I'm new to bread making. I want to make bread that is not so dense and has regular, medium-sized air bubbles in it. Can you help me? [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've volunteered to bring an asparagus dish to an Easter brunch. The brunch is already way heavy on meat dishes, so I want something light and springlike to provide a contrast. Anyone have good asparagus recipes? [more inside]
I LOVE the powdered cheese of mac 'n cheese. I don't need the whole box, and I know how to make tasty homemade mac 'n cheese. I just want to duplicate the powdered cheese with real home ingredients. Imitation Annie's, if you will. [more inside]
I managed to acquire the recipe for a favorite baked food product from a local grocery store. However, the yield is 300 pounds. How do I convert the measurements to yield a more manageable 3 pounds? [more inside]
I've been dating this guy for about 2 months, and he is absolutely wonderful. I want to bake him cookies to show my appreciation for him a) in general, and b) for being especially wonderful during a current shitty time in my life due to family issues. [more inside]
All my protein cooking is either baking or slow-cooking chicken breasts, or things made with ground turkey (chili, meatloaf). Help me learn how to cook other meats! [more inside]
We are hosting a brunch the morning after my sister's wedding. What are some good recipes that we can make ahead of time (ideally the weekend before) and freeze? [more inside]
I need a tried, tested, and true recipe for making proper, dry, flaky sesame halva. [more inside]
I have finally made seitan from scratch (rather than just buying Field Roast), using one of the baked seitan methods. It was GREAT and astoundingly easy! I am now contemplating the many, many flavor profile possibilities that seitan has to offer. Do you have a special spice mix, marinade or preparation method? I'm all ears! (Er, eyes, I guess, since this is a text-based medium.)
What are your best broth recipes? [more inside]
The internet has failed me in a search for sriracha oatmeal cookie recipes. [more inside]
Okay, I'm looking for websites or books that have recipes that are 20-30 minutes and have calorie information. I found a lot of quick recipe books but they often don't have calorie information. Looking for recommendations.
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]
I'd like the recipes for your best wheat-free baked treats! Bonus points if they are cookies. Double bonus points if they are free of refined sugar (other natural sweeteners are fine). [more inside]
Hi, I'd like to start cooking meals for myself more often, but I've been overwhelmed by the number of books and websites online. Does someone know a good place to find recipes for beginner chefs, whether it be at a premium or not? Eating healthy is a priority for me as well. Thanks!
Do you have any recipes for soup that don't require broth or stock? [more inside]
I'm on the hunt for cheap but semi-fancy appetizer recipes. [more inside]
What are your best recipes for a savory breakfast casserole that can be prepared the night before and cooked in the morning? [more inside]
Christmas turkey stuffing recipes anyone? [more inside]
Does anyone cook with Sumac Molasses? [more inside]
What savory, no-oven dishes do you recommend for raisins? I have a lot of raisins, but I do not like them in sweet things (baked in bread, ugh!) and do not have an oven. They do make a great accent flavor in savory dishes. The raisins in question are golden, but I am Prime Minister of Substitution so it's rather academic what the recipe asks for.
I made a delicious fall winter salad once, and it was the best thing ever. But now I can't find the recipe anywhere! Help me? [more inside]
Adding recipes from a digital cookbook to a digital recipe universe: how to? (iOS 10 filter) [more inside]
Does anyone have the recipe for fruit cake from The Vegetarian Epicure? (I can't remember if it's from Book 1 or 2.) [more inside]
I only have 3 meat eaters coming for Thanksgiving. What can I serve to balance my desire not to have a ton of meat leftover that no one will eat vs. the desire to set a festive table and have a special meal? [more inside]
Candy-making wizards, help me save this date candy recipe that didn't set properly (or tell me I'm screwed and should start over from scratch). [more inside]
I absolutely love this recipe by Gordon Ramsay but need to know the actual proportions to use, a good side-dish, an alternative to brill and a wine recommendation (both to use for cooking and to pair with the dish)
Please share your "dark and stormy" recipe with me! [more inside]
Bought a slow cooker and I love it so far, but dear god is it hard to find slow cooker recipes that are 1) healthy (no cans of cream of ____ soup) 2) taste good 3) include vegetables. Help. [more inside]
Need urgent help in making gravy from scratch!! [more inside]
Carnivores of Mefi, please help this long-time vegetarian make a smashing dinner for her beloved's birthday! I did see this askme, but I would not consider myself an experienced cook and I really only need one knockout meal (though I will check those resources out!). If you were a meat-eater that did not like pork products or seafood, what would be a great special meal that a regular ol' girl could whip up with a few hours of preparation (and a not-huge bankroll) that would make your day? [more inside]
I want to learn to make some serious chocolates, like the kind you buy in a heart shaped box but even tastier. I need technique and recipes to take me from learning to properly melt chocolate to making the creamy insides. Do you have books, videos, or websites that could help me?
Looking for food/cooking blogs with very specific parameters [more inside]
Black and white or panda themed party food. [more inside]
Good use for over-dried salmon jerky? [more inside]
Recreating a recipe for a spicy "Mayan" mocha: what kind of peppers to use? [more inside]
Searching for a half-remembered peanut sauce recipe. If that fails: your favourite amazing and simple satay peanut sauce. [more inside]
I bought bottles of orange blossom water and rose water at the grocery store. What can I do with them? [more inside]
Next Sunday is Apple fest at church with the annual apple baking recipe contest. I intend to win this year. Please help me by sharing your best apple recipes with me.
The CSA just left a pound of okra on my front porch (among other things) and I have no idea what to do with it. [more inside]
Please give me your tastiest, go-to salmon recipe worthy of serving company. [more inside]
Can you recommend a particular recipe for a gluten, soy, dairy, artificial sweetener, and corn-free cake and pizza? [more inside]
Just got a bunch of beautiful purple basil at the farmer's market this morning. What recipes can I use it in?
WANTED: your finest banana bread recipe that doesn't require eggs. BONUS: the bread travels well in the US mail. TRIPLE WORD SCORE: the recipe requires yogurt. [more inside]
Can anyone help a glazing (pottery, not cinnamon buns) newbie find or formulate a glaze recipe that will match our existing dishes? [more inside]
I want to make the best chicken stock/broth imaginable (and thereby, the best risotto). I have a pressure cooker, I have a recipe to start with. Any other hacks to amp up the flavor? [more inside]
What can I use as a vegetarian substitute for duck pan juice so that I can make a tasty fruity sauce for my halloumi? [more inside]
What are your favorite chicken marinades? [more inside]
I need your yia-yia's spanakopita recipe. [more inside]