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Any people into cooking here on LP?


Is there anyone out there who likes to cook?

I like to dabble into some cooking myself on occasion.  I haven't cooked anything homemade in a long time because of the move, but I can't wait until I get back into it.

I'll share one of my recipes (since I can't find the other one......my "still workin' on it" chili that I haven't memorized yet):

Seasoned Potato Wedges

You need a pan, some foil, potatoes, extra virgin olive oil, shredded cheese, cooked bacon (can be the microwave bacon, which is what I use), steak sauce (A1, 57, or store brands of those) and whatever seasonings you prefer (in this recipe I'll be using cayenne pepper, ground red pepper, sea salt, and black pepper).

First, cut the potatoes (I leave the skin on) into small wedges.  Toss them in the foil-lined pan, drizzle some EVOO (extra virgin olive oil for those of you who've never heard of Rachael Ray Razz ) over the 'taters, then lightly sprinkle seasonings on top (for my spicy wedges, I sprinkle, in order, sea salt (optional, sometimes I don't use it), black pepper, red pepper, and cayenne pepper).  Put 'em in a preheated 375 oven for 15 minutes (time may vary depending on various circumstances).  After 15 minutes, take them out, turn them over, sprinkle more seasoning on the other side (you don't need any more EVOO at this point), and put them back into the oven for 15 more minutes (again, time may vary).

When they're done (I'd stick a fork or something in some of the bigger ones to check and see if they're done), immediately sprinkle shredded cheese on top of the 'taters.  Put the wedges into a plate, top with cooked bacon, and drizzle a little bit (don't need much) sauce on top.

I'll warn you if you decide to use my recipe for spicy wedges........have plenty to drink on hand, because they're spicy.

It may be one of the most unoriginal recipes out there, but I thought I'd throw it out there.

I'm mostly a hamburger (cheese, bacon (if available), and sauce (ketchup, BBQ sauce, or steak sauce only) only), chicken nuggets/fingers/tenders, pizza, and mexican foods (beef and cheese tacos, burritos, etc.) person.  I hate seafood.  I'm picky on what I eat. Razz  Oh yeah......I do like certain hot and spicy foods.  I like certain kinds of hot sauces and spices.

I do like to do some simple cooking, such as fixing BBQ chicken tenders (simple as in using frozen chicken nuggets or tenders, dipping them in BBQ sauce, and baking them in the oven for 15 or so minutes) and playing around with simple recipes such as sloppy joes and tacos.

I'm open to any recipes, ideas, and suggestions any of you might have.

Until next time, if I can spell it right, "bon appetite." Big Grin

Entry #21


Comment by Gentlespirit - July 2, 2008, 9:47 pm
I like to cook Sorenson...but it's going to take more than a hamburger for me to say 'bon appetite'...lol

I love seafood, so we are not going to get along! I can go for your BBQ chicken...not the tenders...I like real chicken with the bone inside barbequed especially on the grill!!!

Tacos, nuggets and pizza...seems like you like to cook fast food!!! How about spaghetti and meat balls, a pot of homemade soup or chili, chicken & noodles/dumplings...now that's real cooking and real eating!!!
angelmComment by angelm - July 2, 2008, 10:52 pm
Love to cook!
konaneComment by konane - July 3, 2008, 9:04 am
Enjoy cooking, make it up as I go along. Dinner's not dinner at my house, it's the next experiment in scratch cooking. ;-D

Alternate version for your potatoes .... A little bit of real butter in a small sauce pan, add fresh cut up garlic and fresh cut bruised rosemary leaves ... very gently warm a few minutes watching constantly (to keep from burning garlic) until rosemary and garlic flavor are rendered into butter. At this point it's optional whether you remove rosemary leaves and garlic ... I leave them ... add EVO stir, pour over potatoes and coat thoroughly. Salt as desired. Cook in oven on foil lined pan until potatoes are tender. When almost done you can optionally add a little fresh squeezed lime juice. Began cooking them myself when Alexa-brand began adding canola to their frozen ones.
Comment by sorensonfan41 - July 3, 2008, 9:07 am
Spirit, I've actually made homemade meat sauce for spaghetti (still tinkering with the recipe, although the progress has been tasty so far). I like making that stuff sometimes. Same with the chili......I've created a good recipe (which I haven't memorized yet, as I mentioned in the blog post), but, until about a month before I found out for sure I was moving, haven't been able to do any more real cooking.

I shoulda mentioned I do eat things like spaghetti and lasagna on occasion. I do prefer, now that I've made my own meat sauce, to make my own sauce over using the jars/cans, though.....as it tastes better.
ThatScaryChickComment by ThatScaryChick - July 3, 2008, 1:20 pm
It depends on how I feel, but I usually enjoy cooking as well. I make spaghetti with a sausage base that my family loves. At the moment it is probably their favorite dish I make.
konaneComment by konane - July 15, 2008, 10:55 am
Revision ...... Rosemary, garlic mixture intended to go on freshly cut potatoes with no seasoning .... not intended to be added to your recipe as an something extra. ;-]

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