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Crispiest Deep Fried, Battered Fish , any Tricks?

by zackly 1 day ago

Sometimes my deep fried fish turns out very crispy and sometimes not and I don't know why. I generally make my batter...

hotoynoodle commented 1 hour ago

Chuck roast on a stovetop and tender... is this possible?

by Katie Nell 10 years ago

I made Marcella's Pot Roast of Beef with Garlic, Anchovies, Vinegar and Pancetta from Marcella Says last night. It c...

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pfink42 commented 2 days ago

How do you prevent burgers from shrinking? / How to make big burgers?

by Ramius 6 years ago

I recently bought this Weston Hamburger press. - http://i20.twenga.com/housewares/burger-press-and-mold/weston-hambu...

heffsburgers commented 8 days ago

The secret to great fried chicken wings?

by carophil11 15 days ago

I have a mild obsession with chicken wings. Ok, maybe it's not so mild. There's not one moment of any day ever wher...

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Felliott commented 12 days ago

What can I add to boxed scalloped potatoes

by bblonde 5 years ago

I know, I know...boxed potatoes. I'm having company to watch the oscars and I'm taking the easy way out. I actual...

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jrolli1509 commented 15 days ago

Why do my cookies go flat?

by Kagey 10 years ago

This has happened a few times: I bake the chocolate brownie cookies from Epicurious. In the oven, they puff up. They ...

iL Divo commented 16 days ago

My Home-baked bread is too dense

by gatorfoodie 9 years ago

I'm just getting into home bread baking. I've been using the basic recipies from Bittman's "How to Cook Everything". ...

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dfrostnh commented 21 days ago

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Is your homemade ravioli falling apart? Two tricks to try.

by HeidiCooksSupper 28 days ago

To make pasta thinly rolled pasta stronger so homemade ravioli is less likely to spring leaks, use bread flour. The...

Help! Why do my potatoes stay hard ( RAW ) in the slow cooker / crock pot?

by fr1p 7 years ago

This is my third attempt at making a crock pot recipe that involves chunks of potatoes, and once again, after many ma...

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metaridley commented 28 days ago

Home made Corn Tortilla..Can't get em to puff up?

by tunapet 5 years ago

Just started making them and am having a problem with them puffing up..I have used both a cast iron skillet and a big...

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zkoch commented 1 month ago

How do you tame too hot salsa?

by newfoodie 8 years ago

I followed a recipe for roasted tomatillo salsa. The directions warned against removing the jalapeno seeds but I sho...

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annie107 commented 1 month ago

Slow cooked pork shoulder not so tender

by Just Joe 7 years ago

So i took a bonless pork sholder, put a sweet mosquite rub on it. wrapped in in tin foil, thru it into the over at 27...

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ricepad commented 1 month ago

canned potatoes - anyone cook with them?

by risanne 9 years ago

Will anyone admit to cooking with canned potatoes? Any good ideas? So far I just saute them in oil and butter until...

HeidiCooksSupper commented 1 month ago

dissolving cinnamon?

by ozbuc 9 years ago

I was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and through a little research I have been reading about some positive e...

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woodjc commented 1 month ago

Chuck Roast.... Roasted Low and Slow @ 220* F.....For A Better Pot Roast ?(Pictures)

by fourunder 6 years ago

A recent thread on Pot Roast, coinciding with a Beef Sale at my local Supermarket, inspired me to to do my own Kitche...

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TeresaTapp commented 1 month ago

Tips on making croissants?

by atlantanative 10 years ago

I don't usually bake much, but have a craving for croissants and thought I'd give it a shot (yikes!) Anyone with mor...

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dmirza95125 commented 1 month ago

Good way to doctor up jar spaghetti sauce?

by mamamia 10 years ago

I don't have the time to make mine from scratch. I like to use the jar sauce as a base, but then either add some bro...

coll commented 1 month ago

Foolproof way to remove hazelnut skins

by janniecooks 9 years ago

Decided to make Hazelnut Brown Butter Cake from Suzanne Goins' Sunday Suppers at Lucques this morning, and after tryi...

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dmaroni commented 2 months ago

Tips for a stuck cork

by concordcourtney 10 years ago

So last week I grabbed a bottle of inexpensive Gewürztraminer at the grocery store to go with a week night supper. It...

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Michellebb1234 commented 2 months ago

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