Q: You've posted some amazing recipes for ice cream cakes over the years, but the question remains: Should ice cream cake be eaten with a spoon or a fork? Cake implies fork, but ice cream implies spoon.
Q: My husband and I just moved into a new house and received a signing bonus for his new job. With the extra money, we can either put in a range hood (there was no exterior duct work or hood when we bought the house) or put in new granite countertops, a sink, and a backsplash (we currently have ugly laminate and a bad sink).
Q: We bought a Cuisinart 14-cup food processor a few months ago. When using the slicing blade, any food we slice (carrots, courgettes, eggplant, etc.) ends up turning sideways after about three-quarters of the vegetable has been sliced.
Q: I just bought great steak knives, as recommended on The Sweethome. Unfortunately, this set didn't come with a box or storage case. Can you recommend ways to store steak knives? I don't like them bumping around in the drawer, waiting to knick each other — or me!
Q: I live in a small apartment with no dishwasher or microwave. Is there any way that I can sanitize a sponge without either of those? I know they're swarming with bacteria, but washing dishes with a towel or brush just isn't cutting it for me. Any ideas?
Q: I've just recently started canning and am running into a problem across all recipes that I try. I never seem to get the yield stated by the recipe. The recipe that I just finished was supposed to yield 10 to 12 jars; I got 5. The flavor and set look good, but the quantity just doesn't work out, and it happens across the board.
Q: Like many homes, we have a double stainless steel sink. One side has a garbage disposal, the other side a regular drain. One of us insists that no food should go down the drain side, only the disposal side. The other feels that small bits of food that fit down the plain drain are okay to be disposed of that way.
Q: I'm in the market for a new blender and getting overwhelmed by all the options! I know Vitamix and Blendtec are considered the best brands, but I don't feel comfortable spending that much on a blender. Besides, while those (and others) are BPA-free, it seems the plastics that are used might not be great either.