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Subbing bananas for butter in a cake?

I've used non-fat greek yogurt in place of oil or butter to great results. I find the best results come from equal parts applesauce and greek yogurt.

May 09, 2013
MRyerson06 in Home Cooking

Hot Cereals: Can They Be Scrumptious?

Anyone out there still eat Farina? I just rediscovered it and it's delicious with a splash of milk, butter, and sugar.

Feb 26, 2013
MRyerson06 in General Topics

Interesting Menus in Nassau County

Thanks for the reply Stuart. Sounds excellent. Any suggestions on the South Shore?

Oct 06, 2012
MRyerson06 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Interesting Menus in Nassau County

I feel like we're in a restaurant rut. I'm looking for a place with an interesting, "foodie-type" menu in Nassau - does such a thing exist?
Think a menu like Aperitif in RVC. We love it there but looking for some place new tonight.

Oct 06, 2012
MRyerson06 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Silver Tip Steaks?

Hey Chowhounders, anybody have any ideas about Silver Tip steaks? Thanks!!

Sep 04, 2012
MRyerson06 in Home Cooking

Silver Tip Steaks?

I ended up with a large package (about 8 individual, 1/2 inch thick small steaks) of silver tip steaks.
What in the world are these? As far as I can tell from searching online, they are bottom round cut into steaks? Is that right?
Any one have any idea what I can do with these to make them palatable? I ended up freezing in batches of two.
I was thinking marinated and sliced for tacos or fajitas, but will they be too tough for that?

Sep 02, 2012
MRyerson06 in Home Cooking

low-fat option other than applesauce?

I have used 0% greek yogurt with great results in baked goods. Good luck!

Jun 12, 2012
MRyerson06 in Home Cooking

Stuffed Eggplant similar to Don Peppe's in Ozone Park

I recently had the stuffed eggplant at Don Peppe and Oh, my gosh was it awesome. It was meatless, and I thought it was stuffed with homemade croutons?? I'd love to make it at home- anyone have an approximation of the recipe? Thanks!

Jun 04, 2012
MRyerson06 in Home Cooking

Best Sushi On Long Island

LOVE Sushi Ya in Rockville Centre. Also Kin Ha in Garden City is great.

May 22, 2012
MRyerson06 in New York State (exc. NYC)

Ideas for Cabbage

You guys all the best. These all sound incredible. I wish I had more than one cabbage, now! I'll let you know what I do!

Mar 27, 2012
MRyerson06 in Home Cooking

Ideas for Cabbage

Thanks, all!

Mar 26, 2012
MRyerson06 in Home Cooking

Ideas for Cabbage

I have a lovely head of cabbage I intended to make for St. Patty's and never did. Any ideas what to do with it other than cole slaw?
I'm thinking of a cabbage and pasta dish but is will the textures be off?

Mar 26, 2012
MRyerson06 in Home Cooking

Abundance of Green Peppers

Great. Thank you!!

Jan 21, 2012
MRyerson06 in Home Cooking

Abundance of Green Peppers

Thanks guys. I've never roasted my own peppers, believe it or not. What's the best way? I have a gas stove and oven, and a grill.

I can freeze the roasted peppers, you think?

Wyogal, how do you dry them?

Sorry to be dense!!

Jan 21, 2012
MRyerson06 in Home Cooking

Abundance of Green Peppers

I ended up with quite a few green bell peppers. Any ideas for dishes to use them? I hate to waste them.

We're not crazy about stuffed peppers, unfortunately.

Thanks for any ideas!

Jan 21, 2012
MRyerson06 in Home Cooking

Pre-Seasoned Cornish Hens

I'm going to try to make these tonight so any advice would be appreciated!

Jan 10, 2012
MRyerson06 in Home Cooking

Pre-Seasoned Cornish Hens

I didn't realize the cornish hens I bought are actually pre-seasoned and in a bag, from Perdue.
I have never bought anything pre-seaoned before and I'm concerned about these being crazy-salty.
The directions on the back say to cook them in the bags they come in, but won't that prevent crispy-ness?

Has anyone made these before? Or does anyone have any suggestions?

Jan 10, 2012
MRyerson06 in Home Cooking

Need a cookie recipe to knock new hubbie's (and in-law's) socks off

Try Gourmet Magazine's mini black and white cookies - they are not hard, just time-consuming and soooo impressive. I make a triple batch every year and people go crazy for them!

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

Dec 22, 2011
MRyerson06 in Home Cooking

No-Knead Bread a little dense?

Thank you - this is a wealth of information. All best.

Oct 31, 2011
MRyerson06 in Home Cooking

No-Knead Bread a little dense?

I just used all-purpose b/c that's what I had on hand. I'm not sure about protein content. I sounds stupid but I didn't even think of bread flour! (obviously I'm a bread-making beginner!)

Oct 31, 2011
MRyerson06 in Home Cooking

No-Knead Bread a little dense?

Maybe "heavy" is the right word, rather than "dense", now that I think about it. :)

Oct 31, 2011
MRyerson06 in Home Cooking

No-Knead Bread a little dense?

I finally tried the NYT no-knead bread now that I have my coveted dutch oven. We found it to be absolutely delicious - the crust was awesome and the flavor great. Though the inside was "hole-y", I found it to be a little dense. Any ways to lighten it up? What did I do wrong?
Thanks!

Oct 31, 2011
MRyerson06 in Home Cooking

Blackberry Cornbread

Fantastic. That's what I wanted to hear - LOL. Thanks, all!

Oct 30, 2011
MRyerson06 in Home Cooking

Blackberry Cornbread

Thanks, Leepa. I have to admit I'd never heard of white cornmeal until I looked for this recipe. Thanks for your muffin recipe!

Oct 30, 2011
MRyerson06 in Home Cooking

Blackberry Cornbread

I've been reading a lot of Southern fiction and I'm gaining a million pounds making all the delicious food they talk about it in the books!

I love the idea of blackberry cornbread - anybody ever make this? I swore I saw a recipe that called for regular cornmeal but now the only ones I can find call for white cornmeal. Could I substitute yellow?

What do you think?

Oct 30, 2011
MRyerson06 in Home Cooking

Leftover breadcrumbs mixed with oil

Great - thanks! I want to stuff zucchini with the mixture and a little mozzerella but was a little worried about whether it would have kept.
Enjoy your day!

Oct 10, 2011
MRyerson06 in Home Cooking

Leftover breadcrumbs mixed with oil

Last Sunday I stuffed artichokes with a mixture of breadcrumbs, olive oil, fresh garlic, and romano cheese. I had quite a bit of stuffing leftover, so I put it in the fridge in a tupperware. Can I still use it this week, do you think? I wasn't sure because of the olive oil how long it would keep.

Oct 10, 2011
MRyerson06 in Home Cooking

Forgot half the Ricotta in my Cheesecake!

Thanks, all. It wasn't bad - very tasty, a little eggy and dense, but still pretty good. I ended up making a ganache to pour over, and it was pretty good. Have a great day!

Oct 10, 2011
MRyerson06 in Home Cooking

Forgot half the Ricotta in my Cheesecake!

Thanks for your answer. I don't want to cut into it before we leave but I like your idea of calling it a custard tart!

How bad could it be topped with cream, right? :)

Oct 09, 2011
MRyerson06 in Home Cooking

Forgot half the Ricotta in my Cheesecake!

I was on the phone with my mother-in-law and I guess paying less attention than I should have been - the recipe called for 2 lbs of Ricotta and I only used 1 lb.

Do you think it will turn out? I'm supposed to bring it to Sunday dinner tonight.

Here were the rest of the ingredients:
2 pounds ricotta cheese
2/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
6 eggs
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons orange zest
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt

I'm guessing it will be really eggy? What do you think?

Oct 09, 2011
MRyerson06 in Home Cooking