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'You made that without using a real turkey?'

DEFINITION: v., To leave out an important ingredient when you are sharing a favorite recipe so that no one else can make it taste as good as yours. n., A recipe that is missing one or more key ingredients.

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Pseudoingredient

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Sue-doe-in-gree-dee-int

Sentence: Sander's recipes dated back to Tudor times, this bird had been dwarfed by a behemoth containing no fewer than 48 birds of 12 different species with 20 different spices and one pseudoingredient he would never dilvulge to anyone that asked for the recipe.

Etymology: Pseudo;(from Greek ψευδής "lying, false") is used to mark something as false, fraudulent, or pretending to be something it is not: Ingredient; An ingredient is a substance that forms part of a mixture (in a general sense). For example, in cooking, recipes specify which ingredients are used to prepare a specific dish.

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Recispurious

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: resəspyoŏrēəs

Sentence: The chorus around the holiday table is always **Mine never taste as good as Granny*s**. She smiles to herself knowing that the cards she had printed detailing her famous apple pie are recispurious. No sugar? Shouldn*t they know better? In any case, Granny is sure to keep her edge on the other women in the family for now.

Etymology: recipe (a set of instructions for preparing a particular dish, including a list of the ingredients required) + spurious (not being what it purports to be; false or fake)

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Potlack

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Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: POT lak

Sentence: Everyone was asked to bring a personal dish to the reunion picnic. There was a large variety of delicious treats, and almost everyone was asked by at least one person for his/her recipe. People seemed to be giving out their recipes in a willing and friendly manner. For the following year's reunion, many people tried to reproduce the yummy items. But it ended up being a mediocre potlack because almost everyone had left out at least one ingredient in his/her "special" dish so it could never be made as well by anyone else.

Etymology: potluck + lack

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COMMENTS:

tasty - Nosila, 2009-12-16: 01:10:00

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Shambrosia

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: sham-BROH-zhuh

Sentence: Roxie planned to impress Bob's new boss by cooking for him a meal fit for a god. But the evening quickly turned into a noshtradamian nightmare, when Roxie, following the recipe given to her by her best friend, added spam rather than ham to the dish. The anticipated ambrosia became in a minute a shambrosia, leaving Roxie to wonder whether she had been the victim of gastronimical gall or simply of a careless case of "cordon blur".

Etymology: Shambrosia n. blend of sham: trick, hoax, fraud & ambrosia: used of various foods for mortals since 1685. Cognate: shambrosiate vb. 2, Noshtradamian: (nosh & nostradamus) 3.Gastronimical: (gastronomical & inimical) 4. Cordon blur (pun on cordon bleu).

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wonderful - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-22: 09:38:00

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Reciproximate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ress-eh-PROX-uh-muht

Sentence: Lester takes great pride in the many dishes he has developed over the years and he jealously guards his recipes so when asked for them he always offers up a reciproximate, a recipe containing the main ingredients but which always leaves out 2 or 3 very important items.

Etymology: Blend of 'recipe' and 'approximate'

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Reskipe

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: res/kip/ee

Sentence: While shopping for the ingredients, something told Suzanne that something was just not right. How could THIS be all that was inside Julia's DELICIOUS casserole? She swore she tasted ground turkey, but why wasn't it on the list? It wasn't until the strange concoction was pulled out of the oven that Julia realized Jan had managed to slip her yet another reskippee.

Etymology: recipe + skip

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Hahaha. Good one, Lumee. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-26: 14:40:00

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Minusanthropy

Created by: yellowbird

Pronunciation: mine-us-an-thrope-e

Sentence: "Look, honey, here's a recipe for apple pie without apples! What? No, I don't think the Ritz cracker company are minusanthropic...I'm sure it will work fine..." (Yes, this is a real recipe. Kraft even had the guts to post it online.)

Etymology: misanthrope - someone who hates people in general + minus

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Recipionage

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: ress-er-pee-a-narzh

Sentence: as i tasted the chocolate cake i had just made, the flavour of the anchovies was overwhelming...it was then i realised i had been a victim of recipionage

Etymology: recipe, espionage

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ha, funny! - remistram, 2007-11-22: 09:41:00

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Sabotiramisu

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: SAB-uh-TIR-ah-M'-soo

Sentence: Roxie planned to impress Bob's new boss by cooking for him a meal fit for a god. But the evening quickly turned into a noshmare, when Roxie, following the recipe given to her by her best friend, added spam rather than ham to the dish. The anticipated ambrosia became in a minute a shambrosia, but worse was yet to come when she added freshly made toffee rather than strongly brewed coffee to the italian dessert, leaving Roxie to wonder whether she had been the victim of sabotiramisu or simply a case of her own shortsighted "cordon blur".

Etymology: SABOTIRAMISU: Blend of SABOTAGE: any undermining of a cause. & TIRAMISU : The name Tiramisu is Italian and means "pull-me-up" (Tirami su), a reference to the effects of the sugar and espresso, and can be translated figuratively as "pick-me-up" or in this case: "put-me-down". ShAMBROSIA n. blend of sham: trick, hoax, fraud & ambrosia: used of various foods for mortals since 1685. Cognate: shambrosiate vb.

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petaj Love the sentence - petaj, 2008-11-26: 02:39:00

All so good ... but cordon blur ... is my favorite for today! (wink/grin) - silveryaspen, 2008-11-26: 03:28:00

wonderful - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-26: 11:22:00

metrohumanx Hahaha...NOSHMARE!....I initially thought the key was "sabot"...(a thrust-transmitting carrier that positions a missile in a gun barrel or launching tube and that prevents the escape of gas ahead of the missile) Eiter way, it's a great word, O-Bob. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-26: 14:24:00

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Culensconce

Created by: jajsr

Pronunciation: c-uh-en-sk-uhn-se

Sentence: Debbie knew she'd been culensconced, because she followed Dave's receipe and it still didn't taste like his.

Etymology: Combination of the beginning of "culinary" and the word "esconce"

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-22: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-12-15: 00:34:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie. ~ James