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mother's day- with kids of course

i'm looking for a restaurant for mother's day -4 five to 8 yr olds wouldn't stand out. nothing too quiet. a menu that is not specifically Asian or spicy. not western suburbs.

Lamb for Easter

I will be serving lamb for Easter. Am looking for a roast. Any have any experience with places like, Everetts, Widmer's Kowalski's or other. Are any preferred?

prime rib pork roast

thanks for the info. I guess i'm not sure of the name of the cut. iknow I don't want a tenderloin or shoulder. I want a roast that resembles beef prime rib. does that exist?

prime rib pork roast

where in twin cities can I buy prime rib pork roast?

sweet rice flour

anyone know where I can buy sweet rice flour in twin cities? I am making a freezable gluten free gravy for thanksgiving.

gravy making

I too thought weight but i'm ocd analytical. this a gluten free gravy
3 oz gluten free flour mix
1 oz cornstarch
4 oz butter
1 qt stock
s & p to taste

Apr 19, 2014
minncalif in Home Cooking

gravy making

I have a recipe for chicken gravy that lists all ingredients in ounces. should I be measuring volume or weight?

Apr 19, 2014
minncalif in Home Cooking

milopta by christos

Just had milopita at Christos. they make as more of a pastry, rather than a cake. has anyone tried to duplicate their version. it was wonderful

Allergen free gravy

i'm assisgned to make the gravy and potatoes for thanksgiving. I would like to be able to make the gravy ahead and freeze. I won't have any drippings. which wheat flour substitute would work best. i'm considering cornstarch or rice flour. I have heard cornstarch gravy does not remain thickened when reheated

Nov 12, 2013
minncalif in Special Diets

emeril's chicken cacciatore

i'm looking at Emeril's chicken cacciatore recipe
the one that cook's in 1hr & 25 min
how much of Emeril's essence is used in this recipe?

Nov 03, 2013
minncalif in Home Cooking

where can i find

have checked my local cub and rainbow. I need Pillsbury's peanut butter cookie dough(refrigerated roll). where can I find it? thanks.

SD for Easter

wewill be in San diego for Easter. any suggestions for afamily with 2 young children- 5&3. we'll be staying in la jolla. thanks

Mar 12, 2013
minncalif in San Diego

visiting sd area in march.

we are visiting the area at the end of march. there will be a 3 yo and 5 yo. the 3 yo has multiple food allergies we we will be bringing his foos. any suggestions for lunches or suppers. thanks. we'll be staying in la jolla.

Jan 18, 2013
minncalif in San Diego

semi-sweet chocolate for unsweetened ?

recipe callfor 2 squares unsweetwned chocolate, 2T butter, 11/2 C sugar,4T milk
can semi sweet chocolate be substituted? how would other ingredients change?

Dec 21, 2012
minncalif in Home Cooking

prime rib-help

i thought the fat cap added a lot of flavor.

Dec 19, 2012
minncalif in Home Cooking

prime rib-help

i'm making prime rib for christmas eve. my husband bought a roast with a fat cap on a very small portion of the top. is this a problem? is there a solution or should i cut it up for steaks and buy another roast?

Dec 19, 2012
minncalif in Home Cooking

looking for a new wok

I have 2 related questions. I've heard that if you go to an asian store you can find woks that work well at a inexpensive price.i'm looking for an electric wok or a flat bottomed 1 for electric range.Any suggestions if i can find one in the twin cities.
also would appreciate quality comparisons of the 2 kinds of woks listed above

keffir lime leaves

where in the cities of st paul and minneapolis can i find keffir lime leaves? want to try a new chicken wing recipe.

reasonably priced brisket

hi, i'm looking for good quality beef brisket . i'd like larger piece-5lb or. can't afford lunds or byerly's. thanks for any ideas

kid friendly

we'll be vising phoenix in a few weeks with a 2 and 4 yr old. would appreciate any suggestions for places to eat that are kid friendly-brakfast, lunch, or dinner. moderately priced. any cuisine. thanks.

Mar 22, 2012
minncalif in Phoenix

lamb and potatoes

Does anyone have a recipe for lamb and potatoes where you roast them in the same pan? would like the poatatoes to be crispy or have crisy spots. thanks.

Dec 17, 2011
minncalif in Home Cooking

Brasa - brunch

MSP Magazine reviewed Brasa and mentioned a brunch. on their website i see no menu for it . does anyone know anything about it?

I can't remember the name of the restaurant

Thank you very much.

I can't remember the name of the restaurant

I'm trying to remember the name of the Asian restaurant at 799 University, St Paul-Help.

Breakfast in Uptown

any suggestions for a weekday breakfast in uptown?

unsure of desserts

thanks for helping. i'm a little OCD when it comes to things i'm not comfortable with - baking. i'm bringing these to a potluck-It's Betty Crocker's Ultimate Turtle Brownie. found it on the website but don't know how to link.

Apr 11, 2011
minncalif in Home Cooking

unsure of desserts

the recipe for brownies call for 36 caramels from a 14 ounce pacgage to mix with 3 T whipping cream. can i substitute caramel topping? how much?
any ever add anything to chocolate eclair dessert like toffee or chopped nuts? will they sink to the bottom?

Apr 10, 2011
minncalif in Home Cooking

lamb at st paul farmers market

has anyone bought lamb from any of the vendors at the st paul farmers market

walleye finger recipe

had some walleye fingers at the cherokee tavern. anyone know what the batter is made of or a good recipe for a very light batter?

Mar 30, 2011
minncalif in Home Cooking

stuffing in the pan but not in the bird

i want to roast turkey parts- asmall breast and a couple of thighs. i want to bake the stuffing in the same pan. i know it can be done but any tips so it doesn't get too soggy. thanks.

Mar 29, 2011
minncalif in Home Cooking