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Jun
6
comment What is the difference between pizza sauce and spaghetti sauce?
I dunno: both oregano and basil have fennel-y undertones. (I once had an accident with the shaker top falling off the jar of oregano as I was adding it to some chili, and the resulting dish tasted for all the world as if I had added fennel.)
May
29
comment Caffeine content of cold-brewed coffee: higher or lower than hot-brewed?
That tea decaffeination method is a myth.
May
25
comment How do I make a fried egg with completely cooked white but completely runny yolk?
+1 for "like normal people" (or rather, for what it implies about the rest of your method.) :)
May
22
comment What can I add to Splenda solution to prevent spoilage?
Instead of dissolving the powder in water, just invest in a teeny-tiny measuring spoon. Then you can use it just like you'd use sugar, only much less of it.
May
22
comment Can I keep herbs fresh by spraying them with fertilizer?
Fertilizer is basically some animal's excrement. Are you sure you want to spray it on leaves you're then going to eat? (Well, OK, so artificial fertilizers exist that aren't made from poop, but those have the added feature of being very close to the same thing as explosives. Again, are you sure this is what you want to be eating?)
May
20
comment What features do I want in a Toaster Oven?
Those turn-the-timer dials are the invention of the devil. With our old toaster over, we set the darkness control to where we liked it, and left it there. The toast still wasn't totally consistent, because types of bread differ, the toaster behaves differently when cold than when warm, etc. etc., but you could at least safely forget about the toast until the toaster dinged. With the turn-and-pray style of controls, you need to stand there and watch, because one micrometer on the dial is the difference between toast and cinders.
May
5
comment Hot peppers in soup don't stay spicy
"Habituation", eh? I think that's what the rest of us call "burning your poor tastebuds off". :)
Apr
23
comment Is cheesecake a cake or a pie?
Also, it's a massive overstatement to imply that cheesecake is made from flour. Purists don't add any flour, and those who do add it (as "insurance") will use only a tablespoon or two.
Apr
15
comment Is it okay to use stainless steel in oven?
What is this pan meant for? Does it have a handle? If so, is the handle likely to be oven-safe? I have cookie sheets made out of stainless steel, and they (obviously) work just fine in the oven, so I wouldn't be overly concerned about the metal.
Apr
7
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
30
answered Caulk gun-like dispenser for whipped cream
Mar
25
revised What's the difference between gazpacho and normal soups?
added explanation of hot-as-in-spicy in the context of gazpacho
Mar
20
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
13
revised What does “de-bearding” mussels mean?
subject-verb agreement, typo
Mar
11
comment How to tint powdered sugar (icing sugar)?
To grind granulated ("sanding") sugar down to the fineness of powdered sugar, you really need a coffee/spice grinder. Most food processors, even mini ones, will just whirl the sugar around without having any effect on the grind size.
Mar
3
answered How to Bake Cookies Without a Convection Oven?
Feb
27
comment How can I achieve large bubbles in my bread?
Is your recipe intended to produce bread with large air pockets? If yes, have you tried different recipes for the same kind of bread?
Feb
18
comment Can whole milk be used to make fresh cheeses like marscapone?
IME, cottage cheese and farmer cheese are related only insofar as both are made from milk.
Feb
10
revised Can you help me identify these cookies?
fixed list formatting
Feb
10
revised Can you help me identify these cookies?
Spelling, added links, added more possibilities for the powdered-sugar-covered balls