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I never eat _______ out because nobody makes it right but me.

No one in my family eats italian spagetti sauce, marinara or ragu (gravy) out. It must be made at home from scratch. Plus it must go thru a food mill to rid it of tomato seeds or else it will be slightly bitter.

Apr 02, 2010
lasagne in Home Cooking

Best enameled cast iron cookware?

I bought a Martha Stewart dutch oven a year ago b/c of the great price and assumed MS would make a great product. Assumption wrong! I have used the pot under 20 times in the year and of course always hand wash it. Last night while I was scrubbing it with a pot brush the enamel flaked off in 2 pieces. Of course no it is ruined and it is not under limited warranty after one year. I just destroyed my box last month and tossed the receipt since I was over one year and had no problems. I loved the pot !

I just sucked up the price, and bought a 3.5 quart Le Crueset for $118 at Tuesday Morning. I never hear anyone complain about Le Crueset except for price. Sometimes you really do get what you pay for........Lesson Learned......

Jan 28, 2010
lasagne in Cookware

Doctored up brownie mix....suggestions???

I use any brand that is on sale (it does not matter). Add 1 tea almond extract, 1/4 cup melted real butter, 1 tablespoon good quality cocoa and an extra egg. Bake like the box says minus 1 minute. Let cool and use a mesh strainer to sift with confectioner sugar. If making for adults do the same thing but after they come out of the oven use a very good brand (I use one imported from switzerland) of apricot preserves and spoon over top while hot. Let cool completely (put in fridge if necessary then cut. You can add the confectioner sugar or not.....they are delicous either way and are sure to get compliments for adults and kids alike.

Jun 09, 2009
lasagne in Home Cooking