Cooking and Baking

Inspired by @Natural-Lite’s request! I don’t take pictures of my food very often, but over the years I have accumulated a few. I’ll start with just posting two I mentioned in the thread. Please feel free to add your own pictures and / or recipes!

Vietnamese Noodle Bowl

I’ve since made it with a thinner noodle, which is better, but this picture still captures the gist.


I actually don’t have a lot of pictures of them, which is a shame since they’re very photogenic. But they all look similar to this - coated in chocolate and then I try to top them with something. These are pumpkin spice truffles.


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Im hungry already and its still 4hrs till lunch…

is it okay for others to add to this thread as well I now have a renewed need to cook. also are the noodle bowls dry or do you add broth (pho style). looks delicious.


Chicken Marsala

I don’t have a picture, but @Natural-Lite asked for the recipe!

¼ C flour
1 t Essence (recipe for Essense is below)
3 chicken breasts, cut in halves and pounded thin
1 T olive oil
4 T butter
3 C sliced mushrooms (cremini, oyster, shiitake)
¾ C Marsala
1 C chicken stock

In a shallow bowl combine the flour and Essence, mix well
Dredge the chicken breasts in flour
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat until very hot
Add 1 T butter
Cook the breasts until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side
Transfer to a plate and set aside
Add 1 T butter to the pan
Add mushrooms
Cook, stirring frequently
Add Marsala wine, bring to a boil, cook off ~half the wine
Add chicken stock, cook for 3 minutes
Lower heat to medium, re-add chicken breasts, cook through, about 5-6 minutes
Swirl in remaining 2 T butter, salt and pepper to taste
Can garnish with chopped chives


From Emeril Legasse. I’d suggest scaling to whatever you need. What I do is make a batch every now and then and then keep THAT in a spice jar so I can use it quickly when needed.

2.5 T paprika
2 T salt
2 T garlic powder
1 T pepper
1 T onion powder
1 T cayenne pepper
1 T oregano
1 T thyme
Yields ~2/3 C


100%! I have edited OP to address this.

Dry. I don’t really have the right size and shape bowls for pho, but if I did I’m sure it’d be trivially easy to find a decent broth recipe and cover them in it.


Oh god i’m gonna try this as soon as i can and Ill show you how I do. (not a big fan of mushrooms so is there a flavor alt or will it not matter much)


It will probably not turn out well à la Gordon Ramsey being a honest but that is okay. Thanks again for sharing.


They seems very tasty :slight_smile:


I think you could substitute in something pretty easily, depending on your preferences. A firm tofu comes readily to mind as it would give some mouthfeel while just imbibing the taste of the marsala sauce, basically. A vegetable like zucchini could also work. I’m even wondering how sweet potatoes would go.


I like this thread. Not that I’m into baking and cooking anymore … I read cookbooks as fiction!


thank you so much for sharing your recipes! those look amazing! :slight_smile:


Thanks @IvyTheTerrible this is great. I’ll attempt to add a few myself soon.


I could spam this thread with dozens of photos too, but I’ll limit myself to a couple. I’ll also tag @TheChef so he can have input.

Lamb kebabs over couscous and green beans with pancetta

Ropa vieja

My spice drawer


those look AMAZING!

and also: can never have too many different kinds of spices :slight_smile:

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Ok, one more. This was from Thanksgiving about 6 years ago. My son challenged me to make a bread cornucopia to put the dinner rolls in.


Happy to see this thread making a comeback after so long.


Here are just a few.

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Mongolian Beef over Jasmine Rice

Chicken Tortilla Soup (my favorite)

And finally, my hubby’s favorite breakfast item.
Machaca con Papas


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my food photography is nowhere near as nice as everyone else’s, but


Baked Mussels

Stuffed Bell Peppers (with tuna and quinoa)


I think @voidstrike needs to post about his hot berry compote here.


I love savoury pies!
Chicken pie, spinach and ricotta pie

Braised beef in wine pie


Not said berry compote but here’s a plated & non-plated version of my white chocolate bread pudding with sea salt caramel, white chocolate ganache and blueberry drizzle (seen in 3 mason jars in pic 1) with vanilla-lemon whipped cream


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