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Maison Rustique

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  1. 17 hours ago, heidih said:

    Pillsbury seems to have maintained a good quality level. The "whomp" type biscuits as some here enjoy. I occasionallly crave the ones my mom used to make for dinner parties, baked in muffin tin, many pull apart layers. I thin they were the Grands flaky pull apart but baking in tin made a difference I may have to indulge one day if I can locate. And your garlic pul aparts with a salad sound like a plan too.

    I think they were called Butterflake Rolls, but it doesn't look like they make them anymore.

  2. I went this week and was sad they didn't have my French Cultured Butter. This happens every other time or so. Don't they realize I'm addicted?


    I picked up a pkg. of their refrigerated ravioli--Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, I think it is. Haven't tried it yet and not sure what I will put on it yet. Just couldn't resist trying it.


    And, of course, they nailed me once again by having the Butter Toffee Pretzels. Warning: DO NOT BUY THESE! There is some sort of drug in them that makes you unable to stop eating them.

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  3. I love those Cambro squares. Will have to look for them. It only took me 69 years to discover that square containers/cannisters fit everywhere better than round ones. I bought round Cambros some years back to use for dough and promptly pushed them to storage boxes in the basement because they are too difficult to deal with. I had no idea they made squares, but they just went on my Christmas list.


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  4. On 11/26/2022 at 8:10 AM, Norm Matthews said:

     I also thought the cobbler was good and plan to make it a holiday staple.  I plan to make it again for Christmas.  I put the recipe I used on my blog.  The address is http://normmatthews.blogspot.com/  PS I used all white flour instead of two kinds in the recipe.  PPS I put the cobbler and under pan on the oven shelf before I poured in the water, then just pushed it in to cook.  That way there was little chance of it sloshing out while transporting it to the oven.


    Thanks Neighbor! Just noticed you are in KCK. 

  5. 16 hours ago, Shelby said:

    Has anyone seen just the breast of the turkey for sale?

    I've been watching because that's what I usually pick up just for the two of us. Haven't seen any bone-in yet. 

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  6. 23 hours ago, rotuts said:

    picked these two up this A.M. :




    new to me .


    ' Authentic '


    they are from Thailand 

    Please report back when you've tried them. Especially on how spicy hot they are. Good lunch fodder for me if they aren't too spicy for me.

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  7. 12 hours ago, blue_dolphin said:

    The Royal Coronas are rather spectacular. I recommend soaking them for more even cooking, though I believe @Shelby had good results without. This bean confit recipe is a luxurious thing to try with those RCs. People have added sun dried tomatoes and/or marinated artichokes instead of or in addition to the olives. 

    As to the King City Pinks, people in the bean club group have reported using them in almost every way possible, including refried so I’m sure they’ll be good. 


    I might be tempted to try the confit with a good dollop of Little Green Dress instead of the Kalamatas.

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  8. I'm not sure they appreciate it, but I often give food and related gifts to my sister and her husband. We are all at the age where there is really nothing we need. I just ordered a few things for my milkman to bring--a couple will be taken for them when we go there for Thanksgiving.



    Whiskey cake - was not sold out when I ordered, so I have my fingers crossed that I will receive it. If not, plan B is to pick up a Jude's Rum Cake


    And I keep planning to get some vanilla made--I have the beans. Won't be ready for use by Xmas, but it is the thought that counts. And some spicy-sweet nuts in a cute jar is my standard for quick last-minute gifts, hostess gifts and neighbors.

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  9. I'm torn as well. I've been a subscriber from the beginning, but we just can't keep up anymore, even cutting back to the Lite plan. I don't cook as much and we don't eat as much as we used to. Having a hard time letting go. I keep asking myself if looking at all these beans sitting in the pantry is bringing me joy. Ummmm...

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  10. I made this panade one year in addition to traditional stuffing. It was a hit and was requested for a couple of years after that. I have not made it for the past couple of years, so may need to revive it this year.

  11. Thanks for starting this discussion. My sis is hosting this year, but since she is working/traveling, asked if I'd work on a menu and suggestions of things I will bring. Trying hard to get my head wrapped around it, but difficult when we are still having occasional 70+ degree weather. Not that I'm complaining, mind you.

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  12. My name is Deb and I'm a jar/bottle addict. 


    Like @Katie Meadow, I save all sorts and use them for storage and leftovers. The ones that might go into the recycle get used for sending leftovers home with family/friends. I am trying hard to get rid of plastics in this house, but the spouse has a life-long addiction to plastic containers. I have to get up at night and toss all the cottage cheese & sour cream containers he has saved. 🙃

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  13. 20 hours ago, Nancy in Pátzcuaro said:

    In the process of buying a new oven (LG) I find it comes with an air frying feature. I've lived most of my life without deep frying anything, but I suppose I'll try the air fryer feature once or twice to see if it works at all. My hopes are not high for this. Has anyone had any experience with the air fryer feature in a conventional oven? I'm just glad to have convection, digital display, a cleaning feature, and even heating. The old oven required me to turn the pans around at least once to avoid burning one side while leaving the other side semi-raw. I may have to sand blast the oven before I donate it to someone. My husband insisted on self-cleaning because, let's face it, I only cleaned my oven once a year, just before Thanksgiving, and it shows.


    My Samsung oven has this option, but I haven't used it. I keep thinking it is going to make a big mess in my new-ish oven. It does need to be cleaned, so maybe I'll try it before I clean it.

  14. 17 hours ago, AlaMoi said:

    I remember those little keys from opening coffee cans . . . and ye' who saved the key by unwinding , , , paid in blood.....


    the sardine cans had much "longer" keys . . . stretched across the tin . . .

    Yes, I remember Mom opening the cans of Folgers with one of these keys.

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  15. My Samsung range is conventional, convection and has an air fryer option, too. I have never used the air fry option, but I use the convection 80% of the time. I also have a separate air fryer that I have used once or twice. I just haven't really made friends with it. Rather like the Instant Pot that it sits next to in the cupboard.

  16. 5 hours ago, blue_dolphin said:

    Been grabbing a package or 2 of these whenever I happened to be at Aldi.  This was what was left on the shelf today....


    ...so I bought all 9!

    And my store never did get them this year. Boo!!!



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  17. 20 hours ago, Smithy said:

    Although I tend to donate my cookbooks to the library (or, more recently, to interested relatives just starting out) I want to call out the topic FREE cookbooks for those of you who wish to share around within this community!


    You are fortunate to have a library that accepts donations to use. Our area chain of libraries is remodeling one to include a large area devoted to food and cooking. As I am downsizing my cookbook collection, I contacted them and asked if they would like some of my collectible cookbooks to use in their classes/lectures, decorate with/display, etc. They said no. They said they will accept them, but will sell them on eBay in order to get the money. Made me really sad.

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  18. 20 hours ago, blue_dolphin said:

    Saw these French butter cookies at Aldi the other day and picked up 3 flavors.  Sixteen cookies/box @ $2.49/box with 4 little packs of 4 cookies.  

    I've only tried the berry flavor and liked them.  In my store, they were in the aisle with seasonal-type foods, not the main cookie area so I'm assuming they won't be around for long. 



    I love both the lemon & almond and the sea salt caramel versions (have not tried the berry) and have gotten them when available for a couple of years. My sister called me a week or so ago to tell me they had them. I was so excited and went right out to snatch up a few boxes. None at my store. And still none when I went again yesterday. Boo! I always stock up. Guess I'll have to console myself with another box of the St. Michel cookies at Costco. They still had them last week when I went.

  19. 5:30-6:30 most evenings. It has gotten earlier as we've aged. (Back in the days when I worked in advertising, I often didn't get home until 6:30 or so, and it was not unusual for us to eat at 8.) When the cat was diagnosed with diabetes and put on insulin, we tried to keep him on a regular schedule that fit best with us, so that meant earlier dinner for us so he could eat and get his shot shortly after we had finished. He is now in remission, but we've kept the same schedule.


    During the pandemic, when we finally began to go out to a handful of places, we would go between 4:30 and 5 in order to get there, eat and be gone before it got busy.


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