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Our recipes

I have listed some random recipes that I have collected from family and friends, invented, or improvised from Dutch recipes. Some recipes are copied from other sites with a link to the original.

Cooking Calculators and Conversions

Because I use these all of the time, I have included these cooking conversion links:

Common Cooking Conversions Many common volume conversions found in the kitchen. Cups, teaspoons, tablespoons, pints, quarts, and many more.

Weight to Volume Cooking Conversions Convert between weight and volume for many common cooking ingredients. Have a recipe in grams and need cups? You'll find that here.

Oven Temperature Conversions Convert between gas mark and electric oven temperatures.

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Cheese and Chicken Quesadillas

I usually make 2 batches of this, one with chicken and cheese, and the other with only cheese for the vegetarians.

  • 500 grams (2 cups) shredded cooked rotisserie chicken
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4-6 (1 bunch) green onions chopped (use mostly the white parts — use …

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Corn Bread

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • Preheat the oven to 220 degrees C (425 degrees F)
  • In a mixing bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt
  • Add the …
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    Leslie’s River Bistro Caesar Salad

    2 Generous Servings

    • 4 anchovy fillets, minced (or 1 ½ teaspoons anchovy paste, this is what I use).
    • 1 large garlic clove, pressed
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
    • ¼ teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco)
    • ¼ cup olive oil
    • 1 head romaine lettuce, torn …

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    Chili con carne (meat) / Chili sin carne (vegetarian)

    I make two pots of chili; con carne which I make mild; and sin carne which I make hot (vegetarian). For people who want meat and like it hot, they can add some of the sin carne or spice it up with hot peppers. I put …

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    Preserved Apples

    • 3 kilos applies
    • 50 ml (3 tbsp.) lemon juice to prevent darkening (or 3000 milligram crushed vitamin C tablets) per 3 litres of water
    • 1 litre (8 cups) white sugar
    • 3 litres (12 cups) water
    • 1 tbsp. nutmeg
    • 1-2 cinnamon sticks
  • Peel and core the …
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    Main Dishes

    Beef bourguignon

    Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2010

    The secret to this super-rich beef casserole is to use all wine and no stock

    Cooking time: Prep: 45 mins Cook: 3 hrs, 30 mins Plus overnight marinating

    Skill level: Easy

    Servings: Serves 6

    Rob also likes this recipe in Dutch for Boeuf Bourguignon. It takes …

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    Tarte Tatin by Anneloes Vermeer

    Boter en suiker in de bakvorm [liefst glas] Geschilde appels op de boter en suiker leggen

    Op laag vuur laten smelten en carameliseren Het carameliseren begint Het deeg over de appels leggen In de oven zetten voor 20 min. [180°C] – het deeg is mooi bruin De taart omdraaien …

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    Drinks / Smoothies

    Mikey’s Gulp Smoothie

    I used to make milkshakes as follows:

    • Strawberry yogurt – full container
    • Milk – by filling empty yogurt container
    • Strawberry ice cream – pint
    • One chopped banana
    • Mix all of above in blender until smooth


    Halloween Sangria (also for kids)

    This is a good recipe to make in large …

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