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New Member Here January 02, 2005 12:45 PM

I have a question, are you going to start new threads for other kinds of recipes...or do we start  the new threads....

I have tons and tons of recipes , from meat to deserts...vegetables....casseroles..ect....

Great to be here....hope to be posting recipes soon...

My Profile just about tells you everything about me......

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Whoa... new members... cool! January 02, 2005 3:10 PM

Hello Twyla, and thanks for joining!  Feel free to post a new recipe in a new thread if you please.  I don't want to put down hard-to-follow rules... that takes the fun right out of a group or forum.

As you can see, I'm just getting started here, so there's not too much as of yet.  I have a few ideas for what I want to get going, but like most, I have a job and can't sit on the computer and work at this all day.  

If you need something, just let me know. 


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new member January 03, 2005 4:25 AM

hi, just got an invite to join and thought i would introduce myself.  so here goes - Hello  right thats enough about me.

going to rummage through my incredible haul of recipes, collected over eons (cos im old y'know) and start hopefuly posting one or two here.  Y'all probably got them, but y'never know somebody might be glad of 'em.  cya soon

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Cool! Here's my intro... January 03, 2005 8:45 AM

Hello Kathleen, thanks for joining.  I'd love to see whatever you have to share recipe-wise, so post all you like!

Well, I guess we'll make this the introduction thread.  My name is Cassondra and I'm the host/group owner/moderator.  I got the group idea after talking to my Mom about it, so we decided to get it up and running.  I am an 18 year old (well, almost) female from Wisconsin currently pursuing a career in Law Enforcement.  Basically everything you need to know, or just want to know, is on my profile.

I've got a lot of recipes to share, but I have to work on typing them all up first.  Big pain. 

If y'all need anything, don't hesitate to give me a hollar.


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Hello, I was invited in here, too! January 03, 2005 1:29 PM

My kids say I am a terrific cook, but I do not have much for "recipies". I shall need to write some up.

Usually, I just put in whatever sounds good, in the amounts that look right, and "Viola!"

I have used recipies, but always add my own touches and variations, and rarely measure.

Is this super unusual?

Something else that is unusual, for sure, is the fact that in my household, we do not have, buy or eat any beef or pork.

I make dishes that people think have beef in them, but it's ground turkey or chicken! Ican spice it up so nobody can tell the difference!

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 January 04, 2005 4:24 AM

for the invite Carol, its a pleasure to be here, I rotate my groups but today care 2 is very slow and I have to wait about 5 minutes for each page to download.
Peter and Myself have some wonderful receipies to share, I have some passed down through the family, own concoctions and super microwave recipies (Australian) but suits all, that helped the blind society raising money and nothing is copyrighted as per the Care 2 code of conduct.
I't all free to copy and paste, but don't forget I may miss days at a time but keep popping in depending on time. so don't even think I have disappeared, even when on holiday Carol will be informed if I can get to netmessaging.

Oh I love the background you have chosen as well. Congratulations

Love Christine - my usual way of signing off anywhere. Now time for bed
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 January 04, 2005 9:29 AM

Welcome Valerie and Christine!  Thanks for joining!


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 January 04, 2005 7:14 PM

Oh, that Kentucky Butter Cake sounds so sound rich and delicious!!!  I can't wait to try it.

I hope people will be posting a little history with their personal recipes, like family recipes, Christine.  Conversation makes any food taste better, including the recipes.

(And I hope you turn on the smilie feature, too.)

Maybe you could tack up a directory because like you said, it could get confusing.  Well, let me go find some sugar and butter!

Thanks for the invitation.  I'm sure glad to be here.

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 January 05, 2005 11:05 AM

Let's see, Rhonda and Pukka, thanks for joining.

And what do you mean by a directory?  I'm new to this, so bare with me.


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 January 05, 2005 7:06 PM

I was thinking in the rough.  You would have to polish the thought up some.  But perhaps you could pin up one thread for each catagory.  Then if people posted a couple threads for goodies you could x-reference them.

For instance, you have a thread called Soups already.  But in 3 months that will be at the bottom of the pile and we might not easily find the Brocolli Cheese Soup recipe.  And say someone else starts a thread named stews. 

So if you pinned a thread, maybe call it SOUP DIRECTORY, just to list these recipes by title only and where to find them perhaps like:

Wisconsin Potato Cheese Soup - #1 on Soup thread #63410

Wild Rice Chicken Soup - #2 on Soup thread #63410

Beef Stew - #1 post on Stew thread #xxxxxx

Chili - #7 post on Picnic thread #ooooo

Then a person could skim down through the pinned thread and find everything.  You might have to explain about the thread.  The # is the "pst=_______ in the URL address that will take you to the desired thread.  For instance this should take you to the Soup thread:

It might end up being a job to be sure they are listed in the directory, but it sure would keep everything findable.

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Hi Christine January 05, 2005 7:24 PM

As long as you don't post a recipe for kangaroo I'm sure you'll do just fine here.

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 January 05, 2005 10:38 PM

But Carol you can cook Kangaroo, Emu, and Crocodile on the BBQ
I'll do the special ones I have home recipies passed down from mum and personal concoctions made up by myself and peter.
Love Christine
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*stands uo and takes a deep breath* January 10, 2005 8:25 PM

Greetings, My name is Sharane and i have a cookbook problem.

There, i said it out loud. Yes, you read correctly... i collect cookbooks. I even use some of them. I never thought i had *that* many, until i moved. Filled three bannana boxes and two perma boxes.

But i digress. I love to cook, when i have the time and dont have a signifigant other who loves to eat out. He doesnt like to cook and would rather go out to eat somewhere than face it. I cant say at this point in my life i am fighting him on it. Hey, he pays

But i do look forward to sharing some and finding even more recipies!!

Alwaysforever, Sharane

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 January 11, 2005 8:41 AM

I'm new to this group, too.  I've been collecting cookbooks and recipes since before many of you were born!  In many different moves over the years, I have lost some of my favorite ones and am hoping to locate some recipes once more.  I especially like the ones put out by clubs and organizations as fund raisers as those are most often filled with family history and tried and true recipes. 

Looking forward to getting to know members here along with sharing great tips, hints, recommendations, etc. along with recipes.


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 January 11, 2005 9:51 AM

Sharane and Ev, welcome to the group!  [ send green star]
anonymous New Member January 16, 2005 6:02 AM

Last night I woke up from a dream about a group on Care2 that would share recipes. So i thought I'll start one. Then I found this one YEAH

I tried a new recipe yesterday and got good reviews I would like to share it. I will on a different thread.

I look forward to sharing recipes and cooking tips with everyone.

Love & Peace


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 January 16, 2005 8:52 AM

We must be on the same on the same wavelength Pamela.  Thanks for joining!  I'm looking forward to your recipes.


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Hello January 23, 2005 9:40 PM


I just saw few recipies ...the Kentucky Butter Cake looks like delicious...and I will try it

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regional recipes or should I say family variations on regional recipes January 24, 2005 9:39 AM

    The following recipes are variations on local or regional recipes from the area I live in, which is the North East of England.


(the original was a vegetable dish usually served with meat. My family's version is a complete meal usually served with bread and buttter, a salad or fries)

1lb potatoes cut into thin slices,1/2lb onions sliced,3ozs grated cheese, 1 tin corned beef, 2 large carrots,1 tin chopped tomatos, 1pint of gravy stock. salt and pepper to season

Grease casserole dish.  Place layer of potatos, layer of carrots,layer of onions, layer of corned beef, layer of tomatos in that order till casserole filled, seasoning to taste as you go, finishing with final layer of potatos. Pour over all the gravy stock.  Place in oven at gas mark 5 till vegetables are tender.  Remove from oven and cover top with grated cheese.  Place under grill until cheese bubbling and golden brown.

Serve with buttered bread (or a side salad or even for the very hungry man some fries)

Another version of this dish, minus the cheese, carrots and tomatoes can be cooked in a deep, heavy fry pan.

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in heavy fry pan, layer potatos (cut very very thin so cook quickly) onions and meat, pour over gravy and cook till vegetables are tender.  Again serve with whatever accompaniment you wish.


For afternoon tea the british love 'scones' or cake with their cup of these two recipes were a favourite of my grandmother and also of my daughters.


1/2lb plain flour, 1/2lb castor sugar, 1 egg, 3 tablespoons of milk and cold water mixed. ( the water can be replaced with equivalent measure of fresh orange juice if wished as this gives scones a delicious flavour) 1/4 oz butter.

Beat eggs, sugar till frothy and an almost creamy colour.  Add Flour and liquid till batter is thickened but still slightly runny (ie not doughy) and beat till air surfaces in bubbles.  Heat griddle or a flat baking surface over hob, drop a nugget of butter on it and grease surface of griddle.  When smoking drop tablespoons of batter in several places.  Not too many at a time as cook very fast.  You will see each drop spreads.  When the bubbles in each one burst flip over till other side browns (approx 1 minute each side) Remove from pan and place on rack to cool. Co ntinue cooking till batter used up. 

Lovely hot with fresh butter.



1 1/2lb plain flour, 10oz margarine or other fat, 4oz mixed peel, 1/2 oz bicarbonate of soda, 1/2 tsp of mixed spice, 1lb currants, 1/2lb raisins (washed and dried) 1/2 lb sugar, 1pint fresh milk or buttermilk. Greased and floured 1lb loaf tin or 7 inch cake tin.

Beat fat and sugar to a cream, fold in dry ingredients, mix with liquid.  Bake for two hours in a moderate oven.  Gas mark 4 to 5. Using cake tester till comes out clean. (I use a cocktail stick or small bamboo skewer) 

This is a lovely cake that lasts quite a while if kept wrapped, ideal for that unexpected visitor for coffee! in our house never lasts long though.


This recipe is one for the sweettoothed (again never lastslong in this household) and again is a variation on the Caramel shortbread buiscuit usually only baked for Easter Sunday tea by my grandmother.


4oz butter, 60z plain flour, 2tsp sugar, 1ts baking powder, 3 mars bars. Square toffee tin with sides no higher than 1/2 inch. Large bar of Cadbury Dairy Milk.

Cream butter and sugar and add the flour and baking powder.Spread on base of tin and Cook until lightly browned in slow oven gas mark 1-2.  In heavy bottom pan melt chopped mars bar till spreadable.  Spread across top of cooked shortcake. Whilst caramel coating is setting in the heavy bottom pan melt chocolate and spread across Shortbread. When set cut into fingers with hot sharp knife.  BE CAREFUL this is seriously scrumptious!


A supper dish I used to enjoy when staying with grandmother was a kind of cheese soufle. Very quick and easy to make.

grease a medium souffle dish or individual ramekins.   In a bowl, beat 1 egg with salt pepper and grated cheese and a pinch of paprika until light and frothy.  Pour into dish.  Bake in center of hot oven for 15 - 20 mins.  Serve with buttered toast.

Hope these have titillated a few tastebuds for some of you  



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anonymous New To Group February 21, 2005 5:08 AM


My name is Rebecca. I love cooking and baking. I collect cookbooks and am looking forward to finding new recipes in here!

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Welcome February 21, 2005 10:12 AM

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Hi:) February 22, 2005 12:52 PM

Hi everyoneI'm new around hereI want to introduce myself My name is Aga and I love baking cakes and cooking dinners for my boyfriend

I want to congatulate our host You Are Great

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 February 22, 2005 4:00 PM

Thank you Aga... you're making me blush.

So sorry, I still don't have a lot of time to get recipes in here.  I'll try to get something up here soon.

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anonymous Tons of recipes February 23, 2005 8:57 AM

I have tons of recipes. Is there anything special anyone is looking for maybe I can help you find it. I just baked a cake called a "Pineapple inside out cake" it was so easy and soooooooooooooo good!!

Have a great day everyone,


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Me:) February 23, 2005 12:00 PM

RebeccaI'm looking for some good recipies for cakesMy boyfriend loves sweets and I do not know how to fulfill his desire for sugarDo you have any veeeerrrrrrrryyyyyyyy easy?I would be obliged for telling me at least one  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
anonymous Aga February 23, 2005 4:05 PM

Give me a day to look up an easy recipe for you. Is there anything your boyfriend likes a lot....chocolate, carrot cake etc...    I'm looking forward to helping you!


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:) February 23, 2005 11:01 PM

He likes things that are full of coconuts, chocolate is also acceptableI hope that you wil find something


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:o) May 21, 2005 8:58 AM

What a nice group! A to all of you. I also love cooking and I have many many vegetarian recepies. Unfortunately I have to translate them for you since I'm from Sweden. We'll see...  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Hi! June 07, 2005 10:13 PM

Hi, my name is Kalaya and I have this unpaid job of being a cook as well as a baker for... my family!

So my jobs would be 1) to find food to cook something and 2) actually cook or bake 'em.

I am always looking up new recipes and thought I'd give this group a try.

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Hi June 12, 2005 7:35 PM

Lee here. I just joined. I posted 2 reciepts already. I hope everyone enjoys them. they are good.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Cool October 15, 2005 9:49 PM

Cool foood lol. I love to cook and this is cool so yes you got another new member. Im gonna luv this.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
New member here October 16, 2005 12:02 AM

Hi I'm new to this group but I love to cook,bake & eat.  I was taught how to cook by my Grandmother & she rarely used a receipe & I don't usually follow one for most things either.  I am in need of some help most of my cookbooks are still in storage since I just recently moved from a larger place to a smaller place, I can't wait until I can go back there & get the rest of my stuff, until then can you be of any help for a Beef Stroganoff receipe, Thanks loads in advance. Hugs, Nancy  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 October 18, 2005 9:11 AM

Hi~  I'm a lurker who loves to cook.  I spent 20 years being anorexic and bulimic completely avoiding food or anything to do with food.  Now that I'm recovered I'm finding that I actually ENJOY cooking with ingredients~  Who Knew?

And the great thing is that my two boys and my boyfriend LOVE that I cook now instead of making those damned Homestyle Bake meals!

I love a good casserole because it's easy and the kids will eat it, but I am starting to branch out into fancy dishes, so I look forward to participating in this group.

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 December 26, 2005 7:11 AM

Hi All,

Mt name is Laura. I am a newbe cook and I am getting pretty good I think. My boyfriend is getting more  n more impressed.So I am joining hoping to get some tricks of the trade lol.

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I love to cook March 04, 2006 2:59 AM

And would like to share my dishes with you .........INDIAN COOKING

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 May 11, 2006 6:12 PM

Hello group:

ty christina w. for the invite. My name is Rene I'm 37 yr young I have diabetes type 2 and all I am doing right know is only eating meats,frozzen veg. Not going to each rice,mac-cheese,all the othere things that fall into this area. I know when I do eat it my sugar flies HIGH and when I don't eat it my sugar is going down witch is very good for me and been walking on days that are very nice .

I drink plenty of water and I drink coffee in the morning into around 1.00 pm. then I start to drink diet pepsi or cristal light and then around 9.30 p.m. I drink water for the rest of the night. I think i'm doing good for know and will continue doing it to see with in 2 wks if that is helping then if not i'll be back for some help if everyone don't mind .

TC God Bless

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Recipe website August 28, 2006 5:18 AM

I found that website is really useful if you're looking for any recipe.  But be careful, some of the recipes featured there can be duds.

I found two Konigberger Klopse recipes there; one was more authentic/more complicated than the other.  It's a delicious meatball recipe with capers gravy (German recipe).

Sorry if I'm not supposed to mention any web address. 
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Hello From Colleen November 14, 2007 12:23 PM


I am a new member of the group and I hope to bring many good treats to you. 

I have been a member at Care2 since 1998, but I was not online at home for the last 2 years and I have some catching up to do.  I have a new email and page that I need to get many things uploaded.

I will be back soon.

InJoy & Peace,


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hello September 29, 2009 7:04 AM

Just wanted wanted to say hi to everyone

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