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Are Small Sauce Pans Necessary?

Depends on what you cook, and your cookware philosophy. I'm generally more of a "right item for the application" than a minimalist. I don't use my tiny pots very often, but they are nice when I need or want them.

about 5 hours ago
rasputina in Cookware
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Using sour cream instead of yogurt

I sub the two all the time in baked goods, both ways. I've never had an issue.

about 5 hours ago
rasputina in Home Cooking

Vegetables that aren't necessary to grow at home?

I was picking 20-30 pods every other day off of about 8 plants. He planted a full row which was about 20 ft but one section was late sprouting so it wasn't ready to harvest until later. Like I said, I finally just quit picking it. I did fry some, but most of it was used in Indian curries with the zucchini. I also use it in gumbo.

I won't grow it again, until we use up our frozen stash. Then I'm going to limit it to 3 plants.

about 22 hours ago
rasputina in Gardening

Vegetables that aren't necessary to grow at home?

I grew from seed because I wanted to grow these purple ones I had. And honestly we got so overwhelmed ( and the freezer over stocked) that I just quit picking the okra and the zucchini once we had given away all we could and the freezer was stocked.

about 22 hours ago
rasputina in Gardening

What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition!

I made a 13x9 and a dozen cupcakes with the recipe. Just didn't feel like dealing with a layer cake. My daughter already ate 3 of the cupcakes and the sheet cake is still cooling waiting for the frosting. It is really chocolatey. I only tasted the frosting so far though. I really need to eat some regular food before indulging.

about 23 hours ago
rasputina in Home Cooking
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Stock question--need answer fast-ish

I surely wouldn't.

Vegetarian uses for the KitchenAid food grinder attachment!?

Old thread but you can grind homemade seitan with it. That's what I used it for when I was veg/an

1 day ago
rasputina in Cookware

What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition!

I can't wait until summer and my rhubarb is ready to harvest. This looks great. And I just had homemade raspberry jam on my toast with breakfast today.

What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition!

Oh gosh, I just might have to make this. My husband came home early as they closed his office due to snow storm. My daughter is bugging me to make cake.

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I use an ad blocker so I don't see or hear them.

1 day ago
rasputina in Site Talk
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Vegetables that aren't necessary to grow at home?

I want to grow tomatillos this year too. Last year we had too many peppers, so I'll switch their space over. I plan on canning mine so I want a big harvest to last until next year.

1 day ago
rasputina in Gardening

Vegetables that aren't necessary to grow at home?

Okra is just as bad as zucchini when it comes to the need to pick often and having a massive harvest. My husband also went crazy with the orka and planted a whole row of seeds which I should have thinned back severely once they sprouted.

1 day ago
rasputina in Gardening

Vegetables that aren't necessary to grow at home?

I found I had to pick the okra every other day. If I did that, I could keep up and they didn't get too big on me.

1 day ago
rasputina in Gardening

Vegetables that aren't necessary to grow at home?

wow 99 cents? It's about 40 cents here and the bunches are huge.

1 day ago
rasputina in Gardening

Is this a genuine Le Creuset pot?

Glad you know for sure now.

1 day ago
rasputina in Cookware

Is this a genuine Le Creuset pot?

It sure looks authentic to me. I have a couple pots with the same bottom. They were bought on ebay though, so I'm not sure of the exact age.

1 day ago
rasputina in Cookware

Costco To End Relationship With American Express

You can already pay with any visa debit card.

Mar 03, 2015
rasputina in Chains

KitchenAid mixer attachments + dishwasher = ruined?

You decided to make your very first post on CH a spelling correction to a post that is over 2 years old? Really?

Tyranny of the chicken finger: How we created a generation of unsophisticated, picky eaters — and why the cycle must stop

I wrote out a whole long reply and in the end decided this article wasn't worth it. It's just the same old diatribe I've read countless times. Nothing new or original there.

Feb 16, 2015
rasputina in Food Media & News

Costco To End Relationship With American Express

YES! Finally.

Feb 16, 2015
rasputina in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 1st Quarter 2015

The Kirkland Natural peanut butter 40 oz 2 pack has a star at my Costco. Not sure if they are just changing the packaging or what.

Feb 15, 2015
rasputina in Chains
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Kitchen Aid Mixers? Are they really the best?

My personal opinion is no they aren't the best. I've owned KA, the Cuisinart stand mixer and the Ankarsrum. IMO the Ankarsrum is the best of the bunch. Although I know a lot of people love the Bosch mixers too. The kitchen aid is fine for light duty baking like cakes, cookies, frosting and occasional loaves of white bread. Go over to Pleasant Hill Grain website and check out all the other options out there.

Feb 15, 2015
rasputina in Cookware

what is shortening?

It's oil that is hydrogenated so that it stays solid.

Feb 14, 2015
rasputina in General Topics
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Mini cocottes - ceramic or cast iron?

I haven't seen any bare cast iron mini cocottes. I have 2 sets of the staub ones, which are enameled cast iron and I really like them. Both ceramic and cast iron retain heat well, the Le Creuset ceramic ones are broiler safe. So those issues are a wash. We eat out of the enameled ones with regular silverware and I do use metal spoons on occasion when cooking in my large enameled ovens and haven't had any issues with scratching. They both clean up fine. Get whichever ones you prefer would be my suggestion.

Feb 13, 2015
rasputina in Cookware

What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

Very creative, it looks great!

Feb 13, 2015
rasputina in Home Cooking
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Valentine's Day 2015 edition! [OLD]

Congratulations!

What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

LOL too funny

Speaking of chihuahua's, today a huge crouton from the salad we made fell on the floor and my chi went for it immediately. She could barely get her mouth around it and we both died laughing it looked so funny.

What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

LOL one of our dogs used to eat the lemons that fell from the tree at our house. I swear dogs will eat anything lol.

Feb 12, 2015
rasputina in Home Cooking
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Stand mixer - worth having?

You really don't need to post the same thing in multiple threads. You've already gotten a couple replies in the thread you started earlier.

Feb 12, 2015
rasputina in Cookware

What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

Years ago the chow I had counter surfed a whole roast. crazy dog