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How can I get rid of the toaster oven on the countertop?

Pop up toaster here too. I don't want it on the counter, so keep it in one of the upper cabinets - just take it out as needed.

1 day ago
breadchick in Cookware

new to weber kettle grilling and can't get temp above 300

My husband left the charcoal in place and just added more on top for the next grilling session. Problem we found is that the old coals have a rotten smell to them because the fat from the burgers soaked into the old ones. It was rank. We now toss the old charcoal and start new.

Apr 14, 2014
breadchick in Cookware

Would this rub you the wrong way? (House Guests selectively picking up the tab) and questions on house guest expectations

Ditto! :-)

Apr 14, 2014
breadchick in Not About Food

Faux pas - eating fish at work?

Microwaved popcorn is horrible in the workplace. Thank goodness I could close my office door to avoid smelling it. Gross.

Apr 14, 2014
breadchick in Not About Food
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Kitchen Nightmares .... back to Amy's Baking Company

Good grief, what a waste of my time. I'm sure they're happy that Gordon gave them another go at publicity, but they need to dig deep and get a grip. Not probable, I'm sure. A Samy/Amy traffic wreck!

Apr 12, 2014
breadchick in Food Media & News

What would you do to fix the Food Network

Seriously? I know this is way off-topic, but I had no idea that what I watched on the Weather Channel was the exact same thing that viewers in the mid-west and west coast saw. I assumed, silly of me now, that there were "versions" of the channel for different areas of the country. They do seem to focus on our weather here on the east coast.

I watch Morning Joe, and have to agree with that assessment as well.

Back to food -- Create seems to run the same Cook's Country, Lidia, and Cooks Illustrated shows over and over again. At least with Cooks Illustrated there are so many seasons to pick from, and they aren't showing them. I wish they would move on to other seasons.

Apr 11, 2014
breadchick in Food Media & News

What would you do to fix the Food Network

I loved Doorknock Dinners. Especially the episode with Morimoto.

Apr 11, 2014
breadchick in Food Media & News

What would you do to fix the Food Network

When G is cooking on that fire outside, I can "smell" the smoke and the food looks amazing. It takes me back to my old camping days - there is nothing better than food cooked over fire.

Apr 11, 2014
breadchick in Food Media & News

Bartender Cracking/Breaking Ice in Palm

Very much out of the 70's as I can recall. Made the bartender look "cool."

Apr 09, 2014
breadchick in Not About Food

Kitchen Casino

Exactly! What is he doing on a Food Network show?

Well, as you mentioned, they will do anything to be on TV. Sad state of affairs for Food Network, but not that surprising these days.

Good grief.

Apr 09, 2014
breadchick in Food Media & News

Pan Envy?

OK, thanks for the insight. :-)

Apr 09, 2014
breadchick in Cookware

Pan Envy?

Oh, don't ask me, girlfriend, as I will be a total enabler here. Pretty works, and I have fallen before.

Question, though. What made the Demeyere hard to clean? I don't have that line, but am curious.

Apr 09, 2014
breadchick in Cookware

Need Advice re: Outdoor Stoves and Cooking Outside

That exact little stove came in handy when an early autumn snowstorm hit the northeast back in the 80's. No power for a full week, and I cooked everything on it and a gas grill. Fun times.

Good luck with your camp stove!

Apr 07, 2014
breadchick in Cookware

Amy's Baking Co..... they're Baaack... or are they?

A preview on TV confirmed that yes, they're back with Gordon on April 11th.

Good grief, I guess one episode wasn't enough!

Apr 06, 2014
breadchick in Food Media & News

Bugs in Vegetables

We had a veggie garden when I was a kid. I still remember the taste of sun warmed tomatoes plucked from their vines, rubbed on our shirts, and eaten then and there. They were so juicy and had that strong herbal smell from the leaves and stems. Nothing better.

I have extensive perennial gardens, but may need to start some veggies this year - memories of those tomatoes yes!

Apr 04, 2014
breadchick in Not About Food

Home made butter anyone?

I made it by accident when young. I wanted to make the whipped cream for strawberry shortcake and begged my mom to let me man the beaters. Well, I got carried away and it got shaggy and thick. She said we couldn't use it because it was on the way to becoming butter.

I thought that was so cool, and had no idea butter came from cream - and, unfortunately it meant a second trip to the store for more cream!

Apr 04, 2014
breadchick in Home Cooking

Bugs in Vegetables

Hilarious!

Apr 03, 2014
breadchick in Not About Food

Fusilli you crazy bastard

:)

Apr 03, 2014
breadchick in Food Media & News

Bugs in Vegetables

Yikes!

What side dish did you serve with them - ha!

Apr 03, 2014
breadchick in Not About Food

Bugs in Vegetables

First time as newlyweds the husband and I grew tomatoes, and I walked in the garden and found a tomato hornworm. I nearly died.

Then just flicked it off and picked the tomatoes. Bumper crop that first year. Made lots of pasta sauce.

Still, pretty ugly thing it was.

Apr 03, 2014
breadchick in Not About Food

Bugs in Vegetables

And what I heard years ago about some Snickers bars...

Apr 03, 2014
breadchick in Not About Food

Bugs in Vegetables

You know, CK, I tried to come up with a flip answer to the question: "Does the ground beef just sit around and the fruit flies come by?" I couldn't, but your phrase will live with me for a while. LOL, thanks!

Apr 03, 2014
breadchick in Not About Food

Fusilli you crazy bastard

Aw, I love Terry Gross and her show. :)

Edit: if it weren't for her show, I would never have found Sons of Anarchy...

Apr 03, 2014
breadchick in Food Media & News

Le Creuset new Matte color line

Ha, that's where I found the microfiber dish cloths to give my son. So, do you need to use vinegar for the final rinse every time they're washed?

Apr 03, 2014
breadchick in Cookware

All-clad and grapeseed oil???

Grapeseed oil user, and never had a problem with staining in my A/C or other multi-ply cookware.

Apr 03, 2014
breadchick in Cookware

Le Creuset new Matte color line

Agree with you. I cringe when touching anodized finishes, blackboards, microfiber, etc. The microfiber clings to my hands like some crazy bull rider. Ack!

Apr 03, 2014
breadchick in Cookware

how do you store your spices?

I have a pantry cabinet a few steps from my range/prep area that stores spices on shelves on the door, as well as vinegars, etc. The shelves in the cabinet hold pantry items: sugars, various flours, baking ingredients, salts, and the some of the most-used baking pans.

If I could fit a small chair in there - it's my little world, and it smells amazing.

Mar 31, 2014
breadchick in Cookware

The Cooking Channel

I get what you mean with BBC America. It seems to be all same old/same old these days. Wow, I loved it when we first got it here in upstate NY. Fabulous stuff. Now, not so.

Mar 30, 2014
breadchick in Food Media & News

To wash (or not) dishes after being packed and moved?

Actually, I would just wash them because they'd give me the skeevies. Much like when a family member washes one of my food containers for me to take back home. That trip back home probably will no less encounter every bat guano, dog drool, kid feces, bird drip, and so on.

Well, I am a bit paranoid. I don't come across any of those issues, but still I will wash it. Ick. :)

Mar 30, 2014
breadchick in Cookware
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Garlic Press - do you believe in them?

Nah, I have to disagree here. I can micro small cloves with no problem at all. Literally running it down to the nib. It's all in the technique, I guess. But, to each their own. :)

Mar 30, 2014
breadchick in Cookware
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