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What can I do with 500 ml of demi glace?

I bought a 500 mL package of frozen demi glace in my local restaurant. While I often cook with regular chicken or beef stock, I have never used demi glace before. In what types of preparations or ...
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What do you do with left over tomato paste?

I sometimes make sauces that use tomato paste. The problem is that usually I need only one or two tablespoons and I don't know what to do with the rest of the can. The smallest can I could find is 6 ...
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Uses for stale bread?

Community wiki question. I'd like to compile an index of uses for stale bread. Here's a couple off the top of my head. Feel free to just go ahead and edit this list: Panzanella salad (with tomatoes, ...
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What can I do with extra sourdough starter?

I recently made a sourdough starter from wild yeast, but the process I followed for making it resulted in a lot of starter. Instead of throwing it away I'd like to use it, and then once it gets down ...
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What to do with Pickled Figs

I have a jar of pickled figs bought for me as a present, and would like to make good use of them. Any ideas??
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What can I do with under-ripe eggplant?

The eggplant in my garden was doing very well up until a hard frost a couple of days ago (it's late December, and this was inevitable). Some of the plants died and I picked the eggplant. I have ...
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Leftovers from a Christmas Goose [closed]

This year we've decided to have a Goose for Christmas instead of a Turkey. Normally I use the Turkey leftovers for curry, stew and sandwiches. Can anyone tell me if there are different rules (or any ...
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Is there a use for the rind after making Citrus Sugar?

I have made Citrus Sugar and am now separating the lemon (and/or orange) rind from the sugar. Now I am wondering is there any use for the leftover citrus rind?
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What can I do with apple peel?

I made an apple pie the other day and peeled 6 or so apples. I ended up composting the peelings, and it got me wondering, what else could I have done with them?
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What can I do with 2 lbs. of pecans?

I just bought 2 pounds of pecans from a friend who received them from a fresh source. I know of all kinds of regular things to do with pecans, but short of making more or bigger dishes that happen to ...
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Any secondary uses for taffy?

My sister got married recently and had a candy buffet at the wedding. Their colors were yellow and gray, and we now have a lot of leftover banana taffy. We're never going to eat it all at the rate ...
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What can I make with the broken corn chips at the bottom of the bag?

Once I've eaten all the biggish chips with salsa, there are a bunch of small-to-crumb sized corn chips left. I always think I'll eat them plain later, but I happen to want more salsa now...and they ...
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What can I do with chicken rib meat?

When I buy packaged chicken breast at the grocery, I get the untrimmed ones because they're significantly cheaper, and trimming fat isn't a problem for me. But the rib meat that comes attached is ...
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How can I use up leftover dips?

We had a large group over last night and so catered buffet style. However I have a lot of leftover dip - onion and garlic & sour cream and chive. Ideally I'd like to use it up quite quickly. What ...
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What to dip in cheese fondue besides bread and fruit? [closed]

Already having the standard apples, pears and crusty bread I am looking for other things that could be dipped into fondue. My intention would be to have this as a complete light meal, and I do not ...
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What can I do with Hazelnuts and Walnuts?

Recently I got some hazelnuts and walnuts to snack on, but I got too many. What interesting things can I do with them before they go bad?
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What to do with italian soda type syrups?

I go to an Italian grocery store near my house that has an aisle filled with different flavors of syrup. I know you can make Italian soda by mixing it with carbonated water but I was wondering what ...
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How to prepare shallot greens

I have a bunch of shallots with the greens (stems) on them, and I was wondering if anyone has experience with them. How are they used? Throw them in with the shallot bulbs? Use them like green onions ...
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Are there any cooking techniques that employ “Dry Ice”?

I was watching a cooking show and one of the chefs used dry ice to "flash freeze" some fruit for a dessert - are there any other uses for Dry Ice that can be employed in preparing different foods? ...
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Uses for leftover potatoes from a pot-roast

I made a large pot-roast with sweet onion, carrots, green beans, mushrooms and Yukon Gold potatoes (all cooked in the same pot). All the vegetables except for the potatoes got devoured, so now I have ...
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What To Do With Blueberry Hot Sauce

I bought some blueberry hot sauce while on vacation in Maine. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but now I have no clue what to pair it with. Any suggestions would be welcome.
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Culinary uses for bolted lettuce?

Does anyone have a culinary use for a lettuce which has bolted? Or do I throw it away? Bolting being what gardeners call that moment when your lovely full bodied lettuce suddenly shoots skywards, in ...
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Simple things to do with very tart plums?

We got a bag of purple plums from our CSA that have a great flavor and seem ripe, but that are very tart. I'm the only person in the family who really likes sour fruit, and they are pretty sour even ...
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What to do with the fat rendered when making beef stock?

I just made beef stock and after cooling the stock in the pot I skimmed the solidified fat off the surface and the walls of the pot. Since I often read 'keep duck fat' when making duck stock/broth and ...
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What to do with barbecue sauce

We found a nice recipe lately for barbecue sauce and made 3 variations to test out. The problem is: now we have ~3 pints of homemade barbecue sauce that we need to use before it goes bad. (It won't ...
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What can I use polenta leftovers for?

When we make polenta, we use polenta leftovers for lunch, grilling them. Are there any other uses for polenta leftovers?
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Making a sauce with mascarpone cheese

I have some mascarpone cheese left. May I use it to make a sauce?