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What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part two)!

I made cranberry orange quick bread from a link posted in another thread.

http://www.jamesbeard.org/recipes/cra...

Actually, a triple batch so I could produce 10 mini loaves for food sale this weekend as part of a craft fair. There was enough left to fill 2 large ramekins, which we ate. Very good!

Nov 21, 2014
tcamp in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part two)!

I love apple cake. I keep gravitating back to a recipe for Cinnamon Apple cake from Cooking Light. Don't be deterred by the "light" angle as it isn't particularly.

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/cinna...

Nov 21, 2014
tcamp in Home Cooking
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Quick and festive BD cake to travel for nonagenarian

I used to make this Silver Palate orange cake alot, only substituting lemon for orange zest and juice. It is quick & easy and is made in a bundt pan.

http://www.recipelink.com/msgbrd/boar...

It is good w/o the glaze too if you just want to go the whipped cream route.

Nov 21, 2014
tcamp in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill? [through Nov. 24, 2014]

Next two nights, WFD will be freezer diving. Probably burgers tonight and frozen pizza tomorrow. The fridge is fairly empty and clean ('cept for my little pickle issue) for visitors who will house sit and dog tend. Dinners for the following week will be the product of group-think as we enjoy a vacation with extended family.

How do I stop my cornbread stuffing from becoming mushy?

What kind of liquid did you use? I just read the transcript from the Post's cooking chat and a visiting chef stated that veggie broth, versus meat broth, would yield a mushy end result because of lack of collagen. Could that be a factor? Or maybe just too much liquid in general? It should firm up during baking.

Nov 20, 2014
tcamp in Home Cooking

Hi From Marssy, Chowhound CM

Welcome Marssy. Look forward to your presence here at CH.

I'd like to know more about your favorite foods to prepare and/or eat. What is your idea of comfort food?

Nov 20, 2014
tcamp in Site Talk
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Wegman's on Telegraph to include a pub

I really like Baytna. In fact, today I'm using a voucher for a free falafel because last time I was there, they left the falafel part off of my salad. They were very nice about fixing it.

Top Chef Boston – Ep. #6 – 11/19/14 (spoilers)

Awesome summary, Linda. Thanks.

Nov 20, 2014
tcamp in Food Media & News
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Thanksgiving sweet potato ideas?

I like to cut them up (scrubbed but unpeeled) and roast with olive oil, garlic, lots of chopped rosemary, S&P.

Nov 20, 2014
tcamp in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill? [through Nov. 24, 2014]

Don't mess with success!

Thanksgiving for one - What would you make?

Me too! Ethical question: Can I bail on my family and eat steaks with ya'll?

Nov 19, 2014
tcamp in Home Cooking
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Which foods do you wish were more popular?

Tongue and sunchokes

Nov 19, 2014
tcamp in General Topics

NPR Morning Edition, Weds 11/19/14 - imperfect produce waste in America

Last night in the 5 o'clock hour they discussed waste at the slaughterhouse. It was stated that meat processing is one of the most efficient processes in the food lifecycle, letting almost nothing go to waste.

Nov 19, 2014
tcamp in Food Media & News

What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill? [through Nov. 24, 2014]

I'm working at home today so I am making soup and phone calls at the same time. Love it!

WFD: Roasted cauliflower soup (Food 52 recipe), romaine salad with goat cheese, and pita chips.

Thanksgiving for one - What would you make?

A large martini with good gin.
A pan seared rib eye w/ mushrooms and blue cheese on top.
Potatoes fried in duck fat.
Spinach gorgonzola souffle.
Another large martini for dessert.

Thanksgiving Options for Kiawah/Charleston SC

The closest market is Harris Teeter at Freshfields Village, right outside the Kiawah gates. They do holiday meals:

http://www.harristeeter.com/meal_plan...

Order early, Thanksgiving is a big time down there. We hit up Costco on 17 for our T-day basics - turkey, apple pie, and lots of wine - and then cook at the house.

Nov 18, 2014
tcamp in Southeast

What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill? [through Nov. 24, 2014]

In my case, the old proverb is true:

Der mentsh trakht un got lakht.

Nov 18, 2014
tcamp in Home Cooking
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The Crockpot Holiday Dinner? First Timer Needs Help!

Eager to see those pics!

Nov 18, 2014
tcamp in Home Cooking

Wegman's on Telegraph to include a pub

Well, interesting: http://www.wtop.com/134/3744459/New-W...

A little surprised that it won't open 'til late spring or early summer. Things have moved along quickly in the last couple of months.

Should I be offended over a frozen pie?

Save your sense of outrage for something more important. Sounds like BF's dad is a picky eater with food issues. Don't make it about you. If you and BF want to eat the homemade pie, bring it. Otherwise, eat what they serve and try to enjoy yourself in other ways.

Hey, my crazy dad mailed a box of food across country because he is certain he won't "be able to eat" the Thanksgiving meal my sister and I are making. We're in stitches about it.

What's for Dinner #334 - the Veteran's Day Edition [Through November 17, 2014]

Wonderful looking, thanks.

Nov 18, 2014
tcamp in Home Cooking

The Crockpot Holiday Dinner? First Timer Needs Help!

Someone mentioned TheKitchn doing a feature on a crockpot holiday and I happened to see it yesterday. Some interesting ideas:

http://www.thekitchn.com/yes-it-is-po...

Nov 18, 2014
tcamp in Home Cooking

Side Dish Recommendation

I made this very easy salad this morning to serve at a lunch potluck. The dressing was so good, I had a couple of tablespoons of the salad at breakfast. Anyway, if you choose a meat-free broccoli salad, look no further than this:

http://fortheloveofthesouth.com/2013/...

Nov 18, 2014
tcamp in Home Cooking

So What Dishes do you top with a Runny Poached Egg?

Poached or fried egg goes on top of pretty much everything?

For breakfast (3 of us - DH only eats cereal):

Sauteed tatsoi with a chopped slice of bacon and poached egg on top
Corned beef hash, microwaved and an egg on top
Tostada with black beans, rice, peppers and onions, and an egg on top

Nov 18, 2014
tcamp in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill? [through Nov. 24, 2014]

Last night was burritos made by DH. This morning I made broccoli salad from a Deb Perelman recipe for an office Thanksgiving potluck. Since it is 28 degrees outside, I just left the salad in my trunk on account of no fridge space.

Dinner is going to be something involving thinly sliced pork loin (for hot pot), kimchi, rice, and maybe a few veggies from the bin - kale? baby turnips? Still in pre-holiday cleanout mode...

What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill? [through Nov. 24, 2014]

You're living proof that you don't need a $75,000 kitchen to create beautiful and delicious chow.

What type of cuisine do you NOT like?

I'm a Korean food fan and fortunately there are many restaurants in my area. I'd really like to be eating this right now:

Nov 17, 2014
tcamp in General Topics
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Water conscious methods for hand washing dishes

Two plastic dish pans. Wash glasses, flatware, dishes. Pour soapy water into pots and scrub, do the same with the rinse water to rinse them. This method only takes a couple of gallons.

No idea about the penicillin experiment. Do you mean mold? I'd say boil until the mold has loosened from the pot sides/bottom. I doubt it permeated the metal.

Nov 17, 2014
tcamp in Not About Food

Neopol at Old Town Alexandria farmers market

On Saturday, I was surprised and pleased to see Neopol selling at the FM market. I bought a smoked trout and a smoked head of garlic. They indicated they were testing the location and I don't see it listed on their website.

Anyway, if you're a smoked fish fan and are in the area, check them out.