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CKatCook

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  1. I was looking for a way to get inspired this year. I have not begun to decide what all I am going to make. I am very interested in how to turn cookie recipes to slice and bake. Then I could just spend a good day or two getting it all done. I usually make quite a bit, so I better get at it. So far the list is:

    Sugar Cookies

    Chocolate Crackle Cookies

    Classic Brownies

    Jam thumbprints

    I just cannot decide from here.....

  2. I don't plan menus for the weekend, but I do for the week. And usually we pick 5 dinners we want and buy the ingredients for that considering what spices and what not we already have. What varies is what night of the week those get made, it all depends on what I feel like.

    What I would love to start doing is basing them off my cookbooks, so that I use them and not just look at them!

    Nolnacs - I love the database idea! What program to you use, if any?

  3. Halloween is kind of a sad affair around here. Last year we didn't have one kid knock on the door. The year before we had our car sprayed with whipped cream for not having candy. This year, I am not doing anything. Last year I had tons of cheap candy all over the house for weeks after. Most around here trick or treat in special situations, like the malls hold special events or various churches.

    Sad, really sad....

  4. regular yellow onions is painful to my eyes to cut. Not just ordinary crying you get with onions, but my eyes will burn hours later. I cannot even eat them in anything raw (like on a taco) without it making my eyes and nose burn. Which is sad, because I want me some french onion soup this winter! I cannot eat graham flour. It literally makes my throat close up and I love graham crackers. As well as swiss chard, but I cannot eat swiss chard either.

    I only have a very few, I have a friend that has so many food allergies it makes it difficult for her to eat anything she does not cook herself. My heart goes out to anyone that has to deal with food allergies, illness, etc. that restricts food like that. Hopefully some good ideas will come out in this thread.

    Pine apple/ black bean salsa...yum. (for the person up the thread that was allergic to tomatoes, her name escapes me now)

  5. If my family makes it...potato salad...the mayo, sweet pickle, and egg kind. We warn others it's not been refrigerated and even after sitting out 3+ hours nobody has ever gotten sick from it.

    I was thinking the same thing. I cannot count the church picnics, outtings, camps, etc. that the mayo sat out almost all day and no one got sick. While food safety is a real issue, I think some times people get too worried about it.

    I thought I was the only person who likes room temp. fruit. I also like pie, cake, etc. at room temp. as well as most salads.

  6. Now that I have planted a garden and tasted fresh home grown veg I have a hard time eating a lot of the stuff that is in the grocery stores. But nothing is worse than a red delicious apple. I lived in Washington State and KNOW what they are suppose to taste like and I don't even try to buy them. I think store bought green beans come next. When I finally got mine out of the garden it had this wonderful floral almost banana smell to it and taste incredible. I am spoiled now for them out of the garden.

  7. I love the ahmed cardamom, I am going to have to try it iced. I use to take tea bags, one tea bag per 12 oz bottle of water. Just stick the bag in the bottle water and leave it there until I wanted it the next day. Sometimes I would do 10 bottles at a time that way and have my iced tea for a couple days that way.

  8. Well, today is my Friday, thank the heavens! So I think I am going for some orange dulce from mighty leaf, I am thinking some PG Tips this morning.

    I wanted to ask, I looked at my coconut white from republic of tea and noticed the date on the bottom of the tin was dated 2007. I have not thrown the tea out, but was wondering when tea goes bad? Does anyone know?

  9. I was looking at my "tea stash" yesterday and I realized I really need to go shopping.

    Richard - I tired your trick of alternating iced tea with hot tea, it is a great way to enjoy hot tea in the summer!

    Today I think it will be more white tea, I have some rishi peach white that has been calling my name. That and some plain iced tea.

    Have a good one!

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