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Forum: Today's Menu 12-12-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,131
Posted By JuanaCook
Disassembled two roasted chickens yesterday and...

Disassembled two roasted chickens yesterday and made a rich stock ... Chicken Salad Sandwiches & Chicken soup tonight.....Same tomorrow but sub BLT sandwiches.
Forum: Sauces 12-12-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,889
Posted By JuanaCook
Chaud et Froid

A 1987 newpaper article describes a restaurant dish I would like to recreate for my sister as "Chaud et Froid (showd-fwah or "hot-cold," an open face grilled sandwich of turkey breast and bacon...
Forum: Chicken, Turkey & other Fowl 11-27-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,126
Posted By JuanaCook
Name that dish ...

From my youth I remember a dish that might be described as thinly sliced turkey breast sitting atop a piece of decrusted toast all of which had been covered with a cheddar bechamel sauce. The dish...
Forum: Pies & Pastries 11-06-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,592
Posted By JuanaCook
Alix, Both recipes are similar. The one I...

Alix,

Both recipes are similar. The one I used thickens with flour rather than cornstarch and may yield slightly more filling. Next pie I am going to double the zest then double the lemon juice...
Forum: Pies & Pastries 11-05-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,592
Posted By JuanaCook
A bit more lemon would be nice...

I have a classic lemon pie recipe that is fine. How does one control or 'turn up' the intensity of lemon in the filling a notch? Do I squeeze additional lemons then reduce the juice to the amount...
Forum: Today's Menu 10-19-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,919
Posted By JuanaCook
Swiss steak leftovers tonight.

Swiss steak leftovers tonight.
Forum: Sauces 10-19-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,664
Posted By JuanaCook
Exploring Sauces

Are there articles explaining how to explore the mother sauces and her children? My limited experience with this so far includes making bechamel, mornay, and veloute sauces, I am sure I have made...
Forum: Today's Menu 10-19-2011, 06:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,780
Posted By JuanaCook
wH had basic Burger & Fries with home baked buns....

wH had basic Burger & Fries with home baked buns. The fries were fresh with a beef veloute and cheddar bechamel sauces. What a nice change those made from ketchup.
Forum: Today's Menu 10-17-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,514
Posted By JuanaCook
Tonight's menu was requested by my wife. She...

Tonight's menu was requested by my wife. She wants a repeat of AB's swiss steak, fried fresh okra and JOC White Bread+ recipe.
Forum: Today's Menu 10-13-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,574
Posted By JuanaCook
Aisian marinated grilled butterfly pork loins...

Aisian marinated grilled butterfly pork loins drizzled with its marinade after boiling. Mixed brocolli, cauliflower, snow peas, carrot, water chestnet with a parmeganio regiano mornay sauce. Will...
Forum: Appliances 10-05-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,424
Posted By JuanaCook
I have only had mine a few months, but the...

I have only had mine a few months, but the thought of loss of function or performance keeps mine out of the DW. If pitting occurs at the attachment fitting, it could break off when mixing something...
Forum: Today's Menu 09-29-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,891
Posted By JuanaCook
Grilled strip steaks. Steamed broccoli with Ann...

Grilled strip steaks. Steamed broccoli with Ann Burrels Bechamel sauce. Deep South Dish Perfectly Cheesy Potatoes au Gratin. For desert, Alton Browns Individual Peach Apple Upside-Down Cake (My...
Forum: Pasta, Rice, Beans, Grains... 09-28-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,488
Posted By JuanaCook
Thanks. Hells Kitchen serves risotto and...

Thanks. Hells Kitchen serves risotto and scallops as an appetizer. What you describe make them seem more like a main which would be better considering it is just the two of us. I am so new to this,...
Forum: Pasta, Rice, Beans, Grains... 09-26-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,488
Posted By JuanaCook
I have copied the recipe too. My wife and I have...

I have copied the recipe too. My wife and I have never had risotto. We also want to try pan seared scallops. Would the two go together?
Forum: Today's Menu 09-23-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,226
Posted By JuanaCook
Penne with Tuscan Chicken and Pesto

Penne with Tuscan Chicken and Pesto
Forum: Knives 09-22-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,879
Posted By JuanaCook
Is it common for high quality knife manufacturers...

Is it common for high quality knife manufacturers to sell off B-stock / irregular production runs rather than aborbing them?
Forum: New Member Introductions! 09-15-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,220
Posted By JuanaCook
Congratulations on your accomplishments so far...

Congratulations on your accomplishments so far Lee. I briefly read some of the NVQ course outlines you mentioned and it sounds like fun (work too). Am I correct in that level 2 takes about a year...
Forum: Today's Menu 09-15-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,233
Posted By JuanaCook
McCormick Beef Stew enhanced with mostly beef...

McCormick Beef Stew enhanced with mostly beef stock as liquid, a couple of bay leaves, fresh chopped thyme, oregeno, potato and the inevitable onion, carrot and celery mirepoix. I will also try the...
Forum: General Cooking 09-13-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,343
Posted By JuanaCook
In addition to menu suggestions here, why not ask...

In addition to menu suggestions here, why not ask them to deliver ideas too. Knowing the scope of your room mate's food and environmental sensitivities could be important.
Forum: Non-alcoholic Drinks 09-13-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,218
Posted By JuanaCook
We prefer Green Mountain branded Columbian

We prefer Green Mountain branded Columbian
Forum: Today's Menu 09-12-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,387
Posted By JuanaCook
Texas Cooking: Chicken Fried Chicken w/cream...

Texas Cooking: Chicken Fried Chicken w/cream gravy. Good flavors. Had to use extra liquid in gravy and it was still thick. Mis en place but probably mis-en-measured the roux flour.

Alton Brown:...
Forum: Today's Menu 09-11-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,618
Posted By JuanaCook
Chili over baked.

Chili over baked.
Forum: General Cooking 09-11-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,887
Posted By JuanaCook
I am no expert, but I have read that bread flour,...

I am no expert, but I have read that bread flour, as the recipe references, yields a crispier pizza crust than AP which renders a more chewy one.
Forum: Herbs and Spices 09-11-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,682
Posted By JuanaCook
So generally, a spice is made from plant seeds...

So generally, a spice is made from plant seeds whereas an herb can be any other part of a plant (roots, stems, leaves, etc...). That is a helpful distinction.

ps...All you gotta do is put your...
Forum: Herbs and Spices 09-10-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,682
Posted By JuanaCook
What considerations should be given as to if and...

What considerations should be given as to if and when to substitute a 'fresh' spice versus the same in ground & bottled variety?
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