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Boiling Hamburger to Save Time in the Kitchen

I boil most of the hamburger I buy (some I make into meat loaves & meat balls). I usually buy it on a loss-leader sale when it’s about a buck a pound, and can boil 10 pounds at once in my largest stock pot. Not only do you get the finer texture, you also cook…

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How much meat does a turkey yield?

The question of the ages, isn’t it? Okay, maybe not. But I’d wondered in the past, so when I cooked up a turkey I bought at an after-the-holidays sale (49¢ a pound), I decided to find out. My bird (a very large hen) weighed in frozen at 21.67 lbs. I cooked this just for the…

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Chicken Enchiladas

If you’re looking for a simple, yet delicious, enchilada recipe, you’ve come to the right place. (I felt obligated to post my recipe after I bought all that sour cream, cheddar cheese and Ro-Tel.) This is my own recipe. I created it before one could look for a recipe online and find 20 great ones.…

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Homemade Liver Snaps (dog treats)

[schema type=”recipe” name=”Homemade Liver Snaps (Dog Treats)” author=”Valerie Cudnik” pubdate=”2008-11-14″ image=”https://dollydomestic.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/img_9117.jpg” description=”A delicious, and nutritious dog treat recipe. Made with beef liver, egg, flour and corn meal. Your dog will LOVE ’em!” prepmins=”20″ cookmins=”69″ yield=”1.5 lbs” ingrt_1=”1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour” ingrt_2=”1 cup cornmeal” ingrt_3=”1/2 cup wheat germ” ingrt_4=”1 tsp garlic powder or several cloves…

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A Cook’s Books – fab recipe software for Mac users

I actually came upstairs to print a dog food recipe and got sidetracked by some emails. I decided to post a video showing my technique for importing recipes from the web into this great software. Here it is: acbk-import-demo You can purchase this software directly from the developer at: http://www.3caam.com/index.html

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Fresh Corn On The Cob (Microwave)

Cook fresh corn on the cob in microwave with husks and silk intact. They will cook in their own natural moisture. Ingredients Corn on the cob — fresh and with silk and husk intact Instructions Place on paper towel. Turn ears over and rearrange after 1/2 cooking time. Timing: 1 ear – 1 1/2 minutes…

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Kitchen Tips

Microwave your lemon for 30 seconds before juicing. You’ll get double the juice out. Microwave your garlic for about 8 seconds, the peel will slip right off (just pinch it). Don’t store potatoes with onions, moisture from potatoes can cause onions to sprout. Did you know you can freeze applesauce? Buy the big jars &…

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What to do when you’re out of an ingredient

Running to the store isn’t always an option. You could borrow from a neighbor, perhaps… Somethings can be swapped out while still achieving good results. Substitutions & Conversions for Common Food Items 1 cup Buttermilk = 1 cup Milk + 1 Tbs. vinegar or lemon juice 1 cup Heavy Cream = 3/4 cup milk +…

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Cream of “Whatever” Soup

This is a basic recipe for a cream soup. * 1 cup onion — chopped * 1 cup celery — chopped * 1 1/2 sticks butter * 1 1/2 cups flour * 1 gal chicken stock * 1 lbs of “whatever” — can be mushrooms, diced chicken or turkey, asparagus, onion or leek, green beans,…

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