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Making the green tomato "mincemeat"-My house smells glorious!

It wasn't a bumper crop for green tomatoes this year, just enough to fill the large slow cooker. I will have enough for at least a cake and a few batches of cookies. If you haven't tried making this yet and still wondering what to do with your greenies, the recipe from All Recipies is my go to and very forgiving. Just use what you have on hand and adjust a bit. You really don't have to worry too much about measuring...I eyeball it all and I never had a bad batch. Some years I have so many greenies I make it in the big Nesco roaster.


The complete recipe is for the pie. But i just make the filling and freeze it for later. Google recipes for mincemeat cookies or cake and you are ready to bake.
Posted by The empressof all | Fri Oct 17, 2014, 01:11 PM (4 replies)

Anyone use lidocaine patches for pain?

I picked up my first box today and will try one tomorrow. 12 hours on then 12 hours off. Did you find it helpful for back and nerve pain?
Posted by The empressof all | Sat Oct 11, 2014, 10:31 PM (6 replies)

Keeping that half of the avocado green...A New Method!

I admit to rarely having this problem as we scarf those things down as soon as we cut them...but this was a new method I had never seen before. Store your half an avocado with onion! Anyone try this?

Posted by The empressof all | Sun Oct 5, 2014, 12:44 PM (4 replies)

The Worlds Greatest Chefs

This show looks fantastic. Not on American TV yet...but here's the preview

Here's the Eater blurb about it....

Posted by The empressof all | Sun Oct 5, 2014, 07:13 AM (2 replies)

Butt Drugs!

Forget Walgreens!

Posted by The empressof all | Mon Jul 28, 2014, 10:54 AM (7 replies)


There are three of them right now...fishing for dinner....

Anyone else watching bears this summer?

Posted by The empressof all | Sat Jul 19, 2014, 01:26 PM (3 replies)

Sweet and Healthy dinner for One...

Last night SO was out so I was fending for myself. I roasted a sweet potato in foil then topped it with a bit of butter, two spoonfuls of Ricotta Cheese and an apple I diced up fine in the food processor. I topped it with a bit of Maple Syrup.... It felt like desert for dinner..... Next time I might add a crumble of bacon.... Just because.
Posted by The empressof all | Fri Mar 21, 2014, 05:54 PM (2 replies)

Well Here's my before and after pictures of the kitchen



After....Sorry it's so dark...Doesn't do the backsplash justice


This is a bit brighter

Posted by The empressof all | Fri Mar 21, 2014, 04:31 PM (10 replies)

Absolutely Hysterical #McConnelling...

Not my effort alas...I am not this brilliant!

Posted by The empressof all | Sat Mar 15, 2014, 07:54 PM (12 replies)

Back to Basics (with a fabulous link)

If you are looking for some great French basics this is a terrific resource from Daniel Boulud. Great easy and classic recipes and enough food porn to make you swoon....Enjoy! I'm off to get some chicken livers.

Posted by The empressof all | Tue Feb 25, 2014, 01:06 PM (1 replies)
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