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Mar. 8, 2013 6:25 am 
Updated: Mar. 15, 2013 4:50 am
As part of learning to cook I've been slowly becoming a healthier person.  Very, very little of what I've cooked has been any kind of processed (maybe a packet of onion soup in a recipe).  I'm actually beginning to think in terms of nutrition a little bit, at least so far as having a varied… MORE
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Feb. 15, 2013 9:16 am 
Updated: Feb. 16, 2013 8:48 am
My wife and I traditionally ignore Valentine's day in favor of going out somewhere nice the closest weekend to it.  Mostly it's because I don't think there are any restaurants in our town worth waiting an hour or more to eat at.   But this time she has to work Saturday and I'm going to be home… MORE
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Feb. 13, 2013 11:26 am 
Updated: Feb. 14, 2013 6:38 am
If there is one thing this site is teaching me to do it's try new things.  Last night's dinner was a prime example.  I made salmon cakes.  Now I love seafood of all types.  My wife on the other hand, growing up in very land-locked West Virginia never acquired the taste for fish.  She likes… MORE
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Feb. 5, 2013 6:20 am 
Updated: Feb. 5, 2013 12:04 pm
Saturday morning I cooked my last breakfast on our old stove and spent the rest of the day waiting for the new toys to arrive.  Finally at 3:30 the guys installing the new appliances showed up.  The range went in fine but the over the range microwave was a different story.  Nobody told me we… MORE
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Jan. 31, 2013 5:10 am 
Updated: Feb. 1, 2013 3:08 am
Since we were already getting the new range & microwave we went ahead and bought a KitchenAid stand mixer and food processor.  Both were refurbished so we got pretty good deals on them.  I'm excited at all the things both machines can do.  I'll be making bread again this weekend (using a… MORE
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Jan. 30, 2013 5:47 am 
Updated: Jan. 31, 2013 8:43 pm
Sunday afternoon I decided to reseason my two smallest cast-iron skillets because stuff still sticks to them if I'm not really careful with them.  They were in for over an hour then after they cooled down I took them out.  A bit later on I re-started the oven to bake the bread (see my… MORE
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Jan. 27, 2013 7:50 am 
Updated: Feb. 5, 2013 11:49 am
My wife had to work this weekend and being home alone and unsupervised led me to thinking that it might be a good idea to try and bake bread.  Shows what can happen when I have too much time on my hands.  It started out innocently enough; 3 cups of flour, a cup of barely warm water, 1/2 tsp… MORE
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Jan. 23, 2013 9:59 am 
Updated: Feb. 13, 2013 6:54 pm
A couple of months ago two minor things happened that got me into cooking with cast-iron.  One was a new guy at work brought a cast-iron skillet full of corn bread for a "feed" we were having in our office.  Turns out he's quite the cast-iron aficionado.  He buys it cheap at auctions and yard… MORE
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Jan. 23, 2013 7:37 am 
Updated: Jan. 25, 2013 7:28 am
Cooking has always been of mild interest to me.  I used to help my Mom or Grandma if there was nothing else going on.  Cooking breakfast at camp was always something my Dad did, but I loved to help and the smell of bacon frying over an open fire is still one of my favorite things.  Then… MORE
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