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Rhubarb-Almond Bars

I made this according to directions, and the shortbread was a nightmare. Stuck to the bottom of the pan and crumbled so much that I salvaged one bar from the whole batch. I think the concept is good - I liked the rhubarb and almond combination. I will use a different shortbread recipe next time.

Jun 25, 2011
lizzerm in Recipes

French Mauviel copper pots - stains on the inside?? HELP!

Major problem: My husband accidentally left a Mauviel sauce pan with water on the burner and fell asleep... the water boiled out and now there are black-ish circular stains on the inside of the pot which will not come out. I am pretty sure that the pots are stainless steel lined (silver colored rivets with brass handles). He bought them about 10 years ago. I tried removing the spots with Barkeeper's Friend, and I think that they got a little lighter. Is the pan ruined?
Minor problem: On the insides of the other pots, there are smaller stains and scratches, and sometimes there is a film, almost like all the food hasn't been removed although I scrub and scrub and scrub. Any suggestions? And are these pans ruined too? Also, is there any way to get the brass handles clean and shiny?
Thanks to any advice!

Jan 29, 2011
lizzerm in Cookware