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Tramontina Proline Cookware at my Costco

Eden Prairie, Minnesota

about 23 hours ago
suburban_mom in Cookware

Tramontina Proline Cookware at my Costco

My local Costco had a HUGE amount of Tramontina Proline (tri-clad) cookware, knives, stainless steel bowl sets, and bakeware. I love the Tramontina pro non stick skillets. Will I love the 3qt saucepan and the 10 inch skillet as much?

My Costco also had whole Halal lambs in the freezer section for $3.19 a pound but that is probably a different thread. Anyone know how to butcher?

It was a day of things I had never seen before at Costco.

1 day ago
suburban_mom in Cookware

Host/Hostess gift

Thanks for all the suggestions. We go to their house several times a year so I am filing ALL suggestions away. If I don't use them this round, I will surely use them later.

Apr 10, 2014
suburban_mom in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Hard boile eggs

I though I replied to this but I guess I didn't hit the right button. Thanks for the recommendation to let them sit out.

Apr 08, 2014
suburban_mom in Home Cooking

Hard boile eggs

I have a basic rice cooker and this intrigues me.

Apr 08, 2014
suburban_mom in Home Cooking

Host/Hostess gift

Mitch - we are thinking bourbon because of the cool factor although given his foodie side bitters might work too. I will say that the ONLY beverage we've ever been served there (besides wine) is water. Again my inclination goes to bourbon for the "coolness". I look forward to your recommendations.

I don't dare buy him glassware because I probably can't meet his expectations. I love him to death so I'm just being honest. He's a tough host.

Apr 08, 2014
suburban_mom in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Host/Hostess gift

I need suggestions. Host is a total foodie, has a wine cellar and an amazing wine collection. So - wine is out because there is nothing we can buy locally since if he wants it, he has it. I'm thinking craft booze but really don't drink anything besides wine and vodka. Budget is $50.

Any suggestions for either a brand to look for or a great local liquor store that can help me? The more unusual/special/rare is what I'm leaning towards.

Thanks

Apr 08, 2014
suburban_mom in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Hard boile eggs

I am not a hard boiled egg fan so I haven't ever made them beyond boiling up a dozen or two for my kids to dye for Easter (which never got eaten).

So, my husband has requested hard boiled eggs.

How do you make them? How do you store them? How long do they keep?

I get lovely Animal Welfare approved eggs from my "meat guy" and the hens are finally laying again so we have lots of eggs right now.

Apr 06, 2014
suburban_mom in Home Cooking

What's unique in Austin?

If you don't BYOB, there is a wine tasting room on the property. They will sell you wine by the bottle or glass and they have bottles of beer for sale too.

Mar 26, 2014
suburban_mom in Austin

Need fun place to celebrate with the kids

Masu (the original location not the one at MOA) is a big hit for my kids (19, 14, 13).

Mar 26, 2014
suburban_mom in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Sunday Brunch

Thanks again for the recommendations. We ended up not having brunch on Sunday. We decided to drive to Houston to take my mother in law out to lunch for her 80th birthday.

I will make note of the recommendations for future visits.

Mar 18, 2014
suburban_mom in Austin

Sunday Brunch

Thanks for all the recommendations! We really appreciate each and every one. I can't wait to get to Austin. I haven't been there since the end of September.

Mar 11, 2014
suburban_mom in Austin

Sunday Brunch

My husband and I are coming to Austin March 14-17. We have dinner reservations for every night - Odd Duck, Perlas (a favorite), Mettle (personal connection). We are looking for a recommendation for brunch on Sunday. We have a car and will either hit the Blanton and Jones Contemporary or venture out to wineries so transportation/distance isn't an issue.

Mar 05, 2014
suburban_mom in Austin

Komodo Fake Green Egg from Costco: a good buy?

All I know is if I have an issue, I can return it to Costco. That alone was worth the risk of going with an "off brand".

Feb 20, 2014
suburban_mom in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling
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Komodo Fake Green Egg from Costco: a good buy?

I own the Costco grill and I love it. I've had it for almost 2 years. The BGE is just a brand of this type of grill. Most recently, I grilled steaks in below 0 temps which is something I could not have done on my gas grill.

Feb 19, 2014
suburban_mom in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

ISO Rabbit

Clancy's?

Feb 10, 2014
suburban_mom in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Recommednation for Hot Chocolate Drink Mix

Here is my recipe:

1 3/4 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups cocoa powder
1 vanilla bean
1 t salt

Split the vanilla bean and scrape out the seeds. Combine the vanilla seeds and the sugar. Wisk in the cocoa powder and salt. Put cocoa mix and the vanilla bean pod in a jar.

Heat a mug of milk. Add 1 heaping soup spoon of mix and stir.

I gave this mix as Christmas presents to my friends and neighbors and everyone loves it. I always have it on hand here at home too.

Feb 07, 2014
suburban_mom in General Topics

Food names for pets

My father in law has a dog names Biscuit and my sister has a cat named Peanut Butter. I haven't ever had pets with food names.

Feb 05, 2014
suburban_mom in Not About Food

Tween birthday Party Menu??

My daughter did make your own pizzas for her 11th birthday party and they were a big hit. I bought plain white aprons and fabric markers from Michaels. When the girls arrived, they started decorating their aprons. I had a variety of pizza toppings and we had a lesson on how to stretch and form the dough. Everyone prepared their own crust and topped them. I cooked them. It was a lot of fun.

As the mom of a barely teen girl, I would say don't do Indian for the party because it is such an individual thing. Make Indian on her actual birthday or for a family celebration.

Jan 21, 2014
suburban_mom in General Topics

Eating Seafood in the Midwest

I live in Minneapolis and know there is fish flown here overnight. During warmer months (April-October/November), I can periodically get Gulf shrimp that is flown in overnight. I would consider shrimp caught the day before I buy it fresh.

Jan 18, 2014
suburban_mom in General Topics
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Your worst foodie gifts

I adore my Salad Shooter. I got married in the late 80s and received a Salad Shooter for a wedding present. I'm on my 3rd one. I don't ever use it to shoot salad but it is amazing for shredding cheese.

Dec 14, 2013
suburban_mom in Not About Food

What were the best new Thanksgiving recipes you tried this year?

I also did make ahead mashed potatoes but not the exact recipe as Janet. The mashed potato lovers in my house raved over them.

Dec 02, 2013
suburban_mom in Home Cooking

Holiday food shopping at Costco. .

I agree about the pumpkin pie.

Nov 24, 2013
suburban_mom in Chains

What's for Dinner #252 - The Halloween Edition [Through October 31, 2013]

Tonight - spaghetti Alfredo with bacon and broccoli. I was cooking from the pantry/fridge/freezer and craving creamy cheesy sauce. The only noodle I had was spaghetti so that is what I used instead of the traditional fettuccine. It was a tasty meal that didn't require me to go to the store.

Oct 30, 2013
suburban_mom in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #230-Hooray for the Red, White, and Blue! - 4th of July Edition (Thru Jul 10, 2013)

Lemonade and Sweet Tea Vodka (Jeremiah Weed and Firefly both make tasty ones) = a John Daily

Jul 07, 2013
suburban_mom in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #228 - It's Too Darn Hot, Part 1 [Through Jun 29, 2013]

I cooked 2 free range chickens (from my sustainable meat guy) on my grill rotisserie Monday night. Tonight we had bbq chicken sandwiches using the leftover chicken. I bought buns from our co-op and they were delicious. We made a salad with our CSA greens plus orange pepper, cucumber and grape tomatoes from the grocery store.

Last night it was Taco Tuesday. Tacos, refried beans. It was a meal cooked inside but it didn't take long.

Jun 26, 2013
suburban_mom in Home Cooking
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Wolf Dehydrater "Kit" - sub for the rubber stopper?

That was my thought too. Give us an update on how it all works, I have a Wolf too and would love to use the dehydrator but haven't been willing to pay for the stuff.

Jun 26, 2013
suburban_mom in Cookware

2013 State Fair

A friend of mine is part of Pitchfork Sausage. I'm pretty sure they were serving at the Back to the 50s Weekend at the fairgrounds last weekend.

You aren't interested in the deep fried pickles with chocolate sauce?

Jun 26, 2013
suburban_mom in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Italian main dish for 20-30 6th graders. Not pasta.

A big hunk of meat is something I'm considering. I think it would balance all the pasta.

May 26, 2013
suburban_mom in Home Cooking
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Italian main dish for 20-30 6th graders. Not pasta.

This is something I'm considering. I just need to figure out how many to make and how much time to allow for each frittata.

May 26, 2013
suburban_mom in Home Cooking