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Pretzel Perfection: If you had a cook, what would you want to eat? I still have to plan food and, usually, buy the groceries. I'm just saved the labor. Also, I have to carefully watch what she's doing and be very specific. Case in point: pretzels.

Today we made pretzels for the 5th or 6th time. And they turned out great! The main problem, we discovered last time, was that Kannagi had used baking powder instead of baking soda. Here they say "cooking soda", so she figured it was referring to the baking one. Oops, and yuck. Other problems now resolved: leaving the pretzels in the soda water longer and rolling the dough thinner. Her pretzels are now better than mine.

Other things a cook is useful for: pomegranate seeds, making pumpkin puree... oh, and cleaning up.


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