Help please. I'm making guacamole and I've run out of Miracle Whip. Can I substitute sour cream instead?
If you had to make dinner Macgyyver style; what would it be and how would you do it?
I have moved into a new place and one of the neighbors has been really great about letting me know little stuff (mail time, garbage and yard waste days, etc.). He has a german shepherd and I would like to thank him with some treats for the dog, but have no clue how to make dog snacks. Does anyone have any great recipies to make and give?
I had oral surgery on Monday and I'm only allowed soft food until I go back next Monday to see how things are going. No big deal, except I'm so sick of soup, spaghettios, pudding, yogurt, etc. Is there anything else that you all can think of (please let it be store bought-too much pain to actually cook anything.) I'm not that hungry, but I need to eat. Thanks!
I happened on this gadget link text
and was amazed! I think it's both stupid and cool and I so want one! I don't even know what I'd do with it. Well, besides the obvious squirting ketchup on my counters just to watch it in action. What do you think?
I kept hearing about Rocco Dispirito(spelling?) and his new show, so I watched it this week. While not a train wreck in my book, it was mean spirited and boring. I would have loved it had it been about giving a dinner party-tips, themes, ideas in general-but it was just another competition show and a bad one at that. Anyone else out there see it and have thoughts on it?
I don't know how many informercials I've seen that sell cooking products that will make your life easier, better, and more fun; but this one cracked me up! Are people that clueless that they can't figure out how to use a paring knife, or even give their kids a butter knife to do this? Do any of you own any of these kinds of gadgets (whether bought or were given)? Or have you seen even more ridiculous gadgets?
The website is happyhotdogman.com
if I'm supposed to put down the website, please delete it.
I know a lot of high end restaurants use tweezers in their kitchens (I think theirs are surgical), but as I use small makeup brushes for applying luster dust, syringes with small plastic tips for injecting liquids in fruits, and a blow dryer on occasion. I even raid the first aid kit for gauze when in desperate need. I was wondering who else uses these things and others in their cooking, plating, and decorating.
For some of you its already almost summer weather and here I am still with the heat on. But I'm a big ice cream/gelato fan and make as soon as the weather starts warming up I start making frozen stuff (hey, at least I can pretend its warm enough!). Basically, they use most of the same ingredients, but the amounts and the finished products are a bit different. Which one do you prefer?
For me it's Cheetos Puffs. Can't keep them in the house or they will disappear in moments. Then I feel bad that I ate them, my stomach hates me afterwards, but it never stops me.
After work I go to a friend's workplace to pick her up (she works at a deli type place). When she or another person is making a deli sandwich for a customer if they ask for mustard she puts it on the sandwich, but some customers ask for "deli" mustard"; but it is confusing, because sometimes they want yellow, sometimes they want dijon; sometimes it's english. So what gives? I've asked her and she said that she's not sure, so she always asks which kind they want and tells them what she has and they tell her what they want. So my question is: What exactly is deli mustard and why are there so many options?
Just wanted to give a proper thanks to you guys for helping me fix my little problem. And trust me, it was needed, because by the time I got to work there was no more fish stock or veggie stock available plus no tomato paste or crushed red pepper. Luckily I had your tricks and a I had the sense to bring in my own tomato paste and some old bay and tabasco on the sly. It wasn't the best I have ever made by far, but noone was the wiser. Well, except that one girl, who tasted it, looked at me and said it just tasted weird. I said nothing and just walked away.
I have to make shrimp bisque for work tomorrow, which is usally no big deal. I checked that we had all the ingredients, so was all prepared to go in and make it. Well, I happened to double check my go to recipe and realized that I don't have any shells to work with for it. I have extra (cooked) shrimp and was wondering if there is any way to use those for color and flavor instead of the shells, and just strain them out as I would the shells. Any ideas would be very helpful. I have searched everywhere on the internet, but no luck there. Also, as this is a small town, there are no shells to be had from stores, etc. Thanks!
I might have missed the boat on this recipe by J.Kenji when it first came out, but the grocery store had a huge sale on chicken breasts a couple of weeks ago, so I bought a ton. And of course that's all we have been eating. I was getting tired of my usual chicken recipes and went to SE for ideas. Found the Kung Pao Chicken recipe and tried it. It was wonderful and we all liked it. Then, a few days later, we are so sick of chicken ( I got the "it better not be chicken again" look), I was going to make burgers. No biggie, but then I got to thinking, I have some of that thai garlic chili sauce in my fridge, which needs to be used up. Hmmm. . .yeah, I mixed some of that in my ground up chuck and grilled them. It smelled and tasted exactly like sloppy joes (without the sloppy part). So thanks SE and Kenji, we now have a quick go to for unsloppy sloppy joes!!
Was just asked by a friend who wants to learn how to cook his own food (and is kinda poor), what are some easy and good things to make. He wants to include vegetables, but doesn't have a clue. I was thinking roast chicken, since it's easy and you can use up the leftover chicken in other things; but not sure about any other ideas. Any thoughts out there?
I need help; I have a guy from the college where I work helping me out with a business plan, etc. Since I can't pay him with money, I offered to pay him in desserts. Turns out he's vegan. I can do vegetarian desserts, but as far as I know,(which I guess isn't enough), there aren't any good vegan desserts out there. Anyone have any wonderful recipies or sites, books, etc to guide me?
I work in the food industry; mostly retail right now (soon to change to fine dining again), and cringe at the the way the younger ppl (17-20) are addressing our customors. Maybe I'm just old, but when a customer says thank you I hear "yeah" or "no problem" from a coworker, I just cringe. I always say "you're welcome" or "thank you". Is it just me or is this the future of food service?
Thanks to everyone who helped my out with suggestions, opinions, and thoughts on giving my mom great food! It's still hit and miss on the stuff I bring to her, but I'm learning that she loves simple cassaroles, salads, and basic foods with a twist. Thank you all!
I work only part time, was full time, but got downsized. So started making cookies and granola and it seems to be a hit, tho small. What can I do to make this a full time thing: I also take care of my mother twice a week, so maybe need to employ someone.
Thanks to everyone who helped last time I posted; but now have a new problem. . . I went to my mom's house today with another week of meals and discovered that all of the healthy food still in the fridge. the more fatty foods have been eaten.How do I get healthy food look better, so that it will get consumed?
My dad just recently passed away, and as my mom has dementia, he did the cooking in the house. Now my brother is staying with her and has no idea how to make a meal. (he seriously made her fried bologna and bread for dinner once and tried to make meatloaf that could've been used as a paperweight, it was so overdone). I live in the next town and bring her dishes twice a week to be reheated with instructions. I try to cook healthy foods for her as she is sedentary, but am running out of ideas. Did the soups, cassaroles, cold sandwiches, and am running out of ideas. Does anyone have any ideas? Maybe for fish if that's possible, or just anything that is healthy but resonably easy to reheat without killing it or even cold foods that just need to be served. Thanks.
Found a solution to the kids eating everything in the cupboards. They wanted to make the food; I said ok, but it'll take about 6 hours and since they didn't believe me; we went and bought all the ingredients, then went to work. They were whining after a half an hour of prep and didn't understand the cleanup; which had to be done again and again. They wanted desserts, okay, that takes longer, but I'm game. After 6 hours of working and cleaning and cooking, they were exhausted ( we finally finished at 3am). Woke them up at noon to present their desserts at a family thing. Haven't heard from them since. The desserts rocked; but think they are too tired to even think about asking to come over again for tips.
With school just about out; and the fact the we have a pool; how do I feed 4 hungry teens without it costing me a fortune? I was sick last week, so no cooking happened; but yet spent over $40 on takeout. How do I make great food for teens without it costing me a fortune?
I am a person who values good food for my family; but in these times it is so hard to find affordable food to make and serve my family. For instance, I can make boxed mac and cheese for $2 or I can make my own for $4. Does anyone have any great family friendly meals that doesn't cost more that than the crap I can buy. Just wondering.
I know this sounds kind of morbid, but my dad is dying and is is a food guy. What do i make him for his last meal? He will make it till thursday I thinkl
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