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  1. Bama-Rick

    What cookies and/or pastries are you making for the holidays?

    Oh my goodness, does he send care packages?
  2. Bama-Rick

    2022 Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Menus

    I'd like a good cranberry chutney recipe hint hint.. I made it for Thanksgiving one year and promptly lost the recipe.
  3. Bama-Rick

    2022 Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Menus

    Yes, the seven fishes is difficult to do over time there has become fewer and fewer at the table and my God how the price of seafood has skyrocketed.. But this year we have managed to muster seven fishes to the table. We'll have 9 people at the table and probably food enough for 30...
  4. Bama-Rick

    What candies are you making for the holidays?

    I make something similar: In a pot combine 1 TBS butter, 1 TBS honey, 1 TBS water, heat to melt and add 1 C pecans, turn the heat up just a bit till the mixture bubbles and stir the mix till all the liquid is absorbed. Stir together 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 C sugar, pour onto a dinner plate and...
  5. Bama-Rick

    Christmas Bread

    The nuts are not chopped. They are held in place by the bread itself. Kinda the same reason raisins don't fall out of rosin bread. Or at least I've never had the nuts fall out of the bread.
  6. Bama-Rick

    What candies are you making for the holidays?

    How do you make it? That's a new one to me.
  7. Bama-Rick

    Christmas Bread

    Ingredients For the yeast mixture 4 teaspoon active dry yeast 4 teaspoon sugar (granulated) 3/4 cup milk (warmed to 110F°) Dough 2 tablespoon lemon juice (from 1 lemon) 1 1/4 cup milk (warmed to 110F°) 4 tablespoon butter (unsalted, melted) 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 cup sugar (granulated) 1...
  8. Bama-Rick

    What cookies and/or pastries are you making for the holidays?

    Baklava, Bascotti, Cannoli, Ginger Bread Men/Women, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Shortbread, Cinnamon Rolls, and Oatmeal Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies. While it isn't a cookie or pastry for Christmas Eve Dinner, I make Christmas Bread..
  9. Bama-Rick

    What candies are you making for the holidays?

    Pralines, Peanut Brittle, Fudge, Buckeyes, and English Toffee
  10. Bama-Rick

    Baklava

    ½ lb Butter ¼ C Sugar 1 tbs Cinnamon 1 lb Pecans For syrup 1 C Sugar ½ C Water 1/3 C Honey 1 ½ tbs Lemon juice ½ tsp Vanilla Melt butter. Place pecans or walnut halves and 2oz of sugar and cinnamon into a food processor and pause the mixture a few times till the nuts are the size of BBs. Open...
  11. Bama-Rick

    2022 Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Menus

    No, I don't use pistachios they'd be good I'm sure, but I have several pecan trees so that's what I use.
  12. Bama-Rick

    Paklava

    No honey??
  13. Bama-Rick

    2022 Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Menus

    The biggest tip I can give is have a helper.. Trim the sheets so they fit the pan you are using. What do you mean, your technique is missing something? Here's how I do it. Melt 1/2 pound of butter. Place a pound of pecans or walnut halves and 2oz of sugar plus a large TBS cinnamon into a food...
  14. Bama-Rick

    2022 Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Menus

    For Christmas Eve we do the Feast of Seven Fishes Seafood Gumbo Linguine and Clam Sauce Fried Shrimp Anchovies and Escarole Crayfish Pie Salmon with Whiskey Sauce Trout Almondine rice Wilted Greens Salad Pecan Pie Baklava Peanut Brittle Gingerbread Men Pralines Pecan Pie Cheese Cake English...
  15. Bama-Rick

    A problem with a 7 in 1 Instant Pot maybe?

    I'm debating on replacing the fuse when I get the new ones I ordered. However, the thought keeps going through my head that the themofuse is constructed to break the circuit if the temperature is over 365F/185C. It could have just been doing its job and functioning properly.. That is the main...
  16. Bama-Rick

    A problem with a 7 in 1 Instant Pot maybe?

    I want to know if this has happened to anyone else and the outcome.. I've had my instant pot for about 6 months and love it however yesterday I was sautéing some onions in it after five minutes or so I hear a loud click and the instant pot goes dead. No lights, no nothing. After it cooled down...
  17. Bama-Rick

    "Braising" beef in a pressure cooker is the worst idea right?

    To cook larger chunks of meat in the pressure cooker, cook on high pressure for 35-45 minutes and use the natural release method. Natural release just means turn off the cooker and let it cool down on its own for 10-20 minutes. If you are adding vegetables to the mix, add them after the natural...
  18. Bama-Rick

    Rib eye

    Rib Eye has a better flavor than Tenderloin. Fat is the key to flavor, Tenderloin is quite lean but very tender. Chuck Steak is very flavorful but a little tough, but less expensive than Rib Eye. Chuck Eye steak is the poor man's Rib Eye and is semi-tender but tasty. To tenderize tough cuts...
  19. Bama-Rick

    COVID19 Vaccinations-How's It Going?

    Got my second shot Friday the first was a breeze I've been pinched harder. The second was a different story the shot wasn't too bad and I had no reaction within fifteen minutes but the next it felt like I had been shot in the arm with a rifle it hurt. 24 hours later the pain was gone and just...
  20. Bama-Rick

    Jambalaya how to?

    Thanks for the help Thanks, everyone. I think I'll bake it next time and maybe use parboiled rice.
  21. Bama-Rick

    Jambalaya how to?

    This is very interesting I've always cooked rice on top of the stove never in the oven but, I checked out a few Chicken/vegetable baked rice dishes and I can adapt them easily to make jambalaya.. Now that I think about I have made baked chicken and rice casserole. Next time I think I'll try...
  22. Bama-Rick

    Jambalaya how to?

    Bake it in the oven? Never tried that, tell me more? When you get a little time if you can post your recipe and method maybe the oven is the trick but like I said never seen it done that way.
  23. Bama-Rick

    Jambalaya how to?

    I'll try parboiled rice that is a common suggestion. I used to work in Cajun country New Iberia, Laffettye, Bouax Bridge, and Lake Charles, both Jumbalaya and Gumbo in that part of the country are ways to use up leftovers. Gumbo is a little more versatile. Ham is par for the course when it comes...
  24. Bama-Rick

    Jambalaya how to?

    Yes, that is the heart of the problem and I've been doing that but so far I haven't gotten the ratio right I was hoping someone had already figured out the ratio and method. I've tried a few different cookbook recipes but still have the same problem to some degree or another.
  25. Bama-Rick

    Jambalaya how to?

    I'll try that..
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