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What is your favorite store bought cookie ?

I had forgotten about Vienna Fingers. Got to get some!

1 day ago
randyjl in General Topics

Homemade TV dinners

I would like to make homemade "TV" dinners for freezing for later dining. Does anyone know where I can buy those microwave plastic dishes/trays that one gets frozen dinners in? Anyone know a source?

1 day ago
randyjl in Cookware

Ritter Sport

My partner loves Ritter Sport with Cornflakes. I have not been able to find it. Does anyone know anyone in Dallas that sells it?

Apr 07, 2014
randyjl in Dallas - Fort Worth

Better Than Boullion Query

Been to their site, but the shipping is more than the product. Emailed them and they have not responded.

Mar 17, 2014
randyjl in Dallas - Fort Worth

Better Than Boullion Query

Has anyone seen Better Than Bouillon Chili Base in the Dallas area? Who has the best selection of this companies products. I have found a couple at Kroger and none of their gravies.

Mar 17, 2014
randyjl in Dallas - Fort Worth

Frozen fried chicken

Is there any brand of frozen chicken breasts or filets worth eating? I would love to have a go to brand to have something for a quick meal.

Mar 02, 2014
randyjl in General Topics

Hake

Costco has Hake Loins on special. I have never cooked Hake. What kind of fish is Hake...taste, firmness, preparation, etc.

Feb 28, 2014
randyjl in Home Cooking

Red potatoes

Is there a difference in red skinned potatoes? Sometimes in soups I make the potatoes turn to mush after refrigeration and sometimes they hold together nicely for further serving.

Feb 28, 2014
randyjl in Home Cooking

Costo frozen fish

I was not raised to eat fish. I am trying to learn to like various preparations. I have tried Costco's fish sticks, Tortilla Crusted Tilapia, Basil Pesto Tilapia, Southwest Chipotle Cod. I have liked them all. I prefer mild fish. What other Costco frozen fish can you recommend? Please confine your response to Costco, thanks.

Dec 14, 2013
randyjl in Chains

Whirl Cooking Oil in Dallas

I like to use Whirl for occasional frying and sautéing. Sam's has stopped carrying it in the stores I have visited. Does anyone know where I can get it in this area and not have to own a restaurant?

Nov 11, 2013
randyjl in Dallas - Fort Worth

Better Than Gravy

Has anyone seen this in the Dallas area stores?

Nov 08, 2013
randyjl in Dallas - Fort Worth

Dallas Arts District

Any suggestions for a reasonable restaurant VERY near the Arts District? I was not impressed with Jorge's.

Nov 06, 2013
randyjl in Dallas - Fort Worth

Buttermilk breading of CFS

What's your opinion of using buttermilk for CFS? Maybe half buttermilk/half sweet milk?

Nov 06, 2013
randyjl in Home Cooking

Supertaster

Chow is slowly going down the garbage disposer. Cancelling Supetaster pretty much nails the last nail in your coffin for me!

Aug 22, 2013
randyjl in Site Talk
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Baking pan volume

Guess my Googling skills are not up to snuff. I only found one answer. I guess I was asking about quarts to pan size?

Jun 08, 2013
randyjl in Home Cooking

Gas Grill Options

I got my Grill Grates and love them! End of problem, start of a new one... What to grill next!

Jun 08, 2013
randyjl in Cookware

Baking pan volume

Does anyone have a chart that shows how many quarts are in various baking pan sizes? I have recipes that say butter a X quart pan, but I don't have a clue.

Jun 08, 2013
randyjl in Home Cooking

Gas Grill Options

Can anyone recommend a discounter for Grill Grates?

May 19, 2013
randyjl in Cookware

Profanity in CH

I am very disappointed that CH allows profanity on it's site. Hopefully it just slipped through on the thread about ice cream bars.

May 15, 2013
randyjl in Site Talk

Gas Grill Options

I have oiled the grates, but not the food. I will try that!

May 15, 2013
randyjl in Cookware

Shopping lists: Running lists? Paper & ink? Laminated?

I might have missed it since it's such a long thread but..Cozi app for my iphone. I love it. set up multiple stores; enter from computer or phone; stores on the cloud; authorize multiple users. It also has many other family friendly features but I just use the shopping lists. Free or upgraded paid version.

May 15, 2013
randyjl in Not About Food

Must-Eats in Ft. Worth

We would be much the poorer without twinwillow's input for DFW. He/she eats out so much I am beginning to believe he/she is one of the Dallas Morning News' food critics! Keep up the good work!

BTW come to Forney and check out Crumbzz Tasting Pavilion for awesome brunch and coffeecake made from an ancient family recipe. Also The Hole Thing for donuts that you never thought existed; Godfather Fritters and Savannah Smiles donuts to name two.

May 15, 2013
randyjl in Dallas - Fort Worth

Gas Grill Options

I have stainless steel grills in my outdoor gas grill. Food has always stuck to them from day one. I have scrubbed, cleaned, even run them through my self clean oven cycle with no improvment. Any suggestions. Should I replace them with ceramic grills?

May 15, 2013
randyjl in Cookware

A pea-pickin' problem

I love my vine peas, blackeyed, cream, purple hull, ect.

1. Do fresh picked peas need to be blanched before freezing?
2. My last bach of blanched, frozen ones produce a mound of grayish, foamy reisdue when I first bring them to a boil. I rerinse them and continue cooking at simmer and they taste fine. What's up with that stuff?

May 11, 2013
randyjl in Home Cooking

Jonathan's Oak Cliff?

Opinions? Or other moderate places for my birthday in Oak Cliff.

Apr 30, 2013
randyjl in Dallas - Fort Worth

"Ageing" bananas

How do I "age" bananas so I can use fresh ones immediately in banana cake, etc?

Apr 13, 2013
randyjl in Home Cooking

The proportion of water in generic butter is getting ridiculous!

Do they have to put the water they include in the ingredient list? My favorite butter here in Texas is Falfurrias.

How does one tell the amount of water in butter?

Apr 08, 2013
randyjl in General Topics

WalMart World Table

I have been buying WalMart World Table Scillian Pizza. IMHO it's the best frozen pizza out there.

Apr 07, 2013
randyjl in Chains

New Cake Pan

I bought a new non-stick bundt cake pan. It is a dark finish. The two cakes I have baked came out very dark. Should I reduce the temp and cook longer. Help!

Apr 05, 2013
randyjl in Home Cooking

Bakng Mix

Please don't jump all over me, but there are a few recipes that start with Bisquik. I was wondering if anyone has experience substituting any other general purpose baking mix suck as Krustez or Morrisons. Before you ask, I don't use it for bisquits.

Mar 28, 2013
randyjl in Home Cooking