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Home Cooking Dish of the Month - NOMINATIONS, August 2019

by herby 18 hours ago

Happy summer! Time has come to think about what you would like to make during the month of August and nominate a dish that we'll all enjoy cooking together in our virtual DOTM kitchen. So, what wou...

Way too vinegar-y barbeque sauce. any suggestions?

by Jeepluv77 10 years ago

Okay, so I decided to make some homemade bbq sauce. I followed a recipe written down for me that I've tasted before and liked. Mine tastes like vinegar city. Any ideas on how to mellow it out? This...

What’s for Dinner #429 (July 2019) - Summer

by sallyt 20 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...



by Caiatransplant2 7 hours ago

Hi all. I want to put together an Asian type stir fry for dinner this evening. I have on hand left over marinated and barbequed flank steak, Crimini mushrooms, a yellow onion, tomatoes, zucchini,...


August 2019 Cookbook of the Month VOTING

by Westminstress 4 days ago

Hi everyone, it's another three-way vote! For August we will choose between PATI'S MEXICAN TABLE, EVERYDAY DORIE, and FOR COD AND COUNTRY. **Voting will close on Wednesday, July 24 at 9am Easte...

Why why why is my stew meat always dry & tough?

by denishaskin 6 months ago

Whenever I try to make a beef stew, the meat pretty much always comes out tough, and is not tender etc as the recipe always promises. What am I doing wrong? Today's stew was stew meat from New Le...

Why didn't my cream puffs puff?

by EggyEggoo 6 years ago

I have made cream puffs many, many times in the past and they're usually successful. I made them the other night and they didn't puff! They turned golden and dry, and didn't taste terrible (kind of...


Cookin' with Hooch

Perilagu Khan
by Perilagu Khan 2 days ago

This thread is for discussing your favorite hooch-heavy dishes, and the various boozes, wines and beers with which you love to cook. Last night I prepared a Jamaican-inspired pan-roasted steak ...


Substitute for fresh mint in Turkish soup

by sophia519 14 hours ago

I was watching Milk Street and want to make the Turkish red lentil soup shown on the program. Recipe calls for garnishing with fresh mint. Since I don’t care for fresh mint, I thought I’d substitut...

KISS (keep it simple stupid)

by BigG 16 days ago

I really do appreciate how many on here have shared great recipes and techniques. There are some food items, however, that seem to shine the more simply they are prepared. I'll go fishy again as my...

Lily with Nuts Italian Ice Recipe?

by bocce 8 years ago

I'm originally from Bronx, NY and there is a pastry shop that makes an Italian ice called Lily with nuts. Its creamy, very aromatic and just the best flavor there is. I know this flavor has poppe...


Summer 2019 Baking Cookbook of the Month VOTING

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 3 days ago

Welcome to the voting thread for our Summer 2019 Baking COTM, which will run from the time the vote closes through September. Two books emerged with the most nominations, giving us a choice betwe...

Making enchiladas with flour tortillas

by Gracemama 7 years ago

I was born in the US, and grew up in a low-income neighborhood, surrounded by Mexican families, where our next door neighbors sometimes sent over a steaming stack of fresh tortillas (and where hunc...

Weekly Menu Planning July 2019

by MidwesternerTT 27 days ago

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

Chicken stock food safety question

by vanessa7 12 days ago

I put a chicken stock on the stove yesterday afternoon and my husband turned off the stove after 3 hours. When I came home, I completely forgot about it and it sat on my stove overnight. I'm wonder...

Vincent's Sauce

by GJWhite 12 years ago

Every Christmas my uncle brings over a few containers of sauce from Vincent's, one mild and one spicy. As those of you who have tasted it will know, it's got a very different taste profile than tra...

Searching for an old Bon Appetit Recipe

by Foodies87 2 years ago

I'm searching for a recipe for "Corn, Green Bean, and Tomato Salad" from a Bon Appetit magazine dated somewhere from the late 90's through the first decade of the 2000's. It's probably a July or A...

Pressure Cooker Whistles in Indian Recipes

by ninrn 6 years ago

Many Indian recipes indicate cooking time in a pressure cooker as "two whistles" or "three whistles". How does that translate into minutes, or is it variable depending upon what's in the cooker? ...