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zuchini bread help!

Thanks for the tips! Actually added a little more zucchini than called for and it turned out exellent. A very versatile vegetable. I also used a little banana, little applesauce, and a bit of brown sugar and got wonderfully moist and delicious loaves. Mini loaves work as well.

question about cresent dough?

I tried making this in a mini muffin pan.The ones I filled came out awesome.the cresent rollls I molded for filling later you had to monitor and push down while baking to make cups or you would have mini cresents.Thank you guys for your help

question about cresent dough?

Thanks so much

brie in puff pastry

thanks for the brie tips!very helpful since I've never made this

Where to eat in Wilmington, NC

I guess depends on what you like.You seem to be hitting more casual sandwich shops.If you like Italian,The Taste of Italy is just down College not far from the college.They have great sandwiches on fresh baked Italian breads from Aunt Annies Bakery which is next to Dick's sporting store in the strip mall next to it.They have great dinners you can get from Eggplant parm to baked Ziti,and more.Excellent food.If you like Japenese,Hiro's on market street is excellent.I am a big fan of theoutback steak house.I have been to several of them in different states and they are consistently good. Enjoy!

butterscotch pie/merinque

Thanks guys for your info on the butterscotch pie.I like the one with scotch,will let you know how it came out

Troy, NY Pig Out Weekend!

p.s.I live in nc now I will be up in sept for a class reunion,Pam

Troy, NY Pig Out Weekend!

I am from Watervliet,ny right across the bridge,my name is Pam,any Watervlietians out there

chocolate merinque pie: need advice

I have a torch to brown meringue,never used it.Do I chill the pie first for a couple of hours and then add meringue or do I FILL PIE AND TOP AND BROWN AND CHILL,thanks guys,I'M RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT,ASAP,HELP

chocolate merinque pie: need advice

I have instant pudding,and eggs here exlarge are 2.09 a dozen.I DO NOT EAT THAT MANY EGGS OR MAKE DISHES WITH THEM.my problem has always that i got yolk in them and they did not make the good meringue,so should i whip the cream first or split the difference in the amount of milk I'm using,thanks,Pam

Making dog food

my beagle likes fat free chicken broth cooked down with rice.You can also add carrots cooked down and pureed as well as beets and celery and peas.Add some boneless chicken breast or what I do is when food lion or other markets has whole roasters on sale for like 59clb,you can't go wrong.You can actually get a nice meal out of it yourself then just keep picking the rest off for the dog,plus you have a nice broth to pour over the rice with cooked down carrots and celery,don't use onions

Pickled watermellon rind-need recipe

Hi lemonfair,thanks for the tip on the watermellon rind.the peppers came out great.I made a mixture of 1cp vinegar 1cp water and 1/2 cup of sugar.I boiled to dissolving on the stove.I took my peppers and quarterd them and put them in a hot jar.I added fresh dill and a sliced clove of garlic and about a 1/2 tsp of salt.You just let them sit until the jar gets cool enough to put in the fridge.After about 20mins I opened one up and tasted.I ate the whole pint jar.Try them.this recipe actually is better with the banana peppers I used instead of just the green ones my Mom used to make.you have a combination of the liquid being on the sweet side and a little zing from the peppers.thanks for asking,try them its easy.I'll let you know how the cukes(if I can find a farm that has let about 5gallons worth of cukes to pick that have grown to yellow) or I will do watermellon.some one told me you can also do cantalope.I 'm not sure on this because the skin to me would be to tough

chocolate easter bunnies

how weird! i THOUGHT i WAS THE ONLY ONE IN THE WORLD THAT LIKED PEEPS AFTER THEY HARDENED UP.I would open a pack up and let them dry out for a couple of days,yummmm

chicken cordon bleu - help!

thanks for cordon bleu tips-another question! when I bake them should they be covered with foil and also can I make a good size batch to freeze,do they do well frozen? thanks,Pam

meatloaf-with celery

thanks so much for your help,I appreciate it,I will let you know how it turned out,but also I was just thinking,If I'm going to make a brown gravy instead of ketchup on top,should I put ketchup in the mix itself,let me know.Im' ready to build this thing,Pam

Fennel Question

I also use fennel in my meatballs,but very gingerly,it gives a great flavor like sausage but don't use to much,it will not taste like licorice,Pam

cresent roll up help!,STUFFED SHRIMP

I'making cresent roll ups with shrimp.I am bringing them to lunch for an appetizer.Iwanted to make them ahead and re warm them,travel time should only be about an hour,will they reheat alright,them I was going to top them with apricot preserves and coconut,Or should I partialy bake them?

cucumbers in sauce! help

I'm making my homemade sauce from the vegetables in the garden.I usually puree summer squash,zucchini,peppers.I have an over abundance of cukes and I have made enough pickles for 2 yrs. Can I puree them in the sauce along with the other vegetables and should I peel them first,thanks for your help,Pam

zuchini bread help!

I'm shreding the zuchini but how do i measure it?.Is it a loose packed cup or packed tight like you usually press down brown sugar for recipes.Also if I have to much can I shred it and freeze it for future loaves,thanks for your help

strawberry crowns garnish-help

I was looking at a recipe that said to garnish with strawberry crowns to make the plate look elegant,how do you cut them to look like that,are they really looking like a crown?

question about cresent dough?

Someone told me you could use cresent roll dough instead of phyllo dough in mini muffin tins to make appetizers.Do you bake tmem first and fill them or do you fill and bake all at once?

brie in puff pastry

I have seen these recipes and they do not peel the brie.When you cut into it after its baked isn't the rine bitter because your cutting it and eating it with the pastry and all?

sweet potatoes

How do you roast sweet potatoes in the oven.I know when you just bake them they take forever,I wanted to do something different?

pickled pepper brine

I have been looking at a lot of recipes and The one I made last year for the brine I thought had sugar in it.Does any one have a basic brine recipe.I thought it was vinegar,water and sugar then add what ever spice you want.I don't need to make alot just enough for about 3 pint jars

chocolate merinque pie: need advice

I WAS GOING TO ADD HEAVY CREAM TO THE PUDDING. SHOULD I JUST ADD IT WITH THE MILK OR WHIP IT FIRST? Also, has anyone ever used packaged meringue mix? I found some called Saurers brand. I'm not good at separating eggs and hate to waste that many. Also, can you use the ones in the dairy dept that they sell all egg whites, like the no-cholesterol eggs? Thanks, guys.

dumpling recipe, please!

I need a basic recipe for a dumpling that goes into chicken and dumplings. I tried one from Food Network and they were real doughy. I did take and add some flour and flattened them out, and they were not as thick. Do you have to roll these things out? Thanks, Pam.

homemade pasta

Hi everyone.My pasta machine died.ITwas a good one.it needed the dough and then extruded it.I BOUGHT IT IN 1979 SO i got a lot of use out of it.Does any one have the basic pasta recipe to need and roll out by hand.thanks,PAM,also does anyone know of a good machine on the market.tThe ones I HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT DON'T MIX THE DOUGH.

Homemade pasta, shrimp Oscar or Neapolitan?

I just made homemade pasta and I was thinking of cooking it on the side with shrimp, olives, artichokes, diced tomatoes and fresh basil. Or should I do it alfreddo. Can you add heavy cream to the base of the tomato dish I was going to use or will it curdle

Pickled watermellon rind-need recipe

Hey everyone,thanks for the recipe for my pickled peppers,they came out great,I wish I could send you all a jar of them! I used to have a recipe for cucumbers that were over grown and you would cut out the seeds and cook them down in a brine of vinegar, with onions and spices,they did not need to be canned just put them hot in a jar and seal.they were very sweet.Does anyone know this recipe.I'm sure its similiar to watermellon rind.I know it had cumin seeds and mustard seeds in it,let me know,thanks,Pam

Pickled Peppers,need recipe

when I was a kid my mom used to make a brine on the stove and take raw peppers and put them in a jar with a sprig of dill and I think a piece of garlic.they were just sealed and not canned.you could eat them almost right away,I do not know the mixture to boil or if it went on the peppers hot off the stove,does anyone know this recipe.they were crisp and delicious.I have a table full of peppers,green and bannana and I do not want to freeze them,thanks,Pam

spagetti squash!!! mixed

hi everyone,been away for awhile.I planted spagetti squash,summer and acorn with my cantalopes.I have something I have never seen before.could it be cross mixed.I'm not sure the cantalope would do it .Is it possible,let me know,hello to everyone

looking 4 french bread pans?

I have started making breads.I have a bread machine that does the square loaves but am looking for french bread pans or how else can I make them ? I tried just stretching them on a foil pan but they expanded and did"nt look right,the taste and texture was good but they were way to wide,any suggestions?

chicken cordon bleu - help!

I have been to Food Network & Emeril's site. There are 2 different ways of doing this chicken. Some are only fried & others baked and partially fried. What's the best way to wrap these guys? Toothpicks I thought. Anyone got a good recipe? Thks, Pam

Meatloaf, with Celery

I don't have a green pepper to add to my meatloaf, would diced celery taste good?I'm in the middle of making it now if any one could let me know. I don't want it to taste weird. thanks, Pam

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