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leftover beef tenderloin, nicely cooked

Perfect, perfect, perfect. Thank you!

Aug 20, 2014
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leftover beef tenderloin, nicely cooked

Thanks. I hadn't thought of a rice bowl; that might work. Sometimes I just look at something and draw a blank.

Aug 20, 2014
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Trying to hack toum...

chow hound Fouad has a recipe I've used & liked. I don't have time to do a search now - maybe someone else can post a link.

Aug 19, 2014
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leftover beef tenderloin, nicely cooked

Other than many yummy sandwiches, what can I do with it that might appeal to my 89-year-old father?

Aug 19, 2014
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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 2

Amaretti based on Ottolenghi's: http://alpineberry.blogspot.com/2010_... I did not add the fruit & I wished I had cooked them a little longer and / or used a darker cookie sheet. I thought the flavor was great. Gluten-free, too. Souschef, I want to try yours next.

Aug 19, 2014
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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 1 [old]

I'm no authority on substitutions, but I don't see why not. I might go a little light on the buttermilk because it's more liquid than yogurt & expect that the whole thing might bake a little longer. Wiser chow hounds - am I right?

Aug 06, 2014
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Green salad using canned tomatoes?

Canned Tomato and Fresh Spinach Salad

6 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
2 tsp dijon mustard
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 to 1/2 tsp salt
10 ounces spinach leaves, cleaned
3-4 canned tomatoes, coarsely chopped & drained

Dressing: Mix oil, vinegar, mustard, oregano and salt. Let sit for flavors to meld.

Place the spinach in a bowl, with the drained tomatoes on top. Dress.

Aug 05, 2014
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Green salad using canned tomatoes?

Anyone ever heard of one?

Aug 05, 2014
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Things to do with cucumbers?

There's a Chinese noodle house at 38-12 Prince Street in Flushing, NY that makes a cold cucumber salad I could eat until I burst. Every time I'm in there I try to figure out what makes it so great - to no avail. It's got to be super simple.

Aug 04, 2014
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Things to do with cucumbers?

My father slices them thin, adds yellow onions thinly sliced, and dumps them in whatever cider vinegar vinaigrette he has going, ideally for an hour or so. Then he uses them to make cucumber sandwiches, usually on Pepperidge Farm extra-thin white. He always puts Helman's mayonnaise on the bread, and he always salts & peppers liberally. I know they don't sound very, very good, but they are.

Aug 04, 2014
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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 1 [old]

This went to a party & disappeared almost immediately, without my getting a piece. I understand it had very good lemon / berry flavor balance; several people asked for the recipe. My sweetheart has requested another for next weekend.

Aug 04, 2014
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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 1 [old]

Blueberry Buttermilk Tart: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...
Made more filling than I needed. Set up fine. Haven't tried it yet.

What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2! [old]

I can recommend the flourless chocolate almond torte from Bon Appetit may 2002. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

Jul 17, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2! [old]

http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2010/06/... I used what must be an earlier version of this recipe. The ingredients are the same, but he's changed the process slightly. I'm sure this makes an equally good cake.

Jul 17, 2014
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What can I make with NATURAL Peanut Butter?

I'm in love with David Lebovitz's peanut sauce in this recipe: http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2011/01/... I've made it using 300 grams of natural peanut butter in place of the peanuts & it was great.

Jul 16, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2! [old]

Chocolate Almond Torte, Lebovitz Almond Cake, Chocolate Pecan Oat Cookies. Feels like I've baked more than that recently, but I can't think what.

Jul 16, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July 2014 Edition, Part 1! [old]

Thanks for posting photos. I was having a hard time envisioning it from the recipe.

Jul 08, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July 2014 Edition, Part 1! [old]

Fun to make with kids, too, I bet.

Jul 05, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July 2014 Edition, Part 1! [old]

I made a set of different chocolate olive oil cakes, mostly in loaf pans. I didn't love any of them, and someone on this board suggested I slice thinly & bake again. They turned into kind of awesome dipping cookie things... who knew.

Jul 02, 2014
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Super simple recipes/ideas to involve kids in cooking

What about those pancakes that puff up in the oven?

Jul 02, 2014
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Super simple recipes/ideas to involve kids in cooking

I haven't done this yet, but I assume it works: http://food52.com/recipes/22873-magic...

Jul 02, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July 2014 Edition, Part 1! [old]

If there's one thing I've learned from reading this board, it's that way more "fails" can be repurposed than I initially thought. Crumbs make fine toppings / crusts; some failed cakes can be turned into biscotti, or trifle. Fillings that don't firm up might be the best fruit sauce you've ever had. I still throw things out occasionally, but less than I used to.

Jul 02, 2014
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Cottage menu requires help!

If you get tired of grilling, you could make Spaghetti Alla Foriana - blindingly fast, good hot or at room temperature, good as leftovers. I make something close to this: http://recipecircus.com/recipes/Judim...

Jul 01, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July 2014 Edition, Part 1! [old]

At least now I know. Sometimes I've just got to do it wrong to get really clear on how to do it right...

What are you baking these days? July 2014 Edition, Part 1! [old]

I set out to make a tart using Paule Caillat's Brown Butter Tart Crust: http://food52.com/blog/2237-paule-cai.... I have made this crust at least a dozen times - it's wonderfully easy - but every time I make it, the butter takes longer to brown than indicated, it's a little hard to see what it's doing in the oven, and I wonder why I'm not just browning it on the stove. So today I browned it on the stove. And I can report that it was a bad idea. I controlled the browning better, but it took less flour than I expected (indicating I'd lost too much liquid, I guess) and then the shell cooked in half the time. When I went to spread a mascarpone in it, it just disintegrated. I scooped it out of the pan and layered it (as crumbs) into cups with the cheese and berries on top. Lesson learned. :)

Jul 01, 2014
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What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 2! [OLD]

Date Tea Cake from Querencia: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8005... Blend everything in Cuisinart, pour in pan, bake. The rind of one lemon makes it. Mine was slightly undercooked in the center even at 30 minutes, but that may have been the oven I was using.

Jun 26, 2014
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Salting melon to increase sweetness

My (89 year old) father won't eat a cantaloupe without a generous shake of salt, a squeeze of lemon & a sprig of mint. But he salts at the table & eats immediately. I've never heard of salting overnight. Do you wipe off the salt in the morning?

Jun 26, 2014
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Substitution for flour in cream sauce?

Huh. Smart.

Jun 26, 2014
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Substitution for flour in cream sauce?

It's an old recipe of my father's, and I have only what I quoted - no amounts. A cornstarch slurry may be the way to go. I am a little nervous about detecting it, but I guess if I go light...

Jun 25, 2014
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Substitution for flour in cream sauce?

I'd like to make a gluten-free version of a fish casserole recipe. The recipe calls for making "4 1/2 cups of thin cream sauce, made with heavy cream, fish water, flour & butter" which is placed in a casserole with seafood and boiled rice, covered with a little grated cheese, and baked. Is there anything I could successfully substitute for the flour? If not, is there another way to go about it entirely? Thanks for your help.

Jun 25, 2014
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