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Horse meat, Should we worry about our own ?

Horse meat is really stringy and the texture is different. Honestly if you tried to butcher a horse it is alot more work than what you would think. How much fat is on a horse compared to beef? Really you would probably know it.

Alot of this conflict arising if horse meat is in beef is an age old issue. Since there are no packing plants in the USA for horses, then that makes horses virtually worthless. So if a packing plant was set up and run correctly, that would make the killer horse market sky rocket and then you would have the equine worth something.

Horse meat is a delicacy and don't judge it till you tasted it or researched how important it is in certain ethnic groups. So being afraid of something you know little about only causes others who are usually honest and above board to be questioned for going by the rules.

Horse meat, Should we worry about our own ?

Are you guys serious? The meat for sale is inspected by the USDA and there are no horse slaughtering plants in the USA. Talk about trying to stir up something...really if you guys want horsemeat go to Canada or France. And by the way, you can't just ship horsemeat across the border either...there is alot of red tape when you ship beef.

~urgent~midnight snack help what should I eat

Saw this on Good Morninga America today...take any flavor Jello and pour it over grapes. Let it sit in the fridge and within an hour it tastes like candy..but with good calories...well sort of...said it would taste like some of those sour candies. I can't wait to try it out.

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Hot with a chocolate chip cookie..this is heavenly

Best thing you ate in 2012!

I LOVE salmon for breakfast..what a way to start the day....

You are what you eat.

I would be a salmon out of water

Still looking for some info...

I am not at home now otherwise I could find my Hawaiian cookbook...such fab recipes in it. I would Goggle something along the lines of roasting suckling pig..you might find something very simple. Best of luck on your adventure.

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On toast with jam, like green eggs and ham

How to cook thin steaks?

An indoor grill on very high heat is really best...mind you that you must be attentive to this process...or they will turn to toast quickly.

What to do with leftover roast duck?

Duck is great in spring rolls. I even have ground up the dark meat and mixed it with pork sausage for duck burgers...that is incredible. Just remember duck can be dry so the ground pork or pork sausage will make it an incredible feast.

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I like it on everything and then some

What'd ya get?

These sweet Minnesota girls brought over homemade lefsa and a box of wonderful cookies. Yummmmmmmmmm!!! And it was very good lefsa to say the least. Besides not getting Congress to fulfill my Christmas wish for getting the farm bill signed, we had some very welcome moisture in the form of snow. Congress is going to get a lump of coal from me.

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with milk and then a cookie to dunk in all that liquid goodness

What will YOU be cooking on Christmas Eve?

Growing up in the Midwest we always had oyster stew. Still try to keep up the tradition, but also have a feast for my pets...liver. If I had more time I would make roasted pheasant, golden gravy, mashed taters, creamed corn and lefsa.

Brilliant Cookie-Shipping Idea or...? Help!

I use salt containers to box up the cookies in so they don't get broken..works great for sugar cookies. Jerky is a great idea as is sunflower seeds. I like the idea of plastic bags for popcorn as it would be easy to throw a buddy a package. I think you are on the right track.

Too many eggs, too little time. HELP!

I would make a grand omelet in a cake or deep dish. Adding spinich, sausage, cheese, olives and whatever other favorites you would like. I would top it with a sour cream/bacon topping and invite all my friends over for brunch...friends I rarely see or friends I can't wait to see...salsa is optional.

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Bison burgers at Ted Turners Ranch

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one slice at a time, very slowly so I can savor every little tidbit.

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Bowegian Potato Salad

Shipping frozen food?

I ship alot of meat and frozen items...I buy a one gallon or five gallon white plastic bucket, freeze the items in the bucket and set in the freezer. I use dry ice most of the time but I FED EXPRESS all...honestly, no problems. You can also buy round foam containers that can be placed in a bucket...all works great. I like Fed because I drop the items off at close and they are usually there in two days.

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Honestly??? I checked the temp in my freezer, just brought home from the locker all natural,angus beef........yummmmmmmmmm!!!

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If it would ever be possible, I love it so much I would eat it right out of the box. But since there is a breakfast bacon cereal yet, I love it fried.

Should I brine a Butterball turkey?

I tried something new this year with my butterball turkey and it was great. I cook everything a day ahead and slathered the turkey with a herb mayo recipe I found...wow...it was really juicy and brown. Seems the egg in the mayo makes the turkey really brown and seals in the juices..wish I had tried this years ago...yum.

Best way to do a toddler pizza party?

I have done this for 15 years as I have had ten or more children to feed at my house at once. Get the refrigerated biscuits or rolls , pop them open, butter or use a baking spray muffin pan, insert individual biscuits in each, have an array of toppings to let each person make their own...what is easier is to have teams to prep.

I use basically a tsp of tomato sauce, a few ground sausage or hamburger bits, shredded cheese, mushrooms, pineapples..whatever that fits their fancy, toss in over for about ten minutes and they are done with little mess or fuss. Elderly folk love these too as they are not messy and one or two will fill up a tummy quick. Now if you have a football team I would recommend a manufacturing line, but it is different and light and rave reviews. No real dishes or clean up. Best to you.

I brought this on myself...

Just put them in your freezer and when lent is over, you have the ultimate treat.

Pet recipes needed

Hi all,

A few years ago there was this great topic on recipes you made for your pets. Some were cookies, others were main courses. Would any of you be so kind to share yours? I have an aging lab and a cattle dog who both get alot of veggies in their meals but I would like some treats or other ideas. Also have some aging cats that love to be fussed over when I am not entertaining the new additions that were mysteriously dropped off at the farm. Any and all suggestions would greatly be appreciated. My deepest thanks to all of you.

Zucchini Wars

I am in the midst of zucchini wars...who can make the most fabulous recipe/food fare from ths green garden weapon. Any suggestions would be very appreciated. Have used in the traditional ways but looking for something more on the edge. Any and all suggestions welcome. Thanks!!!

Cooking or Baking 'Little White Lies'

I am sure you have one.

I did it. It was 1979 and I was running behind that day. I was about to graduate from the University and worked three jobs. Time was precious and I wanted to impress my co-workers who had planned this really elaborate 'chocolate' party' and I was desiginated to bring 'the' most decantant dessert.

It was almost five and the dinner started at 6:30. Had time enough to shower and dress. I rushed home and was horrified to see my roomate and two friends just finishing off my chocolate masterpiece with a gallon of milk. Chocolate on their finger tips nearly put me in full cardiac arrest.

Not even thinking of confronting the chocolate looters, I drove wildly to the local bakery praying for something..anything..a crumb of a chocolate dessert. With tears rolling down my flushed cheeks, I told the owner of my dilema.

Much to my suprise, he pulled out this tray of elaborate triple fudge brownies. He said this would do the trick. I pulled out my checkbook, bought each and everyone on the spot.

Wasting no time, I ran to the nearby gift store, purchased a beautiful glass tray and in the front seat of my old truck, placed each and everyone in perfect alignment so no one would know I didn't make them myself.

I had no fear that the brownies would be a hit..they were gorgeous, delicous and just enough to calm the savage chocolate monster in all my friends.

Much to my surprise the many participants pulled out recipes to be shared with the group. I was getting dizzy, sweating and feeling like I was a marked student. I finally gave in and told them it was a prized recipe and I swore it would never be revealed. They applied pressure, and tho I became quite overcome with guilt, I couldn't speak.

Just this Christmas, over 30 years later, I received a holiday card from one of my friends requesting if I had the time, she would love to get a copy of that divine recipe from so many years ago. Oh what guilt can a little white lie cause 30 years later.

Do you cook for your pets?

I mean really cook for them...yes, they get their daily catfood or dog food ration, but don't you ever dabble in the land of wagging tails where you just wanted to give them a special treat?

I have a cat who would kill for ramen noodles and I have a dog that dearly loves butternut squash cooked in chicken broth. They don't get it everyday, but only as a special treat.

So tell all, nothing can be denied. I want to know exactly what you prepare for them.

What Cookbooks Would You Recommend To Others?

I am interested in getting some new cookbooks, and was interested what others would recommend? The cookbooks can be old standards, new editions or anything in-between. Please include, if you would, why you like those that you list. I always like to try new things, new techniques as well as expanding on the old. Thank you for your suggestions in advance.

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