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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 ;)

Oil cured olives

2018-06-23 20:35:00 chefenvy

I left a large and very expensive bag of Moroccan oil cured olives on the counter over night. the package says to refrigerate after opening (which I had done). Are they safe to eat? I know olives in brine are fine. Do oil cured olives spoil? Sorry, coundn’t help myself Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Do you have to finish a steak in the oven?

2018-06-23 19:59:00 chefenvy

I’m planning to make a medium rare ~1 inch thick porterhouse steak. I don’t have a cast iron skillet or grill so I’m going to use a metal pan. Sometimes instructions say to just pan sear the steak. Other times they would “finish it in the oven.” Or even start Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Pesto chicken pasta disaster

2018-06-23 10:40:00 chefenvy

Hi, I like making chicken pesto pasta, but major disaster today – for the first time, I wanted to cook together the chicken, pesto and pasta, and after frying the chicken with some onions and garlic and tomatoes, I dumped in the pesto and the oil immediately separated from the Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Stuffed peppers - vinaigrette breaks when heated

2018-06-22 23:50:00 chefenvy

I made a recipe that sounded great for summer. Bell peppers stuffed with farro with a lemon vinaigrette (recipe is http://marcussamuelsson.com/recipe/lemon-and-herb-farro-stuffed-peppers-recipe). It was quite good, however much of the olive oil seeped out into the pan making them slightly on the dry side. When reheated for Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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fav summer dishes

2018-06-22 18:34:00 chefenvy

Hi everyone ! Today I would like to ask you what are your favourite dishes in summer? I need some inspirations for hot days. What can I say more…I am not a fan of fruit salads, so do not recommend it for me.. Looking forward your answers! Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Healthy Sack Lunches for 80 Children

2018-06-22 15:29:00 chefenvy

I am responsible for making sack lunches for underprivileged children this summer. I want to offer healthier options without breaking the bank. I will have access to a few grocery stores and a Sam’s Club on a daily basis. We will need to prepare the lunches the night before but Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Summer lunch ideas for 50 adults

2018-06-22 14:50:00 chefenvy

I need to make lunch for 50 people this summer for a week. I need ideas that are simple and frugal yet tasty. It will be hot and humid, so meals appropriate for that type of weather will be good. I will have access to a regular sized kitchen (full-size Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Nonstick Chemicals Can Really Stick Around – In You

2018-06-22 14:39:00 chefenvy

The chemicals are getting into food, water and human bodies. Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Meatball recipe, Cuisine at Home, 2/09 Issue

2018-06-22 12:08:00 chefenvy

Thank you chowhound for posting this recipe, it is my absolute all-time favorite meatball sub recipe! Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Pickling salt - necessary?

2018-06-21 18:37:00 chefenvy

This is my first time making dill pickles. I’m all set to go, and I just noticed the recipe calls for pickling “salt”, I have pickling “spice”. What’s the difference? Do, I need both? Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Where to find lemon myrtle in Canada?

2018-06-21 10:55:00 chefenvy

I live in Montreal and I am looking to buy lemon myrtle leaves (either whole or ground) to make tea. Amazon.ca does not sell it, and Amazon.com won’t ship to Canada. I have tried a google search with no results. Any help would be very much appreciated! Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Unique dumpling filling ideas

2018-06-20 14:43:00 chefenvy

I’m going to a Cocktails and Dumplings party next week and we were told to come with a unique dumpling filling and dipping sauce – something not typically Chinese. Two ideas I have – chicken larb with a fish sauce/chile/lime dipping sauce or taco (ground beef with taco seasoning, Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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DOTM July 2018: Nominations

2018-06-20 13:26:00 chefenvy

Welcome to the nomination thread for July 2018 DOTM! Tomorrow we will celebrate the summer equinox and that means that our days will start to shrink once again. But before a noticeable change happens we get to enjoy many more long summer days, at least here in the Northern Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Whats the point of zucchini?

2018-06-19 15:19:00 chefenvy

In a zucchini muffin? Made delicious lemon zucchini muffins, using variation of “Simple Muffins” recipe from King Arthur Flour’s website. DH thought they were yummy, but asked why add the zucchini? Got me thinking, after all, the zucchini didn’t add any flavor to the muffin, just Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Rosemary Olive oil cake

2018-06-19 15:15:00 chefenvy

I want to make Cooks illustrated’s Olive oil cake with rosemary Olive oil instead of regular Olive oil. Yay or nay? Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Searching for a 14 layer caramel cake recipe

2018-06-19 13:05:00 chefenvy

Hi! I had the most amazing 14 layer caramel cake in Pawleys Island South Carolina. I’m I’m hoping to bake one at home. Does anyone have a recipe for this? So good!!! Thanks in advance!! Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Why can't I fry diced potatoes?

2018-06-19 09:01:00 chefenvy

I seem to live in a different potato universe than everyone else.

I see all these recipes where you put some oil in a pan on medium heat, then add raw diced potatoes, and they cook in 5-6 minutes. All mine seem to do is stick to the Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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How to store bread pudding

2018-06-19 02:32:00 chefenvy

I make my bread pudding with pineapples, chopped pecans, raisin and cranberries, I bake it until it became firm. i do not like wet bread so it is not like a pudding. Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Nondairy Sour Cream substitute for Chicken Paprikash?

2018-06-18 20:19:00 chefenvy

I stopped eating dairy recently, but am trying to make paprikash. Sour cream is obviously a big component of the recipe; any ideas about what to use instead? Coconut cream with added acid? Puréed tofu? Thank you! Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Ideas for feeding lunch to 50 adults

2018-06-18 01:21:00 chefenvy

I am looking for lunch ideas to feed 50 people on a mission trip. I will have access to a standard home kitchen and a grill. Any ideas are appreciated! Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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July 2018 Cookbook of the Month: We're Honoring Anthony Bourdain

2018-06-18 00:11:00 chefenvy

Many Chowhounds were shocked and saddened by the news of Anthony Bourdain’s death earlier this month, and that led to a first: An absolutely unanimous COTM nomination round, as nominators variously nominated his two cookbooks as a way to honor his legacy as a cook, teacher. and fellow food lover.

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Why is almost EVERY pork chop recipe sweet? I want some new ideas for marinades that are herby or spicy or garlicky and NO SUGAR.

2018-06-17 22:39:00 chefenvy

Maybe a simple marinade of olive oil, what ever herbs you like, but thyme might be nice, some lemon juice or cider vinegar, salt and pepper, I agree with you some foods got associated with sweet and we are stuck with that. Every commercially available bbq Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Why Is Almost EVERY Pork chop recipe sweet? I want some new ideas for marinades that are herby or spicy or garlicky and NO SUGAR.

2018-06-17 22:32:00 chefenvy

I don’t mind sweet pork chop marinades but I’m not in the mood today. It may just be that I’m too lazy to really search, but there are certainly a bazillion marinades that contain brown sugar or maple sugar or regular sugar. I often make my own marinade Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Sneaking problem

2018-06-17 22:00:00 chefenvy

Hello everyone! I have just registered on this forum and I am so glad to be here!
A few weeks ago I started a new period in my life..I went on diet! It is big step that I did but of course for better future. My diet is not as Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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Mac and chz taste like flour

2018-06-17 19:41:00 chefenvy

I made a huge pan of Mac and chz and it taste like flour.. can I somehow save it. Reading More May Cause Envy…  

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