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Improving "Supernatural Brownies" Recipe?

Add the same amount as you would to make a cup of coffee. Just a heads up, I would not use a low end brand of instant coffee. Make sure it is good quality. I usually use espresso powder made for baking. That is just me. To each his own.

Forgot about chicken in brine for four days???

I cooked it and, it was actually fine. Not too salty. Thank you all for your input.

Forgot about chicken in brine for four days???

I made roasted chicken quarters on Wednesday. When I got a head count I left two quarters (uncooked) in the brine and it got pushed to the back of the fridge. I am sure the chicken is still fresh but, sitting in brine for four days has me guessing???? Just toss it or will it work. The brine was 1/2 cup salt and sugar and one gallon of water with a few spices added. What do you think?

Dec 14, 2014
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Does this cook temp look correct? ( Cupcakes )

This recipe came from the Best Foods/ Hellmann's Mayo site.I had no choice, and had to make it for a party today. Guess what? It came out prefect. I was very worried. If It did not work, I would have to`use a box mix.

Dec 07, 2014
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Does this cook temp look correct? ( Cupcakes )

Does this cook temp look correct? I can not afford to waste ingredients.
Thank you.

INGREDIENTS
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
3 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise
1 1/3 cups water, at room temperature
Vanilla Buttercream (Below)
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 275°. Line cupcake pans with 24 paper or foil cupcake liners; set aside.
In medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder; set aside.
In large bowl, with electric mixer at high speed, beat eggs, sugar and vanilla for 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Beat in Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise at low speed until blended. Alternately beat in flour mixture with water, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Fill the prepared cupcake liners with batter 3/4 full.
Bake 24 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely. Frost with Vanilla Buttercream.
Vanilla Buttercream: Cream 1 cup (2 sticks) softened unsalted butter in a large mixing bowl with electric mixture. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Gradually beat in 1 box (4 cups) confectioners' sugar, 1 cup at a time. Scrape down sides of bowl often. When the mixture starts to thicken and appears dry add 2 Tablespoons milk. Beat on medium speed until smooth and creamy, about 2 to 4 minutes. Add more milk as needed if you want a thinner consistency. If desired, add a few drops of food coloring and mix thoroughly. Store the icing at room temperature. Icing can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
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Dec 07, 2014
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Can a pizza stone left on the bottom rack of your oven, mess up cooking times ?

Thank you all.

Nov 27, 2014
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Can a pizza stone left on the bottom rack of your oven, mess up cooking times ?

I always keep the pizza/bread stone in the oven. I never bake cakes, cookies, or pastry with the exception of this time of year. Can the stone mess up cooking times for baked goods?

Nov 26, 2014
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Thanksgiving for one - What would you make?

Make things you are thankful for. I had to do this in my late teens/ early twenties. My parents moved to Florida. I would usually have some sea food because, thats what I love and and am thankful for. Don't stress about it. Do what you want to do.

Does anyone have an amazing vegetarian chili recipe?

Use any good beef or pork recipe and, sub Bulgur Wheat for the meat. You will not have the roundness that pork or beef fat will add but, you will have a good tasting chili.

Oct 31, 2014
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Can you sub old fashioned oats for for quick cook oats

Thank you.

Oct 26, 2014
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Can you sub old fashioned oats for for quick cook oats

Hi all, was going to make some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies today. The recipe calls for quick cook oats. All I have is old fashioned oats. Can I sub them or can I do something to the oats to make them useable? Thank you.

Oct 26, 2014
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New England Fish Chowdah Made by people from New England [moved from Boston board]

I make really good fish chowder. I love it and, others who try it, say they love it. I am just looking to see what other people in this area do to make their Fish Chowder? I am looking for traditional New England Style.

Thank you.

Joe

Oct 25, 2014
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Leftover mac and cheese

I have a pound of leftover mac and cheese from a kids party. I hate to waste food. What can I make out of this? I have made fried balls but, they even more unhealthy than the mac and cheese. They are tasty though. Does anyone have another idea on how to use it? Thank you. Joe

Oct 22, 2014
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Crock Pot Chicken?

We do it all the time for Tacos, Buritos and Chicken Meatball Base. Cook it on low and make sure it does not boil. We usually use thighs. The dark meat always stays tender and, we think it tastes better.

Oct 21, 2014
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Why use evaporated milk instead of cream in fish/clam chowder?

Any thoughts on this matter?

Oct 18, 2014
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flap meat cooking ideas?

Dry the meat in the fridge on a sheet pan or, pat it dry with p/t. Like you said, your dry pork chops are fine. Wet meat, hot grill= sticking steamed mess.

Oct 11, 2014
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Ok, Who has the BEST Fish & Chips in Boston or south of Boston, Cambridge, JP, Brookline, Anywhere!!!

Ground turkey for tacos and chili? Is it any good?

Thank you all for the comments.

Oct 04, 2014
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Ground turkey for tacos and chili? Is it any good?

I just don't want to waste all the spices, and veggies that go into it.

Oct 02, 2014
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Ground turkey for tacos and chili? Is it any good?

Ground turkey for tacos and chili? Is it any good? We use beef or pork most of the time. Will the Turkey be too much of a change? Feeding a 4 & 6 year old,and a wife that eats the same.

Oct 02, 2014
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What are your favorite recipes for bake sales (making and purchasing?)

Italian bakery pizza is a thick pizza. (But very light. Like a loaf of Italian bread.) You bake it in a sheet pan 12 slices to a half sheet 24 to a full.

What are your favorite recipes for bake sales (making and purchasing?)

Italian bakery pizza. Very easy to make and, a very good profit margin. Sell it for $1.00 a slice and you will still make 300-400% on it. It is ment to be consumed cold so you don't need to worry about an oven. If you make the dough and sauce, you will save even more money. Go easy on the cheese. That is the big ticket item.

Sep 23, 2014
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Bread machine recipe using 2% milk not powdered milk?

Hi all, looking for some bread machine recipes using 2% liquid milk not powdered milk. Looking for White Bread, Italian Bread or French. Have any of you done this before? I am using a 1.5 lb. machine. Thank you in advance.

Sep 01, 2014
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CapeCodGuy need your help!

Heading down to the Cape for the Cape Vacation. We can only spend two days. We are broke. The kids love the Cape . Marathon Seafood was sold. My kids love the fish platter we got there. The reviews of the new place are not good. Could you please tell me the next best place to go?

Marathon Seafood sold and now bad reviews???

I have been going to Marathon Seafood since it was a Ho-Joe's . Teddy and his family sold it again. This time it is final. The new owners have done some nice things but, the price went way up and the quality, and, size went way down. My family can only take a two day vacation this year. Who has the best fried seafood? In the Mid Cape area?

Heinz 57 Sauce

We got it at Market Basket all the time. We only use about 4 per year on average. A 1 sauce is a good replacement.

ISO Plastic drink cups and covers

I have seen them at BJ'S. I think they are SOLO brand.

H-Mart Burlington ?

I have been there a few times. I do have a question. Do you hounds trust the produce, meat, fish and other fresh items they sell? Some of it looks very good but, some of it looks and smells bad.

How do you cook a grey steak medium rare?

Like I say to my wife. Why, would I make something nice like this for them? They would be more excited to get a frozen pizza or a fast food burger on their plate?

Jul 29, 2014
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Does shelf stable pre- cooked bacon go bad????

Does it or can it go bad if unopened? Just found a pack over one year use by date. Can I use it or not. I looks fine. No slime or icky things growing on it. The only reason I ask is because I salt and smoke fish and meat and they are good for more than a year.

Jul 26, 2014
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