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  1. I am a simple man I like nice things but nothing to fancy so something between house one and house two, I think even if I could afford house three I would not buy a little to much! What say you all? Garvin
  2. FIVE-CHEESE MAC AND CHEESE as made by LAWRENCE PAGE Servings: 5 INGREDIENTS 1 box of elbow macaroni 1 12-ounce can evaporated milk 3 eggs ½ cup unsalted butter 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded and divided 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded 2 tablespoons feta cheese, crumbled 1 cup provolone cheese, cut into small pieces ½ cup smoked Gouda cheese, shredded 4 teaspoons salt, divided 2 teaspoons black pepper PREPARATION Preheat oven to 350˚F/180˚C. In a large pot or dutch oven, cook macaroni according to package directions, salting the water with 2 teaspoons of salt. Drain and return to the warm pot. Add butter to warm macaroni and mix until melted. Season with the remaining salt and pepper. Add 1 cup of cheddar, mozzarella, provolone, Gouda, and feta cheese. Mix well. Add eggs and evaporated milk, mix until fully incorporated. Transfer to a 9x13-inch baking dish and top with the remaining cheddar cheese. Bake in a preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, until the top has nicely browned. Enjoy! Garvin
  3. Looking good! Garvin
  4. Here's a family sauce to tame that heat from the jerked seasoning, 2 cups of fresh or frozen pineapple 2 cups of fresh or frozen mango 1/2 cup to 1 cup of coconut milk Blend together using as much of the coconut milk as you like, this sauce will go perfect with any jerked foods ( Jerked pork sandwich with a drizzle of the sauce-yum) Garvin
  5. Cheesy Taco Breadsticks Servings: 5-6 INGREDIENTS 1 small onion, diced 1 tablespoon garlic, minced 1 pound ground beef 2 tablespoons taco seasoning 1 pound pizza dough, rolled out into a rectangle 1 cup Mexican cheese blend 1 tablespoon olive oil Salsa for dipping Guacamole for dipping PREPARATION 1. Preheat oven to 425˚F/220˚C. 2. Sauté onions and garlic until transparent. Add the ground beef and cook until browned. Remove from heat and set aside. 3. On a floured surface, cut the pizza dough 5 strips and place spoonfuls of the beef mixture into the middle of each strip, followed by the Mexican cheese blend. 4. Fold and pinch the dough around the cheese and meat along the entire strip, ensuring to close off the ends. 5. Brush each breadstick with olive oil and transfer to a baking sheet. 6. Bake for 10 minutes, remove from the oven and top each breadstick with more cheese. Bake for another 5 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown. 7. Enjoy! Garvin
  6. When I was a kid I loved Carrol's/Burgerking fries then McDonalds but now even though I can't get any here I would say Whataburger has the best fast food fries what say you all!? Garvin
  7. INGREDIENTS Crust 2 cups graham cracker crumbs ⅛ cup brown sugar ⅓ cup butter, melted Filling 16 ounces cream cheese, softened ¼ cup brown sugar ¼ cup white sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ginger 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 green apples, peeled and thinly sliced Topping ¼ cup rolled oats ¼ cup flour ¼ cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons butter, melted Caramel sauce PREPARATION Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C. In a bowl, mix the crust ingredients. Press into the bottom of a greased 8-inch springform pan. Bake for 5 minutes. In another bowl, mix all the filling ingredients except the apples. Spread over the graham cracker crust, then layer the apple slices on top. In another bowl, mix all the topping ingredients except the caramel, and sprinkle evenly over the apple layer. Bake for 30 minutes. Drizzle on caramel sauce. Enjoy! Garvin
  8. FRIED MAC ‘N’ CHEESE STICKS Makes: 30 sticks INGREDIENTS 8 ounces elbow pasta 4 tablespoons butter 4 tablespoons flour 2 cups milk 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded 2 cups flour 4 eggs 2 cups bread crumbs PREPARATION 1. Bring 3 quarts of water to a boil and cook elbow pasta. Stir occasionally for 7 minutes, or until al dente. 2. In a saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter completely and whisk in flour for 2 minutes to create a light roux. 3. Add milk to the roux and season it with salt and pepper. Stir continuously until the sauce fully thickens. 4. Gradually add cheese to your sauce and stir until fully combined. 5. Add cooked pasta to your cheese sauce and stir until each noodle is fully coated. 6. Remove mac ‘n’ cheese off the heat and pour onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Spread evenly and freeze for 2 hours in the freezer. 7. Cut the frozen mac ‘n’ cheese into sticks. (Cut in half then cut again so that you have 3 to 4 inch sticks) 8. Batter sticks in flour, egg, and bread crumbs. In that order 9. Preheat a pot of oil to 325°F/170°C. 10. Fry for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown, then drain on a paper towel. 11. Enjoy! I personally like to add about 1 tsp of hot sauce to cheese mixture before adding pasta Garvin
  9. Life is short, break the rules and never regret anything that made you Just saying Tony-lol Garvin
  10. Remember when they changed the pies from fried to baked. The baked ones are good but not like the fried ones are, Whataburger has the fried apple pie along with the best fried fish sandwich! Garvin
  11. INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 14-ounce New York strip steak (or other steak of good quality) 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup cream ⅓ cup brandy or cognac 1 tablespoon dijon mustard PREPARATION Liberally season steak with salt and coarsely ground black pepper, being sure to generously coat the entire surface of the meat. Using your hands, press the seasoning into the meat create an even coating. Heat vegetable oil and 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking. Add the steak to the pan and sear on one side for 4 minutes. Turn and sear the other side for another 4 minutes, for medium-rare. If steak has a fat-cap, be sure to sear it as well for 30 seconds to a minute. Once cooked to desired doneness, transfer steak to a cutting board to rest. Reduce heat to medium and add brandy. Allow brandy to cook down for about 1 minute while using a whisk to scrape off any browned bits leftover in the bottom of the pan. Once brandy has reduced by half, add cream and continue to whisk until combined. Add dijon mustard and butter and continue to cook until mixture begins to reduce and thicken, about 5-7 minutes. The final pan sauce should have a rich consistency and coat the back of a spoon. Reduce heat to low and reserve. Once rested, slice steak into ½-inch pieces. Pour cream sauce over the top and serve. Serves 2 Enjoy Garvin
  12. Everything looks great and I think HalfSmoke is the one who can say for sure about using cornmeal but I think I saw recipe that included cornmeal in the crust for more texture! Garvin
  13. INGREDIENTS Banana Bread Layer 4 bananas (as ripe as possible) 4 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 egg ½ cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1½ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon Cheesecake Layer 32 ounces cream cheese, softened ½ cup sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 cup milk 1 tablespoon gelatin powder Caramel, for drizzling PREPARATION Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C. In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Add in the oil, egg, vanilla, and sugar. Stir until combined. Add in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Stir until just combined. Don’t over mix. Pour the banana bread batter into a greased springform pan and bake for 30-40 minutes or until the top is set. In a large bowl, add the softened cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Whisk until combined. Microwave the milk until hot for about 2 minutes, and add in the gelatin powder. Quickly stir until gelatin is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Pour the gelatin mixture over the cream cheese and whisk again until smooth. Pour the cheesecake mixture over the baked banana bread and cool for 3 hours or overnight. Drizzle with caramel and enjoy! Garvin
  14. New York Daily News Pulitzer Prize-winning author-columnist died yesterday and we have lost a great newspaperman who gave us facts! "Jimmy Breslin inspired every emotion except indifference." Garvin
  15. Happy Birthday to her! 100 Garvin
  16. When I hear this song I think of Back To The Future!! Garvin
  17. Which do you prefer yeast donut or cake donut? I like both but prefer a cake donut over yeast what say you all! Garvin
  18. Like those too!
  19. Come CC you know you like one just a little bit more, I mean the donuts Garvin
  20. Or with ham pieces and a little cinnamon! Garvin
  21. MacKenzie right around apple picking time here they start making apple cider donuts and I can eat easy a dozen Garvin