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What's for Dinner #321 - Seasons Change Edition [through August 26, 2014]

Hope your pooch will be perfectly fine after her surgery!

about 16 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #321 - Seasons Change Edition [through August 26, 2014]

And it's a perfect pool day too!

about 16 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #321 - Seasons Change Edition [through August 26, 2014]

I hope this patch helps you, dear Gio!

about 16 hours ago
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Weight Watchers Foodies -- The August 2014 Challenge Edition!

I know the feeling, and it's hard not to make weight loss feel like a competition, but it really should only be a competition with yourself. This is the one time you can honestly say, "It's all about ME." Don't let this derail you!!

about 17 hours ago
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Have you ever made Boston Cream Pie?

In recent years, I have used the King Arthur Flour mixes, which are relatively free of chemicals and other additives.

about 22 hours ago
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Rolled Cookie Recipe for Favors

The KA method is the way to go!

about 22 hours ago
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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 2

Those look gorgeous! Bravo!

about 23 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #321 - Seasons Change Edition [through August 26, 2014]

Well, chicken breast halves then. It's not a cutlet, at any rate, right?

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner #321 - Seasons Change Edition [through August 26, 2014]

I never realized that you do this with whole chicken breasts! I thought you always cut them into cutlets. That looks delicious!

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner #321 - Seasons Change Edition [through August 26, 2014]

Two countries separated by a common language...

Have you ever made Boston Cream Pie?

Sorry to hear this. It's so disappointing when a recipe doesn't deliver what you are expecting. The Cook's recipe has always been a success for me, so perhaps you might try it next time.

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner #321 - Seasons Change Edition [through August 26, 2014]

Well, there's a phrase worth stealing--bucketing down! I love it, and the meal as well!

That Time Anthony Bourdain Scared Kids with the Gay, and I Laughed

Lol!

2 days ago
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What's for Dinner #321 - Seasons Change Edition [through August 26, 2014]

Too far to bike?

2 days ago
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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 2

Interesting!

Aug 24, 2014
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Weight Watchers Foodies -- The August 2014 Challenge Edition!

Yesterday we bid adieu to my son at college, and today I made a concerted effort to stay on program. I tracked my meals and snacks for the first time in a long time, made easier by not eating so much. Funny how that works! The less you eat, the easier it is to track!

Since it's just me and my husband now, and he likes to eat so late, today I made myself a very nice and filling first course to have about an hour before dinner. I sliced up an heirloom tomato, one of those "Love Beets," sprinkled them with some crumbled feta and about a tablespoon of vinaigrette. It was really delicious and kept me from turning to the ever-available mixed nuts.

So I am happy with the day, and hoping to have some very good days ahead.

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Manhattan Memories

Haha. I remember The Paradox! I used to say that the paradox was that you could spend so much for food and have it taste so bad!

Aug 24, 2014
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Koshary Tomato Sauce

You are right 100%! It was the perfect CH query!

Aug 24, 2014
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Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Manhattan Memories

The Pink Tea Cup was a Sunday brunch spot for us, back in the day...

Aug 24, 2014
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Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Manhattan Memories

In terms of local dive-y joints, we never liked Gulf Coast as well as Automatic Slims.

Aug 24, 2014
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What's for Dinner #321 - Seasons Change Edition [through August 26, 2014]

Very well-considered decision making. You have plenty of years to go to law school, if that's what you decide you want. Enjoy Denver, your friends, new apartment, and new job!

What's for Dinner #321 - Seasons Change Edition [through August 26, 2014]

Worthy advice.

Aug 24, 2014
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What's for Dinner #321 - Seasons Change Edition [through August 26, 2014]

It's the thought that counts.

Bakeries and sweets in Cairo

This is an interesting question. I lived in Cairo for a year, and really did not experience much in the way of native Egyptian sweets. Most bake shops we encountered did fairly unexciting versions of French pastries, which are considered very chic. The one exception would be "Egyptian Pancakes," or fateer. In the Khan a Khalili there is an Egyptian Pancake house, and the sweet versions -- made with honey, or bananas, or other fruit -- were one of the best native foods I had to eat there. The savory version with cheese is fantastic too.

Aug 23, 2014
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What's for dinner #320 -- The End and the Beginning Edition! [through August 23, 2014]

She has me. I'm her friend. The house in the background is the cottage at the beach we go to.

Aug 23, 2014
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What's for Dinner #321 - Seasons Change Edition [through August 26, 2014]

Sounds amazing.

Aug 23, 2014
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What's for dinner #320 -- The End and the Beginning Edition! [through August 23, 2014]

I have my girl

What's for dinner #320 -- The End and the Beginning Edition! [through August 23, 2014]

Oh, my! That must have been so hard, Cheryl.

Aug 23, 2014
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What's for dinner #320 -- The End and the Beginning Edition! [through August 23, 2014]

Ours aren't ripe yet...

Aug 22, 2014
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What's for dinner #320 -- The End and the Beginning Edition! [through August 23, 2014]

My friend sent me this link. I think she's trying to kill me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9VoL...

Aug 22, 2014
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