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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.

about 12 hours ago
iL Divo in Features

Coffee in coke!

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

about 16 hours ago
iL Divo in General Topics

How do you eat your grapefruit?

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

in supremes
juice squeezed

about 16 hours ago
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

about 16 hours ago
iL Divo in Home Cooking

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

about 16 hours ago
iL Divo in Hawaii

How can I get rid of the toaster oven on the countertop?

RCS

I love that
BRILL idea

about 16 hours ago
iL Divo in Cookware

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

about 16 hours ago
iL Divo in General Topics

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...

1 day ago
iL Divo in General Topics

Birthday Dinner in Honolulu

very kind of you Kathryn, appreciate you

1 day ago
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.

1 day ago
iL Divo in Hawaii

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

1 day ago
iL Divo in Cookware

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

1 day ago
iL Divo in Home Cooking

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.

1 day ago
iL Divo in Home Cooking

Butter & Soy Sauce?

Jannie

.....bingo

1 day ago
iL Divo in Home Cooking

General Tso's Chicken

too hard to follow that on my phone

1 day ago
iL Divo in Home Cooking

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
:(((

1 day ago
iL Divo in Chains

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.

1 day ago
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.

2 days ago
iL Divo in Home Cooking

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

.....Tonto, I loved your best friend The Lone Ranger..... ok with that off my chest :)
.........

2 days ago
iL Divo in Home Cooking

Trisha Yearwood's New Show: Will you watch?

"Heck, even Jacques Pepin uses canned vegetables on his recent show."

JP's favorite dessert contain canned apricots. heck if that's good enough for him.........

2 days ago
iL Divo in Food Media & News

Birthday Dinner in Honolulu

Mahalo nui loa Beach Chick, appreciate you-great suggestions.

we'll do Roy's tonight, Jamison's tomorrow night, Hy's Thursday, ShoreBird Wednesday and wing it next 6. hubby wants TaraMisa for Italian one night also Azure for seafood. BLT also is suggested for steaks. know the dessert at Roy's is a must-better save room even if we split-

Apr 14, 2014
iL Divo in Hawaii

What's in your slow cooker today

JW

-did you wrap ribs in any foil and season at all or no need to do either?

love innovative stories with great conclusions/results

Apr 14, 2014
iL Divo in Home Cooking

Paying it forward

we've never thought they 'needed' our help.

Apr 14, 2014
iL Divo in Not About Food

Chicago Deep Dish Pizza Crust Recipe - How do I get that Buttery Goodness?

Antil.... u r duh bom :)
always so helpful -hat's off

Apr 14, 2014
iL Divo in Home Cooking

Paying it forward

I'll take my chances...was proud and honored to gift

about approaching a military uniform, if I'm in doubt I ask, "are you in the military" I'm not on my own I'm approaching because I'm being lead to

Apr 14, 2014
iL Divo in Not About Food

Paying it forward

oh no you're among many friends

Apr 14, 2014
iL Divo in Not About Food
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Birthday Dinner in Honolulu

aware this is older but didn't think necessary to do brand new thread.

we're here on O'ahu and are curious for votes regarding Roy's or Hy's for our Anniversary dinner tonight.
if Roy's why?
if Hy's why?
ooops, also where on this island can I buy my husband an Abalone dinner?
appreciate input, we'd love it to be deliciously wonderful.

TIA

Apr 14, 2014
iL Divo in Hawaii

Paying it forward

my husband and I go with what our gut (or really our God) leads us to do.

never is the intention to embarrass, the intention is to listen and act on the right thing to do.

we were at dinner, just passing thru a town we oft travel thru getting to our final destination. several tables away a large round table of military dressed guys. husband told our waitress "their bill is on me. tally it up and come get my credit card, when they ask for their bill just tell them there isn't one. don't tell them from who. just say it's been taken care of."

somehow they'd figured it out-thanked us and shook our hands when they left.

although this is a story I've told before it bears repeating. if you think you're being lead to gift something, my thoughts are you are.

2 weeks ago there was a man in military uniform walking around in a small 'everything shop'. I was lead so I walked up to him to shake his hand and thank him for his service-unfortunately this usually promotes tears on my part but I try to stay 'dry&devoid'.
he smiled, thanked me and I walked away. strolled up to the counter and told the cashier I wanted to pay for whatever he brought to the counter. ring him up tell him it's been paid for and when he leaves you've got my credit card. he finally walked out with nothing. still I followed my heart.
folks paid for our son all the time, we figure we can help out once in a while too, like others did for him.

Apr 13, 2014
iL Divo in Not About Food
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Do you like cucumber water?

love it

Apr 11, 2014
iL Divo in General Topics

How do I follow someone?

very helpful Deborah, thank you, I wouldn't have known that.

Apr 11, 2014
iL Divo in Site Talk