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Old 12-16-2007, 09:47 AM   #61
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Hot Pan - cold oil - food won't stick!
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Michael reminded me, another tip to keep the food from sticking and cooking better over all, don't put your meat into a hot pan straight out of the refrigerator. Let it rest on the counter top a bit before putting onto the heat.
Recently I've seen MS and IG both make the same mistake when pan frying a breaded meat. They've both brought the meat to the plate and both lost the breading. Haven't they both owned catering companys and shouldn't tv time be able to catch that and redo that part?

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for soups stews crock pot meals whatever, brown the meat, brown the bones and veggies
my potatoes and carrots have a hard time in the crock pot at times, don't know why, but I've started giving them a bit of a kick start too by putting them for just a minute in ye ole nuker first then putting them in the crocker spaniel. that way, I know I won't have rock hard pots and cars
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learn 2 things:
1) How to be Intimidating
2) how to say "It`s Supposed to be like that, have you No class!?"
Seriously tho :)the main thing is to Always be Flexible and have a good Back-up plan, Just in case!
Yeh, what he ^^^ said, give the if someone doesn't like your meal.
My back up plan once dropped in my lap. I made a stuffed pasta using what I'd had as an ingredient in something similar and we were having friends for dinner. WAY too much chicken liver and that's all you could taste, yuck! The back up plan < ? > they called with a flat and had no tow service and apologized profusly for not making it to dinner, dh and I ordered pizza
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Old 12-16-2007, 10:34 AM   #62
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not to get completely off topic.. but, Lefselover.. that is a beautiful baby in your avatar pic :) very sweet :)
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Old 12-16-2007, 11:24 AM   #63
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not to get completely off topic.. but, Lefselover.. that is a beautiful baby in your avatar pic :) very sweet :)
thank you, and I was off topic too in my responses I'm afraid.
that's my grandson and me kissing his sweet little cherubic face after his first bath that I had to do cause mommy was afraid she may do something wrong, love of my life
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Old 12-17-2007, 07:43 AM   #64
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Don't know if this is much of a tip but most packaged ingredients come with a recipe either on the label or on their website. These recipes are usually easy and designed to make their product look good - they do want you to buy their goods again after all!! The more reputable brands will check their recipes, so some of the others you may need to take with a pinch of salt (so to speak!!) and adjust accordingly.

Just an idea.
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Old 02-05-2008, 04:21 PM   #65
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I preheat the oven first then, put out all the needed ingredients and pan or dish I may need for baking, as well as the measuring cups, measuring spoons.
Another thing I use is parchment paper for baking.
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Old 02-05-2008, 10:46 PM   #66
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try to keep a stocked pantry if possible.
things in there should include canned/tinned tomatoes/veggies/broth/fruit/sauces/evapo milk/eaglebrand, meats ie. tuna/salmon/chicken/ham.
also boxed things like bisquick/cake mix/rice/legumes/pasta.
just in case you run amuck and have no clue what's for dinner or dessert, you can run in your pantry and retrieve something at least to pull a meal together.
or when all else fails, just come to my house and use 'it' as your market.
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Old 02-06-2008, 12:49 AM   #67
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Use the right combination of spices and always sautee or caramelize onions and other veggies to bring out more flavor in your dishes. The best tip is to always cook with a passion-if it's made with love, you're bound to cook something great.
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Old 02-06-2008, 06:06 AM   #68
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If you want to crisp up leftover pizza, heat a pizza stone at 400 F on the bottom rack (remove the top rack) and place the pizza slices on top---within 5-8 minutes you have crispy pizza again------microwaving just makes them soggy
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Not cooking, but to do WITH cooking if you drop a raw egg on the floor or the counter.

Sprinkle the mess with a good shake of plain old table salt....and it will wipe right up!
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Old 02-06-2008, 09:50 AM   #70
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Not cooking, but to do WITH cooking if you drop a raw egg on the floor or the counter.

Sprinkle the mess with a good shake of plain old table salt....and it will wipe right up!
or as in my case, I call in the troops, two big Siberians
now don't flood me with warnings, it's only happened twice in my lifetime
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