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    Well, I backed up everything and also had to mess...

    Well, I backed up everything and also had to mess with my anti-virus and anti-malware programs. The antimalware had to be temporarily disabled, and the anti-virus had to be updated prior to the...
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    Here's a sorbet that I've made and liked that...

    Here's a sorbet that I've made and liked that didn't require an ice cream machine.

    Mango Lime Sorbet

    4 cups frozen mango chunks
    1/2 cup agave nectar (I used 1/4 cup)
    1/4 cup lime juice
    ...
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    Anyone switch to Windows 10?

    Hi, everyone.

    When I turn on my computer, I get warnings that the deadline for switching to Windows 10 (or whatever) for free is July 29. I'd set my computer to block the automatic upgrade as so...
  4. I'll wash pants to see if they shrink before...

    I'll wash pants to see if they shrink before shortening them. For many clothes, I like to leave the tags on in case I want to exchange/return them; I'll then want to wear an item, so I don't prewash...
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    I agree; I always enjoy visiting my virtual...

    I agree; I always enjoy visiting my virtual friends.
  6. Thread: I win

    by BarbaraL
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    I did say I wanted to participate but really...

    I did say I wanted to participate but really don't want to cook or eat tongue or gizzard . . .
  7. Thread: I win

    by BarbaraL
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    I have no ill will toward anyone on this board. ...

    I have no ill will toward anyone on this board. I don't visit as much as I used to because of competing priorities and I'm not cooking nearly as much as I used to. It's probably been a week or two...
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    Joyce, I just wanted to agree with the other...

    Joyce,
    I just wanted to agree with the other posters. Don't sell your home or make any major changes until you've had time to get your bearings and consider what you truly want to do. I've always...
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    I also loved when members posted their favorite...

    I also loved when members posted their favorite recipes. Jewel's garlicky green beans and Matt's Harvest Ginger Snaps are favorites in my house.
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    Hi, I'm Barbara. I'm 50+, married, with a...

    Hi, I'm Barbara. I'm 50+, married, with a 29-year-old daughter, and a husky-mix dog. I'm a regulatory writer in the pharmaceutical industry. Hard to believe that this month is my 16-year anniversary...
  11. What a great video. Kudos to the company for...

    What a great video. Kudos to the company for modifying the doll and making a little girl so happy.
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    I remember my grandmother and her sisters coming...

    I remember my grandmother and her sisters coming back from the salon with a bluish tint in their gray/silver hair. They'd put some sort of bluing agent in to counteract the yellow tint. Do they...
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    Help buying new television

    Happy Memorial Day, everyone. Military personnel and Veterans, thank you for your service.

    We're in the market for a new 55" TV for our living room. We were looking at the Sony XBR55X850D (sales...
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    I remember Fizzies! My brother and I loved them. ...

    I remember Fizzies! My brother and I loved them. One of our favorite foods was tomato-noodle soup; tomato soup with fine egg noodles in it.
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    Another vote for mac and cheese. Kraft is good,...

    Another vote for mac and cheese. Kraft is good, but my favorite is Stouffer's frozen mac and cheese. Yum!
  16. Thread: Spiralizer?

    by BarbaraL
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    Yes, I served it as the main course. I didn't...

    Yes, I served it as the main course. I didn't serve it with anything else; we'd gone out to lunch and really didn't want a big meal. I'm sure DH would have loved some meat balls with it (he calls me...
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    I've been crazy busy lately and haven't had time...

    I've been crazy busy lately and haven't had time to read. The Sunday paper had a favorable review on a new book about the Golden Girls TV show that looks interesting. I think it was Golden Girls...
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    I'm sorry for your loss. I hosted the...

    I'm sorry for your loss.
    I hosted the post-funeral repast for my mother's funeral. I ordered gourmet deli sandwiches (I wasn't up to cooking) with some sides and a light dessert (like cookies or...
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    by BarbaraL
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    My husband got me the spiralizer attachment for...

    My husband got me the spiralizer attachment for my KitchenAid mixer. It's worked very well so far. In the last issue of Cooks Illustrated, they rated the Paderno 3-blade the best.

    We both liked...
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    Happy birthday! I haven't been doing much...

    Happy birthday!

    I haven't been doing much cookbook cooking lately; I'm willing to play but . . . um, I don't know what's going on. Making a recipe from your 14th favorite cookbook? The 14th book...
  21. Oooh, they sound good. Are they really hot? I'm...

    Oooh, they sound good. Are they really hot? I'm finding as I get older I don't think things as hot as I used to.
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    I don't mind the Jake from State Farm commercial...

    I don't mind the Jake from State Farm commercial when the Coneheads do it . . . :)
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    I make Jewel's garlicky green beans and someone's...

    I make Jewel's garlicky green beans and someone's (Matt's?) harvest ginger snaps. I also make the following:

    CHicken Piccata
    1 tbsp olive oil
    4 6-oz skinless, boneless chicken breasts
    1/2 tsp...
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    I never saw it that way (that the guy was going...

    I never saw it that way (that the guy was going to leave his wife and 2 kids) because his tone is so sweet when he says he'll never leave (or whatever he says at the end). Now that you mention it, I...
  25. Thread: Logging In

    by BarbaraL
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    Good to know; thanks for sharing.

    Good to know; thanks for sharing.
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    Fabric Protection

    I'm buying some new furniture (after a long time). Scotchguard was found to be toxic and isn't available (at least in its original form) anymore. The furniture companies seem to be pushing Guardsman,...
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    I also miss the days when the BB was jumping. My...

    I also miss the days when the BB was jumping. My family calls it the Source of All Knowledge. I remember the question about what food you'd never eat again; I answered "sea cucumber".

    Barb :)
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    If you have health conditions (high blood...

    If you have health conditions (high blood pressure, diabetes, etc), you will need to be monitored during pregnancy for your health and also for the baby's. The pregnancy might affect what medication...
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    I found a nice comforter at JC Penney; I also saw...

    I found a nice comforter at JC Penney; I also saw a pretty duvet cover at Crate and Barrel (but was online only). I like pretty patterns but they seem to be "out" now.
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    We played SPUD, freeze tag, and hide and seek. I...

    We played SPUD, freeze tag, and hide and seek. I learned four-square at camp, and started playing that too. I can't remember if we played Red Rover or I just heard of it. Dodgeball and crab ball were...
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