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What was the worst food you HAD to eat as a kid?

Liver--need I say more??

Feb 03, 2012
trvler in General Topics

All I want is a good cup of coffee at home. [moved from General Topics]

I love lattes. Three years ago I bought a Nespresso machine with an aerocino from Amazon. I love it. There are twelve different capsules filled with coffee from around the world. Husband likes very dark roast and I do not so we have lots of options. It takes one minute to brew the espresso or lungo while my milk is heating. In one minute I can have a wonderful latte.

Feb 03, 2012
trvler in Cookware

Which brands are you loyal to?

Publix carries Wickles Pickles...they are spendy but so delicious.

Jun 10, 2011
trvler in General Topics

Best decaf coffee?

Since Starbucks doesn't offer water processed decaf any longer, I bought a Nespresso machine and all their decafs are water processed and delicious. I also bought their aerocchino machine and have my latte every morning. I've had it two years and it is wonderful.

May 20, 2011
trvler in General Topics

What Christmas cookies are you baking this year?

Coconut Pecan Cookies...my husband would love those. Recipe please??

Dec 03, 2010
trvler in Home Cooking

Favorite Thanksgiving dish?

This dish looks wonderful. How far ahead of time can I make it?

Nov 12, 2010
trvler in Home Cooking

What is Your Favorite Non-Foodie Thanksgiving Dish?

Grits casserole!

Nov 20, 2009
trvler in Home Cooking

Thanksgiving in Destin

Would like to go out for Thanksgiving dinner while staying in Destin. Please give some recommendations. Thanks.

Nov 19, 2009
trvler in Florida

The Laws of Diminishing (Culinary) Returns

Cindy J, I laughed so hard when I read this. It has happened to me so many times. But, for me, God is in the details and I would have loved your table. I was a travel agent for 25 years so when I would return from an exotic location I would have a dinner party based on food from that country. I spent weeks on the Thai dinner and several people said, "I don't think I could spend a week eating this food...how did you stand it?" I have arthritis now and can't do elaborate anything and it is just fine with me. I will do special things for my kids and grandkids because they love it but not much else.

Oct 30, 2009
trvler in General Topics

do-ahead luncheon

What a great idea. I haven't made the roasted shrimp salad yet but I think that would be great. I have made the coconut cupcakes and I think they can be frozen. I was planning on serving the prosecco because it is still warm enough in Atlanta. Thanks again.

Oct 02, 2009
trvler in Home Cooking

do-ahead luncheon

Thank you all so much for the wonderful ideas. Can you boil the potatoes for the nicoise platter day prior? Also can crepes be frozen?

Oct 02, 2009
trvler in Home Cooking

do-ahead luncheon

My friend will be arriving on Tuesday. I am having a luncheon in her honor on Thursday. I would like to do something simple so I can enjoy her visit and not get flustered. Thanks for any ideas

Oct 01, 2009
trvler in Home Cooking

Help-Almond Past

Great suggestion! Thanks.

Sep 26, 2009
trvler in Home Cooking

Help-Almond Past

I took out my tube of Odense almond past and it is hard as a rock. Any suggestions before I buy a new one???

Sep 26, 2009
trvler in Home Cooking

Nick Malgieri's Supernatural Brownies - is there really a better recipe? I think not.

The Kathryn Hepburn brownies were also Lorie Colwins favorite. Another suggestion--don't try pecans--they are too rich. Very, very simple for dessert. Just raspberry sauce and small scoop of ice cream or whipped cream.

Sep 25, 2009
trvler in Home Cooking

Nick Malgieri's Supernatural Brownies - is there really a better recipe? I think not.

Kathryn Hepburns brownies. I still have the original clipping from Ladies Home Journal from many, many years ago. I noticed they are all over the internet. Try them.

Sep 25, 2009
trvler in Home Cooking

Sick in bed comfort food

Definately my mom's potato soup.

Sep 18, 2009
trvler in General Topics

Better cheddar?

I lived in Oregon for 10 years and one of our favorite outings for visitors was a trip to Cannon Beach with a stop at the Tillamook factory. I use their cheddar as my everyday cheddar for its taste and the effort they make to use non-BST milk.

Sep 18, 2009
trvler in Cheese

Who Influenced You Most?

Lorie Colwin, Julia Child and my mom. I grew up in Alabama and my mom was a gourmet cook. I was so fortunate. She dried tomatoes in her oven, made watercress soup and lobster thermidor. This was in the late 50's and early 60's. Everyone wanted to come to my house and eat. It was certainly the only time they were exposed to Enchiladas, chinese food, and cream puffs. The only thing she couldn't make was a decent meatloaf nor did she make good biscuits.

Sep 18, 2009
trvler in General Topics

Your latest 'addiction'?

Manchego cheese and Sidecars...not necessarily together

Sep 18, 2009
trvler in General Topics

Most Overrated Dishes

Garlic mashed potatoes with fish. It is bad enough that they are served with everything in many restaurants but fish????

Sep 18, 2009
trvler in General Topics

Niman Ranch Pork Loin -- WOW!

So where do you buy this wonderful pork?

Sep 11, 2009
trvler in General Topics