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  1. IowaDee

    Have you ever had a buttery?

    Sounds like it would beat hardtack hands down. A drizzle of lemon would take care of that pesky scurvy too!
  2. IowaDee

    How green is your kitchen?

    I feel bad that I mocked reusing produce bags. I didn't mean the heavy ones that we all use for a bunch of different things. My former neighbor washed and hung out the ones that come on a roll and take a minute or more to figure out how to get them open. I did notice that most have an "open here" label printed on them now.
  3. IowaDee

    How green is your kitchen?

    I love non-stick foil so much that I just may have sponged it off and reused it! Yup, might have happened. Used to have a crazy neighbor who washed all those flimsy produce bags and hung them on her clothes line. I swore I would never be as tight as she was.....but I worry about myself at times.
  4. He was my first "Chef Crush." So hard to believe.
  5. IowaDee

    Trader Joe's Products (2017–)

    Thanks for the suggestions. Daughter and I email at least once a day so we keep up to date. We have an awesome butcher's shop here and trade amazing bacon, ham ball mix , bacon sausage and more for TJ's stuff. All the meat is sourced from local farms. Win-win.
  6. IowaDee

    How green is your kitchen?

    The green in my kitchen is caused by the envy I feel seeing the amazing meals you all turn out!
  7. IowaDee

    Cake Memories

    My grandmother (Nana) made what she called a hot milk cake. So simple but so good. I never did find a recipe until I stumbled on something called a lazy daisy cake....Bingo, there is was Still simple and still good but it wouldn't be much at all without the memories that go along with it. My mother, on the other hand. was hard pressed to even bake a cake from a box mix! Were it not for VandeKamp's bakery, I might have never have had a birthday cake as a child.
  8. IowaDee

    Fast Food Localisation

    Is that what they're calling SMOG now?
  9. IowaDee

    Breakfast! 2018

    I love the plates and I love your rubber ducky too. Now may I please have half of your sandwich?
  10. IowaDee

    What's New in Kitchen Gadgets?

    Dare ya to try!
  11. IowaDee

    What's New in Kitchen Gadgets?

    Look like hand grenade molds to me. Something leftover from a G.I. Joe accessory kit.
  12. IowaDee

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    It all looks like dessert to me. Top is a mocha brownie, to the right of that a date bar with cream cheese frosting and the green deal is a matcha mousse with raspberry sauce. Am I close We need a tongue in cheek emoji
  13. You sneaked past us . I had planned to put out road blocks so we could meet you! Thanks for taking us along again.
  14. Okay, Bisquick, Hamburger Helper, Shake cheese and canned soup all had a welcome place in our camper. With two little kids who were picky eaters, I knew there would always be something that they would eat. And to be honest, the whole point of camping for me was to get out of the kitchen and into nature and all those things made it easier by far. And I can't forget the thing that was a family favorite ...Jiffy Pop. If using these "crutches" makes for a better family meal time, go for it with my blessings!
  15. I got to thinking about that celery stalk and recalled an Amish friend telling me that she and the other quilters in her family always make sure that there is an error in every quilt they make. It is to show God that they are not driven by the need for perfection. If there is a God, she must love me and my messy life!