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Hand Mixers

I have the Cuisinart too. It is so powerful it comes with dough hooks. I don't think I'll ever use the dough hooks because I have a stand mixer. I would never mash potatoes either. It makes the potatoes gluey. for MP I use a food mill or just a plain old potato masher.

about 7 hours ago
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NYE dessert suggestions needed

I am making a quince tart tatin. Quinces are available now and I try to make as much as I can with them.

I make it in a castiron skillet on the stove top. Butter, sugar and spices in the pan and add peeled, cores and sliced quinces cook over med. heat stirring a bit when needed. When the quinces are fork tender top with a sheet of all butter puff pastry, I use DuFour. Tuck it in around the skillet. Bake until puffed and golden brown. Turn out on the platter, like an upside down cake. Spoon on any remaining syrup and allow to sit a bit before cutting and serving.

about 7 hours ago
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Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven

I posted a query about this thing about a month ago with no answers. My local BB&B has them in stock. They look rather poorly and skimpily made. I've been anxious to see what others thought about it and what they would use it for.

1 day ago
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Are fresh concord grapes really necessary to the momofuku milk bar recipes?

In Indiana Concord Grapes are scarce, as the old saying goes, as hen's teeth. We were lucky to come across at our farmer's market some one who was growing them and bought what we could. I love Concord Grape Pie. We bought extra grapes and prepared the filling and froze it so this winter we could have a taste of summer in the dead of winter.

My cousin's husband grows Concords for Welches. I'll check next summer if she can overnight some to me. It would simplify things for me.

1 day ago
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Changed settings to "Collapse Previously Read Comments" but some times threads still paginate

I was just going to bring this subject. It seems that the most recent posts should come up first. I really don't care on 12/27 what was posted on 12/1. It seems only logical the the newest posts come up first.

1 day ago
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Christmas Dinner - What did You Cook?

My husband cooked. I'm still recovering from a broken leg. We had scallop rolls. I bought 4 large day boat scallops. They were seasoned with some flour and salt and pepper and pan fried until golden. We cut them in half and tucked them in New England Style rolls (split top, not side split)and we topped them with a mustard sauce. The sauce recipe is on line, Joe's Stone Crab Mustard Sauce.

Dec 26, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? December 2014 edition!

I just got Donna Hay's New Classics and Bill Mims Sweet and Southern. I've not gad a chance to go through them or cook from them. The Hay book is a monster. It is quite heavy and I would not to like carrying it even to another room.

Dec 26, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? December 2014 edition!

I just got Donna Hay's The New Classics. It arrived today so I've not had much time to check it out. Pikawicca recommended it. She gave me Persiana by Sabrina Ghayour. That I've take sometime for a quick look and have a number recipes in it that I want to make.

Dec 24, 2014
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14 C. Cuisinart Disc Set. Will nnot work on an Elite 14 C.

I find it difficult to believe that some of you out there does not have a use for the discs. Surely someone you know may be able to use them. I can take them to Goodwill. I just don't imagine their customers would be using them. I'll leave this up for a couple of more days and then I'll donate them. I want to get the tax credits so I have to get the stuff out of the house and to Goodwill.

Dec 21, 2014
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if you could live anywhere at any income level, what would you choose?

Check out Savannah, GA.

Dec 20, 2014
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if you could live anywhere at any income level, what would you choose?

London would be a dream come true. But, we are moving to Savannah in a year or so and Savannah is nothing to sneeze at.We are working on getting our house ready to sell and I'm perusing Savannah real estate. When my family had to move from Savannah to Plattsburgh, NY I vowed (age 12) I would be back to live there.

Dec 20, 2014
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Need a book recommendation for a young baker ASAP!

Dorie Greenspan's Baking from My Home to Yours. Everything in the book works. I gave it to my niece last Christmas, she hod told me that she doesn't bake. Well she does now. Just to clarify, my niece is in her 40's ad has 4 children. She was intimidated by the thought of baking. Greenspan's new book, Baking Chez Moi is terrific too and was written about in the New York Times this past Wednesday. I may send it to her for her birthday. This year I sent her a KA 5qt tilt head stand mixer. She is really excited and has been getting recipes out and trying to decide which she will make first.

Dec 20, 2014
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Why I hate Christmas

Take them back and complain, loudly if necessary.

safe to eat? help please.....

Yes, they will be fine. Bon Appetite!

Dec 20, 2014
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Making latkes with red potatoes--bad idea?

Reds are pretty waxy. You will do better with Russets or Yukon Gold.

Dec 20, 2014
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What is your opinion on Pampered Chef products?

Wayyyy over priced for very ordinary stuff. You can get better items for less. Save your money and buy in a kitchen store, my Kroger has a very impressive stock of kitchen supplies as do TJ Maxx, Bed Bath and Beyond, Williams Sonoma and Sur la Table.

14 C. Cuisinart Disc Set. Will nnot work on an Elite 14 C.

When I ordered the Cuisinart Elite 14 C. processor, the disc set was advertised as fitting "all" 14 C Cuisinarts. Well they don't fit the Elite model.

The discs have been out of the box once. They fit DLC-093 14 C. I am willing to give them (free) to someone if you will reimburse me for the shipping. If you are reading this and live in or around Bloomington,In, You could pick them up. My e-mail address is on my profile page.

Dec 20, 2014
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Reheat with Oil After Cleaning Cast Iron?

Using oil (no matter what kind) is not a good choice for seasoning cast iron. Oil will leave a sticky yellow residue on the surface. You are better off using. Bacon fat is good and then you have something and delicious too. If animal fat is not an option then Crisco or other shortening will work.

Dec 18, 2014
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Reluctance to buy online?

I thought I had responded to this a couple of hours ago. I am a frequent on-line shopper. If I don't get a few packages delivered to my door, then I have done something bad. I'm an Amazon Prime customer. If a store is out or doesn't stock the product(s) I want I go on line. This is a town that is looking for the college student's money. They don't seem to care what adults want.

Our Kroger is a bit different. It is said to be the largest in the chain (most of think too large). They are still finishing the remodel. One thing that many of us are happy about is Murray's Cheese. The Murray's people came here to train the cheese shop employees. They did a great job.

Dec 16, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? December 2014 edition!

I don't know how I missed Sean Brock's (Husk in Charleston SC and McCreadys in Charleston SC and Husk in Nashville) book Heritage that came out in October. I saw mention of it the other day and explored. I ordered it and it arrived this AM. I don't know that I'll have time to cook with it now but I'm making definitely will be making his Hoppin'John for New Year's day.

It is beautiful and if you have someone who likes Southern cooking it would be a great gift, or just for yourself.

Dec 16, 2014
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POFA

Pofa is a flattened and slightly puffed rice from India. I had to get some for a recipe I was making and had to buy the lg. economy sized bag. Now I need some suggestions for using the rest of it. What can anyone suggest for me?

Dec 13, 2014
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Christmas Day Dinner

Just to avoid the tacky Chinet I bought 2 dozen plain white bone china dinner plates.

I guess we have different standards.

Dec 11, 2014
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Holiday cocktail party menu ?

It seems like you really have too much. It is not dinner.

I am planning on inviting some neighbors in for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres too. I've been mentally planning what I'd like to serve. On my menu right now are Gougeres spiced with Aleppo pepper. One of the neighbors swoons over the good old Rotel cheese (velveeta)dip with home made tortilla chips. I may make some asparagus bundles in puff pastry and maybe some gravlax. Just cocktail nibbles and then they can go on to their own dinners.

Dec 11, 2014
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Christmas Day Dinner

No Chinet. That is letting standards fall too low. It is Christmas dinner. Bring out the good stuff and make it elegant and just enjoy your self. This is not an out door picnic.

Check out www.mackenzieltd.com They have a wide array to select from. It is all delicious and you can select just about anything from appetizers to dessert. I've used them on several occasions and have not been disappointed and have sent things from them as gifts which were well received.

Dec 11, 2014
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How to keep Butter from absorbing refrigerator odors

I use a butter bell that seals the butter in water and I keep it room temp.

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What are your stovetop oatmeal tricks?

When I was in college and was taking a required class on food and nutrition, yes there were Home Ec Ed teachers back then. One AM while working with breakfast foods the prof had us add a scoop of ice cream instead of milk and sugar or salt. It was an immediate hit. Mine was topped with raspberry ripple. I am really a grits person but I'll not turn down oatmeal with ice cream.

Dec 10, 2014
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Bread Pudding

I make bread pudding with panatone.(Sp?)and "bake" it in my pressure cooker. This treatment puffs the pudding to be almost souffle-like. I've misplaced my recipe that I loved, it started by melting butter in the bottom of the baking dish and covering the butter with light brown sugar. This makes its own caramel sauce when it is cooked/baked and turned out.

I just bought a few of the small panatones so I can make more later in the year. Those things last forever on the shelf.

Dec 07, 2014
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if you could live anywhere at any income level, what would you choose?

We are now retired and are preparing to move to Savannah, Ga. The temperatures are just about perfect. The city is beautiful there is great food and only about 18 miles from the beach. Getting over to Charleston is simple too. I lived there as a child before my father (an AF pilot) got transferred to Plattsburgh, NY. The Adirondacks are beautiful but to go back there to live is just not going to happen. Summer visits will be good and also gives us a chance to get to Montreal.

And to sweeten the pot the cost of living is much less than where we live now, Bloomington, IN. I was a Realtor for a long time and people coming in to the city go in to sticker shock.

Dec 03, 2014
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Rice cooking wine without salt/sodium content

I've never seen rice wine with salt. It is usually plain or contains some sugar (seasoned rice wine).

Dec 03, 2014
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DEVILED EGGS! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (December 2014)

I don't use mayo in mt deviled eggs, I use butter,not fake butter but the real thing. I also use a bit of anchovy paste and also add some Coleman's mustard powder.

Dec 03, 2014
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