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When making ravioli or dumplings with wonton wrappers, should the meat filling be pre-cooked?

I've used them for ravioli. Much thinner and saves a bunch of calories. Just follow any home made ravioli recipe except for the pasta squares. Requires only slightly less cooking time because they are so thin.

Jun 03, 2015
PhilUSAFRet in Home Cooking

What can I add to canned chili?

Canned chili is like dog food for people. Too easy to make it fresh.

Oct 11, 2013
PhilUSAFRet in Home Cooking

What to do w /deli sliced ham

Coarse chop it in your food processor, and heat in your favorite bbq sauce. Get some hamburger buns (bread will work) and make a great bbq sandwich out of it. Dress with cole slaw, etc. as you usually do.

Jul 04, 2013
PhilUSAFRet in Home Cooking

Best bottled BBQ sauce? (without Liquid Smoke - ick)

Sorry, but Cattlemen's has "natural smoke flavoring" in it.

Aug 26, 2012
PhilUSAFRet in General Topics

any secrets to a great tuna fish sandwich?

For tuna salad
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 (6-oz) cans light tuna packed in olive oil, drained
1/2 cup chopped drained bottled roasted red peppers
10 Kalamata or other brine-cured black olives, pitted and cut lengthwise into strips
1 large celery rib, chopped
2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
1 (20- to 24-inch) baguette
2 tablespoons olive oil
Green leaf lettuce

Make tuna salad: Whisk together mayonnaise and lemon juice in a large bowl.
Add remaining salad ingredients and stir together gently.
Season with salt and pepper.

Assemble sandwiches: Cut baguette into 4 equal lengths and halve each piece horizontally.
Brush cut sides with oil and season with salt and
pepper. Make sandwiches with baguette, lettuce, and tuna salad.

Nov 30, 2007
PhilUSAFRet in Home Cooking