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What to do with a can of chili?

by Reston 7 years ago

I have a can of Hormel chili (no beans) that I don't know what to do with. I bought two cans with a coupon I had. The...

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debmorsbach commented 3 days ago

no boil lasagna fail- need tips

by trolley 8 years ago

made bolognese lasagna with no boil noodles for the first time and failed miserably. parts of it were cooked well, bu...

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walker commented 5 days ago

How do you get rid of fruit flies in your kitchen??

by thunderbug84 11 years ago

Is there any trick that will rid my kitchen of fruit flies?? There are sooo many and I don't know why they are here! ...

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Dogboa commented 6 days 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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BigG commented 7 days ago

Rice cooker: avoiding crust

by Olivia 10 years ago

I always get a crust on the bottom when using my rice cooker, whether it's brown, jasmine, or sweet rice.. For the m...

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ricepad commented 8 days 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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nipahutus commented 12 days ago

Easy way to remove a pan lid?

by DuffyH 4 years ago

I need help getting my pan lids to release their seal. Here's what happens: 1. I place lid on hot pot 2. Pot coo...

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RSpellar commented 14 days ago

Eating a whole fish...

by gutreactions 1 month ago

It had been quite a while since I navigated a whole fish for dinner. In this case, it was at a popular Italian restau...

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gustatorily_unencumbered commented 16 days ago

canned potatoes - anyone cook with them?

by risanne 10 years ago

Will anyone admit to cooking with canned potatoes? Any good ideas? So far I just saute them in oil and butter until...

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katisha commented 28 days 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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Coogles commented 2 months ago

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 2 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 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 4 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 4 months ago

Homemade Pasta Help

by NerwenAldarion 5 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 4 months ago

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