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100% agree it's perfect for smoothies, but not in as a substitute for PB spread. It's a game changer for smoothies for me. PB in smoothies is so much more satisfying that fruit alone. The PB2 has gone a long way in making smoothies acceptable as breakfast at my house. Gonna have to try the Trader Joes version!


What's the Deal with Powdered Peanut Butter? Ingredient Intelligence
3/10/14 12:28 PM

Make these hand-pies! http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2008/08/bourbon-peach-hand-pies/ And maybe make some sort of sauce with the left over juice? Yummm!!!


Ideas for Using Peaches Preserved in Bourbon Syrup? Good Questions
6/19/13 09:38 AM

I think I got this tip here, but I have had great success with taping bay leaves in hidden areas (under cabinet shelves). It probably won't solve a huge problem, but it has made it a far more rare sighting in my townhouse than before. Gotta love cheap and safe!!!


How Can I Get Rid of Cockroaches? Good Questions
8/31/12 02:27 PM

Does anyone have concerns about self-cleaning cycles being unsafe? I read that they can be dangerous to pets and pregnant women. Seeing as I'm expecting, I don't plan to risk it and will just be scrubbing by hand. Just curious if any one else had done any more research than me.


Why You Should (Almost) Never Use Your Oven's Self-Cleaning Function
8/16/12 03:36 PM

I've been decorating cakes for awhile, but am in no way a professional. But if I had to start over again, I would go with supplies from Ateco instead of Wilton. The quality is better and it offsets the price difference. Have fun!!!


What Cake Decorating Supplies Do I Need?Product & Shopping Questions
3/29/12 05:38 PM

On the same topic, has anyone magically gained the nose timer? I bake a lot and one day I just started being able to smell when my baked goods are done. I spoke with a friend who is a home-ec teacher and she told me it's actually pretty accurate, as long as you don't forget! The best way I can describe it is if I am in the general vicinity of the kitchen, all of a sudden I can smell my baked goods. They are usually done at that point.

Also, as basic as some questions are, I have no problem with The Kitchn answer them. We all had to start somewhere!


How Do I Modify a Cake Recipe to Make Cupcakes Instead?Good Questions
3/14/12 10:13 AM

This is a cake decorator's dream come true! I will definitely be ordering some. :-)


Edible Spray Paint: Say What?!
2/29/12 04:30 PM

I was gifted a heart-shaped egg poacher last year. Silly, but fun to make eggs benedict with heart-shaped eggs!
http://www.amazon.com/Norpro-661-Nonstick-Heart-Poacher/dp/B0000VLW56/ref=sr_1_1?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1328730030&sr=1-1


Don't Go Breaking My Heart: Heart-Shaped Tools & Bakeware
2/8/12 02:40 PM

Frozen Chi-Chis!

1 lg can of pineapple juice
1 can Coco Lopez
1 frozen lemonade
1 ltr vodka/rum

Mix all together and freeze (at least 4 hours, stores great for a couple of weeks). To serve, scoop into glass until 2/3 full. Top with Sprite.

Yummm!!!


What Can I Do with Cream of Coconut?
Ingredient Questions

2/8/12 10:16 AM

check out smitten kitchen's short rib recipe. i made it last weekend and it was a huge hit!
http://smittenkitchen.com/2008/12/braised-beef-short-ribs/


What Can I Cook With Port Wine?
Good Questions

1/6/12 06:26 PM

I recommend the CI tip to tear your ball of cookie dough in half and place rough edges up on top of each other. You will get slightly crisp edges with a gooey center every time. I know that's texture and not flavor, but it took my cookies to a whole new lever and I couldn't help but share.


Help Me Make Better Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookies
Good Questions

1/4/12 11:33 AM

I second the cake idea. People love it and it makes a great holiday gift! I just substitute milk in any cake recipe.


What Else Can I Do With Leftover Eggnog?
Good Questions

12/5/11 10:21 AM

Our favorite thanksgiving appetizer is stuffed mushrooms! We've done all sorts of fillings, but it's become a tradition (and one of my favorites). We also do a baked brie with apricot preserves and almonds inside a puff pastry shell. Getting hungry now!!


What Are the Best Appetizers for Thanksgiving Day?
Good Questions

11/9/11 10:09 AM

I would put it to the left of the fireplace, preferably hidden in an armoire. (Get one with a swivel shelf so when you are watching tv, you can put it at the best angle for viewing.) Place a bookshelf to the right of the fire place to make it look balanced. Then I would suggest a sofa along the windows and two club chairs or something facing the fire place. Just my opinion!


Alternatives to Placing TV Above the Fireplace?
Good Questions

8/5/11 10:05 AM

wouldn't be able to give my friends cash either, but we help everyone move so i plan on having a good turn out when its our turn! beer and pizza (at least) are a must.

my BIGGEST pet peeve is showing up to a house to help people move and they aren't finished packing...


Moving: How to Get Friends to Help
8/5/11 09:58 AM

just picked up a bag of peaches on the side of I-45 between dallas and houston and I swear they are the best peaches I've ever tasted in my life. thanks for posting this!!!


Time for Peaches! 10 Sweet & Savory Ideas for the Season
6/24/11 04:59 PM

We have a very long master bedroom, so we've put a couch at the foot of our bed. We ended up with a skinny "behind the couch" table from an estate sale that we put between the bed and the couch. Our 80 lb lab pup loves it! He sleeps there every night, which is perfect for us because we got our bed back!


The Best Piece Of Furniture According To Your Pets
6/21/11 05:46 PM

I ordered this for my mom last year and it came in the wrong color. I quickly ordered another to get her gift in time with the thought that I'd return the extra later. Because I saw your review and got a pretty good deal on it, I ended up keeping it. It is so awesome to be able to put out homemade ice cream as a quick simple dessert. Highly recommend this!


Cuisinart ICE-21 Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker
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6/17/11 10:00 AM

also loved the lasagna cups that blew up on the internet a few months back.


Fabulous Finger Foods: 5 Mini Meals From Muffin Pans
6/16/11 02:32 PM

had an awesome friend from Jamaica make me her traditional cabbage. i can't find a decent recipe online, but will be asking my friend for it because it was amazing....


Cabbage in Traditional Dishes All Over the World
6/15/11 05:18 PM