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French Onion Soup-How Do You Slice The Onions And What Booze Do You Use?

thank you very much for all of that info. i'm going to buy sherry!

Jan 26, 2015
eLizard in Home Cooking
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Too much Zucchini - help

zoodles
use it like eggplant in eggplant parm
flat breads with zucchini rounds
stewed in a tomato sauce and steam some white fish on top

Jan 23, 2015
eLizard in Home Cooking

OK.... ok .. i'm giving it up, my secret way to cook polenta that is so easy you will do it again and again

directly in the cooker. scorches ever so slightly on the bottom. that's actually how i know it's done.

Jan 22, 2015
eLizard in Home Cooking

OK.... ok .. i'm giving it up, my secret way to cook polenta that is so easy you will do it again and again

the last 2 times i've made polenta, i've done it in my pressure cooker. anyone else?

Jan 21, 2015
eLizard in Home Cooking

Opions of popcorn poppers

i use a pot. it works fabulously.

Jan 21, 2015
eLizard in Cookware

French Onion Soup-How Do You Slice The Onions And What Booze Do You Use?

i did this on saturday! it worked like a charm for me.

Jan 20, 2015
eLizard in Home Cooking

French Onion Soup-How Do You Slice The Onions And What Booze Do You Use?

i'm late to the party, but i made french onion soup this weekend. i used a very dry red (didn't want to use sherry, because i'm not a sherry drinker. leftover sherry would sit around forever), baked a baguette the night before for the crouton, and used gruyere. half beef stock and half turkey stock. i did the smiley faces with the yellow onions. but i did do something i had never done before. i carmelized them over night in my crock pot. i will do it that way from now on. really good soup. 10 hours on low (and i'm a person who thinks most crock recipes are wayyyy too long.), filled the crock up 3/4 way with onions, added some thyme, s&p, and a few pats of butter. stupid easy.

Jan 20, 2015
eLizard in Home Cooking

Kitchenaid Mixer Attachments: Are they good substitutes for real thing?

i also have the meat grinder (awesome), pasta roller and cutters (awesome), and ice cream attachment (awesome).

Jan 20, 2015
eLizard in Cookware

Kitchenaid Mixer Attachments: Are they good substitutes for real thing?

1) no. i like to make pie crust and pasta dough in the fp. also, the mouth of the ka fp isn't wide enough. if it were, i'd get it for the dicing feature alone
2) *following*
3) i've had mine for 10+ years. gave away the hand mixer. never missed it. you'll have to pry my ka immersion blender out of my cold dead hands.

Jan 20, 2015
eLizard in Cookware

Tell me what you use your oval oven for

i love my oval. i use it for everything i use the round for. and boiling spaghetti!

Jan 16, 2015
eLizard in Cookware

Can someone help me understand this recipe

sounds like a butternut squash ravioli deconstructed with a lamb ragu instead of a brown butter sauce. they are delicious with the crushed amaretto cookies. you're looking for these:

http://www.cybercucina.com/pp/Sweets-...

i would roast and then puree the pumpkin/bn squash with the cookie some ricotta and a tiny bit of nutmeg. i know that's not what the directions say.... i'm thinking ravioli....

Jan 16, 2015
eLizard in Home Cooking
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Froze my T-day turkey carcass; okay to use now?

i use turkey stock for things other than turkey soup. and yes, your carcass is fine to use!

i collect every carcass i can.

Jan 16, 2015
eLizard in Home Cooking

What are you lusting after?

i have a sausage stuffer that i've never used. boo me.
lust list:
boos cutting board
a new cuisinart but my 7 cup off white 12+ year old one is going like a boss, so i can't justify
mussel pot
vitamix dry container (bought one but it was stolen from
ravioli stamp
fagor pc (my presto is a bit charred but working fine)
pullman pan
tofu press
infrared thermometer

the last four are short money. i should just order them on amazon prime.

Jan 16, 2015
eLizard in Cookware

What are you lusting after?

i have the heart shaped ramekins. they're always at tj/marshalls/homegoods. and i have a heart shaped 2 or 3 quart enameled cast iron pot. i love it. it was a gift, though.

Jan 16, 2015
eLizard in Cookware

What are you lusting after?

i got my le creuset pate terrine on ebay.

Jan 16, 2015
eLizard in Cookware

Meatless Meals

stuffed squash, too.
spaghetti squash casseroles and Parmesan.

Jan 14, 2015
eLizard in Home Cooking

Help! What to do with leftover cabbage, potatoes, carrots from corned beef dinner

grind it and make hash. eat with a couple of poached eggs.

Jan 14, 2015
eLizard in Home Cooking

Meatless Meals

oh, i forgot lentil/mushroom sloppy joes.

Jan 14, 2015
eLizard in Home Cooking
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Meatless Meals

eggplant parm
mushroom risotto
ravioli
black bean and bn squash enchiladas
soup with pasta and beans
polenta with mushroom ragu
veggie chili with rice
eggs....souffle
stuffed baked potatoes
baked miso tofu

Jan 14, 2015
eLizard in Home Cooking

When do you plan dinner?

a day or two ahead when the hubs isn't working nights. i have a pretty well stocked freezer and pantry. when he is working nights the 5 y/o and I keep it simple and fly by the seat of our pants, although he's been asking for eggplant parm this week.

Jan 14, 2015
eLizard in General Topics

How to make Roasted Peanut Powder (not Butter) in Vitamix?

we have pb2 in our grocery stores

Jan 12, 2015
eLizard in Home Cooking

tramontina pro-line 24 qt.

awesome! thanks for the frames of reference.

Jan 12, 2015
eLizard in Cookware
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How to make Roasted Peanut Powder (not Butter) in Vitamix?

so you want something like PB2?

Jan 12, 2015
eLizard in Home Cooking

tramontina pro-line 24 qt.

what does a 24 qt stockpot look like! i'm intrigued. is it as big as it sounds?

Jan 12, 2015
eLizard in Cookware

making your own vinegar mother

thanks. i have a teeny tiny mother. a tbsp or so. i was thinking ACV could help her grow big and strong.

Jan 12, 2015
eLizard in Home Cooking

Help me plan a birthday dinner for my husband

not for this occasion, but a pork chili with corn. i think i have a crock pot recipe.

Jan 12, 2015
eLizard in Home Cooking

making your own vinegar mother

thank you. this is exactly what i was looking for. then after you got the mother going, did you add wine?

Jan 12, 2015
eLizard in Home Cooking

making your own vinegar mother

thank you....

should i put my tiny mother in my vinegar crock with some unwashed crushed grapes and vino?

Jan 12, 2015
eLizard in Home Cooking

making your own vinegar mother

thanks. i have a vinegar crock. i may ask for some clarification on this method if you don't mind.....

do i put the mother i have in with the raw ACV? and then do i feed it?

Jan 12, 2015
eLizard in Home Cooking

meal delivery service - hingham

thanks

Jan 08, 2015
eLizard in Greater Boston Area