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Welcome! You will find all of my recently posted recipes here. There are lots of yummy recipes written by far better cooks than me. Trust me when I tell you not to trust my cooking directions ;)

Graduation Party Menu and Quantities

2017-06-24 23:55:00 chefenvy

Hi Everyone,

I am planning my daughter’s graduation party menu. Right now it looks like there will be about 30 people with a few extra kids that don’t eat much.
Here is the menu so far:

Buffalo Wings
Meat balls
Sandwich tray or lunchmeat and rolls
Bacon wrapped Lil Smokies
Cole Slaw
Pasta Salad
Veggies and dip
Fruit salad?
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How Long to Oven Cook a VERY Small Brisket?

2017-06-24 23:53:00 chefenvy

I have a small piece of brisket – 1.3 pounds. All the recipes I can find assume 5 – 6 pounds, so are suggesting 5 hours or so of cooking time; or are recommending rule of thumb 1 hour per pound. I’m a little leery of doing this for roughly Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Reverse Sear for More than Steak?

2017-06-24 21:36:00 chefenvy

I’ve read a lot of blogs and posts singing the praises of the reverse sear for steaks and roasts. I was wondering if anyone has used it successfully for other items. I’m looking at it specifically for meatballs right now.

Typically, meatballs are pan seared in oil and finished with a Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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2" London broil cook time on grill

2017-06-24 21:30:00 chefenvy

Well I thInk the title sums it up… Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Trying to find a good recipe to bake Italian bread

2017-06-24 17:11:00 chefenvy

I’m not entirely sure what you’re looking for. Do you want an Italian bread for sandwiches or some kind of bread to go on the grill like a flatbread? Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Soba noodles - favorite way to prepare?

2017-06-24 16:42:00 chefenvy

Hi

Do you have a way you prepare soba noodles that you like?

I have not bought or cooked soba noodles before, but I have seen some pictures that looked wonderful.

Many thanks in advance. Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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half-size phyllo? Beware!

2017-06-24 16:25:00 chefenvy

I haven’t used phyllo in a long time. I bought Athens brand recently and just opened it to make baklava. I’m sure that my old recipe used a 13 x 18″ cookie sheet for the layers, i.e. each sheet of dough filled the pan. But these dough Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Panini Bread?

2017-06-24 15:25:00 chefenvy

I realize “panini” means “small bread” in Italian, but I recently had a marvelous panini sandwich, and would like to make it here at home. The filling I understand, but how about the bread? Is there a special panini bread, or can I use my homemade foccacia, or am I Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Lesson Learned - Don't Use Bone-In, Skin-On Thighs for Chicken Soup

2017-06-24 01:33:00 chefenvy

I made a classic mistake today; I used bone-in, skin-on thigh/drums for my chicken soup. Yikes! The grease! I learned here on that you can sop the grease with toast or a cold lettuce leaf. Thanks, Chowhound! Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Carbon Steel Pan - How do you remove seasoning and start from scratch to remove old seasoning and starting anew?

2017-06-23 23:52:00 chefenvy

Okay I have tried to season and reseason an carbon steel Pan. Think I didn’t get all old wax off when new. However I don’t know how to remove the old seasoning, so the pan is pristine when i begin again. Can someone please advise? Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Hortus Cuisine -- an Italian website worth getting to know

2017-06-23 13:57:00 chefenvy

Hortus Cuisine is a stunningly beautiful blog on Italian cooking created by Valentina Solfrini, go here:

http://hortuscuisine.com/

Solfrini lives on a farm near Gradara, in the Marche. Her blog is devoted to farm-to-table Italian food that happens to be vegetarian.

Expect lots of recipes and advice on a wide range of Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Chocolate Mille Feuille

2017-06-23 12:19:00 chefenvy

Chocolate Mille Feuille

You will need:
Baking sheets, silicone paper, Piping bags, 10mm piping nozzle

Makes 8

If you are feeling adventurous you can make your own puff pastry but a good quality, all-butter bought pastry is fine.
Cut a 500g block of puff pastry in two and roll both pieces to rectangles with a Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Help me remember Cream of Turnip Greens Soup?

2017-06-23 02:41:00 chefenvy

Last year I made cream of turnip greens soup like a million times, and loved it so much but now I can’t find the recipe I used.

I emailed a good friend about it last year and listed the ingredients (I was so proud I used up everything in my Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Table Talk with Tyler Florence

2017-06-22 20:08:00 chefenvy

July is Chowhound’s 20th anniversary month and we are thrilled to start the celebration with a very special guest: Tyler Florence.

For the past 20 years, Chef Tyler Florence has delighted the masses by sharing the sights, sounds, and flavors of his unique culinary vision with fans around the world.
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Lobster Roe

2017-06-22 16:08:00 chefenvy

I has some bright red lobster roe and I was wondering if anybody had some suggestions on what to do with it. I was thinking of making an oil or powder from it, but is there anything better?

Thanks Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Making New York Cheesecake for the first time EVER, any tips?

2017-06-22 15:01:00 chefenvy

I have also used a crockpot liner around pan inside of the foil. works well for me Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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more on safe chicken

2017-06-22 13:49:00 chefenvy

I had a late night last night, and the last thing I did before bed was put a whole chicken in the crock pot with veggies, etc. to make chicken soup. But, I forgot to plug it in. And, perhaps even more concerning is that instead of just Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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#FilipinoFoodSessions - Pinakbet: A Family Fave & Veggie Packed Dish

2017-06-21 16:40:00 chefenvy

I’ve been hearing for a number of years that Filipino Food is the next ‘big thing’ in the foodie world! There are a number of Filipino restaurants popping up and even in Toronto (where I live) more and more people have tried Filipino dishes!

As part of my food blogging Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Berry and Mascarpone Trifle - An Easy & Impressive Summer Dessert

2017-06-21 16:25:00 chefenvy

Anyone else have a summer filled with bachelorettes, birthday parties, summer bbqs, etc.??? This will be your go-to dessert if you want to bring a special hand made treat to share with your loved ones! I made this delicious berry & mascarpone whipped cream trifle/cake for my friends’ bachelorette and Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Pam Anderson's Cookbooks?

2017-06-21 15:19:00 chefenvy

Love Cooking Smart! She has an absolute fool proof method of grilling Pork Tenderloin! She has called it the 7-6-5 and it really is fool proof and quick. Love all the stories proceeding each recipe as she details all the methods that failed so you don’t waste money and time Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Gilt-head bream with romesco sauce

2017-06-21 13:29:00 chefenvy

Cooking the fish on top of the vegetables is an effective way to add loads of flavor.

Servings: 2 Total time: 55 min Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 45 min

Ingredients:
1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into large chunks
1 yellow pepper, deseeded and cut into Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Cardamom-Price Relief Incoming

2017-06-21 03:24:00 chefenvy

If you haven’t seen some of the prices being charged for Cardamon lately you’re lucky-the profiteering is sickening.

However according to this article relief is coming.

http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-04-15/large-cardamom-price-plunges-three-fold.html Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Cheesecake Recipe - Weequahic Diner, NJ

2017-06-21 02:50:00 chefenvy

Classic Cheesecake Recipe – from Weeqauhic Diner, Newark, NJ (1938 – 1967)

Considered one of the best cheesecakes in the area, for decades…

Weequahic/Clairmont Diner Cheesecake

(copied directly from instructions given by the Clairmont’s pastry chef to the late Simeon Baron (June, 1963)

2 1/2 lb cream cheese (Philly only)

7 lg. eggs, room temp.

2 Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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HELP! Pork Butt Roast Smells

2017-06-20 22:31:00 chefenvy

I would take it back to store for refund. Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Different Flavours of Cinnamon?

2017-06-20 22:22:00 chefenvy

I recently bought some cinnamon at my local supermarket. It’s sold in bulk there, so I usually buy maybe half a pound a couple of times per year. I’ve been buying my cinnamon there for the past several years….same store, same bulk bin.

This time when I got home Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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