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May 24

Looking for non-dairy chocolate candy

I have always wanted to go dairy free and now my body is forcing me to. Happily, I've discovered violife non-dairy cheese. Now I am trying to find a good substitute for chocolate candy, especially peanut M&Ms. I do not like the brand Coconut Cloud. All suggestions welcome. Thanks!
posted by KleenexMakesaVeryGoodHat at 4:35 PM - 16 answers

So many (boneless, skinless) chicken thighs!

Because we have a fondness for Country Captain Soup and Fire Chicken, we always keep boneless, skinless chicken thighs on hand. But now, for Reasons, we have far more packages of them than we can use in a reasonable period of time making just these two dishes. Please share your favorite recipes for boneless, skinless, chicken thighs!
posted by DrGail at 12:47 PM - 37 answers

Why do vacuum seal box containers lose their seal?

If only I did better in science class. [more inside]
posted by fantasticness at 11:08 AM - 8 answers

Taking Advantage Of Stand Mixer

I'm temporarily staying with my sister, who has a stand mixer. As someone who loves baking I've always wanted one but never had the opportunity to use one. Before I move to my new apartment, I'd love to make some recipes with the stand mixer that really take advantage of it. [more inside]
posted by Aranquis at 8:19 AM - 22 answers

May 23

Closest analog for Icelandic hotdogs?

I like Sláturfélag Suðurlands hotdogs. Does anyone know what might be the closest substitute that's available in North America? [more inside]
posted by aramaic at 3:39 PM - 10 answers

Ideas for what to do with leftover middle eastern flatbread

Help me repurpose a large amount of flatbread so that it does not go to waste. [more inside]
posted by JennyJupiter at 3:18 PM - 12 answers

May 21

SPROUTS! TELL ME EVERYTHING ABOUT ALL KINDS OF SPROUTS!

Talk to me about sprouts, anything you know, anything at all. Recipes, uses, growing, best sprouts, worst sprouts, growing microgreens, anything at all you want to share about growing, using, cooking and eating sprouts. [more inside]
posted by loquacious at 11:51 PM - 18 answers

May 20

Your best recipe for brigadeiros

Simply what it says on the tin: If you’ve made brigadeiros and love the recipe you used, please share. Also appreciate tips/tricks for getting them smooth and luscious, ideas for things to roll the sweets in, other than sprinkles or chopped nuts. TIA!
posted by Everydayville at 2:05 PM - 5 answers

Ruby chocolate chips

On a whim, I picked up ruby chocolate chips. What should I do with them? I don't like most blondies but am otherwise open to ideas. I have or can access any typical baking ingredients (I've had trouble sourcing cacao butter lately) and have no allergies.
posted by jeather at 9:15 AM - 10 answers

May 19

When to defrost meat, for the occasional (and spontaneous) cook

Let's say I restock groceries every 7 days, and I want to cook a meat dish for dinner one of the following 6 nights, but it could be night 1 or night 6 or any night in between, depending on whim... what's the optimal day & time to move the meat from freezer to fridge for defrosting, to maximize the chances that my spontaneous desire for meat will be satisfied on a given night? [more inside]
posted by serelliya at 3:03 PM - 11 answers

Where did all the grapefruit juice go?

I'm seeing nothing but empty at the groceries where the grapefruit juice used to be; and dear Google isn't doing much for me either. Am I missing something; and I am looking for the higher grade refrigerated stuff fwiw. thanks.
posted by Afghan Stan at 11:25 AM - 21 answers

May 17

How do I balsamic vinegar without Trader Joe’s?

I’ve been buying the same balsamic vinegar from Trader Joe’s for years - it’s really good and only costs around $6 a bottle. Unfortunately I took the train to TJs, and am obviously not doing that anymore and am limited to what I can get online or from my regular local supermarket. There’s also a Whole Foods within walking distance. [more inside]
posted by nevernines at 5:56 PM - 7 answers

How do I bake half a recipe of bread?

I am making this recipe for no-knead bread proofed in an instant pot. I didn't have enough flour for the full recipe so I cut it in half. But now I am not sure how to adjust the baking time. I also have an enormous dutch oven (7 quart I think) and I'm thinking that might not allow my bread to rise well enough. Any suggestions for how to optimize my baby loaf?
posted by Neely O'Hara at 11:20 AM - 8 answers

Please help me like lentils

I have fancy lentils. I don't like lentils. How should I prepare them? [more inside]
posted by dogmom at 7:39 AM - 44 answers

Cheese slicer recommendations wanted.

I have this very nice cheese. I would like to slice it for grilled cheese sandwiches. However, I have no slicing gadget and would like some recommendations from the field. [more inside]
posted by JanetLand at 6:31 AM - 18 answers

May 15

Brown sugar caramel for pineapple upside down cake advice

Recently I made this pineapple upside down cake. And it was tasty! But I have questions about the brown sugar caramel because the recipe is fairly vague and googling it mostly gives caramel sauce recipes with cream and such. [more inside]
posted by unus sum at 5:08 PM - 5 answers

Cocktail delivery in Manhattan

Hi! We'd love to support bars that are doing cocktail delivery in/to Manhattan. We've found a couple so far (Dutch Kills and Threesome Tollbooth), but if you know of any others, please let us know. Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 10:50 AM - 7 answers

Sea mushroom?

Is anyone familiar with what the ingredient called a "sea mushroom" in this video is called in other cultures? [more inside]
posted by Mouse Army at 7:02 AM - 3 answers

May 14

homemade Trinidad-style curry powder

I have some goat meat. I would like to make goat curry using a Trinidadian recipe, but the recipes I'm looking at call for a commercial curry powder. How can I approximate the right one? Do you have a homemade curry powder recipe you like for food from the Caribbean specifically? Alternatively, do you have a sense of which spices are most prevalent in curry from Trinidad?
posted by yarntheory at 5:06 PM - 7 answers

Why won't the baby eat veg?

When our baby first started eating solid foods, at 9 months, he would happily eat vegetables. Now, aged 15 months, he almost always refuses them. I'm not sure what to do about this. [more inside]
posted by HoraceH at 1:51 PM - 16 answers

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