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A less-sweet pecan pie

When I was growing up, we got to choose our birthday dinner. We were a 'pie' family, rather than cake lovers. Now that I'm (much) older, I still have access to yummy pecan halves. But I must confess, the recipe on the back of the Karo Dark syrup bottle is too flippin' sweet. Ouch! makes my teeth hurt. Can anyone point me towards an updated recipe? Still the pecans, caramelly goodness(much reduced) of the middle goo, and pie crust. I'm 57 on Nov 23 and I'd love to have a slice of updated heaven. Thanks in advance.

Oct 10, 2013
windin in Home Cooking

How to feed and care for a new cookbook diet?

Here's what I've done. I get a copy of desired cookbook sent to my closest library branch. I check it out for a few weeks, renew it if I wish, and then return it. If my mind keeps coming back to that book, then I buy a copy for my shelf. Other times, I have another book checked out and I'm trying a half dozen of the most attractive recipes in that book.

Sep 26, 2013
windin in Home Cooking
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For those that add water to eggs for an omelet, how much?

Yep, somewhere around the previous responses. I don't usually measure all that close.

Mar 14, 2013
windin in Home Cooking

Subsitute for shallots in recipes?

Thank y'all (you like me, your really like me...lol) for all the responses. The last time I looked at meijer, it was a netbag for about $4-5. I don't know if we have an Asian market (Ft Wayne/Allen county 360k) but I know we have one of the largest Burmes/Hmong populations in the US. You guys are great.

Mar 14, 2013
windin in Home Cooking

Subsitute for shallots in recipes?

I'm new to chowhound but have read extensively. Question: I have any number of recipes saved (many for vinaigrettes, salad dressings, etc) on Pinterest using shallots. However, my limited budget makes them a rather, erm, expensive ingredient. What would you suggest as a substitute? Finely diced red onion, vidalia or what? Many thanks.

Mar 14, 2013
windin in Home Cooking