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how to change cookie recipes

by kate 16 years ago

I'm not that experienced with baking, and I want to alter some recipes to suit my tastes. Basically, I want moister, fudgier or cakier cookies, but I find a lot of butter too oily. Can I substitute...

Done the Yule Log need another wow desssert for Christmas.

by Island Girl 16 years ago

Even though we live in the tropics, we still prepare a traditional Christmas meal, bake cookies, etc. I have been making a Yule Log for the past four years to take to friends for Christmas Eve and...

Vegetarian Dilemma – What to Serve With 1979 Château Palmer

by venus_de_mpls 16 years ago

My boyfriend has a few remaining wines from his once grand collection and he wants to share this bottle with me, a vegetarian. I’d like to prepare something appropriate. Is it even possible? I wa...

Curry leaves

by King of Northern Blvd 16 years ago

Does anyone know if you can freeze fresh curry leaves?

a question on roasting green beans

by cocoagirl 16 years ago

when ever I have roasted green beans - they just don't seem cooked enough. I would like to do roasted green beans for T-Dinner but was thinking of blanching them first to make sure they are not to...

Bread crumbs

by Lani 16 years ago

What's the best device to make bread crumbs, like a blender or food processor? Some of the bread crumbs are small and fine and then there are pieces that are kind of big and clumpy. I'm wondering...

Seeking Canadian recipe: Dream Cake

by Susan Marme 16 years ago

Looking for a recipe for a 1960's vintage rural Ontario bakery treat (may still exist, haven't lived "home" in a very long time) - dream cake: pastry (somewhat richer than pie pastry) bottom laye...

Grilling with wood

by RUBulldog 16 years ago

I've always used charcoal to grill. I want to try using hickory, oak or mesquite. Anybody have any tips on grilling hicken, steaks, tri tip, top round/London Broil over wood?

actual good low cal bagel spread

by annab 16 years ago

I won't reprint the recipe, 'cause of copywright, but I just made a bagel spread from a diet journal with low fat cream cheese, canned salmon and some lemon juice all whipped together. I'm really s...

Shortbread pie crust tips?

by T in DC 16 years ago

Any ideas or tips for making a shortbread pie crust? Having never made shortbread, I am a little intimidated. I’ve been told it’s simple, but often the simplest of recipes are the toughest. To make...

brining and frying turkey

by sfeater 16 years ago

hello. I've read lots of posts about brining turkey and last year I had a great experience frying my turkey. I wanted to combine these two tactics (brining and frying) and I was wondering if any ...

Talkin' Smokin'

by Dax 16 years ago

for the walking bird day, we'll be smoking a bird, frying a bird, probably smoking a shoulder too. Without getting out of hand, would a smoked duck or a smoked goose be better? Maybe we''ll just ...

Red cabbage recipe

by judybird 16 years ago

My German sister-in-law is making duck and spaetzle for Thanksgiving, and asked me to fix a red cabbage dish to go with it. Anyone have a recipe to share? TIA

Looking for specific brussel sprout recipe

by amp156 16 years ago

Someone posted on the Manhattan board looking for a recipe for brussel sprouts w/ chestnuts and bacon. It was from Balducci's, but noone replied. Thought I'd try here. Also interested in any oth...


by Cathy2 16 years ago

Hi, I love and hate meringue. I don't love meringue which does a fine imitation of styrofoam block in texture, appearance or taste. This type is often present and piled high on Lemon Me...

advice on poached pear/puff pastry dessert?

by mtyf 16 years ago

I would like to make something to this effect for thanksgiving dinner, but I am not sure about the details. Was thinking of either poaching or baking pears with cinnamon, vanilla, maybe maple or ...

Tart Dough help needed

by Tracy L. 16 years ago

I made the tart dough for the Pinenut Rosemary Tart from the Last Course. It rolled out beautifully after refrigeration but when I put it in the tart pan it broke and tore. I did little patch jobs...

Stuffed acorn squash

by Buttercup 16 years ago

Picked up some nice golden acorn squash at the market this morning. I want to stuff them with something including ground turkey, some leftover brown rice, onions, pine nuts, chopped zucchini, fresh...

Seeking inspiration for fancy Thanksgiving dessert

by eel 16 years ago

I’ve scoured Epicurious, poured through The Cake Bible, but still have a mental block! I’m trying to come up with a festive, beautiful, memorable, and of course delicious dessert that fits within...

Hazelnut Cardamom Cookies (by request)

by GG Mora 16 years ago

GretchenS requested this recipe: Hazelnut Cardamom Cookies 8 whole cardamom pods 1 c. whole hazelnuts, skins on 1 1/3 c. AP flour 1/2 tsp. baking soda pinch salt 1/2 c. sugar (I use evaporated ...

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