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Self-Catering an event - tips? Recipes?

by yumcha 9 years ago

I am having an event that I would also like to cook for. It should be for around 70 people. I'd like to be able t...


acgold7 commented 2 days ago

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Storing royal iced cookies

by JKSea 8 days ago

I've promised to make some childrens' cookies with royal icing piping and flooding. Circumstances beyond my control ...

Oven ready lasagne noodles - question

by pumpkinspice 24 days ago

So I FINALLY made my very first (spinach) lasagne today and it was delicious (my two year old gobbled it up so you k...


Bigley9 commented 23 days ago

Can I make shrimp for shrimp taco in advance?

by MsBees 28 days ago

Hi on cinco de mayo I have guests coming in for the weekend. We plan to serve a taco bar with bison carne asdada, por...


zackly commented 26 days ago

Make ahead meals for Elderly

by cgarner 5 years ago

Our Uncle is coming home from a short stay at an assisted living/rehab facility. Unfortunately, he’s not been eating...


medlar commented 1 month ago

Can I make Tostada shells ahead?

by lobstagal 1 month ago

Making tostada shells to serve with ceviche de camerones and would prefer to fry the corn tortillas ahead of time. Ha...

dave_c commented 1 month ago

Baking a cake 2 days in advance - freeze or not?

by goldcoastchow 2 months ago

Hi! I'm baking Maida Heatter's queen mother cake for passover and because I'm cooking the whole meal by myself, I hav...


MacaronsInSoNo commented 1 month ago

Passover - what I can make ahead or freeze?

by Diane in Bexley 10 years ago

This year the first Seder falls on a Monday night, the second on a Tuesday and I work full time. Any tips/recipes for...


lasvegasgourmet commented 2 months ago

Can Lasagna be made 1-2 days ahead?

by gtrekker2003 9 years ago

I am making lasagna with meat bechamel sauce. Can I make it a day or two ahead and keep it in the fridge ...

hotoynoodle commented 2 months ago

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Wedding Menu using Solomonov and Ottolenghi

by hisspark 3 months ago

We are having a small wedding - no more than 40 people. We will order hummus, pita, and Israeli salad from Solomonov...

Vegetable sides

by RHplus 4 months ago

Recently, visited a New York diner called westville and inspired to eat more vegetables. Thinking of cooking up ...


tastesgoodwhatisit commented 3 months ago

Can you make salmon cakes in advance?

by relizabeth 4 years ago

I'm planning to make salmon cakes (w tinned salmon), potatoes w Thai curry paste, and steamed spinach for dinner. We'...


Becco commented 4 months ago

Homemade boil-in-a-bag?

by ennuisans 3 years ago

An elderly relative lives in another state and has difficulty eating properly, so we're trying to think of ways to co...


Jostoll commented 4 months ago

Roll Crepes Ahead of Time, Keep Warm?

by MaineKosher 4 months ago

I'm hoping to serve crepes at dinner this weekend. What I want to do is make the crepes ahead of time, then fill and...

Ttrockwood commented 4 months ago

Reheating Brussels Sprouts?

by rp17 5 months ago

I'm bringing Brussels sprouts to my boyfriend's family's Christmas dinner. I typically make my sprouts by cooking in...


mobirose commented 4 months ago

Freezer meals for chemo recovery?

by sljones 5 months ago

I need some ideas for different meals that can be frozen for someone who is recovering from intensive chemo/stem cell...

The_Libster commented 5 months ago

Latke mixture ahead of time? (cont.)

by essmor 5 months ago

I'm late to the latke party, but in addition to sour cream in the batter, I've found that a small amount of dry potat...

MidwesternerTT commented 5 months ago

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Make ahead pan sauce using chain meat?

by ryants56 5 months ago

I'm sous viding a couple of beef tenderloins for Christmas tomorrow and was thinking of using the chain meat to make ...

10L of Table Cream?

by LuLuChowChow 5 months ago

My work's cafeteria was giving away 10L bags of table cream. What can I do with it? Are there any dishes I can make a...


MikeG commented 5 months ago

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