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What to cook in Madeira & Brittany

We are leaving on Sunday for a week in Madeira and Brittany and in both places we are staying in apartments that have full kitchens with utensils, but no con...

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What are gelatin leaves?

I have a recipe for Irish Creme Mousse Cake that uses gelatin leaves in the preparation. What are gelatin leaves? Are there any substitutes?

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Pearl hot dogs in New York

A few weeks ago I visited my parents in Boston. While I was there my mother served me "Pearl" brand hot dogs. They were the best hot dogs I have ever eaten. ...

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Guinness-spiked meatloaf

I recently went to an Irish pub that had as a specialty meatloaf made with Guinness stout. I stayed for the beer but was really curious about the recipe. Hav...

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A barbecue for 50

I’m helping to plan a BBQ for a mixed group of 50 seniors with a menu of steak and chicken, and a modified potluck of appetizers, salads, and dessert. Can yo...

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Browning meat

When browning chicken with the skin on, the skin always sticks to the pan. I usually use olive oil or a mixture of butter and olive oil and use Le Creuset co...

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