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ISO Fancy, elegant plated dessert

Yes the 5 layer bars he makes are terrific, an excellenty dessert.

Sep 19, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

what to do with country style pork ribs?

A sliced apple in the sauerkraut here is good too.

Sep 16, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

What is "real food"?

Real food should allow for no damage to the ground it is grown in, sustainable. Real meat should have no tolerance for animal suffering.

Sep 09, 2014
BangorDin in General Topics

Amateur cooking classes in Vancouver?

Sounds like fun, have you attended?

The Most Fabulous Candy Bar Ever

Aug 06, 2014
BangorDin in Features

The Most Fabulous Candy Bar Ever

If you're trying to avoid sugar, the Fruity Pebbles have 12 grams of sugar in 40 grams of cereal. The gummi bears have 15 grams of sugar in 40 grams of candy. White chocolate has 20 grams of sugar in 40 grams of candy.

Aug 06, 2014
BangorDin in Features

The Most Fabulous Candy Bar Ever

C'mon, so does hummus, ricotta cheese, scrambled eggs, lots of stuff.

Aug 06, 2014
BangorDin in Features
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The Most Fabulous Candy Bar Ever

That's what I was thinking, kids would love these! Overpriced, I'm sure, but the product is appealing. The white chocolate version of one of those fruit-nut bars, for kids or kids-at-heart.

Aug 06, 2014
BangorDin in Features
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Need ideas for cookies for a crowd

You may have already seen this
http://food52.com/blog/9216-how-to-ma...

What the hell is with this new useless feature 'flag' which does not allow us to reply to a post?

I think the flag has been in use for a long time, but right next to it is the reply option -- you use the flag to reach the moderators, the other of course to reach the posters.
Or am I missing something that has changed?

Chicken in a Watermelon recipe

http://www.figmentfly.com/bb/dvd5.html
This is new to me, and sounds kind of good!

Jul 27, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Need ideas for cookies for a crowd

There are lots of sites that allow you to adjust
https://www.google.com/#q=how+to+chan...

Jul 17, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Need ideas for cookies for a crowd

Are these cookies for children? A 4 inch cookie seems a little large, maybe just by making 3 inch cookies you could up the count. If the cookie eaters are helping themselves though, they might tend to take 2 three-inch and only 1 four-inch.
Pumpkin cookies drizzled with simple white frosting are good. The website "Allrecipes" allows you too change the number of servings for the recipes-- for example, the recipe I link to is for 36 pumpkin cookies. But if you change the number in the little box to 100, the amounts for ingredients change also. For 100 pumpkin cookies it takes 7 cups flour. This feature would help avoid math mistakes too.
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/iced-pum...
For my peace of mind though I would not do more than double a recipe.

Jul 17, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Mixing apples and oranges

Lovely. I remember bananas in a bowl with just milk and sugar too.

Jul 11, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Waffle question

I use and love both a sourdough recipe (King Arthur website) and an Alton Brown recipe for waffles. My waffle iron is the Belgian kind with the bigger holes. My question is -- if I don't change anything else --would the waffles be crisper with a regular small-square waffles iron?
Or would the batter recipes have to change?
I'm wondering if the flatter waffles would just naturally be drier and crisper.

Jul 11, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Mixing apples and oranges

Ha! true, Aramek.

Jul 11, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Mixing apples and oranges

Thanks for all these answers. Several mentions of honey, and I'm glad to have greens suggestions too.
I'll experiment ! Apples and oranges, not la de dah but deserving of respect as solid basic fruits.

Jul 11, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Mixing apples and oranges

I'd like to use both these fruits in roughly equal amounts in a salad. Is there a dressing that is good with both?
Or a cooked dish that would use both?

Jul 11, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Cleaning Waffle Irons

I use a paper towel wet with white vinegar to remove oil/butter from the grid, then paper towel wet with water to rinse off the vinegar. I do this every time I use it. Works well, I'd say. The iron doesn't smell like oil or vinegar. Looks and feels clean.

Jun 29, 2014
BangorDin in Cookware

Patterns for everyday and china dinnerware

I looked to see the Belvedere pattern on the Replacements site, it IS very pricey. It's absolutely undecorated. Would you say the quality is superior?

Jun 29, 2014
BangorDin in Cookware

Anybody use a dinner bell ?

Either the outside big iron triangle, or a glass/china/brass decorative one for indoors? To call family from upstairs, or a group of guests to come to dinner. For family especially it seems nicer than yelling.
I don't have one, it just occurred to me to ask if they're still used.

Jun 22, 2014
BangorDin in Not About Food

Need help with a clever name

There's an old song by George M. Cohan, "Mary's A Grand Old Name"
This is the chorus

For it is Mary, Mary
Plain as any name can be
But with propriety, society will say Marie
But it was Mary, Mary
Long before the fashions came
And there is something there that sounds so square
It's a grand old name

I suppose you could serve any dish and call it "Grand Old .. blank"

Jun 22, 2014
BangorDin in Not About Food

Your best CRISPY, CRUNCHY cookie recipe. Go!

Of course any (twice baked) biscotti recipe will give you a crunchy outcome. There are so many recipes, practically unlimited choice for flavors.

Does anyone make mirepoix just to eat ... mirepoix?

Sure, it's the same as guzzling gravy over bread.

Jun 14, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Anti-aging recipes and ingredients?

If you are looking for a French point of view you could read "French Women Don't Get Fat" and the sequel same-name cookbook. Also, "French Women Don't Get Facelifts."

Participle Placement in Recipes

Yes, my recipe for stuffed bell peppers calls for (bless the author !) "1/2 cup uncooked rice." Perfectly clear.

Jun 08, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Participle Placement in Recipes

Makes good sense. I guess I'm looking for a grammar rule, but maybe there isn't one. You just have to know when to measure the rice (before or after cooking) from experience or common sense or knowledge of what the cookbook author was thinking.

Jun 08, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Participle Placement in Recipes

Why doesn't "one cup rice, cooked" mean "one cup cooked rice"? Why does the comma have a different function in the rice phrases than it does in the carrot phrases?

Jun 08, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

summer vegetable soups

I like putting alphabet pasta in all-vegetable soup, just for fun.

Jun 08, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Participle Placement in Recipes

Huh?
"One carrot, chopped" and "one chopped carrot"
mean the same thing, but "one cup rice, cooked" and "one cup cooked rice" mean opposite things?

I understand that cookbooks write it that way. They shouldn't. I know that the rice I need is cooked rice, and that I need one cup. Both phrases tell me that. I would have no way to guess that the 1 cup measure is *before* cooking.

Jun 08, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking