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Favorite discontinued food items

Betty Crocker's Noodles Romanoff
Betty Crocker's German Chocolate Brownies

Aug 27, 2015
AngelaID in General Topics

Favorite discontinued food items

Aunt Patsy's soup and chili mixes.
Near East Spicy Tomato Angel Hair Pasta (just found out yesterday, it's breaking my heart!)

Aug 27, 2015
AngelaID in General Topics

Canned Shrimp - whats your opinion?

We must have the same nostalgic childhood memories. Macaroni salad is the only thing I buy canned shrimp for.

Aug 24, 2015
AngelaID in General Topics

Does chow mein in NYC not have noodles in it? [moved from Manhattan board]

Up here, north Idaho, Chop Suey and Chow Mein are identical except that Chow Mein sits atop crispy noodles, Chop Suey is served with steamed rice on the side. "Special Chow Mein" is stir fried with the soft noodles.

Aug 10, 2015
AngelaID in General Topics

"Seasoned Fries" - love them or hate them

Love seasoned fries. Just made some last night for dinner.

Aug 06, 2015
AngelaID in General Topics

What to do with a bunch of sliced havarti cheese?

Creamy Seafood Casserole

1½ cups of seafood of your choice (crab/shrimp/scallops/salmon or a combination)
4 oz cooked sea-shell pasta
3 Tbls butter
3 Tbls flour
2 cups milk
1 ½ cups cheddar cheese (I use cheddar/monterey jack mix)
4 oz havarti cheese
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup fresh broccoli chopped
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
salt, pepper, paprika to taste

Cook butter, flour and milk over medium heat until thick. Stir in cheeses until melted. Season with spices to taste. Mix in seafood, pasta, onions, broccoli and mushrooms. Pour into casserole dish and sprinkle with more paprika. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees, or until bubbly.

*Note: Fish should be slightly cooked, but not overly so. I use leftover salmon or throw the shrimp and/or scallops in with the pasta the last couple of minutes its boiling.

Jul 24, 2015
AngelaID in Home Cooking
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Beloved picky guests

My DIL is "deathly allergic" to anything she doesn't like. And, apparently, so are all four of their children. If she's allergic, they must be as well.
She once left a Super Bowl party at our house because the Swiss cheese on the hoagies (we had delivered) didn't have have enough holes in it!
They are no longer invited to our home. Pretty sad!

What food find still haunts you - that you had once and haven't found since?

Long shot you'll see this but was it Frosty's Drive Inn, St. Regis?

Jul 16, 2015
AngelaID in General Topics

What food find still haunts you - that you had once and haven't found since?

I've tried many copy cat recipes over the years. None have come close.

Jul 16, 2015
AngelaID in General Topics

weird food combinations

I love dill pickles dipped in ranch dressing.

Jul 10, 2015
AngelaID in General Topics

Looking for good bottled Ceasar Salad Dressing

I like Litehouse Caesar Salad Dressing. I still doctor it up with garlic, anchovies and lemon juice though.

Jul 10, 2015
AngelaID in General Topics

What are some ingredients you don't like to use?

I love Costco's crab-stuffed salmon!

Jul 08, 2015
AngelaID in General Topics

Food you cook out of love

Pasties (steak, potato, onion - no sauce, no gravy, no seasonings) Blech! Husband grew up on them and loves them.
Tuna gravy over biscuits
Tuna casserole
Sweet potatoes

Jul 06, 2015
AngelaID in General Topics

how do couples handle dinner?

I make out a menu plan for 7 to 10 days, around what we have in the freezer and pantry, and make a shopping list. Hubby shops, I cook, hubby cleans. Works for me! LOL

Jun 08, 2015
AngelaID in General Topics

What Are Your Favorite Summer Time Foods You Crave and Indulge?

I had to Google "white anchovies". Oh, my, MUST. TRY. NOW.

Jun 03, 2015
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Smoked Oysters -- yummy ways to eat?

I add a tin of smoked oysters, roughly chopped, to stuffing/dressing. We love oyster dressing!

May 05, 2015
AngelaID in Home Cooking

When do you eat your salad?

I eat mine before the main course. Husband eats his with the main course.

May 04, 2015
AngelaID in General Topics

Children of the Corn: Baby Corn, Demystified

I use them for stir fry. I usually have half a can left. I drain them and drop them in the jar of Pepperoncinis. Good in salads.

Apr 30, 2015
AngelaID in Home Cooking

Best Salad Dressing You've Ever Had

Makoto-Style Japanese Salad Dressing

Ingredients

o 1 piece peeled gingerroot
o 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
o 1 tablespoon chopped onions
o 1 tablespoon water
o 1/4 cup vegetable oil
o 1 teaspoon sesame oil
o 1 tablespoon tomato paste
o 1 pinch sugar
o 1 pinch salt
o 2 tablespoons soy sauce

Directions

1. Combine ingredients in a blender and process until fairly smooth.
2. Store in the refrigerator.

Also love a good Crab Louie dressing.

Apr 28, 2015
AngelaID in General Topics

Japanese restaurant salad dressing

Here's my contribution:

Makoto-Style Japanese Salad Dressing

Ingredients

o 1 piece peeled gingerroot
o 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
o 1 tablespoon chopped onions
o 1 tablespoon water
o 1/4 cup vegetable oil
o 1 teaspoon sesame oil
o 1 tablespoon tomato paste
o 1 pinch sugar
o 1 pinch salt
o 2 tablespoons soy sauce

Directions

1. Combine ingredients in a blender and process until fairly smooth.
2. Store in the refrigerator.

Apr 15, 2015
AngelaID in Home Cooking

Are you the main shopper/cook at home?

He does the shopping, I do the cooking, he does the cleanup.
I plan out a four-to-seven day menu around what we have in the pantry and freezer and make a shopping list for whatever perishables we need to round out the menu.
If I get in a rut, I toss him a pad and tell him I need ideas. In about 3 minutes, I usually have a long list. No. 1 is always spaghetti sauce. That man could live on red sauce! 90% of the rest of the list usually contains ground beef in one form or another. I try to vary our proteins more than that.

Apr 07, 2015
AngelaID in Not About Food
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What's For Dinner #357 - the Out Like A Lamb Edition [Through April 2, 2015]

Marinated some boneless chicken breasts in Italian dressing over night. Seared off on both sides and placed in a baking dish. Sauteed some mushrooms in the same pan and poured over the chicken. Wilted a bag of spinach in some chicken broth and poured over the chicken and mushrooms. Laid slices of Mozzarella cheese over everything and baked at 350 until the chicken finished cooking (about 15 minutes).
Turned out very good!

Hello, I am looking for some recommendations for store bought marinades, sauces, and pre-mixed seasonings for chicken

My "go to" sauce for a lot of things also. Really good in a stir fry. Stir fry chicken strips, remove from pan while they are still a little pink inside. Stir fry my veggies. Toss chicken (or shrimp) back in. Take about 1/2 a cup of Yoshida, whisk in about a teaspoon of corn starch and add it to the pan. The chicken finishes cooking while the sauce is thickening.
Dang ... now I want chicken stir fry!

Apr 01, 2015
AngelaID in General Topics

Does anyone eat tartar sauce with anything other than fish?

Just little bite sized nuggets of deliciousness, that's all!

HUSH PUPPIES

2 cups corn meal - I use yellow
1 tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tbsp. sugar
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg, lightly beaten

Mix all dry ingredients together. Add onions, buttermilk and egg. Let batter stand 5 minutes (makes them lighter). Drop by tablespoonful into deep hot oil. Fry to a golden brown. Drain.

(Add some lump crab meat and a diced jalapeno pepper and I'm in heaven!)

Mar 13, 2015
AngelaID in General Topics

No cheap corned beef this year?

$2.98 here. Will pick up three for the freezer today.

Mar 13, 2015
AngelaID in General Topics

Who pre-salts prime rib?

I did this for Christmas: http://www.chow.com/recipes/30234-slo...

Will never try another method again. Best prime rib I've ever made.

Mar 06, 2015
AngelaID in Home Cooking

My Family Doesn't Eat My Cooking

Especially if you get them involved in helping you in the kitchen when they are young. There are a lot of things little hands can do and they may be more interested in eating stuff they helped prepare.

Feb 26, 2015
AngelaID in Not About Food

Uses for anchovy oil?

Anchovies dissolve with cooking. Mash them into oil until they melt.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/510152

Feb 12, 2015
AngelaID in Home Cooking

ISO, Fried Beef Cube Recipes

I haven't tried either. Look forward to seeing what you think!

Feb 12, 2015
AngelaID in Home Cooking
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ISO, Fried Beef Cube Recipes

Love these things:

Chislic (Steak bites)

Ingredients

* 3 pounds beef sirloin, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
* 1/4 cup brown sugar
* 2 teaspoons garlic powder
* 1 teaspoon onion powder
* 2 tablespoons chili powder
* 1 tablespoon ground ancho chile powder
* 2 teaspoons ground chipotle chile pepper
* 2 tablespoons salt-free seasoning blend
* 1 1/2 teaspoons liquid smoke flavoring
* 3/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
* black pepper to taste
* 2 cups vegetable oil for frying

Directions

1. Place the beef cubes into a large mixing bowl. Season with brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, ancho powder, chipotle powder, salt-free seasoning, liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce, and black pepper. Marinate in the refrigerator at least 1 hour.

2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering.

3. Cook the beef in batches in the hot oil until browned on all sides and cooked to your desired degree of doneness, about 3 minutes for medium. Drain the beef cubes briefly on a paper towel-lined plate before serving. Allow the oil to become hot again before cooking the next batch of beef.

Serve with a creamy horseradish dip.

Feb 12, 2015
AngelaID in Home Cooking