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Family Recipes

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2019 Standout Recipes

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by highlyunlikely 1 year 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 12 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 years 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 ...

What's your signature stew?

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by bestbitesonly 2 years ago

I need ideas for home made stews for the Winter. I'm using Le Creuset for most of my home soup/stew cooking.

El Chipotle Taqueria | Soquel, Santa Cruz County

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by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

In July I asked a friend to pick a spot near her office for our business lunch meeting. She suggested El Chipotle Taqueria in Soquel commenting that it's "not that Chipotle", rather a friendly fami...

Grandma's Torte recipe - possibly Serbian?

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by Splendid Spatula 2 years ago

Hi Hounds, Seeking a recipe for something like the Grandma's Torte served at Milwaukee's Three Brothers restaurant. It is described as a "seven layer walnut based torte with fruit and topped with...

Recipe for "vintage" recipe of "ham and mango"

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by Dymonsnprls 2 years ago

My gram used to make a dish called "ham and mango". She was from the Coal Region of PA. "Mangoes" are green peppers. It was sort of a ground ham salad with green peppers. It was served cold and ...

Do you cook a lot of international food at home?

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by kris_10 2 years ago

Curious about what kinds of cuisines other people cook from in their homes! We do Japanese, Chinese, Burmese, Italian, French, Indian...all kinds! What about you?

Borscht can be beautiful...

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by gutreactions 2 years ago

Was invited to dinner at a friend and she says: I have prepared a surprise for you. We have known each other for quite a few years, and I was curious...and a bit hungry. Low and behold, as our firs...

fresh turmeric root... how to use it?

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by luckiestduck 9 years ago

I impulsively bought some fresh turmeric root as a friend was espousing its various health benefits. I have no idea what to do with it, really. I love using Indian spices, but I don't know how fres...

Canadians--tell me your favourite recipe from Mom or Grandma

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by Godslamb 9 years ago

I am wondering what you all ate growing up, and if you have a recipe for it. I am interested to see what Canadians ate when they were children, and what ethnicities are represented. I grew up Menn...

Indonesian Food Recipes (Need your comment and suggestion)

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by enzhndyn 2 years ago

Hello, I have an assignment to translate some recipes from Indonesian into English. Could you please help me to review the recipe below? Please give me your comment and suggestion about the recipe....

Broth with no tomatoes or onions?

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by slsolomon 2 years ago

I am one week out from major gum surgery and getting very tired of dairy products and would like to make some soups that are good at room temperature or cold. My doctor told me not to eat tomatoes,...

Spaghetti - any ideas?

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by DorotaMZURc 2 years ago

Hi ! I want to do great spaghetti to my boyfriend. We love that dish ! Have you got a simple but delicious recipe?