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  1. More found this afternoon: Rebecca Lindamood's "Not Your Mama's Canning Book: Modern Canned Goods and What to Make with Them" Kindle Edition $2.99US Use the "Look Inside" feature and scroll down to see a couple of the recipes. Marcus Samuelsson's "Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home" Kindle Edition $2.99US On this cookbook's Amazon info page, there are three downloadable PDF files of three recipes from the cookbook. Use the "Look Inside" feature and scroll down to see some of the recipes from the cookbook. CakeLove author Warren Brown's "United Cakes of America: Recipes Celebrating Every State" Kindle Edition $2.99US He tackles the country by regions. Use the "Look Inside" feature and scroll down to see some of the recipes from the cookbook. His CakeLove cookbook is also on sale. Look for it on this cookbook's Amazon page. A slightly more expensive cookbook, dealing with Peruvian Cuisine. This may have been previously posted. Virgilio Martinez & Luciana Bianchi's "LIMA the cookbook" Kindle Edition $3.99US Use the "Look Inside" feature and scroll down to see some of the recipes from the cookbook. I am a US Prime member and the price you see may vary.
  2. I found this on YouTube this morning posted by Food Network. If you look at the "read more" info they mention he will have 2 new episodes every week. The full recipe for his Chicken Parmesan (that this episode is about) is also posted.
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    Food recalls

    "Tip Top Poultry, Inc. Recalls Fully Cooked Poultry Products due to Possible Listeria Contamination" Not a consumer-oriented recall but a recall for institutions.
  4. From this morning's BookBub email, once again, a familiar name: Hugh Acheson's "The Broad Fork: Recipes for the Wide World of Vegetables and Fruits: A Cookbook" Kindle Edition $1.99US Use the "Look Inside" feature so see the list of vegetables and fruit that the recipes are centered around. Then scroll down to see some of the recipes. I am a US Prime member and the price you see may vary.
  5. I think I found that recipe online, though with a slightly different title: "Nancy Drew Missing Map Cheese Wafers" (click) Then click on "Click here to see full recipe".
  6. Yes, Uncle Ben's shelf-stable pre-cooked rice only takes 90 seconds in the microwave oven, as well. But it tastes terrible. I'll have to look for Knorr's version in my grocery stores. I'll don't mind that extra 30 seconds of waiting for the VeeTee rice to be heated. The end product is better, IMHO.
  7. That's crazy. But I've seen the same markup on other Amazon products. And VeeTee's shipping has to be a joke...the packages have hardly any weight to them. Perhaps all that money is for the "handling" part of Shipping and Handling. I looked at Walmart's web site and they do have the rice but it's currently out of stock. Sorry!
  8. I was shopping recently in my local grocery store and saw a new rice product. The brand name is VeeTee and they make Microwaveable Rice. I am not a shill for them and have nothing to gain for pointing this product out. Click here and on their web site click on "Shop" and scroll down to see the different kinds of rice they offer. I have tried other shelf-stable "ready to eat...just microwave it" rice products and, to me, they had an odd "off" flavor (Uncle Ben's, I'm looking at you ). I bought a couple of the VeeTee rice products and was surprised at how good they were. The "plain" long grain rice tasted like I had just cooked it on my stovetop. There was no "off" flavor. There aren't really directions on how to cook it except for a small circle on the face of the product that says to microwave it for 2 minutes. It also says on the packaging that it could either be a serving a a Main for one person, or as a side for two people. I thought there was a lot of rice in the package and would probably split it between two meals in the future. It's a little disconcerting for me to see these packages of already-cooked rice sitting on a store shelf without refrigeration. But this is a new era of food packaging, I guess. I am curious if anyone else has tried the VeeTee rice and what you thought.
  9. Much, much thinner. There's a clip in the video showing him at his top weight and it's a striking contrast to his weight now. And please, Mario, the man-bun went out of fashion years ago. Give it up.
  10. Toliver

    Burger King

    BK is attempting to broaden their breakfast offerings with three "waffle sandwiches" that come with either ham, bacon or sausage. Here's what they look like: "Three New Maple Waffle Breakfast Sandwiches Are Officially on Burger King's Breakfast Menu" There's a 2nd photo of the sandwiches in the article which also illustrates why I don't eat breakfast at BK. Look at the egg in the sandwiches. It's like they get sheets of eggs that they cut up to fit the sandwiches. Those sheets of eggs don't communicate "just made fresh" to me. Maybe they get powdered eggs. I don't know. They just don't look appetizing,IMHO.
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    Food recalls

    "Tyson Foods, Inc. Recalls Weaver Brand Ready-To-Eat Chicken Patty Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination"
  12. One from this morning's BookBub email: Master chef Magnus Johansson's "Cooking with Chocolate: The Best Recipes and Tips from a Master Pastry Chef" Kindle Edition $1.99US I am a US Prime member and the price you see may vary.
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    Did you try Googling? That always helps. And even if you don't find a local source, you may find someone who is aware of a local source. I have not contacted any of these "finds": THISTLE MEATS 160 Petaluma Blvd. Petaluma, CA 94952 (707) 772-5442 www.thistlemeats.com http://www.sonomacountymeatco.com 707-521-0121 35 Sebastopol Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95407 If you Google for "Sonoma County Charcuterie" you get a lot of restaurants serving charcuterie but most should have local sources. Here's a farm/source who will sell you a pork jowl (click). Good luck on your search. Let us know what you find.
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    coke or pepsi?

    Reviving this ancient discussion... "Cinnamon Coca-Cola coming to the U.S." I have always thought the cinnamon flavor in Coke was very "assertive". I wonder how over-the-top this new flavor will be. They also announced (and the very end of the article) that the other new flavor for the holidays is a limited-edition Winter Spiced Cranberry Sprite. This makes me wonder what the "Winter Spice" will be.
  15. Toliver

    Dinner 2019

    My mom would make Taco Salads during the hot days of summer...not too heavy and very tasty. It'd be a chopped green salad with Taco fixin's as ingredients. The protein would be shredded chicken, or sauteed ground beef, drained and cooled. The dressing would be bottled Italian dressing with some Taco Seasoning from a packet mixed in. The "tortilla" would be crunched up tortilla chips (like original plain Doritos). All of us kids loved it. Thanks for posting this!
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