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Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#88727 Jul 25, 2013
So, you took this boy's cherry? In his kitchen?
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>A jelly is strained and is clear. Jam had slid pieces of fruit in it. Preserves has bigger pieces and uses more sugar..
My BF's parents had a pie cherry tree and their next door neighbors had one too. One day me, BF and a friend whose father had a diner type restaurant picked both trees as clean as we could and made cherry... everything. Jelly, jam when we got tired of straining stuff, juice, a couple of pies, prepped cherries for freezer and future use. My BF's mother was a gem for letting us stay up all night and really mess her kitchen.The house smelled of cherries for a week. OTOH I was 16, the guys were 18 and she knew where we were and what we were doing.
I still make cherry juice, but I buy the jelly/jam preserves these days.

Since: Jan 10

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#88728 Jul 25, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/inarel ationshipwithpizza/27-best-pho tos-of-cookie-bowl-fails-7shb
Here it is.
Ha! Sharing!

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#88729 Jul 25, 2013
I rarely use my oven. The grill is my most used appliance. It has a side burner that mostly eliminates the need for the stove. Stove makes coffee, boils water. Hell, I could probably replace it with a hot plate and never know the difference.
Matilda77 wrote:
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Ours can fit a decent size pizza in it. 15 inch, maybe.
I'd think all you Floridians would have one, so you don't have to heat up the oven as often in the summer.

Since: Oct 12

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#88730 Jul 25, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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Ours can fit a decent size pizza in it. 15 inch, maybe.
I'd think all you Floridians would have one, so you don't have to heat up the oven as often in the summer.
We discovered, here in Florida the best frozen pizza, we've ever had...Homerun Pizza, from Chicago....wife adds alot of stuff, including garlic and fresh mushrooms....Alway's wonder if this was the late, Cub's Ron Santo's pizza company....
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#88731 Jul 25, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
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I know, right? I have a friend who has never owned a toaster over and prefers a toaster. I use my toaster oven way more than the full size oven and rarely to make toast. I could not imagine not having one.(though I do have a big one. Just lessens my need to turn on the big oven since I can fit my small casserole dish in there. Even has a rotisserie.
This is mine.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/GE-Convection-Toast...
I rarely use my toaster over because it never cooks evenly. Like with bagels, the half that's near the back will be almost burt and the front is fine. I've all but given up on toaster ovens. Forget trying to heat little appetizers or anything. I jsut use the big oven. Does the one you have cook evenly?
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#88732 Jul 25, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
<quoted text>
Ours can fit a decent size pizza in it. 15 inch, maybe.
I'd think all you Floridians would have one, so you don't have to heat up the oven as often in the summer.
We have central air. My house is set at 74 or 75 anyway.:-D

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#88733 Jul 25, 2013
Stina wrote:
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I rarely use my toaster over because it never cooks evenly. Like with bagels, the half that's near the back will be almost burt and the front is fine. I've all but given up on toaster ovens. Forget trying to heat little appetizers or anything. I jsut use the big oven. Does the one you have cook evenly?
Mine does pretty well. It's in a little alcove in the kitchen (maybe meant for the microwave?) so I think that helps retain heat.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#88734 Jul 25, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/inarel ationshipwithpizza/27-best-pho tos-of-cookie-bowl-fails-7shb
Here it is.
All the Fail pics make me sad.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#88735 Jul 25, 2013
RACE wrote:
So, you took this boy's cherry? In his kitchen?
<quoted text>
Well, actually...

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#88736 Jul 25, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>We discovered, here in Florida the best frozen pizza, we've ever had...Homerun Pizza, from Chicago....wife adds alot of stuff, including garlic and fresh mushrooms....Alway's wonder if this was the late, Cub's Ron Santo's pizza company....
It is very good pizza but it was not Ron Santo's company

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#88737 Jul 25, 2013
Here's cute story, Made me think of edogg if he could articulate.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-m...

Since: Jan 10

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#88738 Jul 25, 2013
RACE wrote:
Here's cute story, Made me think of edogg if he could articulate.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-m...
Paywall won't let me read the article -- weird.

Since: Jan 10

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#88739 Jul 25, 2013
I couldn't get to it from topix, but I could get to it via google. Some newspapers' paywalls are letting you access articles via google searches without requiring your being a paying subscriber.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#88740 Jul 25, 2013

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#88741 Jul 25, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>We discovered, here in Florida the best frozen pizza, we've ever had...Homerun Pizza, from Chicago....wife adds alot of stuff, including garlic and fresh mushrooms....Alway's wonder if this was the late, Cub's Ron Santo's pizza company....
A gf of mine, when she visits from Florida, she eats pizza every.single.night while she's in town.

She's from here and misses it so much.

Since: Feb 10

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#88742 Jul 25, 2013
RACE wrote:
Kinda like finding out you have TP stuck to your shoe, aint it?
<quoted text>
Pretty much! At least it wasn't used TP.:-)

Since: Oct 12

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#88743 Jul 25, 2013
Toj wrote:
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A gf of mine, when she visits from Florida, she eats pizza every.single.night while she's in town.
She's from here and misses it so much.
Me too...but, i am in S.E. Florida and i believe we have some small, local pizzaria's that have come from up there and alot from N.Y.....I was just saying, Homerun Pizza from Chicago is a frozen pizza, that when dressed up, is better than some take-out....

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#88744 Jul 25, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Me too...but, i am in S.E. Florida and i believe we have some small, local pizzaria's that have come from up there and alot from N.Y.....I was just saying, Homerun Pizza from Chicago is a frozen pizza, that when dressed up, is better than some take-out....
I'm sure there are a lot of pizza places in Florida. I'm just sayin' what she craves.

There is a different taste. People who come from different places usually crave at least one thing that was better "back home". It could be chili, bbq, whatever.

Foodwise, I think I'd miss Jay's potato chips if I moved out of the area. And Aurelio's Pizza.

Since: Oct 12

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#88745 Jul 25, 2013
Toj wrote:
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I'm sure there are a lot of pizza places in Florida. I'm just sayin' what she craves.
There is a different taste. People who come from different places usually crave at least one thing that was better "back home". It could be chili, bbq, whatever.
Foodwise, I think I'd miss Jay's potato chips if I moved out of the area. And Aurelio's Pizza.
Delivered pizza for a place called, Villa Rosa in Richton Park for awhile in highschool....I miss the beef and green pepper sandwiches from a place in Chicago Heights....I still miss Autumn.....but, not cold...lol...

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#88746 Jul 25, 2013
Mmm, Aurelio's.

Gotta get it from the old oven, though. The pies cooked in the new oven just don't taste right.

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