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Do you have a culinary torch? What do you use it for? - Powerman
I bought one a while back and still haven't used it. Mainly got it to make Creme Brulee just haven't gotten around to it yet. I've seen some sushi chefs use it to sear tuna and I assume it would be good for getting a good crust on a steak or maybe a ham glaze. Any other good uses for it?...
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Having some coworkers over for dinner soon - suggestions - Powerman
Most of these guys are from Louisiana and we're in Texas right now. What would be more appropriate? Louisiana food like a Gumbo or should I whip up something more Texas themed like a Chili or some Tex Mex? I don't think it really matters either way as they'll be grateful. They just want to s...
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Political Talk
Federal Tax Revenues at record high - Powerman
Thought the slightly higher taxes were going to lead to lower revenue? What happened guys? http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/1185613000000-federal-taxes-hit-record-through-february-gov-t-still-runs-386b [quote]In constant 2015 dollars, the $1,185,613,000,000 that the federal gov...
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Cafe Habana - Cuban restaurant planned for NOLA - Powerman
http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/03/cafe_habana_passes_new_orleans.html Figured some of the Latin food lovers like Glass would be interested in this development. Not sure if it's a chain of sorts...says it's a Brooklyn based restaurant Should be a welcomed addition at any rate...
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Cauliflower Soup - With some photos - Powerman
Tried making a creamy cauliflower soup as part of this low carb kick I'm on. Started out with cutting a cauliflower head into bite size pieces,laid out on a cookie sheet with some foil, lightly coated with clarified butter. In addition 6 cloves of garlic went into the oven to roast with it. ...
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Kitchen Pics (New House) - Powerman
Per Darla's Request It's still under construction but what the hell This is from about a month ago before they put the tile down and before appliances went in [img]http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff487/phillyphil4/IMG_20150210_165540.jpg[/img] Before the granite got cut for the cooktop...
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Political Talk
Remember when I said that doctors will become increasingly less relevant? - Powerman
Exhibit A: http://hellogiggles.com/forbes-billionaires-elizabeth-holmes [quote]Her company, Theranos, is dedicated to making blood analysis quicker, easier, and less expensive. They’ve developed blood tests that can help spot dozens of ailments using just a couple drops of blood, and are worki...
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Anyone have experience with induction range cooking? - Powerman
Getting an induction range put into the new house and looking for any pointers with cooking and/or selecting cookware I know some cookware won't work at all but for the ones that do work, which ones are the best to get? Are there any sets made specifically for induction use?...
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Designing a Kitchen (well sort of) - need some ideas - Powerman
So I'll be building a house soon and I'm trying to get all of my kitchen ideas settled before I jump into things. So far the only big kitchen item I have on my wish list is an induction range Was debating on a wine cooler and possibly refrigerator drawers if I can justify it in the budget W...
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Money Talk
Are mortgage rates higher in TX? - Powerman
Can't think of any reason why they would be but according to my girlfriend who works in a related industry, it's not common to see people close residential deals there with a sub 4% rate. She claims (and I don't know if she's full of it) that Texas rates are substantially higher than national rat...
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1 in 8 White people in Louisiana have black ancestry - Powerman
:) http://www.nola.com/news/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2014/12/1_in_8_white_louisianians_has.html [quote]About 12 percent of Louisiana residents who identify themselves as white have at least 1 percent African ancestry, or one African ancestor within the last 11 generations, according to a new repo...
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Tiger Rant
2013 Offense - Similar to what 2003/2004 USC Would do in SEC? - Powerman
I was thinking about that earlier today. A lot of people say that USC wouldn't have had it so easy in the SEC. I suppose you could make an argument that the skill position talent on both teams was pretty similar. Would USC have put up similar numbers in the SEC during those years in your opin...
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Music Board
Music you prefer to listen to with headphones? - Powerman
I know...odd question. I used to prefer listening to some music with headphones on...now not so much. Anyway just got some new headphones and looking for some good tunes to check it out with I've checked out a few of the songs in the really long "what are you listening to" thread. Any sugg...
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Money Talk
Tax Question - state income taxes - Powerman
So I live in Texas and my company has been deducting Louisiana income taxes for most of 2014 I work offshore so I'm technically not working in Louisiana Will I get a full refund of those taxes paid if I file as a Texas resident? What should I be expecting come tax filing time?...
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Building a house - looking for some advice - Powerman
I've decided to build a house instead of buy one... I'll be meeting with a bank to get a letter of prequalification first then meeting with a builder, no agent will be involved. What all do I need to have in order to get the ball rolling on this? I've read that I should plan on making a depos...
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O-T Lounge
Where would I buy rocks? - Powerman
So looking for a gift for someone that really likes rocks and crystals and has a decent collection Anyone know of a good store where I could find some nice rocks to buy?...
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Gaming Board
Anyone have a gaming chair? - Powerman
If so what are your thoughts? I have my PS4 in my bedroom right now mainly for the purpose of streaming movies and TV while I'm laying in bed, but I don't really have a comfortable chair for any gaming. I don't do a whole lot of gaming but I just bought a couple of games that I think I'll like. ...
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Any computer forensics gurus out there? - Powerman
I've got a little situation at my place of employment that I'm trying to investigate The scenario. Myself and another employee who I rotate with on an assignment share some information that we exchange on a hard drive. A few weeks ago the hard drive was stolen. Didn't think much of it other ...
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Recommend Some Art Galleries in NOLA area plz - Powerman
Mainly thinking of paintings and perhaps even some small sculptures suitable for home decoration. Doesn't have to be anything expensive. Just looking for some decent things to put into a new place. TIA...
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Political Talk
Living Wage Calculator - thoughts? - Powerman
MIT put together a living wage calculator a while back so I was curious to see what type of numbers it comes up with. It narrows it down to the county/parish level. For EBR Parish the living wage it calculates for a single adult is $9.57 an hour. The calculation is based on working 2080 hou...
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