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Brown Sugar Experts

I prefer to make my own brown sugar because the vast majority of brown sugar has no molasses flavor.

I use a food processor for the task.

about 8 hours ago
Kelli2006 in Home Cooking

leaving pizza dough overnight in fridge, or freeze it?

I commonly go a week in the fridge with pizza dough. I use a 24 hours process with a poolish starter on the countertop, and then put 1/2 of the dough in a Rubbermaid container to use the next weekend or so.

Ive been doing it for a decade and I've yet to have a crust fail to rise. It almost takes on a sourdough taste, that I prefer. You need to bring it to room temperature before you attempt to stretch and bake it.

Jul 02, 2015
Kelli2006 in Home Cooking

Is it possible to Brown ground beef anymore?

I am very picky about meat. I'll packaged goods at Wally-World or other mega-marts, but all of my meat from a local grocery store that only sells certified angus. Their ground beef is ground daily, usually no more than an 2 hours or so at a time.
I buy 80/20 for the grill, or 85/15 for other purposes.

Jun 15, 2015
Kelli2006 in General Topics

Pork steaks- how to cook them?

I like to rub pork steaks with either adobo or jerk seasoning and grill them.

Jun 15, 2015
Kelli2006 in Home Cooking

Favorite Mustard for Hot Dogs?

Bertmans mustard is a natural on a dog. Its almost a sacrilege to use anything else.

Soaker pads in chicken packages

I refer to them as meat diapers.

Jun 02, 2015
Kelli2006 in General Topics

What did Y'all Grill this Weekend?

I smoked a 2 lb chuck roast for 2 hours over charcoal and hickory chips. I finished it in a 300° oven and made a sauce from the pan drippings. It might not be purist BBQ but it was very good and a decent first effort for an 18" Weber kettle. I was impressed that I was able to get a significant smoke ring in just a few hours.

Trying to make butter; overprocessed the cream--what next?

We did that in 3rd grade as part of a science project.

May 26, 2015
Kelli2006 in Home Cooking

How do you get the fine cooked ground beef texture?

Id use 80/20. You don't go too lean or it will be dry. 85/15 is about as lean as I would want to go.

I also use the low temp and potato masher method.

May 13, 2015
Kelli2006 in Home Cooking

Commercial deep fryer needed? What do I buy?

Id suggest that you call them and tell them what you are looking for. They know their products and can size the spec' appliance for you.

Apr 28, 2015
Kelli2006 in Cookware

is salt really heated to 1200 degrees F?

Molten salts are used in manufacturing processes, such as steel quenching, but I doubt that you'd want to put them in your mouth. There is even a nuclear reactor that uses molten salt.

Stick to kosher or common sea salt and you'll be fine.

Apr 24, 2015
Kelli2006 in General Topics

Cleanup advice / solution: Barbecue / BBQ

Pour cold water into the pan with the fat. The cold water will congeal the fat and make it a solid mass. The fat will be easy to dispose of in the trash as a solid. The liquids that remain can be run down the disposer.

Favorite Bacon brand

Its been a long time since I bought meat at Giant Beagle. I'll look for it the next time I go.

Apr 18, 2015
Kelli2006 in General Topics

Round cake pan - help please!

Caitlin is correct. 2x 9" cake pans are your best buy.

Apr 09, 2015
Kelli2006 in Cookware

garbanzo beans

If you're willing to try something new you could make Egyptian Koshary.


Apr 07, 2015
Kelli2006 in Home Cooking

How do you cook your meatballs?

That's what I do. Sear the outsides and finish in the sauce.

Apr 07, 2015
Kelli2006 in Home Cooking

Turning cookie dough into cake batter?

That is exactly my first thought when I saw this thread. I understand that some people might want to replicate the cookie flavor in a cake, but if that is your goal then you need to start with a cake batter and work toward the goal from that perspective. You cant just add more liquid to cookie dough and expect to make a successful cake or even muffins. Muffins are made by the muffin method for a reason. You cant make muffins in the same way that you make cupcakes. I just doesn't work that way.

Id start with a pound cake recipe if you want to replicate a cookie flavor in the shape of a cake. You can't get the texture of a cookie in a cake batter because the outside with be burned before the center reached 180°.
The closest that you can get to a cake with a cookie dough is bar cookies that are baked in a pan. Many cookie doughs don't bake properly as bar cookies because of the different pan/baking method.

Baking is about chemistry and if you ignore it you will only make a mess. Baking is very different from savory cooking and it cant be swapped around without consequences. You might get lucky once in a great while but it will be the exception.
I would only make a single recipe and expect to waste the ingredients, but its always fun to try.

Please keep us updated in the outcome.


Apr 06, 2015
Kelli2006 in Home Cooking

Smucker's - Bonne Maman

Smuckers might come across to national customers as a local company that cares but that image is the creation of the marketing department. The reality is that they are focused on the bottom line, Wall Street instead of about nutrition or taste. The company used to be different but it changed with the current generation of management.

Does anyone else but me prefer, or even insist on, light roast coffee?

I prefer a light or medium city roast in the morning but I brew it strong. French roast coffee is for after dinner or in the evening.

Apr 04, 2015
Kelli2006 in General Topics

Carded in our Mid 50s!

BW3 might have been good 20 years ago it is a dump now. I stopped going when they dropped weck from the menu.

I was recently carded at a store and a restaurant when I ordered a beer and laughed at the clerk. I was with my daughter and she was 25 at the time so obviously I am well beyond 21. I previously hadn't been carded since 1990

Apr 04, 2015
Kelli2006 in Not About Food

Pope Francis Says His Time As Pope Will Be Short, Misses Pizza

A cheese(Margharita) pizza would be likely be the choice.

Mar 16, 2015
Kelli2006 in Food Media & News

Chicken Manor & their noodles- NE OH

Chicken Manor is still open in North Canton. I've never been there but you might be able to get the recipe if you call them.


Feb 15, 2015
Kelli2006 in Great Lakes

I hate my All-Clad - what am I doing wrong?

I love my All Clad MC2. I'll pay what she wants to ship it.

Feb 14, 2015
Kelli2006 in Cookware

Looking for Perfect Au-gratin Potatoes

I like gruyere and Romano cheese plus crimini mushrooms.
I used a generic brown cooking potato, sliced fairly thick(1/8+) of a inch. Yukons work well.

Feb 10, 2015
Kelli2006 in Home Cooking

Cleveland: asian market?

I don't know what Netto is. A Google search says that it is a Danish food store, which I doubt is what you are searching for.

Feb 10, 2015
Kelli2006 in Great Lakes

Fresh pizza dough..... what is my next step?

The dough needs to be brought to room temperature and allowed to double in volume once. That should be 3-4 hours.

Jan 30, 2015
Kelli2006 in Home Cooking

Too much hassle to bother with foods

Deep fried foods because I don't like to clean that much.

Jan 27, 2015
Kelli2006 in General Topics

Too much hassle to bother with foods

I love to bake but I'm trying to lose a few pounds so I don't bake much. Its more fun to bake than to eat so the few times that I do bake I tend to take it to work to assemble a care package for my daughter.

Jan 27, 2015
Kelli2006 in General Topics

what is best water for tea?

I boil Brita'd water in the microwave when I want to make loose leaf tea.

I always use filtered water when I make my morning pot of coffee. The local water department loves chlorine and the Brita pitcher makes it palatable.

Jan 27, 2015
Kelli2006 in General Topics

What cooking gadgets changed your life?... Well at least your cooking?

My immersion blender saved me 3 steps of trying to transfer a soup or sauce to a blender or Robocoup for pureeing.

A really good chefs knife made me love cooking instead of it being a task.

My Kitchenaid mixer helped me love to bake bread. I baked before but it was a lot of work to make bread dough by hand.