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My Love for Marshmallow Fluff and Peanut Butter has never ended...

Sixty years ago a boyfriend taught me to eat scrambled egg with mayonnaise sandwiches. Scrambled egg on untoasted bland white bread. Now I sprinkle red chili flakes on it or, a drizzle of hot sauce. Your chocolate cake with marshmallow filling reminded me that at our local Woolworths lunch counter, a footed plate always held a chocolate layer cake (4) iced with boiled icing which had a very marshmallow like texture. A glass dome covered it and when my mother let me have a piece with a glass of cold milk I was in heaven.

Dec 12, 2014
Choconutty in General Topics

White Barbecue Sauce

Never thought of it that way although I have made mayonnaise. Even old timers can learn if they have good teachers. Thank you.

Dec 01, 2014
Choconutty in Recipes

powdered chipolte differs from smoked paprika

paulj, I live in NE PA and have no access to Mexican markets except by internet or phone. New question - how does Mexican chocolate differ from the Hershey so well known in PA or, the better chocolate sold in supermarkets or on line such as Merckens, Guittard. I love learning by the way. Any information is appreciated.

Aug 05, 2013
Choconutty in Home Cooking

powdered chipolte differs from smoked paprika

Once again I thank you. The descriptions are most helpful. I am convinced it pays to shop in a name store. Buying chili powder in a generic package does not help when you want to make certain you will use the correct spice. Many thanks to the Chowhound chefs who took the time to help me. I will eat my chili chocolate sauce and raise my spoon to all of you.

Aug 04, 2013
Choconutty in Home Cooking

powdered chipolte differs from smoked paprika

c oliver that brings up another question from me: I could use chili, cayenne, ground red pepper or crushed red pepper which has a lot of pepper seeds. I am never certain of the difference. The Paprika I purchase in the super market is mild. I do have some smoked that is not especially hot. any clues on the difference between those "chilies?"

Aug 04, 2013
Choconutty in Home Cooking

powdered chipolte differs from smoked paprika

I had no clue about adobo sauce. No, do not think I would put this on ice cream. Will stick to chili flakes in the chocolate sauce. Many thanks once more. On another note the friend that will be sharing this plans on making chili chocolate sauce by grinding up peppers with less heat and adding to a fudge sauce. I will report the result. Not sure I will like that either but will give it a try.

Aug 04, 2013
Choconutty in Home Cooking

powdered chipolte differs from smoked paprika

What would I do without my chowhounds? You are the best. I knew I would get an answer. Think I will try a bit of smoked paprika and a little bit of chili to taste. Your help is so appreciated. I like spicy and not scorch.

Aug 03, 2013
Choconutty in Home Cooking

powdered chipolte differs from smoked paprika

How does dried, powdered chipotle differ from smoked paprika and can they be used interchangeably? I want to make chipotle chocolate sauce for ice cream and am not sure of using the chipotle in adobo sauce for this purpose. I could experiment for certain but wanted a chowhound's comment.

Aug 03, 2013
Choconutty in Home Cooking

Storing butter outside of fridge

We live in northeast PA and all but the hottest days of summer our salted butter is in a ceramic crock (not a butter bell) in a cupboard in the kitchen ready for use. I think we use less as I can spread very thin on soft bread. At any rate a honking big lump of cold hard butter does nothing for me. We are in our 70's and have not yet died of food poisoning from our soft butter.If worried, put out one half stick at a time.

May 10, 2013
Choconutty in General Topics

6 Ways to Cook with Goat Cheese

Did I miss something in the farro, kale, mushroom, goat cheese recipe? I do have a vision problem. Did not see the amount of farro.

Feb 26, 2013
Choconutty in Features

Bake in Roaster Oven

My regular oven is not working. I want to bake. I have a Rival Roaster Oven and would like to use it to bake bread or desserts. Does anyone have any tips for me or should I perhaps, just give this up until I find a new stove with oven.

Oct 26, 2012
Choconutty in Cookware

Mallow

Thank you so much JungMann and, rjbh20 Thinking of okra in terms of mucilaginious. The box called it Jew's Mallow. Unlike US packaged products, it was loose in the box. Perhaps I will find it in a mid east restaurant and can try it there. I will also try the websites.

Jul 24, 2012
Choconutty in Home Cooking

Mallow

In a market with mid East, Egyptian products I found a product called Mallow. It was in the form of dried leaves. The employee said it was cooked and served with chicken and rice. Is there a somewhat equivilant taste i.e. minty or spinachy? How to cook the dried product. He said it needed to be soaked. I was intrigued and wondered if any of the chowhounds could help.

Jul 24, 2012
Choconutty in Home Cooking

Any Good Garlic Powders Out There?

Might I throw in another Penzeys compliment? I purchase their rubs and love their Mexican vanilla. All those folks that say you can use artificial vanilla in baked goods and not tell the difference have taste bud deficencies. In NE PA not many know of this mail order store and I was pleased to see it on the computer screen.

Jun 28, 2012
Choconutty in Features

Favorite Food Network Chef

I know what Cook's declare but I can taste the fake vanilla in a hearbeat and I am not the Princess feeling the pea under the mattresses. Having said that, it does I agree, depend on what is cooked or baked. If the vanilla is hidden under chocolate or other bold flavors quality artificial vanilla is probably OK. In a custard or eggnog or any other strictly vanilla based recipie use the real thing.. cautions Choconutty.

Mar 05, 2012
Choconutty in Food Media & News

Favorite Food Network Chef

After all these years, still love Ina. Did I miss comments about Ann Burrell and Sunny Anderson? Really like those two and their recipies are easy to follow. Will not watch anyone who uses the term Tablescape. Also love the Saturday line up on our local PBS stations. Lida in America or her kitchen, Chow America, Cook's Kitchen and a PA fav. the chef from Penn State. Many cooking mistakes corrected after listening to their programs. Know these are not Food Network but still very important to those of us who love to cook.

Mar 04, 2012
Choconutty in Food Media & News

Foods that should be commercially available, but are not?

Not sure where you live LonenM but, the northeast esp. PA has wonderful small Amish owned markets that have so many specialty items and spices. They sell the lucky charms marshmallows by the bag. Hilltop Acres Farm Market near Manheim PA is my stop when in the Lancaster Area.

Apr 22, 2011
Choconutty in General Topics

The Spice That Binds

Might I freeze vanilla beans. I kept some too long and they dried out.

Aug 05, 2010
Choconutty in Features

I Love my Weber grill - Cornell chicken

Not seeing your Cornell chicken piece earlier tonight, I added the recipe to White Barbeque discussion. Get those coals white and add more when needed. I cannot picture cooking boneless. Chicken must sit overnight in the marinade. Cook early and place in foil in a cooler or container. I can hear the kitchen police scream as I write this. Churches, Kiwanis whatever, start cooking very early in the day. By noon, it is cooked and they serve not from the grill, but from the store in the cooler, garbage can whatever. It sits and further develops the flavor. I take NO responsibility for any illness incurred. But then it is not supposed to sit many hours. Maybe four or five while the pic a nic goes on.

Jul 30, 2010
Choconutty in Home Cooking

White Barbecue Sauce

Southern Tier NY, Northern Tier PA rarely eat red sauce on chicken. A recipe variously known as Cornell Ext., EJ or St. Joseph/St. Augustine Picnic is white. It does not use mayo. I almost hear the old timers groan at the thought. 1 cup oil, 2 cups vinegar, 4tsp salt, 3tsp poultry seasoning, 1/2 tsp pepper, 2 eggs, 1 tsp. garlic powder. Mix everything but the oil in a blender and pour oil last. Marinate chicken parts in refrigerator overnight. I use a plastic zip bag. Barbeque over coals or gas.

Jul 30, 2010
Choconutty in Recipes

Color of dinnerware - turn on / turn off / don't care

Do any of you older Chowhounds remember eating on Fiestaware? Sister in law had a set of mixed colors including a black. Her husband often worked late; they had four children and one car. If he was to be so late she had to feed the children before he came home Bill (not his real name) always knew the quality of her day when the warmed over supper was served on the black pieces. When all four had the chickenpox and he complained about the meal she told him he was lucky she had not served him cold shoulder and hot tongue.

Jan 29, 2010
Choconutty in Not About Food

Fish "Juice" on car floor

My vehicle smells like dead meat. Some fish juice leaked out of the bag into the carpet. Does anyone have an idea or two on how to correct this mess? I washed with several products but obviously I need something stronger or, should this be done professionally? and what kind of a business? or, should I call the Car Guys on NPR?

Oct 20, 2009
Choconutty in Not About Food

candy apples

Each fall I try to make county fair candy apples. I can do caramel but the red hard candy coating escapes me. help!

Sep 13, 2009
Choconutty in Home Cooking

Food gifts and sympathy

Whatever you bring from a flower to warm socks, your gift tells the person you care. Call and tell the person you are bringing a gift of food and ask if there are restrictions. Taylor the size of your gift to the household. An appetite damaged by illness might look at a big piece of anything and be put off. A small portion might tempt. You can always take more at a later date. Take the gift in a disposable package. Do not expect a thank you note. Limit your stay even if the conversation seems to be flowing; ten minutes tops. Never mention how busy you are. Do not thrust your ability to be up and about into the face of someone who is confined. Tell them why you came; that you admire them, that their life touched yours in some way. When you are feeling useless, it helps to be reminded that your life has worth.

Sep 11, 2009
Choconutty in Not About Food

Baking Powder

Aluminum or not? What is the reason for using baking powder with aluminum? I have some impression that aside from health issues the aluminum adds to some cookies and detracts from others. Perhaps a crispness issue?

Sep 07, 2009
Choconutty in Home Cooking

Favorite Food Network Chef

Not a chef but for sheer relaxation, I love Ace of Cakes. I always enjoyed and learned from the young man who cooked from his home and had a pantry to die for. Name? From Canada, a chef who owned an organic farm, Manic Organic? Please Food Network, no more of your Next Food Network Star shows. The last one especially was without merit.

Sep 05, 2009
Choconutty in Food Media & News