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Green tomatoes... need help!

Thanks for all of the suggestions! Pickling sounds awesome, and I'll have to dig up a green tomato pie recipe too.....

Oct 01, 2011
AuntPlam in Home Cooking

Green tomatoes... need help!

I have a TON of large green tomatoes on the vine that I don't think are going to have time to ripen before they're ruined by the upcoming rain and cold weather. I don't want to waste them and I'm looking for ideas. Any suggestions are welcome. Just as a note- I love fried green tomatoes, but I'm not interested in making 20 lbs of them.

Thanks in advance!

Sep 30, 2011
AuntPlam in Home Cooking

Using fresh pasta in a Lasagna

I make homemade pasta frequently and I absolutely prefer the texture of the noodles in lasagna when they are pre-cooked as opposed to layered fresh and raw. "Pasty" is a good word to describe the resulting texture. I might give Miss Needle's idea a try and use some thinner sauce sometime, but then again if it's not broke, why fix it? :)

Sep 02, 2011
AuntPlam in Home Cooking

What's for lunch today?

Lunch today was leftover turkey pseudo-tacoburritothing. Lean ground turkey cooked w/ onions, cayenne, chili powder and cumin, leftover red beans and rice all on a whole wheat wrap w/ some red leaf lettuce topped with a greek yogurt green onion sauce, extra chunky fresh salsa and a bunch of slice black olives. I could eat mexican (or mexican-esque) food for every meal, no joke. <3

Jul 25, 2011
AuntPlam in Home Cooking

What is your cluinary point of view?

I wish there were just a like button on here. (Yes, a bit of a facebook addict, I admit.) I'd hit it for this post. haha. Especially the finishing sentiment. :) (hi5 joonjoon)

Jul 07, 2011
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disgusting, I know, but.....I need a jello "salad" recipe....

High five, buttertart. I approve!

Jun 15, 2011
AuntPlam in Home Cooking

disgusting, I know, but.....I need a jello "salad" recipe....

I was actually thinking about making coconut-lime or coconut-pineapple jello and pouring it over a white cake, jello-poke-cake style and topping w/ whipped cream. It's one of those almost gross, kinda stupid, but still fantastic little kid family picnic style desserts that will always make me happy. :)

Jun 15, 2011
AuntPlam in Home Cooking

disgusting, I know, but.....I need a jello "salad" recipe....

Along a similar line, I've had a question for a while. Can you use coconut milk instead of water to make Jello? Even just replace some of the water with coconut milk perhaps? Will it still firm up?

Jun 14, 2011
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What to eat/top/serve/pair with fresh baked chocolate chip cookies?

Where is the "like" button?.....

Mar 30, 2011
AuntPlam in Home Cooking

My life sucks right now - rather than drink, I COOK!!

I'm so sorry to hear you're having a hard time, but I think It's wonderful that you turned to your kitchen for support. I lost my job three years ago and developed a gym habit which goes nicely with my cooking addiction. I lost 40 lbs in the year following and perfected my homemade pasta recipe as well as many others. I was unemployed for 14 months and it turned out to be life changing in the best way possible. I highly recommend making homemade pasta as it has always been intensely therapeutic for me. I hope your cloud also proves to have a silver lining.

Mar 24, 2011
AuntPlam in Home Cooking

Too much?

I think my body needs to shut up and leave me alone because I fed it all sorts of awesome this weekend including a hazelnut meringue cake, two different galettes, a chocolate stout cake and some other amazing noms. (I had too much fun cooking.) My body needs some gym. lol

The steak though... I will not forget. And for the record, mamachef, I like your style. :)

Feb 15, 2011
AuntPlam in Home Cooking

Too much?

This post seriously just made me start salivating. I suddenly have a strong urge for a steak.....

Feb 15, 2011
AuntPlam in Home Cooking

Surplus of canned pumpkin

This might sound crazy, but my ex had some canned pumpkin kicking around one night a few months ago and decided to combine it with ground turkey and make meatloaf. I was a bit skeptical at first, but it was fantastic. I have no actual recipe, but it was approx. 1 lb lean ground turkey, a couple scoops of pumpkin, some diced onions, an egg, misc. seasoning to taste- there may have been some curry in there, salt, pepper.... He threw it in a loaf pan and baked it and it was AMAZING. I think it would be worth some experimentation!

Feb 15, 2011
AuntPlam in Home Cooking

your best deviled eggs please

I've done deviled eggs a million different ways, but my latest creation has been an Asian fusion type of thing. For the filling I use mayo as you normally would with a healthy dose of Sriracha Thai hot chile sauce, toasted sesame oil, salt & pepper to taste and garnish w/ some green onions. People generally don't expect deviled eggs to be hot, and the chili sauce not only adds a kick, but also gives the filling a fantastic bright orange/red color. You get a great nutty flavor from the toasted sesame oil too. I definitely recommend adjusting the amount of hot sauce to your spice tolerance, but give these a shot. I bet you'll like em.

Jan 13, 2011
AuntPlam in Home Cooking