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Old 12-01-2011, 05:30 PM   #31
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But playing devil's advocate... didn't we recently have a toasted cheese sandwich thread?

it's not really the same thing. there's lots of very different cheeses to use, all with different qualities as far as cooking/melting goes. therefore, there's a technique for each, or at least in general for different types.

for hot dogs, there's skin on, skinless, and those made with various meats, but all try to aproximate a basic dog.
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Old 12-01-2011, 05:42 PM   #32
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Yeah, OK. There's a technique for each cheese. Cook til melted.
<<<=== a laughing smiley, like in my other post

Didn't mean to have you get all technical with it, Tom.
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Old 12-01-2011, 05:46 PM   #33
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I can think of at least a couple of times, where it was so horrible that I'm sure the person who submitted the recipe thinks they're funny. I usually fall victim to the horrible recipes when I'm trying to use up random ingredients I have left, or trying to fit some sort of grocery goals.



Like right now, I'm making this healthy turkey casserole(found on yummly) and I am starving!! Recipe says to put uncooked rice in it and cover and bake for an hour... so I do it(I thought back of my head this better work). Hour's up I'm hungry excited to eat... rice is still hard. WAHH:(


Slowly learning never to trust user-submitted recipes on sites with no quality control
When they talk about rice in the casserole they mean Minute Rice. You can use your standard white/brown rice but it will be hard, must use Minute Rice.
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Old 12-01-2011, 07:02 PM   #34
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When they talk about rice in the casserole they mean Minute Rice. You can use your standard white/brown rice but it will be hard, must use Minute Rice.
I would agree, NAchef, unless the regular rice is precooked and added later.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:55 PM   #35
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Yeah I learned the hard way, always gonna use cooked rice from now on.

You know what's the worst recipe source? Youtube... people trying to act cute in their kitchens sharing the horrible crap they always like to make for themselves

A couple off the toppa my head... tuna stir-fry(canned tuna and carrots heated up in a wok), stir-fried ramen(cooked ramen noodles fried in oil)
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:39 PM   #36
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I have baked rice before but it takes a lot of liquid and most casserole recipes don't take that into account. When I bake rice I have to use 2 parts liquid to 1 part rice. I've even been known to increase that to 2-1/2 parts liquid. It also works better with clear liquids than creamy ones.
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:19 PM   #37
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I wouldn't say Food Network is bad overall, but there does seem to be a real "hit or miss" aspect to it. I've had some of their recipes come out great, but others (even highly rated ones) have been a total flop. Almost like they were never tested before being plopped onto the site.

My favorite recipe web site, hands down, is Elise Bauer's "Simply Recipes". Maybe I've just been lucky, but I haven't run across a stinker there yet. As the title suggests, most of the recipes are simple. More importantly, they taste great.
I'd certainly agree with you Steve about Elise Baurer's "Simply Recipes" !!
I don't know exactly when I was turned on to that site but it's just my style, and really top notch cooking.
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:28 AM   #38
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I'm on another food board where we thought Paula Deen's recipe for English Peas was a joke: English Peas Recipe : Paula Deen : Food Network

Read the reviews for a laugh......
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:37 AM   #39
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I'm on another food board where we thought Paula Deen's recipe for English Peas was a joke: English Peas Recipe : Paula Deen : Food Network

Read the reviews for a laugh......
OMG! I'm not even through the second page of reviews and they're a riot

I went to print this recipe and got a piece of paper that said you're an idiot.

Too much. Good find, Sherry.

On a sidenote: I may try Paula's "English Peas" with those boiled hot dogs I read about earlier.
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:05 AM   #40
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I'm on another food board where we thought Paula Deen's recipe for English Peas was a joke: English Peas Recipe : Paula Deen : Food Network

Read the reviews for a laugh......
Wow! Canned peas and a half stick of butter! Yeah, that would go good with the hot dogs. Now all our meal needs is some "Special Beer" to wash it all down. Here's a recipe...

Special Beer
Ingredients:
  • 1 can of beer, cold
  • glass (optional)
Instructions:
  • Open beer, being careful not to cause injury to yourself or others.
  • To really kick it up to another level, pour beer in glass.
  • Drink.
You're right. The reviews on the peas recipe are priceless!
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