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Display Name: jdesmoines
Member Since: 8/30/13

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i do the cut up tshirt thing and its working great. i seem to have an abundance of tshirts that need to be put out to pasture and felt bad about just throwing them away. two birds, one stone.


What Is the Best Replacement for Paper Towels in the Kitchen? Good Questions
4/16/14 09:14 PM

TRIVIAL PURSUIT is the only game worth playing


10 Best Board Games for a Night In Apartment Therapy Game Room
1/10/14 08:10 PM

you're all wrong. i like the bottles. green glass, different heights. doesn't say boozy to me, instead a way to repurpose something common into different. i might steal this idea.


Before & After: Marvellously Moody Dark Fireplace Wall
12/16/13 07:52 PM

that being said, produce at trader joes isnt great either...always kinda dried out.


What We're Reading: Is Aldi the Best Grocery Store in America? 10 Weekend Reads from The Kitchn
12/6/13 08:53 PM

Aldis is hit or miss...their brand block cheese there mostly separates in my experience with au gratin potatoes but the Fage greek yogurt is pretty damn cheap.


What We're Reading: Is Aldi the Best Grocery Store in America? 10 Weekend Reads from The Kitchn
12/6/13 08:53 PM

i'll be making homemade chex mix for my boyfriend's family...usually a win with unadventurous palletes ;)


What Are Your Best Thoughtful (Yet Inexpensive) Homemade Gifts? Good Questions
12/4/13 08:32 PM

i like how modern it sounds


Cooking Like a Modern Woman of 1976: The After Work Entertaining Cookbook
11/1/13 08:56 PM

Well Priced/Good Quality: Olive Oil, Nuts, Cheese, Almond Butter, Greek Yogurt

Look for Elsewhere: produce, seems dried out. Some baked goods seemed to get mold way early, even with keeping in fridge. I dont buy meat but i wouldnt get it there either.

Frozen food & snack section has some good treats: pot stickers, frozen artichokes, trail mix, chocolate covered anything.


What Are Your Best Tips for Shopping at Trader Joe's? Good Questions
11/1/13 08:44 PM

I've found that the trader joes soups in cartons make for easy stand-bys. I keep one at my desk (unopened) during the fall. Pour it into a mug, heat, and boom--tomato soup for lunch. I usually have an apple or cheese slices to supplement.


Learning to Actually Pack (and Eat) Lunch: 3 Tips from a Recovering Lunch Buyer
9/7/13 11:45 PM

i love an imaginative sandwich. as a vegetarian, i have to say hummus is kind of tired. i'm intrigued by oh jell's pickle sandwich. smitten kitchen has a good recipe for a smashed chickpea sandwich too. i've tried the chickpea of the sea and its tasty. a cafe in my town makes a vegan bahn mi with marinated tofu; super tasty and seemingly low maintenance.


What Are Your Favorite Vegetarian and Dairy-Free Sandwiches? Good Questions
8/30/13 08:29 PM