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JD Cowles says ...
As a dad who loves to cook, feeding friends, family and whomever is around, one of my best recipes is Chipotle Cheddar Twice Baked Potatoes, a little spicy and very delicious! 4 large russet potatoes 2 tbsp diced chives 2 tbsp diced green onions 1/2 stick butter 1/4 - 1/2 cup of milk 1 - 8 oz package of shredded cheddar cheese 2 tbsp All Spice Cafe Chipotle Garlic Hot Sauce salt and pepper to taste Bake potatoes, cut in half lengthwise. Scoop potatoes into a mixing bowl. Add milk, butter, Chipotle Garlic Sauce, salt and pepper. Mash potatoes . Add green onions, chives and cheddar cheese. Mix well and stiff back into the potato skin halves. Place under broiler (a couple of shelves below the broiler) and cook until the tops are golden brown. Truly delicious!
04/09/2009 2:21:02 PM CDT
Stacy says ...
My dad is a shocker of a cook. Greatest Barbie man that eva lived!! For the proper Aussie Barbie, you need Prawns and Calamari Rings, coated in Sweet Chili Sauce and grilled to perfection...ya know not burned. A Carlton Draught goes really good with the cooking process, too!
04/09/2009 3:50:10 PM CDT
Tess Hyndman says ...
My Dad was not a cook but he managed to come up with some unique & tasty snacks. One of his favorites he just called Goop! He would take Karo Dark Corn Syrup & mix it with creamy peanut butter & regular butter. Mix until smooth & then spread on bread or saltine crackers. This was a great after dinner snack or dessert. Yummy!
04/09/2009 8:35:28 PM CDT
Kristy says ...
My Dad makes a recipe that is so simple, yet has been requested at every family function since I can remember. We find as we get older those family gatherings seem to get fewer and fewer so around any holiday I start getting a craving for these little guys. As most recipes goes it usually consists of a shake here, and a shake there, but here goes (also it always tastes better when he makes them!) Steak house Shrooms Whole Mushrooms, stems removed, cleaned and inside hollowed out Sharp shredded cheddar cheese 1 stick butter Breadcrumbs Worchestire Red Wine Vinegar Dip each mushroom in butter and set on baking sheet. Mix together cheese, some butter, breadcrumbs, red wine vinegar and worchestire. This is a to taste recipe, but since the mixture is a stuffing for the mushroom it should be sticky and form a nice ball. Stuff mushroom, drizzle butter on top, and place in oven at 450-500 on broil until they form a nice crust. ENJOY!!!
04/10/2009 6:20:14 AM CDT
Nicole says ...
My dad makes about a million great dishes but his buffalo mozzarella roll that is the best appetizer on the planet. It contains, Sundried Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, Garlic and Basil and is molded and shaped with love.
04/10/2009 9:37:22 AM CDT
Melanie says ...
My dad will be 82 in a few weeks and with all of his best recipes come a vast store of wonderful memories. From his practically-a-meal-untoitself potato salad, which we ate every year at the 4th of July picnic, to the potato pancakes that never make it to the table at Hanukkah to the chili whose recipe has been shared so often... My dad makes really good, basic food. But one of our favoites is one from his own childhood. His father used to make him pizzas on English muffins. My dad makes his own sauce and then tops the English muffin with mozzarella and toasts them in the oven. These are such a quick and easy treat that when he brings them up to us, inevitably we finish them in minutes and my kids call downstairs and "order up" more of GrandDad's pizzas!
04/10/2009 3:48:48 PM CDT
Stephanie says ...
My Dad's favorite recipe is "Ship Wreck Stew". Don't flee after seeing the name, or the outcome for that matter, as it does kind of look like a shipwreck. He found it over a year ago in my Mom's church cookbook from the 1950's. Now, when given kitchen duty, he makes it at least once a week. Ship-Wreck Stew 1 lb. ground beef 1 can of milk 1 can drained kidney beans 1 onion (cut up) 3 potatoes (cut into pieces) salt and pepper to taste 1 can tomato soup 1 cup carrotts (optional) Brown meat and onion: add other ingredients (be sure to cut potatoes and carrots small or they will be crunchy). Put in large casserole. Bake about 1 1/2 hours at 350 degrees. Remove lid last half hour to brown.
04/21/2009 11:11:54 AM CDT