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Friday, December 14, 2007

I'm very sorry to inform you that we need a new administrator. Or at least someone who can take over the club. (Angel Zakuro, any chance you could do it?)

I can't update regularly and I have loads of stuff to deal with.

Again, I'm very, very sorry.


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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Since Halloween is coming up, here's a recipe for caramel apples! ^^

Plain Caramel Apples

6 servings


-6 apples
-6 wooden sticks
-1 (14 ounce) package individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped
-2 tablespoons water
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Insert wooden sticks 3/4 of the way into the stem end of each apple. Place apples on a cookie sheet covered with lightly greased aluminum foil.

2. Combine caramels and water in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring often, until caramel melts and is smooth.

3. Dip each apple into the caramel and gently run apples around insides of saucepan to scrape off some of the caramel. Scrape excess caramel from the apple bottoms using the side of the saucepan.

4. Place on the aluminum foil and chill until ready to serve.


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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Mint Chocolate Cookies

Heyo! It's Angel Zakuro, the co-founder. I've been such a lousy helper here, not updating when Kaisap couldn't. ^^;; But here's a recipe I found for some yummy mint chocolate cookies. Sounds pretty darn good to me...I love that combo!

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 teaspoons peppermint extract
2 cups milk chocolate chips (or semi-sweet)

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Stir together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, cocoa powder, dry milk, baking soda and salt; set aside.

2.In a large bowl, cream together the butter, vegetable oil, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the vanilla and peppermint extracts. Gradually stir in the dry ingredients using a wooden spoon. Finally, fold in the milk chocolate chips. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.

3.Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Enjoy! Happy cooking! ^_^

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

A recipe from Mami-chan!

Here is 4 cheese macaroni & cheese!

-1/3 c flour
-2-2/3 cups 1% low-fat milk
-? c shredded fontina or Swiss cheese
-? c grated fresh Parmesan cheese
-? c shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
-3 ounces light processed cheese (such as Velveeta Light)
-6 cups cooked elbow macaroni (about 3 cups uncooked)
-? t salt
-Cooking spray
-1/3 c crushed onion melba toasts (about 12 pieces)
-1 T butter, softened


1. Preheat oven to 375?F.

2. Place flour in a large saucepan. Gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk until blended. Cook over medium heat until thick (about 8 minutes), stirring constantly. Add cheeses; cook 3 minutes or until cheese melts, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in macaroni and salt.

3. Spoon mixture into a 2-quart casserole coated with cooking spray. Combine crushed toasts and butter in a small bowl; stir until well-blended. Sprinkle over macaroni mixture. Bake at 375?F for 30 minutes or until bubbly.


Oops, looks like it's been a month since the last update. O.O'''

Okay, here's an action plan:

1. Recruit new members.
2. Update A LOT more often.
3. Ask around if someone wants a job in the club (news people, recruiting team, people specialized in certain dishes etc.)

Well that looks good for now.

So if anyone is interested in doing something more for the club (yes, I'll start doing more too) then PM Cooking Club and let us know what you want to do!

Happy cooking!

-kaisap112, Admin

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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Yes, I know the last update was ages ago, but here I am! ^^

Thanks to kirbysdouble for the wonderful recipe!

"A closely guarded bit of knowledge in my family (my mother and I created it >.> so far as I know)"

ABC "noodles"
(potatoes or rice can be just as good, if not better)

Serving sizes change depending on how many you plan to serve for. I don't really do serving sizes, because we never measure anything when we're cooking ^^ (that always makes for the best tasting stuff).

-Vegetable Oil
-Minced garlic (or garlic paste)
-Parmesan Cheese (the powdered kind)
-Collinder (only for noodles)

Ok, I'll give 3 seperate variations for the 3 different main ingredients.


1. Boil noodles as one normally would (about 10-12 minutes for 3 servings). Make sure to put some vegetable oil in the noodle water to make it boil faster.

2. Strain noodles, and prepare the pot used to boil the noodles with vegetable oil (or butter, if you prefer a less healthy route)

3. Toss the noodles back into the pot, and mix with the garlic substance.

4. When properly infused with garlic (IE: the entire house smells like it [mmmmmmmmm]), turn off the heat on the stove and toss in a good amount of parmesan.

5. Add more oil if it looks like the parmesan is sticking to the pot.

6. Once the parmesan starts to solidify, and the noodles aren't easy to stir anymore, you've got yourself ABC noodles.

That easy. I may be missing a step or two... but it probably wasn't important.

Potato version!

1. Dice potatoes into little cubes (it's important to have them no larger than 1 cm cubed [wish superscript would work])

2. Put the cubes into a buttered skillet on medium.

2b. Optional step, could add ground beef or ham cubes right here, to have the protien and make it a meal in itself.

3. Stir potatoes until they are just starting to turn brown.

4. NOW, put the garlic whatever and vegetable oil.

5. when cubes actually begin turning a nice golden brown (adding the oil and garlic will slow it down), add the parmesan and stir until it all starts sticking together.


Rice, same as noodles, substitue wok for pot, and rice should be pre-cooked in a rice cooker. Sweet rice for stickyness, white rice for tradition, brown rice for health -.-

It's not the healthiest of foods, but I swear it's the tastiest.

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Saturday, September 8, 2007

Hello cookers, bakers, eaters and all the like!

Here's a yummy recipe, and I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

Tiger cake

This is what a traditional tiger cake looks like.


-200 grams of margarine or butter
-1 1/2 deciliters of sugar
-3 eggs
-3 deciliters of wheat flour
-2 teaspoons of baking powder
-2 teaspoons of vanilla sugar

The stripes:

-1/3 of the dough
-1/2 deciliters of cocoa powder
-1/2 deciliters of cream

The icing (optional):

-2 deciliters of powder sugar
-2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
-1 1/2-2 tablespoons of water
-1 teaspoon of vanilla sugar

1. Cream the soft margarine and the sugar together.

2. Add the eggs into the cream one at a time while mixing well.

3. Mix the dry ingredients and add them into the dough.

4. Take about a 1/3 of the dough into a separate bowl. Add the cocoa powder and cream in to the 1/3 dough to make the dough for the stripe.

5. On the bottom of a buttered and floured cake mould, first put a thin layer of the light dough and on top of it add a thin layer (or a thick, however you like) of the cocoa-dough.

6. Make as many layers as you can with the rest of the doughs like in step 5. But make sure you leave a light layer on top!

7. Bake the cake in 175 Celcius (347 Fahrenheit, about 350) degrees, on the lowest wire rack of the oven, for 50-55 minutes.

8. Make the icing by mixing the water with the vanilla sugar, cocoa powder and the powder sugar. If the mixing seems too sticky, add more water.

9. Put the icing on the cooled cake.

Enjoy! ¢¾

By the way, I'd like to ask Angel Zakuro to update this club if I don't have the time. No need to do it everyday though! Just every now and then if I can't do it.

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Friday, August 24, 2007

Hi everyone (or at least the 2-3 people that still visit)!

School is being a pain and I have a lot of stuff to do so I can't update sites too often...not even my own. =.=

But still, more members would be a good thing!
And more recipes! (It's a bit hard to run a cooking club without any recipes.)

But oh well. Back to the point, which is, as the name says, cooking!

I personally am a huge fan of breakfast. ^^
I could eat toast and cereal anytime!
So here's a breakfast recipe. I hope most of you like muesli!

Sunshine Morning Muesli

-1/4 cup rolled oats
-1/8 cup oat bran
-1 tablespoon golden raisins
-3 dried apricots, chopped
-1 pinch ground cinnamon
-1/2 cup plain yogurt
-1/4 cup milk, or as needed
-1 teaspoon chopped walnuts

1. In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, oat bran, raisins, apricots, and cinnamon. Stir in yogurt, cover, and refrigerate overnight.

2. In the morning, pour the milk over the meusli, and sprinkle with walnuts. You may wish to add more milk depending on your preference.

Happy cooking! ♥

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

I'm very sorry that I haven't updated in a while...school is killing me. @.@

Ah, here's a recipe from our admin Angel Zakuro! ^^

Broccoli Cheese Soup

For 6

-3 (14 1/2-ounce) cans reduced-sodium chicken broth
-2 (16-ounce) packages frozen cut broccoli
-1 small onion, coarsely chopped
-1 teaspoon minced garlic
-1 1/2 cups dry NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Nonfat Dry Milk
-1/2 cup water
-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
-1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1. Heat broth in large saucepan to boiling. Add broccoli, onion and garlic. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until broccoli is tender. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Transfer half of vegetable-broth mixture to blender or food processor (in batches, if necessary); cover. Blend until desired consistency. Return to saucepan.

2. Combine dry milk, water and flour in medium bowl; mix well. Stir into soup; season with salt and ground black pepper. Heat through. Add cheese. Stir over low heat until melted. Sprinkle with additional cheese, if desired.

Makes 6 servings.


Happy cooking everyone! ♥

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Friday, August 10, 2007

Yet again, Mami-chan delights us with a yummy recipe! ^^

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

12-16 servings


-2 cups crushed pretzels (about 8 ounces)
-¨ú cup butter or margarine, melted
-3 tablespoons sugar


-2 cups whipped topping
-1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
-1 cup sugar


-1 package (6 oz) strawberry-flavored gelatin
-2 cups boiling water
-2 packages (16 oz each) frozen sliced strawberries with syrup, thawed
-Additional whipped topping (optional)

1. In a bowl, combine pretzels, butter and sugar. Press into the bottom of an ungreased 13-in x 9-in x 2-in baking pan. Bake at 350¡Æ for 10 minutes. Cool.

2. In a mixing bowl, beat whipped topping, cream cheese, and sugar until smooth. Spread over pretzel crust. Chill.

3. For topping, dissolve gelatin in boiling water in a large bowl. Stir in strawberries with syrup; chill until partially set.

4. Carefully spoon over filling. Chill for 4-6 hours or until firm. Cut into squares; serve with a dollop of whipped topping if desired. Yields 12-16 servings.


Happy cooking! ¢¾

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Thursday, August 9, 2007

The tasty recipe of the day is from xxlunarXeclipsexx!

Barbaque Pork-Chops & Rice


- 2-4 pork chops
- 1-3 cups of Miniute rice
- Barbeque Sauce
- 1-3 cups of water

A lot of this Recipe can be changed around to fit tastes and size of course!

1. Cook the pork chops in a pan that has been sprayed or coated in oil so they don't stick.

2. After they're done take them out and set them on a plate or something where they're out of the way.

3. Measure out how much rice you want and and for each cup of rice, you put a cup of water and a 1/2 cup of barbecue sauce.

4. Mix the barbecue sauce and water together and put it in the pan or skillet you're using. Boil it and then add the rice.

5. Put the pork chops back in and cover the pan to let the rice cook. When the rice is done it's ready! This is when you decide if it needs more of a barbeque flavor or it needs a little less.


Enjoy this good meal! ¢¨ú

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