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What are your fav places to buy kitchen goods?

Oh and another place, Ikea! I have bought their .50 spatulas ,glass bowls, and several cutting boards . They have all sorts of cooking utensils.

Aug 10, 2007
Quetie in Cookware

Corn, Cherries, and Margaritas

You can get the Amco juicers at TJ Maxx for $5, $6 ,and $7 .

Aug 09, 2007
Quetie in Features

I want to try Collards

Soulfood Style

Fill the sink with water,you can add a little dish soap or even bleach for extra cleaning, rip or cut the leaves off the stalk, roll the leaves and slice the roll in sections. Then put the greens in a pot 1/4 filled with water and throw in a ham hock or smoked neck bones. Lastly add Emerils essence seasoning, garlic salt, red pepper flakes, and pepper, bring it to a high boil then turn your stove on low and slow cook for a couple hrs. Put it on a plate with some buttered honey cornbread and it is DELICIOUS!

You can make Vegetarian greens (with flavor) but but instead of adding smoked meat
add a couple of tblsps of vegetable oil
add oregano
add a few chopped onions
add extra seasoning salt

Aug 02, 2007
Quetie in Home Cooking

What are your fav places to buy kitchen goods?

Oh I found another place! Http://www.cookswarehouse.com but its only local to this area,.

Aug 02, 2007
Quetie in Cookware

What to do with a Cuisinart Food Processor ?

Ok, I've gotten beyond the "lets see what it can do with this practice food" stage, learned some things and actually made some pretty good dishes. I chopped my tomatoes and onions without making a puree, sliced my carrots and herbs ( too lazy to change the disk), shredded zucchini for zucchini cornbread and mixed it with the doughblade. I can't wait to slice peaches for peach cobbler, make hummus although I don't like it but I know someone that does, and create all sorts of condiments. Thanks for all the suggestions that have been posted so far.

Aug 02, 2007
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Wine Coolers, 2007-Style

Where can you buy these from? Cost Plus, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's or any other national trendy, international food chain?

Jul 31, 2007
Quetie in Features

What are your fav places to buy kitchen goods?

I recently visited Home Goods and could not believe it. I never knew about it and didn't know it's a subsidiary of TJMaxx. See, I didn't have it all covered!

Jul 30, 2007
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Collards 101

I fill the sink with water,you can add a little dish soap or even bleach for extra cleaning, rip or cut the leaves off the stalk, roll the leaves and slice the roll in sections. Then I put the greens in a pot 1/4 filled with water and throw in a ham hock or smoked neck bones. Lastly I add Emerils essence seasoning, garlic salt, red pepper flakes, and pepper, then slow cook by boiling it on low for a couple hrs. Delicious!

You can make Vegetarian greens (with flavor) but but instead of adding smoked meat
add a couple of tblsps of vegetable oil
add oregano
add a few chopped onions
add extra seasoning salt

Jul 27, 2007
Quetie in Features

Stop, Thief!

When dining with family or friends, it is very common for us to sample whats on one anothers plate. The sampling usually begins before we start to throw down on what we ordered. Only if someone has not "touched" a certain food or cannot finish what has not been "touched" do we let the person thats been eyeing it have it .

Jul 27, 2007
Quetie in Features

What are your fav places to buy kitchen goods?

My fav places that have the best clearance sections are Macy's, Khol's, Williams and Sonoma, Wal-Mart (when they had the Kitchen aid stuff), Big Lots (found some Pottery barn and Crate and Barrel stuff in there), Dillards. Other fav's are Costo, BJ's, TJ maxx, Ross, Marshalls.

Jul 26, 2007
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le creuset or heavy stainless?

I have had my set of Le Creuset pots for over 10 yrs. and use it for everyday cooking. They still look great and perform well. Its the only "set" of pots I have, along with a few other cast iron and hand me down pots from my mom and aunts.

Jul 25, 2007
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Taking Down Sandra Lee

I am skinny, very attractive, and can eat WHATEVER I WANT!. I can cook too! But Sandra Lee gets on my nerves, she reminds me of the kind of cook Cher was in the movie Mermaids. I'm glad to see that others share my same sentiments, except for the comments (stereotypes) about skinny cooks.

Jul 25, 2007
Quetie in Features

Your Sassafras Has Been Neutered

When I was in College the owners of a local vegetarian/health food store had a sassafras tree cut down and was givng away the branches. We took quite a bit and boiled them and made tea. It was so good. Also last year I bought a sassafrass sapling and planted it in my yard, it was also cut down, by my lawn mower :(.

Jul 25, 2007
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What to do with a Cuisinart Food Processor ?

Thanks for the reference to the cookbook. Here is the link to my other post yayadave http://www.chowhound.com/topics/408307 sans the closed parentheses to make it easier for ya. Thanks for the link to the video as well. I saw the link before but thought it may be outdated like the Video that I received. Yes I do have the detachable stem and the disks that came with the machine. The only thing that I don't have is the instructional DVD but I wonder if its the same as this video link above. Perhaps someone can tell me :)

Jul 24, 2007
Quetie in Cookware

What to do with a Cuisinart Food Processor ?

I'm sure something along the lines of this question has already been posted, but I find it too time consuming to plough through the multitude of posts with the word "Cuisinart". I recently purchased a Cuisinart Custom Pro 14 chrome from Khol's on an open box buy in the clearance area for $96. I do not have the DVD (before you advise me on how to get the DVD pls read the message that I posted on this thread http://www.chowhound.com/topics/408307). I also have the Cuisinart Mini-prep plus that I got from Costco for $24 and want to make the most of that as well. I can really use advise,tricks, tips,and ideas for either one of the machines. I tried to CHOP onions,and made a nice onion puree. I know now that I can do a puree, can do pastry, chop nuts and herbs. I would like to CHOP my vegetables. I remember my aunt buying one of these way back in '79 and she crushed some oreo's in it for cookies and cream ice cream. I have not seen her use it since. But there must be something more to it than making sauces, purees, and cookies and cream ice cream. I would like to do fries and some more CHOPPING. I thought my CHOPPING days with a knife was over. Help me please!

Jul 23, 2007
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Cuisinart Food Processor Problem!

I just bought my Cuisinart Pro Custom 14 from Khol's, open box buy, for $96. Myself and the sales lady thought all the parts were there until I got home and found that the DVD and the detachable stem was missing. I called Cuisinart cu service at around 10 or 11 o'clock at night est. time, someone answered and they promptly sent me a detachable stem and VHS (I clearly stated DVD, gave him the exact model ,serial , all the info he needed). Since then I have been calling my a... off trying to get through to someone to send me that DVD. I know they have it to send. And now they say they are open from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm . What the hell? I need that DVD. I had a fit to have this thing, got it at a hell of a deal and now need to know what the hell I can do with it, other than puree, pastry, and sliced cucumbers.

Jul 23, 2007
Quetie in Cookware