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Display Name: Tori B
Member Since: 11/20/13

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My family likes a cheese course too but we tend to use it as an appetizer. We'll put out some cheese and crackers, gather in the kitchen, and help put the finishing touches on the meal before sitting down to eat. I've always enjoyed it since it's more casual, and my mom likes it because she can pass off dinner prep tasks to the rest of us!

How My Kid's Joke Inspired Me to Add a Cheese Course to Our Meals Kitchen Diary: Anne in South Carolina
3/17/14 04:14 PM

I was recently on Tomnod helping to locate another missing plane (a small one lost in Idaho). It's a truly remarkable website.

Crowdsourcing May Help Find Malaysia Flight 370
3/12/14 02:47 PM

My lunches are usually leftovers or servings from a big batch of something I made over the weekend. It works well until I make a big batch of something I end up not liking and have to figure out a way to make it work.

Day 6: Make a List of Everything You Ate for Lunch Last Week The Cooking Cure Spring 2014
3/10/14 06:26 PM

My breakfast went well this morning! I had hard-boiled my eggs and cooked the bacon last night which made throwing together my sandwich so easy.

I always knew planning out my meals would make it easier on me, but seeing next week's breakfasts in my journal actually makes me excited to eat breakfast when I normally would just settle for a cup of coffee.

Day 5: Make Breakfast Today & Plan Next Week's Breakfasts The Cooking Cure Spring 2014
3/7/14 08:35 AM

Coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee, pumpkin cinnamon roll.

Breakfast and I aren't the best friends. I don't really get hungry until about 10AM, once I'm already at work.

Day 1: Make a List of Everything You Ate for Breakfast Last Week The Cooking Cure Spring 2014
3/3/14 02:30 PM

I think I'm going to whip up a batch of granola. But I just got a brand new Kitchenaid mixer for my birthday (like, *just* got it. The package arrived today!) and there are a few overripe bananas languishing around, so I'm also going to make a loaf of banana bread.

And I need something to take to book club on Sunday, so that'll be cheese gougeres. And maybe a loaf of bread too just for good measure :)

What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of February 22-23, 2014
2/22/14 01:03 AM

I've got a cheap drip machine that gets the job done right now, as long as I buy decent coffee. I'd love to get another Keurig (my old one was commandeered by my dad when I moved and had to store some stuff) and a reusable filter. I hate cleaning a french press, but I feel like I waste too much coffee when I use my drip. Who knew coffee was such a challenge?!

What's Your Morning Coffee Ritual? And What Do You Want to Learn About Coffee?
2/18/14 12:06 PM

I have a craving for risotto, so I'll probably cook some up tonight. I'm also planning on roasting a chicken. My freezer's a bit of a mess right now so I think I'll do a clean out and cook some recipes that will use up what's been languishing. It's a three-day weekend, so I've got extra time to have some fun!

What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of February 15-17, 2014
2/14/14 04:35 PM

I have this bed and absolutely love it. It was surprisingly easy to put together. It was a bit cumbersome with just one person, so a second set of hands will definitely help out. I'd love to have the headboard as well but my bedroom is tiny and I don't have enough clearance for it.

Because I moved in a rush, I also ended up with an Ikea foam mattress (you only have so much room in a minivan!). I think I got the medium firm mattress. It's satisfactory and is doing its job right now, but I can already tell I'm going to need to upgrade to a decent mattress in the next few years.

Reviews of IKEA Mattresses & Brimnes Bed ? Good Questions
1/28/14 04:09 PM

Yeasted waffles, probably a loaf of bread, and roast chicken with sweet potatoes.

I also have to make something to bring to book club on Sunday, so I might make two loaves of bread and fold some herbs and cheese into one.

What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of January 18-20, 2014
1/17/14 05:46 PM

I'll be at a play tonight, so I'll also have an enforced media fast. I'll definitely have to resist the urge to check my phone during intermission and the cab ride home. I did the landing strip routine yesterday and really liked it so I'm definitely going to try to keep that up.

For my big project, I need to do some more research and order my supplies but at least I'm thinking about it!

Unplug for an Evening: Try a Media Fast The January Cure: Assignment # 10
1/15/14 11:14 AM

Oh, I love this meditation, and I definitely agree. One of the things that my parents tried (and succeeded) in instilling in me was the understanding that it is ok to have *things* as long as we truly use and treasure them. When something isn't enhancing my life anymore, it gets set aside to be passed along to someone else. The secondary thought to that is that anything that comes into my home is intentional. There are plenty of kitchen gadgets I would love to have, but at this point I can make do without them.

All the Many Delicious, Helpful, Thoughtful, Interesting, Beautiful Things Weekend Meditation
1/12/14 11:01 AM

PSI isn't the speed, it's the pressure the cooker uses, which then increases the speed that the food cooks at.

I don't have any experience with pressure cookers, so I can't help you on that front, but I just wanted to clear up what psi actually is.

Fissler Vitaquick Pressure Cooker, 8.5qt Product Review
12/4/13 11:30 AM