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Dinner Tonight: Frijoles à la Charra

You shouldn't add the cilantro if you're just going to cook the beans for another half hour. The bright flavor is destroyed when you heat it. You should either add the fresh cilantro right at the end after the heat is turned off or use coriander powder.

Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds: The True Champion of Breakfast Cereals?

Another vote for Kashi GoLean Crunch. I find Honey Bunches of Oats too sweet, and the flakes get soggy much more quickly than the GLC clusters do. The only problem with the cereal is the name.

salsa, chutney - what is the difference

"Salsa" means 'sauce' in Spanish. "Chutney" means 'sauce' in Hindi. That's basically the difference. Mexican/South American sauces are called salsas and Indian sauces are called chutneys.

Serious Salsa: Chile Morita Salsa

@betteirene: Those things aren't very spicy and they aren't smoked. They'll be alright but you may find you need to add something else for flavor.

Video: How Pork Rinds Are Made

Yum, pork rinds. I wonder what that 'top secret' white powder they threw into the vat was.

Eating Alone (In Restaurants)

There are two separate things going on which could cause a fear of eating alone. One is rational and one is not.
One is self-consciousness. You may be afraid to go to a restaurant because you don't want to be seen eating alone -- you don't want other people in the restaurant to think less of you. This is silly. Why cares about them? The chances that someone you know will be there are slim, and even if they are, how big a deal do you really think it will be?
The other reason is that you may be just not like being by yourself for extended periods of time. This is perfectly fine. Maybe it's worth putting in the extra effort to find people to go out to restaurants with you in this case.

Dinner Tonight: Zucchini Galette

I agree that it came out too strongly tasting of curry. Mine was just a prepackaged curry mix, not especially spicy, but it still overpowered everything else. It also needed another egg or two depending on how big your zucchini are. Not recommended.

Making Tarts/Quiches in a Springform Pan

I was given a springform pan by my aunt paring down her kitchen cabinets. I know that springform pans are used for making cheesecakes, or when a cake may be difficult to remove from a container. However, a tart pan is just a short, crimped springform pan, and as such it is possible to make a tart in it. My question is: will the different size of pan change the cooking time or oven temperature required, or affect the cooking method in any other way?

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