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    Cookie recipe request...chocolate chip and (?)?

    Making cookies to send to my guy in Iraq. There are so many chocolate chip cookie recipes out here. Do you have one that's tried and true, maybe a little different, or just really "special?"Thanks for any you'd be willing to share!
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    Bulgur Pilaf with Dried Fruit and Nuts

    2 ounce dried apricots (about 1/3 cup) 2 ounce prunes (about 1/3 cup) -- pitted 1 cup coarse bulgur (#3) 2 tablespoon unsalted butter 1/2 teaspoon salt -- or to taste 1/4 cup dark or golden raisins (or use half raisins -- half-dried cranberries) 1/4 cup blanched almonds -- lightly toasted 2...
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    Ribs basted with pomegranate and red pepper sauce

    Ribs: 2 racks of lamb or pork back ribs, cut into ribs (~ 1 lb. ea.) water 1 stick cinnamon (optional) 5 cloves (optional) 3-5 whole allspice (optional) 1/4 c. pomegranate molasses 1/4 c. Middle Eastern red pepper sauce 2 T. olive oil 1 T. fresh lemon juice salt freshly ground pepper Place ribs...
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    Middle Eastern Chickpea Burgers

    2 cups cooked chickpeas (may substitute a 15-ounce can of chickpeas, drained, rinsed and mixed with a spritz of freshly squeezed lemon juice and a pinch of sea salt) 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon ground...
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    Middle Eastern Lamb Kebabs

    Yogurt Marinade 1 cup plain yogurt 250 mL 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 1 tbsp finely minced onion 15 mL 1 tsp granulated sugar 5 mL 1 tsp dried oregano (or 1 tbsp/15 mL fresh oregano) 5 mL 1/2 tsp salt 2 mL 1/2 tsp dried thyme (or 2 tsp/10 mL fresh thyme) 2 mL 1/4 tsp freshly ground...
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    Spicy middle eastern treat

    0.5 part Gin 0.5 part Jagermeister Layered with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Tastes surprisingly good in spite of the list of contents! After several we wandered in the desert until morning.
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    Marrakech express

    splash Grenadine 1 1/2 oz. Gin dash Orange Flower Water n/a Citrus Juice Pour Gin over ice in a tall glass. Add splash of grenadine and dash of orange flower water. Fill glass with citrus juice and stir.***Note: Orange flower water can be found in...
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    Spring Lamb

    1 25-pound spring lamb, skinned Dressing: 5 pounds potatoes, uncooked, peeled and quartered 5 pounds ground lamb, uncooked Salt, pepper, parsley to taste Oregano, sage to taste (optional) Olive Paste: 5 pounds Kalamata olives, pitted...
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    Kafta (Arabic hamburger)

    3/4 pound ground lamb 1/2 cup onions chopped fine 3 clove garlic large, minced 1 teaspoon mint dried, or 3T fresh 1 teaspoon cumin ground 1/2 teaspoon coriander ground 1/2 cup parsley fresh chopped 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon salt 1 head lettuce tomato chopped yogurt plain, nonfat...
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    Moroccan Couscous

    chicken, 3.5 pound, cut in 6 pieces butter, 3.5 T vegetable oil, 1/4 c onion, 1 large, cut into wedges plum tomatoes, .5 pound quartered parsley, 1 c fresh chopped ginger, 1.5 t ground black pepper, 1.5 t ground turmeric, 1 t ground jalapeno chili, 1 whole cinnamon stick, .5 cayenne...
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    Raw Kibbeh

    1 1/2 c. fine burghul wheat 2 pound of the leanest meat available, lamb or beef 2 medium onions, chopped fine 1 t pepper 1 t allspice 1/4 t cinnamon 1 pinch hot cayenne pepper 1 t dried mint leaves 4 sprigs fresh parsley 5 Tablespoons olive oil Soak the burghul in cold water for 10...
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    Biriyani = Biriyani Rice

    2 Kilo grams RED Onions 2 Kilo grams Chicken (thighs & drumsticks) 4 cups Basmati rice (long grain rice) 2 tb spn canned tomato 2 large regular tomatoes 1 bunch mint leaves 1 bunch parsley 5 spices (cinnamon bark - 3 medium pieces, cardamom - 6 pieces, cumin seeds, black pepper - about 1/6 tea...
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    Noni afghani (afghan bread)

    Ingredients: 1 1/2 c Water, warm 1 pk (1/4 oz, 7 grams) dry yeast 1 tb Sugar 4 c Flour 1 ts Salt 1/4 c Corn oil 1 Egg yolk, mixed w/ 1 tb Water 1 tb Black cuminseed or caraway -seeds These small oval breads are baked in a tandoor, the stove of the region -- sometimes buried in the...
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    Small Kibba

    The stuffing: 2 pounds lean ground lamb (or beef) 1 chopped medium onion 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon Middle Eastern spice water for boiling the Kibba 1 tablespoon salt The shell: Follow directions for making the shell in the recipe Kibba (Kibbi), Cover and set aside. Assembly directions: To make...
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    2 small red bell peppers, cut and cleaned from seeds and white skin inside 3/4 cup chopped walnuts 2 tablespoons pomegranate syrup (found in Middle Eastern food stores) 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 2 tablespoons plain fine bread crumbs 1 tablespoon (or less) hot pepper sauce (such as...
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    2 lb lean ground lamb 2 slices homemade bread, toasted and crushed 1 tsp allspice, pounded (ground) 1 tsp coriander, crushed 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 onion, grated 1 tsp fresh savory, chopped Salt and freshly ground pepper (to taste) 3 slices bacon 6 to 8 Middle Eastern breads 2 tomatoes...
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    Flat Sausage (Bastirma)

    1 pound ground beef 1 pound ground lamb 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon Middle Eastern spice 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 4 cloves garlic, minced or pressed 1 pair of knee high stockings with the foot section cut off and knotted (use any other stuffing median if desired)...
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    1/2 chicken, cut into serving pieces 4 cups water 1 teaspoon salt 6 whole cloves 1 stick cinnamon 2 clove garlic, minced or pressed 6 whole black pepper seeds 6 whole cardamom seeds 2 cups rice, washed and drained 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 medium potatoes, washed, pealed, and cut into 1/2 inch...
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    Crisp Split Pea Wafers

    1 c yellow split pea flour(middle eastern) 1 c flour - a.p. 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp salt 0.5 tsp cayenne - 2 Tbsp butter - clarified 1 Tbsp shortening - softened - 0.66 c water =Sift 1., cut in 2. (to cornmeal), add 3., knead briefly till smooth ~2-3mns. Form to ball, cover with damp cloth, let rest...
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    Non-sweet Minted Middle Eastern Buttermilk Shake

    A handful of ice cubes Pinch of salt 1 c Fresh buttermilk Fresh mint leaves 1 servings Procedure: Combine ingredients in blender. Cover and blend until ice is dissolved. Presentation: Serve in a tall mug, garnished with more fresh mint. Yield: Makes one serving, 70 calories.