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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - December 2014

Bought on a whim, as I don't do too many sweets. All butter thumbprint jam cookies, yay! They're terribly addictive, hopefully they're seasonal, or I'm in trouble.

1 day ago
Jimisi in Chains

Meat ideas for beans

Lard!

Dec 17, 2014
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Need ideas for things to make for under-the-weather preschooler, please!

His body dictates his needs, for now just give fluids.

Dec 15, 2014
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Lots of Parsley

I've made parsley pesto before that was surprisingly good, do a search.

Dec 15, 2014
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Super Easy Few Ingredient Holiday Cookies and Candy

Sugared cranberries, a real winner. Simple, pretty, and delicious.

http://www.food.com/recipe/sugared-cr...

Dec 15, 2014
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Ideas for serving smoked salmon

No comprende, please say more!

Nov 24, 2014
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apple pie no cinnamon

That sounds perfect, thanks for the idea.

Nov 22, 2014
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why's my broth faintly tart

I remember some famous chef stating that he'd never use celery in chicken broth as the flavor is disagreeable. I don't remember who or if it was explained in more detail. Now I just use onion, carrots, and seasonings. I like broth with plenty of gelatin for the best flavor, so use drumsticks. Some have said ground chicken helps boost flavor, too. Good luck with experimenting.

Nov 20, 2014
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Gluten free flour used for gravy?

Potato starch would work also.

Nov 15, 2014
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Costco Fresh Ground Beef not great

I've been buying their organic gb 3-packs for awhile and really like it. It makes great burgers using my recipe of French onion seasoning, one T each of Worcestershire and olive oil.

Nov 15, 2014
Jimisi in Chains

what to do with russet potatoes

That is an interesting recipe. Would baking it work? I may try this with sundried tomatoes.

Nov 12, 2014
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NW Arkansas

Sorry to just see this. If it's not too late, I recommend Fred's Hickory Inn in Bentonville.

Nov 11, 2014
Jimisi in Central South

Best Chilis and accompaniments

Wow, great replies all around, but this is gilding the lily! Just want to note that I went the white chili/chicken route recently and amazingly the whole family loved it. Have fun!

Nov 08, 2014
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's Breakfast Burritos

That's what my DH used to do for his work lunches. Cheap, customizable, healthy, etc. He'd do one big batch about once a month or so. I need to do that again for him, as he's too busy.

Nov 04, 2014
Jimisi in Chains

Recipes You've Never Heard of Outside Your Family

Those sound like my mom's basic potato soup, very good.

Also, when we were sick, she'd sometimes make "noodles and milk", which was elbow noodles cooked in milk with butter, salt and pepper.

Nov 04, 2014
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Venison Stroganoff using stew meat

No brine, yes low and slow, with mustard or red wine/tomato.

Oct 29, 2014
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What besides meat and soups can I make in a slow cooker?

Warning! Last night I made a "crockpot pizza", which I found on food dot com with several rave reviews. It was barely edible. Sauce, then canned pizza dough, more sauce, then cheese. Just a big doughy mess, really. Ok for starving folks only.

Oct 27, 2014
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Day of the Dead by Arte Culinario by Mavi Graf

Lovely post, recipe, and pictures. Thank you!

Oct 26, 2014
Jimisi in Home Cooking

Give me your Best Baked Pasta Recipes (Please)

Great ideas! Now I'm thinking in terms of getting more veg into the kids without trashing the kitchen. Think I'll try a bechamel mixed with spinach soufflé with a tangy tomato sauce (hidden anchovies) with shredded carrots, zukes, mushrooms, etc.
Perfect fall food.

Oct 21, 2014
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Turkey Gravy... long form

That is inspiring, cheers!

Oct 19, 2014
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pork loin roast

Some good ideas here.

TJs has had some lovely variegated carrots (purple, white, orange). I'd roast or steam, then add butter and dill. Second choice, broccoli with garlic.

Oct 18, 2014
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Argentina Red Shrimp (It makes me cry)

Those are them. Sometimes they're a bit hidden by other piles and you need to dig a bit, or ask an employee if they're in stock. They're always glad to help. Of course, every store is different.

Guess I stand corrected on the price. 8:99/lb yesterday in WA.

Those wild blue shrimp come and go too, pretty good.

Oct 16, 2014
Jimisi in General Topics

Argentina Red Shrimp (It makes me cry)

Just bought some at TJs yesterday. It did seem the price is a little higher.

Oct 16, 2014
Jimisi in General Topics

Argentina Red Shrimp (It makes me cry)

Will give it a go, ns1. I suspect that the open air beachside place's grilling technique played as big a part as freshness in their quality, but fer sure worth a try. Cheers!

Oct 16, 2014
Jimisi in General Topics

Argentina Red Shrimp (It makes me cry)

Wow, thank you.

On a side note, the best shrimp I've ever had were fresh from the Sea of Cortez. Have looked online to buy frozen ones in vain. Argentines do as a decent alternative, although a little different, the flavor is good.

Oct 16, 2014
Jimisi in General Topics
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Vanilla extract vs vanilla powder, white vs dark

I bought some vanilla powder awhile ago. On the bottle it says to use an equal amount as extract in a recipe. I'm guessing there's not TOO much difference.

Oct 12, 2014
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Trouble with Avocado oil mayo

It's probably the oil. I use peanut oil, and the mayo always keeps well. I also use one whole egg, doubt that's it.

Oct 10, 2014
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braised lamb shanks, including braised lamb shank one pot meal ideas....

Your first link looks too complicated for me, but the risotto sounds awfully good! I may have to try it.

I used to do shanks in the crockpot with the following easy method, but stew meat is even easier, so that's what I do lately (adding stew veg).

Mirepoix + garlic, chopped or sliced first. Add meat. Mix 1 c tomato sauce, 1/2 c red wine, 1.5 t salt, .25 t pepper, sprig thyme + 2 bay leaves, and pour over. A couple anchovies or bit of paste works well, also. Low for 8-10, high 4-6.

Oct 07, 2014
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Anchovy Paste: advise, please

Yes to all those. I put some in a lamb stew once, and it really enhanced the flavors.

Oct 06, 2014
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Ideas for super healthy food...

Your op title asked for "super healthy food" with little detail, so please do elaborate, if you like.

Oct 05, 2014
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