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Loved the original one but the new one I would not want to spend to much time in.


Kitchen Before & After: An Outdated Kitchen Gets a Rich, Warm Makeover Professional Kitchen Remodel
4/17/14 09:20 AM

Love the ones dipped in chocolate. Saw an article on Peeps S'Mores.


5 Things You Never Wanted to Know About Peeps
4/15/14 05:01 PM

Found mine at Ace Hardware and they look just like the pictured jars. Mine hold 5 pounds of flour and sugar.


Affordable, Non-Plastic Containers for Storing Flour & Sugar? Good Questions
4/15/14 04:59 PM

I had a friend who ordered a decaf in a coffee shop and the 'coffee jerk' yelled out 'why bother' when he yelled what she wanted. She never went back. And she had written a book about coffee and articles in magazines. My husband loves coffee but for a while could only drink decaf. Me, I am a tea lover and never got into coffee.


10 Words to Help You Order the Coffee You Want to Drink Smart Coffee for Regular Joes
4/14/14 04:27 PM

I don't eat lamb but will fix it for my husband. If I do a leg of lamb I make slits in the meat and fill it with a sliver of garlic and a piece of anchovie. The anchovies melt and salt the meat and the garlic gives it a great flavor....according to my husband who loves it fixed that way.


How To Roast a Leg of Lamb Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
4/14/14 04:15 PM

Ask your grandparents what they would like to have. They might give you an idea of what they miss. Get in touch with the nursing home. You might be surprised at the equipment they have you could use. My mom's home had access to a microwave for the residents to use with help from the staff.
I also would suggest taking things in a cooler like deviled eggs, potato salad, relish tray, etc.


Easter Brunch Recipes That Can Be Served at Room Temperature? Good Questions
4/14/14 04:12 PM

St Germain in a gin and tonic is the best of all worlds.


Recipe: Elderflower Champagne Cocktail The 10-Minute Happy Hour
4/11/14 01:27 PM

I taught a lot of vegetable classes and always recommended this book to my students. Loved the old cover but not shot in the arm with the new cover....sort of dark and spooky whereas the old one was so welcoming.


Deborah Madison Talks About Revising Her Beloved Cookbook: Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, What's Changed & What Hasn't Cookbooks
4/11/14 12:51 PM

Here in Southern AZ we have tomatoes and peppers already in bloom and growing like weeds. My herbs are loving the warm weather and the basil has already been blooming and needs to be topped. We have to start our garden early to late March when the soil reaches 50 degrees (we plant in whisky barrels). We usually have two growing seasons...spring and fall. In the heat of the summer we cut back the plants and when cooler weather hits in the fall we can have a second harvest of tomatoes. Last year was a bumper crop. Good luck with your garden. It is worth your time and effort and you will be rewarded with warm tomatoes from your garden. Enjoy!!


My Spring Project: Start a Garden, Week 1: Kitchen Garden Layout & Seed-Starting Spring Projects from The Kitchn
4/4/14 12:21 PM

Forgot that he loves oranges off our tree. You pick an orange and he is right there waiting for his share.


11 Healthy Fruit & Vegetable Treats for Your Dog or Cat
3/26/14 11:25 AM

When our Schnauzer was not drinking enough water, we found watermelon a great way to get liquid into him. He loves carrots, radishes, watermelon, apples and just about anything he can get his teeth into.
We spent hundreds of dollars when he ate homemade fruitcake filled with raisins. Raisins are toxic to dogs causing renal failure, especially schnauzers who are known to have a problem with their kidneys.


11 Healthy Fruit & Vegetable Treats for Your Dog or Cat
3/26/14 11:24 AM

Please, please, please, stop using acronyms for words!! Not all of us text and tweet, etc. I know I am old school but please stop being lazy and write out the whole word. Thank you.


The GIF Tutorial That's Helping Me Improve My Knife Skills Kitchen Diaries: Kate in New York City
3/25/14 03:52 PM

When I lived in Korea, it always amazed me that the vegetarians always wanted their tofu to taste like meat!! Go figure, if you want to taste meat, eat the real thing, meat.


What Is Tofu, Exactly? A Brief Introduction to the Basics of Tofu Tofu Basics
3/17/14 01:06 PM

I think you are misleading a lot of us by trying to convince us that this is a 'bar'. What you need to say in the title is that this is a home bar for only making cocktails!! Since we don't make manhattans, cosmos, martinis at our house this bar would not work. I also agree with cake lady that this is definitely an East Coast selection. In AZ we would be remiss if we didn't have tequila on the bar.


Introducing The 9-Bottle Bar: A Guide to Building a Small Yet Mighty Home Bar The 9-Bottle Bar
3/13/14 12:07 AM

My husband was appalled that you didn't have some scotch on the bar.


Introducing The 9-Bottle Bar: A Guide to Building a Small Yet Mighty Home Bar The 9-Bottle Bar
3/12/14 03:18 PM

Ditch the bitters as part of the number and add tequila and bourbon or rum to the mix. I don't consider bitters at all in a bar. And yuck to the maraschino bottle. With the popularity of bourbon and tequila I am surprised at this 9 bottle suggestion.


Introducing The 9-Bottle Bar: A Guide to Building a Small Yet Mighty Home Bar The 9-Bottle Bar
3/12/14 03:12 PM

I call this type of dinner "Pasta Someway". When asked what was for dinner I would respond pasta someway, don't know how yet but someway. Has become a household joke. I also make 'Chicken Someway' from time to time. Somehow sounds a little more delicious than kitchen sink pasta.


What I Make When I Clear Out the Cupboards for a Kitchen Sink Meal Kitchen Diary: Kate in New York City
3/11/14 03:30 PM

My dad used to poach eggs in heavy farm cream. I do that once or twice a year in his honor and love every bite.


The Egg Personality Test: What Your Style of Egg Says About You A Strictly Scientific Quiz
3/5/14 04:41 PM

My husband calls donuts 'fat pills' but then he eats them just as fast as anyone. I love a good donut but don't indulge very often.


Why Doughnuts Are the Sneakiest Breakfast Item of All Time
3/4/14 03:51 PM

KitchenAid of course. My mom had one 60 years ago that is still running at my sisters house. I have had mine for 45 years and it has gone through a catering career as well as my personal use. Can't beat the longevity of a KitchenAid.


Should I Buy a KitchenAid or a Kenwood Stand Mixer? Good Questions
3/4/14 03:45 PM