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Enamel crock pot insert

Thank you for the response. I was concerned whether the enamel could handle the heat, so chickened out. Baked the dish in a faithful pot which fit into my crock-pot insert. Once I got to the "Boxing Day" party, filled the space around the pot with water, using it as a steamer and was able to keep the dish warm. The dish was a hit and I received many compliments.

Dec 28, 2007
Ruthlessma in Cookware

Hoisin-Marinated Tri-Tip Roast

Made this with a cut of top sirloin roast.....wonderful ! Used ground ginger 'cause I was too lazy to grate the fresh. Cooked over briquets as an experiment......wonderful !

Dec 28, 2007
Ruthlessma in Recipes

Bacon-Wrapped Turkey with Pear Cider Gravy

Has anyone tried this with a chicken (down-sized)? I'll put this on my "Wanna Do" list and see what happens. If anyone beats me to it, let me know how the experiment turns out. Might even skin the chicken and use the bacon as a replacement....hummmm. Kinda like long underwear!

Dec 28, 2007
Ruthlessma in Recipes

Enamel crock pot insert

Want to try a baked bean dish and would like to use my insert as a baking dish, then transport and keep it warm., can this be done?

Dec 22, 2007
Ruthlessma in Cookware

Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking: Appetizers and Soups [CoTM Sept 2006 and Nov 2013]

It could be worse...........I feel asleep on the couch while baking a beautiful braided sesame bread ring once, and woke up three hours later. It would've made a nice spare tire for the tractor.......took my chickens two weeks to peck through that mother! I was so mad, I threw out the baking pan!

Nov 19, 2007
Ruthlessma in Home Cooking

Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking: Appetizers and Soups [CoTM Sept 2006 and Nov 2013]

Sorry you had to go through this exercise., I've done the same thing myself and know what you've gone through. Don't give up, there's always next time and it'll be even better. I have never been able to accurately duplicate a food-disaster (thank goodness!).

Nov 19, 2007
Ruthlessma in Home Cooking

New England Clam Chowder

Would a shrimp boil work in place of the bottled clam juice? I reserve and freeze my shrimp shells and use the broth in rice or my base stock for oyster chowder.

Oct 28, 2007
Ruthlessma in Recipes

A New Take on the Tequila Shot

I haven't tried "Patron", but Don Pancho tiquila coffee liquor is very smooth, is not sickly sweet.......and tastes like coffee. Wouldn't want to drink enough to actually get intoxicated though......could be painful indeed!

Oct 20, 2007
Ruthlessma in Features

Oreo Dessert Pizza and Cereal Straws

Great video. My initial reaction to the Oreo-pizza dessert commercial was the same as yours. "ya gotta be kiddin', eh?" Feel sorry for the parents whose small children insist on ordering this slop. At least the pot-heads have somewhat of a valid excuse for ordering this, and afterwards they know they deserved the misery they endured...........(if they can remember they ate it).

Oct 20, 2007
Ruthlessma in Features

You'd Better Be Anorexic

As a slow eater, I have been in the situation where others have gotten annoyed with me (husband/in-laws). One of the problems I have is stuffing my face while someone is talking to me at the table. I stop eating to listen to what they have to say. Although it was rude of me, during a holiday meal I put my face in my plate and ate like a ravaged dog..................they now chat amongst themselves while I attempt to finish my food.
Another option I've tried..........I eat before I go to their house and have a tiny tiny pile of food.

Apr 27, 2007
Ruthlessma in Features