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  1. Virtual Running/ Riding/ Walking Buddies Summer 2015!

    The Spring thread was started with Elizabeth mentioning snow, and ended with Les talking of mid-80 heat that was sucking all of his running enjoyment away. What a difference 3 months can make!

    I...
  2. EW's Spinach Salad with Avocado-Ranch Dressing

    This dressing is great! I used fresh garlic instead of powdered, subbed fresh parsley and chives for the dill, and added a little ground chipotle pepper. As good as it was with a spinach/ red onion...
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    At what temperature do you set your a/c?

    Not having had a/c for the last 30 years in our farm, the new house is a wonderful change of pace with this lovely feature! :D

    We keep it at 75 or 76 during the day, but knock it up to 77 or 78...
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    Well, both asparagus and green beans were on sale...

    Well, both asparagus and green beans were on sale today, and looked good, so I got both. I like the idea of lemon sauce on the asparagus... and lots of fruit, too (MinEaston, I agree with your...
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    98 degrees, but "only" 55% humidity. My tomaotes...

    98 degrees, but "only" 55% humidity. My tomaotes seem to be loving it, though!
  6. I wish that I could be like her... :o I thought...

    I wish that I could be like her... :o I thought that I'd organize more when we moved, but I was just so busy unpacking boxes/ coolers and shoving things onto shelves!

    Loooove BB Theory! Kind of...
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    Great ideas, thanks everyone! Now to choose, and...

    Great ideas, thanks everyone! Now to choose, and finish the shopping list... :)
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    Menu suggestions please!

    My brother and his family are arriving for a long weekend and as I sit here planning meals and making a grocery list, I've run into a mental roadblock... :o

    Can someone throw out some ideas to...
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    freezing blue cheese?

    I was leaving a friend's house the other day and he asked if I had finished a hunk of Danish blue cheese that he gave me a month or so ago. Yes, I replied, to which he opened his refrigerator, got...
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    Oh, I'm so sorry that you and Riley had to go...

    Oh, I'm so sorry that you and Riley had to go through this. :( I can't even remember how many times DH and I have been in a similar situation, and the link which you posted really looks as though...
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    Any Italian grocery will have anise extract and...

    Any Italian grocery will have anise extract and anise oil. If there are none in your area, :( try this place. I've placed several orders from here and they're great....
  12. What a great idea! Apple turnovers with cinnamon...

    What a great idea! Apple turnovers with cinnamon & sugar for some, with cheese and nuts for others! :D
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    Now, why didn't I think of that? I'll certainly...

    Now, why didn't I think of that? I'll certainly check around. Thanks!!! :)
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    Hmmmm, famous breakfast potatoes?? Can you...

    Hmmmm, famous breakfast potatoes?? Can you share, please? Then, I will make and use ghee for the first time!
  15. Thread: Ipad Problem

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    Same issue here. I posted a ? below in tech...

    Same issue here. I posted a ? below in tech support. We'll see if anyone answers. Hate kindle-typing!
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    exceeded login attempts?

    My laptop had to be "refreshed" and, in doing so, my saved info for websites was cleared (including the cookies). I have tried to sign in to these boards for two days now, and each time I try I am...
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    Of course we know! ;) DH and I started to...

    Of course we know! ;) DH and I started to re-watch Season 4 a few nights ago, as a "refresher".

    And if you're interested in reading about that period in time:
    ...
  18. It turned out great! :) Actually, I had never...

    It turned out great! :) Actually, I had never eaten "straight" creme fraiche before so I had no idea what it was supposed to smell/ taste like but I asked my friend (she and her husband were...
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    How coincidental, I am making sauerkraut/...

    How coincidental, I am making sauerkraut/ kielbasa/ potatoes for DH because every single year he tells me that his mother always made this for their NYD dinner (from Pittsburgh PA) and this year I...
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    I love these "found this old CL recipe" threads! ...

    I love these "found this old CL recipe" threads! I have so much in binders, on computer files, in my inbox, etc. that I tend to lose track of our old favorites.

    And another of our favorites in...
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    leebee, what a lovely Christmas gift-- to have...

    leebee, what a lovely Christmas gift-- to have such great unexpected guests! :D

    All went well here. Morose brother actually smiled for the family portrait, Dad complimented me TWICE, and there...
  22. I'll keep your substitution suggestions in mind...

    I'll keep your substitution suggestions in mind for the next time, Ana. I am happy to be able to use up most of the remaining heavy cream that I bought for Christmas Eve's chocolate mousse for the...
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    I have had a Maverick brand digital thermometer...

    I have had a Maverick brand digital thermometer for 20 years, use it at least once or twice a week, and it still works fine.
  24. The recipe didn't say which kind of manchego...

    The recipe didn't say which kind of manchego cheese, but I think that it may be the hard cheese. The filling of the galette reminds me of spinach artichoke dip and I used Asiago for that.

    I have...
  25. ?'s about cheese and creme fraiche substitutes

    I am planning to make a spinach & artichoke galette (F&W, November 2013) and don't think that I'll be able to find manchego cheese. Any ideas what I could substitute?

    Also, the same recipe...
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    Very tentative... ;) We never "do" anything...

    Very tentative... ;)

    We never "do" anything for NYE (heck, lately I've been asleep by midnight!) but friends are stopping by for a day so we plan on going out for lobster roll for NYE dinner,...
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    Happy Holidays and Successful Cooking to All!!! ...

    Happy Holidays and Successful Cooking to All!!! :D
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    No mashed potatoes or gravy since I wanted to...

    No mashed potatoes or gravy since I wanted to make as much as possible ahead of time, so I went with a rice pilaf and, instead of making a pan gravy, I made this a couple of days before and reheated...
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    Ahhh, families... ;) I have accepted my Dad's...

    Ahhh, families... ;) I have accepted my Dad's "quirks", but just needed to get it off of my chest without whining to DH, or my sister.

    Patt, IMHO you have no obligation to alter your cooking if...
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    Spicy Lemon-Rosemary Pork Tenderloin

    This one deserved a double thumbs-up!

    So easy, especially since I didn't sear the meat before roasting it (took longer to cook, though, but less than 40 minutes as I recall). I prepped it the...
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