Archive for December 2015
Food thermometer question - help please!">Food thermometer question - help please!
I took a roast out of the freezer and placed it in the fridge to thaw. To ensure that it was fully thawed I placed my oven meat thermometer in it overnight (fridge temperatures are within its range). When I woke this morning my thermometer is reading 45 Fahrenheit which...Read more
Tigernut baking">Tigernut baking
i received a gift box of specialty foods that included peeled tigernuts and a box of tigernut flour. Any suggestions on how to use this product in baking. TIA. Reading More May Cause Envy...Read more
disappearing meatballs??">disappearing meatballs??
Made big batch of meatballs (in sauce) a few days ago. I consider it a "dump" recipe... NO measuring done. Ground meats, bread crumbs, egg, minced onion (actually in form of a few spoons of dried onion soup mix). Browned in skillet and then slow simmer in...Read more
Help: New year's eve dessert ideas!">Help: New year's eve dessert ideas!
Just purchased a milk frother and would love to incorporate frothed milk into a dessert of some sort, but not sure how. Ideas? Thanks! JB Reading More May Cause Envy...Read more
Kolache question">Kolache question
All of you bakers out there...why is my kolache dough oozing fat as the cookies bake? I have used this recipe many times without this ever happening before. Is my dough too warm by the time the cookies are rolled out? Should I chill the formed and filled kolaches again before...Read more
Can I salvage this batch of super chocolate-y ice cream?">Can I salvage this batch of super chocolate-y ice cream?
Hi everyone. I just got a Cuisinart ice cream maker (ICE-30BC) and tried the "deep dark chocolate ice cream" recipe. It turned out awful: it's not creamy at all, it has the taste and consistency of very cold chocolate icing. It was so thick at the end of the churn,...Read more
What is this menu missing?">What is this menu missing?
I am hosting about 15 people tomorrow night for New Year's Eve and am worried I won't have enough food. Any thoughts on what last minute dishes I should add to the following spread: -oysters -crab cakes -saffron shrimp skewers -bo ssam (my first attempt at this korean pulled pork shoulder in...Read more
blind-baked shrinkage frustration!">blind-baked shrinkage frustration!
Ha-HA! That is what I did the first time I attempted to blind bake a crust, (yesterday) simply because I did not have pie weights and I was out of beans! It worked pretty well, but here's been my blind-baking issue: After 10-12 minutes, II take the pie crusts out...Read more
Need help, I have uncooked turkey instead of smoked turkey">Need help, I have uncooked turkey instead of smoked turkey
Not sure how to do this, any helpful suggestions would be appreciated. I have a recipe for making black-eyed peas with smoked turkey in the slow cooker (for New Years Day, natch). I intended to buy smoked turkey wings and leg, but at the store, the labels on the meat...Read more
Should I Freeze the Rest of this Ham?">Should I Freeze the Rest of this Ham?
I made a ham on Christmas Day. My hubby's work gave all employees one, so there was no packaging. I assume it was precooked (He works at Sara Lee/Hillshire and all the stuff they sell is precooked, so assuming) I cooked it to a safe temp and all that. It's...Read more