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  Topic: What are you making for dinner this week?
kyle

Replies: 24
Views: 45996

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:05 pm   Subject: Cooking this week
Pot roast with root vegetables tonight. Pizza on Friday. A co-worker gave me some oxtail today. Not sure whether I want to make soup or braise them. It 20 degrees and snowing today so either sound goo ...
  Topic: Your help would be greatly appreciated .. dinner for 12
kyle

Replies: 14
Views: 24594

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:38 pm   Subject: Your help would be greatly appreciated .. dinner for 12
I've served one dish meals with great success and warm filling comfort food to be a great choice this time of year. I'm sure you will have a great time. Make sure we get a report.

Being from Wiscon ...
  Topic: Your help would be greatly appreciated .. dinner for 12
kyle

Replies: 14
Views: 24594

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:07 pm   Subject: Dinner for 12
As you're won't be seated at a table, I suggest some type of mini-sandwiches. Slice a roasted loin of beef or pork or a turkey breast, and offer a selection of toppings; thinly sliced onions, fresh cu ...
  Topic: What do you do on your day off?
kyle

Replies: 11
Views: 31481

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:18 pm   Subject: What do you do on your day off?
A good day off is to get on my bike and pedal to the Saturday morning Farmer's Market. Given the climate in Wisconsin, this not a year round activity what with the challenge presented to both cyclists ...
  Topic: Pie Crust
kyle

Replies: 16
Views: 37335

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:22 pm   Subject: Pie Crust
Swan, feel free to use butter, probably cold, cut in small peices.

The flaky texture that we want in a pie crust depends on the inclusion of fat. The best pie crusts will use lard, but most of us ...
  Topic: Pie Crust
kyle

Replies: 16
Views: 37335

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:36 pm   Subject: Pie Crust
Georgia, thanks for the tip about the vinegar. As for the egg; adding moisture, richness, and color is plenty for one little egg to accomplish.

Simona, here's the recipe. I got it from my ex-wife' ...
  Topic: Pie Crust
kyle

Replies: 16
Views: 37335

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:14 pm   Subject: Pie Crust
I use a pie crust recipe that includes an egg and a tablespoon of vinegar in addition to the flour, water, and fat. It turns our very tender and flaky and is much easier to roll out than recipes witho ...
  Topic: rashers of bacon
kyle

Replies: 17
Views: 25634

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:42 pm   Subject: rasher of bacon
As I have recently found a supplier of exquisitely smoked bacon , my definition of a rasher is "a woefully inadequate portion".

Scrambled eggs with top quality bacon and good Wisconsin made blue ch ...
  Topic: Growing Herbs
kyle

Replies: 31
Views: 47424

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:59 pm   Subject: Herbs
I've always had good luck with basil. The seed packet says the plants need to be about a foot apart but that leave no room for tomatos. Since I'm not organized enough to save the seeds, I sprinkle the ...
  Topic: FEB '09 DISCUSSION: Do You Mix Your Own Cocktails?
kyle

Replies: 30
Views: 56060

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:03 pm   Subject: FEB '09 DISCUSSION: Do You Mix Your Own Cocktails?
Dory, while the initial ingredients purchase can seem expensive, mixing your own is a bargain when compared to the cost of a single drink at a bar or resturant.

Find a cocktail with only a couple ...
  Topic: FEB '09 DISCUSSION: Do You Mix Your Own Cocktails?
kyle

Replies: 30
Views: 56060

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:32 pm   Subject: Coctails
As it is with everything in the kitchen, attention to details; top quality ingredients, the correct glasses, and lots of fresh ice is so important.

Taking simple extra steps, like adding a fresh g ...
  Topic: JANUARY '09 DISCUSSION: Food/Cooking Resolutions
kyle

Replies: 31
Views: 52826

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:19 pm   Subject: 2009 Resolutions
My resolutions are two.

First I will expand my evening meal repertoire. I have enough recipes to make something different every meal for the rest of my life yet leave work tired, harried, and devoi ...
  Topic: DEC. '08 DISCUSSION: Best Gift Ideas For The Food Enthusiast
kyle

Replies: 38
Views: 74261

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:06 pm   Subject: DISC. OF THE MONTH: Best Gift Ideas For The Food Enthusiast?
The one item that I cannot live without and the best gift that I ever received is my Kitchen-Aid stand mixer. While not cheap it will last forever. I use mine most often for bread dough but it and can ...
 
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