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Old 08-17-2005, 03:50 AM   #11
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Tuna salad is generall just a mixture of various ingredients, some examples include:

- finely chopped celery/onions
- mayonnaise (almost every tuna salad has this)
- sour cream
- various seasonings such as mustard powder, worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, garlic powder etc etc

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Old 08-17-2005, 07:30 AM   #12
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It's great to have you here Carni!

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Old 08-17-2005, 08:27 AM   #13
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Glad you found us, Carni! Feel free to ask us any questions you have--that's the best way to learn! There are all sorts of recipes in each forum that range from super-easy to more complex so you'll be able to find lots to practice on.
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Old 08-17-2005, 09:46 AM   #14
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Well pull up a chair and have some fun. You will learn alot here and there is always someone to answere your questions.by the way, if making tuna salad, use the packaged tuna not the canned. It really makes a difference.
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Old 08-17-2005, 10:01 AM   #15
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welcome carni! your gonna love it here. i agree with middie.....start reviewing cookbooks.....many are full of loads of cooking tips/suggestions. To save you money....check out your local library.

Also, do you have a family member or family friend who's food you do enjoy eating? Or someone you know really enjoys cooking? If so, I'd approach them and see if they'd be willing to let you hang out every once in awhile to learn some skills/techniques.

You may want to check out your local college and see if they offer any cooking classes.

And finally.........check out the foodnetwork on television.....I learnt so much by watching this particular station. They also have a website .... there are video demonstrations on the site also www.foodnetwork.com

Good luck and know we're here for you.....we're only a few click of they keys away.
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Old 08-17-2005, 10:31 AM   #16
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Hey Carni, here's a question - what's that "same stuff" that your parents always buy? Take a little inventory and tell us what you find - you might just be really surprised to find out that you have ingredients to make some great things. For example, do your folks buy potatoes? What colour and shape are they? (that gives you an idea of the best way to cook them) I know you have eggs and there's probably a little oil in the pantry somewhere....if you have these things plus a pan and a stove/oven, you've got the basics to make a fritatta, which is kind of like a pie (really easy, really filling, impressive looking, pretty cheap food). -Sandyj
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Old 08-17-2005, 11:39 AM   #17
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Tuna salad is a mixture of chopped hard-boiled eggs, canned tuna (drained), Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip (just enough to moisten), and a little sweet pickle relish. Mix together and eat on crackers, bread, or stuff in a scooped out fresh tomato.
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Old 08-17-2005, 12:13 PM   #18
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Try going to this site www.cookingfortherushed.com

It is full of really good simple recipes that are usually made with ingredients everyone has on hand. There are free recipes on here to try out. They change weekly so you should check it at least that often.

A couple of my favourite chicken dishes come from this site. They are quick, easy and my kids will eat them! Good luck, and welcome aboard!
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Old 08-17-2005, 01:28 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Carni
I'm definately going to try out the scrambled eggs with diced onions and ham because that's all I have in the fridge - tons and tons of eggs. I'm just going to experiment and go with the flow which is what I've done in the past with mushrooms and eggs. Hm. Thanks for the ideas.

Also, what exactly is a tuna salad? I've never had that before. Because there is, you know, potatoe salad, then there's regular salad.

Carni, this is how I make my tuna salad. There are 100's and 100's of different ways though.

2 cans tuna ( water packed NOT oil) drained well.
add diced onions
diced celery
diced dill and/or sweet pickles
and some mayo. Mix well.
You can use it on bread or layered on top of some lettuce.

We also maked toasted tuna sandwiches. Add a slice or two of your favorite cheese and bake until cheese is melted and bread is toasty brown. Yummers!
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Old 08-17-2005, 01:59 PM   #20
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Bienvenu, carni. Let us know what you try out first.

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