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Can canned crescent rolls be prepped ahead of time?

I appreciate everyone's opinion; it's nice to read different thoughts on the same subject. So thank you!

Mar 31, 2014
mrsjagirard in Home Cooking

Can canned crescent rolls be prepped ahead of time?

Thank you! Love the suggestion about craisins!

Mar 31, 2014
mrsjagirard in Home Cooking

Can canned crescent rolls be prepped ahead of time?

Hi there,

I'm planning on making some turkey/cheese stuffed crescent rolls using crescent roll dough from a can (tube?), but I'd like to prep them ahead of time so I can just pop them in the oven when my guests come over. If i open the dough ahead of time and stuff them with meat/cheese, will they be OK in the fridge for a couple hours or is it best to cook immediately? I don't work with dough a lot but I know it can be finicky.

Side note- if anyone else has a 5 ingredient or less SUPER SIMPLE recipe that can be prepped in less than 20 minutes, refrigerated for 2 hours and popped in the oven, I'll take any suggestions! (this would be to replace the crescent rolls) Was going to pair the crescents with a soup and salad.Thanks!

Mar 31, 2014
mrsjagirard in Home Cooking

Too much pork in slow cooker-- will it still cook?

whats a DO?

Dec 15, 2013
mrsjagirard in Home Cooking

Too much pork in slow cooker-- will it still cook?

It was never frozen, just refrigerated. It does seem to be cooking but my husband noticed about an hour ago that liquid was oozing out. So he flipped the meat and continued to put something heavy on lid to keep it down. All I care about at this point is not getting sick but the meat does look like it's cooking and I'm keeping it on high. The juices are all very much bubbling at the top. Not serving to anyone else but me and my husband. I just wish I could know for sure that it was safe. It's not like it was sitting at room temperature, even when the lid was not tight. The juices were still really hot-- does that help at all?

Dec 15, 2013
mrsjagirard in Home Cooking

Too much pork in slow cooker-- will it still cook?

Thanks! I hate to actually fully lift the lid to flip it (it's now been 2 hours) but I can see that the top is almost covered in juices and seems to be cooking. Thank you so much!

Dec 15, 2013
mrsjagirard in Home Cooking

Too much pork in slow cooker-- will it still cook?

So I love my slow cooker and normally try to only fill it 2/3 of the way up. This time I got a little overexcited about pulled pork tacos and I put a 6 lb bone in piece of pork butt in my slowcooker and it filled the slow cooker to the top. About 1.5 hours later, I realized the lid wasn't tight (the meat was too tall) and so I put something heavy on top to make the seal and turned it back to high (originally it was just on high for the first 45 min). I have as long as it takes to cook but have I completely ruined the pork? Will it still cook and is it bad that the lid wasn't tight the first 1.5 hours?? Thanks for any advice!!

(It's cooking now!)

Dec 15, 2013
mrsjagirard in Home Cooking

Help-- Puff pastry doesn't cook on inside

All great ideas! I'm in the DC area so lots of Whole Foods. Definitely learned something new today about doughs!

Dec 14, 2013
mrsjagirard in Home Cooking

Help-- Puff pastry doesn't cook on inside

Thank you!

Dec 14, 2013
mrsjagirard in Home Cooking

Help-- Puff pastry doesn't cook on inside

You know it's funny you say that-- I (clearly) do not know anything about dough but the original recipe did mention Danish dough, it was just too complicated to make which is why I went with the frozen (puff pastry) dough. Do you know if Danish dough can be found at regular grocery stories? Thanks for all your help!

Dec 14, 2013
mrsjagirard in Home Cooking

Help-- Puff pastry doesn't cook on inside

Oh wow, ok that makes sense. The original recipe was using a homemade pastry dough and I just substituted a frozen puff pastry. Thanks!!!! Hopefully third time will be a charm!

Dec 14, 2013
mrsjagirard in Home Cooking

Help-- Puff pastry doesn't cook on inside

Hi there,

Twice now I have tried to make a puff pastry twist with the same bad results- beautiful on the outside but completely undercooked on the inside. I use a frozen puff pastry sheet and follow instructions on a website to roll up the pastry, cut it and twist it (with a little cinnamon sugar on the inside). Then I'm supposed to put it in a 400 oven, lower to 375 and cook for half an hour. I'm trying it again as we speak but it just gets crispier on the outside the longer i leave it in, while the inside is dark and gooey. Please help! What am i doing wrong? (oh and i did let it sit for 45 min first to 'proof' although i'm not sure it got much bigger like it was supposed to).

Dec 14, 2013
mrsjagirard in Home Cooking

Can I substitute crushed tomatoes for tomato juice in a chili recipe?

Thanks everyone! These responses are super helpful!

Oct 30, 2013
mrsjagirard in Home Cooking

Can I substitute crushed tomatoes for tomato juice in a chili recipe?

Hi there,

I am going to make a slow cooked vegetarian chili for guests in a couple of days. The recipe calls for 2.5 cups of tomato juice. It says at the bottom that you can substitute tomato sauce for the juice, but does anyone know if I can substitute the same amount of crushed tomatoes from a can? That's what I have on stock so I'd like to avoid buying a jug of tomato juice if I can. Would appreciate any advice!

Oct 30, 2013
mrsjagirard in Home Cooking

What do you add to JIFFY Corn Bread mix? Creative uses? (rop)

I know I'm about 3 years late to this question, but for what it's worth, I make my corn pie the same way and avitalphoto- you just add these ingredients to the dry mix. So no need to add the other ingredients on the back of the box. I also add an egg but I bet it tastes almost the same without the egg. The main difference is I only add a couple tablespoons of butter, but I'm sure an entire stick is VERY tasty!!

Mar 21, 2013
mrsjagirard in Home Cooking

Help using Knorr concentrated chicken stock?

Wonderful, thank you so much! I was surprised I couldn't find this basic info on the Knorr's website. Much appreciated!

Mar 16, 2012
mrsjagirard in Home Cooking

Help using Knorr concentrated chicken stock?

I went to the store today to buy ingredients for a Shepard's Pie, which calls for 1 & 1/4 cups of chicken stock. On a whim, I bought the concentrated tubs of Knorr's chicken stock, but I can't tell how to substitute it. I don't work with broth/stock a lot, but these tubs are so small, don't I also need to add water? It says one tub makes 3.5 cups of stock, so... do I make it first on the stove with water and then use some of the stock? In the commercial, the chef just dumps a dollup of the concentrated stuff right into his dish. If i do that, shouldn't I also add some water?

Can anyone help? Thanks!!!

Mar 16, 2012
mrsjagirard in Home Cooking

Tips on marinating/tenderizing London Broil

I'm currently marinating my London Broil in Tom's marinade above. However, I don't have cornstarch to thicken the gravy. Does anyone have any ideas for substitutions? Thanks!

Jul 12, 2011
mrsjagirard in General Topics

What to cook with cast iron skillet in oven?

Well I'm happy to say that I made this cookie tonight in a 12" skillet (so I multiplied the recipe by 50%) and it was-- correction, IS-- amazing. Also, now that I'm no longer scared to cook on my glass/enamel cooktop with the cast iron, I've been cooking in it almost every day. All kinds of sausage, meat, potatoes, etc. The cookie does NOT taste like any of those. It also slide right out of my cast iron-- made me proud that it was finally well-seasoned! This cookie is DELICIOUS.

Jun 03, 2011
mrsjagirard in Home Cooking

What to cook with cast iron skillet in oven?

I'm not sure this is the same recipe, but I found this 'skillet' chocolate chip recipe from Martha Stewart. i CANNOT WAIT to try it out! My skillet is 12" and not 10", so I'll have to adjust some, but really, i cannot wait to try this out this weekend: http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/hu...

May 24, 2011
mrsjagirard in Home Cooking

Help with Baked Brie Dish for Easter?

hey guys! thanks for all your help answering my question. as much as i love to get the email notices about everyone's feelings on nuking or not nuking brie, i think this particular thread may not be the best place to continue the conversation. I have no idea what the "chacun" phrase means, but perhaps we can let bygones be bygones, and let those who want to nuke their brie (or not) do so in peace.

Apr 26, 2011
mrsjagirard in Home Cooking

Help with Baked Brie Dish for Easter?

Think it will work if I just put the pastry (pillsbury crescent roll dough) around the sides? The top still has the rind.

Apr 24, 2011
mrsjagirard in Home Cooking

Help with Baked Brie Dish for Easter?

Eek! I'm making this Brie recipe for an Easter appetizer that I've always wanted to make. It calls for a round of Brie, and you basically put almonds, brown sugar, and cranberry relish on top and bake it for 15 minutes. However, my store didn't have a round of brie- only wedges (therefore no rind on the side). I didn't think about this until I got home, but I imagine the rind on the side is pretty important, so that the brie doesn't all melt out the sides. I was thinking I could maybe wrap the sides of the brie with aluminum foil- but will this be a complete disaster? If I weren't cooking for 12 people, I wouldn't be quite as cautious. Thanks for any help out there!

Apr 23, 2011
mrsjagirard in Home Cooking

What to cook with cast iron skillet in oven?

At the top, in my original question, I mentioned that cornbread was the only thing i knew to do in my cast iron in the oven. that's probably why you didn't see too many cornbread comments! ;-)

Apr 22, 2011
mrsjagirard in Home Cooking

Help! Accidentally put plastic in Slow Cooker with meat... is it still OK?

Phew! Thanks. ;-)

Feb 23, 2011
mrsjagirard in Home Cooking

Help! Accidentally put plastic in Slow Cooker with meat... is it still OK?

Ok I feel like the world's biggest idiot, but when I slid my chuck roast into the slow cooker this morning to make shredded beef burritos, I accidentally let the plastic meat thing that the meat sits on slide into the slow cooker. It's that plastic padding bit that is usually black/white. Anyways, I just got home and saw that hanging out in the slow cooker, with all the delicious meat. Is my meal ruined? Would it be horrible to eat? Please help, thanks!!!

Feb 23, 2011
mrsjagirard in Home Cooking

What to cook with cast iron skillet in oven?

these are great suggestions, and i just bought a lot of potatoes, so i'll be trying this out this weekend! thanks!

Feb 12, 2011
mrsjagirard in Home Cooking

What to cook with cast iron skillet in oven?

thanks for all the suggestions! i did look at some posts on using the cast iron on the stovetop... i think my main concern in the end seemed to be that the diameter of my skillet is larger than the burners on my stove. is that not a big issue after all? It is a 12" skillet and my burners are regular sized (less than 12 inch).

Feb 12, 2011
mrsjagirard in Home Cooking

What to cook with cast iron skillet in oven?

Our fairly new stovetop has a glass/enamel top, and I've heard it may not be good to use a cast iron on the glass top. I love my cast iron skillet though (it's 12 inch) but I can't seem to find many recipes to use it in the oven, aside from cornbread. Does anyone have any good ideas or recipes for what I can cook with my cast iron skillet in the oven and not the stove top? Thank you!

Feb 11, 2011
mrsjagirard in Home Cooking

How to prevent flame in recipe that calls for bourbon-- suggestions?

Just want to report that I did as you guys instructed and had no flame! also had THE MOST DELICIOUS PORK CHOPS i have ever made. it was an awesome recipe. thanks all!

Oct 08, 2010
mrsjagirard in Home Cooking