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Liquid at the Bottom of Crock Pot

Defat the liquid and use the jus to dip a sloppy leftover pork sandwich on crusty bread. Save the jus to deglaze the pan the next time you cook quick skillet porkchops. Maybe add some sliced apples and onions and let it all cook down, then top the porkchops.

about 11 hours ago
Tara57 in Home Cooking

Soup inspiration- soupspiration?

All of the above plus:

refried bean soup
broccoli cheese soup
black bean soup

Sep 18, 2014
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Need Easy Vegan Snack for Casual Cocktail Party

Whole Foods has a nice olive and antipasto bar - lots of tasty things that pair well with a cocktail.

Sep 18, 2014
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Spicy appetizer

I wouldn't say no to that cauliflower! The "bang bang" treatment would be delicious with a variety of veggies and proteins.

Sep 17, 2014
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Spicy appetizer

Bang Bang Shrimp - lots of copycat recipes here:

http://www.pinterest.com/explore/bone...

Sep 17, 2014
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Covered Dish for a Pirate Party?

Parrot (chicken) wings or skewers

Sep 17, 2014
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Help with sandwich buffet for birthday...

Lots of great ideas. I'll add Cuban sandwiches to the wish list.

Sep 14, 2014
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earthquake themed chili cookoff ideas?

All my best to everyone affected by the quake.

Themes -

Chili so good you'll

shake and quake
shiver and quiver

Tectonic plate full of chili

Sep 14, 2014
Tara57 in Not About Food

Guiltiest Guilty Pleasures

Rotel dip

Sep 13, 2014
Tara57 in General Topics

Favorite clean out fridge meals

Soup
Omelet
Top a baked potato
Quesadilla

Sep 08, 2014
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Salty snack for office gathering

Edamame
Boiled peanuts in a Crockpot

Sep 06, 2014
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Cookbooks or recipes for jaded, time-constrained mom

May I ask the name of Ina Garten's sugar snap pea recipe so I can search for it? Or would you share the method? Thank you!

Aug 30, 2014
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Cookbooks or recipes for jaded, time-constrained mom

Take a look at Martha Stewart Everyday Food. The recipes are easy and interesting.

http://www.pinterest.com/everydayfood/

http://www.pbs.org/food/shows/everyda...

Aug 30, 2014
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Salvage for failed rhubarb "butter"?

It might work in muffins.

Aug 27, 2014
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Leftover Jalapeno Yogurt Dip - now what?

Add some to a grilled chicken pita wrap, with onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc.

I wonder how a swirl of it would taste on tomato, squash, green pea, or black bean soup.

Aug 23, 2014
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toddler party in the park

Cut your chicken tenders bite sized and you will have chicken nuggets, which can be easier for tiny hands and mouths. The only difference is size.

You can bake healthy, tasty chicken nuggets.

http://www.marthastewart.com/897986/b...

Aug 18, 2014
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toddler party in the park

I think simple finger sandwiches for the toddlers is a great idea. Chicken, turkey, cheese, PBJ if allergies are not an issue. Fruit, veggies, goldfish crackers, cheese and crackers, cake. Chicken nuggets are good at room temperature if you want a second choice. Lots of cold water. You could have more interesting sandwiches or make your own sandwiches and a few chips, dips, salsa, etc. for the adults in attendance.

Aug 17, 2014
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A few things to get off my chest ...

My school always served peanut butter and honey sandwiches with chili. I believe both the peanut butter and the honey were government commodities.

Aug 17, 2014
Tara57 in General Topics

Food concept in search of a name

regional food/cuisine
global food/cuisine
local food/cuisine
traditional food

Aug 17, 2014
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Tipping for popcorn at the movies...? YEP!!!

Absolutely. In my area, we have Movie Tavern. We haven't been in a few years, but when my boys were babies, I was nervous leaving them with a sitter. It was fun to combine dinner, drinks, and a movie and still get home early.

http://movietavern.com/

Aug 13, 2014
Tara57 in Not About Food

Too much corn on the cob! Help me use it!

Add to cornmeal waffles - Jiffy corn muffin mix has a nice cornmeal waffle recipe on the side of the box. I like it with blueberries. I bet you could do chicken and waffles with the corn waffles.

Aug 10, 2014
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What I should I serve with the champagne for a wedding toast?

Wedding cake
Strawberries
Cheese straws
Nuts

Cut the cake, pour the champagne, and toast. Congratulations!

Aug 10, 2014
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Looking for light and upbeat or soothing conversational cooking shows

The Two Fat Ladies are very funny and endearing. Julia and Jacques have a sweet chemistry that is entertaining.

Picnic - Appetizers - Ideas Please

I would be very pleased with your ricotta, sausage, crackers, and almonds. Maybe expand the idea to turn into an antipasta tray.

Aug 05, 2014
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Is your larder ready for a chef's visit?

Nothing very special on hand at the moment, just some basics -- pasta, eggs, chicken thighs, pineapple, summer squash, carrots, rice. Maybe the mystery chef could make:

pasta with olive oil and/or butter, garlic, red pepper
flakes, and breadcrumbs topped with poached eggs

chicken kebabs with the chicken, pineapple, and squash

Aug 05, 2014
Tara57 in General Topics

Welcome Home Dinner

Chicken corn chowder
Cornbread or favorite bread/roll
Sliced tomatoes
Fruit salad

You can do all this ahead of time.

Aug 03, 2014
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Use for lime pulp?

Muffins

Jul 22, 2014
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"Cooking Block" What Do You Do?

This happens to me from time to time, too. I like to cook, but putting dinner on the table every day can be a drudgery. I hit my wall this summer and have felt completely uninspired.

I have been letting my nine year old sons look through my cooking magazines and pick out new recipes to try. It challenges us to cook and try new things, so it has been a little more fun.

I have also reminded myself that nothing is wrong a simple, uninspired meal like grilled cheese or grilled chicken. Be nice to yourself!

Jul 22, 2014
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Boneless wing ideas

Honey mustard
Lemon pepper
Teriyaki
Garlic and parmesan
Peanut sauce

Jul 17, 2014
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Need ideas for coconut Thai seasoning blend

It might work in noodles, rice, curries (potato, sweet potato, chickpea, eggplant, squash, zucchini, tomato), soup (coconut soup is delicious), baked tofu, popcorn.

Jul 17, 2014
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