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summer chuck roast dishes?

The only recipes I have for chuck roasts are of the stew/pot roast variety, but it's too hot outside for that. Any ideas for anything more seasonally appropriate? All I can think of is shedding the meat for tacos.

Jul 01, 2014
mistysfinds in Home Cooking

Alphonso mangoes?

I just called Patel Bros. Hyattsville location and was told they were not coming. The Rockville location said "maybe next month" and the Fairfax location said "maybe next week." Poking around their webiste I saw on their weekly flyer ads for 5/8-5/14 for the Illinois locations it says "Indian Mangos Available" So maybe they are in season but not available here? I also stopped by Periyar Asian Grocery today and no luck there either.

Alphonso mangoes?

which Giant?

using organic cream cheese in cream cheese frosting? brand "yes"s and "no"s

It broke down and became thin when it was whipped.

Jan 27, 2014
mistysfinds in Home Cooking

using organic cream cheese in cream cheese frosting? brand "yes"s and "no"s

I once tried making cream cheese frosting with Nancy's live culture cream cheese, and it didn't work. This brand doesn't have any gum stabilizers. Wondering what other's experiences have been using other organic brands. I noticed Organic Valley has "cultured" written on the package, but it also lists locust bean gum in the ingreients. Thoughts on using it?

Jan 27, 2014
mistysfinds in Home Cooking

monkey bread -how to get butterscotch flavor without pudding mix?

Growing up, my mom made monkey bread with butterscotch pudding mix. I haven't cooked with convenience packaged foods in eons. How do I make it taste as good as I REMEMBER it tasting instead of tasting like it ACTUALLY tasted? I.E. Any ideas to how I get the sticky butterscotch flavor without using a box mix? I love made from scratch butterscotch pudding, but dipping the bread pieces in pudding and baking it would horrible idea right?

Oct 28, 2013
mistysfinds in Home Cooking

iso cookbooks on bosian, serbian, croatian and/or albanian cuisine

I've decided I want to start cooking Dalmatian food, but not seeing a lot of good cookbooks out there. Any recommendations? I would like to hear about good food blogs on the subject too, but really want a cookbook or two on my shelf.

Jul 08, 2013
mistysfinds in Home Cooking

stringy sweet potatoes this year?

I recently bought some organic garnet sweet potatoes, thinking they would be good because they are in season. I baked them as usual and they ended up and stringy and starchy. Is it the harvest this year or do you think I just got a bad batch? I also accidentally bought and baked one Japanese sweet potato along with the others and it was delicious. But for Thanksgiving I want to go with the traditional orange fleshed variety. Any advice or insight?

Nov 09, 2012
mistysfinds in Home Cooking

sweet applications for frozen peeled chestnuts?

I like the simplicity. so many choices!

Jan 31, 2012
mistysfinds in Home Cooking

sweet applications for frozen peeled chestnuts?

Sounds really good. If I make chestnut puree that opens up lots of recipes. would I just steam the chestnuts and then stick them in the food processor?

Jan 31, 2012
mistysfinds in Home Cooking

sweet applications for frozen peeled chestnuts?

so regardless of whether or not I use butter, how dark should I should brown them? Am I treating them like, say, macadamias where I would only want a light toast?

Jan 30, 2012
mistysfinds in Home Cooking

sweet applications for frozen peeled chestnuts?

that sound really sweet and intense. interesting.

Jan 30, 2012
mistysfinds in Home Cooking

sweet applications for frozen peeled chestnuts?

This tart looks good, if a little too chocolatey for my taste. But sounds you're talking about a more straightforward chestnut pie. Can you point me in the right direction?

http://www.gourmetworrier.com/2009/04...

Jan 30, 2012
mistysfinds in Home Cooking

sweet applications for frozen peeled chestnuts?

The package doesn't say so. It says to steam them for 20 min or microwave for 6.

Jan 29, 2012
mistysfinds in Home Cooking

sweet applications for frozen peeled chestnuts?

do you think I can roast them even though they are already peeled?

Jan 29, 2012
mistysfinds in Home Cooking

sweet applications for frozen peeled chestnuts?

I have half a bag of frozen peeled chestnuts I bought at HMart for making a Korean chicken soup (samgyetang). I'd like to use the rest of them to make a sweet baked good or confection. Are they suitable for this? Ideas?

Jan 29, 2012
mistysfinds in Home Cooking

Gelatin + cream + brandy = curdled? Help my NYE dessert!

are you using raw or unrefined sugar? I've been having trouble with things curdling too and wondering if its from my sugar.

Feb 13, 2011
mistysfinds in Home Cooking

where to buy prepared (de-thorned) nopales

great! thank you.

where to buy prepared (de-thorned) nopales

yeah, I can't decide if a jar or dealing with the thorns is a last resort. I like them better fresh. thanks though!

where to buy prepared (de-thorned) nopales

Looking for a grocery store that sells nopales at least trimmed of thorns. Chopped or not, doesn't matter. New to the area, on the northwest side (Cheverly MD) Tried a couple of places in Riverdale: El Grande and one close to that just across 201. Can't remember the name.

Yes, I can trim them myself, but don't wanna. :)

Favorite syrup for Italian sodas?

Stasero coconut cream

Aug 17, 2010
mistysfinds in General Topics

Ice Cream queries

I found David Lebovitz's book _The Perfect Scoop_ to have THE best ice cream I've ever tried. I've been to artisan places with lines out the door that don't compare, and all my friends agree.

Aug 11, 2010
mistysfinds in Home Cooking

Ground cacao?

I would imagine that is what is meant by ground cacao.

Aug 10, 2010
mistysfinds in Home Cooking

Tot lunch ideas- dairy only, nut free!

Also, there are lots of other non-humus bean dips out there.

Aug 10, 2010
mistysfinds in Home Cooking

Tot lunch ideas- dairy only, nut free!

Would you mind making a large batch of empanadas and stashing them in the freezer? if you don't want to make dough, you could pick up a bag of pizza dough from Trader Joes.

lots of options for fillings:

(veg.) refried beans and cheese w/ guac dip
corn, peppers, zucchini and cheese
garlicky greens and olives (my tots like it)
dals or curries w/ yogurt dip
mozzarella+ any pizza topping they like w/ marinara sauce

Aug 10, 2010
mistysfinds in Home Cooking

Help! broke and "need" to buy EV olive oil

Oooh that IS close. And I know I won't be broke forever. I can see myself frequenting that place long after I need cheap olive oil. THANKS!

Help! broke and "need" to buy EV olive oil

thanks for all the suggestions! I'll let you know what I find.

Help! broke and "need" to buy EV olive oil

I have tried a couple of ethnic markets with no luck. Checked shoppers today, no luck either. I'll try MaGruders next time I see one.

Help! broke and "need" to buy EV olive oil

That sounds promising! I'll have to check it out.

Help! broke and "need" to buy EV olive oil

I go through a large tin (3L) about every 3-4 months. Haven't seen a decline in quality in that amount of time so far. I'm not sure about using olive oil from a can of tuna, but I might warm up to the idea if I stay broke much longer. :)