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When do you stop brushing liquor onto your fruitcake?

by vjb 7 hours ago

The fruitcake recipe says to wrap the fruitcake in brandy-soaked cheesecloth, and then to re-moisten the cheesecloth occasionally with more brandy. But it doesn't say when to leave off? Anyway, ...

Weekly Menu Planning December 2021

by MidwesternerTT 12 days ago

Let’s use this thread to share concise weekly dinner menus for each week in December. It's helpful if you can include your location and how many people you are feeding. Links to recipes are always ...

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Turkey enchilada soup recipe calls for canned Hatch red and green enchilada sauce. What do you think?

by laredo 5 hours ago

I saw this recipe (calls also for corn tortillas and garlic; can't remember the rest but not complex at all) and ordered the canned sauces. Then had second thoughts. I once bought green enchilada...

NOV 2021 COTM Simply Julia: Chicken, Soups & Stews, Go-To Sides, Salad Dressings etc

by MonicaMadeIt 30 days ago

This is the reporting thread for the following chapters of Simply Julia: 110 Easy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food by Julia Turshen. Eleven Chicken Recipes (pg 75-98) Eleven Soups & Stews (pg 99-...

What's For Dinner #457 (November 2021) - Talking Turkey (or, maybe not!)

by Amandarama 30 days ago

Here's where we help each other decide "What's for Dinner,” celebrate (or commiserate about) our nightly dinner results, and share recipes - with our modifications noted. What's for Dinner? Phot...


How to build the best fresh turkey sandwich?

by gutreactions 5 days ago

It's one of my favorite Thanksgiving leftover dishes, or any time of the year really. A fresh turkey sandwich, good bread, tasty dressing. Something on the side, perhaps. How do you like it?

Home Cooking Dish Of The Month, December 2021 - NOMINATIONS

by MidwesternerTT 11 days ago

It’s nomination time here at Dish of the Month. What dish sounds especially inviting to cook together this month? What would make best use of our time and increase our talent? Let’s try to suggest ...

November 2021 DOTM – FRENCH FRIES

by hirsheys 1 month ago

Welcome to our DOTM reporting thread for November 2021. Our dish this month is French Fries. French fries are a dish that usually consists of potatoes that are cut into even strips, then deep-fried...

Links to Home Cooking DOTM reporting threads

by herby 8 years ago

LNightshade provided links to the previous DOTMs and I thought that the list below in a form of individual posts with links to previous DOTM will be easier to maintain as well as useful to all DOTM...


Dish of the Month December 2021 - Voting

by MidwesternerTT 3 days ago

Welcome to the voting thread for the Home Cooking Dish of the Month (“DOTM”) for December 2021. The purpose of this thread is to cast votes to choose a dish that we as a community can cook and repo...

December 2021 DOTM – TAMALES

by MidwesternerTT 6 hours ago

Welcome to our DOTM (Dish of the Month) reporting thread for December 2021. Our dish this month is Tamales. A tutorial at Taste of Home provided this helpful info: “Tamales are corn husk-wrappe...


Dumb Chili question?

by sbbodcderf 1 day ago

I hesitated asking a dumb question like this, but here goes. I'm just looking to prepare Ree Drummonds simple chili recipe, but I'm out of tomato sauce. What do you think of substituting a jar ...


The Annual Thanksgiving Aftermath, Failures and Successes

by mushroomaffairs 5 days ago

So how was your Thanksgiving? Good, bad and ugly? Any no shows? Raw mashed potatoes? Turkey on fire??????????? My Thanksgiving was a success! Even though it was held at my house, I didn't d...

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

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 11 months ago

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 cookin...

NOV 2021 COTM Simply Julia: Weeknight Go-Tos, Make-Ahead Mains, Vegan One-Pot Meals

by MonicaMadeIt 30 days ago

This is the reporting thread for the first 3 chapters of Simply Julia: 110 Easy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food by Julia Turshen. Eleven Weeknight Go-Tos (pg 1-22) Eleven Make-Ahead Mains (pg 23...


Issues with chicken stock gelatin levels

by ar1338 3 days ago

Stock doesn't gel. I used 2 pounds of animal (whole chicken, in this case - quartered plus carcass and neck) per quart of water (about 1:1 by weight, which is what I read is the generally accepted...


Deep Fried Chicken Nuggets for Sweet & Sour?

by zackly 19 hours ago

I've never been able to duplicate the battered chicken (or pork) pieces like the ones I get (or used to get) at good Chinese restaurants. Besides being shatteringly crispy they have a layer that's ...

What's lingering in your freezer or pantry? Use it up ideas

by MidwesternerTT 9 months ago

Over on the Weekly Menu Planning discussion we noticed many of us have items purchased a year ago, at the start of the pandemic, that are lingering in freezer or pantry. It's an ongoing situation ...


Brisket Recipes for Chanukah

by jsabath 1 day ago

Hey Guys! With Chanukah coming up, I figured I'd crowdsource tips for cooking brisket. Favorite recipes? Tricks to keep it moist? Thanks!


Baking book and gifts for a 10-year old

by stockholm28 5 days ago

My 10-year old niece has requested a baking book for Christmas. Her parents don’t really bake. I’d like to get her a book and a few items to accompany the book. Do any of you with kids have any r...