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Thanksgiving Turkey Cake

I'd rather eat Semi Homemade Sandra Lee's Kwanzaa Cake.

Nov 17, 2011
jscrow in Recipes

right consistency of simple syrup

a bit of clear corn syrup will also help with preventing crystallization.

Jan 06, 2011
jscrow in Spirits

Looking for a New Cranberry Sauce Recipe

I make the Cranberry-Orange Sauce from Cook's Illustrated because it's easy and delicous. It also works great for making Cranberry Culprit cocktails (look for that recipe here on Chow).

CRANBERRY-ORANGE SAUCE

3/4 cup water
1 cup granulated sugar
1 TB freshly-grated orange zest
1/4 tsp table salt
1 (12 oz.) bag fresh cranberries
2 TB Grand Marnier

Bring water, sugar, orange zest, and salt to boil in medium saucepan over high heat, stirring occasionally to dissolve sugar. Stir in cranberries; return to boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer until saucy, slightly thickened, and about two-thirds of berries have popped open, about 5 minutes. Off heat; stir in Grand Marnier. Transfer to nonreactive bowl, cool to room temperature, and serve.

Nov 24, 2010
jscrow in Home Cooking

Grace Young's Stir-Fried Ginger Beef with Sugar Snaps and Carrots

Looks gorgeous and sounds delicious. I'll have to make it soon.

Oct 14, 2010
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How to Make an Illegal Harlem Street Beverage

That sounds absolutely disgusting.

Oct 14, 2010
jscrow in Features

Rich Simple Syrup

Since I mostly use this syrup for cocktails, I add in a splash or 2 of vodka, just to help it last longer in the fridge.

Jul 22, 2010
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Strawberry Fool

I'm pretty sure you can sub an equal part of honey, but I am not sure about reducing the measurements of other ingredients. Hopefully another chowhounder will know.

Jul 19, 2010
jscrow in Recipes

Classic Mac Salad

I *love* macaroni salad, especially with a sandwich for lunch.

Mine is basically the same as this, just minus the sugar and with lemon juice instead of cider vinegar, a pinch of cayenne instead of paprika and then add in diced red bell pepper and a little garlic powder.

Jul 13, 2010
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The Classic 3-2-1 Margarita

Patron Silver!

Jul 13, 2010
jscrow in Recipes

The Classic 3-2-1 Margarita

My margaritas are tequila, lime juice and a squirt or 2 of agave nectar. That's it.

Jul 08, 2010
jscrow in Recipes

Caesar Dressing

Homogenized eggs often contain non-egg ingredients like sodium phosphate, citric acid and nisin. If you are afraid of food-borne pathogens from eggs, try pasteurized eggs.

May 10, 2010
jscrow in Recipes

Best Gyro in San Francisco?

I really like the #22 at Gyro King on Grove, right across from the main entrance to the SF Public Library there. #22 is the lamb and beef gyro and it's almost as big as any burrito from the Mission! Very filling and delicious. I have a friend I like to go there with and all I have to do is call him up and say "Wanna get a #22?" - LOL.

They also have really good tabbouleh too.

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Gyro King
25 Grove St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Mar 26, 2010
jscrow in San Francisco Bay Area

Why Do People Always Order Ginger Ale When They Fly?

I *always* get ginger ale when I fly mostly because it isn't as sweet as cola and doesn't leave that film in my mouth or give me monkey breath.

Mar 26, 2010
jscrow in Features

Ragu recipe ideas for Gnocchi al Cinghiale holiday meal

My foodie best friend and I are making Wild Boar Ragu for Christmas dinner too! We're not sure yet if we're gonna do gnocchi or pappardelle with it though. :-)

Good luck!

Dec 17, 2009
jscrow in Home Cooking

Wild Boar Ragu

Thanks Morganna. I actually found a place here in San Francisco that has wild boar meat (Golden Gate Meat Company) and am going to make this with a friend of mine for Christmas.

Dec 15, 2009
jscrow in Recipes

Cranberry Culprit

This cocktail is absolutely delicious and refreshing!

Nov 26, 2009
jscrow in Recipes

Texas Queso Dip

Sounds like a bunch of pedantic "foodies" to me arguing about and trying to dictate what other people should like and eat.

Nov 20, 2009
jscrow in Recipes

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

I make this often and like to add in quartered hard boiled eggs.

Nov 03, 2009
jscrow in Recipes

Wild Boar Ragu

Could any other meat be subbed for wild boar?

Nov 03, 2009
jscrow in Recipes

Pollo alla Valdostana (Chicken with Prosciutto and Fontina Cheese)

kjmerz - I did exactly what you said about tripling the sauce and serving it with the polenta and it was DELICIOUS. :-)~

Oct 31, 2009
jscrow in Recipes

Recipes You've Never Heard of Outside Your Family

OMG. All of those look like her tater tot casserole, except for that last one on the 3rd row with the peas on top. *shudder*

Oct 14, 2009
jscrow in Home Cooking

Black Forest "Strata"

LOL @ the pedantic foodies getting their apron strings in a knot over the use of the word 'strata' instead of 'trifle'. Why does it matter to you what other people call their food? When you make it and serve it, then you can call it whatever you want to the folks you serve it to. Trifle, Strata, Verrine, Layered Chocolate Puddingy-Cookie Thing, etc....

Oct 13, 2009
jscrow in Recipes

Modern Thai's Crave-Worthy Chow

1247 Polk Street @ Bush (Modern Thai) is not "Downtown". It's more like Lower Nob Hill-ish/Polk Gulch.

Oct 11, 2009
jscrow in Features

Why Does Spinach Leave a Film on Your Teeth?

Interesting... I've never noticed a film on my teeth after eating spinach before. I'll pay attention next time I have some. However, I hate the sticky slime/film I get on my tongue when drinking certain juices, cranberry juice especially. Maybe I'll email and ask about that...

Oct 08, 2009
jscrow in Features

Your Order Is Politically Incorrect

Would not ordering or eating the shark fin soup have saved any sharks? No. So order up and enjoy, from what I hear the stuff is delicious.

Sep 11, 2009
jscrow in Features

CHOW Root Beer

star7bs - you may want to try this homemeade ginger ale recipe from Alton Brown:

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

Aug 11, 2009
jscrow in Recipes

Recipes You've Never Heard of Outside Your Family

My grandmother would make a "Shepherd's Pie" of sorts with a few cans of vegetable beef soup (Campbell's condensed - without adding the water) and top it with canned biscuits and my stepmother used to make this tater tot casserole that was something like ground beef, onion and bell pepper, a bottle of ketchup and topped with frozen tater tots and cheddar cheese and baked til golden brown and bubbly.

Jun 03, 2009
jscrow in Home Cooking

Revamped Foodnetwork.com ?

I have been having this problem also. It is VERY aggravating. I log in, and go to "My Recipe Box" and can see all of my custom folders "Beef & Pork" "Veggies/Sides" "Desserts" etc... and the # of recipes in each folder, but I when I click on one of them, nothing ever loads. Also, when you go to their "My Recipe Box" FAQ/Help section, the help page never loads either! Of course all of the obnoxious ads and banners show up, but your actual content never does! I do NOT want to lose the 97 recipes I have saved there. I have them saved because I have made them before and LOVE them! I have tried to contact them via email and used their "Report A Bug" feature, but I doubt I will ever hear anything back. Hopefully it's just a snag in their server/website changes.

Oct 11, 2008
jscrow in Food Media & News