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i bought this darn $120 le crueset thingie about 6 years ago and still have not used it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bigeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bigeyes">:<br>
i have never used it b/c i honestly dont know how to use it or what for. any ideas,thoughts and suggestions for this silly chef would be great!! thanks!!<br><br><a href="http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j136/counterGOPI/IMG_4976.jpg" target="_blank">http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j1...I/IMG_4976.jpg</a><br><a href="http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j136/counterGOPI/IMG_4978.jpg" target="_blank">http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j1...I/IMG_4978.jpg</a>
 

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You could make no knead bread in it. It would come out shaped like the crock, but it would still taste yummy<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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ohhh how do i make that? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="drool">
 

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Stews, casseroles and chili are my thought. Morrocan tagine recipes could use something like that too. Since its Le Creuset, it can go in the oven too. Do a search on "dutch oven" recipes at <a href="http://www.recipezaar.com" target="_blank">Recipezaar</a> or <a href="http://www.allrecipes.com" target="_blank">AllRecipes</a>.
 

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yup, just use it like a dutch oven. excellent for slow cooking, stews, soups, roasts, casseroles, and baking.<br><br><br>
of course, it could always be your extra special thanksgiving pot in which you only make your extra special whatever (green beans, dressing, yams). that's always fun.
 

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you could bake a cake in it possibly, greese and flour the sides so it comes free from the sides, can't tell what the top handle is made out of, but it's held on w/ a screw so you could take that out plug the hole with aluminum foil and fill the top part too with the batter making a 2 piece cake, then once they were cooled then you could put them together making a cake shaped like a pumpkin...<br><br>
ohh same ida but use pumpkin bread (kinda like a bannna bread) and put cream cheese icing between.<br><br>
You could make pumpkin soup.<br><br>
It looks like cast iron that is enameled so could make anything in it that you would use a regular pot for.<br><br>
It's pretty
 

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The bread article.<br><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/08/dining/081mrex.html?ex=1180065600&en=4b9c2bf2820ba0a2&ei=5070" target="_blank">http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/08/di...0ba0a2&ei=5070</a><br><br>
The bread video<br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13Ah9ES2yTU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13Ah9ES2yTU</a><br><br>
the bread thread<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=555910" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=555910</a><br><br>
My no knead advice, use dry active yeast instead of instant because you can buy it in bigger containers. Change amount from 1/4tsp to 1/3tsp.
 

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I have this exact piece! It's not my most useful piece of Le Crueset (I love the stuff), but I do use it a fair amount. I use it on the stove as a pot. I slowcook casseroles and stews and meats and such int he oven (but not in the summer; too hot here for that). I basically use it like a crockpot, but in the oven, at about 250 for 2 hours. I like the way things turn out better in the cast iron, in the oven, than the CP.
 

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If you've had it for years and never used it, sell it on eBay. That's what we did with some Le Creuset and Caphalon stuff, and we made a killing.
 

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I agree with Leta about selling it. But if you want to use it, it looks like a casserole dish to me. Do you make casseroles at all?
 

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i was gonna say cassaroles too, but you really might get a good deal selling it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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That was the first thing that came to my mind, too!<br><br>
Make the bread. Once that's out, use the pot to make a soup to eat with the bread. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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If you have the box & stuff, you could try returning it to the store you purchased it from. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:<br><br>
They still make that style and you could exchange it for a "regular" round LeCreuset dutch oven. It's probably the shape that is holding you back from using it.
 
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