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    ISO Whole nutmegs

    Pretty sure I've seen whole nutmeg at Wegmans, Penzeys, and Whole Foods. Will double check the spice aisles the next time I'm in a grocery store.
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    What Are You Baking?

    Made this gingerbread bundt from King Arthur Flour. I added some candied ginger to the batter but other than that, followed all the instructions. Really liked the way it turned out, will be making this recipe again (with the added chopped candied ginger).
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    Kouign Amann

    I’ve seen kougin amann at BreadFurst; don’t know if they are a regular item.
  4. Thank you! That helps with the seating decision. I also appreciate the wine recommendation. Any reds on the list that you would recommend?
  5. I second ktmoomau's recommendation of Le Creuset for braises. I use them for all of my braises -- while they aren't non-stick, a soak in soapy water should loosen up anything that is stuck. For risotto, I tend to use All-Clad or other heavy stainless steel clad cookware but enameled cast iron might be fine for risotto too.
  6. After 53 years in business, Kline's Freeze of Manassas is closing this weekend. Per the sign at Kline's Freeze, the owners are retiring. While on line, I heard that they wanted to remain open but a car dealership outbid them for the space. Don't really know the real reason they are closing but I'm going to miss them. 😞
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    Best food processor recipes/cookbook

    Not a food processor cookbook but an author of vegetarian cookbooks -- I would suggest that your daughter have at least one cookbook by Deborah Madison.
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    DR Summer picnic -7/29/18 Noon to 5ish

    Sadly, I'm out. Will need to take care of some family matters that weekend. Was looking forward to meeting the DR group. Hopefully there will be some other events that I will be able to attend. I hope you all have a wonderful picnic.
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    DR Summer picnic -7/29/18 Noon to 5ish

    Thank you, that helps quite a bit! Currently I'm leaning towards making a non-chocolate dessert item... just can't think of too much savory picnic fair that does well sitting out at 90 plus degrees. Bread and biscuits are good options as is a tomato tasting.
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    DR Summer picnic -7/29/18 Noon to 5ish

    Well, I would definitely like it to be on the calendar and think it would be helpful to allow all members to add events to the calendar. Not sure about the tweeting but if others think that would be a good idea, I'm not opposed to it.
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    DR Summer picnic -7/29/18 Noon to 5ish

    Could this event be added to the events calendar or is that calendar only for birthdays? It would give folks another way to find this thread. I've looked at the spreadsheet to figure out what people are bringing and it looks like there are a lot of holes in our menu -- trying to figure out how much to bring and if it should be savory or sweet. Any advice or preferences to help me make up my mind?
  12. I've seen whole briskets at Costco, BJ's, and Restaurant Depot. There is a great butcher out in Catlett who probably has whole briskets -- if they don't have them in stock I'm sure they could get them for you.