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  1. Oreo Cookies

    I have already tried them. Delish, very peep-like.
  2. Problem with lobster tail

    My friend who was born in Bar Harbor, Maine had this to say. Many problems: 1) THEY BOILED IT!!! (STEAM IT, DAMN IT!!!) 2) In plain tap water, not sea water preferably, or at least salted water (35 grams per liter of water) 3) Shocked it in plain water yet again! 4 Cooked it too long in the two "Experiments"! We have never done this but they should research it on Food Network, or some other site. Tail meat is tougher than claw meat, no matter how it is cooked, but I would guess it gets tougher the longer it is cooked.
  3. How about a Rachel Ray themed basket? Include one of her signature garbage bowls, some small orange knives, bottle of hot sauce and I think she has RR stock and some other named food items. And I know she has a RR kid's cookbook.
  4. Contact Cabot Cheese company.
  5. I know of a website that has a hundred or so cheesecake recipes. It has a recipe for an Olive Garden type cheesecake with chocolate chip cookies baked in the middle. You got one of those tubes from the store of refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough. Nestle, Pillsbury, whatever. Make your favorite cheesecake batter, prepare the crust. On the crust in the pan, put in about half of the cheesecake batter. Now slice the tube of cookie dough in big chunks, maybe ten big chunks. Put them around the perimeter of the prepared cake pan. Put one or two in the middle. Then put the rest of the cheesecake batter on top and bake as usual. Pretty good, made it a lot for parties. Here's the website. Search for Olive Garden Chocolate Chip. http://www.floras-hideout.com/recipes/chcake-ALL.html Susan
  6. Techniques for Roasting Potatoes

    On Cook's Country TV show, they had this topic. they said the secret is.....and I always do it, is to get the sheet pan really hot. I put some oil on the pan and put it in the oven. Maybe 400 degrees for a few minutes. cut the potatoes into cubes and season it however you like. I usually put some garlic powder, salt and pepper, dried parsley, cayenne pepper. and when the pan is hot, dump the potatoes on the pan. You should hear a sizzle. Make sure the spuds are in one layer. That will get the sides crispy. Bake for a bit, then turn them over, so the other sides get crispy. I think on Cook's Country, they said to cube the spuds and boil for just a few minutes. So the insides get cooked a bit. I never do this, just cute, season and put on the hot pan. That's how I do it. Susan
  7. I remember in 2001 we went to a restaurant in London, "Just Around the Corner." Finchley Road. It has since closed. There were four of us, the two ladies each got a long stemmed rose. We each had an appetizer, entree, dessert. glass of wine. We each paid 10 pounds and the owner was happy. Nice place.
  8. Smoked Salmon

    We always made sort of a Eggs Benedict with it. Eggs Salmondine. Instead of the bacon, use slices of salmon. English muffin, slice of salmon, poached egg, hollandaise sauce. It sort of covers up some of the taste of the salmon, if you don't care for it. Or cut it in bits and mix it in a dip. use it in scrambled eggs. Or send it to me! LOL
  9. 50 Years of Slurpees

    I remember years ago, maybe 7, they had this promotion. My friend and I drove around in our neighborhood to all the 7-Elevens. We got a Slurpee at each one, maybe 5 of them. Boy, did we have brain freeze! We still laugh about it to this day. We had a stack of cups in the car.
  10. Any new neuroses in the past few years? I miss the updates.
  11. I've been Googling it all day. every receipe is either with 1 1/2 cup brown sugar or it says to, "start with a box of Kraft sugar free pudding." Anyone have a recipe for a low-sugar/sugar free butterscotch pudding? I've searched even the diabetic website, no luck. Thansk. Susan
  12. Coffee beans in NYC?

    My friend wants to find a source for GOOD quality fresh roasted coffee beans in NYC. We've tried Fairway. He likes the Kona blends. any suggestions? thanks. susan
  13. UK Food Gift

    I don't know where you are, but large cities sometimes have British stores. there is a good one in NYC. And Stop and Shop markets have good UK sections. I know it's sort of expensive, but I'd get Drumgray or Heather Creame. liquors that can only be bought in UK.
  14. We went out for sushi tonight. And it dawned on me... Has anyone ever seen a female sushi chef? We've seen many different cultures represented besides Japanese. But never a lady sushi chef.
  15. Reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where one of the NY Yankees eats a candy bar with a knife and fork. George decides to eat it that way too.