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  1. Hi Joanie, Can you tell us more about the...

    Hi Joanie,

    Can you tell us more about the amazing creamy NC grits? I miss NC. Is there a website to visit to check out these grits?

    Thanks,

    Alice
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    I just made a double batch of Texas caviar for a...

    I just made a double batch of Texas caviar for a party tomorrow.
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    Hi Patt. The link for your Salmon Potato Salad...

    Hi Patt. The link for your Salmon Potato Salad goes to Mastercook. Is there a way to get this recipe without signing up for Mastercook? It sounds interesting, and I can't pass up the "big win"...
  4. I have a Wallaroo hat that I enjoy wearing....

    I have a Wallaroo hat that I enjoy wearing. http://www.wallaroohats.com/t-Upf%2050.aspx

    I also picked up roomy one by Woolrich this spring that I like:...
  5. Northwest Arkansas vacation in June -- any suggestions?

    We are planning to be in NW Arkansas the first week of June. I have not made a lot of plans yet, but I would like to stay a few days in the town of Eureka Springs and then visit the Crystal Bridges...
  6. Canadian bacon and a recipe for cauliflower gratin

    I have a question about Canadian bacon. I was looking for a small piece of ham at the grocery, and there was a 12 ounce chunk of uncut Hormel Canadian bacon. It had less sugar than the hams, so I got...
  7. Laura, These are delicious cookies! And they...

    Laura,

    These are delicious cookies! And they do remind me of Nutella, which I love. I ended up toasting the hazelnuts and then rubbing off most of the skins. I ground them 1 cup at a time in the...
  8. Our local fancy market doesn't carry the Bob's...

    Our local fancy market doesn't carry the Bob's Red Mill hazelnut meal, so I have a pound of nuts to roast and grind. These cookies are on my list for this weekend. I'll let you know how it goes!
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    We recently went to a similar casual backyard...

    We recently went to a similar casual backyard wedding, and the house was closed with port-a-potties in the driveway. That could work for us, too.

    As as far as both parties invited, yes, they are....
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    Backyard wedding and an odd issue

    Our friends have asked to have their casual wedding (<50 people) in our backyard in May. Yay! We can use a boost to get us to update the landscaping back there. We will have parts of our house open...
  11. Thanks, Laura. I wanted a general cookie number...

    Thanks, Laura. I wanted a general cookie number idea to see if a 1/2 recipe would be a good starting place for our family--and it will. I may try grinding the nuts myself. It only takes about a...
  12. These look and sound great! How many does the...

    These look and sound great! How many does the recipe make? Did you grind hazelnuts to meal yourself or buy already ground? Thanks.
  13. Thanks for the interesting recipe. My library...

    Thanks for the interesting recipe. My library system has two of her cookbooks, so I have put in a request for Clean Start, as a start.
  14. Thread: Sugar Creep

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    Thankfully, I have not run into the sugared...

    Thankfully, I have not run into the sugared canned tomato products yet. I'll be watching labels carefully after this new information. Yikes!
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    I am going to have to pull out the Marinara...

    I am going to have to pull out the Marinara Magnifica recipe by lindrusso from this board.

    I went to get a jar of pasta sauce for a recipe. I guess I haven't bought pasta sauce in a while. My old...
  16. Thread: Beer allergy?

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    Another consideration is a medication...

    Another consideration is a medication interaction. Alcohol is processed first to a compound called acetaldehyde, which is a toxin, then on to acetate, which is metabolized for energy. Here is a link...
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    Your son has some chops! That is a beautiful...

    Your son has some chops! That is a beautiful birthday menu. I love the tasting options for Mexican sodas. I hope you all have a great time together.
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    Hi Peachesncream, I did use ghee, which I got...

    Hi Peachesncream,

    I did use ghee, which I got in a small jar from Trader Joe's. It is clarified butter. I think olive oil would work well, too.
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    Here are some of our favorite recipes from 2013:...

    Here are some of our favorite recipes from 2013:

    Brussels sprouts and bacon: I skip the vinegar at the end. The only thing I overate at the holidays was this recipe....
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    What's cooking this weekend?

    Like much of the country, our area has a severe cold front moving through. I'm making two repeater stews today: a green chile pork stew from the kitchn blog and a chickpea pesto turkey sausage stew...
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    Our house has cherry laminate floors. I have had...

    Our house has cherry laminate floors. I have had no-haze results with wallycat's suggestion--diluted white vinegar and damp mopping. Everything else I tried left a residue. And, sometimes I will...
  22. I just read Purple Potato's menu outloud to my...

    I just read Purple Potato's menu outloud to my DH. It has the power to make us drool 1000 miles away. Best wishes for a happy party with your friends.
  23. Purple Potato--what a divine menu. Hope you all...

    Purple Potato--what a divine menu. Hope you all have a great time and all your guests are on their company behavior (no passes at your DH this time).

    Are you making the honey ice cream yourself?...
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    Those are both good ideas vbak. SweetTooth,...

    Those are both good ideas vbak. SweetTooth, please check my kitchen math/geometry, but I think the 6 inch is the correct size for 1/2 the area of a 9 inch pie. I used the equation: area = pi (3.14)...
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    I have a small oval ceramic baking dish that I...

    I have a small oval ceramic baking dish that I use for 2-person servings of baked dips. I got it at Kohls, and it is a Bobby Flay brand from years ago. Check on the term "oval bakers" and see if...
  26. Mine, so far, are a bit basic. I'd like to...

    Mine, so far, are a bit basic.

    I'd like to create an excellent homemade BBQ sauce that has no added sweeteners.

    I would like to add yoga/stretching to my current exercise habits.
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    Prayers for a safe delivery for mom and baby.

    Prayers for a safe delivery for mom and baby.
  28. That's sounds like a great combo. I was trying to...

    That's sounds like a great combo. I was trying to work out something with endive leaves as spoons for something yummy, but this sounds easy and not overly filling---before the 8-course meal. Hope you...
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    Don't stress too much. I think your menu will...

    Don't stress too much. I think your menu will please your guests. The retro theme includes lots of things that people look forward to at parties. My aunt and uncle used to hold a giant holiday...
  30. I made a half batch of these cookies yesterday...

    I made a half batch of these cookies yesterday and froze most of the raw dough in balls. I did bake off a few. I would have to say they are "OK" but not great--a fine cookie for every day but maybe...
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