Has anyone ever made a Fiatone?

Bakery in San Juan Capistrano?

Thanks Korenni.
The texture was kind of halfway between a quick bread and a yeast bread. I will do some experimenting. My parents live part time in Carmel. I'll ask if the alligator bakery is still there.

Thinner Chinese Hot Mustard

Thanks Breezy!
And Boobird, thanks for the link. Also, Boo Bird is one of my nicknames!

Thinner Chinese Hot Mustard

Thanks for the dry mustard tip Marble! I think I have some.

And--duh!---I totally forgot about Philippe's! I dropped a jar of that mustard and my 3 month old puppy started lapping it up! He was shockingly unfazed by it, but it scared the bejeezus out of me! Thanks for the reminder! Philippe', here I come!

Trader Joe's is Like a Bad Boyfriend...

So much passion about TJs! I love it!

Secrets? Tips? Your best Garlic Bread

Goodness BooBird---you are passionate about your bread!
I have so many ideas in my head!
I'm mooshing several suggestions together to create an epic pull-apart loaf that is destined to be the star of the dinner.
Thanks to you all!!!

Searching for a cookie

I'm a bit confused. Was it store-bought? From a bakery? Homemade?
What do you mean by 'double oreo'?

Secrets? Tips? Your best Garlic Bread

I love the suggestions!!! Thank you! I feel like I could take a tip from each and Frankenstein something otherworldly.
I never would have thought of adding hot sauce. I have a great locally made garlic hot sauce...yum!

I am a Xmas cookie swap freak...

Oh Poor Old Mama, I am with you!
My parents get a mixed plate every year from a friend and the peppermint in the chocolate cookies seeps into all the others. Yuck!
And powdered sugar migrates and the whole thing is a mess.
What to do?

Do you have a pastry blog you go to?

I like and

Lazy Cookie Baker Tidbit Tip

Hi Tiny Red,
I do use flax when baking for my vegan friends, but my husband always detects a "weird taste." You know how some people are...He's very sensitive to my 'hippie food' (as he calls it). So funny.

Lazy Cookie Baker Tidbit Tip

I just made a sugar cookie version with a layer of Biscoff filling. They are for my vegan veterinary's office. Perfect!

Food Podcasts!

Oh, and almost all of the podcasts on Heritage Radio Network. Look at their website to narrow down your's overwhelming!

Food Podcasts!

KCRW's Good Food!

Bernachon chocolate bar

I have scoured the internet for the last year trying to find a US retailer, but have had no luck. David Lebovitz is obsessed, too.
Perhaps he will start importing it and open a little shop!
Good luck and enjoy the chocolate memories.

What to do with stale macaron shells?

Seeking cookbook subtitle suggestions

I wonder if spam would be good cooked in leaves...

Cereal Treat Question

Mmmm...Golden Grahams!
Now I want to try every cereal.
Project this weekend!!

Favorite On-The-Go Bars

Quest bars are YUM! Heat 'em up a bit and, ohmeegosh...
If they weren't so expensive I would probably end up living on them.
Good reviews here:


Cakespy: Pop-Tarts Ice Cream Sandwiches

It only took Carl's Jr. three years to put your idea into production!
Way to hustle, CJ!

Cereal Treat Question

Thanks for chiming in, Traveller.
I think I'll try it.

What's the best chocolate chip cookie recipe?

Editing my above post to note that I use bread flour instead of all purpose flour. It adds a texture and 'heft' to the cookies that I love.

What's the best chocolate chip cookie recipe?

Easter Dessert

Would this work

Bakery in San Juan Capistrano?

I used to go to a bakery in the 70s with my parents. They made this bread with dried fruit in it that we would eat on the rest of the road trip. I would love to recreate it, but the details are sketchy.
Does anyone know of an old bakery in SJC to help me start a seach?

Thinner Chinese Hot Mustard


I have been searching for a thinner style of hot mustard, as opposed to the very thick stuff I can find in my podunk town.
Does anyone have any leads?

If I am stuck with the thick, can I thin it out while maintaining the flavor?


Trader Joe's is Like a Bad Boyfriend...

He screws me over time and time again, but I always return.
I won't list my favorites that have been discontinued (mint chocolate chip meringues!!!) but now my beloved bargain Greek Yogurt (plain 0%) just isn't as thick or tart or yummy as it used to be. It's just blah.
Have you noticed a change, too? Or are my taste buds just old and jaded?

Lazy Cookie Baker Tidbit Tip

Not only did I bake bars using Betty Crocker Oatmeal Cookie Mix (it's good!), but I couldn't be bothered to pick up eggs.
I used 1/3 cup of firm tofu in place of the egg and the bars are better than ever.

Bye-bye creep me out anyway.

Just wanted to share my lazy triumph.

Cereal Treat Question

So, what do you think would happen if I crushed the cereal (Fruity Cheerios or the like) before I mixed in the melted marshmallows?
I'm thinking about making them into balls and rolling them in more crumbs or sprinkles or something.
Am I just headed for disaster?

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