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Padron peppers to flavor pumpkin seeds?

I need to make a recipe for my supper club that has a "Chopped" theme. My assigned recipe is Pumpkin Flan with Spiced Pumpkin Seeds (http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...). My "secret ingredient" is fresh padron peppers. I was thinking I would somehow replace the cayenne pepper in the pumpkin seed recipe with the padrons. But how do I go about this since the padrons are fresh and not a dried powder? Is there a method to dry them fairly quickly without a dehydrator? Thanks for any advice.

Sep 15, 2014
janiecarp in Home Cooking

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Apply it liberally to all surfaces of a bone-in or boneless leg of lamb. Roast in oven or on the grill. The flavor of the lamb will be life-changing.

Sep 15, 2014
janiecarp in Home Cooking

Shade on the Canal's Hoppin' Sauce - Canal Winchester, Ohio

I know it's a top secret recipe, but I would like to try my hand at making the amazing Hoppin' Sauce from Shade on the Canal Restaurant in Canal Winchester, OH. I think I taste corn syrup, tabasco, crushed red pepper, and perhaps some chili powder in Shade's version. Anyone have any information or advice on a base recipe I could play with? Thanks!

Dec 15, 2012
janiecarp in Great Lakes

Vodka shooter for smoked salmon appetizer

Thanks wineguy7 - see my reply to EvergreenDan. I guess what I ended up doing WAS pretty close to the Kamikaze, too!

Jan 27, 2011
janiecarp in Spirits

Vodka shooter for smoked salmon appetizer

Thanks EvergreenDan - I ended up doing "Russian" sidecars in a shotglass, using vodka instead of cognac (and Grand Marnier instead of Cointreau or triple sec). Very tasty and nice with the salmon. A big hit with my guests! Thanks for getting me on the right track!

Jan 27, 2011
janiecarp in Spirits

Vodka shooter for smoked salmon appetizer

Thanks Johnny. Definitely thought about that. Simple and a crowd-pleaser. And an excuse for a new bottle of Chambord!

Jan 14, 2011
janiecarp in Spirits

Vodka shooter for smoked salmon appetizer

Hosting an apres-ski-themed dinner next weekend. The appetizer will be the traditional smoked salmon/red onion/cream cheese/rye bread/capers preparation. I'd like to serve some flavored iced vodka shots with it, one on the dry side and one sweeter. I've got the dry shooter covered (just a basic dirty martini, but in a shot glass), but need help with the sweeter shooter. Any ideas? Something that will appeal to the ladies. Thanks!

Jan 14, 2011
janiecarp in Spirits

Shade's BBQ sauce - Canal Winchester, OH

Shade's on the Canal restaurant in Canal Winchester, Ohio makes a delicious BBQ sauce that they use on their award-winning BBQ brisket pizza. It is tomato-based, sweet and smoky. I would LOVE to have the recipe, but I'm sure it's secret. Does anyone happen to know anything about this sauce? Like what's in it???

Feb 19, 2010
janiecarp in Great Lakes

Shade's on the Canal BBQ Sauce

Shade's on the Canal restaurant in Canal Winchester, Ohio makes a delicious BBQ sauce that they use on their award-winning BBQ brisket pizza. It is tomato-based, sweet and smoky. I would LOVE to have the recipe, but I'm sure it's secret. Does anyone happen to know anything about this sauce? Like what's in it???

Jan 27, 2010
janiecarp in Home Cooking

Care packages with substance

Hi Val - she's in a dorm room and has a microwave only, so I wanted to send something fully prepared that she would only have to heat up and enjoy.

Jan 02, 2010
janiecarp in Home Cooking

Care packages with substance

Just sent my daughter back to college today. She begged for care packages when she left. I have done the usual cookies,brownies, etc., but what she misses most at school is "real food." I would be interested to hear tips, ideas, and experiences on shipping perishables such as soups and casseroles. My food needs to travel from Ohio to Georgia. Also appreciate any recipes that might work well.

Jan 02, 2010
janiecarp in Home Cooking