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May 15, 2008 07:23 AM

Best Chowhound recipes of all time?

I'm new to the home cooking board, and just wondering if people have favorite recipes that they've collected here over the years (a la Galley Girl's Pear Cake, which I tried last night)...

Thank you!

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  1. goodhealthgourmet's Black Bean Dip...awesome! Here's the link:

    mabziegurls' ma po tofu--here's the link to 'your most requested recipe' thread--a very good thread! scroll down for her ma po recipe:

    The Tuna Noodle Casserole recipe in chow--I like using cilantro vs. parsley for topping:

    Robert Lauriston's Cilantro Rice:

    I'm sure that I'll think of more; everyone is so nice about sharing methods/recipes here.

    1. Anything by Joe H. Fantastico!

      Risotto - The Absolute Best.....

      Do a search and find his Garlic Bread recipe and an amazing shrimp dish.

      1. This is one of my favorites that has been mentioned many times here on Chowhound.
        This recipe is from the Ghirardelli sweet ground chocolate container label.

        Ghirardelli Award Winning Brownies

        2 eggs
        3/4 cup of granulated sugar
        1 tsp vanilla extract
        1/2 cup butter - melted.
        3/4 cup Ghirardelli Sweet Ground Chocolate & Cocoa*
        2/3 cup unsifted flour
        1/4 tsp. baking powder
        1/4 tsp salt
        1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
        1 cup Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chips (formerly called Double Chocolate Chips) (optional)**

        Preheat oven to 350-F.
        Grease 8"x 8" or 9" x 9" baking pan
        In a medium bowl, stir together eggs, sugar and vanilla.
        Add melted butter and mix well.
        Sift ground chocolate with flour, baking powder and salt.
        Stir chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and add nuts and/or chocolate chips.
        Spread into prepared baking pan.
        Bake 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

        Use 8" pan for chewy brownies, use 9" pan for drier brownies.

        Links to Ghirardelli ingredients:

        Ghirardelli Sweet Ground Chocolate & Cocoa *

        Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chips (formerly Double Chocolate) **