• Am I an idiot?

    My girlfriend had to work late so she told me to bake the frozen apple pie from the freezer in the oven. I never really cooked before, much less pie, but I am an idiot and I took the pie out of the tin foil thing and put it in the oven. By the time I took it out the liquid was dripping out and the crust was burned.... show more
    My girlfriend had to work late so she told me to bake the frozen apple pie from the freezer in the oven. I never really cooked before, much less pie, but I am an idiot and I took the pie out of the tin foil thing and put it in the oven. By the time I took it out the liquid was dripping out and the crust was burned. My girlfriend came home and was very mad and yelled "You can't even bake pie right?!" (Even though we love each other she has been after me for messing things up and getting in the way since we first met) And our daughter just laughed at me. Now all my friends are teasing me for what I did too. I am so embarrassed am I an idiotic husband??
    23 answers · 2 days ago
  • Who would you have voted as the sexiest man in the world?

    Blake's attractive, but how is Patrick Dempsey not sexier than Blake Shelton?
    Blake's attractive, but how is Patrick Dempsey not sexier than Blake Shelton?
    23 answers · 2 days ago
  • What flavor cake should i bake?

    Best answer: Applesauce cake.
    Best answer: Applesauce cake.
    17 answers · 3 days ago
  • Would you need a pancake batter dispenser to make pancakes?
  • Rice or noodles?

    10 answers · 12 hours ago
  • Pizza or noodles?

    Best answer: pizza
    Best answer: pizza
    55 answers · 6 days ago
  • Good substitute for whiskey ?

    I have a recipe that calls for 1/2 cup of whiskey, is there something else I can use instead ?
    I have a recipe that calls for 1/2 cup of whiskey, is there something else I can use instead ?
    9 answers · 1 day ago
  • Is it wrong to never cook a turkey and go for ham?

    So we tried one thanksgiving of doing the whole stuffing and cooking the turkey using a appliance to spin it around but it was not successful. So every thanksgiving that we spend at home we cook ham. Is it wrong?
    So we tried one thanksgiving of doing the whole stuffing and cooking the turkey using a appliance to spin it around but it was not successful. So every thanksgiving that we spend at home we cook ham. Is it wrong?
    24 answers · 4 days ago
  • Where are biscuits!?

    6 answers · 7 hours ago
  • What do people use 'hand mixers " for and why really needed? cant you just stir with a spoon instead? is it that much more work?

    Best answer: Actually, yeah, it's quite a bit of work if you're making a large batch of something like a cake or brownies. It's faster, easier, and less strenuous which is especially great if you're getting up there in age. Plus it's a lot more thorough than mixing by hand. If you use a mixer it's... show more
    Best answer: Actually, yeah, it's quite a bit of work if you're making a large batch of something like a cake or brownies.

    It's faster, easier, and less strenuous which is especially great if you're getting up there in age. Plus it's a lot more thorough than mixing by hand. If you use a mixer it's highly unlikely that you'll have clumps in whatever you're mixing up but if you mix by hand there's a high chance that you'll leave clumps unless you stir it VERY meticulously.
    7 answers · 22 hours ago
  • Microwave oven - What is it with all the terminology?

    Best answer: Let's start with what you actually want. Just a simple basic microwave oven that heats food up. A solo oven is a new term for this so it could be just what you're looking for. I haven't seen that before and had to look it up but it perfectly describes the one I bought a couple of months ago when the... show more
    Best answer: Let's start with what you actually want. Just a simple basic microwave oven that heats food up. A solo oven is a new term for this so it could be just what you're looking for. I haven't seen that before and had to look it up but it perfectly describes the one I bought a couple of months ago when the last one stopped working. That cost me £45 and we'll see how long that lasts!

    Now for the techy stuff. Technically ALL ovens that don't use microwaves are convection ovens, because heat travels around inside by convection of hot air. But the term is used to mean what I call a fan oven, which has a fan in and that spreads the heat around evenly. Otherwise the oven is always hottest at the top, which is why in older recipe books they often specify whether you should put the food in at the top, middle or bottom. A fan oven also cooks a little quicker so you can reduce the temperature or the time. But all this is irrelevant to microwaves, which don't use heat.

    You could have a microwave oven that includes a grill (broiler to Americans) as well, and then it would be a combination oven. My last one was a combination oven. The point is that microwaves can't brown anything, so what if you want the food to look browned? Put it on the combination setting. For example, a microwave can cook a chicken, but it'll still LOOK raw with no crisp brown skin. It can't make toast at all - all you get is hot bread.

    I never fathomed out how to make this work, so I never used the combination setting, and only used the grill-only setting to make toast! Which I don't do very often. Which is why I didn't go for a combination oven again.

    Inverter... hold on to your hat for this! The cavity magnetron in your microwave, which actually generates the microwaves, can only be on or off. It's full power or nothing. If you put it on, say, 50% power, what actually happens is the magnetron is switched on, off, on, off, so it's only on for half the time. An oven with an inverter is able to make this what you thought it was - 50% power all the time.

    This is only going to make any difference if you're going to make something that needs long slow cooking. Now you're like me - you only reheat meals, heat up ready-made meals, or make porridge. I bet you only ever use your microwave on full power, don't you? In that case, having an inverter is going to make no difference whatsoever.

    Are you feeling less aaaaaargh-like now? I hope so!
    6 answers · 4 days ago
  • Why aren’t hamburgers called “hamburger sandwiches” or “burger sandwiches?”?

    Best answer: It's just a matter of semantics. Hamburger sandwich is a bit long to say, don't you think?
    Best answer: It's just a matter of semantics. Hamburger sandwich is a bit long to say, don't you think?
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • Pecan pie!! dark or light corn syrup?

    Best answer: You can use either.
    Most recipes I have seen call for light.
    If you have both you could do an experiment.
    Make 1 with light the other with dark and let the family judge as to what version they like best.
    If nothing else it will be an excuse to eat 2 small slices of pecan pie.
    Best answer: You can use either.
    Most recipes I have seen call for light.
    If you have both you could do an experiment.
    Make 1 with light the other with dark and let the family judge as to what version they like best.
    If nothing else it will be an excuse to eat 2 small slices of pecan pie.
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • Best thing to cook for a family of 6 on a budget?

    Best answer: Carbonara Uses chicken and is very simple to cook. You'll need diced chicken, 1 breast each should do, thick cream about 500mls depending on how runny you want it, cheese, tagliatelle or spaghetti, mushrooms and also bacon if you want to use that. Amounts vary on what flavour you are going for Cook the chicken... show more
    Best answer: Carbonara
    Uses chicken and is very simple to cook.
    You'll need diced chicken, 1 breast each should do, thick cream about 500mls depending on how runny you want it, cheese, tagliatelle or spaghetti, mushrooms and also bacon if you want to use that. Amounts vary on what flavour you are going for
    Cook the chicken in the pan with the bacon and mushrooms, add the cream and the cheese, season if you wish, boil the pasta until its cooked, then drain and add to the Carbonara, leave to simmer for a few minutes and you're all done.

    Very simple and delicious
    11 answers · 3 days ago
  • What would be a good side to have with a fillet of cajun style fish?

    Best answer: Rice and steamed vegetables are always my go to sides for any fish.
    Best answer: Rice and steamed vegetables are always my go to sides for any fish.
    9 answers · 2 days ago