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May 22, 2012 04:29 PM

Best Recipes you have ever found on Chowhound Home Cooking board

There are so many recipes out here - family recipes, links to someplace else for a delicious recipe or just ones posted in a conversation. If you don't recall exactly where you found it, maybe we can flush it out so we can enjoy it too.

Folks have been so generous with sharing their best recipes, so let us gather up a list of "All Time Favorites". OK, this seems like an impossibility, but surely you must remember a couple that you are mighty glad to have.

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  1. LindaWhit's chicken diable made quite a sensation this past winter (WFD 115, I have in my notes). :)

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    1. re: megjp

      WFD - what does that stand for? By the way, you keep great notes, thanks for sharing.

      1. re: cstout

        Great idea for a thread cstout! FYI, WFD = the What's For Dinner thread.

        1. re: Breadcrumbs

          Yeah, WFD is a wonderful thread. Also, the breakfast one is too. Thanks.

      2. re: megjp

        Oh my. I'm just reading this thread now and I'm thrilled to see that you liked this recipe! Although it's not my recipe. My mom got it from an old 1968 cookbook (I also have a copy thanks to a friend of Mom's) called "Panhellenic Cookbook: Meats" - a compilation of recipes from various national sororities. Either way - oh-so simple, and so good. :-)

        And for those who want the link - it was back in November when I was painting over the damn stenciled ivy done by the previous owner of my townhouse - and I wanted it GONE before Thanksgiving 2011 (which, of course, then had the Great Thanksgiving Knife Incident of 2011!). A little bittersweet to read my post:

        1. re: LindaWhit

          Oh my gosh! My mom used to make this when I was growing up in the '80s and it was one of my faves. She made mostly Japanese food so I'm not sure where she got this recipe!

        2. re: megjp

          I never made this because I didn't know what a Frankenchicken was (blush) so I blew past it and a another recipe from LW using Frankenchicken. But now I know- she means show girls.

          1. re: Berheenia

            Exactly. The bazumbas are, shall we say, "enhanced beyond reality". :-)

          2. re: megjp

            Yep, that one's quite good. Thanks for the reminder--I need to make it again!

          3. Flour frosting. I think it was posted by TorontoJo,

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              1. re: maabso

                The love for that cooked flour frosting was first shared here: by Axalady. =)

                1. re: maabso

                  I also like the flour frosting, especially on Red Velvet cake or cupcakes. Here is a link to a post a few years ago with photos from Red Velvet Cupcakes I made with the flour frosting.


                  1. re: TrishUntrapped

                    Believe T.O.Jo gives you props for it too.

                    1. re: buttertart

                      The flour frosting recipe is interesting. I have a collection of cookbooks and the recipe goes way back, to the 1950's at least in mine. Props to Toronto Jo for spurring an interest in it. Like the hokey pokey, that's what it's all about.

                  2. re: maabso

                    I first discovered the cooked flour frosting many years ago when I was trying to figure out how my (deceased) grandmother made her frosting without powdered sugar, which I don't like in frosting.
                    It took quite a bit of research through many cookbooks, as this was pre-internet. I am glad to see others also discovering this almost-lost gem.

                    Interestingly, on Sweet Genius (for lack of anything better to watch at 1 am) last night he commented on the grittiness of the contestant's powdered sugar "buttercream". I agree.

                    1. re: maabso

                      Ooh, yes, thanks maplesugar and buttertart for pointing out that it wasn't my frosting at all, as I don't want to take credit for it! I merely picked it up from wiser hounds than I and passed it on, because it is THAT good. :)

                      Though I don't post all that much on Home Cooking, I can't tell you how much I love the HC 'hounds. Nary a kinder and more experienced bunch of talented cooks will you meet anywhere. That board has made me an infinitely better cook.

                      1. re: TorontoJo

                        < can't tell you how much I love the HC 'hounds. Nary a kinder and more experienced bunch of talented cooks will you meet anywhere. That board has made me an infinitely better cook.>

                        Word! So much inspiration there, and a nice breadth of recipes, styles, and techniques.

                    2. Forgot to mention the "Master Stir Fry" recipe Mamachef came up with on the following post. I just thought that was the neatest thing since I had never seen anything like that before. Since then, I have been looking for other Master Recipes, but the closest thing I came across was about casseroles.

                      Any way, here is link to a great idea!

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                      1. re: cstout

                        I agree on this one too! Helped me through many of a stir fry!!!!! TY mamachef.

                        1. re: cstout

                          I love this one- totally forgot it and have made some yucky stir-frys lately. Actually swore of making another until I got my act together! I love this thread!

                          1. re: cstout

                            This is awesome! I love that breakdown of the sauces!

                          2. I started making this a few years ago and it has become a staple...MMRuth's yogurt marinated chicken. Maybe not her original recipe, but I associate it with her.


                            Also, this Artichoke and Sun-dried Tomato Tapenade posted by Val. Yes, once again, I know it's not a true tapenade, but it is great.


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                            1. re: valerie

                              awww...thank you Valerie (^_^)...just made it for an office pot luck and it was gone in 30 mins!

                            2. Grandmamas Orange Cake posted by Tehama

                              I cant find the thread, but someone posted a recipe called Devil/reviled Drumsticks. Marinade chicken legs, rubbed with mustard wine pasted and breaded then baked.

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                              1. re: viperlush

                                Devil drumsticks....can't seem to find it. My "search" skills are really bad, maybe someone else will sniff this one out.

                                1. re: cstout

                                  Thanks for looking. Its one of those where I can't remember the name of the recipe, i think it is on a thread about different ways to cook chicken or cooking for a crowd and I cant remember the year it was started or whom by. I have been able to try to duplicate it, but cant get it right.

                                  And I would also like to add jfoods salmon croquettes (please lets not rehash the authenticity debate and what makes a croquette). Part of our regular rotation as a cheap way to get more fish in our diet.

                                  Thank you to all hounds who have shared your recipes.

                                  1. re: viperlush

                                    "Authenticity debates"...we are just sharing recipes & it is OK if we took some one's recipe & tweaked it to make it our "favorite" recipe. It's all fun & good food, no matter whose it is or whatever.

                                    Anxious to find the salmon them. Chicken is always good too.