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  1. 4 minutes ago, Shel_B said:


    There are a few similar products that I use, and every one of them requires adjusting time, temp, and technique to get it just the way I like it.  I wouldn't expect these calamari (which I will look for the next time I'm at TJ's) to be any different.


    I am only an amateur cook but when even I can tell that these times are off that is very telling- thank you for your verification!

  2. 1 minute ago, blue_dolphin said:

    Do post back with your opinion, @NWKate.  I say they're not as good as deep fried, perfectly coated with a light batter but they're not chewy old rubber bands, eitherxD



    Then in there is truly no hope- I'm trying to stave off the cravings but as long as they're not too rubbery, they have to be an improvement on the so-called steamed mussels.  By the way, I will be using my Cuisinart convection toaster oven so we'll see if that makes a difference.


    Have siracha will travel!

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  3. If you have school age kids, I'm sure the schools would appreciate some homemade goodies for the break room. Barring that, there are homeless shelters, food pantries and first responders.

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  4. You could make several breakfast stratas and have breakfast covered for the duration of the hunting season.  I would just line the casserole dish with tin foil that's been sprayed with Pam first so that you can lift out the strata once baked, cool then wrap securely and freeze until needed- oh, and bread pudding for dessert uses a lot of eggs.  Doris Greenspan has a chocolate bread pudding recipe to die for!

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  5. 1 hour ago, Lisa Shock said:

    Health department laws vary from county to county. That said, they primarily cover people preparing food for other people, not themselves.


    I suspect there are two things happening: uncreative employees, and people who treat objects in common areas badly. If no one can be bothered to wipe out a microwave when their lunch splatters inside it, would you trust them to use and then clean other appliances.


    I have worked places where people kept small appliances in their office and carried them to the kitchen to make lunch, washed them and stored them back in their office.


    This is so true. In the last place I worked, I resorted to take out since the microwaves were absolutely criminal.  Honestly, it made me wonder what the state of their kitchens were.

    When the coffeemaker died, I brought in a high end Cuisinart model that I had received as a gift and never received one thank you.  Needless to say, when I left, the coffeemaker left with me.


    Since I left, I've lost over 20 pounds due to no longer stress eating.

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