Tupper Cooks!

Livin' in the Northern Adirondacks-plenty of time to cook and experiment w/recipes in the Winter. Summertime, not so much.

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  • Location: Tupper Lake, NY
  • Favorite foods: Pizza, bread and anything with garlic or bacon. And cheese.....
  • Last bite on earth: New York Pizza.

A Pizza Snob's Approach To Toppings

It's worth a few minutes to go back through these comments and read all of DM Cavanagh's thoughts,(Our friend passed away a couple of weeks back.) Gives a lot of insight in to his philosophy of pizza, toppings, sauce, etc.! :)

Pizza Obsessives: David M. Cavanagh (aka 'dmcavanagh')

DM was a good friend. RIP buddy.

Pizzadilla (Quesadilla Pizza)

I'd do it! Actually, I'll do it!

Easy Pull-Apart Pepperoni Garlic Knots

Damn, those look good Kenji! Does salted vs. unsalted butter make a difference?

Win a Copy of 'The Meat Hook Meat Book'

Spacca Napoli's Jonathan Goldsmith on Italian Culture and the Power of Pizza

Robyn Lee Is Leaving Serious Eats a Mere 7 1/2 Years After She Got Here

Adam Kuban's Bar Pie Pop-Up: Feeling Like a Proud Papa

Build it, and they will come.

A slightly crunchy Burger crust?

Easy. Get the pan as hot as humanly possible. When the smoke detectors go off, put the burgers on. FLip 'em after a minute or so, then put 'em back where they weren't.


@bleu, it's an oldie, but a goodie!


@gb944-Awesome! That could be my next blog!

@jedd-sounds like my house. Can't wait to see the back yard, only about a foot more snow to melt.

@bimini-If I was serious, I'd consider it, although Tup Yours is in the lead!

Need help finding a restaurant for high profile guests

Emmett's Does Not Serve the Chicago Deep Dish You're Looking For

Max, Looks like you have to do a best 2 out of 3. Great thread. Love it when people go batshit over pizza!

Open Thread: What's at the Top of Your Pizza Wish List?

Slice Your Cake and Stack It, Too, With the Zenker Cake Slicing Kit

Oh BevisPeters, if you only knew what kind of beatdown you're getting elsewhere.... Dude, let it go, it's a product review!

Slice Your Cake and Stack It, Too, With the Zenker Cake Slicing Kit

Looks like a pretty good tool to me. Dental floss can work, but you'd have to have a steady hand. Beavis, you miss the point. Not all of us are skilled as Alton or you. And 60 bucks ain't what it used to be !

French Onion Soup Cheese Dip

Outdoor WFO

I'm with Adam, Chuckswagon. I say as long as you use good dry hardwood, it doesn't make a difference. It's an oven, not a smoker. A pie in a hot WFO might be there for 1- 3 minutes.

Old Pizza Memories

Dew Drop Inn in Saranac lake, NY in the 60's and 70's. I was just cutting my pizza loving teeth then, and the neopolitan they made rocked. Long since closed, but forever near and dear to my heart.

Baked Caramel Corn Recipe

@guycooking, thanks! There's a little more to the recipe story though. My Mom will be 80 in a couple of months, she's a retired teacher, about 25 years now. She got the recipe from a PE teacher named Alice, who was simply, the nicest person I ever met. Always had a smile and something positive to say. After my Mom retired she would bake cookies and sweets and caramel corn and bring them into the faculty room during the holidays. Needless to say, stuff vanished quickly, especially the corn. Long story short, Alice retired about 2002 or so, her husband Paul, a retired science teacher from a year or two earlier had his pilots license.
On a return flight from Virginia in 2004, their single engine Cessna crashed just short of the runway in Lake Clear, NY, killing both of them. So, the recipe my Mom has was written by Alice, and has special significance. And the popcorn rocks! Thanks Alice!

Baked Caramel Corn Recipe

@Teachertalk-I'd do butter to, my mother is a margarine person, me I don't use the stuff!

@Traveller, I am honored to enable you!

Craving Replacement Fail

I'll get the recipe from my mother and post it. Good stuff! Give me a day or so.

Outdoor WFO

@msecondo, Oh it means exactly what I think it means!

Craving Replacement Fail

My mother makes the caramel corn during the holidays. It's like crack, it disappears instantly.

Pizza Hut Announces Plans to Sell by the Slice

I'll try it, but I gotta be honest, I'm not optimistic. But hey, who knows? (Are the Pizza Police listening in?)

Baked Caramel Corn Recipe

My mother makes this every year during the holidays and it's highly addicting. I had her write the recipe down and I'm putting on here verbatim. If you have any questions let me know!

Outdoor WFO

Check this out-Wood fired outdoor pizza oven saw it on Lowes Online. All I need is $1,100 and a divorce lawyer!

The Old General Store......

I had an Aha moment this past weekend. DMCavanagh invited me to join him on a trip to a general store, Pickens General Store in Heuvelton, NY. The purpose of this mission was to ostensibly to score some cheese. The store carries McCadam, Cabot and LoSurdo brands all locally produced. There's also wicked good cheese curds.

So my moment was on the ride home, when I realized what we miss out on without general stores. There's just something special, that you can't feel at the major chains. Maybe it was the cat that was asleep on a pillow....

Do you have a general store near you? There's not many left! I'm thinking opening one up would be a good retirement project.

Here's some pics and narrative of our trip
this past weekend.

Hoffmann's Franks Going Big Time....

Mainly a regional favorite, one of my favorite hot dogs is expanding their market, which goes to show that wieners are big business!

Decent Pizza........

OK- Slice, I love you, you know that. But two posts in the same day about "Decent Pizza" have me wondering what's going on.

The pizza is good or it's not good, and I suppose decent is in the middle somewhere.

How about just covering pizza that's better than "Decent" and take it from there?

Seriously, your reviews have become decent lately.

Who the hell cares about "Decent"?

Who Is Zachary Sachs?

Hey, On Firefox, when I go to SE it has me logged in as Zachary Sachs. I log off, try to log on again, same name appears. I can't post or comment. Any idea?

Attention Pizza Heads!

A friend of mine asked me for a recipe for pizza dough. I said, "I can give you a bunch, depending on your style and preference.

So, I figured I'd go to the experts. DM, Dhorst, Adam, Kenji, etc.

Let me know what your favorite recipe is. I think I'd like to send him 5, but that's flexible.

I thank you all in advance!


What's The Most Pizza You've Ever Made In One Night?

Getting together tonight with some friends for pizza at a co-worker's house. She's got a WFO and 2 standard ovens.

The last time we had pizza night there we made 12 pizzas 12-14". Tonight I'm thinking 20. That will depend of course on how many people show and our stamina. 20 just sounds right.

How about you, what's your personal pizza making record?

National ( Food of Your Choice) Day!

Alrighty, just received an e-mail from a co-worker that tomorrow is National Wear Red Day.

That got me to thinking (scary, I know), who gets to decide these matters of the calendar?

Anyway, I decided if it was up to me , I'd have a food related day.

For me I've decided that January 21 will be "National Pigs In a Blanket Day"

What will you call your day?

Help Me name My Log!

So I found this awesome Chocolate Yule Log recipe.

I want to bring it to my In-Laws for Christmas to impress them, but I'd also like to give it a name, so they know their daughter didn't marry a total douchebag.

It can't be:

Not My Mother's Log!

My Husband is Not a Yule Log!

It Aint't DM Cavanagh's Log!

Couldn't be Kenji's Log, there's 14,387 pages in that!

Finally, It can't be Adam Kuban's Log, because he only let's those out once a day!

So, please help me. I thank you in advance.

Happy Holidays Kids, from sunny Tupper Lake!

Is My Bread Done Yet?

I bake my own bread a couple of times a week in the winter. Occasionally I'll pull it early even though it looks done and I get the hollow thump. Nothing worse than a pretty loaf that's not cooked in the center.

My question is, can I use a digital thermometer to see if it's cooked, and what would the internal temp. be?

I suppose it would vary depending on the type of bread being baked.

Anybody have an idea?

Where to Eat in the World?

I'll be traveling around the World soon (as soon as I hit the Megamillions).

A little far away, but hey, you never know!

We're going to try to hit as many cities as we can until we blow the entire wad.

Any suggestions for potential millionaires with a hypothetical crapload of money to spend? We're looking to splurge every night!

Preferably special, delicious places you've come across on your own trip around the world!

Gluten Free........

I work in an elementary school and my co-worker's are mostly female (which ain't a bad thing).

Many of them eat gluten free diets.

Being the semi-observant type I haven't met any guys that eat gluten free diets.

So my question is, are most gluten free dieters women or am I just not seeing the males that do too?

Cooking for CoWorkers......

Hi kids,

Next Tuesday before we break for Thanksgiving vacation we're having a pot-luck breakfast of sorts at work.

With a week to think about it right now I'm planning on making a couple of breakfast calzones, but I'd make something else if inspired.

Any other suggestions?


Cutting Boards.

Saw a post below about cutting boards.

What kind is yours?

Wood or a plastic composite.

I think the composites are easier to sanitize, but then again, I'm sure wood has been used for centuries.

Mine is a composite, which is getting tired and I wonder if little plastic shreds are going into the stuff I cut and chop. I don't have a microscope, so I don't know (Extra fiber maybe, which is not that appealing).

Just curious.

Big Burger!

A 338 pound hamburger. Personally I'd have added more cheese!

Coffee Maker Issue

A year or so ago, the in-laws gave us a nearly brand new Mr. Coffee Maker (12 cups).

Their reason was they just didn't like it.

Alrighty then, we'll take it, ours was old and this one had more bells and whistles.

To make a short story long, here's the deal. You can't pour a cup without it dripping/spilling all over the counter. It just kinda drizzles down the outside of the pot and then wherever it likes.

So my friends-Is it me or the friggin' coffee pot?

25 Healthy Pizzas

Ran across this on Cooking Light (not that I cook light very often).

There's a nice variety of toppings. I need to try something different, how about you?

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