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pea soup not getting soft

I'm from the old school&do as chef grandparents did probably more for memories as well as habit.
ADR - my salting comes later-

about 5 hours ago
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anyone try the cherry Dr. Pepper or Root Beer or Coke glaze for baked ham?

if this is already a thread/post please delete with apologies•
on my way to fetch a ham hopefully&wanted results if anyone had done the glaze of either of the sodas. leaning toward the Cherry Dr. Pepper. TIA

Happy Easter!

about 5 hours ago
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pea soup not getting soft

ah westside that's possibly it-hadn't thought of that

about 6 hours ago
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Heavy cream, well within use-by date, slimy...?

I'm wondering if somewhere along the line it was partially frozen-and never recovered fully-maybe a stabilizer? I'd totally use it

about 6 hours ago
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Marlen soronsky's recipe for sweet potato/apricot casserole?

gosh I hope someone posts it for you-sounds wonderful

about 6 hours ago
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pea soup not getting soft

this is a duh on my part remark (sorry) but water per ingredient ratio is okay?

about 6 hours ago
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What is your favorite store bought cookie ?

have not bought LD for years
I'll admit because I own the market on butter (just ask my husband) for making his favorite SS. and yes I crumb leftovers too/freeze them for later use.

about 13 hours ago
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What is your favorite store bought cookie ?

no fair TRock cuz now I gotta look for those taffy thingies, thanks from SRock :)

about 13 hours ago
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What is your favorite store bought cookie ?

:)

about 13 hours ago
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What is your favorite store bought cookie ?

mcsh-
you're evil to even suggest-cuse me Foodland is right next door

1 day ago
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What is your favorite store bought cookie ?

not sure still even made but:
Lorne Doones
Flicky Flakes
Mothers iced AnimalCookies
NutterButter
Fig Newtons

1 day ago
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Hot Pepper Jelly

pheeeew, is your mouth like a firegoat ?

2 days ago
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Is It Finally Cool to Like the Frugal Gourmet?

thought I'd already made a statement here or is there another thread/post about same subject? humm

I didn't know him, didn't know anyone that did, 'wasn't there'.
was a fan of his shows on occasion liked some of his recipes and yes had a few of his books.

that all ended when charges came in, tossed books and never looked back.....still won't-I have kids, nuff said.

Apr 16, 2014
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Coffee in coke!

@ work often times somehow coffee is added to my ice cube infested diet coke ;:-/

Apr 16, 2014
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How do you eat your grapefruit?

LOVE GRAPEFRUIT.
ruby red my fave-moms RR's really my faves

in supremes
juice squeezed

Apr 16, 2014
iL Divo in General Topics

I have an overabundance of boxed crackers, mostly wheat thins and the like

how many boxes do you have? if already mentioned forgive repeat

Apr 16, 2014
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Birthday Dinner in Honolulu

again switched out our plans and did late dinner last night @ ShoreBird.
kind of a bust-not a good endless salad bar for me but husband bbq'd his steak perfectly so....
got stuck in crazy rain traffic from North shore back to Waikiki so rescheduled Roy's for tonight. it's been very rainy here this week and our ressie @ Roy's is for outside. passing it around 9 last night on way to ShoreBird, we were surprised to see diners outside as the rain was coming down.

I know I know ....
....you gotta do what you gotta do under circumstances that arise

Apr 16, 2014
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How can I get rid of the toaster oven on the countertop?

RCS

I love that
BRILL idea

Apr 16, 2014
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What new flavor of M&Ms would you like to see?

not that it matters for me currently.....but if you would be so kind....

peanut butter (mucho improved version over current please)

almond joy (same as above please)

a really creamy caramel would be appreciated for my man

TIA

Apr 16, 2014
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Corned Beef hash...from a can. Preferred brands?

if I have bought the canned version it's been Hormel.
not a frequent purchaser of the stuff, like a handful of times in my entire life.

have made the home made from scratch a couple of times and was seriously in heaven. I'd do that again in a heartbeat...

Apr 15, 2014
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Birthday Dinner in Honolulu

very kind of you Kathryn, appreciate you

Apr 15, 2014
iL Divo in Hawaii

Birthday Dinner in Honolulu

my Dr's been trying to figure it out for well over a year. she told me I need to be able to smell to be able to taste-sadly I can't do either.
really hard on me because my palette was always very good I could discern ingredients very well.

Apr 15, 2014
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How can I get rid of the toaster oven on the countertop?

"declutter countertop"
I need to take your lead -
note to self-do this too

Apr 15, 2014
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Side dish suggestions

fresh fruit salad with a honey lime drizzle.

my MIL's cole slaw

a sweet tasty pot of home made BBQ beans

Apr 15, 2014
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Need casual Easter snack ideas

sorry to read you don't celebrate.
my suggestion would be ham roll ups but using a good high quality sliced turkey meat instead.
deviled egg mixture on flat slice of your desired meat, rolled up sliced 1" size bites secured with toothpick on a bed of 'grass' of parsley, cilantro or branches of rosemary just for looks.

Apr 15, 2014
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Butter & Soy Sauce?

Jannie

.....bingo

Apr 15, 2014
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General Tso's Chicken

too hard to follow that on my phone

Apr 15, 2014
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Taco Bell Pre-90s Was Good - Do You Notice the Difference Now?

in Kaneohe Hawaii yesterday and I wanted TB before the beach.
now basically unrecognizable TB food as we knew it. my bean&cheese burritos (I say plural bcz of the major shrinked size of them I now order 2). hubby's disgusting burrito supreme was a gloppy mess and his reg taco is now infant sized+1 small soda= $10
:(((

Apr 15, 2014
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Birthday Dinner in Honolulu

hi Beach Chick

plans changed last night for us as Roy's ressie was too late. we're going tonight much earlier as ressie is made.
BUT.........last night we did get in early enough at Hy's.
staff friendly&accommodating, dinner very nice, although I can't taste or smell I can feel texture. hubby said very good. the Caesar as made table side appeared to be too heavy handed with Dijon but again I can't taste right now so I didn't know the diff.

steak soooo tender.
prices not quite as high as I expected.
looking @ Roy's menu tonight will prob be double&tonight is on me-dang-should have planned diff. I shoulda paid last night ;:-/

I'll report back after we dine @ Roy's tonight.

Apr 15, 2014
iL Divo in Hawaii

I have an overabundance of boxed crackers, mostly wheat thins and the like

....my husband was the ultimate Y2K guy. although that didn't happen, we were prepared. he'd bought all the technical things required and I bought all the food to sustain the family (large quantities for our family).
my husband loves Wheat Thins while I love Triskets but the kids love saltines with their tuna straight up.

I started utilizing them more and more from my stash and the stale flavor indicated the dumpster would receive all those boxes. contrary to belief at least in our case they all went equally and quickly stale. if yours are still fresh you're fortunate.

Apr 15, 2014
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