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    Thanksgiving Menu ideas

    Anybody wanna share some Thanksgiving menu inspiration?
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    Suggestions On How to keep food warm for a buffet at home?

    LOL. I was beginning to feel badly, so now I am comforted! RUle of thumb is to 'speak clearly' so as to not be misunderstood.
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    Suggestions On How to keep food warm for a buffet at home?

    What I have done in the past, was to put a pot rest - silicone, bamboo or wire metal at the bottom of the styro, and pour the water into a medium-sized sturdy plastic bowl. No hole-burning nor melting of anything.
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    What did you have for dinner?

    I had a Breadfruit Shepherd Pie. I used minced chicken as the meat comlonent. This with Calaloo and a Fresh Garden Salad. I have only a pic of the pie, though.
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    Breadfruit Shepherd Pie.jpg

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    Suggestions On How to keep food warm for a buffet at home?

    Hi. You need not have used the bricks!  LOL!  We learn.  Next time, just plan to put the hot food in the styro right away for maximum keeping effectiveness.  Some people preheat the styro with a container of boiling water placed inside prior to use.  Best.
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    What did you have for dinner?

    Thanks for asking.   You're my first responder on this site, and so I feel appreciated.  It is nice to bounce ideas off!    Rice usually comes with a coating of talc.  This is one contributor to the thickness of the cooking liquid of the rice.  Also, it is recommended, that to reduce the...
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    Ok to freeze and reuse leftover liquid from braised beef?

    I would question - How long did it sit outside?   The General Rules on food safety dictate that If you leave it outside of cold storage for more than 3 hours after it was done cooking, then you would be taking a chance on food safety - especially being a meat sauce.  Then again, the liquor may...
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    What did you have for dinner?

    Festive Split Pea Rice Pilaff with pumpkin, pimento peppers and pork tails(incorporated), served with Green Mango Salsa.  Yum-m-m-m.   Festive Split Pea Rice Pilaff with pumpkin, pimento peppers and pork tails(incorporated), served with Green Mango Salsa.  Yum-m-m-m.  
  10. What did you have for dinner?

    What did you have for dinner?

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    Any substitutes for onions?

    You could try finding out whether your guest is allergic to raw or cooked onions, or just the common yellow onion.  They may not be allergic to onions in total.  If it's not just onions in total, there may be a different (non-alergic) reaction to the WHITE onion or even the RED onion which is...
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    Hello is choosing chef job is wise idea?

    Hi.  My lecturer at cooking school used to say -  don't do it - not if you want to live long!  LOL!  He decided to teach people how to do it, instead!  
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    Congrats, Nicko, on your award for 'All Star' Writer. I like writing, too! Better watch out...

    Congrats, Nicko, on your award for 'All Star' Writer. I like writing, too! Better watch out - I just may overtake you as the 'All star' champ! Glad to have such among us!
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