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    ISO Beef Jerkey Marinade

    I found a beef jerkey marinade recipe a long time ago that I use to make all the time. Everyone went crazy over it and I now can not find it. It is possible that it came from this site. Here are the ingredients as I remember them, I think. I might have doubled the recipe here. Any help...
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    Checking back in, it's been a long time

    Hi all, It's been a VERY long time since I've been on here. Unfortunately, I lost my passion for cooking as I have since had a child and funds are very tight. Cooking has become a chore for me. I don't get home until 6:30 every night and then have to get a healthy cheap dinner on the table...
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    Free Company Tastings

    Are there any catering companies or restaurants in NYC that will come to your office to do free tastings?
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    Great place in lower NYC for groups

    Although I live in NYC and am familiar with a lot of the restaurants I am not familiar with places where it's easy to go or reserve for a group of about 9-12. I'm asking our friends if they want to meet up for dinner for my birthday. I am working in SOHO so anywhere around 14th street down is...
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    Tuesday March 22nd. Dinner???

    leftover chili
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    Need Help With Measurements

    Figured that out an hour into baking. Oh well, I just turned up the heat and cooked it longer; texture came out ok, flavor was great.
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    Need Help With Measurements

    Thanks, I guess I can just put it into a big pasta pot then. It's only rice, liquid, veggies and spices. May add it to some eggs and make a fritatta out of it with some cheese for lunch tomorrow.
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    Need Help With Measurements

    I am cooking a casserole dish tonight and I am worried that if I double the recipe it might overflow the 9x13" casserole dish. The original amounts is: 28oz. ground sausage 1 cup uncooked long grained rice 28oz. can crushed tomatoes 2 cup chicken broth I know the rice will expand when...
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    Tuesday's Dinner Table 11/30

    Leftovers from yesterday. I couldn't decide between spaghetti or lasagna so I decided to combine the 2 and made a baked spaghetti lasagna with italian sausage. Will make some more garlic bread tonight.
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    Monday's Dinner 11/1

    tied some bacon on a roast, set on top of onion rings. Slowly cooking in oven. Going to make a onion gravy with the drippings. Serving with roasted fall root veggies also some mushroom rice.
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    Bottom Round Roast-Rare?

    Thanks, I'm going with a slow roast with onion gravy, I'll pick up another cut of meat to cook rare.
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    Bottom Round Roast-Rare?

    Can I cook a bottom round roast rare? I've done it with a top round, but from some of the recipes I'm reading it's suggested to cook it low and slow, more like a pot roast style. My plan was to tie on some bacon set the roast onto some sliced onions, cook at high temp to sear the outside, turn...
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    Thursday's Dinner Table 10/14

    Since it's just me I'm fixing a fried baloney sandwich with bacon, mayo, cheese, and lettuce on toasted white bread. Depending on how hungry I am I might warm up some tater tots to go with it. Wish I had some cole slaw.
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    Cuban Chicken Recipe Needed

    Thank you both. Merstar, I had actually found a recipe for Chicken Fricassee right before you post. It wasn't exactly the recipe I was looking for, but really good and it got a big thumbs up. It's a keeper. I served with fried plantains, yellow rice and black beans. - Recipe - Cuban...
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    Cuban Chicken Recipe Needed

    I recently went to Margon, a Cuban restaurant, in Midtown Manhattan and had their chicken with yellow rice, black beans and plantains. It was basically a cut up chicken that had been simmered until falling apart in spices. They just call it a roast chicken, but I don't think it's like how we...
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    Freezer Recipes

    This probably includes more than beef but wasn't sure where to put it. I'm heading out of town for a few weeks and am wanting to have a marinated piece of meat ready to go in the frige where it can just thaw and be cooked. I would love some recipes like one I found on fresh direct that was a...
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    ISO help/tips making creme fraiche

    Thanks for all the help. I went ahead and used the ultra-pasturized cream and it worked perfectly. I put in, I believe, 3T with 2 cups cream that was warm. Let it sit at room temp for 24 hours and then in the frige for another 24 hours.
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    ISO help/tips making creme fraiche

    So I was going to try making creme fraiche by just warming some heavy creme and adding the buttermilk, however the instructions say to use pasturized heavy creme, not ultra-pasturized. I accidentaly bought the ultra so I'm wondering if there is a big difference and if I can still use it. Is...
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    Why are rolls soooo hard to make

    Double Quick Dinner Rolls
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    ISO suggestions for eateries in NY's upper east suggestion

    Anyone have a suggestion for a good but reasonably priced restaurant on the upper east side in the 50's,60's,or 70's?
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    Need help with turkey gravy

    thanks for all the ideas, I am going to keep this for next year. Since I'm in the process of moving and I didn't have too many ingredients to work with I kept it as simple as possible. I took your advide in removing the fat from the drippings, using some of that to mix in with the flour...
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    In need of ideas for quick and easy soup

    For health and price reasons I like to take my own lunch into work. I'm tired of fixing sandwiches all the time. I am looking for quick and easy soup ideas that I can prepare the night before and take into work with me the next day. My ideas were a type soup using pre-cooked shrimp or chicken...
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    Need help with turkey gravy

    This will be the first year I'm actually cooking my own turkey. There is only 2 of us and I don't want to go to all the trouble of making a complicated gravy, does anybody have any suggestions on how to make a decent gravy that is quick and easy, can I just add flour to the drippings and then...
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    ISO TNT Japanese noodle soup?

    I really enjoy some of the noodle soup that I can get at a resaurant here in London called Wagamama's which has now become a chain. I was wanting to make some myself, but there are so many recipes out there it's hard to know where to begin. I thought I would see if anyone on here had some TNT...
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    ENGLAND - London ... recommend some really good restaurants?

    Here are a few from the same neighborhood. We have so many great restaurants that I don't need to go far. Topkapi- Great turkish, even better than what I ate in Istanbul. on Marylebone high street. Le Relais de Venise - Home Only one dish served, all you have to do is let them know how you...
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