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    Thanks for posting such an adorable photo. I have...

    Thanks for posting such an adorable photo. I have no skill in cookie decorating, but I do appreciate seeing cute things like this.
  2. This seems like you have all the bases covered...

    This seems like you have all the bases covered with this thoughtful menu. The linked recipes look delicious. If this menu seems simple to you, stop now, because it sounds great.
  3. It was time to pull out those summer chiles and...

    It was time to pull out those summer chiles and make pork chile verde. The skins came off with no problems after the chiles were frozen and thawed. I'll have to remember this trick for next year and...
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    It may not be in the budget, but I would want a...

    It may not be in the budget, but I would want a sturdy knife for chopping and a small knife for paring. We donated some chef's knives made by Victorinox to a local soup kitchen, and they were not...
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    I hadn't heard about the cancellation of...

    I hadn't heard about the cancellation of Longmire. That is too bad.
  6. Amen, sister.

    Amen, sister.
  7. Thanks for the tips. The recipe is a custard but...

    Thanks for the tips. The recipe is a custard but you start everything together in the pan: egg yolks, condensed milk, sugar, butter, and vanilla. It's all heated at once. The second time I stirred it...
  8. Help! I have ruined this frosting and have to make it again

    I took the day off work to make some food for my DH's birthday party tomorrow. He requested a German chocolate cake. I don't usually make frosted cakes, but I have made this cake and this frosting...
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    How fun! One of my coworkers participates in a...

    How fun! One of my coworkers participates in a CSA. I am the thankful recipient of all the grapefruits that arrive, as neither she nor her husband care for them. Have fun looking up new recipes for...
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    Let's see: Saturday we had a quick chicken...

    Let's see:

    Saturday we had a quick chicken salad with avocado from the Kalyn's Kitchen blog. This one we have repeated a lot. It's a hit.

    Today I used a pork roast from the freezer to make...
  11. And we have a winner! Thanks, Vicci, for the...

    And we have a winner! Thanks, Vicci, for the least complicated solution. I'll just freeze them for later, which is what I wanted to do anyway.

    Alice
  12. Hatch chilies --problem with removing skins

    My DH picked up a carton of fire-roasted Hatch green chilies at the grocery store yesterday. There are probably about 25 large chilies in the carton. The store roasts them in the parking lot in a big...
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    Valerie, Thanks for posting this question. I...

    Valerie,

    Thanks for posting this question. I had a New Year's resolution this year to make an unsweetened or fruit-sweetened BBQ sauce. I had given up after a few experiments. We called the first...
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    Stainless steel cleaning tip

    We had a cleaning service prep our house for a wedding we had for friends in May. I remain amazed at the inexpensive cleaner they recommended for stainless steel appliances. It does have an obvious...
  15. Thanks for the replies! I like both the idea of...

    Thanks for the replies! I like both the idea of from scratch when I have time and the simmer sauce when things are tight. I'll have to compare both. Andrea--I did find the Cooks Illustrated recipe...
  16. Looking for a TNT recipe for chicken tikka masala

    I picked up a package of refrigerated chicken tikka masala at Trader Joe's, and it was pretty good. Anyone have a good recipe for making this at home? It would be great to have for lunches at work.
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  17. Hi Joanie, Can you tell us more about the...

    Hi Joanie,

    Can you tell us more about the amazing creamy NC grits? I miss NC. Is there a website to visit to check out these grits?

    Thanks,

    Alice
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    I just made a double batch of Texas caviar for a...

    I just made a double batch of Texas caviar for a party tomorrow.
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    Hi Patt. The link for your Salmon Potato Salad...

    Hi Patt. The link for your Salmon Potato Salad goes to Mastercook. Is there a way to get this recipe without signing up for Mastercook? It sounds interesting, and I can't pass up the "big win"...
  20. I have a Wallaroo hat that I enjoy wearing....

    I have a Wallaroo hat that I enjoy wearing. http://www.wallaroohats.com/t-Upf%2050.aspx

    I also picked up roomy one by Woolrich this spring that I like:...
  21. Northwest Arkansas vacation in June -- any suggestions?

    We are planning to be in NW Arkansas the first week of June. I have not made a lot of plans yet, but I would like to stay a few days in the town of Eureka Springs and then visit the Crystal Bridges...
  22. Canadian bacon and a recipe for cauliflower gratin

    I have a question about Canadian bacon. I was looking for a small piece of ham at the grocery, and there was a 12 ounce chunk of uncut Hormel Canadian bacon. It had less sugar than the hams, so I got...
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    Laura, These are delicious cookies! And they...

    Laura,

    These are delicious cookies! And they do remind me of Nutella, which I love. I ended up toasting the hazelnuts and then rubbing off most of the skins. I ground them 1 cup at a time in the...
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    Our local fancy market doesn't carry the Bob's...

    Our local fancy market doesn't carry the Bob's Red Mill hazelnut meal, so I have a pound of nuts to roast and grind. These cookies are on my list for this weekend. I'll let you know how it goes!
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    We recently went to a similar casual backyard...

    We recently went to a similar casual backyard wedding, and the house was closed with port-a-potties in the driveway. That could work for us, too.

    As as far as both parties invited, yes, they are....
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    Backyard wedding and an odd issue

    Our friends have asked to have their casual wedding (<50 people) in our backyard in May. Yay! We can use a boost to get us to update the landscaping back there. We will have parts of our house open...
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    Thanks, Laura. I wanted a general cookie number...

    Thanks, Laura. I wanted a general cookie number idea to see if a 1/2 recipe would be a good starting place for our family--and it will. I may try grinding the nuts myself. It only takes about a...
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    These look and sound great! How many does the...

    These look and sound great! How many does the recipe make? Did you grind hazelnuts to meal yourself or buy already ground? Thanks.
  29. Thanks for the interesting recipe. My library...

    Thanks for the interesting recipe. My library system has two of her cookbooks, so I have put in a request for Clean Start, as a start.
  30. Thread: Sugar Creep

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    Thankfully, I have not run into the sugared...

    Thankfully, I have not run into the sugared canned tomato products yet. I'll be watching labels carefully after this new information. Yikes!
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