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What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition!

Baked Challah. It is on the wire rack cooling and the smell is tantalizing. Having to persuade myself to let it cool before cutting a slice and slaving it with butter.

Persian or Turkish Beef Stew (or Beef Filling)?

How much of the baharat and seven spice mix do you use, please.

about 13 hours ago
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Easter 2015

I have added the Strawberry Pretzel Salad to our Memorial Day menu.

Mar 23, 2015
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Easter 2015

This is a recipe my sister sent to me.

Greeked and Wined Tomatoes

Approximately 1 pound (5-6) fresh tomatoes, peeled and chopped into a bowl to retain juices OR 1 16-oz can any style tomatoes, undrained
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 1/2 tsp red or white wine vinegar
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
1 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon oregano or Greek Seasoning (we prefer to use Cavender's Greek seasoning)
Salt and pepper
1/8 cup crumbled feta cheese

Combine above. Can chill or serve at room temperature.

Easter 2015

Thank you so much.

Mar 22, 2015
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Easter 2015

My Mom used to make Strawberry Pretzel Salad and we all loved it. Haven't had that dish since she passed away. I might make it for Memorial Day in her honor.

Mar 22, 2015
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Dinner menu feedback, please

I had to look it up, too. Immediately knew the word was meant for my former (thank God) son-in-law.

Mar 22, 2015
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New York area deli style potato salad

I believe we would all love to have your recipe ingredients with amounts and the preparation instructions. I have never had anything but southern-style potato salad. However, I have a granddaughter who was temporarily assigned to a job in New York City, and she has raved over the potato salad she got in delis, and she would really like to have it again. It is the only potato salad she has ever liked. In an effort to placate her cravings, I have been trying to find the right combination for her. It sounds as if you have the right combination. Would you mind sharing that with us, please.

Mar 21, 2015
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Easter 2015

The link doesn't work, King.

Mar 21, 2015
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New York area deli style potato salad

Yes, Remag, please post your recipe.

Mar 21, 2015
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What's for Dinner #355 - The SPRING Edition! [Through March 24, 2015 ]

For lunch, I had a chunk of Fontina cheese and it seems to have totally filled me up. I will probably have something very light for dinner - nothing appeals to me right at the moment.

Easter 2015

Here is the recipe for the frozen fruit salad - it is an oldie. And thank you for the nice comment.

Frozen Fruit Salad

2/3 cup sugar
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 10-ounce container frozen strawberries
1 22-ounce can crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup chopped pecans
1 – 3 sliced bananas
1 8-ounce container whipped topping

Mix first four items in a mixing bowl.
Stir in pecans and bananas.
Fold in whipped topping.
Freeze in a large dish.

Mar 21, 2015
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Easter 2015

I have changed one item on my menu due to the below link being posted on another message thread.

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

So now the menu is this:

Baked Ham
Potato Gratin with Gruyère
Greeked and Wined Tomatoes
Asparagus Salad with Sweet Balsamic Vinegar
Homemade Hot Rolls
Frozen Fruit Salad

Mar 21, 2015
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Salsa recipe?

Madeliner, I can vouch for the salsa in the recipe below. Lee Ann used to work for me, and people would offer to pay her if she would make a quart of the salsa for them. It is so, so easy. I have been making it for years and the ingredients are always available.

Lea Ann's Salsa

1 large 28-oz can whole, peeled tomatoes, do not drain
1 teaspoon chopped jalapeño pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon cilantro (fresh)
1 teaspoon dried cumin
Dash salt and pepper

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend to your desired thickness.

Mar 21, 2015
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Potatoes for Passover

That asparagus salad sounds wonderful, Valerie. In fact, I have now substituted it for the Green English Peas I was planning on for our Easter dinner. Thanks for sharing the link.

Mar 21, 2015
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Easter 2015

Oh my goodness, you are right, coll. It is April 5th. Sneaky.

Mar 20, 2015
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Easter 2015

Currently, I have three things on the menu which is in the preparation stage. Now the menu is complete

Baked Ham
Sweet English Peas
Potato Gratin with Gruyère
Greeked and Wined Tomatoes
Homemade Hot Rolls
Frozen Fruit Salad

Will continue working on it. Glad you brought it up, Multifoiled. I had put the menu on the back burner.

Mar 20, 2015
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ROAST CHICKEN! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (March 2015)

Roasted a chicken with sprinkled with salt and herbes de provence (roasted using fourunder's method), jasmine rice cooked with apple, onion, carrot, celery, butter, and salt, and green beans. It was so good.

Irish Soda Bread recipe that isn't too dry?

The recipe I have used for many, many, many years also has eggs and baking powder as ingredients.

Mar 15, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition!

Thanks again. The link works. I am really looking forward to making this bread.

Mar 14, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition!

Thank you so much. I plan to make this today. However, when I click on the link to show how to toll the baguettes, the link was missing. Do you have a name I could search for, please.

Mar 14, 2015
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Baking Bread

I made bread using Jeff's and Zoe's technique and it did not rise at all.

Mar 13, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition!

Thought I posted this, but don't see it, so will try again. I baked a dark chocolate cake in a 9 x 13 pan; planned to frost it, but I was just too tired. Looked into the pantry to see if anything inspired me. Saw a jar a orange marmalade so spread the whole jar of marmalade on the warm cake. It is very good, but wish I had spread the marmalade while the cake was really hot just out of the oven.

You may have heard of this being done before, but I had not so thought I would share with you.

What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition!

Would you mind posting your French bread recipe. We love French bread and I am always looking for a better recipe. And when I saw your remark that everyone who tried it loved it, I knew we had to try your recipe.

Mar 13, 2015
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What's for Dinner #352: the pre-Daylight Savings Time 2015 Edition [through Mar 8, 2015]

Regardless, Hanna, your crusted egg looks and sounds absolutely devine. I think I will try it (one side only) this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration.

Mar 05, 2015
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Fun St. Patrick's Day Desserts

I'm seriously considering making an Irish Milky Rice Pudding.

Mar 04, 2015
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What's for Dinner #352: the pre-Daylight Savings Time 2015 Edition [through Mar 8, 2015]

It was very good, Nothingswrong. In fact, even though I was full, I wanted to get another serving, but was able to refrain from doing so. Will have tonight or tomorrow night.

What's for Dinner #352: the pre-Daylight Savings Time 2015 Edition [through Mar 8, 2015]

Having chicken and rice tonight - yummy. My plans were actually to have chicken and rice soup, however, I put leftover rice pilaf (made with Jasmine rice) in the freshly made chicken broth on very low heat and the rice absorbed all of the broth and ended up like a thick casserole nearly. The taste is delicious though. Will probably have a salad with it and bread and butter. And, of course, a glass of white wine.

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.