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Favorite oyster recipes?

Oysters Rockefeller shows up in my house every once in awhile.

Aug 17, 2014
coll in Home Cooking
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Attention all Trader Joe Shoppers!

I see them in the freezer all the time too.

Aug 17, 2014
coll in Chains

South Shore BBQ

Thanks! I'll keep it in mind, although I was really looking forward to an event only two minutes from home ;-)

Aug 16, 2014
coll in New York State (exc. NYC)

What really happens at a restaurant when the customer can't pay?

So how will the customer(legally) get home or wherever to pick up the money then? I can see LOOKING at the license, or making a copy of it, to give the police if they don't return, but I doubt they're allowed to confiscate it. I sure never did.

Aug 16, 2014
coll in Not About Food

Attention all Trader Joe Shoppers!

Why is that hard to believe? Alcohol is not sold in grocery stores here, and that's the law.

Aug 15, 2014
coll in Chains

South Shore BBQ

I was awaiting the BBQ championship cookoff next weekend here in Riverhead that I think he was running, along with a (sort of) blues concert. It was approved by the town in May but then I heard nothing. Guess this explains why. He is a really nice guy, I'm sure he'll pop up again in the near future.

Aug 15, 2014
coll in New York State (exc. NYC)

Long Term Cheese Storage

I sat through a Wisconsin cheese seminar a long time ago and one of the few things I walked away with was, red wax meant a few years old and black wax meant much more, maybe five or ten? The color did matter, though. Hopefully tomorrow I'll have a little more energy and can research further.

Aug 14, 2014
coll in Cheese

Jackson Hole to Riverton to Cody Wy

We'll be outside Cody starting Monday; if we can get WiFi (haha) I'll be looking for your further reports.

Aug 14, 2014
coll in Mountain States

Paper in the Kitchen - do we really need all these?

The first time I had to pick up the heavy (clay) pizza boxes at the local Italian supplier, I almost broke my back taking it off the five foot tall platform. What a surprise! Paper isn't always a lightweight item.

Aug 14, 2014
coll in Cookware

Long Term Cheese Storage

As far as I know, the color of the wax only indicates the age of the cheese on the suppliers end, I don't think it has anything to do with the exact longevity.

Aug 14, 2014
coll in Cheese

How come my tuna fish never tastes as good as sandwich shops?

It's one of those things that are better than the sum etc. Canned tuna has nothing to do with fresh tuna.

Aug 14, 2014
coll in General Topics
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ISO: half sheet pan sized parchment paper, NOT rolled, but layed flat

I do find the most interesting things at the Christmas Tree Shop, so I'm not surprised. I got a bottle of anise extract for $1 not long ago, after spilling the old one I had been using every Easter since who knows when. What a score!

Aug 14, 2014
coll in Greater Boston Area

PUMPKIN MANIA creep

Our local ice cream stand always has a wild flavor of the week, but come Labor Day pumpkin ice cream is available through Thanksgiving, daily, at the very least. He does a lot with ginger too, maybe I should drop a hint?

Aug 13, 2014
coll in General Topics

PUMPKIN MANIA creep

A local bakery makes pumpkin cheesecake, it is to die for. I would wait all year to buy one.

Aug 13, 2014
coll in General Topics

cooler needs ice????

I'm always surprised that the next day, there is plenty of ice left.

Aug 13, 2014
coll in General Topics

PUMPKIN MANIA creep

Pumpkin ravioli too!

Aug 13, 2014
coll in General Topics
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PUMPKIN MANIA creep

Was she paying you to housesit? If not, you deserved that cake ;-)

Aug 13, 2014
coll in General Topics

I've never used a Crock Pot . I have some questions.

Only with how long it takes to get over 140. After an hour on low the first time, I decided to go to high until it got where it needed to be.

The old one I don't worry as much, I've had it since new, but when you buy one used (barely but still) you have to get a little more leery. So I figured I'd be scientific about it, at least for now.

The old one keeps a lower temp, this new one hits 160 which is a little high for me; but it's nice to have all that extra room.

Aug 13, 2014
coll in Home Cooking

I've never used a Crock Pot . I have some questions.

Even though it's "set it and forget it" I always check periodically with a thermometer, just in case. I have two, a small original type and a bigger one that I got at a garage sale, they are both pretty old although not used all that much. Something cooking that long seems to need a little oversight in my mind, at least if meat is involved.

Aug 13, 2014
coll in Home Cooking

I've never used a Crock Pot . I have some questions.

I usually start stuff on high for up to a half hour to get it going, then down to low for the next six to ten hours. It seems to take too long to get up to temp otherwise.

Aug 13, 2014
coll in Home Cooking

PUMPKIN MANIA creep

I guess it's because it's the next holiday coming up that they can make big money on. Might as well start early.

That said, seeing pumpkin on a package of something unhealthy makes me imagine it to be so much healthier than otherwise, even though I know it's probably the last ingredient on the label. I myself like to use pumpkin as a sub for butter in baked goods, and in soup, and I don't remember what else since I don't use it in the summertime. It's definitely an after Labor Day kind of thing.

Aug 13, 2014
coll in General Topics

cooler needs ice????

I always freeze a bunch of water filled mayo jars, or quart sized dairy containers; the bigger the ice hunk the longer it will last. You already have other frozen stuff, and if you make sure the meat and cheese etc are as cold as can be, it will last for days in a good cooler.

Aug 13, 2014
coll in General Topics
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Leave the gun, take the cannoli...

Aug 12, 2014
coll in Food Media & News
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Mother kicked out of restaurant for changing baby's diaper at table.

I hate to stir the fires further, but I have seen more than once a parent changing a baby's diaper in the shopping cart at Walmart, outside, in the parking lot. Even my tough guy husband said "Ewwwww!"

Aug 12, 2014
coll in Food Media & News

Leave the gun, take the cannoli...

The whole movie is awesome!

Aug 12, 2014
coll in Food Media & News
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Leave the gun, take the cannoli...

Magic grits, makes me laugh every time!

Aug 12, 2014
coll in Food Media & News

Tomatoes 2014

Nice!

Aug 12, 2014
coll in Gardening

Mother kicked out of restaurant for changing baby's diaper at table.

As far as I'm aware, if there's one in the womens there's usually one in the mens. But don't quote me!

Aug 11, 2014
coll in Food Media & News

ISO: half sheet pan sized parchment paper, NOT rolled, but layed flat

;-)

Aug 11, 2014
coll in Greater Boston Area

Is there anything better than Boars Head cold cuts?

Speaking of which, I can't imagine buying Boars Head prosciutto, when you can get Daniele or better anywhere around here. Yet still, they push it, and presumably sell it?

Aug 11, 2014
coll in General Topics