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Slow-Cooked Stuffed Cabbage

These sound so delicious. I am going to make Tamales tomorrow but after that I am going to definitely make these! They sound a little like wonderful little steamed versions of my favorite meatloaf recipe all the way down to the tomato and sugar and vinegar which is like the catsup, brown sugar glaze I bake onto the loaf. I bet they would be good steamed over marinated red cabbage. Great! now I'm hungry LOL. Happy Holidays!

Dec 18, 2009
debbthebee in Recipes

Your mom's weird cooking ... and other stories? (recipes encouraged)

This is actually a scary story about Turkey Day at my grandmother's house. Not to speak ill of the dead but she used to prep her big, 25lb. Turkeys a day or 2 beforehand including loading lots of stuffing into the birds. Then into the fridge the whole bacteria culture went until it was ready to cook then and grace our Thanksgiving table. I think that the only reason noone ever seemed to get sick was that she was the queen of the sterile household. All the same this story always triggers my gag reflex a tad.

Aug 24, 2009
debbthebee in Home Cooking

Panzanella (Tuscan Bread Salad)

I am really intrigued and can't wait to make this salad. I love the addition of shrimp and plan to add that as well as my own thought of toasted pine nuts along with the previously mentioned diced sweet bell peppers. The possibilities are endless!

Jul 07, 2009
debbthebee in Recipes

Last minute downtown LA help

I've been going to Phillipe's since I was a little kid 40 years ago! I love the Beef Dip Sandwiches, the ladies behind the counter and the sawdust on the floor. It has been a few years since I've been and now I think I am definitely due for a road trip down from Santa Ynez!

Jun 10, 2009
debbthebee in Los Angeles Area

Cedar-Planked Salmon with Herbed Yogurt Sauce

This sounds great. I like to use fresh Dill Weed with my Salmon so I may sub that. Also since we are all talking about getting creative with the wood I am going to have my carpenter husband use his power planer to make me some Olive Wood planks to use since I have some Olive logs around that I use for woodworking.

Jun 09, 2009
debbthebee in Recipes

Sweet Corn Humitas

Jan 01, 2009
debbthebee in Recipes

Catherineholm, The Gateway Drug For Vintage Cookware Collectors

I agree with Jon completely. Using these links to the culinary past is really fun. I have an electric silex juicer with a milk glass reamer on top and a sunkist growers logo on the front. It has the original black cloth covering the elecric cord. It is still in great shape so I feel fairly safe using it for now. I wish it could tell me about all the lemonade and lemon meringue pies it has helped make. I don't leave it plugged in in case it burns down the house while we are all sleeping but I wouldn't trade it in for a whole kitchen full of new gourmet appliances! It is too cute! Okay, I confess to owning some new appliances too just for convenience sake but the oldies but goodies are here to stay in my kitchen.

Dec 11, 2008
debbthebee in Features

Catherineholm, The Gateway Drug For Vintage Cookware Collectors

I've seen the fondue pots in thrift stores and admit I've been mildly intrigued but my first love is still 1930's and 40's kitchen ware-all that jadeite green and pastel colored wooden handled utensils really do it for me. The crowning glory of my collection is my 1938 O'Keefe and Merritt Stove complete with the over burner shelf, working clock and of course the "grillevator" which was very high tech in its day. Today it is just plain fun to grill anything on this rotating up and down grill contraption.
Oh if stoves could talk, the meals this one has helped prepare!

Dec 10, 2008
debbthebee in Features

Creamy Carrot Casserole

This sounds so much better than the tired green bean casserole!

Nov 17, 2008
debbthebee in Recipes

ISO: Brussel Sprouts recipes

I love the rich nutty flavor of Brussel Sprouts roasted in Olive Oil, Garlic Powder or Fresh Garlic and Salt to taste. If desired add some toasted Pine Nuts and Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese. yummy!

Nov 13, 2008
debbthebee in Home Cooking

Calling California Hunters

I would just Google keywords dressing wild game feral pig or boar. Nowadays with the plethora of info on the web you should be deluged with information.

Nov 10, 2008
debbthebee in Not About Food

Easy Swedish Meatballs

I love those Cosco meatballs and have made Swedish meatballs with them often. I also use cream of mushroom concentrate soup and then add sour cream in proportion to the amount of soup. A splash of cooking sherry is nice for flavor as is salt and white pepper to taste.
I serve it over mashed potatoes or egg noodles. These can also be put in a chafing dish and serve as an elegant party appetizer.

Jun 25, 2008
debbthebee in Recipes

Too many apricots!!

I just finished making a tree-full of Apricot Jam-it came to a little over a gallon and a half of finished, canned Jam. I use it for topping ice cream, chicken, in sauces and sometimes just for a bite of summer during winter I'll sneak a teaspoonfull straight out of the jar! I use the recipe in The Ball Blue Book of Canning. Next up are the plums as Summer arrives.

Jun 17, 2008
debbthebee in Home Cooking

Metropolitan Granola Cookies

Sounds yummy! I may combine this recipe with some of my Grandmother's Range cookie ingredients ( diced dates, Rice Krispie Cereal.) Hopefully I won't burn out the motor on my stand mixer by the time all is said and done!

Jun 13, 2008
debbthebee in Recipes

An Unforgiving Ending

Richard was a stand up competitor throughout the 4th season of Top Chef and I enjoyed learning about Molecular Gastronomy from his dishes. In the end, however, the right woman won the title of Top Chef. As a side note, can you clean up the reception on Richard's interview? I'd like to hear what he is saying.

Jun 13, 2008
debbthebee in Features

How to Roast a Whole Chicken, Plus 6 Chicken Recipes to Step Up Your Dinner Game

Okay, now I am hungry and I finally have an answer for what to serve for Father's Day dinner for my wonderful husband and the father of my two great sons. Thanks for the great ideas, Again!!!

Jun 13, 2008
debbthebee in Features

Cream Cheese Zucchini Bread

I was already eager for my little Zucchini plants to start producing (visions of inexpensive, organic stir fry dancing in my head...) and then I saw this recipe. Now I'm thinking that the stir fry can just wait a while whilst I do a little baking! I can hardly wait!!! I am thinking of mixing yellow and green Zucchini for a confetti effect.

Jun 13, 2008
debbthebee in Recipes

Jicama and Orange Salad

Dear Eat Nopal,
I agree with LauraB706 chill about the Bell Pepper issue! If you want more fire then add it but don't steer cooks that may be novices on the wrong path just because you have a personal bias or palette blind spot!
Chili Powder would ruin the delicate flavor balance of this salad! At the most you could suggest a slight addition of some mild Ortega type chiles julienned and added to taste, definitely preferable to Chili Powder which is too heavy handed for such a light salad.

Jun 13, 2008
debbthebee in Recipes