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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 ;)

Braising chicken for a crowd?

2019-10-22 12:46:00 chefenvy

My friends and family rank my braised chicken dishes among their favorites out of my repertoire: French-style chicken with 40 cloves of garlic, Moroccan chicken with preserved lemons and olives, an Indonesian recipe with star anise and orange, and a handful of other Mediterranean dishes. I do them all pretty Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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spicy peanut lime noodles

2019-10-21 13:00:00 chefenvy

. peanut lime noodles
peanut butter
chilli oil
sesame oil, or good quality oil
sugar/honey/ sweetener/brown rice syrup
tamari
rice vinegar
lime juice
pickled ginger
sea salt
cucumbers
carrots
scalion
peanuts
water

Try this, its not exact but the ingredients came off the list at the grocery store, put items into a high speech blender, let the noodles soak in the sauce in the Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Home Cooking Dish of the Month - November 2019 NOMINATIONS

2019-10-21 10:41:00 chefenvy

It’s nomination time here at Dish of the Month! What dish sounds especially exciting to cook together this month? So many interesting nominations in the past year that came close to being Dish of the Month but didn’t quite make it. Will a bridesmaid finally become a bride? I’m excited Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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NOVEMBER 2019 Cookbook of the Month VOTING

2019-10-20 20:04:00 chefenvy

The eatyourbooks website does not feature the index for Now and Again. Here’s a google book link that features the index: https://books.google.com/books?id=sDdbDwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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To cook or not to cook (pizza sauce)?

2019-10-20 05:04:00 chefenvy

Hello chowhounds, please help! I’ve got to make enough sauce for 20 people and a make-your-own pizza party. Is traditional sauce cooked or no? There are so many conflicting answers online! Uncooked whole peeled tomatoes plus salt and olive oil seems too good to be true. I know uncooked sauce Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Keeping tortillas warm

2019-10-19 22:04:00 chefenvy

Ten years later but it immediately occurred to me that flour tortillas wouldn’t be the best across-the-board choice for 2 yr. olds, older children, or every adult either. There are way more people nowadays who are wheat sensitive and gluten intolerant and, for those who do not wish to cook Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Need help with recipe: poppy seed cake from Kramer's Pastries • New York • Yorkville

2019-10-19 20:02:00 chefenvy

Trying to locate a recipe for the poppy seed cake sold at the old Kramer’s Pastries. The Kramer family’s bakery was at 1643 Second Avenue in Yorkville from 1953 to 1999. We really want to recreate the cake that’s remembered so fondly, even when associate bakers from the Eastern Bloc Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Paneer tips? Whey uses? Etc.

2019-10-19 17:48:00 chefenvy

One of my daughters is mainly vegetarian but will eat cheeses. I’m planning to make a curried paneer something or other tonight (I will present her several recipes I can make with ingredients on-hand and let her pick).

So I made some paneer earlier today and it’s currently pressing in Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Sweet use for rye flour

2019-10-18 13:11:00 chefenvy

I’m continuing my pantry/freezer/stockpile cleanup. I made SK’s apricot pistachio bars with a handful of nuts and 1/2 jar of apricot preserves in lieu of fresh apricots and they were delish. I’m gathering ideas for 2 boxes of roasted, skinned hazelnuts and now have about 2 cups of Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Help with EGOR choices

2019-10-17 20:42:00 chefenvy

Hey there! Been away a while and thought of this community instantly when trying to solve this problem. We are hankering for some excellent home-cooked asian and I wanted to cook from Dunlop’s Every Grain of Rice. Do you all have some favorites that are not fatty? Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Meatloaf recipe for the unadventurous?

2019-10-17 17:36:00 chefenvy

I want to take a meatloaf over to neighbors I don’t know all that well. I have limited experience eating or making meatloaf, so I could use some tips and/or recipes. Their son tells me meatloaf is their favorite thing so long as it’s basic and all-American. They don’t like Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Other Brisket Cooking Ideas

2019-10-17 16:46:00 chefenvy

We have a 6lb piece of brisket from a cow share and short of cooking or smoking the entire piece we wanted to do something else with it.

How does it do in a soup? We want to thaw it, cut it in half, smoke a portion of it and make Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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3 ways to cook steak well done

2019-10-16 14:07:00 chefenvy

While there are plenty of people who’ll rave about how easy it is to cook a perfect medium steak, it’s not as easy to get a nice, juicy steak that’s cooked all the way through. However, if you prefer your steak well-done, it is possible to get a delicious steak Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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hazelnut desserts

2019-10-15 20:10:00 chefenvy

got a bunch and now must bake! do you have a favorite recipe to share? Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Rice Cooker Review 2019

2019-10-15 09:51:00 chefenvy

There are several considerations whenever you choose to purchase a small bestricecooker. The smallest rice cooker which I’d suggest for home usage is 3 cups since whenever you purchase a 1 cup or 1.5 cups rice stove it is very likely you’ll very frequently encounter situations where you’d Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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More dumb overly-frozen BEEF questions

2019-10-15 04:00:00 chefenvy

Hi y’all. I have a deep freeze and 2 stand-up fridge side-by-sides, one of which keeps foods in the freezer almost as cold as the deep freeze. As a result, I tend to toss stuff in that super cold side-by-side and forget about it as if it was Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Chicken fajita pasta

2019-10-15 01:10:00 chefenvy

Hey guys this Jack

Preparing the best chicken fajita pasta can be really difficult at first. It was almost impossible to master how to do it without proper step-by-step from the chefs.

I ve watched hundreds of tutorials online. But nothing beats this simple, clear- to-the-cut video here: https://tasty.co/recipe/one-pot-chicken-fajita-pasta

Click the link Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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What cookbooks have you bought or are you lusting after? Late 2019 edition!

2019-10-14 04:44:00 chefenvy

Autumn and the run-up to the year-end holidays is a big season for new cookbooks (in North America, at any rate), and there are countless existing books still to discover. What’s piquing your interest? Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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November 2019 Cookbook of the Month NOMINATIONS!

2019-10-14 01:40:00 chefenvy

Hello friends! November nominations are up. Please nominate as many books as you like, and CAPITALIZE THE TITLE as you nominate. If you’re mentioning or discussing the book but not nominating, just name the book without capitalizing. Thanks!

We would like to extend a special welcome to anyone new to Cookbook Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Do you own any cookbooks that you've never cooked from?

2019-10-13 19:42:00 chefenvy

I do! I cleared out a bunch of them when I was moving but there were some that I decided to keep anyway.

My list:
–How to Bake Everything
–Bon Appetit’s The Grilling Book
–Cook’s Illustrated The Science of Good Cooking
–Lidia’s Mastering the Art of Italian Cooking
–Nigella Lawson Simply Nigella
–Jasper White’s Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Does anyone know anything about aquafaba?

2019-10-13 18:41:00 chefenvy

Aquafaba is the water that chickpeas are packed in. I’ve read that it can be used like egg whites–can be whipped like eggwhites, used in cooking like them.

I’ve just started experimenting with aquafaba. And I’ve seen posts on 1 or 2 sites saying that this stuff may not Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Lost Recipe Babka with meringue filling

2019-10-13 17:38:00 chefenvy

Help! My grandmother made amazing babka and can’t find the recipe anywhere. It was huge. Made by putting rolls of dough with filling in large tube pan. The thing that made it special, is how she filled it. She would spread meringue and then a mixture of Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Alternative uses for Beignet mix

2019-10-13 14:05:00 chefenvy

I’ve been gifted with a box of CDM beignet mix. However, I don’t like to fry things. Is there anything else I can make with this? It does not have to be in the beignet/donut family. I’m not familiar with doctoring up boxed mixes. Thanks in advance! Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Bird Egg Beans

2019-10-13 01:03:00 chefenvy

I am 65 yrs old..my grandmother owned 407 acres of apple and peach orchards..37 runs through most of that. as a child I remember so much..including holding my Nana’s hand in the back yard as bulldozers and pans as Int.81 was being built. but..the one thing i did learn and Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Fall Quarter 2019 Baking Cookbook of the Month: THE BAKING BIBLE

2019-10-11 22:38:00 chefenvy

Welcome to our Fall Quarter 2019 Baking COTM, THE BAKING BIBLE by Rose Levy Beranbaum, running from October through December 2019. We’ll use this thread for all reports and discussion of recipes in the book.

Are you an Amazon Prime member in the US? As of this writing, you can download Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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