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 triestina
Joined: 11/26/2008
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mushrooms on toast or add to full b/fastPage 3 of 15    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)
quarter mushrooms place in microwavable bowl just enough water to cover add a little marmite and cook for 2 mins and add black pepper to taste stir well and cook for 30 seconds more on high and serve on toast after draining off most of water, no need to butter toast if dieting, makes a lovely snack!
 mykidsmama
Joined: 10/9/2007
Msg: 54
What's your favorite secret ingredient?
Posted: 1/25/2009 7:50:54 PM
an Ethiopian spice called Berbere ...wish it was easier to get!
 mik1950
Joined: 2/21/2009
Msg: 55
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Posted: 4/18/2009 9:38:17 AM
M.S.G...gotta have it
 mik1950
Joined: 2/21/2009
Msg: 56
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Posted: 4/19/2009 6:30:51 AM

Ooooops was that 2 tbs of cinnamon I just put in the chili?


umm...ya you probably did
 HarleyKat~
Joined: 3/30/2008
Msg: 57
What's your favorite secret ingredient?
Posted: 4/20/2009 6:52:32 AM
Lately I use Mrs. Dash in just about everything! They have different blends, including a table blend which is finer and more mild....but the classic is great for everything from coating and crusting a meat, to adding some zip to a soup! I use this almost as often as my Rotel! :O)
 oddandy
Joined: 3/5/2008
Msg: 58
What's your favorite secret ingredient?
Posted: 4/23/2009 8:20:55 PM
Tiger Seasoning. I put it in absolutely everything.
 Amma63
Joined: 8/18/2008
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Posted: 4/24/2009 1:20:15 PM
I didn’t know what Tiger Seasoning was either, so I googled it. I don’t think we have it here in Canada. It’s a brand called TryMe, and I’ve never heard of it.

It’s for seasoning steaks, roasts, salads, soups, stews and sauces.

I ‘think’ it is very similar to our “All Season”

B.
 oddandy
Joined: 3/5/2008
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Posted: 4/24/2009 8:47:34 PM

WTF is tiger seasoning?


Mostly MSG, garlic and onion powder

(MSG gets a bad rap...it is mana from heaven)
 jlc1210
Joined: 4/9/2009
Msg: 61
What's your favorite secret ingredient?
Posted: 4/25/2009 3:58:38 PM
It would depend on what I'm cooking. I use Worcestershire sauce in marinades for beef alot.

I add semi-sweet chocolate chips to brownie mixes and always take them out of the oven a little ahead of the "scheduled time" so they are gooier.

I "sugar" the pan instead of using flour or cocoa on certain cakes I bake. It makes a nice, sweet crust and no frosting is needed.

When I make cheese enchiladas, I use the green chile enchilada sauce, instead of red sauce or chili sauce.


 atrm2009
Joined: 4/11/2009
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Posted: 4/26/2009 5:12:01 PM
Cavenders Greek Seasoning is best on pork chops.
Just season both sides and fry in the skillet.
Dont forget cooking oil.
 forum101
Joined: 2/5/2008
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What's your favorite secret ingredient?
Posted: 4/27/2009 9:21:47 PM
Sage. I love it. cant get enough of sage.
 LobstersMate4Life
Joined: 5/20/2009
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What's your favorite secret ingredient?
Posted: 5/31/2009 10:46:27 AM
Lemon Juice and/or Chili Lemon Powder found in Hispanic markets
 Classic Chassis
Joined: 8/18/2005
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Posted: 6/1/2009 8:50:52 AM
Sriracha is a brand of hot sauce made from sun ripen chilies which are ground into a smooth paste along with garlic.
 mik1950
Joined: 2/21/2009
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Posted: 6/11/2009 8:41:58 PM

Boil HEN till cooked thru (not regular chicken)let cool
pick white meat
cube into about 1/2 in size
mix with REAL Mayo mix well
add white grapes maybe a few walnuts


sounds like a variation of a waldorf salad...i'd toast the walnuts first myself
 TXR40
Joined: 6/28/2008
Msg: 69
What's your favorite secret ingredient?
Posted: 6/30/2009 7:34:29 AM
A dash of Tabasco is always good... depends on the dish though, no one wants this on ice cream that I'm aware of.
 WaikikiWahine
Joined: 8/14/2006
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What's your favorite secret ingredient?
Posted: 7/9/2009 2:46:14 PM
Well, I have to agree that a touch of mustard, like Dijon in Bernaise is fantastic.

WW
 diana411
Joined: 3/25/2009
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What's your favorite secret ingredient?
Posted: 7/13/2009 12:26:45 PM
2 tblsp unsweetened cocoa powder in chilli,saffron in risotto,adobo on grilled meat along with a tsp of sugar for extra browning,key limes in fresh salsa instead of regular ones,peas in beef stew along with red wine one for richness one for sweetness, and my very best secret for buffallo wings is deep fry them a few at a time in hot oil and my very delicious sauce is sylvias mopping sauce and raging buffalo sauce bye bulls eye a half a bottle each and one stick of melted butter to die for try it just heat the together and throw them on top
 diana411
Joined: 3/25/2009
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What's your favorite secret ingredient?
Posted: 7/13/2009 12:28:15 PM
also i think better than i spell and i cook better than i think so please excuse the grammer tks
 mulligan69
Joined: 8/17/2009
Msg: 73
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Posted: 7/7/2010 12:28:49 PM
* Cottage cheese in my guacamole

* Cocoa powder in my enchiladas

* Mixture of lettuce, purple onion, cilantro for my taco toppings.

* Minced serrano peppers in my tuna.
 karma1160
Joined: 6/10/2008
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What's your favorite secret ingredient?
Posted: 7/17/2010 8:55:38 PM
hungarian paparika, I add lots to my spaghetti and eggplant parmesan recipes at least 1-2 tablespoons it just give things that cooked all day taste.
 Worbug
Joined: 4/23/2009
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What's your favorite secret ingredient?
Posted: 8/18/2010 9:09:26 AM
Remebering "Seinfeld" episode a while back, the joke was that Cinnamon is always the secret ingrediant (lLOL). So on a welm, I started playing with it, and wow. Sometime in spagetti sauce and other Italian dishes. The compliments come pouring in.

basil is probably my "Clean up Batter" Love in on everything. I even sprinkle a little on my fried eggs.

When I make scrambled eggs, I always add ground mustard, basil, oregano, pepper. Everyone loves my scrambled eggs, when I tell them they have mustard in them, they give me a look of surprise. You can even squirt some regular mustard if you like, the taste is about the same. I got the idea of mustard from making deviled eggs (which I love, but they don't love me back LOL), if mustard goes so well in them, then it should go good with regular eggs, and it did.
 texasbaby
Joined: 7/21/2005
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What's your favorite secret ingredient?
Posted: 8/18/2010 10:20:01 AM
one of my fav sandwiches is scrambled egg with mustard on white bread..
also think just a tiny bit of dry mustard bumps up the flavor of plain old mac n cheese.

tb
 jojoaus
Joined: 10/28/2007
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What's your favorite secret ingredient?
Posted: 9/5/2011 4:55:02 AM
Wholegrain mustard in a cheese sauce. Coriander (cilantro) in any salad. Lemon juice and zest on roasted potatoes. 3 types of onion in a spanakopita pie.
 TeeToTheEyeToTheEm
Joined: 9/5/2011
Msg: 78
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Posted: 9/11/2011 5:06:13 PM
My homemade chili (Cayenne) lime sauce. Its excellent on seafood. I tried a shrimp chili once and dumped a significant amount of my sauce into it and man, it was bas ass.
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