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Husband, Father, Catholic ... also a water polo referee and a corporate IT manager.

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awarded  Autobiographer
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awarded  Yearling
Dec
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awarded  Quorum
Jul
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answered 'Lighter' version of American breakfast
Jul
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awarded  Editor
Jul
17
revised Is lemonade better when made with simple syrup?
Added flavor note and procedure to make simple syrup.
Jul
17
answered Is lemonade better when made with simple syrup?
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awarded  Commentator
Jul
17
comment What is a substitute for mascarpone cheese?
+1 to offset @hobodave .. the ingredients are the same, but the proportions are different, plus the "full fat" advisories, which are (unfortunately) helpful in this age of reduced-fat everything!
Jul
17
comment What is a substitute for red or white wine in a recipe?
If the reason is possible alcohol exposure, be aware that in any recipe in which the wine is cooked, the alcohol content is quite low because the alcohol boils away. Alcohol boils evaporates at a much lower temperature than water, so even a couple of minutes of simmering on low temp will boil most of the alcohol off.
Jul
16
comment How do you know when mussels are done?
Man .. I shouldn't get on this site before lunch!
Jul
16
comment How do you know when mussels are done?
+1 - I concur. If the fraction of dead mussels was significant, I would go complain to the place they were purchased.
Jul
16
comment Different ways for aging steaks
Steaks don't last in my house long enough to age!
Jul
16
answered Why do my brownies end up so hard?
Jul
16
awarded  Teacher
Jul
16
comment How do you make pork rinds?
Any seasoning suggestions?
Jul
16
comment How do you steam vegetables?
They work, but IMHO they are both wasteful and far too expensive.
Jul
16
answered How do you steam vegetables?
Jul
16
comment How can you melt chocolate without it getting wet?
+1 for the step-by-step. THE KEY IS TO GO SLOWLY, say 20 seconds at a time, perhaps lowering the power of the microwave, to avoid burning. This also works for butter.
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awarded  Supporter