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What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

Later in the AM I'll be baking D. Greenspan's Orange Berry Muffins.p4, BFMHTY. I'm considering some cookies too, I've not yet decided what sort. Right now I need to go back to bed. Maybe I'll know when I wake up.....if the dogs allow me to go back to sleep. The cool weather has them wound up.

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Spring has finally sprung, May 2015 edition!

I just bought Yuctan. I've not yet cooked from it but am enjoying reading it right now.

May 19, 2015
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Best Ice Cream Brand

Jeni's

May 07, 2015
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Is it ok to eat many eggs?

No! You need to eat a well balanced diet with emphasis on vegetables. The number of eggs you have mentioned can lead to severe gastric distress. So bad you won't want to be round yourself let alone anyone else.

May 07, 2015
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Is it possible to successfully halve a risotto recipe?

Definitely. It is a formula, not a recipe. Make sure all of your proportions are accurate.

May 07, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Spring has finally sprung, May 2015 edition!

I thought I had replied to this yesterday. Picka, I'm guessing you saw Jack's copy. Mine arrived on Sunday. It is an area I've waned to go to for a long time. Quntina Roo is on the top of my list. I'm reading through slowly and really enjoying the book.

May 05, 2015
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Two BIG annoyances

I have Ad Blocker. It still gets through.

May 04, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Spring has finally sprung, May 2015 edition!

Yucatan and Harvest

May 04, 2015
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Explain "With a name like Smuckers, it has to be good"

While you are explaining that, how about referring to a mini sized candy bar as "Fun Sized"? What is fun about a little bitty version of a candy bar?

May 04, 2015
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Two BIG annoyances

I've not been on for awhile and just popped on about an hour ago, these things seem to have popped up recently. First is an audio (shock wave) that hangs up the page, luckily I can turn the sound off or just log off. Secondly, just a moment ago I was trying to post a reply and kept getting messages asking if I want to share my location. No! It too hangs up what you are typing unless you refuse it. Please stop this.

May 04, 2015
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Buttermilk pie? Sugar pie?

I made two pies with that recipe last week and got raves. The recipe does not make it clear as posted that what you need 4 lg. yolks for the custard and 2 lg whites for the meringue. It needs to be in a deep pie dish or maybe a 10" plate. 9" was too small

May 04, 2015
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Can you really use up duck fat?

Potatoes fried in duck fat are divine. I occasionally buy containers of D'Artagnan frozen duck fat for just that purpose.

May 04, 2015
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Beard Award Winners

I just got a copy of the Beard award winner Yucatan yesterday. I've only had time to give it a quick look. It is beautiful and I can't wait to have time to dive in and get cooking. I also got Harvest a few weeks ago. I've had time to go through and mark must haves. I guess it is going to e a busy and varied summer with lots of new food. New food is always a good thing.

May 04, 2015
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New Coke product?

Has anyone tried the new Coke made with cane sugar and Stevia? It has a green label and packing. I was not tempted to try it. They were not offering single bottles or cans. Just curious

May 04, 2015
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Do you eat where you shop?

We have one of the largest Kroger's almost anywhere. Way too big. They have added a cafe, have a sushi bar offer lots of different cuisines. They also offer out door seating. Do I eat there no. I may take something out if I'm in a hurry but eating it there is just a big no.

May 04, 2015
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What type(s) of cuisine are you just not interested in cooking?

Japanese. I cook many other Asian foods, I lived in Japan for close to seven years, as a child of foodie parents I tasted everything,and I'm just not interested. I have an MD who is first generation American and brought up with both Japanese and "American" foods. He does not care much for it either. He hates going to conferences etc. where hosts upon seeing his name assume automatically he likes sushi. He hates it. He told me he has to drink too much sake to get the taste out of his mouth.

May 04, 2015
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Dinner Party Menu Question

No Greek Salad. You might want to roast the asparagus to bring in another flavor element and it will compliment the chicken nicely too.

QUICHE! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (April 2015)

I am hosting a new deck. Sunday noon. Bloody Mary's and assorted quiches. Fruit salad and or a scoopable fruit compote for a Buttermilk pie. Got the crusts made today. I'll bake everything off tomorrow evening and get them baked and ready for Thurs.

Apr 28, 2015
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Cookware suggestions

Stay away from that stuff. It is your mom's party so buy a token gift. You can get much better kitchen equipment elsewhere and save a lot of money. Most of that stuff is over priced junk.

All-Clad, Chantal, Calphalon etc. All are now making induction capable cookware and that is where cooking is going (cook top). You probably shop with that in mind.

Apr 26, 2015
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Retire where?

Savannah is about 20 miles inland than Charleston and is on a river. Hurricanes are not as big an issue. I like Savannah because of the way the city was planned by Oglethorpe. Traffic cannot move very fast in the city center. You need to make a trip and see which appeals to you most. While there don't miss out on a stop in Beaufort which is in between both cities.

Apr 16, 2015
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Retire where?

My brother and his wife have retired in the Saratoga, NY area. They've got it pretty good. There are good medical services, nice pace of life. When something more is needed the hospital in Albany is good and is a teaching hospital. There is lots of good shopping in the area too. They are both outdoor enthusiasts, skiing, hiking etc. Steve has certified to conduct hikes. I guess we all have to decide what is right for us by ourselves. I've had more than enough Adirondack winters and don't ski anymore. Savannah appeals to me more.

Apr 16, 2015
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Oyster Knife

I love Garden and Gun.

Apr 16, 2015
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Any tips for cooking with induction?

First of all you can use an interface disc but you won't betting the full efficiency you would with a pan designed for induction cooking. It is going to take longer and will not get as hot.

Cookware? I prefer Chantal, it is beautiful and very efficient. There are a lot of brands out there. Most of the makers, All Clad, Calphalon etc and jumping on the wagon and offering pans for induction cooking. They have to stay in the game. Remember you can use cast iron, Le Creuset etc. Even if a person does not have an induction range I'd still recommend only buying induction compatible pans.If you don't have induction yet don't worry, they are fine on regular electric coil or gas. I bought a single burner induction unit from Fagor to get over the learning curve. We are moving and the new home will have an induction cooktop.

Apr 16, 2015
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Oyster Knife

Love you and the knife! No matter what there are dyspeptic people who want to denigrate something new. Ignore them and go shuck some oysters.

Apr 15, 2015
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Butterup Knife

I love mt butter bells. If you like cols butter go for it.

Apr 15, 2015
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Vinegar in cooking potatoes

I always put vinegar on hot and freshly skinned potatoes when making potato salad. After they've cooled is too late

Apr 15, 2015
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What are you baking these days? April showers...2nd part, April 2015 edition! [OLD]

I have made spicy linzer cookies that I filling with Mojito Curd. I made it with lime juice, zest and rum. Pretty tasty if I do so myself.

Apr 15, 2015
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Retire where?

I don't remember if I answered this or not from the OP. Our plan is to move to Savannah. The cost of living there is much more reasonable than here. We're in Bloomington, IN. I was a Realtor for quite awhile and people moving in go into sticker shock. Many are retirees and went college here. The weather is quite pleasant. People keep warning about the summer temperatures in the summer. I've lived there awhile years ago, and I know about the summer. We are seniors (just). As we get older we get colder more quickly. We lived in the Adirondacks and as long as we can we'll be going up during the summer. Sticky hot? We'll have air conditioning and you can always go to the beach for some off shore breezes. Savannah is quite walkable. That is a big consideration. I don't want to live where you have to drive every where. Farmer's Market in Forsythe Park. If you stay away from the tourist trap restaurants there is plenty of good eating.

Apr 14, 2015
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Breville juicer users, or users of other similar juciers, is it normal to get pulp?

I really dislike my Breville juicer. I had used a Hurom,and it is the best and gets more juice out of the fruit or vegs. I may donate the Breville,I bought it because I've always been happy with their appliances. Not this one. You get lots of pulp and not much juice. If you have not bought a juicer yet step away from the Breville. http://www.amazon.com/Hurom-Slow-Juic.... It really is superior. When tomatoes come in to season I may make some tomato juice and/or vegetable juice like V8

Apr 11, 2015
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Round cake pan - help please!

9" is what is called for most recipes, branch out with 8" later. I'd buy silicone coated coated pans. You might want to buy a packet of 9" paper rounds to ease getting it out of the pan. Another thing I bought and recommend are Rose Levy Beranbaum's's cake strips. You give them a good soak and wrap them around the out sides of the pan. They will keep your cake evenly baked http://www.amazon.com/Beranbaums-Heav.... It also keeps the cake from producing a domed top. Oh, and while you are buying pick up a can of Baker's Joy. I cannot live without it. I frequently make pound cakes for some occasions. The pan I use is a loaf pan with sculpted lemons to be on top. My pan is from Wilton and is silicone coated. I was out of Baker's Joy and went ahead and baked it. Could not get it out of the pan. What a waste. What I could dig out of the pan was dry. I'll never run out again.

Apr 11, 2015
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