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Dedicated Sous Vide Board?

It may still be a "fad" to some, but I think there is no better way of assuring a perfectly done steak. Rare/medium rare, anyway.

1 day ago
grampart in Site Talk

Dedicated Sous Vide Board?

A better search engine would make CH life easier for many things.

What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill? [through Nov. 24, 2014]

The fare for this NFL Sunday is Bigos for 6 with a home-made loaf of Burebrot. Pork chunks, kielbasa, cabbage, sauerkraut, onions, mushrooms (fresh and dried), etc.. The grandson and wife enjoyed this dish often during their 2 year stint teaching in Krakow.

Technivorm or Bonavita?

"I just got a Wilfa - brand new to this country and it beats the pants off my old techinvorm....... "

Beats the pants off the Technivorm? How so?

Nov 21, 2014
grampart in Cookware

Thomas's English Muffins

This past week at Publix, Thomas's were $4.18; Bays were $2.85.

Nov 16, 2014
grampart in General Topics

reliable drip coffee maker

My Technivorm has a "bloom cycle".

Nov 02, 2014
grampart in Cookware

reliable drip coffee maker

"French coffee press makes a superior coffee compared to any drip coffee maker."

I think not.

Nov 01, 2014
grampart in Cookware

reliable drip coffee maker

Looks good. Assembled in China. I'll stick with my Technivorm.

Nov 01, 2014
grampart in Cookware

Homemade Ground Meat for Hamburgers

I use Choice Boneless chuck roast. If I ever saw clods and such, I'd give them a try.

Nov 01, 2014
grampart in Home Cooking

What's Best for Cutting Pizza?

For those that dislike "one-use" items.

Oct 31, 2014
grampart in Cookware
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English beans on toast?

I prefer the roll to toast.
http://theothersideofthetortilla.com/...

Oct 29, 2014
grampart in Home Cooking
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English beans on toast?

Molletes - A Mexican version of "Beans on Toast".

Oct 29, 2014
grampart in Home Cooking
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Brunswick Stew

Update - The whole family enjoyed the stew and have asked that it be put in the "rota" for Football Sundays in the future. Next time, however, I am using the same recipe with the substitution of a Publix rotisserie chicken and skipping the pork altogether. The extra effort to smoke the bird and the ham really didn't seem to add a whole lot. Maybe an extra TBSP of Liquid Smoke will suffice. We'll see.

Oct 28, 2014
grampart in Home Cooking

French Press Coffee: How do I keep it warm?

Wow! $225+ at Amazon. I'll stick with the microwave.

Oct 27, 2014
grampart in Home Cooking

Bacon and Egg Pizza

The idea of a bacon & egg pizza is tolerable, but that photo sure doesn't tempt me in the least. Raw onions and unmelted cheese (hell, white American would be a better choice that that goat stuff). Also, that egg yolk looks a tad set.

Oct 27, 2014
grampart in Recipes

French Press Coffee: How do I keep it warm?

Totally agree! Been reheating my coffee in the microwave for many years. It's the ONLY way to go.

Oct 27, 2014
grampart in Home Cooking

What Is America's Worst Restaurant Chain?

If Five Guys and In-N-Out are the two worst places ("bar none") you have ever experienced you should consider yourself most fortunate.

Oct 27, 2014
grampart in Features
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Pizza Sauce versus Pasta Sauce

You dump the sauce in the center and make ever-widening concentric circles with the flat of the spoodle. Eazy-peazy.

Oct 26, 2014
grampart in General Topics
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Pizza Sauce versus Pasta Sauce

I use a "Spoodle". Flat bottom, works well.

Oct 26, 2014
grampart in General Topics

Pizza Sauce versus Pasta Sauce

"Then cooked until you can put a spoonful on a plate, tip it, and see no drips."

And then use one of these to get it on the skin?

Oct 26, 2014
grampart in General Topics

QUICK!!! Pizza question

Avoid the mess and grit of cornmeal and flour altogether with one of these.

http://www.superpeel.com/

Oct 25, 2014
grampart in Home Cooking

Brunswick Stew

She's not sure that it was even called Brunswick stew back then. Out on the farm in rural PA more than 60 years ago.........you're gonna find ways to serve rabbit and squirrel and a Hunter's Stew has been around for a LONG time.

Oct 25, 2014
grampart in Home Cooking

Brunswick Stew

Growing up in Scranton, PA, my wife ate the version you describe. Definitely rabbit and squirrel, though probably no okra. She doesn't care for the smoky, "barbecuey" (her word) stew in these parts. A few weeks ago, we were at the famous "Zeb's" and sampled their equally famous stew. They don't call it Brunswick; it's just stew. Closer to soup than stew and uses only chicken, anyway she liked it and today is my day to try to duplicate it. She has pronounced it "Perfect!". I hope the rest of the family agrees.

Oct 25, 2014
grampart in Home Cooking

Brunswick Stew

I think the secret is in the "sauce". Polish Stuffed Cabbage Is another dish that, to me, must have that perfect balance of sweet and sour in the red sauce to be "the real thing". Just the right amount of brown sugar and vinegar being careful to not overwhelm with too much smokiness makes for the basis of good Brunswick Stew.

Oct 25, 2014
grampart in Home Cooking

Brunswick Stew

Sample bowl fresh out of the pot.

Oct 25, 2014
grampart in Home Cooking
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Brunswick Stew

Since moving to NE Georgia in 2006, I've eaten a lot of different offerings from almost as many BBQ joints. I like some better than others, but I have never had any that I really disliked. Recipes vary and, while it's easy to see if it contains corn, lima beans, peas, or potato, the ingredients that go into the liquid are not always apparent. Anyway, this is my first go at it and we'll see how it goes.
I had to start somewhere and did find a recipe that "sounds" right. I decided to get off on the right foot yesterday so I smoked a chicken and a small picnic ham at 230-250 over apple chips. 5 hours for the chicken and 6 for the pork. Put it all together this morning, and it sits simmering as I write. This one has corn (creamed and kernels), very small diced potatoes, NO peas, etc. Should be good for NFL day lunch for 6. We'll see.

Oct 25, 2014
grampart in Home Cooking
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Pizza Sauce versus Pasta Sauce

Many pizza sauce recipes are assembled cold. No cooking until it's on the pie.

Best grease cutter for overhead exhaust?

I haven't used Greased Lightning in many moons, but I remember it worked well and smelled like automotive parts cleaner (Safety Klean?). Simple Green was the recommended cleaner for my Behmor coffee bean roaster. After 5 or 6 roasts, the inside of the roaster gets pretty messy and the Simple Green does the job and smells good. It's worth a shot. If it doesn't cut your grease, I'm sure you'll find a good use for it.

Oct 23, 2014
grampart in Cookware

Best grease cutter for overhead exhaust?

Have you tried Simple Green?

Oct 23, 2014
grampart in Cookware

Hot fudge sundae, what flavor ice cream?

Swenson's was a pretty great place for ice cream in Vero Beach, FL. One day, my visiting father and I made a visit. My order of a hot-fudge sundae to be made with Swenson's own "Sticky-Chewy-Chocolate" ice cream (a flavor that Dad had already, on a previous trip, pronounced to be "way too rich") just about put the old man into a fit. He felt I ordered it just to tick him off. Could be I did.............but it was still a delicious decadent experience. Freaking him out was a bonus.

Oct 22, 2014
grampart in General Topics