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Costco To End Relationship With American Express

Why do you think the new Costco card will not have points, it will. Why do you think you'll have to sever ties, I don't get it. All I'm going to do is cut up my Costco AMEX and begin using my new Costco Credit Card. It's not going to cost you a dime!

about 15 hours ago
treb in Chains
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Costco or BJ's membership?

Week-ends and before holidays, they usually have a lot to choose from. Super Bowl week-end was amazing.

about 15 hours ago
treb in Chains
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Costco Food Finds - 1st Quarter 2015

I have ordered sheet cakes with special instructions. I recommend personally talking to someone, to give detailed instructions, in the bakery dept. At $20. for a half sheet it's a fabulous deal, regular stores charge much more than twice that and the cake isn't as good as Costco. The cakes are moist and flavorful. Also, Costco did the right thing, as always, no questions on refunding the money.

about 15 hours ago
treb in Chains

Coleslaw best ever

I always salt and drain the cabbage, makes a huge difference. The only variation I do, if I use regular mayo, is use 1/4 cup of vinegar to add a little tang. I also go light on the dressing coating. Question, are the carrots in ribbons or shreaded.

about 18 hours ago
treb in Home Cooking

Regional snacks for gifts?

Charleston Chew candy bar, Sky Bar candy bar, NECCO Wafer candies.

about 20 hours ago
treb in Greater Boston Area

dutch ovens vs. slow cookers

I'm for the dutch oven. Also, the heat from your oven is far superior to a slow cooker. Plus, the slow cooker lid doesn't seal all that great.

about 20 hours ago
treb in Home Cooking

ROAST CHICKEN! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (March 2015)

Whole Roasted Chicken, love lots of butter, fresh rosemary and lemon slices under the skin. Roast at high temp, like 425F, for crisp skin. reminds me of being in Tuscany. Also hoping this winter is ending soon!

about 21 hours ago
treb in Home Cooking
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d-bags at alden & harlow

2 b***hes thinking their stuff doesn't stink. I hope other restaurant owners post their picture in their restaurants and refuse to serve them. I would have called the police and have them escorted out of the restaurant. Can't let people get away with that. As for Yelp, enough said.

Best Take-Out Lasagna w/ Unsweetened Marinara?

yes, they have take out and also sell containers of marinara sauce.

Feb 28, 2015
treb in Greater Boston Area

Costco To End Relationship With American Express

That depends on the AMEX card you use and it's benefits. I have 2 AMEX cards, one does not give any cash back, my Costco AMEX does.

Feb 27, 2015
treb in Chains

Can You Dehydrate Brownies By Overcooking?

Yes, but will be very dry tasting.

Feb 27, 2015
treb in Home Cooking

Adding sugar AFTER eggs/butter = dense cookies??

They'll still taste good.

Feb 27, 2015
treb in Home Cooking
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Dinner Tonight: Gourmet Hotdogs!

Slit open down the middle, remove some of the middle, add in crumbled crisp bacon and shreaded swiss, close, wrap in bacon, deep fry.

Feb 26, 2015
treb in Home Cooking

Pie in and around Cape Ann?

BIG 2nd, great cream pies, great breakfast.

Feb 26, 2015
treb in Greater Boston Area

Costco - looking for Kirkland Signature EVOO (Toscano) at a local branch

Saw it in Nashua and Danvers as well.

Feb 26, 2015
treb in Greater Boston Area

Pancetta in larger quantities?

Yes, they carry large primal cuts of meats, half sticks of cold cuts, including pancetta, salami's, cheeses etc. Tons of kitchen supplies and gadgets. They also carry large jars of olives, mustard, spices etc. Geared to the restaurant and small mom & pop deli shops. Check the Costco website, there maybe a location near you.

Feb 23, 2015
treb in General Topics
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Alternative to group pig roast

A Clam Bake, Southern Indian Buffet from Curry N Wok in Cambridge.

Feb 23, 2015
treb in Greater Boston Area

Pancetta in larger quantities?

If you have Costco Business Center close by, they sell large pieces of pancetta.

Feb 23, 2015
treb in General Topics

Are tank lobsters any good?

The tank is a short term holding area, they don't stay there for long.

Feb 23, 2015
treb in General Topics

Bones for chicken stock

Asian markets are my friend, they always seem to have chicken feet. Makes a huge difference in the broth.

Feb 23, 2015
treb in General Topics
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Bones for chicken stock

I use a whole chicken, by the time you find necks, wing tips and backs it's most likely to cost more than a whole chicken.

Feb 23, 2015
treb in General Topics

Lawrence-Andover-North Andover Eats

The place has been there for many years. Very popular, great food.

Feb 23, 2015
treb in Greater Boston Area

Costco Food Finds - 1st Quarter 2015

They were chocolate, I apologize for the delayed post.

On another note, they had Julie's Organic Strawberry Yogurt bars on sale, I really enjoy the smoothness and flavor of these bars.

Feb 21, 2015
treb in Chains
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Would you buy your neighbors' home cooked food

Nope! Just for the same reason I stay away from bake sale items. I don't want to risk my health on some ones or their little kids unclean, snotty fingers handling ingredients.

Feb 20, 2015
treb in Not About Food

Baking a quiche

Yes, blind bake the crust till golden brown. Bake the egg mixture till it's set on the edges and just a little loose in the middle.

Feb 19, 2015
treb in Home Cooking

Leftover mushroom and jarlsberg salad?? What to make?

Cook some fresh pasta, stir in the leftover salad add some Great evoo, parm, toss and eat.

Feb 18, 2015
treb in Home Cooking
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chuck roast

Chili comes to mind with beef stew a close second. I think your temp and timing were off. More like the temp at 275-300 for 3 hrs depending on the size of the roast.

Feb 17, 2015
treb in Home Cooking

Bucatini Pasta

The whole in the center captures the sauce like a straw. Go get some at your little Italian Deli and give it a try.

Feb 17, 2015
treb in General Topics

does silence on an rsvp mean they aren't coming ?

Depends on the invite and what it says. Some I do and some I don't.

Feb 15, 2015
treb in Not About Food

Does anyone really LOVE sous vide?

Not a fan either, it appears you cook the food once in the pouch for a long time, then cook again to say, brown it or sear, as if it were a normal process. I don't get it at all.

Feb 15, 2015
treb in General Topics