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How to remove flour tortillas from package without tearing them?

No, I don't think I did either. Sounds like the poster wanted to remove the tortillas without taking them out of the package.

Because, logically, the other option is removing them completely, peeling off the ones needed and then storing the ones not used.

As I do.

about 1 hour ago
breadchick in General Topics

Why Don't the Chinese Eat Outside?

That's why God invented large screened living areas off the kitchen. We couldn't deal with summer dining otherwise. Mosquitos and black flies vs. lovely outdoor living - no contest.

about 1 hour ago
breadchick in General Topics

Do you use your stove for storage ?

My, mom had a not-too-old stove with the storage drawer beneath. Funny how none of them have that feature anymore. Too bad, because it certainly was handy.

about 3 hours ago
breadchick in General Topics

Do you use your stove for storage ?

Nothing in the oven proper, but I keep my baking stone and pizza pans in the warming drawer. No worries about accidently turning it on, I never use the drawer for warming.

about 9 hours ago
breadchick in General Topics

plastic butterdish .

Well, if you're going to use it for camping, how about a small plastic storage container? I cut the butter into halves and stick them in. Ziplock and Glad makes small ones.

If you want one for your home, this looks like a nice one:

http://www.amazon.com/OXO-Grips-Butte...

Good luck in your search!

Feb 26, 2015
breadchick in Cookware

Do you test-run a preparation before making it later for guests?

No. I have enough experience and confidence to create whatever I want to make to not have jitters. It's driven from learning technique and making and learning from mistakes over so many years. I enjoy cooking for anyone who sits at my table, so no practice runs here.

That said, I still learn new stuff all the time and isn't that what makes us happy to pour a cup of coffee and look around the kitchen in the morning?

Feb 25, 2015
breadchick in General Topics

Light cream - available in your area?

Late to the party, but my two cents: we have, in all the grocery stores, light cream, half & half, whipping cream, and heavy cream. It's always been this way as long as I've been cooking, and I'm not a spring chicken. :)

Feb 25, 2015
breadchick in General Topics

Would you buy your neighbors' home cooked food

Yes, it's been deleted. One minute I was looking at the post, and the next - poof.

Feb 23, 2015
breadchick in Not About Food

Do people really (and I mean "really") like Girl Scout Cookies?

I never liked them, but I always ended up buying a couple boxes from co-workers when their kids were selling. Ugh.

We would end up throwing them out after a month or so. My husband would give them a go, but in the garbage they went.

I haven't bought them in years.

Feb 22, 2015
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Is this a special pan?

Looks like it might be for blinis.

Feb 20, 2015
breadchick in Cookware

Help doctoring "crab casserole" leftovers

That's exactly what I was going to suggest. Mix in some breadcrumbs too.

Especially if more cheese can be sprinkled on top to finish under the broiler.

Feb 19, 2015
breadchick in Home Cooking

Flavorless chicken breasts

For a nice alternative, I butterfly the breasts and pound them a bit thin. In the cutlet, I put a slice of provolone, some sautéed spinach and a couple strips of roasted red pepper. Roll up the chicken and tie with a bit of string to keep the package compact. (Similar to a roulade.) The spinach and red pepper help keep the meat moist and provide lots of flavor.

Pan sear in a bit of olive oil/butter until nicely browned and finish in the oven. When done, I let them rest in a bit of foil and make a pan sauce with sliced mushrooms, a bit of wine, some herbs, garlic - whatever I have on hand. Slice the roulades, and drizzle pan sauce over.

I've even made a light brown sauce using some veal demi.

I may have to make these tonight.

Feb 19, 2015
breadchick in Home Cooking
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Greasy Silicone Mats

Yes, girlfriend, I say tom-AH-toe. LOL. The parchment sheets I get come in flat cardboard backed packing, so I slip them in right alongside the baking sheet pans.

No matter, both work. I do have a silicone flexible pastry "board" from KA that's the bomb.

Ha, my warming drawer holds my baking stone, pizza pans, and cooling racks.

Feb 17, 2015
breadchick in Cookware

Seeking durable kitchen pot holders, the kind you can use for really hot pots and pans

God, I made them when I was a child. Such a feeling of accomplishment because it was something my mom could use every day - and she did. My children made a couple, but they were from the nylon (as you mentioned.) I do still have them, along with some hand-painted tile hotplates with turtles and dogs on them.

Thanks for the memory, Deb.

bc

Feb 17, 2015
breadchick in Cookware

Your fantasy place setting

My late mother brought back a beautiful candleholder designed by iittala. I have it now, and love it.

Feb 17, 2015
breadchick in Cookware

Best way to sell used cookware?

I have a Facebook account, but never bothered with it. My kids and other family members are on it all the time, so I think I'll follow up with them. Thanks, fourunder.

bc

Feb 17, 2015
breadchick in Cookware

Greasy Silicone Mats

I use parchment. The idea of washing a baking mat and then finding some place to store it/them is a deal breaker.

Also, the parchment can be used for other applications. I get mine in bulk pre-cut sheets.

Feb 16, 2015
breadchick in Cookware

Seeking durable kitchen pot holders, the kind you can use for really hot pots and pans

I have ones similar to these. I purchased mine locally, not through Amazon.

They work well and wash up well. Thick enough to keep the heat at bay for longer than most others I've tried. Flexible too.

http://www.amazon.com/Revival-813RPH-...

Edit: I just checked Webstaurantstore.com and they have the same ones, which state safe to 500 degrees for 30 seconds.

http://www.webstaurantstore.com/san-j...

Feb 16, 2015
breadchick in Cookware

Effective way to sell Cookwares

Thanks, fourunder. It almost reads like my post, doesn't it?

Feb 16, 2015
breadchick in Cookware

lobster in an 8qt stock pot?

I just did two 2.5 lb. lobsters in my 12 quart pot, and there was plenty of room.

I was expecting smaller lobsters, but my husband did the buying.

When he brought them home, I was concerned about the pot, but it worked out fine.

Lots of lobster for Newburg sauce - a once a year treat.

Feb 16, 2015
breadchick in Cookware

Very Very Martha

Oops, we ate the evidence, but I can say that they were not only tasty, but very pretty.

They were "very Martha." Ha!

Feb 15, 2015
breadchick in Food Media & News

Top Chef Boston – Ep. #15 – Finale - 02/11/15 (spoilers)

Hi, Linda:

Thank you for your hard work over the seasons, you are the best.

Take cover, the next blizzard is heading our way.

Yikes.

bc

Best way to sell used cookware?

Coll, you kill me. :) Thanks for your help.

I'll keep the wasp spray in mind. I see where that could work in many instances.

Feb 13, 2015
breadchick in Cookware

Best way to sell used cookware?

Sure, then I whip open the trenchcoat to display all the utensils I'm trying to unload.

Feb 13, 2015
breadchick in Cookware

Best way to sell used cookware?

LOL, sunshine842, a rickety table with a lopsided sign overhead.

"Willard-Sonoma."

Feb 13, 2015
breadchick in Cookware
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What's your favorite cake?

I have several, but my favorite is a very fresh moist wedding cake with real buttercream - NOT fondant. A dense lemon cake with lemon curd filling and coconut flaked white frosting. A nice rich banana cake with peanut butter frosting. Also, there's a bakery near me that makes the best carrot cake with three thin layers and lots of cream cheese frosting.

The proper balance of frosting and layers is critical, in my opinion. :)

Feb 13, 2015
breadchick in General Topics

Best way to sell used cookware?

Hi, gdaddy68:

This stuff is the older basic tri-ply in s/s and MC2. Most of it's around 20 years old.

bc

Feb 13, 2015
breadchick in Cookware

Best way to sell used cookware?

Thanks, fourunder, clearly you've done this in the past!

Feb 13, 2015
breadchick in Cookware

Best way to sell used cookware?

Thanks, everybody. All sound advice, much appreciated. I'm not sure I want to hassle with shipping - especially heavy L/C. I may gift the two ovens, and work on selling the A/C.

Feb 13, 2015
breadchick in Cookware

Remember Ocean Spray's Mauna Loa juice drink?

Yes! Funny, I was thinking about it the other day, walking though the juice aisle. It was pretty good, and my children liked it.

Feb 12, 2015
breadchick in General Topics