Me too re
- fear of fire since I'm a clumsy person
- having a spiky dutch oven lid, spikes there for a reason
- and if I'm braising on the stove or in the oven, it's at lowish temp and I don't worry about the braise somehow boiling over, and have been known to remove the lid if I want to thicken the broth
I see some weird (to me) recipe directions sometimes, not that I don't have my own odd cooking maneuvers. If I remember what directions struck me funny, I'll add them to this or a new weird cooking directions thread.