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Apple Cores: Not Just for the Compost Bin

What’s not to love about an orchard-fresh apple on a crisp autumn day? For many people, it’s the core, which often finds itself on the fast track to the trash. But did you know that you can use apple...
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Best way to navigate a Buffet?

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

I will be visiting restaurants and house parties that I know will be serving buffet-style. What's the best way to tackle it. After all these years, it's still all too easy to load up the plate with...

Eating pizza with knife & fork: what's the problem?

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by gutreactions 4 months ago

I have extracted this issue from an unrelated discussion on these boards. There are those 'purists' out there that continuously rant about eating pizza with a knife & fork. Ok, I know that's what w...

Mussels at home: rediscovered...

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by gutreactions 11 months ago

We like diving into a bowl of mussels from time to time at restaurants that do the proper job with them. During the Covid crisis we have rediscovered how easy, cost effective, and delish these moll...

The Unruly Burger: where do you draw the line?

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

I like a good burger like the next person, sometimes piled high with layers of toppings. The other day, I ordered an 'award winning' towering burger at a friendly local tavern. When it was brought ...

Mac and Cheese - which cheese?

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by Kdsantoro 1 year ago

Hi all - Have lots of cheese in the fridge and the kids are asking for mac & cheese. And yes, I know that the freshly grated stuff is better but trying to use what's on hand. I have a swiss/g...

Mock Tender

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by Kdsantoro 1 year ago

Any tips on cooking this cut? I saw a recipe online that called for it to be cooked at 425 for about an hour (medium) but it makes me nervous.

Baked ham - convection steam oven

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by karwhite 1 year ago

Hello - does anyone have experience baking a ham in a convection steam oven? What setting did you use?

Please - ask a How To question(!)

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by Foody4life 5 years ago

(previously posted within another Site Feedback thread) If you're confused with how to navigate, search, post etc ... ask a 'How To' question. Most how to's are answered quickly and what was...

Cooking With Your Kids

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by alitria 3 years ago

I thought I would ask here about cooking with my kids instead of a parenting board because I find many parents are not confident cooks themselves and give MUCH different answers to cooking question...

Fat Separator How To

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by eenie1 4 years ago

Hi all: I'm going to be using my OXO Good Grips 4 Cup Fat Separator for the first time this week. Am I supposed to add my chicken broth as soon as it is done, after it has cooled a bit, after it c...

What is meant by a salmon scallop (cut from a fillet)?

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by khewitt1960 4 years ago

In Cucina Fresca cookbook, there are 2 recipes for oven-poached salmon. The fillets are to be cut into "scallops". What is meant by that?

What is the secret to perfect pancakes?

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by racer x 5 years ago

How do you get pancakes to have surfaces that are perfectly uniform in appearance? Home-cooked pancakes I have seen often have irregular surfaces. In most cases, there is a rim of heavier browning ...

Roasting a whole chicken for Thanksgiving

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by jennywithan_ie 5 years ago

I'm planning on cooking a roast chicken for a small Thanksgiving gathering instead of the traditional turkey. I was wondering if I could dry brine the chicken and then use Alton Brown's method of r...

Profile Edits: How?

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by mamachef 5 years ago

Like this new format, much about my life has changed drastically. I'd like my profile to reflect it.

How do I make my own ghee?

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by KathleenMP 5 years ago

I went to buy ghee yesterday and discovered that no stores sell it where I live. Ridiculous, I know. Can I make my own ghee? My friend from Bangladesh said that our butter is too impure and won'...

How to make farm fresh cheese at home

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by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

"...While it’s true that most cheeses, especially fancy ones like camembert and gouda, have rightfully earned that reputation, professional cheesemakers don’t typically concern themselves with the ...

How to reduce the geography for Restaurants & Bars in my main page?

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by Midlife 5 years ago

One thing that I'm finding frustrating now is that my following of the Restaurants & Bars community means that I have to scroll through hundreds of posts about places in cities/areas I'm not intere...

Good Humor Ice Cream Bar How-To

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by rockycat 7 years ago

Anyone remember Good Humor's Chip Candy Crunch Ice Cream Bar? That was the one that had the misshapen lump of chocolate-like candy at its center. It was always my first choice when the truck came...