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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 ;)

February 2021 Cookbook of the Month VOTING

2021-01-21 22:59:00 chefenvy

I’m adding my vote for LIDIA here since I can’t ♥ my own post. :) Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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A delectable and hearty Cantonese soup for a frigid Winter's day!

2021-01-21 00:30:00 chefenvy

Confronting with the coldest day of this Winter, for dinner, I decided to combat this frigid weather by making my most favorite soup from the Cantonese repertoire – A renowned rustic and hearty creation featuring delectable and multi-layered, exotic taste and texture components.
” Slow-cooked soup with Beef shank and brisket, Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Home Cooking Dish of the Month - NOMINATIONS, February 2021

2021-01-20 01:56:00 chefenvy

Welcome to nominations thread for February dish of the month! February is a good month in my book – the days are getting longer, the lowest temperatures are behind us, and it is short -:)

So, what shall we cook in February? Something hearty? Something romantic? Or maybe something comforting? I Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Tried and true onion roll recipe?

2021-01-19 20:11:00 chefenvy

My mom wants to make homemade onion rolls (like the kind that’s used for deli sandwiches). I’d love to know if anyone has a tried and true recipe that works? A quick google search uncovers some possibilities, but none of them seem super well-tested.

Thanks!
Dave MP Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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which alcohol is more preferred between rum and vodka for making pure vanilla bean extract ??

2021-01-19 16:55:00 chefenvy

Bourbon is the name of the place they are grown in Madagascar ;) Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Making preserved lemons - why must they be whole? and other queries....

2021-01-18 22:14:00 chefenvy

Didn’t submerg my weight completely and now there’s mold – white and black – mostly on the weight but also in the brine. Removed the mold, threw out the top few lemons but hate to toss the whole thing. Has anyone else experienced mold? Are they ok to eat or Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Best way to reverse cooking burnout?

2021-01-16 22:51:00 chefenvy

Hi all. Like many people I’ve always loved to cook, but after all the lockdowns it’s getting to feel more like a chore! What is everyone doing to find energy to have fun cooking again? Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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What should I look for when it comes to buying a commercial grade vegetable dicer?

2021-01-15 18:23:00 chefenvy

Hey everyone. Not necessarily looking for a product per se but if you have one all I’m all ears. Anyway, I’m basically in the market for a vegetable dicer but on a commercial grade level. I started out with one of the cheap $19 OXO ones but ended up cracking Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Biryani for 800

2021-01-14 12:08:00 chefenvy

Just in case you need to knock up a curry for 800 once lock-down is over and group gatherings are something to celebrated again, instead of shunned. Here’s a recipe. 4.5kg/10lbs of chilli & 7kg/15.5lbs salt. What a joy! ‘We’re gonna need a bigger pot!’ Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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What cookbooks have you bought or do you want? Early 2021 edition!

2021-01-14 06:07:00 chefenvy

The vagaries of 2020 didn’t stop the new-cookbooks pipeline, and surely 2021 will be no different. And then there are all the thousands that have come before, but are new to each of us. What cooking-related books are you buying, musing about, anticipating, and receiving as gifts? Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Ebook Deals of the Minute 2021

2021-01-14 05:55:00 chefenvy

Here’s the place to share those great deals that come up for ebook versions of cookbooks in various formats this year. Fair warning that these deals can come and go quickly, so a sale might be over by the time you read a post.

What’s cheap in 2021? Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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BIG Green Egg? Gardening? Grow your food and grill it!

2021-01-14 03:28:00 chefenvy

Anyone else BGE posituve?
How about growing your food?
I have yet to find flavor at the grocery store that compares to my backyard…
It is 2021… no excuses grow some herbs, or sprouts, or??? Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Hamburger patties fall apart

2021-01-13 14:51:00 chefenvy

Might be excess water from freezing. I’m surprised bread crumbs an an egg didn’t work.

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February 2021 Cookbook of the Month NOMINATIONS

2021-01-12 01:49:00 chefenvy

A warm and cozy greeting to everyone in our Cookbook of the Month community! Let’s put on our thinking caps and share ideas for our February selection. For many of us, February means chilly days, long wintry nights, and perhaps cooking while snowed in. Our shortest month Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Cooking Beans from Heirloom Beans: Recipes from Rancho Gordo

2021-01-12 00:25:00 chefenvy

I have a bit of a thing for Rancho Gordo beans and beans generally. I recently acquired their cooobook Heirloom Beans: Recipes from Rancho Gordo to get more ideas of how to use their exotic offerings, so maybe my excursions through my bean boxes and these recipes might Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Help! Need: Wood & Natural Gas Pizza Oven

2021-01-10 18:51:00 chefenvy

Does anyone know of a pizza oven sold in the US which can use both natural gas and wood? The natural gas would mainly be used to get the wood fire going quickly. I sure would appreciate your advice. Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Flavorful Bread?

2021-01-09 14:24:00 chefenvy

Flour, water, yeast and salt the basic components of the bread I bake. Sometimes I add a little olive oil. My bread is frequently bland. I generally cold ferment my dough for a few days and lately been baking in a enameled cast iron Dutch oven which creates a nice Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Which cooking subscriptions/apps do you have and why?

2021-01-07 18:55:00 chefenvy

To aid in meal planning, I decided to give a couple of subscriptions a try:
1. Plan to Eat – I used this for about 3 years when they first started and WOW the functionality has improved so much. Recipes are a snap to add to your account (back in Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Scallop Pie?

2021-01-07 14:39:00 chefenvy

My memory is failing me but I remember making some sort of scallop dish which was scallops in a cream sauce, not unlike coquilles St-Jacques, but it was baked in a crust like a pie. I think it was a very popular dish in one of the Scandinavian countries. The Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Oven & cooktop choices for new kitchen

2021-01-06 15:11:00 chefenvy

I need to make a decision on the appliances for a new kitchen.

Because of the design of the kitchen, what I easily have room for is a wall-stack of ovens and a separate 36” rangetop or cooktop.

I’d welcome comments on the following:

For the wall ovens, what I think I want Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Plumcake

2021-01-06 14:34:00 chefenvy

Hi! I’m Chiara an Italian girl and i’m new here… I would like to know your favourite plumcake’s recipe because I love this type of cake but it isn’t a typical Italian cake so I would like to discover your secrets! Ahaha If you tell me your secrets, I’ll share Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Please help me identify these winter squashes

2021-01-06 13:51:00 chefenvy

According to google, they look most like buttercup squashes? If not that, they are some other small winter squash hybrid and pretty much all of them can be cut in half and roasted. I hope they are delicious! Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Sous vide precision induction question

2021-01-05 22:11:00 chefenvy

I just bought a portable induction cooktop that has a thermometer for sous vide. I filled a pot with water and set it to 150. Over 20 minutes the water fluctuated between 148 – 151 (I verified with a Thermapen) This seems like an acceptable range variance to me. Also, Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Pie crusting

2021-01-05 16:12:00 chefenvy

My standby to use on-hand staple ingredients is a crust that uses oil & milk in place of butter/Crisco. From Better Homes & Gardens cookbook. Previously posted here
https://www.chowhound.com/post/rhubarb-pies-crisps-crumbles-home-cooking-dish-month-june-1083721?commentId=10194286 Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Frying hamburger patties in electric skillet

2021-01-05 00:51:00 chefenvy

Split the difference in your cooking time.

[More detail would help.] Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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