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Display Name: donna1963
Member Since: 1/31/14

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Oatmea or any hot cereal cooked in carragenan-free almond milk or a smoothie made with the same almond milk, ground flax seeds, chia seeds, very ripe (or over ripe) banana, cinnamon, full fat coconut milk and an optional raw egg.


Dairy-Free, Soy-Free Breakfast Ideas for a Breastfeeding Mom? Good Questions
5/2/14 03:05 PM

You can but it won't be crunchy when it's defrosted.


I Bought Too Much Baby Bok Choy! Can I Freeze It? Good Questions
5/1/14 09:49 PM

I buy their version of Ezekiel bread and it does not get stale quickly.


What Are Your Best Tips for Shopping at Trader Joe's? Good Questions
5/1/14 09:45 PM

Some of their produce is good, Organic carrots for 89 cents a pound. You literally can't beat that unless you grow them yourself. I like their sugar snap peas too.


What Are Your Best Tips for Shopping at Trader Joe's? Good Questions
5/1/14 09:43 PM

Lemon Bars - I mean the fresh ones. I haven't tried the frozen ones.


What Are Your Favorite Trader Joe's Products? Good Questions
5/1/14 09:35 PM

He can't bring dairy products back to Canada.


What Are Your Favorite Trader Joe's Products? Good Questions
5/1/14 09:34 PM

Soft and Juicy Dried Mandarins- they are awesome

Organic whole wheat pastas- imported from Italy for $1.39 a pound

Premium extra virgin olive oil- the one in the green bottle

Any of their nuts especially the 50% salted ones

tuna in olive oil

hot fudge sauce -- mind blowingly good


What Are Your Favorite Trader Joe's Products? Good Questions
5/1/14 09:34 PM

Do you think this would make a good utensil crock? Is it tall enough?


Chickadee Short Vase from Crate & Barrel
5/1/14 11:29 AM

@KeepinItReal13 : Real Simple Magazine recommends the Haan Light Cleaning Sanitizer-Steamer. I haven't used it but one of the links below is to reviews on Amazon; most of the reviewers like/love it. It uses reusable, washable pads and uses only water so you don't need any cleaning solution.

http://www.amazon.com/Haan-Light-Cleaning-Sanitizer-Steamer/product-reviews/B001F2G20O

http://www.haanusa.com/Steam-mop-SI35-HAAN-Slim-and-Light.html


FloorMate® Deluxe Hard Floor Cleaner from Hoover
4/25/14 10:20 AM

Given the judgmental nature of some of the comments here, I would hesitate to send in photos of my renovations.


Kitchen Before & After: Making Do With a Few Small Changes Reader Kitchen Remodel
3/8/14 06:24 PM

Agreed.


Kitchen Before & After: Making Do With a Few Small Changes Reader Kitchen Remodel
3/8/14 06:21 PM

I like the forest green cabinets. As to why Melissa painted them that color, I would say because she liked them, she didn't ask you what color you wanted!


Kitchen Before & After: Making Do With a Few Small Changes Reader Kitchen Remodel
3/8/14 06:20 PM

LOL


What's Your Genius Kitchen Organizing Tip? Tell Us What Makes You Proud! Reader Intelligence Request
2/27/14 02:59 PM

I agree. The after kitchen is lovely and I do prefer it to the before one but I love that color blue and don't consider it garish. Bright doesn't equal garish to me.


Kitchen Before & After: A London Kitchen Goes from Garish Blue to Clean and Serene Reader Kitchen Remodel
2/26/14 11:34 PM

Eggs won't stick in stainless steel if your pan is hot enough and if you use enough, which does not mean a lot, of butter or oil. I do find sunny side eggs tricky in SS but I don't like nonstick as it isn't durable enough for me.


When Is It Best To Use Stainless Steel vs. Cast Iron vs. Non-Stick? Good Questions
2/21/14 12:19 AM

I only cook my pancakes in a stainless steel aluminium core tri-ply fry pan and they don't stick at all. Use non-stick if you like, but there is no need for it. I just get the pan hot and add butter. Stainless is perfect for pancakes if your pan is heavy (thick walled) enough. The sides on a saute pan are really too high for easy flipping.


Help Me Convince My Husband to Love Our New Giant Saut├ę Pan! Good Questions
2/21/14 12:16 AM

Why should the chips be thrown out when they could be donated to a food pantry or homeless shelter?


Any Genius Ideas for Cooking with Pecan Pie-Flavored Pringles Chips? Good Questions
1/31/14 10:12 PM