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DIY coco lopez

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by tweetie 4 years ago

on a coconut cake odyssey and ATK's recipe calls for Coco Lopez. I have made the cake and it's a keeper but would prefer not to use something so processed. Been reading about how to make my own a...

Making yogurt without using commercial yogurt or starter

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by Sherri 12 years ago

I have been asked how to make yogurt without using any commercial products that can be purchased. In other words, how to make yogurt from scratch. Searching my library, I've found no help. All...

I just made yogurt starter using red chili pepper stems

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by PatsyWalker 6 years ago

I've been wanting to try this for some time. Using a commercial yogurt as a starter is fine but the subsequent generations are much weaker than the original. Ditto for the powdered probiotics. I...

Build a meat curing box

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by sheriff 9 years ago

I'm interested in building a small meat curing box to make salumis, bacon, etc. I've done some research and there are some pretty elaborate contraptions that people have concoted using old freezer...

I bought Kitchenaid Meat Grinder, now what?

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by walker 8 years ago

My favorite butcher in San Francisco, Bryan's, has great ground chuck but I've decided I want to grind my own (am I a control freak?). What do I ask for? Center cut chuck? Do I need to buy fat f...

Taco bar for 150 HELP

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by abigail_miller 1 year ago

I’m doing a DIY taco bar for 150 people. I’m wondering how much meat(chicken and ground beef) as well as toppings I will need. I found one lady on Pinterest who did hers but I’m not sure how correc...

Pine tree bitters/extract/liqueur?

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by YAYME 1 year ago

Hey, wise scholars of this board. I used everclear and branch of a fir tree and made pine tree extract. It tastes like pine and I'm thinking of making it into bitters, or liqueur. If I go that rout...

Maybe You Can Fix That Broken Keurig Coffee Maker

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by Antilope 5 years ago

Maybe You Can Fix That Broken Keurig Coffee Maker . My Keurig B70 Platinum coffee maker quit working recently. I have had it for nearly 5 years. I went through all of the de-scaling and cleaning ...

How to make your own liqueur?

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by teiraa 2 years ago

I want to experiment with making liqueurs but I'm not sure exactly on the process.

Homemade Vanilla Extract

FoodWacky
by FoodWacky 5 years ago

A couple of years ago I started making my own vanilla extract at home, and wow, what a flavor difference! It was so frustrating buying those tiny bottles of extract at the grocery store, spendi...

What's safe to use to finish butcher block?

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by GDSwamp 11 years ago

Just got a new kitchen cart w/ a butcher-block top and the wood is unfinished. I'd like to stain it in some way but I don't want to use something that will end up seeping dangerously into the food ...

Homemade drinkable yogurt?

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by SmallGoodThings 2 years ago

Does anyone make thin, drinkable yogurt (or kefir that tastes like yogurt) at home? Any tips? My family has developed a rather expensive drinking-yogurt habit. Everyone has gone off milk, and ...

Homemade Mock Crab

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by peskin 7 years ago

I really would like to have mock crab... but they don't sell it in my country as far as I can tell. Anyone have any idea how I might make my own imitation crab meat, what fish to use, what other i...

Make your own Hot Sauce

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by egbluesuede 2 years ago

Any hounds out there have experience making their own hot sauce? Somehow I got the idea that in 2017 I was going to perfect my own brand of hot sauce the way I like it. As you can imagine, there ...

ISO a great recipe for homemade chili powder

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by CindyJ 2 years ago

There are quite a few Mexican grocery stores in my area that carry a large selection of dried chiles. I'd like to make my own chili powder, but I'm a little overwhelmed by the choice of chilis. I...

Can I make sausage with cooked smoked turkey?

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by Opera_Nana 2 years ago

Help! I also received a smoked turkey for Christmas. There's only my husband and me and we can't eat it all within the 8 day window from receipt. So, I wanted to make turkey sausage but of course, ...

Adding flavor to homemade yogurt

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by gcook 2 years ago

I have a toddler who could probably eat his own weight in yogurt in a day. I've been considering making some homemade yogurt, but I'm not sure about adding in some flavor. He doesn't like berries o...

stabilizers in homemade ice cream

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by calumin 6 years ago

I did a couple tests yesterday to see the effect of stabilizers in homemade ice cream. I've pasted the results below, in case anyone is interested. I've wondered why it's so hard to make ice cr...

Our own take on ketchup . . .

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

This piece expresses (and amplifies) how I feel nearly every time a restaurant serves me housemade ketchup. ". . . it comes with our signature house-made ketchup. That’s right. The ketchup here ...

Ultra Low Sodium soy sauce, or making my own.

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by David_S 11 years ago

Even the “low sodium” varieties of soy sauce that I have found are still too high in sodium for me (300 mg/tsp). Does anyone know of a commercial brand that would be lower? Less than 100 mg/tsp...