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Display Name: sarah91182
Member Since: 12/15/09

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As a kid, I drank milk with breakfast (and on my cereal) and at dinner. We used to buy whole milk, but somewhere probably in the late 80s, we switched to skim. Whole milk would be bought on occasion for my dad - he wouldn't touch skim. I actually didn't mind the switch to skim and actually preferred it.

College was when I stopped drinking it for the most part. Now, I buy what I need for a recipe. If it calls for a cup, I'll buy the pint and drink the rest. I try not to buy anything too much larger than I need as the bf won't drink it, and I don't need the extra fat and calories, even though I still love the taste. :)


From Child To Adult: Have Your Milk Habits Changed?
8/28/13 05:25 PM

Made this today, but instead of stock, used boullion and water. Ended up a bit salty, but still delicious. Perfect for a soup to enjoy during the end of a Florida summer! I'll definitely be making again with some minor tweaks. Thank you for the great recipe!


Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipes from The Kitchn
8/25/13 10:20 PM

That photo of the lima beans made me gag a bit just looking at it. My mom would buy the frozen veggie mix with lima beans and I hated their texture and flavor. Eventually she would let me eat around them, or if she just made lima beans, she'd offer an alternative for me (and basically everyone else in the house). I was even happy to see Brussels Sprouts as the table veggie, as long as it wasn't lima beans!

A few years ago, my boyfriend ordered a dish at a restaurant that was served with fava beans. Neither of us had eaten them before, and he's not a big fan of beans in general. He tried one and found it disgusting, but I bravely tried one. It reminded me of a giant lima, and I quickly had to take some bites of my dinner to get rid of the flavor.

Canned veggies are gross, especially green beans and peas. The gray-green color of them was always a turn off.


What Was Your Worst Childhood Food Experience?
8/1/12 03:16 PM

I know we can't have in the apartments I've lived in in the Orlando area, both third floor, screen-in concrete balconies. When I lived in Fairfax, VA, I was on the first floor and was allowed to have a grill but needed to take it either 10 or 15 feet away from the building to use it.

Regarding charcoal, several years ago on Long Island, my aunt and uncle's apartment building caught on fire thanks to a neighbor's bag of easy-light charcoal sitting on the patio in the summer sun. All of their belongings we ruined by water and smoke damage.


Is It Legal to Grill on Your Balcony?
6/12/12 11:08 AM

Forget stale - put them in the freezer overnight!


How to Make Marshmallow Peeps at Home
4/4/12 08:33 PM

My boyfriend received one for Christmas and has been very useful for making jerky. He would often buy prepackaged jerky at the store which, apart from being extremely overpriced, is loaded with MSG and preservatives. Now, he can control exactly what goes into the jerky. I have yet to experiment with herbs/fruits/veggies though. I'm the one making all the bread items!


Excalibur Dehydrator: 5-Tray Small Garden Excalibur with 26-Hour Timer Product Review
4/3/12 09:52 PM

I'd recommend an inexpensive bread machine and using the dough cycle. I have Kitchen Aid and I never use it for bread dough.


Best Budget Stand Mixer for Making Bread?
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1/5/12 10:29 PM

Megan, I use Kenji's version at Serious Eats: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2010/02/the-best-buffalo-wings-oven-fried-wings-recipe.html

They come out wonderfully crispy thanks to the "curing" in the fridge. A lot of the fat drips through the rack onto the baking sheet. I haven't used his sauce though; I like to toss them in barbecue myself.


Heart-Healthy Recipe for Buffalo Chicken Wings?
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11/29/11 07:13 PM

I prefer to make my own from scratch, but sometimes jarred is needed in a pinch. There are a few brands that I have on hand as a base and doctor up, but even alone taste fine.


Make or Buy? Tomato Sauce
10/14/11 11:21 PM

These are nothing new, but they do work amazingly well. They're fantastic on the shower and tub!


Truly Magical: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Cleaning Pads
9/21/11 08:19 PM

I agree with cdanojohnson. I'm inching closer to 30, but I love the concept. I have access to so many family photos from the 60s with that paneling! I love seeing those photos of my mom as a kiddo!


Hi, Grandpa! How to Create a Vinyl Photo Backsplash
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11/13/10 09:41 PM

The SuperTarget stores here (Orlando) sell ends too. I can usually get Swiss, cheddar, Colby, provolone and American. My mom used to buy them at the Hannaford store in Maine, too.


Frugal Tip: Cheese Odds and Ends at Whole Foods
11/8/10 06:52 PM

Think even beyond ketchonnaise/Fancy Sauce/fry sauce! Make "Tot-chos". Tots with your standard favorite nacho fixins on top!


Make These Now: Oven-Baked Tater Tots
11/6/10 10:18 AM

I surprisingly don't have a box grater - only hand held verieties (although I often wish I had one when grating a lot of cheese! Need to at that to my shopping list...).

I use a veg peeler as others have mentioned too. I love having "peels" of Parmesan on my pastas and salads!


Quick Tip: How To Leave The Box Grater In The Cabinet
11/6/10 10:07 AM

@mimee25 I hate those things. I see way too many of them here in Florida. I saw a pitch black pair hanging from a black (circa 2005) Chevy Impala this morning... Ugh...


For the Cook, on Halloween: A Necklace of Garlic
10/26/10 04:14 PM

I’m a fan of mustard and (cold) sauerkraut. As for my boyfriend, he loves them with Thousand Island.


What's Your Favorite Hot Dog Topping?
10/26/10 04:11 PM

You can get it in Maine, too. My friends from PA (I used to live there too) were psyched when they finally got it up there several years ago. I live in Orlando now, so it's standard in stores and most bars on draft as well.


It's True! Yuengling Beer Is Coming To A State Near You
10/23/10 01:33 AM

I used to put a little veg oil on the tortilla and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, then microwave until cracker crisp! It was like a healthier version of the Taco Bell Cinnamon Crisps they used to have back in the day, before they went to those awful Twists.


Quick Snack: Cinnamon-Sugar Tortilla Rolls
9/17/10 10:01 PM

Since you're looking for a German soup recipe, keep an eye out for recipes with caraway seeds (as mentioned by lotusmoss). My great grandmother, who was from Germany, loved added them to every savory dish she made.


Can You Help Me Recreate This German Soup Recipe?
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9/2/10 10:53 PM

I agree with Lisin in regard to subbing chicken. My boyfriend eats some seafood but loathes shrimp. I find that chicken works well as a flavor vessel. I've also created meals for my family, where my mom hates all seafood and my dad and sisters love it, so I would make a sauce separately to work with both chicken and shrimp and serve it with a grain or pasta. That may be a feasible alternative for you so you can both enjoy a meal with a somewhat similar flavor profile, but you both get to enjoy foods that you enjoy and can handle.


Are There Any Substitutes for Shrimp?
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8/6/10 11:33 PM