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What to do with a ton of peach jam?

Perfect! Thanks. :)

May 24, 2015
magnoliasouth in Home Cooking

What to do with a ton of peach jam?

Excellent! Thanks!

May 23, 2015
magnoliasouth in Home Cooking

What to do with a ton of peach jam?

Again, thank you so much to everyone for sharing. What a great thread this has been! :)

What to do with a ton of peach jam?

I read your comment the other day and went over that great list at the Hungry Texan blog. WOW. That was quite a list. I've not had time to make a lot of comments until today. That site was really amazing. Thank goodness for Pintrest too so I could quickly add favs to record later.

As for the salad dressing, this is one of the exact things I was looking for. Do you think I could offset the sweet with a little more vinegar?

May 23, 2015
magnoliasouth in Home Cooking

What to do with a ton of peach jam?

My husband would LOVE this one. He likes things quite hot and he loves Thai food. This is perfect for him. He's often gone on business so I'll surprise him with this one next time he comes back as a welcome home gift.

I surprise him with special foods and he surprises me with new stuffed animals. I must have a thousand by now! lol! I'm 47 and still collecting stuffed animals. :P

May 23, 2015
magnoliasouth in Home Cooking

What to do with a ton of peach jam?

See, I wish I was more like you. I'm always afraid of experimenting because it's been my experience that it's off a bit and I never can figure out what it is that made it off.

Love that brisket recipe though! YUM! It sounds fabulous and we love brisket any way you can make it.

The meatballs is getting filed under my Super Bowl recipes. That does sound delicious! I've never actually had grape jelly meatballs, but your version sounds to die for.

ETA: Do you measure the Sriracha the same as the chili sauce, or lighten it up a bit? Just curious. I'm not very intuitive when it comes to cooking sometimes. Well, when I'm doing something new anyway.

May 23, 2015
magnoliasouth in Home Cooking

What to do with a ton of peach jam?

YUM! Being southern I was raised on the meatiest meatloaf you ever could eat! Heh! My husband on the other hand, from a far away land called Washington state ;) doesn't like it but I still make it anyway. I'm always on the lookout for a different way to make one. Thank you so much for sharing this!

May 23, 2015
magnoliasouth in Home Cooking

What to do with a ton of peach jam?

I bet you are! I know some here have mentioned it too, but I've substituted apricots for peaches in just about every recipe. I'm a southerner originally from Georgia and peaches are loads cheaper in my area than apricots and I'm quite sure you can do the very same. Good luck! I'd love to hear what you decide to do with them.

May 23, 2015
magnoliasouth in Home Cooking

What to do with a ton of peach jam?

I know I'll sound naive (well, because I am), but what do you use chutney for? I come from a very southern family and though I'm 47, I had never even heard of chutney until just a few years back.

May 23, 2015
magnoliasouth in Home Cooking

What to do with a ton of peach jam?

Neat idea! I've never used flour before on a meat glaze. Does it make it crispy too or something? The thought has never even crossed my mind. It sounds fabulous though.

I've seen the fruit-jalapeno jam too, but I wonder if I could use serranos. My husband prefers them, but do you think it would overtake the peach flavor?

Thanks again.

May 23, 2015
magnoliasouth in Home Cooking

What to do with a ton of peach jam?

Such great ideas! I saw this when you posted it the other day and that night made the chicken with it brushed over, as you suggested. Thank you for sharing!

May 23, 2015
magnoliasouth in Home Cooking

What to do with a ton of peach jam?

This sounds delicious! Do you mind sharing the recipe? I'm knew to canning, this was my first time ever, and I know there's this acid base balance thing going on but I'm a little nervous on trying to figure it out.

Hey, anything that has sriracha in it simply has to be good, right?! ;)

May 23, 2015
magnoliasouth in Home Cooking

What to do with a ton of peach jam?

AWESOME!!! That sounds absolutely delicious. I really appreciate you sharing your own personal recipe with me. Thank you! We are big lovers of sweet and sour and I'm happy to see it works well with peaches. I can't wait to try it out. Again, many thanks!

May 23, 2015
magnoliasouth in Home Cooking

What to do with a ton of peach jam?

That's okay, another was a chutney up above. I'll have plenty of future peaches and salsa never even occurred to me, even though I've seen it on store shelves.. Excellent idea! That'll probably be my next canning job.

May 20, 2015
magnoliasouth in Home Cooking

What to do with a ton of peach jam?

Wow! Such great ideas everyone! Many thanks. Please keep them coming. =)

May 20, 2015
magnoliasouth in Home Cooking

What to do with a ton of peach jam?

This is the first year I'm harvesting peaches from my dwarf peach tree. It has already put out tons of peaches (well not tons, obviously, but a lot). The first 7 lbs harvested I canned into jam. My freezer is full so I didn't have a lot of choice.

I thought surely there must be some ideas of what to do with it, besides spreading it on bread or biscuits. I read where one woman figured out a sweet and sour sauce, but unfortunately she didn't post the recipe.

I'm not very creative and am a strict recipe follower. I'm hoping some of you experts have some great ideas. I love just about anything so long as it isn't terribly labor intensive. I'm a lazy bum most of the time. lol!

May 20, 2015
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Popeye's Red Beans and Rice

Actually, this is a question for everyone. I mean this kindly when I say I don't understand because I truly don't, but I see a number of recipe suggestions that call for chicken broth. Why? If the flavor is supposed to be pork, shouldn't you use pork broth? Also, isn't it very unlikely that any broth was ever used traditionally since the hocks and ham bones (etc.) would have provided broth as it cooked?

I'm just trying to understand this.

I live literally in the swamps of Cajun-ville and none of the locals, that I'm aware of anyway, use chicken broth at all in this dish. Not even in jambalaya (which is almost always called for online). I know the locals well since I am a home health nurse - not to be confused with sitters - and I can't tell you how many food discussions I've had with them.

I asked a patient of mine who was known for her cooking (she's in her mid-80s, so very experienced) about the chicken broth phenomena and she was just as baffled by it as I was, and still am. "Ah ain't never hearduh sucha thing. Chicken broth? Heh!" She shook her head laughing.

Anyway, I was curious if anyone knew? Is it faddish or something?

Sep 26, 2014
magnoliasouth in Home Cooking

Popeye's Red Beans and Rice

I know your post is old, but you can buy some AWESOME (true Cajun too) sausage online. Go to Conecuh.com. I promise you once you go there, you'll never be able to taste a simple andouille sausage again. I kid you not.

I moved the area that it is made (no, I'm not vested in it, in any way, just a fan) back in '07 and had never tried it until some girls at work were talking about it. Since then, I cannot eat another sausage. It's sold locally here, but their online packages are good deals.

We made a ham of theirs one year for Christmas. Unlike the sausage, that thing was gosh-darned expensive but I tell you what: it was the best freaking ham I ever had in my life! ;)

Sep 26, 2014
magnoliasouth in Home Cooking

Looking for a slow cooker Alfredo, without using a jar of pasta sauce.

Yeah but, I can't do the original, hence my question. I think you must've only read the title of my question, rather than my post?

Aug 17, 2014
magnoliasouth in Home Cooking

Looking for a slow cooker Alfredo, without using a jar of pasta sauce.

Great tip! I think that's how they did pasta in Italy back in the day. I'd forgotten all about that.

I was trying to come up with a way to do the pasta. I was going to use the microwave pot we have, but that seems way easier. I can probably put the pasta in the last few minutes.

Seriously, many thanks!

Aug 17, 2014
magnoliasouth in Home Cooking

Looking for a slow cooker Alfredo, without using a jar of pasta sauce.

Hello fellow Chowians! I'm going on a business trip with my husband and we'll be staying in a hotel for two weeks. To cut back on costs, I plan to make a few slow cooker meals while he's at work and I'm stuck in the room.

I have a number of great unusual slow cooker meals like chicken piccata and such, but I'm really wanting to try an evaporated milk alfredo of some kind.

The only slow cooker recipes that I can find all includes using a jar of pasta sauce. Why do I need a slow cooker for that when I can just heat it in the microwave? :/ Besides, I'm trying to do less salt, fat and such. \

Do any of you have a good recipe for this? If not, can you help with some sort of ratio of cheese to evaporated milk that would work well with this? I mean, I know the flavor won't exactly be the same, but it'll be a nice change.

Oh and I plan on cooking chicken breast in the sauce during the slow cooking process, so should I add more liquid or something?

Many thanks for any suggestions.

Aug 17, 2014
magnoliasouth in Home Cooking

Newbie Tom Kah Gai questions

My husband, who spent a lot of time in Thailand, loves this soup. I would love to surprise him with one that is homemade.

I have searched far and wide and watched dozens of videos. I've noticed that there are certain ingredients that every recipe has and certain ones that some add but not others.

For recipes using chili (or is it chile?) oil, is that an oil that has Thai peppers in it? Or what kind is best for that?

Do standard American Thai restaurants strain out the lemongrass, galangal and kaffir leaves? I know it's traditional to leave in, but I'm curious what restaurants do. It's what he always orders here too, so I'm assuming he likes the American Thai restaurant soups also.

About.com suggests basil leaves, but that's the only recipe I saw (I'm sure there are more) that used those. Wouldn't that taint the flavor? Or is that commonly used?

Any fish sauce suggestions?

What about accompaniments? Are there some easy recipes that would go good with this soup?

Do you have a Tom Kah recipe that is to die for? I'm all ears!

Many thanks for any direction whatsoever. I don't live in an area with a heavy Thai community so our resources are a little limited.

Jul 31, 2014
magnoliasouth in Home Cooking

Tell me, what utensil do YOU use to cut shortening into pie dough?

I use the pastry blender too. My grandmother used one and that's all I've ever used.

I tried the grating butter thing, but it turned into a greasy mess. I just can't beat my pastry blender.

Jun 21, 2014
magnoliasouth in Cookware

Cilantro rice

Great idea!!! I might have to try that as well.

May 02, 2014
magnoliasouth in Home Cooking

Cilantro rice

A good rule of thumb is that if a pepper has seeds, it's going to be a bit spicy. My guess is that's why no one mentioned it. We forget that some people aren't aware of that.

May 02, 2014
magnoliasouth in Home Cooking

What are your best but fairly easy side recipes for Southwestern or Italian foods?

Thank you! This sounds wonderful. Kidneys are one of my favorite beans too. They're so creamy.

I've found an excellent substitute for crispy veggies in a salad. Chayote is really good, especially with a good sauce like yours.

May 02, 2014
magnoliasouth in Home Cooking

What are your best but fairly easy side recipes for Southwestern or Italian foods?

That bread looks super easy! I never would have thought about something like that. It looks really good.

I was tired of the same 'ol Italian bread with garlic and olive oil. This will be a nice change.

May 02, 2014
magnoliasouth in Home Cooking

What are your best but fairly easy side recipes for Southwestern or Italian foods?

Those sound delicious and the roasted garlic with beans sounds like a great idea! Anything with roasted garlic is usually a no-miss hit.

May 02, 2014
magnoliasouth in Home Cooking

What are your best but fairly easy side recipes for Southwestern or Italian foods?

YUM! You can't go wrong with Rotel tomatoes, I don't care what anybody says. lol!

You know, I think I've eaten something like this before and I loved it, but I'd forgotten about it. Great idea!

May 02, 2014
magnoliasouth in Home Cooking

What are your best but fairly easy side recipes for Southwestern or Italian foods?

That sounds lovely. Rome must have been amazing.

There is not enough spinach in the world, in my opinion.

May 02, 2014
magnoliasouth in Home Cooking