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  1. ncage1974

    Corn Flour, Corn Meal, Masa, Masa Harina?

    Hi everyone. I have been trying to learn New Mexican cooking lately. There are a lot of recipes that call for Corn Meal, Masa, Masa Harina, Corn Flour & seems to use these terms interchangeably sometimes. I know Masa Harina & Masa are the same thing but for example I just seen a recipe that...
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    Help choosing toaster oven?

    The reason that is not easy is how well do air fryers actually work :). I've tried to do a lot of research on them. There are some people saying their great and others say they are hyped up convection ovens and your waisting your money if you already have a convection oven.. That's the big...
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    Help choosing toaster oven?

    Hi everyone. Like just about everything i have a hard time making a decision. I'm hoping you guys can help. SO here are two i'm having a hard time deciding between: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Panasonic-High-Speed-Convection-Toaster-Oven-With-No-Preheating-Required/374483315...
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    Pepper/Salt Mill?

    Well after reading many reviews and doing research i dont' think the expensive Peugeot Chateauneuf are any better than the pepper magnum. Sure they look a heck of a lot more classy but i see to many complaints to justify spending that much on a salt/pepper mill. Performance wise the pepper...
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    Pepper/Salt Mill?

    Ya after doing research today i learned a lot. 1st make sure your salt is suitable for a salt grinder before you use it. Even some salts will corrode Stainless Steel. Make sure whatever salt your using is a dry salt and not a wet salt.
  6. ncage1974

    Pepper/Salt Mill?

    Hello Everyone. Quick question for you all. I am looking to purchase a Salt / Pepper mill. I currently have a pepper magnum. While its a fine pepper grinder it does have few flaws. The first being its ugly at sin. I don't mind if most cases but when we are entertaining it would be nice to have...
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    Need help for super simple cookbook to help a very green cook

    Thanks for the reply princess. Does it matter what edition? I think the newest one is the 15th edition or would you look for an older one?
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    Need help for super simple cookbook to help a very green cook

    Hi everyone. Me & My wife need help!!! So to try to help understand with whats going on i will try to give you some info. My wife is foreign and grew up without really learning to cook. She can cook a few things (5-6) but thats all she cooks. Tonight she was on the verge of tears because she was...
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    Vitamix blenders

    great.... Great discussion. I just ordered one just 5 minutes ago :). I've been an oster blender person for awhile but since my 4th one broke down today (jar started leaking) i decided to do a lot of research to find out which one would be right for me. Osters are great for the price except...
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    Fruit Freezes?

    Does anyone know how to make one of the fabulous fruit freezes that you can find in asian restaurants? They are one of my favorite drinks. I'm partial to a Mango-Kiwi Freeze (YUMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!). Where i live you can order than at two different Vietnamese restaurants. I just went to Chicago and...
  11. ncage1974

    Anyone from NM recommend a good CookBook for NM Cooking

    Thanks everyone for your replies. I ordered both books. Hopefully at least one of them is exactly what i was looking for.
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    Anyone from NM recommend a good CookBook for NM Cooking

    I've thought what i wanted before was a southwestern style cookbook...but i was wrong. What i was really looking for is a New Mexican cookbook. I don't want a cookbook that steers from the traditional NM cooking to try to fancy things up and sell more cookbooks. Or a cookbook that requires $50+...
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    Kidney Suet vs Lard?

    Is Kidney suet pretty much identical to lard. A guy at work brought his chili today and it was awesome. He gave me the recipe but it calls for kidney suet. I was thinking of replacing with lard but i have no idea if they are essentially the same thing. If not and if its going to make a big...
  14. ncage1974

    What are you cooking right this moment?

    been cooking since i got up 1. Mashed Potatoes with Chives, Sour Cream and Cream Cheese 2. Bread Dressing 3. Homemade Noodles (For Noodles & Mashed Potatoes tomorrow). 4. Raspberry Cream Pie All of this is pretty much for tomorrow so i won't be stressed out. Pretty much having a thanksgiving...
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    How many slices of bread for bread crumbs?

    Hi everyone. I'm making the following recipe: Crock Pot Stuffing Recipe - Food.com - 49609 I'm making it identical to recipe except: 1. Going to dry white bread cubed in a cold oven over night instead of toasting it 2. Omit the apple. It calls for 12 cups of lightly toasted bread crumbs I...
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    Need help in thinking of a make ahead type of meal...

    Dang...yes both of those sound like something she would love. Please send the recipes along :). Even if i don't make them for her tonight definitely will make them soon.
  17. ncage1974

    Need help in thinking of a make ahead type of meal...

    Haha ya i can tell you i haven't been that impressed with any airline i've been on :).
  18. ncage1974

    Need help in thinking of a make ahead type of meal...

    Oh definitly know her very well. What her idea of comfort would be hard to do in a crockpot well ahead. It probably would be a combination of steak, plantains, rice, spanish style chariso, & Arapas. The hungry part is coming directly from her :P
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    Need help in thinking of a make ahead type of meal...

    Sure RockLobster. Go ahead and post them. The ribblets sound especially nice.
  20. ncage1974

    Need help in thinking of a make ahead type of meal...

    So you would cook it fully in the pan and then throw it back in to oven when you get home? I was thinking on assembling it and leaving it uncooked until i got home.
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    Need help in thinking of a make ahead type of meal...

    My fiancée is flying in tomorrow night at 8:30. The airport is a little over an hour away. She has already requested i make something good for her to eat. I would take her out to dinner but at 9:00pm on Sunday not very many resteraunts are going to be open. She will be on a 12 hour flight...
  22. ncage1974

    Recipe Storage Conundrum

    I'd recommend either dropbox or windows live mesh. You wouldn't ever have to worry about loosing something again if your hard drive crashed...its free just as long as is under 2GB for dropobox and 5GB for Live mesh. You get more free space on live mesh but i prefer dropbox. I don't think i...
  23. ncage1974

    Recipe Storage Conundrum

    I have searched some. I even found a blog by a microsoft guy saying he was investigating doing one in WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) which would be awesome located here: Building a recipe application using Vista and .NET 3.0 (Part I: Design) - UberDemo - Site Home - MSDN Blogs but there...
  24. ncage1974

    Recipe Storage Conundrum

    I'm in a little bit of a conundrum here. For the longest time i have stored my recipes in MasterCook 9. I remember when i first installed Windows 7 (maybe vista) having issues. Then windows 7 came out with some type of compatability update which fixed the problem. Well its not working again...
  25. ncage1974

    What to have with my jerk pork tenderloin

    Sorry people for not checking in sooner. All were great ideas and everything sounded good. I might have to try the french fries w/ jerk sauce next time (though not very healthy). I ended up trying the grilled romain hearts. I have never tried grilled romain hearts before but seen it done plenty...
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