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Saved Recipes

Hi

It seems Chow website has some changes, where can I find saved recipes? Thank you!!

Sep 05, 2010
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Kiwi Soda

Can seltzer water (club soda) be replaced with water??

Apr 30, 2010
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Olive Oil Cake

Is it necessary to use amaretto liqueur in this recipe? how about for ppl how does not touch alcohol?? Any substitute for the liqueur??

Apr 22, 2010
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Blackberry-Peach Cobbler with Sour Cream Biscuits

How many teaspoons equals to 1 vanilla bean?

Apr 01, 2010
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Oatmeal Cookies

Hi Emme,

How long should I put dough in the frig? The original recipe calls for 10-12 mins bake time, but I baked them for 9 mins cuz I wanted for chewier result.

When you said check after one minute, did you mean I add the bake time to 10 or 11 mins and I check them on 10th minute? Thank you for your advise..

Feb 17, 2010
ijeny in Home Cooking

Oatmeal Cookies

I made oakmeal and raisin cookies this weekend, I baked them for 9 mins at 350 degree, daugh in the center was a little undercooked, they came out chewy, just like I wanted, but they are so soft that break easily. How do I improve so cookies can be chewy but not too soft?

Feb 16, 2010
ijeny in Home Cooking

Size of Pie Dish Pan

Hi Bushwickgirl,

For the curst size, all I have seen is 9", so no need to look for 9.5" cust pie, correct, just adding more filling when I use 9.5 deep pan??

Dec 24, 2009
ijeny in Home Cooking

Size of Pie Dish Pan

Hi,

If the recipes call for 9" pie crust, do I use only 9" pie pan or I can also use 9.5" deep pie pan as well?

Dec 20, 2009
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Can the bottom part of Boiler Pan substitue Cookie Sheet??

How do I find out what gauge a half sheet pan is? I couldn't see this info on a label.

Dec 20, 2009
ijeny in Home Cooking

Can the bottom part of Boiler Pan substitue Cookie Sheet??

Thanks to all. I have a better idea what I want to get now. :))

Dec 20, 2009
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Can the bottom part of Boiler Pan substitue Cookie Sheet??

If I just want to get one for various uses, which one should I get?

Dec 08, 2009
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Can the bottom part of Boiler Pan substitue Cookie Sheet??

What's the difference amoung half sheet pans, cookie sheet and jelly roll pan?

Dec 07, 2009
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How to substitute Fat Free Yogurt or Sour Cream in Quick Bread Recipes

Thanks, PBSF and Laura.

Laura, what did you mean by liquid in the recipe??

Nov 19, 2009
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How to substitute Fat Free Yogurt or Sour Cream in Quick Bread Recipes

Hi,

I made some banana chocolate chip quick bread this week and the recipes called for 1/2 cup of yogurt. Everybody who tried the bread, loved it. I guess yougurt made the bread super moist. I have been searching for quick bread recipes that originally have either yougurt or sour cream in it, but I haven't find many. I would like to know if I can just simply alter quick bread recipes by adding none fat yougurt or sour cream, by doing so, what other adjustment need to be done at the same time to ensure the result comes out moist? Thank you.

Nov 18, 2009
ijeny in Home Cooking

My dirty secret: I don't know how to use the oven's broiler

My electronic oven has a botton on the pannel says Broil, but I really don't know where broiler part is at. The bottom part of the oven is for storage and the oven part I don't see how it can broil food (heat seems come from top and bottom of the oven). So I always avoid making any recipe that calls for broiling. However, I really would like to know is there other alternative to broiler (except for grill) ?

Nov 01, 2009
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Can the bottom part of Boiler Pan substitue Cookie Sheet??

Hi,

I never made any cookies before today. And I would like to make some this weekend, but I dont have a cookie sheet, I would like to know if I can use the bottom part of broiler pan as a cookie sheet??

Oct 28, 2009
ijeny in Home Cooking

Bread storage?

An issue I see with putting unsliced bread to freeze is if only need some slices instead of a whole loaf, then the whole loaf needs to be thaw, and get few slices and put the rest of loaf back to freezer again. If I keep doing this, freeze and thaw, freeze and thaw, doesn't it damage the bread?

Oct 27, 2009
ijeny in Home Cooking

Dry White Wine, Dry Red Wine vs. any alternatives to them??

Thanks for all information, they all very informative to me. :))

I think wines small good, but I don't drink them for some personal reasons. I would like to know how long a bottle of dry wine and white vermouth can be stored for and where is the ideal place to store them: room temperature space or refrigerator?

Oct 27, 2009
ijeny in Home Cooking

Dry White Wine, Dry Red Wine vs. any alternatives to them??

Hi,

I am new to cooking and often I see on Italian recipes call for dry red wine or dry white wine.

For a starter:

1) What are purpose of adding dry wine?
2) What are alternative to dry wines??
3) How to tell what red/white wines are dry?
4) Due to budget reason, what I can get to get small or similar result? And if dry wine is a must, but I just want to get one instead both of them, which one I should go for it?

Oct 27, 2009
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Bread storage?

Hi Hotoynoodle,

Thanks for your suggestion. Do you freeze breads sliced or unsliced?? Is it nesessary to wait for breads or muffins totally cool down before freeze them?

Oct 27, 2009
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Bread storage?

Hi,

1) How do I prepare quick breads and/or muffins in terms of packing in order to put them in a freezer?

2) How long can they stay good for once into freezer?

3) Once quick breads and/or muffins are forzen, how do I bring them back to serve?

Oct 24, 2009
ijeny in Home Cooking

Quick Breads: Mixing the Batter

Hi,

I have read on different sites about the tip of mixing the batter for making quick breads. One says add dry ingredients to wet, the other one says add wet ingredients to dry. Does it really make the difference? and how?? Thank you!!!

Oct 24, 2009
ijeny in Home Cooking

Oil v.s. Butter (or margarine) in baked goods

I did a little bit of search on internet this morning, many suggest grapeseed oil for baking and cooking (not deep frying). Have anybody used grapeseed oil befoe and how do you like it? Is it possible grapesee oil GMO??

Oct 16, 2009
ijeny in Home Cooking

Freezing Bananas?

I have some frozen bananas in a glass container and after thawed, I noticed there are lots of water in the container. I have drained out water, but there are more coming out from them. What should I do so it will not affect muffins and/or breads texture?

The recipe origianlly calls for 1/2 cup of vegetable oil and 1/2 cup of plain yogurt. Thanks a lot~~

Oct 16, 2009
ijeny in Home Cooking

Oil v.s. Butter (or margarine) in baked goods

Hi,

1) If a baking recipe calls for oil, can it be substitude with melted butter or melted margarine and vise versa?? If so, what will be proper portion, 1:1 or ??

2) What kind of oil is considered a healthies oil for baked goods in terms of non-GMO product and also low fat? Seems olive oil is not recommened for baking due to its strong flavor may change the baked goods.

3) What kind of oil can serve as all-purpose oil to be used in baking, cooking, stir-fry?

Oct 16, 2009
ijeny in Home Cooking

Spices in cooking and baking

Hi Tastesgoodwhatisit,

Thanks for the list based on different ethic food. :)) It helps a lot.

I agreed wtih you on buying fresh parsley or cilantro instead of using dried spices, but how about basil, isn't it similar to parsely or cilantro??

What are differences between granulated garlic and garlic powder? which one has a longer shelf life, remain fresh test?

Oct 14, 2009
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Spices in cooking and baking

1) Ops, it was my typo. They should be ground ginger, garlic powder and online powder.

2) Thank you!!

Oct 14, 2009
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Spices in cooking and baking

Thanks for everybody's suggestions and response, I really appreciate it. :) I have a couple of more questions from reading above:

1) for garlic, ginger, onion: if COOKING or BAKING recipes call for ground garlic, or ground ginger, or ground onion, can I ALWAYS substitue them with fresh ones??

2) What's difference between Paprika and Sweet paprika? From the names, I suppose one is sweater than the other one? Are these two basic paprika, so I can get either of them to build my spice rack??

Oct 14, 2009
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Replace Oil in Baking

I want to make this for this coming Friday Boss's day pot lot party. :)

Oct 12, 2009
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Spices in cooking and baking

Hi,

I am very new to cooking and new to all kinds of spices. I find them are very interesting. There are a couple of recipes that I am interested in call for Paprika. I went to stores and found out there are a couple different kinds of paprika, what I can remember now is paprika and sweet paprika.

My question is that I don't want to buy all kinds of spices and all different kind of paprika due to budget. So as a beginner of cooking and backing, what are basic spices I should have on hand to start? Thanks a lot!!

Oct 12, 2009
ijeny in Home Cooking