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Smoked Oysters -- yummy ways to eat?

Love all the ideas as I have a can in the pantry, but wondering on your preference for room temp vs from the fridge? Should I stick them in the fridge or leave where they are? Thanks.

about 13 hours ago
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Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - April 2014

Nay to the unsulfured dried apricots, I guess they are better for me health wise, but I just don't love the taste, so maybe it's more my palate than a nay, I'll continue to eat them and see if my taste buds adapt....

Apr 01, 2014
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Slaws - the single's secret weapon

Thanks! This looks very approachable! Can't wait to give it a try!

Mar 25, 2014
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Slaws - the single's secret weapon

Will you share your recipe? Thanks!

Mar 23, 2014
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Using up frozen tomatoes & peppers

I like these roasted tomatoes on bruschetta! Run frozen tomatoes under hot water to peel, then slice and bake. The recipe takes a little longer since they are frozen but delicious! You could also slice up the peppers and add or do separately, love roasted peppers on bruschetta as well.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/in...

Mar 08, 2014
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Dessert for eight next weekend....

Thanks, not tardy at all, I look forward to trying this out! I only have about 2 cups so I think I will mix with some peaches or strawberries! Thanks!

Mar 04, 2014
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DIY Shrub/Drinking Vinegar

I found and was intrigued by this cranberry shrub recipe. I really liked it and was surprised by how much because at first it sounded odd....will be making it again this summer.

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/cranb...

Mar 03, 2014
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Dessert for eight next weekend....

Would you mind sharing your crisp recipe? I have some rhubarb left in the freezer as well. The last bag I cooked down with whole local strawberries to add to yogurt. Can't wait for summer.....

Mar 03, 2014
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Release Notes Feb 13, 2014: New Posting Format (Workshops)

Ditto....

Mar 02, 2014
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Recent Visit to Naples

Thanks for the suggestions. We ate at Incas on our last visit and enjoyed it. The other place you mentioned looks good. Are there any good Indian restaurants you would recommend in Naples? Thanks

Mar 01, 2014
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Food Events 2014

This is great info, next year I want to check out poutine week! Is there a thread similar to this for Quebec? Hoping to get up there this summer with friends and would love to time it with a festival. Thanks.

Feb 24, 2014
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Janet's Donuts Concord NH

So sorry to hear about your grandfathers passing! Your family and the donuts will not soon be forgotten, thanks for passing along the news, and again, my sympathies to you and your family.

Feb 24, 2014
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Your house dressing

How do you make your tahini dressing? Thanks

Feb 17, 2014
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Do you flip your cookie pans while baking?

Very cool idea with the bread!

Feb 09, 2014
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Do you flip your cookie pans while baking?

Always, front to back and top to bottom half way through, same with most/all of my baked goods...

Feb 09, 2014
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South Glastonbury

Thanks for the update, looking forward to seeing what happens. I haven't gone to Jalisco for quite awhile, had a couple of inconsistent meals so I sort of forgot about them. I should give them another try, anything you would recommend? Thanks.

Feb 07, 2014
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Now, How About Vintage Cakes?

Thanks. For your shortening do you typically use butter or oil? Reason I ask is that I'm looking for something I can make when the mood strikes and haven't thought ahead to take out the butter, which I would typically use. Thanks

Feb 07, 2014
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Baking on a snow day - want to use up fresh cranberries

Oh, and there is always cranberry vodka!

Feb 04, 2014
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Baking on a snow day - want to use up fresh cranberries

I've been eyeing this cranberry curd recipe....

http://www.marthastewart.com/1036326/...

Feb 04, 2014
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Baking on a snow day - want to use up fresh cranberries

I've made inas recipe a few times and it always get rave reviews. Next time I want to try with blueberries.

Feb 04, 2014
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Trader Joe's Yay/Nay Thread - January 2014!! [OLD]

As well as that sauce we like the arabiata when we want a little spice.

Jan 27, 2014
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"These are a few of my favorite things..." - (Connecticut, 2014)

Tangiers in West Hartford, love the falafel sandwich with a cup of Turkish coffee, and the family is wonderful!

First time having the meat paella at Barcelona this weekend and it was delicious, but a little pricey.....I need to find a paella 101 recipe to try at home.

Also new to us but a nice find, River Tavern in Chester. The house cured pastrami was delicious, as was the warm apple fritters for dessert!

Looking forward to trying out some of the other posts, thanks!

Jan 27, 2014
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Recent cooking fails?

Oh no!

Jan 22, 2014
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Trader Joe's Yay/Nay Thread - January 2014!! [OLD]

I went yesterday and slim pickings, only navels left, no cara or Skye in sight and the check out lady said with the rough winter the citrus is taking a hard hit, she didn't think they would be getting a lot in the stores when they did get them in:(. Will try a navel today and see.

Oh, and finally bought croissants to give a try some weekend, plain and almond....

Jan 21, 2014
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What? Has anybody else ever heard of this?

I have made this recipie, and saved the recipie so that means I'd make it again:). My notes are to add 1-4 tbsp butter, I forget at what point I did this. I also took the suggestion to bake it and I liked it much better this way. My cheese was much too gooey and baking helped fix the texture. I think this was due to a cheese problem, not a recipie glitch. It was a fun experiment. Oh, and don't boil the milk, simmer....

http://www.macaroniandcheesecake.com/...

Jan 19, 2014
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Trader Joe's Yay/Nay Thread - January 2014!! [OLD]

Thanks, wondering the same thing as this is the first time I noticed them so bought a bag. Want to make a potato and leek braise. Thanks

Jan 19, 2014
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What's for Dinner #268 - Not the Big Game Edition [through 20 Jan, 2014]

Just made home made HH on Monday night as well:). Makes great leftovers as well!

Jan 15, 2014
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Trader Joe's Yay/Nay Thread - January 2014!! [OLD]

Hmm, only tried it once when I first got it and vaguely remembering it just tasted like chocolate water, not much taste to it, but I'd like to be more specific so tonight I will make myself another cup and see.....

Jan 13, 2014
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Trader Joe's Yay/Nay Thread - January 2014!! [OLD]

Sorry, frozen.

Jan 13, 2014
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Trader Joe's Yay/Nay Thread - January 2014!! [OLD]

Oh, you know what, I think they were mandarins, my bad, I just know it was the one that got a lot of raves on the boards, but I found them way too sweet. Sorry.

Jan 13, 2014
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