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Offline saltydad

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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it.
« Reply #1825: November 20, 2012, 06:12:53 PM »
Ricotta or cream cheese?

I love a moist cheesecake, and use cream cheese. My girlfriend is Italian and did ricotta. Delicious, but not the same. Missed the moistness. Had to always have a big smile splashed on my face whenever she made it.   ;)

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« Reply #1826: November 20, 2012, 08:35:22 PM »
I love a moist cheesecake, and use cream cheese. My girlfriend is Italian and did ricotta. Delicious, but not the same. Missed the moistness. Had to always have a big smile splashed on my face whenever she made it.   ;)

I'm with you Salty, gotta vote cream cheese.

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« Reply #1827: November 20, 2012, 09:38:39 PM »
Cream cheese is preffered, but I'm not going to turn down cheesecake no matter what :lol:

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« Reply #1828: November 20, 2012, 10:19:48 PM »
I make a good chocolate cheesecake, with cream cheese

Made Pumpkin Cheesecake last night and had some with lunch today - delicious! Turned out awesome for my first time making cheesecake :) it was a request from one of my roommates.


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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it.
« Reply #1829: November 21, 2012, 08:37:49 PM »
Making cranberry relish for tomorrow. Right now, macerating sliced, dried apricots in brandy...

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« Reply #1830: November 21, 2012, 09:02:59 PM »
Gonna cook my turkey in a Brinkman electric smoker, partly to keep the oven free for the various side dishes.  This year, simplicity.  A few boughs of fresh cut sage laid over top.  An apple and a celery stalk chopped up and stuffed inside, which will not fill the cavity of the 14.25 lb. bird, thus expediting cooking time. 

I'm going to use a bit of hickory to smoke the fire, but not too much.  If it was just for me I'd ramp up the chips but not everyone likes extra flavors in the turkey.  I'm going to skip the brining this year too, the water pan ought to keep it plenty moist.

Going to start at 9, supper is at 3:30, I expect the turkey to be done by 2-2:30 but need a margin.   That's the plan anyway.

Just gotta make sure not to get too liquored up when it counts....    :glug:

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« Reply #1831: November 21, 2012, 09:42:58 PM »
Making cranberry relish for tomorrow. Right now, macerating sliced, dried apricots in brandy...

do we have a "drool" smiley?

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« Reply #1832: November 22, 2012, 08:07:09 PM »
Found mom's old ass cast iron skillet.  What do I need to do to be able to use it?

So talking with the family at Thanksgiving I find out that this pan is actually my great-grandmother's pan.  Doing a little research online, it's old.  It's got a "WAGNER" marking on top with Sidney below and O under that with an 8H at the bottom.  Not Wagner Ware, just the Wagner name.

The lack of the ware means it's at least pre 1922, and some of the other things it has like the "heat ring" points to a likely date range being around the turn off the century.  So it's like 110 years old :shock:

That's so cool but now I don't know if I want to do anything with it or not.

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« Reply #1833: November 22, 2012, 09:18:56 PM »
Oil the pan and clean it by scrubbing salt on it.  Do not use soap

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Found mom's old ass cast iron skillet.  What do I need to do to be able to use it?

:az: I'm hungry for some good chicken quarters now :lol:
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« Reply #1834: November 22, 2012, 11:22:34 PM »
had the absolute best turkey i've ever had tonight, used this brine for about 18 hours, then cooked it using Alton Brown's method and his aromatics.

http://bbq.about.com/od/turkeybrinerecipes/r/bl71116d.htm

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« Reply #1835: November 23, 2012, 10:28:42 AM »
Oil the pan and clean it by scrubbing salt on it.  Do not use soap.

Use a scouring pad and water if it needs more work and scrape with a metal spatula/knife/etc. No soap. However if you use water dry thoroughly and put it on heat to evaporate all water, prevents rusting.

And the you have to season/reseason it :)

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« Reply #1836: November 23, 2012, 11:24:12 AM »


That's so cool but now I don't know if I want to do anything with it or not.

Don't be a mo'.  Cook with it.  Make it happy.  It will make you happy.

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« Reply #1837: November 24, 2012, 09:23:50 AM »
Thanks everyone for all the fantastic cooking advice! I ended up with turkey duty and assigned to cook some side dishes, and the turkey turned out GREAT! I got a lot of compliments and my family spent about half of thanksgiving bragging about my culinary skills and how much they miss my cooking. We had a lot of fun! And thanks for helping me make my first turkey a winner :thumbs:

I will need to try some brine recipes with the Christmas turkey!

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« Reply #1838: November 24, 2012, 08:49:41 PM »
I have a great recipe with whiskey

Thanks everyone for all the fantastic cooking advice! I ended up with turkey duty and assigned to cook some side dishes, and the turkey turned out GREAT! I got a lot of compliments and my family spent about half of thanksgiving bragging about my culinary skills and how much they miss my cooking. We had a lot of fun! And thanks for helping me make my first turkey a winner :thumbs:

I will need to try some brine recipes with the Christmas turkey!


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« Reply #1839: November 24, 2012, 09:02:28 PM »
I have a great recipe with whiskey


Gimmie! Just can't buy the liquor myself :lol:

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« Reply #1840: November 25, 2012, 09:09:12 AM »
Leftovers? Turkey Noodle soup.



The red swirl is Sriracha!

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« Reply #1841: November 25, 2012, 02:22:33 PM »
I applogize for the crapiness of the pic, my cell phone is crap, but...

Chili anyone?


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« Reply #1842: November 25, 2012, 02:24:50 PM »
That's a great looking assortment. Nice.
I applogize for the crapiness of the pic, my cell phone is crap, but...

Chili anyone?

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« Reply #1843: November 25, 2012, 02:48:24 PM »
It has a bit of bite too it so far, but I'm about 2hrs or so of quality crockpot time before it's going to be eaten. I have about 10 habeneros, 1 jalopeno, and an assortment of other peppers that I'm not sure of. I love spicy food.

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« Reply #1844: November 25, 2012, 02:51:53 PM »
i hate that the fact ledo doesn't deliver.  random i know, but damn that place would make so much more bank if they delivered.

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« Reply #1845: November 25, 2012, 02:55:39 PM »
Doesn't Ledo work with a general delivery service ?

i hate that the fact ledo doesn't deliver.  random i know, but damn that place would make so much more bank if they delivered.


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« Reply #1846: November 25, 2012, 02:57:43 PM »
Doesn't Ledo work with a general delivery service ?



i don't think so.  i think maybe at one location in DC.  but that's all i've heard.

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« Reply #1847: November 25, 2012, 03:16:40 PM »
Certain ledo franchises deliver,  probably franchisees choice

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« Reply #1848: November 25, 2012, 05:00:35 PM »
Leftovers? Turkey Noodle soup.

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The red swirl is Sriracha!

i have a pot of that cooking on the stove now, thanks for the inspiration.

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Re: Food and How you Cook/Eat it.
« Reply #1849: November 25, 2012, 05:00:59 PM »
I applogize for the crapiness of the pic, my cell phone is crap, but...

Chili anyone?

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I took one look at that before I [sat for "reading"] and I felt it just based on sight.