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Hungarian Goulash

Hungarian Goulash
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2 large red bell peppers 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 lb boneless beef shank, or normal stew beef, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces Kosher salt & pepper 2 large onions, chopped 4 large cloves of garlic, minced 2 t caraway seeds, toasted and ground 3 T Hungarian sweet paprika 3 T all-purpose flour 2
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Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving Recipes
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Here’s a list of recipes and techniques from the archives. What’s a “Heritage” Turkey? — information on whether you should bother with this expensive variety of turkey. My Turkey Plans — This post has a recipe and instructions for brining a turkey. Roasted Turkey : An Old-Fashioned Method — Larding a turkey has you putting
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Roasted Delicata

Roasted Delicata
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In one way, I think my wife usually dreads the autumn, because that’s when I start doing things with winter squash. For the most part, she’s not into them. I think it has something to do with the way they sort of stick to your teeth, and their tendency to be sweet like sweet potatoes
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Coca Cola Barbeque Sauce

Coca Cola Barbeque Sauce
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12 oz / 355 mL Coca Cola 1½ c / 355 mL Heinz ketchup 1 medium onion, chopped fine ¼ c / 60mL cider vinegar ¼ c / 60 mL Worcestershire sauce 1 t chili powder 1 t salt hot sauce (Tabasco, Texas Pete) to taste Bring all of the ingredients just to boil, then
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Rikers Island Carrot Cake

Rikers Island Carrot Cake
Posted in : dessert, recipes on by : Dave

Each batch makes 25 nine-and-a-half-pound loaves of carrot cake. The kitchen crew at Rikers apparently make 2,500 loaves of this cake a year, which is served on holidays. Each loaf serves 20 inmates. As for the quantities, I don’t recommend down-sizing the quantities and hoping to get the same results. My grandmother-in-law, Edna Macnamer, used
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Bolognese Ragu

Bolognese Ragu
Posted in : dinner, recipes, tricks & techniques on by : Dave

I ended up getting a bumper crop of red plum tomatoes from my garden this week, so I made this sauce. I prepared the tomatoes by peeling the skins off (dip into boiling water for 30 seconds), then cutting them in half, removing the seedy goo inside, and dousing them with a little balsamic vinegar
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Refrigerator Pickles

Refrigerator Pickles
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5-6 lbs pickling cucumbers 1 c pickling or kosher salt 3 quarts (12 c) water 1 quart (4 c) white vinegar crushed garlic fresh dill black peppercorns Cover the cucumbers in a large non-reactive bowl with water, and add ¼c salt, and let them soak for 8 to 12 hours. Sterilize 4 or more jars in
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Alabama Smoked Chicken

Alabama Smoked Chicken
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Caught a random episode of Cooks Country this weekend where they made an unusual barbecued chicken recipe. I tried to replicate it, though I didn’t follow the recipe exactly. The weird part about the recipe is that the barbecue sauce is mayonnaise based, as opposed to ketchup based, and it was quite tasty. The real
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