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How to Make Your Own Halloween Candy

If you want to make homemade Halloween candy, we've rounded up recipes for DIY Reese's peanut butter cups, Snickers, Crunch Bars, sour gummy bears, and more. The best things about Halloween are candy...

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Homemade Vanilla Extract

FoodWacky
by FoodWacky 8 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 14 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 4 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 10 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

egbluesuede
by egbluesuede 4 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

CindyJ
by CindyJ 4 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 4 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 4 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 8 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 5 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 14 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...

Ginger Ale - Homemade - Help!

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by tangoking 5 years ago

Heya Peeps, I'm trying to make home-made ginger ale, but I'm having problems. I hope that someone can help. Key point: I'm trying to keep it as authentic as possible, so I'm not adding baker's ye...

Recipe for Oyster Sauce

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by Beau711 14 years ago

[Split from this thread: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/435399#2887055 ] hey bigjeff - I was responding to E Eto's question about sauces .Anyway, there's nothing inherently 'offensive' about t...

Xiao long bao - would I be crazy to try to make them?

c oliver
by c oliver 12 years ago

I love xiao long bao/soup dumplings. But I live too far away from a source to eat them regularly. I've seen recipes for them and am tempted. I'm looking for advice from those who do cook or have...

Brew-Your-Own in VA?

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by cynbad 5 years ago

Looking for a gift for a beer-lover in Charlottesville, VA and wondered if there might be a brew-your-own business in that area that I should look into. l really have no idea how common they may be...

The Toastmaker

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

I'll never look at toast the same way again. (And there's no tag for "toast".)

In Praise of Marco Polo Fruit Syrups Part 2

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by Dave Feldman 8 years ago

Almost 11 years ago on this very board, I enthused about these fruit syrups, when combined with seltzer, produce some of the best sodas I've drunk: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/288306 As far ...

Recreate Philly Cream Cheese (Whipped)

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by itryalot 6 years ago

Discussing with coworkers today for a breakfast meeting. Someone wants to know how to recreate whipped philadelphia cream cheese? How do you get it fluffy - we have a group of 40 and want to make ...

Anyone making homemade sriracha?

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by lastZZ 6 years ago

Here is the Serious Eats version. There are many others out there. http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2012/02/sriracha-recipe-from-scratch.html Does it really need sugar? When I make some I am goi...

Shan brand Dal Curry Mix : DIY?

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by ivyinkvine 6 years ago

Does anybody have a rough recipe for this box of spice? I'm hooked on this dal but would love to make the spice mix myself. I can't quite tell what makes it so pleasant, but it just hits the spot f...