If you're new to the whole world of Pyrex bakeware, you may wish to purchase a Pyrex starter set. Each of the pieces is oven, microwave, refrigerator, freezer and dishwasher safe. That means leftovers . A typical set includes 1-qt. measuring cup, four 10-oz. dessert dishes, three 1- to 4-qt. mixing bowls, 9-1/2" pie plate, the classic 2-qt. sculptured covered casserole, a 8" square cake dish and 3-qt. sculptured oblong baking dish, both with gray plastic covers. Its' a great way to familiarize yourself with one of the most popular cooking materials used today!
I like the concept on non-stick but I keep having to buy a new pan every year or two because the coating wears off. Are there any non-stick pans out there that actually work well, are eas and are durable?
It's not always easy or convenient for me to cook outdoors, but sometimes I really crave a grilled steak. I'm thinking of buying a grill pan for indoors. Is there any one in particular you'd recommend?
I want one of those shiny black cast-iron pans without having to wait for years to achieve the finish, or for my grandmother to hand-down hers. Are there any cast-iron pans out there that have that finish already?
I'd like to cook more, but I am often just too tired and time-constrained when I return home. Do you have any suggestions for streamlining dinner preparation so I can put together a healthy, good tasting meal fast?
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|