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Dairy free Chicken Enchiladas??

daiya is one of the better non-dairy cheeses I've tried. i usually keep a bag of shreds in the freezer because I don't use it very fast. most popular application so far has been dairy free jalapeno poppers. oh so good.

1 day ago
jujuthomas in Home Cooking

Your "evil food" (super unhealthy) recipe?? :)

my best friend makes a cake called Wom Kim... from some out-west diner. you eat it warm with cream poured over it. it is delicious, gooey, buttery wonderfulness. we have it at Christmas time... http://habeasblogus.blogspot.com/2007...

1 day ago
jujuthomas in Home Cooking

Packaged Mixes, Sauces, Spices & Boxed Items You Use

Jiffy cornbread mix. it's the best, and it's inexpensive. easy to "doctor" with a can of corn and some jalapenos.

i buy fiber one pancake mix, because it's non dairy...

jars of pasta sauce because my attempts to make it did not taste good to us.

Apr 13, 2014
jujuthomas in General Topics

Hell's Kitchen Spring 2014 season spoilers

there's always someone who HAS to shout. :)

Apr 12, 2014
jujuthomas in Food Media & News

Eating pizza or burger w/ knife and fork

Thanks CP, I'll let you know! Things are going really well now, the ortho is really happy with the progress. :) We're halfway through his predicted year-of-torture, with a consult coming up soon to discuss how we move forward.

last night we ordered our favorite pizza, and I ate *most* of it with a knife and fork... it was delicious. :)

Apr 12, 2014
jujuthomas in Not About Food

Hell's Kitchen Spring 2014 season spoilers

ha. I'm totally betting actors

Apr 11, 2014
jujuthomas in Food Media & News

Is Anyone Food "Couponing"Anymore?

I'm getting pretty good about the bags... i even have a couple for the wine store.

Apr 11, 2014
jujuthomas in Not About Food

Is Anyone Food "Couponing"Anymore?

Once in a while I find a coupon for tissues, laundry soap or a frozen product I purchase. Inevitably, I forget to take them to the store, or I forget I have them, so what's the point of cutting them out. I do much better buying products when they're on sale.

Apr 11, 2014
jujuthomas in Not About Food

Hell's Kitchen Spring 2014 season spoilers

So far no one is standing out. Glad DeMarco got the boot - I couldn't decide if he just didn't have the experience to be there or if he was getting a bad deal from his team mates.
I'd be happy to see Beth go, the rest of the women seem OK. Beth sure did crumble under pressure on last night's episode.

Apr 11, 2014
jujuthomas in Food Media & News

Recent cooking fails?

i made a FANTASTIC thai curry carrot soup recently but forgot to remove the lemongrass stalks before I pureed it with the stick blender, so there were little bits of horrible tough fiber throughout.

Apr 10, 2014
jujuthomas in Home Cooking

kitchen OWIES!?!

Sunday I was washing dishes. one of my santuko knives had somethin stuck on it, so I gave it a good scrub with the sponge... and it slipped. skinned the upper knuckle on my right middle finger then wham... right into the fleshy back of my finger before the next knuckle. A good amount of bleed, perhaps needed stitches but no way I was spending my sunday afternoon in the ER. It's much better today, but still kinda... open.

Apr 08, 2014
jujuthomas in Not About Food

Blue Bell Inn Grand Reopening 4/7/14

I'm loving the new menu! I drove by yesterday and could see the new patio space through the windows, it looks gorgeous.

http://www.bluebellinn.com/

Apr 06, 2014
jujuthomas in Philadelphia

Eating pizza or burger w/ knife and fork

right now I eat my pizza, ribs, wings, sandwiches and burgers with a knife and fork - I have braces on my teeth and it's very painful to bite through anything with my front teeth.

never judge - you don't know why people do what they do. :)

Apr 06, 2014
jujuthomas in Not About Food
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How often do you drink alcoholic drinks?

While I have these braces on my teeth, every damn day pretty much. Either a couple glasses of wine or a mixed drink or chocolate espresso martini.

Apr 03, 2014
jujuthomas in General Topics

Uncle Julio's coming to Plymouth Meeting Mall

Friends of ours (originally from Texas) went to Uncle J's last night. She reports that the guac is good, the enchiladas OK and that the tacos were not good. I don't have more details than that, as it came via text message and I haven't seen her to discuss.

Apr 03, 2014
jujuthomas in Philadelphia

"True Cue" BBQ Certification in NC

thanks! :)

Apr 02, 2014
jujuthomas in Southeast

Charlotte? will be visiting for a week middle of April 2014, whats good?

Ah, the exact thread I was looking for. We are also visiting Charlotte for the Mustang show!

Apr 02, 2014
jujuthomas in Southeast
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"True Cue" BBQ Certification in NC

Thanks for this link. we're headed to Charlotte in 2 weeks and DH wants true hole in the wall real deal cue. Needless to say, he's very excited about this list. :) Maybe we'll just skip the Mustang 50th at the motor speedway and just eat bbq!

Apr 02, 2014
jujuthomas in Southeast

Recipe ideas for picky husband?

When DH and I started dating there were many things he didn't eat because of his mother's cooking. (she's really pretty bad). we made a deal that I'd make things and he'd try them once - for example his mother cooks pork chops until they are sad little bits of jerky. I made my lovely, succulent braised pork chops for him and he like them so much i had to make them twice that weekend. Now he's a more adventurous eater than I am. Perhaps you can make a deal with your hubs like that and help him expand his horizons.

Apr 01, 2014
jujuthomas in Home Cooking
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Toxic Food Combinations [moved from General Topics board]

orange juice and toothpaste. terrible.

big spoonfuls of cinnamon (apparently - who the h*ll thought of trying that???)

Mar 31, 2014
jujuthomas in Not About Food

It's nothing to be ashamed of but.......

i talk about all my food adventures on facebook. lately i've been hungry for rice with (chicken) gravy, tater tots, and a really good pile of french fries with beef gravy and ketchup. yum.

Mar 31, 2014
jujuthomas in Not About Food

Arugula Ristorante in Plymouth Meeting

Didn't I hear that was going to be a vegetarian place?

thanks for the info, maybe we'll try it out in a few weeks. :)

Mar 31, 2014
jujuthomas in Philadelphia

Hell's Kitchen 3/27 spoilers

seriously, MIke's dish looked disgusting!

perhaps he works some place like Wegmans where they have an in store restaurant?

Mar 31, 2014
jujuthomas in Food Media & News

What OTHER things should I smoke in addition to the 'main event'?

I'm sure he's now plotting to replace our smoker (a small weber smokey moutain), but I believe replacing the crappy barrel grill with a new weber kettle is first.

Mar 26, 2014
jujuthomas in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling
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What OTHER things should I smoke in addition to the 'main event'?

thanks for the link. I may regret it, but I sent it on to the hubs...he was ooh-ing and ah-ing last night. :-D

Mar 26, 2014
jujuthomas in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish Tacos

omg how could i have forgotten the banana board so quickly!!???!! ;)

Mar 26, 2014
jujuthomas in Site Talk

Season"s 52 has anyone been there?

it's one of the tabs on their website... http://www.seasons52.com/menu/

oh! i see, no prices. how strange.

Mar 26, 2014
jujuthomas in Chains

Any Update on Zina's in Ambler?

So, it's been 2-3 weeks since Zina's kitchen fire. Has anyone heard any predictions on how long they'll be closed? A friend called their number last weekend and it went directly to VM with no outgoing message.

Mar 20, 2014
jujuthomas in Philadelphia

What's for Dinner #284 - the "Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day" Edition [through March 19, 2014]

Thanks Gio!

Mar 18, 2014
jujuthomas in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #284 - the "Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day" Edition [through March 19, 2014]

What I wanted? Coddle stew, but since I don't (yet) know how to make it, dinner was really leftovers from the weekend.
Our cafeteria at work had Irish Stews on Friday and Monday. They have sample cups so you can try before you buy... I tried coddle, since I'd never had it and it was SO GOOD. I've seen a variety of recipes online, this was a white stew, with potatoes, peas, chunks of meat and possibly sausage. gotta find the right recipe - or ask the cafeteria for it! hmmmm...

Mar 18, 2014
jujuthomas in Home Cooking
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