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This Thursday on Table Talk join Kim O'Donnel from her temporary home in Arkansas to discuss "Tricks and Treats" — the food of the season.

The chat took place right here at 10 a.m. PT, 1 p.m. ET.

Kim, a trained chef and longtime food journalist, offers suggestions, links, recipes, and commentary in her weekly chats. It's an hour of good-food camaraderie and helpful information.

If you could't make it on Thursday, email Kim your question or comment at  tabletalk \[at\] culinate \[dot\] com, or place a comment below.

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 </div><div id="mainchat" class="mainchat"><div class="cileventholder"><div id="row42155477" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">9:34</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42155477" >BOO! We'll be talking tricks 'n' treats in this week's chat, coming up at the top of the hour. You better be here, or I'll cast a spell on you.... </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">9:34&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42158351" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:01</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42158351" >Hey folks! Howdy from Eureka Springs, Arkansas. I'm midway through a 2-week stay here at the Writer's Colony at Dairy Hollow, working away on my cookbook. It's been great fun to get this itty bitty limestone town in northwest Arkansas. Just back from the farmer's market and picked up some leeks, braising greens, shell beans and Arkansas red apples.   </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42158440" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:03</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42158440" >So it's Halloween this weekend (and daylight saving too, sigh)...whatcha got up your sleeves?   By the way, Thanksgiving is FOUR WEEKS FROM TODAY!   </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:03&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42158473" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:03</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From JonClark </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JonClark :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42158473" >What do you have for candy recipes that avoid corn syrup.  I don't have access to it.  I've looked into created an inverted sugar to go around the problem.  Can I simply use a pinch of cream of tartar? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:03&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JonClark </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42158556" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:04</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim C.:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42158556" >Kim, I'm so intrigued by this Ruth Reichl recipe,<a href="http://www.gourmet.com/recipes/2000s/2008/11/roast-pumpkin-with-cheese-fondue" target="blank" > "Roast Pumpkin with Cheese Fondue."</a> Have you ever made it? She raved about it recently on NPR's Fresh Air. </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:04&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim C.</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42158730" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:06</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42158730" >Hey Jon, great question.   Check out this recipe for pumpkin seed brittle, which doesn't call for corn syrup:<br /><a href="http://blog.washingtonpost.com/mighty-appetite/2006/10/brittlelovedontcomeeasy.html" target="blank" >http://blog.washingtonpost.com/mighty-appetite/2006/10/brittlelovedontcomeeasy.html</a><br /><br />off top of my head, don't know of a general rule of thumb to get around corn syrup -- unless you want to play with chocolate (never a bad thing in my opnion) -- and then you can make things like choc. bark and truffles... </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:06&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42158786" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:06</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42158786" >Kim C, I've heard of this recipe & have wondered myself.   Sounds like a fun thing to make with a group... </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:06&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42158806" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:07</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42158806" >I love fresh shell beans.  Last year I grew some Mayflower beans (small and squarish with red and white) and ate some fresh and dried the rest.  Very tasty.  I haven't seen any shell beans at my Southern California markets this year. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:07&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42158872" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:08</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42158872" >I was surprised to see shell beans so late in the season, frankly. The farmer had both purple hull & a snow pea looking thing with lima looking beans inside. I'll let you know how they are... </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42158878" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:08</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From redweather </span><span class="nocommentfrom">redweather :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42158878" >carved pumpkins tuesday night, and have lots of seeds to toast!  yummy.... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">redweather </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42158955" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:08</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42158955" >That's fun, redweather. Me, I've been working on a pumpkin seed pesto in the test kitchen & I'm still tinkering. </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42158963" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:09</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From JonClark </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JonClark :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42158963" >Hmm, the "fondue" looks good.  I made pumpkin ravioli last weekend. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:09&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JonClark </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42159028" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:09</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42159028" >a few other fun pumpkin-y ideas from my recipe vault:<br />pumpkin muffins<br /><a href="http://blog.washingtonpost.com/mighty-appetite/2006/10/happyhalloweenpumpkin.html" target="blank" >http://blog.washingtonpost.com/mighty-appetite/2006/10/happyhalloweenpumpkin.html</a><br /><br />pumpkin pancakes<br /><a href="http://voices.washingtonpost.com/mighty-appetite/2007/11/leftovertgivingpumpkinisgr.html" target="blank" >http://voices.washingtonpost.com/mighty-appetite/2007/11/leftovertgivingpumpkinisgr.html</a> </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:09&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42159038" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:09</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim C.:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42159038" >I'd like to try the pumpkin fondue with one of the not yet carved jack-o-lantern pumpkins on my porch — but I bet ti would be better with a sugar pie pumpkin or another squash. I may have to go on a pumpkin hunt. </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:09&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim C.</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42159040" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:09</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42159040" >Kim C - That pumpkin fondue sounds good - if you used mild cheese even kids might like it.  My niece and nephew will happily eat almost any winter squash if we call it pumpkin.  This would be fun at a Halloween party.  You could also do it in small pumpkins and make individual servings for a sit down meal. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:09&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42159076" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:10</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Dawn </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Dawn :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42159076" >I opened the pumpkin and roasted the seeds last night, but didn't get around to carving it yet. I LOVE roasted pumpkin seeds! Kim, I'd love to see what you come up with for the pesto. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:10&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Dawn </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42159121" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:10</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42159121" >it needs texture, methinks. made more of a dip, which was interesting, but I'm looking for something to use as a crust, possibly as tofu...I will def. keep you posted... </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:10&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42159148" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:11</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42159148" >Here's an early question: I’m making homemade caramel sauce for a Halloween recipe. Can I sub the half and half for the whipping cream? </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:11&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42159230" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:12</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42159230" >And the answer is yes. In fact, you can make caramel sauce with milk. Texture will be slightly different, but it will work. You can also do an interesting caramel sauce with evaporated milk. </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:12&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42159347" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:13</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42159347" >I dug up a few more Halloween-y treats, if you're thinking about making your own candy:<br /><br />Caramel Apples<br /><a href="http://atlanta.creativeloafing.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A145508" target="blank" >http://atlanta.creativeloafing.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A145508</a><br /><br />Candy Corns<br /><a href="http://voices.washingtonpost.com/mighty-appetite/2007/10/gettinghandywithcandycorn" target="blank" >http://voices.washingtonpost.com/mighty-appetite/2007/10/gettinghandywithcandycorn</a>.<br /><br /><br />Marshmallows<br /><a href="http://atlanta.creativeloafing.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A17480" target="blank" >http://atlanta.creativeloafing.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A17480</a> </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:13&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42159401" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:14</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42159401" >All of these are really fun. The candy corns are quite the project, but the marshmallows take very little time & can be dyed all kinds of colors... </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:14&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42159471" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:14</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42159471" >We've been making a lot of polenta this week.  To the first batch we added milk, pecorino romano and topped with gorgonzola and bread crumbs.  Second batch we grilled and served with a fresh tomato/olive salsa. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:14&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42159544" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:15</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42159544" >Nice, Linear. I'm about to make some polenta myself, testing a few recipes this weekend! Did you bake and cut into squares? </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:15&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42159622" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:16</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Fran </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Fran :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42159622" >Our favorite homemade treats were popcorn balls and donuts. They taught us to do dangerous cooking at a young age! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:16&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Fran </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42159667" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:17</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42159667" >Oh how fun, Fran. How does one make a popcorn ball?? </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:17&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42159695" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:17</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42159695" >I made a giant batch, then took half and let it cool on a cookie sheet.  I didn't bake it, just cooling it was enough to harden it enough for grilling.  The rest we used in the first batch and softened it with the milk, etc. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:17&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42159753" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:18</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42159753" >Nice. I'm looking forward to this. Polenta is so versatile. </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:18&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42159880" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:19</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42159880" >So, as I mentioned earlier, Thanksgiving is just 4 weeks away.   Next Thursday, I'll be traveling so Kim C. is working on a Plan B for a chat topic/guest. On Thursday, 11/12, we'll do a Meatless Thanksgiving chat, then on 11/19, we take on turkey, giblets, and all the rest. Mark your calendars! </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:19&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42159888" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:20</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42159888" >Fran - Did you make pumpkin doughnuts?  That's also a fave with my sister's kiddos. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:20&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42159953" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:20</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42159953" ><br />Speaking of doughnuts, who's made cider doughnuts? Are they really magical? </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:20&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42159973" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:20</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Dawn </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Dawn :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42159973" >I made a beautiful raw apple cake with brown sugar sauce for a dinner club meeting last weekend.  It took me forever to find a decent recipe. Fortunately, the group LOVED it! I only took home a small piece. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:20&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Dawn </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42160028" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:21</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42160028" >Dawn, I guess this means you've etched the recipe in your brain to make sure it never gets lost? </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:21&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42160045" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:21</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Fran </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Fran :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42160045" >Caramel, Kim. I think what we used was a combo of light corn syrup and molasses. I can't remember to what stage (soft ball, etc.) you bring it to, but when it's ready, pour it over the popcorn, stir it all up then dip hands in ice water (some use oil, but always have a bowl of ice water around) and make balls. Oh, how I loved them. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:21&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Fran </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42160067" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:22</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42160067" >Souns like such a fun project. Could be fun for Christmas time, too. </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:22&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42160089" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:22</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42160089" >Dawn, please tell us more about the raw apple cake, I'm intrigued. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:22&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42160101" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:22</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Fran </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Fran :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42160101" >Linear: I never did pumpkin donuts, but pumpkin and donuts are two of my favorite things, so that sounds like it could be a winner. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:22&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Fran </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42160114" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:22</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Fran </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Fran :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42160114" >I've never had a good cider donut. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:22&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Fran </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42160166" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:23</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42160166" >JonClark, you're in Colorado, right? Tell us about the snow! heard you're getting tons. </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:23&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42160246" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:24</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42160246" >Seems like there is a cider doughnut cult. Would love to know if they're worth the time... </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:24&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42160413" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:25</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42160413" >speaking of cider, I haven't had any since I left Virginia. Has anyone ever pressed their own cider? </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:25&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42160563" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:27</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42160563" >I bought some sorghum at farmer's market last weekend - can I use it just like molasses or to replace molasses? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:27&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42160674" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:28</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42160674" >Excellent question, Linear. I've got some Arkansas sorghum in my midst as well and been wondering how to use. Honestly don't know the answer. Let's see if we can find out. </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:28&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42160695" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:28</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linda </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linda :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42160695" >I've never pressed my own cider, but did for the first time this year, use a juicer with our apples.  I made applesauce and apple butter with the pulp, and canned several quarts of juice. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:28&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linda </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42160725" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:29</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42160725" >Oh I love juice right from the apple. nothing finer. you can several quarts, huh? Nice going! </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:29&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42160736" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:29</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Fran </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Fran :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42160736" >Yesterday I made egg rolls. The oil (peanut) should be good still, so donuts could happen...The WaPo has a recipe for yeast raised cake donuts, but the calorie count is over 500 because of all the butter in them. I can't bring myself to do that. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:29&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Fran </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42160808" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:30</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42160808" >Fran, give the oil a good skim and it should be good at least one more time. </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:30&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42160814" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:30</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim C.:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42160814" ><p>About Thanksgiving: I've heard people say they're in a rut with the menu, but I'm pretty partial to the same things year after year because we don't cook them often: roasted turkey with apple/raisin stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes and turkey gravy, simple-and-not-too-sweet cranberries, a veg (that varies, it's true), and pumpkin pecan pie. Plus, ample apps and treats as well. But I wonder, what's the thing you can't live without on the Thanksgiving table?</p> </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:30&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim C.</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42160816" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:30</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jill, The Veggie Queen </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jill, The Veggie Queen :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42160816" >I haven't been able to get sorghum but would love to. I think that you use it the same way that you use rice syrup or agave or other liquid sweeteners. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:30&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jill, The Veggie Queen </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42160884" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:31</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42160884" >Hey Jill! Thanks for the sorghum thoughts. Let me know if you want me to score you a jar to send to you. </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:31&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42160893" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:31</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linda </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linda :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42160893" >Add a litle sorghum to your sweet potatoes this holiday season.  Delicious! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:31&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linda </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42160929" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:31</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linda </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linda :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42160929" >Thanks.  Some of the juice had to be poured back into the applesauce,  but I had about 6 quarts per large batch. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:31&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linda </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42160993" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:32</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42160993" >So impressive, LInda. Have you been enjoying the fruits of your labor? </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:32&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42161017" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:32</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Dawn </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Dawn :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42161017" >@Linear girl: I got it from here: <a href="http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/mrspaxtonsrawapplecake/" target="blank" >http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/mrspaxtonsrawapplecake/</a> but I reduced the white sugar by half a cup and added 1/4 cup honey. I also didn't include any nuts and used fat free milk in the glaze. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:32&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Dawn </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42161097" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:33</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42161097" >Kim C., I really can't do Tgiving without homemade cranberry sauce. </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:33&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42161139" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:33</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linda </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linda :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42161139" >The juicer also left the apple pulp thick enough that there wasn't nearly as much time spent cooking it down for apple butter.  I'm sold. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:33&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linda </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42161160" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:33</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linda </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linda :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42161160" >Absolutely, Kim.  We have three little granddaughters who are scarfing the applesauce and apple/pearsauce from this year's apples. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:33&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linda </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42161200" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:34</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42161200" >Kim C - I've been pondering this question.  I want to make some changes, sent out a questionnaire to our usual guests asking which two things they couldn't imagine it being Thanksgiving without, and got back the typical menu by the time everyone had chimed in.  I think many of us just like to grumble even when we don't really want to change things.  My two current favorites:  cranberry chutney and onion fennel bisque. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:34&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42161297" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:35</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42161297" >I like having a soup at Tgiving, too. Stuffing and gravy is a rare treat in our house, too... </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:35&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42161309" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:35</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linda </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linda :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42161309" >I can't do without homemade rolls, like my grandmother used to make. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:35&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linda </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42161323" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:35</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jill, The Veggie Queen </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jill, The Veggie Queen :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42161323" >Hi Kim. I'd love to get a jar of sorghum syrup. I teach alternative baking as a way to play with ingredients in the kitchen. I am all about play. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:35&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jill, The Veggie Queen </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42161375" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:35</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42161375" >Okay, Jill, I'll see what I can do! </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:35&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42161601" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:38</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42161601" >There's a great little book shop here in Eureka called Gazebo Books, handpicked cookbook selection. They just got a new title called Cookie Swap by Julia Usher, and it's got a terrific collection of cookie recipes, really creative decorating ideas for holidays throughout the year. I was tempted to buy for the 'witches fingers' alone -- an almond shortbread cookie shaped into fingers, with almond slivers for fingernails... </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:38&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42161618" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:38</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jill, The Veggie Queen </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jill, The Veggie Queen :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42161618" >I've come to love my fruited wild rice for Thanksgiving along with Curried Roast Squash and Pear Soup and Roasted Root Vegetables. I've got everyone sold on this now but it took awhile.  I bring the vegetables -- lots of them. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:38&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jill, The Veggie Queen </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42161711" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:39</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42161711" >curried squash and pear soup sounds delightful, Jill. You'll have to share during the Veg Tgiving chat on the 11/12! </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:39&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42161724" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:39</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jill, The Veggie Queen </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jill, The Veggie Queen :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42161724" >I hope that you make that Witches Fingers cookie and tell us all about it. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:39&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jill, The Veggie Queen </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42161738" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:39</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42161738" >Shucks, maybe I'll go buy the book this afternoon! </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:39&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42161766" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:40</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42161766" >Jill - Will you tell us more about the fruited wild rice?  I like the sounds of that. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:40&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42161823" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:40</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Brad Zicherman </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Brad Zicherman :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42161823" >I'm going as Miley Cyrus this year. Can you tell me what kind of food you would suggest to go along with my dress? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:40&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Brad Zicherman </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42161865" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:41</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42161865" >Oh my.   Candy apples? </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:41&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42161891" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:41</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From JonClark </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JonClark :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42161891" >oops, sorry I slipped away to start dinner.  No, I'm in Hungary.  No snow as of yet.  The weather is pretty comparable to Portland. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:41&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JonClark </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42161919" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:41</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42161919" >That's right! So fun to have you join us all the way from Hungary. Love it. </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:41&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42161932" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:42</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42161932" >Brad - no eating at all if you're wearing a midriff baring dress! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:42&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42162012" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:42</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jill, The Veggie Queen </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jill, The Veggie Queen :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42162012" >I don't have the recipe online (it's in my book) but it's basically wild rice cooked with some shallots. While it's cooking, you saute apples and pears and soak dried fruit in sherry or red wine. The cooked rice gets combined with the sauteed fruit, dried fruit and toasted nuts. Spices used include cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg plus black pepper. Truly delicious, and you can do it anyway that you like. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:42&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jill, The Veggie Queen </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42162149" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:44</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42162149" >I haven't dressed up for halloween since I went as Elvis Presley.   Peanut butter and bacon sandwiches, anyone? </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:44&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42162160" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:44</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42162160" >It's a small world.  Jon Clark - I was just reading about Budapest in the encyclopaedia at breakfast this morning and what I remember most was that the temps were so much milder than I'd imagined. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:44&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42162177" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:44</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Fran </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Fran :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42162177" >Just found a pumpkin donut recipe in "The Cupcake Cafe Cookbook". I can vouch for their Long Island Crullers recipe. Take a look at Amazon. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:44&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Fran </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42162224" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:45</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42162224" >Cool, thanks Fran! A pumpkin doughnut would be fun to try out... </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:45&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42162257" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:45</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Guest </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Guest :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42162257" >kim - tried making a coconut curry chicken in the crock pot last night but it was just mediocre. how can i crock to get more flavor? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:45&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Guest </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42162270" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:45</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim C.:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42162270" >Sorry, the phone pulled me away … but I'm loving these Thanksgiving ideas — which we can cover more in coming weeks. Homemade rolls are great and I love the fruited rice. And soup — that would be great to add in. Thanks, all!<br />   </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:45&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim C.</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42162365" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:46</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42162365" >Tell me more about the curry beyond the crock -- what kinds of aromatics did you use...how fresh are your spices, etc... </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:46&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42162418" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:47</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42162418" >Homemade rolls really are fun for Tgiving. Kim C. I'll share a recipe from Rose Levy Beranbaum when I can dig it up. </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:47&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42162431" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:47</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jill, The Veggie Queen </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jill, The Veggie Queen :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42162431" >Guest, I'd suggest using a pressure cooker and not a crockpot (some say that i'm a crackpot for suggesting this but...) as you get great flavor in almost no time. They're used in India most of the time. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:47&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jill, The Veggie Queen </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42162446" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:47</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From JonClark </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JonClark :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42162446" >Yeah, the rivers help keep temperatures down and some humidity up.  During the winter the perfect conditions for pig slaughters and charcuterie are reached. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:47&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JonClark </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42162459" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:47</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Fran </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Fran :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42162459" >My husband and I will be judging the costume competition at the volunteer fire station this Sat. So much fun, but intense: 5 prizes per age group and at least 5 age groups. The prizes? $3 plus a small bag of B grade candy. But everyone loves it. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:47&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Fran </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42162502" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:48</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42162502" >Oh Fran, that sounds like great fun. Halloween always comes before I know it and I never seem to have my act together... </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:48&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42162511" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:48</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From JonClark </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JonClark :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42162511" >As for thanksgiving I love thyme cheddar biscuits! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:48&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JonClark </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42162543" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:48</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42162543" >Thyme cheddar biscuits sound heavenly! Tell us more. </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:48&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42162553" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:48</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42162553" >When I convert recipes to the slow cooker I generally decrease the liquids since I won't have evaporation to concentrate flavor and add some the spice/herbs at the end.  For a curry, i'd add some grated fresh ginger after it was done. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:48&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42162586" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:49</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Guest </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Guest :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42162586" >thank u! i used 2 large chicken breasts, bone in...a can of coconut milk, added curry and soy sauce...garlic, i even added cardamom pods. but i just couldnt it very fragrant... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:49&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Guest </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42162678" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:50</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Guest </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Guest :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42162678" >my curry question: yes i did also add some pieces of crystalized ginger...didnt have any fresh onhand </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:50&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Guest </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42162840" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:51</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42162840" >The hard part w/ making curry in a crock is that you're throwing everything together, and curry is a sum of parts, and those parts need individual attention. For example, brown the chicken. Season. Add shallots and garlic, then add curry paste, then the coco milk... </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:51&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42162870" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:51</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From JonClark </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JonClark :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42162870" >Back to Halloween we taught a Hungarian how to carve pumpkins (no Halloween here) and how to roast pumpkin seeds.  Pumpkin seeds are amazingly popular here but no one knows how to cook them. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:51&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JonClark </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42162924" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:52</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42162924" >how fun, JonClark! You could have yourself quite the business of pumpkin seed roastery! </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:52&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42162954" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:52</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Fran </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Fran :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42162954" >I've made RLB's dinner rolls, the cloverleaf version. You wouldn't believe how fast our guests ate them. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:52&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Fran </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42162978" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:52</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42162978" >Yes,I made those too! Good stuff. </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:52&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42162994" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:52</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42162994" >Oh, another Thanksgiving favorite is homemade rosemary bread for leftover turkey sandwiches. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:52&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42163008" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:53</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jill, The Veggie Queen </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jill, The Veggie Queen :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42163008" >Oh, yes, those biscuits sound wonderful. I always need more thyme. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:53&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jill, The Veggie Queen </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42163050" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:53</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42163050" >JonClark, dig out that biscuit recipe for our Thanksgiving chat! </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:53&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42163068" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:53</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42163068" >"Lite" coconut milk doesn't have much flavor, I find, so I'd be sure to use full-fat coconut milk especially in a slow cooker. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:53&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42163204" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:54</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Dixie </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Dixie :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42163204" >Sorry to join so late.  Quickly read and saw comments about sorghum molasses - please excuse spelling.  Can it be substituted for regular, sotre bought molasses in a recipe? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:54&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Dixie </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42163259" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:55</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42163259" >hey Dixie! That's something I need to find out. </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:55&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42163376" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:56</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Dixie </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Dixie :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42163376" >Somebody from southeastern Missouri - close to you now - gave it us.  Don't know what to do with it. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:56&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Dixie </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42163405" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:56</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42163405" >Okay, stand by. I'll be sure to find out before I leave the Ozarks! </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:56&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42163458" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:56</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Guest </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Guest :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42163458" >thanks everyone for the curry help -- i did pre-brown the chicken but i suppose the dumping of everything into the pot doesn't create any thing exceptional. one last question: anyone have an amazing chicken recipe for the crock?im thinking a tomato base might be more flavorful. thanks! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:56&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Guest </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42163487" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:56</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Dixie </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Dixie :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42163487" >By the way, I grew up in Memphis - great homemade pies all over the state of Arkansas. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:56&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Dixie </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42163556" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:57</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42163556" >I'll keep my eyes peeled, Dixie. I'd love to try a local pie. </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:57&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42163576" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:57</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Guest </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Guest :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42163576" >I haven't tried substituting sorghum molasses in most recipes, but since it has a little stronger flavor and tends to be a little thicker, I'd try it, but possibly cut back a little on the amount. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:57&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Guest </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42163604" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:57</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jill, The Veggie Queen </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jill, The Veggie Queen :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42163604" >Please give us more sorghum wisdom Kim, when you have it. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:57&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jill, The Veggie Queen </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42163648" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:58</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42163648" >I'm on it! Stay tuned for a report. </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:58&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42163663" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:58</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linda </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linda :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42163663" >To Dixie, our family grew up eating sorghum.  Our favorite was simply to pour a little on the plate and dip hot, buttered homemade biscuits in it. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:58&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linda </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42163682" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:58</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From JonClark </span><span class="nocommentfrom">JonClark :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42163682" >no problem, I'll look around for it </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:58&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">JonClark </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42163741" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:59</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42163741" >Woo hoo! JonClark's bringing cheddar thyme biscuits to our Thanksgiving table! </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:59&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42163749" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:59</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Dixie </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Dixie :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42163749" >Linda - Yum!!! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:59&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Dixie </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42163777" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:59</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Dixie </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Dixie :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42163777" >Don't know if it counts as amazing but boneless chicken breasts - raw - pour over a jar of salsa - cook for about four hours on low - add some corn and canned beans - serve over rice - a family hit. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:59&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Dixie </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42163796" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:59</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42163796" >One more thought about chicken in the crock pot - if you're browning it first, be sure to deglaze the pan and add to the pot.  You don't want to miss that flavor.  You could even use the fat part of the coconut milk to do so and that would boost the coconut flavor, too. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:59&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42163835" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:59</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42163835" >Great points, Linear. </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:59&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42163846" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:00</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jill, The Veggie Queen </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jill, The Veggie Queen :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42163846" >Always fun and interesting chat here with you Kim and everyone else. Thanks. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jill, The Veggie Queen </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42163886" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:00</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linda </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linda :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42163886" >I definitely want to try the cheddar thyme biscuits! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linda </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42163996" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:01</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Dawn </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Dawn :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42163996" >Me too! Cheddar Thyme biscuits all around!! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Dawn </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42164009" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:01</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linear Girl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linear Girl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42164009" >Thanks, everyone, for the terrific suggestions. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42164144" class="chatmsg readercomment readercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:02</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="http://cdn.cloudfiles.mosso.com/c71692/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td class="viewertext"><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Linda </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Linda :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42164144" >Living in Utah, sorghum can be hard to come by.  Thank goodness for the internet. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linda </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row42164195" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:02</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt42164195" >JonClark, you've got hungry guests! Thanks all for stopping by and joining the conversation. Now it's back to the test kitchen for   me. Have a delicious week.   Talk to you again in two weeks -- Nov. 12, for the first of two Thanksgiving-themed chats (and follow up on sorghum). Bye! <br /> </span><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday October 29, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>

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