Burt's Bees' recipes were supposed to have come out of a "19th century personal care recipe book" that Roxanne Quimby found. Does anyone know what particular book this was? I'm hoping its floating around in some public domain site somewhere...
How do I pimp out a cocktail? [more inside]
Can you help me identify a recipe, possibly Depression era, with a German-sounding name? [more inside]
looking for recipes for easy, yeast- free bread not using a bread machine. i am impatient and don't like waiting for dough to rise, punching it down, etc.... (examples of similar recipes would be beer bread or soda bread)
A recipe for authentic pirozhki dough? [more inside]
Help me find this chocolate frosting recipe from a (Hershey's?) cocoa tin from the 1960s based on my mom's description. [more inside]
Pudding FAIL. Help me fix or salvage my runny pudding? [more inside]
Hello, home cooks! I need ideas for chicken dishes that meet my very specific, novice-level criteria. [more inside]
Prithee good sir or madam, hear my tale of woe and, if so moved, aid me in my quest for French Toast glory. Indulgence if you please for the 'epicness' of the tale, for a taste of this splendour deserves such a telling. [more inside]
On the menu it said "Broccoli, soy, chilies & vinegar", and what came out to the table was the crispiest, most delicate, and most delicious broccoli dish I've ever had. Can you help me replicate it? [more inside]
I'm throwing a Mardi Gras party this weekend. What should I make? [more inside]
Can I make paella with whole grains? I've found a paella recipe that I love, but I generally try not to eat white rice. So I'm wondering if I can make it with spelt or farro instead. I would just experiment with the recipe, but the ingredients are kind of expensive, and I don't want to end up throwing the whole thing out because the grains didn't cook up right. Anyone cooked this sort of thing or had it in a restaurant?
Help me feed people delicious and February-themed food! [more inside]
recipe filter: anyone have a foolproof skillet pizza recipe? [more inside]
Please help me make some delicious chili hot chocolate! [more inside]
Perhaps you have the knowledge of some salad-y (i.e., meatless and somewhat easily prepared alongside other dinner items) side dish in which jalapeno, a red pepper, rosemary, and thyme work in harmonious concert. [more inside]
I'm looking for some good recipes for gluten-free and sugar-free cakes or similar desserts to make and bring to my university department's weekly cake devouring event. I'm an American in the UK, if that's at all relevant.
Looking for a recipe from "Recipes For a Small Planet" by Ellen Buchman Ewald. I'm away from my home library, and this book is not online and I can't find it at the local public library. I'm looking for the recipe for potato salad on (I think) page 103. I want to take it to a potluck tomorrow. Would appreciate it if someone could post the recipe here. Thanks!
kimchee. in all of its variations. yum. how do i make it at home? [more inside]
Help me recreate a cinnamon bun recipe from my childhood! [more inside]
Please bring me your best Cajun dirty rice recipe for the neophyte. Please hold the gizzards. [more inside]
I need a great appetizer recipe for the annual contest at a holiday cocktail party. There will be serious amateur foodies in attendance. I'm terrible at design, so I'm not even going to try to win Best Presentation. What would you make if you were trying for Best Savory, Best Sweet, or Best Overall? A great drink recipe is a possibility, too--last year my homemade eggnog was runner up for Best Sweet (there was no "Best Boozy" category).
I got mad crazy BBQ cravings going on here. Difficulty: Vegetarian and wintertime! [more inside]
How can I rescue/save a pineapple that isn't very sweet from the compost heap? [more inside]
I need a cookbook recommendation. My mum would like to buy me one for Christmas, but I'm having problems choosing. I'm pretty picky. [more inside]
Help! I'm trying to make gingerbread dough (using this recipe) but it's turning into a bread-like dough. Help! [more inside]
What simple, tasty things can I make with a large quantity of canned salmon that I bought at CostCo in a moment of fishy overenthusiasm?
Why is this shortbread so much better than any I've ever tried? [more inside]
I was looking at an Icelandic book of recipes from 1858 that is largely based on Danish cookbooks and in it there's a recipe for "whiskey" which is made from tea, sugar, lemonjuice and white wine. This isn't terribly similar to glühwein or glögg, but not entirely dissimilar. My question is, does anyone know why this is referred to as "whiskey" in the recipe book? Has anyone heard any kind of European mulled wine referred to by that name? Or know another name for mixed wine and tea drinks? I've put the recipe inside. [more inside]
best-cookie-recipe-ever-filter: I need your best, most impressive, most "wowing" when someone puts it in his/her mouth cookie recipe that you've got. Yes, I know there's a bazillion cookie recipes lurking in this AskMe/Metafilter machine. Which is part of the problem. Taste over looks. [more inside]
Best gravy recipes? [more inside]
Please share your favorite recipes for cordials I am thinking about making some homemade amaretto for a friend as a Christmas gift. I am open to other recipes, and might even make a few other recipes/infusions for fun anyway. [more inside]
I've got a nice big piece of pork belly, and I'm going to braise it in cider and wine, as in this recipe. I've made it before, and it was excellent. Which wine (or cider, or even beer) would you pair it with? [more inside]
What are your thanksgiving side dishes that bring down the house every year? [more inside]
NameThatRecipeFilter: this is a long shot. But it's KILLING ME. I came across a recipe for a miraculous, WONDERFUL-sounding savory tart/pie/thingie. Then I lost it and couldn't find it again. And instead of delicious tart, I am only tasting bitter, bitter tears. HELP! [more inside]
What should I do with all of this heavy cream? [more inside]
I have been using seasoned salt lately, and noticed that they mostly share a combination of paprika, onion, pepper, chili powder, etc. So I was wondering, what's your absolute favorite, game-changing seasoned salt, the one that turns something bland into a dish that you impress your friends with? It can be a commercial or DIY recipe, of course. [more inside]
Somebody left a crazy old battered aluminum bundt cake pan on my doorstep, all neatly packaged and wrapped and tied up with li'l ol' lady knots. Now, on my own I would have lived my whole life without ever buying or acquiring a bundt cake pan. I don't even get bundt cake. Why the hole in the middle? It's never made any sense to me. However, Fortuna has apparently decided I need a bundt cake pan, so I've decided to roll with the fate thing and make a bundt cake. It is obviously your destiny to share your most fabulous bundt cake recipes and thereby unite our mystical bundt experiences for all eternity. Some restrictions apply... [more inside]
Our CSA gave us 2 1/2 pounds of extremely hot peppers, mostly naga jolokia. I'd like to make a hot sauce that I can give away at Christmastime. What do I need to know to make a sauce that will keep unrefrigerated? I'm open to other applications as well. [more inside]
Potatoes are cheap, nutritious and versatile, but I need more recipe ideas for this incredible food resource. [more inside]
Is there another name for a dish of lentils and sausages...? [more inside]
There's been a jar of duck fat in my fridge since I last had a duck.. ooh... last December. Should I throw it away, and if not, how should I use it? [more inside]
What can I do with cappuccino-flavored kefir, other than drink it? [more inside]
We had an anniversary pig roast. I've got 50 lbs of cooked pork left over. I need your recipes. [more inside]
I have red lentils, 2 limes, and 2 cans of coconut milk. What can I make with these (and other ingredients)? [more inside]
When I lived in France, I used to make a super easy, delicious cake for the kids that involved using a container of yogurt and then measuring all the other ingredients using that container of yogurt. I've totally forgotten how to make this now. Anyone know what I'm talking about or where to find a recipe?
Looking for easy / creative recipes that involve beer and/or candy. [more inside]
OK, so yesterday I stumbled upon a Filipino supermarket and on a whim I bought a jar of coco jam. It is not quite what I expected: extremely thick, extremely sticky, extremely sweet; like a very solid caramel; not strongly coconutty. I don't think it's going to spread on toast! So: any suggestions for how to use or cook with the stuff?