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Old 11-19-2015, 03:24 PM   #601
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WOW WOW WOW!
I just came back from the market and got 36oz. of Best Foods Mayonnaise
for $2.99USD the regular price is $4.99
So here's my tip:
Less folks are making dishes with mayo in the recipe during this time of the year, therefore the prices have been driven down. Even though I didn't need a new jar yet, I bought one and stashed it in the cupboard for my Summer Salads, ie. Chicken, Tuna, Egg, Macaroni, etc.
A month or so ago, Folgers sent out an email announcing that it would be reducing the size of its two pound canister. All of a sudden, I couldn't find any Folgers coffee on the shelves. Then there was a local ad for the two pound canister for almost half price of what it used to sell for. I didn't care if I had to sell the blood of my first born, I sent Spike there with instructions to clean off their shelves. He brought home ten canisters.

But I have noticed that with the two pound canisters, the coffee is ground to medium roast. In the new smaller canisters, it is dark roast. Something I would never have bought before. So when the time comes and all my two pound canisters are empty, I will probable have to use one scoop less with the smaller canister to get the strength I like .

In a small apartment, storage is always at a minimum. If you have room to store a canister of food such as coffee, then keep that space available to store sugar or flour in the empty canister. Just wash them out really good!
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Addie, using one scoop less of ground coffee won't give you a milder flavor, just a weaker version of the dark-roasted coffee flavor. A lot of the flavor in coffee is due to the variety of bean used and the darkness of the roast. You might end up having to find a new brand that has a medium roast you can enjoy.
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I recently bought this large clever silicone mat for keeping food up and away from juices. I like it a lot but I think I'll cut it in half and if I actually need the whole thing, I can use both the halves.

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We don't see that size jar for Hellmanns (Same as Best Foods) here. A couple of years ago, the normal jar size dropped from 32 ounces to 30 ounces. We always have a couple of jars in reserve.
I buy the 1.8 litre (~60 US ounces) jar of Hellmann's may at Costco.
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Addie, using one scoop less of ground coffee won't give you a milder flavor, just a weaker version of the dark-roasted coffee flavor. A lot of the flavor in coffee is due to the variety of bean used and the darkness of the roast. You might end up having to find a new brand that has a medium roast you can enjoy.
That's what I was thinking.
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I recently bought this large clever silicone mat for keeping food up and away from juices. I like it a lot but I think I'll cut it in half and if I actually need the whole thing, I can use both the halves.

I like it.
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Old 11-19-2015, 05:45 PM   #607
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It's also a whole heck of a lot easier to clean Taxi. That cookie cooling rack is a nightmare, and wadded up foil seems wasteful.
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It's also a whole heck of a lot easier to clean Taxi. That cookie cooling rack is a nightmare, and wadded up foil seems wasteful.
So true. Where did you get it and what brand is it?
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I got mine at Bed Bath and Beyond with my 20% off coupon, but here are more places..
https://www.google.com/search?q=pyra...utf-8&oe=utf-8
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I got mine at Bed Bath and Beyond with my 20% off coupon, but here are more places..
https://www.google.com/search?q=pyra...utf-8&oe=utf-8
Thanks. Found them on Amzon.ca for $11.95 with free shipping.
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I'm looking for that KL! WAY COOL!

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I was broiling our fish last night and DH asked, "what are you doing there?"

I take a wooden spoon to "prop" open the oven door just a bit when I broil something, that way more of the heat stays in the hot oven and therefore a quicker cooking time
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I keep the oven door closed while broiling. Works great.
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Old 11-19-2015, 08:11 PM   #613
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Same here.
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Hmmm, when I close the oven door when broiling, the elements go off... am I doing something wrong?
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Old 11-19-2015, 09:25 PM   #615
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I never heard of that either. Does it have something to do with it being an electric oven? At any rate, you won't have that problem with your brand new gas stove when you move Kgirl.
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Hmmm, when I close the oven door when broiling, the elements go off... am I doing something wrong?

Ovens are different. Follow the manufacturers instructions.
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I have read in an oven manual to leave the door open a crack when using the broiler.
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Old 11-20-2015, 01:10 AM   #618
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I have read in an oven manual to leave the door open a crack when using the broiler.
Me too. When I moved in here, the manual for the stove was in a drawer in the kitchen. They instructed to prop it open with a wooden spoon handle when broiling meat.
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Both my range oven and my toaster oven have stop points that keep the door open all by itself just enough for proper broiler operation. My dishwasher has the same sort of fixed opening to allow air drying without leaving the door all the way open. Since I usually run the dishwasher when I'm done in the kitchen for the day, I usually slide both trays out and let things air dry all hanging out.
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None of my new appliances came with their manuals,
nowadays you just download it from the manufacturers
website...
Which reminds me, I should be a nice person and
print those out and leave them in the kitchen drawer like Addie said.
I hope that who ever buys our home will enjoy
it as much as we have, and I hope that's it SOON!!!
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