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  1. Alicia, I'm so glad that your foot is no longer...

    Alicia, I'm so glad that your foot is no longer causing problems. :) Isn't it wonderful to be OUTSIDE?!?
    DH has wrapped my new runners, so I won't be using them until Monday, but they are Asics...
  2. Julie, I bought a stalk of sprouts from Trader...

    Julie, I bought a stalk of sprouts from Trader Joe's and the ones around the bottom of the stalk were about that big. I actually had to quarter them to roast! But I don't remember them as being...
  3. I roast them the same way that karenw does, but I...

    I roast them the same way that karenw does, but I drizzle with hazelnut oil and sprinkle with chopped hazel nuts before serving. I've never noticed them being tough, but I only ever prepare them in...
  4. WHY can't every week start out the way mine did? ...

    WHY can't every week start out the way mine did? Everybody should have such a Monday morning... :)
    I went for a run yesterday afternoon so this morning I decided on yoga. When I went out to fill...
  5. 7.29 miles! Not a lot of running (she paced...

    7.29 miles! Not a lot of running (she paced herself to me, which I appreciated) but when we walked, we walked fast. :D It's fun, this exercising with a buddy... can't wait to make the final move...
  6. Hey Les, as long as there were at least 4 other...

    Hey Les, as long as there were at least 4 other groups running the relay, finishing 3rd shouldn't be disappointing! Hope that someone makes a great offer on your house soon. :)

    Alicia, I'm so...
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    THAT'S IT!!! I had a square... one ounce......

    THAT'S IT!!! I had a square... one ounce... one-eighth of the total amount called for and that little bit of "bloomed chocolate" from last year which I thought I'd get rid of was the culprit. ...
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    Hmmmm, it sounds like the chocolate "bloomed" but...

    Hmmmm, it sounds like the chocolate "bloomed" but the cake wasn't refrigerated and the room wasn't that cool (65???). *sigh* I loved the cake, but hesitate to make it again because I don't want...
  9. Amazingly, a 3.9 mile run (30%?)/walk this...

    Amazingly, a 3.9 mile run (30%?)/walk this morning. It's so easy when the sun is shining and there's a lovely trail nearby to take me through a marine forest and across a salt marsh... :D
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    Why did the glaze on my cake do this?

    I made a dense chocolate cake, 1 layer, and glazed it with a butter/ amaretto/ powdered sugar glaze

    http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/darkest-chocolate-cake-with-red-wine-glaze , subbing amaretto...
  11. Okay, since I only got in one "run" earlier in...

    Okay, since I only got in one "run" earlier in the week and my goad (for now) is some sort of activity 3x/ week, I doubled-up today. A 2.8 mile run on the trail near the new house, then a 5 mile...
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    SallyT, I was thinking that roasted garlic...

    SallyT, I was thinking that roasted garlic mashed potatoes would be good with the fried chicken breast and sauteed veggies... I like my 3's as well! And I have found that whenever I serve...
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    Thanks for the recipe link, the chicken sounds...

    Thanks for the recipe link, the chicken sounds good. Personally I would use almonds instead of hazelnuts, and serve with a simple saute of zucchini & cherry tomatoes with fresh thyme and lemon. And...
  14. Nice to hear from you, Elizabeth. And I shall...

    Nice to hear from you, Elizabeth. And I shall give you a virtual pat on the back for reaching your goal each day over the past 3 months. That really does take a lot of commitment, something that...
  15. wallycat, I wish that I could answer your...

    wallycat, I wish that I could answer your question. Give it a try???

    laura, thanks tons for this recipe-- I need some slow-cooker meals this week and have almond butter in the fridge waiting...
  16. I liked reading comments from people who are...

    I liked reading comments from people who are long-gone. I guess that my memory isn't quite shot to he**. :rolleyes:
  17. Virtual Running/ Walking? riding Buddies SPRING 2014

    Yes, I have taken it upon myself to start a "Spring" thread since visits by the VRB's have been few and far between lately. Yes, we are all busy and I am also guilty of not checking in... :o

    So,...
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    I forgot about the cat factor... we always had to...

    I forgot about the cat factor... we always had to use a lightweight, machine-washable throw over the bed for that same reason. When guests would come over, we'd roll it up and toss it into a closet...
  19. When I make enchiladas, I make double or triple...

    When I make enchiladas, I make double or triple filling and freeze. For even quicker "enchiladas", I layer corn tortillas with the thawed filling, sauce, and cheese in a casserole and microwave.
    ...
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    Another flat top-fitted bottom sheet user, here....

    Another flat top-fitted bottom sheet user, here.

    We also have a duvet cover over an inexpensive quilt and it looks really nice, but we treat is as a bedspread.

    wallycat, have you ever thought...
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    So adorable, thanks for posting! :) (I have...

    So adorable, thanks for posting! :)

    (I have tried to avoid anything about cats for the last 6 months because it made me too sad, but this has finally got me to smile!) :o
  22. LOVE the idea of zucchini "hummus"! Thanks! ...

    LOVE the idea of zucchini "hummus"! Thanks!

    applecrisp, I think that I noticed the popularity of hummus in local grocery stores about 3 or 4 years ago, and there were only a couple of brands and...
  23. Gnocchi with Zucchini Ribbons & Parsley Brown Butter

    I made this EW recipe over this past weekend for my Dad's birthday dinner and it was amazing.

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

    With a...
  24. I usually make a variation of these in the summer...

    I usually make a variation of these in the summer and skip the grilling step-- just slice the veggies really thin (bell peppers, cukes, tomatoes, etc.). The crunch of the raw vegetables along with...
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    I would love to have that one! :) But my West...

    I would love to have that one! :) But my West Bend has to die first...

    And I have to mention that I have the Polder-with-a-strap, but use it when I'm working outside as a reminder to stretch. ...
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    Update!!! Awesome avocado sauce, excellent to...

    Update!!!

    Awesome avocado sauce, excellent to replace the usual hollandaise over eggs benedict. Recipe quantities are correct, tho. I did double the sauce for 4 servings and it was too much. I...
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    Great news that she came thru the surgery! I...

    Great news that she came thru the surgery! I know how worried and nervous you are, but keep calm and hang out with your doggie since your presence is very comforting to her. She is restless because...
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    http://www.amazon.com/West-Bend-40053-Triple-Timer...

    http://www.amazon.com/West-Bend-40053-Triple-Timer/dp/B0000CFTWS/ref=sr_1_21?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1395017301&sr=1-21&keywords=kitchen+timer+digital

    I tried several (and returned them!) before...
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    MikaPotts, believe me, you don't sound silly. ...

    MikaPotts, believe me, you don't sound silly. Many of us on these boards consider their pets their children, and we understand. Fingers are crossed for your doggie. :)
    And yes, too much...
  30. Definitely try to contact the restaurant. I've...

    Definitely try to contact the restaurant. I've done that before and, even if they will not divulge the recipe itself, they will give you an idea of the ingredients that they used. Be very...
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