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    Hi Vicci - He doesn't cook much from recipes, but...

    Hi Vicci - He doesn't cook much from recipes, but he make these great home fries for a brunch we host each month. Here is the general idea. He dices about 5 lbs of red potatoes. The day before brunch...
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    Anyone cooking with ghee?

    I have been making ghee from butter for about a year now. Today, I got distracted by a good book during the heating process, and the ghee is more light tea-colored than yellow. It has no burnt taste,...
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    We tend to eat much better if I cook on the...

    We tend to eat much better if I cook on the weekend and have options for meals to reheat for lunch and dinner (and sometimes breakfast) during the week. I have a lot of plans for today:

    Four...
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    I had a ham bone and 1/2 lb of bulk Italian...

    I had a ham bone and 1/2 lb of bulk Italian sausage languishing in the freezer. I also had homemade stock and leftover peppers on hand, so this went together easily. I made this soup from The Kitchn...
  5. Thread: Ipad Problem

    by lantana
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    Well, that took a while! I've also had the...

    Well, that took a while! I've also had the problem of not being able to log in from any device. Today...it seemed to work fine.
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    Oh dear, that would startle me, too. If a...

    Oh dear, that would startle me, too. If a handyman can pull out the dishwasher later, there are probably areas where the lines pass through the wall can be sealed better or stuffed with steel wool....
  7. I have been keeping my weekly menus in an...

    I have been keeping my weekly menus in an electronic file so I can refer back to something we liked or to adjustments I made to tweak a recipe. So, at the end of the year I do a quick inventory to...
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    Oh, we are having our usual good luck foods and...

    Oh, we are having our usual good luck foods and sides. I am very excited as I totally love this meal and the leftovers.

    Texas caviar
    Grilled pork tenderloin with chipotle mayo sauce
    Collards...
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    We are traveling to be with my sister and our...

    We are traveling to be with my sister and our cousins for the holidays. My sister is a hoarder of house stuff, like on the shows, and has developed a stronger love for cats. I have lost count of the...
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    Thanks for the reminder! I missed the information...

    Thanks for the reminder! I missed the information that this one was coming on. Our local PBS station has had 4 weeks of old programming so we have not been on that channel much.
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    Gluten-free desserts - banana pudding

    If you or a friend or relative eat gluten-free foods, here is a simple recipe for banana pudding. I tried several types of cookies, but found the Mi-Del gluten-free arrowroot cookies were the most...
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    Thanks, Cookieee. It appears I posted this date...

    Thanks, Cookieee. It appears I posted this date nut bread recipe in 2008 when I joined the boards. In a funny coincidence, I am planning to make it for a brunch this weekend. It must be a keeper!...
  13. Thread: I'm back.

    by lantana
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    Thinking of you as you are on the mend.

    Thinking of you as you are on the mend.
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    Congratulations on working so hard and achieving...

    Congratulations on working so hard and achieving your goals with top honors! I recall reading your posts over the years, and there were some hard spots for you. Bask in this!
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    Thanksgiving hits?

    We missed out on chatting about our Thanksgiving menus because of the board blackout. So...

    Any hits, new dishes or favorites tried and trues, to report from your Thanksgiving meal?

    We usually...
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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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  21. Amen, sister.

    Amen, sister.
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  26. 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
  27. 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...
  30. 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...
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