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Chowhound: How About Working WITH Us Rather Than TO Us?

Why do you say you are new? You posted for years now, and can take advantage of all that sites have to offer by visiting places like site talk instead of just complaining with excuses.

Dec 21, 2014
BangorDin in Site Talk

Thanks Mom

Bless your heart.

Dec 16, 2014
BangorDin in Not About Food

Do you ever dream of food?

Yes, I've had dreams about food when dieting. Not surgery for me, but crash diets for social occasions when I was younger.

Dec 16, 2014
BangorDin in Not About Food

Need a great gift

That's difficult, you're asking strangers to pick out a specific item for your friend. Hand blown glass ornament is generic, or a wreath?

Dec 16, 2014
BangorDin in Not About Food

Need a great gift

Could a high end department store do that? Neiman Marcus, Gumps, like that. Cities like Dallas, Chicago, San Francisco, could have stores near your friend.
I like these tea towels
http://www.coralandtusk.com/collectio...
or look for artisan pottery online.

Dec 16, 2014
BangorDin in Not About Food

Printable tag for dog treats?

Just google 'gift tags pet', there are some cute ones!

Dec 14, 2014
BangorDin in Not About Food

Anyone else crazy enough to bake with a preschooler?

There is a thing called the Reggio Emilia approach to teaching children -- you just described it in a nutshell, or rather a laundry basket.

Dec 09, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Favorite cooking task(s)?

You usually enjoy doing what your good at. Cutting up the chicken is not it for me, but I know if I could do it like in the videos then I'd like doing it.

Dec 09, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Next up Christmas, Hanukah, Festivus, etc.

You can buy fresh, not frozen hashbrowns? I've never seen that.

Dec 09, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Anyone else crazy enough to bake with a preschooler?

I was thinking the same thing, or rather how things would change if there was 2 or 3 little kids, not just one.
But I do remember a family from the South, the 2 kids made sausage gravy and biscuits for breakfast. That would be a project for me even today. They were everyday involved in meals and cleanup naturally.

Dec 09, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Left My Refrigerated Preserves Out

I'm surprised to see all the answers about food safety since the OP is a stranger and the food is even more an unknown. If the OP calls it "refrigerated preserves" maybe it means "supposed to be refrigerated" ? Like freezer jam is different from the kind that is cooked a certain way and put into sterilized jars.
My commercial preserves say "refrigerate after opening" on the label, the dried spaghetti package doesn't carry that warning.
Isn't it risky to say the food companies are just protecting themselves, or that grandpa did it or that restaurants do it. I know 2 hours is short, but we don't know what we started with for sure or any of the conditions including the OP health and immune system for that matter. I think any question about food safety should be answered by maybe a local extension service. I'm suprised Chow doesn't have that policy.
This is not at all an angry post, just a thought.

Nov 27, 2014
BangorDin in General Topics

Nominate Your Favorite Recipes for "Best of 2014"

There will be just 2 of us for Xmas dinner, I think I'll do these chops.

Nov 23, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Thanksgiving Appetizers

Whoa, if this is simple, chapeau!

Do Vancouver residents often end up having 2 T-day dinners, cooking and or eating, almost back to back?

Nov 09, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Thanksgiving Appetizers

I think it is a Mark Bittman recipe -- it's cauliflower "caviar" in endive leaves. Keeping it light, but interesting.

Nov 09, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

The simplest applesauce

Try Judy Rogers' Roasted Applesauce. Google, I think it's from Food 52.

Nov 01, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Use for macadamia crumbs?

Well 12 dozen will dry as quickly as 2 dozen, it's the lack of room that is a problem with frosted cookies? I love frosted cookies. Maybe you could set up ahead of time if you do this regularly for a grou.

Oct 22, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Use for macadamia crumbs?

Could you just mix them with a simple frosting/glaze and use them on some of the cookies? If you freeze them in a tiny baggie you'll forget them 'til they're frostbit.

Oct 22, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Not many gripes about Costco . Is it worth it for one ?

Organic milk (I buy it at Whole Food) does keep way longer than what I used to buy, regular supermarket milk. I thought it was a fluke but it consistently works that way.
My question about Costco is, do you really need to have them take a picture of you to shop there?

Oct 05, 2014
BangorDin in Chains

Cornflakes as a cookie ingredient?

I'd look at the Kellogg's site for recipes, they have a big interest in corn flakes for the long term. Might be some information about crumb size and sog there. At the very least, mock up a sample and bake it.

ETA held in moisture, cereal gets soggy.

Sep 24, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

August 2014 COTM - Diana Henry Month: Other Books and Online Recipes

I've never had/made bulgar, but we like barley -- would that be OK? or not a good idea .. ?

Sep 23, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

How to read - "4 pounds assorted apples, peeled and chopped"

I agree with "A", it means get 4 pounds of apples,
THEN peel and chop them. This will be probably be easier, and a little less will be wasted if you also core them first.

I see your confusion though -- if the recipe, as you wrote, says "4 pounds assorted apples, peeled and chopped"
then the apples should be assorted, peeled, chopped, and should weigh 4 pounds. No other way to interpret that phrase.
I wish they would quit writing recipes like this!

Sep 23, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking
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Tempering the Beast of Homemade Dark Chocolate

Here's a link that may help
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/804812

Sep 23, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

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.

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.