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Table Talk: December 10

(article, Kim O'Donnel)


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Entertainers, take note: Kim's back this week for a discussion of sips, snacks, and apps (appetizers, that is). 

Bring your links and suggestions too. 

The discussion took place right here, on Thursday, December 10, at 10 a.m. PT, 1 p.m. ET.

Kim, a trained chef and longtime food journalist, brings ideas, tips, and recipes to her weekly live chats. Join us most Thursdays!


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 </div><div id="mainchat" class="mainchat"><div class="cileventholder"><div id="row47708763" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">9:38</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47708763" >Coming up at the top of the hour -- an entire hour devoted to holiday party sips, apps & snacks. Join us for the merriment! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">9:38&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47710948" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47710948" >Hey everyone! Frosty morning here in Eureka Springs. It was something like 16 degrees when I woke up. Youch!   Is it tundra-like in your neck of the woods? Winter sure has come early this year. Let's distract ourselves with talk of holiday mixing & mingling, shall we?   Today's hour is all about party snacks, apps & sippy-poos. Your ideas & questions on all topics welcome, too. Let's roll! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:03&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47711152" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:05</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47711152" >Tomorrow night (Dec 11) is the first night of Hanukkah. For your pleasure, a few goodies to try:   <a href="http://blog.washingtonpost.com/mighty-appetite/2006/12/jellydoughnutsinmybelly.html" target="blank" >Jelly doughnuts</a> and <a href="http://atlanta.creativeloafing.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A68661" target="blank" >potato latkes</a><br />Fun stuff even if you don't celebrate the holiday... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:05&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47711172" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:05</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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Tyrone </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Tyrone :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47711172" >Cocktail weenies : in or out? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:05&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Tyrone </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47711238" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47711238" >Hmmm. There just seem to be so many other interesting party vittles out there. Le'ts hear what the gang has to say... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:06&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47711244" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:06</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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Deb S </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Deb S :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47711244" >I'd say it depends on the crowd. Weenies are in here when its family, out when i want to impress. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:06&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Deb S </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47711257" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:06</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><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="txt47711257" >Weenies - in, but only if you can justify by having children at the party. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:06&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47711324" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:07</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47711324" >I think it'd be fun to try doing them with locally made sasuage and rolling your 'weenies' in puff... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:07&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47711336" class="chatmsg 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><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="txt47711336" >It's been chilly here in California, waking up to freezing temps near the beach.  I love tapas.  I love small bites of food and good drinks - can't wait to read what everyone is eating and making. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:07&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47711415" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47711415" >I love small bites, too, Linear.   Been thinking about pakoras -- love to make these for a party. A lot of work, but guests can pitch in... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47711440" class="chatmsg 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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From GirlScoutMom </span><span class="nocommentfrom">GirlScoutMom :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47711440" >My kids LOVE the cocktail franks in crescent roll dough! They think that's classy. ;-) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">GirlScoutMom </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47711483" class="chatmsg 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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Deb S </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Deb S :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47711483" >We're making bacon wrapped dates. Dates stuffed with goat cheese, wrapped with bacon and pan fried. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Deb S </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47711542" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47711542" >Whoa! Sounds decadent, Deb S.   Who's hosting a party this year? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:09&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47711547" class="chatmsg 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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Tyrone </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Tyrone :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47711547" >What's everyone's most retro party snack?  Anything my folks would have eaten in the 50's or 60's that I wouldn't know about? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:09&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Tyrone </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47711626" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47711626" >Well, there's Chex Mix, seasoned with soy sauce (or is it Worcestershire?), peanuts and then heated in oven...that's always a goodie. Onion dip! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:10&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47711637" class="chatmsg 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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From maukgirl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">maukgirl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47711637" >I took hot dogs from our CSA and wrapped them in a pretzel dough - they were delicious </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:10&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">maukgirl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47711665" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47711665" >Well done, Maukgirl! Tell us more about that pretzel dough. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:10&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47711750" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47711750" >Here's the link to 2 old-school dips, slightly healthier than usual: Queso, without the Velveeta & Onion Dip, without the Soup Mix: <br /><a href="http://blog.washingtonpost.com/mighty-appetite/2007/02/holdthevelveetaqueso.html" target="blank" >http://blog.washingtonpost.com/mighty-appetite/2007/02/holdthevelveetaqueso.html</a> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:11&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47711768" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:12</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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From GirlScoutMom </span><span class="nocommentfrom">GirlScoutMom :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47711768" >I love rumaki, but haven't made it in ages. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:12&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">GirlScoutMom </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47711790" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47711790" >Is rumaki with water chestnuts or scallops? Can never remember... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:12&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47711800" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:12</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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From maukgirl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">maukgirl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47711800" >ohh - the flourless pb cookies I mentioned last week - my gluten free friend thought they were great. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:12&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">maukgirl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47711847" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47711847" >Awesome! Check out these flourless chocolate meringue-y cookies: <br /><a href="http://voices.washingtonpost.com/mighty-appetite/2008/04/meetingtheflourlesschocolat.html" target="blank" >http://voices.washingtonpost.com/mighty-appetite/2008/04/meetingtheflourlesschocolat.html</a> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:13&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47711870" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:13</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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From GirlScoutMom </span><span class="nocommentfrom">GirlScoutMom :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47711870" >rumaki is chicken liver & water chestnuts, wrapped in bacon. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:13&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">GirlScoutMom </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47711905" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47711905" >Right, right.   Talk about retro! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:13&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47711911" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:13</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><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="txt47711911" >retro - fried onions from a can out on the olive tray was a staple at my earliest (1960s) memories of family gatherings. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:13&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47711922" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:13</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><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="txt47711922" >I've been planning a party (now cancelled) to celebrate Christmas Eve with the Italian style seven fishes (I read about it somewhere, not quite sure).  I was going with a pan-Oceanic theme rather than Italian, including seared scallops (thanks, Hank, for pictures), shrimp in green sauce, caviar, steamed clams and some soups.  Maybe I'll still have a January party because I just want the food.  What's your favorite drink with seafood?  I'll have wine, but what about cocktails? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:13&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47712009" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47712009" >Linear, I'm all about rum drinks w/ seafood.   A mojito, a rum & tonic, nothing too sweet -- but it takes you to warmer times/climes... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:14&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47712036" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:15</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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From GirlScoutMom </span><span class="nocommentfrom">GirlScoutMom :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47712036" >yup, my Mom used to make rumaki for parties. That's how I got to know it. But my kids & husband don't do liver...more for me! :-D </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:15&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">GirlScoutMom </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47712143" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:16</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47712143" >This reminds me -- if you're into chicken liver,   I've got a killer recipe for pate. I'll try to dig it up. I only make it at this time of year. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:16&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47712159" class="chatmsg 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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Tyrone </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Tyrone :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47712159" >thanks for the ideas, everyone. I'll see if any of my peeps have had those retro snacks before.  The chex mix thing sounds great. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:16&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Tyrone </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47712179" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:16</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47712179" >Hey Tyrone, are you entertaining some this month? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:16&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47712283" class="chatmsg 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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Tyrone </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Tyrone :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47712283" >Nah, but I'm tired of bringing the same old stuff to holiday parties with relatives, time to try something different. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:17&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Tyrone </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47712308" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47712308" >Baked brie is seriously retro. Ever done one of those? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:18&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47712440" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47712440" >Oh, I'm also fond of making smoked fish rillettes at this time of year. It calls for a pound of butter, which is whipped, seasoned with a bunch of shallots and lemon, then folded with smoked & poached fish. I'm partial to doing it with trout. It keeps for a while and is great to have for guests during this time of year. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:19&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47712492" class="chatmsg 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><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="txt47712492" >What are pakoras? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:20&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47712526" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47712526" >Oh man, Linear, they're fried veggie fritters, in a chickpea batter. <br /><a href="http://atlanta.creativeloafing.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A192100" target="blank" >http://atlanta.creativeloafing.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A192100</a> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:21&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47712560" class="chatmsg 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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Deb S </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Deb S :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47712560" >what about great things done with vegetables? So many of my nibbles are meat and cheese focused. How about something other then "the veg tray" </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:21&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Deb S </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47712605" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47712605" >I hear you, Deb S. Have a look at these apple salsa & brie crostini: <br /><a href="http://blog.washingtonpost.com/seasonedgreetings/2005/12/entertainingca.html" target="blank" >http://blog.washingtonpost.com/seasonedgreetings/2005/12/entertainingca.html</a> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:22&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47712621" class="chatmsg 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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From maukgirl </span><span class="nocommentfrom">maukgirl :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47712621" >Combine 2.75 c flour w 2.25 tsp yeast, 1 tsp sugar. Gradually add 1 c + 2 tbs hot water. Let rise 35 min. Punch down and knead until smooth. At this point I wrapped them around the hot dogs and let them rise 20 min. Boil 8 c water add 1/4 c baking soda and 2 tbs sugar. Cook each hotdog for 30 seconds on each side then transfer to baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 20-25 min </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:22&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">maukgirl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47712622" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim C.:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47712622" >Kim, do you have a recipe for the smoked fish rillettes?   </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:22&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim C.</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47712699" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47712699" >Yeah, I'm searching for it. it's in a weird place, which may mean it's time to repost in an updated template. Hang on one sec! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:22&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47712712" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:23</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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Tyrone </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Tyrone :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47712712" >Hmm, baked brie, isn't that just slipping it in the oven for a few, then serve w/jam and crackers? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:23&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Tyrone </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47712738" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47712738" >Tyrone, lots of folks cover the wheel in puff pastry. Anyone have a good recipe? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:23&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47712864" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47712864" >ok, here comes the smoked fish rillettes:<br />
<p><span class="sub">Ingredients:</span><br />1 pound butter<br />approximately 1.5    pounds fresh trout fillets<br />approximately 1 pound smoked trout fillets<br />3-4 shallots, peeled and diced (depending on size)<br />juice of 6 lemons<br />Coarse salt, to taste<br />A handful of chives, chopped, for garnish</p>
<p><span class="sub">Method:</span><br />Soften butter until it's pliable, but not melted.</p>
<p>Over low heat on top of the stove or in the oven, place fish fillets in a shallow pan with 1/2   cup white wine, plus a combination of any of the following: cleaned, chopped leek; a few celery ribs, 3 or 4 sprigs of parsley. Liquid should almost cover the fish. You may also add some water if necessary. Cook until fillets are opaque in color. Remove from pan and set aside.</p>
<p>Place in food processor and whip with lemon juice and shallots. Taste.</p>
<p>It should be lemony and shalloty. You may even pucker.</p>
<p>Scoop out of bowl and place into mixing bowl. Break up both poached and smoked fish into flaky chunks and with a rubber spatula, gently incorporate into butter mixture. Taste for salt and add if necessary. Garnish with chopped chives. Best served at room temperature.</p>
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</table> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:25&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47712882" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:25</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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Liz K </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Liz K :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47712882" >Kimmy, any ideas for a non-spicy twist on heirloom beans? My tummy just can't take any heat right now. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:25&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Liz K </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47712922" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47712922" >Hey Liz! What kind of beans you got? Talk to me. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:25&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47712940" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:26</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><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="txt47712940" >My friend makes these stuffed dried apricots that are really nice.  She wraps a pecan in blue cheese, stuffs it into a dried apricot then rolls in minced mint.  Tasty and unusual.  And those pakoras look great. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:26&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47713003" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:26</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47713003" >The pakoras are a blast. Sometimes I just do the spinach leaves, which make a beautiful presentation. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:26&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47713014" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:26</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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Liz K </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Liz K :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47713014" >I've got the usual suspects -- canellini, scarlet runners, pintos, black beans and a few more -- all from Rancho Gordo, of course. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:26&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Liz K </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47713144" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47713144" >Roast a head of garlic.   Cook canellini til tender. In sep. skillet, cook onion and/or leek, carrots, celery, soften. Thyme or oregano. Add to cooked beans, plus lemon zest and the garlic. You'll be happy. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:28&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47713229" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47713229" >For more veggie options: Don't forget bean purees! At least you're gettting some plant protein w/ those chips and crackers. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:29&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47713275" class="chatmsg 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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Liz K </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Liz K :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47713275" >Ooh, that does sound good. And easy. Thanks Kim! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:29&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Liz K </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47713302" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47713302" >Watch that tummy. Canellini beans are so creamy, diff. from other beans. Perfect for this time of year. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:29&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47713338" class="chatmsg 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><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="txt47713338" >Liz K - How about putting the beans into soup?  I made one last night with white beans, cabbage, fennel and tomato last night.  Cook a cup of beans in six cups of water, add 2 cups shredded cabbage about 20 minutes before beans are soft.  In a separate pan, saute two slices of bacon (optional but nice) then a diced onion, half a fennel bulb sliced thinly, garlic and fennel seeds.  When the onion is soft add a can (15 oz) of tomatoes, cook a little then add to the soup.  I also added some cooked pasta rings.  It took a little time, but it was simple and good and cheap. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:30&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47713370" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47713370" >I love beans thrown into pasta too. Nice idea, Linear! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:30&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47713394" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47713394" >Who does eggnog in the house? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:31&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47713475" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47713475" >Here's the recipe I've used in past: <br /><a href="http://blog.washingtonpost.com/seasonedgreetings/2005/12/flavorfeature.html" target="blank" >http://blog.washingtonpost.com/seasonedgreetings/2005/12/flavorfeature.html</a> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:31&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47713485" class="chatmsg 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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Liz K </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Liz K :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47713485" >Thanks Linear Girl. That sounds good, too. Though I'd pass on the bacon since I'm a veg. Re: Eggnog, that Goopy Gwyneth Paltrow had a recipe today for eggnog popsicles. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:31&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Liz K </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47713525" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47713525" >Eggnog popsicles. Hmm. I guess that's fun in you live in sunny LA in December? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:32&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47713572" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47713572" >And a fun one for hot cocoa, that's got a spicy kick: <br /><a href="http://blog.washingtonpost.com/mighty-appetite/2006/12/ahotpotofsippypoo.html" target="blank" >http://blog.washingtonpost.com/mighty-appetite/2006/12/ahotpotofsippypoo.html</a> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:33&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47713591" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47713591" >I made some of this the other night when Arkansas turned into a tundra. It really hit the spot... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:33&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47713627" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:34</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47713627" >Anyone doing candy & confections this season? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:34&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47713710" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47713710" >Super easy <a href="http://blog.washingtonpost.com/mighty-appetite/2006/12/barkthathasbite.html" target="blank" >Chocolate Bark</a>, which makes great gifts & wows the guests...and if you want a challenge, take a look at these <a href="http://voices.washingtonpost.com/mighty-appetite/2007/12/thepeppermintpattyproject.html" target="blank" >Peppermint Patties</a>, which are pretty spectacular. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:35&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47713718" class="chatmsg 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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Deb S </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Deb S :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47713718" >maybe some quince paste here. Heidi swanson had a recipe a couple years ago for pear/cranberry jellies, i might do those </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:35&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Deb S </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47713736" class="chatmsg 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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From GirlScoutMom </span><span class="nocommentfrom">GirlScoutMom :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47713736" >I'm going to make "cheater fudge"--y'know, with Marshmallow Fluff. It may not be the real thing, but it's easy & yummy! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:35&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">GirlScoutMom </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47713765" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:36</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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jwolz </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jwolz :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47713765" >I love to make candy with Newman's spicy black pepper pretzels dipped in dark chocolate. So yummy. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:36&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jwolz </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47713801" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:36</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><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="txt47713801" >I'm trying your chocolate bark tonight for a party tomorrow.  I like the simplicity (and the chocolate) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:36&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47713827" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:36</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47713827" >How can you go wrong with candied ginger, dried cherries & dark choc? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:36&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47713866" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:37</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><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="txt47713866" >Liz K - If you've got it on hand, I'd cook the beans with some kombu to replace the umami of the bacon.  Just pull it before adding the cabbage. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:37&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47713939" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47713939" >That's a nice idea, Linear, partic. since she's not doing spicy things (I like the smokiness of a chipotle chile). Another idea: A parmigiano rind in that soup! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:38&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47713968" class="chatmsg 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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jwolz </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jwolz :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47713968" >Another easy favorite is candy cane brownies. Crushed candy canes in the batter, more sprinkled on top of the frosting. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:38&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jwolz </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47714152" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:40</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47714152" >So, it's Hanukkah tomorrow night, as I mentioned at the top of the hour, and then Christmas is two weeks away!   We've got a chat next Thursday the 17th, then take off during Xmas week, but back on the 31st for New Year's ideas. Anything you'd like to see covered in next week's chat? Baking? Talk to me. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:40&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47714285" class="chatmsg 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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jess </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jess :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47714285" >This is my first Hannukah with the knowledge that I am intolerant of potatoes. What do you think could substitute for potato latkes? It might be fun to experiment. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:42&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jess </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47714301" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:42</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47714301" >Sweet potatoes! Can you do those? Turnips, too... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:42&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47714322" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:42</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47714322" >Or are you just looking for something else fried.... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:42&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47714332" class="chatmsg 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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From GirlScoutMom </span><span class="nocommentfrom">GirlScoutMom :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47714332" >You could probably do any root veggie in a latke. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:42&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">GirlScoutMom </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47714374" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:43</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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From jwolz </span><span class="nocommentfrom">jwolz :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47714374" >For non-potato latkes: I love a combination of zucchini and carrot. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:43&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">jwolz </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47714386" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:43</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><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="txt47714386" >I'd be up for winter foods - soups, stews and braises.  When we get three nights were the temps dip to 30-degrees, in Calif it's winter.  Though I imagine by Christmas I'll be back to eggnog popsicles. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:43&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47714541" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47714541" >I heard it's 70 in New Orleans & about the same in Key West, but they may be the only warm spots in the country at the moment! I'll keep tabs on the weather over the week & see if we can oblige. I like the idea, tho, of soup pot stuff..   </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:45&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47714571" class="chatmsg 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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47714571" >What about holiday drinks? My SIL is having the family shin-dig this year, and I'd love to bring something pre-mixed and festive..? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:45&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47714609" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47714609" >Eggnog? Sangria? Let's see, what else...Hot cocoa, that you reheat, then spike...? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:46&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47714626" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:46</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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Deb S </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Deb S :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47714626" >I've heard punches are big  again </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:46&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Deb S </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47714678" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:46</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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From GirlScoutMom </span><span class="nocommentfrom">GirlScoutMom :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47714678" >Any festive non-alchoholic drinks for the lightweights? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:46&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">GirlScoutMom </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47714712" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47714712" >GirlScoutMom, check out link earlier to the spiced cocoa. It's dazzling w/o the booze. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:47&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47714733" class="chatmsg 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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jess </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jess :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47714733" >We make candy every year. Peppermint bark, toffee from this site with fleur de sel, peppermint patties, peanut butter cups, candied orange peel... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:47&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jess </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47714753" class="chatmsg 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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jess </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jess :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47714753" >It's fun to bring to parties and give out to friends. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:47&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jess </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47714786" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47714786" >Homemade candy is super festive. I love bringing as a gift to a party. You got that right. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:48&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47714802" class="chatmsg 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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47714802" >Usually we leave a bottle of something out in the snow, ahem - but Sangria? Isn't that more summer-y? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:48&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47714827" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47714827" >Wait. What about mulled cider?? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:48&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47714837" class="chatmsg 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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jess </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jess :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47714837" >Can't do sweet potatoes either. But do you think turnips would be good? Not too strong? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:48&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jess </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47714852" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47714852" >Turnips/parsnip & carrots, with plenty of grated onion, of course... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:48&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47714861" class="chatmsg 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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jess </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jess :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47714861" >I love the zucchini and carrot combo idea - thanks jwolz! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:49&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jess </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47714871" class="chatmsg 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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From renee </span><span class="nocommentfrom">renee :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47714871" >for non potato latkes here is a link <a href="http://meghantelpnerblog.com/2009/12/10/shalom-to-the-latka/" target="blank" >http://meghantelpnerblog.com/2009/12/10/shalom-to-the-latka/</a> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:49&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">renee </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47714897" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:49</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47714897" >Thank you, Renee! Love all these ideas... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:49&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47714907" class="chatmsg 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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47714907" >AH! Cider! Poifect... thank you! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:49&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47714957" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:50</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47714957" >I don't care for it, but lots of folks are into mulled wine, too... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:50&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47714969" class="chatmsg 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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jess </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jess :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47714969" >Thanks renee! I appreciate having a recipe. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:50&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jess </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47714977" class="chatmsg 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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jess </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jess :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47714977" >If you can do mulled cider while people are coming over it smells great. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:50&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jess </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47715002" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:50</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47715002" >And you can do the cocoa for the kiddies.... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:50&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47715015" class="chatmsg 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><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="txt47715015" >Ramos gin fizz:  Whip five egg whites and one cup of heavy cream in the blender.  Add 5 (or less, to taste) heaping tablespoons of superfine sugar (or confectioners in a pinch).  Juice of half a lime, half a lemon, 15 dashes of orange flower water and 4 oz. of gin.  It's like drinking a citrus cloud.  This is my family recipe and it's been a part of every holiday that I can recall.  Watch out, though, they pack a serious punch. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:50&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47715038" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:50</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47715038" >Yowza, Linear. I may need to give this a whirl... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:50&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47715056" class="chatmsg 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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jess </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jess :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47715056" >I remember going to my cousin's house every year and they did non-alcoholic apple cider with oranges studded with cloves and cinnamon sticks etc. in it. The smell was heavenly. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:51&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jess </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47715064" class="chatmsg 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><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="txt47715064" >Oh, and also some crushed ice.  I forgot that bit. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:51&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47715131" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47715131" >Citrus cloud. I love the idea of drinking a citrus cloud. will there be sun behind? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:52&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47715234" class="chatmsg 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><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="txt47715234" >Well, in California we often sip them in the sun on Christmas, but with all that citrus (and gin) you feel the warmth of the sun down to your tippy-toes. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:53&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47715265" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47715265" >Gin makes me mean, but I might have to make an exception for this... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:53&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47715315" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:54</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47715315" >Anyone doing gingerbread houses? Or people? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:54&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47715432" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47715432" >Here's a GF recipe for Gingerbread cut-outs: <br /><a href="http://voices.washingtonpost.com/mighty-appetite/2007/12/amerrycookieforall.html" target="blank" >http://voices.washingtonpost.com/mighty-appetite/2007/12/amerrycookieforall.html</a> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:55&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47715455" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:55</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><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="txt47715455" >Do they make juniper vodka?  I'm not a vodka consumer but it seems like they've got every other flavor.  Maybe you could take regular vodka and soak juniper berries in it for a few days (weeks?) for fauz-gin. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:55&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47715534" class="chatmsg 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><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="txt47715534" >Make that faux-gin.  Just thinking about fizzes makes me slur my speech. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:56&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47715543" class="chatmsg 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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47715543" >I won't be attempting gingerbread houses for a while, but people are on the list. The little people in this house LOVE to decorate cookies, I've discovered... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:56&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47715599" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47715599" >Oh, that's gotta be so fun, Erin.   </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:57&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47715680" 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 "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47715680" >Juniper vodka. Haven't heard. But infusions are hot right now. It's worth exploring. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:58&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47715744" class="chatmsg 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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47715744" >Kindof off-topic, but food/kitchen related: my hands are shot. What are you using to keep your hands/cooking/prepping areas clean, while also taking care of your skin? a soap with moisturizer in it? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:58&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47715883" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:00</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47715883" >Wah -- join the club! This weather is killing them.   Burt's Bees has a garden salve that I've considered. I have been lathering them up at night in a deep moisturizer, but still looking for something. Good question. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47715902" class="chatmsg 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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From GirlScoutMom </span><span class="nocommentfrom">GirlScoutMom :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47715902" >Erin, me, too! I'm gonna need new skin for the holidays! I like Satin Hands from Mary Kay, but it's not heavy-duty enough. Ahava is great at night, but too strong a scent for the day for me. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">GirlScoutMom </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47715975" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:01</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47715975" >Shea butter is really heavy & good for night repair, but during the day stuff is still an issue. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47716052" class="chatmsg 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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47716052" >It seems that every time that I lotion up, I'm turning right back around and washing my hands before prepping something. Never ending. I've tried wearing gloves at night (over conditioned lotions), but... ick. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47716072" class="chatmsg 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><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="txt47716072" >I just keep using Lubraderm lotion.  Little to no scent and seems to help immediately.  Some days, though, it seems like nothing helps. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Linear Girl </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47716135" class="chatmsg 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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From GirlScoutMom </span><span class="nocommentfrom">GirlScoutMom :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47716135" >Avon used to have "Silicone Glove"--stayed on no matter what. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">GirlScoutMom </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47716151" class="chatmsg 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><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jess </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jess :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47716151" >I've been using olive oil. You gotta watch not getting it on your clothes but I try just rubbing it on the back of my hands. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jess </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row47716307" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:03</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcaster_text "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><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><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt47716307" >Actually, sesame oil (not toasted) nourishes dry, crackly   skin. <br />Alright, we are out of time. Thanks for stopping by and joining the conversation.   Next week, the 17th, we'll tackle something seasonal --wintry or holiday, or both -- either way, it'll be tasty. Take care, til next time! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday December 10, 2009&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:03&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>