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Are there ANY good cooking pod-casts out there??

I love The Splendid Table. The host is a little silly, but man she knows her food.

Will I need to throw out a whole pumpkin that has one bad spot i

Will I need to throw out a whole pumpkin that has one bad spot i

Oops! I hit refresh and it posted twice!

best way to cook beans from dry?

I only ever cook beans in a crock pot these days.

My family of 4 is now a family of 7... tips for cooking large?

Thank you everyone for the replies. I really appreciate it!

Your Current Vegetable Obssession

Not really a vegetable, but lentils. Making dal tonight for this weeks lunches.

Bitter stew

Hokkaido squash from CSA... what to do?

I think I'd try roasting it whole.

SO thinks chili has potatoes...

I agree with the OP. It might still taste good, but it's not chilli anymore. Heck, add macaroni to it or something and you've got what my mom used to call goulash (she was probably wrong about that).

Will I need to throw out a whole pumpkin that has one bad spot i

I am making pumpkin puree from scratch today, and I have never done it before. I cut open a big pumpkin, and it looks and smells great inside except one spot at the bottom - like where it laid on the ground. On that one spot, it is darkened and there is a little mold.

I don't know if this is normal... do I cut out and discard that bit, or is the whole pumpkin bad?

My family of 4 is now a family of 7... tips for cooking large?

I'm a snatch and grab type in the kitchen, just generally make things up as I go, and having been married for almost 14 years and with the kids getting bigger (10 and 12) I have grown accustomed to our appetites and become pretty good at cooking for the four of us without much waste.

Now, my SIL, BIL, and thier 9 month old baby have moved in with us. They've been struggling to find good work, economy, etc. and we are very blessed to have a home that used to be a boarding house, so we have an apartment almost ready made for them. We feel so lucky to have them here, wonderful to have family around and the baby is so CUTE!!!

But....

I never know how much to cook! I've been on vacation this week, too, so I've had plenty of time for prep and thinking in advance and spending lots of time in the kitchen, but next week, I go back to the daily ground, 8-5, and need to start thinking more in terms of weekend prep, crock pot, etc. Not to mention baby food - I wonder if we can save money making our own, and I do have that as-seen-on-ebay grinder under the counter....


Any tips out there for cooking for a large family?

Sincerely,

Chef Dad

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