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Help me actually achieve a good chicken stock

How can I actually make a good soup/general use stock? I feel like I've tried a whole bunch of different recipes and none have ever been better than Swanson's from a box. Seriously I've made it 15+ different times, both chicken and veal. I'm pretty handy in the kitchen and can do most everything else, but not this, help me! [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Mar 14, 2014 - 38 answers

Should I bake my own bread?

I absolutely hate baking. I really love good bread. No vendor in my area has good bread. Should I try making bread? [more inside]
posted by jaguar on Jan 23, 2013 - 51 answers

Brunch: My Favorite Team Sport

I am having a New Year's Day brunch and I'd like to serve some fancy things that aren't typically homemade here in the US. [more inside]
posted by jph on Dec 11, 2012 - 19 answers

Hello Pasta!

Pasta from scratch and recipes that compliment it? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Jul 12, 2012 - 15 answers

Suggestions for holiday noms

Please give me your suggestions for homemade holiday snacks that I can make and give to my co-workers. (Sorry, kind of long.) [more inside]
posted by methroach on Nov 24, 2011 - 15 answers

What do I do with a 20lb bag of raw unrendered mixed pork fat?

Say hypothetically, that you had half of a pigs worth of unrendered and raw pork fat trimmings in your freezer, apparently about 20 lbs, that your butcher handed you when they returned the rest of your, now disassembled, half pig. What would you do with it? [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb on Nov 16, 2011 - 19 answers

Broken emulsion? Brokenhearted.

Help! My mayonnaise broke! [more inside]
posted by Ghidorah on Sep 7, 2010 - 7 answers

Unfulfilled lunchtime.

I have a bad habit of buying lunch while at work. What can I make for lunch that will fulfill my super-strong cravings for huge burritos and greasy pizza? [more inside]
posted by sucre on Jun 22, 2010 - 34 answers

Summertime and the livin' is easy but damn that weather is changeable.

Since London's fickle summer is in full swing, I need recipes for dishes that can be eaten either hot or cold. [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Aug 4, 2009 - 18 answers

Shelf stable homemade condiments

Homemade condiment preservation without canning. I've made ketchup, hot sauce, and worcestershire sauce in the past. All the recipes say to store the finished product in the refrigerator and use within a relatively short time. [more inside]
posted by sharksandwich on Mar 4, 2009 - 7 answers

Yuletide Christmas bagels

Home made bagels. Christmas bagels actually. [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Dec 11, 2008 - 13 answers

Come on Indian MeFites, spill the lentils, divulge your most tasty family recipes.

To the Indian MeFites - and the non-indian chefs as well - what are your favorite family Indian recipes and what are some tricks in the preparation to give the food that authentic Indian taste. You know, rich, delicious, mouth-watering, and savoury to the point that eating becomes a spiritual experiece in itself. [more inside]
posted by ageispolis on May 25, 2008 - 17 answers

My homemade ice cream gives homemade a bad name.

A big problem and a small problem with my home made ice cream ... [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Apr 22, 2008 - 25 answers

Top my homemade pizza

What are some good, unique pizza toppings? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Apr 8, 2008 - 91 answers

I want my home-made microwave foods to be crisp, but how?

I want relatively crisp reheated food from the microwave. Can can I buy or make something to do this for me, like that silvery-coated paperboard that comes with frozen foods? [more inside]
posted by vytae on Jan 9, 2008 - 15 answers

Help my homemade cheese.

I'm looking for tips to add some excitement and variety to this homemade cheese. [more inside]
posted by pithy comment on Oct 24, 2006 - 9 answers

How do I make tofu at home?

Inspired by this article (NYT, blah blah), I've decided that I'd like to learn to make tofu at home. I've done this very successfully with paneer (which at least looks like tofu), so I feel like this shouldn't be a problem. Anyone know anything about making tofu?
posted by scrim on Jan 6, 2005 - 6 answers

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