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    Cookie Dough Preservatives?

    Up to you....my eggs don't even get washed when I gather let alone pasteurized. I've found that most foods will last much longer than the "experts" say. If in doubt wrap in saran and freeze
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    Need help using up ingredients....

    And....just refreshed myself on exactly why I haven't done parmesan.  It has to set out for 2 months before I can wax it.  I have absolutely nowhere to set a block of cheese for 2 months.  I have to store my cheddar in my mother's cellar because I don't have a place to put it.  Oh well....that's...
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    Came across an interesting recipe

    I have a couple old recipe books that tell how to cook possum, raccoon, etc.  They are fun to look at and read
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    Chicken stock.

    Yep, toss them....and any meat you might have left in the stock.  By the time you make the stock, there isn't much good left in the solids.  I really hadn't made stock until the last few years either.  Once you make your own tho.....be prepared to not be able to buy the canned stuff anymore...
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    Need help using up ingredients....

    Ahhhh....I haven't tried anything beyond cheddar cause I've just been scared to try something that takes a little more.  LOL  I need to try the parmesan since we use a LOT of it around here.  No one wants the goats milk so I'm kind of out of luck there.  I haven't done the butter yet because I'm...
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    Need help using up ingredients....

    As I've said before, I AM making cheese and yogurt.  However....with a family of 3, we can only eat so much yogurt.  LOL  I do a gallon of milk a week into yogurt and that's as long as the yogurt will store.  The cheese, while easy, is a LONG process to make.  It takes me 5 to 6 hours ) to make...
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    Need help using up ingredients....

    And, as I have said....I AM making cheese.  I make cheddar every couple of days.  And, then I make ricotta with the whey from that.  I started pickling some eggs too.  I've got a couple dozen of the banty/pullet eggs in a half gallon of pickle juice.
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    Cookie Dough Preservatives?

    How long are you wanting to store it? I've kept cookie dough for up to 3 weeks in the fridge with no special prep. Just make sure it's well sealed
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    Homemade Icings - Buttercreme Specifically

    Omit the shortening in your original recipe and just use butter. Margarine will actually give you a better flavor. Butter flavoring will help too....add with the vanilla. Taste snd add more flavoring if you need to. I actually stumbled on a new addition.......butter flavored popcorn salt! I...
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    Any ideas for Leftover veggies?

    Not sure why they would turn so mushy on you.  I abhor canned veggies and go with frozen if I can't use fresh.  When preserving fresh veggies, I almost always turn to freezing and never have that problem.  My suggestion would be stew.  My grandmother cleaned out her fridge once a...
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    Homemade Riccota

    I'm going to go out on a limb here and say you would probably be ok.  I make ricotta from whey after making hard cheese, so I don't have a lot of fat left in there to begin with.  My ricotta is creamy and very mild.  I would think you could use the light cream just as well as the heavy and still...
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    white asparagus...'tis the season?

    Oh!!!  Thank you so much!!  We were stationed in Bamberg so I'm pretty sure this is going to be very close to what we had there!!!  Guess I'm going to have to start mounding my asparagus now....
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    Need help using up ingredients....

    Ahhhhh....so I can use my strainer lined with cheesecloth and do the same thing.  The cream I skim off the top is usually pretty thick.  It's goats milk, so I don't get a lot at a time.  I save it in the fridge and have 3 quarts of soured cream to use up too.  LOL  If I'm really careful, the...
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    Need help using up ingredients....

    Already making yogurt.  And I use the whey either for myself or give it to the 4H pigs to help stretch their feed.  I found a recipe for "grandmother bread" that uses whey....fantastic flavor in the bread and pretty easy to make.  I also use the whey as liquid in just about anything I bake or...
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    Need help using up ingredients....

    Live on a farm.  We raise chickens, goats, pigs, etc.  I make my own chicken stock out of carcasses and feet from ones that we butcher.  We are milking a couple of the goats and getting about 1 gallon per day and we only milk once a day!  Right now the chickens are laying about 1 1/2 to 2 doz...
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