Official Food Thread


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I'll have to try the Betty Crocker sweet bread. I like the sweet breads and rolls. Anyway, the linked onions recipe actually is good for the trouble
I'll try out the onion sauce. I'm close enough to Cincinnati that I've experienced the Cincinnati chili dogs quite a bit. Still can't put that crap on spaghetti though.
I'll look at the sweet bread recipe too. I said I use the same recipe for everything...which is mostly true, but I do switch out which flour I use. High gluten for pizza crust and cheesy bread, AP or Sapphire for buns. Sometimes I'll proof my yeast with pure maple syrup, honey, or brown sugar just to change up flavor.


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Sweet Roll Dough

1956 Betty Crocker Cookbook

1/2 cup warm water (110º – 115 º)

2 packages active dry yeast

1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk

1/2 cup sugar

2 teaspoons salt

2 eggs

1/2 cup soft shortening

7 to 7 1/2 cups Gold Medal Flour

In large mixing bowl, combine water and yeast; stirring to dissolve. Stir in milk, sugar, salt, eggs, shortening and half of the flour. Mix with spoon until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to handle easily; mix with hand. Turn onto lightly floured board; knead until smooth and elastic (about 5 min.). Round up in greased bowl, greased side up. Cover with damp cloth. Let rise in warm place (85°) until double (about 1 1/2 hr.).

Punch down; let rise again until almost double (about 30 min.). Divide dough for desired rolls and coffee cakes. Shape, let rise until light (15-20 minutes), bake rolls at 400° for 12-15 minutes.


Thank you Selena. Wife has some Betty Crocker cookbooks dating back to her mother. Growing up NYC and spending time watching my mom and aunts cook I took to it. Hard not to in a NYC Italian kitchen. While my wife is right at home in the kitchen since I retired about 8 years ago I find myself in the kitchen. Spring, summer and fall I like getting out on my motorcycle and rifle range trips but during winters snow covered roads and a frozen tundra rifle range aren't much fun. I never got into baking and always admired those who could so I figure worst case I screw a few things up. :) Not much else to do but do like a few week escapes to warm weather.



I am getting ready for 6, maybe 8 AR builds and forgot I didn't eat dinner. (Wife ate my mostly uneaten leftover Chili Verde burrito from our favorite takeout place ... She said it was GOOD :giggle:)

So checking out the freezer, I found last Philly Cheese sandwich from Costco, sausage/pepperoni pizza rolls and can of cream of chicken ... Don't judge me ... When you are hungry, food is food (NOBODY complained about food during Army boot camp after returning from first field exercise having eaten horrible first generation MREs ... No, there was no MRE heaters back then and anything HOT was GOOD)

UPDATE: Dipping the sandwich in the soup made it less nasty ... LOL (Just realized we had Hebrew National hotdogs in the fridge ... and my favorite cans of Great Value Chili with Beans ... The winner of Covid canned chili comparison challenge) I KNOW our dogs would love the sandwich and pizza rolls ... Even the cream of chicken soup ... Tempting ... Tempting.

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UPDATE #2: OK, sandwich and soup went to the dogs (I finished the pizza rolls) and I am making Spicy Shin Ramen with Shiitake mushrooms, onion and Hebrew National hot dog slices. Yum, brings back memories of college "starving student" days.



Yesterday we had the clan gathering and had catfish, cheddar bay bisquits, pinto beans, cornbread, cold slaw, potato salad, french fries, cheese and mac, and I might have missed one or two items. Something for everyone from the 2 year old to me. The good thing about this was that my only involvement was getting an ice chest in the house to put cokes in and putting beer in the refrigerator. Cooking is not on my list of things I am interested in, only with the consumption of such.

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So here we have poor boys jambalaya. Chicken and sausage went on the smoker for about 2hrs. Tried to find mud fish to make it more authentic but no luck.

Finished with a little cayenne and fresh black pepper.

It was still very delicious...


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