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Salvage for failed rhubarb "butter"?

It might work in muffins.

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
Tara57 in Home Cooking

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
Tara57 in Home Cooking

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
Tara57 in Home Cooking

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
Tara57 in General Topics

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
Tara57 in Home Cooking
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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
Tara57 in Home Cooking

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
Tara57 in Home Cooking

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
Tara57 in Home Cooking

Use for lime pulp?

Muffins

Jul 22, 2014
Tara57 in Home Cooking

"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
Tara57 in Home Cooking

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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biscuits & gravy w/ eggs, country ham

A wine bottle or similar can stand in for a rolling pin. Alternately, you can make drop biscuits instead of rolling out and cutting the dough. Just drop big spoonfuls of dough onto the baking sheet once the dough comes together.

Jul 16, 2014
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Need ideas for cookies for a crowd

The oatmeal cookie recipe on the Quaker Oats carton is foolproof and delicious. You can press the dough out into a baking pan to make bar cookies if that simplifies the process.
http://www.quakeroats.com/cooking-and...

Let's talk about white bread

White bread + government cheese = the best grilled cheese and cheese toast. My school received government cheese. These were the gooiest, most melty, cheesiest grilled cheese and toast. I can't imagine any other bread.

Jul 13, 2014
Tara57 in General Topics

Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

Popcorn topped with nutritional yeast is my obsession this summer.

Jul 13, 2014
Tara57 in General Topics

How to transform awful Amazon sesame sticks

Maybe - find a Chex Mix recipe that appeals and substitute your sesame sticks for the bulk of the cereal.

http://www.chex.com/recipes/chex-part...

Jul 13, 2014
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Sprout's Farmers Market

I went today for the first time. Sunday afternoon was not the time to check out this new store. It was packed and I was too cranky to negotiate the crowded aisles. I did get a watermelon for $1.98, chicken Italian sausage, ground beef, and some corn on the cob 10 for $2.00. The bulk bins, which I was most interested in, were so crowded that I gave up for the day. There were lots of good deals on meat and produce. I will return during a quieter time to explore. Thanks again for all the advice.

Jul 13, 2014
Tara57 in Chains

Dish for a Potluck after a Memorial Service?

I'm sorry for your loss. Tomato and cucumber salad can sit out for a long time. Grilled vegetables are good at room temp; maybe drizzle a little vinaigrette over them. I think your friend would be happy to see friends and family enjoying that pound cake.

Jul 06, 2014
Tara57 in General Topics

Have you used this most unconventional of Kitchen Timers?

My nose is my back up timer - when something smells done, it's done.

Cabbage Preparations That Kids Like

Ramen slaw - crunchy and addictive

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/ramen-co...

Jul 03, 2014
Tara57 in Home Cooking

Best condiment to throw on a hot dog?

mustard
saurkraut
relish
cole slaw
chili
chopped onions

Jul 03, 2014
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Super simple recipes/ideas to involve kids in cooking

Shake chicken, fish, zucchini, squash, etc. in a bag of seasoned bread crumbs, then bake. Even more fun - smash some corn flakes, potato chips, pretzels, etc. in that bag before you shake and bake.

Homemade butter - cold heavy cream in a jar and shake it up.

Decorate cookies, cupcakes, Rice Krispie treats.

Jul 02, 2014
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Cabbage Preparations That Kids Like

Your stir fry sounds good.

A few more ideas:
Cut raw into fingers with a little dip
In soup
Ramen slaw
Do they like mayo based cole slaw? You can be easy on the mayo. It's a good sandwich topper. My kids just started enjoying grilled chicken and slaw in a pita.

Jul 02, 2014
Tara57 in Home Cooking

I'm 8 wks. pregnant and HATE FOOD. :) Need help...

Oh, no. Maybe try a smooth soup like tomato. It does get better. Congratulations!

Jul 01, 2014
Tara57 in General Topics