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Jumbo Lobsters

by BostonTparty 4 days ago

Anyone have experience cooking jumbo lobsters? Lobsters in the six pound plus range? The largest one I ever cooked wa...

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BostonTparty commented 1 day ago

Best Way to Thaw Frozen Shrimp

by Velda Mae 7 years ago

What's the best way to thaw frozen shrimp? Does an overnight thaw in the fridge yield better results than a quick th...

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Cumbia42 commented 3 days 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...

jracpa commented 5 days ago

GREENS! - need tips for quickly cleaning and de-stemming

by LeeLee2013 3 years ago

I love fresh turnip, collard or mustard greens but HATE how long it takes to clean and de-stem them, especially when ...

hill food commented 5 days 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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MeBakes commented 19 days ago

Slow-Cooking Brisket in an Oven

by mborghese 5 years ago

Hi there; I just bought a whole beef brisket (10lbs). I created a Texas-style dry rub from a recipe I found on...

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IraKatzin commented 21 days 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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itsadryheat commented 28 days ago

Crispiest Deep Fried, Battered Fish , any Tricks?

by zackly 1 month ago

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

coll commented 28 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 1 month ago

The secret to great fried chicken wings?

by carophil11 2 months 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 1 month 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 2 months ago

Why do my cookies go flat?

by Kagey 11 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

by HeidiCooksSupper 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

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