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Why didn't my sweet potato fries get crispy??!!

by Suzie 11 years ago

I tossed them in olive oil and cooked them in a 400 oven. They became mushy, stuck to the foil, burnt on the side on...

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K_Brigham commented 6 days ago

Help! How do I cook eggs over easy without breaking the yolks?

by Beau711 10 years ago

I love eggs over easy but have no luck when I flip them over - the yolks either break or stick. I make sure the pan i...

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GH1618 commented 1 month ago

Taking the heat out of my too spicy chili

by foodrocks 11 years ago

So last night I decided to make this great sounding chili recipe I got off of the Craigslist message board for Chicke...

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pipersej commented 1 month ago

Corned Beef with no spice packet?

by Hank 12 years ago

I'm going to make corned beef and cabbage (and potatoes, carrots, onions and celery) for the first time tomorrow. I ...

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sullivangm commented 1 month ago

Upping the ante on boxed pancake mix

by randyjl 6 years ago

How do you "kick up" commercial pancake mix? I add some sour cream and a tad of sugar. For variety: Brown sugar inst...

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Lorla2bear commented 1 month ago

Help! Why do my potatoes stay hard ( RAW ) in the slow cooker / crock pot?

by fr1p 8 years ago

This is my third attempt at making a crock pot recipe that involves chunks of potatoes, and once again, after many ma...

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Wankel commented 2 months ago

Smoking Pork Butt BBQ and Time Management

by Imby 12 years ago

We are hosting a BBQ/Cookout this weekend, and I intend to smoke a pork shoulder, NC-style, on my Weber kettle. I ha...

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Texan_In_Thailand commented 2 months ago

How many tablespoons of coffee....

by mrsmegawatt 10 years ago

How many tablespoons of coffee do you use in your coffeemaker at home, per cup? I remember a time when I used to use...

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Nina14 commented 2 months ago

Homemade Pasta Help

by NerwenAldarion 3 months ago

I’ve tried making homemade pasta twice now. Once I did it all by hand and it was super thick and when I tried to boil...

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dave_c commented 3 months ago

Chuck Roast... Roasted Low and Slow @ 220* F...For A Better Pot Roast? (Pictures)

by fourunder 7 years ago

A recent thread on Pot Roast, coinciding with a Beef Sale at my local Supermarket, inspired me to to do my own Kitche...

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fourunder commented 3 months ago

Chicago Deep Dish Pizza Crust Recipe - How do I get that Buttery Goodness?

by Aloo0628 10 years ago

I visited Chicago a couple weeks ago and simply cannot shake this craving for that seriously buttery and delicious cr...

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BostonViinny commented 3 months ago

Stainless steel fry pan - how to fry eggs without them sticking!!

by Full tummy 9 years ago

Well, I've generally always used a non-stick fry pan for eggs, but I decided to try out my Kitchen Aid stainless stee...

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franklyme commented 3 months ago

New Uses for Single-Use Kitchen Gadgest

by obillo 3 months ago

I've always found that breaking up pounds of ground beef for chili and keema to be something of a chore--but today I ...

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pine time commented 3 months ago

Slow-Cooking Brisket in an Oven

by mborghese 6 years ago

Hi there; I just bought a whole beef brisket (10lbs). I created a Texas-style dry rub from a recipe I found on...

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astrogazer commented 3 months ago

How to make soda flat ... quickly?

by ipsedixit 11 years ago

Is there a way to make soda go flat quickly? Other than just leaving the can or bottle open and letting the carb...

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wagnerlk77 commented 3 months ago

Tips for a stuck cork

by concordcourtney 11 years ago

So last week I grabbed a bottle of inexpensive Gewürztraminer at the grocery store to go with a week night supper. It...

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fourunder commented 3 months ago

Beans won't cook.

by egit 5 years ago

It all started with a pound of Goya "small red beans." I soaked them overnight. I changed the water, and soaked...

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Mayimuna commented 3 months ago

What to serve with Meatloaf?

by food.fiend 10 years ago

What is your favorite side? Any new ideas? I am feeling very uncreative lately! Any help greatly appreciated!

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auburnselkie commented 4 months ago

What would you do with 1 lb. of ground pork?

by worktime 6 years ago

I have 1 lb. of ground pork I took out of the freezer for dinner and need some suggestions. I don't want to make spag...

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ZoeyCovey commented 4 months ago

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