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What are you Cooking for Valentine's Day?

Prime rib, roasted asparagus sprinkled with Parmesan cheese after roasting, maybe baked potato or maybe jasmine rice, garlic bread.

Feb 14, 2015
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What's for Dinner? #348 -- The Valentine's Day Edition [through Feb 15, 2015]

Eating very simply tonight: Oven Fried Fish, Pinto Beans in the slow cooker, Coleslaw - have got to get in the kitchen and get this made, and Cornbread.

What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

Thank you so much. This sounds absolutely scrumptious.

Feb 04, 2015
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What are some of your favorite kitchen tricks that you'd be hesitant to admit to foodies?

Is that 1/2 or 1 tsp espresso?

Feb 03, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

Love that show and am so impressed by the talent exhibited there.

Feb 03, 2015
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What's for Dinner? #347 - the Post-Groundhog & Pre-Valentine's Day Edition [Old: through February 9. 2015]

Baked Cod, Roasted Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes, and Rice Pilaf.

What's for Dinner? #346 - The Deep Freeze Edition! [through Feb 3, 2015]

Got a new Zoji bread maker, so made some bread which is pretty darned good.

Had prime rib, roasted parmesan asparagus, and garlic bread. We thought we were in heaven.

What are you baking these days? Happy New Year January 2015 edition! [OLD]

Would you mind posting the recipe, please.

Jan 28, 2015
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What to do with Mrs. Buttersworth Pancake Syrup?

To us maple syrup is just too sweet.

Jan 27, 2015
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What to do with Mrs. Buttersworth Pancake Syrup?

What syrup is considered to be the good stuff. We rarely have syrup, but occasionally would like to have some waffles or pancakes, but don't because we don't know what syrup to get. I would really like to know what brand(s) are considered good.

Jan 27, 2015
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What's for Dinner #341 -- It's on to 2015 Edition! [through January 4, 2015]

I had planned on having baked salmon, asparagus, rice, and tartar sauce, but now I believe we will just have LOs (leftovers).

Tell me about your first time making something

Wow! I honestly can't recall the first time I made something; however, I do recall the very first menu I made when I was 11 years old. My Mom was called out of state due to her Dad being ill and she was expected to be gone for a week. I made out the menu for the week. The only menu I remember was the one for ham steak, cheese soufflé, asparagus, and I think rice. I even made out the grocery list. I was so impressed with myself, and my Dad bragged and bragged and my sister just ate. The soufflé was absolutely beautiful and delightful and I was so puffed up.

Dec 31, 2014
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What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition, part two! [Old]

Lemon cake and blueberry muffins.

Dec 29, 2014
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What is your favorite one dish meal?

Here is what I have from another site, Sandy.

Chicken Tikka Masala
Cook's Illustrated

Chicken Tikka
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon table salt
2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of fat
1 cup plain yogurt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 medium garlic cloves (minced or pressed through a garlic press, about 2 teaspoons)
1 tablespoon fresh ginger (grated)

Masala Sauce
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion, diced fine (about 1 1/4 cups)
2 medium garlic cloves (minced or pressed through a garlic press, about 2 teaspoons)
2 teaspoons fresh ginger (grated)
1 serrano chili (fresh, ribs and seeds removed, flesh minced)
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon garam masala
1 28-ounce cans crushed tomatoes
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon table salt
2/3 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves (chopped)

FOR THE CHICKEN: Combine cumin, coriander, cayenne, and salt in small bowl. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with spice mixture, pressing gently so mixture adheres. Place chicken on plate, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 to 60 minutes. In large bowl, whisk together yogurt, oil, garlic, and ginger; set aside.

FOR THE SAUCE: Heat oil in large Dutch oven over medium heat until shimmering. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until light golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, chile, tomato paste, and garam masala; cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes, sugar, and salt; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in cream and return to simmer. Remove pan from heat and cover to keep warm.

While sauce simmers, adjust oven rack to upper-middle position (about 6 inches from heating element) and heat broiler. Using tongs, dip chicken into yogurt mixture (chicken should be coated with thick layer of yogurt) and arrange on wire rack set in foil-lined rimmed baking sheet or broiler pan. Discard excess yogurt mixture. Broil chicken until thickest parts register 160 degrees on instant-read thermometer and exterior is lightly charred in spots, 10 to 18 minutes, flipping chicken halfway through cooking.

Let chicken rest 5 minutes, then cut into 1-inch chunks and stir into warm sauce (do not simmer chicken in sauce). Stir in cilantro, adjust seasoning with salt, and serve.

Serve with rice.

Dec 28, 2014
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What sides with Salmon croquettes?

This is an old post, but here goes. We like salmon patties with:

1. Creamed corn, fried breaded okra, cornbread.
2. Oven roasted fingerling potatoes, cucumber salad, and hot rolls.
3. Garlic green beans, mashed potatoes, and tartar sauce.
4. Mashed potatoes and coleslaw.

Salmon patties are very versatile.

Dec 28, 2014
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Christmas Dinner - What did You Cook?

I had not planned to cook for Christmas dinner, but my youngest granddaughter just came home after training to enter the Navy and asked me to make meatloaf and sweet potatoes for her, as well as mashed potatoes and mac and cheese and cornbread (all starches). So that was what I did and included Italian Green Pepper Salad (thanks krisrishere) my own version of a lemon cake and yummy blueberry muffins. Although, not health, it was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Very little leftovers.

Dec 26, 2014
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Recommendation for your Holiday Beef or Lamb Roast ....

I agree, Gretchen. Fourunder has helped me so much by giving asked for advice and by posting his very informative ideas concerning beef, lamb, turkey, veal, and chicken. Every time I see his name in a post, I immediately open it to read and usually copy and paste into a Word document so that I can have immediate access.

Thank you so much Fourunder.

Dec 21, 2014
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Need help Please- Mincemeat cake

Here is an interesting bit of history regarding the condensed mincemeat:

http://naturewoman.wordpress.com/2007...

Dec 20, 2014
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2014 in the kitchen: What were the best new things you made?

To the best of my recollection and review of menues/new recipes made in 2014, these were the family absolute favorites:

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Capers and Lemony Browned Butter

Creamed Onion Gratin

Cranberry-Port Gelée

Colicchio & Sons' Parker House Rolls

Need easy showstopper dessert

Tried one of those red velvet cake mixes. We thought it was not good at all in any kind of way and threw it in the trash. And I am not anti box cake mixes. This particular one just did not have a good taste.

Dec 15, 2014
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OMIGOD - The Most Amazing Pork in the Crock-Pot!!!!

+1

Dec 09, 2014
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What's for Dinner #337 - the It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas & Hanukkah 2014 Edition! [through December 8, 2014]

Had a simple sautéed pork chop and a baked sweet potato with two small hot rolls (still have those Thanksgiving leftover hot rolls in the freezer).

What's for Dinner #337 - the It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas & Hanukkah 2014 Edition! [through December 8, 2014]

When I was a child, I recall my Dad occasionally referring to a piece of pork (bacon, chops, or roast) and saying that it came from an old boar hog and couldn't be eaten. I had forgotten all about that until this came up.

Dec 03, 2014
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What's for Dinner #337 - the It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas & Hanukkah 2014 Edition! [through December 8, 2014]

Making a chicken casserole tonight. Was going to serve it over rice, but now I am thinking of adding some raw rice to the casserole before baking in the oven. Will have to mull that over. The chicken is cooking right now and it smells so good. Will serve with some French-style green beans and leftover homemade hot rolls from the freezer.

What's for dinner #336 -- The Thanksgiving 2014 Edition! [through 2 December 2014]

Oh thank you so much. We love soft ice cream, so will look into the possibility of purchasing one of those machines.

Dec 02, 2014
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Next year will be different: Thanksgiving

Don't know why I never thought of that Jonesey. That is brilliant.

What's for dinner #336 -- The Thanksgiving 2014 Edition! [through 2 December 2014]

What kind of ice cream maker did you use, please.

Dec 01, 2014
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Next year will be different: Thanksgiving

That as bad as SarahCWs situation.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/997177

Next year will be different: Thanksgiving

Agree. I made 5# last Christmas and had lots of leftovers. So this Thanksgiving did only about 6 medium potatoes, still had leftovers. So this Christmas dinner will be even less mashed potatoes. I am even considering not making much gravy at Christmas, because had quite a bit leftover. We just don't eat as much as we used to.

Dec 01, 2014
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Tell us about your Thanksgiving disaster

I had the same problem. A new thermometer. Had the same problem with prime rib last Christmas with a new thermometer. I am not trusting thermometers again.

Dec 01, 2014
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