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What are you baking these days? April showers...2nd part, April 2015 edition!

Have you ever made this in a loaf pan? Thinking of doing a few mini loafs.

Apr 18, 2015
geminigirl in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? April showers...2nd part, April 2015 edition!

Interesting, I have marmalade to use up so I will try these. I usually add my marmalade to an orange cake that's in JOC. Did you glaze the cookies?

Apr 18, 2015
geminigirl in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? Happy Spring better get here soon, April 2015 edition! [Old]

Beautiful!

Apr 13, 2015
geminigirl in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? Happy Spring better get here soon, April 2015 edition! [Old]

I love this recipe!

Apr 12, 2015
geminigirl in Home Cooking

Has anyone made Ina's Lemon Loaf Cake?

Thanks, gorgeous pictures! I love almonds and Campari as well so I will add to next winters rotation when the blood oranges are back. How do you think it would be with regular oranges, much difference except for the color?

Apr 05, 2015
geminigirl in Home Cooking

Has anyone made Ina's Lemon Loaf Cake?

This is one of my favorite cakes (the full fat not the yogurt version)! I've tried the yogurt version once, and went back to this one. Amazing lemon flavor, I do poke holes, but to each his own! Btw, this cake freezes very well. Someday I am going to try it with oranges as orange cake is my absolute favorite!

Apr 04, 2015
geminigirl in Home Cooking

The easiest possible cherry dessert

An old favorite, easy and very good, galleygirl's cherry tart

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/281699

There are lots of other threads on this as well.

Apr 02, 2015
geminigirl in Home Cooking

For The Kitchen East Hartford

Just read that they are closing on the 27th of March and everything is 50% off. Guess the new / old location doesn't have it's charm, and maybe the new store in Glastonbury is stealing their business? Still haven't been in.....

National PI(e) Day

Thanks, never used tapioca starch but I should try, I always breathe a sigh of relief when I cut into a pie and no bubbles:)

Mar 19, 2015
geminigirl in Home Cooking

National PI(e) Day

Looks delicious and I have a lot of sour cherries in the freezer. Just curious what you mixed with your cherries vs a regular pie, tapioca, etc.... Thanks

Mar 17, 2015
geminigirl in Home Cooking

Desserts using frozen berries?

2 of my favorites:
Crustless cranberry walnut pie
http://coleensrecipes.blogspot.com/20...

Blueberry crumb bars, I use frozen blueberries with no problem.
http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2008/0...

I heard this story on NPR and sounded delicious, but I have yet to make it
http://www.npr.org/2013/06/27/1956332...

Lastly, blueberry brownies. I can't find my recipe on line but if you google it there are lots.

Mar 10, 2015
geminigirl in Home Cooking

Migraines: Coffee vs. Coke?

Interesting discussion, thanks, I will keep a can of coke on hand and give it a try next time I feel one coming on. I love coffee but at migraine time the idea of a sweet coke sounds much more appealing then my regular coffee.

Last migraine I tried a couple of different things, but it's usually hit or miss. I am finding that the OTC excedrin is losing its strength, but that may be to taking too much of that, Advil, etc....I am trying to cut down significantly in case it's leading to rebound headaches.

Some random suggestions I have also read and would love to hear what others think:
Butterbur (pa and alk free), petadoflex,
B6 and leichtin
Brewers yeast
Niacin
Running hands under warm water so that the blood in the brain is reduced and comes to the hands, I am not explaining this one well, but I tried it as it's an easy one and il try pretty much antsy thing to get rid of these....

This link might be useful if you haven't seen it, haven't read through lately but I don't remember coke showing up.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8615...

Mar 05, 2015
geminigirl in General Topics

Whole Deli Glastonbury?

Haven't tried PC yet, kind of forgot it was there, thanks for the reminder.

Irish Soda Bread recipe that isn't too dry?

This link might be helpful, even a couple of repeats.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/2964...

Feb 27, 2015
geminigirl in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - February 2015 [old]

Cody? Belknap?

Feb 23, 2015
geminigirl in Chains

Basic baking questionn

Or scones or sweet biscuit would work possibly, throw in cuisinart...

Feb 14, 2015
geminigirl in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - February 2015 [old]

Oops, forgot the alphabets are cinnamon. And I agree on the barnums animal crackers, but these work...I wonder if they sell barnums in bigger batches, will have to Google...thanks

Feb 11, 2015
geminigirl in Chains

What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

I have buttermilk to use so this looks perfect. Have you made it before? It might be Fridays pollock contribution!

Feb 10, 2015
geminigirl in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - February 2015 [old]

Hmm, interesting. Have you tried the alphabet ones? Those seemed pretty plain as well. Maybe next time.

Feb 10, 2015
geminigirl in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - February 2015 [old]

I have a really good spicy mustard that these would be perfect with, love pretzels and mustard, especially those fake prepared snyders but only cave to those once in a great whole.

Feb 10, 2015
geminigirl in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - February 2015 [old]

Thanks for the suggestion, I will be buying the pretzels again so will add cheese to the growing list as well. What a nice checkout guy!

Feb 10, 2015
geminigirl in Chains

Whole Deli Glastonbury?

DH got a sandwich there a few weeks ago so I checked out the take out meny but no hours listed. Phone if you need it 860-368-2660.

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - February 2015 [old]

It would be dangerous to live near one of their stores!

Feb 10, 2015
geminigirl in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - February 2015 [old]

If you want really great caramels, order some from this place. We visited this summer and the sea salt caramels are delicious!! Also love the chocolate dipped sea salt caramels and the toffee. Actually everything was delicious, but those are my favorites.

http://www.lulas.com

Feb 09, 2015
geminigirl in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - February 2015 [old]

Yeah, edemae, cook up a whole bag at once, I could eat all at once but I portion out for snack during the week

Yeah, pumpernickel pretzels, very crunchy and light. I chose those today over the peanut butter filled because those I could eat those in a sitting as well....

Yeah, frozen plain nan, easy and quick with a simmer sauce dinner

Yeah, dried mandarins, just the smell opening the bag was wonderful.

Yeah, puffiest white cheddar popcorn, my go to evening snack, plain or sour cream.

Yeah, corn tortillas, they make a huge difference in my enchiladas, love them!

Yeah, Lara peanut butter and pb with chocolate bars, these are now my current favorite.

Cara cara, haven't tried them yet but I've always say had success in the past.

Meh, sliced yogurt cheese, I like but a bit salty, and I like salt. I think someone said it was very melty and seems like it will be good on a grilled cheese.

Meh, cat cookies, don't like the fake cinnamon taste. I thought these would be pretty plain but on the receipt it says cinnamon cat cookies but I didn't t see that on the package label. I will go back to the animal crackers. Should have known, I'm not a cat person....

Noticed panko for the first time and I needed some so will give it a try.
Lamb meatballs, bought and intrigued cause I love lamb, but haven't tried yet.
2 other new purchases red quinoa which I want to try in a granola recipe, and black rice.

Feb 08, 2015
geminigirl in Chains
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Retire where?

Cool, thanks!

Jan 20, 2015
geminigirl in Not About Food

Retire where?

Interesting, never heard of the blue hole, but love that part of the country, thanks!

Jan 20, 2015
geminigirl in Not About Food

Coming to East Hampton CT

Yep, here it is, although it's not working on my iPad. I like the few posts I've seen on their FB page, one of these weekends I'm getting one of the platters!

http://www.tainosmokehouse.com

Coming to East Hampton CT

Happened to have a really good dinner at Taino Smokehouse in Middletown, and in turn found out about a new butcher shop/ deli coming to East Hampton in April. Looks interesting!

http://www.theluckygoatbutchershop.co...

Glastonbury Restaurants Closed

Thanks, I had heard about the Pond house, but not Hannifin's. Same with me on pond house, haven't really been there for quite awhile, but Hannifin's is no surprise. Food at Hannifin's was not great, and last time we went the service was so bad we ended up leaving and going to Sakura.