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Easter Bread

Thanks for all the responses. The bread I saw at the deli yesterday had colored sprinkles on it and I don't think there were any eggs in the shell inside them but I could be wrong. Hmm I just remembered that a few years ago I scored an Easter bread braided like a wreath. It was beautiful and decorated with purple marshmallow peeps and yellow bunnies.
The wreath was the hit of my extended family's Easter feast. The jaded teenagers too cool for their own Easter basket pounced on it, he he. People kept asking me if I made it myself but I had to admit that I got it at the now long gone Vidalia in Lansdale. I didn't mention that I got it half off right before closing on Easter eve.

2 days ago
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Easter Bread

Saw a lot of Easter Bread at Corropoles in Lansdale today. Two were sold while I was waiting for my hoagie. Also some bunny shaped cakes. They were out of the tomato pie early, the only ones left had no tomato sauce but meat and cheese. It was fairly early to be out. I think they might have gotten hit by last minute Lenten menu followers.
Was very tempted to get the Easter bread it looked delicious. Theoretically I can procrastinate til Easter as they are open for a little while on that day. Any other places to try Easter bread that hounds can point me to?

Apr 16, 2014
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Try the new place/dish, or stick with old faithful?

When I go to Pumperniks in Montgomeryville I almost always get a roast beef special, chicken soup and a chocolate egg creme. How do you improve on perfection? I did really enjoy the passover dinner that I got last year. It was a once a year event and did tempt me.
It is hard for me not to get pad thai at thai orchid in bluebell, so addicting. But thanks to Chef Paulo I tried something new, poutine at Guppys. Now I want more. The new has become a favorite. I love when that happens.
My Uncle Joe was 86 and always tried something new, but not necessarily the main dish. He had a thai iced tea and really liked it at Saigon on Main, now Asian Legend. It was the last meal I ever ate with him and he is my role model.

Apr 13, 2014
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Shad 2014

That sounds lovely CP! Now I'm hungry. I want to run out and make that exact meal, shad and roe. Well except for the bacon part. Too assertive. Still miss eating shad on the picnic tables along the delaware at the fisherman's club when the trees are budded and a whisper away from leafing out.

Apr 06, 2014
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Shad 2014

As did my mom Boognish. I wonder if the montgomeryville Wegmans has it. I remember when the shad festival in Lambertville was amazing. The fisherman's club offered a shad dinner with advance ticket sales. /swoon

Apr 05, 2014
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Shad 2014

Darn thanks for the info kb. Was thinking of trying the R and S. I missed out on their ground cherry pie last year too.

Apr 05, 2014
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Canadian restaurant in E. Norriton?

Well it helps that I enjoy the bar atmosphere there at Guppys. I know what you mean though. With El Cactus and Jesses both in souderton I don't feel motivated to try much else in the area. Once John and I hit Jesses for lunch and El Cactus for dinner. Wheee!
Do not get the veggie burger at Gups CP! My friend who tries veggie sandwiches everywhere found it inedible.

Apr 05, 2014
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Costco Food Finds - 2nd Quarter 2014

Saw some new chocolate bark at my montgomeryville pa costco today. Was wondering if anyone had tried it yet? It is white chocolate, cashews and cranberries and maybe something else too. I was afraid to get too close. Very appealing to look at.

Apr 04, 2014
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Shad 2014

Can't argue with you there delucas. Yum! Could go for some roe right now. I try to cook the roe gently so the delicate flavor does not get bullied by bacon or something else way too harsh.

Apr 04, 2014
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Canadian restaurant in E. Norriton?

Give them another chance please CP. After all it is because of you that I keep going there. I think this place really shines at brunch, my friend loved his pancakes the first time and waffles the second. And the sides of potatoes.
As for the Gup's chowder being bland, well my friend loves bland food. We got it last sunday night and it is comfort food for sure. I tried it and thought it was tasty but we dodged the underdone potato apparently.
My other friend and I went there for a belated St. Pat's celebration and he was impressed that they got his burger perfectly medium rare. He liked the fries that came with it so much that he got the poutine for dessert and inhaled it.
The place has a friendly happy bar atmosphere that I enjoy. I want to try the stew and mashed and also the chicken pot pie. And more mexican dishes. I think wednesday is mexican night. I really liked the ranch style eggs I got at brunch. I did have to ask for salsa but they brought me some pronto. Sounds like you got unlucky with your choices. I can't wait to hit their bloody mary bar again.

Apr 04, 2014
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Replacement for Not Just Sandwiches in Lansdale

A new place is opening soon featuring spanish food. Anyone know how soon they are opening? I'm intrigued.

Apr 03, 2014
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Uncle Julio's coming to Plymouth Meeting Mall

We got a lovely table there about a month ago. The staff was enthused and efficient. It was nice to be able to get a beer with my food. I was not expecting much but the guac was good and an additional container of hot fresh tortillas was offered and delivered fast.
Since el cactus in souderton is fairly close and byob if I want really tasty mexican I head there but Uncle Julio's is certainly one of the better choices in the area. Everytime I go to Costco I eye the gift cards and think about getting one for redstone but now I think if a good deal shows up for Uncle's I will snag that instead.

Apr 03, 2014
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Taco Bell breakfast

It took me a while to watch his videos because he also writes so well. Maybe after he gets used to being a new dad he will reappear in some form. We can hope.

Apr 01, 2014
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Taco Bell breakfast

I did sausage with my breakfast sandwiches but I was curious about the steak. The crunch one had a choice of bacon as well which I might try in the future.
My friend had an interesting take on the hash browns. He noticed that there was no mildly unpleasant aftertaste like there can be after mcDonald's hash browns. He likes five guys fries but says he has the same problem with the aftertaste. I have noticed this too but never thought about it much.
My waffle was not soggy but this particular taco bell seemed to be pumped about the breakfast menu and striving for excellence. My advice to fellow hounds is to try this sooner rather than later while the enthusiasm is there. My place was like a chik fil a on turbo, they really seemed to care.

Mar 31, 2014
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Taco Bell breakfast

I found myself unexpectedly in need of breakfast within walking distance today and was grateful that the bell now does breakfast. Any port in a storm I was thinking but I was pleasantly surprised.
They had hot fresh coffee! I got hashbrowns as did my friend. He had the a.m. grilled breakfast taco. It was not bad. We shared the waffle taco as well with sausage and I ended up with an a.m. crunch wrap, The one with the hashbrowns inside. This was my favorite sandwich and another customer was commenting on it while I was there. We both liked the light sauce on it with a slight kick.
The cinnabon delights were pure evil as expected. I'm glad that you can just get two. I could hear Super Taster in my head saying I can't believe I'm eating this junk as I savored every bite. Well two bites as the cinnabons are mercifully small.
Service and atmosphere were first rate at the Montgomeryville Pa location where the manager ran her store with cheerful authority. Couldn't help thinking that maybe this was Captain Janeway on her second career.

Mar 31, 2014
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Wedgwood or Apilco?

I have been using wedgewood daily for thirty years and my plates have taken ridiculous abuse and still look great. I've dropped them, been left outside in the weather (don't ask) etc. I love that they are microwaveable, lovely and tough as nails when treated very carelessly. I am careful about not setting hot plates or bowls on top of a water spill or placing directly in the fridge when hot but that is it.
They have been through the dishwasher thousands of times. I love them. They add beauty to my everyday life. They were a gift from my mom and she paid plenty but they have served me incredibly well. They are white with colored flowers and somewhere I also have a set with yellow flowers waiting in the wings but not needed yet.

Mar 30, 2014
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Asian Legend in Lansdale

Yes.

Mar 24, 2014
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Asian Legend in Lansdale

Almost ended up there last night again SnowCat. But the lure of poutine at Guppy's was too much. Plus five dollar guinness. Soon though, and now I will know what to order. Thanks for the recs.

Mar 24, 2014
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What's for Dinner #286 - Spring has Sprung, but the Grass Ain't Riz Edition [through 3/27/14]

I hate driving through tunnels too foodie. I had been wanting some homemade meatball sandwiches so I made the meatballs a coupla days ahead so that they would blend and age in the sauce. They turned out just the way I like them and I served them with asparagus for a no utensils necessary meal.
Later for dessert was a childhood treat that I have to force myself to eat slowly. Pillsbury cherry turnovers that I loved and thought were gone forever. Then one amazing day I was grabbing some crescent rolls from the refrigerated dough section of Wal-Mart and I just froze. I had to touch them to make sure that I wasn't hallucinating. I am so very happy they brought this product back. It seems like a small miracle. It is also weird to be able to eat three if I want to because these were mostly a very special treat for my cousins and I and I got two very rarely and had to be quick. So good.

Mar 22, 2014
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Why Jesse's Why???

Ha ha ha ha! Good thing they are closed sundays and mondays. My car just turns into their crowded lot by itself arepo!

Mar 22, 2014
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Why Jesse's Why???

So I'm already addicted to their sweet potato fries and one of my friends is going to try them for Lenten fridays this month but now they are considering putting corn fritters on their regular menu. /sob
I've had the fritters twice already, today they served them with maple syrup for dipping and they are yummy. This wouldn't be a problem but I order them with the sweet potato fries as well. It works perfectly because the fritters need a little time to cool so I can inhale the fries you know while I'm waiting for the fritters to cool.
Good thing neither are greasy. Like I really need Two fried sides. The word has gotten out in Souderton though. Despite the cold rainy weather we had to walk down the hill because the parking lot was packed.

Mar 19, 2014
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Asian Legend in Lansdale

Heh. No we are noobs at this cuisine. But they included two pairs of chopsticks in our to go bag without us having to ask.

Mar 18, 2014
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Asian Legend in Lansdale

My friend and I grabbed something to go here, Mi Xao Don Chay (stir fry noodles with vegetables) and we liked it a lot. It was just the thing to cheer us up after a miserable experience trying and failing to buy something at Best Buy. We will be back to dine in. It is in the old Saigon location.

Mar 18, 2014
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What's for Dinner #282 - Spring Daylight Savings Time Edition [through March 13, 2014]

Dinner was a pan seared ribeye. Thought about firing up the grill but there is still ice on my porch. Had mashed golden potatoes and made extra for potato pancakes later in the week, and some butternut squash. Wanted to make garlic bread too with some Italian rolls that are getting hard but forgot all about it til just now.
Went out to brunch today at a new Canadian place. They had a bloody mary bar where you get a glass of vodka and ice and then serve yourself bloody mary mix with lots of fixings like horseradish, olives, bacon, pepperoni, etc etc. My friend had some very good waffles with a side of potatoes and I finally got to try some poutine. I really enjoyed it, filling and comforting for a late winter meal and went great with the bloody mary.
Now my throat is feeling a little scratchy so I'm nibbling on chocolate peppermint bark from Costco. Very soothing.

Mar 09, 2014
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Fun Food Ideas with Crescent Rolls.

I do the baked brie in winter. Been making it a lot this winter and still perfecting my technique. Made some for lunch and this time I left an opening on top of the dough and the walnuts toasted nicely. This time I used cherry preserves from TJs and craisins as well as the walnuts.
Once I used brie with mushrooms from wegmans and sauteed mushrooms with a little bit of onion and garlic. Ridiculously good.

Mar 03, 2014
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Costco Food Finds - 1st Quarter 2014 [OLD]

Yep that is what is in my fridge too. The light flavor makes them perfect with eggs. Maybe I'll try mine for dinner.

Mar 03, 2014
givemecarbs in Chains

Canadian restaurant in E. Norriton?

Ended up going there for sunday brunch. It is a good thing we went earlier, that place was really filling up when we left.
I liked the bloody mary bar. They give you a glass with ice and vodka and then you go up and help yourself to the bloody mary mix and fixins. Oh my what fixins: bacon, sausage, olives, olives stuffed with cheese, etc. Very tasty.
Well my friend demolished his pancakes with a side of potatoes. I fully intended to get the poutine but I could not resist ordering from the breakfast menu even though both menus were available. I got the ranch style eggs with potatoes and I cleaned my plate. Thanks for the rec CP. I'll just have to go back now for the poutine.
They had lots of breakfast specials besides the breakfast menu and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.

Mar 02, 2014
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Red Cedar Grille

Never been crazyspice but boy is it close by. Used to go to the Inn Flight for lunch back in the day. Maybe after I get over my poutine obsession and get my fat tuesday fix from yum yum.

Mar 02, 2014
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Canadian restaurant in E. Norriton?

Finally located this establishment and grabbed a take out menu. Was going to go on sunday until I looked at the weather forcast. Hmm. Maybe today.
For those who think like me Guppy's is right across from Sonic and now I know where the vietnamese restaurant moved as well. They probably do have the best pho especially now that Saigon on main is done. Anyone try the new restaurant in Lansdale that filled the old saigon spot? I think it is asian. Legend something.

Mar 01, 2014
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Costco Food Finds - 1st Quarter 2014 [OLD]

Liza I snagged the curry one as well at my Montgomeryville Pa store on sunday for that price. The cheese ones were gone though. I also scored some Irish Bangers. Gonna try the bangers and if they are as good as usual I'm tempted to buy a few more paks for my freezer.
Anyone try the Hawaiian chicken in the refrigerated prepared food section? I forget the brand but the chicken was char grilled and had pineapples. Very appealing but I succumbed again to the shepherd's pie with the three dollar off deal. Good thing I wasn't in the market for a rotisserie chicken. They were sold out which often happens on sunday.
Have not seen the lamb osso bucco cuts in with the chops and roasts this year yet.

Feb 25, 2014
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