What can you make at home that will top any restaurant?

Posted by januaryjane @januaryjane, May 26 10:37pm

Hey, just thought id start hopefully an interesting topic. For all you chefs and bakers, what can you make at home that you think beats a restaurant??

Personally, I love to bake and cook. I love to try new things and have my old favorites. What are your #1 dishes?

My number one dish is my pasta sauce with meatballs and sausage. Beats any restaurants.

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This is a great topic, @januaryjane.

I hope that @tjgisewhite will share her pasta sauce recipe! We have another similar discussion with some great food ideas and recipes. Here is the link, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/recipes-food-tips-healthy-eating-more/.

I'm looking forward to some great food ideas!

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@januaryjane
I guess you mean besides a flop and a mess.
I suppose if I put every ounce of courage and really put my heart and soul into it I could throw together a darn good candy bar but that’s just not gonna happen I’m afraid.
There’s nothing better than Candy candy Candy candy Candy candy absolutely nothing better as far as I’m concerned. Do you make candy @januaryjane @januaryjane
Jake

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If it's cooked, I usually like mine better. Soups are either too salty or have dairy added. Vegetables are always undercooked. Rice and pasta are often undercooked and have too much fat added. Most meat is undercooked or speed-cooked to shoe leather. Almost everything has some unnecessary preservative added. Many foods have too much vinegar or are too sour or spicy. So, I like my own cooking.

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@januaryjane I never knew my meatballs and sauce was such a hit until my son and daughter moved out. Now when they come home I always have to make it. It's a combination of my Italian Mother-in-law's recipe and one my aunt had from an Italian co-worker. I guess when they started eating out they discovered that what they could get in restaurants does not compare to mine. When we visit our son in Denver I have to make a huge pot of it so they can freeze some for a few future meals.

I made a darned good pizza over the weekend too, and when it comes to baked goods, my lemon-coconut bars were always a huge hit with teachers at the end of the school year. My chocolate chip cookies are pretty darned good too, not quite the typical recipe.

I used to cook and bake a lot, but do a lot less now but with being stuck at home I am baking more. When my son and daughter were young I made all of our bread, so much better than store bought.
JK

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@tjgisewhite

My number one dish is my pasta sauce with meatballs and sausage. Beats any restaurants.

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Yuuum, love italian

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@jakedduck1

@januaryjane
I guess you mean besides a flop and a mess.
I suppose if I put every ounce of courage and really put my heart and soul into it I could throw together a darn good candy bar but that’s just not gonna happen I’m afraid.
There’s nothing better than Candy candy Candy candy Candy candy absolutely nothing better as far as I’m concerned. Do you make candy @januaryjane @januaryjane
Jake

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Ohnmy! What kind do you make? Ive made fudge but found a good looking recipe for Baby Ruth bars.

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@jakedduck1

@januaryjane
I guess you mean besides a flop and a mess.
I suppose if I put every ounce of courage and really put my heart and soul into it I could throw together a darn good candy bar but that’s just not gonna happen I’m afraid.
There’s nothing better than Candy candy Candy candy Candy candy absolutely nothing better as far as I’m concerned. Do you make candy @januaryjane @januaryjane
Jake

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Ive made the "glass" candy before, when you cool it in trays then break them.

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@2011panc

If it's cooked, I usually like mine better. Soups are either too salty or have dairy added. Vegetables are always undercooked. Rice and pasta are often undercooked and have too much fat added. Most meat is undercooked or speed-cooked to shoe leather. Almost everything has some unnecessary preservative added. Many foods have too much vinegar or are too sour or spicy. So, I like my own cooking.

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Agree. Plus, food quality just seems to get worse every year.

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@contentandwell

@januaryjane I never knew my meatballs and sauce was such a hit until my son and daughter moved out. Now when they come home I always have to make it. It's a combination of my Italian Mother-in-law's recipe and one my aunt had from an Italian co-worker. I guess when they started eating out they discovered that what they could get in restaurants does not compare to mine. When we visit our son in Denver I have to make a huge pot of it so they can freeze some for a few future meals.

I made a darned good pizza over the weekend too, and when it comes to baked goods, my lemon-coconut bars were always a huge hit with teachers at the end of the school year. My chocolate chip cookies are pretty darned good too, not quite the typical recipe.

I used to cook and bake a lot, but do a lot less now but with being stuck at home I am baking more. When my son and daughter were young I made all of our bread, so much better than store bought.
JK

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Hah, sounds about right. Ive found a good crust for pizza to be the naan bread. I also have a great recipe for lemon bars! I never liked lemon much. Adding coconut..mmm.

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@januaryjane

Hah, sounds about right. Ive found a good crust for pizza to be the naan bread. I also have a great recipe for lemon bars! I never liked lemon much. Adding coconut..mmm.

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@januaryjane even people who don’t like coconut love those bars!

I’ll have to keep the naan bread in mind for an easy substitute for homemade crust. Thanks for the idea.
JK

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@contentandwell

@januaryjane even people who don’t like coconut love those bars!

I’ll have to keep the naan bread in mind for an easy substitute for homemade crust. Thanks for the idea.
JK

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Yes! Ive had good luck with the Stonefire flatbreads.

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I have some great cheesecake recipes, like chocolate chip and coffee toffee crunch. A great carrot cake that i think has orange marmalade in the frosting. My grandma subscribed to Taste of Home and Bon Appetit for years so I tried and cut out numerous recipes from those magazines.

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@januaryjane

I have some great cheesecake recipes, like chocolate chip and coffee toffee crunch. A great carrot cake that i think has orange marmalade in the frosting. My grandma subscribed to Taste of Home and Bon Appetit for years so I tried and cut out numerous recipes from those magazines.

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Hi,
Any good recipes for lemon bars, or anything lemon. Must be easy recipes.
Thanks
Funcountess

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@funcountess I have a good recipe it calls for a box lemon cake mix., 2 eggs1/3 cup o.o., 1/3 cup powder sugar, 1 teaspoon lemon extract 375 6-9-minutes Mix cake mix,eggs, oil, lemon extract blend all together . Drop by teaspoon into powder sugar . make a ball put on ungreased baking sheet I use parchment paper . Flatten them out . Lemon Cheese Bars 1 package yellow cake mix with pudding 2 eggs 1/3 cup oil 1 8 oz cream cheese , 1/3 cup sugar 1 teaspoon lemon juice . Mix egg oil cake mix till crumbly. Reserve 1 cup mix. Spread on baking sheet Bake 15 min. Beat 1 egg, cr. cheese , sugar and lemon juice . Spread over cake mix . Sprinkle rem. crunch over ,crumb mix and bake 15 min. These are really good .

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