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Re: What's a favorite ingredient in some of the recipes you make or eat?

Lemon juice is the go-to ingredient for me.   A mere splash of lemon juice added at the end of the cooking to tomato-based soups and stews,  tomato sauce, greens, peas, salads, chicken noodle or rice soup,  chicken casserole dishes that I may be using cream of chix soup with milk and sour cream,  added to beets,  just enhances/perks up the flavor  and gives the dish a boost.  Even read once where a chef added lemon juice to mashed potatoes and I tried it and discovered that it did perk up the flavor without anyone knowing that there was lemon juice in them.  You never want to add so much that the lemon juice is identifiable but remains as a mystery ingredient that you just can’t put your hands on but you notice something different about the dish.

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Re: What's a favorite ingredient in some of the recipes you make or eat?

I like to add kale or spinach to my fresh home made veggie soups

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Re: What's a favorite ingredient in some of the recipes you make or eat?

I have never made a savory dish in 50 years without onions.  If I'm out I postpone the dish. 

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Re: What's a favorite ingredient in some of the recipes you make or eat?

Sounds good, where do you find it??

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Re: What's a favorite ingredient in some of the recipes you make or eat?

And mine is any kind of cheese.I'm having a child raising memory!!

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Re: What's a favorite ingredient in some of the recipes you make or eat?

@michigangirl723

 

Thanks for the heads up on this. I heard of this spice blend but haven't been able to find it at my grocery store.  I never thought of looking at TJ's.

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Re: What's a favorite ingredient in some of the recipes you make or eat?

I use onion powder and that way if it's late in the day I don't get indigestion.

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Re: What's a favorite ingredient in some of the recipes you make or eat?

Had to put some thought into this and came up with CINNAMON!  and BUTTER! wnen I see those two items in a recipe and I'll always give it a whirl!

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Re: What's a favorite ingredient in some of the recipes you make or eat?

Love my garlic!!

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Re: What's a favorite ingredient in some of the recipes you make or eat?

Agree with many already mentioned here - cream cheese and spices so I'll add pineapple.  Right now I have one sitting on my counter and when I return from walking I'm gonna cut it down to add to a marinaded pork tenderloin I have in the fridge.