Archive for March 2018
Meatballs - Bread Crumbs vs Stale Bread">Meatballs - Bread Crumbs vs Stale Bread
My friend's very Italian mom always said: leave a loaf of Italian bread out on the counter until it is hard as a rock ( her words)...then soak in water and then squeeze it out. Then proceed. I love a bready meatball. Reading More May Cause Envy...Read more
Can contamination?">Can contamination?
I just finished making a big pot of chili, and when rinsing out a can of green chiles, I noticed the plastic lining on the can had peeled away, leaving a discoloration on the inside of the can about the size of a half dollar (and bits of plastic lining...Read more
Cheesecake recipe(s) from old Bon Appetit">Cheesecake recipe(s) from old Bon Appetit
I have that recipe! It’s from the January 1991 issue and I have it because I make the toffee cheesecake all the time! I just saw this post. Am I too late? Would you still like the recipe? How do I get it to you? ...Read more
Light chocolate cake recipes?">Light chocolate cake recipes?
Having a family get together tomorrow and I am making the cake shown below again however I need a really airy but sturdy chocolate cake recipe. Last time the cake just went rock solid when I left in in the fridge overnight. Please comment if you have a good (but...Read more
Passover potato popovers">Passover potato popovers
A bazillion years ago someone made potato popovers for our sedar. All the recipes I found were for passover rolls that used matzoh meal, but, from the pictures, this is too grainy a texture for the light-as-air popovers I remember. Does anyone have a recipe? Reading More...Read more
Uses for Bitter Oranges (other than the obvious Marmelade)">Uses for Bitter Oranges (other than the obvious Marmelade)
They aren't bitter so much as sour. Makes a very refreshing juice. I'm wondering if you can put one inside a whole roast chicken. How would that turn out? Reading More May Cause Envy...Read more
Pure Rhubarb Pie Recipe Sought">Pure Rhubarb Pie Recipe Sought
Hello, 'hounds! Despite being the end of March (and, ergo, "spring" here in the Midwestern US), the winter doesn't seem to want to loosen its grip at all. That said, my rhubarb--being fairly optimistic--is showing signs of life (see photo). This year, I'd like to bake a pure rhubarb pie--no...Read more
Is cilantro the same as coriander">Is cilantro the same as coriander
I’m British and I’ve found that many American recipes call for ‘cilantro’. Is this the same as coriander and if not will coriander still work? Reading More May Cause Envy...Read more
Amalfi Chicken Soup Help Needed">Amalfi Chicken Soup Help Needed
First time on this forum, and very much an amateur. My fiancé liked something called Amalfi chicken soup from Macaroni Grill--they haven't sold it in years. I've tried imitating it; she's said what I've done is good, but not quite the same. Here is my latest attempt: about...Read more
What can I use instead of lamb shoulder?">What can I use instead of lamb shoulder?
I came across a delicious sounding recipe on cook's illustrated, Irish Strew with Carrots and Turnips. I really want to try this recipe but none of the grocery stores or butchers here have lamp shoulder chops. The best I could find was leg of lamb, lamb shank, or T. Bone...Read more