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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? December 2014 edition!

I just bought The Baker's Four Seasons Kindle version by Mary Goldman. It is a treasure trove of recipes.

Dec 13, 2014
Ruthie789 in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition! [old]

I will make a short breads with maraschino cherries in center, an old recipe that we make each year.

Nov 30, 2014
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What can I make with ground beef?

Tortiere pie. Empanadas. Meat pies.

Nov 30, 2014
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What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part one)! [old]

A mincemeat pie which my son's Great Dane managed to get at and so off to the garbage bin it went. At least half of the pie was consumed before she stole it off the dining room table. She needs obedience lessons or more of them.

Nov 03, 2014
Ruthie789 in Home Cooking

Guest Calling the Shots

It is not appropriate and rude. You need to put your foot down and advise your employees of the menu for the evening. Set your menu and tell the restaurant manager of how you expect the service to go and that shots are not to be served without your authorization.

Oct 31, 2014
Ruthie789 in Not About Food

Does anyone have an amazing vegetarian chili recipe?

One can of tomatoes with liquid, one can of red kidney beans drained. Fry onion add to the mix. Add the juice of one lime to mixture and spices of your choice.

Oct 30, 2014
Ruthie789 in Home Cooking

Beginner Recipes Using Garam Masala

Put chicken breasts bone in skin on in a roasting pan. Put a pat of soft butter on each sprinkle with your garam masala. Cover with alum foil cook at 450 for about 15 minutes, remove foil, lower temperature to 350 and cook until done. You can add onions, garlic, lemon to the pan.

Oct 30, 2014
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Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Try find a tree seedling. Not easy.

Oct 30, 2014
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Need help with stuffing please

No swimming in liquid as far as I am concerned. Don't forget that your turkey will provide some juices as well.

Oct 26, 2014
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Need help with stuffing please

I add an egg to the stuffing and also moisten my bread crumbs with some chicken broth.I fry my onions and celery and add to the crumbs so liquid is also added. You do have to be careful not to add too much liquid or your dressing will be heavy and soggy. I always make sure the turkey cavity is bone dry as too much water will also soak your dressing. I use 1 box of McClaren's bread crumb stuffing with about a pound of sausage and onions celery. I also make a sweet potato staffing which is quite delicious so the family says.

Oct 26, 2014
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Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Quince trees used to be very common in North America, now hard to find. They are expensive to purchase here and not always readily available.

Oct 23, 2014
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I don't "get" Red Velvet Cake

I asked the same thing awhile ago. I now like Red Velvet Cake even with the red dye. It is much better if made at home as opposed to a commercial store bought cake. Just some food for the fodder!

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8613...

Oct 21, 2014
Ruthie789 in General Topics

How to make Pineapple Tarts

That looks very good, would you know what kind of pineapple jam was used?

Oct 20, 2014
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What's the best recipe off a supermarket item label you have made recently?

Carnation milk has a great recipe for Shepherd's Pie.

Oct 15, 2014
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Questions for Lactose Intolerance Folks

I also am willing to suffer for a great slice of cheesecake.

Oct 15, 2014
Ruthie789 in Special Diets

Breaded Veal Sandwiches

Bocci in Ville Lasalle has the most amazing grilled veal sandwich. The bread is homemade, the veal is milk fed or so it was last time I had it.

Questions for Lactose Intolerance Folks

You can be lactose intolerant which causes stomach ailments and you can also be allergic to casein.

Oct 14, 2014
Ruthie789 in Special Diets

Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving - How is your day going?

Whenever someone cooks for me I am thankful. How did your dinner go?

Oct 14, 2014
Ruthie789 in Home Cooking

Veal Milanaise

I went out for lunch and ordered the veal milanaise today. It was awful. Someone please direct me to a restaurant that serves a great one and not made from grain fed or tenderized veal. The last two restaurants I went to told me it was milk fed veal but it was not and the meals were overpriced.

Can I do anything with a bottle of sweet tea flavored moonshine?

Be very careful, moonshine packs a punch. I would not drink it when offered to me but a friend drank my portion and well it wasn't pretty. I suggest you throw it out.

Oct 11, 2014
Ruthie789 in Home Cooking

Cooking Woes: Always Using Too Much or Too Little Heat. It's Driving Me Nuts!!

What type of elements are on the top of your stove? Coil,or full metal elements, or induction, or flat surface elements. I had an old stove with full metal elements that only seemed to work on high or low, had trouble getting food to simmer.
If you are cooking meats, heat your pan first before adding meats, never crowd your pan as this will lower the temperature as your meats will boil. Once hot you can lower the temperature. If you butter is browning or oils are burning your pan is too hot to begin with.

Oct 11, 2014
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Cookbook for "ELECTRIC" Pressure Cooker

I have an old book called Pressure Cooking is Pleasure Cooking by Patricia Phillips published in 1973. You might have some success with old books as it was a really popular method of cooking. My grandmother used to whack hers down when done (cringe) but she cooked many a meal in her pot.

Oct 11, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2! [old]

I bought some will be making a cherry crisp for our Thanksgiving dinner.

Oct 10, 2014
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Clotted Cream

It is not thickened under the yellow skin. Will be making the fudge with it.

Oct 10, 2014
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Why Is Carla So Loud On The Chew?

Agreed it is a network show. My comment was about the overall food tv movement, nothing to watch expect contests and blabber.

Oct 10, 2014
Ruthie789 in Food Media & News

Clotted Cream

The yellow crust formed on top but the dish does not look thick. I will cool it down and see!

Oct 10, 2014
Ruthie789 in Home Cooking

Sigh .... turnips

Why not cook, mash and freeze for a later day?

Oct 09, 2014
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Clotted Cream

It is in the oven at 180, 40% cream, keeping my fingers crossed.

Oct 09, 2014
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Clotted Cream

I am wondering if it is easy to make clotted cream. Will 35% cream clot? Could it be made in the slow cooker? Has anyone ever tried clotted cream fudge? How does it compare to regular fudge?

Oct 08, 2014
Ruthie789 in Home Cooking

Bitter Chili

Try some lime juice which will add some freshness to your chili and a teaspoon of sugar to offset the acidity.

Oct 08, 2014
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