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Old 09-10-2008, 01:46 AM   #21
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I was thinking of Thanksgiving dinner and cheesecake (mine also came from a restaurant, many years ago). James said my signature dishes are porcupine meatballs and Swedish Tearing.

He also said his signature dish is his BBQ Tuna Surprise! I've had it -->


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Old 09-10-2008, 02:26 AM   #22
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My Mac -n- Cheese is requested most not only by my grandchildren, but assorted friends and family for pot luck dinners.
Also any cake or pie I make. Especially my Banana Split Cake.

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Old 09-10-2008, 03:50 AM   #23
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Mine would have to be my Chicken Paprikash with homemade spaetzel.

My dh and ds say my spaghetti sauce, pot roast and Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing.

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Old 09-10-2008, 06:29 AM   #24
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Well, probably my signature dish would be " barbecued potatoes"
Basically made it up as I was a student, didnt have much money, and kinda grabbed whatever I could in the house, mixed it all together and baked/ broiled it. Its a hit everywhere i go. There are no measurements basically it is honey, mustard, ketchup, soy sauce,cheap barbecue sauce, garlic, oil, onion and garlic powder, potatoes. Basically, i gut the potatoes into bite sized pieces ( skins on) , then put them in plastic bag and microwave until cooked ( a few minutes). I then mix all the wet ingredients and stir the potatoes in until the potatoes are completely coated. I then take a glass or ceramic dish to bake them in, but I put some foil in the tray to cover the bottom. I place the coated potatoes (single layer, all must be touching the bottom surface to obtain a nice crispy, slightly burned/ caramelized surface). I baste the top surface again, then bake about 1/2 hour at 425F, take them out, baste again, sprinkle with onion and garlic powder, turn the oven down to about 375 and another 15 - 30 minutes, take out and baste again, more onion and garlic powder , then back in the oven, turn it off, but let them sit there another 1/2 hour or so. finally, take them out again, more garlic and onion power, and let them cool until slightly warm/ room temp. Its a pain in the "you know where" to make, but they are soooo good, and go %100 every time. In my opinion, the honey is the key ingredient, something about the sweet/ mixed with the rest works so well. Oh yeah, sometimes i add a little vinegar in too, but not much.

Anyway, the other dish , that people probably see as " me" would be the Linguini with fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic and oil ( served at room temp). Its simple, fresh, easy,but the only problem is that it is one of those thins u need to make and serve immediately. The longer it sits, the pasta has a weird reaction with the tomatoes/ oil and gets kinda slimy, so i hate making it in advance so that is why i dont bring it that often.

But, I think one of the worst things is when someone makes your " signature dish". They do it half-a$$ed, or all wrong, serve it, then tell everyone how it is your signature dish, even though they ruined, i mean , made it .
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Old 09-10-2008, 07:37 AM   #25
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..................well if I 'must' post 'somethin' I'd have to say this. I was lying flat on my back one morning home from surgery, couldn't move. Watching a national tv morning show, they announced they were having on the White House Chef to make a few of the Presidents favorite things. One being as noted below. I forced my husband to get out of bed and get me pen and paper, he did, and all my years of doing hair, at all the salons I've worked at, during every holiday, they always ask me to bring it and I do. It's expensive containing 4 alcohols and with everything else in there, it's the most fattening thing you could consume. I oblige because it's my pleasure. Also, Caviar Pie, I am known for bringing that to parties at the holidays too and if we're asked to attend, that recipe always follows the request.

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Old 09-10-2008, 10:22 AM   #26
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Probably my chestnut ravioli or my pumpkin ravioli.

If you ask my kids, they'd say it's my meatballs and both agree. If you asked my son, he'd tell you it's the mashed potatoes.
How can we sleep while our beds are burning???
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Old 09-10-2008, 10:26 AM   #27
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My eggplant parm or my steaks and sauces.

Eggplant Parm

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Old 09-10-2008, 11:40 AM   #28
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To most people, my signature dish is my pancakes. But to my family, it would depend on who you spoke with. Any of these could qualify:

Spring Rolls w/pineapple Sweet & Sour Sauce
Smoked Turkey
Crown Pork Roast
Grilled Rib Eye
Layered Cakes
Deep Dish Fruit Pies

Take your pick.

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Old 09-11-2008, 07:07 AM   #29
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Would this be a signature dish?

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Old 09-11-2008, 07:48 AM   #30
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Yum, Pacanis!!! .........mine is seafood gumbo.......won 1st prize by a panel of Cajun judges...greatest thrill ever...my daughter in law's family doesn't refuse any invitations to enjoy it with us.......so we share a big pot together........yep, I send leftovers with them......have to be neighborly as they are now family......they could turn it down, dang it......jest kidding.......glad they like it........:):):)

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