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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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Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Mis-gree-dee-ent

Sentence: Whenever anyone asked Diane for her delicious christmas cake recipe she would give it to them with pleasure. Her secret was to deliberately missgredient it by leaving out some of the vital ingredients. This time it was the sultanas, glace cherries and most important of all the eight tablespoons of brandy. That was enough to make sure theirs would not taste as good as her own.

Etymology: Miss(avoid,omit) + ingredients(any of the substances that are combined to make a particular dish)


I like it! Great job! - jajsr, 2008-11-26: 10:37:00

metrohumanx Visions of sugarplums! Nice work, TJ. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-26: 14:26:00


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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: less-uh-pee

Sentence: I used my mom's lessipe for spinach and artichoke dip, but it seemed to be missing something - perhaps spinach?

Etymology: less, recipe


Then there's Mom's guessipes... add such-and-such "til it looks right". - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-22: 05:26:00

Sounds somewhat similar to my own 'messipes'. - Mustang, 2007-11-22: 07:43:00

Funny! my vote! - remistram, 2007-11-22: 09:42:00

I cook like your Mom - drives everyone crazy but means I usually do the cooking - hmm might have scuppered myself there - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-22: 09:42:00

You and my mom ought to write a lookbook. - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-22: 10:22:00

Great word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-22: 16:12:00


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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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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pek kul e an aree

Sentence: Henry was admired as a great cook by his friends, but was so protective of his secret recipes that he either left out a key ingredient or added something bizarre to the recipes he wrote out for his friends. This peculianary habit ensured that his dishes always turned out the best for him alone.

Etymology: Peculiar (beyond or deviating from the usual or expected) & Culinary ( of or relating to or used in cooking)

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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


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


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Created by: kabloozie

Pronunciation: RES i peez

Sentence: Every time I make that apricot pie, my neighbor bugs me for how it's done - I finally caved, but in the recippease I gave her, I left out the cardamon and lemon zest, which is what really makes it special.

Etymology: recipe + appease


Damn it, now you all know!!! - kabloozie, 2007-11-22: 00:54:00

Ha! And all this time I've been adding cardoon. - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-22: 06:44:00


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Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: Form Oh Targe

Sentence: Rupert could not face the possibility that Mary would produce a superior tasting curry, so he engaged in formotage and neglected to mention the need to use fresh Galangal

Etymology: From 'formula' and 'sabotage'.


petaj I thought it was going to be a cheese recipe - fromage! - petaj, 2008-11-26: 19:26:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: disəpôrshənmənt

Sentence: When Jill tried Jason’s recipe for baked beans the disaportionment was palpable. Perhaps the omission of beans from the instructions is an issue.

Etymology: disapointment (the feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the nonfulfillment of one’s hopes or expectations) + portion (a part of a whole)

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: row-st-trick-ee

Sentence: For some reason, I just can't put my finger on it, my Christmas roast never turns out quite like my sister's. Do you suppose she has given me a roasttrickey. It's curious that mine is so FOWL, while hers is so tasty.

Etymology: roast turkey + trick (or trickery)


petaj Not sure - maybe that should have been roasttrickery - petaj, 2008-11-26: 02:41:00

You've come up with a verbotomy recipe for success! Pun fun at its very best! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-26: 03:11:00

Response to your comment ... I think you chose well ... I like roasttrikey best ... seems to make a better sounding pun. - silveryaspen, 2008-11-26: 03:14:00

Good one...will be remembering it tomorrow. - mweinmann, 2008-11-26: 09:35:00

metrohumanx I like tricky stuffing and tricky gravy, too. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-26: 14:06:00


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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