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When a recipe calls for you to peel potatos, do you absolutely have to, for the dish to taste good?
Last Answer : It depends on what you are making and your preferences. If you are frying them, peeling them is best. For mashed you don’t have to but I prefer to. For baked you don’t want to and I eat the skins as well. But if you don’t peel them, do scrub them clean.

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Does fish partially cook, if you defrost it with hot tap water?
Last Answer : No it does not, unless it was precooked don’t eat it. Fish is naturally flaky and colored that way. You could get sick if it’s not probably cooked.

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How would you like to be cooked?
Last Answer : I’d want them to cleanly sever my left leg, bbq it over cherry or apple wood and allow me to try it as well. Then let me go minus said leg but otherwise ok.

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Can you cook down spring mix and use it in a pie or some other dish?
Last Answer : I’d never consider cooking lettuce greens of any kind.

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What makes the best hamburger/hotdog bun?
Last Answer : Hotdog and burger buns are one of those things (in my opinion) that are best when they are the cheapest and most minimal. Hotdog (tofu pup) buns: The best are New England style, where the sides ... the contents - not just bread. Larger, more gourmet buns hide the flavor of the actual burger.

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What can one use beef fat for other than compost or animal feed?
Last Answer : Pork fat is used as lard for making all sorts of things from rice to pastries. You could use beef fat (tallow) for adding flavor to some dishes as you suggested, or for greasing pans for ... of the solid fat. The only negative thing is beef fat is very unhealthy according to current science.

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Can you help me with a cooking question?
Last Answer : If both sides will be exposed to the heat, I season both sides so it will be evenly seasoned. Also, I tend to have a heavy hand with herbs and spices cuz I love all the flavors! Subtlety in cooking is not my forte.

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What are your experiences with ceramic knives?
Last Answer : I greatly prefer carbon steel. I use a paper wheel for the initial sharpen and jewler’s rouge and a buffer wheel when they need to be resharpened after a year or so.

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How would you cook a rib-eye steak?
Last Answer : A Rib-eye would also be my go to choice because of its tenderness and flavor. The best way to cook ribeye steak is on the grill. But pan-seared ribeye steak is also delicious. For Grill: ... 1-3 minutes. Let rest five minutes and coat with browned butter before serving. NOM NOM - Merry Christmas

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Would you please share a simple recipe with me?
Last Answer : Yep!!! Fill a pot with water let boil Add some noodles, probably under-estimate and add way more than you need. let cook for 10 mins. Add some salt in the water. strain noodles and put them ... . Add some parmesan cheese and pasta seasoning. Have way to much pasta and be so full you might explode.

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Do you watch cooking shows on TV?
Last Answer : Yes, more often than I should. Usually it’s the British baking contest or PBS. It’s very relaxing and interesting haha!

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How do you like your steak?
Last Answer : Medium rare. Sirloin and New York are probably my favorites. I’m not a fan of prime rib.

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Did you ever ask you family what they wanted for dinner?
Last Answer : I almost always ask my husband, but there’s just the two of us, so it’s not a hassle. He cooks as well, and if it’s hot like now, we may eat sandwiches or cereal instead.

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Do avocados have a little green mind of their own?
Last Answer : Yes, I dislike this unknown browning until you open it. To speed up the avocado ripening process, place the unripe avocados in a brown paper bag with an apple or banana for two to three days until they are ripe.

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Does anybody still use a double boiler for cooking any more?
Last Answer : Mine is a homemade make do. I use it to make cheese sauce. I don’t have to be right on top of it so stuff doesn’t burn.

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In simple terms what is the difference between a cupcake and a muffin?
Last Answer : I think the batter can or might be very similar for both, so I’d say the difference is that a cupcake will have icing and a muffin will not.

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What are your favorite bread recipes?
Last Answer : This Corgi bread looks really interesting.

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Do you use a convection oven for baking and if so, what is your experience with it?
Last Answer : I use it fairly often when making chicken or roasts. I'm very happy with the results and it does speed up the cooking. I have not had as much luck with baking cakes and cookies. I ... better for some cooking though, supposedly the humidity is different, and for broiling is fantastic in my opinion.

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Why can cooking wine be refrigerated for months after opening, but bottled wine supposedly goes bad in a week?
Last Answer : I had never heard of cooking wine. But after doing a little research, it appears that cooking wine is wine that has all kinds of non-wine stuff in it (sugar, salt, preservatives) that keeps it ... for much longer and is not meant for drinking. Have you tried buying those smaller bottles of wine?

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What’s your latest cooking concoction made with ingredients waiting to be used?
Last Answer : Chicken broccoli. Remarkably easy, but I’ve been putting it off until we run out of other food. Since we are snowed in, we’re planning ahead.

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If something's bean soup, what is it now?
Last Answer : Soup beans.

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When you make a turducken, do you remove the skeleton from the duck and chicken first?
Last Answer : I’ve always fed the chicken to the duck and then the duck to the turkey. There’s another way to do it?

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Is there a way to fry canned mushrooms, or are they just good for stews and whatnot?
Last Answer : Of course you can fry or saute them as readily as fresh mushrooms. I don’t understand your question. Are you asking if the results are comparable to those you expect from fresh mushrooms?

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Would you use apple cider vinegar in place of raspberry vinegar in a salad dressing?
Last Answer : I would use Balsamico Vinegar.

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What is the umbrella term for baking , cooking, etc.?
Last Answer : Cooking covers all of it.

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Why does the garlic peeling method work when the chef is doing it? See detail.
Last Answer : Practice, Practice, Practice. I just press down on the separate segments with the flat of a knife to slightly crush it. I also like this trick here

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Have you ever tried the timer function on your kitchen oven?
Last Answer : I would guess a lot of ovens are different but with ours you just push timer then hold the time button for the amount of time you wish,once you let go it will start counting down then beep letting you know the time is up.

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What is your ONE favorite dessert of all time?
Last Answer : Bread pudding

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When you use a recipe, is it more of a guidelines and suggestions thing, or do you follow it to the letter?
Last Answer : With baking, I follow the basic ingredients to the letter, because baking is like chemistry. So flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, sugar, etc. I will be precise. Maybe something like if it has nuts or raisins, I’ll eye it or throw in some extra, depending on what I like.

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Do you still use cookbooks, and if so, what is your favorite one?
Last Answer : My favorite one iswhatever I find the most intriguing at the time. Currently I love Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamils. It’s beautiful as well as an interesting exploration of such a culturally diverse city.

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Has your ceramic copper pan worn out?
Last Answer : Don’t cook with a dirty pan. Did you try letting it soak?

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Can you name a food experiment you regretted trying?
Last Answer : I once tried to make bread. I made a rock.

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How do I make a ham from scratch?
Last Answer : You get the ham off the butt. Ham shank. I got my cooked spiral cut ham for .99 cents a lb this weekend, so I doubt you’ll find the ‘meat’ much cheaper. And it comes with the glaze package that I never use.

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Is butternut squash really hard before you cook it?
Last Answer : Yes. It takes some muscle. I love it, though, so it's worth the effort. My father used to be responsible for peeling it and cutting it up. I think he did it the hard way, peeling it section by ... and nutmeg. It's a fine side dish with roast turkey and also goes with anything you'd serve with yams.

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The caper: useless little ball of brine or tiny charming flavor bomb?
Last Answer : Boy, do I have a head cold! It took me a while to figure out what kind of caper you were on! I had one recipe for a cold roast beef that had a caper mustard sauce; I thought the capers added some color and flavor. Still probably have some in a jar from 20 years ago.

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Can I mix the ingredients for corn casserole and keep it in the refrigerator over night before I bake it?
Last Answer : I wouldn’t hesitate.

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Is it rust at the bottom of the pot (inside) and how do you remove it if it's smooth?
Last Answer : White vinegar. Pour some in there and let it soak for a week or two.

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What is the shelf life of whey protein?
Last Answer : If it remains unopened, it should have a “use by date” or “sell by date”.

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Do you have a pressure cooker recipe you'd like to share?
Last Answer : https://realhousemoms.com/25-pressure-cooker-recipes/

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What are some uses of apple cider vinegar?
Last Answer : Southern Style Ribs recipe by the BBQ Pit Boys at 2:28 in .

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Can I make dried basil simply by letting fresh basil dry on my countertop?
Last Answer : To dry fresh herbs, it is usually best to hang them up in order to dry them as quickly as possible. Just tie a bunch together at the stems with some twine and hang upside down in an area with ... with leaving them on the counter is that they won't get sufficient air flow, which may cause molding.

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Favorite kitchen disasters 2: "I once put in way too much..."--what?
Last Answer : Nutmeg in baked potatoes. I was trying to make Otik’s Spiced potatoes from the Dragon Lance novels , but didn’t have the recipe.

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What are some of your semi-homemade dishes?
Last Answer : I take the burrito bowl cafe steamer from the frozen aisle (throw out the tomatillo sauce) and love putting it in pita bread with melted low fat shredded Mexican cheese and cilantro salsa

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When using a recipe, do you view it as a suggestion guide, or follow it to the letter?
Last Answer : More times than not as a guide.

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What is your trick or cheat to make poached eggs without them exploding?
Last Answer : Just drop the egg into just barely boiling water. Crack your egg into a bowl or onto a saucer. Bring a pan of water filled at least 5cm deep to a simmer. Tip the egg into the pan. Cook for 2 ... leave the pan for 8-10 minutes. Lift the egg out with a slotted spoon and drain it on kitchen paper.

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What should I know about cooking frozen beef long ribs in a crock pot?
Last Answer : Be patient. If they are frozen now, the ribs will not be edible tonight. I personally would use a marinade or a barbeque sauce. Just water will taste horribly bland.

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Do you like yogurt, if so, what is your favorite kind, and do you have any recipes for which you use yogurt?
Last Answer : I also love Labneh a thick Middle Eastern fresh yogurt cheese. I have made this at home many times. It’s very easy and super delicious.

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How would you freeze salmon cakes?
Last Answer : I have made and frozen them in the past. I cooked them first, it worked fine.

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Can you bake on a regular dinner plate?
Last Answer : Most plates will say on the packaging whether or not they may be used for baking. Your logic makes sense; however, my mind is telling me that it's a no-no. Ceramic baking pans are much thicker ... the glaze. This article tells you how to test your plate for the safety factor For more read here

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Why does it take longer if you microwave something twice than if you microwave it once?
Last Answer : It cools off in the interval. Try laying a damp paper towel or other light, loose covering over the mug to prevent splattering. Stirring midway is still a good idea.

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