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   Balogreene  Jack Daniels Cookbook: Stories and Kitchen Secrets from Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House.

What a book! Listen up, I got the book through, for $0.99. On Amazon, it is $18.99.

The book contains recipes from Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House (restaurant ) in Lynchburg TN. Maybe 20% have Jack Daniels in them. They are just good Southern Recipes. The book has the history of Jack Daniel's interspersed (the author is distantly related ), and quotes from customers (the Australian who asked for just one "grit" ). It is a wonderful book.

If you are into beef and pork, it has a ton of recipes. It also has a ton of recipes for someone like me. This week I am making Cheese Grits, Tomato Supper Pudding, Salmon Croquettes, and a Jack Daniels Bread pudding.

This book has pies, cakes, fruit, "congealed (gelatin ) salad, greens, ham, chicken, dumplings, appetizers, it is great. But, I have to say, I wouldn't pay $19 for it.
Yesterday at 21:52 EST .

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   Flaming Sword  Balo, sounds great. Never heard of Bookhub,but will check it out. Never heard from you about those Salad keepers I sent you. I added another kind in the box. Do you like them? Or not?
Yesterday at 21:57 EST .

   Balogreene  FS, I never got them, assumed you had changed your mind.

4 hours ago .

   Flaming Sword  Thread started Jan 24. "If you have a Spiralizer, you might want to take a look. "

Balo and I discussed new Kitchenaid food processor that dices. I just had to have it,ASAP. And I did just that, I got it.Couldn't stop watching for the UPS delivery guy.

It is March 26. It just occurred to me that it's sitting there and has never even been plugged in. It could be completely faulty and I'm past the 30day no fee return policy.
What the heck is wrong with me?
Yesterday at 21:44 EST .

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   Balogreene  Depends where you got it, they can't enforce the warranty until you actually get it, can they?
Yesterday at 21:55 EST .

   Flaming Sword  Bought it from QVC. It was delivered in days. Took a look at the size of it and all the attachements and the room they take.Then I read the instruction book.97 million steps and attachments for each process. I made a big mistake in buying it, I think. Oh well. They certainly enforce the warranty if I'm letting it gather dust. Wanna buy it cheap? :- )
Yesterday at 22:02 EST .

   Flaming Sword  I think I'll just toss a lampshade on it and call it art.
Yesterday at 22:08 EST .

   Bettijo  I made the most delicious vegetable/ground beef soup a few weeks ago. It contained spicy V-8, which gave it the best flavor. It also contained beef broth and frozen soup veggies. It did NOT contain potatoes or noodles. Now I cannot find the recipe. Can anyone help? Thanks.
March 24 at 18:29 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I love V8 in soup better than canned tomatoes.
Yesterday at 20:16 EST .

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   Balogreene  I always use V-8 (spicy or pepper ) when it calls for Tomato juice.
Yesterday at 21:54 EST .

   MeiDei  Balo goes vegetarian & I was looking on line at a local store's weekly ad and found the have a recipe page, this is their vegetarian link. The brands mentioned are theirs, not necessary - I hope you find a few of interest. They have great desserts and appetizers too.
March 14 at 19:30 EST .

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   MeiDei  Gee, eyes need checking. Should be "does" not goes....and "found the" should be - found they.
March 15 at 09:02 EST .

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   Balogreene  MeiDei, how is Aldi? There is one near my new workplace, I've thought of trying it.
those are good recipes.
March 15 at 17:51 EST .

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   Balogreene  I copied a lot of them already.
March 15 at 18:21 EST .

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   MeiDei  I love Aldi's - for their specials. Their meats are high but of top quality. For fruits & veggies they often cannot be beat, but not always - check their circular for your area. If you usually buy tall kitchen bags I think you'll find their store brand 1/2 the price you pay and the quality is just as good. Canned goods are also a bargain, as are their frozen fish filets. Snacks are also well priced & everything is really fresh -- at our little store. It's cash only or charge, at our store you put a quarter in the slot of the chained carts (you get it back when you leave & replace the cart ) & you have to bring your own bags or buy theirs, for pennies, & you bag it yourself using large counters available. My savings are worth the time & effort. Best to check the circular which I think can be found using the link above. I'd like to learn of your experience there.
March 16 at 14:25 EST .

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   MeiDei  Use the link, click on "Home" at the top & then customer service (lower right )for a store locator by zip or State. The circular for VA is the same for MA.
March 16 at 14:36 EST .

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   Balogreene  I use my own bags anyhow, keep them in my trunk. Will try them soon.
March 16 at 20:27 EST .

   Grahamcracker  Have to agree w/all the above. I also like their non-food specials, especially the kitchen tools & appliances. My favorite is the pineapple corer/slicer. Cost $5 & has saved me loads of time & grief!
March 16 at 22:13 EST .

   Escaped commieny  Ah nuts, my closest one is 75 miles away, sigh...
March 17 at 13:01 EST .

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   Balogreene  EC, mine is 24 miles, it's just it is on the way home, I'll have to try it one day. Right now, I have a lot of food in the fridge and freezer.
March 20 at 19:23 EST .

   Gram77  To MeiDei: Boy are you lucky. Our local Aldi's is such a disappointment. I would not consider their meats or produce although my daughter-in-law swears by that store. Wonder why such a difference?
March 21 at 09:46 EST .

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   Flaming Sword  How many readers use cast iron pots/pans a lot? I've found something I cannot live without. If anyone is interested, I'll look up the name of it. I've had it about 2 months, it's a stainless scrubber,looks like a sheet of chain mail, and it is INCREDIBLE. No water, no nuttin, and it rinses clean.
March 14 at 14:37 EST .

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   Balogreene  I grew up using cast-iron on the stove. At some point we got stoneware for in the oven. Then 5 or 6 years ago, we got rid of both (we kept the "Swedish pancake skillet" and the Dutch Oven. ) It was sad, they were about 100 years old. We all thought they cooked better than anything. But, mom was 80, Kel and I have Carpal Tunnel and arthritis in our hands and wrists, we could no longer handle them, and we live in a tiny space.

My younger sister also got rid of her cast iron for the same reason. She kept a skillet, because her husband wanted it (it was his grandmother's set ). She offered it to her children, 2 of whom are cooks in restaurants. Sadly, they wanted none of it. She is the only one of us who had children, so both hers and ours went to Salvation Army, Goodwill, Purple Hearts, whatever. I hope someone got them at a good price, and will love them as we did.

Back in the day, we had a trash burner in the backyard. Once a year mom, dad, grandma would put the whole set (grandma's mom's set ) in the burner with trash, and get all the built on stuff off. Then we had to re-season the whole set.
March 20 at 19:32 EST .

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   MeiDei  Bird's link for olive oil orange cake also had a link to her crispy kale chips, I think Gerty was looking for a recipe & one was posted months ago - but this one looks super easy & quick ... here's the link:
March 14 at 10:22 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Made a delicious Olive Oil Orange cake using whole oranges. It's not real sweet and the orange rind that's ground up in it is wonderful. It would be great with ice cream or whipped cream.
March 9 at 20:52 EST .

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   Balogreene  recipe?
March 10 at 21:11 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Here you go....

There are many recipes for Italian Easter goodies, I need to check them out. I thought I had signed up for her newsletter, but I took care of that today.
March 11 at 07:49 EST .

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   MeiDei  Balo's mention of deviled eggs [on the Pet Peeves wall] had me go to a recipe I just copied, I'll spare you the whole deal but here's the add-on for varieties:
Curry: Stir in 2 tablespoons hummus, 3/4 teaspoon curry powder and dash cayenne pepper. Garnish with garbanzo beans.
Crab Cake: Stir in 2 tablespoons crabmeat, 1 tablespoon finely chopped red pepper, 2 teaspoons sweet pickle relish, 1/2 teaspoon reduced-sodium seafood seasoning and 1/8 teaspoon celery seed. Garnish with additional chopped red pepper.
Bloody Mary: Stir in 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium tomato juice, 3/4 teaspoon prepared horseradish and 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce. Garnish with 2 tablespoons crumbled cooked bacon.
Herb: Stir in 2 teaspoons minced chives, 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes and 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon. Garnish with dill sprigs.
Italian: Stir in 1/4 teaspoon dried basil and 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano. Garnish with 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese.
Asian: Stir in 1/4 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce, 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot and 1/8 teaspoon sriracha Asian hot chili sauce. Garnish with minced fresh cilantro.
Mexican: Stir in 1 tablespoon salsa, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder and 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin. Garnish with fresh jalapeno slices.
Greek: Stir in 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice. Garnish with halved Greek olives.
Buffalo: Stir in 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese, 1 tablespoon finely chopped celery and 1 teaspoon Louisiana-style hot sauce. Garnish with celery leaves.
Chutney: Stir in 2 tablespoons mango chutney and 1 tablespoon chopped green onion. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons finely chopped cashews.
Guacamole: Stir in 2 tablespoons mashed avocado, 1 teaspoon minced fresh cilantro, 1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel and 1/2 teaspoon lime juice. Garnish with halved cherry tomatoes.
I make an egg salad w/curry powder & plumped raisins just for a change. A local restaurant makes an egg salad using sliced olives w/pimento served as a sandwich that's very tasty.
March 2 at 11:36 EST .

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   Balogreene  I never thought of any of that! Thanks.
March 3 at 08:41 EST .

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   Jerseytomato  Also, you can add a couple of spoonfuls of capers and a dash of mustard, to the usual mayo.
March 15 at 06:53 EST .

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   Balogreene  One of my all-time favorites. I have turned it vegetarian, but will use it here as it was published.
Mexican Cabbage Soup
This is great on a nasty, cold, rainy night! This is not hot, despite the chilies in the canned tomatoes— feel free to pass the hot sauce at the table if you want to spice it up. With all these vegetables, this is a complete meal, but if the family insists, you could add some corn tortillas for them.
1 quart (950 ml ) beef broth
1 can (14 ounces, or 410 g ) diced tomatoes with green chilies
1 pound (455 g ) ground round or other very lean ground beef
1 tablespoon (15 ml ) oil
1/ 2 cup (80 g ) chopped onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic or 2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons oregano
2 cups (180 g ) bagged coleslaw mix
In a large, microwaveable container combine the beef broth and canned tomatoes. Microwave on High for 8 to 10 minutes.
While the broth and tomatoes are heating through, start browning and crumbling the beef in the oil. Use a large soup kettle or heavy-bottomed saucepan. When the beef’s about half browned, add the onion and garlic. Continue cooking until the beef is entirely browned. Add the cumin and oregano, stir them in, and then add the heated beef stock and tomatoes. Stir in the coleslaw mix and bring the whole thing to a simmer. Cook for another minute or so and serve.

Yield: 4 servings, each with 9 grams of carbohydrates and 2 grams of fiber, for a total of 7 grams of usable carbs and 24 grams of protein.

Carpender, Dana (2011-04-01 ). 300 15-Minute Low-Carb Recipes: Hundreds of Delicious Meals That Let You Live Your Low-Carb Lifestyle and Never Look Back (Kindle Locations 3923-3924 ). Fair Winds Press. Kindle Edition.

Carpender, Dana (2011-04-01 ). 300 15-Minute Low-Carb Recipes: Hundreds of Delicious Meals That Let You Live Your Low-Carb Lifestyle and Never Look Back (Kindle Locations 3922-3923 ). Fair Winds Press. Kindle Edition.
Carpender, Dana (2011-04-01 ). 300 15-Minute Low-Carb Recipes: Hundreds of Delicious Meals That Let You Live Your Low-Carb Lifestyle and Never Look Back (Kindle Locations 3915-3922 ). Fair Winds Press. Kindle Edition.
March 1 at 20:23 EST .

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   Balogreene  Well, you are sure to know the book name : )

I don't use the microwave, I believe soup should cook, not be fast, so I do it all on the stove top. I also add green chili.
March 1 at 20:24 EST .

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   Balogreene  Cashew Crusted Chicken
Since cashews are a relatively high-carb nut, this is just a light coating— but very flavorful. You can find raw cashews at most health food stores.
2/ 3 cup (93 g ) raw cashew pieces
1/ 4 teaspoon salt
1/ 2 teaspoon pepper
1/ 4 teaspoon paprika
1 1 /2 pounds (680 g ) boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 egg
2 to 3 tablespoons (28 to 42 g ) butter

First, put the cashew pieces in a food processor with the S-blade in place and grind them to a fine texture. Dump them out onto a plate and add the salt, pepper, and paprika, mixing the whole thing well. Set aside.

Pound the chicken breasts until they’re 1/ 2 inch (1.3 cm ) thick all over. Cut into 4 servings if necessary.

Break the egg into another plate with a rim around it. (A pie plate would work well. ) Now, dip each chicken breast piece into the egg, then into the cashew mixture, coating both sides.

Melt the butter in a heavy skillet over medium to medium-high heat and add the chicken. Sauté until it’s golden on both sides and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.

Yield: 4 servings, each with 6 grams of carbohydrates and 1 gram of fiber, for a total of 5 grams of usable carbs and 33 grams of protein.

Carpender, Dana (2011-04-01 ). 300 15-Minute Low-Carb Recipes: Hundreds of Delicious Meals That Let You Live Your Low-Carb Lifestyle and Never Look Back (Kindle Locations 1222-1225 ). Fair Winds Press. Kindle Edition.
March 1 at 20:15 EST .

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   Balogreene  I like these, when beaten thin enough, and they are tender enough. We have never used cashews, we have used pistachio, hazelnut, almond, and pecan.

I have an older, paperback version of this cookbook. Because you have to do some prep, it takes us more than 15-minutes, but less than half-an-hour.

This is one of my favorite cookbooks.
March 1 at 20:18 EST .

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