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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.
nearly Austin, TX
My dogs, my cats, gardens with fruit and flower, birds, laughter, the fruits of the earth
writer, teller of tales, tall and otherwise


With all of our running and all of our cunning, If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane...
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