“I had this idea for a show…” – Barbara Walters

Why am I quoting Babwa Wawa??? Because I have this idea for a blog…

I would like to publish an on-line cookbook initially as a wordpress.com blog under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Sharealike 3.0 US license and I would like it to be “user contributed”!!! I would act as editor/contributor, any recipes submitted would remain the property of the contributor with full credits given.  If this goes well, perhaps a real, honest-to-god book with pages and everything!!! could find it’s way to a publisher/printer/bookstore or on-line retailer near you…

Wanna help?   Wanna participate?  Wanna tell me I’m nutz?  comment to this post and, based on response, we’ll see what the next step is.


7 Responses

  1. This sounds like an awesome idea – I’ve got a couple of recipes that I could contribute – and I’m always looking for easy recipes to try.

  2. littletiger-

    looks like you are the only one interested! maybe it’s destined to be only a joint project…

    what kind of recipes do you use/like/want?

    I spent a year in culinary school, 6 years in and out of the restaurant and catering business, and I’ve been cooking my whole life!


  3. Hey Matty – I just love to cook – many of my recipes have an asian feel to them – cuz I lived in Japan for 4 years. I would love to get easy – quick-to-make recipes as well as more difficult ones that I can experiment with. Usually when I cook I don’t go exactly by the recipe – I love to experiment and try different spices – fortunately my husband loves my experiments too. I’m really looking forward to this joint endeavor.

  4. Two food blogs that were listed in the top 100 blogs in PC World: http://yumsugar.com/ and http://www.slashfood.com/ Thought you might like to check them out 🙂

  5. If you like that recipe, I have two more surprisingly amazing recipes to try.

  6. Aw, man! I wrote that recipe twice and it didn’t post TWICE. Argh! Thwarted! Ran out of time. I’ll give it to you later. Writing it twice, I wanted to eat it so bad!

  7. Ok…Let’s try this again.

    Peanut Butter Chicken Chili

    Depending on how many people you are serving:
    a jar of Skippy creamy peanut butter
    1-2 onions
    4-5 tomatoes
    1 bulb of fresh garlic
    1 chicken breast per person
    Soybean Oil
    Basil — fresh or packaged
    Chili Powder
    Garlic Powder

    Chili Pot
    Frying Pan

    In Chili Pot — Cut up onion and garlic and cook in soybean oil with salt. Don’t let the onion or garlic brown around the edges, just soften them.

    In frying pan — cut the chicken into cubes and brown them but only to the point of getting the outside of them white. Let them be uncooked in the middle. They will cook all the way later in the broth. Set aside.

    Back in the chili pot — throw in tomatoes cut in eighths and cook them down leaving some tomato chunks in the end. You can cook the tomatoes with peels or without. Add some salt, oregano and basil. A broth should form but if it isn’t brothy enough, add some water to make it like soup.

    Back at the frying pan — no need to clean after cooking the chicken, just add a tablespoon of soybean oil. Take a cup of peanut butter and
    melt it in the frying pan.

    Add chicken cubes to the chili pot and bring the broth to a boil. While the soup is boiling, gradually pour the melted peanut butter into the soup stirring constantly. If the chili comes out runny, add more melted peanut butter in the same method until chili has a hearty, thick texture.

    Add chili powder, garlic powder, oregano, basil and salt to the chili to get just the taste you like. I have a certain point at which I know it has reached perfection. I actually like to use finely ground red chili peppers instead of chili powder because it is extra spicy, but chili powder will do the job. It may even be preferred if serving to kids who don’t like spicy food.

    The chili can be served straight in a bowl or it can be served over rice. Thai or Chinese rice is best. Thin, dry, American rice is …um… not good.

    Try it and tell me what you think!

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