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Can you fix gelato that froze a bit icy?

Put it in a food processor and process for a few seconds, turns out nice and creamy!

So many Ritz!

Dip them in melted chocolate with a little peppermint oil added. They taste just like Girl scout thin mints!!

I need your best cheap cookout recipes!

Slice zucchini lengthwise into thin slabs, drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper and grill til softened and slightly charred. You can do these ahead of time and then they can be served at room temp, even people that say they don't like zucchini love this!

Cook the Book: 'River Cottage Every Day'

Fried egg on a toasted everything bagel with chipotle mayo

Lots and lots of oranges

This is an old Italian dish - peel oranges, slice them and arrange on a platter, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle on a little salt and pepper. I know it sounds wierd but it is a delicious side dish that my family always makes in the winter.

Turkey Salad?

I just mix turkey/chicken with chipotle mayo (mayo and diced chipotles in adobo)

Cayenne pepper jelly: how would you use it?

Oops, forgot the last step, thicken with a little cornstarch and water

Cayenne pepper jelly: how would you use it?

Use it as a base for sweet and sour sauce. Thin a little with water,add a little soy sauce, vinegar and fresh ginger

Have a good teriyaki wing recipe?

I recently made a wing sauce using crushed pineapple, brown sugar, soy sauce, fresh grated ginger and fresh lime juice. Then baked the wings in the sauce. Very good!!

First Drink for a 21-Year-Old?

Here's another girl whiskey fan, I knew there had to be more of us out there! :-)

Chipotle Mayo - The new #1 condiment?

Feel the same way :-) We put it on everything!! Never thought to add some lime juice though, great idea!

DVD Giveaway: Food, Inc.

Trying to grow as much of my own produce as I can

Overrated Liquors that Unsuspecting Masses Consider Quality

I hate overpriced, crappy alcohol too! A friend of mine insisted that the only vodka he liked was Grey Goose. So I saved an empty Grey Goose bottle and refilled it with the cheapest vodka I could find. He never noticed the difference!! Once you mix it with something, it doesn't matter!!

Overrated Liquors that Unsuspecting Masses Consider Quality

Hey, anyone ever tried Northern Light whiskey? It's pretty tasty and only $6.50 for a fifth!! :-) If it tastes good, drink it! Who cares what the label or the price tag says.

"Invited to dinner" food mishaps

My MIL made us a dinner once with roasted turkey (barely edible), instant mashed potatoes, gravy that tasted like Crisco (and was the same color as Crisco), canned yams and mock apple pie for dessert. Mock apple pie, as in make with Ritz crackers instead of apples!!!!????!!!!

HELP.... I Need The Best of the Best Scalloped Potato recipe.

Try adding a handful of crumbled blue cheese. Melts into everything and just adds that extra bit of yummy. Even people who don't like blue cheese have loved this. They can't even tell its in there.

Use for over ripe bananas?

mash them up and add to pancake batter


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