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    OMG, I have been eating aluminum!!?

    Is eating food (chicken in my case) that has been cooked in aluminum foil safe? I hear that the foil could give off metal residue that could go to my brain and hasten the onset of dementia (not sure if I am predisposed to this ailment but you never know). Are there any references out there that...
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    How can I keep my ceramic cook stove top looking nice?

    It came with some goo to to clean it with, but I don't think you're supposed to use it every day. I wiped it with a dish rag last night and it looks streaky. Any tips?
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    Pot Roast with Roasted Vegetables

    This recipe of pot roast is full of flavor from the delicious crust. Ingredients: * 1 (2-4 pound) boneless beef roast. Get the amount you think will feed your family. You can also save left overs for a delicious paleo lunch. * Fresh garlic, around 5 cloves. Crush them with the side of your...
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    Y'all, There is a Paula Deen Cookware Recall

    Quote: Approximately 51,000 units of Paula Deen® Hammered Cast Iron Cookware, which was sold by QVC Inc. of West Chester, Pennsylvania, is being recalled due to burn and laceration hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The recalled Paula...
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    Care Of Cast Iron Cookware

    vegetable oil 1. Wash in warm, sudsy water. Scrub with scouring pad. Dry thoroughly. 2. Coat the entire product with vegetable oil. Place in 300F oven for one hour, or heat over medium heat until quite hot. 3. Remove and wipe off excess oil with paper towel. 4. Before each use: Pre-heat for...
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    Black Iron And Black Magic

    When the earliest white hunters and settlers came to Louisiana, one important piece of equipment they carried was a cast iron Dutch oven. This highly practical cooking utensil was essential in the kit of even the lightest traveling adventurer in early America. In fact, long before Columbus began...
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    Invitation wording for a housewarming party?

    My husband & I are throwing a housewarming party & I'm having difficulty w/the word play. I know what I want it to say but I'm not sure how to make it flow. I bought blank invitations.We know that our families will bring gifts but their taste is very different from our own. To avoid any awkward...
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    Any chicken soup secrets you can share? Stock pot or Pressure cooker? Which is better?

    I made a terrific chicken soup a couple of times last month but need a new stock pot. I'm shopping on line to find one at Sears & now see pressure cookers too. Is this better? I'm seeing stock pots ranging from $450.00 & under but think it's silly to spend that kind of money. I've heard...
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    Barbecued Pork Strips

    2 pounds boneless pork butt MARINADE: 2 tablespoons light soy sauce 2 tablespoons Chinese rice wine or dry sherry 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon brown bean sauce 1 tablespoon Hoisin sauce 1 tablespoon red bean curd 1 teaspoon five-spice powder BASTING LIQUID: 3...
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    will you give me some info here?

    I'm taking a basic foods class, please be sympathetic, and i need some help on my first assignment.1. What are the effects of cooking food in oil or melted fat?2. what is smoking point? why shouldn't foods be cooked above the smoking point?3. compare frying and sauteing.4. why is pan-broiling...
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    Cookbooks for bgeinners, help please!?

    I'm attempting to do more "real" cooking (basically, not just stuff out of jars) and I was wondering if anyone knows of any cookbooks for beginners. Ones with what cookware you and maybe a few basic tips on how to do basic things, like chopping onions and stuff like that, would be really...