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Dilemma with choice for Pressure Cooker: Which is better "Instant Pot IP Duo" or "Cuisinart CPC-600" or something else?

I've had a stove top pressure cooker for years and never tried ribs in it.

about 11 hours ago
rasputina in Cookware

Dilemma with choice for Pressure Cooker: Which is better "Instant Pot IP Duo" or "Cuisinart CPC-600" or something else?

If I end up finally succumbing to the IP I will blame your resurrection of this thread lol.

about 13 hours ago
rasputina in Cookware

Have 4 bags of Red Mill dried Fava Beans and need some ideas

Gigantes would be my first thought.

about 14 hours ago
rasputina in Home Cooking
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What's in your cookware collection?

I do really like my Emile Henry tagine. I wish I'd bought the bigger one but it was on sale at such as good price I couldn't pass it up. I've used it quite a bit.

1 day ago
rasputina in Cookware

Too many restaurants withholding ice!

Is this something recent? I never had that happen but I haven't lived in Austin for a couple years now.

1 day ago
rasputina in Austin

What's in your cookware collection?

That's how I ended up with similar but slightly different pots. I have a hard time passing up a bargain lol.

1 day ago
rasputina in Cookware

What's in your cookware collection?

I'm afraid to think about it but I'll try

LC 7 1/4 round oven
LC 6 3/4 oval oven
LC 3 1/2 wide oval oven
LC 3 1/2 round oven ( relegated to the BBQ)
LC 3 1/2 braiser
LC 5 braiser
LC 1 1/4 precision pour sauce pan
LC 2 1/4 saucier
LC #36, #28, #24 gratin pans
LC #30 roaster
LC tart tatin
Staub 6 mini cocottes
AC d5 3 qt soup pan
AC d5 12 inch frying pan with lid
AC d5 2 qt saucepan
AC large roasting pan
Griswold #12 heat ring skillet
Griswold #9 skillet
Griswold #9 griddle
Griswold high base round waffle
Lodge 12 inch and 9 inch skillets
Lodge square grill pan with grill press
Lodge drop biscuit pan
Lodge loaf pans 3
Lodge 14 inch pizza pan
Lodge 10 inch deep skillet
Lodge aebleskiver pan
Lodge mini saucepan I think it holds a cup
Cuisinart 12 qt multipot
20 qt stockpot no brand I've had it for 20 years
Emile Henry 2.6 tagine
Emile Henry pie pan
rifi clay pot
clay bean pot
8 qt no name cast iron camp oven
AC griddle ( really should toss is already)
A couple nordicware bundt pans
WS goldtouch baking pans: muffin, mini muffin, loaf pans, 13x9, square
an assortment of the old pyrex glass baking pans, square, 10x15, pie pans ect
a bunch of aluminum sheet pans
8qt pressure cooker
23 qt pressure canner
USA pans burger bun pans and 13 inch pullman loaf
carbon steel wok

Probably some other stuff I forgot but that's it off the top of my head.

oh yeah the corningware. I have a 8 piece set of the white ( think they call it French white but I can't remember) and an old stove top safe square one with flowers with a glass lid. We still use it on the stove too.

1 day ago
rasputina in Cookware

Is it time to stop buying/eating almonds?

no, I'm not avoiding them.

1 day ago
rasputina in General Topics

Restaurant Birthday Party- You're Invited But You Have to Pay

That's my experience and I'm older than you.

Mar 28, 2015
rasputina in Not About Food

Big Green Egg v. Weber kettle

It's not about how much you can grill at once or how much money you saved. It's about the end product. I personally have no desire or use for a gas grill. I'm not afraid of ash.

Mar 28, 2015
rasputina in Cookware

Costco Food Finds - 1st Quarter 2015

Are you sure they didn't move it? I've had that happen. My Costco moved it a couple months ago and have since moved it back.

Mar 28, 2015
rasputina in Chains

lump charcoal

Are you looking out in the garden section?

lump charcoal

It probably depends where you live, where I am Walmart has charcoal year round.

time to make the donuts

Those look fabulous. You're right doughnuts don't have the temp recovery issues of foods like chicken, since the dough is room temp and cooks quickly anyway.

Mar 27, 2015
rasputina in Cookware

time to make the donuts

How do you clean it? It all comes apart and you wash it with soap and water like any other pot.

Mar 27, 2015
rasputina in Cookware

time to make the donuts

I've fried in various pans including Le Creuset and with different electric fryers. Now days I only use a pan for small items that leave strong smells in the oil, like fish and falafel. If I'm frying in a pan I don't use a basket, I use a slotted spoon for larger items and a mesh strainer or Chinese strainer for smaller items.

As far as electric fryers we've never had issues storing the oil in the fryer if it was going to be used again soon. I wouldn't store long term though. So if I'm using it in the next couple days fine. My husband wanted a Masterbuilt electric turkey fryer and it's been a good decision. We have the one that will do a 22 lb turkey. It does use a ton of oil, nearly 3 gallons if we need to fill it to the max line. We've fried whole turkey and whole chicken. Plus is can be used with water instead of oil for boils or to steam food. I ended up tossing our small fryer because I don't have to fry in batches with this one. I like the temperature regulation of electric fryers too. And yes you can and we do use it in the house, it's electric and perfectly safe.

We let the fryer cool and then just store the used oil in empty oil containers or other jars depending on what's on hand. The fryer we have has a spigot for draining the oil which is wonderful with so much oil to drain.

Mar 27, 2015
rasputina in Cookware

Le Creuset - Scratches and abrasions on underside of new pot after just two uses

I've had my LC for years and used it on electric coil, gas, a radiant electric glasstop and on the BBQ. I don't have those scratches in the OP. I don't baby them. Although I don't abuse them either. I don't find it high maintenance at all.

Mar 27, 2015
rasputina in Cookware

Costco Food Finds - 1st Quarter 2015

Ok tasted it. It didn't taste bad, but it's like no other coconut cream pie I've ever had. Graham cracker crust, a layer of chocolate creamy something in the bottom that seemed like it's the same one they fill their chocolate cakes with. Then a layer of their version of whipped cream with some coconut and some light chocolate whipped cream type decorations on top. Certainly there was no cooked coconut custard filling. I'm pretty disappointed. I should have known better.

Mar 26, 2015
rasputina in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 1st Quarter 2015

Ok I broke down and bought the chocolate coconut cream pie in the bakery dept. I can't remember the last time I bought a pie at Costco because I'm a baker and frankly their crust is inferior to me when I've had it. Will report back after tasting.

Mar 26, 2015
rasputina in Chains

What's in your cookware collection?

I started using my 20 qt stock pot because I was too cramped in my 12 qt. I can my stock.

Mar 26, 2015
rasputina in Cookware

lump charcoal

We tried it once. It's ok. Have you looked on Nakedwhiz.com they have a charcoal database.

lump charcoal

You don't have a Walmart? You can always get the Royal Oak lump in the red bag there. And I've gotten it in 5 different states.

Has Anyone Ever Roasted or Fried A Silky Chicken?

We never ate ours, we had some as part of laying flock though.

Mar 26, 2015
rasputina in Home Cooking

Where to get reasonably priced pralines?

Honestly, we make them at home. Although I don't live in LA anymore, sadly. You always have to wait for the right weather though so they aren't grainy.

Mar 26, 2015
rasputina in New Orleans
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Mexican / Southwestern Restaurant Recommendations for Scottsdale & Phoenix

The Barrio Cafe on N16th St at E Thomas Road is really good.

Mar 26, 2015
rasputina in Phoenix

Has anyone ever tried weighing flour to test the weight vs volume relationship?

I always fluff my flour before scooping for recipes where I'm using commercial white flour and that don't have weights listed.

Mar 26, 2015
rasputina in Home Cooking

Has anyone ever tried weighing flour to test the weight vs volume relationship?

And cooked candies like fudge and pralines.

Mar 26, 2015
rasputina in Home Cooking

Why remodel a kitchen and put in an electric range?

You don't have to turn on the vent for basic cooking over gas.

Acceptable Behavior ?

If someone was suffering from low blood sugar and they ordered appetizers no big deal. If they ordered their meal then I find it rude, and odd behavior for my crowd.

Bring your shopping cart back where it belongs, please!

When I saw the topic I thought it was previous one we had a few years back. But nope.

Mar 25, 2015
rasputina in Not About Food