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Favorite Secret Ingredient In a Recipe?

Old 11-13-2020, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by gale View Post
Some trivia-most commercial almond extract is not made from almonds. It's made from peach pits.
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Old 11-13-2020, 01:48 PM
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This isn't exactly a secret ingredient...more like a secret technique. To make the fluffiest, lightest cornbread, separate the eggs in the recipe and whip up the egg whites until soft peaks form, then fold them into the batter. After you take out the cornbread from the oven, be sure to let the bread cool to firm up.
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Old 11-13-2020, 04:19 PM
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Raisins in chili and spaghetti sauce. You won't know they are there, but you won't need to add any sugar.
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Old 11-13-2020, 05:14 PM
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Dried dill in tuna, crab, mac, and potato salads. Also good in potato or fish chowder or sprinkled on deviled eggs or baked fish.
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Old 11-14-2020, 01:00 PM
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Chervil in eggs. It's such a delicate herb and oh, so lovely.
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Old 11-14-2020, 01:02 PM
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A good cook told me a small amount of brown sugar perks up almost everything.
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Old 11-15-2020, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Murphy224 View Post
Please tell how do you make almond extract. My first thought is soaking almonds in some type of alcohol and the almonds would have to be extremely fresh, much like you get when you have your own trees! How lucky you are.
Murphy224...I grind my almonds up in the food processor, add some vodka, let it all soak for a few months, then drain. You don't need super fresh almonds. Dried ones will do. I like to leave it soaking for a long time to dehydrate some and develop more flavor.
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Old 11-15-2020, 12:14 PM
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When I boil potatoes for mashed potatoes, I peel a clove of garlic and cut off the root end. Once the potatoes are tender enough to mash, I drain the water, mash potatoes and garlic, add cream, butter and voila!
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Old 11-15-2020, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
When I boil potatoes for mashed potatoes, I peel a clove of garlic and cut off the root end. Once the potatoes are tender enough to mash, I drain the water, mash potatoes and garlic, add cream, butter and voila!
You mean you cook the garlic with the potatoes?
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Old 11-18-2020, 06:59 PM
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So how do you use them?
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