• How do I keep homemade chips crisp?

    I made some beet chips yesterday, and they were delicious. The problem is, although they were crisp and crunchy when they came out of the oven, they very quickly became soggy as they cooled. I ve has this problem with every vegetable chip I ve made. Is there a way to make them stay crisp longer so I can keep them around a while instead of gobbling... show more
    I made some beet chips yesterday, and they were delicious. The problem is, although they were crisp and crunchy when they came out of the oven, they very quickly became soggy as they cooled. I ve has this problem with every vegetable chip I ve made. Is there a way to make them stay crisp longer so I can keep them around a while instead of gobbling them down as soon as they re done?
    3 answers · Cooking & Recipes · 1 month ago
  • Of you have an Amazon Echo . . .?

    I was just curious, does anyone here who uses Alexa ever had anything weird added to your shopping list? We had a group of people at our house all carrying on conversations with each other and suddenly, our of nowhere, Alexa said, "diagnosis ahead mouth lighters added to your shopping list." What s the weirdest thing Alexa ever put on your... show more
    I was just curious, does anyone here who uses Alexa ever had anything weird added to your shopping list? We had a group of people at our house all carrying on conversations with each other and suddenly, our of nowhere, Alexa said, "diagnosis ahead mouth lighters added to your shopping list." What s the weirdest thing Alexa ever put on your shopping list?
    1 answer · Polls & Surveys · 2 months ago
  • What can I do about abandoned kittens?

    Some kittens got trapped in the crawlspace under our house. I heard them crying last night and the night before, but thought it was coming from outside. We opened the door to the crawlspace this afternoon and left it open so their mother could get them. I came home this evening and they were still there in the same places, hadn't been moved. I... show more
    Some kittens got trapped in the crawlspace under our house. I heard them crying last night and the night before, but thought it was coming from outside. We opened the door to the crawlspace this afternoon and left it open so their mother could get them. I came home this evening and they were still there in the same places, hadn't been moved. I wrapped them in a hand towel and brought them into the backyard. The mother, a feral cat that hangs around sees them, but couldn't seem to care less. I finally put them back in the towel, put the towel in a box on its side, and put canned food out to encourage the mother cat to come back. She's sitting in the front yard now as though she doesn't have a care in the world. She hasn't touched the babies, but she also hasn't touched the food, which is unusual for her. I know they're hers. I knew she had recently had kittens, but I didn't know she had moved them under the house while our plumbing was being worked on. They are very small, their eyes are open and their fur is fluffy, but they can't walk yet, only crawl. We can't take them in. We are away from the house several hours a day, and we just adopted a 12 week old kitten last week. I would take them to the humane society, but they won't be open until Monday. Is she likely to take them back? Is there anything else I can do for them? I hate seeing them suffer.
    3 answers · Cats · 2 years ago
  • Lost pressure cooker valve. What can I do?

    I was going to cook a beautiful beef roast in my pressure cooker. I had already unwrapped it an placed it in the pressure cooker pot and added water. I was going to pressure cook it 45 minutes and add carrot, onion, and potato and pressure cook 30 minutes more. But I can't find the valve and looked for over an hour. I don't want to waste... show more
    I was going to cook a beautiful beef roast in my pressure cooker. I had already unwrapped it an placed it in the pressure cooker pot and added water. I was going to pressure cook it 45 minutes and add carrot, onion, and potato and pressure cook 30 minutes more. But I can't find the valve and looked for over an hour. I don't want to waste the roast but I've never cooked one any other way. How can I cook these ingredients and get a close approximation to what I was going for. I'm simmering the roast right now because I didn't know what else to do.
    2 answers · Cooking & Recipes · 2 years ago
  • What is a good source of electrolytes for a diabetic?

    My husband is sick and wound up in the ER yesterday with dehydration (they think he has a viral infection.) He s been released, but is still sick and can t get in to see his doctor until Tuesday. What would be a good drink to keep him hydrated? The problem is he is diabetic, so Gatorade, Powerade, and Pedialyte are poor choices. His illness has... show more
    My husband is sick and wound up in the ER yesterday with dehydration (they think he has a viral infection.) He s been released, but is still sick and can t get in to see his doctor until Tuesday. What would be a good drink to keep him hydrated? The problem is he is diabetic, so Gatorade, Powerade, and Pedialyte are poor choices. His illness has elevated his blood sugar as well, so it s something we re having to monitor closely. We would be grateful for any suggestions. Thanks.
    1 answer · Diabetes · 2 years ago