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Paying it forward

You can't help how the recipient feels. If they don't see the good in an act of kindness, then that's their problem.

Apr 12, 2014
Leepa in Not About Food

Your favorite Le Creuset color

I'm loving the new Palm color.

Apr 12, 2014
Leepa in Cookware

Stovetop Smokers

Thanks for the detailed explanation! And the chicken livers sound delish! I wonder how those would be in a chicken live pate? Amazing, I'd guess.

Apr 12, 2014
Leepa in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

Asheville help needed ASAP

Doesn't Rezaz have a private room?

Apr 11, 2014
Leepa in Southeast

What would you do to fix the Food Network

Unfortunately, my cable carrier does not offer Create TV. I wish it did. I do listen to Splendid Table podcasts regularly and even hoard them up on my iPod for traveling in the car. I was really glad to hear David on the show recently as well.

They might well have a greater audience on the net. I do not know.

Apr 11, 2014
Leepa in Food Media & News

What would you do to fix the Food Network

But the problem is people aren't watching them. At least, I don't.

Apr 11, 2014
Leepa in Food Media & News

What would you do to fix the Food Network

Bring back the real chef/cooks like Sara Moulton, David Rosengarten, and some of the original FN hosts (I hesitate to say "stars"). I want to learn something, not be entertained.

Apr 11, 2014
Leepa in Food Media & News
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Stovetop Smokers

Do you precook the sweet potatoes at all before smoking them or cook them the entire time in the smoker?

Apr 11, 2014
Leepa in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

Best Ginger Ale?

I've tried Vernor's a number of times, even a couple of weeks ago, and I don't see the big deal. Blenheim's red cap for me! May not be as old a company, but they've been brewing since 1903. Old enough for me.

Apr 11, 2014
Leepa in General Topics
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Commercial Spice Rubs

Apr 05, 2014
Leepa in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

kitchen OWIES!?!

For burn owies, I keep a bottle of aloe vera juice with lidocaine in my fridge. Same stuff that they sell next to the suntan lotions and such. If I get a burn, I grab it right up and apply the icy cold gel. Seems to stop the burn almost every time and the lidocaine helps with the pain. Not that I've ever had a burn as bad as some here have described. But it does help immensely for most burns...

Mar 31, 2014
Leepa in Not About Food

kitchen OWIES!?!

Most of my worst kitchen accidents have some from using an inappropriate knife for the task at hand. Several years ago, on Christmas Day, I was cutting up sweet potatoes with a very sharp utility knife and the knife got stuck in the sweet potato. Unbeknownst to me the tip of the knife was sticking out of the end of the potato. As I turned around to get something, my left index finger drew across the end of the potato and the uber sharp utility knife sliced into my finger from the knuckle, under my nail, and out the end of my finger - down to the bone. Nothing like trying to bone out your own finger. And on a holiday, no less. I wrapped it up tight and after about an hour it stopped bleeding. No visit to the ER - no way I was spending the holiday there. It's still numb.

Mar 30, 2014
Leepa in Not About Food

Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - March 2014 [OLD]

The Simply Nature multigrain tortilla chips at Aldi rock.

Mar 29, 2014
Leepa in Chains
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How do you feel about dogs in the grocery cart?

How funny. It's exactly what *I* thought...

Mar 28, 2014
Leepa in Not About Food

How do you feel about dogs in the grocery cart?

How do you know what the driver of the car is thinking?

Mar 28, 2014
Leepa in Not About Food
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How do you feel about dogs in the grocery cart?

Not everyone likes dogs -- particularly surprise "dognose in the ear".

... or crotch. ;)

Mar 26, 2014
Leepa in Not About Food
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Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - March 2014 [OLD]

You could add it to a Fromage Fort.

Mar 23, 2014
Leepa in Chains
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How do you feel about dogs in the grocery cart?

Yep. I've seen them. In my neighborhood we have a lady who rides hers around in a baby carriage. Now that is strange!

I also once had a neighbor who was walking her two Yorkies and a huge dog came out out grabbed one up. The poor thing ended up with paralyzed back legs. After surgery, they outfitted it with rear wheels that she strapped on and it would zip along on those. The things people do for the animals they love. But she never put it in her purse as far as I know...

Mar 23, 2014
Leepa in Not About Food

How do you feel about dogs in the grocery cart?

I would hope they don't live there 24/7. But they have to be in there hours at a time if the owners are hiding them out in their purses in fine dining restaurants and such. It seems to me to be a pitiful sort of life for the dog. Just my opinion, but it seems to be a bit selfish of the owner.

Oh, and I hope none of the pocketbook dog owners ever have to write me a check or anything like that... ick. :)

Mar 23, 2014
Leepa in Not About Food
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How do you feel about dogs in the grocery cart?

Possibly because they've been raised to be that way.

Mar 23, 2014
Leepa in Not About Food
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How do you feel about dogs in the grocery cart?

What kind of life do those dogs have living in someone's purse? They're dogs for gosh sakes.

Mar 23, 2014
Leepa in Not About Food

Anything to look for in Aldis?

Yes. I know. Which is why I even mentioned it.

Mar 22, 2014
Leepa in Chains

Anything to look for in Aldis?

Thanks! Maybe TJ's will pattern theirs after Aldi. They seem to have it goin' on.

Mar 22, 2014
Leepa in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - March 2014 [OLD]

I just dump mine out in a mixing bowl and use my hand held mixer to combine it all. Put it back in the jar and it never separates again. I keep it in the fridge as I often add in some wheat germ which adds to the nuttiness. Mmmmm.

Mar 15, 2014
Leepa in Chains
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Xiao Bao Biscuit coming to Asheville! (possibly)

Awesome. A terrific restaurant coming in and that eyesore on Charlotte going away. Win win for the neighborhood!

Mar 10, 2014
Leepa in Southeast

Costco Food Finds - 1st Quarter 2014 [OLD]

I've had pretty good luck with it. Enough to give it a try first. But the 0 thing works well, too. ;)

Mar 03, 2014
Leepa in Chains

TJ's Olive Oil

It originated with Hollywood Squares, but now means I Love This or similar as you mentioned.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define...

Mar 02, 2014
Leepa in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 1st Quarter 2014 [OLD]

Mar 01, 2014
Leepa in Chains

I love to cook from scratch but every now and then I can't resist...(insert name of convenience food here)

LOL. Duncan HInes has been my go to. I'll check out the others.

Feb 17, 2014
Leepa in General Topics

Trader Joe's Yay/Nay - February 2014! [OLD]

Target has the burpless fish oil also.

Feb 15, 2014
Leepa in Chains