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Good to great-doctoring store bought egg nog

What's the chance? One of our guests can't ingest any coconut product or be around the oils from it.

Dec 14, 2014
itryalot in Home Cooking

Pistachio cream need a recipe for use in a cookie

I'll have to check out the ingredients. I am not a good enough baker to know how much and how to swap it out.

Dec 14, 2014
itryalot in Home Cooking

Good to great-doctoring store bought egg nog

I bought good quality egg nog but want to doctor it to make it even better. What can I do besides adding rum or bourbon. Immersion blender to frth it? Put it in a punch bowl and add something on top? Whipped cream?

Dec 14, 2014
itryalot in Home Cooking

Pistachio cream need a recipe for use in a cookie

I have some and want to use it for Christmas baking. What can I make? Every time I search a recipe, it gives me a recipe to make the pistachio cream not use it. We could eat it smeared on a variety of things but I'd like to bake with it?

Dec 14, 2014
itryalot in Home Cooking

Shelby Township Costco - Do they have Giovanni Rana pasta?

Got 'em!!, Sausage and great price.

Dec 13, 2014
itryalot in Great Lakes

Shelby Township Costco - Do they have Giovanni Rana pasta?

No problem; thanks for the offer...I need some packages but am wondering if they had them, what kind they were and how much....still time before Friday night!!!
Fingers crossed.

Dec 09, 2014
itryalot in Great Lakes

Shelby Township Costco - Do they have Giovanni Rana pasta?

Am on the hunt; this is the one I go to most often. They had them a few months ago; anyone seen them recently? What kind and how much?

Dec 09, 2014
itryalot in Great Lakes

Best bouche de Noel recipe

Is this the same one?
http://www.marthastewart.com/335600/j...
I don't see any of those mushrooms though.

Dec 02, 2014
itryalot in Home Cooking

Best bouche de Noel recipe

Dec 02, 2014
itryalot in Home Cooking

Best bouche de Noel recipe

Darn...I wish the first two had pictures. I like to have photos as step by step.

Dec 02, 2014
itryalot in Home Cooking

Best bouche de Noel recipe

Ha, and it's "buche" = log, not bouche = mouth!

Best recipes for homemade Christmas gifts

I'd love a good recipe for a chocolate liqueur....I did limoncello this year too from lemons that I grew myself (in the Midwest go figure)!

How about chocolate covered bacon?

Dec 01, 2014
itryalot in Home Cooking

Best bouche de Noel recipe

Never made one but would like to try...even with meringue mushrooms! My criteria: moist chocolate (or red velvet or vanilla) spongy cake, chocolate mousse filling.

Dec 01, 2014
itryalot in Home Cooking

What can I make with ground beef?

Tex Mex lasagna...
Nachos...
Greek burgers...
Bolognese sauce...(often other meats are used, but all beef it good too)...
Stuffed pasta shells (cook meat, mix with chopped spinach,loads of parm and a little ricotta) or could do lasagna roll ups...
Hamburger soup...

Nov 30, 2014
itryalot in Home Cooking

Are homemade marshmallows worth the effort?

Just wondering if I want to give some away with my decadent hot chocolate mix....

Also, how do you store these? Air tight containers?

Nov 30, 2014
itryalot in Home Cooking

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - October to December

So excited....I just bought some of the Thurie brand....saving it to share.

Looking for recipes to make boozy gifts for Christmas

80 Days!!! Mine is two weeks in. I had to make a pot of tomato sauce to free up a few more jars until I get some decorative ones. Left head space for freezing.

I'll be looking at that book. I am looking to make some boozy mostarda to go with winter roasts and cheeses.

Nov 30, 2014
itryalot in Spirits

Best recipes for homemade Christmas gifts

A group of girls went out this past weekend for our "hunting widows" gathering. We had dinner at this wonderful place where they served us porchetta with an apple mostarda. They all drooled. Now I want to make it (for myself and for them). It was not small chunks, rather thick and luscious larger pieces with still some bite (not crunch). We have an agreement that we only give each other homemade gifts, some knit...others cook...others are crafty.

Every year over dinner, we talk about what we absolutely don't like (me, it's raisins in preserves and baked goods and the colour fuschia). It's great...we stay away from "hated" items and we're all always happy in the end.

I found this recipe for Mario Batali's mostarda (everything he does, I love). I don't know what liqueur I would use (apple something?) and how to replace things. I am intrigued by homemade mostarda now.
http://howardsendevanston.blogspot.ca...
How can I modify it to be only apples?

This one has peaches and apples; all seem to have cherries. Can I do without them?
http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recip...

This looks good too:
http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/fi...

Can this one be done without the cherries?
http://www.azcentral.com/story/life/f...

Nov 30, 2014
itryalot in Home Cooking

Best recipes for homemade Christmas gifts

I only gift them to people who I know closely or to family; I am a thrower outer unless it is from a family member or someone close to me.

Best recipes for homemade Christmas gifts

Thanks; I want either something preserved, a special baked goodie or something in the freezer.

Nov 24, 2014
itryalot in Home Cooking

Best recipes for homemade Christmas gifts

Looking for something unique to baked goods. Already made limoncello, next weekend going to make a homemade hot chocolate mix,

Nov 23, 2014
itryalot in Home Cooking

Chuck roast for pulled beef sandwiches

I looked last time I was at Costco and saw no "chuck" label. That's why I was wondering if it went by another name.

Nov 23, 2014
itryalot in Home Cooking

Looking for recipes to make boozy gifts for Christmas

What about bourbon applesauce or something?

Nov 23, 2014
itryalot in Spirits

Looking for recipes to make boozy gifts for Christmas

I just finished bottling homemade creamy limoncello. I am looking for other ideas for homemade liqueurs, or liqueur/wine based drinks/preserves/fruit gifts for Christmas.

Nov 23, 2014
itryalot in Spirits

Chuck roast for pulled beef sandwiches

Is there another name that piece of meat goes by? If read a few other sites, but some say centre cut something, others don't. I don't want to waste time and money on a tough non shred able pce of beef.

Nov 18, 2014
itryalot in Home Cooking

What to do with lemons? Zested over 20 of them

Will do; freeze of course. Darn! I was hoping marmalade but need the zest for that too? Ice cubes it is for the rest!

Nov 18, 2014
itryalot in Home Cooking

What to do with lemons? Zested over 20 of them

I have no skin on the lemons. We made batches of limoncello. All that's left is the pith on the outside with the segments on the inside. If I segment the lemons, can I do something with that?

Nov 12, 2014
itryalot in Home Cooking

What to do with lemons? Zested over 20 of them

We needed to zest a lot of lemons for a recipe. What can I do with the leftovers?
Lemon Marmalade?
Lemon simple syrup?

Nov 11, 2014
itryalot in Home Cooking

Recs for nice trivets and punch bowl

Most punch bowls I find are too small. I don't care if they have cups/glasses included. I'd like a larger punch bowl. I don't think SS would be good, would it?

I am also looking to purchase some trivets as part of a Christmas gift. They need to be attractive but work to protect solid wood dining room tables from hot plates/serving dishes.

Nov 09, 2014
itryalot in Cookware

Never shopped at a Coop before

Thank you; unfortunately, this time, I'm only in the great city this afternoon and tomorrow morning. I will check out Karma.