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Old 09-22-2009, 05:42 PM   #1
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Hello from Buckeye Nation

Hello!

I'm a college student at THE Ohio State University who just moved in and his own kitchen for the first time.

I'm not an absolute klutz around the kitchen, but would definitely appreciate any tips/recipes that you guys had to help me out and get me past Ramen and PBJ's.

Anyone should feel free to PM me or friend request(?) me.

Kind regards

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Old 09-22-2009, 06:11 PM   #2
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Howdy back at you....LOL, I always thought it was funny having the emphasis on THE, but that's the way it is pronounced!

What kind of cooking do you like to do?
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:48 PM   #3
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Yea there's a lot of pride here so people like to really let others know the importance of Ohio State.

I love grilling, but b/c of my apartment (and the weather) that's not really an option.

I have a rice cooker with a steam tray for rice and veggies. Also I want to do more skillet/pan cooking, but I dont really have too much experience with that.
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:48 PM   #4
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Don't knock ramen! Most people don't know what they are doing with them. Ramen is a soup BASE! You are supposed to add a bunch of stuff to it. Break an egg in the water while its cooking. Add steamed veggies! Cut up some leftover KFC and add it to the pot.

Also, we will help you work on other things. I just didn't want you to throw ramen away.
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:04 PM   #5
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Hello back at you! I just joined today too. I was born in Toledo, OH so you're like a little piece of home calling to me (I'm living in North Carolina right now, working my way through grad school).

I agree about adding things to the ramen. You will be amazed at how that changes the entire character of those little noodles. Many fancy-schmancy Japanese restaurants serve ramen with steamed veggies and an egg and slices of roast pork....and charge 10$ for it!

Something else you can try, now that it's getting cooler back in OH is cooking squash. There are lots of different kinds, but Butternut is my favorite (and you should be able to find it reasonably priced). Just peel off the rind, scoop out the seeds, cut it into cubes (or other similarly shaped small pieces) and then put into a big pot and cover with water. Bring it to the boil, and cook it until the squash is squishable (watch that you don't let the water boil over....the squash creates a weird starch slick on the water and it will burn on your stove). Then just drain off the water, put in a little butter and milk, salt and pepper and mash it up (like mashed potatoes!) Sometimes I also add a little bit of fresh grated ginger. Believe me, it's easy, delicious, and makes a pretty dish (you could use it to show off your cooking prowess to someone special).

Good luck!
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:32 AM   #6
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I didn't mean to knock on Ramen too hard. It is good (even if it's not good for you).

I like the squash idea too. Any other easy tips for me?
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Old 09-23-2009, 05:25 PM   #7
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Hello!

I'm a college student at THE Ohio State University who just moved in and his own kitchen for the first time.

I'm not an absolute klutz around the kitchen, but would definitely appreciate any tips/recipes that you guys had to help me out and get me past Ramen and PBJ's.

Anyone should feel free to PM me or friend request(?) me.

Kind regards
Hello from an Alum! I spent 4 wonderful years at OSU right out of high school many years ago! The best time ever! And way before culinary arts schools. Glad your here and I'll see if I can find a ramen recipe for you!
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Old 09-23-2009, 05:41 PM   #8
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Hello Kathleen. It's good to hear from another alum of the school. I'm sure there's plenty out there.

Anyone have any good pointers for me on how to stir-fry/sauteing foods?
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Old 09-23-2009, 05:50 PM   #9
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Hello Kathleen. It's good to hear from another alum of the school. I'm sure there's plenty out there.

Anyone have any good pointers for me on how to stir-fry/sauteing foods?
What is it you want to know?
btw, some good parties nearby too! Dimebag Derrell got killed at a place we used to go to sometimes too.
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:31 PM   #10
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What is it you want to know?
Well I'm trying to keep a budget for food (who isnt?) so I'm wondering which oils/spices/what nots are the most versatile. Instead of having to buy a bottle of something or other for one specific meal, I want to be able to buy something that I can use over and over for a variety of meals?

Also tips on basic cooking techinque would be nice toooo.
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