I was shopping at the Korean market and found some gorgeous pork belly, something I have been wanting to try cooking for a while. When I got home and looked at all of the recipes I had for it, I realized they all start with a whole piece of meat, not slices. Now I am stumped.
We had a pot luck at work a few years ago where a coworker brought a cassoulet that brought tears to my eyes it was so good. I asked him for the recipe but when he started out, "well, first you make the duck confit..." I knew I was never going to make it myself. Then a few months ago, I ran across a recipe for "weeknight cassoulet" in a cooking magazine. I mentally filed it away until it was chilly enough for a bowl of warm bean stew to be just the thing to hit the spot and now, wouldn't you know it, I can't find the recipe anywhere.
Does anyone have a speed version of cassoulet that retains at least part of the richness and deliciousness of the real thing?
I'm cleaning out the basement and ran across the slow cooker my husband got me for Christmas a few years ago. It was a replacement for the cheap one I had that I used solely to keep chili warm at pot lucks but this one actually seems to have controls beyond "lukewarm" and "burn" like my old one. I'm thinking of giving it a whirl.
Anyone have good slow cooker they would like to share? I'm not a huge soup eater but stews and braises are favorites.
My sister got a bread machine for Christmas and she wants to make sourdough but she doesn't want to make starter from scratch. What she really wants to do is buy starter all ready to go. Is that even possible? Is it something you can buy at a store like Wegman's or Trader Joe's?
Or does anyone else find themselves bumped to the bottom of the page every time they navigate to a new page here on SE? I'm running FF 3.0 on Vista Home and I don't have this problem with any other site.
It's really irritating, especially since I am usually on my laptop and mousing isn't as convenient.
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