Archive for December 2016
Hi all. I'm at my son's house for Christmas so . . . he opened 2 cans of whole peeled tomatoes for a sauce, thinking they were crushed. So he opened 2 more cans of crushed tomatoes and left the other 2 cans, open, on the counter overnight. ...Read more
I'm Irish-American, but you'd never know it from my cooking. I'd like a good cookbook covering traditional Irish cuisine. I tend to like cookbooks that do more than just contain a list of recipes. I like them to discuss what the origins of the food are, the...Read more
I'm thinking of making Pecan Crescent Cookies and Tutu's Super Crispy Sugar Cookies on Friday but the people I'm making them for won't be back to work until Tuesday January 3. I was going to put them in ziplock bags; do you think they will still be good on...Read more
So Many Harry & David Pears- what to do with them">So Many Harry & David Pears- what to do with them
Well, my brother just told me the best thing is to slice thinly , place on holiday platter, and drizzle good quality soy sauce over them and serve as is. I'm going to try it today....just sayin'.... Reading More May Cause Envy...Read more
Good morning, As part of a cookbook club I belong to, I am assigned to cook a beef satay using cubed beef chuck, which is rubbed and marinated with curry spices and oil, then quickly grilled for 3-4 minutes per side. I am supposed to follow the recipe but...Read more
This is a very old conversation but I recently tried to make mustard ..no mustard powder just seeds, champagne , wine vinegar salt , herbs... it tasted like horseradish..threw it out and tried again with seeds from a different place...still hot and bitter. Threw it out. Should I have waited...Read more
Help!! I forgot to turn my slow cooker on... will it still be safe to cook?">Help!! I forgot to turn my slow cooker on... will it still be safe to cook?
Hello! This morning I prepped a beautiful vegetarian chilli. I sauteed some mushrooms, onions and peppers and added them to my slow cooker with canned tomatoes, roasted red peppers, canned beans and vegetable broth. However, I put all the ingredients together at approximately 11:30 am and then forgot to turn...Read more
Calling all CH meat experts: why was my rib roast mushy?">Calling all CH meat experts: why was my rib roast mushy?
With all due respect to responders I just experienced this at a friends house on XMAS Eve. Same story two tenderloins bought from the best place in our area. First tenderloin medium rare was outstanding, the second came out perfectly as well. Upon taste it was odd and mushy. Could...Read more
These deserve their own post – these bars are by far the best baked good I've made all year. I modified the recipe slightly (I made three versions in one week) – I used 2 teaspoons of diamond crystal salt, and liked the recipe much better with 2...Read more
Roasting a prime rib. What are your tricks/hints?">Roasting a prime rib. What are your tricks/hints?
I got a new roast pan and rack for Chanukah so I'm going to break it in with a prime rib using a Cook's Country recipe. I bought the first cut section. What hints or tricks do you have for me so that I don't ruin a $100 piece of meat? Recipe: Score...Read more