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    It was mostly sunny today but no one is...

    It was mostly sunny today but no one is complaining about the heat and humidity because a day without rain is huge at this point since the rivers continue to rise. The mosquitoes are fierce and the...
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    Houston and the Hill Country area, particularly...

    Houston and the Hill Country area, particularly Wimberly and San Marcos, have suffered horrific and deadly flooding with hundreds of homes damaged or destroyed and a rising death toll.

    Here in...
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    Still and again raining. Currently under tornado...

    Still and again raining. Currently under tornado warning, tornado watch will take over after the warning expires. Yes, the rains have filled the aquifer but we are struggling to function...
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    Thank you for posting pics of Shadow; he is...

    Thank you for posting pics of Shadow; he is gorgeous. I am so glad you had space in your heart for this lovely fur baby.
  5. I will certainly try the vertical storage in...

    I will certainly try the vertical storage in water concept b/c I am so tired of using 2 scallions out of a bunch only to have the rest resemble a snail trail within a few days.

    I wish someone...
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    I am just now getting back to the board after our...

    I am just now getting back to the board after our remodel and DH's health issues so I want to say thanks for all your efforts. Our household is just two so your posts are really meaningful for us. ...
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    Oh Cookieee, this sounds amazing! If I try this,...

    Oh Cookieee, this sounds amazing! If I try this, the shallot mixture might not make it into the beef at all.

    Yesterday we had lunch at a local restaurant that is celebrating National Burger...
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    Ooh! This morning I picked the rest of Sunday's...

    Ooh! This morning I picked the rest of Sunday's grilled chile-lime rubbed chicken off the bones and tucked it in the freezer. I think I will toss it with a 1/2 recipe of this salad and maybe a...
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    I love new recipes so much that it's hard for me...

    I love new recipes so much that it's hard for me to return to a favorite but Tuesday I prepared this recipe for the second time so it's my entry for "THE SECOND TIME AROUND". Even though I got home...
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    Proteins (chix breasts, pork chops, fish, etc.) I...

    Proteins (chix breasts, pork chops, fish, etc.) I wrap in foil and then put in a ziploc style plastic bag with the contents written directly on the bag. I find that the foil wrap protects against...
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    Hi Whitney! It worked really well and I think we...

    Hi Whitney! It worked really well and I think we will get a lot of use out of it b/c we can do Cornish hens and small turkeys with it too. I did a paste of evoo, s&P, garlic powder, onion powder,...
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    Yes, sort of but without a reservoir for liquids....

    Yes, sort of but without a reservoir for liquids. The results were truly outstanding. 45 minutes @ 375 produced an awesome chix. Did it indirect of course so no flare ups from the dripping juices....
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    Thanks to everyone for the great pesto recipes. ...

    Thanks to everyone for the great pesto recipes. Tonight I am using up the rest of my celery leaves pesto from the last batch, and will make more tomorrow for the freezer b/c it's one of our...
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    Hello to all my foodie friends! We are almost...

    Hello to all my foodie friends! We are almost finished with the remodel/redecorate here (tomorrow I can actually restore everything to the bathroom cabinets which means we will no longer have...
  15. Well, my sheet pans look "well loved" because I...

    Well, my sheet pans look "well loved" because I use them for everything. As noted before they contain drips from thawing food, haul stuff back and forth from the grill and occasionally bake stuff. ...
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    I love strong flavors (think corned beef and...

    I love strong flavors (think corned beef and cabbage) as well as hot and spicy, but I also appreciate subtler profiles like sushi (picture me swooning right now!)

    I have prepared a lot recipes...
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    Thanks all for the kind words and support. I...

    Thanks all for the kind words and support. I will definitely try to visit and post as schedule permits b/c this board is amazing and reflects a community far beyond the limits of the magazine.

    Pat
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    Cookieee, do you think we could omit the tequila...

    Cookieee, do you think we could omit the tequila without changing the flavor totally? I just don't want to buy tequila for 2 TB but could maybe could buy one of the little airline bottles if I have...
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    I am doing much better on the freezer hoard since...

    I am doing much better on the freezer hoard since I invested in some freezer baskets so less stuff gets buried. That, and an iron-clad policy on unlabeled containers in the freezer, have helped a...
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    Finally cancelled

    I am sorry, dear friends, but I finally made the decision to cancel my subscription. Yes, I have been off the radar for awhile due to my home remodel and DH's multiple skin cancer surgeries. But...
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    The wonderful, amazing contractor with whom I...

    The wonderful, amazing contractor with whom I have shared my house for the last month walked in this a.m. and announced with a dead-pan expression that he couldn't finish our remodeling job (which...
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    We are still in the middle of remodeling **** so...

    We are still in the middle of remodeling **** so it's going to be KISS (keep it simple stupid), plus DH has his second melanoma surgery on the Tuesday following which kind of takes the fun out of...
  23. Great idea and I will do that! Thanks, Pat

    Great idea and I will do that! Thanks, Pat
  24. Yes, all our fav food groups here too. I think...

    Yes, all our fav food groups here too. I think it would be great for a spring potluck but I'm worried about the avocados turning dark. Is the amount of lime juice sufficient to keep the avocados...
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    As soon as the weather and my schedule cooperates...

    As soon as the weather and my schedule cooperates (just finished week #1 of whole-house remodel!) I will try this recipe for Buffalo Chicken Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing ...
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    I made the Mediterranean Kale & Cannellini Stew...

    I made the Mediterranean Kale & Cannellini Stew with Farro last night and it was pretty darned good. Personally I would slice my carrots a little thinner next time so they were just a tad softer but...
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    I am trying this Mediterranean Kale & Cannellini...

    I am trying this Mediterranean Kale & Cannellini Stew with Farro Saturday night. http://www.bhg.com/recipe/mediterranean-kale-cannellini-stew-with-farro/

    Like you, I am not a vegetarian but we eat...
  28. I too prefer savory to sweet, a cheese plate over...

    I too prefer savory to sweet, a cheese plate over chocolate cake. My idea of a sweet is a drizzle of maple syrup over bread, not pie. The poached pear with blue cheese and walnuts sounds wonderful....
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    Riverfarm, the pork loin is a larger cut, usually...

    Riverfarm, the pork loin is a larger cut, usually 2 lbs. minimum, with a lovely rim of fat. The pork tenderloin is much smaller, usually 1 lb. per tenderloin, and very lean. The loin is awesome as...
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    We alternate cold and hot cereals, the hot being...

    We alternate cold and hot cereals, the hot being steel-cut oats or granola, with something involving eggs or egg substitute. Yesterday was egg substitute scrambled with diced onions, tomatoes and...
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