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Family Recipes

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Food Network Alert: 'Questlove's Potluck' airs tonight, May 28...

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by gutreactions 5 hours ago

The Food Network is hosting 'Questlove's Potluck', a virtual dinner party with celebrity guests and favorite recipes. It airs at 10 p.m./9 central time. It is a fundraiser for America's Food Fund. ...

What are you baking these days? December, 2018 edition!

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by buttertart 1 year ago

It's December in some of my favorite places already. This is probably the bakingest month of the year, what with holiday and gift baking. What are you up to in the kitchen these days? I made th...

Need dinner suggestions

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by ReneeCamp 15 days ago

I need assistance getting inspired for dinner tonight! I have avocados, udon noodles and penne, a few cans of beans (red, black, chickpea) miso, some leftover frozen marinara sauce, half a pint of ...

Why boil salsa ingredients?

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by simplelife16 5 years ago

Hi all! I absolutely love my families salsa and they boil many of the ingredients beforehand. If anyone out there does this, can you tell me why you boil the ingredients? Also, do you think boiling...

Off the top of your head: How many recipes do you know by heart?

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by gutreactions 10 months ago

I remember working with a top French chef on projects in the New York/Miami area. Once I asked him: How many recipes do you have memorized? He thought for a moment and responded: around 3,000. And ...

Why do some Italians put "Hard Boiled Eggs in Pasta Sauce" ?

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by MariaRN 7 years ago

Hi All ! The curiosity is killing me! While reminiscing with my Parents, we started a huge conversation about my Grandmother putting eggs in her Sunday Pasta Sauce. I have NEVER heard or se...

Anchovies! Delicious? Multifunctional or Not?

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by kelvin_of_ranard 2 months ago

I bought a tin of King Oscar anchovies to complete a Bolognese sauce, and used the leftover fillets in a olive oil vinaigrette. What a wonderful flavor! We’re hooked! [pun intended]. What other...

Original Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe from the 60s

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by DebWedge 2 months ago

A while back, I saw a discussion somewhere (thought it was here but maybe not since I can't find it), about where to find an original recipe from the 1960s for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. I th...

Your Best Instant Pot Recipes, Please

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by ninrn 2 months ago

I got my niece an Instant Pot Duo for her birthday, and while she and her boyfriend give it the good old college try every single week, so far everything they’ve made is highly problematic—too mush...

Good Food

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by ellalovestocook 3 months ago

Does anyone have any ideas for dinner that I can cook for my family?

Software, applications for personal recipes

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by tinpanalley 1 year ago

I'm not looking for one of the millions of apps that connects you to recipes from various websites, I'm talking about software or applications (mobile or web) that allow you to actually organise an...

2019 Standout Recipes

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by highlyunlikely 7 months ago

What are your best new recipes from 2019? The ones that you loved, your family/guests raved about, and that will be in your roster for life? My favourite new recipes from 2019 (in no particu...

Sauce for shrimp

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by texanniew 5 months ago

For Christmas, I am serving cold boiled shrimp and crab stuff shrimp. What’s a sauce in addition to cocktail sauce that would work for both? The other entrees are Italian...something that might hav...

Meatloaf recipe for the unadventurous?

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by ninrn 7 months ago

I want to take a meatloaf over to neighbors I don’t know all that well. I have limited experience eating or making meatloaf, so I could use some tips and/or recipes. Their son tells me meatloaf is ...

What’s your secret Curry ingredient or technique?

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by kelvin_of_ranard 8 months ago

In reference to the dish, versus the powder, what secrets are Hounders willing to share on how prepare excellent curry?

The cake that brought me closer to the wonderful woman I'll never know

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by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

" . . . Online I discovered blogs where bakers of my generation cook directly from the recipe books of forebears. . .

Recipe ideas

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by manolotraveler 11 months ago

I just got a new, enormous saute pan and so I'm looking for some recipe inspiration! Especially interested in pan-braises (like chicken cacciatore) so I can fry/saute things AND braise them in this...

Dinner Rut, Advice with Kids

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by natalie81 11 months ago

My kids are super frustrating me lately. They are actually pretty good eaters, but the last two new recipes I have made they have all asked me never to make again. We are trying to cut back on me...

I need some serious help!!!

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by jritz 1 year ago

My girlfriend was born with many food allergies, and I’m trying to find some recipes that cater to her needs. Her allergies include: Peanuts Nuts Eggs Wheat Seeds Sesame seeds Edamame Fish...

My Mom's birthday meal!

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by makeupyourworld 1 year ago

Hey chowhounders. I'm a twenty year old hoping to someday be a cook (although I'm in college studying something completely different, haha) and for my mom's birthday I made her a steak dinner. The ...