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   Hollyhock posted on Recipes  Since we are talking about kitchen stuff I am wondering if anyone has Cutco knives? Cutco has a lifetime guarantee on their knives. By sending them back to the company you can have them factory sharpened or repaired. They come back razor sharp and like new, even the serrated ones. You do not need your receipt. Just look them up online and follow the instructions.
December 23 at 21:20 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Thanks for the suggestion.

Hagar's favorite knives are carbon steel because they hold an edge better than anything else. Personally I can cut my fingers with any kind of knife, sharp or dull. But that's just me.
December 24 at 08:05 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  I asked Robin B about knives, since my Farberware ones were just awful and even the restaurant ones from Sam's were carp. She uses J A Henckels International , I got them from Amazon, not cheap, but my cook, the DH, acts like he won the lottery. I will check out Cutco. Most of my knives ended up in the shed for stirring paint or gardening. Why are they so expensive and can't even put them in the dishwasher ? Now see, Birdy, I am the slicer, dicer when the DH is at the stove, so using a new knife, I nicked the ring finger, what a bloody mess. So it's not just you,I need a keeper and to stay out of the blasted room called a kitchen.
December 25 at 12:20 EST .

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   Balogreene  Daddy bought German carbon steel knives in the '70s. Lots of rules (wash and dry immediately, sharpen often ), 40 years later they are my favorites. They were not cheap, but nothing good is. Then again, mom and dad paid for them when I was in college, it wasn't my money: )
December 28 at 23:06 EST .

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   Bettijo  EC: My father used to say a dull knife was more dangerous than a sharp one. Guess that wasn't true for you.

I used to have Cutco steak knives. Don't know what happened to them.
December 30 at 12:25 EST .

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   Hollyhock posted on Main Page The Lobby  Our police have been heavy on my heart. They need our prayers for protection. This was on another site by the late Paul Harvey.
December 22 at 10:40 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  FTA:
“He runs files and writes reports until his eyes ache to build a case against some felon who will get dealt out by some shameless shamus. The policeman must be a minister, a social worker, a diplomat, a tough guy, and a gentle man. And of course, he’ll have to be a genius, because he’ll have to feed a family on a policeman’s salary.”
My Family, including my brother was/were a policeman, this is an excellent article.
December 22 at 14:11 EST .

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   MeiDei  Just read the following and thought it fits here - a personal blog of the wife of a LEO that went viral ...
December 22 at 17:00 EST .

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   Hollyhock posted on Recipes  Just made my first batch of stone ground mustard. It was sooo easy. I used regular mustard seeds. I t turned out pretty hot so I didn't need the tsp of horseradish. I know my SIL and my grand son will love it. Next time I will try to find a source for the lighter mustard seed which is supposed to be milder.
December 16 at 19:10 EST .

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   MeiDei  Waiting for you to share where you got your seed to grind & how you did it - mortar & pestle or electric grinder, salt, water or any other additive.... the works : )
December 18 at 22:13 EST .

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   Balogreene  I too have a recipe, and bought the seeds, just haven't tried it yet. Am so glad it was easy.
December 18 at 22:24 EST .

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   Hollyhock  I used just regular mustard seed that was purchased at the grocery store. There are three types of seeds - yellow, brown and black. I used a combination of water, white wine and white wine vinegar. After soaking and blending I ended up with a full pint.

This is where you can find the recipe.

This is one of those things I have been purchasing for years and didn't know I could make my own.
December 19 at 15:43 EST .

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   Hollyhock posted on Recipes  Foodies, cooks and bakers do you have a favorite site you go to for recipes? My favorites of late are Key Ingredient, Pinterest, Tasty Kitchen and Mel's Kitchen. Do you have favorites?
December 12 at 09:49 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Proud Italian Cook, Brown Eyed Baker, Baker Chick, Leites Culinaria, Deep South Dish, Bake at 350, Baked by Rachel, Mister Meatball, Bakers Royale, The Italian Dish, Food 52. We have LOTS of favorites. We don't participate in Pinterest or any other social media. King Arthur Flour is a good one for baking.
December 12 at 18:41 EST .

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   Balogreene  I search for foods, nationalities, or methods. Though I belong to KeyIngredients, so go there often.
December 12 at 20:21 EST .

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   Flaming Sword  Egullet
December 13 at 18:10 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  I probably shouldn't admit this, my favorite place is Publix Supermarket. I have some holiday special recipes from the family that I carry on, but for day to day cooking, blah. For me cooking is work, the DH is another story, when home he loves to cook, having both grandma's and his mom in the home, he was brought up with the cooking gene. I get to chop, slice, dice and KP duty.
December 16 at 19:41 EST .

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   Hollyhock posted on Recipes  Good reading today. He he he.
December 11 at 19:46 EST .

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   Hollyhock posted on Main Page The Lobby  Where has Wright Winger gone? I have been missing his comments.
December 11 at 10:51 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Haven't seen olhokie64 or griefs2bear, either, hope everyone is OK
December 11 at 12:18 EST .

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   MeiDei  Gerty & NotaBene have been missing for a while also.
December 12 at 21:57 EST .

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   NotaBene  Hello MeiDei, I am OK, but many things happened, was busy, unfortunately lost my beloved 94-year old mother and now I have pneumonia. This has been a bad year. We lost 3 friends and my mother. Hope 2015 will be a better year.
December 12 at 23:57 EST .

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   MeiDei  Prayers & condolences to you NB. Best in the New Year for all of us here.
December 13 at 12:03 EST .

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   MeiDei  Welcome back WW.
December 14 at 20:58 EST .

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   Hollyhock posted on Main Page The Lobby  This was posted on another site:

"On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron." - H.L. Mencken, the Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920
December 2 at 20:24 EST .

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   Gerty  Who knew that H.L. Mencken in 1920 would be a seer?

Woe is us!
December 3 at 06:12 EST .

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   Hollyhock posted on Recipes  To reheat left over mashed potatoes use a double boiler. For some reason reheating them in a saucepan or microwave changes the flavor.
November 24 at 08:00 EST .

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   Hollyhock posted on Main Page The Lobby  This is on Breitbart today. I am appalled that the Mexican gov is free to operate inside the US in such a way and even use municipal buildings.

November 23 at 13:30 EST .

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   Shimmer128  In GA. I'm hanging my head in shame.
November 30 at 10:13 EST .

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   Hollyhock posted on Health & Diet  Is anyone into using essential oils? I am not talking about "aroma therapy" but using them for treating common ailments. I am trying to educate myself and am trying them out. I am also learning about making soaps and lotions. Anyone else?
November 21 at 13:56 EST .

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