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Dried whole garlic cloves?

I got some of these with a spice rack for Christmas. I have never seen them called for in a recipe. How/what are they used for?

Dec 25, 2013
Rubikx in Home Cooking

Easy Irish Brown Bread

Until this bread here, every bread product I tried to bake came out ruined. This one worked like a charm, so I can attest to it being easy.

It's also moist and delicious. The bread has a nice spongy texture with a yellowy brown colour. It doesn't need butter or jam or anything to enjoy it.

For my buttermilk substitution I used 2tbsp lemon juice, topped to the 2 cup mark with 1% milk. For the whole wheat flour I used soft ground flour, as per another reviewer's suggestion. My all-purpose flour was unbleached.

May 03, 2013
Rubikx in Recipes

Nutty Trail Mix

This looks pretty good, though it will definitely make you thirsty.

It clocks in at 300 calories per half-cup serving. A half cup is about a handful.

That being said, if you're looking for compact and easy to eat calories (like for a hike, camping, or on the go), this would do well. Sitting on the couch? Two handfuls = dinner.

Apr 05, 2013
Rubikx in Recipes

Basic JalapeƱo Poppers

As chilecrab says, wear gloves when cutting and deseeding.

I made this recipe twice, once as written and once with some changes. If you remove all the seeds, it's a pretty mild recipe. If you like spiciness, add some seeds back to the filling or sprinkle some into the peppers before adding the cream cheese. A little goes a long way.

The first time, I did not find that the peppers needed prebaking. The broiler will soften them enough. They won't be really cooked, but they'll soften up and get nice and hot. I found that the filling tended to squirt out when I bit into them, and water accumulated in the pepper. Neither issue was enough to ruin them, but it prompted me to make some changes the second time.

The second time I cut the tops off the peppers then cut them in half lengthwise before adding the cream cheese. This meant no condensation and no squirting filling. I'd recommend this approach, even if they don't look quite as nice.

Apr 05, 2013
Rubikx in Recipes