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Seeking recipe for Better Homes and Gardens Strawberry Cream Cheese pie

ah thanks! ;-).

about 5 hours ago
alkapal in Home Cooking

What is your favorite store bought cookie ?

agree on the chips ahoy. plastic-y now….weird aftertaste.

about 6 hours ago
alkapal in General Topics

Current obsessions?

veggo at katz's deli, with his reticulated jaw -- after having eaten several sour pickles on the table as he awaited his pastrami sandwich.

about 6 hours ago
alkapal in General Topics

Seeking recipe for Better Homes and Gardens Strawberry Cream Cheese pie

antilope, i was thinking of you whn i went a-searchin' -- 'cause you are the search meister!

about 6 hours ago
alkapal in Home Cooking

Whole Foods parking hell

you got a t-shirt made of hemp?
well,
she's got a tampon made of tempeh
and a case of two buck chuck from TJ's.
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oh gosh. what a riot.

here's the berkeley remix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG568...

about 6 hours ago
alkapal in Washington DC & Baltimore

Whole Foods parking hell

lots of special snowflakes shopping in the WF in clarendon, for sure. oblivious, many of them. simply oblivious.

about 6 hours ago
alkapal in Washington DC & Baltimore

Whole Foods parking hell

depends on time of day -- the 2d level is only open after 5 and on w/e.

about 6 hours ago
alkapal in Washington DC & Baltimore

Whole Foods parking hell

clarendon store has validated parking for the garage across the street.

i tend not to go to WF unless i have business there in the nearby container store, wiliams-sonoma or apple -- in that little u-shaped center.

about 6 hours ago
alkapal in Washington DC & Baltimore

Cheap chain pizza - anything good?

papa john's has a half price deal anytime any one of the local pro teams wins, or wins by a certain margin. we like the "john's favorite" pizza, well done, with added onions, black olives and banana peppers. can get extra large for around $11 with the deal. otherwise we don't order chain pizza, but go to a local neapolitan place, pupatella. (arlington, va).

about 7 hours ago
alkapal in Chains

Looking for lamb in restaurants

amoo's just won award from city paper for best persian in DC metro area!

about 7 hours ago
alkapal in Washington DC & Baltimore

Seeking recipe for Better Homes and Gardens Strawberry Cream Cheese pie

hey, maybe i found it! http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/frida...

ps, who is "swiftbanderilla"?

about 7 hours ago
alkapal in Home Cooking

Seeking recipe for Better Homes and Gardens Strawberry Cream Cheese pie

maybe this cream pie? -- but it has pastry crust :(
http://www.thecookingphotographer.com...

looks same as chris vr's recipe i think….

about 7 hours ago
alkapal in Home Cooking

Current obsessions?

internet is my friend, so i looked it up: "Dill pickles are made with a brine, vinegar salt etc and immediately preserved, Sour pickles are FERMENTED so they're actually 'soured'."

now internet may be a lying friend, so i'll wait to see if the chowhound arena gives this answer a thumbs down.

about 7 hours ago
alkapal in General Topics

Current obsessions?

i know my sister was trying them when she was into weight watchers. i am intrigued! love me some noodles!

about 7 hours ago
alkapal in General Topics

mcdonald's raised price of large coffee by 25+% -- no longer $1

well, all i can say is that an old fart is better than a new one.

about 7 hours ago
alkapal in Chains
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Easter Candy 2014 -- your new finds and tried and true faves?

yes! a protein bar indeed. also, what's the new meme about chocolate being considered a vegetable (should be a "fruit"?) because it grows on a tree? LOL!

about 7 hours ago
alkapal in General Topics

What is your favorite store bought cookie ?

alrighty then! i wasn't sure, anyhow. ;-).

oatmeal lace and almond crescents sound like my taste. my aunt pauline used to make some lovely almond crescents. like an almond shortcake shaped in a crescent, baked until done but not browned, then rolled in powdered sugar when done. so delicious because the buttery taste shone through and there were not real sweet.

about 7 hours ago
alkapal in General Topics

Recent cooking fails?

irony - mr. alka ate the leftover part with just eggs and loved it. they were local organic eggs with very rich yolks!

about 7 hours ago
alkapal in Home Cooking
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I need a veggie suggestion for Easter brunch

yes, i just saw a beautiful zucchini "carpaccio" type salad on pinterest and twitter. here it is, grilled zucchini salad with sea salt and lemon. dead easy, & light and refreshing http://www.pookspantry.com/grilled-zu...

save it for yourself and/or a girls' luncheon! ;)

about 8 hours ago
alkapal in Home Cooking
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What is your favorite store bought cookie ?

oooh, do you have a good pecan sandies recipe?

about 11 hours ago
alkapal in General Topics

I need a veggie suggestion for Easter brunch

corn is out of season. would seem odd at an easter brunch to me. (of course there is frozen corn, but…it just seems odd). although… last sunday at the seafood market in washington, d.c., they were -- of course -- selling steamed corn with their steamed crabs (those frozen cobbettes, i am certain).

about 11 hours ago
alkapal in Home Cooking

What is your favorite store bought cookie ?

growing up, my faves also included little debbie oatmeal creme pies. i get sentimental walking past them in the grocery store.

a couple of years ago, my sister had some in her cupboard for the grandkids, and i tried one. just a mere shadow of its former self. <sigh>

about 11 hours ago
alkapal in General Topics

Is the anything GOOD in Fort Myers!!??

i don't know which two pincher's you went to, but you can't get better *shrimp* at red lobster. no way, josé. and pincher's shrimp is reasonable for REAL gulf shrimp in a decent size. one pound of fried shrimp plus the two sides is a lot of shrimp for @ $26. easily enough for two to eat well.

the only caveat is…the "fancy" preps are too salty. i never get the steamed, because i am a fried shrimp fanatic.

about 11 hours ago
alkapal in Florida

Transporting deviled eggs?

good technique, sandwich sister!

about 11 hours ago
alkapal in Not About Food

I need a veggie suggestion for Easter brunch

i just came across this lovely-sounding lemon tarragon pea salad recipe (in a feature about using frozen veggies) http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/lemon...

looks delicious and simple.

(ps, not contradicting your guest's assertion of an allergy, but i have never heard of a zucchini allergy.)

about 12 hours ago
alkapal in Home Cooking

Recent cooking fails?

this morning's eggs with bacon. i cooked them way too low and the pre-cooked (by me) bacon crumbled into them didn't do one thing for them. blah. i should've added some truffle salt to give some flavor to the eggs. i should also have re-crisped the bacon first, and then added the crumbles on top once the eggs were done.

i had intended to cook up some bulk breakfast sausage, drain fat then add in the scrambled eggs to cook. i like that technique better, but i was lazy. serves me right.

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the other day i did a stupid and neglectful thing -- left some chilean sea bass for too long in fridge. cooked it. had to toss. broke my heart. and then i kicked myself for buying it in the first place if i didn't intend to cook it right away.

about 12 hours ago
alkapal in Home Cooking

Ritz Topping in Crockpot?

are you serving out of the crockpot? then you could put it in the oven, but that's a hassle, since it is heavy.

aren't you using the crockpot so you don't *have* to use the oven? like foodiex2, i'd suggest toasting the crumbled ritz crackers, but i'd use a dry skillet (because i don't think they need extra oil or butter -- they're pretty "buttery" as is, in my opinion.). if you do this, you can serve in a bowl or in the crock -- just putting the crumbs on top at the end -- uncovered.

about 12 hours ago
alkapal in Home Cooking

Worth feeding squirrels peanuts if all they do is bury them?

squirrels are quite aware of the feudal nature of their tenancy. LOL.

he'd probably already sold some on the black market anyhow. win-win.

about 12 hours ago
alkapal in Not About Food

Worth feeding squirrels peanuts if all they do is bury them?

you'd have been better off if you had aimed the carrot AT the rabbit. LOL.

the rabbit? not so much.

about 12 hours ago
alkapal in Not About Food

mcdonald's raised price of large coffee by 25+% -- no longer $1

if you have harris teeter, they give senior discount on thursdays i believe.

about 12 hours ago
alkapal in Chains