Otherwise, keep it simple. The turkey bones have enough flavor and seasoning as is. Allow the stock to simmer for three hours (roughly how long you'll be at the table anyway). Then remove the large bones, and strain the liquid through a mesh sieve or chinois. Allow the soup to come to room temperature before storing it in the fridge or freezing it for a later date. You'll be glad to have the stock around for a quick leftover turkey soup!
Homemaking stock is a simple and great way to make your leftover chicken carcass useful (and I love to find a purpose for seemingly useless items). Homemade chicken stock takes hours to make (a great weekend project idea) but the result is well worth the effort. Homemade vegetable stock takes much less time and is an important ingredient for vegetarians; it's so rewarding to make yourself. Stock freezes well and is easy to defrost making it easy to store and use.
A few basic stock-making tips include cooking the ingredients with cold water (to extract the collagen) and skimming off any scum in meat stocks. If you want to remove fat from your stock, cool it and spoon of the solidified fat that collects on top.
Do you have any stock tips that you swear by?
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Next time you're trying to figure out which stock will give you the best ROI or return on investment, maybe you'd better ask your neighborhood pigeon. Rats will do, too.
Past research from Dartmouth showed that the rodents and birds made better predictions of random events than humans. But how do you shed your human inhibitions and pick stocks like an animal? First of all, just because everyone is buying something, don't get caught up in it and jump on the bandwagon. Try your best to not let outside influences affect you. Next, don't overthink it. Humans are overconfident in their ability to interpret patterns, so don't let your insistence on being right cloud your judgment.
It seems like every company these days is going public a.k.a. allowing shares of their company to be available for everyone to buy. One that surprised me recently was plans of a cupcake company, Crumbs Bake Shop, to go public soon. This got me thinking about all the different type of stocks you can buy. Let's see if you can guess which company is selling shares to the public!Take the Quiz
Everyone loves cupcakes, and it seems like the finance world loves them, too! Crumbs Bake Shop, the biggest cupcake chain in the US, has plans to go public, according to the New York Times. Going public a.k.a. doing an IPO or initial public offering means that everyone is allowed to buy shares of the company. As of now, Crumbs runs about 34 stores, but plans to operate about 200 stores by 2014.
I feel like cupcakes aren't just a trend, because the craze has lasted more than a handful of years ever since it was triggered by Sarah Jessica Parker biting into a cupcake on Sex and the City. I also noticed that in every city I go to, there is a never-ending source of cupcake boutiques around to satisfy my sugar cravings. Cupcakes are such a booming industry that it's no wonder investors are hungry to cash in. Other notable "sweet" stocks that are publicly trading include Sara Lee, Nestle, and Hershey. What do you think — would you be interested in buying some cupcake shares?
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The answer depends on whom you're talking to. Colloquially, the two terms are often used interchangeably, and in some types of cooking, such as classic French cuisine, there's no distinction between the two. But in North American cooking, the definitions can vary.
While beef, turkey, or chicken broth is made generally from meat, stock is produced by simmering browned vegetables and bones. As a result of the gelatin released from the bones, stock tends to have more viscosity and a fuller mouthfeel. The browning also creates a darker color and a roasted flavor.
There's no stopping him! Billionaire and stock investing maven Warren Buffett turns 80 today and plans to work past the age of 100, says Deal Journal. According to money manager Whitney Tilson, Buffett followers say his investing strategy seems to be aging like fine wine — it's just getting better as the years go by.
Interesting fact: Buffett, the third richest man in the world, filed his first tax return at the age of 13 and claimed a $35 deductible for his bike.
After making a scrumptious roast chicken, I decided to make my own chicken stock to not waste the carcass. I've purchased plenty of store-bought chicken broth and in a pinch it works perfectly. However, it doesn't compare to the homemade variation, which has a rich, strong chicken flavor and insanely delicious smell.
While the entire process is long, it requires little attention — only a quick skim and water check, periodically. This recipe makes about 16 cups of chicken stock. Since I can't imagine using it all at once, and want to have it on hand when I need it, I cooled the liquid and froze it in individual bags. To get started on your own homemade chicken stock, read more