriously, though, I tiled mine this spring, and it is as easy to clean as any other kind of tile. It has as many feet of grout lines as it has; Less than 1x1 and more than 24x24. I like the rhythm of the brick pattern.
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This is regular A/O from Lowe's.

Casey

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RE: Details of how to post photos, questions (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: myredhouse on 01.19.2009 at 09:14 pm in Home Decorating Forum

This took me awhile too. I didn't use Picasa but Tiny Pic; it was easy once I figured it out. I just posted this in another thread too so I copied and pasted:

1. Go to www.tinypic.com

2. Select the photo from your computer using the browse button.

3. On the drop down for resize select "Website/Email"

4. Check the box for "send it via email" so you can keep track of the links later and enter your email or don't if you'd rather not have them have your email (though I've yet to get spam from them)

5. Hit upload and it will take you to a page with a bunch of links for you to copy, IMPORTANT: choose HTML for websites! NOT message board or email. Copy the link from the box and paste it into your post.

6. We then marvel at your mad decorating skillz!

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Dark photos of our installed backsplash

posted by: redroze on 11.24.2008 at 10:22 pm in Kitchens Forum

Some of our potlights and our pendants aren't working...we need to upgrade our electrical (sigh).

Anyway, wanted to share some very very dark photos of our newly installed BUT not yet grouted backsplash. The tiles around the window will go up to the same height as under the range hood, and our grout will be a very white white which I'm glad about as I don't think I would have liked the pale grey grout look for our kitchen.

Some disclaimers. These are not grouted yet as I mentioned, and the spackle/mortar/whatever you call the gooey stuff, is yellowish so it is giving it a yellowish tinge. I don't even have to tell you - it looks much better in person and with decent light. Just wanted to share it with all of you!

Some thoughts that came to me...it's so interesting how things just pop more when the backsplash is installed. The faucets and hardware just look so much better to me, now that the backsplash is in. I guess the distracting wires (which are still there but out of the way) and peeling drywall distracted from them. I can't wait til the crown molding and toekicks go in.

Odd...for some reason I just noticed that lovely view of our neighbour's red brick wall through our window. Do you think I should put a roman blind on that window? I don't care about the view, I just want it to not be distracting.

(I spy some weird light reflection streaks in some of the photos...sorry about that.)

My DH was all like, "don't post them!" But I know you guys are forgiving, and it's like showing my kitchen "without its make-up on."

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Mrs. Limestone Inspired Bathroom- Photos

posted by: flstella on 01.17.2009 at 10:09 pm in Bathrooms Forum

Here are some photos of our recently completed master bath. Thanks to all for the advice I received in this forum, and especially to Mrs. Limestone for the inspiration. I need some accessories - especially for the tub deck, feel free to make suggestions!

Here's my vanity and the tub. This view was taken from the shower, before the shower glass was installed. There is now an LCD TV above the towel rack, so I can watch the news while I get ready in the morning, and watch from the tub as well. If only they made a waterproof laptop, I would never leave the tub!


This is my husband's (smaller) vanity:


View of the tub as you're standing at the entrance to the bathroom- taken before the shower glass was put in. A glass wall now rests on the left side of the tub:


Here's the shower:


And this shot is looking at my husband's vanity and toilet from inside the shower:


Closer view of marble basketweave floor:

Faucets are all from the Moen Kingsley line
Vanities, sinks, sconces, towel bars & rings, and mirrors all from Restoration Hardware.
Tub is Jacuzzi Allusion. Toilet is Jacuzzi brand also.
Tub deck and vanity tops are Bianco Sevic Marble
Subway tile, pencil liner, and chair rail all from Lowe's.
Floor tile is Carrara Marble Basketweave from Classic Tile NY
Glass shower enclosure from K&K Glass
Wall paint: "Shore" (I think) from Restoration Hardware

Let me know what you think!
Stella

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B & W checkerboard/subway tile kids' bath

posted by: hoffman on 01.13.2008 at 08:43 pm in Bathrooms Forum

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Details:

Kohler Memoirs toilet & sink
Kohler pinstripe faucets & accessories
Kohler villager tub (the only one that would fit)
Rejuvenation medicine cabinet, pushbutton switches & light fixtures
Daltile subway tile & black liners
marble mosaic checkerboard floor tile
Pottery Barn Kids towels & shower curtain
BM "white satin" paint
Nero Marquina (black) marble windowsill

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RE: post restoration hardware paint pics (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: deconut on 09.14.2006 at 04:17 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Here are some of the RH colors I have:

Flax

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Latte:

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Cappuchino:

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The three browns are shades apart. Latte actually looks like coffee with cream... much lighter than on my picture.

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RE: post restoration hardware paint pics (Follow-Up #13)

posted by: maggiepie11 on 12.28.2008 at 09:46 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Two different rooms in RH Silver Sage... you can see how it takes on different colors based on the light in the room.






RH Hyacinth (just discontinued this color I think)



RH Flax:

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Interior finish work in full swing

posted by: housecrazy1970 on 04.22.2008 at 01:28 am in Building a Home Forum

Well things are moving along. Trimer has been working for six weeks (seems like 60 LOL) we are just starting painting. I had some granite tile lrft over from the foyer/powder room so i put it on the vanity wall of the powder room. Things havnt come out perfect but its starting to look like a house! Ill post more pictures next week, were starting the kitchen YEA!!!!!!!!!
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RE: Width and depth for mudroom cubbies? (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: acountryfarm on 11.21.2008 at 12:18 pm in Building a Home Forum

Our mudroom (back hall) has 7 stalls. Each with drawer, bench area & cubby.
It is going to be well used and I am hoping it is as useful as it is in my mind. I do love it. Our mudroom is large an also has a utility bath for initial rinse offs if needed, & laundry room. Each stall will have hook under cubby.

Here are a few pics of cubby area. One shot after primer, they will be black when paint is all done.


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New pictures...almost done!!

posted by: huntsville on 09.18.2007 at 11:37 pm in Building a Home Forum

I've been getting advice from this site since we started on our house. After close to 10 months, it seems like we will done in a month. I've attached some pictures of the house. Thank you all for this great site.

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honed virginia mist pics

posted by: deee on 09.07.2007 at 05:08 pm in Kitchens Forum

Just installed today! I'm really pleased. Many, many thanks to this forum for all the advice and hand holding. Be sure to check out my galaxy sink too. I'll post more pics of the kitchen when finished.

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Cream glazed custom cabinetry photos

posted by: mpeg on 10.27.2008 at 01:08 pm in Kitchens Forum

Here is a photo one local custom cabinet maker sent me of a kitchen they did primarily in a creamy glazed finish with a few darker wood pieces added in to one side. Any opinions on this kitchen and cabinet style would be appreciated. I think it is sort of a rustic elegant look that I really like. I just want to hear honest opinions though. If I were to do this what kind of granite would you suggest. I love the backsplash as is.

I know I don't have nearly this nice of a space. But as it is a small space I am thinking the lighter finish might really be my best bet. Using darker pieces if possible as an accent or not at all if I can't work it in.

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Can't believe so many are building this plan!!! (Follow-Up #15)

posted by: thepond on 07.31.2008 at 05:34 pm in Building a Home Forum

This is exciting, we are still awaiting state go ahead to pull permits (maybe august).

These pics are from original poster christinagrissett (Thanks a bunch)

Outside views:

housefront

backdeck2

garage

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Can't believe so many are building this plan!!! 4 (Follow-Up #18)

posted by: thepond on 07.31.2008 at 05:51 pm in Building a Home Forum

upstairshallway

frontbedroomup

bed3viewtobonus

J&Jpotty

J&Jtub

J&Jbathdoor

bonus

Whew!! That took a while to accomplish, hope you enjoy them. There are some changes to the basic plan reflected in these photos.

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