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  1. MelissaH

    Instant Pot Cooking Blender

    I'm almost intrigued enough to darken the door of my local Walmart. I do find it interesting that the three articles in the initial post of this topic all talk about this product as being revolutionary. Obviously, the people writing and editing the articles are unfamiliar with the Thermomix!
  2. The colors are beautiful, and the flavors sound like they should work well together.
  3. My ChefAlarm came with a clip.
  4. I like my ChefAlarm: https://www.thermoworks.com/ChefAlarm It has both high and low alarms.
  5. MelissaH

    Crazy Good e-Book Bargains

    I'm just glad such things exist, and that the technology worked for me. The real nuisance will come with the new card, when I need to update everywhere that uses it.
  6. MelissaH

    Crazy Good e-Book Bargains

    Why am I even looking at this? My credit card alerted me via text message that someone tried to use it for a couple of unauthorized purchases (airline tickets, each just under $2000, both transactions declined). I've cancelled the card and am awaiting the new one, but until then, Amazon doesn't have a valid payment method for me!
  7. Mazel tov! I'm looking forward to following your progress.
  8. I didn't take a photo, but when I was out for a walk this morning, I looked closely at the paint in the crosswalk, and saw dendrite-like formations in the white stripes. I believe those particular crosswalks are made with a roller and a fairly thick paint.
  9. I did ask. But, while I understand frugality, I wouldn't bother with something that might have cost all of $5 and is likely to lead to more frustration (and other costs) if you don't get it right. (This is particularly true if the flour has gums or other stuff added to help it bake more like wheat flour.) Who can measure the price of the juices from a roast, if you try to thicken them into gravy but it goes south on you and then you have none? As far as combining to reduce the number of containers: I'm having a hard time seeing how that's going to work, given that it's unlikely you'd use them in a rate proportional to their container size and you'd probably still have a container of mix and a container of whatever extra stuff is left over. I'd personally hang onto the gluten, as you can use that to boost AP flour for making bread if you don't want to keep both AP and bread flour on hand. But if the GF flour doesn't work as it comes for whatever you'd want to use it in, get rid of it unless you think that playing to get the mixture right would be fun and profitable. If you feel guilt over the $5, then make it up by not doing something optional that would have cost you $5: go without the fancy coffee drink, or don't buy the container of ice cream that you'd desperately like, or stay home from a single-purpose trip to town, or bump the thermostat in your house by a couple of degrees in the appropriate direction, or something like that. I'd just toss the flour without a second thought and without guilt, if I couldn't find someone else who wanted it. But it's your kitchen, so do what you like. 😀
  10. I'm just wondering why you're doing this in the first place, since bags of regular wheat flour aren't usually super-expensive. If the GF flour isn't something you need, I'd either find someone who does need/want it, or dump it. This is assuming that what you're referring to as "non-gluten flour" is in fact some form of gluten-free flour, rather than a wheat flour that isn't specifically meant to be stronger or higher in gluten.
  11. MelissaH

    Cheese (2008– )

    Trader Joe's is also a great place to look at cheeses, especially since they're known for their policy of sampling everything. (But it's cheese! Whatever it is, it'll likely be good for something.)
  12. Other than to do the prep work involved in making the female almonds lactate!
  13. I've coveted a Super Peel (one of the regular size ones) for a while. Now you've got me coveting even more.
  14. I miss Palisade peaches. And apricots. And Olathe corn.