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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

Stainless steel and 'green' non stick cookware?

I bought Caphalon tri ply years ago and love it. Got it at Bed, Bath &Beyond and they let me use the 20% off coupon. You might want to look at the Emeril line of cookware, it is made by All-Clad. As for non stick, I use cast iron. Love that too.

Mar 10, 2014
Augieang in Cookware

How to use corn starch instead of flour to thicken soups.

I want to make this, http://www.chow.com/recipes/11126-tur..., but it has to be glutton free. How much corn starch would I use and how? I am not familiar with using this. Thanks for your help, love you chowhounders.

Feb 05, 2014
Augieang in Home Cooking

Need some cast iron reseasoning advice.

How do I get this sticky mess off the pan?

Jan 30, 2014
Augieang in Cookware

Need some cast iron reseasoning advice.

I have been cooking with cast iron for about a year and love it. But after making stroganoff last night in my big CI skillet, I noticed the burger was sticking pretty bad so after I cleaned it up I decided to bake some more oil into the pan. I swiped some canola oil in, laid it face down in the oven and baked it at 350 for about 2 hours. What came out was a sticky mess! What do I do now. I do not have a self cleaning oven any longer, I got one low temp steam model. I do have a Weber gas grill outside, however I live in MN, very cold out and I don't know if I can maintain the heat to clean this pan. Help me please! Thanks.

Jan 30, 2014
Augieang in Cookware

Places to eat in Door County WI?

The famous Al Johnson's restaraunt in Sister Bay. It's a Swedish restaraunt, kind of heavy if you know what I mean, but good. The Log Den, on hwy 42 south of Egg Harbor. Good supper club. shipwrecked Brew Pub right in Egg Harbor, good sandwiches. Coyote Roadhouse, next to Kangaroo Lake, great portabella sandwich! Julie's Cafe, wonderful breakfasts. Next to Pennisula state park in Fish Creek. Have fun!

Jan 18, 2014
Augieang in Great Lakes

Need some help with popping popcorn.

I purchased a new gas stove with the 17000BTU front burners. My old gas stove had the regular burners. My old aluminum popcorn popper, circa 1960(?) has always worked well on the old stove. My DH is the official popper and insisted on using the front power burner. The popcorn is coming out tough and some are partially popped. I have told him to use the gentle back burner, but he won't. Is there a scientific way to pop corn? I use white kernels only, like the taste. But want my tender popcorn back. We need an education in how to pop popcorn... Help!

Jan 05, 2014
Augieang in Home Cooking

CHOW Reviews: Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 12-Inch Everyday Pan

I have this same pan, but in try ply stainless steel. Bought it on sale and use it very often. I love roasting whole chickens. And it is great for braising roasts. I would highly recommend it.

Dec 31, 2013
Augieang in Cookware

Need a gluten dairy free recipe for a rice dish.

It's a casual get together, pulled pork, cheesy potatoes.

Dec 20, 2013
Augieang in Home Cooking

Need a gluten dairy free recipe for a rice dish.

I have been asked to bring a rice dish for a Christmas meal, but it needs to be gluten and dairy free. Can someone please help me with this one? Many thanks!

Dec 20, 2013
Augieang in Home Cooking

What would *you* want from the food pantry?

I volunteer at the food pantry. Any hygiene item is valued along with dish or laundry soap. Paper towels are a good thing too. Shampoo was always a good thing but always in short supply. And don't forget diapers. New moms really need those along with any baby shampoo.

Dec 16, 2013
Augieang in General Topics
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Need a little advice...

Making a nice big pot of chicken vegetable rice soup, tastes great but it's so watery. Do I thicken? And if so, how? Can't use gluten or dairy. I would like a soup with a backbone. Thanks ChowHounds!

Dec 10, 2013
Augieang in Home Cooking

And now a nice story about something written on a receipt for a change...

You sound like a true gentleman, bitch! ;-) Thank you. I know the military appreciate your gesture. My husband feels so honored when someone welcomes him home. He is a Vietnam Nam vet, the forgotten ones who did not get a homecoming.

Oct 30, 2013
Augieang in Food Media & News
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Metal measuring cup stuck on mason jar -- HELP!!!

He's having way too much fun!

Oct 28, 2013
Augieang in Cookware

Metal measuring cup stuck on mason jar -- HELP!!!

I am dying to know, did you get them apart? Or did I miss pthat part of this thread?

Oct 28, 2013
Augieang in Cookware
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Metal measuring cup stuck on mason jar -- HELP!!!

Please let us all know what happens! I have been very entertained by this thread.

Oct 26, 2013
Augieang in Cookware
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Metal measuring cup stuck on mason jar -- HELP!!!

I would put in on a coffee table and call it art. Challenge your friend to get it off, kind of like a foodie Rubiks Cube.

Oct 24, 2013
Augieang in Cookware
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Problem with Chicago Metallic sheet pan, help.

Thanks for the information, I will keep them and just use paper towels. I do like the heft of the pans.

Oct 24, 2013
Augieang in Cookware

Problem with Chicago Metallic sheet pan, help.

It's a sheet pan.

Oct 20, 2013
Augieang in Cookware

Problem with Chicago Metallic sheet pan, help.

I have a 10x14 Chicago Metallic sheet pan that is leaving black stuff on my dish drying towels. What happened to it? It is a nice, heavy pan, no warping at all, but this mess on my towels is something else. I paid a nice price for this out of a swanky kitchen shop. I will toss, but am wondering just what happened to it? Anyone know?

Oct 20, 2013
Augieang in Cookware

Our Cat Likes People Food

My husband calls my cat Barney Angus. And he always lays on my lap with his head on my boobies. My hubby calls him Visa, cause it's 'right where you want to be'. Like that old commercial!

Oct 15, 2013
Augieang in Not About Food

Our Cat Likes People Food

My cats love cantaloupe, squash, meats of all kinds, cheeses, Cheetos, pumpkin, and various house plants!

Oct 15, 2013
Augieang in Not About Food

Food jokes - list

Kung Pao Kitty!

Oct 13, 2013
Augieang in Not About Food

Taking seeds out of tomatoes for canning?

I just bought a bushel of tomatoes for canning. I have always left the seed and the seed gel in with the tomatoes. But I would like a prettier product when done, should I take those seeds out? I want them to look like Hunts diced tomatoes but with better taste.... Do those have the seeds? Help me ChowHounds.

Oct 10, 2013
Augieang in Home Cooking

The LONG awaited, Vegetable Yogurt from Blue Hill

Look on the bluehillyyogurt site, they show plastic cups. At least they look like plastic to me.

Sep 23, 2013
Augieang in General Topics

Cook's Illustrated: subscription, books, library?

Thanks, I have added those sites to my bookmarks.

Sep 19, 2013
Augieang in Home Cooking

Food jokes - list

Why is it you can pop corn but can't pee ( pea) soup?

Sep 19, 2013
Augieang in Not About Food

Cook's Illustrated: subscription, books, library?

I really learn a lot watching the CI / ATK shows and I used to have a subscription to the magazines, but now use the library or Barnes and Nobles with a pad and pencil. When I see a good recipe, I copy. I know it's stealing, but they charge for everything, anytime you want a closer look, money is asked for. That yanked my chain one too many times. I do get a recipe book for holiday gift once in a while. Nice gift idea.

Sep 18, 2013
Augieang in Home Cooking