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  1. nowicki2013

    Quick thinking throwdown dinner!

    I've been in this situation a few times. Actually, it's a good problem to have because you can get creative and you can discover some dishes that you normally wouldn't have made otherwise. I love chicken noodle soup in the winter but I didn't have any. I did have some noodles but no chicken. I...
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    I don't really use blueberries in my cooking. However, I love to put them in my cereal in the morning. I think my favorite cereal is Raisin Bran with a bunch of blueberries added. They taste so good and it's really healthy for you. That's a win-win in my book!
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    How much do you workout?

    I work out every morning. When I get up I run on my treadmill for a half hour. I usually burn about 100 calories that way. Then I do as many situps and pushups as I can. It's a great way to start out my day and it helps me not overeat because if I do then all my exercising will be wasted. It's...
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    Carry Ins / Events

    That's a good topic to talk about. That's a good motto to live by, work smarter not harder. I have a couple different sizes of crock pots as well. Whenever I want to transport some food in them I always use my small one. The food I usually transport the most in it is meatballs and gravy.
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    Did anyone else find it crazy that Barack Obama was interviewed by Bill O'Reilly?

    I think Obama was lucky to be interviewed by Bill O'Reilly. Obama loves to go on the main stream media networks like MSNBC, CNN, ABC, and NBC, because they always ask him questions like, "How's your golf score looking?" All those networks are just a bunch of radical liberals who try to brainwash...
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    Do You Think Obama Should Be Impeached?

    I think President Obama should be impeached. He and all the congressmen who voted in Obamacare went against the Constitution in doing so. It's against the Constitution to tax U.S. citizens for a service that they're not receiving. I just did my taxes the other day and for anyone who doesn't buy...
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    Event planning software?

    I'm not too familiar with any event planning software. You can always Google "event planning software" and you should be able to find some. Just be careful and don't download anything until you do a virus check on it. There are way too many scam artists offering free software they want you to...
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    Anybody know of some easy-to-make Crockpot Thanksgiving side dishes?

    I think the best side dish to cook in a crock pot for Thanksgiving is meatballs and gravy. Just take some ground beef and add some breadcrumbs, an egg, and some seasoning. Mix it all up and make the meatballs the size of golf balls. I just add some gravy out of a can and place the meatballs in a...
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    Event Planning Book?

    There are a lot of e-books that you can get online. Actually, there are tons of them that you can for free, you don't even have to go to Clickbank and buy one. Just Google "free e-book for event planning" and I guarantee there will be plenty of results for you. I don't think many people even pay...
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    Thinking about starting a Once A Month Cooking Club

    A cooking club would definitely be something I'd be interested in. If anyone has any recommendations about the best one to join I'd really appreciate it. I love hearing about other peoples' recipes. That's why I love this forum so much, I learn a lot and I get to share a little bit as well.
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    Speed Up Cooking...When Stuck With The Crock Pot

    Sometimes I cook chicken in a crock pot and the power has went out a couple times. I just took the chicken outside to my grill. It actually made it a lot crispier and you could tell it came off the grill by the great taste. If you can't use your oven you can always just cook what you have on the...
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    Picky Eaters

    I think your husband just sounds too picky. I've never heard anyone complain about any kind of food coming out of a crock pot too dry. For me personally, nothing can be too greasy either. I guess my advice to you would be to just keep things as simple as possible, and if he says anything is too...
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    Ham with Teriyaki Sauce

    I think you can cook ham with pretty much any kind of sauce you want. It all just depends on your taste. I personally think ham is the best cooked with some brown sugar and maybe some pineapple juice. After that top it with the pineapple and maybe a little bit of butter. It's a great dish for...
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    tomato sauce - slow cook style

    Six hours is a long time but you're right, the longer the better. Your recipe looks pretty good. I'd also put a little "Red Hot" hot sauce in it and maybe a little cayenne pepper. It'll give it a little kick and keep you warm, especially in the winter time. My mouth literally watters every time...
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    Super Bowl thread!

    I can't believe how bad the Broncos played yesterday! I know the Seahawks have the best defense in the league but they didn't even need it yesterday Manning pretty much threw the ball to them twice. Denver played so sloppy with all their turnovers and penalties. I wouldn't want to be a Broncos...
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    Word Association

    Pen (As in I need to buy a new pack of them because I've had one dry up every day, the past 5 days in a row!)
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    Dishwasher or manual cleaning?

    I think generally it's a lot easier to use a dish washer to wash dishes. However, I wash my pots and pans by hand. A lot of times there will be food, especially in pans, that a dishwasher can't take care of. Most of the time I ended up washing them after I took them out of the dishwasher so I...
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    What did you eat today?

    For lunch I had some hot wings. I made them with cayenne pepper and "Red Hot" hot sauce. Oh yeah, I can't forget that I added a little bit of butter to the sauce, I don't think you can ever have too much butter. I cooked them in my crock pot for a couple hours and then I put them on my grill for...
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    Best Results For Cooking Raw Meat

    I always cook my raw meat on the grill outside for a couple minutes on each side. I cook them just enough so that they can can get a little caramelized. Then I put the meat in the crock pot for about four hours, just enough so the meat isn't red anymore. It comes out so tender you can cut it...
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    Am I The Only One That Doesn't Like The SIte Colors?

    Yeah, no offense but I don't really like the purple and green either. I don't know what it is but I would like to be able to change the colors on my end too. Overall I do like the look and ease to navigate around in the forum. You guys are doing a great job!