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I use my microwave a lot too. I don't understand this superior attitude in not having one. It's just a tool.

How I Replaced My Microwave Without Buying a New One
7/13/14 11:33 PM

My waffle iron. I use it every week to make grilled cheese sandwiches. It's about 35 years old and has reversible teflon plates. I never make waffles, but use it at least once a week for sandwiches.

What's the Weirdest Kitchen Tool You've Ever Fallen in Love With? Reader Intelligence Request
7/10/14 10:54 PM

We moved cross country 25 years ago and the movers came to our house to give us an estimate. In spite of this they still tried to cheat us and held our possessions hostage until we gave them more money. This was a nationally known company.

We had a huge garage sale before the move and sold off everything big and heavy - refrigerator, bed, couch, thousands of books, etc.

I did all the packing and nothing broke. Yeah!

5 Mistakes I Made on My Long Distance Move
10/16/13 04:04 PM

We have two telescopes and several pairs of good binoculars. We do not look at our neighbors with them. One is for stargazing, and the other is for wildlife, mostly birds. We use the second one nearly every weekend. The best thing we've seen? I'm not sure. We've seen some wonderful owls with it.

Do You Have a Telescope at Home?
10/11/13 12:08 AM

We've been using a rotisserie on our BBQ for over 10 years and it is the best way to cook chicken ever. I don't brine it because I think it's unnecessary. I also don't think it needs basting - ours are always crisp without basting.

One thing I like is to tuck garlic and sprigs of rosemary just under the skin. Another nice thing is to put a dry rub on the outside.

How To Cook a Crispy, Juicy Rotisserie Chicken on the Grill Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
7/3/13 07:36 PM

I'm using my processor tonight - we're having pesto pasta. I don't use it daily or even weekly, but when I need it, I need it! I keep it in the pantry.

I use the waffle iron about once a week, to make grilled cheese sandwiches. The plates reverse to flat, so it's perfect for that.

The only appliances we keep on the counter are coffee grinder, coffee maker, KitchenAid mixer, and toaster. We use all of them daily except for the mixer, which is too big to move.

Do You For Reals Need a Food Processor?
5/30/13 08:10 PM

I love pear cider and would love to learn how to make it!

Enter to Win a Copy of True Brews by Emma Christensen Cookbook Giveaway on The Kitchn
5/23/13 03:10 PM

I have nearly 200 cookbooks and I don't organize them by color, but by subject - general cookbooks (such as Joy of Cooking and Fannie Farmer) baking, vegetarian, Mexican, etc.

Would You Ever Organize Your Cookbooks by Color?
5/10/13 09:35 PM

I just picked some rhubarb this afternoon, for the first time this season. I too like the taste of pure tart rhubarb.

Although I have several rhubarb cookbooks, I generally use only three recipes - rhubarb pie from Betty Crocker, rhubarb cobbler from a Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin that I found online, and a made up recipe for rhubarb sauce which is great on vanilla ice cream or yogurt.

I love rhubarb season!

Spring Recipe: Rhubarb Crumble Pie Recipes from The Kitchn
5/2/13 09:19 PM

I hope no one gives me one for Christmas!

The Holstein Pet Treat Maker: Makes Homemade Dog Biscuits in 7 Minutes!
4/26/13 03:52 PM

I want to try this since I actually have a package of these cookies in the pantry. I love them - they're like oreos without that nasty "creme".

BTW, I buy them at SaveMart but they put them on the top shelf so they're literally "hard to find"!

Recipe: Chocolate Wafer Icebox Stacks Recipes from The Kitchn
4/5/13 01:10 AM

Not having a railing is probably not legal in my area, but something no one seems to notice is the dirt dropping off between the open risers. My parents had stairs like that and the baby grand piano underneath, and it was always covered in dirt. I would never have them.

10 Stylish (& Slightly Scary) Floating Staircases
3/2/13 01:19 PM

Since deep fried foods are not that healthy, I would just order it once in awhile when I'm eating out.

Help! What Are Your Best Tips for Deep-Frying at Home? Good Questions
2/27/13 11:52 PM

I take old fashioned rolled oats and make granola. Then breakfast doesn't take any time at all to make. Oh, it's cold, not hot? Well, the coffee is plenty hot!

Do We Really Need Quick Oatmeal?
1/11/13 07:50 PM

My mother put together one of these and gave each of us a copy one Christmas. I pull it out from time o time when I want to make one of her dishes.

Make a Book of Family Recipes Reader Resolutions 2013
1/11/13 07:45 PM

I don't really see the problem of shopping for yourself. If you can afford whatever it is you're buying, oftentimes you get the best prices now.

Curbing the Impulse: How to Resist Buying for Yourself at Christmas
12/12/12 07:03 PM

We always make our pumpkin pies ahead of time and freeze them with no problems.

Do-Ahead Holiday Baking: 3 Ways to Make Pies and Pie Dough in Advance
11/17/12 06:03 PM

Can you make it a pot luck? If not then it's helpful to have a helper who can pitch in - peeling potatoes, making gravy, opening wine, whatever.
Also a comprehensive list is important. A chronological timeline from start to finish, so you know what time things need to go in the oven, etc.
Think about how you want your table to look and set it up the night before.
Simple is fine. Don't overdo the sides. Stick to the basics. Be sure you have plenty of wine!

Help Me Plan & Host My First Thanksgiving Dinner! Good Questions
11/17/12 05:58 PM

Dog shaming: It's just for fun.

They aren't bad dogs, they just do bad things.

TGIF: Five Animal Sites Guaranteed to Make You Smile
11/2/12 03:58 PM

Healthy? Sugar free? No! I bought Butterfingers and Junior Mints. I bought four packages, and if we're lucky we'll each get one piece to eat.

Do You Buy Healthy Halloween Treats?
10/30/12 03:41 PM