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Old 01-02-2008, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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I cook ALOT! And my husband is always inviting people over for "my" dishes, because he loves to show off that his wife is a good cook!

And I make most of my dishes from my head, no recipes (usually... there are those moments), some memorized & most not.
I just don't know what to consider "my" dish. I'm not a gourmet cook, I'm from Louisiana & I am absolutely into putting a Cajun spin on just about everything, but I do make alot of differnt types/styles of dishes.

What can you claim as your own?
Something that is made often from the top of one's head?
A dish that is just thrown together even though you know that this dish has been made before, but with your own twist to it?
A dish that you have perfected in your own little way over the years that originally started as a recipe?

How do I determine that it's MY recipe/dish?

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Old 01-02-2008, 01:25 PM
 
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My husband says I'm "pretty good with the slop dishes." Sounds so appealing doesn't it?? LOL. He's talking about my left over inventions. I'm a good cook, but I'm the queen of one dish left-over masterpieces. LOL. Give me some chicken, sour cream, can of cream of something and look out!!! I'm my own hamburger helper .
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Old 01-02-2008, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I can be a bit of a "what do I have in the cupboard" kind of cook but I seem to have perfected this yummy beef and wine stew ( sometimes I use Guiness), with mushrooms, carrots, lots and lots of herbs ( fresh and dried), onions, garlic, tomato and vegetable paste and a hint of balsamic vinegar.

I first cook it for a 3 hours on low heat. Put it in the fridge overnight and then re-peat the process for another couple of days. By that time the meat is incredibly tender, and everything beautifully marinated in its own juices.

I also make quite a good chicken ( breasts) , marinated with five-spice, olive oil ( and a drop of sesame oil) and garlic, then grill it or fry it very gently and serve with noodles. It actually tastes quite nice.
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