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  1. GotGarlic

    100 Greatest Cooking Tips (of all time!)

    Food Network Magazine asked top chefs across the country for their best advice. Here it is: 100 Greatest Cooking Tips (of all time!)
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    Question about a tortilla press

    I have a ton of masa harina (about 4 pounds, actually) left from making tamales, so I thought I'd use some to make corn tortillas. Does anyone have a tortilla press? Any tips for getting a good one? I've seen cast iron, steel, plastic and wooden presses. I'm leaning toward the cast iron...
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    Celebrity cookbooks and ghostwriters

    This topic has been in the news quite a bit the last several days. Are you surprised that some celebrity chefs apparently have ghostwriters write their books? Does it matter to you? Would you buy the books anyway? It started with this one: I Was a Cookbook Ghostwriter...
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    What to do with schmaltz (chicken fat)?

    I roasted a chicken for dinner Sunday and made stock with the carcass. Now I have a load of chicken fat on top that I'm about to scrape off. What can I do with it? I've heard in passing (and on Seinfeld :wink:) that it's used in Jewish cooking, but I'm not familiar with how or why. Thanks for...
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    Tzatziki Sauce or Dip

    Tzatziki Sauce or Dip 3 cups plain yogurt, or 2 cups plain Greek yogurt (preferred) 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and cut into pieces that will fit into the food processor chute (if using; can also use a box grater) 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 tbsp. white vinegar 1 tbsp...
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    Dundas Sheep Stew

    Dundas Sheep Stew 8 sheep (about 600 lbs.) 400 lbs. onions, peeled 100 lbs. Irish potatoes, cooked 40 lbs. fatback meat, cut up 40 lbs. margarine 16 lbs. flour, cooked, for crumbs 1 lb. red pepper 2 lbs. black pepper 2 lbs. salt Two days ahead, make bread for crumbs. One day ahead, slaughter...
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    Convert Metric to English and Back Again

    Props to Sass for posting this in the Apple Stack thread. Thought it would be useful here, too. Conversion Calculators
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    Bison steak

    When we were driving through Pennsylvania last month, we stopped here and bought some bison steaks: Bison Corral We thawed them out for today's dinner. I've never cooked bison before. It's a beautiful day here, so we'll probably grill it. I know it's very lean, so it will just need a fairly...
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    New Potato Salad with Vinaigrette Dressing

    New Potato Salad with Vinaigrette Dressing (Kids are so cute. I served this to some friends with their young children; Timmy said he didn't like the potatoes. His mom said, "Timmy, it's vinaigrette - you like vinegar." He thought for a second, then said, "Yeah, but I don't like the 'grette...
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    Grilled Stuffed Zucchini Boats

    I've made this twice recently. I had a bunch of veggie odds and ends to use up, so I used more veg and less cheese in the filling. Also, since Mama mentioned the problem with the cheese and sliced tomato, I decided to chop the tomato and include it in the filling, and I added pine nuts for some...
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    Poll: What time do you eat dinner?

    I'm curious to see what time everyone generally has dinner. I'll post after there have been a few responses :smile:
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    Random Picture Thread - Part Deux

    Some pix from New Year's Eve. Our town celebrates Hogmanay, the Scottish New Year's Eve holiday. There's a parade from a church to the waterfront and then town leaders dressed as Colonial rebels call the townspeople to revolution. Huzzah!
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    Laptop microphone driving me nuts

    Hi, all. I got a new HP Pavilion DV-7 4165 Entertainment Notebook a couple of months ago. On Christmas, we Skyped with a former exchange student from Germany - I couldn't hear her, so I put on a set of headphones we have and talked for an hour :smile: Later, I realized that the computer has an...
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    PC in a coma - wish me luck

    Hi, all. My PC seems to be in a coma - it doesn't seem to be getting power all of a sudden. I put a thumb drive in a USB port (there are three) and it froze up. I couldn't get it to respond, so I cut the power, waited a few minutes, and turned it back on. There was nothing but a blinking cursor...
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    What to do with red Anaheim chiles?

    Hi. I have a boatload of beautiful red Anaheim chiles and I'm not sure what to do with them. I've roasted, peeled and frozen the green ones, but I'm not sure if the red ones should get the same treatment. Also, need recipes :smile: Whattaya say?
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    What to do with Triguisar?

    It's a powdered mixed seasoning I picked up at a local Latin American grocery store. The box says "Uses: Soups, Sauces, Stews, Tamales, Meats. This product must be cooked with the foods." The ingredients include cumin, pepper, salt, garlic and annatto. Has anyone ever cooked with this...
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    Suggestion for new forum

    ... unless it's already here and I missed it :smile: I thought it would be fun to have a forum called something like "What to do with these ingredients?" Sort of like "Chopped" on the Food Network, people could post ingredients they have and ask for suggestions on how to use them. What do you...
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    Dinner Tuesday, 7/6

    Hey, y'all! What's everyone up to? I made pulled pork in the crock pot on Saturday, so we'll be having pulled pork sandwiches and maybe a green salad - or maybe just a cucumber salad, since we have lots of those in the garden :smile: What about you?
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    Dinner Monday, 7/5

    Hi, all. We're heading off to a family potluck - burgers and whatever sides people are bringing. I heard my mom is doing some deviled eggs and blueberry-peach cobbler :smile: Later, I'll post the salad I'm taking - most of the ingredients are fresh from my garden. Nom nom nom What are you up to...
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    Cold Cucumber & Mint Soup

    Ingredients 1 1/2 cups nonfat plain yogurt 1/2 cup sour cream 1/3 cup mint leaves, plus a few extra sprigs for garnish 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves 3 green onions, trimmed and roughly chopped 2 English cucumbers, peeled, and seeded and roughly chopped 1 clove garlic, roughly chopped Salt...