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  1. letscook

    What spice can you not imagine not having in your kitchen??

    Curry powder, makes me gag.
  2. letscook

    Sriracha Sauce fermenting question

    Thank you everyone. Going to give it a try.
  3. letscook

    Sriracha Sauce fermenting question

    I want to make some Sriracha Sauce this summer, Daughter puts it on just about everything. Most recipes I find say it has to be fermented. Does it have to be fermented room temperature or can it ferment in the refrigerator? Can't convince the hubbie that fermenting can be safe. Thanks
  4. letscook

    What spices would you put in chicken noodle soup

    I try to used all fresh, but have use dried in a pinch. I use onion, garlic, basil ,parsley salt and pepper
  5. letscook

    What cookbooks that aren't newly published do you like the most?

    I miss the fundraiser and church cookbooks, I love finding old-old cookbooks ,
  6. letscook

    Immature green tomatoes?

    I take all my green tomatoes and make salsa Verde. I like them better then the tomatillos
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    Making Tomato Paste

    This year with temperatures so high and no rain, I decided to try it this year outside on my grill instead of the oven. Worked out great. I used a mixture of tomatoes, cherry, beefsteak, romas, biltmores. I ended up with 4 cups. I put tablespoon full on parchment paper on sheet pan and frozen...
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    What is your favorite mayonnaise?

    Hellman's only
  9. letscook

    Mrs Wages Dill pickle mix

    I make my own dill pickles, but I was given a package of Mrs Wages Dill pickles mix. Has anyone used it and how was it ? Can you make Dill relish with it. I tried to go to their site but it keeps coming up a 404 error Hope all Gardners are doing great
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    Foolproof boiled eggs for idiots

    I put my eggs in a pot of water, bring it to a full boil and then shut the heat off and let it set 10 to 15 then drain and run cold water in pot. Never have any problems
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    The Most Horrible Wine You've Ever Had?

    A local winery here in the Finger Lakes of NY. Montezuma Winery had a Raspberry Wine. I love anything raspberry, The smell of it was great, the taste was awful. It went down the drain.
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    Dinner Sunday April 17, 2022 ~ Happy Easter/Passover/Ramadan

    Just the hubbie and me this year so kept it simple. Roast beef, mashed potatoes, corn , pickled beets and a simple cake I tried this year for dessert. It was really moist and light. Here is the link to the cake recipe...
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    What are your garden plans for 2022?

    I said I was going to cut it down this year but looks like that isn't happening. 3 different tomatoes, plus a red and yellow cherry tomato, green bell pepper, red,orange,yellow mini sweet peppers, hot peppers- jalapenos, Padron, habaneros, cherry pepper- celery, carrot, onions, broccoli...
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    PrincessFiona60 - Memorial

    Sorry to hear the news of her passing
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    Guest with specific diet told to bring something they can eat for passover

    I would make a dish over the top and enough for all and let everyone rave about your dish and maybe she would think about things and be more considerate another time. I also had a SIL that was from Hell she always had to be the center of attention. Don't let her get to you as I treat them as...
  16. letscook

    How to spice up taste of rice

    Saute onions and garlic add to the rice. and instead of water use a broth veggie/chicken/beef.
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    What is a good dip for carrots?

    This is one My Mother made for years growing up always a hit. Vegetable Dip 1 cup Sour cream 1 cup Mayonnaise (not Mircle whip) 1 TBL Beaumonde Spice ( find in the Spice Island brand) 1 Tbl Onion Flakes 1 Tbl Parsley Flakes 1 Tsp dill weed Mix altogether and refridge for at least an hour before...
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    How do you make your chili powder

    I found this recipe quite some time ago from the website (Spend with pennies) Been using it for a long time now. Homemade Chili Powder ⅛ cup sweet paprika ½ teaspoon smoked paprika (optional) but I use it. 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 ½ teaspoons onion powder 1...
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    Dipping sauce ideas for chicken nuggets

    Your favorite Bq sauce I like to take baby rays and mix with a little peach or apricot jam For quick and easy visit the salad dressing isle Honey Mustard Blue cheese thousand island- doctor up with some black pepper and horseradish go to oriental isle Lac hoy has a good sweet and sour dipping...
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    My Copycat Zippy's Macaroni Salad

    My Aunt brought a salad to family function stating she made this salad by accident last week, She went to make a macaroni salad and realize she didn't have any macaroni elbows or spirals, she then saw the white rice and decided what the heck. She made it and her family loved it. Said it was a...
  21. letscook

    What is your favorite item to dry in your dehydrator?

    Tomatoes for my tomato powder and hot peppers also for powder dehydrate all my herbs. I purchase a large family size bag of mixed vegetable and dry them grind them up for vegetable bouillon for broth
  22. letscook

    Pumpkin Spiced Cake

    Sounds great. My oldest grandson was born in late November and he sure has fall taste buds. He will eat anything pumpkin. His favorite cookie is a snickerdoodle. He always wants me to make him a pumpkin pie for his bday. Think I will have to make this for him also. Thank you
  23. letscook

    Cherry Tomato Pesto

    I end up dehydrating the last of the crop after canning etc. I turn it into tomato powder. I have a jar every year to use in the winter. I use it for example. When you want to boost a flavor up a little, Like in chili where it isn't quite enough tomato flavor but you don't want to add another...
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    Salsa Canning

    All looks good - Makes for an interesting tasting.
  25. letscook

    Salsa Canning

    I tried Mrs Wages and didn't care for it. I use this one for years and can't keep on the canning shelf, the family grabs a jar every time they come over. Made triple batch this year The only thing I do different is I use all jalapenos. I have used a mix of assorted hot peppers with a good...
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