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    The excess water is why I don't freeze a lot in...

    The excess water is why I don't freeze a lot in the way of veggies. I also blanch first, which is necessary, but I just don't like the texture after it's cooked. The only things that have frozen...
  2. I still get tears in my eyes when I think of my...

    I still get tears in my eyes when I think of my first experience with clothes moths... my beautiful, wool, made in France skirt and sweater... *sigh* I've never had anything like it since...
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    Mainly by subbing low-fat milk for half & half,...

    Mainly by subbing low-fat milk for half & half, also took out 2 whole eggs and replaced with 4 whites.
  4. applecrisp, when I hand wash sweaters (if they're...

    applecrisp, when I hand wash sweaters (if they're too delicate to even be spun dry on the Delicate setting), I roll them up in a large towel and squeeze some of the excess water out that way. Then...
  5. Les, your basement was okay? Water can do such...

    Les, your basement was okay? Water can do such awful damage. We didn't get nearly as much as you did, but it was a very rainy, dreary day. The 13 mile run that you had the other day is making up...
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    Another source for spices and herbs

    On another thread Beth suggested that I look at Beanilla, for vanilla beans, which I did.

    In doing so, I also found Spice Jungle-- how fun this is to look through! So much, in fact, that I feel...
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    Thanks for posting this, Beth! Their prices are...

    Thanks for posting this, Beth! Their prices are very good, and they have so many other things... and free shipping, too. :)
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    I feel terrible-- I made guacamole yesterday! :p...

    I feel terrible-- I made guacamole yesterday! :p

    No recipe here since I "just do it"-- avocado, lime juice, garlic, salt, black pepper, a small dash of cumin, and another small dash of ground...
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    Beth (and other makers of vanilla extract), I got...

    Beth (and other makers of vanilla extract), I got out of the habit of making my own vanilla extract a couple of years back and now want to start again (mainly because, in looking for a new bottle,...
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    The original recipe was from allrecipes, I think,...

    The original recipe was from allrecipes, I think, and was titled "Sausage and Potato Frittata". I was originally interested in it because of the frozen hash brown crust, then made changes each time...
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    charley, I'm glad that you and DH enjoyed it! I...

    charley, I'm glad that you and DH enjoyed it! I never thought of using shredded carrot, but will add that one to the toppings next time. :)
  12. Hi All! Whitney, I have been wearing my...

    Hi All!

    Whitney, I have been wearing my compression sock every day, all day (if I can take a break midday and slip it off for a while, I will) and I am certain that it is helping. I hope that it...
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    Baked Cinnamon French Toast recipe

    I'm on a roll... ;)

    (after many months of not cooking, I'm slowly getting back into it!)

    I also made this for recent guests. It's from the Pepperidge Farm website, but tweaked a bit to lower...
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    A really good fritatta-type recipe...

    I made this for breakfast when we had guests the other day and it was really good. A hash-brown "crust" with a ham, swiss, red pepper, onion, and egg filling topped with tomatoes.

    Because I am...
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    Since the only dental floss that we have is...

    Since the only dental floss that we have is mint-flavored (yum!), I used a serrated knife and it worked wonderfully. Thanks, SallyT!

    And since I have more balsamic dressing and another wonderful...
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    charley, yes, I used cheddar (Cabot's 50% less...

    charley, yes, I used cheddar (Cabot's 50% less fat cheddar, to be exact). I have tried mozz, and provolone, but the cheddar seems to hold up to the bolder flavor of the sauce. Let me know if you...
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    slicing fresh mozzarella?

    I sliced a ball of fresh mozzarella for a caprese salad last night and the texture is so soft that the slices were very uneven and thicker than I would have liked. I used a dull knife at first...
  18. Alicia, glad that you're back safely from your...

    Alicia, glad that you're back safely from your travels. How far of a drive is it? Will DS be able to come home for holidays? I'm afraid that I have no experience with headlamp-running since...
  19. I've been making this museli recipe for a long...

    I've been making this museli recipe for a long time
    http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/swiss-fruit-yogurt-muesli-10000000549751/

    The Apple Pie version seems like a nice alternative and very...
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    Thai Chicken Pizza "recipe"

    I posted instructions on grilling the pizza on another thread:
    http://community.cookinglight.com/showthread.php?159488-Help-me-with-grilling-pizza

    Of course, this could be baked in an oven (I use...
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    My problem too, I just cannot keep a rosemary...

    My problem too, I just cannot keep a rosemary plant alive for more than a couple of months...


    Thanks to everyone for the great ideas! I forgot to mention that I plan to put pitchers of these...
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    charley, I will post the recipe tomorrow on the...

    charley, I will post the recipe tomorrow on the Food forum. :) It is a pretty darn good pizza...
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    need new non-alcoholic drink recipe

    I've had pitchers of various iced teas and lemonades in the refrigerator (mainly for guests) all summer, and want something different. Any suggestions?
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    I used the instructions that I posted above just...

    I used the instructions that I posted above just to be certain that they would work, and this was the result. Grilled Thai Chicken Pizza:
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    charley, not exactly clueless, but I think that...

    charley, not exactly clueless, but I think that he has been ignoring a lot just to keep his home life on an even keel. She really did vacillate between moods very quickly and someone could get on...
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    Thank you! I'm going to go to Whole Foods. :D

    Thank you! I'm going to go to Whole Foods. :D
  27. Back-to-back, but still no "formal" exercise... ...

    Back-to-back, but still no "formal" exercise...

    I got my "compression foot sleeve" from Amazon and after only 4 hours I was able to put weight on my heel. I've been more or less walking on the...
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    This recipe sounds so delicious, but does anyone...

    This recipe sounds so delicious, but does anyone have any suggestions for preparing the coconut? I've had disasters every time! And it may be a challenge to buy 2 "young Thai coconuts" around here,...
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    Yes, oh yes, I do! You all have been wonderful. ...

    Yes, oh yes, I do! You all have been wonderful. :D

    When I started this thread, I was asking for suggestions because I was thinking of backing off of the friendship. I had no idea what would...
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    Thank you both, it was really interesting...

    Thank you both, it was really interesting (enlightening!) to delve further into this. I am the type of person who accepts things as they are, and it's only when I really start to look back on my...
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