Community Message Boards

Search:

Type: Posts; User: amarante

Page 1 of 34 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.12 seconds.

  1. Replies
    10
    Views
    345

    I also hate buying special ingredients for one...

    I also hate buying special ingredients for one recipe that doesn't use much - especially when I wind up not using that recipe and the bottle stares reproachfully at me from my shelves for years -...
  2. Replies
    4
    Views
    364

    The Pop psychology tests found in magazines or...

    The Pop psychology tests found in magazines or the internet are pretty meaningless. About as accurate as horoscopes.

    The tests administered by trained professionals are supposed to be quite...
  3. I get those Java pop up boxes occasionally as...

    I get those Java pop up boxes occasionally as well and I ignore them or if I am feeling ambitious navigate to the actual site.

    My browser seems to be running well - knock on wood - and if it ain't...
  4. Replies
    6
    Views
    339

    I read the first recipe and it seems to...

    I read the first recipe and it seems to complicate the process since you have to parboil the pasta and THEN cook it in the wine to get the intense flavor and color. Why not just simplify it by...
  5. I use the Swanson chicken broth in the carton...

    I use the Swanson chicken broth in the carton although I have also gotten the very large cans when I was making something using vast quantities of broth. I also use smaller cans when I need way less...
  6. Replies
    6
    Views
    339

    I don't understand why you would want to do that....

    I don't understand why you would want to do that. The point of using wine as the liquid is for taste and color.

    If you add it in the end, it just becomes part of the sauce.
  7. Replies
    6
    Views
    339

    In a mixture of wine and water. Here's a link...

    In a mixture of wine and water.

    Here's a link to a recipe.

    http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2009/04/seriously-italian-spaghetti-all-ubriaco-recipe.html
  8. Replies
    2
    Views
    360

    Your taste buds might have become more...

    Your taste buds might have become more sophisticated in terms of preferences because "Beef With Broccoli" has a pretty pedestrian flavor profile as compared to more exciting/authentic Chinese and/or...
  9. Replies
    8
    Views
    379

    I think Butterball is the wisest decision. It's...

    I think Butterball is the wisest decision. It's essentially foolproof and eliminates the need to brine and produces a tasty juicy bird. I've had the more expensive fresh - organic and heritage and I...
  10. Replies
    8
    Views
    379

    LOL - Good luck with the turkey roaster as my...

    LOL - Good luck with the turkey roaster as my only turkey disaster was when someone lent me a turkey roaster and the bird didn't cook.

    Turkey is really a very easy entree to cook. If you aren't...
  11. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,195

    They split the final season of Mad Men and so the...

    They split the final season of Mad Men and so the first half of the final season ended a few months ago and the FINAL half of the final season will be shown sometime in 2015.
  12. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,195

    I watch mostly cable - currently watching Sons of...

    I watch mostly cable - currently watching Sons of Anarchy and American Horror Show. Liked The Closer and now Major Crimes.

    Madame Secretary isn't bad - especially as a companion to The Good Wife...
  13. Replies
    9
    Views
    511

    I feel your pain - literally - as I too am facing...

    I feel your pain - literally - as I too am facing a hip replacement sometime early next year when my deductible starts again as I don't want to wind up paying two deductibles for 2014 and 2015.
    ...
  14. It would be the stirring constantly as the...

    It would be the stirring constantly as the mixture heated that would prevent the curdling of the eggs which is why it was a success the second time. The constant whisking as soon as the ingredients...
  15. It's probably too late but the eggs must be...

    It's probably too late but the eggs must be tempered and then added slowly while one whisks all the time while adding the eggs in a slow trickle. This allows the eggs to be incorporated - and then...
  16. I'm coming a little late to the party. I have...

    I'm coming a little late to the party.

    I have several of Bittman's books and I do read him in the NY Times but I don't ever find myself particularly inspired by his recipes - or instructions.
    ...
  17. If someone were to ask to see a house in this...

    If someone were to ask to see a house in this situation, I wouldn't bother staging it. I would explain to them that they are first in the door and you haven't bothered to prepare for the sale. If...
  18. Replies
    9
    Views
    1,219

    At the amounts you are thinking about, why not...

    At the amounts you are thinking about, why not just do the old fashioned thing and get the child a US Savings Bond in the amount you want for each occasion. You can even print out "gift certificates"...
  19. Replies
    9
    Views
    1,219

    Who's the gift for? If the gift is for your...

    Who's the gift for?

    If the gift is for your daughter, she's an adult and should have the right to use any money in an unrestricted manner.

    However if you intend the gifts to be for your...
  20. That seems like a fairly standard Eastern...

    That seems like a fairly standard Eastern European recipe. My grandmother who was born in Poland cooked duck with the principal flavor being garlic (and salt & pepper).

    And IMHO Austro-Hungarian...
  21. Marinating is always a good idea. I made a...

    Marinating is always a good idea.

    I made a Christmas goose once for Christmas and I remember being astounded by the amount of fat that came out of the bird. I thought duck was fatty but goose even...
  22. I can't add much to this but I always stored my...

    I can't add much to this but I always stored my wool items in hanging bags - they sell relatively wide ones for this purpose. I would add some form of camphor at the bottom. My hardware store sold...
  23. Replies
    8
    Views
    521

    At least in the West, I interchange Arnolds,...

    At least in the West, I interchange Arnolds, Pepperidge Farm and Orowheat. I am not 100% sure of which brand is in which region but I definitely go with a "name" brand instead of the store brand.

    ...
  24. Replies
    8
    Views
    521

    I've been enjoying the Trader Joe "Guiltless...

    I've been enjoying the Trader Joe "Guiltless Guacamole". I know avocados are healthy but Guacamole is still relatively high in calories.

    Their Guiltless Guac is made with avocados and Greek yogurt...
  25. Replies
    7
    Views
    511

    There are special cheese slicers for soft cheese...

    There are special cheese slicers for soft cheese which have a wire. I think they are relatively inexpensive but don't know whether this would be over kill for your needs.
  26. Replies
    7
    Views
    863

    Just a comment on how relatively ambitious your...

    Just a comment on how relatively ambitious your "fast" dinners are as compared to how the rest of the world cooks and eats. :D
  27. Replies
    2
    Views
    791

    iTunes - U2 - Free Download of New Album

    In celebration of the Apple watch and iPhone 6, you can download the new U2 album for free from the iTunes store.
  28. I would have no qualms about hand washing a...

    I would have no qualms about hand washing a sweater set made of nylon and silk. The color might bleed slightly but, in my experience, a bit of vinegar in the water eliminates that issue. And really...
  29. Replies
    36
    Views
    2,530

    I agree that reaching out to the husband will...

    I agree that reaching out to the husband will only complicate the situation - and why bring aggravation into your life for no purpose. You aren't going to have an independent relationship with the...
  30. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,116

    I'm not a canner - or even a jam maker but I can...

    I'm not a canner - or even a jam maker but I can understand the appeal of this machine because essentially you dump the fruit and walk away without worrying about stirring or scalding. To me, it's...
Results 1 to 30 of 1000
Page 1 of 34 1 2 3 4