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Chili Definition

Here is a link to a Gebhardt Chili Powder booklet of recipes and advertising their products from 1911.

They are selling a can of "Gebhardt's Eagle Chili Con Carne Con Frijoles". Gebhardt's Chili con Carne with beans. It' on page 24 of the booklet.

"GEBHARDT'S
EAGLE
CHILI CON CARNE
CON FRIJOLES"

Gebhardt's Chili con Carne with beans offered for sale circa 1911.

http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id...

Gebhardt Chili Powder Co., [ca. 1911

http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/...

http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id...

Jul 30, 2014
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Why does my bread turn out dense?

I mist the dough with spray bottle when placing it in the oven.

I also place a rimmed baking sheet on the shelf below the bread and add a cup or two of water to it.

This steams the bread for 10 or 15 minutes until the water evaporates. The crust comes out nice.

Jul 28, 2014
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Must I boil split peas/lintels/beans/rice?

If you are hiking with it, I can see dehydration for weight. Just surviving at home, I'll open a can of beans. Cans of food last for years, are already cooked. You just need a can opener and a spoon. Dried food can get wet, bugs, mold, etc, and need water to prepare it.

Jul 28, 2014
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Must I boil split peas/lintels/beans/rice?

Get a cast iron dutch oven with legs, charcoal briquettes and a charcoal chimney starter. Then all you need is a match and a newspaper (or cardboard or any paper) and you are in business to cook outside. There will be 30 or 40 gallons of good water in the water heater for drinking and cooking.

A Rayovac Sportsman LED Lantern (SE3DLN model $25) will give 40 hrs of light on high (240 lumens) and 90 hrs of light on low (100 lumens) with 3 D-cell batteries, for cooking after dark.

Scouts Dutch Oven Cookbooks in PDF downloadable for free

The Dutch Oven Cookbook - MacScouter
http://www.macscouter.com/cooking/doc...

Scout’s Guide to Beginning Dutch Oven Cooking
http://www.scoutingthenet.com/Cooking...

DUTCH OVEN COOKING
http://usscouts.org/cooking/dutch_lh.pdf

Dutch Oven Camping Recipes – 850+.
http://www.housatonicbsa.org/Camping/...

Jul 28, 2014
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Frying pan "cant get hot enough" on the stove?

Gas & Electric Burner Surface Temperatures:

Methane (natural gas) flame in air, 3,542 °F *

Large Electric burners 1,472 °F to 1,652 °F, set on High **

Small Electric Burners 932 °F to 1,112 °F , set on High **

* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_burner

** http://www.ehow.com/info_12177147_sur...

Jul 28, 2014
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Kick-azz pickpled peppers?

I made these pickled jalapenos the lazy way.
I already had an 8 oz unopened jar of sliced pickled jalapenos from the store (pickled in the standard vinegar and salt).

I drained the jar and made 1 cup (cut the recipe in half) of that great soy sauce pickling juice, boiled it, and added it to the drained jar of sliced jalapenos. It’s now stored in the fridge. Wow, really good and really easy the lazy way. ;-).

Jul 28, 2014
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What can I add to canned chili?

Recently we made 7 layer dip, but instead of a refried beans layer, I added a layer of Stagg chili. Different and really good.

For a quick Tamale like fix, pour canned chili (I usually use no-bean for this) over warm polenta.

Jul 28, 2014
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Romanian Mici/Mititei Recipe

A Google search found this recipe:
http://homecookinginmontana.blogspot....

Jul 28, 2014
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Evaporated Milk - how do you use it?

Whether you want to reduce fat or add extra fat to a recipe, this chart shows where evaporated milk falls in the dairy foods fat content category:

Total Fat, in Grams Per Cup, for Dairy Products

Example: Out of a 240 gram cup of undiluted evaporated milk, 19.05 of those grams come from fat.

184.12g - Butter, (stick type)
88.06g - Heavy Cream (Whipping Cream before whipping)
72g - Original Philadelphia Cream Cheese
49g - Whipped Butter
48.21g - Sour Cream
46.34g - Light Cream
31.93g - Ricotta Cheese (Whole Milk)
27.84g - Half & Half Cream
26.62g - Sweetened Condensed Milk
22g - Traditional Plain Greek Yogurt
19.05g - Evaporated Milk, undiluted
19g - Regular Eggnog
14.26g - Ice Cream
7.93g - Whole Milk
5g - 2% Plain Greek Yogurt
4.9g - Buttermilk (2% - Reduced Fat, Cultured)
4.81g - 2% Milk
3.8g - Plain Yogurt
2.37g - 1% Milk
2.16g - Buttermilk (1% - Lowfat, Cultured)
1.4g - Dry Buttermilk (Reconstituted)
0.44g - Nonfat Milk
0.44g - Nonfat Plain Yogurt

Jul 28, 2014
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Kick-azz pickpled peppers?

These are really good.

Korean style Pickled Jalapeno Peppers
http://leitesculinaria.com/82089/reci...

Jul 27, 2014
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Peach cake using Bisquick

This thread is 8 years old, but for anyone interested, another really good Bisquick and peach dish is...

Bisquick Peach Cobbler:
http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/c...

Jul 27, 2014
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Best bang for the (time/energy/cost) buck recipes

I made those pickled jalapenos the lazy way.
I already had an 8oz unopened jar of sliced pickled jalapenos from the store (pickled in the standard vinegar and salt).

I drained the jar and made 1 cup (cut the recipe in half) of that great soy sauce pickling juice, boiled it, and added it to the drained jar of sliced jalapenos. It's now stored in the fridge. Wow, really good and really easy the lazy way. ;-).

You can do a similar thing with regular dill pickles. When the regular pickles are gone, save the jar and juice. Slice up more Persian cucumbers in any desired shape, boil for 1 minute in the reserved pickle juice (add a little more vinegar if needed to cover the new pickles). Put everything back in the jar and place in the fridge. Now you have more pickles with the same flavor as the originals.

I also make:

All of our bread, white and wheat, sweet, savory, cornbread, biscuits, muffins, pizza dough, etc.
Mexican chorizo
Mayonnaise
BBQ rub & BBQ sauce

Jul 27, 2014
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A McDonald's Big Mac clone with homemade "Special Sauce" recipe & tips

If you want to really get into it and make homemade buns, I would recommend King Arthur Flour Beautiful Burger Buns recipe. I've made this recipe and you can't buy buns this good:
http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipe...

Jul 27, 2014
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The best thing your school cafeteria served

Breaded Veal Drum Sticks

The Stanstead QC Journal newspaper
Feb 3, 1955

1/2 pound veal
1/2 pound smoked ham
1 egg, beaten
1 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup milk
1 small onion minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Have ham and veal finely ground.
Add other ingredients.
Mold into portions resembling drumsticks.
Insert a wooden skewer in the center of each drumstick.
Roll drumsticks in sifted crumbs, then in slightly beaten egg, which has been diluted with 2 tablespoons of water; then in crumbs again.
Brown in a little fat.
Place on a rack in a baking dish.
Add 1 cup water; cover and bake 1 hour at 350-F.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=...

Jul 27, 2014
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cooking chorizo

I make my own homemade loose meat Mexican chorizo and fry it in an iron skillet.

Homemade Mexican Chorizo

1 lb ground lean pork, ground turkey can be substituted
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon table salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Combine chili powder, paprika, cumin, salt, garlic powder, coriander,
oregano, red pepper flakes, ground cloves and black pepper in mixing bowl and stir until well combined.

Add cider vinegar and stir until dry ingredients are moistened.
Add ground meat and knead until spice mixture is well incorporated into the meat.

You can use the chorizo immediately, but for best flavor development,
place chorizo mixture in an airtight container and store overnight in fridge.

Form chorizo meat into small patties or just scramble and fry the meat in a skillet until done.

Use within 2 or 3 days. May be frozen.

Jul 27, 2014
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Deep frying mars bars

--Deep Fried Candy Bar newspaper article and recipe--

Star-News - Sep 4, 2002

Deep Fried Candy Bars - Part 1

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=...

Deep Fried Candy Bars - Part 2
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=...

--Deep Fried Candy Bar magazine article and recipe--

Islands Magazine Apr-May 2007

http://books.google.com/books?id=VUT0...

Jul 26, 2014
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Deep frying mars bars

Deep Fried Mars Bar

from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette May 31, 2005

Original recipe from Scotland

1 Mars bar or Milky Way bar
1 cup plain flour (called all purpose flour in the U.S.)
1/2 cup cornflour (called cornstarch in the U.S.)
1 pinch baking soda
milk or beer
oil (for deep frying)

Chill the chocolate bar by keeping it in the fridge, but
don't freeze it.
Mix the flours and baking soda together.
Add milk (traditional) or beer (which gives a lighter result)
until you get a batter with the consistency of thin cream.
Heat oil until a small piece of bread will brown in a few seconds, but don't allow to smoke.
Remove wrapper from chilled chocolate bar.
Coat completely in batter.
Carefully lower into hot oil and fry until golden brown.
Serve, with ice cream or french fries, if you're so inclined.
10 minutes, 5 mins prep. Calories 698.

Link to article with recipe, scroll to near bottom center of page:
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid...

Jul 26, 2014
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Crazy chili

I offer to you a Gebhardt Chili Powder Co
booklet from 1911. It contains recipes and
color illustrations of their products.
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Gebhardt Chili Powder Co., [ca. 1911

http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/...
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http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id...
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Now, I would like to direct your attention to page 24.

It is a color illustration of a can with the following text on the label"

GEBHARDT'S
EAGLE
CHILI CON CARNE
CON FRIJOLES

Gebhardt's Chili con Carne with beans offered for sale circa 1911.

http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id...

Jul 26, 2014
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Recipe using bottle of sweet chili sauce

Mix with apricot jam for a good dipping sauce.

Jul 26, 2014
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Kipper Snacks?

Ok. I'm weird. I eat them on saltines with a dollop of sour cream on top with a pinch of sea salt.

Jul 26, 2014
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King Arthur Flour worth the $?

Protein / Gluten content

-Gold Medal All-Purpose Flour, 10.5%

-King Arthur All-Purpose Flour, 11.7%

Bread flour is usually 12% to 13%

If you want to increase gluten content of your flour, add 1 Tbsp of Vital Wheat Gluten powder per 1 cup of flour used.

If you want to decrease the gluten content of your flour, remove 2 Tbsp of flour per cup and add back 2 Tbsp of cornstarch.

You can also decrease the gluten content of your flour by mixing 1/2 cup of all purpose (or bread flour) with 1/2 cup of cake flour.

Jul 26, 2014
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King Arthur Flour worth the $?

For all purpose flour, King Arthur has more protein / gluten than Gold Medal. Here's a list of popular all-purpose flour with protein / gluten content:

All Purpose Flour - with Protein / Gluten percent

-Martha White Bleached All-Purpose Flour, 9%
-White Lily Bleached All-Purpose Flour, 8 to 9%
-Gold Medal All-Purpose Flour, 10.5%
-Hodgson Mill All Purpose Unbleached White Flour 10%
-Hudson Cream Flour Short Patent Flour 10%
-Pillsbury Best All-Purpose Flour, 10 to 11.5%
-Pioneer All-Purpose Flour, 10%
-White Wings All-Purpose Flour, 10%
-Bob's Red Mill Organic Unbleached White Flour 11.7%
-Heckers and Ceresota All-Purpose Flour, 11.5 to 11.9 %
-King Arthur All-Purpose Flour, 11.7%
-Five Roses All Purpose Flour, 13.0%
-Robin Hood Original All Purpose Flour 13%
-Rogers All-Purpose Flour, 13.0%
-Wheat Montana Natural White All-Purpose Flour 13%

For Comparison

Bread Flour - with Protein / Gluten percent

-White Lily Unbleached Bread Flour, 11.7%
-Gold Medal Better For Bread, 12%
-King Arthur Unbleached Bread Flour, 12.7%
-Pillsbury Best Bread Flour, 12.9%
-Hodgson Mill Best For Bread Flour 13%
-Hudson Cream Bread Flour 13%
-Robin Hood Best For Bread Homestyle White Flour 13%

Northern flour is made with from hard winter wheat that has more gluten content. Southern flour is made from soft summer wheat that has lower gluten content. Mills blend the two for the desired gluten content.

Quick breads and baked goods risen with baking powder are better when made with lower gluten content.

Yeast risen goods are better when made with flour with higher gluten content.

Bleaching flour weakens the gluten and whitens the flour.

Canadian brands of flour tend to be made with northern wheat and have high gluten content.

Jul 26, 2014
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Introducing New Conversation Types

The one up my sleeve. ;-).

Jul 26, 2014
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Introducing New Conversation Types

They should give us a choice. Hearts, Diamonds, Spades or Clubs. ;-).

Jul 26, 2014
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The Way to Brew Great Coffee at Home

Like many things it's individual taste. That can change over time. You just have to try the different methods of making coffee and use the one that appeals to you. That may change later.

Two more things about stove top percolator coffee. Use at least half the capacity of the percolator for it to work properly. If it holds 8 cups, don't make any less than 4 cups.

Some sources say to use 2 level Tbsp of coffee grounds per 8 oz of water and some say per 6 oz of water.

Jul 25, 2014
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Let's talk about white bread

I make white bread, light wheat bread (half bread flour / half whole wheat flour) and whole wheat bread. We make one type for a few loaves, get tired of it and switch to another. The same thing constantly would be boring, either white or wheat.

Jul 24, 2014
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Gordon Ramsay AT&T commercial 7/20/14

AT&T should thank Comcast everyday. Without Comcast, AT&T would be the worst company in America.

Jul 24, 2014
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The Way to Brew Great Coffee at Home

We have a French press, drip coffee makers, Keurig coffee makers, an espresso maker etc. We grind our own coffee beans. Lately, the coffee just seemed blah.
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A couple of weeks ago, in the back of a kitchen cabinet, I found our old stove top coffee percolator. We haven't used it in about 10 years. I decided to give it a try. Wow, it made a really good tasting cup of coffee.
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We have since purchased an electric percolator and use it more than any other coffee making method. The left over coffee goes in the fridge and makes really good iced coffee. We still grind our own beans.
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Maybe as you get older your taste buds change, but I now prefer percolator coffee over other methods.
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I had forgotten how to use a stove top percolator. After some Google searches and also looking in old online newspaper archives, here is how to use a stove top percolator:
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--Stove Top Percolator Coffee--
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Here is how to make a good cup of stove top percolator coffee:
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-Start with cold water.
-Use 2 level Tablespoons (or a level standard coffee scoop) of coarse coffee grounds for each 8-oz cup of coffee. Then add one more scoop for the pot. If using finer grounds for drip coffee, add paper filter to coffee basket.
-Add desired amount of cold water to coffee pot.
-Add recommended amount of coffee grounds to coffee basket, try not to let any grounds go down the perking tube.
-Place coffee perking rod, spring, coffee basket and coffee basket lid in place. Snap exterior coffee pot lid in place.
-Place coffee pot on stove top burner and set to medium-high to high heat.
-It will take 5 or 6 minutes for the water in the pot to boil and the coffee pot to start perking (water spurting once or twice a second inside clear bulb on top, and dripping the hot water through the basket of coffee grounds).
-As soon as the coffee pot starts perking, reduce burner heat as much as possible, while still keeping the coffee perking once or twice a second. You want to use as little heat as possible to perk the coffee, to prevent over-boiling the coffee and a bitter taste.
-Perk the coffee for 5 to 8 minutes, depending on coffee strength desired.
-Turn off the heat and enjoy a good cup of coffee.

Jul 24, 2014
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biscuits & gravy w/ eggs, country ham

An ingredient short cut for the "Touch of Grace" biscuit recipe is to use Bisquick for the batter and drop the biscuits into dry plain all purpose flour. The Bisquick is made from a soft southern, low gluten, wheat. So it makes tender, light biscuits. It's best to drop the biscuits into a plain dry flour so they won't taste like baking powder.

Jul 24, 2014
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Why does my bread turn out dense?

Misting the top is just to make the dough sticky so the rolled oats with stick better.

I'm not misting the bread for the crust, which you do for artisan bread to make a crispy crust.

Jul 24, 2014
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