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[personal profile] primsong
Just a tip if you happen to be, as I am, a person who really dislikes the taste of commercial dried onion powders or flakes yet still wants onion in their cooking.  

I watch for sweet onions to go on sale and then buy 5-6 big ones at a time.  Take them home and slice thin (you can slice them in your sink under a little running water and your eyes won't sting, btw) and then cook the whole heap in a big pot with a drizzle of olive oil.  I cook it with occasional stirring and draining off excess liquid until they begin to carmelize.

Cool the resulting batch and then divide it up into about as many portions as you had onions.  I keep them in either little tupperware cups or in ziploc sandwich baggies labeled "1 Onion, Sauteed" and pop them into the freezer.  They keep great and when you need one for cooking it's a real time-saver to just pull one out and zap it in the microwave for a moment.  The flavor is a big improvement and there's no more problem with onions sprouting in my pantry while I get around to them as a bonus.

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May. 28th, 2011 09:55 pm
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[personal profile] ninetydegrees
So what do you do when you're a little too tired to cook or simply don't feel like making something complicated but still want to eat a mostly-homemade something and not just put a frozen pizza in your oven*? I'm sure we all have our easy-meal recipes so let's share them. It can be as simple as you want and don't hold back because you think everybody knows that one (maybe I don't because I'm not from your corner of the world). As long as it's pretty easy and pretty quick to prepare it's all good.

* I've got nothing against pizza; I always have a pepperoni one in my freezer for when I really don't want to do anything but still wanna eat. :)
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[personal profile] yvi
Second verse, same as the first:

Over the next few days, I will be trying to post one entry per day where people can share general tips and tricks they think could be valuable to others. No matter how basic they are or how few people you think would profit from them. Just think about how you do things and share this with others.

This entry is all about cooking, baking and related disciplines.

Other entries:
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This may be too specialized a question, but I thought I'd give it a shot.

Wow, there are a lot of kinds of paella pans! )


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