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    There was an email from her this morning, but I...

    There was an email from her this morning, but I didn't even read the subject line before deleting it. Done and over.



    No, I usually delete the unimportant (or unwanted) messages I get... but...
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    No, her email tonight wasn't one of the (many)...

    No, her email tonight wasn't one of the (many) ones that put me down or criticized me-- it was simply the straw that..., well, you know... ;)
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    Jumping in with both feet... :o I wrote the...

    Jumping in with both feet... :o

    I wrote the following and sent it to both her and her husband. I wanted to be short and simple, but still get a few of my main concerns across. I feel badly that...
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    I just got a handle on grilling pizza on my gas...

    I just got a handle on grilling pizza on my gas grill, and we moved into a new home and bought a charcoal one. Now there's a totally different animal. :rolleyes:

    The best all-purpose advice I...
  5. Thread: Labor Day

    by VictoriaL
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    Hmmm, now I'm feeling that we should do something...

    Hmmm, now I'm feeling that we should do something ! ;)

    Painting the front porch... scrubbing the asphalt driveway and hopefully apply sealer... how much fun can a holiday weekend get?!?!?
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    My friend has gone off the deep end... :( DH...

    My friend has gone off the deep end... :(

    DH had to ask her husband a question today and gave him a call on his work phone. The husband gave a suggestion, and I later wrote him a quick email to...
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    Thank you, that would solve many issues in my...

    Thank you, that would solve many issues in my life now... :)


    And thanks for your replies, it really did feel good to get this all off my chest.
  8. It appears that Les' word of the month is HILL. ...

    It appears that Les' word of the month is HILL. :D Both in Oregon and in VA. But what an experience that relay must have been! A lesser man would have curled up on the side of the trail,...
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    Thanks for your advice (and back-pats...) :) ...

    Thanks for your advice (and back-pats...) :)

    jmarie, your friend sounds exactly like mine. Plus alcohol and a few other things...

    I am fairly certain that her alcohol consumption is a big...
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    stepping back from a friendship?

    Has anyone ever done this? I have had a very good friend for the past 7 or 8 years and, although she does have an acerbic personality, she was fun. Was. In the last couple of years, intensifying...
  11. When I read the original post, I thought "wonder...

    When I read the original post, I thought "wonder how it is with quinoa?" :) Please let us know!
  12. Thanks to Ralph for trying to keep our quite...

    Thanks to Ralph for trying to keep our quite little thread cleaned up... :) Oh well... and the spammer didn't even spell Israel correctly!

    Les, a few more words about your trip to, and run...
  13. Thread: Salsa!

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    A friend brought this to a picnic a couple of...

    A friend brought this to a picnic a couple of months ago and it was quite good:

    http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2010/01/restaurant-style-salsa/

    Now, this time of year I prefer to make pico...
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    I would try to return it. You have a valid...

    I would try to return it. You have a valid reason for the return-- you removed it from the package, oiled it to preserve the quality of the wood, then it split. My bamboo boards weren't that...
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    Hmmm, I have several bamboo cutting boards and...

    Hmmm, I have several bamboo cutting boards and none have ever split.

    Once I had a nice wooden carving board that was huge and after using it and washing the turkey grease off, I put it in the...
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    Good decision, Andrea. But I wonder, does the...

    Good decision, Andrea. But I wonder, does the cleaning service still have a key to your house?
  17. This is a regular event, and the people doing the...

    This is a regular event, and the people doing the hot-sausage-and-peppers stand have a restaurant and access to equipment, but they do all of the chopping by hand! :confused: "The old-fashioned...
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    I graduated from college 34 years ago, but the...

    I graduated from college 34 years ago, but the end of summer still is the week before Labor Day when the nieces and nephews return to school. :D I do resist it, though, and we'll still go to the...
  19. chopping lots and lots of hot peppers...

    A friend asked for my advice and I am stumped.

    She is going to be chopping hot peppers for an Italian festival at the end of the month. Lots and lots of hot peppers (maybe 20 bushels, I think she...
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    Thanks! I'll try the cornstarch as I don't have...

    Thanks! I'll try the cornstarch as I don't have arrowroot and have been to the grocery store WAY too many times in the last few days... :rolleyes:
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    thickening a berry pie

    http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/blueberry_streusel_pie.html

    This recipe calls for tapioca to thicken, but I don't have any. I found that 1-1/2T flour would be a good sub, but would a berry pie...
  22. When I buy pre-roasted hatch chilies, I pop them...

    When I buy pre-roasted hatch chilies, I pop them into freezer bags and freeze them. When thawed, the blackened skins slide right off. :)
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    My Mom has done this forever and swears by it: ...

    My Mom has done this forever and swears by it:
    :)

    Rinse the inside of the pan and, while still wet, sprinkle with Comet. Place very damp paper towels over the surface, and sprinkle with more...
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    My Mom makes this for potlucks and it is so good....

    My Mom makes this for potlucks and it is so good. Se made a quad recipe for a family reunion earlier this summer and, because of weather, only about half of the expected people showed up so she was...
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    Since we almost always go to rental houses for...

    Since we almost always go to rental houses for vacations, I've been dealing with this situation for years both with DH and I and with friends and family we've invited along. What works best for us...
  26. I have the original page of this recipe in my...

    I have the original page of this recipe in my "summer recipes" binder. I substitute depending on what's on hand, but it is a favorite. :)
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    Great tidbit to know! A friend today was...

    Great tidbit to know! A friend today was bemoaning the fact that summer "is almost over" and I gave her a verbal slap across the head over the phone. I'm going to write to her now with the info...
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    I remember the index, but since I had subscribed...

    I remember the index, but since I had subscribed from almost the beginning and still had all of the issues, I decided not to buy it. Very recently I recycled all of my old CL issues, and there are...
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    Thank you! I'm good with on-the-fly...

    Thank you! I'm good with on-the-fly substitutions, and this looks like a great base recipe. :)
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    erin, I loooove "cooking weekends", especially...

    erin, I loooove "cooking weekends", especially with my Mom. :)

    applecrisp, do you have a link for the cabbage/ carrot salad with peanut dressing?

    I don't know if it's the cool weather, or the...
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