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Chicago Deep Dish Pizza Crust Recipe - How do I get that Buttery Goodness?

by Aloo0628 10 years ago

I visited Chicago a couple weeks ago and simply cannot shake this craving for that seriously buttery and delicious cr...

The Dairy Queen

The Dairy Queen commented 27 days ago

How long to cook 20lb tukey in smoker and what temp???

by rarmenda 12 years ago

Hi, I'd like to smoke a 20-25lb turkey in an offset smoker this year. Can anyone provide their advise on what tempert...

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BunnyGigi commented 28 days ago

How to make roasted potatoes crispy - help, please

by golfer 13 years ago

I tried making roasted potatoes last night but they turned out soft not crunchy or crispy. I used red bliss potatoes...

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laney50 commented 28 days ago

Slow roasting the turkey: a homily

by jvanderh 7 years ago

I slow roast my turkeys, and I think you should, too. Especially if you're cooking a big one. It all started with ...

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jvanderh commented 1 month ago

Spaghetti Bolognaise

by Quellecuisine 2 months ago

I am a novice when it comes to cooking- a college student in early twenties- I saw a while back a way to make spag...

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Quellecuisine commented 2 months ago

College Students Cooking

by emmatamer 2 months ago

I'm in my second year of college and have finally reached the point in my life where I have to cook (or buy) every me...

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meatn3 commented 2 months ago

canned potatoes - anyone cook with them?

by risanne 11 years ago

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

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tracic88 commented 3 months ago

Creative ways to use for Hamburger Helper that taste better?

by silverdoves 7 years ago

Somewhere along the way I ended up with several boxes of Hamburger helper in my pantry. When I was younger I used to ...

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medlar commented 3 months ago

Gluten-free replacement for bread crumbs?

by allieinbklyn 11 years ago

Hi, Does anyone have any suggestions for replacing bread crumbs as a binding agent in things like meatballs for s...

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lilchicky commented 3 months ago

Stainless steel fry pan - how to fry eggs without them sticking!!

by Full tummy 10 years ago

Well, I've generally always used a non-stick fry pan for eggs, but I decided to try out my Kitchen Aid stainless stee...

Angelus2013

Angelus2013 commented 3 months ago

What are people using to scoop chopped vegetables on a cutting board?

by starzzz 3 months ago

Interested in what people are using/recommendations for a cutting board scoop. E.g. collect cut onion or other veg. ...

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ricepad commented 3 months ago

Pot Roast - no idea what to do

by KeriT 11 years ago

So after a few years of marriage I find out my husband loves pot roast. I have never made it and I don't even know i...

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Querencia commented 4 months ago

Tips for a stuck cork

by concordcourtney 11 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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momof1plus commented 5 months ago

Home-Smoking Meat Without a Smoker – It Can Be Done!

by OffTheBeatenPlate 6 years ago

I was REALLY in the mood for some Smoked Duck Pastrami yesterday. Problem is, unless you have the room and disposable...

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sks519 commented 5 months ago

HELP... fingers are burning from cutting jalapenos. Remedies?

by gtrekker2003 12 years ago

Hi! I just chopped some jalapenos today and now my fingertips are burning quite badly. Anybody know of any rem...

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BigG commented 6 months ago

fresh turmeric root... how to use it?

by luckiestduck 7 years ago

I impulsively bought some fresh turmeric root as a friend was espousing its various health benefits. I have no idea w...

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BigG commented 6 months ago

Best way to bake a sweet potato in the oven?

by LA 14 years ago

to foil or not to foil? what temp is best? and for how long? I know that it depends on the oven, but general recs wou...

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banosk commented 6 months ago

Easy way to remove a pan lid?

by DuffyH 4 years ago

I need help getting my pan lids to release their seal. Here's what happens: 1. I place lid on hot pot 2. Pot coo...

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leen95 commented 6 months ago

What to do with a can of chili?

by Reston 7 years ago

I have a can of Hormel chili (no beans) that I don't know what to do with. I bought two cans with a coupon I had. The...

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debmorsbach commented 6 months ago

no boil lasagna fail- need tips

by trolley 8 years ago

made bolognese lasagna with no boil noodles for the first time and failed miserably. parts of it were cooked well, bu...

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walker commented 6 months ago

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