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bio website cookthisifyoudare.com
location Wendell, MA
age 44
visits member for 3 years, 10 months
seen May 10 '11 at 11:54

Now a High School teacher, but cooked and worked front of house for 10 years in the Baltimore,MD area.

Love cooking with my 5 year old daughter.


Jan
19
answered How long can you keep chocolate, and what is the best way to store it?
Jan
14
comment What's the best time and temperature for tenderness when baking red potatoes?
@slim Pretty sure that 'baking' and 'roasting' are essentially the same thing..., although 'roasting' often implies a different texture and browning in the end...
Jan
14
answered Homemade pizza left out overnight
Jan
11
answered Saucepan in the oven?
Jan
6
answered Is there a measurable difference between fresh and dried minced garlic?
Jan
4
answered How does red wine butter impact the flavor of dishes?
Jan
3
comment Is there any way to avoid grease splatter?
Unfortunately, to get a good high temperature cooking and the browning that adds flavor, the splatter is unavoidable. Good suggestion below with the screen, and there are many varieties. Just accept it and enjoy the nicely browned food.
Jan
3
answered Bread Dough Dried out in Fridge
Jan
3
answered Tips for cooking something “bacon wrapped”?
Dec
20
comment Shredded steak for south east asian dish
@ bike right on... any recipe should have room for you to adapt as needed
Dec
20
comment What is the source of the very strong flavour in some bad fats (or dairy products?) that only some people can taste?
as a relatively new user, any ideas why a q like this gets a down-vote? is it not the 'right' kind of question?
Dec
20
answered Shredded steak for south east asian dish
Dec
20
comment How can I get brine flavour into turkey?
nice idea, add the component to the stuffing, a sauce, etc...
Dec
20
comment How can I get brine flavour into turkey?
@MM, wow, this is a tough bird to crack.lol. If you are not getting the flavor, there just could be too much bird and not enough other stuff. Many marinades and brines do impart a very subtle flavor. You could double or triple the quantities of the herbs/ other flavor components. Since it is in a brine, it won't overwhelm the preparation, especially if you are not getting it now.
Dec
17
comment Why is it necessary to preheat an oven?
Nice point, while heating you are getting the direct radiant heat instead of the volume of hot air to do the cooking.
Dec
17
answered Why is it necessary to preheat an oven?
Dec
17
answered How can I get brine flavour into turkey?
Dec
16
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Dec
16
answered How to get cheap cookie cutters?
Dec
16
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