Monthly Archive: November 2015

What to do with the turkey carcass: Make soup!!

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My friend Carol Vanover made stock from the carcass and then made this yummy soup.  Her photo looks better than the online one! Good for the body and soul! Here’s her adapted recipe from Allrecipes. Carol’s Turkey Carcass Soup 1 picked over turkey carcass 1 1/2 cups leftover stuffing 2 celery stalks, chopped 2 carrots, …

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‘Tis the season!

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Is a pink peppercorn a true peppercorn?

I’m making a batch of Coffeehouse Chai Tea for a class and it calls for white peppercorns. I knew I’d get asked questions about it, and I found some excellent info and this photo on the Kitchn website. Here it is: Pink peppercorns are not a true peppercorns (genus Piper), but are the ripe berries of the …

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Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving

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No recipes,  just my sincere wish for each of you to have a blessed Thanksgiving. By the end of the day, I hope your tummies are full and your spirit, as well.  

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All about chocolate and why it “blooms”

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One of my students asked about chocolate: which is best to use: chips or bar or why does it sometimes have a whitish or speckled cast on it. Here’s the deal: It depends! If you’re making chocolate chip cookies and want to have some visible “chips” then use chips since they can hold their shape …

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Call me on Sacred Heart Radio/Sonrise Morning Show Wed Nov 25

Along with  my pals, Annie Mitchell,  Matt Swaim and Giovanna Trimpe, we’ll be talking turkey and all the trimmings, plus good food from the “Garden of Eden”. So I hope you’ll call in with your questions from 7-8 AM and share your tips and Thanksgiving memories, as well.  The phone is 513-731-7740.  You can see …

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Do not (I repeat) do not rinse the turkey

Good advice from Chow Line Published on November 20, 2015 I see conflicting guidance about whether or not to rinse the turkey before roasting it. So, should I or shouldn’t I? Despite what you might read in your favorite cookbook or go-to online recipe site, food safety authorities are steadfast in their warning not to …

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Hickory Nuts!

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They say backdoor friends are best. So true where I live. Farmer Bruner from down the road gifted me with a 5 gallon bucket of hickory nuts.  Grandson Jack helped pull the outer skins off (they came off easily in 4 pieces – see them on the right above the whole hickory nut). Now the …

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Watch me make Apple Pie Liqueur/Moonshine on Fox 19

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Frank Marzullo and I always have a fun time. Today was no exception making: Apple Pie Liqueur/Moonshine – Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV.

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Clone of Frisch’s Pumpkin Pie – See me make it on Fox 19

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Kara Suell, Anchor,  and I had too much fun making my family’s pumpkin pie today with me on Fox 19. It’s my copycat version of the famous and delicious Frisch’s Big Boy’s pumpkin pie which, by the way, is still my favorite restaurant pumpkin pie! Homemade Pumpkin Pie – Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV.

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