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Liven up my cheese straws please!

Mustard powder
Cayenne

Dec 17, 2014
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Liven up my cheese straws please!

Mustard powder
Cayenne
Black pepper

Dec 17, 2014
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Need ideas for things to make for under-the-weather preschooler, please!

Poor little guy. Definitely push a lot of fluids - sips of water, soup (lots of broth, little bit of rice or tiny pasta), ice chips, popsicles. You could make fruit juice gelatine if you don't want Jello. When his appetite picks up - toast, saltines, applesauce. My little men just wouldn't eat when they were ill at that age. The BRAT (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast) diet is really for upset stomachs, but it is soothing and easy on the tummy for anyone with little appetite.

Dec 16, 2014
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We don't eat meat, they don't eat fish.....

Black-eyed peas
Gumbo Z'herbes

Fajitas - make your own - chicken, shrimp, beans, onion, peppers,guacamole

Dec 15, 2014
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Leftover Ham - Need an app/dip/snack

ham biscuits

Dec 09, 2014
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Help me use 12 peeled oranges, please!

Savory toppings for popcorn to serve as casual apps

Parmesan
Garlic butter
Curry powder
Five spice powder
Cajun spice
Greek seasoning
Lemon pepper
Italian seasoning
Tajin powder
Black pepper

Dec 06, 2014
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Soup Aromatic

Add to meatloaf. I like the idea of soup or chili.

Dec 06, 2014
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ISO advice from seasoned cookie bakers and/or crafty types

Sugar cone Christmas trees are so fun and easy - turn a sugar cone upside down, frost with green icing, and decorate with candy.

https://www.google.com/search?q=sugar...

Nov 28, 2014
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Cranberry Sauce?

We eat it on the side with Swedish meatballs as a substitute for lingonberry sauce.

Mix it with chili sauce and simmer meatballs, little smokies, or sliced kielbasa for a holiday potluck.

Make turkey and cranberry pinwheel sandwiches for a potluck.

Nov 28, 2014
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Pie for breakfast!

I don't refrigerate pie. Should I? I never have. I'm not dead yet!

Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Latte

Maybe - glaze chicken, pork, or roast vegetables. Make spiced nuts. Drizzle it over oatmeal.

Nov 28, 2014
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Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Latte

Add some syrup to tea or hot cocoa. Pour it over pancakes, waffles, crepes, or French toast. Poke holes in the top of a cake and pour on the syrup.

Nov 28, 2014
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I have no idea what to do with smoked turkey, help save my thanksgiving!

Smoked turkey is delicious. It's not unheard of on Thanksgiving. Just gently reheat it or let it come to room temperature and enjoy it with all your favorite Thanksgiving sides.

Nov 27, 2014
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girlfriend is alergic to mushrooms. my favorite mamacaroni and cheese recipe calls for cream of mushroom soup. does anyone have a suggestion of a substitute i could use?

Any cream soup would be just fine. I would look for cream of celery or cream of onion.

Nov 26, 2014
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Cooking for One: A Widow's Challenge

If you want leftovers, go ahead a cook a small turkey or turkey breast. The price is right this time of year. You can freeze single servings of leftovers.

If not, I'd go with a Cornish game hen.

Bake a sweet potato. Buy or make a whole pie. Pie for breakfast will be a treat for the next few days.

Publix has quality premade Thanksgiving sides and bakery items. Cook what makes you happy and buy the rest.

Nov 16, 2014
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9 year old girl's birthday party

Mad Hatter Tea Party theme - your little tea sandwiches, fruit, and creative dessert, mismatched plates and decorations, "drink me" water bottles, pretty pitchers of lemonade or punch. Maybe a few more savory snacks like popcorn, cheese and crackers, cheese straws, chips, etc.

http://www.pinterest.com/corenefaulkn...

Nov 14, 2014
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Need some interesting EASY chicken recipes

I've been marinating chicken in mojo criollo marinade a lot lately. I'll admit to buying the bottle of Goya, but you can find a recipe online (lime juice, orange juice, oregano, garlic).

Salsa couscous chicken is a nice, easy something different. You can serve it without the couscous and substitute or leave out the honey and raisins.
http://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/sals...

Greek style - olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano.

Nov 11, 2014
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Birthday Cake Booze Balls

bourbon or rum

Nov 10, 2014
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Pseudo-Ice Cream cake recipe ideas?

This is an ice cream cake made with ice cream sandwiches. Maybe you could scale the recipe down for just a few sandwiches.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/ice-crea...

Nov 10, 2014
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Browned/Burnt/Overcooked Eggs - yum?

I like the occasional crispy edge on a fried egg. Life's short; eggs are such a simple pleasure. Eat your eggs how you like.

Nov 08, 2014
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Carry-on Packable Foods to Take to a Food-Challenged Thanksgiving...

If the hostess will cause a scene, I would be happier saving Thanksgiving dinner for when I was back home.

Otherwise, adding on to all the good suggestions:

You can buy a little envelope of sweet potato seasoning in the produce aisle. Pack that and a few sweet potatoes (and marshmallows!). Maybe a few apples and nuts to make Waldorf salad ... Craisins ... Jello.

Should she pack a few foil cooking dishes?

Nov 06, 2014
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Do-it-yourself recipe kits to mail to family with a new baby?

You're so kind to help your friend. I think the soup/chili/casserole in a jar ideas (packed in a baggie) would be simple both to ship and cook.

If you or anyone else wants a delivered option, Honeybaked Ham ships ham, turkey, and/or sides. A ham or turkey breast to pick at is convenient.

Nov 04, 2014
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Is it disappointing for you not to eat turkey or ham on Thanksgiving?

I would happily eat any Thanksgiving meal anyone cooked for me and shared with me. I wouldn't be quite disappointed not to have a traditional meal, but I would miss it, and would plan to cook a turkey breast and a few sides before much time had passed. Or at least, get a few Thanksgiving sides from Publix or hit up a Cracker Barrel. My extended family always has a turkey and the most delicious ham to feed the crowd. If we are having a Thanksgiving dinner at home, turkey is plenty.

Nov 03, 2014
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Good things to cook in a George Foreman grill?

grilled cheese
bacon, sausage
vegetables
chicken thighs
quesadillas
sliced leftover baked potatoes or sweet potatoes - toss with a little oil and seasonings

Nov 01, 2014
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1 boiled potatoe, drizzle evoo and sea salt

parsley

Nov 01, 2014
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Holiday Food Customs

I'm Southern and have to eat black-eyed peas and greens on New Year's Day. The black-eyed peas bring luck while the greens bring money.

Any recipes for using up leftover roasted turkey slices?

Spread a slice with cream cheese, add a pickle spear, roll up, and cut into pinwheels.

Spread a a tortilla or lavash flatbread with ranch dressing, add turkey, lettuce, broccoli slaw, tomatoes, cheese, etc. and roll up.

Homemade Lunchables - cut turkey and cheese into cracker sized shapes and serve with crackers.

Wrap in a lettuce leaf, maybe dip in a little salad dressing or hoisin sauce.

Oct 31, 2014
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Critique my menu -- make ahead dinner for 8-10

Everything sounds delicious. I would love some celery to stuff with the pimento cheese.

Oct 26, 2014
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Goya Foods

I like their olive oil, Adobo seasoning, mojo criollo marinade (my boys love chicken marinaded in this and grilled), and chicken bouillon powder.

Oct 25, 2014
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