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  1. Dear Cookieee, I am happy to hear you are...

    Dear Cookieee,

    I am happy to hear you are enjoying the Tajin seasoning. It is fun to try something new! I tried it on pineapple and corn on the cob, and both were great.

    Alice
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    I am making a sheet pan supper with Italian...

    I am making a sheet pan supper with Italian sausage, peppers, potatoes, and onions with a rosemary and mustard dressing. It's a T&T for us. We have a great melon from the farmers' market, so that's...
  3. Tajin seasoning (spicy chile-lime powder for fruit and vegetables)

    Several of my coworkers keep a bottle of Tajin seasoning at their desks for sprinkling on fruit. It is a spicy chile-lime powder with salt. After trying it at work yesterday, I had to hunt down a...
  4. I think a metal scrubbie should take care of the...

    I think a metal scrubbie should take care of the surface rust on the bottom of the skillet. My family members have had very old and rusty skillets sand-blasted (if the rust is everywhere). For...
  5. Thread: Logging In

    by lantana
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    I have been locked out for a few weeks, too. But,...

    I have been locked out for a few weeks, too. But, it's working today.
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    Rats! The smoked pimenton is alive. I have been...

    Rats! The smoked pimenton is alive. I have been using the sprinkle side, unawares. When I opened the larger side to spoon some out, there are cocoons and larvae of some insect. Taking it outside to...
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    Anyone tried kalettes?

    I came across a recipe that used a vegetable called kalettes in a sheet pan meal. I have not tried kalettes, which are a cross between Brussels sprouts and ruffled purple kale. They look cute, and I...
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    In reading about various diets, I have come...

    In reading about various diets, I have come across the story of Dr. Terry Wahls and her Wahls Protocol in which she applied mostly paleo diet principles to treating her own MS. It may be too "out...
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    Vinegar-free salad dressing ideas?

    A friend of mine has learned that vinegar is a trigger for migraines/vertigo for her, and she will need to eliminate it from her diet. She asked me for some ideas for vinegar-free salad dressings....
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    Turmeric tonic for colds

    DH and I both have yucky colds and have cleared out all the chicken stock reserves from the freezer. I had come across a "detox tonic" recipe on the website Oh She Glows recently. A turmeric tea or...
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    Your menu sounds wonderful! The picture of the...

    Your menu sounds wonderful! The picture of the pineapple pomegranate salad looks festive. Kudos to your award-winning baker dad. I hope you have a great time!
  12. I'm going to pick up some extra spices this week...

    I'm going to pick up some extra spices this week and get this holiday season started. Thanks for posting, LeaHamm. This sounds great!
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    I checked on what I posted for last year's menu...

    I checked on what I posted for last year's menu --- and it is the same! We attend a giant potluck which is heavy on the traditional starches and meats and desserts. I am again taking Texas Caviar and...
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    Wow, Elizabeth, I have not heard of the overnight...

    Wow, Elizabeth, I have not heard of the overnight soak in water trick. I will certainly give this a try. We like to grill whole cloves of garlic with veggies, so your tip is appreciated!
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    peeling heads of garlic for a recipe

    I am making a recipe that uses 1 cup of peeled garlic cloves, and Trader Joe's did not have their usual bags of peeled garlic today. It's Garlic Lover's Crockpot Beef Stew with Olives, Capers, and...
  16. Thread: Summer Books

    by lantana
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    Thanks for the recommendations, Patt. I was able...

    Thanks for the recommendations, Patt. I was able to get on a hold list for The Martian at the library and have also ordered the Hilary Mantel book to our library for pick-up.

    I am working on the...
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    Well, I have to say I tried. I bought some...

    Well, I have to say I tried. I bought some powdered plain gelatin. The recipe I used worked very well, but I don't seem to be a gummie jello thingy kinda person. Oh well. Here's the method I used,...
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    I have been using a Y-shaped peeler from Zyliss....

    I have been using a Y-shaped peeler from Zyliss. DH doesn't like it as much for potatoes, but it is great for carrots and I have tackled a squash or two with it....
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    Ideas for homemade fruit gummies

    Any experience with making gummies from fruit juice and gelatin? I am preparing for a day of clear liquids next week and would like to play around with gelatin and the allowed juices. The cook in me...
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    Electric pressure cooker as a gift

    My sister has asked for an electric pressure cooker for Christmas this year. Are there tips or suggestions on good brands or things to consider about the purchase? She will be cooking for 2-3 people....
  21. Minus the sugar, this is my house cornbread...

    Minus the sugar, this is my house cornbread recipe against which all others are judged. I from a "no sugar in cornbread" part of the country originally. I tried Pam Anderson's Perfect Cornbread with...
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    Thanks for the tips, Patti. The Kraut Source lid...

    Thanks for the tips, Patti. The Kraut Source lid system seems really simple, and you can watch what is happening through the mason jar. When the ferment is done to your liking, do you just cap the...
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    I just checked out the book Wild Fermentation...

    I just checked out the book Wild Fermentation from our library and wanted to know if anyone on the boards makes sauerkraut or other fermented vegs--and found this post.

    So, I am bumping up this...
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    While I was getting my teeth cleaned recently, my...

    While I was getting my teeth cleaned recently, my dental hygienist had an interesting conversation with me about this topic. I was mostly listening, of course, as there were instruments all over my...
  25. We use cloth napkins every day at home, and I...

    We use cloth napkins every day at home, and I pack some in my lunch box for work. They are sturdy and have lasted years. I think the most recent batch came from Tuesday Morning about 9 years ago. We...
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    Wow--a wealth of good ideas! Thanks everyone for...

    Wow--a wealth of good ideas! Thanks everyone for pitching in. I liked all the options from checking Marshalls/TJ Maxx, drooling over the Rough Linen, to a giant pack of towels on Amazon, and making...
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    Dishtowel nostalgia

    I am looking for what I think as an old-school cotton dishtowel. I want a flat weave, not terry, with a simple pattern like a few stripes or checks. The cloth should get softer over time. I would...
  28. I am not a big fan of the gluten-free starches,...

    I am not a big fan of the gluten-free starches, either. In short, digestive issues. The paleo cookbooks don't use grains, so that that was a good start for me. Along with the Well Fed books and the...
  29. I have not been on an elimination diet myself,...

    I have not been on an elimination diet myself, but a friend at work did this about 2 years ago. Her mission was more for getting healthier foods in her diet and losing weight, and for that part it...
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    Fort Worth here. Our closest local lake and the...

    Fort Worth here. Our closest local lake and the river that is its outlet down the street are still within their banks. We have not had as much flooding of the streets as has plagued Dallas to the...
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