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My 5 beers of Choice(In order Best to least desirable)
1.Guinness The Emperor of beers in my opinion
2.Three Philosophers Quadrupel That is a really,really,really good beer.From a brewer in New york.
3.Harviestoun Old Engine Oil A great beer with a thick consistency.
4.Sierra Nevada Porter
5.Sheaf Stout This beer has a special place in my heart,Because it was Stewart's favourite.I like it too.

My Favourite 5 mixed Drinks
1.The Irish Car Bomb
Irish Car Bomb recipe
Irish Car Bomb is a massively popular drink all over the world, one of the most popular infact. The ingredients are simple and widely available, and beer lovers will almost certainly enjoy it.

Scale ingredients to servings
3/4 pint Guinness® stout
1/2 shot Bailey's® Irish cream
1/2 shot Jameson® Irish whiskey

Add the Bailey's and Jameson to a shot glass, layering the Bailey's on the bottom. Pour the Guinness into a pint glass or beer mug 3/4 of the way full and let settle. Drop the shot glass into the Guinness and chug. If you don't drink it fast enough it will curdle and increasingly taste worse.
Serve in:
Beer Mug

2.The Kamikaze
Kamikaze recipe

Scale ingredients to servings
1 oz vodka
1 oz triple sec
1 oz lime juice

Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into an old-fashioned glass over ice cubes, and serve.
Serve in:
Old-Fashioned Glass

3.The Margarita
Perfect Margarita recipe

Scale ingredients to servings
2 oz Jose Cuervo® 1800 tequila
1/2 oz Jose Cuervo® white tequila
1 1/4 oz Rose's® lime juice
1/2 oz Bols® triple sec
1 splash Bols® Orange Curacao liqueur

1. Pour ingredients into a shaker with crushed ice. Squeeze in the juice of two lime wedges, and shake well.

2. Rim the outside of a white wine glass with lime and salt, and add fresh crushed ice.

3. Strain the shaken mixture into the glass, and add the juice from a further lime wedge. Serve.
Serve in:
White Wine Glass
4.The Mint julep I am southern After all!!!!
Mint Julep recipe

Scale ingredients to servings
4 fresh mint sprigs
2 1/2 oz bourbon whiskey
1 tsp powdered sugar
2 tsp water

Muddle mint leaves, powdered sugar, and water in a collins glass. Fill the glass with shaved or crushed ice and add bourbon. Top with more ice and garnish with a mint sprig. Serve with a straw.
Serve in:
Collins Glass
5.The White Russian I like the Dude's Style!!!!!
White Russian recipe

Scale ingredients to servings
2 oz vodka
1 oz coffee liqueur
light cream

Pour vodka and coffee liqueur over ice cubes in an old-fashioned glass. Fill with light cream and serve.

Serve in:
Old-Fashioned Glass

moody [userpic]

meat...chopped into bite size chunks and soaked in olive oil, worchestiresher (?), honey marinade until ready to cook
big chops of onion
big chops of peppers
big chops of tomatoes

skewer together and grill on the outside of the rack until meat is done
move to center of rack until slightly blackened
if you use wooden skewers, blow out the fires at either end before eating

*chef's note= children like marshmellows to go with

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texmex soup/chili
brown 1lb burger (or more or turkey or whatever)
1 can mexicorn
1 can diced tomatos
1 can chili beans
1 can Rotel chili stuff

dump it all in a crock pot on low, add some garlic and salt and pepper (i like sea salt) more peppers if you like...spice it up or leave it as is for mild.
4-6 hours later, get some corn chips and cheese together with a scoop of the soup/chili and

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this has lots of names. its yummy tho

1 tub cool whip
1 pint cottage cheese (or more, depends on how thick you want it)
1 pck jello powder
1 drained can fruit cocktail

mix them all thoroughly and refridgerate until set

Ana Banana [userpic]

2 large, ripe tomatoes
½ large mild or sweet onion
1 bundle of fresh cilantro
1-3 jalapeño peppers
2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
Sea salt
1 large minced clove garlic
Freshly ground black pepper
A squirt of lemon juice

Dice the tomatoes, onion, and cilantro into chunks using a knife.

Add the chilies, vinegar, salt, garlic or garlic powder, lemon juice and pepper to the mix. Stir well.

Cover and keep in refrigerator until needed.

*note: If you do not like your salsa chunky, simply use a blender.
**note: it takes one to two days in order to get the full flavor.

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old_schoola [userpic]

1 package cream cheese 1 package cool whip
1 ready to eat graham cracker crust 1 package jello pudding Pistachio or chocolate 1 can of Readi Whip to decorate the top

Take the cream chese out and let it sit out 20-45 minutes to let it soften.Then take the cream cheese and combine it with your cool whip till well blended and place as the bottom layer in your pie crust.Make the pudding according to the directions and pour it on as the second layer of in the crustand place in the freezer for 30 minutes till firm and then top with the readi whip or more cool whip.(Note the readi whip can make it look more proffesional looking with a cool design)Garnish with shaved hersheys or hersheys kisses. and enjoy

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1 cup Sake 1/4 quarter cup Kikkomans low sodium Soy Sauce
4 yellowfin or any sahimi grade tuna steaks
combine the sake and the soy sauce and pour over the tuna and let marinade for 4 hours.Then serve as Sushi or you can dry off the filets and place a thin layer of wasabi paste and coat in almonds or pecans and sear them off on both sides cooking the fish till its medium rare (seared well and raw in the middle) then serve with rice and a salad

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Ana Banana [userpic]

The most common, and most effective, natural insect repellents
are various essential oils. Clove oil and citronella (rose
geranium) are the most effective against mosquitoes, but be
careful with clove oil and use it sparingly. It can be a skin
irritant. Other fairly effective essential oils include lemon
grass, eucalyptus, castor oil, peppermint, tea tree oil,
lavender, and cedar. You can buy cedar oil in spray-on bottles
at your local pet store.

It's important to remember when using essential oils, don't
use them internally! They need to be used externally on your
skin and garments. Be sure to test any oils on a small patch
of skin before applying widely to your body to avoid allergic
reactions or skin irritations.

You can make your own insect repellent sprays by combining
rubbing alcohol (or witch hazel, vodka, or olive oil) with one
of the listed essential oils (about 10-to-1, alcohol-to-oil
ratio). Shake well before each use.

To make a lotion, use two ounces distilled water, two ounces
olive oil, and about 120 drops essential oil. Put the water
into a deep mixing bowl, and using a wire whip, begin beating
quickly while slowly drizzling in the olive oil. After oil is
mixed into the distilled water, stir in the essential oil of
your choice (citronella is probably the most effective for
insect repellent use).

You can also add a few drops of your choice of insect-
repelling essential oils to your shampoo or liquid soap to
help counteract the perfumes in these products.

Keep in mind that the following criteria reduces the
effectiveness of all insect repellents: clothing rubbing on
your skin, natural evaporation, your skin's natural ability to
absorb anything applied to it, sweat or rain washing off the
repellent, and a windy environment.

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This is something I picked up when I lived in Sicily. I learned to love Sicilian food... and then I decided I must learn how to cook it. There are many differant variations of this dish. This one is mine.

Please note that all the ingrediants must be very fresh and of high quality in order to get the full flavor. (follow the links for picture examples)

Do NOT subsitute canned tomatoes. Just don't.


1 1/2 pounds ripest tomatoes (pick a variety that has a strong taste-like Brandywine or Siberia)
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (should be a golden brown color)
3 - 4 medium to large garlic cloves, roughly chopped
3/4 cup fresh basil, roughly chopped
Salt to taste (I prefer sea salt)
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
1 box spaghetti
1 cup grated pecorino cheese

Peel and chop tomatoes, saving their juices. Stir in oil. Set aside. 

Using a mortar and pestle, make a paste of the garlic, basil and a little salt. (you can also do this in a blender. Since I like to use my mortar and pestle, I do. Using a blender will work just fine-the sauce will just be a little smoother. Do NOT put the tomatoes in the blender, too.)  Add red pepper flakes. Stir into tomatoes. Combine well. 

Cook spaghetti according to package directions until al dente. Drain and put spaghetti into serving bowl. 

Immediately pour on tomatoes and mix well to coat spaghetti. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve immediately with bread.

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old_schoola [userpic]

I have a great cookbook by the Macguyver of the Kitchen Alton Brown.It has sections on Broiling and frying and searing and his breakfast casserole is the bomb.Check him out at


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