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Porcelain or stainless?

I've never had porcelain stain, but I have seen one. However, it was very old and porous. I think they have solved that problem with our new sinks. The porcelain is just so clean looking and not surgical.

Jul 05, 2013
Lakelady10 in Cookware

am i the only one that cooks bacon this way?

Get a bacon press (a flat piece of cast iron with a wooden handle) and you won't have that problem. Heat the press, and then put it on top of the bacon when you start it. You will get flat bacon and no flabby bits (that happens when the bacon curls up and part doesn't get into the bacon fat). They aren't expensive, and can also double to toast sandwiches.

Feb 04, 2013
Lakelady10 in Home Cooking

am i the only one that cooks bacon this way?

I learned this method in Home Ec, so many years ago that they still called it that, and it does yield the besst bacon and the BEST bacon grease to use for other wonderful things. I thought everyone did it this way, lol.

Nov 09, 2012
Lakelady10 in Home Cooking

Tricks you figured out in the kitchen and thought 'good one'!!!

Glue a magnet to the pencil.

Oct 11, 2012
Lakelady10 in Home Cooking

Tricks you figured out in the kitchen and thought 'good one'!!!

Depending on fish, you can also use mustard. Wouldn't reccommend it for anything delicate, though.

Jul 15, 2012
Lakelady10 in Home Cooking

Tricks you figured out in the kitchen and thought 'good one'!!!

What a great idea. I feel really dumb for not thinking of it myself! LOL

Jul 05, 2012
Lakelady10 in Home Cooking

Tricks you figured out in the kitchen and thought 'good one'!!!

Very McGyver-like, lol.

May 28, 2012
Lakelady10 in Home Cooking

Tricks you figured out in the kitchen and thought 'good one'!!!

Maybe you boiled it too long? Also, it is not a full rolling boil, you turn it down to a lively simmer after it reaches the boiling point.

May 25, 2012
Lakelady10 in Home Cooking

Tricks you figured out in the kitchen and thought 'good one'!!!

Great hint, I hadn't thought of that!

May 25, 2012
Lakelady10 in Home Cooking

Tricks you figured out in the kitchen and thought 'good one'!!!

I took a cooking class once where the chef said to cook rice like you do pasta, in a large pot of boiling water. Test a grain now and then, when it is perfect just pour it into a strainer. The rice absorbs JUST the right amount of water and comes out perfect. So much easier then the try to gauge the time. This is not for Minute rice, but only because I have not tried it. Might work fine, but can't say for sure.

May 25, 2012
Lakelady10 in Home Cooking

Tricks you figured out in the kitchen and thought 'good one'!!!

Anne Burrell taught me that one. It works great!

May 25, 2012
Lakelady10 in Home Cooking

Tricks you figured out in the kitchen and thought 'good one'!!!

If your brown sugar does get rock hard, just grate it with the small holes on the grater. When you gotta have it, you gotta have it, lol.

May 25, 2012
Lakelady10 in Home Cooking

Pressure Cooker Osso Buco Milanese

It would be nice if you also included directions for using an electric pressure cooker. Is it different? You specify a stovetop unit, so I assume they are not interchangeable. More info would be great.

Mar 22, 2012
Lakelady10 in Recipes