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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

about 11 hours ago
josephlapusata in Home Cooking

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.

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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Is anyone going to boycott Market Basket?

Yes they would but, the former management team was very fair to the workers that allowed them to be successful They were happy, the management was happy win, win. Remember, unless you are running a one man show, you need to treat the people that got you there with a bit of respect The new team is only looking for cash in their pockets. Everyone knows that. Hopefully the new team will take the buyout offer.

Looking for Flying Dog

Colonial Spirits in Acton.

Do you think this Kielbasa recipe will work?

I was thinking pineapple for a touch of sweetness and, pork and pineapple usually go well together.

Jul 01, 2014
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Do you think this Kielbasa recipe will work?

I am not a big fan of Kielbasa unless it is hand made. It was on sale for a wicked low price so, we got a 1.25 l.b. link.
This is what I am thinking???

Thin sliced for all of the following.

Kielbasa
Onions
Potatoes
Green Pepper
Pineapple (add at the end)

Make it camp style, in a cast iron pan, Sauté all of it till it gets a bit of brown crust then add pineapple.

Plate it with rice and green beans.

Do you think these items will work well together?

Will also add basic spices.

Jul 01, 2014
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The Best, East Cosat, Cold Water, Or P.E.I. Mussel Recipe You Have Had??

I have my favorites but, what do the rest of you like?

Boston to Cape

Get the seafood pie.

Ken's refrigerated Creamy Italian Dressing.

Does anyone know where you can buy Ken's refrigerated Creamy Italian Dressing? I could get it at BJ'S and Costco years ago but, they no longer carry it.

old oil in a cast iron pan

Those ideas sound very good. I was thinking about putting the pan in our back yard hard wood fire pit upside down. If I do that, will it ruin the pan?

May 21, 2014
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old oil in a cast iron pan

To make a long story short... I found a cast Iron pan in the garage that was used to fry chicken in about five months ago. The oil, about two inches, turned into a cross between soft rubber, Jell-O and, pine tar. This new substance will not come off even with boiling hot water. I got some of it on my hand and the only thing that would take it off was Lava soap. This pan is over 100 years old and, I would like to save it. Have any of you home cooks ever seen anything like this happen? If so, how can I clean it?

May 21, 2014
josephlapusata in Cookware

Muddy-tasting mussels

Like I said, never eat Shelfish in a month with an R.

Apr 07, 2014
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Muddy-tasting mussels

Keep in mind, this is the reproductive time of the year for mussels. The old tale of never eat shelfish in months with an R might apply.

Apr 07, 2014
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Looking for a low carb tasty George's Bank Scallop recipe.

I have been on a low carb diet for three months. It is working. I just got a pound of dry pack scallops from shaws for $ 13.99. Best price I have seen in a while. I usually pan sear or fry with batter or crumbs. I am looking for somthing diferent. Any Ideas?

Mar 25, 2014
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