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Garvinque last won the day on February 20

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About Garvinque

  • Birthday 05/19/1968

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    Troy, N.Y.
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  1. Not sure I would pay 159.00 for it but it's interesting for sure! Garvin
  2. CARAMEL APPLE CRISP CHEESECAKE Serves 12 INGREDIENTS Crust 2 cups graham cracker crumbs ⅛ cup brown sugar ⅓ cup butter, melted Filling 16 ounces cream cheese, softened ¼ cup brown sugar ¼ cup white sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ginger 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 green apples, peeled and thinly sliced Topping ¼ cup rolled oats ¼ cup flour ¼ cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons butter, melted Caramel sauce PREPARATION Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C. In a bowl, mix the crust ingredients. Press into the bottom of a greased 8-inch springform pan. Bake for 5 minutes. In another bowl, mix all the filling ingredients except the apples. Spread over the graham cracker crust, then layer the apple slices on top. In another bowl, mix all the topping ingredients except the caramel, and sprinkle evenly over the apple layer. Bake for 30 minutes. Drizzle on caramel sauce. Enjoy! Garvin
  3. I lived in Houston for five years! Garvin
  4. Steak looks great and can't wait to see the charcoal results! Garvin
  5. Great job, now some gumbo! Garvin
  6. Good experiment, but to say Roberta's is the best pie in the city would cause a serious fight! Garvin
  7. Yeah, this is a tasty recipe they post on facebook as well as youtube! Garvin
  8. Who has the best fast food fries? When I was a kid it was Carrol's/Burgerking then McDonalds but hands down it is Whataburger fries. What say you all? Garvin
  9. Welcome to the Guru and the Baby Blue State wins this years National Title for College B-ball, Go Heals! Garvin
  10. INGREDIENTS Banana Bread Layer 4 bananas (as ripe as possible) 4 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 egg ½ cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1½ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon Cheesecake Layer 32 ounces cream cheese, softened ½ cup sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 cup milk 1 tablespoon gelatin powder Caramel, for drizzling PREPARATION Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C. In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Add in the oil, egg, vanilla, and sugar. Stir until combined. Add in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Stir until just combined. Don’t over mix. Pour the banana bread batter into a greased springform pan and bake for 30-40 minutes or until the top is set. In a large bowl, add the softened cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Whisk until combined. Microwave the milk until hot for about 2 minutes, and add in the gelatin powder. Quickly stir until gelatin is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Pour the gelatin mixture over the cream cheese and whisk again until smooth. Pour the cheesecake mixture over the baked banana bread and cool for 3 hours or overnight. Drizzle with caramel and enjoy! Garvin
  11. FRIED MAC ‘N’ CHEESE STICKS Makes: 30 sticks INGREDIENTS 8 ounces elbow pasta 4 tablespoons butter 4 tablespoons flour 2 cups milk 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded 2 cups flour 4 eggs 2 cups bread crumbs PREPARATION 1. Bring 3 quarts of water to a boil and cook elbow pasta. Stir occasionally for 7 minutes, or until al dente. 2. In a saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter completely and whisk in flour for 2 minutes to create a light roux. 3. Add milk to the roux and season it with salt and pepper. Stir continuously until the sauce fully thickens. 4. Gradually add cheese to your sauce and stir until fully combined. 5. Add cooked pasta to your cheese sauce and stir until each noodle is fully coated. 6. Remove mac ‘n’ cheese off the heat and pour onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Spread evenly and freeze for 2 hours in the freezer. 7. Cut the frozen mac ‘n’ cheese into sticks. (Cut in half then cut again so that you have 3 to 4 inch sticks) 8. Batter sticks in flour, egg, and bread crumbs. In that order 9. Preheat a pot of oil to 325°F/170°C. 10. Fry for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown, then drain on a paper towel. 11. Enjoy! I personally like to add about 1 tsp of hot sauce to cheese mixture before adding pasta Garvin
  12. INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 14-ounce New York strip steak (or other steak of good quality) 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup cream ⅓ cup brandy or cognac 1 tablespoon dijon mustard PREPARATION Liberally season steak with salt and coarsely ground black pepper, being sure to generously coat the entire surface of the meat. Using your hands, press the seasoning into the meat create an even coating. Heat vegetable oil and 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking. Add the steak to the pan and sear on one side for 4 minutes. Turn and sear the other side for another 4 minutes, for medium-rare. If steak has a fat-cap, be sure to sear it as well for 30 seconds to a minute. Once cooked to desired doneness, transfer steak to a cutting board to rest. Reduce heat to medium and add brandy. Allow brandy to cook down for about 1 minute while using a whisk to scrape off any browned bits leftover in the bottom of the pan. Once brandy has reduced by half, add cream and continue to whisk until combined. Add dijon mustard and butter and continue to cook until mixture begins to reduce and thicken, about 5-7 minutes. The final pan sauce should have a rich consistency and coat the back of a spoon. Reduce heat to low and reserve. Once rested, slice steak into ½-inch pieces. Pour cream sauce over the top and serve. Serves 2 Enjoy Garvin
  13. As Bosco said gotta love the fruitawood, I have some peach and red oak from them and will purchase more in the near future! Garvin
  14. Not sure you should have mention that-lol No I really like tofu but you are going to get jokes! Garvin