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If you are making a Costco run this week

Be sure to pick up the baby squash...They are in the cold veg area in cello bags. Little patty pans and zucchini's. I just roasted them up with salt, pepper and EVOO....Boy are they good!
Posted by The empressof all | Tue May 7, 2013, 06:28 PM (6 replies)

Scramble an egg inside it's shell...Here's a neat trick

I haven't tried this yet and although I've been intriqued by those infomercials for a gadget that does this...I've managed to keep that toy out of my kitchen. Here's a way to do it with a long sleeve tee shirt and some string.

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Posted by The empressof all | Wed Apr 17, 2013, 09:09 PM (13 replies)

I have come to accept my body dysmorphia....

As of today I have lost a total of 66.1 pounds since August. Yet as hard as I look I just don't really "see" it. Sure I have collarbones again and my clothes are a little looser. Now I still have a ways to go on this metamorphosis...But for those of you who have lost quite a bit...How long did it take for you to really "see" a dramatic change.

Posted by The empressof all | Wed Apr 3, 2013, 04:17 PM (6 replies)

9 pounds of Callebeaut dark chocolate!!!!!

A few weeks ago a new restaurant supply joint opened near my house. My husband was chatting up the manager and mentioned that he enjoyed making candy. Well there was a "distressed" 10 lb block that he didn't want to put on the shelf...(There was a small tear in the wrapper) that he offered my husband for just shy of twenty five dollars. Well my guy couldn't resist such a deal so this humongous block of chocolate came home with him. We used a pound to dip some bonbons and macaroons...But a pound of chocolate goes a long long way..

So anywho...I have nine lbs sitting on top of the fridge waiting for a plan..

I need ideas.....

And how long with this stay fresh?
Posted by The empressof all | Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:04 PM (3 replies)

Jailbreak the Patriarchy

I posted this a while ago is some of the Feminist groups but I came across it again today and had some fun with it. So if you use or have access to Google Chrome, this extension will gender swap what you are reading in your browser. It's enlightening and particularly entertaining when reading anti choice legislation or even DU.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/jailbreak-the-patriarchy/fiidcfoaaciclafodoficaofidfencgd/details
Posted by The empressof all | Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:28 PM (0 replies)

Anyone ever have an Egg Waffle?

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I think I'm adding one of these pans to my wish list for when I have my dream kitchen with unlimited storage...

http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/nordic-ware-egg-waffle-pan/?pkey=e%7Cnordic%2Bware%2Begg%2Bwaffle%2Bpan%7C1%7Cbest%7C0%7C1%7C24%7C%7C1&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_



Now....Why am I so hungry?
Posted by The empressof all | Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:05 PM (6 replies)

What is everyone making for the holidays

I haven't been cooking much lately and I will be probably preparing both a Christmas eve and Christmas day meal....We may go out for Chinese at some point but it's up in the air so I want to have options.

I just can't decide what to make.....Traditionally I do a Prime Rib at some point for the holiday but I'm not feeling it this year. I suggested a crown roast of pork but didn't get an enthusiastic response from the family. My daughter suggested Salmon with Mai Ploy ...But we have that all the time and I would like to make something a little more special. I don't know....I'm not a big ham fan so I'd rather not go in that direction....however it would be a good excuse to make that Mac and Cheese with Trader Joes Uncommon Cheddar that I've been thinking about.

What are you all making?

Posted by The empressof all | Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:37 PM (35 replies)

Twinkies may be no more....But now you can make them yourself!

Twinkie Cupcakes. And aside from all that crisco in the filling I might actually enjoy one of these every once in a while

http://m.mrfood.com/Cupcakes/Twinkie-Cupcakes-6204

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Posted by The empressof all | Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:45 PM (0 replies)

Does anyone use Soap Nuts?

I am getting some in my Christmas stocking ...and was wondering if anyone here uses them. I love anything that is new and unusual and with this being an alternative to harsh detergents I was just excited to try them.. But do they really work?

I figured I'd use them on the sheets first because they don't get really "dirty". Reading the web site it also gives you a recipe for making a liquid which can be used for household cleaning as well.

There are a number of companies selling these soap nuts now. I bought from http://www.laundrytree.com/about-soapnuts.html only because I was Christmas shopping and had a link. You can also get them on Amazon or from a number of other providers though google.
Posted by The empressof all | Mon Nov 5, 2012, 09:44 PM (4 replies)

Does anyone use Soap Nuts?

I got my order today. They are going in my Christmas Stocking so I won't be using them until December. I'm wondering if anyone here has tried them and what your experience has been. My plan is to use them first on the sheets because they really don't get dirty. Do you think they work?

There are quite a few companies that are selling them. I bought from these guys...I haven't tried them so it's not an endorsement. You can google around for them or get them off Amazon too

http://www.laundrytree.com/about-soapnuts.html
Posted by The empressof all | Sat Nov 3, 2012, 10:03 PM (4 replies)
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