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Your Thanksgiving Stuffing--What type of bread do you use?

Corn bread

Nov 13, 2012
dcrf in Home Cooking

Nonstick skillets, ideas for good ones?

We bought a Farberware Millennium skillet a year ago and use it almost daily. Its the best non-stick pan I've ever owned. But we also don't use it above med.high.I have a carbon steel Lodge pan and cast iron skillet for higher heat.

Nov 13, 2012
dcrf in Cookware

Brining Vessel?

Last year I did the LA Times dry brine method. Way easier and turned out just as good if not better than previous years wet brined turkeys.

Nov 13, 2012
dcrf in Home Cooking

Best cut of beef for Chinese food?

I have really good luck with skirt steak,just remember as with flank steak you have to slice it acoss the grain.

Oct 22, 2012
dcrf in Kosher

Turkey Doesn't Have to Suck

I also have a propane smoker and I like to remove the breast from the thighs leaving the wings attached.I brine the turkey wrap it in litely oiled cheese cloth,this keeps the skin from getting rubbery Put the breast on middle rack and the thighs on the top rack(The fat from the thighs will drip on the breat basting it).I also always use a digital meat thermometer and cook the breast to 148 deg.

Oct 22, 2012
dcrf in Features

Need help with large quantity of iced tea

I Know this is way late but this is how we make iced tea.10 tea bags 2qts cold water.bring it to almost a boil Remove from heat & let steep for 3 mins.squeeze and remove tea bags.Pour into pitcher and cool to room temp.before refrigarating.This helps prevent clouding.

May 15, 2011
dcrf in Home Cooking

white/sausage gravy

paulj we do the same except with jowl bacon.

Feb 27, 2011
dcrf in General Topics

Going out for breakfast -- Never again!

My wife has pastrami hash and biscuts and gravey dailed.Thats all I need.

Nov 16, 2010
dcrf in General Topics

instant corn masa mix

I have instant masa harina.I use it in my corn bread recipie in place of the flour.I use half conmeal half instant masa harina .Makes great cornbread and will be the base of my dressing for thanksgiving .

Nov 16, 2010
dcrf in Home Cooking

home made kahlua

I like the higher alcohol content of the home made.The recipie Im looking for is really good.I like it on the rocks with soda water

Oct 09, 2010
dcrf in Spirits

home made kahlua

Looking for a homemade kahlua recipie that is made with everclear,yukon jack and nescafe instant coffee.

Oct 09, 2010
dcrf in Spirits

What is one tip that you learned about cooking that was simple but made a huge difference? [old]

Making my own stocks

Oct 09, 2010
dcrf in Home Cooking

Jalapeno peppers....what to do with a couple extra pounds?

If you have a smoker make your own chipotle peppers.Grind into chili powder.Use all winter long.

Oct 09, 2010
dcrf in Home Cooking

will brining change my life?

Brining lean cuts of pork does work well.I wont smoke turkey legs or my thanks giving bird without brining.It gives the breast a fighting chance.Thanks to brining Im a God at thanksgiving.I use the Neelys smoke turkey brine .simple and good.

Oct 09, 2010
dcrf in Home Cooking

After the recession, what will you buy?

Its from my son in law.He would give it to me but I like how it taste alot more if I worked for it.He did give me beef neck for my b-day.The best! Sorry about the slow reply.

Oct 09, 2010
dcrf in General Topics

Are you into iced coffee or iced tea, or both?

Both I like green iced tea.This is how I brew it.10 bags for 2 qt.pitcher.Cold water add tea bags bring to almost a boil.Take off heat let steep for 3min Pour into pitcher and let cool to room temp then refrigerate .Perfect every time.

Oct 09, 2010
dcrf in General Topics

Autumn Dishes

Pot roast with butternut squash mushrooms and thyme.

Sep 23, 2010
dcrf in Home Cooking

Help me add meat to my baked ziti

If they don't like ricotta I use sour cream topped with provolone for that layer.Sounds odd but it comes out really creamy.

Sep 23, 2010
dcrf in Home Cooking

Canned Pumpkin

Sometimes fresh yams are a good sub.i prefer it over punpkin for pie.

Sep 22, 2010
dcrf in General Topics

spices and rubs you like to cook with?

I live in Oregon Albertsons is the only store I know of that sells it.Or spadelranch.com

Sep 21, 2010
dcrf in General Topics

spices and rubs you like to cook with?

The only rub we buy is Spade L Ranch For beef.Pork and chicken rubs we make our selves

Sep 21, 2010
dcrf in General Topics

Salsa Verde (roast the tomatillos or not?)

I agree with janeh.I make mine the exact same way.I like the smokey flavour roasting adds.Also I sometimes blend a couple of avocados in at the end.This adds a nice slightly creamy texture to the sauce.

Sep 21, 2010
dcrf in Home Cooking

Babyback ribs vs. Spare ribs

I like them both.Each have totally different flavour.But I buy St.Louis style because I can get them for around 1.99lb. at Cash and Carry vs.2.99lbFor baby backs.

Sep 21, 2010
dcrf in General Topics

How much does a loaf of bread cost where you live?

Its just the wife and I so we buy Portland french rustic loaf 4.15 a loaf or fresh baguette's for .99-1.99 ea.We live about 25mi.east of Portland Or.

Sep 21, 2010
dcrf in General Topics

Steak - Grill or Pan?

I like cast iron too.

Sep 21, 2010
dcrf in General Topics

Southwestern Style Thanksgiving Menu Ideas

I do Nellies smoked turkey[food network]Collards ,green bean cassorole,Sweet potatoe pie.Way better than punpkin.

Sep 17, 2010
dcrf in Home Cooking

i'm new here and i love to BBQ and brew!

Wellcome my dad had a green egg when I was little.Ihave a Weber Smokey Mt,and a Weber Kettle.Thats what great about Qing.You learn how to use what ever you have.

Sep 17, 2010
dcrf in Home Cooking

help cooking these chicken legs

Buttermilk/chipotle.

Sep 17, 2010
dcrf in Home Cooking

PLEASE! A decent pancake mix?? [Moved from Home Cooking board]

Not much beer taste.Its the carbonation.Fluffy and lite.Hand full of huckleberries your in like flynn!

Sep 17, 2010
dcrf in General Topics

help cooking these chicken legs

I would cook in a preheated pan cast iron or baking sheet.425 deg 35-40 min use your meat thermometer.

Sep 17, 2010
dcrf in Home Cooking