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toddler party in the park

our little guys birthday party was at the park. they did buckets of fried chicken chips&dips, relish trays and soda, water, juice in galvanized trash cans full of ice-
I'll note however this party was intended for the child's little friends&their family plus our family including adults.

Aug 21, 2014
iL Divo in Home Cooking

The best chili cheese fries

hummm, sawtell&pico not all that far from sepulveda&washington-may have to hit Johnnie's Pastrami& Big Tomy's @ the same time

Aug 21, 2014
iL Divo in Los Angeles Area

Places to eat in Lancaster Co., Pa.

hahaha, we head there about every year and a half. love the area, beautiful. love the offerings there even other than food. we were just very fortunate to meet this incredible family and they took to us and we to them. they make all their butter, cream, yogurt, sour cream etc which I'm fascinated with.

Aug 21, 2014
iL Divo in Pennsylvania

The best chili cheese fries

thanks! sounds great-I know Tito's

Aug 21, 2014
iL Divo in Los Angeles Area

Learn how to cook and host an amazing dinner party

sounds like fun times

Aug 21, 2014
iL Divo in Home Cooking

Help with turkey sandwiches for twenty Dragon boaters.

"cranberry mustard"

Ocean Spray used to have a tourist facility in Henderson outside Vegas where their cranberry mustard was sold.
I bought a jar, tourist facility now closed.

Aug 21, 2014
iL Divo in Home Cooking

What "typical American Foods" would you serve to foreigners?

mcsheridan,
you're invited for any of the above, any day :)

Aug 21, 2014
iL Divo in General Topics

The best chili cheese fries

hi Bruin

what's the cross street please

Aug 21, 2014
iL Divo in Los Angeles Area

Molasses recall?

I hope not, hadn't heard of such a recall.
now I'm shuddering at the recent times I've used it in > (???)

Aug 20, 2014
iL Divo in General Topics

What do you eat when you don't know what you want?

peanut butter and jelly or jam or honey or Lyle's GS.

Aug 20, 2014
iL Divo in General Topics

Have you ever left a Restaurant...

yes, we've left due to that. but off shoot was, where we ended up wasn't any good and should have stayed at original place and had what they 'did' have to offer instead of us being annoyed enough to leave.

Aug 20, 2014
iL Divo in Not About Food

Places to eat in Lancaster Co., Pa.

....this is where I'd suggest finding Melinda and Daniels house.
Melinda would cook you up a storm of a meal but that's while you help Daniel tend to the herd.

ok, so that's not feasible. Cochranville is the only town we've been to there and only ever eaten at one place (other than M&D's) at a tiny strip mall that was very good, but no idea of name of it. small and quaint good food. sorry for not helping.

Aug 20, 2014
iL Divo in Pennsylvania

What "typical American Foods" would you serve to foreigners?

meatloaf with mashed potatoes rich gravy and peas topped with lots of butter, apple pie for dessert, milk.

fried chicken, mashed potatoes rich gravy, corn on the cob slathered in butter, chocolate ice cream, iced tea.

cheeseburger with fries and cole slaw, coke.

Sweet 16 in NYC?

"Serendipity"?
we weren't 16 year olds but there were college students amoung the 14 of us after a concert and we had a crazy good time complete with singing. yes known for their frozen hot chocolate but also many other things and not just dessert.
a suggestion anyway.

Aug 20, 2014
iL Divo in Manhattan

Is it OK when David Rocco pronounces Italian words correctly but not when Giada does it?

miss your posts HillJ, hope you're well.

Aug 19, 2014
iL Divo in Food Media & News

I'm a Professional, But Not a Chef. How About You?

pies, fruit pies

Aug 19, 2014
iL Divo in General Topics

Cheap Beef Meals

this is what we did when our first darling came along. granted its been a long time ago but prices/salaries/tuitions etc. were still relative. things I always had were:
rice and beans/vegs and fruit/milk and juices. I baked a lot even then and only 1 income.
tacos meatloaf chili calzones meatballs spaghetti pizza casseroles sandwiches salads couscous faro wheatberrys

flank steak, tri tips, skirt steak, rump roast, London broil ground beef (all can be found on sale, check fliers each week/call super markets-who's offering sales and on what....never would I go to WF for primarily our protein source - just too pricey AFAIC

Aug 18, 2014
iL Divo in Home Cooking

How long will mustard keep in the fridge?

my thoughts are use it, it's fine. if you're worried, buy a new one.
hot mustard has got to have something in it to keep it hot, to me, that's to preserve it.
shelf life states: low ph, shelf stable with minimal food safety risk.
shelf life of 12 months from the date of manufacture.
also says to maintain freshness refrigerate after opening.
that's the best I can do, let us know what you decide.

Aug 18, 2014
iL Divo in General Topics
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Accidentally refrigerated tomatoes 24 hours. Now what?

take 'em outta frig and put on counter and use 'em pretty quickly

Aug 16, 2014
iL Divo in Home Cooking

Summer veggie dish for a crowd?

only difference is I add the toms&sliced zukes to the onion/garlic/shallot saute, stir to blend about 2 minutes, assemble in baking dish and top with cheddar/fried onions., then bake. melty, gooey and sensational...... :)

Aug 16, 2014
iL Divo in Home Cooking
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Tomatoes 2014

thank you so much for that gmm.
I'll take a looksie at that link.

Aug 16, 2014
iL Divo in Gardening

Summer veggie dish for a crowd?

agree. I started making my version 30 years ago for my FIL. we lived with them while our house closed escrow. MIL and I didn't cook at all the same so thought while I was there, I should take over on the cooking duty. happy FIL loved my version of the zuke dish

Aug 16, 2014
iL Divo in Home Cooking

Pioneer Woman

I love your post Betty. very nice and kind the way you of speak of the state and RD in particular. now you've got me thinking I must try her cinnamon roll recipe and will.

tonight we're having her creamy pasta sauce over noodles of some sort, haven't decided yet. hubby will get a protein that I've not decided on yet, I'll just have a serving of the sauce over noodles as I'm not that much of a protein girl myself. I made the sauce yesterday for dinner last night then hubby called and told me he was on his way home and was taking me out to dinner. yikes. so I packaged the sauce up for dinner tonight. it really is delicious as she instructs and made exactly 1 quart so it went into a Ball jar that I have. super!
today she made her husbands pasta which looks really good and easy also.

Aug 16, 2014
iL Divo in Food Media & News

Summer veggie dish for a crowd?

my suggestion was also gonna be toms&zukes-onions/garlic/shallots/s&p+cheddar

always a winner here

Aug 15, 2014
iL Divo in Home Cooking

Summer veggie dish for a crowd?

......one thing I do know is I'm now hungry
these look great

Aug 15, 2014
iL Divo in Home Cooking

How come my tuna fish never tastes as good as sandwich shops?

since I need gas I'll go to Costco-will run in for their tuna. I'm out of canned good stuff@home.
anyone know info on affected tuna from waters of concern regarding Costco tuna? appreciate any info

Aug 15, 2014
iL Divo in General Topics

How come my tuna fish never tastes as good as sandwich shops?

"I used to joke with him that he should collect the juices and bottle it as a cat treat"
used to do exactly that for all of our many cats over the years. never a complaint, made sense to me.

made a batch of tuna using the Kirkland white albacore last week for my man. added panko just to see what it'd really do as directed somewhere on this thread. he said it was great, I had a teaspoon of it and didn't notice the panko. guess that means success (or not) not sure, but it did lick up any residual liquid. it is possible we just love tuna sandwiches.

Aug 14, 2014
iL Divo in General Topics
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calling those bakers!

in agreement firecooked

Aug 14, 2014
iL Divo in Home Cooking

Falafel Recipe Using Canned Chickpeas?

love a good falafel
maybe I should call my sister, she made the BEST

just sent her an email as she's at the Edinburg Tattoo festival enjoying her 45th year of wedded bliss. when she comes back down to earth she'll hopefully reply to my quest.

Aug 14, 2014
iL Divo in Home Cooking

Falafel Recipe Using Canned Chickpeas?

yep chickpea flour makes the most sense plus I'd make it for a GF lady and couldn't use a wheat flour

Aug 14, 2014
iL Divo in Home Cooking