I have bought the most expensive, most organic and local and mollycoddled pork chops in my life. I do not want to waste this experience. Please tell me how to make the perfect pan-fried pork chop in agonizing detail. I own cast iron pans and I'm going to serve it with asparagus - that's the only limitation. Otherwise anything goes. Teach me the wisdom of Pork Chopery.
I'm looking for a recipe for a seasonal or all-season (for southern Ontario, and this week) vegetable soup recipe (potato, tomato, both, other--whatever) that does not need a blender (immersion or otherwise). Do you have any recommendations? [more inside]
I am hosting a dinner party and one of the guests is observing passover. I need to stay away from rice, beans, corn, and bread. I am looking for some awesome dishes / dish combinations to serve so everyone is happy. Bring on your tasty dishes.
I have 8-10 Bud Light beers in cans left over from my New Year's party. I'm not going to drink them... but can I cook with them? [more inside]
Looking for a recipe for fresh-pack turnip pickles designed for hot water processing. [more inside]
I have a crockpot, need to eat at home more, and am really short on time. Anyone have recipes I could use? [more inside]
I want a crockpot recipe I can make overnight that tastes like Bahama Breeze's "Bahamian Seafood Chowder" [more inside]
What's the best small appliance substitute for a stove/oven? [more inside]
CookingFilter: Recipes, books, and blogs dedicated to recipes to beginner cooks or cooks on a budget? [more inside]
Help me make the most of my new Le Creuset Dutch oven. [more inside]
What is the neatest thing you do (or have done) with your KitchenAid mixer? [more inside]
A couple of days ago, I was googling around for help when it came to cooking rhubarb and cherries together. I found a recipe that looked really good that called for baking them wrapped in tortillas with butter, sugar, and I don't remember what else. Now I can't find the recipe any more. Any suggestions on how this might work? [more inside]
Today's theme ingredient is...APPLES! What apple-based dessert recipe would you recommend for a picnic? 1) I don't care much for the very tart varieties of apple (e.g., Granny Smith), so I prefer a recipe that uses, or at least works with, the less tart varieties. 2) There will be several hours between baking and serving, so it should be servable at room temperature. 3) I'm reasonably skilled in the kitchen; you need not shy away from more difficult recipes.