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Mom’s Apple Pie

This apple pie is great – every time I make it, it gets rave reviews. The ingredients:

  • Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust
  • Sugar, ¾ cup
  • Flour, 2 tablespoons
  • Sour cream, 1 cup
  • Vanilla, ½ tsp
  • Apples, 3-4 cups
  • 1 egg (well-beaten)

And for the topping:

  • Sugar, 1/3 cup
  • Flour, 1/3 cup
  • Cinnamon, 1 tsp
  • Butter, cold, ¼ cup
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The ingredients.

First, place the pie crust, and then flute the edges, like so:

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Pie crust,

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fluted.

The next step is to combine the sugar and flour.

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Stuff.

And then mix in the egg, vanilla, and sour cream.

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More stuff.

Mix in the apple slices.

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Still more stuff.

And then place them in the pie.

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Stuff INSIDE of stuff.

Bake for 15 minutes at 425 degrees, and then reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes more.

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Still more stuff.

Meanwhile, make the topping: blend the topping ingredients until crumbles are formed. Then sprinkle these on top of the pie and bake for another 15 minutes.

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The crumbles.

Your pie should come out looking like this: beautiful!

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The end result.

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Delicious Ginger Snap Cookies

These came out incredibly. The ingredients:

  • Flour, all-purpose, 2 cups
  • Baking soda, 2 teaspoons
  • Ground ginger, 1 teaspoon
  • Ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon sugar, 1/3 cup
  • Sugar, 1 cup
  • Salt, 1/2 teaspoon
  • Dark molasses, 1/4 cup
  • Butter, 3/4 cup
  • Egg, 1
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The ingredients.

In case you’re wondering, cinnamon sugar is awesome, and you can make it yourself, as I did.

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Cinnamon sugar.

First, pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Then, sift a few of the ingredients together into a mixing bowl: the flour, ginger, salt, and cinnamon. Then sift again into another bowl, to ensure an even mixture, and because you deserve the sifting-punishment.

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This is how you sift. With a sifter.

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Sifted.

Next, put the butter in a bowl and beat until creamy.

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Beaten.

At that point, gradually beat in the white sugar. Then the egg, and dark molasses. And then, the crème de la crème: the opposite of cream, the flour mixture. Sift in a third of it at first, blend thoroughly, then sift in the rest.

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Beaten, part deux.

Mix together until a doughy softness forms. Pinch off small amounts and roll into 1-inch diameter balls; then roll those balls in the cinnamon sugar.

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Doughy goodness.

Place these on a baking sheet (ungreased) and bake for about 10 minutes.

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Into the oven.

Then cool and enjoy. They’re great!

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Out of the oven.

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Glass Noodles With Pork

This dish turned out okay – nice, tasty, but nothing particularly special. The ingredients were:

  • Ground pork, 1 lb
  • Cellophane noodles, 4 oz
  • Cabbage, sliced, 1-2 cups
  • Scallions, chopped into 1-inch lengths, 1-2 cups
  • Eggs, 4
  • Garlic, 6 cloves
  • Fish sauce, 6 tablespoons
  • Sugar, 4 tablespoons
  • Maggi seasoning, 2 tablespoons
  • Oil
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The ingredients.

The first step is simple: soak the noodles in warm water for about 10 minutes.

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Warm water and noodles.

After a while, you’ll see that they’ve grown, as if by magic!

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Just the noodles.

Next, fry the pork in the oil. Then add the eggs and garlic.

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Frying, frying.

Once that’s more-or-less cooked, add in everything else.

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The onions and cabbage, prepared in advance.

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The finished product.

And voila! Enjoy.

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Fried Mushrooms

These were the star of our ill-fated election-night party, and a bright spot in an otherwise dismal night. The recipe comes courtesy of my mom, and beware – it is time-consuming to make. But also, so so delicious.

The ingredients are:

  • Mushrooms
  • Panko or bread crumbs
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Mrs. Dash seasoning
  • Water
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Canola Oil
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The ingredients.

The first step is to wash and cut up the mushrooms into bite-sized portions. Then, prepare three bowls.

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The bowl line-up.

In the first bowl, have flour (as well as a touch of pepper and salt, but not too much)

In the second bowl, have beaten eggs and water. For every two eggs that you add, add 1 tablespoon of water. As you can see, I used a tall glass instead, as it’s easier to dunk the mushrooms in (I use a fork to do so).

Finally, have flour, Panko or bread crumbs, salt, pepper, Parmesan cheese, and Mrs. Dash in the final bowl. The proportions will vary depending on how you prefer your mushrooms, but the main ingredient should be the Panko.

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A closer look at the final bowl.

Dip each mushroom piece into each bowl consecutively, making sure to coat them well each time. Then, deep fry the mushrooms until they turn brown. As you can see, I used an enameled pot, but whatever device works for you.

When they’re done, place on a plate with paper towals to absorb the excess grease, and sprinkle with salt (if you prefer) to eat with ranch dressing.

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Enjoy!

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Square Thai Omelets

These were yummy, but I couldn’t get them to be square – they ended up as more of a scramble. Sorry. The ingredients are:

  • Pork, 4 oz, ground
  • Shrimp, 4 oz, ground
  • Eggs, 6, beaten
  • Garlic, 1 clove, minced
  • Tomato, 1, chopped
  • Onion, 1, chopped
  • Carrots, 1/8 cup, chopped
  • Sugar peas, 2 tablespoons
  • Fish sauce, 2 tablespoons
  • Maggi seasoning, 1 tablespoon
  • Sugar, 2 tablespoons
  • White pepper, 1/4 teaspoon
  • Oil, 3 tablespoons
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The ingredients.

The first step was preparing a few of the ingredients. I could but the pork ground, but I had to mince the shrimp myself. A knife was a relatively crude tool, but it worked well enough.

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Mincing meat.

I sliced the peas along with the other veggies, and I liked it that way. But you do you.

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Slicing veggies.

The next step starts with frying the garlic in a tablespoon of the oil.

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Garlic in a pan.

Then add the meat.

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Meat in a pan.

Then add the sugar, pepper, fish sauce, and Maggi seasoning.

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More stuff in a pan.

Then add the veggies, and cook until your desired level of tenderness.

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Still more stuff in a pan.

The rest is simple. In another pan, you’ll make four omelets. Add oil and about a quarter of the eggs.

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Eggs in a pan.

Then add some of the goodness from the other pan.

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The omelet in process.

You can try to make a square omelet, like I did, but you may end up with a scramble, like I did. Regardless, it’s good. Repeat until you’ve made everything, and enjoy.

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Good stuff.

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Beef with Broccoli

This is another dish from the Thai cookbook I’m working through. The ingredients:

  • Beef, 1 pound, thinly sliced
  • Broccoli, 2 pounds, cut into bite-sized chunks
  • Straw mushrooms, 1 can
  • Oyster sauce, 6 tablespoons
  • Oil

And for the marinade, the ingredients are:

  • Eggs, 2
  • Garlic, 8 cloves, minced
  • Sugar, 4 tablespoons
  • Fish sauce, 4 tablespoons
  • Cornstarch, 2 tablespoons
  • Rice wine, 4 tablespoons
  • Sesame oil, 2 teaspoons
  • White pepper, ground, 1 teaspoon
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The ingredients.

Like me, you may have some trouble locating straw mushrooms. I didn’t even know there was such a thing before I made this recipe. But there is. Believe me. They look like this:

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The mushrooms in question. In a can.

I found this can at my local Giant supermarket, in the ethnic foods aisle. But undoubtedly some groceries won’t carry them. And to be honest, it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world if you substituted some other kind of mushroom.

The first step is to combine all the marinade ingredients, like so:

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The marinade, pre-mix.

Mix them all together, like so:

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The marinade, post-mix.

But what’s the use of a marinade if you’re not marinading anything? This is where the beef comes in. Cut it into thin slices, like so:

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The beef, pre-marinade.

And add it all to the marinade, like so:

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The beef, in marinade.

Let it marinade for at least five minutes. Meanwhile, you can cut up your broccoli, in pieces as big as you may prefer:

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The broccoli, pre-beef.

When the marinade is done, heat the oil in a large wok and saute the beef until it’s done, or close to it. Then add the broccoli and the other ingredients and cook until the veggies have reached your desired level of tenderness.

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The broccoli, with beef.

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Everything together!

Eat and enjoy!

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Pork Omelet

I hate to say it, but these Pork Omelets (courtesy, again, of the Thai cookbook I’m working through) were just okay. The ingredients:

  • Ground pork (1 pound)
  • Eggs (4, scrambled)
  • Green onions/scallions (1/2 cup, chopped)
  • Fish sauce (4 tablespoons)
  • Maggi seasoning (2 teaspoons)
  • Oil (any kind; I used peanut; a cup or so)
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The ingredients.

First, scramble the eggs, like so:

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Scramble those eggs.

Then add some of the other stuff – the Maggi seasoning, fish sauce, and scallions – and mix them in.

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Mixing ingredients.

Then mix in the ground pork. You’ll find that the pork/egg ratio is heavily skewed towards pork. Don’t worry – that’s how they’re supposed to be.

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Mixing ingredients.

Next, heat some of the oil in a pan, and when it’s hot, add in some of the pork mixture. How much is up to you, and depends on the size of the pan, how big you want the omelets to be, the circumference of the moon, and other factors.

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Meat in a hot pan.

Flip when appropriate and cook until it looks done to you. When it’s done it should look something like this:

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The finished product

Make as many as need be. You’ll find that they’re rather salty. I enjoy salt, so that wasn’t a problem for me; I just found the flavors uninspiring overall. But hopefully you’ll enjoy!

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Thai Pork Omelet

This was an okay dish – nothing particularly earth-shattering, but definitely a different kind of omelet, and easy to make. The ingredients were:

  • pork, minced/ground, 1 pound
  • fish sauce, 4 tablespoons
  • eggs, 4
  • scallions, chopped, 1/2 cup
  • Maggi seasoning, 2 teaspoons
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The ingredients.

The first step is scrambling the eggs, like so:

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Like so.

Then, add everything else in – all the other ingredients:

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Everything else.

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Yes, even the pork.

Then, spoon portions into a pan with hot oil, and cook. Like any other omelet, this may be a test of your flipping skills.

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Bigger & thicker omelets take longer to cook.

And then, you’re done. Enjoy! This dish will make several omelets.

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The omelet in question.

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Crab Fried Rice

Oh my goodness, this was good. The ingredients:

  • Crab meat, 1-2 cups
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • Maggi seasoning, 2 tablespoons
  • Fish sauce, 3/8 cup
  • Sugar, 2 tablespoons
  • 1 diced scallion
  • 1-2 sliced tomatoes
  • 1 sliced cucumber, peeled
  • 5 thai chilies, diced (this is hot. You may prefer fewer)
  • cilantro leaves to taste
  • lemon juice to taste
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The ingredients.

Your first step really should be to start the rice, since it can take a while. I use a rice cooker, but you do you.

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I love my rice cooker.

You may also want to prepare a few other ingredients.

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The eggs.

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The crab. You may want to sort through this just to make sure there’s no shell in it.

I used a wok, because its size was so well-suited to the volume of the dish, but you don’t have to. In any case, heat some oil in the wok and stir-fry the crab, garlic, and eggs together until the eggs have been cooked.

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Apply heat.

Next, add a few other things: the cooked rice, the Maggi seasoning, the fish sauce, and the sugar. Mix it all together and cook until everything is hot.

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Add the rice.

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And then a few other things.

Next, add the lemon juice (to taste) and the thai chili peppers (to taste).

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Thai chilies can be hot.

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But tasty, though.

The rest of the ingredients don’t need to cook thoroughly – in fact having them relatively uncooked (even cold) can be kind of nice. Especially if you added a lot of chili heat, as I did.

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Scallions are sometimes referred to as green onions.

So go ahead and add the scallions, tomatoes, cucumbers, and cilantro.

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Adding things, adding things.

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Adding things, adding things.

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I want to make this again now.

Then mix it together, and enjoy!

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Pork Fried Rice

This is another one of the recipes from the Thai cookbook I’m working through. The ingredients are:

  • Pork (1 pound, sliced)
  • Onion (1, sliced)
  • Tomato (1, diced)
  • Scallions (1 bunch)
  • Eggs (4, scrambled)
  • Garlic (4 cloves, minced)
  • Sugar (4 tablespoons)
  • Soy sauce (2 tablespoons)
  • Fish sauce (1/2 cup)
  • White pepper (1 teaspoon, ground)
  • Rice (3 cups)

Optionally, you can also add cayenne pepper (as I did) or sliced jalapeno pepper, for heat; cilantro; cucumber slices, etc.

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The ingredients

The first step is to slice up the pork, which can be easier when it’s frozen.

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Slicing pork.

You’ll also want to slice up the onions, tomatoes, and scallions.

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Slicing other forms of nutrition.

You can beat the eggs, too, to get ready.

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These eggs weren’t exactly sliced.

Heat a wok on medium-high heat, add the pork slices and garlic, and cook until the meat is nearly done.

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Now the cooking part.

Meanwhile, you can keep assembling your spices – the sugar, pepper, soy sauce, and fish oil can all go together.

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Sugar and pepper…

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…plus fish oil and soy sauce.

When the meat is cooked, add the eggs, and when they’re done, add in the rest of your ingredients – the onions and tomatoes; the sauce mixture; the rice.

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Adding the eggs.

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Adding in the rest.

I also added cayenne pepper for some extra heat.

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A bit of heat.

And voila! You’re all done.

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The end result.

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