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Infestation of black ants in my tomato and onion patch.

I have a small garden with several tomato plants and some yellow cooking onions. I now have an infestation of ants. Hills everywhere. How do I get rid of them without harming my plants and onions?

Jun 06, 2015
Augieang in Gardening

Colby and muenster cheese? Need some help...

I bought some big blocks of Colby and muenster cheese and proceeded to freeze them. Then I read an article here that cheese should never be frozen. I have kept them in the freezer for a while and am asking for some recipes or casseroles that use this cheese. Either one or both. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

May 30, 2015
Augieang in Cheese

Looking for excellent "Californian" menu ideas

Roasted the asparagus. Just like the recipe calls for. But I did use 2% milk, however I used 2 cups instead of 2 1/2.

May 30, 2015
Augieang in Home Cooking

Asian Peanut Noodles

May 29, 2015
Augieang in Recipes

Asian Peanut Noodles

May 29, 2015
Augieang in Recipes

Asian Peanut Noodles

May 29, 2015
Augieang in Recipes

Asian Peanut Noodles

May 29, 2015
Augieang in Recipes

Looking for excellent "Californian" menu ideas

I know this post is old, but...I made this tonight and it was very watery. What did I do wrong? Any guesses? Very good, but very watery.

May 29, 2015
Augieang in Home Cooking

9 Recipes that Prove Your Muffin Tin is Your Best Friend

sadly, I do not own a muffin pan....what is the best brand to buy? I want one that won't warp like the cheap ones do. Suggestions? Thanks.

Apr 10, 2015
Augieang in Features

What do you put in your chicken stock to make the most flavorful soup?

I use chicken wings or legs in the crockpot with an onion, celery, carrot, bay leaf and about 10 peppercorns with 6 cups of water in the crock pot overnight. Strain and use that stock as the most flavorful soup.

Jan 14, 2015
Augieang in Home Cooking

help with poblano peppers.

I am making poblano Chciken chowder for dinner and need some advice. The recipe calls for chopping the peppers and tossing them in the stock. Should I roast them first, or just do what the recipe says. My thinking is roasting them first, what do my fellow chows think?

Dec 16, 2014
Augieang in Home Cooking

Gluten free flour used for gravy?

Thanks for the information. I will look for it!

Nov 15, 2014
Augieang in Home Cooking

Gluten free flour used for gravy?

Where do buy this?

Nov 15, 2014
Augieang in Home Cooking

Gluten free flour used for gravy?

My grand daughter has issues with dairy and gluten. She is coming to join us for dinner tomorrow. I am making a simple roast beef. On to the question. I bought some Betty Crocker gluten free flour and was wondering if I could use this for thickening the gravy? I have never made gravy with cornstarch before. I like the results of the regular flour. Can someone help me on this topic? Thanks Chowhounds!

Nov 15, 2014
Augieang in Home Cooking

Rust on my stainless steel Messermeister kitchen shears???

Spatchcocked a chciken yesterday and put the shears in the dishwasher like always. They came out with rust! What's up with that? Here's a pic. What dot do? Steel wool?

Jul 31, 2014
Augieang in Cookware

Hope this isn't requested to death, but need some ideas for BBQ side dishes for memorial day

Here is what I am taking.
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Confetti Rice and Bean Salad
YIELD: SERVES 6

Note: I used a wild rice/brown rice blend for my salad, but Basmati rice is delicious, also. Whatever rice you decide to use, cook it according to package directions and use it in the recipe – you should be good to go!

INGREDIENTS

Salad:
3 cups cooked rice, cooled to room temperature (see note)
1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 cups frozen corn, thawed (or same amount fresh corn kernels)
4 green onions, white and green parts thinly sliced
1 red pepper, seeded, cored and diced
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
Dressing:
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
DIRECTIONS

In a large bowl, combine all of the salad ingredients and toss.
In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients and pour over the salad. Toss to coat. Chill the salad for at least 2 hours before serving to let the flavors blend.

May 23, 2014
Augieang in Home Cooking

Storing lots of coffee beans?

I know this thread has probably been up before, but I just received 10 1 pound bags of delicious coffee beans. Do I freeze these? Keep in dark cupboard? What to do to keep them as fresh tasting as I can? Help me ChowHounds! Thanks.

May 23, 2014
Augieang in General Topics

Cooking advice for make ahead meals

Sloppy Joes are a good meal too.

May 03, 2014
Augieang in Home Cooking

Saltines as binder for delicious, back to basics meatloaf

I use the recipe on the Quaker oatmeal box. Delish! And makes great sandwiches the next day.

May 02, 2014
Augieang in Home Cooking

Cooking advice for make ahead meals

Cooked chicken with gravy or turkey with gravy freeze well, just give him a biscuit with it. Stuffing is another thing that freezes well. Doesn't have to Thanksgiving for that!

May 01, 2014
Augieang in Home Cooking

Cooking advice for make ahead meals

Went thru the same thing with my parents. Meatloaf and lasagna freeze wll. Made them in foul pans, thaw, bake and serve in one pan. Chicken noodle casserole and chili work well too. So does a tuna noodle casserole too. I even emailed Cambells soup company and asked for help with recipes. They sent me coupons and recipes. I don't use the creamed soups for myself, but they do work well in casseroles and do freeze well. Good old Tater Tot Casserole would be good too.

Apr 30, 2014
Augieang in Home Cooking

My Aplogies, but I Need to Vent About America's Test Kitchen

Good point, but I do hate those teases that take you to the recipe only to ask you to subscribe. Pimps!

Apr 29, 2014
Augieang in Food Media & News
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Advice needed for heating up Spaghetti Carbonara.

I took everyone's suggestions, but mostly yours. I put it in a glass bowl with a tight lid and set the bowl in some hot tap water. Then I got about 1/2 cup of very starchy water and put that in a non stick pan and low and slow, heated it up. Added a little more cheese, salt and pepper. Eating it now. Not as silky as the other night, but worthy of another meal. Thank you everyone for all your help. Love all you Chowhounders!

Apr 28, 2014
Augieang in Home Cooking

Advice needed for heating up Spaghetti Carbonara.

I made a very big bowl of carbonara tonight and have some leftovers. How do I reheat this? Any ideas as to what I do with this? I don't want to throw it away, the pecorino cheese was pricey! Help me please? Thanks ChowHounds.

Apr 26, 2014
Augieang in Home Cooking

My Aplogies, but I Need to Vent About America's Test Kitchen

Good topic. I used to subscribe too, but let it drop. Got so sick of them pimping me for more $. Now I still like the cookbooks and recipes and I do purchase a magazine from the book store once in a while. But I delete those emails. No more. And I hope someone from ATK/CI is reading this post.

Vintage cast iron shopping?

I like the flax seed oil, left it so slick! Nothing sticks.

Apr 22, 2014
Augieang in Cookware

Vintage cast iron shopping?

I used to look for the Griswold or Wagner name on the bottom. But after talking to a dealer/collector at a flea market, he said most old pans are made by Wagner or Griswold, but they didn't put names on all of them, to sell them cheaper. He told me to look for the smooth inside. Sign of a well used pan. And to follow this method of seasoning.
http://sherylcanter.com/wordpress/201...

Apr 22, 2014
Augieang in Cookware
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Paula Deen's latest headlines......and this is just bad business

Don't go away mad, or weeping uncontrollably Paula, just go away!

Apr 04, 2014
Augieang in Food Media & News

Saggy celery

This is the 3rd bag that has gone limp. It tastes ok and I still use it, but makes you say WTF? I will try these recommendations. Thanks everyone.

Mar 20, 2014
Augieang in General Topics

Saggy celery

Got a problem and could use some advice. After 3 days in the crisper, my head of celery will go limp. How do I keep it crisp and fresh. Right now it looks like it needs that little blue pill, if you know what I mean.... Help.

Mar 20, 2014
Augieang in General Topics