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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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momof1plus commented 22 days ago

Home-Smoking Meat Without a Smoker – It Can Be Done!

by OffTheBeatenPlate 5 years ago

I was REALLY in the mood for some Smoked Duck Pastrami yesterday. Problem is, unless you have the room and disposable...

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sks519 commented 24 days ago

Creative ways to use for Hamburger Helper that taste better?

by silverdoves 6 years ago

Somewhere along the way I ended up with several boxes of Hamburger helper in my pantry. When I was younger I used to ...

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cocaorobin commented 24 days ago

canned potatoes - anyone cook with them?

by risanne 11 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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luvcubs commented 26 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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MMirto commented 1 month ago

HELP... fingers are burning from cutting jalapenos. Remedies?

by gtrekker2003 12 years ago

Hi! I just chopped some jalapenos today and now my fingertips are burning quite badly. Anybody know of any rem...

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BigG commented 2 months ago

fresh turmeric root... how to use it?

by luckiestduck 6 years ago

I impulsively bought some fresh turmeric root as a friend was espousing its various health benefits. I have no idea w...

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BigG commented 2 months ago

Best way to bake a sweet potato in the oven?

by LA 14 years ago

to foil or not to foil? what temp is best? and for how long? I know that it depends on the oven, but general recs wou...

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banosk commented 2 months 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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leen95 commented 2 months ago

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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 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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BigG commented 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

Eating a whole fish...

by gutreactions 3 months 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 3 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 4 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 5 months ago

Taking the heat out of my too spicy chili

by foodrocks 12 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 5 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 5 months ago

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