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  1. Hi xpulse,

     

    As I understand it, a bot of yours, e_porch I think the nick was, was auto joining or auto connecting or doing somethng that resulted in flooding.

     

    If something like that happens in the future, and you can't connect to get help on the chat service, you can post a message here asking for help, or send me an email at koach@koach.com, or add me to messenger sysopk@hotmail.com

     

    Sorry for the problem, and it should be solved now :)

     

    Koach

     

     


  2. Date Nick
    1/2 ErrOr

    1/3 Branson
    1/5 Alicia
    1/5 Shady
    1/10 Devenox
    1/11 Overdose
    1/17 NathanW
    1/19 Hawk
    1/19 Snue
    1/21 happy
    1/26 luv
    1/27 Ditto
    1/29 OuttaControlX
    2/1 NYSteward
    2/8 thealleytomcat
    2/9 sandybearsmiley
    2/10 Dawn
    2/13 Simple
    2/14 Blondie
    2/18 code
    2/19 Crysta
    2/20 WebShark
    2/23 JM
    2/23 Marc_30
    2/23 Violin
    2/26 Angelwraps
    2/26 Susie_in_MD
    2/28 eXonyte
    2/28 SaM05
    3/1 theSaint
    3/3 ribeye
    3/4 Drew / Odd
    3/4 Lordnitrox
    3/9 Coby
    3/14 Neon
    3/15 Mark

    3/16 ganjax (JD)
    3/20 BeguilingMyst
    3/24 Ducky
    3/25 ChicagoMike
    3/27 Kobra / scarface
    4/5 bk747
    4/9 Firefly1
    4/9 Michelle_Liz
    4/9 Bawx
    4/12 Barqs
    4/14 Casa
    4/17 SassyRedhead
    4/18 Jenny1982x
    4/20 SoonerQueen
    4/21 Lance
    4/25 NamelessMe

    4/26 Dash
    4/28 Patsy
    4/30 Sorceress
    5/1 gh`
    5/1 Poetmotion
    5/2 David
    5/3 TV
    5/4 CashOverRide
    5/11 Zimri
    5/11 jeffblacklab
    5/11 Syclips
    5/12 Nemesis
    5/13 Misty
    5/15 Charles
    5/15 Gizmo
    5/20 Napalm
    5/13 Fovea
    5/15 Walter
    5/19 Handyman53
    5/24 Dottie
    5/24 Shannon
    5/25 Moli
    5/26 Mammasincharge
    6/1 restore
    6/2 Alex
    6/2 Matt
    6/4 Ash
    6/6 Sailor
    6/6 Tulip
    6/13 Nutcase
    6/13 Chris
    6/16 Splitfire
    6/18 Courtney
    6/18 Star
    6/19 Vampi Baby
    6/19 Henry
    6/20 Bry
    6/22 Raymondjoth
    6/23 Crafty
    6/24 Doodle
    6/24 Justin
    6/24 t-rok
    6/25 Illusion
    6/26 Hana
    6/30 TV_Tech

    7/1 Tony
    7/2 Ozzy10
    7/3 Nan
    7/7 Arthur
    7/7 Lestat
    7/7 TheDogg
    7/7 Huntress
    7/8 black-heart
    7/8 BloodyBoSs
    7/9 Joni
    7/10 Antony
    7/10 Karen
    7/10 Koach
    7/13 EddyM
    7/17 Cuddly_One
    7/20 Hearts
    7/22 Corrina_diane
    7/23 can_you_feel_it
    7/26 Ravi
    7/27 Echo
    7/27 Zandor
    7/27 Antony
    7/29 Sulman
    7/31 Z
    8/1 Leopard
    8/2 Omarx
    8/4 Newfer
    8/7 Fredia
    8/7 TomKeim
    8/7 X-fusion
    8/8 Kentie
    8/9 Trevor
    8/10 Irwin
    8/11 Snugs
    8/13 ^Sheltie
    8/14 Simon
    8/16 Wildkitty
    8/18 reclaimer

    8/20 Argh
    8/20 Spike
    8/21 Sweet-girl's
    8/25 Dodge
    8/25 Hanni
    8/25 Leeta
    8/25 LenientHawk
    8/29 Smiley
    9/1 Tammy

    9/1  JohnRambo497

    9/5 Charmy_Jun
    9/6 Cammy
    9/7 Nathaniel
    9/7 DanX
    9/9 Cent
    9/9 Tetsujin
    9/18 Alpha
    9/18 Tewl
    9/22 Beauty
    9/27 LadyWolf
    9/28 lovestochat
    9/29 Lynx
    9/29 Michelle
    9/30 Leslie
    9/30 Lolaa
    10/1 Ramitta
    10/4 Jaqo
    10/8 Sunnnyyy13
    10/8 ashypeach
    10/9 Kristina
    10/9 OliviaR
    10/11 Vintage
    10/13 DanstudiOz
    10/13 Kiwigirl
    10/15 Prettygreeneyes
    10/17 Mungo
    10/17 koach.com
    10/18 bluenzo
    10/18 r00t
    10/26 cyniq
    10/28 Laylah
    10/28 grip
    11/1 Stormy
    11/5 Syclips
    11/6 Sparkiest_Fox
    11/7 Slinky
    11/9 Sam
    11/11 Aussie
    11/16 Tony_Linguini
    11/17 Bert
    11/17 jas
    11/20 Colena
    11/20 Soraya
    11/22 Beauty
    11/22 susan
    11/27 Topaz
    11/27 Victor
    11/29 Eyes
    11/30 Liam
    12/1 Lrlsmir43
    12/6 Foreverurs
    12/10 Raven
    12/11 ChatRT
    12/11 Sweety
    12/23 Foxy
    12/27 Rebel_Alienman
    12/31 Lilcountrygirl
    12/31 Shady


  3. As you can see, we have installed new forum software.

    The new forum has more features, better profiles, and lots more.

     

    However, we do have one problem.

    We can not import the existing member list from the old forum to the new one.

     

    So, please sign up on this new forum as soon as you see this message.

    This will help ensure that you get the name that you want.

     

    Oh the top right, there is a button that says: Register Now!

    Click that and follow the instructions.

     

    If you have any problems signing up, please let us know.

    Do not post any private information here, including your email, your password, etc.

     

    Koach.com will never ask for private information, so please do not give it to anyone.

     

    Thanks for visiting Koach.com :)

     

    Koach

     

     


  4. Guidelines for Koach.com issued vHosts

    What is a vHost?

    When you connect to Koach.com (or any IRC network), you do so using an IP address or IP name. To help protect your identity while connected to Koach.com, we always cloak or hide part of your IP number or name. But, you might want to hide it completely. A vHost (meaning Vanity Host or Virtual Host) changes your IP address or IP name to something of your choosing.

    For example, using a normal connection, when you join a chat room, other users might see something like this:

    Nooblet ident@k-9BE21EFD.den.comcast.com

    As you can see, the IP address or IP name portion of your hostmask is partially cloaked (or hidden/encrypted), but it might still give information about you to other users like your Internet Service Provider or your city (Denver in the example above).

    However, suppose you selected a vHost of eye.am.a.nooblet. Your hostmask would then show as:
    Nooblet ident@eye.am.a.nooblet
    As you can see, this completely hides your IP address or IP name.

    So, there are two reasons you might want a vHost. First, you can completely hide your IP address or IP name, and second, they are a fun way to personalize your chat identity.

    Guidelines for selecting your vHost

    Each vHost must be unique. Therefore, you may not select a vHost already used by another user. The IRCop setting the vHost will check this for you. Also, you may not choose koach.com as part of your vhost. Koach.com is reserved for ircops, hosts, and our service bots.

    Also, you may not select vhosts that violate the Terms of Use. Therefore, sexually explicit vHosts, sites that relate to illegal activities, etc, will be refused. Read the Koach.com Terms of Use for more information ( http://www.koach.com/tou.php ).

    Finally, you may not have Top Level Domain (TLD) as your vhost. In other words, your vhost may not end in .co.uk, .com, .net. org, .nl, .com.au, .tr, and so on. For example, google.com, or google.org would not be allowed. Nor could you use microsoft.com, but you could use microsoft.vb6. This also applies to websites that may be your own. If you own mysite.com, you could use my.site or mysite.rocks, but not mysite.com.

    Also, all vHosts must be in the form of a valid hostmask, meaning there must be at least one dot. For example, somesite.of.mine is ok. So is any.word . Another acceptable example is eye@m.wonderderful. But, testing by itself (no dot) will not work.

    Applying for a vHost

    Join #helpdesk or contact any Ircop and request a vHost. They will be able to tell you if the vHost already exists. If it does not, the ircop can approve and set it for you. Once the ircop has set the vhost, you activate it by typing: /hs on

    From then on, whenever you IDENTIFY, your vHost will be set.

     

    Using vHosts to Evade bans

     

    Using your vHost (or vHosts) to evade bans is prohibited. If our Staff sees you using your vHost to evade bans, they might remove your vHost. Since each incident is handled separately, one person might lose a vHost for a violation, while another might not. We will try to be as fair as possible.


  5. How to add Koach.com as a server using MS Chat 2.5

     

    Click on View, then Options

    Click on the Servers tab

    In the Network box, type: Koach.com

    Press Add Netwok.

    In the Servers list type: irc.koach.com

    Press Add

    For a port, use 6667

    Click the button that says No Password

    Press Apply ,then OK

     

    How to register your Nickname with MS Chat 2.5

     

    Make sure you are using the nickname you want to register.

    To change your nick, use the NICK command. For example, If I wanted my nick to be MrTester1, I would type:

    /nick MrTester1

    Next, make up a password you will use with your registered nick. Then type:

    /msg nickserv register yourPassword your_email

    For yourPassword, use the password you made up. For your_email, use your real email address.

    Note: you must now Identify EVERY time you connect to Koach.com. Also, you must Identify at least once every 30 days or your nick will expire.

    For information how to automatically Identify when you connect, read the next section.

     

    How to set up auto IDENTIFY with MS Chat 2.5

     

    Click on View, then Automation.

    Click the Rule Sets tab.

    Click Create Set

    Type in Identify for the rule set name. Press OK

    Identify is now added to the Rule Sets list. Click on it, to highlight it.

    Click on the Rules tab.

    Press Add.

    For event, select: A user connects to your chat server or network

    For Nickname, select: %Me%

    For Network, select Koach.com (or whatever you named Koach.com in Step 1 above).

    In Perform this action, select: Send a whisper to a user outside your room

    For Nickname, type: nickserv

    For message, type: IDENTIFY your_password

    Press OK to close Rules.

    Press OK to close Automations.

     

    Now, when you connect to Koach.com, you should automatically IDENTIFY.

     

    How to register a chat room with MS Chat 2.5

     

    Join the chat room you wish to register ( /join #yourRoomName )

    You should have a brown gavel by your nickname. If you do not, the room may already be registered.

    If you do have the brown gavel, then proceed with the registrtation.

    Make up a password for the room. Never give this password to anyone!

    Type: /msg chanserv register #yourRoomName room_password room_description

    Room_description can be anything that more or less describes your room. This can also be changed later.

     

    For more help on any of these commands, join #Helpdesk and ask for help ( /join #helpdesk )

     

    How to prevent sending extra MS data to a chat room with MS Chat 2.5

    MS Chat 2.5 can be very annoying to other people in the chat room because it sends a lot of extra data with each line of text. Here is an example of a MS Chat 2.5 user (in comic mode), joining a room and talking:

     

    <Guest60247> # Appears as ANNA

    <Guest60247> (#G010E010M1) testing

     

    As you can imagine, people not using MS Chat 2.5 will find that very annoying. However, you can easily prevent that extra stuff from being sent to the room, while continuing to use MS Chat 2.5 in comic or text mode.

     

    Click View, then Options.

    From the Options dialog, select the Settings tab.

    Make sure that the following options is checked (selected):

    Don't send Microsoft Chat specific info.

    Click OK Back to top How to add Koach.com as a server using MS Chat 2.5

     

    Click on View, then Options

    Click on the Servers tab

    In the Network box, type: Koach.com

    Press Add Netwok.

    In the Servers list type: irc.koach.com

    Press Add

    For a port, use 6667

    Click the button that says No Password

    Press Apply ,then OK

     

    How to register your Nickname with MS Chat 2.5

     

    Make sure you are using the nickname you want to register.

    To change your nick, use the NICK command. For example, If I wanted my nick to be MrTester1, I would type:

    /nick MrTester1

    Next, make up a password you will use with your registered nick. Then type:

    /msg nickserv register yourPassword your_email

    For yourPassword, use the password you made up. For your_email, use your real email address.

    Note: you must now Identify EVERY time you connect to Koach.com. Also, you must Identify at least once every 30 days or your nick will expire.

    For information how to automatically Identify when you connect, read the next section.

     

    How to set up auto IDENTIFY with MS Chat 2.5

     

    Click on View, then Automation.

    Click the Rule Sets tab.

    Click Create Set

    Type in Identify for the rule set name. Press OK

    Identify is now added to the Rule Sets list. Click on it, to highlight it.

    Click on the Rules tab.

    Press Add.

    For event, select: A user connects to your chat server or network

    For Nickname, select: %Me%

    For Network, select Koach.com (or whatever you named Koach.com in Step 1 above).

    In Perform this action, select: Send a whisper to a user outside your room

    For Nickname, type: nickserv

    For message, type: IDENTIFY your_password

    Press OK to close Rules.

    Press OK to close Automations.

     

    Now, when you connect to Koach.com, you should automatically IDENTIFY.

     

    How to register a chat room with MS Chat 2.5

     

    Join the chat room you wish to register ( /join #yourRoomName )

    You should have a brown gavel by your nickname. If you do not, the room may already be registered.

    If you do have the brown gavel, then proceed with the registrtation.

    Make up a password for the room. Never give this password to anyone!

    Type: /msg chanserv register #yourRoomName room_password room_description

    Room_description can be anything that more or less describes your room. This can also be changed later.

     

    For more help on any of these commands, join #Helpdesk and ask for help ( /join #helpdesk )

     

    How to prevent sending extra MS data to a chat room with MS Chat 2.5

    MS Chat 2.5 can be very annoying to other people in the chat room because it sends a lot of extra data with each line of text. Here is an example of a MS Chat 2.5 user (in comic mode), joining a room and talking:

     

    <Guest60247> # Appears as ANNA

    <Guest60247> (#G010E010M1) testing

     

    As you can imagine, people not using MS Chat 2.5 will find that very annoying. However, you can easily prevent that extra stuff from being sent to the room, while continuing to use MS Chat 2.5 in comic or text mode.

     

    Click View, then Options.

    From the Options dialog, select the Settings tab.

    Make sure that the following options is checked (selected):

    Don't send Microsoft Chat specific info.

    Click OK

     

     


  6. I added another module that allows the use of an additional extended ban.

     

    The ~T ban lets you set specific words to your channel's ban list that will be either blocked or censored.

     

    For example, suppose you had someone joining your room and spamming some other chat room, like #KoachsWorkShop. You can now block that word from being said in your room:

     

    /mode #yourRoom +b ~T:block:*#koachsworkshop*

     

    I added the * in front and in back of the word to prevent it from being used in a sentence.

     

    But, without the *, if you entered this ban:

     

    /mode #yourRoom +b ~T:block:#koachsworkshop

     

    and someone typed the single word #Koachsworkshop, it would be blocked.

     

    But, if they typed: join #koachsworkshop, it would not.

     

    As you can see, adding the asterisks (*) to the banned word, will detect the word anywhere in the sentence:

     

    /mode #yourRoom +b ~T:block:*#koachsworkshop*

     

    When a word is added to the ~T ban block list, and a user tries to type the word in the room, the message is blocked and the user recieves this message in a NOTICE:

     

    Message blocked due to a text ban (#yourRoomName)

     

    Note: At this time, webchat users will not see the NOTICE, but their sentence will be blocked anyway.

     

    You also may, instead of blocking words, censor them.

     

    /mode #yourRoom +b ~T:censor:*#koachsworkshop*

     

    In this type of ~T ban, the word is replaced with <censored>

     

    Note that channel operators (halfop and above) are exempted from filtering.

     

    Finally, the Maximum number of ~T ban per channel is 15

     

    Please post here if you have questions.

     

    Koach


  7. What is SSL and should I use it?

     

    SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. When used with mIRC, it creates a secure (encrypted) connection between your computer and the Koach.com chat servers.

     

    You might ask, why bother? Is it really worth using SSL? Well, that's up to you. Without using SSL, anything you type is sent to and from the chat servers as clear text. Therefore, it's possible, although not very likely, that someone could peek at anything you type, including your passwords.

     

    So, since it is so easy to set up and use SSL with the newer versions of mIRC, why not use it?

    But, if your chat client does not support SSL, or you just don't feel like using it, you should not worry. You'll still be safe chatting on Koach.com.

     

    How to set up mIRC

     

    First, check to make sure your version of mIRC supports SSL. There are several ways to do this, but perhaps the easiest is to open the mIRC help file (F1) and type in SSL. If there is information about SSL in the mIRC files, you can set up an SSL connection. If there is not, then you need to upgrade your version of mIRC to use SSL.

     

    Next, you must install OpenSSL and copy some DLLs to your mirc folder.

     

    Installing OpenSSL

     

    Go to this site and download the lastest version of OpenSSL:

     

    http://www.slproweb.com/products/Win32OpenSSL.html

     

    I downloaded and installed Win32 OpenSSL v0.9.8k Light

     

    Run the downloaded file:

    Win32OpenSSL_Light-0_9_8k.exe

     

    You may get a message that says:

    "The Win32 OpenSSL Installation Project has detected that the following critical component is missing:

    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributables

    Win32 OpenSSL will not function properly without this component.

    It is recommended that you install the missing component before clicking "OK" to continue."

     

    If so, click Cancel and download and install the C++ redistributables from here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/DOWNLOADS/details.aspx?FamilyID=9b2da534-3e03-4391-8a4d -074b9f2bc1bf&displaylang=en

     

    I did not have to reboot after installing it.

     

    Then, install OpenSSL again.

     

    The default install directory is C:\OpenSSL

     

    I'd recommend using that folder, so that the rest of these instructions are easy to follow.

     

    During the OpenSSL installation process, make sure that the option to Copy OpenSSL DLLs to The Windows system directory is checked.

     

    If you receive a message that one or more of the DLLs can not be copied to the Windows system directory, make sure that mIRC is closed, and click the Retry button. If all else fails, you can reboot your computer after the install and the DLLs will be copied then.

     

    At the end of the installation process, you will be asked if you want to make a donation. If you do wish to make a donation, check the appropriate box. If you do NOT wish to make a donation, uncheck ALL boxes.

    --

    Next, copy these two files from C:\OpenSSL to your mIRC folder:

     

    libeay32.dll

    ssleay32.dll

     

    Then, when you restart mIRC, SSL will be enabled.

     

    Next, to connect using mIRC to koach.com using SSL type:

     

    /server irc.koach.com +6697

     

    or, if you want to open a new server window:

     

    /server -m irc.koach.com +6697

     

    Note: normal IRC ports will remain 6667 and 7000.

     

     

    There are several ways to test if you have successfully opened a SSL connection.

     

    1. You can WHOIS yourself. If you are using a SSL connection, one of the lines returned from the server will say: Your_Nick is using a Secure Connection

     

    Example:

    /whois koach

    Koach is using a Secure Connection

     

    2. Another way to test is to type //echo $ssl

     

    If the response it $true you have a secure connection. If the response is $false, you do not.

     

    Please post any questions you have here.


  8. Updated 12/22/2016

    For these commands to work, you must tell botserv to set FANTASY ON for your chat room.

     

    /bs set fantasy #RoomName on

    Supported Commands:
    --------------------

    Available commands are:

         ACCESS                 Modify the list of privileged users

         AKICK                     Maintain the AutoKick list

         AOP                        Modify the list of AOP users

         BAN                        Bans a given nick or mask on a channel

         CLONE                   Copy all settings from one channel to another

         DEHALFOP             Removes HALFOP status from you or the specified nick on a channel

         DEOP                      Removes OP status from you or the specified nick on a channel

         DEOWNER             Removes OWNER status from you or the specified nick on a channel

         DEPROTECT          Removes PROTECT status from you or the specified nick on a channel

         DEVOICE                Removes VOICE status from you or the specified nick on a channel

         DOWN                    Removes a selected nicks status from a channel

         ENFORCE              Enforce various channel modes and set options

         ENTRYMSG            Manage the channel's entry messages

         FLAGS                    Modify the list of privileged users

         GSTATS                 Displays your Global Stats

         GTOP                     Displays the top 3 users of the network

         GTOP10                 Displays the top 10 users of the network

         HALFOP                 Gives you or the specified nick HALFOP status on a channel

         HELP                      Displays this list and give information about commands

         HOP                        Modify the list of HOP users

         INFO                       Lists information about the specified registered channel

         INVITE                    Invites you or an optionally specified nick into a channel

         K                             Kicks a specified nick from a channel

         KB                           Bans a given nick or mask on a channel

         KICK                       Kicks a specified nick from a channel

         LEVELS                  Redefine the meanings of access levels

         LIST                        Lists all registered channels matching the given pattern

         LOG                        Configures channel logging settings

         MODE                     Control modes and mode locks on a channel

         MUTE                     Bans a given nick or mask on a channel

         OP                          Gives you or the specified nick OP status on a channel

         OWNER                  Gives you or the specified nick OWNER status on a channel

         PROTECT               Gives you or the specified nick PROTECT status on a channel

         QOP                        Modify the list of QOP users

         SEEN                      Tells you about the last time a user was seen

         SOP                        Modify the list of SOP users

         STATS                    Displays your Channel Stats

         STATUS                  Find a user's status on a channel

         SUSPEND              Prevent a channel from being used preserving channel data and settings

         SYNC                      Sync users channel modes

         TOP                        Displays the top 3 users of a channel

    ==
    Let me know if you have questions


  9. Auto +q works again!

     

    I've had alot of people ask for a way to Auto +q their room members.

    But without using a script, there was no way to do it.

    Now we have a way!

    First, you'll have to turn off XOP for your room.

    This means things like AOP, SOP, HOP, etc will no longer work. Instead, you'll use ACCESS to set user LEVELs.

     

    Here's how to do it (you will substitute your room name for #koachsworkshop)

    /cs set #koachsworkshop xop off

     

    Next, you'll need to set the level for each of your ops/hosts, etc.

     

    Here are some default levels you can use and you can customize them too

    Level: 9999

    Type: Auto Owner XOP (old): there was previously no way

    Mode +q

     

    Level: 10

    Type: Auto Admin

    XOP (old): SOP

    Mode: +a

     

    Level: 5

    Type: Auto Op

    XOP (old): AOP

    Mode: +o

     

    Level: 4

    Type: Auto HalfOp

    XOP (old): HOP

    Mode: +h

     

    Level: 3

    Type: Auto Voice

    XOP (old): VOP

    Mode: +v

     

    Here are a few examples.

     

    To set nooblet to auto owner in #KoachsWorkShop:

    /cs access #koachsworkshop add nooblet 9999

     

    To set nooblet to auto op in #KoachsWorkShop:

    /cs access #koachsworkshop add nooblet 5

     

    For a complete description of each level type:

    /cs help levels desc

     

    For an example of customizing the room LEVELS:

    http://www.koach.com/forum/index.php?/topic/267-how-to-set-levels-in-your-chat-room/

     

    For a list of levels set in your room:

    /cs levels #koachsworkshop list

     

    For more detailed information about ChanServ:

    http://www.koach.com/anope/en_us/ChanServ.php

    Let me know if you have more questions

     

    Koach

     

    Important reminder! Never give your channel password to another person. If you do, you are giving them ownership of the room and you may not be able to get it back!


  10. How to use LEVELS to set custom levels

     

    As explained here:

    http://www.koach.com/forum/index.php?/topic/268-auto-q-works-again/

    once you have disabled the XOP lists system, you may assign levels to users in your channel.

     

    However, you may also customize the channel LEVELS.

     

    For example, suppose you only wanted to allow users with a 9999 level to be able to set room TOPICS.

     

    To do this you would type:

     

    /cs levels #roomname set topic 9999

     

    From then on, only users set to 9999 or higher (Founder) would be able to change the room topic.

     

     

    For more information about LEVELS type:

     

    /cs HELP LEVELS

     

    and

     

    /cs HELP LEVELS DESC

     

     

    Koach


  11. I bought some boneless pork chops and there was this recipe on the label. It sounded so outrageous and disgusting, I just had to try it. After all, they surely wouldn't put a bad tasting recipe on the package, would they? My taste test results are below.

     

    Cranberry Onion Chops

    This recipe apparently came from www.TheOtherWhiteMeat.com

     

    4 boneless pork chops, 3/4" thick

    1 tsp vegetable oil

    1 8-oz bottle of reduced calorie French dressing

    1 1-oz package of dry onion soup mix

    1 16-oz can whole cranberry sauce

     

    Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

    Brown pork chops on one sid, about 3-4 minutes.

    In medium bowl, stir together dressing, onion mix and cranberry sauce.

    Turn chops and pour cranberry mixture over chops and bring to boil.

    Lower heat, cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until chops are tender.

    Serves 4.

     

    My opinion:

    The idea of mixing french dressing (which I like a lot) and cranberry sauce (which I also like) with onions (which I also like) just seemed WRONG.

     

    But, it actually tasted really good. I could not taste the french dressing at all. The onions and cranberries made a nice sweet sauce that went really well with the pork.

     

    So, If you like all those ingredients, I'd recommend it. It's certainly easy to make

     

    Koach


  12. I don't know where I found this recipe, but it works perfectly. Thanks to whoever wrote it

     

    Beef Round - Eye of round

     

    Take roast out of refrigerator 2 hours before cooking and let sit at room tempertature.

     

    Cut cloves of garlic into thick slices.

     

    Cut deep cuts in the roast and insert garlic slices generously.

     

    Season outside of roast with salt and pepper.

     

    Place roast fat side down in a roasting pan.

     

    Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

     

    Cook roast for 20 minutes.

     

    Turn off oven and do not open oven door again until it's done.

     

    Leave roast in oven for an additional 20 minutes per pound.

     

    Koach's note:

    I tried this with a 1.5 pound roast so left it in the oven an additional 30 minutes and it came out a perfect medium to medium rare.


  13. Half Sour Pickles are cucumbers preserved in a brine instead of vinegar. They are not as sour as normal dill pickles, and are very crisp. They are my favorite kind of pickle

     

    Recipe: Half Sour Pickles

     

    This recipe comes from reading and trying a lot of different recipes.

    I can't take credit for it, and unfortunately, I don't know where I got the basics of this, so I can't give credit where credit is due.

     

    Ingredients

     

    1/3 tsp. whole coriander seeds

    1/3 tsp. brown mustard seeds

    1 or 2 whole allspice

    1/3 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

    1/3 tsp. black pepper corns

    1/4 tsp. dill seeds

    1 to 2 tbsp. dill weed (I use fresh dill when I have it).

    2 or 3 pieces broken dried bay leaf

    4 to 6 cloves garlic

    1/8 to 1/4 cup pickling salt (I prefer to use less salt, so I use 1/8 cup per 4 cups water, 1/3 cup per 8 cups water seems best).

    4 cups water

    8 or 9 pickling cukes

     

    How to make them

     

    Dissolve the salt in the water.

    Grind up all the dry ingredients (except the dill weed and the bay leaf) in a mortar.

    Chop the garlic (I don't make the garlic to fine, use big chunks).

    Wash the cucumbers, cut off the end if any of the flower remains (this is quite bitter) and pack them in the jar.

    Dump in all the dry ingredients and all the garlic.

    Pour in the salt water to cover everything.

     

    TIPS:

    You want the pickles to be completely submerged.

    You also want the jar to breathe (air must be able to escape).

    So, what I do is place a piece of saran wrap on top of the water in the pickle jar.

    Then, poke a few holes in the saran wrap so water can travel through it.

    Next, place a bowl or something that will press the top if the pickles and saran wrap under the top of the water.

    Put extra water in the bowl, and on top of the saran wrap to keep the pickles pressed down and completely submerged.

     

    As the pickles ferment, little air bubbles will rise and escape, so don't make the top air tight.

    Also, the brine will leak over the top of the jar from time to time, so place the pickle jar in another container that will catch the water.

     

    Place the pickles in a spot out of the sun, and let them sit for 2-3 days at room temperature.

    Make sure the pickles stay submerged the entire time.

     

    After 2-3 days, remove the pickles from the brine and rinse.

     

    I then clean the pickle jar, and mix up a new batch of lightly salted water (1/4 cup salt to 8 cups water) to pack them in.

    Place the pickles back in the jar and refrigerate.

     

    They will keep for a week or two in the refrigerator (maybe longer, mine never last long enough to test lol).

     

    pickles3.jpg


  14. This recipe was on a package of top loin pork chops I bought. It was quite good, and chops were very tender, and the onions were very sweet. Best of all, it was very easy and fast to make

     

    I made this recipe with chops that were about an inch thick. I think it would be better using thinner chops (to allow the flavor to more easily reach the middle of the meat).

     

    Autumn Apple Chops

     

    4 top loin pork chops

    1 Tbsp flour

    2 tsp butter

    1/2 sliced onion (I like mine sliced thick)

    1 cup apple juice

     

    Season flour with salt and pepper

    Lightly flour pork chops and brown on one side in butter in non-stick skillet over medium heat.

    Turn chops.

    Stir in onion and apple juice

    Bring to a boil, lower heat, cover, and simmer for 7-8 minutes.

     

    What could be easier?

     

    I served with apple sauce to increase the apple flavor

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