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My recipe calls for tomato sauce BUT

Sorry, I don't do alcohol. Gotta stick with water.

Aug 01, 2014
thegrindre in Home Cooking

My recipe calls for tomato sauce BUT

Thank you. :-)

Jul 31, 2014
thegrindre in Home Cooking

My recipe calls for tomato sauce BUT

Ah, very helpful.
My favorite store bought brand of tomato sauce is Contadina.
I now have a 'recipe' for it thanks to you. :-)
(I like their ketchup as well. Try it if you haven't already. It's way cheaper, too.)

Thanks,
Rick

Jul 31, 2014
thegrindre in Home Cooking

My recipe calls for tomato sauce BUT

This is very helpful. 3-6oz. cans for a dollar looked pretty good to me considering Contadina sells for about $.50 or more a can now. I don't use Hunts, it's even more expensive.
I'll try the 8-10 ounces of water to dilute it down then add a few spices for good measure.

Thanks,
Rick

Jul 31, 2014
thegrindre in Home Cooking

I never used a grater before

Just wanted to say that I got my little 3.5 inch ceramic ginger grater in today.
Now, this is what I was looking for and didn't know it. It's fantastic!
Thanks, guys.
:-)
Rick

Jul 30, 2014
thegrindre in Cookware
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My recipe calls for tomato sauce BUT

Thanks, but I don't drink. Been googled faced a number of times in my youth but just don't care for it now that I'm grown. :-)

Jul 30, 2014
thegrindre in Home Cooking

Chocolate: What do you look for?

I've always liked nuts in my chocolate. Mr. Good Bar, Hershey's Almond Bar and Baby Ruth have always been at the top of my list until Nutrageous hit the market. It's now my number one chocolate candy bar.
http://www.hersheys.com/reeses/nutrag...

Rick

Jul 30, 2014
thegrindre in General Topics

My recipe calls for tomato sauce BUT

No no, it's a chili recipe of mine. It calls for two 8oz cans of tomato sauce and 16oz of water.
I thought I could dilute the paste down to get sauce.
Imma cheapskate.

Jul 30, 2014
thegrindre in Home Cooking

My recipe calls for tomato sauce BUT

all I have is tomato paste. How do I turn paste into sauce??? Can it be done?
Reason is because I bought 3 cans of paste for a dollar ($.33 each). I can't get sauce for that price.

Thank,
Rick

Jul 30, 2014
thegrindre in Home Cooking

Attention Chefs: Can we all agree that bacon is over?

Absolutely disgusting and I like bacon, too, but it has its place like anything else.
And, its place is not on beef burgers, it's pretty nasty wrapped around shrimp and it certainty doesn't belong on desert.
Yup, I agree with you. It's too much.

Rick

Jul 28, 2014
thegrindre in General Topics

Why does cooked chicken smell bad after being refrigerated?

Not with chicken. LOLOL

Jul 27, 2014
thegrindre in General Topics

Why does cooked chicken smell bad after being refrigerated?

My gosh, man, it stinks up the whole kitchen! How could you not notice???

Jul 27, 2014
thegrindre in General Topics

Why does cooked chicken smell bad after being refrigerated?

LOLOLOL Boy are you spot on! Leftover chicken stinks when pulled from the fridge.
I don't know why it stinks so, but I agree wholeheartedly.
Been eating chicken all my life but I've never gotten sick even after a good 3 or 4 days in the fridge either.

Jul 27, 2014
thegrindre in General Topics

Do you have a favorite canned chili, spicy with no beans?

I'd never buy chili in a can. Just read the ingredients! That should scare any educated person away. It did me, anyway.
I make my own but, 4 Star Beef Chili, from the meat department is the best commercial chili I've ever eaten. No beans, I had to add 'em.
http://www.famouschili.com/products.htm

Jul 26, 2014
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POLL: Do you prefer your scooped ice cream in a cup or cone?

I'm a bowl/cup person. I don't like hard ice cream. I like it melting so a cone doesn't work for me

Jul 25, 2014
thegrindre in General Topics

Why Don't the Chinese Eat Outside?

Hey, what do the Asians eat for breakfast???

Jul 23, 2014
thegrindre in General Topics

Why Don't the Chinese Eat Outside?

I enjoy eating outside, and do, in the spring and fall when the weather is pleasant. :-)

Jul 23, 2014
thegrindre in General Topics

Is King Arthur Flour worth the price?

I disagree with you. There is a significant difference between flours.
KAF is far superior to the others. My family can taste the difference and I feel and see the difference when baking.
Your eyes and taste buds must be off from the norm. (No offense intended.)
There is a difference!

Jul 23, 2014
thegrindre in General Topics

The Great Bay Leaf Hoax

It's like any 'spice'. They all help the outcome if used sparingly.
I also hate garlic but if used very very lightly it helps the overall taste.
I only use them to enhance the dish's flavors, not taste the spices.

Jul 22, 2014
thegrindre in General Topics

Any Good Sites for Buying Herbal Tea?

Have you tried here? I haven't had any issues with them.
http://www.englishteastore.com/

I've used an infuser for years. You can control the amount of tea used per cup or pot. (Strength)

I much prefer a 'tea ball' over a bag, any day. I enjoy 'fooling' with the tea as I prepare it.
Mine looks like this;
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Silver-4-5cm-...

I don't buy any of the ones you've listed. I prefer the non commercial loose leave teas, myself.

Rick

Jul 22, 2014
thegrindre in General Topics

The Great Bay Leaf Hoax

I buy the cheap Wall Mart brand and those dried up broken bay leaves have plenty of flavor.
I hate the flavor of bay leaves and have to use a very small portion because of it.
Usually one or two small leaves is way too much for my taste.

Jul 22, 2014
thegrindre in General Topics

Bringing My Own Knife to Restaurants from now on. -_-

Because the hard square bent up prongs just don't feel comfortable sliding through my lips even after bending them back into shape.
:-)

Jul 21, 2014
thegrindre in Cookware

Let's talk about white bread

I wasn't raised on white bread. I've always eaten a BLT on a hamburger bun. I've had sandwiches while out and about on white bread but never cared for 'em. (Friends and parties.)
It's always been wheat bread in my life.
French toast on wheat.
Grilled ham & cheese on wheat.
Grilled cheese on wheat.
I like wheat bread probably because I was raised on it.
I don't like white bread. It sticks to the roof of my mouth. YUK!
There is one exception, San Fransisco Sourdough Bread warm with lotsa butter. Now, that's yummy.

Jul 21, 2014
thegrindre in General Topics

Bringing My Own Knife to Restaurants from now on. -_-

Not trying to be a poop butt in anyway, but I've been doing that for many years. I'm glad you are, too, now.
I've even considered my own fork as well.

Rick

Jul 20, 2014
thegrindre in Cookware
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Oh, It's so heavenly when I...

eat a well buttered piece of sourdough toast dipped into homemade hot chocolate on a cold morning... or even a hot afternoon. Just doesn't matter when, it's delish anytime.

Jul 19, 2014
thegrindre in General Topics

Oh, It's so heavenly when I...

eat a well buttered toasted English muffin with a pot of Jasmine tea.
(I like Original Thomas')

What's your heavenly delight?

Jul 19, 2014
thegrindre in General Topics

I never used a grater before

Ahh, I was thinking the same thing when I saw it.
NICE!

Jul 18, 2014
thegrindre in Cookware

I never used a grater before

OK, got it.
Thanks.

Jul 18, 2014
thegrindre in Cookware

I never used a grater before

LOLOLOL I know you're right. LOLOL

Jul 18, 2014
thegrindre in Cookware

I never used a grater before

Yeah, I'm going to buy a ceramic ginger grater.
I like the plate idea best.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Kyocera-3...

Rick

Jul 18, 2014
thegrindre in Cookware