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Site/community/mod philosophy: I fight for the users. (and also the site.)

Eating philosophy: yum, everything tastes so good. I'm originally from Texas, so I do love my Mexican food and barbecue, but I love just about everything else too.

Cooking philosophy: enjoy yourself! Don't measure unless you need precision, don't rush if you've got time, taste everything, and make enough for leftovers.


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comment How much time is required to bake?
Indeed - if the oven doesn't even pretend to be able to control temperature, you really need a thermometer to find out what's going on in there.
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comment How long do you let a steak from the fridge come up to temperature, and when do you salt it?
This does answer half the question, so I'll leave it, but it'd be a lot better if it answered the whole question.
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comment How can I chop onions without crying?
This is community wiki, so I'm doing a lot of cleanup here - deleting redundant answers, editing the tiny bit they add into other more complete answers when necessary.
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comment Ice Cream Bar Wrapping Machine Suggestions?
I'm not saying freezing kills everything. I'm just saying that sucking out the air would not seem to make it more dangerous. If it's contaminated before you package it, whether with listeria or something else, that's the problem. (That outbreak had nothing to do with vacuum sealing, as far as I know - in fact the specific contamination mentioned on that page is of half-gallons, which definitely aren't vacuum sealed.)
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comment Ice Cream Bar Wrapping Machine Suggestions?
Anaerobic bacteria that grow in the freezer?
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comment Whisk eggs without an electric whisker
@Catija I know it's simple, but that's basically an answer. Stephie focused on the by hand part, but there's no need to do it by hand if you have a tool that works!
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comment Making yogurt without heating milk?
As explained in other answers, the heating is not to kill bacteria, it's to have a certain effect on the proteins in the milk. Given that you have to do this with even normal pasteurized milk, I can't imagine UHT would be different... is it?
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comment Should I actually add nutmeg to eggnog?
Yup, unless you're using tons of nutmeg just get a microplane. Really good for grating zest too.