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Angeleyes’ “so yummy when you’re feeling crummy” thread made me hungry, and got me to wondering about how you all cook.  Are you the kind to follow a recipe to the tee, or do you create your own?  I tend to read three or four different recipes for something similar to what I’ve got in mind, then create my own from that knowledge.  My husband is always telling me I need to write a cook book, but the problem with that is that I don’t measure, or even use the same ingredients every time I cook something, so it would be really hard to write it down.  I was working on a cookbook memoir as my Christmas gift to my family for this year, but of course life got in the way, and there’s no way I can finish it in time now.  Hopefully I can give that to them next year. 

What’s your favorite recipe, preferably one you created yourself?  I tend to like the desserts I’ve created most, (especially the white chocolate raspberry cheesecake), but in the interest of saving space, here’s my hubby’s favorite.  P.S. I’ve never written this down, so it may not be precise, but…here goes:

Italian (and part German) Sausage Subs

Sear 5 – 6 Italian sausages in a large skillet with about 2 Tbs. olive oil on med-high heat, dousing them with garlic salt & fresh ground pepper.  Turn the heat down to medium, and throw in sliced red onion, green pepper, and red pepper (bells).  Saute all that for a few minutes, coating the veggies in the oil.  Pour in a large can of diced tomatoes, (the kind w/ basil, garlic & oregano), put the lid on and simmer for 1 – 1 ½ hours.  Be sure to check it now and then to make sure the tomatoes aren’t burning (experience here 🙂 ).  When sausages are done, slice each one down the middle so they lay flat on the sub bun – sprinkle shredded cheese, (whatever kind you like – I usually use a cheddar/mozz mix), on the “bottom” bun, place each half of the sausage on the cheesed bun, cover with the tomato, onion, & pepper mixture, sprinkle more shredded cheese on top, then put sauerkraut on top of that, (hubby doesn’t like that part, so it doesn’t go on his), cover with top bun and slice into halves.  Warning: you most likely will need a fork to scoop up all the insides that always fall out when picking up the sub.  Grab the chips & dip, turn on SEC football, enjoy!

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