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What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2!

My husband likes going there so much, we've never eaten at another pizzeria in new Haven. I don't mind since I usually go for something more lo cal off the menu.

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Weight Watchers Foodies -- The Back to School Edition! September 2014

I have done something similar except I use one whole egg added to three whites. It's so filling and so few points.

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What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition

We just heard the story from them. Another funny thing was when they were going through passport control. The movie star got separated from his manager, who speaks no English. The movie star said, "Just say you don't speak English if anyone asks you a question." Apparently, when the passport guy asked him what he was here for, the manager said, "Business," thinking he was asking which cabin he was in. So the movie star starts laughing, and the passport guy looks at both of them, and tells them they have to go in the back with him. So they go in the back, and the place is filled with Egyptians and Arabs who go ape when they see the movie star, each asking if they can take their picture with him. After about an hour of this, the passport guy comes over to the movie star and asks, "Who are you?" completely baffled by the stir that his arrival has made. When the movie star tells him to look on his facebook page, he sees that he has ten million fans, and laughs and lets them go.

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition!

Yes, very nice!

about 5 hours ago
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition!

I have seen the Phaidon Sicily book at Costco, if you have that option.

about 6 hours ago
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition!

I have to disagree. Though the site can be wonky, I have gotten some amazing prices on books during their sales and even have gotten free shipping. I actually just got an email from them saying that one of my books is delayed. Of course, this being TGC, they did say which book was delayed, lol, but I suspect it's the Malgieri since that's the next one I expect. I have really slowed down my cookbook buying though since I was lured into buying books I didn't want in the beginning to get the cheapest prices. But I now resist that siren song, and buy just what I want. No, they don't have everything, but I do believe they are the cheapest option for the things that they have that I do want.

about 6 hours ago
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What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2!

An applesauce cake? Here's one:
http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipe...

about 17 hours ago
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What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2!

Well, the pizza that he likes best is on no one's pizza map -- the eggplant and sausage pizza from Yorkside. It is not typical New Haven pizza. The crust is lighter, and it's baked in a pan, though it's nothing like Chicago pizza. The place is right in the middle of campus, thus a favorite late-night college joint.

about 17 hours ago
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What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2!

I made the carrots by ordering them from Amazon. :) They are actually sugar and not frosting. Actually, I had gotten them in June for another carrot cake I made for my son's friend's birthday, but they didn't come in time, so they were nice to use for this.

about 17 hours ago
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Where are our T-shirts?

What a charming thought.

about 22 hours ago
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Is it too soon to talk about Thanksgiving?

We just decided yesterday that we will be going, yet again, to San Diego for Thanksgiving and making dinner at my SIL's house. My son is very excited to see his 93 year-old grandmama. I am in charge of the pies, so I always make my crusts here, and bring them out frozen. But I think the meal will be pretty standard anyway --- turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, something green and cranberry mold. Everyone looks forward to their usual favorites, so it is the one day of the year that we don't get too creative.

about 24 hours ago
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What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2!

Yesterday, I baked some of Nick's Supernatural Brownies, and an apple cake to give to my son when we went to visit him in New Haven. He and his roommates will make short work of them, I'm sure.

Tonight we are having our Egyptian friends to dinner -- my son's coach from when we lived in Cairo, another well-known Egyptian coach, our coach's wife, her brother and his manager. Our coach's brother-in-law is a huge movie star in Egypt and throughout the Middle East where he is known for his action movies a la Jean-Claude Van Dam. I have never seen one of his movies, but apparently every halal cart chicken guy in Manhattan recognizes him and asks to take a picture with him as they ply him with food and drink. Anyway, a favorite for this gang is carrot cake (go figure) and that is what I made for tonight.

about 24 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition

Sounds fab!

about 24 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition

Feel better, Allie. Boo for the bug, yay for the 5-10!

about 24 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition

No, he's a singer, but Wiffenpoofs are chosen in the spring from the junior class. And since the group has become so popular, the students take their senior year off to tour world-wide, and then they complete their college studies the following year. It was wonderful to hear them. You're sitting in Mory's (which is currently celebrating its 100th year in its "new" location) drinking a martini (at least we all were) and from the entrance comes the sounds of the group singing as they walk in. They have their own table there, and periodically they stand and sing another song. It is lovely. My sister-in-law, who also went to college in New Haven, had tears in her eyes.

We went to their favorite collegiate place for dinner, and I had something that was my SIL's favorite that I never had before -- bacon pizza! Man that was good. I may have to indulge again for parent's weekend.

Where are our T-shirts?

That's what my niece said she'd use it for -- working out.

1 day ago
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Where are our T-shirts?

Hahaha! I asked for a "large," assuming it was for men, and I was going to give it to my husband. It came today, and it is a woman's "large." That "large" fits my size 4 niece who is visiting!

What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition

Heading back up to New Haven today with SIL, niece and husband to see our son, hear the Wiffenpoofs, and have dinner, so no cooking tonight!

TGI Fridays opening in White Plains ?

I went there twice with my son in August, and we both really liked it. The guacamole was very good -- made to order table side to your specifications. I had the special torta the first day, which came with a fabulous corn soup, and tacos the next. Both were very good, though at times under-salted. I would definitely go back, and Tuesdays from 4PM is Taco Tuesdays -- all the tacos you can eat! We went on Tuesday, but at lunchtime. Nonetheless, their $9.95 daily specials are a real bargain.

What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2!

My sister-in-law and niece are visiting from California, so after the lovely dinner last night, I served the famous plum cake from the NY Times. I was not able to get prune plums, which I would have liked, but instead cut up slices of plums. The cake was very tasty, but I would have like the juicier plum halves instead. However, no one complained.

What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2!

Please invite me next time!

Sep 15, 2014
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What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition

Sez you

Sep 15, 2014
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TGI Fridays opening in White Plains ?

We really liked Salsa Picante in PC.

New glitch

I give it a try if it happens again. I tried "undo," which didn't work...

Sep 14, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

I baked the NY Time plum cake that was discussed in last month's thread. My husband couldn't find prune plums when he went out shopping, so I wound up using some large plums that I had in the house. They weren't terribly juicy, so I will definitely be serving this with whipped cream.

What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

I thought this was a very good demo

http://www.marthastewart.com/1082634/...

Sep 14, 2014
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What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition

Oatmeal? That's a new one on me!!

Sep 14, 2014
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What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition

I thought the same thing, Lingua!

Sep 14, 2014
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What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition

I think Dougal is very well-acted too.

Sep 14, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition!

I am probably cursing myself here, but I have not had the problems that others seem to have with TGC. It's not as speedy as my Amazon Prime, but it's a lot cheaper. I preordered Huckleberry, the new Malgieri and the new Rose Levy Beranbaum for about $12 apiece. Can't beat that with a stick. They usually don't tell you when your book has been shipped, although I have occasionally received a notice of shipping very close to the day my book arrives. Thus far I have not had occasion to try to reach customer service, for which I am grateful given the problem that other people have had. It's not that big a deal to decline the monthly "featured selections," and since the event prices are unbeatable (if, and only if, there are books you want) that I will stick with it.

Sep 14, 2014
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