THE FRONT PORCH CHALLENGE

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THE FRONT PORCH CHALLENGE

This is a blatant ripoff of Master Chef's Mystery Box Challenge (thanks Gordon Ramsey for the idea).
The idea is to let your creative spirit soar while you imagine and create a new dish using a pre-selected ingredient. Every few days we will post an ingredient.

1. You must use that ingredient in your recipe.
2. You can use as many other ingredients from the Front Porch bottomless pantry as needed to create your recipe.
3. The recipe must be your original creation (no snitching now)
4. You can create and post more than one recipe if desired.
5. Post the recipe(s) here for all to marvel at and enjoy.
6. There will be no judging or awarding of prizes. THIS IS FOR FUN ONLY.
7. Let your imagination soar to new heights; it will invigorate you.

HAPPY CONJURING!!!

sallye bates
Nov 10, 2015

WE'VE BEEN AROUND THE WORLD ETHNICALLY AND GEOGRAPHICALLY.

For our next series of challenges, I thought it would be fun to feature recipes that utilize the less common and/or exotic ingredients. Your recipe must feature this item.

Let's start off with a fairly easy one: The Pomegranate

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sallye bates
Nov 7, 2015

WE'VE COVERED THE GLOBE

I need a couple of days to think about our next adventure. Stay tuned.

Have a beautiful autumn Sunday. Love and hugs.

Susan Feliciano
Nov 5, 2015

Southwest Fare

Kind of late getting this one posted. I took it to work last night - no leftovers, just rave reviews! And it's so simple.

Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas


sallye bates
Nov 4, 2015

GRAB YOUR SNOW BOOTS AND PARKAS, WE'RE HEADED FOR CANADA

Canada is the world's second-largest country (after Russia), and is the largest country in North America. The eastern provinces, known as the Maritimes, are separated from the rest of the country by low mountain ranges. Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island are island provinces in the Atlantic Ocean.

The favorite foods of Canadians vary slightly from region to region, and are strongly influenced by their family heritage, especially in relation to holiday celebrations. Along the Atlantic coast, seafood and dishes derived from English traditions (except in Quebec) are common. In Quebec, favorite foods come from the area's French heritage. Throughout Canada, maple syrup and maple products are popular, reflecting the significance of the maple tree, whose leaf adorns the flag of Canada. Many families enjoy a visit in early spring to a maple sugar "shack," the special rustic building where sap from maple trees is boiled in a large open pan to make maple syrup.

Later in the spring, many people in Eastern Canada visit a wooded area to harvest fiddleheads. Fiddleheads, named because they look like the coiled end of a violin ("fiddle"), are the tasty new sprouts of woodland ferns, picked before they develop into large lacy fronds. They are a fragile spring specialty, usually available for just a few weeks in the spring. Grocery stores in Canada may stock frozen fiddleheads alongside other frozen vegetables

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Susan Feliciano
Nov 3, 2015

California Cole Slaw

This may not actually be from California, but everyone loves it. My mother-in-law brought it to us when she came to visit from California.

Abuelita's California Coleslaw