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Substitute for rabbit (braised)

Thanks for the suggestions-I was thinking duck leg/thigh but was worried about the amount of fat from the skin, and was also thinking about a boston pork butt as well. It appears my best bet will be chicken thighs.

Mar 10, 2012
Cat59 in Home Cooking

Substitute for rabbit (braised)

Any subs for rabbit? Can't do it as I had one as a pet when I was a kid. Would duck or pork be ok? Worried about the fat though. Thanks

Mar 10, 2012
Cat59 in Home Cooking

Need a signature dessert! Can I steal yours?

I make a kind of combo of a tiramisu/trifle using pound cake instead of ladyfingers. It is really heavy and dense-I describe it as a "gut bomb". In a pinch to provide a last minute dessert for my husbands squadron lunch I made this and until we moved, I was always requested to make it for promotions, retirements ect. It is actually too rich and heavy for me. I cut the pound cake into slices, dip in a combo of espresso and coffee liquer and layer in pan, top with a combo of mascarpone cheese and whipped cream sweetened with powdered sugar and rum, then a layer of grated chocolate and coco powder. Build as many layers as you like and finish with the coco powder and chocolate curls. Yikes!

May 02, 2011
Cat59 in Home Cooking

Trader Joes Apricot Almond tart

Thanks, I will look for some local made apricot jams/preserves at local farmers mkts here at home and during my travels. Love to bring back with me homemade and local goodies from where ever I have gone.

May 02, 2011
Cat59 in Home Cooking

Trader Joes Apricot Almond tart

Thanks, I will try that. I travel for a living, so will have a few days at home to experiment.

May 01, 2011
Cat59 in Home Cooking

Trader Joes Apricot Almond tart

Yeah, I have the crust covered, and I do believe the filling is more like a jam but just not sure if there is any thing else to it. Its just crust, apricot filling (jam) and flaked almonds on top, but its the filling that is driving me nuts. Can't quite get it right.

May 01, 2011
Cat59 in Home Cooking

Trader Joes Apricot Almond tart

Hello, I am desperate to come up with a recipe that is similar to Trader Joes Apricot Almond Tart. I can't always find it and would love to make my own. There is no pastry cream in it, and I think the crust is a shortbread crust. Any ideas? I tried using dried apricots, rehydrating, pureed with the liquid and was not even close. I am a fairly good cook, but this has me stumped. Thanks!

May 01, 2011
Cat59 in Home Cooking