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How to make stomboli's from frozen pizza dough

Cool, Thank you so much!
I know it like a calzone , but being the package of the frozen dough said to deep fry the calzone is what threw me and all other oven recipes were for bread and all.
So didn't know temp and how long.
Thanks again your a life saver

Dec 10, 2008
Rae2 in Home Cooking

How to make stomboli's from frozen pizza dough

Hi,
We loved a stomboli from out local pizza place. "Chicken Stomboli and we would have them add Asiago Cheese" Well hubby lost job, so no ordering out!
We have been craving these. So I bought a 2 ball pack of frozen pizza dough and have it defrosted in refirgerator and ready to go tonight. I am breading the chicken and frying as that how the local did it, and have Asiago all ready to grate and tons on Mozzerella cheese (was on sale) smile..

Problem, I Never did this before and back of package only has Calzone and they say to deep FRY it! ugg

How can I do this in oven? What temp? Egg wash? HELP PLEASE..

Thanks in advance,
Rae

Dec 10, 2008
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Cookbook gift recommendation for 11 year old?

To, AreBe
No snob or scoff here! (smile) Just joined last week
I will buy this and I am 38..lol
I have 2 boxes of the Ramen noodles and so tired of eating them the same way. either soup or I just drain them and put 1/2 the season pack and butter.
So Stroganoff is sounding pretty good right now
So Thank you very much...

Dec 10, 2008
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Cookbook gift recommendation for 11 year old?

Hi, Again
Found some cool links for what you are looking for

This is the Emerils cookset ( no knifes) Resonable $ and Cute!
http://gourmetfood.about.com/gi/dynam...
These are from another site TOOLS but no knifes a little $$$$
http://www.williams-sonoma.com/shop/w...

This is Rachael Rays site and this is a CHILD'S knife set (cool might buy for my daughter
)http://www.kitchenknifepro.com/kidskn...

And this is the link to the Paula Deen book I put in my last post , I know you can get it cheaper on Amazon or in Walmart (in store) saw it last week
http://www.pauladeen.com/product/478/26

Hope this helps
Rae

Dec 10, 2008
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Cookbook gift recommendation for 11 year old?

Hi,

I have a 9 yr old and was thinking same thing for stocking.

I saw in Walmart Paula Dean Had one I belive it was called
"My first cookbook" very child friendly and pics and all.

Think this would be best for a 11 yr old just getting started. As far as the knife? I don't know if they make smaller one's for kid's hands. Maybe a search on the net for "real childrens cooking tools" may show something I will take a look and if I find anything. I will post again.
Take care,
Rae

Dec 10, 2008
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WalMart - Yays and Nays

unfortunatley we don't have the big supemarket one here in Cental NJ, but they do have about 6 isles of frozen food and other staples bread/canned goods ect..

What I find I go for is the cereal, they have way cheaper prices then the supermarkets, and there version of pop tarts are cheaper, and the kids don't know the difference.
And some of there frozen foods are cheaper the the local supermarket.

But cereal is a big one for me with 2 little ones, who demand brand names along with hubby.

Dec 02, 2008
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Turkey hangover - Have u dined out this weekend?

How many days after can you still eat it, checked it out and said up to 4 days max which would have been yesterday.
Still have a 1/2 breast on the bone in the fridge covered well with saran wrap and foil.

Can I still make some chicken salad out of it today Day 5? or No Way and chuck it???

Dec 02, 2008
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Turkey hangover - Have u dined out this weekend?

My appologies you are a very nice brother~ With the name and no photo, you really don't know? Sorry

Dec 02, 2008
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CiCi's Pizza & Sonic ? Anyone

Sounds good! Thank you

Dec 02, 2008
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Schwan's vs Market Day? Please read a new poster..didn't realize how old the orig post was..Suzyinchains started orig in 2005

Hi again to,
Suzyinchains (love the name) lol and all other poster's

I went to live help to see re the delivery charge, And was SHOCKED It was only 1.00! WOW
Live help sent me up with a temp acct as the site was giving me an error when requesting a catalog. And catalog on the way! Yeah..
But if you see the post I put up before this? I checked out Schwans and have the Marketday.com slip here from my daughter school.

Here is the deal..
Schwans has WAY more of a selection, some yummy stuff I am def going to order.
I see some serious similarities between the 2 company's... One in the same but diff name??
Weird some are more expensive on Schwans and cheaper on Marketday.com and saw a decrease in the amt by 1/2 lb on most of everything (marketday gives more)
I am however going to order the same I do from marketday and see if the quality is different and really looking forward to the things I want to order that market day doesn't have.

So I urge all to look at both site and you will see the quantify difference and price difference on certain item.
But hands down Schwans has more of a selection and like how they have customer reviews which marketday does not, but do know if you don't like a product from marketday they take it back no questions asked and give you a refund. Didn't check that part out on Schwans?
I asked re giving you credit for any references and they said they do not do that. sorry! Tried I told them where I found them and they would prob. get more customers by your post alone.
Another thing is the site really resembles marketday which make me wonder if they are one in the same or a sister company?
Looks so similar if you go to market day and theirs you will see.

Urge all to try both! Marketday (gets picked up at your local school and Schwans only cost 1$ Hello! try them both for whatever you like? Can't hurt they are both cost saving for family's in this bad economy and I see Market day has better meat cost and amt.
So again urge all to take a look at both.
Let us both know what you think? Really curious who has ordered from who and your opinions on both?
May start a new thread on this, so very similar, but one supports schools as far as I know Schwans doesn't, but still want to try some of their items that are not available on Marketday.com

Again Thank you for bringing to my attention and hope all will take a look at both and order from both as they both have good deals!

Take care and keep us updated! (smile)
Rae
PS sorry so long..
Also if you can see old one? I thanked you so much for putting the link up for Schwan's Thanks again Suzyinchains..if you know her let her know this is here..please..thanks again to all. Really like this forum..Cool!
CHECK OUT ..www.marketday.com

See if you area has a school that does this? I have been a customer for 4 yrs

Dec 01, 2008
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Best Frozen Pizza

Hi again to,
Suzyinchains (love the name) lol and all other poster's

I went to live help to see re the delivery charge, And was SHOCKED It was only 1.00! WOW
Live help sent me up with a temp acct as the site was giving me an error when requesting a catalog. And catalog on the way! Yeah..
But if you see the post I put up before this? I checked out Schwans and have the Marketday.com slip here from my daughter school.

Here is the deal..
Schwans has WAY more of a selection, some yummy stuff I am def going to order.
I see some serious similarities between the 2 company's...Weird some are more expensive on Schwans and cheaper on Marketday.com and saw a decrease in the amt by 1/2 lb on most of everything (marketday gives more)
I am however going to order the same I do from marketday and see if the quality is different and really looking forward to the things I want to order that market day doesn't have.

So I urge all to look at both site and you will see the quantify difference and price difference on certain item.
But hands down Schwans has more of a selection and like how they have customer reviews which marketday does not, but do know if you don't like a product from marketday they take it back no questions asked and give you a refund. Didn't check that part out on Schwans?
I asked re giving you credit for any references and they said they do not do that. sorry! Tried I told them where I found them and they would prob. get more customers by your post alone.
Another thing is the site really resembles marketday which make me wonder if they are one in the same or a sister company?
Looks so similar if you go to market day and theirs you will see.

Urge all to try both! Marketday (gets picked up at your local school and Schwans only cost 1$ Hello! try them both for whatever you like? Can't hurt they are both cost saving for family's in this bad economy and I see Market day has better meat cost and amt.
So again urge all to take a look at both.
Let us both know what you think? Really curious who has ordered from who and your opinions on both?
May start a new thread on this, so very similar, but one supports schools as far as I know Schwans doesn't, but still want to try some of their items that are not available on Marketday.com

Again Thank you for bringing to my attention and hope all will take a look at both and order from both as they both have good deals!

Take care and keep us updated! (smile)
Rae
PS sorry so long..
Also can you put your e-mail on here? I just joined today and read rules but didn't see anything about personal off board contact? Help?

Dec 01, 2008
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What Can I Do With This Pineapple?

Hi,
Found this link for you with 40 recipe's had to be something in here that you might like.
Good luck! (smile)

http://www.nikibone.com/recipe/fruit/...

Dec 01, 2008
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Best Frozen Pizza

Tree Tavern is still around in NJ, to me it is ok it is a thin crust and a lot of sauce. All and all not bad. I just perfer a thicker crust. I recently purchased a self rise 4 cheese frozen from Stop & Shop and usually don't go for the whole frozen pizza, usually go Ellios as hubby likes it and add's his provolone to it or adds extra mozz. as there is hardly any cheese on it.

But I really like this one from Stop & Shop and I ate it left over 2 days later heated in oven. As my family wanted it NOW and I was out to tackle the Black Friday crowd so said go ahead and save me a slice and even reheated GOOD. will buy again and eat it right away next time.

Dec 01, 2008
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Best Frozen Pizza

Thank you so much for putting this link up! They deliver to me in Central NJ. What is funny is I just did a survey on PeaPod (anyone know) they stink! lol And when asked in survey any other home delivery I have used I saw this and had no clue.. Wow too cool Suzyinchains, if you get credit for ref, customer's let us know and we will absolutely give you the credit? I am new here so I don't know if you can put e-mail add or how to contact anyone aside from board?? Any help welcomed...

Question for you, What is the delivery charge, I looked all though the FAQ's and didn't see it?

Also I don't know if any of you all have heard of :
www.marketday.com

It is done thru the school systems and you also can have it delivered to your home by mail. They are really good too..All the meat is excellent!
They do this in schools all around the country. Simply place your order by phone or online by date on form and pick up at the school closest to your home. And the school you choose gets credit for supplies for the kids

I am def. going to check out Schwans. Thank you so much again!

Rae

Dec 01, 2008
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Turkey hangover - Have u dined out this weekend?

Beside a diner with more turkey ugg only thing open at that time. w/ Exception of a Mc'ds that baffles me on why they stay open 24 hrs cause when you go to order they will tell you.. Sorry we only have combo # 3 ??? They stay open 24/7 for that. No $ menu avail No other combos or even just a plain ol chicken sandwich... Just # 3 Mamn...lol Silly

Dec 01, 2008
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CiCi's Pizza & Sonic ? Anyone

Any chance you would share your copy cat on that? My 2 little girls would love that~
I am big on copy cat recipes. So if there is something you are looking for let me know may have it. There is a guy who does this recipe robot for $ but before he started to charge he sent MANY to me I saved. Let me know. Thanks!

Dec 01, 2008
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CiCi's Pizza & Sonic ? Anyone

Thanks, hear ya on the Godfather's, We had one here also that has been gone for yrs now, but what they did was put them in the Hess Gas stations in Central NJ, not the same but hey at least I can grab a personal here and there. I don't know if they done the same in other states?

Well there is a CiCi's in or around Allentown PA .. So since you all say it is good, on my way out to visit my parents will take a little detour. I have to after there baitng me with there ad's on TV lol

Dec 01, 2008
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For all the Cheesecake Factory lovers!

Forgot to say in last post they have a sweepstake going on. I do enter as If I won. Geez I would be in cheesecake heaven!
Here is the link if you want to enter. Sweet Deal if you win!

http://thecheesecakefactory.promo.epr...

You can enter ONCE a day, till over
This link takes you right there to enter and there is a instant game to do after you enter your e-mail (hit start then stop to get 3 in a row to win) Nothing for me yet.. Good Luck!

I put this in the thread forced to go one..but figured it may be lost by ones who are done with that so started this so you all know and can enter as I do daily.

Dec 01, 2008
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Cheesecake Factory..I am being forced to go

Forgot to say in last post they have a sweepstake going on. I do enter as If I won. Geez I would be in cheesecake heaven!
Here is the link if you want to enter. Sweet Deal if you win!

http://thecheesecakefactory.promo.epr...

You can enter ONCE a day, till over
This link takes you right there to enter and there is a instant game to do after you enter your e-mail (hit start then stop to get 3 in a row to win) Nothing for me yet.. Good Luck!

Dec 01, 2008
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Cheesecake Factory..I am being forced to go

To each his/her own I guess, we all have opinion's. What got me on your post was how the server steering you away from your first choice saying it wasn't very good. (a weight mang section) To me and only my opinion, when a server stears you away from any dish on there menu (unless for allergy issues) Is a BIG red flag for me.
It tells me that that is only one thing that they are telling you isn't so good. hmm alway's makes me think when they do that.
And could swear someone said on here that it was good? could be wrong could have been another post.
Anyway when the staff tells you not to order something..... Bye Bye to CF lol

But I do live right around the corner from one and when I can afford and want to indulge, I do stop in for a 6.00 piece of Cheesecake to go.
I have stated in other posts today, that living off RT 1 this is a CHAIN HEAVEN! but I also see them come and go as quick as they came. This CF happens to be in a mall (I live between 2 in Woodbride/Edison NJ) is next to a Norstroms Dept Store and a Barnes and Nobles (sp?) which is high end Dept store I can not shop at not a rich women. lol

So those who can afford it and like it enjoy. again to each his own

Dec 01, 2008
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Turkey hangover - Have u dined out this weekend?

You are a very nice sister! If it were me I agree a few vegan dishes, turkey at other end of table cut off. And that would be it, why make a WHOLE family suffer for one person.

You are more then accommodating and hospitable, even if it were an in-law or anyone else
I wouldn't be as nice as you were.
My sister , if she said that to me after all that re: the soup? She would have been wearing it! lol

You are a kind and good soul.

Thanks for the laugh hilarious but sorry you were all put though that. I would have forsake the sub and went to get a turkey dinner at a diner or something. lol

Dec 01, 2008
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Turkey hangover - Have u dined out this weekend?

Well after totally messing with my internal clock by staying up till 3:30 am Thanksgiving morning, thawing my turkey and trying to brine it for the first time, I have been out of wack since, tired of looking at turkey or anything to do with it. I was up till 4:30 am Sun morning and wanted anything to eat but.

So I went to White Castle at 5 am Sun Morning. lol
I was so tired and guess the workers were too as just grabbed my bags and drove off, got home an noticed they gave me 8 extra Burgers I did not order. So hubby had it for lunch too.

Dec 01, 2008
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Rant: What is WRONG with the canned cranberry people?

ccbweb

I guess the can it is, since I am the only one who eats it, why bother making fresh.lol
If I did and stuck it in a can you say it would look the same, I am really shocked, that there wasn't anything in it that made the jelli consistency.
I saw how alot wrote re" the HFCS and still had label here by the computer from looking on there site to see what new I could do with the whole berry one to get the kids to eat it. 4 Ingredients: Crandberries,hfcs,water and (again) Corn Syrup (high low???) lol
Thanks, back to can I go and eat it for 3 days all by myself.

Dec 01, 2008
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potato pancakes from leftover mashed?

Your right, greygarious. I should have noted to danhole , my Nana's where you just add the cornstarch is just left over mashed potatos. Potato Pancake. plain and simple. Keeps them from falling apart.
In my home of 2 picky little eater's.. one (no skins allowed) other (no pepper allowed) ugg
I season after on top. And let all add what they want.
I like anything potato, no matter what there called. lol (smile) yum!

Dec 01, 2008
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CiCi's Pizza & Sonic ? Anyone

I keep seeing these commercial's for this place and it makes me so hungry! And what a price, problem is they show the commercial's nationally (like Sonic) and there all Hours or States away?

Why show it nationally when they aren't everywhere (there is not one in the state of NJ) And Sonic is like an hour away. Why waste the $ on advertising? drives me nut's

So anyone try CiCi's or Sonic? Especially CiCi's that one get's me every time I see it .

Any Good?? Worth a detour on our next road trip?

Dec 01, 2008
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Maggiano's

Maggiano's is owned by Brinker International. They own 4 chains Maggiano's .Macaroni Grill, On The Border and Chili's . Looking at the menu it look's almost exact to the Macaroni Grill.

I love the Macaroni Grill! 500.00 for 17people isn't that bad, for my B-Day with my hubby and 2 little girls cost us 110.00 while I did drink a bit. lol

I agree they shouldn't have forced you to have the family style?
Macaroni Grill doesn't even offer that, and have more and better items on the menu, then from what I see on Maggiano's.

As far as seating they should seat you immed, but do not take orders till all arrive. That is they way it should be done. Can not tell you how many times, I have waited for my food or someone else's while mine or someone's was getting cold or be rude and eat NO would never do that.
Would send back and say bring it when so and so's it ready too. Pet peeve of mine.

Maybe 17 was too much for that server to handle and they should have put more people on that table and order what ever each wanted, sorry you had a bad experience. The food is really good in my opinion. I use to lke Olive Garden..still do but Macaroni Grill Trumps them big time.

Dec 01, 2008
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What's good at Panera?

The 4 cheese bread. they will slice it for you or not. My hubby and dad love it, plain for a sandwich or toasted with butter or cream cheese A+

Dec 01, 2008
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Dare I ask...SIZZLER...has anyone tried this chain recently?

I haven't eaten at one in yrs. That is one thing living between 2 malls and RT 1 you are in a Chain heaven? LOL You see one come in and then go right back out again. Old Sizzler now a Panera Old Wendy's now Pollo Tropical. When I did eat there wasn't bad for the price, but as my hubby always say's "you get what you paid for" Hmmm

Dec 01, 2008
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Has anyone been to "Pollo Tropical"?

I too would love to see the replies on this, I live around the corner from the Woodbrige, NJ one, and haven't tried it yet. I am not a bone person. Do they have any boneless items?
Seems all ribs and chicken on bones.
I also guess I am still a little ticked they put this where my Wendy's was.
Wendy's was there one day and gone the next and within 2 months hello Pollo.
I wait on the reviews and see re: the bone situation.. LOL
It goes back to a teacher in 2nd grade decided she would tell us where all meat comes from. Ugg My husband has to pull meat off for me and get rid of bones at any funtion I can not run from it.
I didn't start eating meat again till 1988! Drove my Mom nuts..

Ok just checked out the menu from the link..Chicken breast (no bone) Rest doesn't do it for me. all the rest looks pretty nasty. Not my cup of tea
Would rather have my Wendy's back!

Dec 01, 2008
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Pizza Hut or Domino's Pizza

Pizza Hut..Hands down. Reg Pan or the Stuffed crust. Do not care for there new Pizza Mia for 5.00 ea not so good. And the pizzone is eww dry. Recenly tried there pasta (the chicken one)
very dry and for the $ not worth it. Sick to the pizza Yummy! My kids love it.
Domino's the sauce is too spicy and the crust is WAY dry especially there pan, and the rest of there's are just cardboard with cheese. The Sandwiches are good though, too bad they will not deliver one you need to spend 17.00 for delivery and ordering online you all set and then they tell you they can not deliver it. Ticked me off, should have said it at the start of online ordering.
So ordered some cheesey bread, more disapointed , unless you like the smell of feet! eww for real
Pizza Hut all the way! Plus if adults like All topping kids don't they love there own little personal pan which Domino's doesn't offer

Dec 01, 2008
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