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bio website cookthisifyoudare.com
location Wendell, MA
age 44
visits member for 4 years
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
31
comment Can I deep fry in my Le Creuset dutch oven?
Also, hello from a B-more transplant, hun. Lived in Charles Village for many years - worked in Federal Hill...
Jan
31
comment Can I deep fry in my Le Creuset dutch oven?
how are the sides too high? I guess you mean difficult to get food in/out with the high sides?
Jan
25
comment Can I cook my haggis from frozen?
welcome to seasoned advice !!
Jan
19
comment TV Programs like Good Eats
Yan Can Cook was an amazing show. I had the joy of meeting him at a local benefit here in Western MA a few years ago...
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
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.
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
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.