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Induction burner warning.

Yeah, it is not a fuse and lately it happens every time we use it.

about 8 hours ago
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Induction burner warning.

They are not interested.

about 12 hours ago
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"Cooking Block" What Do You Do?

When this happens to me I have my DH cook or go out for dinner or order a pizza. I find in that situation that I want some one to feed me. Cooking day in and day out can become a repetitive chore.

about 12 hours ago
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Your Best Michigan Sauce Recipe

Clare and Carl's were a bit spicier with red pepper flakes in it. Mc Sweeney's is supposed to be Nitzi's sauce. Even if it is not it is still quite good.

1 day ago
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Responsibility

Kris, I came across a post where someone asked the board about purchasing, asking whether he should get A or B. One poster made a suggestion and then went on to say that it could be used in a manner for which it was not intended. When I called on that the poster then he then came back and said to do that with model C. The OP could have done something very dangerous.

1 day ago
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Induction burner warning.

I bought a Fagor induction burner so that I can get used to cooking with induction. In our next home, when we move I am planning on installing a induction cooktop.

My Fagor worked just fine, for awhile, and I was happy with it. Lately when it gets up to the temperature is shuts down. My DH did some research about the model that we have. It turns out that it is a common issue and that Fagor does not want to do anything about it. Just a heads up.

1 day ago
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Responsibility

I know there are a lot of experienced cooks and kitchen savvy Chowhounds posting on the boards. But we have many people who are novices and have legitimate questions that need good answers. In the past year or so I have seen suggestions and opinions that for the most are just wrong. Some of those answers that are posted to the queries can be harmful or dangerous. I feel that when we post an answer it is our responsibility to be accurate as possible. If one is posting an opinion about something it should be indicated that it is an opinion, IMHO. This issue has been bothering me for awhile and I just had to speak up.

1 day ago
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Benefits of "cooking" the ice cream mix

Pay attention to this answer.

2 days ago
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Let's talk about white bread

I bought some Pepperidge Farms traditional sliced white bread a week ago having tomato sandwiches in mind. It was fine in the tomato sandwich but when I made some bacon egg salad and had it on a piece of toast it was unpalatabley sweet. I had to scrape off the egg salad and eat it with a fork. My dog turned up her nose at it. I find this sweetness in most commercially produced breads.

Jul 20, 2014
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Do you eat rabbit? How do you cook it?

I make a good terrine with it. I use Thomas Keller's recipe in his Buchon cook book.

Jul 20, 2014
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Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

Don't forget about Sugar Cream Pie.

Jul 20, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? July 2014 edition!

No I don't buy much commercial stuff. I have the Cuisinart with its own compressor and it makes making home made ice cream a snap.

Jul 20, 2014
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Your Best Michigan Sauce Recipe

We went to Gus' last summer. We each ordered a Michigan. New owners? The sauce was dreadful, more like Greek spaghetti sauce from Cincinnati. We did not even finish them.

Jul 19, 2014
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What would you offer on these Cast Iron frying pans?

It depends on the brand. Griswolds can get very pricy. I would not worry about the rust. When I get a pan that is in poor shape, too much fat build up etc. I run them through my self cleaning cycle in my oven. When they come out they will have appears to be rust. I wash that off and then reseason with lard or vegetable shortening. Do not use oil. It will leave a sticky residue. In my great grandmothers day it was common practice to put a cast iron pan into a hot fire to clean them up.

Jul 19, 2014
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Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

I'm sure it is a take on schnitzel, there were/are a lot of German settlers in southern Indiana.

The "tenderloin" is actually a boneless pork chop pounded very flat. I do occasionally make a real tenderloin sandwich, but I think the tastier one is made from the chops.

Jul 19, 2014
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Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

6 jars of spicy dill beans. First time using Weck jars and I really like them. I'm going to order more of them for other canning projects. I like the little round bellied ones for hams and jellies. I ordered them on Amazon, as my DH says classy jars.

Jul 19, 2014
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Have LOTS of produce - help!

How about souffles? Savory and desserts. Also some ice cream would be good. I'm just waiting for some of our local peaches to come to our farmer's market. Peach ice cream, sweet corn ice cream, strawberry ice cream. Turn blueberries into a dessert topping.

In Patricia Wells book Patricia Wells at Home in Provence there is a savory clafoutis made with tomatoes, parm, and basil. I have to make that every summer.

Jul 19, 2014
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Pressure Cookers: Stovetop vs. Electric

I stand firm. It is a bad practice.

Jul 18, 2014
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Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

We were there for lunch last summer. Another good place in that area is the Science Hill Inn in Lexington, KY. Their Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce is fabulous. They make it with stale biscuits and what a good use for them.

Jul 18, 2014
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Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

In Indiana Pork Tenderloin sandwiches are great and quite popular.

Jul 18, 2014
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Which is the best vanilla ice cream?

I was reading this thread a few days ago and paid attention to the talk about Blue Bell Homemade(?) vanilla IC. I picked up a carton yesterday and read the ingredients and put it back on the shelf. I guess I am just going to be making my own.

Jul 18, 2014
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The caramel part of creme caramel, too hard

What type of sugar are you using? If it is not 100% pure cane sugar you will have problems with caramel and some other things too. Most store brands of sugar are beet sugar and though they look the same and in many cases are just fine but in baking and in making things like caramel they don't cook the same way. Not to get too technical but the carbon linkages are different.

We had a discussion about this several years ago on CH. You might be able to find the thread and get more information.

Jul 18, 2014
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Pressure Cookers: Stovetop vs. Electric

Get a cook top model. I have 2 (different capacities) from Fagor and like them both quite well.

Do not try to use a home pressure cooker as a pressure fryer. They are not intended for that purpose, it is dangerous and if there was an accident with one when trying to pressure fry it would negate any warranties from the maker.

There is a good website for more info www.missvickie.com and I would recommend Lorna Sass' books Cooking Under Pressure and Pressure Perfect. They are quite reliable and have excellent timing charts.

Jul 18, 2014
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Any C'Hound Baby Boomers?

Milk. Its coming around again. I get dairy delivered every other week from Oberweis.

Jul 17, 2014
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Update: Need a cherry pitter

Wear a bib apron, preferably a vinyl coated apron.

Jul 15, 2014
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Update: Need a cherry pitter

I like the Oxo brand. the cup is tapered so it can accommodate different sized cherries easily. Ir is good for pitting olives too.

Jul 15, 2014
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Anyone ever get gold wash applied to your silver?

The only pieces that I have with a gold wash are salt spoons to help avoid corrosion. But, there is no need to rush pieces that have been in contact with acids to the sink. When you are through with the meal is plenty of time to get those things washed.

Jul 15, 2014
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Has anybody installed a charcoal grill in their kitchen?

I'm not going to read through the all of the posts, but if you are using briquettes you can gas yourself. Those things contain among other stuff like rubber from tires. Kingsford was a brand invented by the Ford company to use up a lot of detritus and make a profit. If you are using true unadulterated lump charcoal you should be fine. I would want a have a heavy duty exhaust fan.

Jul 15, 2014
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Books for beginning a cookbook collection

Before you start purchasing books go to your public library and start borrowing books that seem to appeal to you. Take them home and read through them. If it seems like a book you would like to cook from then buy it. I do this routinely and often I am glad I did it, because after reading through decided it was not one I want to own.

Jul 14, 2014
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Bastile Day what are you cooking?

Since the Vietnamese got their cue from the French for the sandwich I am making Banh Mi from Andrea Nguyen's new book on the subject. I was a recipe tester for the book and it is a good one. Worth having in your cookbook collection.

Doug made the rolls, I have the pate defrosting and the daikon and carrot pickle is made all I have to do is decide on what other fillings I want.

Jul 14, 2014
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