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MASHED POTATO TECHNIQUE

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by potato head 15 years ago

Help!!!!!! I need all of you chowhounders to back me up on my mashed potato technique. Annoying brother in law insists that I use a hand mixer to mash my potatoes, I prefer to use a ricer. Can som...

nonstick frying pan

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by Carrie 15 years ago

Since our Calphalon nonstick frying pan has started peeling, we’re in the market for a new nonstick frying pan. What would you recommend?

Thai chicken coconut soup recipe?

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by JessicaSophia 15 years ago

Does anyone have a great recipe for that Thai soup that has coconut milk, chicken, lemongrass, chiles and mushrooms in it? I think it's called Tom Kha Kai. When I have a cold, it's better than c...

Creamy key lime pie

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by Pia 15 years ago

Hi all! I am looking for a key lime pie recipe that has a creamy filling with a strong lime flavor. I had something similar to this in a restaurant -- it tastes like stiff lime cream and was topped...

cookbooks for great salad recipes

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by elise h 15 years ago

What is your favorite cookbook for salad recipes? Doesn't have to be an all salad cookbook. Thanks in advance.

lemon dust

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by Bearzie 15 years ago

There was a recent suggestion regarding lemon dust. How long and what temperature should the oven be to make this?

brining turkeys

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by jen kalb 15 years ago

Re this process, just a note - I have now been brining my thanksgiving turkeys since - well - the first Cooks Mag recc on the topic - so maybe 10 yrs. I had been really working on high temp methods...

Thanksgiving appetizers and finger food

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by ruth 15 years ago

I am having a small thanksgiving this year. I would love to have some little bits and appetizers laying around for people while I am cooking. Any ideas. The simpler the better. Thanks as always.

Puff Pastry vs. Phyllo

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by Pupster 15 years ago

Is there a difference between puff pastry and phyllo? Or are they interchangeable? I'm trying to make an apple strudel, whose recipe calls for phyllo dough. I have puff pastry dough already, and ...

persimmon desserts?

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by Sir Gawain 15 years ago

I have recently "discovered" persimmons and am smitten. Any amazing dessert recipes you'd care to share? P.S. So far I've only eaten hachiya, never tried fuyu.

Warming goat cheese

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by SteveM 15 years ago

This might seem like a really basic/simple question but what is the best way to warm goat cheese? My sister is coming for turket-day and she likes salads with warm goat cheese on top. This is somet...

Excellent deal - stainless steel rotating cake stand for $16.95

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by Sir Gawain 15 years ago

I bought this a while back for $20.00 and never stopped congratulating myself on this brilliant purchase, and now it's only $16.95! This cake stand not only looks very good but also rotates, which ...

Pumpkin Soup Success

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by Carb Lover 15 years ago

It's been a weekend of good eatin'; gotta get back into the yoga routine tomorrow. Made pumpkin soup as main dish last night and served w/ crunchy bread. Soup was such a success that I thought I'd ...

Sirloin Roast

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by Fatemeh 15 years ago

So, I have 4 people coming for dinner tomorrow, and a beautiful 2.5lb sirloin roast. I would normally rub the roast with salt, pepper, coriander & herbes de Provence, sear, then just roast until ...

Thanksgving for 20 - what can I do ahead

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by cocoagirl 15 years ago

We are having 20 for Thanksgiving. We will cook Turkey on the Weber and a ham on the gas grill. What sides can I prepare ahead - can I freeze gravy? Anu ideas for sides to feed 20. Thanks.

Red Kuri Squash

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by Chow Chow 15 years ago

Today I bought a beautiful reddish orange squash called a Red Kuri Squash. Anyone have any recipe ideas for it?

TJ's chocolate/cherry pancakes: simple & delicious

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by Carb Lover 15 years ago

Made a wonderful breakfast this AM coincidentally using ALL Trader Joe's products and thought I'd share, esp. since it looks like TJ's is a hound favorite. Used their pancake mix and followed dir...

Valhrona cocoa powder

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by meta 15 years ago

Not sure if this is the right board, but does anyone know a good local San Francisco source for Valhrona cocoa powder? Thx.

Can I freeze raw cookie dough?

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by Coyote 15 years ago

Overshot number of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies I need by about three dozen. The recipe says form the dough into balls the size and shape of golf balls. There are raw eggs in the dough. Can I ...

Big box o' lemons

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by Professor Salt 15 years ago

Gurlfren is on a lemonade fast for the next couple of days. I overestimated and bought an entire box from my local restaurant supply. We're talking about 30 pounds worth, most of which will be left...

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