Ross Millikan
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  • San Mateo, CA, United States
How do you cook more successfully in a different kitchen?
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Planning, planning, planning. As you say, you are used to your kitchen and know where everything is. Go over the recipe(s) in advance and locate everything you will use. When you cook at home, you ...

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I want my potatoes to be baked within an hour, but I forgot to preheat the oven. Should I put them in while preheating or not?
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I had the same problem and cut the potatoes in half making them as thin as possible. The heat has less distance to travel so the potatoes will cook faster. I spread a cookie sheet with olive oil, ...

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Where does the green part of the scallion start and the white part end?
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It depends on the recipe, but most commonly I would cut across the whole bunch where the lowest clearly green part is. In your photo, that would be about 1/3 way down from the top of ???. I would call ...

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Banana bread in disposable foil plates
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I have baked a cranberry quick bread in lots of different pans. It always works and is very forgiving of the cooking time. You can cook it another 30 minutes beyond when it is done with no ill effect. ...

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Other 'hot' spices
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Ground cumin can be quite hot. It is used in Mexican and Asian cuisines, though I usually see chili peppers in the dish as well.

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