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  • Preserving the Homemade Bak Chang, With a Little Bit of Reinvention

    05/26/2017 11:39:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 21 May 2017 | Jade Ham
    The laborious steps mean fewer home-cooks are making Chinese rice dumplings come the annual season. But those who do, are improvising on the ‘original’ recipes handed down. The third in a series on vanishing family recipes.It’s 5am and the neighbourhood is fast asleep, but 68-year-old Koh Peck Hiang is already bustling about her kitchen. The smell of garlic and five-spice powder fills the air as she begins stir-frying glutinous rice that has been soaking in water since 3am. The long toil ahead in the kitchen is an annual ritual for the homemaker, whose Chinese rice dumplings or bak chang are...
  • A new 40-year-old Mountain House taste test

    04/28/2017 9:06:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 4/26/2017 | Joel
    Now, I’ll be totally honest with you – I don’t even know what Shrimp Creole is. So I looked it up… Shrimp creole is a dish of Louisiana Creole origin, consisting of cooked shrimp in a mixture of whole or diced tomatoes, the Holy trinity of onion, celery and bell pepper, spiced with hot pepper sauce and/or cayenne-based seasoning, and served over steamed or boiled white rice Okay, so this stuff is eaten with rice. Makes sense, anybody interested in storing long-term food will certainly have a sack of rice or ten.
  • Weekly Cooking Thread - January 28, 2017

    01/28/2017 8:15:07 PM PST · by Yaelle · 114 replies
    Our kitchens ^ | 01/28/2017 | All of us Freepchefs
    Hi to all! This is the weekly cooking thread for this weekend, and I am one of the substitutes for Jamestown1630. I'm sorry I didn't start yesterday, but, well, how do I say this?? I forgot. And I am sorry. But here we are. What is going on in your kitchens this week? There are a lot of sports on TV this weekend so I decided to make a bunch of fried chicken, great to eat right out of the fryer, but also good cold. I bought a bunch of winglets and some drumsticks. I took a glass 13x9 pan,...
  • Study finds association between eating HOT PEPPERS and DECREASED MORTALITY

    01/16/2017 2:33:16 PM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 91 replies ^ | 1/13/17 | N/A
    Like spicy food? If so, you might live longer, say researchers at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, who found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality - primarily in deaths due to heart disease or stroke—in a large prospective study. Going back for centuries, peppers and spices have been thought to be beneficial in the treatment of diseases, but only one other study—conducted in China and published in 2015 - has previously examined chili pepper consumption and its association with mortality. This new study corroborates...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    07/13/2016 4:35:36 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 125 replies
    When we were married, one of our wedding gifts was a beautiful, copper ‘beehive’ Oster blender. (I was collecting 'everything copper' back then, and my copper Oster toaster is still going strong, and will probably last my lifetime.) The blender has also been a great tool and lasted a long time, but has been on its last legs recently; and my husband decided a while back that he wanted a Breville as soon as we were ready to budget it. (I think he had seen it highly rated by America’s Test Kitchen.) We happened to be in an ‘off-price’ department...
  • FReepers, post your favorite Passover recipes

    03/14/2016 1:18:33 AM PDT · by Read Write Repeat · 26 replies
    Preparing early this year because last year, I lost all creativity and repeated recipes to many "didn't we have this two days ago?" complaints after traditional seder. I need your help.
  • Semi-Official Thanksgiving Recipe/Advice Thread

    11/22/2015 11:06:59 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 94 replies
    22 Nov 2015 | US Navy Vet
    Go ahean Post 'em here.
  • 7 Day Keto Meal Plan | Caveman Keto

    11/15/2015 4:56:21 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | Last updated on Jan 24, 2015 | Caveman Keto•
    Its simple, eat this; lose weight. I feel like I’ve finally amassed enough recipes to create several simple keto meal plans. AKA you print out a couple of recipes, hit the... more
  • 5 Tasty and Weird Bacon Recipes

    08/08/2015 2:16:00 PM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 19 replies
    Comfort Food From Louisiana ^ | 30 January 2010 | Not Attributed
    From Denny: OK, I've been hearing about the popularity of "bacon blogs" and wondered "is there anything you can't pair well with bacon?" Answer: not much as "the pig" is quite versatile. I see why the pig has so many devotees. Check out the savory bacon recipes: Bacon Explosion (BBQ), Bacon Pie, Bacon Balls (mini-cheese balls), Bacon Bread, Clams Casino Bacon Explosion This is a calorie monster, weighing in at 5000 calories! Read that as "bring your friends" to this BBQ because it reigns as King of BBQ. Ingredients: 2 pounds thick-cut sliced bacon 1 1/2 pounds Italian sausage, casings...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    07/01/2015 4:09:24 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 118 replies
    Eggs! I enjoy a cheese souffle, but I don't always enjoy the work of it. This 'Sturdy Souffle' is adapted from the 1979 edition of the Fanny Farmer Cookbook, and cuts down on the work - no separating or separate beating of eggs. It won't rise as high and light, but doesn't fall as flat as a 'regular' souffle. Sturdy Souffle 4 T. butter (and some to grease the dish) 1/4 cup flour 1 cup hot milk Pinch of salt Pinch of cayenne pepper 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (plus more to sprinkle the baking dish; or just MORE in...
  • Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats

    06/19/2015 8:10:41 AM PDT · by Altariel · 112 replies
    Here are five (mostly) scientific reasons why dogs trump cats. 1. Exercise motivation While dogs demand physical and recreational activity, all cats demand is food and a comfy sofa to sleep on all day. Great job being a role model, Felix! **** 2. Give the elderly a purpose Pets are wonderful stress relievers for people of all ages, but the elderly in particular benefit from owning a dog. **** 3. Sniff Out Cancer Cats have an attuned sense of smell, but they're difficult to train. The top cats also can't match the top dogs nose for nose. **** 4. Smarter...
  • Ok all I have 1 lb of browned hamburger meat(the 93% stuff) and...

    06/13/2015 9:26:02 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 105 replies
    13 June 2015 | US Navy Vet
    ...I need some ideas/recipes for tonight. My wife had put this on Thursday Night to thaw but we forget about it til this morning. I just browned it.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    06/04/2015 3:38:35 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 184 replies
    I don't think there are any strict vegetarians in my current personal circle, but there are always some people with food restrictions whom we have to consider whenever we give or contribute to a big party. I work in an 'ethnically diverse' environment with many people who don't eat 'mainstream', ranging from Jews and Muslims who don't eat pork, to a Hindu who doesn't eat beef OR pork; the occasional vegetarians of varying commitment; and (sigh) one 'raw-foodist'. (Just buy a pineapple for that one.) Having been largely vegetarian for the first part of my own adult life - and...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    05/28/2015 3:40:05 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 116 replies
    Many years ago, we invited a bunch of people for lunch two days after Christmas, to use up the leftovers from an enormous holiday dinner party. We had just found a great soup recipe that we thought would be a perfect addition to the leftover casserole. We added a crisp salad with a light dressing, and it was a great meal. The casserole comes from an old edition of 'The Joy of Cooking', and uses leftover turkey. This was also a 'food memory' from a visit with a friend who invited me to lunch after a Thanksgiving. The soup is...
  • For classic Alabama barbecue, only white sauce will do

    04/22/2015 7:54:37 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 67 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/22/15 | Elizabeth Karmel
    When people think barbecue sauce, they usually think something tomato- or vinegar-based. But today, I want to convince you to consider another breed of barbecue — white...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    03/19/2015 5:48:34 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 85 replies
    This week, we have Savory, with Fruit! (Heads-up, pugmama!) I've never been a very fancy cook, though I do enjoy making food pretty and presentable and will go to some lengths for that. Otherwise, I'm into 'comfort' foods. But I greatly enjoy having something very different and unusual from time to time; and some of my favorites have been dishes that are savory, but include a sweet element, usually fruit. I once vacationed with friends who came from a restaurant background, and eating with them was always a great experience - always something unexpected and never before encountered. About 25...
  • In search of the BEST MEATBALL: What's your recipe for meatballs and marinara sauce?

    03/16/2015 12:04:27 PM PDT · by ken5050 · 88 replies
    one man's opinion...
    Meatballs and spaghetti, with a simple marinara sauce, is one of life's greatest comfort foods. I consider myself a serious cook, and I've been making the dish for years, with a few tweaks along the way. Everyone loves it...never had a complaint. But for such a simple dish, there seems to be a near infinite number of variations and possibilities. Lots of FReepers are into food, so I thought I'd throw it open for discussion (and a brief respite from all things Hillary all the time)
  • VANITY: Christmas Cooking!

    12/11/2014 4:15:03 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 59 replies
    During my years of lurking, I always enjoyed the Thanksgiving Cooking thread; but I missed most of it this year. I've got a ? for the Freepers who like to cook and entertain: What do you take to an office party, where the only warm-up options are microwave and sterno-steam-tray? My crew favors my chicken and dumplings, which work out very well warmed up in a crock pot. But I've done it for years, and it's a little labor-intensive for me this year. I want to do something different, and my other best dishes are 'crusty' things - chicken pot...
  • What's Your Favorite Clam Chowder Recipe?

    09/30/2014 6:17:41 PM PDT · by Randy Larsen · 78 replies
    9/30/2014 | Randy Larsen
    Were creeping into fall, and now is time to start thinking of those cooler months before winter arrives. Fall to me means Chowder.
  • Home made ice cream! Who has the best recipes?

    07/12/2014 1:13:10 PM PDT · by Wingy · 38 replies
    Vanity | 07/12/2014 | Myself
    Okay, the Russians have invaded Ukraine, Obama is probably playing golf, another few hundred "uninvited guests" have arrived at our Southern border, and Germany and Argentina are gearing up for The World Cup Final. My big concern, however, is finding the BEST recipe for my new 1.5 quart ice cream maker.