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Basic Chicken Gravy

You didn't mention the pan fond which gives gravy the most flavor.

Jan 20, 2011
Virginia Roby in Recipes

Creamed Onions with Brandy and Smoked Applewood Bacon Recipe?

Just saw this question the and recently saw the recipe by Emeril Lagassi on Foodnetwork.com. Find it under a search for "Creamed onions with crispy bacon"

Jul 11, 2010
Virginia Roby in Home Cooking

Screw Top - Rant

Thanks. I knew about those in VA (ABC stores), but didn't know there were other applications. Appreciate the info.

Aug 03, 2009
Virginia Roby in Wine

Mark Bittman: Expert in Residence!

Butter Buds-fantastic product, can't saute with it (no fat). VWRoby

Aug 03, 2009
Virginia Roby in Home Cooking

Mark Bittman: Expert in Residence!

How long will a sealed packet (1/220 oz.) of saffron stay viable unopened? Once opened, how do you store it (vacuum seal?) and a time limit once opened and resealed? Thanks, VWR

Aug 03, 2009
Virginia Roby in Home Cooking

Screw Top - Rant

BYOB wine to a restaurant??? They sell wine-why would they let you bring your own?

Aug 03, 2009
Virginia Roby in Wine

Designing your Dream Kitchen

I have built two houses with my Dream Kitchens. Best advice is shop around. Go look at everything and compare. You can find bargains if you are diligent. Best appliance prices will probably be at 'scratch and dent' or wholesalers. They definitely undercut the "Big Box" stores. Also check small dealers for specials or going out of business sales. I got a great deal on marble tiles due to 'close outs'. Found over 30 sq. ft. in granite counter top for $32 a foot at a manufacturer vice $47 at the "Big Boxes".

Bottom line, you have to REALLY shop around!

Good luck, Ginny :)

Feb 21, 2008
Virginia Roby in Cookware

Covering an indoor gas grill?

I had a Charmglow in my kitchen for 14 years, and used foil pans over ribs and thick porkchops. In 14 years, I never had a problem with flame-ups, that a spritz of water didn't cure. Of course, I turned the lava rocks and/or replaced them regularly.

Now I've moved I'm looking for another grill that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

Ginny :)

Feb 21, 2008
Virginia Roby in Cookware