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Boneless, skinless chicken thighs

The smoked paprika chicken thighs from the Shiksa in the Kitchen blog are insanely easy and good. Perfect for weeknight dinner and makes awesome sandwiches the next day.

http://toriavey.com/toris-kitchen/201...

May 16, 2014
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Laurie Colwin’s Baked Mustard Chicken???

In the "sauce" but it wasn't saucy...all crunch all around!

May 12, 2014
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Laurie Colwin’s Baked Mustard Chicken???

I made the recipe and it was terrific. I used just breast and thighs and cooked it for 1.5 hours and otherwise, followed the recipe. It was surprisingly moist and most definitely crunchy and almost better cold. Based on the recipe, text and pixs in the NY Times, I thought it would be a bit more sophisticated but it was downhome and delish.

Mulling over trying it without the skin next time...thoughts?

May 12, 2014
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Laurie Colwin’s Baked Mustard Chicken???

Great to know...gonna try it tonight!!

May 09, 2014
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Laurie Colwin’s Baked Mustard Chicken???

How long do you cook your chicken? If I used a chicken that was cut into 8 pieces, how long would you recommend that I cook it on 350 F?

May 09, 2014
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Laurie Colwin’s Baked Mustard Chicken???

Hi-This recipe looks and sound delish but it bakes for an awful long time (2+ hours). Has anyone made it? How did it turn out? Any revisions??

http://www.nytimes.com/recipes/101620...

May 09, 2014
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To Grill a Whole Turkey?

We do it every year and it is always a delicious hit. Webers website has some directions. We brine it using Alton Brown's turkey brine, cook it over indirect heat-sometimes with added hickory. 14 pound bird takes about 2.5 hours. Make sure your bird isn't too big...the Weber kettle won't close. Besides adding charcoal halfway thru, avoid the temptation to peek at the bird-you lose alot of heat. Best turkey ever!

Apr 18, 2014
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Help-how to turn a mediocre cake into a bread pudding?

Thanks everyone....guess what! We had surprise company last night and I set out the pumpkin bars and they were all scarfed down..so problem solved!! Off to Costco to get a pie for the big day! Thanks for all the creative solutions!

Nov 25, 2013
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Help-how to turn a mediocre cake into a bread pudding?

I thought they would be more like a blondie...but they are pretty cakey and not very moist...the recipe isn't a keeper...thinking the trifle might work...

Nov 24, 2013
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Help-how to turn a mediocre cake into a bread pudding?

actually I meant donuts..like a donut bread pudding...but with pumpkin chocolate cake too

Nov 24, 2013
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Help-how to turn a mediocre cake into a bread pudding?

sounds like a good idea..my husband had the same response as you...donuts??

Nov 24, 2013
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Help-how to turn a mediocre cake into a bread pudding?

Hi-I made some pumpkin chocolate bars that were just okay. My plan was to freeze some until turkey day but they are pretty cakey and I think they will be dried out by then. Plus, it turns out they just aren't celebration worthy. I am mulling over turning them into some kind of bread pudding. There is about an 8 inch square left so I think I might have to augment them with another filling. Anyone have any suggestions for a custard and additional filling (was thinking maybe donuts?) that would turn mediocre into awesomeness. Any other re-use ideas would be great. Used real pumpkin so kind of hate to waste the whole thing...Thanks

Nov 24, 2013
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Thanksgivnukkah ideas?

saw a recipe for stuffing using bagels instead of bread...kind of tempted!

Nov 07, 2013
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Shiva tray delivery

Yes it for a Jewish funeral-we want to send something from out of state-the zip is 92120-but we don't really know San Diego....

Oct 27, 2013
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Shiva tray delivery

We would like to get a shiva tray delivered in San Diego. Can any of you recommend a vendor to call. Thanks so much!

Oct 27, 2013
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Need a simple but elegant cake recipe

If you can make pancake batter, you can make the Apple Lady's Apple Cake. I have made it with skim milk and with ripe pears and it was totally yum.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/th...

Sep 17, 2013
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One bowl baking

Here is a link-
http://www.grouprecipes.com/24483/uni...
I use
1 1/3 cup mix
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup water
1 egg
1 cup fruit
and find that it makes about 8 muffins. Sometimes I sprinkle a little extra sugar on top. I also use silicon baking cups-makes prep and clean up that much easier.

Sep 17, 2013
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One bowl baking

Hi
This cakes is yummy and all you need to do is dump and go. You can vary it by changing up the flavor of the yogurt.

http://www.food.com/recipe/one-bowl-p...

I also have a muffin mix recipe-I make up a huge batch-with powdered buttermilk and the dry ingredients and then just add fruit, water, eggs and oil. totally easy peesy...and a great pantry item. Let me know if you want the recipe.

Sep 16, 2013
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Chocolate Idiot Cake in Mini Muffins Tins

I have to make desserts Friday AND Saturday night. I want to make a flourless chocolate cake but if I could do it mini muffin tins, it would cover both nights and would be a nice presentation....My go-to recipe is David Leibovitz's Chocolate Idiot cake. Has anyone made this in mini muffin tins? What was the result? What time and temperature? Any other (flourless Chocolate) suggestions!

Thanks

Mar 28, 2013
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What to do with 1 lb of ground chicken (besides make burgers)?

or her buffalo sloppy joes...

Jul 30, 2012
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Anything new up north (Harbor Springs, Petoskey, Charlevoix, Boyne City, etc)

It was kind of on the quiet side...so get there soon and often.

Jul 27, 2012
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Anything new up north (Harbor Springs, Petoskey, Charlevoix, Boyne City, etc)

We had a great dinner at the America Spoon Cafe in Petoskey, The food was incredibly fresh (much of the food is local) and the presentation was fabulous. While the menu is small (4 mains) and the portion are on the modest side, the whole meal was flavorful and creative and the service great. We thought it was a real welcome addition to Northern Michigan,.

Jul 26, 2012
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Anything new up north (Harbor Springs, Petoskey, Charlevoix, Boyne City, etc)

These all sound like good options...cant wait to give them a try..anything else new in the tip of the mitten?

Jul 12, 2012
margib in Great Lakes

Anything new up north (Harbor Springs, Petoskey, Charlevoix, Boyne City, etc)

I searched to see if there were any new threads about Northern Michigan food and dining and didn't see anything current. Any new not to be missed spots in Emmet or Charlevoix counties and environs? (We probably won't make it to TC). What is the word on Palettes in Petoskey? Looks like very mixed reviews. What about the Fish or Douglas Lake Bar and Grill which have both changed owners in the last few years? Any old favorites that are even better this year? Anything go seriously downhill? Would be interested in farmers markets, fine dining and everything in between.

Jul 11, 2012
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Help! Tarragon and Sage gone wild

Last spring, we planted some tarragon and sage and enjoyed the bounty over the the next few months... I don't know if it was the mild winter and/or warm spring, but we are inundated with the herbs now. Anyone have any suggestions for using lots of these herbs. We have been making yummy roasted chickens and chicken salad and tuna, but the recipes barely make a dent in our rapidly growing herb patch. (We also have some thyme and rosemary, but they are a much more manageable amount). I am thinking pestos, olive oils, vodkas...thoughts?

May 09, 2012
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Anything good near Briarwood Mall? (Ann Arbor)

Mediterrano at State and Eisenhower has a nice lunch menu and and relaxing, non-mall, non chain ambiance-had great lamb burger sliders and for $10, it was a good deal.

Jan 06, 2012
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How Do I Make My Brownies More Over the Top?

The Food Network has a recipe for brownies with gold leaf..they look fab and over the top to me!!!
http://blog.foodnetwork.com/fn-dish/2...

Dec 28, 2011
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Cabin Cooking

Those all sound like great ideas...any good exciting pantry pasta ideas...our standard sausage and marinara sauce is getting old....

Jun 29, 2011
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Cabin Cooking

Freezing meat in marinade sounds like a great idea....and we do have access to a nothing fancy grill...

Jun 29, 2011
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Cabin Cooking

My husband and I rent a fairly remote cabin every summer. The closest, not-well-stocked grocery is about 30 minutes away and since an awesome sunset is usually part of our dinner routine, we are more than happy to stay home and cook. This year we are going for nearly two weeks and will try to bring most of our provisions with us, The house is stocked with good supply of basic cookware

I have some frozen, braised short ribs and a lasagna in the freezer and will probably freeze some mac and cheese before we go. We usually bring up some pantry pastas ingredients, frozen meats, and some marinating chicken for the first night. We also bring up a make your own muffin mix and fruit crisp topping mix and hit up the local fruit stands.

We have been doing this so long, our meals have gotten a little routine-any suggestions out there? Thanks so much in advance,

Jun 29, 2011
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