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Old 07-19-2006, 10:42 PM   #31
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Kyle says: "One of my bad habits is not getting all my ingredients ready before I start cooking, then I am whirling like a dervish looking for stuff and then finding out I don't have something and having to improvise. But the best dishes are cooked like that aren't they? Necessity being the mother of invention and all that!"

Oh, that is my worst kitchen habit, I think...wouldn't it be nice, especially when you are making a recipe that has SO many ingredients, to have everything ready in tidy little clear glass bowls like they do on TV? My sister and her husband love to cook together, and they always get their ingredients ready before they begin. It does make it more fun - it is frustrating to dig around looking for dried tarragon or having to stop and chop onions, etc. Oh, and I also cook barefooted! And I am MESSY. I just sweep up the floor when I'm done. Karen
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Old 07-20-2006, 12:58 AM   #32
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i'm a fanatic, since i'm nationally certified 'bout food-safety. my kitchen is clean!
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Old 07-20-2006, 03:00 AM   #33
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I mix up the peanut butter with the jelly. For that reason, I've bought one of those jars with pbj already in there. It isn't that good though.
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Old 07-20-2006, 07:52 PM   #34
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oh, where to begin?

I cannot stand wearing shoes in my home..for that matter, I don't know anyone other than people visiting the first time who don't take their shoes off in the foyer. I cook barefoot all the time.
I leave knives in the sink, buried beneath pans. (admittedly, I only do this if I am also washing.)
I have defrosted a frozen duck on the counter overnight.
I put glass containers in the fridge.
I have been known to eat outside the 'safe' temperature zone.


Funny thing is, I'm certified in food safety and sanitation. I never do these things at work, but at home, I seem to have a better grasp on what I can safely get away with.

And, for what it's worth, I've poured hot coffee into mugs, sugared and creamed them, walked upstairs with one in each hand....IN THE NUDE!
So there!!!!
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Old 07-20-2006, 08:27 PM   #35
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Oh man. Okay... barefoot walker, bowl and beater licker, nibbler, yes another raw cookie dough eater too. And I drink juice out of the jugs. Bad I know ! But I promise if any of you visit me I won't do it !!!!
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Old 07-20-2006, 08:42 PM   #36
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Oh man. Okay... barefoot walker, bowl and beater licker, nibbler, yes another raw cookie dough eater too. And I drink juice out of the jugs. Bad I know ! But I promise if any of you visit me I won't do it !!!!
Yea, I drink out of the containers, too.

You mean we're not supposed to lick the beaters??
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Old 07-20-2006, 09:45 PM   #37
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Ok, I confess - bare footer, nibbler, beater licker
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Old 07-20-2006, 10:43 PM   #38
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lol Sizzlinin, I do the knife trick too.

I do the bare feet and I nibble too. I love that cookie dough too! Only 1 in every 30,000 eggs is contaminated with salmonella. With that cookie dough tasting so great, I figure the odds are in my favor.

From what dh tells me, I'm a kitchen destroyer and I use every dish in the house. In my defense, at least my food tastes good. He can use just a couple dishes but it doesn't taste nearly as good as mine. He doesn't even do the dishes.

Something my husband does, when he makes toast, he'll grab the butter from the fridge and smears the stick over the bread. Too many dishes to use a knife, I guess.
Oh yes, whenever I make cookies I eat about ten cookies worth of dough.

And I didn't realize that it was a bad habit to be barefoot in your own house? Please people, its not wrong to take your socks off sometime and let your feet breath.
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Old 07-20-2006, 11:31 PM   #39
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I'm only mildly surprised to learn I'm the only one dumb enough to cook shirtless.
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I'm only mildly surprised to learn I'm the only one dumb enough to cook shirtless.
Hey, my partner Cristiano roams around and also cooks in the kitchen in an even more extreme state than being just shirtless, especially on a hot day of summer, and sometimes I have to remind him that our fussy neighbours may be able to see through the window....
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