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Need help identifying a lamb dish

I guess your mom was a bit adventurous. Thanks for the update, it sounds simple and tasty!

about 13 hours ago
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Need help identifying a lamb dish

Do you recall any other clues to the origin, such as ethnicity, etc?

about 18 hours ago
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What to do w/ canned lentils?

I used to buy an Italian brand of canned lentils at my local store, were discontinued. Maybe similar to the French variety? Smaller, greenish brown and stayed fairly firm when cooked, very tasty. I've only tried in soup with veggies, onion, celery, carrots, tomatoes, some sort of greens, etc.

1 day ago
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Homemade Meatballs: Bake or Fry/Brown in Saucepan. Which do you do?

Neither, simmer them in the sauce.

Jul 30, 2015
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Dungeness crab recipes

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

This minus orange peel, mint, prosciutto, add sliced zucchini, mushrooms, and crab, tossed w/ fettuccini. Would be nice for company.

Jul 29, 2015
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What's your favorite way to prepare shrimp?

Well, that sounds excellent! I looked up the chile powder and it doesn't seem to have too much heat. May have to try it.

The best shrimp I ever had was fresh in Maz, a la plancha. I don't think it was seasoned much at all, but it was so delicious. Too bad I'm far away.

Jul 27, 2015
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VitaMix - Liquid diet ideas (smoothies, juices, protein powders, etc.)

Costco demos a tortilla soup, among other things, when Vmix is on sale. It uses a spice blend they sell, and is very good. I think it was chicken broth, spices, black beans, maybe corn, and tortilla garnish. Probably in the cookbook along with others.

Jul 22, 2015
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Sorbet Questions

I bet it will be great and have fun experimenting. I've made some really yummy versions with other fruits using that recipe. Adding herbal components or liqueurs might be fun, too. Cheers!

Jul 21, 2015
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Sorbet Questions

Hi T, hope you like the recipe! I'd suggest using the full amount of invert sugar the first time, then play around with using less. Raspberries are tart, so it needs to balance. Also, I think the softening influence might be less, so you'd have more of the fruit ice cube effect.
I'm not sure about the chill time, maybe it's to get it to freeze quicker so big ice crystals don't form. No machine necessary! Good luck and report back.

Jul 21, 2015
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - July 2015 [Old]

"YAY for the fresh mozzarella cheese sticks, soft and tasty. I generally dislike rubbery bland string cheese."

Quoting myself from last month. Sad to say the latest bag I bought is not the same, they're not soft and tasty, more like the rubbery versions. I could have grabbed the wrong bag by accident, but don't know as packaging got tossed. Will have to try again, I hope they haven't changed them.

Jul 19, 2015
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slow cooker spanish rice recipe 31494

I haven't seen the recipe you mention, but have a couple ideas I've seen in comments elsewhere. One, sauté the rice first, another is use converted rice. I've used a recipe for Mexican rice that comes out VERY well, but it's cooked in the oven. If that might help, search for it on food dot com, everybody loves it. I didn't try, but perhaps a search there for Spanish rice might inform, also.

Jul 18, 2015
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Raspberry desserts

No ice cream maker! I've posted this before, and think it's brilliant. I'll just link to the blog since her commentary explains the easy method. I've used this with many other fruits with great results, as well. Enjoy!

http://www.spicysaltysweet.com/2009/0...

Jul 17, 2015
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Raspberry desserts

I have a great recipe for raspberry sorbet, if you'd like it, let me know.

Jul 17, 2015
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What to do with goat cheese crumbles?

Here's something a little fancy, would be nice for a party.

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/20...

Jul 05, 2015
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Thicken sauce for shrimp scampi?

I agree with meatn3. Serious Eats is a great resource.

Jul 05, 2015
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What to do with goat cheese crumbles?

Great in omelettes with your choice of additions, chopped roasted veggies or herbs would complement.

Jul 02, 2015
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Looking for recipes for vegetable dishes!

Greek salad. My version is chopped cucumber, red onion, kalamata olives, tomatoes, optional peppers or pepperoncini, optional feta cheese, vinaigrette with oregano (fresh is nice). Yesterday I had a more substantial version on romaine with chopped chicken breast.

Jul 01, 2015
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Bon Appetite says Sirarcha's "Totally Over." Agree?

Maybe I'm late to this party, but I just noticed Sriracha ketchup (Heinz?) in a store yesterday. Pretty silly.

Cooking tips?

Use of search function FTW!

Jun 27, 2015
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Your Absolute Favorite Weeknight Recipe

Yummy, thanks.

Jun 25, 2015
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The Fake Shack (or the Shack Burger at Home)

That sounds yummy, thanks.

Jun 25, 2015
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What Unusual or Uncommon Vegetables Do You Eat - And how do you prepare them?

DH bought some turnips the other day, trying to find best use. Saw a vid of southern prep, they peeled and boiled with some kind of sausage, then mashed. I wonder what the sausage was, though. Perhaps salt pork or bacon could substitute.

Jun 25, 2015
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Does anyone have a good macaroni and cheese recipe?

Reporting back on this one, made for lunch today. Verdict is: good, but needs tweaking. The mustard was unnecessary, it was too sharp in flavor. There was too much sauce and it thickened a lot, much like a roux. Next time, I'd use 2 T butter, only one egg, and maybe 6 oz of cheese to see if it would still work. Alternately, I suppose it could be thinned with milk. It's certainly easy, definitely worth trying again.

Jun 24, 2015
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Does anyone have a good macaroni and cheese recipe?

I'm not fond of m & c with a roux, and like simple recipes. This sounds worth a try, thank you! Shall try Alton Brown's also and compare them.

Jun 24, 2015
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread-June 2015 [OLD]

MEH for the sriracha garlic BBQ sauce. I know my palate is not 100%, but it just didn't taste like much other than sweet with a bit of heat. I marinated chicken breasts for two nights, and they didn't have much flavor. I might use the rest on salmon and add some citrus juice.

Jun 22, 2015
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Orange Frothy

Jun 07, 2015
Jimisi in Recipes

Sorbet, ice cream, and other frosty treats

I've used the method at the provided link to make sorbets of many kinds (concord grape, yum!), it's pretty foolproof. The last time I made it, I had heirloom navel oranges to use and a bunch of chervil in the garden. When I made the invert sugar syrup, I steeped a handful of chervil in it while it cooled. I think I used 2 cups orange juice and one cup lemon juice to counter the syrup. It was still too sweet and syrup could have been halved, but the flavor was amazing. The chervil added a flowery background note. If you try it, please post!

http://www.spicysaltysweet.com/2009/0...

Jun 06, 2015
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Is there a "quick" bolognese sauce?

Thank you for sharing your knowledge, Ms Fant, it is much appreciated!

Jun 05, 2015
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Discada- think Mexican wok

This sounds amazing, thank you!

Jun 05, 2015
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Help Me Build a Seafood Tower of Epic Proportions!

Uwajimaya maybe?

Jun 03, 2015
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