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Pressure Cooker for a harried mom who is afraid of pressure cookers

The timer has never bothered me - most things I want to PC are done within an hour, max (I saw your post upthread - my PC isn't something I'd put on and leave the house - that's the Crock pot. Though if you want to PC some beans the day before and reheat).

I don't usually cook with nonstick, but it's fine in my PC. It's not an appliance I use all the time, but when I use it I'm glad I have it, if that makes sense.

Dec 16, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014

I used the aged cheddar to make a cheese balls with butter and a little mustard, rolled in toasted walnuts. It had a great flavor and got rave reviews.

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014

I've been adding it to a stir fry cabbage topped with egg. It adds a great flavor ...

Dec 16, 2014
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Pressure Cooker for a harried mom who is afraid of pressure cookers

I don't prep my artichokes that much (I'm a California girl - we just steam and eat) but they cook in the pressure cooker in 10-15 minutes.

Dec 11, 2014
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Pressure Cooker for a harried mom who is afraid of pressure cookers

I didn't read this whole thread but I have the Cuisinart electric pressure cooker and it's great. It's not "dinner on the table in 10 minutes" great, but it's my favorite way to cook things that would ordinarily cook for an hour or more (beef stew, artichokes, dried beans) and it cuts the cooking time in half or more.

Dec 10, 2014
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Favorite cooking task(s)?

Blanching almonds and peaches for peeling. It's not something I want to do everyday, but when I have uninterrupted kitchen time and nothing much to do, it's SO satisfying.

Dec 10, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014

I'm with you. The best thing about them was the pretty tin. The cookies are decidedly meh. And I like Panettone.

Dec 09, 2014
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What's your go-to method for roasting a chicken?

This.

Dec 09, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014

Man, I LOVE those Weissella cookies (not the chocolate ones). They are a carton a week in the cart for as long as they last. Different strokes, I guess.

Yay to the Chocolate Babka. I think this is going in the category with Almond Kringle as "Things I cannot buy because I will eat them all way too quickly"

Dec 03, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014

I've added some (unsweetened) whey protein powder to the coconut and it was good. Not a fan of the bitterness of the gingerbread ones, though.

Dec 03, 2014
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Veggie Side Dish for non-traditional Turkey day?

I have a recipe for Roasted Green Beans with Scallions that I think would go wonderfully with this menu. You could sub in long beans, too.

www.thedomesticfront.com/roasted-gree...

Nov 24, 2014
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Best Seasonal/Holiday Trader Joe's Items.... for 2014

Yay! The Weisella cookies are back.

Also bought the huge (gorgeous) tin of Amaretti Virginia - these were a nay for me - the flavors were uninspired, the cookies needed more almond punch, and the number of cookies in the tin for $10 was uninspiring. But the tin is gorgeous.

Nov 22, 2014
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Pasadena holiday food gifts, please

The baked goods at Little Flower are pretty spectacular, too - scones or cookies are great. Porta Via has some wonderful Italian foodstuffs that would make nice gifts.

Nov 16, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - November 2014 [Old]

I added a scoop of unsweetened whey protein powder. The pancakes are sweet, but we just add less or no syrup.

Nov 12, 2014
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Thanksgiving smoked turkeys

Whole Foods has them - at least the Arroyo store.

Nov 11, 2014
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Christmas Dinner Idea's not Turkey [continue at http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/995381]

We have roast beef, scalloped potatoes, creamed spinach and gravlax.

Nov 11, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - November 2014 [Old]

It's the Spanish one from Daniele and I'm pretty sure it's chorizo. Spanish style chorizo is a cured meat similar to salami with a LOT of paprika as opposed to Mexican style chorizo which is closer to a bulk sausage. They're both great, but totally different. I've seen chorizo at CPWorld Market, and you might try calling local salumerias or any place that imports Spanish food. It's hard to find where I live (LA) because the Mexican is MUCH more prevalent.

Nov 05, 2014
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Where to Buy Live Lobsters

Call Bristol Farms. I know the one in South Pas has them all the time, I assume the other locations do as well.

Nov 05, 2014
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What's for Low-Carb Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner? #4

I've been sadly off the wagon, but constantly attempting to get back on! Made this last night -very tasty, and nice to have a Chinese food alternative without all that starch:
http://www.thewednesdaychef.com/the_w...

Nov 04, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - November 2014 [Old]

I like the organic not low sodium chicken broth - it's the best chicken broth I've found, and markedly different from the other TJ's chicken broths. The beef is pretty good, and I like the miso ginger. Not a fan of vegetable or turkey, but that may be an aversion to vegetable and turkey broths.

Nov 03, 2014
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A really really difficult vegan thanksgiving challenge

A root vegetable cobbler or pot pie would also make a good dish, if you could find a vegan version of the pastry (maybe phyllo? Vegan pie crust?)

Nov 03, 2014
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Tried and true recipes for a casserole/something in a baker?

This is one of my favorites. It would be easily halved, I think, as well.
http://www.thedomesticfront.com/in-th...

Nov 02, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - November 2014 [Old]

Yay - the Beef Bolognese ravioli. I just sauced them with a little butter. Daughter, an avowed ravioli hater, decided she liked these, and husband ate his portion and then cooked himself the rest of the package.

Yay: The cookies and creme cookie butter. Feels more like junk food than either Nutella or Speculoos - maybe because it's lacking that European veneer of civility? Either way, this is really just a way to mainline oreos (or Joe Joe's). A dangerous, dangerous way.

Nov 02, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - October 2014 [old]

The kraut doesn't contain caraway seeds. It has a good garlic flavor, though. Ingredients: Cabbage, Persian Cucumbers, Sea Salt, Garlic.

Nov 02, 2014
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La Canada Flintridge

Definitely not for drinking.

Oct 31, 2014
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La Canada Flintridge

I know this is too late for you, but I've enjoyed the food and drinks I've had at the Proper very much.

Oct 30, 2014
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How much should $1000 worth of groceries last a family of 4, 2 adults and 2 teens that eat like adults? Please help!

I spend about $200-$250 week on family of four in LA. And speaking to my friends, that's pretty normal.

85°C Bakery Cafe opens in Pasadena

Love Flour + Tea. I find their mochi bread addicting.

Oct 27, 2014
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looking for a diff. stuffing recipe

For me it's not Thanksgiving without fresh sage stuffing, but I've made a couple of great alternatives -
Cornbread stuffing with bacon and leeks: http://www.thedomesticfront.com/cornb...
and a sourdough stuffing with swiss chard and onions:
http://www.thedomesticfront.com/sourd...

Oct 27, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - October 2014 [old]

I liked them fine, but probably not enough to buy again.

Oct 26, 2014
Savour in Chains