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What for Dinner #401 (March 2017) - The Pot o'Gold Edition

by ChristinaMason 24 days ago

Maybe March has something in store for us other than wind and rains at the end of the rainbow. Many of us in colder c...

EllenCooks commented 6 minutes ago

Overpowering Flavors-Apples

by ananana 3 days ago

So I just bought some tamarin/chamoy apples. They're delicious, but the flavor is too powerful for the rest of my fam...

Paprikaboy commented 1 day ago

Share your favorite one pot meal recipes

by Monica 2 months ago

As a full time working mom of 2 young kids, I often search for easy but tasty weekday(and weekend) one pot meals that...

Veggigal commented 11 days ago

What was your Recipe-of-the-Year?

by Smokeydoke30 3 months ago

I had to think long and hard about this one. This was the year I discovered COTM and DOTM and I discovered A LOT of a...

mrshalf commented 15 days ago

Easy Vegan Recipes

by Steph37895 3 months ago

Hi! Im having a dinner/get together next month and found out that some family members have recently decided to becom...

The_Libster commented 22 days ago


by prego_cook 1 year ago

Has anyone used an application to try to migrate your recipes from a site onto your computer? Is that even a real th...


keithp commented 23 days ago

Why use baker's percentage to compare recipe ratios?

by exex 28 days ago

I have read several articles trying to understand the benefits of using the baker's percentage. Embarrassingly enough...


Smokeydoke30 commented 24 days ago

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

by MariaRN 3 years ago

Hi All ! The curiosity is killing me! While reminiscing with my Parents, we started a huge conversation about ...


itlafa commented 1 month ago

Japanese Mentaiko recipe for cod roe

by Antoniabruce 2 months ago

Hi there, I've just returned from a trip to Kyushu Island, Japan where I fell in love with mentaiko - spicy marin...


Antoniabruce commented 1 month ago

Need some advice on pork stew cooking times

by MsBees 1 month ago

Hi all, I'm in New England and we are in the middle of a snow storm. So it seems like the perfect day for a hearty st...


tastesgoodwhatisit commented 1 month ago

Chicken Soup w/Leftover Chicken

by DuffyH 2 months ago

I've got some poached chicken breasts that I want to use for soup, but need some inspiration. I do not have any homem...


Cherry_Wu_golmate commented 2 months ago

ISO great recipe for beef stew

by Deborah R. 1 year ago

Hello - I have some nice sirloin tips that I want to turn into a beef stew. Trouble is, I don't have a recipe I'm ...

tim irvine commented 2 months ago

Cuba, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico food/desserts

by Monica 2 months ago

My kid's school is having an international week focusing on these three places. I want to participate by making some...

Monica commented 2 months ago

How do I cook a 12 lbs. In-Bone, Pork Shoulder Blade?

by Fireheart120 2 months ago

My friend bought me this 12 pound pork shoulder blade and I have no clue how to cook it. I am wanting to cook it in t...

jnk commented 2 months ago

What are you baking these days? January, 2017 edition!

by buttertart 3 months ago

Happy New Year! Best wishes to all. This was the fruitcake weekend...12 lb of it, all being given away (to people w...


sallyt commented 2 months ago

Go to Comfort Food

by JanetJ 7 months ago

Interested in what you go to for comfort food when you're not feeling up to par. Ours is cornstarch pudding served wa...


JanetJ commented 2 months ago

Recipes for 7 1/4 qt Dutch Oven?

by RollWithIt 2 months ago

I got a beautiful caribbean dutch oven for Christmas that is 7 1/4 qt!! It's huge! We have a growing family of 5 and...

Ttrockwood commented 2 months ago

fresh turmeric root... how to use it?

by luckiestduck 5 years ago

I impulsively bought some fresh turmeric root as a friend was espousing its various health benefits. I have no idea w...

Ttrockwood commented 2 months ago

'Old Country' Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

by DoxieCook 2 months ago

‘OLD COUNTRY’ SPAGHETTI SAUCE After looking over many recipes, I’ve refined several into this one spaghetti sauce re...


Dogboa commented 2 months ago

Help me name my family cookbook!

by alainab 2 months ago

I'm going on a high school exchange program to New Zealand in 6 (!!) days. As part of my host family gifts, I'm putt...

Multifoiled commented 2 months ago