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What is your favorite store bought cookie ?

I had forgotten them too. This thread made me think of them.
I just looked on line and Archer and Lil' dutch maid both make them.
I haven't seen them in years wasn't really looking, I'll look around next I get groceries.
Loved them as a kid.

Apr 20, 2014
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What is your favorite store bought cookie ?

I haven't had these in a couple years but they were so good last time I had them.
Keebler butter cookies, the pecan sandies also so good.
As a kid I loved these cookies that were in the shape of windmills. They were so crunchy and I think they had sliced almonds in them.

Apr 19, 2014
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Current obsessions?

Tajin. I have been putting it on everything. Tomatoes cucumbers mangos apples but my fave is pineapple.

Apr 19, 2014
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Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

Fresh pineapple with lots of tajin sprinkled all over it.

Apr 19, 2014
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What would you consider are your 6 essential spices?

1cumin
2garlic powder I use fresh but always add some of the powdered. Same with onion powder
3onion powder
4thyme
5 oregeno
6 red chilli flakes
I know that is 6 but I had to add it.

Apr 14, 2014
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Selling greek yogurt at farmer's market.. HELP CHOOSE TOPPINGS!

Your welcome.

Apr 13, 2014
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Selling greek yogurt at farmer's market.. HELP CHOOSE TOPPINGS!

I loved shredded carrot with a little curry powder or cumin with Greek yogurt.
You seem to have a lot of great toppings covered.
Good luck.

Apr 13, 2014
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Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

Blue brie on a sliced baguette with honey drizzled over it. I was drinking cucumber water( so refreshing) but I'm switching over to a chilled rosé.

Apr 13, 2014
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Current obsessions?

I have been making my own yogurt lately. About a month now. I think my obsession is wearing off. I'm not loving the the texture, thinness.
I use whole milk and and powdered milk to thicken it up. However, it still isn't quite what I like.

Mar 26, 2014
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What Grocery Store Sales or Bargains Have You Bought Recently?

Oh, now I'm jealous of your $1 artichokes! Living in eastern Ohio, I would kill for a giant artichoke. I don't think I have ever payed $1.

Mar 22, 2014
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What Grocery Store Sales or Bargains Have You Bought Recently?

Tortilla Land uncooked flour tortillas at Kroger. They were marked $1.59 I bought 3 packs and put two in the freezer.
For store bought tortillas they are very good. I think the regular price is like $3.49.

Mar 22, 2014
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What is American cuisine?

Growing up in a Mexican American home , we ate my mom's cooking and that was Mexican everyday. As we got older mom worked more so we had to make our dinner at times.
American food to us was things we saw at friend's homes or things we ate in school.
Pizza, spaghetti, meatloaf, pot roast, fried chicken, tuna casserole,tuna salad sandwiches(mom hated mayo)tacos yes tacos . Those u shapped taco shells were nothing like my mom's tacos.
American food to me at least, is borrowed from all the people who came or were brought here.

Mar 22, 2014
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Current obsessions?

Avocados, I am loving them.
I have had a slice of toasted pumpernickel with some avocado and a little salt every morning for about a week. Oh my so good , and a very filling breakfast.

Mar 21, 2014
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Your favourite carb substitute?

This is very interesting I have read this just recently. A good read . I do eat high fat / protein/ low carb. My body feels better eating this way.
I just started adding back beans and legumes because I love them and they fill me up. And they don't make me feel bad like white flour products.
Everybody is different and adding beans/ legumes or the occasional sweet potato might not work for everyone but for me it does.

Feb 22, 2014
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Are You Snacking on Anything Right Now? *Happy Holidays Edition*

a few slices of hard salami with goat cheese and mild banana peppers rolled together mmmm ,salty goodness.

Feb 16, 2014
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Are You Snacking on Anything Right Now? *Happy Holidays Edition*

Oh it is delish. mushrooms cooked in bacon fat with garlic, onions and celery, thyme and salt pepper a little chicken broth, heavy cream all blended up till smooth topped with bacon and goat cheese,
husband hates soup so I only make a little but its so simple easy.

Jan 19, 2014
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Are You Snacking on Anything Right Now? *Happy Holidays Edition*

Homemade creamy mushroom soup topped with goat cheese and crispy bacon.

Jan 19, 2014
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After you wake in the morning when do you become hungry ?

Coffee first. I can't eat for a couple hours. Like you said I know its better to eat sooner but I just can't. When I do eat it is usually yogurt or a pumpkin flax muffin or a hard boiled egg.
I just realized its actually a lot longer then 2 hours I wake up around 6 and eat around 10.
A friend told me that if I forced myself to eat sooner my body would get used to the idea of eating right after I wake up. I told her, Yeah I'm not forcing my self to eat as soon as I wake.
My husband has to eat as soon as he wakes, I always joke with that he hasn't even opened his eyes before he is looking for leftovers.

Jan 11, 2014
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What's the best thing you ate today?

It was goat cheese.
Phones are not that smart.

Dec 29, 2013
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What's the best thing you ate today?

Duck confit pizza it had got cheese and caramelized onions with balsamic glaze.

Dec 28, 2013
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What's for Low-Carb Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner? #2

Didn't realize there was a newer thread.
I posted my dinner in the old one. Basically it was pizza in a bowl. Italian sausage mushrooms red peppers grape tomatoes all browned up in olive oil. Topped with parm and mozzarella. A few black olives and green onions on top. Very filling.

Dec 17, 2013
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What's for Low-Carb Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner? #1 (Through July 18, 2013)

I am trying stay away from carbs, I feel so much better when I cut them out. I have been feeling bogged down just sluggish. So I'm cutting carbs and I feel better. Last night hubby wanted pizza(my weakness). He ordered it and it smelled good. I was going to have left over roasted chicken. I looked around the kitchen and found all the fixings for pizza . I browned up spicy Italian sausage added garlic oregano. Then browned up mushrooms and a red pepper and threw in some grape tomatoes till they started to burst. Everything in a bowl topped with a little parm and mozzarella and green onions and black olives. Mmmmm so good. Didn't miss the crust, was full and happy.

Dec 17, 2013
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Do you have emergency food storage?

Snow started falling yesterday, husband calls and asked if we needed anything he would stop after work? I said no I just got groceries 2 days ago. He asked again , bread , eggs, milk anything ? I said no we have plenty of everything. I turned on the TV, I hadn't watched the weather and saw that Saturday was going to be snowing all day. So I quickly texted hubby grab a couple bottles of wine!
Don't want to be caught without supplies.

Dec 14, 2013
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Are You Snacking On Anything Right Now? Part Deux!!

Oh there was :) I love this time of the year , makes cuddling under a comfy thow and snacking on the couch extra nice.

Nov 25, 2013
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Are You Snacking On Anything Right Now? Part Deux!!

A slice of toasted Cranberry walnut bread with a little pumpkin spice cream cheese. Mmmm so good. And a cup of English breakfast tea. So nice and warm. Its 20 degrees out side brrrr.

Nov 24, 2013
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Your Thanksgiving 2013 Menus

bblonde,This is my exact menu every Thanksgiving, except for oyster stuffing and mincemeat pie. We also always have raw veg/ pickles/olives and dips/hummus and cheese and crackers. I learned years ago not to mess with the Thanksgiving menu. It works for the family.

Nov 17, 2013
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Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish?

Cornbread dressing with cranberry sauce on top mmmm. It might be 2 sides but I can't eat one without the other.

Nov 17, 2013
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What discontinued products do you miss?

I'm in Northern Ohio and Faygo pop is in almost every store I have been in. Very common and cheap. MiL loves Faygo.

Nov 15, 2013
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What's the worst generic food ever?

Generic cheap american cheese slices, the worst . I remember my mom bringing some home from aldis ewww. I tried to make a grilled cheese and the cheese tasted awful and didn't really melt. It was 1989 I was 16 and I still remember that nasty oily flavor. I would have eaten almost anything at that time, as I had spent all evening "studying" with friends but I could not eat that generic grilled cheese.

Nov 14, 2013
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Am I the only one who doesn't like...?

Boiled/steamed cauliflower. I love it roasted but boiled ewww.
Orange juice/peel in cranberry sauce. Watermelon grosses me out too.

Swiss cheese is another but that is something I'm working on :) I adore cheese and I am trying to find a swiss I like. It's a journey after all.

Nov 03, 2013
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