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Making refried beans

What is the best way to make refried beans? I need a method that is low fat.

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High-altitude rice (5,000 ft)

How do you make the perfect rice? I live at 5,000 feet and am not sure how to make it. Also what kind do you use and what cooks the best in high altitude?

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Cooking rice at 5,000 feet

How do you make the perfect rice? I live at 5,000 feet and am not sure how to make it. Also what kind do you use and what cooks the best in high altitude?

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Walnut pesto

I have received, as a hostess gift, a jar of walnut pesto. My question is, what the heck do I do with it? I have no clue as to how to use it. Help please.

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Keeping sauces smooth

Why does my roux get lumpy when I add liquid? How do I get it smooth?

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Spiced almonds recipe

We recently were served at a bar (which I think was the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco but can't really remember – we were, after all, drinking!), whole almon...

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Non-Oriental tofu recipes

I am interested in cooking a non-Oriental dish using tofu. I have never used it before and would like more information about what it is and how I can use it ...

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Butternut recipes

I am looking for recipes using butternuts (not squash!). Can they be used in place of other nuts or are there things I need to know about preparation and use...

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Fermenting black beans at home

Is there a way of fermenting black beans at home? I have a Lemon Chicken recipe in an Asian cookbook that calls for this ingredient, but I was unable to find...

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What are grits?

I just returned from a vacation in the South. What the heck are grits???? And why do people eat them???

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Risotto without Arborio rice

Every recipe I have come across for risotto asks for Arborio rice; can regular rice be substituted?

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Difference: risotto & rice

Could you please tell me the difference, if any, between risotto and rice. A local pasta manufacturer sells a product called risotto and it seems to me to be...

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