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    11-15-2014, 04:13 PM
    My condolences on your loss, Joyce. It's good that the memories of her will include the closeness you two had over the past few months.
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    11-15-2014, 04:09 PM
    Been in both of these situations. Here in Austin, everyone always brings a dish to the party. I have learned to say"I'm making Lasagne, so an Italian...
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    11-11-2014, 07:13 AM
    I've used an Oxo smooth-edge opener for years. It is easy to turn the handle and I love not having the sharp edge on the can. I even use it on pull...
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    11-08-2014, 10:30 AM
    I'd have to strongly disagree about a "food desert". I feel we all have a huge variety to choose from. Farro is really easy for me to find at either...
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    11-07-2014, 06:27 AM
    Austin is blessed with several great Indian markets, one very close to me. I've been planning to stop there today ever since I saw this posting. I...
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    11-05-2014, 06:31 AM
    patt replied to a thread October Hits and Misses in Great Food
    Not soupy-More like soft grits or polenta. I didn't use the cream cheese, just all WW Italian blend for the total cheese amount. Maybe that made the...
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    11-04-2014, 06:54 AM
    Last year we bought our first articial tree. We got it a local store that sells pools in the summer and Christmas trees in the winter. The brand is...
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    11-04-2014, 06:44 AM
    patt replied to a thread October Hits and Misses in Great Food
    I'd have to rate this one Excellent and beyond. A friend gave me the recipe and I tweaked as follows-buttermilk instead of LF/skim and I added a mix...
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    11-04-2014, 06:36 AM
    patt replied to a thread Greek Yogurt Pancakes in Great Food
    I usually throw fruit into the batter whenever I make pancakes. This time I made a few too many so I layered them in wax paper, tossed them in a zip...
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    11-03-2014, 06:58 AM
    patt replied to a thread Greek Yogurt Pancakes in Great Food
    Too funny to see this bumped up-it must be the Time Change that made pancakes seem so right . Yesterday morning I made these with chopped apples,...
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    11-01-2014, 07:32 AM
    patt replied to a thread What's for dinner? in Great Food
    In our area, local dentists do a buyback. You could try there. Other ideas: Senior centers or assisted living facilities Homeless shelters The...
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    10-31-2014, 08:08 AM
    patt replied to a thread ATK's Pumpkin Bread in Great Food
    2 T of vinegar added to 1 cup of milk, let sit for ten minutes. Or, you can use plain yogurt.
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A writer, a partner to my beloved husband, a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Born near the wild Pacific and carrying the tang of saltwater forever. Immersed but seldom submerged by the current that is Life.
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nearly Austin, TX
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My dogs, my cats, gardens with fruit and flower, birds, laughter, the fruits of the earth
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writer, teller of tales, tall and otherwise

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