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Old 01-10-2021, 07:32 PM   #21
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... Chocolate Truffles

I am one of those odd folks, who really does not
care for Chocolate all that much

I saw this recipe on Pinterest for Truffles made with
Dove Promises!
I thought, what the heck, let's try this.

We've been invited for a Couples Board Game Night,
and you know me, I always take a snack for the entire class

So there's chopped & toasted Macadamia Nut rolled Truffles,
toasted Coconut Flakes and Health Bar Chips... our hostess is
a self proclaimed "Chocolate aficionado" as she says
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Old 01-10-2021, 08:05 PM   #22
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I am one of those odd folks, who really does not
care for Chocolate all that much
My sympathies.
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Old 01-10-2021, 08:13 PM   #23
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Agreed, Pepperhead! Sometimes, the only solution is chocolate.
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Old 01-11-2021, 10:36 AM   #24
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I made a fruit tart for the first time on New Year's day.


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My sympathies.

have you gone for tests for this condition?

I hope you can get over this affliction!
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Old 01-11-2021, 12:17 PM   #26
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I made a fruit tart for the first time on New Year's day.


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That is gorgeous!

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have you gone for tests for this condition?

I hope you can get over this affliction!
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Yes, MsM, that looks SUPER! You've inspired me, yet again.
You reminded me that I ordered a tart pan from KA and
still have not used it!
I saw fresh Strawberries at the fruit stand the other day,
lets see if they're any good

As to my affliction I'll eat chocolate, but it's not my favorite candy.
I do like the occasional Baby Ruth bar

But those truffles were WAY over the top for me.
Even DH said that they were to rich for him
But our hostess last night as well as the other 2 DH's
loved them!
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Old 01-18-2021, 11:21 AM   #28
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Pad Thai.

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I saw this Meal Kit at Walmart and thought this would
be a great way to try a dish, it was only $3.28 for 2 servings

On top of this, I've never EATEN Pad Thai before either, really!

Not bad, but we'll look for another dish to try, this
won't be staying in the meal rotation.
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It looks good! What was good and not so good about it?
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It looks good! What was good and not so good about it?

Kathleen, the noodles, for us anyways, were too narrow and thin.
Also, just a touch too much of a tamarin taste to it, again, for us.
We're not so much on the Sour spectrum, nor sweet or salty either
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I just saw the review on the other thread.

If it had been better, it would have definitely been a find!
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I just saw the review on the other thread.

If it had been better, it would have definitely been a find!
I wanna try this one too:

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$2.98 makes FOUR servings!

Although, I did see a straight up jar of Tikka Masala Simmering Sauce,
I forget how much... but I wanted just a small portion to try.
Indian Cuisine was not big in Hawaii, nor is it here in Cowboyville either



I should go poke around in the local Krogers
and see what they have to offer!
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I wanna try this one too:

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$2.98 makes FOUR servings!

Although, I did see a straight up jar of Tikka Masala Simmering Sauce,
I forget how much... but I wanted just a small portion to try.
Indian Cuisine was not big in Hawaii, nor is it here in Cowboyville either



I should go poke around in the local Krogers
and see what they have to offer!
So, this is a sauce kit? What do you have to supply?
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Kgirl, I see that the brand of the pkging is 'Great Value'. Is that Kroger's own brand?

If so, that is the Giant Tiger store we have here. Or do you also have a Giant Tiger.
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I make a tikka masala, last time I think it was with mushrooms and chicken. It had I think 27 ingredients in the sauce, and that's only counting the garam masala and chaat masala as single ingredients, not all the spices used for those! There were a few ingredients not in most kitchens (kashmiri pepper, ajwain seeds, black salt, methi leaves, and maybe something I forgot!), but otherwise, it was fairly easy to make.
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Kgirl, I see that the brand of the pkging is 'Great Value'. Is that Kroger's own brand?

If so, that is the Giant Tiger store we have here. Or do you also have a Giant Tiger.
'Great Value' is the Walmart store brand.
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So, this is a sauce kit? What do you have to supply?
So taxy, here's what's printed on the packaging:

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Of course you don't have to make this with meat,
you could do Vegetarian, or, uuh, what about Tofu?
Or heh, what about Shrimp Tikka Masala, mmm!

I just want to try this dish without a big investment
of ingredients.
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https://www.pataksusa.com/product/ti...y-simmer-sauce

This is what I was also looking for here in Cowboyville ...

Some years back, this company sent me a CASE of
each of their most popular products to review
and blog about.
I was so busy with other things, that I never got a
chance to do so, and they were just about to go south...
So I donated them to the Food Bank.
But I still like the idea of just a taste, not an entire jar
I'm not sure about this though, it was yogurt in it...
DH does not do creamy!

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Of course you don't have to make this with meat,
you could do Vegetarian, or, uuh, what about Tofu?
Or heh, what about Shrimp Tikka Masala, mmm!

I just want to try this dish without a big investment
of ingredients.
I've made tikka masala with shrimp (), and a number of vegetarian versions, a couple with firm tofu, frozen and thawed in cubes, which helps keep it from breaking up, plus makes it sort of porous, to absorb the sauce. I've also put cauliflower chunks in it, and one time I put some black chickpeas (well cooked in advance) in a batch.

I like that tikka masala so much that I was thinking of making up my favorite mix of the dry spices, weigh it, to see how much goes in 1 recipe, then make several batches worth, like I do the sambar masala. I'm surprised that I haven't seen a good spice mix recipe for it, though, as I noted before, it has garam masala and chaat masala (two things I always make smaller batches of, to keep on hand) as part of the spice mix.

Here's a tip, for those making their own - the traditional way to make it calls for making some thick yogurt, by draining it for a few hours, but not as thick as Greek yogurt. But Greek yogurt can be substituted - put in a blender with a small tomato (or some of the canned tomato), and blend it (or whisk it vigorously - blender is easier!), and the yogurt has less tendency to curdle, when treated this way.
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https://www.pataksusa.com/product/ti...y-simmer-sauce

This is what I was also looking for here in Cowboyville ...

Some years back, this company sent me a CASE of
each of their most popular products to review
and blog about.
I was so busy with other things, that I never got a
chance to do so, and they were just about to go south...
So I donated them to the Food Bank.
But I still like the idea of just a taste, not an entire jar
I'm not sure about this though, it was yogurt in it...
DH does not do creamy!
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I certainly understand that. But, once you know you like that type of sauce, it's worth getting a jar. I know Indian women who use them. Sure, it's a bit better made from scratch, if you do it right, but who has all of those spices (other than Pepperhead) and the time and energy to do it from scratch. When I was younger, I made those types of things from scratch.

If you just want to know what it tastes like, try to find some Indian "ready meals". We keep some on hand. They can be very useful. Some are better than others. They tend to be made from food, with no weird chemicals. Some are heated in boiling water, in the bag. Some have the option of microwaving in the bag. We have had pretty good luck with "Tasty Bites" and "Kitchens of India". We have never gotten any that we just wanted to throw out. Some were kinda "meh". Most were quite tasty. They are available on Amazon.
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