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The Perfect Biscuit - what are your secrets to make it happen?

I think I'd just use a square cutter - much easier to come by.

Aug 08, 2014
Leepa in Home Cooking

Will a new ice cream maker make my ice cream set firmer?

You could always use an ice cream freezer that doesn't use a freezer insert.

Aug 07, 2014
Leepa in Cookware

BREVILLE COUNTER TOP SMART TOASTER/CONVECTION OVEN

I chose to go with the larger Smart Oven and haven't regretted it. I regularly toast two pieces of toast or bake one potato and haven't had any problems at all.

Jul 23, 2014
Leepa in Cookware
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Post shoulder surgery meals

two things that i've found to be very helpful are a small non-skid tray and bag clips. i bought the tray on amazon, unfinished, and spray painted it then stapled a non slip pad on the bottom and cut one to fit inside. whatever i put in there doesn't slide and doesn't move on the counter either. the other thing is very minor, but bag clips are really handy. twist ties and tabs aren't happening for me.

Jun 29, 2014
Leepa in Home Cooking
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Post shoulder surgery meals

checking in...all went well. all of your suggestions have been really helpful. i really appreciate them all. i'm managing well on my own which is what i really hoped for. so thanks again. i really do appreciate it.

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

i agree. i've had a toddy coffeemaker for a long while and i can make a great coffee concentrate with that.

Jun 27, 2014
Leepa in Chains

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

I just bought two bags at the Asheville, NC TJ's. It was at the back of the freezer behind the regular frozen shrimp. The only reason I noticed it was because I was looking for the unique color. The shrimp in front was the regular gray color. So thanks for posting the link to the photo. Can't wait to try it!

Jun 24, 2014
Leepa in Chains

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

Thanks. I hope they are all YAYS.

Jun 24, 2014
Leepa in Chains

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

Thanks! Is the list in the store? I've never noticed it.

Jun 24, 2014
Leepa in Chains

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

To keep it on topic, YAY items preferred. ;)

Jun 23, 2014
Leepa in Chains

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

Can anyone suggest a good gluten free frozen entree item from TJ's? I have a caregiver that's coming to stay with me for a couple of nights after some surgery and I'd like to have something on hand that she can eat. I think we have breakfast covered. Thanks!

Jun 23, 2014
Leepa in Chains

Chefs Apron Biltmore Town Sq. Asheville

According to them, a carbonara sauce is a "spicy tomato cream sauce". No mention of eggs. Interesting.

Hopefully it will be good. I rarely get out that way, so it's unlikely I'll find out. It'll be interesting to hear what you think when you go.

Jun 21, 2014
Leepa in Southeast

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

I prefer Hunt's as well. Heinz usually separates and runs for me.

Jun 20, 2014
Leepa in Chains

Post shoulder surgery meals

I made breakfast this morning left handed with my little microwave egg cooker. Even broke the egg and all. Practice practice practice!

Thanks for your encouragement!

Post shoulder surgery meals

So, yay. He says I should have some mobility in my hand and has given me a 2 lb. limit for that hand after the surgery. That's a relief. I should be able to manage.

Today was surgery follow-up day at his office. I was relieved to see people who had surgery two days ago come through the office not looking as if they'd been hit by a truck. Encouraging...

Post shoulder surgery meals

I have noticed them at TJ's but have never bought them. When pre-cooked and peeled eggs started appearing in stores a few years ago, I bought a bag and found them to be rather rubbery. If TJ's eggs have a better texture, I'd be all over that.

I have a little egg cooker for the microwave that I thought I might drag out of the back of the cupboard and try again. I think I'd rather have a freshly cooked egg anyway though I do think I'll make up some egg salad for sandwiches and that will cover the first few days. My friend Lisa (at the Cutting Edge of Ordinary blog) makes the best egg spread for egg "salad" sandwiches. It makes rockin' sandwiches that don't fall apart when you try to eat them one handed. :) http://thecuttingedgeofordinary.blogs...

Edit to add egg cooker: http://genevievelethuchicago.blogspot...

Jun 20, 2014
Leepa in Home Cooking

Xiao Bao Biscuit coming to Asheville! (possibly)

Jun 18, 2014
Leepa in Southeast

Post shoulder surgery meals

I have another pre-op appointment with my surgeon this Friday and I have a lot of questions to ask him such as how much hand mobility I'll have. I was so thrown on my last visit when I learned I would need surgery that I just didn't ask any effective questions. I have a lot more now!

Jun 18, 2014
Leepa in Home Cooking

Post shoulder surgery meals

Thanks, Hank. I am doing a lot of cook-ahead meals and freezing them. I have a Foodsaver but haven't used it yet being a little concerned that I'll be able to open the bags easily - at least at first. What I have cooked ahead so far (with more to come this weekend) I have put in foil tray like containers with board tops where I can put it right in my convection oven to warm up. I can take it out pretty easily with one hand and let it cool a little bit before I try to open it. I think this will work pretty well.

Jun 18, 2014
Leepa in Home Cooking

Best Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

Thanks!

Jun 15, 2014
Leepa in Home Cooking

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

Good to hear. How do you do this without risking burning them (if you roast them or whatever)?

Jun 14, 2014
Leepa in Chains

Best Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

I saw several different recipes online. Some had eggs, some not. I'd love to know which one (if any!) that iheartcooking was using.

Jun 14, 2014
Leepa in Home Cooking

Best Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

Can you point the way to this evaporated milk M&C recipe? thanks.

Jun 14, 2014
Leepa in Home Cooking

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

This.

Jun 14, 2014
Leepa in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - June 2014 [OLD]

I agree. Plain and sort of dry-roasted. Not good.

Jun 14, 2014
Leepa in Chains

Post shoulder surgery meals

I'm not big on cereal usually, but I do have a recipe for All-Bran muffins that is really good. I used to make them for my dad when he was on chemo. Bless his generous heart, he always shared them with his visiting friends. I told him he might want to warn them. LOL

My plan is to make a dozen or so of those for the freezer, too.

Jun 13, 2014
Leepa in Home Cooking

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

Agreed. Accounting for differences in tastes, your MEH might be my YAY and visa versa. :)

Post shoulder surgery meals

Jiffypop, do you have any suggestions regarding storage for the pre-cooked eggs. Obviously I'm not going to be able to peel them one-handed - peeling with two hands is enough of a challenge for me. How long do you think they would remain good, pre-peeled, in the fridge in a sealed up container?

Jun 13, 2014
Leepa in Home Cooking

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

I think you should....

Jun 13, 2014
Leepa in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - June 2014 [OLD]

Would you share the recipe if you have it? Damn, that sounds good. :)

Jun 13, 2014
Leepa in Chains
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