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Old 05-09-2008, 12:06 PM   #511
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Suzi, Mexico is not for everyone. Plenty of gringos come down here to make their retirement home and leave pulling their hair out. DH and I are very laid back and we're pretty flexible. There are too many things about the culture to admire and enjoy to let little things bother us.

Today, I have a mango cheesecake in the oven to take to some friends' house for dinner this evening. The nice humidity here usually means perfect cheesecake...keeping my fingers crossed.
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Old 05-09-2008, 12:11 PM   #512
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Karen,
How do you find the differences (if any) between products in the US and Mexico? I have noticed that if I use philidelphia cream cheese I bought across the boarder it is a different consistency and gives a different result than that here at home? Just wondered if you found the same thing.
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Old 05-09-2008, 12:23 PM   #513
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Laurie, I generally find that the Mexican versions of the products I am used to buying are better. The Campbells Cream of Mushroom soup I buy here has lots more mushrooms! I haven't really noticed any difference in the cream cheese, though...I just buy Philadelphia brand. But it might be a little creamier and I never have problems with it lumping. The butter is way better - unsalted and like the Plugra I used to buy at Trader Joes.
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Old 05-09-2008, 12:30 PM   #514
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I mixed up a triple batch of sourdough this morning before I left for work. When I get home, one batch will have cinnamon, raisins and pecans added, one batch will be baked as a straight sourdough and the third batch will have cinnamon, raisins, pecans AND chocoloate chips.
Then I will whip up a quadruple batch of pizza dough to take when I go watch my grandson come up from Oklahoma City to play in a baseball tournament this weekend.
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Babe, if I bring my DH to install your floor can I have the fruitcake?
he did show up but u can still come for cake.lol


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Old 05-10-2008, 08:42 PM   #516
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made banana coffee muffins and started ny bread.muffins look good have't tried em yet.babe
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Oh gosh, babe - thought maybe no one was baking today! I made 12 hamburger/sandwich rolls from a mix of white/whole wheat flour and also 6 dozen delicious sugar cookies. Put some in the freezer.
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Old 05-10-2008, 09:20 PM   #518
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Another batch of double decker brownies.
It seems like it's been ages since we've had them in the house. I gave away the last batch and have been severely craving them since. I got my pan back yesterday, so today was the day.
I can't wait for them to cool down! I know what I'll be eating for breakfast. lol
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Busy evening tonight. I have two NYT loaves mixed and will bake them in the morning. I also made a poolish for a loaf of Italian for Mother's Day dinner of Lasagna that oldest DD will bring over tomorow. The Italian will be laced with Italian seasonings, minced onion and chives fresh from the garden. I'll cover the top of the loaf with fresh grated Asiago (sp?)cheese picked up at the market. Just before dinner I'll slather it with butter and garlic and pop it in the oven for outrageous garlic bread. Lastly, there's a full recipe of cinnamon rolls in the oven as we speak. Should be a good meal and dessert for DW's dinner tomorrow.

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You are a great guy, Joe! I'm sure your wife will enjoy and appreciate!
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