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Your tips for making GREAT crab cakes

Alright....I'm going to have to try this mayo in mashed potatoes deal. I'm intrigued by this and now am finding myself coming up with a menu for tonight that I can make mashers with. thanks for the tip...i'll give it a whirl. I've always been aware of the mayo in cake recipes, but potatoes?.....love that!

Aug 03, 2007
cbh in Home Cooking

Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey

Thanks for the advice. I hate to not get the value out of a purchase. I agree with you, give Stranahan's a few more years and see what they come up with. Thanks again.

Jul 14, 2007
cbh in Spirits

August 2007 Cookbook of the Month: Cast Your Vote Here

I vote to evict Steven Raichlen (oops, watching too much reality TV). Anyway my vote is for Raichlen.

Jul 13, 2007
cbh in Home Cooking

Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey

I just read and really enjoyed your review of Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey. I am a single malt fan (Macallan and Glenfiddich most recently) but am always interested in new whiskeys. Do you think that the Stranahan's is worth the $55 price? I live in Colorado, so finding it is not a problem. Thanks.

Jul 13, 2007
cbh in Spirits

Cooking with Coconut Oil - Best Uses?

The term "insulin resistance" is used to define the condition where a person's cells do not allow insulin to unload sugar from the bloodstream. Insulin resistant people have both high insulin levels and high blood sugar levels. Insulin resistance is triggered by an excess accumulation of sugar in the cells of the body, causing these cells to "resist" insulin which prohibits additional sugar from entering them.

Dietary fats, those that are ingested, do not turn into additional fat on your body. In order for fat to be stored in fat cells, insulin must be present. Since eating fat does not stimulate the release of insulin from the pancreas, eating fat cannot result in the storage of fat in the body.

Jul 13, 2007
cbh in Home Cooking

Cooking with Coconut Oil - Best Uses?

Coconut oil is a saturated fat. However, there is a misconception that all saturated fats are bad. In fact, naturally occurring saturated fats are a necessary part of the diet.
Here are two examples (that I could quickly come up with) about saturated fat/coconut oil:

The Maker's Diet: Use extra-virgin coocnut oil in cooking, baking, and in smoothies. It is a stable, healthy saturated fat that does NOT elevate undesirable (LDL) cholesterol;

The Schwarzbein Princiiple: All of the processes leading to the plaqueing of the arteries are caused by the overproduction of insulin. ... in 1961 in Circulation Research, researchers actually infused insulin into ... demonstrating that insulin causes this [plaqueing of the arteries] to occur.

I agree with yomyb that processed foods and excessive portions are what make us fat and unhealthy.

Jul 13, 2007
cbh in Home Cooking