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T-day leftovers game plan

Google up a Hot Brown. It is a great use pf turkey. I recently saw a recipe for a Hot Brown casserole. A Hot Brown is an open faced sandwich first created at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Ky. Sometimes I buy turkey just to make it.

about 2 hours ago
Candy in Home Cooking

How the Heck Did the Water Bath Get Into the Cheesecake?

The can and will leak. I solved the problem with new pans from Kuhn Rikon. The pans have a silicone gasket that seals the pan. There is no buckle and you just push up the pan from the bottom.

I feel your pain about the leaks. It will never happen to me again.

about 11 hours ago
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Can a pizza stone left on the bottom rack of your oven, mess up cooking times ?

My pizza stone is in my oven 24/7 even when running the cleaning cycle. Having the stone in an electric oven keeps the oven temperature even. In an electric oven the heat cycles on and off coming back on when the temp drops.

about 11 hours ago
Candy in Home Cooking

American South or Southwest Christmas appetizers or sides

Benedictine is so good I am amazed that more people don't know about it. Early in the 20th century there was a caterer named Jennie Benedict. The Benedictine spread was her creation. The Louisville Courier Journal writer Cissy Gregg said " Miss Benedict's fame extended far beyond the borders of Louisville and Kentucky.

The recipe I have gives no measurements. You'll have to wing it. A block of cream cheese, Chopped cucumber chopped and well drained, chopped onion, mayonnaise, salt to taste and a few drops of green food coloring. Combine all and use as a spread on canape sized bread as a small sandwich.

about 14 hours ago
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American South or Southwest Christmas appetizers or sides

I will. I don't mess with success. It might taste better with a different cheese but it would not taste right.

about 14 hours ago
Candy in Home Cooking

American South or Southwest Christmas appetizers or sides

As another person says it is salsa. It is a combo of chopped tomatoes, onions and green chili. The Hatch chilies would add some zip.

about 14 hours ago
Candy in Home Cooking

American South or Southwest Christmas appetizers or sides

They don't charge $20/jar. A friend and I order Duke's on Amazon and it comes out to be a little more than $5.00. I have Prime so there is no shipping.

about 14 hours ago
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What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part two)!

You can add edible gold dust powder for the final roll in powdered sugar.

Nov 23, 2014
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What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part two)!

TodayI am making sour cream apple pie with rum soaked raisins and a strusel topping. Bourbon and Rum balls are up next. No baking but they need time to age. After that it will be cookies, tassies etc.

Nov 23, 2014
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Seasoning pizza steel for oven.

Do not use oil to season it. Oil becomes a very sticky residue. Use lard, Crisco or a fat that is solid at room temperature.

Nov 20, 2014
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Pumpkin Pie-first time making/too many recipe options!

Exactly what I was going to suggest. Just pure pumpkin pie, it has been loved for years. Why fool with success?

Nov 20, 2014
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Yet another food processor question

I have the Cuisinart Elite 14 C. It comes with 3 bowls. 14 c, 11 c, and 4 c. We put it through it's paces and I like it very much.

Nov 17, 2014
Candy in Cookware

Looking for the best organic cornmeal. Suggestions?

Indian Head. It is white, stone ground corn meal. I could get it at an Asian market. I've not seen it on the shelves lately in town. I can go to a very large Asian market in Indianapolis, they have palates of it stacked on the floor. I am curious what the Asians use it for.

Nov 17, 2014
Candy in General Topics

Any foods or products you really like(d) that have been discontinued?

Planter's Cheese Balls

Nov 17, 2014
Candy in General Topics

American South or Southwest Christmas appetizers or sides

Sorry, I did not get down on this page to see your post.

Nov 16, 2014
Candy in Home Cooking

American South or Southwest Christmas appetizers or sides

There is a use for Velveeta cheese. Melt the cheese and add a can of Rotel. The recipe is on the Rotel can. It is another southwestern delight. Serve it warm in a fondue pot or chafing dish etc. You might try a batch for your self and possibly make a double or triple batch for your party. The stuff disappears quickly. Serve it with crisp corn tortilla chips to dunk into it. The first time I had this it was served with avocado slices to dip in to it.

American South or Southwest Christmas appetizers or sides

After seeing the pimento cheese suggestions I'd like to give it a southwestern version.Substitute chopped green chilies for the pimento. Don't use hot peppers but if you want to add a bit of heat add a spoon of the adobo sauce that chipotles are canned. It will also add a bit of smoky flavor. We love this stuff.

Nov 16, 2014
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American South or Southwest Christmas appetizers or sides

I order Duke's from Amazon. Hellman's has unnecessary sugar in it.

Make ahead question for the experts

I do not agree. The veggies will just become leftovers. Fresh and fast for them. They will lose freshness and texture and flavor. Do something else first.

Nov 15, 2014
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store bought premade pie dough

Pre-prepared pie dough tastes like plastic to me. I make an all butter pie crust. It is very simple and I make it in my food processor. It is a recipe from Nick Malgieri's How To Bake. Unsalted butter, flour, scant amt. of baking powder (it adds to the flakiness)and ice water.

Nov 15, 2014
Candy in General Topics

What type of cuisine do you NOT like?

We thought we did not care for Indian food until our first trip to London. That totally turned us around.

Nov 15, 2014
Candy in General Topics

What type of cuisine do you NOT like?

I really prefer Vietnamese food. I find Thai to be heavier and a bit oilier. It is not that I will eat Thai food and had some outstanding Thai in the DC area a couple of years ago. But, if I have an option I'll go for Vietnamese.

Nov 15, 2014
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What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part two)!

I made Dorie Greenspan's Custardy Apple Squares. The recipe is, as my DH said " a keeper. I am eating some right now and have a dog at my side hoping for a taste.

I had some of the boiled cider from King Arthur and substituted a Tbs of it for a Tbs. of milk. I used Macintosh apples from NY state.
The addition of the boiled cider deepened the apple flavor.

Carry-on Packable Foods to Take to a Food-Challenged Thanksgiving...

I was going to suggest shipping too. Check out Harrington's of Vermont for example. They have some great foods and I'm sure there are plenty more. Check out i gourmet on line they have plenty of options from appetizers to desserts all ready to go.

Nov 14, 2014
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What type of cuisine do you NOT like?

I know it sounds odd but I am really not a fan of Thai.

Nov 14, 2014
Candy in General Topics

So, what's the average Chowhounder's weight?

Now 5'2.5 lbs and 109. It sounds like I'm crying crocodile tears but I am not. I have a very hard time gaining weight. To be back to 120 would be wonderful. I cannot afford to replace my clothing. At 120 I was wearing a size 6 petite. Now at 109 and wear a size 2 petite all of my skirts and pants just hang on me.

I am trying to avoid having a great part of my wardrobe replaced or tailored.

Nov 14, 2014
Candy in Not About Food

What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part one)! [old]

Today I am making the Custardy Apple Squares from Dorie Greenspan's new book Baking Chez Moi.

Nov 14, 2014
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Best/worst Thanksgiving ever...

A few years ago Debretts (they keep track of social and inherited titled relatives in Great Britain) published an etiquette book. In one chapter there was a story about a dinner party. Invites had gone out formally and asked for RSVPs. The evening of the dinner an invited guest who had not responded to the invitation showed up and apologized for not having responded. The butler who opened the door and received the apology responded "Never mind madam, it was our fault for inviting you."

I belong to a philanthropic sorority. Each spring/early summer we held a cocktail party to pat ourselves on the back for the money we had raised for our charities. The invitation was issued a month in advance with an RSVP and a date to reply by. This is a large group of women, we had 5-7 responses. Not knowing how many people would be attending I canceled the party. There were many people who were very PO'ed. It would only have taken a minute to e-mail the committee to let us know if they were coming. Rude, rude, rude!

Nov 12, 2014
Candy in Not About Food

Do guests' "do not eat lists" get you down?

Yup!

Nov 12, 2014
Candy in Not About Food

Do guests' "do not eat lists" get you down?

Absolutely !

Nov 12, 2014
Candy in Not About Food