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  • Green Juice

    101 Cookbooks
    Heidi Swanson
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Everyone should have a green juice recipe in their repertoire, and this one is a ringer. Its heart and soul is straight green, not at all sweet, with a good amount of lemon-lime tang, and invigorating ginger lift. Like many green juices, it makes you sing from the inside, and is reason enough to invest in a juicer, or dust one off. When I traveled to Paris last year, I spent a beautiful first day and night there, then came down with a (particularly miserable) cold - throat on fire, raspy cough. Being sick away from home is hard, begin sick in a city like Paris, when you're there for just a…
  • Egg Muffins

    Recipe Girl
    Lori Lange
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Here’s an easy-to-make breakfast treat that is delicious too:  Egg Muffins Hey, it’s weekend breakfast time!  By now, I’ve explained extensively how I feel about weekend breakfasts.  Shove the cereal aside and make something special!  Saturday and Sunday are your two days not to be stressed-out and tired.  Sleep in, put together some sort of tasty breakfast, and get on with your relaxing day, right?!  These little egg muffins aren’t any kind of chore to make at all.  They’re just eggs scrambled with a little milk and adding in your desired fixings.  I…
  • Thai Grilled Shrimp with Black Pepper Sauce

    Steamy Kitchen: recipes and cooking
    Jaden
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    Patience is what we’ve been practicing for the last two months in our house. Going into a major kitchen remodel is never a “fun” thing (well, except picking out wall colors, flooring options and kitchen bling), but I never expected a 2-week stall. So close, yet so far away. We’re currently hung up on the granite cutter. Counters need to be cut and installed before anything else happens. So, I’m being extra patient and resisting the urge to drive to the granite cutter’s shop and doing my Asian mother nagging magic on his team to hurry up! In the meantime,…
  • Nabeyaki Udon (Japanese Hot Pot Thick Noodle Soup in a Metal Pot)

    Wandering Chopsticks: Vietnamese Food, Recipes, and More
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:15 pm
    I have a soft spot for Nabeyaki Udon (Japanese Hot Pot Thick Noodle Soup) since it's the first udon I ever tried long ago. Who can resist thick slurpy udon noodles in a warm savory broth with crispy tempura shrimp? I picked up this 1-quart Dutch metal pot at the thrift store several years ago and knew it was perfect to keep the nabeyaki udon hot. After all nabe means metal pot. The
  • Cauliflower Cake From 'Plenty More'

    Serious Eats
    Maggie Mariolis
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    This savory cake from Yotam Ottolenghi's newest cookbook, Plenty More, is as beautiful as it is unusual: cauliflower florets are suspended in a golden cake with green flecks of basil and a load of parmesan cheese, with an orbit of onion rings on top and crunchy, aromatic seeds gilding the edges. And, as with most of Ottolenghi's out-of-the-box creations, it's just delicious. Read More
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    Amateur Gourmet

  • Lunch at Petit Trois

    Adam Roberts
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Is it possible to go to Paris with your friend Diana, eat yourself silly, then come back from Paris to L.A. only to have a French meal just as good as, if not better than, anything you ate 6,000 miles away? The answer is yes and it happened at Petit Trois where Diana and I went for lunch last week. This place is a marvel, one of the best restaurants I’ve been to anywhere in a long time. Don’t believe me? Prepare to be wowed. Click here to read the rest of this Amateur Gourmet post »
  • The Best Apple Pie I’ve Ever Made

    Adam Roberts
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Memorize this fact about apple pie making, and you’ll be set for life: it’s not about the recipe, it’s about your state of mind. That nugget comes from Craig’s dad, the master of apple pie (see here), who’s said to me, in the past: “I think you’re overthinking it.” And in the past I had overthought it over and over again. But the truth is once you understand the WHY of everything, the rest takes care of itself. And that’s what helped me produce the best apple pie I’ve ever made, the one you see above. Click here to read the rest of…
  • Brenda The Waitress

    Adam Roberts
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:12 pm
    So sad to hear about Jan Hooks, one of the funniest and most original women to ever grace the stage of Saturday Night Live. I knew her best, actually, as Martin Short’s co-star on an NBC special with Phil Hartman that I recorded on a VHS tape and watched over and over again in high school (I still have a lot of it memorized). But nothing comes close to the sketch you see above, considered one of the best SNL sketches of all time. Calling it a sketch, in fact, feels like something of an insult; it’s more of a mini-play and Jan Hooks is wonderful in it. May she rest in peace.
  • Restaurants That Do The Right Thing

    Adam Roberts
    9 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    That sandwich you see towering above you is called the Stella Hero from Stella Barra Pizza, where Craig and I went for lunch before seeing Gone Girl this past Sunday. The question isn’t “what’s in that thing?”, the question is: “What isn’t in that thing?” It’s got smoked ham, turkey, capicola (cured pork shoulder), tomato, Caciocavallo cheese, Giardiniera (a spicy pickled condiment), and lettuce. It’s a sandwich for the ages, served on warm crusty bread that’s a perfect foil for all the soft meats and cheese inside. There really…
  • Richard Kramer’s These Things Happen

    Adam Roberts
    8 Oct 2014 | 12:27 pm
    The older I get, the more my taste has shifted from the realm of CLEVER to the realm of HEART. In my 20s, I devoured books like Pale Fire and A Confederacy of Dunces; in my 30s, I get more excited when a book moves me to tears than when it makes me chuckle knowingly. Enter Richard Kramer. A writer and producer of such shows as thirtysomething, My So-Called Life, Once and Again, Queer as Folk, and Tales of the City, he recently revealed himself as a fan of this very food blog. And in our exchange he’d mentioned the novel he’d written, These Things Happen, which I promptly picked up…
 
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    Steamy Kitchen: recipes and cooking

  • Giveaway: Vanilla Extract, Spices from Rodelle

    Jaden
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:44 am
    I am absolutely addicted to the Rodelle Sriracha Seasoning!!! We used in our Pad Thai Zoodles recipe – and WOW – such intense flavor. Their vanilla extract is amazing too. Top quality, 100% pure vanilla extract. ~jaden   Rodelle Pure Vanilla Extract is America’s fastest growing brand of vanilla extracts. Found in grocery stores throughout North America, they offer the highest quality baking products favored by chefs at home and in professional kitchens. Since 1936, theRodelle family recipe has been strictly followed: combining premium vanilla beans and an advanced…
  • Thai Grilled Shrimp with Black Pepper Sauce

    Jaden
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    Patience is what we’ve been practicing for the last two months in our house. Going into a major kitchen remodel is never a “fun” thing (well, except picking out wall colors, flooring options and kitchen bling), but I never expected a 2-week stall. So close, yet so far away. We’re currently hung up on the granite cutter. Counters need to be cut and installed before anything else happens. So, I’m being extra patient and resisting the urge to drive to the granite cutter’s shop and doing my Asian mother nagging magic on his team to hurry up! In the meantime,…
  • Giveaway: $50 Minted Holiday Cards

    Jaden
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:57 am
    Minted is an online marketplace for beautifully designed cards, artwork, home decor by independent artists! What I love about Minted is their obsession with unique style and design. “Our purpose in life is to uncover exceptional design from all over the world and bring this to savvy consumers who won’t accept anything else.” -Minted I’m featuring their Holiday Cards right now. The cards are so unique, many of them with a special cut or fancy foil (and some that’s even an ornament!) Here are so my of my favorites. Minted is giving us a $50 gift certificate to…
  • Jump

    Jaden
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:41 pm
    I recently heard this quote by Ray Bradbury, “Jump off a cliff and build your wings on the way down.” It’s supposed to be an inspirational quote, but I can’t shake off a animated gif of a disastrous ending. If retelling of inspirational quotes is anything like the game of telephone, perhaps Mr. Bradbury’s original quote was more eloquent. I just can’t imagine a wise person (one so wise that people record soundbites from) choosing those specific words. Perhaps it was a “cloud,” something higher up than a 300 foot cliff. Perhaps he meant…
  • Giveaway: Paderno 4-Blade Spiralizer #2 (yes another one!)

    Jaden
    5 Oct 2014 | 2:59 pm
    This is why we love Paderno! We’re giving away a second unit…..you can enter in both giveaways   I feel so lucky to be able to give away a Paderno 4-Blade Vegetable Spiralizer to one of you!! I’ve written about the Spiralizer in a recent recipe post Pad Thai Zoodles and also reviewed an older version (3-Blade) Paderno product in a video below. Where to find Paderno: Paderno USA Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PadernoUSA Twitter: http://twitter.com/PadernoUSAPinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/PadernoUSA/Instagram: http://instagram.com/paderno_usa   Enter…
 
 
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    Rasa Malaysia: Easy Asian Recipes

  • Honey Lemongrass Baked Chicken

    Rasa Malaysia
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:29 am
    Honey Lemongrass Baked Chicken - honey & lemongrass marinated chicken baked to golden perfection. So easy and yummy for the entire family. The post Honey Lemongrass Baked Chicken appeared first on Rasa Malaysia.
  • Ghost Meringue

    Rasa Malaysia
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:09 am
    Ghost Meringue - the most amazing and cutest cookies for Halloween, sure to please both kids and adults alike with its light, airy texture and good taste. The post Ghost Meringue appeared first on Rasa Malaysia.
  • Blendtec Classic 575 Giveaway

    Rasa Malaysia
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:48 am
    Blendtec Classic 575 Giveaway. MSRP $379.99. US Only. Enter to win! The post Blendtec Classic 575 Giveaway appeared first on Rasa Malaysia.
  • Garlic Parmesan Roasted Butternut Squash

    Rasa Malaysia
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Garlic Parmesan Roasted Butternut squash - sweet tender butternut squash roasted with butter, garlic & Parmesan cheese. So AMAZING you want it every day! The post Garlic Parmesan Roasted Butternut Squash appeared first on Rasa Malaysia.
  • Chicken Fried Rice

    Rasa Malaysia
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:17 am
    Chicken fried rice - a popular fried rice with chicken. Easy chicken fried rice recipe that is healthier & better than regular takeout and takes 20 mins. The post Chicken Fried Rice appeared first on Rasa Malaysia.
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    101 Cookbooks

  • Favorites List (10.17.14)

    Heidi Swanson
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:19 pm
    I've been waking up on the early side lately, and tend to do a bit of reading before the sun rises. Which means(!), I have a few things to share with you. Also, if any of you have any podcasts you're particularly excited about, give a shout in the comments. I'd love to add a few to my list... - Reading this, and reading this. - Watching this, and this. - Honey hunters - Armchair traveling: here, here, here, and here - The Interpreter - Find Your Beach - Lotta + Oaxaca - Rise & Shine - The magic. - To cook: Sprouted Rye Berries & Roasted Cauliflower & Vegetarian Pho - The Head Scarf Tie (via…
  • Spicy Chickpea and Bulgur Soup

    Heidi Swanson
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:33 pm
    I'm deep in the middle of a streak where I cook primarily from other people's cookbooks. Every now and then it's a groove I fall into, sometimes lasting a few weeks, other times a month or two. There's something creatively energizing, and at the same time, relaxing about following a recipe written by another cook or writer I admire. I like to mix it up a bit by alternating between recipes from new volumes (like the one today), and recipes from older titles (the Sopa Verde from last week). It's a practice that tends to shake out the creative cobwebs for me. So, that's where my head was at when…
  • Sopa Verde de Elote

    Heidi Swanson
    2 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Not that I need much encouraging, but I've been compiling a good number of older cookbooks - early titles by authors I love, first editions, and such. The intent is to make them available at some point related to Quitokeeto - perhaps not on the site, more likely at the studio so people can pick and choose and browse in person. An example would be a book like this one - Diana Kennedy's Recipes from the Regional Cooks of Mexico published in 1978. It's the sort of title I like to revisit, for inspiration in my own kitchen, but also to understand what was inspiring Diana Kennedy in the 1970s. One…
  • Bar Tartine Cauliflower Salad

    Heidi Swanson
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:30 pm
    I'm not much of a menu collector, although I have a small stack of gems in one of my desk drawers. A good number of them are menus from past meals at Bar Tartine. For those of you who have yet to visit San Francisco, Bar Tartine is a much loved establishment in the heart of San Francisco's Mission district, just a couple of blocks from the (deservedly famous) namesake bakery. After Tartine, Chad Robertson and Liz Prueitt opened Bar Tartine - nearly ten years ago - and chefs Nick Balla and Cortney Burns have been at the helm since 2011. It's the place Wayne and I like to go to celebrate a…
  • Green Juice

    Heidi Swanson
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Everyone should have a green juice recipe in their repertoire, and this one is a ringer. Its heart and soul is straight green, not at all sweet, with a good amount of lemon-lime tang, and invigorating ginger lift. Like many green juices, it makes you sing from the inside, and is reason enough to invest in a juicer, or dust one off. When I traveled to Paris last year, I spent a beautiful first day and night there, then came down with a (particularly miserable) cold - throat on fire, raspy cough. Being sick away from home is hard, begin sick in a city like Paris, when you're there for just a…
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    Dona Lupe's Kitchen

  • Drought in California

    Gina Ruiz
    11 Oct 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Disclosure: The California Farm Water Coalition invited me on the tour at their expense with the exception of our rental car (our choice). That tour inspired but did not influence me in this series of posts. Thoughts and opinions are my own. I’ve lived in California most of my life. I was born here and no matter how far I roam, I always come back home to Cali. It is the place my soul is replenished. In the 1970s we had a really bad drought. I remember saving every bit of water we had in the house. If we took a shower, we had buckets in the shower with us to catch the water. We used that…
  • Crea Futuro

    Gina Ruiz
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    One of the things I love about Latinos is that entrepreneurial spirit. Whether it be selling oranges or flowers on the roadside, opening up a restaurant, designing an app or working out of their backyard restoring old cars someone is always doing something to build a life for themselves without limits. I’m kinda sorta one of those entrepreneurs and I started early. My sisters and I would sell tortas we made at home. We’d make a ton, wrap them in foil and take them over to the park where the guys were playing soccer. We sold everything we made. We were only in our teens. That time in my…
  • Albondigas with La Morena Chipotle Sauce

    Gina Ruiz
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. When I was growing up there weren’t all the Latin food stores there are now. In each Latino neighborhood you might find a small store that carried specialty products, but not much. If you really wanted great ingredients, you headed into Downtown L.A. to the Grand Central Market. Living in Atwater Village, DTLA was not far, but not so close either. We made do most of the time with the corner store and I’d ride over on my bike a lot to pick up chiles, tortillas and whatnot for my…
  • Girl Power!

    Gina Ruiz
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Growing up, I was definitely NOT empowered. I was shy and retiring (don’t laugh, it’s true!).  I was afraid to meet people or talk, so much so that my kindergarten teacher in the early ’60s told my mother she thought I was “retarded.” I overheard and was mortified and began talking in class so no one would think that again. I remain garrulous to this day. STOP laughing. I am half Mexican-American and half Gringa (Anglo-Saxon descent with some Irish thrown in as well as Scandinavian, according to my family tree and DNA). My Mexican grandparents instilled a great pride in me for all…
  • Experimenting with El Yucateco Habanero Sauces in Traditional Recipes

    Gina Ruiz
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Pasta e fagioli In this house a lot of cooking happens. Sometimes it’s me making jam and the family recipes I love to create or experiment with and sometimes it is Gianfranco Minuz, a Michelin-starred chef that graces my kitchen with his beautiful cooking. We learn from each other. I delight in showing him the Mexican food that is obscure, different or just spicy like habanero and he loves showing me his Italian recipes from the Tre Venezia area he hails from. The sauce was easy to find…
 
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    SimplyRecipes.com

  • Classic Baked Acorn Squash

    Elise
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Always a favorite at our Thanksgiving table is baked acorn squash. They’re so easy! The hardest part is cutting the squash in half—you need a sharp knife and a strong, steady hand. But then all you have to do is scoop out the seeds, score the inside, dot with butter and brown sugar or maple syrup and bake. To eat you can cut them in wedges, or keep them in halves and scoop out the flesh with a spoon. Continue reading "Classic Baked Acorn Squash" »
  • Farro with Swiss Chard and Radicchio

    Elise
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Do you ever eat farro? It’s an ancient grain related to wheat. It has a wonderfully nutty, rich flavor and works beautifully as a side dish to chicken and pork. You cook it much like you would prepare a rice pilaf—sautéing garlic and onions first, adding the farro and water and simmering until done. Continue reading "Farro with Swiss Chard and Radicchio" »
  • Honey Mustard Chicken

    Elise
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:29 pm
    This is one of those lazy days, couldn’t be easier, don’t have to think about it and it still turns out great, dishes. You just mix honey, Dijon mustard, and olive oil together and pour it over chicken thighs in a casserole dish and bake until done. Continue reading "Honey Mustard Chicken" »
  • French Toast

    Elise
    11 Oct 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Is there nothing better than French toast for Sunday breakfast? Thick slices of bread, soaked in a mixture of beaten eggs with milk and cinnamon, toasted in a frying pan, and served with butter and maple syrup, this has to be one of our favorite, and most indulgent, breakfast dishes. Continue reading "French Toast" »
  • Butternut Squash Apple Soup

    Elise
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:42 pm
    It’s the season for butternut squash! The workhorse of the winter squashes, butternut squash is perfect for cooking up into a hearty soup, so welcome when the cold weather arrives. Butternut squash can be a challenge to cut raw (see our easy how-to here), it’s so much meatier than mostly hollow pumpkins. Continue reading "Butternut Squash Apple Soup" »
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  • The Perfect Friday Night

    rsdailythought
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on RealSimple.com 10 Secrets of Home Cooks (And How You Can Become One, Too!) 8 Surprising Health Benefits of Red Wine 6 Couples Costumes Your Partner Won’t Be Embarrassed to WearFiled under: Daily Thought
  • 3 Important Things to Do Today

    rsdailythought
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on RealSimple.com 31 Vegetarian Recipes for the Month of October 8 Scary-Good Halloween Cookies 12 Laundry Mistakes You’re Probably Making Filed under: Daily Thought
  • Emma Watson’s Powerful Message to Girls

    rsdailythought
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on RealSimple.com 12 Laundry Mistakes You’re (Probably) Making 1o Organizing Hacks for a Clutter-Free Home 6 Couples Costumes Your Partner Won’t Be Embarrassed to WearFiled under: Daily Thought
  • Meryl Streep On Passion

    rsdailythought
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on RealSimple.com 12 Laundry Mistakes You’re (Probably) Making 1o Organizing Hacks for a Clutter-Free Home 6 Couples Costumes Your Partner Won’t Be Embarrassed to WearFiled under: Daily Thought
  • Mindy Kaling Isn’t a Morning Person

    rsdailythought
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:20 am
    Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on RealSimple.com 31 Vegetarian Recipes for the Month of October 8 Scary-Good Halloween Cookies 12 Laundry Mistakes You’re Probably Making Filed under: Daily Thought
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    Food & Wine: Articles

  • City Guide: Rouen, France

    8 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    Photo Courtesy of Christiane Lemieux The City Rouen is one of my favorite destinations in France. It is the capital of Normandy and has been claimed by some to be the birthplace of Impressionism. As a student of Art History, I can't resist a stop at Monet's gorgeous home in Giverny, which is on the road between Rouen and Paris. Impressionist painters from Monet to Gaugin and Pisarro flocked to Rouen from Paris for the gorgeous light and change of scenery. To this day, Monet’s ...
  • Top Chef 12: Boston

    7 Oct 2014 | 11:31 am
    In this Article Top Chef: Boston Video Top Chef: Boston Contestants Top Chef Season 12 Overview "Top Chef: Boston," the twelth season of the Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series, premieres Wednesday, October 15 at 10 pm ET/PT. Returning to the judges table for the new season in New England are head judge Tom Colicchio, judges Gail Simmons, Hugh Acheson and host Padma Lakshmi. For the first time ever, a “Top Chef” winner is joining the judgin...
  • Host An Epic Halloween Party With Gnarly Head Wines

    7 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    Photo Courtesy of the Gnarly Head BE A LOCAL LEGEND Halloween is one of the most popular holidays of the year—and not just for kids anymore. It turns out adults also want to make costumes, carve pumpkins, and turn their abodes into terrifying haunted houses. For this spookiest of celebrations, plan a ghoulish bash for friends and family complete with seasonal appetizers and great wines, like Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel. Over the years, locals in Lodi, California, have noti...
  • Pair Fall Favorites With The Darker Side of Gnarly

    2 Oct 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Photo Courtesy of the Gnarly Head WARM UP WITH WINTER SQUASH Produced from grapes from select vineyards throughout Lodi, California, Gnarly Head’s Authentic Black was aged on oak for 12 months to craft a smooth and opulent red wine. In this region, where long summer days and cool nights provide the ideal climate for growing full-flavored grapes in well-draining sandy soil, you’ll also find local farms harvesting some of the autumn’s most cherished winter squashes; California a...
  • The People's Best New Bars 2014: Press Materials

    4 Sep 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Press Release—For distribution beginning September 17, 2014 at 10 am EDT Download Press Release --> Style Guide & FAQ Style and Usage Guide Download Guide (PDF) Frequently Asked Questions Download FAQ (PDF) Graphics Logos Download Color Logo (PDF) Download Black & White Logo (PDF) Postcards Download Postcard (PDF) Download Sheet of 4 Postcards (PDF) Button Download Button (PDF)
 
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    Portland Oregon Food and Drink

  • I’m So Over Pumpkin Spice

    Food Dude
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:40 am
    Pumpkin-spice – it’s everywhere this year. What is all the fuss about? On a recent walk, I broke down and stopped at a Starbucks to try this mystical beverage that seems to appear at least once in every 20 something’s Facebook stream. It’s been ten years since Starbucks invented the pumpkin-spice latte, and it seems the buzz has grown every year. It’s even got it’s own #PSL hashtag on Twitter. That it’s been widely reported this year that the syrup used in the drink doesn’t even contain pumpkin hasn’t seemed to dampen enthusiasm. Can I…
  • Bluehour Fire Victim Sues for Injuries

    Food Dude
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:58 am
    Back in April of 2013, Bluehour bartender Steven Grimm was seriously burned and hospitalized after a fire. At the time, owner Bruce Carey said, “Last evening at around 9:00 pm there was an accidental fire at Bluehour.  Our bartender Steve Grimm has been treated at a local hospital and he is expected to return home today. The fire was the result of a high proof alcohol that inadvertently ignited while preparing a cocktail. We are grateful to our amazing staff for acting so quickly and efficiently. We are working diligently to put the bar back in full operation. We will be closed for…
  • Ruth Reichl Weighs in on Paris Restaurant “Jules Vern”

    Food Dude
    10 Oct 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Ouch! In my last news roundup, I mentioned Ruth Reichl‘s blog, and writings about a recent trip to Portland. She has followed her original piece with two more, the latest covering Feast Portland, Salt & Straw, Portland Farmers Market, and Longbaan. Most recently she traveled to the French Restaurant Jules Vern by famed restaurateur Alain Ducasse, which is halfway up the Eiffel Tower. Ruth posted about them in a piece titled, “Paris – One Sad Night“. Unfortunately, it didn’t live up to her Portland experiences. Of the interior, she says, “I felt as if I…
  • Is MSG Set for a Comeback?

    Food Dude
    10 Oct 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Monosodium glutamate, or MSG, is a type of sodium salt, a naturally-occurring non-essential amino acid. For years it has been used as a food enhancer, which gives a umami taste that intensifies meaty, savory flavors. For years it was commonly used in restaurants, but most stopped after the salt reports that large doses can cause headaches and other types of discomfort – though in controlled studies scientists haven’t been able to find a link. Because of these rumors, usage has fallen over the years, even in Chinese and Japanese restaurants where it used to be a mainstay in the…
  • Coffee Fest, Black Burgers, Airline Food at Home!

    Food Dude
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:47 pm
    The Coffee Fest Tradeshow is coming to Portland. Usually held in Seattle, it will be in Portland on October 17th – 19th at the Oregon Convention Center. Designed for those involved with retailing coffee, tea and related products, the festival covers barista certification, latte art championships, best coffeehouse and espresso competitions, coffee education and lots of exhibitors. More information here.   A bit more on Le Vieux which is taking over the Noisette space in NW Portland. San Francisco restaurateurs Annette Yang’s is partnering with chef Brian Leitner. He worked as…
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    Start Cooking

  • Lasagna

    28 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Easy lasagna recipe video: Here is the secret on how to create the magic layers for an amazing pasta meal.
  • English Muffin Pizzas

    14 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    English Muffin Pizzas are a great snack or a meal, and they're perfect for a party. They take no time to prepare and they cook up in just 10 minutes.
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies! This step-by-step video on how to make chocolate chip cookies will give you all the tips and techniques you need to bake your own fantastic cookies. Enjoy!
  • Microwaving Bacon

    17 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Cooking bacon does not need to be difficult. Watch this startcooking video to learn a simple and easy way to microwave bacon. Enjoy!
  • Shrimp Scampi

    3 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Shrimp scampi are delicious and can be cooked in minutes! They are perfect when you have no time to cook. You just have to follow a few simple steps and you'll be ready to eat a tasty, zesty meal!
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    Spices of Life

  • Saucy Garlic-Roasted Pork with Broccoli Slaw

    Debby Richards
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:25 pm
    4 to 6 Servings   1 ½ pounds boneless pork tenderloin or center-cut pork loin, trimmed fo fat and gristle Marinade/Sauce: (mix together in a bowl) ¾ cup hoisin sauce 5 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons rice wine or sake 2 tablespoons chopped garlic 2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger ½ cup water   1 bag (9 ounces) shredded broccoli slaw (3 ½ cups) 1 ½ cups grated carrots ½ pound angel hair pasta 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil   1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil. 2. Put the trimmed pork in a bowl. Spoon one-third of the Marinade…
  • Foods for “Late Summer” and Autumn

    Debby Richards
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:21 pm
    The Chinese believe that there are foods that correspond to each season, nourishing the body for optimum health. But unlike the western calendar, they also believe that there is another season besides summer, autumn, winter, and spring. And that is precisely the time of year we are enjoying right now which is “late summer”. Late summer is the transitional time between summer and fall. It is the beginning of harvest time. Ripe fruits are falling to the ground and vegetables like squash and pumpkin are growing big and plump. Since Asian cooks believe that the best foods that can be eaten…
  • Rainbow vegetarian salad topped with a spicy tahini dressing

    Debby Richards
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Serves 4 Sichuanese chefs make a popular spicy sesame dressing for noodles and salads. Traditionally, the sauce is made with toasted sesame paste sold in Asian markets. For convenience sake, I’ve developed a recipe where I substitute tahini paste or peanut butter, which is much more readily available, but no less delicious. Serve at room temperature or prepare in advance, refrigerate, and serve slightly chilled.   TAHINI DRESSING: 1 4-inch piece fresh ginger 7 cloves garlic 1 cup sesame tahini paste, mixed thoroughly to combine the paste with the liquid 1/ 4 cup soy sauce 1 /4 cup…
  • Summer’s Bounty

    Debby Richards
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:19 pm
    It’s once again that time of year when planning dinner or any meal is a pleasure as local farmer’s markets shelves are heaped with freshly-picked fruits and vegetables. I await this time with anticipation since I like to keep things simple and it’s the easiest time to do that- especially if your diet is leaning towards an emphasis on vegetables, which more and more people are doing these days. We started learning about the different vitamins in fruits and vegetables many years ago, but in the early eighties researchers started positively identifying other health-giving properties such…
  • SUMMER IS THE TIME TO PREPARE MEAL-IN-ONE SALADS WITH FRESH, SEASONAL VEGETABLES IN RAINBOW COLORS

    Debby Richards
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    Summer is a high energy/ yang period when the fire element dominates (You can really feel it these days with the hot and humid weather, plus global warming). Some Chinese doctors recommend cutting back on coffee, red meats, and other heavy foods which tend to have a heating effect on the body and create sluggishness. That is why we crave seafood (especially from cold waters), salads with lots of raw vegetables, soy products and other cooling foods which tend to remove heat from the body. Since all types of local seasonal vegetables are at their peak in the farmer’s markets and in stores,…
 
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    Vegan Bits

  • Native Foods Expansion

    Lane
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Downstairs in the kitchen of the new Native Foods Cafe, Jackie Perez preps the meat and sauerkraut for a Reuben sandwich. It's 11:45 a.m., 30 minutes before the two-hour lunch rush will start, bringing in hundreds of hungry businessmen and women from around Dupont Circle. Perez, the restaurant's national kitchen trainer, is surrounded by a […]
  • Let Them Eat Vegan Wedding Cake

    Lane
    9 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Her family wasn’t vegetarian – let alone vegan – but they never used butter, milk or eggs in their baking. “That’s just the way they baked,” said Kristi Touchette, 40. She’s not sure why, but recalls a relative mentioning a connection to the Depression, when eggs and milk were in short supply so cake recipes […]
  • The Secret of These New Veggie Burgers: Plant Blood

    Lane
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Patrick Brown, a 60-year-old Stanford University professor turned first-time entrepreneur, says he has found the secret to replicating the taste of red meat: plant “blood.” On a recent afternoon in his company’s expansive laboratory, Mr. Brown poured a deep-red liquid into a plastic cup. The thin concoction looks like blood, has the same distinct metallic […]
  • 5 Awesome Reasons We Could Have a Vegan America by 2050

    Lane
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:55 am
    After undergoing quadruple bypass surgery in 2004 and a later stent surgery, Bill Clinton adopted a vegan diet in 2010. Since then, he’s lost 20 pounds, and is now an advocate for vegan and meatless diets. “I like the vegetables, the fruits, the beans, the stuff I eat now,” Clinton told a CNN reporter. “All my […]
  • Vegan America by 2050?

    Lane
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:55 pm
    I'm making a prediction: America will be vegan by 2050. Sound preposterous? Not if we work together to make it happen. Consider that until the 1900s millions of young children worked in our factories... and how untenable that would be today. Consider that a country built on the backs of slaves elected Barack Obama in […]
 
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  • Surf N’ Turf Egg Rolls Video

    Sara O'Donnell
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    We have a saying amongst our friends, “I’m keeping the dream alive.” It is usually said more during holidays… when we are feeling nostalgic The post Surf N’ Turf Egg Rolls Video appeared first on Average Betty.
  • Surf N’ Turf Egg Rolls Recipe

    Sara O'Donnell
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    This is an ideal use of leftovers from the crown jewel of celebration meals, Surf N' Turf. If you happen to have leftovers that is The post Surf N’ Turf Egg Rolls Recipe appeared first on Average Betty.
  • WeMo Enabled Crock-Pot 6 Qt. Smart Slow Cooker

    Sara O'Donnell
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    We have officially become The Jetson’s and it isn’t the Apple Watch that pushed us out of the grey area. It’s the WeMo Enabled Crock-Pot 6 Qt. Smart Slow Cooker The post WeMo Enabled Crock-Pot 6 Qt. Smart Slow Cooker appeared first on Average Betty.
  • Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Cake Video

    Sara O'Donnell
    10 Oct 2014 | 3:53 pm
    There are a number of reasons to make cake in the crock pot. Mine being that it's still hotter than all get out in Southern California and I don't feel like turning on the oven The post Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Cake Video appeared first on Average Betty.
  • Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Cake Recipe

    Sara O'Donnell
    10 Oct 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Cake is surprisingly moist. Serve warm with ice cream or cool and frost with Vanilla Buttercream The post Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Cake Recipe appeared first on Average Betty.
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    waiterrant.net

  • Brunch Is for Jerks?

    guru
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:29 pm
    A couple of days ago a friend of mine, an avowed foodie, texted the above picture to my cell phone. “I disagree,” I wrote back. “As do I,” he replied. “Sometimes that’s my only meal!” I like brunch, but brunch done right. Post-waiter-stress trauma makes me leery of places that crank out fusion cuisine or Tex-Mex six days a week and then offer overpriced eggs on Sunday. Cooks making stuff outside their usual routine produce results ranging from bleh to disastrous. Did we forget Anthony Bourdain’s warning about chefs unloading the week’s leftovers by masking them with…
  • Clouds of Unknowing

    guru
    27 Apr 2014 | 11:13 pm
    I’m in the break room writing my notes while my coworker Jorge fiddles with his iPhone. “Check this shit out,” he says. I look up from my paperwork. My younger colleagues are very enamored with their smartphones. “What?” I say. “Siri,” Jorge says. “What planes are flying overhead?” “You’re kidding me.” Jorge’s phone beeps and he hands it to me. “Take a look.” Sure enough, the screen displays the flight numbers of all the planes soaring above our heads. “Ahmed!” I say. “Hand me the Stinger…
  • Decade

    guru
    26 Apr 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Waiter Rant is ten years old today. If you told me when I wrote that first post that it would lead to book deals, the NYT Bestseller List, Oprah, The Today Show and hundreds of radio and print interviews I would have said you were suffering from cocaine induced psychosis. But that’s indeed what happened. Life is wondrous and strange. So much has happened to me in those ten years. I owe the faithful readers of this blog more thanks than mere words can express. Of course, my agent Farley Chase has to be singled out for his perseverance and optimism as well as the good folks at Harper…
  • Nice Guy

    guru
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:55 pm
    It’s a cold December night and I’m taking my co-worker Tamisha home. She missed her bus and I don’t want her waiting at a bus stop freezing and alone. What can I say? I’m a nice guy. “You sure you know the way?” I say, guiding my car through the streets of Newark. “Sorry,” Tamisha says. I always take the bus and don’t drive. My sense of direction is rusty.” To my the right glass sheathed apartment buildings designed by Mies van der Rohe tower over us, their windows winking like a binary code of light and dark squares. Ahead of us the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart sits on a…
  • The Greatest Casualty

    guru
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:01 pm
    It’s 10:00 PM and I’m sitting in the day room of the psych unit writing my patient notes. Because the hospital’s somewhat antediluvian, I have to scribble them out by hand. Unfortunately a Medicare auditor recently complained she couldn’t read my chicken scratch so my boss advised me improve my penmanship. Abandoning the cursive scrawl of my youth, I slowly print words like disorganized, delusional, and confabulating with the care of a medieval monk transcribing an illuminated manuscript. Well, you can almost read it. After half an hour of writing the arthritis in wrist suddenly…
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    Coconut & Lime // Rachel Rappaport

  • Meyer Lemon Ginger Beer Rock Shandy

    Rachel Rappaport
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Ingredients:1 cup Meyer lemon juice (from about 7 lemons)4 cups very cold water3 tablespoons liquid turbinado sugar, simple syrup or agave nectar3 cups ginger beer1/2 teaspoon bittersDirections:In a medium pitcher, stir together the lemon juice, water, syrup until fully incorporated. Carefully stir in the ginger beer. Sprinkle with bitters. Serve immediately.  My thoughts:A rock shandy is a non-alcoholic version of a shandy (which is beer mixed with lemonade or soda) frequently made with citrus fruit. I've been on a big ginger beer kick lately so I thought I'd try it with sweet-tart…
  • Tuna Dandelion Green Pasta Salad

    Rachel Rappaport
    12 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Ingredients:10 oz rotini2 cups finely chopped dandelion greens10 oz canned solid white albacore in water, drained1 small onion, diced1 stalks celery, diced2 tablespoons capote capers2 green onions, diceddressing:1/4 cup mayonnaise1 1/2 teaspoon Dijon1/2 teaspoon juice from the caper jar1/2 teaspoon ground peri perifreshly ground black pepperDirections:Bring a large pot of water to boil. Cook the pasta until al dente. In the last minute of cooking, toss in the dandelion greens. Drain and cool completely.In a large bowl, toss together the tuna, pasta mixture, capers, onion, green onion, celery…
  • Butternut Squash Pork Tacos

    Rachel Rappaport
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Ingredients:2 1/2 lb boneless pork roast 1 1/2 lb (peeled, seeded) butternut squash, cut into 2 inch half moons*2 jalapenos, sliced1 onion, sliced 1/4 cup red wine vinegar1 teaspoon granulated garlicto serve:taco sized tortillasshredded Mexican cheesessour creamhot saucelettuceDirections:Place the butternut squash in the bottom of a 4 qt slow cooker. Place the pork on top the squash and then scatter the remaining ingredients on top. Cook on low 8-10 hours. Remove the pork and shred. Use a slotted spoon or spider to scoop out the solid ingredients from the slow cooker insert. Place in a medium…
  • Chorizo Autumn Vegetable Soup

    Rachel Rappaport
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Ingredients:group #11 acorn squash, cubed2 carrots, cut into coins2 very large parsnips, diced2 stalks celery, diced1 Walla Walla onion, diced2 cloves garlic, minced1 teaspoon ground peri peri8 cups Swanson chicken broth*sea saltfreshly ground black peppergroup #21 bunch lacinato kale12 oz Portuguese-style chorizo, cut into coins and lightly brownedDirections:Add the ingredients from group #1 to a 6 quart slow cooker. Cook on low 8-10 hrs. Stir in group #2. Cover and cook on low 20 additional minutes. *Depending on the size of your vegetables, you might need slightly more stock. It should…
  • Cheddar Broccoli Mashed Potatoes

    Rachel Rappaport
    6 Oct 2014 | 4:40 am
    Ingredients:2 lbs Yukon Gold Potatoes, cubed1 large broccoli crown, cut into florets (about 1 1/2 cups florets)2 cloves garlic1/3 cup extra sharp cheddar1/4 cup milk1 tablespoon butterDirections:Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the broccoli, garlic and potatoes. Boil until the potatoes are fork-tender. Drain, mash in remaining ingredients. Serve immediately. My thoughts:It is mashed potato season again! I love them any time of the year but in the summer it is just too hot to boil water sometimes! This is one of my favorite ways to make mashed potatoes; there is no need for a…
 
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    Cooking with Anne

  • Apple Cakey Pie Thing Gooey Goodness

    Anne Coleman
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    A couple weeks ago I came across a cake on a site (thanks to Mark Boxshus, A.K.A. Boscoe the Cookie Doctor) and thought it looked awesome, but there was no way it would work. I also thought it would be awesome with a topping like the one we use for Nana's Apple Cake.I had no idea how this monster of a thing would turn out so I tried it. I tweaked it here and there and made it several times before I was happy with it. Just the photos alone on Facebook and Instagram stirred people.When I posted to Instagram I called it: "Apple cakey pie thing gooey goodness" and SoVeryDomestic remarked, "That…
  • Apple Season

    Anne Coleman
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:46 am
    Apples from friends are the best!It's no surprise to anyone I know that fall is my favorite time of year. There are so many reasons why, but one of the biggest is that it's prime time for apples. I have my favorites there, as well; Granny Smith or Pink Lady for eating, and a mix of Granny Smith and Macintosh for baking and cooking. Just this month I was introduced to SweeTango apples and fell in love with those, too.I also get into the kitchen more in autumn, with apples ripe for the picking, pumpkins abound and meats being smoked for preserving ... it just makes me want to cook - and eat!
  • Butternut Squash and Ricotta Pizza

    Anne Coleman
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:10 am
    I do so love this pizza ... I mean, I could eat one by myself, and not one slice,  the whole thing! There's a beautiful play of flavors here; sweet roasted butternut squash and onion, garlicky ricotta, tangy Parmesan all on a chewy crust, it's just the best bite.Look for squash that are dull skinned, heavy for their size with an intact and firm, dry stem. They should have a deep color and the skin should not be easily scratched or nicked. Once you have the right squash, you're ready to go!Butternut Squash and Ricotta PizzaMakes 1 pizza - serves 4 to 6Ingredients:1 pound butternut squash,…
  • Emeril's Italian Table at Sands Bethlehem Review and Giveaway

    Anne Coleman
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    This is the entrance from the hotel side of the restaurant. It's quite stunning!Saturday night I had the pleasure of dining at yet another of Emeril Lagasse's restaurants here in Bethlehem, Pa and once again it was a wonderful experience. Dave and I seem to only be getting out together when I get these opportunities and I jump at each one. I think we're getting a little spoiled, but I know neither of us minds.Emeril's Italian Table is decidedly less "fancy" than Emeril's Chop House, and I'm certain it's meant to be that way. The decor is more rustic and the wait staff is more laid back…
  • Chicken Cannelloni

    Anne Coleman
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:02 am
    Chicken Cannelloni Cannelloni is a lovely stuffed pasta dish very popular in Italian cuisine. Usually pasta sheets, cannelloni shells or manicotti shells are used. I improvised and used egg roll wrappers instead. Egg roll wrappers are a pasta, but a very thin and delicate one, which just adds to the appeal of this dish. Egg roll wrappers are also far easier to stuff and roll than cooked pasta shells, which can be slippery and messy and often split or fall apart when stuffing. The whole process goes far smoother when time is of the essence - which is always around here.I love a…
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    Cheese and Biscuits

  • Ippudo, St Giles

    15 Oct 2014 | 6:07 am
    There's always a risk in expanding a restaurant abroad that there will be some aspects of your style or facility, happily accepted as normal in your home country, that will not sit well with your new audience. TGI Friday's, for example, has become notorious for the kind of gurning over-familiarity of service that British people dismiss as "typically American" but which presumably great swathes of the US consider perfectly satisfactory. And at the other end of the scale, the typical level of "service" encountered in a huge number of high-end Parisian cafés would be considered nothing short of…
  • Kanada-Ya, Covent Garden

    6 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    "I don't care how warm it is outside," said my friend as the mercury topped 20 degrees Celsius at the start of October, and the sun cracked the pavements on the streets of Battersea, "I'm wearing my winter coat. I've waited long enough." I know how she feels, although not about clothes, which as anyone who's ever met me will not be surprised ranks just between reality TV and cross-country skiing on my list of interests. My problem with the Indian summer is that I have been waiting far too long to snuggle up to a bowl of ramen or a portion of spicy tom yam soup and it's got to the stage when…
  • Salvation in Noodles, Dalston

    1 Oct 2014 | 5:01 am
    Opening a Vietnamese noodle shop in Dalston has, it must be said, a touch of the coals-to-Newcastle about it. The main thoroughfare in this part of town is Kingsland Road, home to a huge number of Vietnamese restaurants, many of them extremely good (the Viet Grill is, and always has been my own favourite) and most of them able to knock up a comforting bowl of Pho faster than you can say Ăn ngon nhé. But I've said it before and I'll keep saying it until (and until well after) you're all entirely sick of hearing it, there is no reason to complain about somewhere being a bit derivative, or…
  • Barrafina, Covent Garden

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
    It was on holiday in Japan a few years ago when I first heard about a strange phenomenon known as Paris Syndrome. To the Japanese, so the story goes, Paris is shorthand for everything attractive about European culture - beautiful buildings, wonderful food, museums, art galleries, shops and cafés, an idealised dreamworld concocted by vivid imaginations and (presumably helped somewhat by the French tourist board) Hollywood movies like Ratatouille or Midnight in Paris. Many Japanese are obsessed with Paris, and hold it as their life's ambition to travel there. And then they do travel there, and…
  • Bleecker St Burger, Old Spitalfields Market

    24 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    As a sort of comfort food double-bill with the excellent Sticky Wings, I thought I'd put down a few words on the equally excellent Bleecker Burger, veterans (I'm sure they won't mind me saying) of the streetfood scene, who are currently pitching up at Old Spitalfields Market from Wednesday to Sunday. You'd think after all these years of Burgers In London that there wouldn't be much more to say about the subject. After reading this post you may still think the same. But though we may very well have reached market saturation in many respects, there is equally no reason to ignore, or even…
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    Fussy Eater

  • What a Munchkin Aspires to: Sweet Potato Doughnuts at Bostonia Public House

    16 Oct 2014 | 3:07 pm
    You should definitely read Lisa Johnson's fabulous post on our lunch at Bostonia Public House. Here's a sneak peak of our sweet potato doughnuts:The doughnuts were served warm with vanilla glaze laced with cinnamon. Lisa described them as tasting like French toast. The natural sweetness from the sweet potato base made inside taste naturally sweet not just cakey like other doughnuts. We were served about 9 doughnuts so they were great for sharing. Read more about the rest of our experience here! Lunch at Bostonia Public House
  • Comfort Food with Stephen Colbert and Jamie Oliver

    6 Oct 2014 | 8:37 pm
    I need this book. Watching Stephen Colbert and Jamie Oliver dish over comfort food is kind of like watching carb prozac. Enjoy!The Colbert ReportGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Colbert Report on Facebook
  • Bakes For Breast Cancer Holds First Annual #OfficeBakeSale

    26 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    Get your oven mitts ready! Our friends over at Bakes for Breast Cancer are making it fun and easy to participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October. Here are details:Bakes for Breast Cancer, Inc., a regional non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research and care, is launching its first month-long “Office Bake Sale” campaign on October 1, 2014. Participants simply bring baked goods or sweet treats to work and sell them in their office during the month of October, also known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.“By selling just a few…
  • The 15th Annual Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer is Happening May 5 - 11!

    6 May 2014 | 10:42 am
    Folks, it's one of the greatest times of the year in Boston for dessert! Here is all the info you need to enjoy local desserts for a good cause:Treat the special women in your life to decadent desserts while also helping fight breast cancer during Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer from May 5 through Mother’s Day on May 11. Restaurants, supermarkets, bakeries, cafés, chocolate and ice cream shops throughout Massachusetts will participate in Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer.Establishments have the option to designate all sales of one specific dessert or fifty-percent of proceeds from their entire…
  • The Cinnamon Rice Pudding at Anna's Taqueria

    7 Mar 2014 | 2:39 pm
    I'm not a big rice or bread pudding fan mostly because everytime I've tried them they have always been mushy and gross. However, while at Anna's Taqueria inhaling a grilled steak quesadilla, I noticed they had rice pudding and thought I would give it a try. It was yummy, pleasantly mushy yet structured enough not to be sloppy when you eat it. Also this cinnamon dusting on top was everything and goes perfectly with your Mexican Coke:
 
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    Passport Delicious | Chicago Restaurant Blog | London Restaurant Blog and Reviews | Londonelicious

  • Where I’ve Been Eating in London Lately, Autumn Edition

    Krista
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:05 am
    Click to view slideshow. September is gone! October is upon us. My bank account dwindles…London is just too exciting! There is too much to do! Too much to see! Too much to EAT. Yet, my London restaunt blog sits ignored. Let me try to do something about that. Here’s where I’ve been eating lately. If you can’t tell, I’m on a bit of a Chinese and Spanish kick at the moment. Gourmet San, Bethnal Green. My friend JP and I did a little Szechuan crawl one night, inspired by our mutual love of Sichuan Folk off Brick Lane. We had high hopes, but Gourmet San let us down.
  • Bob Bob Ricard, I Love You

    Krista
    12 Oct 2014 | 2:02 am
    When people would ask me what I missed most about London, I would tell them honestly, “Waitrose. And Bob Bob Ricard.” American supermarkets were fluorescent nightmares, and American restaurants were full of cheap chairs and limited sparkling wine choices. I ran away from the Jewel’s and Dominick’s of the world, and started doing most of my shopping at the very tiny Green Grocer, which had everything I needed, really. (But still, no Waitrose.) And I found myself spending more and more time in the velvet and brass lobby bars of the grand hotels — The Four Seasons,…
  • Please Help Me Fix My WordPress Site…

    Krista
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:03 am
    ***UPDATE: Thank you to the Internet and @cayloe for pointing me to this post, which explains the song “this is what you want, this is what you get” playing on your site. After 10 years as a loyal Sitemeter subscriber, I have removed their code from my website.*** After a frustrating few hours under the hood of my website yesterday, I am ready to throw in the towel. But maybe there is someone out there who can help me. A few months ago, I noticed that occasionally, when I loaded my WordPress site, it would play a song. The song goes something like “This is what you want,…
  • Little London Obsessions

    Krista
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:06 am
    My obsession with London knows no bounds. Some of you will get tired of me talking about this, but…I am not sorry. Waitrose!! Double-decker buses! Pubs! Men in suits! Tuxedos on the tube! Cheap flights to everywhere!! Life is good. It’s nice to be back, and in a way, to be reunited with my London restaurant blog, which I am stretching and changing. Here’s what else I’ve been obsessed with lately. Orla Keily’s collection of shoes at Clark’s. I’ve written before about my obsession with Clarks in London. Some people — the ones not in the know…
  • Where I’ve Been Eating in London Lately, Summer Edition

    Krista
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    Yeah, bitches! (See picture.) Time goes too quickly. How long have I  been here already? Almost three months. Give me my time back, please, someone. I grow old, I grow old. (Not into the trousers rolled.) Where have I been eating lately, while the clock has been a-ticking? Here, in no particular order. Lyle’s, 56 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch. I like the feel of Lyle’s. The older I get, the more clarity I want. I want clean, I want simple. And Lyle’s decor delivers on that. It is an oasis of calm, albeit with terrible acoustics. (There’s something to be said for…
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    Going Gluten-Free

  • GF Sweet & Saltines

    9 Oct 2014 | 7:41 pm
    Last weekend we went to a pot-luck at a friend's house.  It was a lovely autumn evening, and we ate chili, salad, and lots of goodies there that I could not eat.  Sigh.  Such is the plague and curse of going to a pot-luck and being the only person who's gluten-free.  I had stopped at my favorite, local, gluten-free bakery and picked up a batch of cupcakes to take with me so I could have dessert.  I'm still allowing myself a weekly indulgence, even though I'm working on being a Trim Healthy Mama. Dinner was great, my friend assured me she made her chili with her own…
  • White Chicken Chili

    8 Oct 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Autumn is here.  Leaves are falling (much to my husband's chagrin).  Evenings are getting colder.  People are getting sicknesses.  In fact, hubby's in the throes of an awful cold right now, poor guy!  Was sitting here, thinking, what can I feed him for dinner that is yummy, warm, comforting.  He's at work, had to trudge downtown today for an important meeting.  He'll be coming home later, tired, most likely frustrated at either traffic or train ride, wanting something that will be ready the instant he walks in the door. He's always talking about an amazing…
  • Crock Pot Beef & Mushrooms

    6 Oct 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Somehow, starting THM (you sick of Trim Healthy Mama, yet?  I'm not!!!!)...anyway....Coming up with on-plan recipes and dinners have rekindled my love for experimentation.  It's quickly dropped temperatures here in the northeast, and life has gotten a lot busier.  When it's cold, and we're busy, I rely heavily on my crockpot.  Tonight is no different.  My oldest had classes at her co-op, we have bowling and Chik-fil-A with our friends this afternoon, and dinner needed to be ready when we got home so that hubby can go off and enjoy the football game with his cigar shop…
  • Fruit Punch Tea

    2 Oct 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Since going on THM (Trim Healthy Mama), and losing a little bit of weight, I am greatly encouraged.  One of the staple drinks is GGMS or Good Girl Moonshine.  Unlike it's namesake, it is NOT alcoholic!  I haven't yet acquired the taste for this, but in my efforts to reduce my soda intake (well, eliminate it as much as possible), I've come up with a tea I like to drink.  I make this caffeine free so that I can enjoy any time of day.Fruit Punch Tea2 Black Cherry Berry Celestial Seasonings Tea Bags2 Raspberry Zinger Celestial Seasonings Tea Bags2 Country Peach Passion…
  • Creamy Cheesy Chicken Casserole

    25 Sep 2014 | 5:58 pm
    Okay, so, where have I been?  Uninspired, culinarily speaking.  Spent our summer resting by the pool, running errands, doing laundry, escaping the heat.  Ended our summer with a vacation at the beach. Over the summer, I discovered Trim Healthy Mama.  Read the book, studied it, tried recipes in the book.  Trolled Pinterest with fervor.  And I'm back.  And my desire to cook has returned!  To say I was stuck in a rut is a major understatement.  We did way more "fend nights" than ever before.  Even my eldest chided how I made grilled chicken…
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    Dancing on My Table

  • F.A.W.C. Food And Wine Classic

    admin
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:50 pm
    Hawke’s Bay October 31st-9th November 2014 Hey, listen up! There’s so much happening here, with 60 events covering cooking demonstrations, tastings, charity wine auctions, winery visits, vertical tastings, sumptuous feasts,[.....]
  • Toast Martinborough

    admin
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:45 pm
    New Zealand’s Premier Wine, Food & Music Festival Sunday 16th November 2014 I’ve been desperate to return to this spectacular festival for years, but neither time nor luck has been[.....]
  • Nelmac Garden Marlborough

    admin
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:44 pm
    New Zealand’s Premier Garden Event runs November 6-9th 2014 I’m really looking forward to this event because the mix is just so ‘me’ – gardening, food and wine! It’s not[.....]
  • The Great NZ Food Show – 6th and 7th September

    admin
    3 Aug 2014 | 7:24 pm
    Mystery Creek, Hamilton – 6th and 7th September Heathcote Appliances Theatre My demonstration is at 1.00-1.45pm Sunday but throughout the 2-day festival my culinary mates Nici Wickes and Annabelle White will[.....]
  • The 2014 Whitianga Scallop Festival – 6th September

    admin
    3 Aug 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Scallop lovers you gotta be here – it’s the 10-year anniversary of this amazing festival! I’ll be there demonstrating fabulous scallop recipes (10.30am and again at 12.15pm) along with terrifically[.....]
 
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    David Lebovitz

  • Peppermint Stick Ice Cream with Hot Fudge Sauce

    David
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:33 am
    One of my favorite bakeries anywhere is Baked, located way over yonder, in Red Hook, Brooklyn. It’s a ways to go, since that part of Brooklyn lacks subway stops. (And it’s about 3000 miles from Paris, and no métro goes there either.) So I’m happy to hear they’re opening in Tribeca, so when I’m in New York, I can make it over there more frequently. But what’s just as good as visiting their bakery in person, is their latest book, Baked Occasions, featuring Matt Lewis and Renato Polifito’s favorite cakes, cookies, and candies, for entertaining,…
  • Pickled Jalapenos

    David
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:37 am
    Yes, I know I’ve been presenting a lot of chile pepper recipes lately. But, well, ’tis the season. And when nature speaks, ya gotta listen. So I promise a chocolate recipe up shortly — fortunately, chocolate is an all-year round kind of thing — but I wanted to preserve a nice bag of jalapeños that happily made their way into my Paris kitchen. And since they’re something you don’t see at Parisian markets, I wanted to make my bounty last as long as possible. So I decided to preserve them for my next Mexi-fest, and pickle them in the style of those you find…
  • La Trésorerie and Café Smorgås

    David
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
    The word trésorerie in French means “treasury.” But in spite of its vaguely unpleasant connotation with the place that receives your taxes, it can also mean “treasure trove,” such as in this case, to describe La Trésorerie. One of the nice things about living in an international city like Paris, is that you can visit “another country” by just taking a métro, bike, or a short walk, and find yourself in the middle of another culture. Behind the Gare du Nord are streets lined with Indian and Sri Lankan restaurants and épiceries (food shops), and the Goutte d’Or has…
  • Roasted Peppers

    David
    7 Oct 2014 | 4:19 am
    One of the things I don’t like are bell peppers. They’re one of those things that people are, for some reason, always trying to convince me to like. (What’s up with that?) And they always seem to put them on airline food as well, presumably due to their forceful, overpowering flavor, which helps the food make more of an impression on our dulled palates at higher altitudes. (And in my experience, my brain, too.) And if there wasn’t a ban on bringing pointy metallic objects on planes, I’d travel with a set of tweezers to remove the offending red and green strips…
  • New York/Brooklyn Booksigning: Friday, October 10th

    David
    5 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    This Friday, October 10th, I’ll be at The Brooklyn Kitchen for a book party! For this free event, on hand will be samples to tasting from My Paris Kitchen, and there will be copies of Ready for Dessert, a collection of my all-time favorite dessert recipes, and My Paris Kitchen, a collection of stories and recipes from my French kitchen, that I’m happy to sign for you. And – gulp – since holiday season is slowly approaching, signed copies of my books make great gifts for friends and family. I’m just sayin’… The fun, food, and wine will take place from…
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    Cybele Pascal

  • Allergy Friendly Pasta e Fagioli with “Cheesy” Garlic Croutons

    cybele
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:33 pm
      PASTA E FAGIOLI WITH “CHEESY” GARLIC CROUTONS Serves 8 Free of: gluten and all top allergens Pasta e Fagioli is about as comforting as a bowl of soup can get. The hearty combo of vegetables, beans, and pasta make a complete meal, perfect for any chilly fall night, or wonderful for lunch the next day. The “Cheesy” Garlic Croutons are an added bonus. Store them tightly covered at room temp… but don’t expect them to last, as kids devour them like candy. This recipe makes enough for a hearty meal for 4, plus leftovers. I’ve swapped out the traditional allergens of…
  • Allergy Friendly Butterscotch Bars

    cybele
    16 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Allergy-Friendly Butterscotch Bars   With a lack of allergy-friendly butterscotch chips on the market, I decided to create a homemade butterscotch base that would fulfill our sweet cravings. If you can use butter, feel free to substitute, but Earth Balance Buttery Spread makes darn good butterscotch for these moist and chewy bars. Please note that shortening isn’t a suitable replacement, since it doesn’t emulsify when heated. Make these gluten-free, top 8 allergen-free, vegan bars of heaven for your end of summer picnics, or to send along to school for parties for a treat that will…
  • Crunchy Cucumber Salad

    cybele
    6 Jul 2014 | 10:37 am
    Crunchy Cucumber Salad   Serves 4 to 6 Free of: gluten and all top allergens   Cucumber salad is a perfect crisp and refreshing picnic side, but it can often get soggy fast. The following recipe employs several chef secrets to keep your cucumbers crunchy and delish.   2 English cucumbers, peel on ¾ tsp salt 2 tbsp sherry vinegar 1 tsp sugar ½ tsp Dijon mustard ¼ tsp lemon zest 3 tbsp olive oil ¼ cup finely minced red onion 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint Freshly ground pepper   1. Cut cucumbers into halves lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Cut into…
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    Hungry Crowd

  • Chicago Chef Lee Wolen Doesn't Want You to Share Your Food

    19 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    While almost every other chef in America is serving small plates, this Chicago up-and-comer is determined to bring back the entrée. When he was sous chef at Manhattan’s esteemed Eleven Madison Park, Lee Wolen was entrusted with cookin...
  • 5 Ways to Eat Oysters for Brunch

    18 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    This afternoon, star chefs including Tyler Florence will shuck and serve delicious oysters at the New York City Food & Wine Festival's Oyster Bash. If you can't make it to the event, you can still enjoy fantastic oyster dishes at home. Here, f...
  • Chefs to Follow During the New York City Wine & Food Festival

    17 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    The New York City Wine & Food Festival is in full swing! Between the panels, tastings, dinners and demonstrations, there’s a lot to keep up with. Luckily, there’s social media. Here, a handy guide to all of the chefs you need to be...
  • 5 Fruits You Should Definitely Try on Pizza

    17 Oct 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Fresh, gooey cheeses and fragrant truffles ruled the rooftop of New York’s Pier 92 last night at La Sagra Slices, an epic waterfront pizza party that helped kick off this weekend’s NYC Wine & Food Festival. But having swooped in fr...
  • 7 Halloween Candies for Grown-Ups

    17 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Stop stealing Halloween candy from your kids this year and treat yourself to something that doesn’t come in “fun size.” Here, seven stylish, handcrafted sweets perfect for impressing your party guests or a post trick-or-treating ...
 
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    Eater NY - All

  • The Last-Minute Sunday Night Reservation Guide

    Layla Khabiri
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:29 pm
    The best places to spend a leisurely Sunday evening. Eater scanned through all 1,315 NYC restaurants on OpenTable with reservations for two still available for tonight. Here's the best of the bunch: · ABC Kitchen (6:00)· Betony (9:15, 9:30)· Boulud Sud (7:00, 7:30)· DBGB (7:00, 7:30)· élan (9:15, 9:30)· Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria (7:30, 7:45)· Jean Georges (9:15)· Khe-Yo (7:00, 7:30)· The Leadbelly (7:00, 7:30)· Lupa (7:00, 9:00)· Marc Forgione (9:00, 9:15)· Minetta Tavern (9:00, 9:15)· Narcissa (9:30)· Peasant (8:30, 9:00)· Perry St (7:15, 7:30)· Pig and…
  • Five Things You Missed on Heritage Radio This Week

    Peter C. Henry
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Five great stories you may have missed on Heritage Network Radio. Heritage Radio is the food-focused, listener-supported internet radio station that broadcasts from a studio attached to Roberta's in Bushwick. Every week, many of the big players in the food world host and appear on shows, and oftentimes they reveal interesting tidbits about their work. Here's a guide to five notable pieces of recent programming: 1) The Loss of the Indigenous NYC Oyster A pair of HRN reporters attended an event at the BBG hosted by the BOP, (respectively the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and the Billion Oyster…
  • 'The Bubbles Rocket Toward Your Throat at the Speed of a Sniper’s Bullet'

    Layla Khabiri
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
    A weekly roundup of the lively discussions happening on the Eater NY forums. What's the Worst Restaurant Name of All Time? Chang Loves it, Oliver Hates it. So Here's the Question: Do You Like Bad Beer? · Where Do You Go For the Best Bubble Tea in New York? · For $60, Marta Will Do the White Truffle Tango · Best Restaurants for Solo Dining?
  • The Last-Minute Saturday Night Reservation Guide

    Layla Khabiri
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:36 pm
    It's Saturday night. Act like it. Eater scanned through all 1,390 NYC restaurants on OpenTable with reservations for two still available for tonight. Here's the best of the bunch: · Aldea (5:45, 6:00)· Alder (6:15, 6:45)· Amali (8:45, 9:00)· American Cut (6:15, 9:15)· Au Za'atar (7:00, 7:30)· Blenheim (7:15, 7:45)· The Cecil (6:00, 9:30)· Edi and The Wolf (6:30, 9:15)· Frankies 570 Spuntino (7:00)· Hearth (9:00, 9:30)· Kajitsu (9:00)· Lafayette (9:30)· Maysville (5:45, 6:00)· Má Pêche (7:30, 7:45)· Nice Matin (9:00, 9:30)· Pearl and Ash (5:45,…
  • Empellon al Pastor Will 'Sneak Attack' Open Tonight

    Layla Khabiri
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    "...the only constant is pork on a tortilla." This afternoon at a NYCWFF panel titled Expecting the Unexpected Alex Stupak revealed his own surprise: his highly anticipated taco restaurant, Empellon Al Pastor, will soft open as early as this evening. Stupak also set the record straight when asked if he would be serving "traditional" al pastor tacos: Everyone asks if we're going to do traditional al pastor. And I say, what is that? I just spent four days in your city and could write a spreadsheet on the variants- the only constant is pork on a tortilla. The restaurant is expected to open at…
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    gastropoda

  • Rich soil, tilled

    regina
    10 Oct 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Not going to hold my breath waiting for the exposé of how, without a “ghostwriter,” you can come up with 2,000 recipes while bloviating and Hoovering on different continents. Fast, he said, and not like Friday fish.
  • Bar code, greened

    regina
    10 Oct 2014 | 3:45 pm
    File this under “what’s good for Big Pharma is good for America:” The best way to get coverage of Piglet Ebola is to send out a release touting better factory farming through chemistry. Leave it to the reader to see “1.3 million pigs died in January alone” and “the need to bury carcasses has even [...]
  • Take your toddler to Daniel

    regina
    10 Oct 2014 | 3:40 pm
    I went off to college freshman year with a grant, a scholarship and a loan, and still the only way I figured I could get by would be if I lived on Del Monte green beans, which I loved and which cost 17 cents a can. (This was way back in the last century, when [...]
  • Diving derp

    regina
    9 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Call me ready to be roped out of the culled herd, but I just can’t freak out about Ebola. Not when the bigger story is consistently buried far inside the newspapers, dead-tree and digital both: Antibiotic overuse in animals bred for fud is flat-out out of control. Just imagine if the only cure for the [...]
  • Sole butter

    regina
    9 Oct 2014 | 12:15 pm
    I do, however, wonder if any of the diapered xenophobes calling for bans on flights from West Africa have any idea where a lot of chocolate comes from. Or how it’s made . . .
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    Orangette

  • Looking forward

    Molly
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:48 pm
    I picked up a roll of film that I shot at Sam and Megan’s wedding last month, and maybe my friend at the lab did some wizardry with the negative scanner, but the whole roll has this glowy, ethereal light shining through it. It’s a decidedly end-of-summer light. I like the way it makes me feel. The past few mornings, our neighborhood has been white with fog, this dense fog that blows up the
  • The satisfaction

    Molly
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    In early September, a kind reader in north-central Idaho left me a comment. Her name was Michele, and her Italian prune plum tree was promising a bumper crop: did I want some? This kind of thing does not happen all the time, or ever, so I said (yelled) yes. That is how it came to pass that last week, a box showed up on our stoop, containing almost ten pounds of plums cushioned in bubble wrap. I
  • Every Tuesday

    Molly
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Whoa. I got sucked into a black hole for a bit there, a (very pleasant, very festive) black hole of weddings and out-of-town visitors. Somehow it’s now September 26, and I’m glad to be alone tonight, in a quiet house, with a so-so brownie that I’ll probably eat anyway, rain falling outside and all the lamps lit. Hello! Or, OH-LO!, as June puts it. In the weeks since I was last here, Megan and
  • September 6

    Molly
    6 Sep 2014 | 10:03 pm
    From the summer of 2006 until the early spring of 2011, we lived in a nondescript duplex on 8th Avenue that shared the block with some other nondescript duplexes and one notably terrifying exception that we referred to as Boo Radley’s house. I didn’t love the neighborhood, but it was mostly fine, and after we adopted Jack, I got to know it well, because Jack, being a terrier, needed a lot of
  • And: FUDGESICLES

    Molly
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:16 pm
    I have a child who is about to be two years old. I have a lot of thoughts on the subject, but one thing I do not have a lot of thoughts about is a second birthday party. I could take it or leave it. For one thing, June doesn’t understand birthdays yet, so it doesn’t matter to her either way. Also, I am lazier than I let on. When your kid turns one, a party feels mandatory, because you kept a
 
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    Serious Eats

  • Weekend Recap: This Week on Serious Eats

    Marj Berman
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Portland's best food carts, a foolproof way to make crispy bar-style pizza, and more! We also waffled some ramen—yes, we really did—and brushed up on our cooking techniques with lessons on knife skills and bread baking. Check out everything you missed this week on Serious Eats! Read More
  • This Week in Recipes

    Marj Berman
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Set your table with bowls and spoons—this week we ladled out recipes for lentil, cauliflower, and squash soups as well as a quick Korean-inspired kimchi ramen. Also: extra-crispy bar-style tortilla pizza, a better-than-Snickers milkshake, and more. See everything we cooked this week on Serious Eats! Read More
  • Sunday Supper: Oven-Roasted Tomato Sauce With Salami, Olives, and Pecorino

    Jennifer Olvera
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    This no-fuss, foolproof oven-roasted tomato sauce is loaded with bold ingredients: salami, sherry vinegar, kalamata olives, capers, and a smashed anchovy, all tied together with olive oil and a touch of white wine. Its secret ingredient? A bit of maple syrup for sweetness. Then, it's tossed with al dente spaghetti noodles and showered with Pecorino and lemon zest. Read More
  • This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

    Niki Achitoff-Gray
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    Dogs, birds of prey, armloads of white chocolate, and more! We kept extra-busy this week at Serious Eats. VIEW SLIDESHOW: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters
  • Cauliflower Cake From 'Plenty More'

    Maggie Mariolis
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    This savory cake from Yotam Ottolenghi's newest cookbook, Plenty More, is as beautiful as it is unusual: cauliflower florets are suspended in a golden cake with green flecks of basil and a load of parmesan cheese, with an orbit of onion rings on top and crunchy, aromatic seeds gilding the edges. And, as with most of Ottolenghi's out-of-the-box creations, it's just delicious. Read More
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    Slice

  • Use Your Cast Iron Pan and a Tortilla to Make World Class Bar-Style Pizza in Under 12 Minutes

    J. Kenji López-Alt
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:15 am
    In the catalog of easy, cheat-y pizza recipes that start with some form of pre-baked bread base, flour-tortilla pizzas ranked pretty low on my list. But after this week, all that has changed and I'm now going to take the position that given the proper technique, a couple of tricks, and the aid of a cast iron skillet, flour tortillas are actually the best way to make quick thin-and-crisp, bar-style pizza at home. Read More
  • Party-Sized Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches

    J. Kenji López-Alt
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:45 am
    To make the best chicken Parm sandwich, just start with the best chicken Parmesan. Our version uses a buttermilk brine for extra juiciness and flavor. We take the leftovers and pack them into a full-sized loaf of toasted ciabatta, adding some extra sauce and cheese to keep the bread moist before cutting it up into single serving slices. This is a chicken Parm sandwich so good it's almost worth making the chicken Parm fresh just for the sandwich. Read More
  • Cast Iron Cooking: The Easy Pull-Apart Pepperoni Garlic Knots That Will Forever Change How You Entertain

    J. Kenji López-Alt
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Who doesn't like knotted bites of tender, chewy, golden-brown pizza dough that are tossed in butter with flecks of garlic and herbs clinging to the nooks and crannies? Now imagine those same garlic knots, but with flecks of crisp, spicy pepperoni worked in, along with the kind of golden brown, crusty bottom that only a cast iron skillet can impart. And let's throw in the wafting steam and moist, tender center that pull-apart breads come with, and oh, how about two different cheeses? Sound good to you? Read More
  • Spacca Napoli's Jonathan Goldsmith on Italian Culture and the Power of Pizza

    Lance Roberts
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    Over the last year, we've spent a whole lot of time speaking to Jonathan Goldsmith, of Chicago's Spacca Napoli, about his amazing journey from clinical social worker to world-class pie man. Among other things, we discussed the chance encounter on a plane that changed the course of his life, the legendary pizzaioli he's studied and befriended in Naples, and the power of food to connect people. But mostly? We just talked about pie. Read More
  • The 10 Best Pizzerias in Atlanta

    Todd Brock
    20 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    Damn if Atlanta didn't go and turn itself into a bona fide pizza town when no one was looking. Pie fanatics could do a lot worse than booking a flight to Hartsfield-Jackson International and immersing themselves in our city's pizzascape for a few days. Read More
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    smitten kitchen

  • carrot cake with cider and olive oil

    deb
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
    Not 10 seconds after I hit “publish” on Tuesday’s fall-toush salad, pretty much out of the clear blue sky, wherever it might be hiding, I simultaneously began craving carrot cake, feeling vaguely annoyed that we didn’t have any around (because I haven’t made it in six years, maybe?) and more pressingly for the breadth of this site, why I didn’t have what I’d consider a go-to recipe for the kind of hearty, craggy thud of a carrot cake loaf I want more of in my life. Sure, there’s a carrot cake cupcake/layer cake in the archives, but it’s a…
  • fall-toush salad

    deb
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:52 pm
    This probably makes no sense. The classic Levantine fattoush salad that I’ve mercilessly punned upon is the epitome of summer: tomatoes, cucumbers, scallions, mint, parsley, garlic and lemon with pita chips that both do and do not soak up the dressing, in the best of ways. It’s bright, crunchy and the absolutely ideal thing to eat on a hot day. But at least on this coast, we’re done with beach days for a while. We’re done (or were supposed to be before today’s confusion) with open-toed shoes, permanently open windows, and going out without a jacket and not…
  • better chocolate babka

    deb
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
    Inadvertently, this has become Festivus week on Smitten Kitchen, wherein I air my grievances at past recipes and exhibit what I hope can be passed off as “feats of strength” in reformulating them for modern times. Still, nobody could more surprised than I am that of all the recipes in the archives, it’s Martha Stewart’s decadent chocolate babkas from seven years ago that have ended up in this queue, because at the time we found them beyond reproach: rich, buttery, crumbly and intensely chocolaty. They were precisely what we’d remembered getting from the store…
  • better chicken pot pies

    deb
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    There are over 900 recipes in this site’s archives, [which is completely nuts, but also conveniently gives me an answer to the ever-present "what do you do all day?" question besides my usual, "mess around on Instagram?"] and while I’m overwhelmingly quite fond of all of them, there are ones that nag at me not necessarily because they don’t work but because they’re not, in hindsight, the “best in category” I once found them to be. Among these are the chicken pot pies I made from Ina Garten’s beloved recipe six years ago, and somewhere, my friend Ang…
  • the crispy egg

    deb
    2 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    I have spent most of my egg-eating life doing everything in my culinary power to avoid getting texture of any kind on my eggs. Even the smallest amount of a wire-like edge to a firm-cooked white made me want to run, so when I’d cook eggs, I’d opt for any method that didn’t involve a frying pan. Hard-boiled? Good. Scrambled? Better. Soft-boiled, peeled and smashed? Oh yes. Poached? Yeah we can. And then a month or so ago I started following Frank Prisinzano, a restaurateur in my neighborhood on Instagram, a man that is unwaveringly obsessed with both eating and writing about…
 
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    The (ex)Expatriate's Kitchen

  • Sweet Potato and Quinoa Cakes with Chipotle Aioli and Micro Greens

    Beth Bader
    5 Oct 2014 | 8:31 am
    I pretty much hate "veggie burgers." It's not for a lack of trying. My taste buds have endured one too many "chikn" patties that taste worse than the box they come in. My heart goes out to vegetarians and vegans everywhere. You people have had to endure a lot of lousy stuff for the sake of your choices. These kind of mock versions of meat-type dishes may be the reason why more people
  • Chilled Spinach with Carrot Ginger Dressing

    Beth Bader
    3 Aug 2014 | 8:06 am
    I'm a bit behind. Over on The Cleaner Plate Club and Edible KC, the resolution series is still going. But, I've not posted much for recipes or updates here. Life's busy, I do this for free. Even the book has cost more to promote and create than it has in sales. I do believe in getting kids to eat real food still. My real life is just getting in the way of posting! Here is a recipe from
  • January Get Real Resolution Questions

    Beth Bader
    3 Jan 2014 | 12:51 pm
    If you are joining us for the Get Real Resolution, great! If not, you can join the fun any time, even next December! But, you may not want to miss the activities and information during the resolution year. It's designed to be low-stress and family fun time. You can even pick and choose the activities you like and just do those. No judgments here. January's activity is an easy one. It's
  • Get Real Resolution

    Beth Bader
    1 Jan 2014 | 10:27 am
    Happy New Year, everyone! This year, today in fact, marks a 12-month project I am working on with Edible Kansas City and all of you. It's called the "Get Real Resolution." I hope you'll join us in this no-fight, no-diet New Year journey to understand the why behind healthy food. Face it, we nag and our kids shut down. I had to implement a whole point and job card system to establish
  • Healthy Sides for Thanksgiving

    Beth Bader
    23 Nov 2013 | 2:25 pm
    I know, it's like sacrilege. But something has to temper my love affair with butter fat for this holiday. The kid will pick and choose her healthy bites, however. Brussels sprouts more loaded with bacon and aged Gouda, YES. Brussels sprouts with quinoa and just enough bacon to taste good? Hmmm, more for me at least. It is a tough sell after a couple weeks of Halloween sugar binge have ignited her
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    FoodChannel.com Articles

  • The New Wollensky's Grill

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Destination: Chicago Reviews How do you take an iconic brand and update it while retaining its heart and soul? Ask Smith & Wollensky.  They've successfully done it with the grand reopening of the all new Wollensky’s Grill in Chicago. The new Wollensky’s Grill concept stays true to the heart of best-in-class dining while exploring culinary avenues influenced by shareable dining and social interaction. We experienced it ourselves . . . see how this sounds. We started with several appetizers--more than enough for the three at our table, and completely delivering on their…
  • Coffee Facts You Should Know

    29 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    In Honor of National Coffee Day Food News Did You Know? Coffee comes in five certified types: Extra Fancy, Fancy, Peaberry, Number One and Prime. Prime is the smallest bean.   Some beans are called “mother beans” because they carry another bean inside of them. These beans are not used except in flavored coffees, since by themselves they do not carry much flavor.   The Peaberry is pea-shaped, unlike the usual coffee bean. The theory is that at the beginning of formation there are two beans, and one dies—leaving some to believe that the Peaberry carries the flavor of…
  • A Prime Relationship

    29 Sep 2014 | 4:42 am
    Inside the Food Channel Reviews At The Food Channel, we are privy to some amazing food experiences. When people say, "You must get to eat a lot of great food," it's impossible to do anything but agree. Our experiences go way beyond tasting the food, though, and into understanding the work that goes behind it all. That means going to the source. When we were invited by Smith & Wollensky to come along with them while they visited their primary beef distributor, Prime Food Distributor (PFD) out on Long Island, NY, we were eager to go. We knew we’d have to “suit up” in…
  • Millsap Farms Pizza Night

    28 Sep 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Destination: The Farm Reviews Here’s the thing about fresh food. It just tastes better outside. Or maybe, in this case, it tastes good because it IS so fresh. We’re talking fresh off the farm, eaten on the farm fresh, where the fruits and veggies grown there are served there. That’s what happens at Millsap Farms, the latest destination in the Ozarks north of Springfield, MO, when they host Wood-Fired Pizza Night. It happens every Thursday throughout the summer and early fall, with sell-out crowds and an experience that is hyper-local. Here’s how it works: You sign up…
  • Killer Ribs

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Mouthwatering Recipes from North America's Best Rib Joints Reviews Fall is a great time for outdoor BBQ, particularly when tailgating. Though burgers and hot dogs are sure to please at these cookouts, barbeque ribs are always a crowd favorite and will set your get together apart from the rest. With Nancy Davidson’s Killer Ribs; Mouthwatering Recipes from North America’s Best Rib Joints, you can take those ordinary ribs to a whole new level. Nancy has compiled recipes from popular barbeque joints all over the continent that will, without doubt, convince your guests to crown you…
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    Greedy Gourmet

  • Losing a Father

    Michelle
    11 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    If you still have a father, give him a hug and kiss and tell him you love him. Mine died today. It all happened so fast. He fell and broke his arm, started recovering, and the next thing I knew his heart and other organs were failing. To see a proud, six footer of a […]
  • Prezzo (Rayleigh, Essex)

    Michelle
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:59 am
    Prezzo is a family friendly, Italian restaurant which opened its first branch in London in 2000. The venture was so successful that after 14 years there are now over 150 branches dotted all across England. Even though both Prezzo and Pizza Express serve pizza, the former offers classier surroundings that appeals more to the adult […]
  • Giveaway #124: Two Copies of Burgers

    Michelle
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    Burgers these days are extremely trendy. From street food vendors to trendy restaurants in London’s Soho, you simply can’t miss them. It’s all thanks to the recession when people decided to tighten their belts and started eating more cheap food than they did before. With the burger boom came some fantastic offerings but ironically most […]
  • Giveaway #123: 3 x One-Year Fairtrade Coffee Subscriptions

    Michelle
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:42 am
    Do you love really good coffee? Do you try to source your groceries in the most ethical way possible? Would you rather those things be free? If so, we’ve got a deal for you! Honest Coffees is giving away three (three!) one-year subscriptions to their specialty Fairtrade coffee subscription service. The lucky winners will get […]
  • Pensthorpe Natural Park

    Michelle
    7 Sep 2014 | 3:43 am
    Almost 40 minute’s drive from Cromer, Pensthorpe Natural Park is situated in the heart of Norfolk. It has plenty to offer from nature trails to endangered British species. As we walked towards the entrance from the parking area, my 4-year old ogled the WildRootz play structures peeking over the fence and that was pretty much […]
 
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    Grub Street New York

  • The 12 Best Garlicky Dishes in New York Right Now

    Robin Raisfeld and Rob Patronite
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Like corn and tomatoes, garlic has a season—or make that seasons. Locavores track the odoriferous allium’s progress throughout its growth cycle, from spring’s green shoots to summer’s curvy scapes to fall’s papery bulbs, which are cured for several weeks after their late-summer harvest. Local hard-neck varieties—trickier to grow but more complexly flavored than the soft-necks from California, China, and Latin America—can be found now at Greenmarket stands like Keith’s Farm, which bundles them as holiday gifts. Get in the spirit by gobbling every…
  • A New Study Shows That Calorie Counts on Menus Don’t Do Much at All

    Clint Rainey
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:50 pm
    "Your total comes to seven miles, sir." A provision in the Affordable Care Act means that calorie counts will soon be de facto parts of chain menus, but rigorous studies have shown that listing three- and (in some egregious cases) four-digit numbers has almost no effect on curbing high-calorie consumption, so what's a health advocate to do? Researchers at Johns Hopkins say we might all want to start listing how many miles it takes to get rid of that item instead of barraging people with random numbers. "People don't really understand what it means to say a typical soda has 250 calories," one…
  • New York Attorney General Sues Papa John's Franchisee for Labor Violations

    Hugh Merwin
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Not worth it. Yesterday New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a lawsuit against a Papa John's franchisee on behalf of more than 400 workers, to the tune of more than $2 million. The state alleges Ronald Johnson and New Majority Holdings, LLC, which has four stores uptown and in Harlem, regularly rounded down hours while calculating employee payroll, failed to pay overtime, and otherwise violated State Labor Law with all kinds of nasty stuff. Worse still, the A.G.'s office alleges that delivery workers at these Papa John's locations received just $5 an hour, which is a…
  • Some Poor Waitress Had to Tell President Obama That His Credit Card Was Declined

    Alan Sytsma
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:25 pm
    This is why you don't use Diners Club, sir. While discussing the matter of credit-card fraud earlier today, President Obama revealed that his own card was declined during a recent dinner in New York City. And while he didn't specify where exactly the snafu took place, all signs point to his recent night out at Estela. But the problems didn't arise because of unpaid bills or the fact that Obama carries some weird off-brand card that nobody takes. "Turns out I guess I don’t use it enough,” the president said of the real reason why his card might be declined. "They thought there was…
  • Starbucks Gets One Step Closer to Having Your Drinks Ready the Moment You Arrive

    Clint Rainey
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:20 am
    One step closer to ordering fraps by mental suggestion. It turns out, sorry to say, that iPhone 6 users won't be Apple Paying for Pumpkin Spice Lattes when the digital wallet service launches on Monday. Yet here's a bit of wilder news if you still feel like blaming Starbucks for killing paper money or whatever: The company said yesterday it is about to start testing mobile orders, which means customers place orders, pay by app, and all those venti-green-tea-frap-extra-matcha-no-whipped-cream drinks are hot and ready upon arrival. Portland residents get to try it out by year end, with a…
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    The Passionate Foodie

  • Rant: Vodka's Dying, Long Live Whiskey!

    Richard Auffrey
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Three years ago, vodka reigned supreme and its future seemed bright. How matters have apparently changed in a short time.From 2010 to 2011, the vodka category grew by volume about 6%, selling about 65.8 million cases and making it the most consumed spirit in the U.S. During that same time period, the growth of some other spirits included: rum rose 1.3% (25.8 million cases), tequila rose 3.8% (12 million), American whiskey rose 5% (20.85 million) and Irish whiskey rose 23.9% (1.76 million). Brandy & cognac remained at the same level (10.37 million) though a few other spirits saw a decline.
  • Gran Reserva Rioja: The Beauty of Aged Spanish Wine

    Richard Auffrey
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    My love of Spanish wine is well known, from Basque Txavoli to Sherry, from Albarino to Mencia. They make excellent wine at all price points, and have some intriguing indigenous grapes. The country is rich in wine history, and there is much diversity to be found. I've traveled to Spain three times, including to the Rioja region, and would return again in a heart beat. If you aren't drinking Spanish wine, you're missing out on so many wonderful wines.Some Spanish wines are categorized by the length of their aging, from Joven to Gran Reserva. The Gran Reserva designation is for those red wines…
  • Alden & Harlow: First Impressions

    Richard Auffrey
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Although Alden & Harlow opened in January 2014, I felt bad that I hadn't dined there until very recently. And now that I've dined there, I feel like I've cheated myself out of some excellent meals, and I promise myself to frequent this restaurant more often. As I mentioned yesterday, I recently dined there with a Chilean winemaker and I also attended another wine tasting there earlier this week. If you haven't been there yet, I advise you to rush there and experience its delicious cuisine.Alden & Harlow, located in Harvard Square on Brattle Street, is owned by Chef…
  • Thursday Sips & Nibbles

    Richard Auffrey
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    I am back again with a new edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting wine and food items that are upcoming. **********************************************************1) On Thursday, October 23, at 6pm, at M.C. Spiedo, Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier will transform their Italian rotisserie into a den of Italian luxury: showcasing fast cars and fine wines with a Beef & Barolo Dinner in partnership with Maserati. The evening will begin with bubbles, bites and a viewing of two of the hottest models from the local New England…
  • Viña Koyle: Cristóbal, Carmenere & Auma

    Richard Auffrey
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    The art of blending. The death of 700,000 beetles. Cow horns filled with dung. An indigenous Chilean flower. The soul.These were all fascinating topics that arose during a recent dinner I attended at Alden & Harlow with Matt Demers of Quintessential Wines and Cristóbal Undurraga Marimón, co-owner and winemaker at Viña Koyle, a Chilean winery. I'd been invited to meet Cristóbal (pictured above) and sample his wines. We had a fun evening, and I was impressed with his wines, especially his Carmenere wines and his top wine,…
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  • Nine types of meat you may have never tried

    Connie Ngo
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    Sometimes what is considered edible is subject to a given culture or region of the world; what someone from Nicaragua would consider “local grub” could be entirely different than what someone in Paris would eat. How many different types of meat have you experienced? Are there some types of meat you would never eat? Below are nine different types of meat, listed in The Oxford Companion to Food, that you may not have considered trying: Camel: Still eaten in some regions, a camel’s hump is generally considered the best part of the body to eat. Its milk, a staple for desert nomads, contains…
  • What’s your gut feeling?

    Michael Smith
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    There is an unquantifiable amount of different types of food across the world, ranging from lesser known edibles like elephant garlic and ship’s biscuit to more familiar foods like chocolate and oranges. In the newly updated Oxford Companion to Food, readers will discover more than 3,000 comprehensive entries on every type of food imaginable, and a richly descriptive account of food culture around the world. The Oxford Companion to Food contains facts sure to delight foodies of all ages. Welcome to Oxford University Press’s restaurant. We’ll take your coat. It’s time…
  • Keeping caffeinated for International Coffee Day

    Alice
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Of all the beverages favored by Oxford University Press staff, coffee may be the lifeblood of our organization. From the coffee bar in the Fairway of our Oxford office to the coffee pots on every floor of the New York office, we’re wired for work. Here’s a brief gallery of employees with their preferred roast — grabbed from a street cart, made to order, or part of an elaborate weekly routine. Oxford staff are ready for their next meeting! “My cappuccino from the OUP coffee bar in my Shakespeare insults mug – so I can fire creative insults and keep caffeinated at the…
  • The health benefits of cheese

    Julie Fergus
    10 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    Lipids (fats and oils) have historically been thought to elevate weight and blood cholesterol and have therefore been considered to have a negative influence on the body. Foods such as full-fat milk and cheese have been avoided by many consumers for this reason. This attitude has been changing in recent years. Some authors are now claiming that consumption of unnecessary carbohydrates rather than fat is responsible for the epidemics of obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Most people who do consume milk, cheese, and yogurt know that the calcium helps with bones and teeth, but studies…
  • Apples and carrots count as well

    ChloeF
    6 Jun 2014 | 12:30 am
    By David A. Bender The food pyramid shows fruits and vegetables as the second most important group of foods in terms of the amount to be eaten each day: 3-5 servings of vegetables and 2-4 servings of fruit. This, and the associated public health message to consume at least 5 servings of fruit and vegetables a day, is based on many years of nutritional research. Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins and minerals, as well as many other potentially protective compounds, and low in fat (and especially saturated fat). There is excellent evidence from a great many epidemiological studies that…
 
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    Epicurious.com: Editor's Blog

  • Weekly Meal Planner: 5 Recipes to Try from The Pizza Bible Recipes

    Louise Hart
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    On any given day, one in eight American adults eat pizza. Considering I eat pizza at least once a week, that statistic doesn't surprise me. So pretty much the entire nation will be happy to hear that next week, a new cookbook is coming out by someone who's devoted more than half of his life to pizza. Tony Gemignani is the chef and owner of eight restaurants, the US Ambassador of Neapolitan Pizza to the city of Naples, and the 11-time World Pizza Champion. In The Pizza Bible, he offers recipes, secrets, and techniques for variations ranging from Chicago deep-dish and Sicilian pan pizza…
  • Why Chocolate, Salt, and Caramel Make Everything Magic, Plus a New Recipe

    Adina Steiman
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:34 pm
    photo by Charles Masters, food styling by Chelsea Zimmer Some of the most satisfying flavor combinations bounce your tastebuds between opposite flavors: Salty peanuts and cold beer, rich salami and tart pickle, fried fish and bright lemon. And even if you're not the proud owner of a sweet tooth, you've probably noticed that you're susceptible to the combination of bitter chocolate, sweet caramel, and salty salt. That means chocolate-dipped salty caramel apples. Chocolate-covered caramels sprinkled with grey sea salt. Chocolate peanut-butter pretzel cupcakes. And most importantly,…
  • Follow Friday: The Food Blog Recipes We Are Dying to Make This Weekend

    Gabriella Vigoreaux
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Welcome to the first edition Epicurious Follow Friday. Here's how things will work around here: We will round up some of our favorite recipes that we discovered on the internet this week. Simple, right? There's a lot of good stuff on food blogs out there, but some recipes just speak to us. Some recipes involve flaky pastry dough with broccoli cheese soup fillings. Others involve all your favorite fall cake flavors combined. Okay, okay we'll stop teasing you now. Read on to see what recipes inspired us this week, and be prepared to drool. Fraudulent Easy Sourdough from Lady and…
  • Bloody Marys Are the Absolute Worst

    Adina Steiman
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    Sometimes, two Epicurious editors fundamentally disagree and an Epicurious Food Fight ensues. Adina Steiman thinks Bloody Marys are gross. Matt Duckor doesn't. Here, Adina makes her case. Sometimes improvisations in the kitchen (or at the bar) can be a very good thing. Like tarte Tatin or Caesar Salad. But let's be honest. Whoever first thought of the Bloody Mary was clearly just flat-out drunk to begin with. I don't care if the cocktail was invented at Harry's Bar or The Ritz--either way, the bartender responsible was apparently in a fugue state in which drinking vegetable…
  • Bloody Marys Are the Best Ever

    Matt Duckor
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    Sometimes, two Epicurious editors fundamentally disagree and an Epicurious Food Fight ensues. Adina Steiman thinks Bloody Marys are gross. Matt Duckor doesn't. Here, Matt makes his case. [Shutterstock] Bloody Marys are one of the greatest cocktails in existence. They're practically a national treasure. A Bloody Mary Bar, that glorious DIY booze smorgasborg rolled out during brunch at restaurants that know what they're doing, is something I literally dream about.  All hyperbole aside, when Adina Steiman, my Epicurious colleague who is right about many things (but definitely…
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  • This Soup’s for You!

    ajbermack@msn.com
    2 Oct 2014 | 3:53 am
    With the recent transformation of my daughter from carnivore to vegetarian, my cooking challenges have suddenly become a whole lot more interesting. My skirt steak loving and lovely daughter Sofia is now a vegetarian and there’s no stopping her.
  • Thank Goodness it’s Friday! (TGIF)

    ajbermack@msn.com
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:46 pm
    With two back to school nights in a row, it’s back to school for sure in my house! Battling the early morning hours and exhausted evenings, it was a busy week as we all did our best to adjust to the first full week of school.
  • Back to School Cooking with Friends!

    ajbermack@msn.com
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Back to school and back to heavy duty cooking. And waking up early to make lunches, after school snacks, homemade cookies and a variety of dinners!
  • Sweet and Simple Morsels of Friendship

    ajbermack@msn.com
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:51 am
    This is a simple story about how making ravioli refueled a friendship. My 15 year relationship with Debbie began in her kitchen as we cooked and created our way through young motherhood. With our children just in diapers, Debbie and I shared many of the same concerns and issues like what kinds of solid foods to introduce to our babies and what sleep strategies to try in order to get a full night’s sleep.
  • Humble yet Hearty

    ajbermack@msn.com
    7 Jul 2014 | 4:25 am
    I’m just back from another spectacular visit to the Algarve region of Portugal where simple food shines and descriptive words like “farm fresh” and “local” are most at home. I’ll confess that I didn’t cook a lot, though I did prepare humble lunches using basic yet fresh produce.
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    Food Gal

  • LV Mar — A Latin Party in Downtown Redwood City

    foodgal
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
      Most nights, LV Mar in downtown Redwood City, offers up a taste of modern pan-Latin cuisine in small and large plates. But once a month, Chef Manuel Martinez throws a veritable party — offering a prix fixe dinner themed to a different Latin cuisine, complete with a band, dancers and singers. A couple weeks [...]
  • Baked Therapy

    foodgal
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
      I can be swamped with work… I can be sleep-deprived… It can be 100 degrees that day… But when I feel the urge to bake, I can’t be stopped. What can I say? It’s my therapy. It’s my relaxation. It’s my treat to myself and others. So when a review copy of the new [...]
  • Cinnamon, Spice & All Things Nice, Plus A Food Gal Giveaway

    foodgal
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
      Why do I love cinnamon? Let me count the ways. Perhaps it all started as a kid, when my Dad and I would indulge on weekend mornings with cinnamon raisin toast slathered with butter. Truth be told, he often ate it for a late-night snack, too. Crisp, and heady with that warm, sweet, fragrant [...]
  • Justin’s Nut Butter on the Go

    foodgal
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
      Justin Gold was a vegetarian with an athletic lifestyle when he started whipping up his own nut butters in his Boulder, CO home. It wasn’t long before he was packing them in 16-ounce jars to sell at local stores. As an outdoorsy kind of guy, though, it dawned on him that so many energy [...]
  • Cauliflower Salad — The French Way

    foodgal
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
      I adore hearty salads like this. The type that can be a meal in and of itself. Or a side dish. And can keep well for days in the fridge so you can enjoy it for lunch, dinner or a midnight snack, again and again. “Cauliflower Salad with Eggs and Anchovies” is from the [...]
 
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    How To Cook Like Your Grandmother

  • How To Make Apple Pie Dip with Cinnamon Sugar Chips

    Drew Kime
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    I love apple pie, but sometimes I don't want a huge piece. Don't tell me to just cut a small piece, have you ever tried to do that? All the filling falls out and you end up with a sad looking piece of crust sitting next to a pile of cooked apples. Sure, it tastes the same, but it looks bad. But ... what if you could get that same taste without starting with a whole pie? Now we're talkin'. The post How To Make Apple Pie Dip with Cinnamon Sugar Chips appeared first on How To Cook Like Your Grandmother.
  • How To Make Malt Shop Cinnamon Whipped Cream

    Drew Kime
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    I'm going to have to take my in-laws' word for it that this was what was served at malt shops in the 50s. I'm old, I'm not that old. What I can say is that it's freakin' delicious. The post How To Make Malt Shop Cinnamon Whipped Cream appeared first on How To Cook Like Your Grandmother.
  • How To Make Waffles

    Drew Kime
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    Real waffles aren't cooked in a toaster. I know, crazy right? There's this thing called a "waffle iron" that is made just for waffles. And you might have all the ingredients already. No, you don't need to buy a special mix. You'll pay three times as much for just what you see here. The post How To Make Waffles appeared first on How To Cook Like Your Grandmother.
  • How To Make Chicken Rice Soup

    Drew Kime
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:55 am
    I don't remember when I first tried one of the ready-to-eat rotisserie chickens at Costco, but now I probably get one about once every two weeks. (The fact that I drive past Costco on the way home doesn't hurt.) During the summer I love that we can have dinner without heating up the kitchen. In the fall, I can do chicken soup without having to deal with butchering a raw chicken - which I hate. Usually I use leftovers for the soup, but even starting from the whole chicken it only takes about 15 minutes to prep the chicken and another 15 minutes hands-on to put the soup together. The post How…
  • How To Make Spaghetti Sauce

    Drew Kime
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:55 am
    I won't lie, there are some pretty good pre-made sauces you can get for about what it will cost you to make this. But if you've ever come home to the smell of sauce that's been simmering all day, you know that a jar just can't capture that. Lately I've been doing my sauce the same way every time: saute some onion, add pesto, add tomatoes, etc. For this version, I wanted to go really simple. Everything in it can come out of your pantry, and it takes about 5 minutes total hands-on time. (Not counting making the meatballs.) The post How To Make Spaghetti Sauce appeared first on How To Cook Like…
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    HowStuffWorks - Learn How Everything Works!

  • How edX Works

    Dave Roos
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    In 2012, MIT and Harvard joined forces to create edX. Find out how edX works at HowStuffWorks.
  • How Jackhammers Work

    Nathan Chandler
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Jackhammers offer incredible power when it comes to breaking down hard substances. Find out how these demolition marvels work.
  • How to Stay Motivated When Your Class Has No Classroom

    Dave Roos
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Staying awake while watching a dry lecture on the computer is hard. Here's how to stay motivated when your class has no classroom at HowStuffWorks.
  • How Astrobiologists Work

    Julia Layton
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Astrobiologists apply the scientific method to questions once considered the purview of sci-fi fans. Learn about astrobiologists at HowStuffWorks.
  • How Leper Colonies Worked

    Patrick J. Kiger
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Leprosy was the AIDS of the first millennium. Find out how leper colonies worked at HowStuffWorks.
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    Bake or Break

  • Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake Brownies

    Jennifer McHenry
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:37 am
    Several years ago when I discovered Nutella, it was love at first bite. Now, countless bites later, I'm still completely enamored. I think there has been only one time since then when I didn't have a jar in my pantry. And that was a complete oversight on my part. I think there are at least two jars in there right now. You just never know when you're going to require it in a big way. I know surely some of you understand. With my love of that chocolate-hazelnut spread, I've made all sorts of things with it, including brownies and cheesecake. But now, these Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake Brownies…
  • Win a Weber Grill with Krusteaz

    Jennifer McHenry
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:53 am
    Recently, I shared with you the new Krusteaz Flatbreads and a simple breadsticks recipe. These flatbread mixes are great for everything from a simple bread to go with a meal to pizzas, tacos, and more. When thinking of ideas for using those flatbreads, don't forget your grill! I may be a city girl now, but I'm so happy to have easy access to grills on our rooftop. We use them almost year-round! For a little grilled flatbread inspiration, watch my friend Jenn of Hostess with the Mostess show us how to make some really great Grilled BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizzas on the grill. Krusteaz has some…
  • Peanut Butter Bundt Cake with Milk Chocolate Ganache

    Jennifer McHenry
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    Oh, the magic of peanut butter and chocolate. I've been a big fan since I was old enough to hold a peanut butter cup. And if you hang around BoB long enough, you'll see that fabulous combination show up pretty often. My latest installment in my continuing chocolate/peanut butter love affair is this gorgeous Bundt cake. As I'm also a huge fan of Bundt cakes, this one is even more exciting for me. Simple and delicious? You can always sign me up for that! The cake itself is a subtly sweet beauty flavored with peanut butter and brown sugar. It's a surprisingly delicate cake, as many Bundt cakes…
  • Maple Nut Bars

    Jennifer McHenry
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:13 am
    Much like butterscotch, I never thought I liked maple syrup. The taste just wasn't appealing to me at all. It was a bit too sweet without a lot of substance. Then at some point I realized that I was basing my opinion on pancake syrup. Trust me, that's not maple syrup. But once I tried real maple syrup, I realized that it is actually quite lovely. A good quality maple syrup has a nice sweetness and a rich flavor that's tough to beat. Now I happily embrace it and use it in my baking and even in making granola. It's good stuff! These Maple Nut Bars are a delicious twist on traditional pecan pie…
  • Apple Spice Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

    Jennifer McHenry
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
    We all know I'll tell anyone who will listen how much I adore fall. And we are getting to the really good parts of the season right now. The leaves are just starting to change, there's a chill in the air, and this girl is all kinds of happy. To celebrate my favorite season, let me introduce you to fall in a cake. This beauty has all kinds of good fall-like things going on, from apples to a whole slew of fall spices. That frosting doesn't hurt, either. I used a combination of some of my favorite spices for flavoring the cake. If you have a different ratio or blend that you like to use, then go…
 
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  • Healthy Jalapeño Poppers

    Jennifer Iserloh
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:42 am
    Eating with your fingers is fun — I’m not embarrassed to do it, even in public. That’s one of the reasons why bar food, along with the spicy, crunchy salt coating, is so darn satisfying. I don’t believe in giving up anything when it comes to food, but I don’t want my nibbles to take up my whole allotment of fat for the day. I created this version of jalapeño poppers a while back that are baked but still have the yummy contrast of creamy filling with crunchy breadcrumb coating. While it’s fun to meet friends out for munchies and a glass of wine at the bar,…
  • Cheap Ways To Go Gluten-Free

    Jennifer Iserloh
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:54 am
    Have you recently learned that gluten is off the menu for you and you’re worried about your food budget sky-rocketing? When you cook with plenty of fresh veggies, fish, chicken, lean cuts of beef, nuts, seeds, and fresh herbs and spices, eating gluten-free the economical way is easier than you think! Start with simple fresh meals that you can make at home in minutes to take the “gluten-guesswork” and save cash in the process… Salads Salads are an easy way to eat healthier, maintain or lose weight, and use naturally gluten-free ingredients that taste great and…
  • Tasty Ways to Cook Eggplant

    Jennifer Iserloh
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:05 am
    Eggplant, like zucchini, is part of the late summer farmer’s market bounty. It’s high in fiber and rich in several antioxidants that reside in the peel (include nasunin, a purple anthocyanin high in Vitamin B1), plus high in copper. So what are some tasty ways to cook with it? Steps for a Light Non-greasy Eggplant
  • How To Cook With Pumpkin

    Jennifer Iserloh
    2 Oct 2014 | 11:38 am
    Pumpkins belong to the family of vegetables known as Cucurbitaceae that also includes cucumbers and melons. Called pepon by the Greek or “large melon”, the pumpkin is no ordinary gourd – it has become a staple, a widely-known symbol of fall family traditions in America. Many of you only think of pumpkins when they appear annually in Thanksgiving day pumpkin pies or perhaps around Halloween when they are carved to ward off evil spirits. But in terms of nutrition and every day healthy cooking, there is nothing to be afraid of here. Pumpkins are naturally fat free and when…
  • The Do’s and Don’ts for Cooking Kale

    Jennifer Iserloh
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    People tell me that they’ve tried to like kale, but just never managed to make it taste good…. and many say that their kale chips just don’t turn out well or they don’t like the taste of raw kale. In honor of National Kale Day tomorrow (October 1, 2014), here’s the Do’s and Don’ts of Kale Cookery so you can make totally tasty, crisp, sweet, or finger lickin’ good kale while avoiding cooking snafus. Kale Do’s Can’t get your kale chips right? Follow this easy kale chip recipe, for perfect chips every time. Remove the stem for the…
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    We Are Never Full

  • Papas a la Huancaina: The Humble Potato Bids for Immortality

    Jonny & Amy
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:47 am
    Of all the miracles of modern science that we have witnessed over recent years, few have received as little attention as the 2009 announcement by the International Potato Center in Lima, Peru, that it had successfully sequenced the potato genome. It is a sad reflection on the state of our priorities as a species that this seminal discovery was overshadowed by other, flashier technological breakthroughs that year – including Apple’s launch of Siri, the utterly humorless, and mostly useless, personal assistant on the iPhone 3GS – because after rice, potatoes are the most…
  • Either a Feast or a Faína

    Jonny & Amy
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    “There are more pizzerias in Buenos Aires than in Naples and Rome combined.” – Ernesto Sabato, Heroés y Tumbas In his book “I’m a Stranger Here Myself” travel-writer Bill Bryson, in an attempt to defeat insomnia, describes making a lonely evening among the anodyne IKEA fittings of a Stockholm hotel even more excruciating by tallying the variety of surnames in the local telephone directory. In an exercise that was clearly not soporific enough, he counted more than 2,000 each of Eriksson, Svensson, Nilsson and Larsson — Swedish inventiveness evidently…
  • Yellow Gazpacho with Head-On Shrimp al Ajillo

    Jonny & Amy
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    The longer we live, the more we understand that our lives, especially now that we have two children, are about compromises. These are often in the form of compromising what we want to do, more or less completely, because our children are either unwilling or unable to do it. Recently though, a new kind of compromise hoved into view after 10 days of excessive eating and drinking while we hosted family from the west coast: namely, that we needed to compromise our caloric intake in order to fit into our clothes. So, after making a pact to foreswear wine, beer and meat for as long as it takes…
  • Kitchen of Lard: Foie Gras with Bacon-Flavored Cabbage

    Jonny & Amy
    4 Jul 2014 | 4:42 am
    The cuisines, if you call them that, of Northern Europe have been maligned, and fairly, in many cases, for years. The food having been considered by some commentators to be so bad that it was posited as a contributing factor to the higher rates of suicide in those areas. Indeed, anyone who grew up on the same sad, grey school lunches as I might be forgiven for contemplating throwing in the towel rather than facing another plate of limp, farty cabbage and gristly stewed mutton. That we were also forced to wear shorts year-round except when there was snow on the ground, a memory that brings a…
  • Enfrijoladas! Where Have You Bean All My Life?

    Jonny & Amy
    28 Jun 2014 | 3:55 am
    “Waiter! What is this?” “Um, it’s bean soup, sir.” “I don’t care what it’s been. What is it now?” – bad English joke Oaxaca, in southern Mexico, has the highest proportion of native peoples in the country, and traditional culture is alive to such an extent that an estimated 50% of indigenous people are unable to speak Spanish. The state’s unique geography and multiple climatic zones have allowed pre-Columbian practices to persist largely undisturbed into the modern day making it a veritable living ark both for biodiversity and…
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    BlogChef.net

  • Crispy Chicken Poppers Recipe

    Bobby
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:19 pm
    These crispy chicken poppers are a delicious snack or dinner that is easy to prepare. What is great about these chicken poppers is that they are baked in the oven and not fried. The poppers are crispy because they are rolled in cornflakes. A lot of the flavor in this recipe comes from the parmesan cheese and seasonings such as garlic, paprika and ground black pepper. This recipe gets even better with the parmesan-ranch dipping sauce. The sauce is prepared in a blender and combines ingredients such as sour cream, parmesan cheese, lemon, and chives. Enjoy. Crispy Chicken Poppers Yield: 4…
  • Beef a La Sichuan Recipe

    Bobby
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:54 am
    Here is a copycat recipe for the Beef a La Sichuan at PF Chang’s restaurant. For those unfamiliar with this dish—fried strips of beef are tossed with a spicy sauce and vegetables. The beef can either be deep-fried or cooked in the pan. There are 3 different types of vegetables in this recipe—carrots, green onions, and celery. The sauce is both spicy and sweet—it gets most of its heat from ingredients such as Chinese hot mustard, red chili paste, chili oil, and red pepper flakes. If you are not a fan of spicy dishes you could add less of the spicy ingredients. I like to serve this dish…
  • Olive Garden Bolognese Sauce Recipe

    Bobby
    11 Oct 2014 | 12:18 pm
    If you enjoy the meat sauce at the Olive Garden Restaurant you will love this dish. This recipe is for the Bolognese sauce from Olive Garden. What is great about this sauce is that not only is it very delicious but it is also easy to prepare. The sauce uses a few simple ingredients to create an amazing meat sauce that can be served on top of pasta. Two different types of meats help to create this great sauce—ground beef and Italian sausage. Vegetables such as onion, carrot and celery are added into the mixture as well. The sauce then gets even more flavor from red wine and crushed tomatoes…
  • Western Sliders Recipe

    Bobby
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    These western burger sliders are topped with cheddar cheese, bacon, homemade onions rings, and BBQ sauce. The burger patties can either be fried in the pan, on a griddle or grilled on an outdoor grill. The best part about this recipe is the homemade onion strings. The onion strings require a little bit of work but it is well worth the extra effort. Thinly sliced onions are dipped first into butter milk and then rolled in a seasoned flour mixture. The breaded onions are then fried in hot oil until crispy. You can use your favorite BBQ sauce for this recipe. These little burgers make another…
  • Ranch Chicken Wraps Recipe

    Bobby
    4 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    These ranch chicken wraps make a perfect lunch or dinner. The wraps are loaded with provolone cheese, spinach, ham, chicken, and a homemade ranch dressing. The dressing is easily prepared in a blender and gets a lot of its flavor from garlic and chives. I like to use multigrain or wheat wraps for this recipe but you could use flour or spinach wraps as well. The chicken is seasoned, baked in the oven and then sliced into strips. If you want to make this recipe a little easier you could use slices of roast deli chicken instead. Another modification you could make to this recipe if you do not…
 
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    Sugarlaws

  • baby bear: at five months

    katy
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:41 am
    Baby Bear, The strangest thing happened this month.  No, life didn’t calm down.  You went straight from your four-month sleep regression into back-to-back colds, ear infections, and then a stomach bug.  In the last few weeks, you have been sick more days than you have been healthy.  Which meant: less sleep, more tears, and lots of hand-wringing for mom.  When something is bothering you, nothing is more important to me than to fix it, any way I can. But, you know what?  Sometimes I can’t. Sometimes you have to do it on your own.  Obviously,…
  • Halloween Fairy: Beauty Tutorial!

    katy
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:39 am
    Halloween is the chance for you to be anything you want for a night, and is the perfect time to show off your glowing skin! While everyone will be putting on lots of makeup, you can stand out with a sparkly, more natural look. With that in mind, I created this “Fairy Beauty” tutorial. I love dressing up for Halloween, and I’m always on the lookout for costumes that are festive, feminine and cute. This look is the perfect match for a radiant and fun look! Step One: Prime your skin with Simple Skincare 24-Hour Moisturizer. Fairies need radiant skin, so this step is a must! Step Two: Dust…
  • think pink

    katy
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:14 am
    So, something kind of amazing happened when I took these photos. In one last burst of Houston humidity, the air outside was literally wet. I’m used to this by now: I feel my hair starting to frizz, my skin starting to “glow” — it’s a familiar drill. But this time, my camera lens got in on the action. And when I took a look at one of the photos, I found that they all looked like this: Do you know what those remind me of? Glamour Shots. Kind of amazing, right? Truthfully, my logical mind knows that Glamour Shots were totally absurd and ridiculous, but can I confess…
  • the perfect cocktail for an adult halloween party!

    katy
    10 Oct 2014 | 2:58 am
    Halloween has always been one of my absolute favorite holidays. See, it combines all my favorite things: Candy?  Check.  Playing dress up?  Check.  Staying up late?  Obviously! And as an adult, I’ve added one more item to that list: Cocktails! I’ve partnered with Kahlúa for the holidays to bring you guys some delicious, fun, easy recipes that are perfect for this time of the year.  This month, I’m kicking off with a delicious Halloween cocktail recipe for… dum dum dum… the Choco-Pumpkin Freeze! Here’s the thing about this…
  • guest post: the lazy parent’s guide to raising not-picky eaters

    katy
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    Today’s guest post is from my friend Susan, who was a fellow cheerleader with me in college! (Photo evidence — from way back in the day — here!) Susan’s blog, Smartly Momming, documents her new life as an ex-pat in London with two young kids — it’s a really fun read and I’ve gotten great ideas from her already!  Hope you guys enjoy her post today.) What did your child eat for dinner last night? Nuggets and noodles? You can change this, I promise. Our girls are not picky eaters. I use the phrase “not picky” because “good” implies to me…
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    The Fresh Loaf

  • Dough tends to deflate

    Aldox62
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:16 am
    Dough tends to deflateSubmitted by Aldox62 on October 20, 2014 - 1:16am.Hi all,I have a long-lasting issue I cannot get rid of notwithstanding all the effort I spent around it: the consistency of my dough after the final proof.Tried many hints: stronger flour (I normally use high-protein flour - 13% and > for bread), less and less water, different timings for bulk & final proof phases, longer mixing time, autolysis, stretch and fold every 1h during the bulk fermentation, careful shaping to build tension over the dough surface... to no availThe result more or less is the same: a dough…
  • Sourdough pizza crust with rye

    Grobread
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:36 pm
    Sourdough pizza crust with ryeSubmitted by Grobread on October 19, 2014 - 8:36pm.I've been experimenting a bit with rye lately and the first thing I learned is that it has this weird quality that makes the dough very extensible, but not very elastic, right? So I was thinking to myself, where, oh where could I use that specific quality? And the first answer that came to my mind was Pizza! (The second idea is laminated dough, but I haven't had the chance to try it, I wonder if anyone has). I had already planned a pizza party with some friends and at the last minute decided to try that idea by…
  • I've never had this happen-please advise

    pmiker
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:47 pm
    I've never had this happen-please adviseSubmitted by pmiker on October 19, 2014 - 1:47pm.Today I'm making sourdough.  Three batches.  The last batch is Vermont Sourdough with whole wheat.  I hand kneaded the dough about 25 or so minutes and let it autolyse.  Then I added salt and kneaded about 5 more minutes.  This was longer than I had kneaded similar batches with rye.  The dough handled well and rose nicely.  When taking it out to shape, I noticed some water at the bottom of the dough.  In handling the dough I came across dense sections.  These seemed to diminish as I worked…
  • My Farmer's Market Journey

    amberartisan
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
    My Farmer's Market JourneySubmitted by amberartisan on October 19, 2014 - 1:32pm.I'm going to follow in @joshfoxbreadco (Golgi70's) footsteps with my own Farmer's Market blog! I own Amber Artisan Bread, a cottage food operation located in Prosser, Washington.After waiting an agonizing 4 months to get through the layers of beurocracy, I finally have my permit and am selling!This week, I sold $100 worth of bread in 2 hours at my 8,000 head town's farmer's market.Since I can only take individually approved items, I decided on only a few items: Country Levain, Wholewheat Levain, and…
  • Massive Squarish loaf needed

    pjgadsdon@gmail.com
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
    Massive Squarish loaf neededSubmitted by pjgadsdon@gmail.com on October 19, 2014 - 10:24am.HiI am starting a food business and need a supplier for a very large loaf.  Probably 2kg or even more and preferably spelt flour and a sourdough to bootI intend to make giant sandwiches so the bread needs to be longish rectangle with squarish sides.  I best I have come up with is the Sheppards Loaf by Hobbs bakery, but at £13 each its a bit rich for meCheers for any help
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    Homesick Texan

  • Sausage, potato, and cabbage skillet fry

    Lisa (Homesick Texan)
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:13 am
    When I was growing up, you could count on several suppers happening that week—our weekly visit to the cafeteria, a trip to our favorite Tex-Mex restaurant, a concoction my mom made called bean salad, and a skillet dish made up of fried sausage, potatoes, and cabbage. Eating out at both the cafeteria and for Tex-Mex were always good fun—you’ll get no complaints from me here. The bean salad,
  • Mexican coffee ice cream pie

    Lisa (Homesick Texan)
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:01 am
    Here’s a question for you: Do you eat ice cream pie with a spoon or a fork? And while we’re on the subject—do you place your slice of ice cream pie on a plate or do you place it in a bowl? While I suppose there is no right or wrong answer, it has been something for me to ponder as I’ve made my way through a pan of Mexican coffee ice cream pie. Ice cream pies became popular in Texas in the
  • September events

    Lisa (Homesick Texan)
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Howdy! I just wanted to let you know that I’m going to be in Texas the next couple of weeks doing some events for my new book, The Homesick Texan's Family Table. This trip, I'll be zig-zagging across the state and will be eating and taking photos every step of the way. My aim is to post some of my adventures here on the blog, but you can also follow along on Instagram. Here’s the list of
  • Squash and green chile casserole

    Lisa (Homesick Texan)
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:58 am
    If you’re a Texan of a certain age, then you probably remember Liz Carpenter. Mrs. Carpenter was most famously Lady Bird Johnson’s press secretary, but she was also a longtime journalist and public relations specialist, as well. When I lived in Austin many years ago, you’d see her out and about at various functions, and Mrs. Carpenter’s puff of white hair and abundant wit always stood out in
  • Tomato, cheddar, and bacon biscuits

    Lisa (Homesick Texan)
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    The other morning I was waiting for the cable guy to arrive. I’m sure you know the drill—the cable company gives you a window of time and if you’re not home within that slot then you miss your appointment. And this you don’t want to do as it might take another week for them to send someone to fix your problem. Not to mention, despite everyone’s good intentions the repair guy usually doesn’t
 
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    The Pioneer Woman Cooks | Ree Drummond

  • Self-Rising Biscuits

    Ree
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:19 am
    This is a very old, very easy biscuit recipe for those times you don’t have a second to waste. They’re sometimes called Southern Biscuits, sometimes called Southern Buttermilk Biscuits, sometimes called 3-Ingredient Biscuits (even though, if you add salt, there are four!)…but I know them as Self-Rising Biscuits, because self-rising flour is, of course, the star of the show.   Now, the original recipe calls for buttermilk, but of course, I never have any buttermilk in my fridge. So I made my own by measuring close to the amount of milk I needed…    …
  • Knife + Cutting Board Giveaway (Winners!)

    Ree
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    The winners of the knives and cutting boards are… #6414 Tammy L. “Family time!” #36763 Marylu: “I went to the Kansas City Renaissance Faire last weekend…what a great time!” #50002 Jill: “Went to a wedding and saw lots of old friends.” Congratulations, winners! Contact prizes@thepioneerwoman.com to claim your prizes. Today, because it’s Monday, because it’s pouring down rain on the ranch, and because I love ya…       I’m giving away three (3) of these Wusthof Nakiri knives (my favorite knife in the world)……
  • Chocolate Pie

    Ree
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:39 am
    Whenever my husband, the strapping stallion I call Marlboro Man, imagines chocolate pie—and I imagine that he imagines it frequently, because it’s one of his favorite desserts—he doesn’t think of French Silk Pie or Chocolate Chiffon Pie or Chocolate Chess Pie or any other variation. He thinks of this one. This is just good ol’ basic, can’t-go-wrong, everyone-loves-it, super-easy-to-make, been-around-forever chocolate pie with a pudding filling, and my beloved could seriously eat a slice every day of his life and never get bored. I could too, I might add.
  • Beautiful Roasted Vegetables

    Ree
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    I was in the big city last week, and I decided about an hour into my errands that I was hungry. So I stopped at a lovely grocery store that’s been in Tulsa forever, because they have a little section of to-go foods that I love, and I can usually find something delicious that isn’t a burger. I love burgers and all, but when I go to civilization and need to grab something quick to eat, a burger isn’t at the top on my list. I can always get one in our small town! Or, of course…I can make one at home. We live on a ranch, man. One of the 700 things I chose at the market was…
  • Orange Crush Cake

    Ree
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:33 am
    It’s the simple things in life, I tell ya. I made this cake last week on a whim. It’s pretty much the same cake recipe as this Perfect Pound Cake recipe, which is the same basic cake recipe as this Lemon-Lime Pound Cake recipe, but instead of using lemon-lime pop like Sprite or 7-Up as the other two do, I used Orange Crush. Except it wasn’t actually Orange Crush. It was Fanta Orange. Are you confused yet? Because I sure am. So here’s what happened: I used orange pop instead of lemon-lime pop, and while I thought the finished product was good and all, I didn’t…
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    Chew On That

  • Join us Tonight at 7pm CT for our “#MyMug” National Coffee Day Twitter Party

    Jim Sanger
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Join us tonight for our latest social media event, namely our #MyMug Twitter Party extravaganza to celebrate one of our favorite food and drink holidays, National Coffee Day. Brought to you by Chew on That and our sister publication, Recipe4Living.com, the event is already shaping up to be a smash. It will be co-sponsored by the wonderful folks at @iCoffee. And when these people show up for a party, they invariably come bearing some amazing gifts. Now, if you love coffee like we do you probably already know all about iCoffee, but even if you are already a big fan, go ahead and check out their…
  • Really? Chinese Noodle Shop Owner Confesses to Lacing Meals with Opiates to Get Customers Returning for More

    Jim Sanger
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:04 pm
    The South China Morning Post confirmed its story earlier this week that a noodle shop owner in the Chinese provincial capital of Xi’an had confessed to Chinese police that he had been secretly including a paste made of poppy pods into his menu items. The article reports that the restaurant owner did so in the hopes of making his customers addicted to his noodles. The owner was subsequently detained by local authorities. While the act of adding opiates to menu items to improve customer retention is fascinating in and of itself, exactly how the scheme was discovered is no less interesting a…
  • Reports: Shake Shack Considers IPO

    Jim Sanger
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Nation’s Restaurant News reports that Shake Shack, the fast-growing chain of high-end burger restaurants, is seriously considering a public offering. The chain, owned by New York restaurateur Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, is credited with pioneering the super high-end burger concept, and it has developed something of a fanatical following since it first opened, as a literal shack, a decade ago in Manhattan’s now-trendy Madison Square Park. While Shake Shack may strike some market watchers as being a bit small for an IPO – NRN.com quotes a Reuters report as suggesting…
  • 5 Amazingly Yummy Zucchini Pasta Recipes That You Need To Make Right Now

    Jim Sanger
    16 Aug 2014 | 2:47 pm
    It’s the very height of summer. So you’re in the mood for something ultra-fresh that won’t bloat you-up like a balloon or put your family into a food coma.  It should be healthy, satisfying and something that gives you a reason to visit a farm stand or green grocer. Oh, and you’re also feeling just a little bit daring. That last bit cinches it. You’re in the mood to finally make some zucchini pasta. Talk about fresh, light and uber-nutritious. Making thin strips of zucchini pasta is super easy to do, it cooks up quickly and it’s likely that most people have never tried to prepare…
  • 3 Gluten-Free Summertime Brunch Ideas that Frankly Rock the House

    Jim Sanger
    9 Aug 2014 | 8:37 am
    The topic of gluten-intolerance has been in the news a lot lately, and if you’re like me, you know people struggling with celiac’s disease or with some less chronic sensitivities to gluten. Having friends and family struggling with these conditions can make getting together for summer breakfasts and brunches a little awkward. Given that so many traditional breakfast items are loaded with glutens, one is left with either making several different breakfasts to accommodate the various dietary restrictions of one’s guests or, even worse, forcing gluten-sensitive guests to feel left out…
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    This Mama Cooks! On a Diet™

  • Gluten Free Crustless Quiche

    Anne-Marie Nichols
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:10 am
    I love the simplicity and ease of making quiche for dinner. But what I don’t love is not having a good source of ready make gluten free crusts. Wholly Wholesome Certified Gluten Free Pie Shells are pretty good, but they require a special trip all the way across town. So I stock up and keep a supply in my freezer. However, they aren’t cheap. Instead, I make a gluten free pie crust from rice. Take 1 1/2 ounces of a grated hard cheese (like cheddar, Swiss or Monterey Jack), 1 egg, and 2 cups of just-cooked rice or reheated rice. (This works best if the rice is hot so the cheese melts…
  • A healthy day-after-Halloween breakfast: Baked Pumpkin Chocolate French Toast with Bananas

    Anne-Marie Nichols
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:39 am
    While I love Halloween just as much as anyone, what I can’t stand are all the unhealthy sugary snacks that are slowly creeping into my home like a bunch of hairy spiders. It’s truly become my Nightmare on Elm Street! Just the other day, the Halloween cookies I bought as a special treat, literally disappeared overnight. Maybe a poltergeist took them! Wanting to combat the sugar laden garbage that we’re inundated with, I thought I’d come up with a healthy breakfast dish for the night after Halloween using TruMoo chocolate milk, pumpkin puree, and bananas. It’s sweet, uses seasonal…
  • Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Raisin Scones

    Anne-Marie Nichols
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:36 am
    It’s Secret Recipe Club time again! This month’s assignment is Tracy Byrne’s blog, Pale Yellow. I think her Twitter bio @PaleYellowBakes puts it perfectly: “Science teacher by day, baking blogger by night, former Michigander, current Brooklynite – that's all you need to know.” I love the story on her About page that shared how her baked goods were so popular at work that everyone chipped in and bought her a gorgeous pistachio colored KitchenAid stand mixer. (Actually, it’s very similar to the one I’m giving away here!) So if her coworkers are encouraging her to bake more…
  • Skinnygirl Hummus Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers

    Anne-Marie Nichols
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Skinnygirl. I received a product sample and a promotional item to facilitate my review. Now that football season has started, my husband is always on the prowl for snacks. Usually this means he buys unhealthy things like little smoked sausages, salt and vinegar potato chips, and cheese. Luckily, that’s usually only on the weekends. However, it’s gotten my kids to start asking for similar snack foods when they come home from school. That’s why I try to stock the kitchen with healthy snack foods like fruit, popcorn and veggies with…
  • Slow Cooker Beef Brisket Sliders

    Anne-Marie Nichols
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:51 am
     Are you looking for a slow cooker tailgating recipe that’s sure to please everyone? Well, my friend and frequent contributor,  Holly Clegg, has come up with the perfect party recipe – Slow Cooker Beef Brisket Sliders. I love sliders, because they keep the portion size reasonable. Plus, they’re so much easier to eat than a huge sandwich when you’re balancing a plate in front of the TV set or outside at a tailgate event. For those gluten free folks who can’t eat the slider buns, serve this as a Slow Cooker Beef Brisket. However, the hamburger buns that Udi’s Gluten Free…
 
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    foodgawker | foodgawker

  • Roasted stuffed tomatoes

    readeat
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:51 am
    Stuffed tomatoes with couscous, kalamata olives, chickpeas and tahini sauce.
  • chocolate sundae cupcakes

    CrumbsCorkscrews
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:51 am
    Fun & indulgent chocolate sundae cupcakes with a twist... they're dairy and gluten-free! Perfect for birthday celebrations.
  • Vegetable Pho

    MeccaGBC
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:50 am
    Pho is a Vietnamese soup that traditionally consists of a broth, rice noodles, some type of meat and fresh herbs.
  • Western Tabbouleh

    Deliciously Declassified
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:50 am
    Western Tabbouleh. The perfect light lunch.
  • Cranberry Thyme Dip

    thespicetrain
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:49 am
    A quick and delicious dried cranberry and thyme dip.
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    Flourish - King Arthur Flour's blog

  • Gluten-Free Chocolate Coconut Cake

    Alyssa Rimmer
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Chocolate has always been somewhat mysterious to me. Granted, it could pretty much be its own food group in my diet, but it is still an ingredient that surprises me and piques my curiosity. There is a depth in its flavor. There is a richness about it that is hard to put into words. It is dark. It awakens the taste buds. It is full of temptation. And it makes me smile. What I admire about chocolate is the spectrum of its taste. It can go from being extremely bitter and almost inedible, then can quickly be transformed into a sweet, decadent, indulgent treat with the simple addition of sugar…
  • Shipping news

    PJ Hamel
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    I live 1,066.87 miles from my mom. So, much as I’d love to, I can’t just drop by with a just-baked batch of homemade cookies. I love to bake. Mom does, too; but these days, she finds it increasingly difficult. Heading towards 90, her hands don’t work like they used to. Scooping cookie dough is a long process. Pie crust doesn’t roll out smoothly. Thank God for her bread machine, which kneads the dough for her famous pizza. Mom is getting older, but thankfully she still has her appetite. And one of our greatest joys is the regular back-and-forth we have around cookies.
  • The Grain Gathering

    Jeff Yankellow
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    With this post we welcome first-time King Arthur Flour blogger Jeff Yankellow, a talented and visionary baker who coached Team USA at the 2012 Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie (“bread-baking Olympics”) in Paris; and who’s currently our West Coast bakery flour sales representative. Welcome, Jeff! How do farmers, bakers, millers, the locavore movement, and cereal scientists work together to put food on our tables? The Grain Gathering (formerly Kneading Conference West) is an annual event dedicated to the rebuilding of local and regional grain networks, networks that can supply…
  • Pumpkin doughnuts

    PJ Hamel
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:05 am
    If you’re going to bake just ONE THING this month (or this week, or today – choose your preferred frequency)… Let it be these cinnamon-y pumpkin cake doughnuts. As a test baker here at King Arthur Flour, I clearly do a lot of baking. And I enjoy most of it. Oh sure, there’s the odd failure now and then. But on those occasions I simply sigh, walk out back to the treeline, and leave what’s sure to be a nice meal for the squirrels, birds, and other scavengers who might appreciate a change from their usual bugs and seeds. I don’t even make them fill out a…
  • Apple flavor, amped

    Susan Reid
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:16 am
    Ever have a relationship so intense it’s hard to talk about? I find myself stumbling, searching for the right words to convince you to try one of my hands-down favorite ingredients ever. Most of the time I just bring a bottle of boiled cider on the road with me when traveling for the company, hand people a spoonful, and watch their eyes roll back in their heads. No words necessary. But you need to know how amazing this stuff is, so I have to try to tell you. Better. It makes everything it touches taste better. Cake. Icing. Meatloaf. Scones. Salad dressing. Pie. Of course, pie. …
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    My Sweet and Saucy

  • Behind the Scenes @ Sweet & Saucy: Basketball Cake

    admin
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
    Well hello! This post, we’re talking about a carved basketball cake that Kaytee made the other week. This was a 25 serving basketball for a University of Kentucky Wildcats fan. Kaytee’s here to show you how she got to this result. First – and a few days in advance of working on the cake –  I cover the cake drum with shortening to adhere the fondant wood strips. I place beige fondant down and measure out even, wide strips and lightly cut into them with my boning tool. To paint the wood grain, I use gel color diluted with vodka and a wide round brush. As we’ve…
  • Behind the Scenes @ Sweet & Saucy: Horizontal Ruffle Cake

    admin
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hey there! How are you guys doing? We’re just having the first semi-not-insane week in months, and let me tell you, we are reveling in it! Not to say that we don’t enjoy working on all sorts of beautiful cakes you bring us, but when the end of wedding season is in sight, cake decorators everywhere rejoice, as do our blood pressures. Anyway, here’s a little gem I forgot about from a few weeks ago. It’s a totally simple guy, but when we were first shown a picture of it, all of us cocked our heads to the side and went, “huh.” We’ somehow managed to avoid…
  • Behind the Scenes @ Sweet & Saucy: Oldsmobile Carved Cake

    admin
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Well hello there! Every few months, we get requests for carved car cakes – usually for grooms’ cakes. They often are classic cars, such as Monte Carlo’s or Chevy’s. This post, we’re talking about a carved caked that Kasey made a few weeks back, which was a 1960′s Oldsmobile. She did such a great job with it, that we wanted to share with you how she did, step by step! Here’s the final result:  Now let’s get to it! First thing, there is some math involved in our car cakes. Luckily, car specs are easily found on the internet, so it’s simply…
  • Behind the Scenes @Sweet & Saucy Shop: Kyong’s Wafer Paper Trio

    admin
    27 Sep 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Hey there! How’s the beginning of fall treating you? Us, we’re suuuuper busy! The beginning of fall brings us tolerable temperatures, and everyone’s rushing to get their weddings in before it gets too cold, so we’ve been working our buns off! So anyway, to the important stuff… This week, we’ve got a special treat: Though, we slightly misled you by the title; we’re not showing you a full step-by-step of all three cakes. However, we are going to show you some tricks Kyong used to create these beauties. These are the sketches Kyong designed for the…
  • Behind the Scenes @ Sweet & Saucy Shop: How to Make a Bow

    admin
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:55 am
    Hey there! This post in inspired by Kasey’s students. Kasey, one of our decorators, is teaching fondant classes (if you’re interested in attending, please email info@sweetandsaucyshop.com), and her students expressed great interest in how she made bows out of fondant. We make bows with such frequency, that it’s often easy to forget that at one point, we didn’t know how to make them either! So here we go, and Kasey has taken pictures to show you the step-by-step. First, we take a little blob of fondant.   You then roll the fondant out with a rolling pin. We use a…
 
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    The Perfect Pantry®

  • 40 fabulous recipes with Sriracha sauce

    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    When you peek inside my refrigerator, you'll always find, lined up in the door, Fresca and fizzy water, ketchup, mustards, mayonnaise, soy sauce, chili paste with garlic (spicy), Thai curry pastes (spicy), and a very large squeeze bottle of Sriracha (spicy). Do you detect a theme? Yes, I love spicy food, but sometimes adding just a drop or two of hot sauce can bring a so-so dish to life without also numbing your tongue. Like salt, a little bit of heat enhances the flavors around it. A lot of heat is just, well, hot. How much Sriracha you add is always up to you. Though it sounds…
  • Nutmeg: like or dislike?

    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Welcome to a little game called Like or Dislike, with ingredients from the pantry, ingredients I'm thinking about adding to my pantry, other seasonal foods, even favorite cooking gear. Do you like, dislike, love, crave, despise, wish for, use in your own kitchen? The things you like are sure to find their way to the recipes here on The Perfect Pantry, so do tell! Nutmeg finds its way into cookies and cakes, eggnog and mulled wine, lasagne and sausages and haggis (which I am sure you make all the time). Too much, and you really notice the taste way at the back of your mouth; too little,…
  • Slow cooker spicy shredded beef with soy, ginger and garlic

    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:15 pm
    If there were a contest for Brisket Queen, I'd toss my tongs into the ring. I've shared so many beef brisket recipes with you, starting with my grandmother's brisket, barbecue brisket, Mediterranean brisket, apple cider brisket, hoisin brisket, Pakistani brisket, and Southwestern brisket, that I deserve the title and a sparkly little crown. Just when I thought I'd done it all, however, I remembered this spicy Asian brisket, with soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and chili paste. I make it in the slow cooker, using my new method of cutting the meat into quarters and browning the edges…
  • Basque chicken with bell pepper and tomato {gluten-free}

    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    11 Oct 2014 | 9:42 pm
    The older I get, the more I like to keep my cooking simple. Honestly, I like to keep everything simple. So, when I revisited this recipe for chicken basquaise, originally published in 2007, I knew I could streamline the steps without sacrificing any of the flavor. The Espelette pepper lends a muskiness to the chicken; if you haven't got it on your spice rack, substitute mild smoked paprika, Aleppo pepper, or urfa pepper. As good as the chicken is on the day you make it, the dish is that much better the next day. Enjoy this stew hot, served with noodles or rice, or cold. It's a great…
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  • $250 Visa Gift Card {Giveaway}

    A Cowboy's Wife
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Isn’t Fall the best? The weather is cooling off, the leaves are changing, kids are back in school, and we are nearing the busiest shopping season of the year! I don’t know why we wait until this time of year to do more giving but we do. With that in mind, we thought it would be a fantastic time to have a $250 Visa Gift Card giveaway. This gift card giveaway is a great opportunity to possibly win some Christmas money, help with holiday meals, or maybe even to donate and give to someone else in need! Whatever your need or want, everyone can enjoy the benefits of a $250 Visa gift…
  • Halloween Monster Fingers

    A Cowboy's Wife
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:20 am
    These monster fingers will be a HUGE hit with the kids.  Truett didn’t think they were scary at all, and instead, thought they were super cool. He’s a boy and 8….of course he did. He just loves Halloween but not so much because he likes to ‘trick or treat’ but because he loves the get-togethers and Fall festival.  Monster fingers are perfect for a party where you need to bring finger food.  BWAHAHAHHAHA You can’t get much easier than this either.  They look like more work than they really are so don’t let them scare you away because they are…
  • Easy Ghost S’mores

    A Cowboy's Wife
    6 Oct 2014 | 10:49 pm
    Halloween is sneaking up on us and I have another easy idea for you; Ghost S’mores.  The kids will love these and really, you’re not doing much more than regular s’mores call for.  Who doesn’t love s’mores right?! I have lots of Halloween goodies here on the blog so be sure and use the search function in the right sidebar to find them.  If you’re mobile, it’s at the top left.  Just put in Halloween and they’ll all come up. Easy Ghost S'mores   Print Ingredients 1 8ct. Package of Ghost Peeps 4 Hershey's chocolate bars, broken in half 8…
 
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  • Spirit Works Barrel Aged Gin: Drinks on Friday

    Amy Sherman
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    Barrel aged gin has been gaining popularity the past couple of years. It started perhaps with Seagram’s Distillers’s Reserve and then a handful of craft distillers got in on the act and more recently Beefeater began producing one. Some distillers use charred new American or French oak barrels, others use barrels that once held red wine, whisky or bourbon, and even Lillet, but I have to admit, on the surface barrel aging gin seems like an odd move. I like gin, especially London dry gin, and the reason I do is because of the botanicals. I like a touch of clean bracing juniper, the…
  • Taste of Toronto

    Amy Sherman
    3 Oct 2014 | 1:23 pm
    This Summer I got a chance to visit Toronto and to attend the Taste of Toronto food festival. Lucky me! Quite a few years ago I attended Taste of London so I had a sense of what it would be like. The Taste food festivals are not your typical free for all food event, because the restaurants are really consistently high quality and included by invitation only.This event is a particularly good one if you want to familiarize yourself with the Toronto restaurant scene. Here were some of my favorite dishes and the restaurants I would surely like to visit, on my next trip.One of the first things I…
  • Parmigiano Reggiano Night & Giveaway!

    Amy Sherman
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:33 am
    Parmigiano Reggiano display at Eataly, NYC Last year I wrote about my visit to a Parmigiano cheese maker and about Parmigiano Reggiano Night. This year, Parmigiano Reggiano Night is happening again. I’ve written something about the king of cheeses (and the pretenders to the crown), over at Culture (the best cheese magazine around). Please take a look! As you may recall, the idea of the global dinner party is is to pick some recipes, invite your friends over, cook, eat, and then share photos of your feast if you're so inclined. In the past there have…
  • Zucchini Noodles Recipe

    Amy Sherman
    5 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    My love of pasta is no secret, but I’m cutting back. An article in the New York Times covering the latest research about the benefit of low carbohydrate diets has me rethinking my noodle consumption. I won’t give them up completely but now and again I can see trying something different. Something like zucchini noodles. For a long time I’ve wanted one of those spiralizer type tools. But they are rather expensive and I just wasn’t sure how much use I’d get out of them. There is actually an easy way to make “noodles” out of zucchini or other vegetables using a box…
  • Peameal Bacon of Toronto

    Amy Sherman
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    On my first trip to a city I always try to experience the things that the place is famous for, especially the food. Recently I was in Toronto which is a very diverse city with all kinds of food, but the peameal bacon sandwich is one of its most iconic specialties. Toronto was once known as Hogtown, thanks in part to the vast stockyards where in the mid to late 1800’s cured pork products like bacon were sent to the United Kingdom, where there was a shortage at the time. In 1900 over half a million pigs were processed for export in Toronto. So what is peameal bacon exactly? It’s…
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  • Fruity Lentil Salad with Persimmon, Apple, and Avocado (and Ten More Meatless Salad Ideas with Persimmons)

    Kalyn Denny
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    The combination of lentils + fruit really worked in this Fruity Lentil Salad with Persimmon, Apple, and Avocado!I'm a huge fan of lentil salads (like this Vegetarian Lentil Taco Salad or this Lentil and Barley Greek-Style Salad), but I have to admit combining lentils, fruit, and avocados into this Fruity Lentil Salad with Persimmon, Apple, and Avocado was thinking outside the box, even for a lentil-lover like myself.  But please believe me when I say that this slighty-sweet salad with lentils and fruit was just delicious!  I learned to really like persimmons when a blogging friend sent…
  • Recipe for Sausage and Kale Mock Lasagna Casserole (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:13 am
    This Sausage and Kale Mock Lasagna is so delicious, you won't even miss the noodles!(For Phase One Fridays I feature Phase One Recipes from the past that have been my personal favorites. Phase One Recipes are also Low-Carb and Gluten-Free.   This delicious mock lasagna that I first posted in 2012 has all the flavors that make lasagna good without the pasta, enjoy!) I love creating Phase One recipe ideas beyond the usual grilled-meat-and-salad meals that many people rely on when they're watching their weight.  Not that I don't enjoy a delicious piece of meat or fish and a tasty…
  • Thai-Inspired Ground Turkey Stir-Fry with Basil and Peppers (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    So many good flavors in this Thai-Inspired Ground Turkey Stir-Fry with Basil and Peppers.I've mentioned how I'm working to embrace ground turkey, after years of thinking it was rather bland in the flavor department.  And lately I'm really loving it, especially when it's in a highly-seasoned recipe like this Thai-Inspired Ground Turkey Stir-Fry with Basil and Peppers.   In this dish the oil is seasoned with onion onion and garlic, and then the cooked turkey is flavored with a stir-fry sauce that has fresh-frozen lime juice, Red Boat Fish Sauce, Sriracha Sauce, Tamari Gluten…
  • Learning Food Photography with White on Rice Couple and Things I'm Thinking About on Tuesday (10-14-2014)

    Kalyn Denny
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    Todd and Diane's huge collection of cutting boards, captured by iPhone!If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you might have noticed that a few weekends ago I was enthusiastically sharing about a  food photography workshop hosted by my good friends and amazing photographers, Todd Porter and Diane Cu of White on Rice Couple.  I've heard Todd and Diane talk about food photography at several blogging conferences, so I knew the workshop held in their fabulous food photography studio outside Los Angeles would be informative, but I never imagined how life-changing it would end up being…
  • Garlicky Zucchini Noodles with Tomatoes and Burrata (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    12 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Discovering Burrata Cheese at Costco inspired these Garlicky Zucchini Noodles with Tomatoes and Burrata!You probably could guess that I'm one of those food-obsessed people who loves to try out new things, and lately I've been hearing about Burrata, a fresh Italian cheese made from Mozzarella and cream.  I think that sounds amazing, and when I spotted some Burrata at Costco recently I had to try it.  Google told me that Burrata is good with pasta, so I immediately thought Zucchini Noodles, and my niece Kara and I came up with these Garlicky Zucchini Noodles with Tomatoes and Burrata,…
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  • Kai Murukku

    Nithu
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Kai Murukku is a traditional South Indian snack made for festivals and special occasions.  It is made with freshly ground wet rice flour and deep fried in oil. Kai means hand in Tamil. It is a tradition in Hindu Brahmin weddings to make this murukku in jumbo sizes and various shapes. For snacking we generally make murukku with two circles. For special occasions like wedding bigger murukku is made with 7 or 9 circles and we call it “Seer Murukku”. My mom is a pro in making these Seer Muruku and she always takes care of these in our family weddings. I will be posting a video of…
  • Suryakala / Chandrakala (Step by Step Instructions)

    arthi
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    I love milk sweets and sweets using Khoya. This is yet another easy sweet we can make for Diwali. The process look little big but it is real easy to make. Here I used homemade khoya but we can use store bought khoya too which will make things more easier :). Ingredients: For Outer Covering: All purpose flour / Maida – 2 cups Ghee – 2 tbsp Baking soda – a big pinch Salt – a big pinch Water – as needed For Stuffing: Sweetened Khoya – 1 cup (I have used homemade palkova) Cardamom powder – 1 tsp Fried cashews and raisins – 2 tbsp Oil – For…
  • Quinoa Idli

    Nithu
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:19 pm
      Quinoa is a healthy grain rich in protein, fiber, antioxidants and vitamins. It is essential to incorporate whole grains and seeds in your daily diet. There are lot of Indian dishes you can make using quinoa. Idli is one of the staple Indian breakfast dish. It will be a great start for your day after having these super healthy Quinoa Idlis.   Preparation time: 12 hours Cooking time: 15 minutes Yield: 25 to 30 idlis Ingredients: Quinoa – 1 cup Par boiled rice – 1 cup Whole urad dal – 1/2 cup Fenugreek seeds (methi) – 1 tsp Salt to taste Method of…
  • Kothamalli Rasam / Coriander Soup

    arthi
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:28 pm
    I love to have different kinds of rasam rather than usual garlic or tomato rasam. I made slight changes in my friend’s (Thilaga) rasam recipe and tried this coriander rasam. It came out so good and I just loved it :). Ingredients: Tamarind – Small lemon size Oil – 1 tsp Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp Asafoetida – a pinch Curry leaves – a few Red Chillies – 1 Tomatoes – 2 (medium size finely chopped) Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Sambar powder – 1/2 tsp Salt – 1 1/2 tsp (adjust according to taste) Coriander leaves – to garnish To…
  • Mushroom Pepper Masala

    arthi
    8 Aug 2014 | 8:39 am
    I like to cook mushrooms often because they have very high nutritional value. I got this recipe from my aunt and it is very simple to cook. It goes well with Chapati as well as rice. Time of Preparation : 30 minutes No of Servings : 2 to 3 Spice level : 3 out of 5</strong> Ingredients: Mushroom – 2 cups (chopped to cubes) Onions – 1/2 cup (finely chopped) Tomatoes – 1/3 cup (chopped) Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp Coriander powder – 1 tsp Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Salt – to taste Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp Bay leaf – 1 Oil – 1 tbsp…
 
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  • Apple Cake

    11 Oct 2014 | 7:51 pm
    Prep Time:15 minutes Cook Time:45 minutes   Tagged: apple, cake, dessert, recipe, walnuts, Apples, walnuts, what’s not to like about this warm winter dessert? Sure to be a family favorite. Try it with whipped cream!   Foodie Byte Go ahead and throw in an overflow of apples and nuts--it can't hurt! Ingredients 2/3 cup flour1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt2 eggs, beaten1 1/3 cup brown sugar1 teaspoon vanilla2 cups apples, chopped1 cup walnuts, chopped Preparation Mix flour, baking powder and salt. Combine rest of ingredients. Bake in 9 x 9-inch square pan at 350 degrees…
  • Caramel Latte Iced Coffee

    29 Sep 2014 | 7:35 am
    Prep Time:2 minutes Cook Time:N/A Serves:1   Tagged: barista, caffeine, coffee drinks, iced coffee recipe, recipe for iced coffee caramelatte, specialty coffee, Be your own barista! Iced coffee doesn't have to be made behind the counter. Today it can be made at home if you know the right method and it can taste just as delicious! See our story on the top ten beverage trends. The Food Channel®. All Rights Reserved. For permission to use in a printed cookbook or commercial website, please contact Editor.   Foodie Byte Ingredients 3/4 cup fresh brewed dark roast coffee, chilled2…
  • Chicken and White Bean Chili

    14 Sep 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Prep Time:20 minutes Cook Time:30 minutes Serves:8   Tagged: chicken, chili, march madness, parties, tailgating, white meat, Here’s a crowd-pleasing, white-meat alternative to chili made with beef. Ideal for basketball or football watch parties, tailgating and casual gatherings. Why Try? This makes for a nice alternative to a beef chili, featuring generous chunks of tender chicken and a kick of spice.   Foodie Byte For a spicier chili add more red pepper. To garnish you can top with crispy bacon, cilantro and cheese. Yield: 2 quarts Ingredients 1 pound boneless skinless…
  • Craveable Cornbread

    14 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Prep Time:10 minutes Cook Time:25 minutes Serves:8   Tagged: cheese, corn, cornbread, Cornbread goes great with chili of all types, and you'll find yourself going back to this as a staple for cold weather. Watch the video for how to make a great White Chicken Chili to go along!   Foodie Byte Ingredients 2 boxes cornbread mix, prepare according to package directions1 cup shredded pepperjack cheese1 cup whole kernel corn, thawed Preparation Preheat oven to 400°FPreheat skillet and roast corn for 3 to 5 minutes or until browned. Add roasted corn and pepperjack cheese to the already…
  • Fig Crostata

    14 Sep 2014 | 4:48 am
    Prep Time:30 minutes Cook Time:35 minutes Serves:8   Tagged: When figs reach the height of their season in late summer and early autumn, take advantage of their sweet flavor and luxurious texture by showcasing them in this rustic fig crostata. Recipe courtesy of Williams-Sonoma Williams-Sonoma Test Kitchen   Foodie Byte Ingredients 1 batch flaky pie dough, chilled (see related recipe on williams-sonoma.com)1 lb. (500 g) fresh figs, quartered1/4 cup (2 oz./60 g) firmly packed brown sugar2 tablespoons cornstarch1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest5 teaspoons fresh lemon juice2 teaspoons…
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  • Those Cuban Sandwiches from the “Chef” Movie!

    Kathy Strahs
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:40 pm
    There’s a memorable scene in Chef — if you saw the movie this summer, you know the one — where John Leguizamo sways to Cuban music, massaging mojo marinade into a pork shoulder in a manner that probably deserves some privacy. When it’s falling-off-the-bone roasted, Jon Favreau, like a surgeon, shaves off a few test pieces…and determines it’s pretty perfect. It can’t be possible to watch that movie without desperately wanting to get into that roast pork and the Cubanos they assemble from it (well, unless you don’t eat pork). So I was excited to…
  • Why You Need This Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

    Kathy Strahs
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Because I’ve made them many times over the years and they’re the best pumpkin muffins I’ve tasted — fluffy, flavorful, unfussy, nice doming. Because even though baking with pumpkin can be kind of a seasonal fad, it’s a delicious one, so pumpkin on! Because now that it’s October you’re undoubtedly going to need to bring a crowd-pleasing, autumn-appropriate dish to school/work/church/soccer, etc. Or you’re simply going to want one at home on a brisk autumn afternoon. Because you can easily double the recipe for a big group — in fact, the…
  • Smoked Sausage, Fig and Manchego Skewers plus Win a $100 Visa Gift Card from Johnsonville Sausage

    Kathy Strahs
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    To me, appetizers are the ultimate comfort food. They’re a treat – party food, or something to share when my husband and I are out at a restaurant. With just a few bites through which to deliver something delicious and memorable – the flavors and textures of appetizers can be bolder, more intense, maybe even more decadent. Just a few amazing bites are all I’m after. When I began building these Smoked Sausage, Fig and Manchego Skewers in my mind, I could already taste the sweet and the salty, the smoky and the buttery. I could envision the grill marks on the sausage, the…
  • A Surprisingly Good Apple Cake

    Kathy Strahs
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    BOOM — the moment I came through the doors of the preschool my proud little boy shoved the little ziploc bag containing that day’s project right up to my face so I’d be sure to see it. “We made apple cake!!” Big grin, eyes wide and twinkling, legs jumping up and down — you can never miss his excitement. Back at the car, as I clicked him into his seat, he insisted I try some cake. Far be it from me to say no to cake…but, you know, I tempered my expectations given that it had been prepared by four-year-olds. Well, it turned out this apple cake was…
  • Well, hello!

    Kathy Strahs
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    That’s me, smile-screaming on the kiddie coaster at Happy Hollow this summer. My little girl insisted we sit in the front row, for maximum thrills. I am so not a roller coaster person! But my kids got me on them at least four times over the past few months. And I have to admit, I kind of loved it. That’s kind of where things are at right now — letting go a bit, enjoying the moment, seeing where things take me. After a loooong summer, we’re all settled into our new house in the Bay Area now (well, the garage is still full of unpacked boxes, but let’s not be…
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  • Egg Muffins

    Lori Lange
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Here’s an easy-to-make breakfast treat that is delicious too:  Egg Muffins Hey, it’s weekend breakfast time!  By now, I’ve explained extensively how I feel about weekend breakfasts.  Shove the cereal aside and make something special!  Saturday and Sunday are your two days not to be stressed-out and tired.  Sleep in, put together some sort of tasty breakfast, and get on with your relaxing day, right?!  These little egg muffins aren’t any kind of chore to make at all.  They’re just eggs scrambled with a little milk and adding in your desired fixings.  I…
  • The Ritz- Carlton: Lake Tahoe (a review)

    Lori Lange
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    It’s really great living so close to beautiful Lake Tahoe, so my family tries to get up there as much as humanly possible.  My husband and I snuck away for a couple of nights last week to check out The Ritz- Carlton.  October is considered “off-season” there, so we were able to secure an extremely reasonable rate for this luxury hotel. The hotel is located off highway 267 – between King’s Beach and Truckee, and it’s positioned mid-mountain at Northstar Ski Resort.  Travel the winding road off the highway and up the mountain a few miles, and you end up…
  • Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See

    Lori Lange
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Here’s another one of my favorite posts of the week:  Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See… On Parade Magazine‘s blog this week, I shared a recipe that I will make again and again and again.  It’s this WAFFLED BANANA BREAD!!  It’s banana bread, made in a waffle iron.  My whole family chowed down on these waffled banana bread slices, and they were gone very quickly.  LOVED THEM.  The recipe comes from the cool new cookbook, Will It Waffle? by Daniel Shumski. Another yummy recipe I shared on Parade this week:  PUMPKIN- CHOCOLATE CHIP…
  • Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake

    Lori Lange
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Here’s an easy and delicious recipe for using up a bounty of apples:  Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake I know we’re knee-deep into apple season.  And I’ve seen SO many photos on Facebook of my friends taking their kids to apple orchards for picking.  So I’m assuming you have an abundance of apples in your house too, right?  If not, grab some immediately.  It’s the best time of year for munching on the most delicious apples ever.  Honeycrisp’s are my absolutely favorite, and Gala’s run a close second.  Granny Smith’s are good for pie and…
  • Butternut Squash Soup with Kale

    Lori Lange
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Here’s a comforting recipe to warm you up on chilly fall and winter days:  Butternut Squash Soup with Kale This recipe comes from the book I shared with you yesterday:  FutureChefs: Recipes by Tomorrow’s Cooks Across the Nation and the World.  I mentioned that my own son is featured in the book.  As I was reading through the book last weekend, I discovered that there is another teenage boy in our town who is ALSO featured in the book.  How totally random and coincidental is that?!  He’s 15-year old Karthik Rohatgi, and this is the recipe that he shares in the book.
 
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  • eat play give provides brunch (and a whole lot more).

    Julie Niesen Gosdin
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    It’s that time of year: my favorite time of year, where I spend all week looking forward to eat play give and their brunch, which benefits the de Cavel Family SIDS fund.  It’s this Sunday, from 11:30-2:30 and will feature a wide array of dishes from some of your favorite chefs from across the area. It’s really one of those events that is just plain fun.  I know — I go to a lot of them — that this is the one that is really special in every chef’s heart, simply because one of their own, Jean-Robert de Cavel, lost a child to SIDs.  Many of these folks have…
  • The Cincinnati Food and Wine Classic Winner Is…

    Julie Niesen Gosdin
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:51 pm
    The winner of the Cincinnati Food and Wine Classic & wine me, dine me Best Bite contest is….   Ameet Chimote, with his delicious Indian “Madras Thali”.  Congratulations, Ameet, you win a Saturday Savor pass for you and a guest!   However, we have one more winner.  We had so many great entries that Chef Dan Wright from Senate & Abigail Street couldn’t pick just one.  Our other winner — who wins a Saturday Showcase pass for one, to sample all of the great stuff going on during the day at the Cincinnati Food and Wine Classic is… Daniele…
  • The Roundup of Entries for the #wmdmbestbite and Cincinnati Food and Wine Classic contest!

    Julie Niesen Gosdin
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:35 am
    Here’s the roundup of entries for the Cincinnati Food and Wine Classic + wine me, dine me Best Bite contest! Take a look– there are some GREAT entries, I’m so excited to take a look, along with Chef Dan Wright, and pick our winner!   [View the story "wmdm's Best Bite 2014" on Storify] The post The Roundup of Entries for the #wmdmbestbite and Cincinnati Food and Wine Classic contest! appeared first on wine me, dine me.        Related StoriesThe Cincinnati Food and Wine Classic Winner Is…Read This: Senate Street and SavoryFor…
  • Sunday Funday at Market Wines with McCabe’s Granola

    Julie Niesen Gosdin
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
    Do you remember McCabe’s Granola?  They’re launching some new granola bars to compliment their existing granola, and they’re doing it in coordination with Market Wines and Findlay Market. On Sunday, August 24 from 12:30-3:30, McCabe’s will be sponsoring a Sunday Funday with McCabe’s snacks (and a few others), Market Wines tasting flights, and a chance to have a little fun before or after you shop at Findlay Market. Want to go? Simply RSVP to Susan Muth at susan.muth@mccabesgranola.com.     The post Sunday Funday at Market Wines with McCabe’s…
  • Review: Happy Belly on Vine

    Julie Niesen Gosdin
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    Happy Belly on Vine is a necessary addition to the Over-the-Rhine food scene.  I know: it’s hard to find food that is “clean” anywhere, including the hot dog, fried chicken and taco-laden Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.  Sure, every restaurant has healthy choices (I swear, I don’t eat pork belly buns every day!), but until Happy Belly opened, no place specialized in them, much less had grab-n-go options. It’s a bright, cheery space on the corner of 14th and Vine, with the entire ingredient list written in chalk on the wall, and it’s all sourced from local…
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  • Pumpkin love! Chef Peter Oleyer’s pumpkin seed granola recipe

    Savory Tv
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Well hello and happy October! Here’s a quick and easy nutritious use of remnant pumpkin seeds you may have, via Chef/Owner Peter Oleyer of Brooklyn’s food truck turned restaurant Calexico Red Hook. Enjoy! ♥ Pumpkin Seed Granola Ingredients: 2 cups rolled oats 1 cup slivered almonds ½ cup pumpkin seeds ¼ cup vegetable oil ¼ […]
  • Culinary Tip: How To Rinse Quinoa

    Savory Tv
    11 Oct 2013 | 12:16 am
    Quinoa has an outer seed coat of saponins which need to be thoroughly rinsed off, otherwise the grain will have a bitter unpleasant flavor. There are several ways to do this. 1) Rinse the grain under running water several times using a fine mesh strainer. This is the preferred and simplest method. A typical colander […]
  • A Free Online Harvard Class Demystifying Science and Cooking

    Savory Tv
    2 Oct 2013 | 7:18 am
    This is the coolest online concept we’ve seen in a long time!  Harvard University and MIT have created edX, and are offering free online classes for everyone. And look at this course beginning October 8th!  Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science.  We’re in!  Our instructors are Chefs Ferran Adrià, José Andres, […]
  • Chef Lance Seeto’s Turmeric Tea

    Savory Tv
    23 Sep 2013 | 1:08 am
    Chef Lance Seeto, star of the Fiji TV show “Taste of Paradise”, is the Executive Chef for the award winning exotic Castaway Island resort in Fiji. Culinary school was just the beginning of Chef Seeto’s higher education, he continued on to receive training in nutritional medicine,  and he is a proud member of the Australasian […]
  • Chef Meredith Kurtzman’s Coconut Gelato Recipe

    Savory Tv
    20 Sep 2013 | 1:40 am
    Summer is almost over! We have one day left before the Autumnal Equinox on September 22. As we embrace the season’s end, we present to you a deliciously simple coconut gelato recipe from Pastry Chef Meredith Kurtzman of Mario Batali’s Otto Restaurant in NYC. “Since it’s less fatty, we add stronger fresher flavors” says Chef […]
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    What's For Lunch Honey? | Experience Your Senses

  • Whole-wheat Flammkuchen with Bratwurst on Caramelized Cabbage and Pear

    8 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    Well bratwurst, obviously! What comes to mind when you think of food in Thüringen? I presume most of you answered that question with that answer. As part of the Kulinarik project with my clients the Thüringer Tourismus GmbH I have the incredible of opportunity of traveling around Thüringen on an... [Read the rest of this post on my website]
  • The New Look - fresh, crisp and good!

    1 Oct 2014 | 2:24 am
    What’s for lunch, honey? just got a complete facelift. It’s fresh, crisp, clean and so good I am doing dances around the notebook. I got together with the extremely talented Corinna Haselmeyer of Holistic Design and since June we have been working on this space behind the scenes. What we developed... [Read the rest of this post on my website]
  • Tomato Basil Tart with a Polenta Crust

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    I’m spoiling you with tomatoes again. You see, I’ve had a good crop and the harvest has been plentiful. After eating them mostly naked and then preserving them in various sauces, it was time to tart them up a little. Don’t tire of my tomato mania – not just yet. This tart deserves all your... [Read the rest of this post on my website]
  • Tomato Sauces: Spicy Ketchup, Fruity Marinara and Passata di Pomodoro

    10 Sep 2014 | 2:55 am
    If Eve had used a tomato instead of an apple, maybe the story of Adam and Eve would have been different. After all tomatoes are often called “love apples” and were thought to have aphrodisiac powers.The French therefore named it quite appropriately, pomme d’amour.  The Italians called them... [Read the rest of this post on my website]
  • Gooseberry Nectarine Galette

    3 Sep 2014 | 2:27 am
    It feels good to be back home! After over 3000 kilometers through the Normandy from Étretat to Mont Saint Michel then over to the Pays D’Auge and ending in Versailles and Paris, we are quite contended to be back home. After a little over two and half weeks of living in a RV the luxury of space is... [Read the rest of this post on my website]
 
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    Savings Lifestyle

  • Meijer Deals: Sale Week of October 19

    Savings Lifestyle: Andrea
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Before you shop, take a look at the active Meijer Catalina and Promotional Offers. There are a few new offers, as well as a few that expire this shopping week. Also be sure to refer to the Meijer Coupon Policy + FAQ.View the full list of Meijer sales and create a custom shopping list.Here are a few of the best deals to pick up this week:Canned Goods & SoupsCampbell’s Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup, 10.75 oz – $0.89Excludes: Low Sodium, Reduced Fat and Healthy Request$0.40/3 Campbell’s Condensed Soups, Chicken Noodle, Tomato or Cream of Mushroom – 10-12-14 SS…
  • Kroger Deals: Sale Week of October 22

    Savings Lifestyle: Andrea
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Before you shop, take a look at the active Kroger Catalina and Promotional Offers. There are several new offers valid now! Also, be sure to review the Kroger Coupon Policy + FAQ.View the full list of Kroger sales and create a custom shopping list.Here are a few of the best deals to pick up this week:Frozen FoodsEckrich Smoked Sauasge, 13 – 14 oz – $2.50Includes: Select varieties$1.00/1 Eckrich, Rope, or Links Smoked Sausage, 11 – 14 oz Package - 10-12-14 RP – (exp. 10/31/14)Final Price: $1.50Freschetta Pizza, 14.54 – 30.88 oz – $3.99Includes: Select…
  • Walgreens Deals: Sale Week of October 19

    Savings Lifestyle: Andrea
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you are new to Walgreens Shopping, please read the Top 5 Tips to Play Walgreens where we explain how to shop and save the most at Walgreens! Most of this information may seem a little confusing until you know how the play the Walgreens game.View the full list of Walgreens sales and create a custom shopping list.Here are a few of our recommended hot items to pick up this week:Walgreens Balance Rewards* Get 50 Points for Every $1 Spent on Health & Wellness products and 100 Points for Every $1 spent on Walgreens brands through 11/01/14Walgreens Health & Wellness Points Booster…
  • CVS Deals: Sale Week of October 19

    Savings Lifestyle: Andrea
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you are new to CVS Shopping, please read my Top 5 Tips to Play CVS where we explain how to shop and save the most at CVS! Most of this information may seem a little confusing until you know how the play the CVS game.View the full list of CVS sales and create a custom shopping list.Here are a few of our recommended hot items to pick up this week:CVS ExtraBucksGet $1 ECB wyb 2 Participating M&M’s, Limit 1M&M’s Candy, 9.9 – 12.6 oz – $3.00$1.50/2 M&M’s Brand Chocolate Candies, 9.9 oz or Larger$1.50/3 Mars brand Candies, 8.67 oz or Larger; Includes…
  • Rite Aid Deals: Sale Week of October 19

    Savings Lifestyle: Andrea
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you are new to Rite Aid Shopping, please read the Rite Aid Coupon Policy + FAQ where we explain how to shop and save the most at Rite Aid. Most of this information may seem a little confusing until you know how to shop at Rite Aid.View the full list of Rite Aid sales and create a custom shopping list.Here are a few of our recommended hot items to pick up this week:Rite Aid +UP RewardsBuy $12 participating Lindt Premium Candy Pouches, Get $3 +UP, Limit 2Lindt Premium Candy Pouches – $3.002/$6.00 (or $3.49 Each)$1.50/1 Lindt Hello Bags or Bars, 3.5 oz or Larger; Must Complete Quiz and…
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    Nibbles of Tidbits, a Food Blog

  • Calivino Wine Pub In Anaheim: More Spinach Wontons Please.

    FoodBlog
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:45 pm
    Have you been to Calivino Wine Pub?  It’s in Anaheim, near the Honda Center, Angel Stadium of Anaheim and other happenings, off Katella Avenue. We just learned about it and gladly so, since the food is terrific. We’ve been to other Wine Bar/Pubs that serve great food, like Sealegs and The Twisted Wine, so the test-bar is high, but Calivino unexpectedly stood out. Calivino Wine Pub is a bit hard to see off Katella.  Its cross-street is Howell — Just turn into the business park area, keep heading left and you’ll see it slivered-in, amongst other businesses…
  • Totally 80’s Bar & Grille In Fullerton: Oh Good, It’s In The Hood.

    FoodBlog
    5 Oct 2014 | 9:07 pm
    We can walk or bike to Totally 80’s Bar & Grille in Fullerton — It’s a relatively new Bar, Restaurant, Dance Club & Karaoke Bar in the neighborhood.  It occupies the space of a former Mexican Restaurant, Bar & Event spot.  There’s little change to its exterior other than the somewhat cheesy sign (sorry).  Its theme caught our attention and made it a must stop. I love 80’s music and inside it’s a whole new retro world — We’re impressed! It’s well decorated and fun throughout.  We’re unsure about the…
  • Listen To Dining With Dills On Angels Radio: Cheers To Elmer Too.

    FoodBlog
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:59 pm
    It’s Peter Dills in the photo with me.  He’s the son of a man I admired, Elmer Dills, a good man and former long-time Restaurant Reviewer, etc. on KABC.  Elmer passed away in 2008, but his son, Peter carries on his niceness and love of food.  As far back as he can remember, Peter was following Elmer from restaurant to restaurant — That’s some fabulous training! Did you know that Peter Dills has a radio show on Sundays on AM 830 KLAA Angels Radio?  It’s called Dining with Dills and starts at 11:00a.m.  Give it a listen.  We went to The Catch restaurant in…
  • Toasting To The Best Blog Days Ahead Thanks To Cornell Care.

    FoodBlog
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:10 pm
    It’s become necessary to make improvements and upgrades to Nibbles of Tidbits — THANKS to Cornell Care, we’re moving on up to a deluxe apartment in the sky.  They’ve been working hard behind the scene to make all here the best it can be.  Cheers to that!  Now let’s eat. The post Toasting To The Best Blog Days Ahead Thanks To Cornell Care. appeared first on Nibbles of Tidbits, a Food Blog.
  • The Funny: Food Related Comic Relief Whenever (Microwave Pranks).

    FoodBlog
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:01 pm
    It’s been too hot to blog, though it’s never too hot to eat.  I have a lot to report on — Food in Michigan, most specifically the Pasty, the best restaurant and bar in Puerto Rico, the Anaheim Packing District and its speakeasy, The Blind Rabbit, and more.  Check back if interested. Credit: Someecards. The post The Funny: Food Related Comic Relief Whenever (Microwave Pranks). appeared first on Nibbles of Tidbits, a Food Blog.
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    Comestiblog

  • A Late Taste of the Season at Johnny's Reef

    Comestiblog
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Johnny's Reef on City Island in the Bronx is gritty, simple, unpretentious—and a relic. Most of all, however, it's good. With sweeping views across the Sound to Long Island and a distant Manhattan skyline, this seaside cafeteria continues to draw hungry seafarers and landlubbers alike.
  • Red Barn Farm Goat Cheese

    Comestiblog
    6 Oct 2014 | 11:35 am
    Red Barn Goat Cheese in Stonington, Maine sells some of the finest fresh chèvre it has been our pleasure to sample. Made with milk from Anglo-Nubian goats, it hits all the marks: a tangy sweetness embodied in a texture that is neither too dry nor too moist. And it's available with a wide variety of harmonious seasonings.
  • Not Worth the Buck's

    Comestiblog
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Buck's Restaurant in Brooksville, Maine was once a very pleasant restaurant. Alas, an ill-mannered hostess, a minimally trained waitress, misspelled menu items, and a food-flecked wall constituted an unsavory recipe that left a bad taste in our mouths. What a pity the management has become so uncaring and apathetic. Unless it undergoes a drastic reorganization, Buck's will not see my bucks again.
  • Rarely Expressed Well: Meat Temperature

    Comestiblog
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:44 am
    Cloaking simple meaning in pompous diction can be both confusing and exasperating. One such intrusion into restaurant argot is the incipient use of the word "temperature" to express a degree of cooking. Merriam-Webster has yet to include doneness within its full definition of temperature. Nevertheless, the familiar question, "How would you like that cooked?" is being smoked out in favor of "What...
  • Queens Taste 2014

    Comestiblog
    14 Jun 2014 | 11:53 am
    Queens Taste 2014, hosted by QEDC (Queens Economic Development Corporation), took place at Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel in Flushing, N.Y. on 29 April. A record-setting 49 vendors served the world's fare to the more than 700 eager participants who braved the elements to take part in the twelfth annual gastronomic extravaganza.
 
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    Eat Real

  • Gluten-Free Amaranth Crackers with Herbs de Provence

    Sandy Smith
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:46 pm
    What, exactly, is amaranth and why should we eat it? Amaranth has been around for a long, long time, domesticated some 6,000 to 8,000 years ago. The Aztecs relied on it as major food crop, and it has long been an important food source in India and Africa, among other places, where it thrives in low-water conditions.Amaranth is a complete (lysine-packing) grain that's loaded with protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium, and--bonus!--it's gluten-free. Check out this page for more info on this powerhouse grain, including amaranth recipes.The nutty, earthy flavor of amaranth…
  • Apple Walnut Cake with Caramel Butter Frosting

    Sandy Smith
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:38 am
    Apple Walnut Cake with Caramel Butter Frosting Everyone should have at least one go-to recipe that's a guaranteed smash hit. The one that makes face light up when you walk into a room carrying it on a plate. The one friends call you for. The one friends of friends call you for. This is mine. You can make it into muffins, loaves, layers, even cookies by making a few simple adjustments. And the frosting? Just between you and me, I like to make this when no one else is home, so there will be no witnesses to my disgrace. It is finger-, spoon-, pot-licking amazing.There's no…
  • Pumpkin Waffles with Buttery Spiced Cider Reduction

    Sandy Smith
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:43 am
    It's pumpkin season, and I'm terribly excited about it. It may be 100 degrees here in Las Vegas, but back in my home state of New York, it's getting chilly in the morning and at night, the leaves are just starting to turn, and apple picking is in full swing.Joshua trees don't change color (they don't even have "leaves," really), but fall just fills me up with an intense nostalgia that can only be soothed by pumpkin...lots and lots of pumpkin. I hope that works for you.This recipe combines two autumn classics--pumpkin and apple--with fragrant fall spices. I love to serve these with chunky…
  • Date Walnut Bread

    Sandy Smith
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    When I say “date walnut bread,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For lots of people ~ especially in the Chock Full o’ Nuts generation (I refer to the cafe, not the mental state) ~ this conjurs images of dark, dense nut bread studded with tender pieces of sweet dates. For others ~ many, many others ~ it conjurs the following response: blech.I stand here today a little embarrassed to confess that just a few hours ago, I was in the latter camp. In all the years I’ve been baking both recreationally and professionally, I can’t recall ever having produced a single loaf of…
  • Carrot Cake Granola Bars

    Sandy Smith
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    a midnight snack . . .I love granola bars for post- (or mid-) run snacks. My kids love them for quick, grabby breakfasts. It's such a simple item to prepare yourself, and they're infinitely customizable. I make big batches, wrap the bars individually, and store them in the freezer. The bars take less than 10 minutes to thaw (but I've gnawed on many a still-frozen bar with no ill-effects).I came up with this recipe because I wanted something nice and fall-ish that didn't involve going all the way to the store to buy pumpkin. Maybe it's lazy, or maybe it's serendipity.So, do they actually taste…
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    $5 Dinners

  • 31 Days of Freezer Cooking Recipes: 6 Baked Oatmeal Recipes

    Jenn K
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Baked Oatmeal…what’s not to love. Easy to whip together and bake. Delicious and scrumptious breakfast (or after school snack, like at my house!) And uber freezer friendly too! Making a double batch of baked oatmeal is super simple…and once it cools down, it’s easy to prep for the freezer. I generally slice up a 9×13 pan of baked oatmeal into 12 or 16 squares and then freeze them individually in sandwich baggies. Because they are cut down into single serve portions, it’s so much faster to thaw/reheat them when it’s time to eat them. Drop the frozen…
  • Updated! Grocery Coupon Match-Ups – Week of October 19

    Jenn K
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    {Pin by clicking the Pinterest Button below!} This is your weekly (and friendly) reminder to check out the latest coupon matchups for the following grocery stores, drugstores, and big box & warehouse stores like Target and Costco…click on each link to find the current deals, coupon matchups and extra savings offers! Grocery Stores Aldi Dollar General Dollar Tree Earth Fare Family Dollar Giant Eagle Kroger – Atlanta Marketing Area Store Deals Kroger – Central Marketing Area Store Deals Kroger – Cincinnati Region Store Deals Kroger – Great Lakes Region Store Deals Kroger –…
  • Drugstore Coupon Matchups & Best Deals – Week of October 19

    Jenn K
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Every week I’ll be posting the best deals and coupon match-ups for all products at the different national drug stores. Here are a few highlights, and links to the complete list of deals. CVS ExtraBucks Get $1 ECB wyb 1 participating Garnier Fructis; Limit 1 Garnier Fructis Shampoo or Conditioner, 10.2 – 13 oz, or Styler, 2 – 8.5 oz – $2.99 Excludes Argan Oil Treatment, 6 oz $1.00/1 Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner, or Treatments – 10-5-14 RP – (exp. 11/01/14) $1.00/1 Garnier Fructis Style Product; Excludes Trial and Travel Size – 10-5-14 RP…
  • 31 Days of Freezer Cooking Recipes: 5 Tasty Chili Recipes

    Jenn K
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Chili might be my all time favorite thing to ‘double batch’ and freeze. I’ve not met a chili that I didn’t like, or that I couldn’t freeze. Below are a few of my favorite chili recipes, with all kinds of twists and (not-so) secret ingredients… Chili with Cornbread Waffles (pictured above) Slow Cooker Chili with Skillet Cornbread Sausage Chili Spicy 15 Bean Chili (pictured below) Butternut Squash Chili Favorite Freezer Cooking Supplies: Deep Steam Table Foil Pans 30 ct (8.5 x 10.5 in.) – perfect for casseroles, enchiladas, etc. Aluminum Foil Loaf Pans…
  • Freezer Friendly Stovetop Ratatouille

    Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Yes, you can freeze Ratatouille. You can. Really, you can. A friend on Facebook shared the other day… Throwing together a quick dinner at the last minute when one kid is eating only soft stuff due to new braces, another kid is a vegetarian, and the third kid is avoiding dairy, and I left my very last brain cell somewhere I cannot remember is just impossible today….. Sounds like a tough day and a tough combination of food issues and needs… But I saw this and practically screamed “RATATOUILLE!” on her post! Anyways, this recipe comes from my friend Jessica’s…
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    MyGourmet Connection

  • Herb and Butter Poached Chicken w/Vegetables

    Lynne Webb
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Boneless chicken breasts are oven-poached in butter with herbes de Provence and white wine, then combined with zucchini and tomatoes to make delicately flavored one-dish meal. Continue reading →       
  • Strip Steak Sandwich with Bacon-Horseradish Spread

    Lynne Webb
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:05 pm
    A zesty spread made with bacon, onion and horseradish adds a hearty dose of flavor to these New York strip steak sandwiches. Continue reading →       
  • Rum-Spiced Apple Pudding Cake

    Lynne Webb
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:20 pm
    This deliciously-moist cake is the perfect fall dessert. Made with apples, rum-soaked golden raisins and cinnamon it's great served plain or topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Continue reading →       
  • Linguine with Chicken Liver Ragu

    Lynne Webb
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:50 pm
    A unique, hearty ragu for pasta made with chicken livers, diced tomatoes, garlic, onion, fresh thyme and a touch of balsamic vinegar. Continue reading →       
  • Spinach, Mushroom and Goat Cheese Pizza

    Lynne Webb
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Sautéed mushrooms, onion and garlic combine with fresh baby spinach and crumbled goat cheese to make a delicious, meatless pizza dinner. Continue reading →       
 
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    Eat Boutique - handmade food giftbox, homemade, homespun, gift basket, food that hugs you back

  • What We’re Loving: Homemade Breakfast Bars

    Kate H. Knapp
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:08 am
    For me, breakfast-on-the-go once meant nothing more than coffee in a travel mug. Thankfully, I have since learned the importance of the first meal of the day. And though I still rely on my trusty travel cup o’ joe to start my morning off right, I now accompany it with something a bit more substantial. The fancy-schmancy store-bought granola/energy/health bars became my quick fix to breakfast in a rush. That is, however, until I realized how easy and cost-effective it was to make my very own bars. I also get the bonus of choosing my own flavors and who doesn’t love that kind of power?
  • Mushroom Stroganoff Baked Potatoes

    Denise Woodward &#38; Laudalino Ferreira
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    The moment I saw these stuffed baked potatoes from Denise, I suddenly didn’t mind the cold snap or the extra scarf needed to shield myself from the wind. The moment I came in from the cold, I knew I could make these and just go with the season. I’m hosting my own fall supper with the Brooklyn Brewery on Friday, October 17 — plenty of beer on hand to ease the chill, hope you can join us! -Maggie The other evening, as I walked up the stairs, I felt an unfamiliar yet familiar feeling.  It was only 6:30pm, yet everything was completely still; no birds chirping, no children…
  • How Sweet it is? The Life of a Professional Candy Maker

    Kate H. Knapp
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    We’re sweet (pardon the pun) on Liddabit Sweets, and for good reason. Founders, Jen King and Liz Gutman, are the brains behind a range of unique candy bars, indulgent caramels, and one-of-a-kind caramel corns that make Liddabit Sweets so very special. Loving a good maker’s tale, we spoke to Jen to learn more about what makes the darling duo tick, as well as what’s the best way to indulge in their amazing Caramel Corn. Trust us, your sweet tooth will thank us. ~Kate Why do you make food?  What makes you get up early or stay up late to do what is generally considered to be…
  • Happy Monday

    Maggie Battista
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    Hello, hello! October is the best and worst. It’s a month full of so much amazing food – pumpkin, peppers, squash – but also, gosh, its laid me up with a bad cold. While I’m cuddled up with three blankets and a cup of chai tea, I wanted to share some of the best bits from the last week. * Have you ever roasted pumpkin? I’ve roasted it twice in the last seven days — the fruit and the seeds, separately — and have schemed ways to work it into my meals. My favorite way: I actually pulsed the roasted pumpkin in a food processor with yogurt, tomatillo…
  • Pop-Up Shop in Fort Point on October 18-19

    Maggie Battista
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:05 am
    I believe that craft food is edible art, so I’m excited to share that Eat Boutique will set up shop at Fort Point’s 35th Open Studios. This event celebrates the artists and artisans of Boston’s ever-evolving Fort Point neighborhood this weekend — Friday and Saturday, October 18-19. Take a stroll through 14 refurbished warehouses hosting a whirlwind of paintings, sculpture, jewelery, and performance art. Then, come explore Eat Boutique’s food gifts and craft snacks selection in the lobby at 315 A Street. I’ll also host an all-day DIY session on making…
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    We are not Martha

  • Spooky Citrus Margarita

    Sues
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:19 am
    I’m pretty much the Halloween Scrooge. Don’t get me wrong, if the Ghost of Halloween Past came to visit me, it would be perfectly fine. There’d be lots of visions of me dressed up as a farmer, a ghost, and a creepy magician (okayyy, so maybe it wouldn’t be fine) and I’d be happy and carefree trick-or-treating for hours. The Ghost of Halloween Yet to Come would probably be OK, too, considering when I have kids some day, I’ll probably enjoy the holiday again (my nephews have the cutesssst Halloween costumes). But the Ghost of Halloween Present would be like really, really rude to…
  • Apple Pomegranate Caramel Parfaits with Cinnamon Greek Yogurt

    Sues
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    Do you ever feel like you’re maybe going just a little bit crazy? Like, not full-blown I can’t function on a daily basis crazy, but just a liiiitle bit crazy. I made these glorious Apple Pomegranate Caramel Parfaits to post over at Parade magazine’s website today. They involved a healthy helping of cinnamon Greek yogurt and cinnamon sugar pecans for crunch… And thank goodness they did. Because while I was browsing WAMN looking for a totally different recipe, I realized that I made apple, pomegranate, caramel parfaits back in 2011. Um, OK? Why do I have absolutely zero recollection of…
  • Autumn French Toast Egg Sandwich

    Sues
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
    When trying to decide what to have for breakfast, my inner monologue goes a little something like this, “I want eggs. No, I want french toast. Nope, pancakes. OMG eggs Benedict sounds heavenly right now. But… I want/need bacon.” Really, though, If I’m being honest with myself, all I actually want every single morning is maple syrup. And a lot of it. But I also still want eggs. And bacon. Ugh why is life so difficult? I decided a long time ago that some condiments are really meant for any food. Ketchup, for example, goes with everything (just try to prove me wrong!!). The same goes…
  • Pumpkin Kahlúa Toasted Marshmallow Brownie Bars

    Sues
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:38 am
    When I was 8 years old, I sat on the floor of my bedroom and wrote a story about best friends who swapped identities and tricked all of their friends and family. At the time, it was a masterpiece and set to be published (hardcover, obvi). Re-reading it now, I’m pretty sure I was morphing the Parent Trap and Freaky Friday together in a really bad re-telling. In 2nd grade, I wrote my first book report and my teacher commented on it that a summary is not an entire re-telling of the book (Mr. Popper’s Penguins, by the way). I figured a “report” meant I was supposed to report on every…
  • Apple Pumpkin Shandy Sangria

    Sues
    4 Oct 2014 | 8:20 pm
    The sun is setting earlier and earlier and I don’t even know how I’m going to deal with the time change that’s coming in a few weeks. It’s been the most heavenly thing in the world to cook and bake on weekends until 7:00 p.m. or so and still be able to take photos. Soon, I’ll have to put down my spatula at about 3:30 p.m. and call it a day. Ugh. On a positive note, I guess that means more time on the couch with a cocktail for me. And the really good news? I have found my drink of fall. And it’s a sangria. Well, kind of. I guess it really depends on your definition of sangria. My…
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    Simple Comfort Food

  • Cilantro and Basil Pesto with Gnocchi

    Dax Phillips
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:24 am
    I just wrapped up my garden not too long ago as we have been hit with cold weather in Wisconsin. It’s sad in a way because all of us that live here know what that means. Winter is on its way. We had a really successful harvest this year, which was awesome. In the last few years I found myself heading to the farmers market every Saturday morning, but not this year. We had an abundance of tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, lettuce, broccoli, beans, watermelon, strawberries, and fresh herbs. It was excellent to say the least.  This year I had a huge plant of basil, and as I was looking…
  • Sweet Potato Fruit Juice

    Dax Phillips
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    Fall in Wisconsin could probably be one of my favorite seasons. It’s a time where comfort food shines, you can get into warmer clothes on gloomy days, the colors on all of the trees is remarkable, and a variety of fruits and vegetables are finally in harvest. So recently I picked up an assortment of fruits and vegetables as I wanted to come up with some sort of juice with a reminder of that great fall weather. Pomegranates, carrots, apples, and a variety of citrus was in order for my juice plan, with a focus on the pomegranates, and then I looked over and saw this great sweet potato…
  • Smoked Pulled Chicken Sliders

    Dax Phillips
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:25 am
    I must have been on a slider kick recently as I posted on my cheeseburger sliders. Maybe it was the awesome, sweet Hawaiian buns I had purchased, or maybe it was the killer whole smoked chicken that my kids devoured. It was probably both of those reasons, and hence why I decided to use the remaining smoked chicken and turn it into a slider. I think my oldest son has really got me in the mood for making sliders. His new thing is searing up thinly sliced ham and using small dinner rolls, or the sweet King’s Hawaiian rolls, searing those up as well, and devouring those for his brunch.
  • Cheeseburger Sliders

    Dax Phillips
    11 Oct 2014 | 6:08 am
    My family is a huge fan of burgers, and burgers of any type. Everyone has their ‘go to’ burger and as I typically go the most extreme in terms of condiments and toppings, everyone else takes it pretty easy. One will do just cheese, the other just bacon, and the other, well, let’s just say she refuses to eat them. I’m fine with that. I really am. One of my favorites however is the simple cheeseburger slider. Maybe it was when I fell in love with them when my parents would travel to Indiana and stop by White Castles and grab a bag of sliders. Who knows. The cheeseburger…
  • Cocozia – Product Review

    Dax Phillips
    10 Oct 2014 | 11:13 am
    Not too long ago I was fortunate to try a new product on the market called Cocozia. Cocozia is 100% organic, has no pulp, no sugar or preservatives and not from concentrate. Who doesn’t love that idea, right?  I have tried various brands of coconut water, and to be honest, I have never really enjoyed them. I want go off to name those brands, but let’s just say I never have went back to buy them again, so I will admit that I was a bit skeptical when trying Cocozia. The box of Cocozia arrived, including 12, 11.1 ounces of pure coconut juice. I put a few in the refrigerator and left…
 
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  • White Beans with Artichoke Hearts, Rosemary & Lemon

    Caroline
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Two cans, a little chop, a touch of zest, a drizzle and a sprinkle. That’s all it takes to create a healthy, easy lunch. For those of us with kids, we are well into the school routine, which for us includes packing two kid-friendlly lunches each morning. It took us awhile to get that juggling act down and to even consider packing healthy adult lunches too. I’m constantly on a mission to eat healthier foods (mostly as a counterbalance to my passion for baked goods.) Years ago, I remember that one of the most surprisingly popular posts on the blog Orangette was a simple doctoring up…
  • Cooking with Thick Cut Bacon

    Caroline
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:39 pm
    A little slab of bacon on hand = a whole lot of flavor waiting to be unleashed in new places. I bought this little piece of uncut bacon the other day. I had no plans for it but it seemed like a good thing to have in my refrigerator as the weather cools and comfort foods start calling. We all tend to fall into food and cooking habits. As someone who loves cooking and experimenting, the daily grind requires some no-brainers. Many of us probably buy over half of the same groceries ever week. I try new recipes and buy the required ingredients but rarely do pantry staples and my go-to weekly…
  • Come Meet Martha Stewart With Me?

    Courtney
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:57 pm
    Watch a cooking demonstration, get an autographed sneak preview copy of Martha’s book and hang out together! Who’s in? I have been impressed with Martha Stewart’s ability to transform living spaces, create delicious meals, and even craft useful items out of everyday things lying around, like a female MacGyver with a perfect bouffant. But I am most impressed and in awe of Martha Stewart’s business savvy. There are a lot of talented women who can garden, craft and cook but there are very few who can build and oversee an empire for decades. When I was recently offered a…
  • Air Popped Corn in the Microwave (with ONLY a paper bag)

    Caroline
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:43 pm
    This past spring I visited Green City Market in Chicago where a farmer introduced me to dry cobs of corn. He explained how I could put them in a paper bag and pop the corn in the microwave, no oil needed. I bought them mostly out of disbelief and as a fun experiment to try with the kids. Sure enough, he wasn’t lying. I placed the cob of dried corn inside a brown paper bag, folded the top down and pressed the “Popcorn” button on my microwave. Beautiful air-popped corn emerged from the bag. The cobs looked a little funky with a few remaining unpopped kernels and others that…
  • Book Giveaway: Charcuteria, The Soul of Spain

    Caroline
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Read on to learn how you can win this beautiful book, which includes recipes but also reads as a cultural culinary adventure. Though I dream of a life where I have the time to gather obscure ingredients, purchase new equipment and design a space in my basement to cure freshly crafted sausages, this book is most likely to live on my coffee table. And, it is worthy of such placement. Jeffrey Weiss has written a notably unique book for the American readership; Charcutería is a detailed exploration of the traditional meat-curing and butchering techniques from the Iberian peninsula. Though Spain…
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  • Gluten-Free Lightened Up Banana Nut Bread

    Skinnytaste Gina
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:16 am
    Low-fat, gluten-free banana nut bread made two-ways! My family went bananas for this!!My aunt recently started following a gluten-free diet, and my close friend has Celiac, so lately I've been dabbling more with gluten-free baking. I had a large bunch of over-ripe bananas sitting on my counter and decided to experiment taking my favorite Low-fat Banana Nut Bread Recipe and making it gluten-free. Since the recipe makes two loafs (yes you can halve it if you wish) I thought why not use two different gluten-free flours to see which yields the best results. Not having a ton of experience baking…
  • Spicy Whole Wheat Linguini with Sausage and Roasted Peppers

    Skinnytaste Gina
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
    If only you could taste how good this dish is! But since you can't, you're going to have to take my word for it. It's everything I love in a meal and it's all ready in about 30 minutes.  I love using spicy chicken sausage to give it a little kick, but if you want to make this mild for your family, simply swap it for sweet Italian.I don't know about you, but for years I tried to like whole wheat pasta and never found a brand that my family would eat. Then last year I discovered DeLallo organic whole wheat pasta and it changed my life. My Italian husband who is pretty picky…
  • Baked Pears with Walnuts and Honey

    Skinnytaste Gina
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    Baked pears with cinnamon, honey and walnuts – it doesn't get simpler that this!I had some beautiful ripe Royal Riviera pears on my counter from Harry & David and didn't want to waste them, so I cut them in half, cored them and baked them in the oven this morning. While they baked my kitchen smelled heavenly! They turned out even better than I hoped – I had one for breakfast with a little yogurt, but this would also make a wonderful dessert. Click Here To See The Full Recipe...
  • No Bean Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili

    Skinnytaste Gina
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    A quick and easy chili made with ground turkey, sweet potatoes and spices – the perfect weeknight meal. It has just the right amount of spice to compliment the sweet potatoes without being too spicy for those of you who prefer a milder chili (you can of course bump up the heat if you wish).This is one of my favorite chili recipes which I came up with last year. Since it's chili weather now I thought I'd revive it from the archives.I served this with some sweet potato chips which I found in the grocery store and set out some chopped cilantro, scallions, sour cream and cheddar on the…
  • Quinoa Fiesta Enchilada Bake

    Skinnytaste Gina
    11 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    Quinoa, black beans, corn, cilantro and green chiles covered with a quick homemade enchilada sauce and baked in the oven with cheesy goodness topped with avocado, cilantro and scallions. Perhaps because I'm enchilada obsessed, this is my FAVORITE way to eat quinoa – perfect for Meatless Mondays!! You can make this ahead, then bake when ready to eat, and leftovers (without the avocado) are just as good as the day you made it which is perfect to pack for lunch. Plus, this is protein packed – over 17 grams per serving!To make this freezer friendly, assemble up to topping with the cheese.
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  • Relive Last Night's Giants Win by Re-Watching Madison Bumgarner's Budweiser/Champagne Chug

    Anna Roth
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Man! Remember last night? Remember how great it was when the Giants won National League Championship Series with that three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth and the Mission went fucking crazy?  … [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Giants Victory Leads to Sideshow in the Mission (VIDEO)

    Rachel Swan
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Lest you have any doubt about the resurgence of sideshows in the Bay Area, look no further than this video of celebratory donuts, taken right after the Giants won Playoff Game 5 and advanced to the World Series.  Filmmaker Justin Gallagher, who shot the footage, says that revelers spun their vehicles for about 15 minutes before the cops came to break it up. His clip was first posted on MissionMission.org.  … [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Here Are the 5 Lamest Kickstarters for Bike Projects

    Leif Haven
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:33 pm
    The world of Kickstarter is full of projects that are seemingly too crazy for traditional funding options, like loans, or begging your parents to tap out their 401ks. Somehow, it seems the bike enterprises found on Kickstarter have only gotten only kookier by the project.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Scammers Use "Purification Ceremonies" to Dupe Chinese Victims of Money

    Michael Barba
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:29 pm
    The bizarre Asian ghost scammers are back screweing over hard-wroking residents after a short summer hiatus. Police are reporting two instances where older Chinese victims have been scammed since the start of October, according to police.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • The Top 4 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: James Murphy, Mike Q, Profligate, and More

    Chris Zaldua
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Public Works and As You Like It present James Murphy and more at Public Works, 9 p.m-3 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
 
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  • Food News – Truvia Baking Star Video Contest

    Diana
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:21 am
    I wanted to share this quickly. I’m trying out the Truvia Brown Sugar Blend. It’s a blend of brown sugar and truvia – reducing the number of calories in your baking without losing the sweetness. The important part of this post is that you have today to post a video using Truvia Brown Sugar Blend (and/or Truvia Baking Blend)  in your baking for their contest.  It’s not much time and to help you out – here is a link to the where to find page - I had difficulty finding the Truvia Brown Sugar Blend, but the Baking Blend was a little easier to find.  The finalists…
  • Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken

    Diana
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:23 am
    Red Gold Tomatoes sent me some of their tomatoes to try out, and also to ask me to promote a fantastic giveaway they are holding. I try to make my own sauces, but sometimes I resort to canned. As a full-time drive to the office worker (and chauffer to school events but they’re grown now), I love slow cooker meals for quick dinner prep and serving. Southwest chicken dinner can be served over rice, or if you like, put it into a taco and add cheese, salsa and sour cream.  This served us for more than one meal, the second day I put into a casserole dish with salsa and cheese over top and…
  • Tomato Cucumber Salad

    Diana
    8 Jul 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Tomatoes and cucumbers are the staple of just about every summer kitchen. I had plans to do an elaborate salad for the holiday weekend, but when it came down to it, I went quick and easy with my tomato cucumber salad. As a non-mayo, vinegar based salad, it travels well and doesn’t go bad quickly on a hot summer day. If you don’t want to mess with a dressing, store bought will work just fine and save even more time. Tomato Cucumber Salad Tomato Cucumber Salad   Save Print Prep time 15 mins Total time 15 mins   A very fast salad to put together and it's very light and…
  • Tomato Caprese – Delicious and Beautiful

    Diana
    6 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    I’ve been making Tomato Caprese for years, and I see it served almost everywhere.  I’ve made it and seen versions of it done so different ways.  I placed it on a platter for a gathering, but we’ve had it chunky with mozzarella balls or small tomato pieces with small mozzarella pieces in a bowl or even mozzarella and basil stuffed cherry tomatoes.  No matter how you slice it or stack it, it’s just a perfect side dish to a meal.  It’s fast and easy and delicious.  It goes very quickly and no leftovers.  Not only that, but it’s such an easy recipe, that…
  • Slow Cooker Smoked Turkey Red Beans and Rice

    Diana
    20 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    Today as part of the summer series round robin, Sheena from Hot Eats and Cool Reads is guest posting today – I like her idea of Slow Cooker Smoked Turkey Red Beans and Rice to keep the kitchen cool on a hot summer day. Hi everyone! I’m Sheena and I blog at Hot Eats and Cool Reads! I am so excited to share with you today here at Cookerati! I’ve been blogging for almost 3 years and absolutely love coming up with new recipes. I’m a single Mom to a 7 year old daughter and we live in Central, Minnesota! Besides recipes, you can find book reviews, restaurant reviews and…
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  • Zucchini Carpaccio Salad

    Stephanie
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:53 am
    It has been a hot minute since I've been able to post. Did you miss me? I missed you! Well let's not waste another second. Let’s dive into this Zucchini Carpaccio -- one of my favorite things to make when I have guests over for dinner because it's light and fresh, and it's just so darn pretty, people always go crazy over it (little do they know, it doesn't take much to pull it together). I also love how versatile this carpaccio salad is. Adorn it with whatever you have on hand. Don't have dill? Sub mint or parsley. No almonds? Use hazelnuts instead. Want to add cherry tomatoes or wedges of…
  • Kahlua Mudslide Ice Cream w/Chocolate Cookie Chunks + Mocha Fudge Swirl

    Stephanie
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:44 pm
    If you’ve been following along, I’ve been shaking up my summer entertaining with Kahlua over the past few months, first with this Kahlua-spiked Vietnamese Iced Coffee followed right up by these finger-lickin Kahlua Coffee Baby Back Ribs. For my final installment, I wanted to go all out decadence because that’s just what August calls for – one last hurrah for summer fun! I turned to the classic Kahlua Frozen Mudslide for inspiration. Typically, a mudslide is simply 1 part Kahlúa, 1 part vodka, 1/2 part Irish cream liqueur, and 1 part vanilla ice cream, blended up and garnished with…
  • High Five Fridays: Oh Baby I Like It Raw

    Stephanie
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:51 am
    Shimmy Shimmy Ya. We’re giving the oven a break this week and going raw, fresh, and healthy. Raw doesn’t have to mean boring, oh no no it doesn’t. Play with texture, add some bright citrus, or unexpected spicing to heat things up. What are some of your favorite craveable summer salad go tos? Easy, no bake apps for entertaining? Or cool desserts? Here’s some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing... [READ FULL POST]
  • Kahlúa Coffee Baby Back Ribs + Giveaway

    Stephanie
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:34 pm
    You know what your summer cookout is begging for? Some juicy, tender, sweet and savory, stick-to-your-ribs ribs. There is something so satisfying about sitting on a deck, balancing a paper plate on your lap, and getting elbow deep in a sticky mess of ribs. Big ribs, little ribs, dry ribs, wet ribs, I love them all! My mom’s Chinese-Style BBQ Spare Ribs hold a special place in my heart, but in the spirit of shaking it up this summer with Kahlua, I wanted to create a new recipe. Now what type of rib to make, that’s the question! Should it be saucy or dry-rubbed? Smoky or spicy? Sweet or…
  • Eton Mess: Berries, Whipped Coconut Cream, and Meringue Magic

    Stephanie
    4 Jul 2014 | 11:35 am
    A lovely mess of marinated berries, softly whipped cream, and crunchy airy vanilla meringues, Eton Mess is my go-to summer dessert. I’ve been making Eton Mess long before I knew it was called Eton Mess! Apparently this is a traditional English dessert named after Eton College, where the dessert is always served at this big annual cricket game against their rivals. The story goes that the Eton Mess was first created when a meringue dessert was accidentally crushed by a dog while travelling to a picnic at Eton College, and all that could be salvaged was a crushed meringue with strawberries…
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    Food Storage Made Easy

  • SOUP SEASON RECIPE ROUND-UP

    Jodi and Julie
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Fall… the weather is cooling and it’s the perfect time for SOUPS. Soups are one of my go-to meals in the fall. They are often times nutritious, hearty, and filling. The best is when you can use your food storage items in soups. I use freeze-dried vegetables a LOT in my soups because it takes out the washing, peeling, cutting steps. Here are some of our favorite soup recipes on the blog and from around the web. ENJOY! Favorites from our blog Here are some soups we have shared on the blog over the past few years. These all use food storage and are soups our families eat regularly.
  • BREAD: No Grinding, No Kneading, No Electricity, No Problem!

    Jodi and Julie
    9 Oct 2014 | 12:04 am
    During our annual 7 Day Challenge last month one of the days we were practicing living without electricity and had to make bread. I knew I had a busy day ahead of me but I still wanted to accomplish the task, so I decided to try an experiment. I researched some no knead bread recipes and found that most of them depended on cooking at a high temperature in order to achieve a thick, crunchy “artisan” crust. I decided to tweak a few of these and make them my own and cook it in the Sun Oven. So here is how it went! No Knead Bread Recipe Ingredients: 3 cups of all-purpose flour 1/2…
  • 7 Day Challenge 2014 Recap

    Jodi and Julie
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:19 pm
    We are so glad to be through this year’s 7 Day Challenge. It is such a fantastic learning experience every year but it sure is exhausting! We appreciate everyone who joined in the fun and participated whether it was through actually practicing the scenarios each day, or thinking through them and still discussing on facebook or on the blog comments. DAILY SUMMARIES Day 1: Natural Disaster – “Ice Storm” Daily Challenge and Comments on Day 1 Facebook Discussion about Day 1 Day 2: Economic Crisis – “Utilities Disrupted” Daily Challenge and Comments on Day…
  • National Preparedness Month Sales and Events

    Jodi and Julie
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:08 pm
    September is National Preparedness Month and many great food storage and preparedness companies put on some great deals to celebrate. We’ve done a round-up of all of the sales going on this month and wanted to share them with you! Food Storage Made Easy eBook: ON SALE Our 3-part eBook series is a comprehensive guide to building your food storage using simple checklists to guide you along the way. Included in the series is a recipe eBook and a food storage encyclopedia full of useful information. On sale for just $17 (regularly $24) through September 30th! Click here for details. Prepare…
  • 7 Day Challenge: DAY 7 (TUESDAY)

    Jodi and Julie
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Welcome to the 7 Day Challenge. For 7 days, we are testing our Emergency Preparedness and Food Storage Plans. Each day will bring a NEW mock emergency or situation that will test at least one of the reasons “WHY” we strive to be prepared! REMEMBER: No going to a store, gas station, or spending any money for the entire 7 days (unless we say otherwise)! And please feel free to adapt the scenarios to fit your own family and situation. One of your family members or dear friends has asked for some help with collecting recipes that utilize food storage. You have lots of recipes pinned…
 
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    Living the Culinary Life, Every Day.

  • Simple Chicken Stew Recipe with Tomatoes and Olives

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    - This simple chicken stew recipe is perfect for when the days start to turn a little chillier - I’m a vocal advocate for eating hearty, simple recipes composed of real ingredients, so you’ll find a lot of these kind of dishes in any culinary projects I’ve got a hand in developing. Think tender braises, rich casseroles, and other comforting, down-home dishes – but the key is that they have to be good for you and support the kind of life you want to live. In other words, they need to be easy to make and relatively healthy (or at least of the whole foods ilk).
  • Ultimate Artisan Cheeseburger Recipe

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    I’m a cheese person at heart, so it should go without saying that I love a good cheeseburger recipe. I am not, however, a purist. While I can appreciate the joys of a standard burger with a slap of American cheese on top, I’m always looking for ways to improve and explore. This may be sacrilege to some, but I like to mix other ingredients into my ground meat to play with the burger’s flavor and texture. It was only a matter of time, then, before I added shredded cheese in an attempt to concoct the ultimate melty, meaty experience. My first experiment was so promising that I…
  • Easy Blackberry Pie Recipe with Spiced Sour Cream Custard (and No-Roll Pie Crust!)

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:26 am
    - Pretend summer isn’t over with this incredibly easy blackberry pie recipe - Can I ask you a question? Where the hell did summer go? I’m not really sure what happened, but I woke up this morning and realized, Cripes! It’s almost September! Were I still a youngling, I’d be heartbroken that it’s time to go back to school; but as I’m in my 20th year of adulthood, I’m more bewildered than anything else. I’m a little panicked. I didn’t eat enough peaches while I had the chance! No more tomatoes in the markets! The nectarines will be gone…
  • Summertime Macaroni Salad with Chèvre and Grilled Peaches

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    - ‘Tis the season for grilled peaches, fresh goat cheese, and incredible macaroni salad. - When I was writing Melt: the Art of Macaroni and Cheese, I had to relearn almost everything I thought I knew about flavor. Cooking with cheese is a unique experience, and when you’re working with artisan cheese, it’s important to take the cheese’s personality into consideration when picking herbs, spices, or other additional flavors for a dish. You certainly don’t want to drown out the flavor of the cheese, given it’s probably your intended star of the show! There…
  • Buttermilk Tomato Pie Recipe + Easy Pie Crust

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    - How about a buttermilk tomato pie recipe with homemade cottage cheese? - Last week I posted a recipe for how to make homemade cottage cheese out of leftover buttermilk, and I have to admit I had an ulterior motive for posting that recipe. Sure I wanted to share a super simple recipe to kick off the Super Simple Series, but the underlying reason was I wanted to make sure you had that technique in your repertoire before I gave you this week’s recipe for my favorite thing ever, buttermilk tomato pie. And now, here we are! Because, really, buttermilk pie – or any variation…
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  • In Ricordo - In Memory

    Haalo Cooks
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
    Two weeks ago I sat in front of a blank page and wondered what to write - do I go over the reason for my absence or not? I eventually decided to concentrate on the positive and the future.30 minutes is all it took to change everything.The time elapsed between two phone calls. One misheard word - a sigh of relief and then a clarification. My mother has passed away. Within hours we are booked on a flight that leaves the next day - half a world away, we must wait.I cannot talk, it is too difficult. I am so thankful to have my husband - he is my voice. He is doing the things that I cannot, even…
  • World Culinary ABC - ABC Mondiale

    Haalo Cooks
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:42 am
    "Viral" is a fashionable word these days. Something goes "viral" because everybody knows it, talks about it, wants it. Well, the European Community ABC didn't go viral, but in reading again its announcement post from December 2012, I see that it talked about 16 blogs that were announcing together a virtual culinary tour of the European Community countries.This year, however, we are ready to go: the calendar has been finalised and 29 bloggers (some of them ambassadors for a country, others travelers) plus the one and only Aiuolik make up a happy caravan.Ladies and gentlemen, we…
  • Fegato alla Veneziana

    Haalo Cooks
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:22 am
    You know you've been away from blogging for a while when you are stumped on how to actually begin the post. I have officially lost count of the various attempts, so maybe I should keep it simple and sayHello, I'm back!Crostini con Fegato alla Veneziana200 grams veal liver, cut into thin slivers200 grams white onion, finely slicedbutterolive oilwhite winefreshly ground salt and white pepperfresh parsley leaves, finely choppedBaguette, sliced thickly on the diagonalMake the crostini:You could just toast the bread but I like to make it a little more special by pan toasting in a little butter and…
  • Mini Lemon Madeleines

    Haalo Cooks
    2 Aug 2014 | 5:31 am
    Carla Emilia from Un'Arbanella di Basilico is hosting both the English and Italian editions of Weekend Herb Blogging and this week I'm serving up these dainty Lemon Madeleines.Lemon Madeleines[Makes about 60 mini madeleines]90 grams butter, melted and cooled1 lemon, zested2 eggs75 grams caster sugar20 grams soft brown sugar90 grams plain flour, sifted1 teaspoon baking powdericing sugar, to dustAdd the lemon zest to the melted butter and allow to infuse until the butter has cooled.Place the eggs and sugars into a processor and process until combined. Add the sifted flour and baking powder -…
  • Weekend Herb Blogging #444 Hosting

    Haalo Cooks
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:02 am
    This week Carla Emilia from Un'Arbanella di Basilico will be hosting both the English and Italian editions of Weekend Herb Blogging.If you're new to Weekend Herb Blogging or haven't joined in for a while, here's a quick recap of the rules.You have the week to post about any herb, fruit, vegetable, seed, nut, flower - in fact if it is plant based then we'll love to hear more. Your post can be informative, spotlight a particular ingredient and/or include a recipe where your chosen ingredient is one of the primary ingredients in the recipe. I'm sure you'll easily find a post that will be perfect…
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  • Brew/Well Coffee Float (Drink of the Week)

    Joshua Lurie
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People. Venture to the back side of Koreatown’s ASSI Plaza and you’ll find one of L.A.’s top new coffeehouses, Brew/Well. The glass fronted cafe with fashionable tile is the byproduct of hard work by sisters Grace & Elizabeth Rhee. We’ve seen L.A. cafes where even sugar is verboten. However, Brew/Well is the polar opposite. Sure, they grind and brew nuanced Heart Coffee Roasters beans, but they also showcase culinary creativity in signature beverages and source sweets from one of L.A.’s best pastry chefs, John Park of Quenelle.
  • 10 Top California Pumpkin Beers

    Sean Inman
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People. There are pumpkin oreos, pumpkin waffles, pumpkin gum and even pumpkin hummus out there, but the least gimmicky use of the Jack-O-Lantern is in craft beer.  Why?  Because brewers in America have used everything under the sun in beers and pumpkin or the pumpkin pie spice blend is nowhere near the weirdest. For your coming All Hallows Eve, here are 10 pumpkin beers brewed here in California that will give you a good overview of the newly minted Great American Beer Festival style.  And since you need a costume, I will add a character and a classic Halloween…
  • L.A. Beer Blast: The Best in Local Craft Beer

    Joshua Lurie
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People. The L.A. Beer Blast lets Food GPS readers know what’s new at select L.A. bars and restaurants with great beer selections. You’ll also discover beer-related events in the area. 10 TOP CALIFORNIA PUMPKIN BEERS For Halloween, learn about 10 pumpkin beers brewed in California, each paired with a suggested Halloween costume and classic candy. Numbered establishments on the map correspond to information below for easy reference. Please note that craft beers rotate frequently at these establishments, and kegs might kick between the time we update the Blast and…
  • Interview: chefs Jaime Martin del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu

    Joshua Lurie
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People. Jaime Martin del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu, both born in the Mexican state of Jalisco, met while working for airlines with adjacent offices in Los Angeles. They shared a passion for cooking, and they opened La Casita Mexicana in Bell to start 1999. The duo has gained a devoted following through their food, and by frequent appearances on Univision and Telemundo, and through their role as judges on Top Chef Estrellas. On October 8, we met at Mexicano, a stylish new restaurant from Jaime and Ramiro in Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, which is where they’ll operate…
  • Guerrilla Tacos Wild Boar Picadillo Taco (Dose of Vitamin P)

    Joshua Lurie
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People. At Guerrilla Tacos is one of the few places, mobile or otherwise, where I eat on a regular basis. Depending on the day, chef Wes Avila might serve Hawaiian-inspired poke, Armenian-influenced soujouk preparations, and more often than not, a delectable ode to pork. Cook Pigs pork, raised using sustainable practices, makes frequent appearances on Avila’s board, but last weekend, he decided to go wild, as in Wild Boar Picadillo ($5). Picadillo has found a home in several Latin countries, including Cuba and Mexico, and frequently focuses on ground beef. However,…
 
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  • Garlicky Lentil Soup with Carrots, Kale and Other Staples

    Greg Henry
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    I love recipes that have an ingredient list full of things I always have on hand in my pantry, refrigerator or garden. I figure any ingredient that is always in stock is probably something I like quite a lot. So it just makes sense that a recipe made up entirely of things I always have in the house is a recipe that will make me happy. Domenica Marchetti’s (mom’s) Garlicky Lentil Soup is just such a recipe. It starts with a mirepoix that is “fortified” with fennel and garlic. These are all staples in my house. As are lentils and potatoes. The only ingredient that might…
  • Ballard Canyon: Santa Barbara’s Newest AVA

    Ken Eskenazi
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    If you’ve read any of my posts here on Sippity Sup, you know that I love to learn. For the last year or so I’ve been focused on exploring the thousands of variables that go into the production of wine. Trying to understand the nuances that different grape varietals, regions and winemaking strategies bring, and trying to absorb it all. I’ve recently heard that a new California Central Coast AVA (American Viticulture Area– an appellation system similar to France’s AOC or Appelation d’origine controlée), Ballard Canyon, is producing some world-class Rhône varietal wines, Syrah…
  • Pumpkin Cocktail: A Winter Squash Infusion

    Greg Henry
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    A roasted pumpkin cocktail is somewhat unexpected. Most every pumpkin cocktail you’ll find out there starts with canned pumpkin puree and is typically a sweet drink that is trying to capture the essence of pumpkin pie. I’ve seen some very good examples of that style of pumpkin cocktail, but honestly they’re just a bit too much like a grown-up dessert for my palate. Still, it’s pumpkin season and I want to be included in all the pumpkin madness out there. This Roasted Pumpkin Cocktail started with my book Savory Cocktails. In the book it’s called Winter Squash…
  • Sweet Sausage Kale Pie with Apple and Raisin

    Greg Henry
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    I’ve been waiting anxiously for the weather to turn to make this Sweet Sausage Kale Pie. Well that’s not exactly true. I’ve been waiting to make something like this Sweet Sausage Kale Pie. Because I made this pie up, on the fly. I looked in the fridge, saw what was handy and got baking. That’s because I’ve been traveling. When I arrived home yesterday evening I was feeling really tired, but not quite the kind of tired that makes you want to roll right into bed. It was the kind of tired where I just wanted to linger over a plate of something warm and comforting.
  • Salty Dog: Not a Surfer or a Pirate

    Greg Henry
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    Riff on a Salty Dog. That’s either an entirely perfect name for this cocktail or merely a lazy moniker. After all, half the fun of a terrific cocktail is a terrific name. Fuzzy Navel, Monkey Gland, Goats Delight. You get the idea. So when I post an original cocktail here on this blog I struggle between giving it a SEO friendly name, or being clever enough that you’d wish you were me (just so you could crack yourself up)! I mean I could have called this drink a Grapefruit Guzzler, or something as esoteric as Imperfect God. But I didn’t. What’s in a cocktail name? There…
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    Chez Us - The Daily Dish

  • National Chili Month 2014

    Denise Woodward
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:18 pm
    I love; I say that sarcastically, all these foods that have their day or even months. National Twinkie Day. Sweet Chili Pepper Day. Hot dang dog week. You name it; there is a day or month for pretty much every food you may put in your body. For instance, did you know this month is National Chili Month? But, of course, you did. To be honest with you, I don’t have time to scour the world wide calendars, looking for these special days, nor do I want to tribute all our meals or the foods I use to cook with, to that one particular day. This probably makes me a bad “food blogger”.
  • Bad Food and Bullets

    laudalino
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:23 pm
    One of these is going to kill you. Which one, no one knows.   Last Saturday, we were driving home from a friend’s house and decided to take a different route. Changing it up, if you will. It was around 8:30 in the PM. I turned to The Lovely and Talented Denise Woodward and said “Isn’t it amazing how adjusted we have become to living in this rat hole neighborhood? It’s kinda’ funny.” She agreed. For the most part, it has been sketchy, but uneventful. Sure enough, we turned the corner, and there was tons-o-commotion in front of our complex. There were…
  • Crushing On

    admin
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:15 am
    October is pretty much whizzing by in our house.  How about at yours?  I cannot believe it is half over, and soon we will be talking holidays.  I am completely not ready.  Walking through Target this morning, I noticed Christmas decorations up already.  Really?  We haven’t even said good-bye to the pumpkin or hello to the turkey.  As my god-daughter use to say, “the turkey gets no attention”.  Speaking of, that cutie is coming to spend the weekend or part of it with us.  Cannot wait for her unconditional love, hugs and kisses. She is simple, which I love, all she…
  • Perfect Crispy Fish Tacos

    admin
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:05 am
    We have been eye-balling the Bon Appetit Perfect Fish Taco recipe for some time now, as they are mouth-watering.  Literally, we have been drooling over them, and dying to make in our kitchen.  Well, we finally, and while it was good, it wasn’t perfect.  What was perfect about their recipe was how crispy the fish became by using a batter made of flour as well as rice flour and club soda.  What wasn’t perfect was that it was rather bland.   What did we do?  We kicked it up a notch or two to make what we thought was the Perfect Crispy Fish Tacos.     Even though the…
  • Crushing On

    admin
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:05 am
    We survived our first event of the Fall season, and are home nesting for a week before jetting off again.  That being said, I did not have a lot of time for Crushing On, but I did find a few interesting things that I am loving.  What do you have planned for the weekend?  It is a long one for you with the holiday on Monday?  Definitely looking forward to some down-time as well as getting back in the kitchen.  It is supposed to be a crazy weekend in the city with the Blue Angels in town, and a slew of festivities around the city.  Which means we will be hunkering down in Oakland, and…
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    Foodess

  • Caramel Sauce

    Jennifer Pallian
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    I’m a dessert everyday person. Most nights of the week, dessert is an apple sprinkled with cinnamon, or some partially-thawed cherries or berries topped with a dollop of plan yogurt and a swirl of maple... The post Caramel Sauce appeared first on Foodess.
  • Chocolate Chunk Almond Cookies

    Jennifer Pallian
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    These Chocolate Chunk Almond Cookies have shards of toasted sliced almonds nestled with coarsely chopped dark chocolate chunks in a perfect chewy cookie. The post Chocolate Chunk Almond Cookies appeared first on Foodess.
  • Crispy Baked Butternut Squash Fries

    Jennifer Pallian
    11 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Ok, folks, I’m admitting to you that an entire butternut squash was just hoovered between me and a 17-month-old. Because this is a safe place and I know you won’t judge me. And if I... The post Crispy Baked Butternut Squash Fries appeared first on Foodess.
  • Lamb Chops in Fenugreek Cream Curry

    Jennifer Pallian
    9 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    Juicy grilled lamb chops sit atop the most flavourful curry sauce in my version of Vij's Lamb Popsicles in Fenugreek Cream Curry. The post Lamb Chops in Fenugreek Cream Curry appeared first on Foodess.
  • Baked Cranberry-Chipotle Barbecue Ribs

    Jennifer Pallian
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    This scrumptious fall-off-the-bone baked barbecue ribs recipe is slathered in a finger-licking sticky, spicy cranberry-chipotle sauce. The post Baked Cranberry-Chipotle Barbecue Ribs appeared first on Foodess.
 
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    Wandering Chopsticks: Vietnamese Food, Recipes, and More

  • Chinese Spare Ribs with Coca Cola and Soy Sauce

    2 Oct 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Photos updated from the archives, October 2, 2014: "Honey, I'm home!" I quipped as I walked in the door. The best sight for a woman to come home to after work? Not one, but TWO men in her kitchen cooking dinner. Ooh, yeah! :P Shortly after my Crock Pot Pho Bo (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup) dinner, lil' sis's best friend asked if he could make dinner for both of us. Someone wanting to cook
  • Nabeyaki Udon (Japanese Hot Pot Thick Noodle Soup in a Metal Pot)

    27 Jul 2014 | 11:15 pm
    I have a soft spot for Nabeyaki Udon (Japanese Hot Pot Thick Noodle Soup) since it's the first udon I ever tried long ago. Who can resist thick slurpy udon noodles in a warm savory broth with crispy tempura shrimp? I picked up this 1-quart Dutch metal pot at the thrift store several years ago and knew it was perfect to keep the nabeyaki udon hot. After all nabe means metal pot. The
  • Japon Bistro - Pasadena

    26 Jul 2014 | 11:58 pm
    A week after making my own Hawaiian Salmon Poke and Spicy Tuna Poke, I was still craving poke. It was the tail-end of DineLA and while perusing the list of restaurants, I saw that Japon Bistro in Pasadena offered a three-course lunch set for $15 that included poke. Score! Or so I thought. But, let's backtrack to my first visit in June 2010 with Gourmet Pigs. I know people say not to
  • Hawaiian Spicy Tuna Poke

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:58 pm
    I wanted to stick to a pretty typical Hawaiian poke for the sashimi-grade tuna that I picked up from Yama Seafood - San Gabriel. So it was the usual seasonings of soy sauce and sesame oil, with the addition of chili sambal and Sriracha to kick it up a notch. I looove spicy tuna, and while cheaper cuts are often used in the rolls, I can't stress enough that you should really splurge on
  • Yama Seafood L.A. - San Gabriel

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:39 pm
    I don't know how many times I've driven past Yama Seafood L.A. on Las Tunas Drive in San Gabriel and not really noticed this rather non-descript Japanese grocery store. Until March 2008 (I know, going a ways back for this one). How could I have missed the large "Sushi Takeout" and "Sushi" and "Sashimi" signs? Sometimes, I'm not in the mood for a whole sit-down sushi restaurant experience.
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    Edible Garden

  • Coconut Sesame Ladoo Recipe - Easy-to-make Diwali Sweet Recipes

    15 Oct 2014 | 8:25 pm
    Sesame or til ladoos are probably one of the easiest sweets you can make for Diwali or any festival. Traditionally, sesame ladoos are made with just two ingredients - sesame seeds and jaggery. However, in this sesame coconut ladoo recipe, I have added some desiccated coconut to make things a bit more interesting and also cooked the jaggery a bit to make the ladoos taste more candy-like. These ladoos are still very easy to make and take less than 30 minutes from start to finish. So here's wishing you a very sweet Diwali 2014 in advance with my list of 12 Diwali Sweet Recipes under 20 Minutes.
  • Chow Chow Capsicum Curry Recipe - Easy Chow Chow Recipes

    7 Oct 2014 | 7:18 pm
    This chow chow capsicum curry is more of a dry curry recipe with some coconut and minimum spices. The sweetness of chow chow lends itself well to the flavours of capsicum and red chillies. Serve with rice and tomato rasam for a simple and tasty meal.Chow chow tends to be a bit of a pain to peel due to its irregular surface. On top of that, it has some slime as you peel, which can stain your clothes and make your fingers stick long after. A tip when peeling chow chow - rub some oil on your palms and use the peeler as best you can. After that, chop it up and remove the remaining skin using your…
  • Instant Oats Idli Recipe with Rava, Step by Step

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:41 pm
    Easy oats idli recipe with rava, yogurt, eno salt, and spices. This instant Indian breakfast recipe, much like the popular rava idli recipe, is fast gaining popularity as we try to use oats more in our daily diets. Learn how to make rava oats idli at home - they come out super spongy and delicious. Indian breakfast recipes with oats (Quaker oats in particular) have been gaining a lot of popularity over the last couple of years. I have been constantly getting requests to post ideas but honestly, I hadn't gotten into the bandwagon during its early days. Until, I tried making this oats idli.
  • Easy Mushroom Pulao Recipe in 20 Minutes, Step by Step

    12 Sep 2014 | 2:54 am
    Learn how to make vegetarian mushroom pulao at home using fresh mushrooms, some basic spices from your pantry, and cooked (or even leftover) rice. Pulao is a no-brainer for lunch boxes and entertaining. I mean, let's be honest here. It's not very often that you have dishes that look well-rounded, colourful (mostly), and like you put in way more effort than you actually did but a well-made pulao is definitely one of them. While I like to play it safe and add a simple vegetable pulao to my menu when I have guests, it's fun to play around and make something different once in a while which is how…
  • Frangipane cake recipe - How to make frangipane cake, step by step

    9 Sep 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Learn how to make frangipane cake, the cake version of the popular frangipane tart, which is made with almond flour, eggs, butter, sugar, and pretty much any other ingredients you want to add on to customise it. I used fresh strawberries to make this strawberry frangipane cake adaptation. On my last day in Google, a good friend at work, Kate, made this delicious almond cake with fresh raspberries as a good-bye gift (Incidentally, this same friend baked the best banana cake recipe for me a couple years ago too, one of my favourites!). I loved it so much that I got the recipe from her…
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    The Gotham Palate

  • Spiegel Serves Cuisine with International Flair

    admin
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
    BY BETH KAISERMAN Spiegel 26 1st Ave. at 2nd St. East Village (212) 228-2894/spiegelnyc.com The Gotham Palate was invited to a menu tasting at Spiegel, a bright and airy spot serving “international cuisine” in the East Village. If you got your passport stamped for eating your way around Manhattan’s East Village, you would have a [...]
  • The comfort and soul of homestyle Italian – Review of Da Marcella Taverna

    admin
    20 May 2014 | 7:49 am
    BY ELENA MANCINI 142 West Houston St. Greenwich Village 646-559-9192 / damarcellavillage.com/ The intimate subterranean space that houses Da Marcella serves to underscore the warmth and conviviality of this traditional Southern European taverna. In fact descending the few small steps that will lead you into this charming, dimly lit restaurant has the effect of entering a [...]
 
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    The Italian Dish

  • Fall Pizza Making Class

    [Elaine]
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Pizza Making Class Sunday, October 26th, 2014 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.  at my Okemos, Michigan home  Come join the fun and learn how to make homemade pizza! You will learn how to make easy... A new post from The Italian Dish! Click the title to get all the delicious details!
  • Orecchiette Pasta with Mushrooms and Pancetta

    [Elaine]
    7 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    My favorite short pasta shape is orecchiette, which means "little ears".  They are like little pasta cups that are perfect for holding the sauce - in this case, little bits of crispy pancetta... A new post from The Italian Dish! Click the title to get all the delicious details!
  • Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Mascarpone Cheese

    [Elaine]
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
        My local farmer's market right now is bursting with bell peppers.  This recipe uses roasted peppers to make a rich soup that's made a little creamy by adding some mascarpone... A new post from The Italian Dish! Click the title to get all the delicious details!
  • Asparagus Appetizers in Phyllo Dough

    [Elaine]
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:21 am
    I made these for my son's graduation open house this past spring and they were such a big hit. So many people wanted the recipe that I thought I would go ahead and share it here.  These are... A new post from The Italian Dish! Click the title to get all the delicious details!
  • Spiralized Zucchini Noodles with Basil Pesto

    [Elaine]
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
      It looks like a serving bowl full of pasta noodles, doesn't it?  But it's not - it's "spiralized zucchini noodles" and so many people are making these right now, I wanted to make sure... A new post from The Italian Dish! Click the title to get all the delicious details!
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    Recipe Girl

  • Egg Muffins

    Lori Lange
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Here’s an easy-to-make breakfast treat that is delicious too:  Egg Muffins Hey, it’s weekend breakfast time!  By now, I’ve explained extensively how I feel about weekend breakfasts.  Shove the cereal aside and make something special!  Saturday and Sunday are your two days not to be stressed-out and tired.  Sleep in, put together some sort of tasty breakfast, and get on with your relaxing day, right?!  These little egg muffins aren’t any kind of chore to make at all.  They’re just eggs scrambled with a little milk and adding in your desired fixings.  I…
  • The Ritz- Carlton: Lake Tahoe (a review)

    Lori Lange
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    It’s really great living so close to beautiful Lake Tahoe, so my family tries to get up there as much as humanly possible.  My husband and I snuck away for a couple of nights last week to check out The Ritz- Carlton.  October is considered “off-season” there, so we were able to secure an extremely reasonable rate for this luxury hotel. The hotel is located off highway 267 – between King’s Beach and Truckee, and it’s positioned mid-mountain at Northstar Ski Resort.  Travel the winding road off the highway and up the mountain a few miles, and you end up…
  • Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See

    Lori Lange
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Here’s another one of my favorite posts of the week:  Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See… On Parade Magazine‘s blog this week, I shared a recipe that I will make again and again and again.  It’s this WAFFLED BANANA BREAD!!  It’s banana bread, made in a waffle iron.  My whole family chowed down on these waffled banana bread slices, and they were gone very quickly.  LOVED THEM.  The recipe comes from the cool new cookbook, Will It Waffle? by Daniel Shumski. Another yummy recipe I shared on Parade this week:  PUMPKIN- CHOCOLATE CHIP…
  • Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake

    Lori Lange
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Here’s an easy and delicious recipe for using up a bounty of apples:  Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake I know we’re knee-deep into apple season.  And I’ve seen SO many photos on Facebook of my friends taking their kids to apple orchards for picking.  So I’m assuming you have an abundance of apples in your house too, right?  If not, grab some immediately.  It’s the best time of year for munching on the most delicious apples ever.  Honeycrisp’s are my absolutely favorite, and Gala’s run a close second.  Granny Smith’s are good for pie and…
  • Butternut Squash Soup with Kale

    Lori Lange
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Here’s a comforting recipe to warm you up on chilly fall and winter days:  Butternut Squash Soup with Kale This recipe comes from the book I shared with you yesterday:  FutureChefs: Recipes by Tomorrow’s Cooks Across the Nation and the World.  I mentioned that my own son is featured in the book.  As I was reading through the book last weekend, I discovered that there is another teenage boy in our town who is ALSO featured in the book.  How totally random and coincidental is that?!  He’s 15-year old Karthik Rohatgi, and this is the recipe that he shares in the book.
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    Tamarind and Thyme

  • Craigie on Main, Cambridge, MA

    Su-Lin
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    I wanted to treat myself on my last night in Boston and, from what I could see online, Craigie on Main in Cambridge was exactly what I was looking for – serving modern cuisine made from local ingredients. With a James Beard Award winning chef (Tony Maws) at the helm and with other numerous awards, it was certainly going to be good; I booked myself in for a solo dinner on a Friday night. When I arrived that evening, the place was packed, again a consequence of that ridiculously busy weekend, but the hostess, seeing that I was by myself, did her best to seat me as soon as possible (and at…
  • Island Creek Oyster Bar, Boston

    Su-Lin
    10 Oct 2014 | 3:20 pm
    You can’t go to Boston and not have seafood and one of the hottest places in the city to dine on seafood is the highly lauded Island Creek Oyster Bar and I managed to get a table for 5 of us at 9:30pm one night. Island Creek Oysters is still a working oyster farm today and we even had some of their oysters at Myers+Chang – this restaurant, Island Creek Oyster Bar, brought the farmer even closer to the diner. Despite our making a booking though, we had to wait for almost an hour for our table as the restaurant ended up with more people than it could handle. (Actually, this seemed…
  • Myers+Chang, Boston

    Su-Lin
    4 Oct 2014 | 4:23 am
    I had been Googling for places to eat in Boston and I gotta say, Boston is one major foodie city. I was there with colleagues for work and in just one week, I managed to eat very very well and very very easily (I made bookings for almost everything only 1-2 days prior). High on my list was Myers+Chang, a restaurant owned by Christopher Myers and Joanne Chang (the latter is also the pastry chef and owner of the very popular Flour Bakery) featuring an Asian fusion menu. I was intrigued. And on Mondays and Tuesdays, they have a Cheap Date Night offer – set menus for two for $45. Budget…
  • Tunisian Lamb Couscous

    Su-Lin
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:10 pm
    I fell in love with Tunisian cuisine while we were in Marseille and we ate a lot of couscous there. I do believe couscous is the national dish of Tunisia but it’s also extremely popular in France – and for good reason, it’s quite affordable and very delicious. It was the first thing I wanted to recreate when I got home and a quick trip down Croydon’s Surrey Street Market gave me all the ingredients I required (you’ll see from the ingredient list below that all are easy to source). I made the most basic of the couscous recipes – just with lamb (though I…
  • Akashi Gallery, Barcelona

    Su-Lin
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:53 am
    We spent a morning at the beach in Barcelona and packed up come lunchtime and starting thinking about what to eat. Nothing at the beach looked appealing, with most of the xiringuitos blasting out extremely loud music. I suddenly thought of a Japanese place I’d been wanting to try and as we hadn’t had Asian food in a while, we were both game. We hopped on the Metro and went to Passeig de Gracia and from there walked to c/Rosello and c/d’Enric Granados – it’s strange how just walking a few blocks from Rambla de Catalunya causes all the tourists to disappear! It…
 
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    Jacqueline Church .com

  • Just in time for Halloween – Chocolate Sundrops

    Jacqueline Church
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    I was thrilled to add PASCHA Chocolates to my roster of clients and delighted to work with them. I learned about their fine chocolates at the Food Allergy Research and Education conference where I was a speaker last June in Chicago. I enjoyed meeting Courtenay Vuchnich and her chocolates so much, I had to tell EVERYONE to try them! Now you can make these delicious cookies at home. Because they’re free of the top 8 allergens (tree nuts, peanuts, eggs, soy, dairy, fish, shellfish, wheat) they’re also safe for lunchbox or classroom treats that might get shared. Take a batch to your…
  • Soft-boiled Egg – Instructographic

    Jacqueline Church
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
  • Crafty Bastards and Oyster Lore at Harpoon Brewery

    Jacqueline Church
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:35 am
    Many people do not know just how intertwined the history of oysters and beer are with this country’s early days. It’s fascinating how our beloved beer and bivalves played such prominent roles in Colonial taverns, diets, commerce. 70 lucky guests got the inside scoop on Tuesday – or should I say inside shuck? Those who scored a ticket to this event before it sold out in under an hour, were honoray Crafty Bastards. A big Welcome to all our new Oyster Century Club members, too. I know you’ll enjoy the reading and I hope you’ll start shucking at home.    …
  • An Evening of Beer, History, and a Boatload of Oysters

    Jacqueline Church
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
      Well I’m on my way shortly here to a terrific event at Harpoon Brewery. Imagine a giant Venn Diagram with Oysters, Beer, History, Culinary Geekdom all intersecting. THAT is where we’ll be tonight!   An Evening of Beer, History, and a Boatload of Oysters… Tickets, Boston – Eventbrite.
  • Anything is Possible – Oysters and Out of the Shell Pairings at Urban Grape

    Jacqueline Church
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    Kicking off the news season of pop-ups at The Urban Grape, The Oyster Century Club co-hosted an evening of inventive pairings with five oystsers expertly shucked by The Boston Raw Bar Company. Shucking and Slurping TJ Douglas knocked it out of the park with the pairings: Wellfleets (Crassostrea Virginicas) welcomed our guests paired with a sparkling Gruner Veltliner. Urban Hops’ Ben Bouton chose a Leipziger Gose to pair with Sunken Meadows (Crassostrea Virginicas) from Eastham. Kiapara (Crassostrea Gigas) from New Zealand were paired with Bride of the Fox Saké. Kumamotos…
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    Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine

  • Chicken With Snow Peas & Red Pepper Flakes & A Cookbook Giveaway

    The Food Hunter
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    By: The Food Hunter I constantly hear from friends, family and followers how they don't have time to cook, especially on weeknights. So I was happy when I received a review copy of award winning chef, restaurateur and TV personality, Chef Michael Symon's 5 in 5 cookbook. The premise behind this collection of recipes is they all use 5 ingredients and can be ready in 5 minutes. I'll admit the 5 minute part may not be totally accurate but the recipes are very quick none the less. Geared to the busy person that wants quality, fresh food, fast the book offers 120 solid recipes in the…
  • District American Kitchen & Wine Bar An Urban Culinary Destination in Downtown Phoenix

    The Food Hunter
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    By: The Food Hunter Downtown Phoenix has undergone a major revitalization in the 12+ years that I’ve been here. Starting in 2008 with the building of the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, the first new hotel built in the area since 1976, it’s continued to expand every year with new restaurants, hotels, and chic living options. The Sheraton’s main restaurant, District American Kitchen and Wine Bar is one of many urban culinary destinations in the sprawling downtown Phoenix area. District specializes in American comfort food showcasing local products and herbs grown in their rooftop garden.
  • Breaking Down A Hog With Eric Tirone {Graphic}

    The Food Hunter
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    By: The Food Hunter Cochon Butcher’s Eric Tirone is dedicated to his craft and has been building his knowledge base, strengthening his skills and honing his technique at one of the best restaurants in New Orleans for the past two years. Eric, who hails from St. Louis, grew up in a food centric family. With parents that both love to cook and a brother already in the business it was only natural that he chose the career he did. Eric received his degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University. While there he had an opportunity to travel to Italy and learn various techniques and…
  • Who is the Meat Mama?

    The Food Hunter
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    By: The Food Hunter Leighann Smith, head of the meat department at Cochon Butcher in New Orleans, has been nicknamed the meat mama and rightly so. Leighann came to Louisiana with butchering in mind and immediately applied for a job at Cochon Butcher, a gourmet sandwich and charcuterie shop that specializes in house made meats. Though she learned the basics of her craft from reading books she has expertly honed her skills working full time at Butcher. I met with Leighann, on a recent trip to New Orleans, and was immediately taken in by her hospitality and laid back, fun-loving personality. In…
  • Almond Peach Crostata

    The Food Hunter
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    By: The Food Hunter A crostata is an Italian free form pie, basically a pie made without a pie plate. It's casual, rustic and requires no fancy fluting or lattice top like a traditional pie. Crostatas can be sweet or savory depending on the crust and what it's filled with. The possibilities are endless. I prefer them sweet and will often use pieces of leftover pie dough and whatever fruit I have on hand to make small fruit filled crostatas. All that is needed is dough and fruit but sometimes I like to mix things up a bit. In the recipe below a layer of homemade almond paste is added, which…
 
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    Farmgirl Fare

  • Recipe: Italian Countryside Raw Tomato Pasta Sauce and a Tomato Growing Report

    Farmgirl Susan
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:45 pm
    This simple and flavorful fresh tomato pasta sauce with basil, capers, and olives lets you escape to the Italian countryside for an end of tomato season celebration (recipe here).Autumn already? Yes, please. The leaves have started to turn here in Missouri, and the oppressive heat and energy-sucking humidity of summer are history (I think). But just because we've already had a few nights down in the low 40s doesn't mean I'm giving up on the heirloom tomatoes and basil in my kitchen garden just yet.As usual, I was late getting most of my tomato plants into the ground this spring, although I…
  • Recipe: Easy Homemade Vegetable Tomato Juice (like V8 Juice, but better)

    Farmgirl Susan
    23 Aug 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Bye bye, V8 juice! This healthy, homemade V4 version will blow you away (recipe here).Wow, it's hot out there. Two weeks in the 90s, blazing sun, and not a drop of rain. I think today it's supposed to hit 99 degrees (Joe won't let me look at the forecast) and stay there into next week. Despite twice daily watering, pretty much everything in my kitchen garden is looking haggard and unhappy. I'm drenched in sweat, and the fields are crunchy and parched. How can it be so dry and humid at the same time?The sheep spend their days camped out in the shade, and the chickens are laying around…
  • Summer Recipe: Savory Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Pesto Pie with an Easy Cheesy Biscuit Crust

    Farmgirl Susan
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    Scared of pie dough? This easy biscuit crust is perfect for beginners (recipe here).It's become an annual tradition to give this longtime favorite recipe from the Farmgirl Fare recipe archives a little summer shout out. My San Marzano tomatoes are finally starting to ripen and the basil plants are growing like mad; I can't wait to make one of these scrumptious pies. Enjoy!Do tomatoes and basil say summer to you? Do you love pesto and savory pies and melted mozzarella cheese? Then you'll want to celebrate the bounty of summer with this Savory Tomato and Basil Pesto Pie.This is one…
  • Recipe: Make Ahead Antipasto Baguette Sandwiches

    Farmgirl Susan
    1 Jul 2014 | 2:42 pm
    These scrumptious sandwiches, piled high with salami, mozzarella, marinated artichoke hearts, and an easy homemade green olivada, combine the flavors of an Italian antipasto platter in a handy, portable form (recipe here).As we head toward the 4th of July weekend, I thought I'd highlight a few favorites from the Farmgirl Fare recipe archives that are perfect for summer picnics, parties, and backyard get togethers. Enjoy!The only thing better than a big homemade sandwich? One that actually improves in flavor if allowed to sit for a while. Convenient and better tasting? That's my kind of…
  • Recipe: Easy & Refreshing Confetti Crunch Coleslaw with Creamy Lemon Caper Dressing

    Farmgirl Susan
    30 Jun 2014 | 2:02 pm
    A healthy, crunchy slaw that's made with cabbage, scallions, carrots, and sweet peppers and tossed with a tangy lemon caper dressing (recipe here).As we head toward the 4th of July weekend, I thought I'd highlight a few favorites from the Farmgirl Fare recipe archives that are perfect for summer picnics, parties, and backyard get togethers. Enjoy!We had out of town family visiting the farm last week, and this Confetti Coleslaw with Creamy Lemon Caper Dressing was a big hit at the dinner table.If you love coleslaw but are tired of the same old mayo-heavy recipes, liven and lighten things up…
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  • The Honey Harvest

    Amy
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:23 pm
    We had just one hive this year, but the bees did pretty well, and we’re up to our ears in honey. Yet I’m pretty sure it’s still not enough. One can never have too much honey. JR pulled the frames containing the honey from the hive and hightailed it to the barn, where we harvested the honey in his workshop. It didn’t take long for the bees to catch on that there was honey – a lot of honey – in the barn and JR had to tape the window (yep. tape it.) shut. The window in his workshop swings out on a hinge and blows in the breeze if not latched, but even…
  • Linguine with Fennel and Kale + a Dreamfields giveaway

    Amy
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Coming from a family whose nearly every meal felt the very strong influence of my Italian-American nana’s cuisine (made by her at her restaurant – the best restaurant in the world – at that time, in my opinion – totally unbiased, of course.), it should be expected that pasta figures rather prominently in our diet, even now that I’ve learned that there are other sauce options beyond marinara, and not all chicken needs to be pounded thin, breaded, and topped with cheese. Not that chicken parm is a bad thing, and chicken parm alla Nana is still my favorite comfort…
  • This Week in the Garden: early October

    Amy
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Or, as I call it, the sad time. I get it, I get it. People love autumn. It’s pretty, there’s no humidity (or at least less frequent bouts), and the sky is always a brilliant blue, the grass – whether watered or not – returns to a lush, emerald green. But the garden is coughing and wheezing, trying its best to stave off the death rattle, but we know it’s almost here. Every year, it’s the same. Every year it seems like we didn’t have enough – enough time, enough tomatoes, enough eggplant – though, with the exception of time, this is clearly…
  • Preparing for the Honey Harvest

    Amy
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:26 am
    On this dreary day, it’s nice to have a reminder of the honey harvest to come. On Sunday, JR placed the bee excluder – the function of which is just as it sounds, it limits the bees’ access to the honey super (the box containing the capped honeycomb, to be less technical) – into our hive. As you can see, JR is pretty comfortable around the bees, as evidenced by the limited protection he’s donned. He’s at this point now that he’s been tending bees for more than a decade, though I was a little skeptical about him wearing shorts rather than long pants.
  • Freezing Fresh Corn

    Amy
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:37 pm
    It’s a dreary day here in southeastern Massachusetts, rainy and cool, and though we are in dire need of the rain, rain always slows my roll, makes me feel sluggish and sleepy. I know I’m not alone. This morning, after picking up the otherwise destined-for-compost vegetable and fruit waste that our local Whole Foods donates to us to help feed our pigs, JR and I took a quick detour to our favorite farm stand, Four Town Farm. How better to brighten the day than with the promise of dinnertime corn on the cob? And Four Town is known for having the best corn in our area, always a…
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    Food Loves Writing

  • Chocolate Souffles

    Shanna Mallon
    3 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Earlier this week, TNT asked us to create a post inspired by the new food reality show “On the Menu,” led by EmerilLagasse and Host Ty Pennington and launching tonight. We almost said no because we moved on Saturday, and our new kitchen is currently under construction; despite much progress, we’re still without a working sink. But, because we like Emeril and because this new show sounds interesting and, mostly, because I was at my parents’ place (and kitchen!) in Chicagoland Monday morning (and, then, thanks to my second (!) missed (!) flight in one weekend, Tuesday…
  • our first house.

    Shanna Mallon
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:17 am
    Friday afternoon, a few hours after that last post published, Tim and I sat in a real estate office south of Nashville with our agent, a closing agent and a stack of paperwork, doing something we’ve never done together or apart: we closed on our first house. We first found it exactly a month ago today, just two days after that post about our house hunt published last month. Tim and I were rushing around that morning, about to leave for Ohio for the weekend to see family, but we’d emailed our agent (shout-out to Josh! we love him!) about a few new places we wanted to see, and bless…
  • Tim’s Indian Dinner in a Tiffin Box (MightyNest Giveaway)

    Shanna Mallon
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Sometime this summer, Tim and I watched the movie “The Lunchbox,” an Indian flick in which a man receives the wrong lunchbox—or really, the wrong tiffin box, a tall, stainless steel contraption with multiple containers stacked in a tower that clips together and keeps different foods apart—over and over again. Instead of the boring restaurant food he’d been ordering to come for him every day in the sea of tiffin boxes that delivery guys on bicycles take to offices at lunchtime, he starts getting a housewife’s meals. That housewife is lonely and trying to…
  • Week in Austin, Texas

    Shanna Mallon
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:32 pm
    We went to Austin because of a crazy Southwest deal a few months ago. At this point in our summer, taking a vacation seems like the greatest extravagance, and my penny-pinching heart would have canceled but for the fact that our flights and AirBNB accommodations were already paid for—great birthday gift we unintentionally gave to me. And while most people go to Austin for the creativity, the food, the music, the shock value (“Keep Austin Weird”), we went to get away to someplace new where it would also, conveniently, be ridiculously easy to eat well. Austin is where Whole…
  • Early Girl Tomato Tart in Spelt Crust

    Shanna Mallon
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:18 am
    Hey guys, this is a quick dispatch from Austin, Texas, where Tim and I are holed up for the week. We flew here on my birthday Monday and picked up groceries from one of the five Whole Foods Markets in town (we are in the WF motherland here) before checking into our rental. These Early Girl tomatoes won me over from the first moment I spotted them in the produce section. Known for being some of the first to ripen each season (hence their name), Early Girls are also some of the last tomato plants to stop ripening at the end of summer. Perfectly round, red and meaty inside, I felt like they were…
 
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    White on Rice Couple

  • Fudgy Chewy Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

    White on Rice Couple
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:04 am
    It’s been at least three years since we decorated for Halloween. Back-in-the-day we used to drive up to Los Olivos and go apple picking. We never failed to pick way more apples than two people and two dogs could consume.  When it comes to wandering in a grove of apple trees, armed with huge picking bags, we’re helpless. All we could ever do was to fill our bags to the brim and then figure out what we were going to do with the apples later. Pumpkins were always second on our harvest list during our day-long apple picking excursions. The back of the truck would be filled with every…
  • Drink a Polar Bear (Creamy Vanilla Coke)

    White on Rice Couple
    9 Oct 2014 | 12:09 am
    Man are we ever ready for the warm weather to end. Longing for the days beyond t-shirt and shorts attire, it seems like every day we are biding our time and trying to find ways to stay cool and refreshed. Worst of all, we’re in for another big heat wave in Southern California before the weather even attempts to cool down a bit. Now you know why we’re posting a cold drink recipe in the beginning of October. It’s drought-dry and blistering hot over here. (...)Read the rest of Drink a Polar Bear (Creamy Vanilla Coke) (257 words) © White on Rice Couple for White on Rice Couple,…
  • Butternut Squash Soup with Truffle Oil

    White on Rice Couple
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:03 am
     There isn’t a squash  I love more than the beautiful butternut squash. Like most winter squashes, it shares similar flavors with it’s brethren the pumpkin, yet it seems to marry even better than most with the earthy flavors of mushrooms. Butternut has that perfect silky texture after being cooked. Its flesh is a gorgeous shade of orange, and it has one of the sexiest shapes of the squashes. It’s like the Raquel Welch of squashes. Even with our latest heat wave hitting us this fall, we are still craving fall dishes. Despite the hot daytime temperatures, the air still has…
  • Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Apricots

    White on Rice Couple
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:23 am
    A really good oatmeal cookie makes me into a cookie monster. I love them. I mean, really, really love them. In my top 10 favorite cookies, oatmeal cookies have a about half of the spots.  When they are soft, with those slightly crisp edges, combined with that perfect chewiness which good old-fashioned oats provide… super delish.  (...)Read the rest of Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Apricots (279 words) © White on Rice Couple for White on Rice Couple, 2014. | Permalink | 7 comments | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Apricots, Chocolate, Chocolate Chips, Cookies, Desserts, Oatmeal,…
  • Zucchini Pad Thai Noodles “Zoodles”

    White on Rice Couple
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:05 am
    The sound of zucchini pasta didn’t exactly entice our appetites. We’ve heard of zoodles, or zucchini noodles but had never tasted them. Zucchini pasta recipes? Ok….how….interesting. Yes, we judged the humble zucchini. The thought of making zucchini noodles didn’t exactly have us running to the kitchen to whip up a batch. Maybe we thought zucchini pasta would be tasteless and we’d rather eat the real stuff and run 5 miles to burn it off. Well, we’re here to humbly apologize to the zucchini noodles because we were totally wrong. So, so sorry zucchini,…
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    Bay Area Bites

  • Halloween Treat: Fiendish Roasted Butternut and Goat Cheese Mummy Tartlets

    Kim Laidlaw
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:38 am
    Fiendish Roasted Butternut and Goat Cheese Mummy Tartlets. Photo: Wendy Goodfriend These tartlets are pretty much my new favorite Halloween food. Crisp puff pastry lovingly envelopes roasted butternut squash, creamy fresh goat cheese, and salty olives in a fun yet oooooohhh-so-ominous tartlet decorated like a mummy’s head. (And I don’t mean “mummy” in the British sense, I mean it in the Egyptian Pharaoh sense. My Scottish husband was a tiny bit confused when I kept calling these “mummy/mommy pies.” Ha!) These might look hard but they really aren’t! Make the roasted butternut up…
  • What’s Really In A Big Mac? McDonald’s Says It’s Ready To Tell All

    NPR Food
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:44 am
    McDonald’s still won’t reveal the recipe for its secret sauce, but it will show you how that Big Mac patty gets made. Photo: Keith Srakocic/AP by Maria Godoy, The Salt at NPR Food (10/14/14) Did you hear the one about the McDonald’s hamburger that still hadn’t decomposed after 14 years? And “pink slime” — how much goes into McDonald’s beef? Over the years, fast-food behemoth McDonald’s has faced some pretty disturbing questions about the ingredients that go into its meals. And lately, its North American sales have been slumping. That may have…
  • New GMOs Get A Regulatory Green Light, With A Hint Of Yellow

    NPR Food
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    Corn farmer Jerry McCulley sprays the weedkiller glyphosate across his cornfield in Auburn, Ill., in 2010. An increasing number of weeds have now evolved resistance to the chemical. Photo: Seth Perlman/AP by Dan Charles, The Salt at NPR Food (10/15/14) Government regulators have approved a new generation of genetically engineered corn and soybeans. They’re the latest weapon in an arms race between farmers and weeds, and the government’s green light is provoking angry opposition from environmentalists. The actual decision, at first glance, seems narrow and technical. The…
  • Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 Mom ‘n’ Pop Restaurants in New Episode

    Wendy Goodfriend
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:33 am
    The Grubstake in San Francisco featured on Check, Please! Bay Area Three Mom ‘n’ Pop restaurants located in San Francisco from previous series are featured in this new Check, Please! Bay Area episode. At The Grubstake, breakfast, lunch and dinner ‘til late keeps this place popular around the clock with American and Portuguese offerings. Then, located close to the courthouse on Turk at Larkin, the Turk and Larkin Deli serves up fresh, tasty fare in an atmosphere that takes you back to yesteryear. Next time you visit Fisherman’s Wharf, keep on walking past the crab stands and go…
  • Feeding the 5000 Oakland Event Hopes to ‘Fill Tummies Not Trash’

    Alix Wall
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Rob Greenfield has ridden his bicycle across the country, dumpster diving in various cities and making public displays of the food he finds to show how much food is regularly thrown out. Here he is shown with one of his displays in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo: Courtesy of Rob Greenfield A meal for 5,000 – cooked with produce that would otherwise have been thrown away – will be served in Oakland’s Frank Ogawa Plaza on Saturday, October 18 to draw attention to the problem of food waste in America. Dubbed “Feeding the 5000” after the Biblical story in which Jesus feeds the multitudes with…
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    Umami Girl

  • A Visit to Amsterdam

    Carolyn
    3 Oct 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Well hello again. It’s been a little longer than I’d planned since the last time I checked in. We’ve been busy settling back into our life in New Jersey — reconnecting with old friends in that day-to-day way that you miss when great distances are involved, reminding ourselves of the ways we do things in […]
  • Spontaneity in Spain + Fried Eggs with Creamy Spinach and Toast Soldiers

    Carolyn
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:43 am
    A great brunch or dinner recipe for Fried Eggs with Creamy Spinach and Toast Soldiers, and a tale of uncharacteristic spontaneity in Spain.
  • Tropical Paradise Green Smoothie on Serious Eats

    Carolyn
    20 Jul 2014 | 2:21 pm
    A friendly green smoothie with tropical flavors.
  • A Beautiful Wedding Weekend in Central Switzerland

    Carolyn
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:03 am
    Scenes from a wedding weekend in Engelberg, Switzerland, plus a stop at Hiltl, the world's oldest consistently operating vegetarian restaurant. Who'd have guessed it's in Zurich?
  • Creamy Vegan Oatmeal with The Works

    Carolyn
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:46 am
    Recipe for a quick and easy creamy vegan oatmeal with peanut butter, berries, flax, dessicated coconut.
 
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    MarxFoods.com Blog

  • Maple Syrup Old Fashioned

    Matthew
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    Maple Syrup Old Fashioned Cocktail This twist on the traditional Old Fashioned cocktail adds cherry & maple notes. Ingredients:                                       Makes 1 Cocktail 2oz Bourbon (we recommend Buffalo Trace) ½ oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur 1 Luxardo Cherry 1 ½” wedge of Orange ½ oz Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup Garnish: Orange Zest Twist 1 Luxardo Cherry Directions: 1. In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, muddle the orange wedge and a Luxardo cherry with the Luxardo maraschino and bourbon maple syrup.  Muddle until the cherry…
  • Orange-Infused Cherry Tart

    Matthew
    12 Oct 2014 | 8:04 am
    Orange-Infused Cherry Tart This beautiful tart-cherry tart is infused with orange, fortified with cherry seed oil & sweetened with less processed Mexican piloncillo sugar. Ingredients:                                       Filling:                                  Makes Enough for One 11” Tart 5 cups Frozen Tart Cherries (unsweetened), thawed 1 cup of the Cherry Juice that collected when cherries thawed 1 tbsp Cointreau Liqueur ½ cup + 1 tbsp Granulated Piloncillo 1 tsp Cherry Seed Oil 1 tbsp Orange Zest 1 pinch of…
  • How to Enjoy Artisanal Oils

    Matthew
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    We sell some of the most delicious and unusual oils you’ll find, from exquisite extra virgin olive oils to exotic choices like squash seed oils and all natural truffle oils. But what do you do with them once you have them?  Here are some ideas: As a Finishing Oil: Using an oil to finish a dish is as simple as drizzling some on food right before you serve it.  Finishing with oil adds flavor, richness, and moisture to dishes like meats, seafood and vegetables. As a Healthier, Yet Delicious Butter Substitute: Try drizzling extra virgin olive oil over a baked potato instead of butter. …
  • Wild Boar Meatballs w/ Juniper Tomato Sauce

    Matthew
    4 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    Wild Boar Meatballs in Juniper Tomato Sauce Tender, boldly flavorful wild boar meatballs in a tomato sauce seasoned with juniper berries. This is our second wild boar meatballs recipe. You can find the other one here. Ingredients: Meatballs: 1lb Ground Wild Boar 1 Egg, beaten ½ cup Panko Bread Crumbs 1 tbsp chopped Fresh Mint Leaves 1 tbsp Mayonnaise 1 tsp Alaska Flake Smoked Salt (could substitute other smoked salt) Sauce: 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Onion, small diced 1 tsp Whole Juniper Berries 1 tsp Alaska Flake Smoked Salt (could substitute other smoked salt) ½ cup White Wine 1 cup…
  • Porcini Agnolotti w/ Brown Butter & Shallot Sauce

    Matthew
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:05 am
    Porcini Agnolotti w/ Brown Butter & Shallot Sauce Deep, earthy, nutty flavors abound in this simple pasta dish. Nuovo’s porcini pasta has a lot of mushroom flavor on its own, so you don’t have to add the fresh or frozen porcini mushroom…but it amps things up even further and helps to tie the presentation to the flavors. Drink Pairing: Viognier, Bandol Rose, or full bodied white Burgundy wine Ingredients: Makes 4 Servings 18oz Porcini Agnolotti Pasta (or other pasta of your choice) ½ stick of Unsalted Butter ¼ cup minced Shallot ½ cup White Wine 1 tsp Lemon Juice 1 tsp minced…
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    Alosha's Kitchen

  • Banana Bread

    27 Sep 2014 | 6:53 am
    Banana Breadvia Food NetworkIngredients1 cup granulated sugar8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature2 large eggs3 ripe bananas1 tablespoon milk1 teaspoon ground cinnamon2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon saltMethodPreheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.Cream the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Mix in the milk and cinnamon. In another bowl, mix together the flour,…
  • Sausage, Spinach and Pepperoni Pasta Bake

    24 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Sausage, Spinach, and Pepperoni Pasta BakeIngredients8 ounces penne rigate8 ounces Italian sausage1 ounce pepperoni rounds, quartered1/2 large sweet onion, finely chopped2 cloves garlic, minced1 (8-oz) can tomato sauce1 tablespoon dried basil1 tablespoon dried oregano1 teaspoon kosher salt8 ounces spinach, steamed and finely chopped4 ounces shredded mozzarellaMethodPreheat oven to 350 F.Bring large pot of salted water to boil. Add penne and cook 10 minutes, until al dente. Drain, reserving 1 cup pasta water. Set aside.In the meantime, heat large deep skillet over medium heat. Add sausage and…
  • Thai Green Curry Chicken

    13 Aug 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Thai Green Curry ChickenIngredients1 tablespoon grapeseed oil, divided3 large cloves garlic, minced3-4 Thai bird’s eye chiles, seeded and minced2 ounces (1/2 jar) Thai Kitchen green curry paste 1 14-ounce can light coconut milk1 cup water1/4 cup fish sauce1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, sliced thin or cut into bite-sized pieces1 small sweet onion, sliced1 bell pepper (I use half red, half green), cored and sliced1 medium green zucchini, chopped8 oz broccoli, stems and florets, chopped4 scallions, chopped1 bunch Thai basil, choppedMethodHeat 1/2 tablespoon oil in a large…
  • Pasta alla Norcina

    19 May 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Pasta alla NorcinaIngredients12 ounces small shaped pasta (e.g., medium shells, penne, orecchiette)16 ounces ground porkKosher saltBlack pepper4 garlic cloves, minced2 teaspoons dried rosemary1/4 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg1 teaspoon olive oil16 ounces mushrooms, thinly sliced or finely chopped1/2 cup half and half1 cup water1 ounce fresh grated parmesan1/4 cup minced fresh parsley2 tablespoons lemon juiceMethodBring a large pot of water to a boil. Salt and add pasta. Cook until al dente (about 10 minutes). Drain, reserving 1 cup of the pasta water. Place the pork in a medium bowl. Add 1…
  • Chicken and Vegetable Coconut Curry

    6 May 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Chicken and Vegetable Coconut Curryadapted from Very CulinaryIngredients1-1/4 lb boneless, skinless, chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces1 tablespoon grapeseed or other neutral oil1 medium sweet onion, chopped1 small bell pepper, chopped1 cup julienned or chopped carrots8 ounces snow peas, ends trimmed, large ones cut in half1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger2 garlic cloves, minced1 tablespoon mild curry powder1/2 tablespoon kosher salt1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes1 can (8 ounce) pineapple chunks, drained, juice reserved1 teaspoon cornstarch1 15-ounce can light coconut…
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    foodista.com

  • 4 Scary Spider Sweets for Halloween

    lrodrigues
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:45 pm
    For better or worse, the small and usually harmless spider can strike fear in the hearts of so many.  This tiny creature can make the strongest man squeal in fright.  it's no wonder then that desserts inspired by the arachnid would grace your Halloween table.
  • Kitchen Secrets Video: How to Make a Margarita

    Guest Contributor
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:17 pm
    The Margarita Cocktail is simple, tasty, and so much fun. Learn how to make this classic cocktail at home. In this episode of Kitchen Secrets follow John, Head Bartender at Monsoon, as he shows you how to create this delicious adult drink.
  • Boozy Halloween For The Grown Ups

    ajeanroy
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:56 pm
    From fighting the crowds trying to buy the perfect costume for your little ghouls, to walking miles in the cold darkness for snickers bars, the grown ups deserve their own treats.
  • Easy Dnner Recipe: Spinach and Sausage Calzones

    lrodrigues
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Pre-made pizza dough is a life saver when you are in need of a quick and easy meal.  This time saving ingredient can be used in a variety of recipes in addition to pizza, like these spinach and sausage calzones.
  • A Lesson in Sushi: How to Make an Avocado Roll

    lrodrigues
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:15 pm
    In the last two decades, sushi, the Japanese art of serving raw fish with rice and seaweed paper, has gone from exotic to ordinary.  It is no longer is the cuisine of adventurous eaters or gourmands but rather the food of the everyday man.
 
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    Behind The Burner

  • Removals Companies In Melbourne

    Hillary
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:07 pm
    A removalist company is one that helps people and businesses in the relocation of their goods from one place to another. There are many reasons why you may want to move, this includes a new job, when on transfer to another company or you may relocate once you buy your own home. This relocation process involves packing and moving furniture and other household goods, and is one that requires most time and effort. This is the reason it may be important to involve furniture movers Melbourne. There are so many removals companies in Melbourne and knowing the right company to use maybe difficult.
  • Why Is Roof Restoration So Important?

    Hillary
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Roof restoration refers to the use of highly-engineered coating products so that a roof deck is restored to an almost brand new condition. It can be performed on nearly any type of roofing system. When a new roof is needed, typically two options are available, either the existing roof can just be covered with a new one, or the existing roof can be torn off and then a new one can be installed. In any case, not is roof restoration important and necessary, but it can also prove to be beneficial too. The types of work carried out can be repointing, fixing fascias, guttering and resealing. If you…
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    ecomii food & health alternative blog

  • So Your Child Wants to Go Vegan…

    Marie Oser, Managing Editor
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:36 am
    The protein myth is a public relations gimmick perpetrated by the Dairy Council and various Meat and Beef Council organizations, which are actually PR machines for the animal agriculture industry and not government agencies. They are also the source of the incorrect assumption that vegan diets are somehow lacking, and if you don’t drink milk[1] [...]
  • Eat Soynuts To Reverse The Metabolic Syndrome

    Marie Oser, Managing Editor
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Metabolic (met-ah-BOL-ik) syndrome refers to a group of risk factors that raises the risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke. The metabolic syndrome is a condition characterized by obesity, high triglyceride levels, hypertension, low HDL cholesterol level and high fasting blood sugar. The risk for cardiovascular heart disease (CVD), diabetes and stroke will increase with [...]
  • Eat Beans to Live Longer

    Michael Greger M.D.
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Beans, beans, they’re good for your heart; the more you eat, the…longer you live? Legumes may be the most important predictor of survival in older people from around the globe. Researchers from different institutions looked at five different cohorts in Japan, Sweden, Greece, and Australia. Of all the food factors they looked at, only one [...]
  • Vegan Teen Promotes Compassion

    Jaden Elkins
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    I have been vegetarian all my life and vegan for the last seven years. In fact, my entire family, my mom and dad and my two brothers and sister are all vegan, too. I love animals and it makes me very sad when I think about what happens to them when they are used for [...]
  • Your Daily Bread

    Sherry Brooks
    5 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
      You believe you make a decent annual salary.  So, when tempted to make a purchase you think, “I can afford this.  Compared to the money I make a month, this costs almost nothing.” Yet, each month when the whopping credit card statements arrive, you are deeper underwater on your payments and other bills. What’s [...]
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    The Meal Makeover Moms' KITCHEN

  • Local Farms Make Me Happy: My Visit to Hornstra Dairy Farm

    Liz
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Farms are magical places. They remind us to think about where our food comes from, the hard work involved in producing it, and the importance of maintaining open space where nature and beauty can thrive. Welcome to Hornstra Farms in Norwell, MA. I had the privilege of touring this 100-year-old dairy farm last week with a group of fellow food and nutrition bloggers and writers and a group from the New England Dairy & Food Council. It was a happy day. The farm was established in 1915 by the Hornstra family, who moved to New England from Holland. A century later, John Hornstra, a…
  • How to Roast Delicata Squash + a Recipe for Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash Slices

    Liz
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:23 am
    Learn how to roast nutritious slices of delicata squash for a simple, naturally-sweet autumn side dish your family will love. If you’re trying to get more vegetables into your family’s diet, shake things up by trying something new. Every autumn you’ll find delicata squash at the market. It’s easy to prepare … if you know the right technique. SO EASY!! Roasted delicata squash tastes like candy. There’s simply no other way to describe it. You can slice delicata lengthwise, scoop out the seeds, and roast it that way, but I prefer slicing each half into pretty…
  • Tortellini Lunchbox Salad for National Pasta Month

    Liz
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Add excitement to your child’s lunchbox with this Tortellini Lunchbox Salad. It’s filled with color, flavor, fun, and great nutrition … and it’s easy to make too! October is National Pasta Month. In my house, every month is pasta month! I have two teenage boys. Need I say more? {By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the National Pasta Association and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. The contest is part of The Recipe Redux} My youngest son is in high school, and right now he’s…
  • Cha Cha Cha Chia Meatballs + a Podcast on the Nutritional and Cooking Benefits of Chia Seeds

    Meal Makeover Moms
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:53 pm
    This low fat, gluten-free meatball recipe is a dinner favorite with busy families. Made with lean ground beef, grated carrot, chia seeds, and fresh basil, they’re nutritious and delicious.   We love the flavor of these lean meatballs, and they’re super healthy too thanks to a bunch of nutrient-rich ingredients: lean ground beef, carrots, and chia seeds. We dish all about chia seeds on episode #254 of this week’s Cooking with the Moms radio podcast, and we share this meatball recipe as well as our recipe for Chocolate Chia Pudding. Chia seeds have a long list of health…
  • Strawberry Chia Pudding + a Biology Lesson

    Liz
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Serve this healthy, no-cook Strawberry Chia Pudding as an after-school snack for your kids or a delicious dessert for the family.  I’ve been on a bit of a chia seed kick lately. My recent obsession stems from 10th grade biology. My son is taking bio, and I’ve been helping him study for an upcoming test on carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins. As a dietitian, the subject is right up my alley, but the textbook feels more “college” than “high school” — it’s ridiculously difficult for a 16-year old — so I’ve been in a BIG huff…
 
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    SaltShaker

  • Random Acts of Training #1

    dan
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:25 am
    As regular readers know, I’ve been casting about for a new project of some sort, what with the 92 Bus Pizza Trek, The Chronicles of Shawarma, and all winding down. I happen to love trains. And, though the train system here is a shadow of its former self, it still heads off in various directions from three different central stations (Retiro, Constitucion, and Once). I decided to give a shot at some random train riding – simple procedure. Show up at one of the stations, whichever one I happen to be closest to, hop on the next train leaving, having quickly looked at how many stops…
  • Snapshots of Dinner

    dan
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:04 am
    Every now and again (probably more often than that), I have email conversations with diners, or potential diners, that leave me mystified. Earlier this week a couple reserved for dinner for this week, only to cancel. Now in and of itself, that’s not unusual, but their reason – they didn’t like two ingredients that were on last week’s menu (which I carefully explained to them was a different menu and not the one they’d be getting this week), and I wouldn’t change it. That’s right, they wanted me to change last week’s menu, which they…
  • Bite Marks #5

    dan
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    This time around, what do we have for you? A quartet of spots from casual to fancy, all relatively new – opened in the last few months. A couple of months back, when I was munching away happily on some fried chicken at the new NOLA Gastro Pub (and I’ve been back once and checked out the fried chicken sandwich, which rocks!), Liza was pointing out some of the restaurant folk who were mucking about the place that Monday eve – it being a good night for those full-timers of the kitchen and bar to get out and try somewhere new. Among the people I didn’t know was one of the…
  • Thai-ing Knots

    dan
    11 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    Ding, Ding, Ding! It was time for another throwdown challenge in our Reinventing the Whisk series – Episode #6. Three cooks, and another reinvention task – this time, Kevin had the honor to select the dish and he picked that ubiquitous dish of modern Thai cuisine, Pad Thai or Phat Thai. It’s a dish with somewhat murky origins that delve into the politics of influences from China and/or Vietnam, the westernization of Siam into Thailand, fast food, nutrition, and more things than I’d care to shake a chopstick at. At its core, it’s a stir-fried dish of rice…
  • From Tentacle to Ear

    dan
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:24 am
    Just a quick look back at last week’s menu. A bit of playing around with past dishes and a couple of completely new ones. A Humboldt squid and sand perch causa – layers of potato with ají amarillo and lemon, and green onion and lime; spiced olive oil poached squid tentacles (jibía), sauteed sand perch (salmón blanco), spicy avocado puree, piquillo pepper puree, salad of red onion, green onion, and yellow chilies. Mostly a replating of a previous dish. And, for a couple of vegetarian guests, a palm heart causa. Soupe au pistou – vegetable, white bean and…
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    LoveFeast Table

  • A Birthday Wish

    Kristin
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:06 am
    I’ve known you for 20 years, almost as long as I’ve known my husband. We’ve raised our babies together, parented our littles through scraped knees, hurt feelings and joyful discoveries. We’ve talked countless hours on the phone and worked side by side while on skype. We’ve moved states apart with the resolve it was just the beginning of a new chapter and not the end of an old. We’ve argued and struggled and wrestled when our first born-ness wanted to be heard…and we listened. We listened to the intent of each other’s hearts. We leaned in, even…
  • Tastemaker ~ The Inspired Room

    lovefeasttable
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    Today we are excited to introduce our Tastemaker Series! We have invited friends all over the country to join us at our table and tell us a bit about themselves. These are women who embody what we call a LoveFeast Lifestyle. They like to linger at the table with their friends and family, they value the moment more than perfection, they love to create a beautiful and welcoming space and we just like them. Will you join us in welcoming our first Tastemaker, Melissa Michaels from The Inspired Room. We asked Melissa a few questions about memorable gatherings.
  • Velvet Acorns & Nests

    Chris Ann
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:59 pm
    There is something magical about this time of year.  While the bright beams of summer sun are still warming the grass, the breeze begins to blow a little cooler and the leaves start to softly rattle…before they fall. Presenting Velvet Acorns from LoveFeast Shop! Already in my garden I have found plenty of empty acorn stems let loose from the nut by squirrels. This year plenty of LoveFeast friends are gathering up their fall decor and getting ready to nest their homes with colorful and whimsical velvet acorns. Gathered a few in a nest for table settings or in a nook. Pile a bounty of…
  • French Nouveau Glitter Tipped Nails

    Chris Ann
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:21 pm
    The other day, I was flipping through the new InStyle Fall 2014 magazine and came across this current trend for nails, called the French Nouveau manicure.  It’s basically a sheer natural fresh coat of polish with a swipe of metallic glitter across the tips. A French Nouveau manicure is fun way to polish your nails.  It shows a little nod to a traditional french manicure, but with a hip-bump of irreverence. While french manicures are known for their precision, the idea with the French Nouveau manicure is to bit of carefree attitude to the polished finish. While I can’t say for…
  • Metallic Linen Plush Pumpkins

    lovefeasttable
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    Just when you thought only velvet was swoon worthy ~ luxurious linen pumpkins came along. They take your breath away. (Metallic Pumpkins pictures in the home Joni Webb ~ from the Cote de Texas blog)   OK – you can start breathing again. Our Metallic Linen Plush Pumpkins come in 8 different color choices and sizes. Each gold or silver linen pumpkins, has it’s own subtle textural personality and unique curly stem. The metallic linen shimmers in the most glamorous and sophisticated way. The chevron linen is our personal favorite!  NEW to LoveFeast Shop.   Special gifts and…
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    MANGO and GINGER

  • Trendy: Sidewinder Fries (with a side of Fieri sauce)

    Kit Pollard
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:26 am
    In Canton, Silks is doing it.Downtown, Guy Fieri also does it.What more could you want?As a side note, I think it's great that Richard Gorelick avoided the urge to lay down the snark - any snark, really - in his review of Guy Fieri's Baltimore Kitchen + Bar. He defends his choice to be sincere, saying"you'd have to have a heart of stone not to respond, on some level, to its good cheer and basic American enthusiasm."I think this is the right approach. From a restaurant perspective, Fieri is such low-hanging fruit. I'll admit, I laughed when I read Pete Wells' NYT takedown of the Fieri's Times…
  • Vegetables Are So Fetch

    Kit Pollard
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    And by "so fetch," I mean that somebody is really trying to make them happen.Exhibit A: This article in today's WaPo, in which the author talks to Jose Andres about his new vegetable-oriented restaurants. It also dishes up a side (ha ha) of other recent veggie victories and openings.Exhibits B and C: This post and this post, which I wrote way back in 2013. In the food world, veg-love is not exactly new.So that's why I chuckled when I saw this morning's Post article. It's title? "Vegetables: Are they the new bacon? Jose Andres and other chefs think so." I don't doubt Andres' commitment to the…
  • Breakfast

    Kit Pollard
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:14 am
    My sister just sent me a link to this NYT article about what kids around the world eat for breakfast. That it's different everywhere is not really a surprise, of course. It's also not a surprise that breakfast looks gorgeous when it's in little bowls and shot from above.You know what is a surprise, though? That kids in Amsterdam are hoodwinking their parents into serving them chocolate-topped bread every morning:Good job, kids in Amsterdam. Good job.
  • Birthday Babies

    Kit Pollard
    3 Oct 2014 | 6:16 am
    I am so behind in posts. Trust me, I'm feeling the anxiety, as I look at the photos I haven't shared and the recipes I haven't written about.But it's been a busy few weeks - not least because we had back to back birthday weekends. First, my mom turned 65 and we celebrated by throwing a small party for her, at her house. My brother and sister and I collaborated (with help, of course, from Cooper, Clark and Cail), making way, way too much food and having a lot of fun.Then, this past Monday, Dixon turned eight. Over the weekend, we had two parties - a boys-only get-together featuring a video…
  • Words

    Kit Pollard
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:08 am
    Longtime M&G readers know that I love me some food-related intellectualizing. And yesterday was a banner day for just that.First, I ran across this FWx article about a recent academic paper, authored by a team from the University of Arizona, that examines Twitter language related to food. The map below, which shows, by state, the food term that was "trendiest" between October 2103 and May 2014. (Yes, I know that "trendiest" is not really scientific - and it's my word, not the authors' - but it's the quickest way to describe what they're trying to achieve. They eliminated words used…
 
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    Mango & Tomato

  • Menu MBK: Chef's Table. Russian Menu.

    16 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Earlier this week I had a chance to dine at Menu MBK and try this month's chef's table menu that was inspired by Russian cuisine. The meal was graciously covered by the restaurant, but as always all opinions are my own. I spent the first 13 years of my life in Moscow, Russia where I was born and where both my parents and grandparents cooked food. Russian food. Ukrainian food. Jewish food.
  • DIY Refrigerator Magnets: Easy Gift Idea For The Cook

    14 Oct 2014 | 10:16 am
    Today instead of a recipe I want to share with you a super duper easy and fun diy project that you can make to spruce up your refrigerator or to give as gifts to your friends. DIY Refrigerator Magnets: Easy Gift Idea For The Cook When I was in Seattle last month, I found an adorable pin/button at a museum store and bought it immediately. After all, it said More Mayo and you know how much I ♥
  • Let's Get Organized! #POPtober with OXO and The Container Store

    10 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    You guys! I hate cleaning. There, I said it! From time to time, however, I talk myself into cleaning and organizing and feel so much better once those tasks are done. This month, the lovely people from OXO and The Container Store motivated me to organize my kitchen pantry by sending me these awesome gifts pictured above: 10 Piece POP Container Set 4.5 Qt POP Cereal Dispenser 3.4 Qt POP
  • From The Farmer Review and Celeriac & Sweet Potato Hash with Fried Egg & Tomatillo Salsa

    8 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    Last month I was approached by a local food delivery service, From The Farmer, to see if I'd be interested in giving them a try for free. My answer wasn't an automatic yes. Why? I had mixed feelings about accepting this generous offer because I have been a happy paying customer of a similar service, Washington Green Grocer, for the last six months. In the end, I decided that there is enough
  • What To Do With Acorn Squash: Twice Baked Acorn Squash with Roasted Garlic Sabra Salsa

    6 Oct 2014 | 8:27 am
    Fall is finally here! I spent the weekend in pajamas catching up with my TV shows, wishing I had a fireplace, or a warm body close by, finally unpacking from my trip to Seattle and doing 3 loads of laundry. I also went to see Gone Girl, which I highly recommend, and of course cooked a couple of things. One of the recipes I made was this Twice Baked Acorn Squash with Roasted Garlic Sabra Salsa
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    SheSimmers

  • Mon Dipping Sauce (น้ำปลามอญ) by Ong Bunjoon

    Leela
    28 Sep 2014 | 2:13 pm
    I recently fell in love with a book. I’m still head over heels as I’m typing this sentence. Long story short, I popped into a Kinokuniya during a quick layover in Bangkok early this summer in hopes of finding something tiny but texty and thrilling* to read on the 4-hour plane ride I’d catch later […] ....
  • Sichuan Peppercorn-Ginger-Butter Shrimp aka M’s Shook Shrimp

    Leela
    23 Aug 2014 | 3:21 pm
    A long trip of traveling to different parts of Thailand and East Asia was responsible for my absence of late from the blog. But then it’s also the guilty party who has given me many recipes, ideas, and stories to share with you in the weeks and months to come. So I hope you’ll forgive […] ....
  • Sweet Potato Fritters from Simple Thai Food Book

    Leela
    18 Jun 2014 | 11:47 am
    © Erin Kunkel/Ten Speed Press/Penguin Random House I have recently written another article about GFB, the woman behind these sweet potato fritters as well as many other fried things I have yet to introduce you to. The article also includes instructions on how to make them. Halloween would have been a more appropriate time to […] ....
  • Chilled Tapioca-Cantaloupe-Coconut Milk Dessert Soup (สาคูแคนตาลูป)

    Leela
    31 May 2014 | 10:27 am
    Many types of dessert soup, featuring various main ingredients, are routinely consumed in Thailand as well as other places in Asia, especially the East and Southeast. Some of these dessert soups are served warm; some are served chilled or topped with crushed or shaved ice; some are great at any temperature. I have covered some […] ....
  • Drunkard’s Noodles (Pad Kee Mao) – What to Expect from Simple Thai Food Book and, oh, a Giveaway of 5 Copies

    Leela
    19 May 2014 | 12:35 pm
    I’ll tell you about this noodle dish and how to make it (my way) in just a few moments. For now, please let me announce that Simple Thai Food: Classic Recipes from the Thai Home Kitchen is here! The book has become available online since last Tuesday, May 13th, and is now starting to pop […] ....
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    Walker Tea Review

  • Tea Drinker: Souheki Mori

    Jason Walker
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
     I was sorely tempted to prod Souheki for longer, fuller answers to my questions about the value of the Japanese tea ceremony. Upon reflection, however, I thought it better to leave her responses as they were – simple, straightforward, but full of meaning. There was something about the brevity of the answers that reflected the […]
  • Tea Review 540: Happy Earth’s Singbulli 1F

    Jason Walker
    6 Oct 2014 | 5:27 am
      Origin: Singbulli Estate Harvest: 1st Flush, 2014 Score: 92 Price (as of post): 2.6 oz = $19.70  to Walker Tea Review. Get complete access to Member Content.   Sign Up For The Newsletter. Sample provided by Happy Earth Tea. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Want to see a […]
  • Tea Review 539: Tea Journeyman’s Bvumbwe Peony

    Jason Walker
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
      Origin: Satemwa Tea Estate, Thyolo, Malawi Score: 84 Price (as of post): 1 oz = $7.75  to Walker Tea Review. Get complete access to Member Content.   Sign Up For The Newsletter. Sample provided by Tea Journeyman. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Want to see a tea reviewed? […]
  • Tea As Meditation

    Jason Walker
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Tea and meditation have associated themselves for centuries. One legend puts the birth of tea plants alongside the creation of a new form of meditation. The story goes that Bodhidharma tore off his eyelids after falling asleep seven years into a nine year wall-gazing meditation. His discarded peeper-covers fell in the dirt and became tea […]
  • Tea Review 538: Teavivre’s Nonpareil Te Gong Huang Shan Mao Feng

    Jason Walker
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:33 pm
      Origin: Shexian County, Huang Shan, Anhui Harvest: 28 March 2014 Score: 86 Price (as of post): 5 g sample = $3.00  to Walker Tea Review. Get complete access to Member Content.   Sign Up For The Newsletter. Sample provided by Teavivre. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Want to […]
 
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    Unbreaded Site

  • You Will Want A Highly Trained Technician for your Permanent Hair Removal Procedure

    Linda Wilhemsen
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:37 am
    If you have bad memories of being teased about your unwanted hair above your upper lip since you were a kid, you may be seeking ways to permanently get rid of it. There are temporary solutions to this problem but the hair always come back. Women don’t want to shave their face as that is what men do and they don’t want to look they have actual whiskers. Usually if you get that unwanted hair above the upper lip, it is because you have dark hair and have a darker complexion. Waxing, plucking, or using a chemical solution are some of the ways that women choose to get rid of that upper lip…
  • Stem Cell Transplant Works Excellent

    Carol
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:09 am
    A stem cell transplant is when healthy stem cells are taken from the body, then put back in for either donor transplant or to put back into your own body. Most stem cells are in your bone marrow. You also have some in your blood that circulates from your bone marrow. Bone marrow stem cells turn into red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets to help your body stay healthy. Sometimes the bone marrow is attacked and can no longer make normal blood cells. This is when the healthy stem cells are placed in your body. They are usually put back in through a catheter that goes into your chest.
  • Making a marijuana web design that makes the right impression

    Dan
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:52 am
    With some states deciding to allow the sale of marijuana has open the doors for many people to be able to sell the product openly and freely as they wish. It still takes a licensed person to do so and being able to do so means that you also want to draw the right customers to your business which is where Marijuana marketing comes into play. As a person who is investing into the industry you want to be able to make sure that you’re doing so appropriately with the right authority and with the right information to be able to make sure that you are selling your item legally and…
  • You Love Your Boat that You Purchased from Lake Winnipesaukee Boat Rentals

    Linda Wilhemsen
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:21 am
    You are so happy that you live in the beautiful state of New Hampshire. You love boating in the summer and you love going to Lake Winnipesaukee where you love to water ski. You and your wife are by yourselves now that they children are grown but you still are young and love to water ski. So every month you drive up to the lake with your boat and water ski. Just the two of you and you have a reservation to stay for two nights. You love your life of retirement. You have time to do what you want and you and your wife love to trick ski and you can put on quite a show. This has become your passion…
  • Continuing the alcohol treatment beyond the treatment

    Dan
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:50 am
    Treatment centers have been proven to be at one of the best ways in which people can break free of their drug abuse or alcohol is him. But being able to enter drug rehab and alcohol rehab you have the option of being able to complete you can find yourself into a new environment that is all for being able to break free of the problems that life may have dealt you. If I being able to make a strong transition into change environment will help you to get to treat me you need to make a change in your life. Whether it is for you or your love one being able to make this transition is often done by…
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    In Jennie's Kitchen

  • ricotta & mascarpone cannoli

    Jennifer Perillo
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:28 pm
    When I got back to New York last week, I had a few hours to get things done in Brooklyn. My trips to the city these days usually don’t take me beyond midtown. The kids stayed with my mom while I was away, and one of my best friends watched Miche, so before collecting the […] Continue reading the rest of this post at www.injennieskitchen.com.
  • sweet & savory candied walnuts

    Jennifer Perillo
    12 Oct 2014 | 8:53 pm
    As my plane touched down at JFK on Friday morning, I wasn’t sure if I’d really just spent 27 hours in Sacramento, or dreamed it. That’s what happens when you get on a plane to the west coast at 11:30am on a Wednesday, and find yourself back at your starting point less than two full […] Continue reading the rest of this post at www.injennieskitchen.com.
  • black & white cookies

    Jennifer Perillo
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Do you ever have those moments where a memory comes flooding back so vividly you feel like you’re in the moment? It happened today as I was driving to pick the girls up from school. Way back when Virginia was a wee one, I made up a bedtime song to the tune of Love Train. […] Continue reading the rest of this post at www.injennieskitchen.com.
  • a leap of faith

    Jennifer Perillo
    3 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    It is said that we’re our own worst critics. I’ve always grappled with that thought. A healthy sense of self can only come with proper introspection. Seeking out our imperfections can be a fine line, though, and for me Mikey was always the one who helped balance the extreme standards to which I held myself. […] Continue reading the rest of this post at www.injennieskitchen.com.
  • the inevitable…

    Jennifer Perillo
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:38 pm
    I’m sure a few of you saw this coming. I haven’t started making gourmet meals for my new little lady, and must confess, I don’t see myself doing that (never say never, though, right?). Frankly, I don’t know enough about dogs’ nutritional needs to start cooking for Miche full-time, but I do know that onions […] Continue reading the rest of this post at www.injennieskitchen.com.
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    Midtown Lunch

  • The Craffles Truck Has Me Baffled

    Yvo
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:38 am
    Spotted this truck tucked behind the Mystiik Masaala cart on the northeast corner of 54th and Park – Craffles. I’d already eaten lunch, so I snapped a pic of the truck and its menu before heading on my merry way… picture of the menu after the jump Um, sorry, not sure what I was looking [...]
  • Famous Halal Guys Now Control Both Sides of 53rd and 6th; Imposter Cart Disappears

    brianhoffman
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Is the epic street food battle of 53rd street finally over?! We received a tip via Twitter earlier this week that the Imposter Cart was no longer on the SW corner of 53rd and 6th, and sure enough yesterday we discovered a brand new Famous Halal Guys cart in its place. This should end the [...]
  • Want to Write For Midtown Lunch?

    Zach Brooks
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    Sorry things have been so light around here lately.  Clearly we need some help in the editorial department! Want it to be you? Ideal candidate will be familiar with the Midtown Lunch brand of under $10 lunches, with a likeminded aversion to boring sandwiches and salads from generic Midtown delis. Do you always take your [...]
  • Ditto on the Mexican Food

    The ML Team
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:21 am
    Our intrepid Philadelphia correspondent Jamie (who you may remember from her days here in Midtown) just got back from Mexico City, and did this pretty amazing post on all the food she ate.  Warning: if you click on the link, be prepared for extreme jealousy.  And if anybody knows where to get any of this [...]
  • Broadway Bites Is Back Once Again…

    brianhoffman
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    It’s been just two months, so I imagine nobody has missed it too much. But Broadway Bites is back. The vendors opened on Monday on 33rd and B’way in Greeley Square, and will no doubt be selling overpriced lunches through November 14. Not much has changed since the summer, but a few new vendors will [...]
 
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    Burp!

  • An Interview with Susan Fish and a Book Giveaway

    12 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Susan Fish, hanging out in Ithaca, NY.So -- how many of you bought the Kindle edition of Ithaca after reading our last post?If you did, and you've started reading, you'll probably enjoy this interview we did with the author, Susan Fish.But, even if you didn't, you'll want to keep reading. Not only is Ms. Fish pretty interesting, but she was also generous enough to share one of her favorite fall recipes!And hey - if you're still looking for a copy of her book, we're doing a giveaway for one at the end of this post.What inspired the storyline in the book?I visited the town of Ithaca, New York…
  • Ithaca: A Book About Soup and Fracking

    9 Oct 2014 | 3:10 pm
    You know we've got a thing about soup, right?After all, we host our annual Soup Nights. And we've even been featured in a BOOK about Soup Nights.Well, I've also got a thing about novels. And writers.I respect them so much. After all, it takes a great deal of imagination and talent to create characters that seem real to the reader and a storyline that makes someone want to keep reading.So, it's kind of interesting that -- few weeks ago -- we happened to connect with an author who wrote a novel that revolves around soup.Well, kind of.The name of the book is Ithaca -- and each of the chapters in…
  • Pizza Casserole with Zucchini Crust

    23 Sep 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Are you inundated with zucchini from the garden? Tired of making zucchini bread?Yeah, we thought so (we are too).Then we've got another question for you: Do you like pizza? Do your kids?If the answer is "yes," we’ve got a recipe you're going to want to try.It's simple, really. Mix shredded drained zucchini with eggs and cheese. Spread it into a casserole dish and bake it for a while.Then top it with all of your favorite pizza toppings. Voila! This casserole combines everything that’s great about pizza with a vegetable-laden crust that tastes fantastic.We got the idea from…
  • End of Summer Tomato Pie

    18 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
     Gosh, I love September.Wanna know why?Because my garden is literally bursting with produce, and whatever I don't have already at home, I can easily procure from the farmer's market.  It's a cook's dream!Of course, if you know me, you'll also know that I'm a big fan of the cooler weather that comes in September and October. So, that's just an added bonus.The fact is, when the dog days of summer give way to a bountiful harvest that includes succulent, garden-fresh tomatoes, it’s time for BLT’s, caprese salads and panzanella. And we've eaten our fill of all of those things this…
  • Homemade Mocha Fudge Pie Pops

    26 Aug 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Today I found out that the popsicle was invented by an eleven-year-old boy. It was 1905. And, as the story goes, young Frank Epperson accidentally left a container of powdered soda mix out on the porch with its stir stick. It just so happened that -- on that fateful night in San Francisco -- temperatures reached record lows. So, when he awoke the next morning, he discovered that the mixture had frozen to the stir stick, creating an icy fruit-flavored treat. He called it the Epsicle.Epsicle. Popsicle. It's brilliant -- whatever you want to call it.Personally, I've always had an affection…
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    GoodLife Eats

  • Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting and Caramel Pecan Glaze

    Katie Goodman
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:59 pm
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  • Salmon en Papillote with Asparagus

    Katie Goodman
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
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  • Taco Pizza

    Carla Walker
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
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  • Bacon, Apple and Cheddar Grilled Cheese

    Katie Goodman
    4 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
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  • TNT’s On the Menu Premieres Oct. 3

    Katie Goodman
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:38 am
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    Tomato

  • What next for St Kilda and the Dog’s Bar?

    Ed
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Has St Kilda lost its mojo as a destination or has the rest of Melbourne caught up? As I write this the Dog’s Bar is ten minutes from re-opening (at 4pm October 2 2014) under a new manager and what was Slow Down at Harley Court is now The Nelson, a cool looking rum bar, that opens on October 17 at 4pm I see the story of St Kilda’s decline and potential for rejuvenation as the story of the Dogs Bar, where the former owner operator of 12 years was kicked out for reasons you can read about here. Once St Kilda was the place to be. Circa The Prince with its white leather banquettes was the…
  • The rules to order a Lune Croissant

    Ed
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:22 pm
    Queues who needs them? I’ve learnt to accept the queues for restaurants on Flinders Lane. I’ll pick an unpopular night and/or time for a visit. Or I’ll plan a Negroni or two around the corner for the hour or so I have to wait. Lune Croissant is a different story. People are rising before dawn to queue for croissants (see pics). Not only that they are queueing in the dark and the cold but are leaving empty handed, myself included. It’s utter madness. And I have several problems with what is going on. First, of all there is a lot of guesswork as the website doesn’t…
  • The Lobster Cave and the confusions of confusions

    Ed
    7 Jun 2014 | 11:05 pm
    by Pam and Ed Imagine you were going to spend $330 on a meal for two. You could go for a four course a la carté at Vue de Monde for $150 a head (subject to the day and time of the week). You may bust your budget when you order a glass of wine each. Still, you get the full Vue De Monde experience. And the view. Or you could visit the Tuesday night Chef’s Table at Attica for $125 a head for five course meal and find plenty of options for the remaining $89 wine budget. Or you could leggit down to Beaumaris to the bizarro world of the Lobster Cave and for $329 a three course meal complete…
  • Melbourne’s top 200+ blogs April 2014

    Ed
    31 Mar 2014 | 2:58 pm
    It’s been a long time since anybody has updated any listing of blogs in Melbourne publicly and I’ve collaborated with Thang Ngo at Noodlies in Sydney to create a list based on Alexa ranking. Thang has incorporated the Melbourne listings with his Sydney listing to create a ranking of 595 Australian blogs. Inevitably as this is the first time for Melbourne we have accidentally left out a few people and perhaps included a few shouldn’t be here. If you think we’ve got something wrong just let me know in comments and we’ll get it fixed for the next version to be…
  • The great food blogger witch hunt

    Ed
    10 Mar 2014 | 4:55 pm
    I’ve updated this post as more information came in from Sharky. If anyone else wishes me to update anything, please let me know. I am attempting to be as accurate as possible here.You’ll see the updates appear underlined like this. There’s this group of people who are so passionate about food that they spend a fortune and invest hundreds of hours of time engaging with the culture surrounding it. Not only are they eating out, buying ingredients, gadgets, renovating kitchens and travelling to food destinations, buying tickets to food festivals and producer dinners but also…
 
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    Cooking In Stilettos™

  • Shopping In Stilettos – Steals and Deals Edition

    Aly
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:07 am
    There are some amazing sales going on at some of my favorite stores, including the much anticipated Friends and Family Sale at both Kate Spade AND Saks so I think some shopping might be on the agenda this weekend. Added bonus, Sur La Table is having an Anniversary Sale so I’ll have to spend some quality time at the King of Prussia location to see what I can find for holiday entertaining. Plus – who knows, they might have a good cooking class or two that I might need to sign up for. Yes, my wallet will be weeping a bit come Monday but, in my opinion, a little retail therapy (even…
  • French Onion Burgers with Gruyere Cheese Sauce – Perfect for Tailgating #CookdRightTailgating

    Aly
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:07 am
    This is a sponsored post.  My opinions are my own.  I’m of the opinion that sometimes you just need an epic burger to watch the game with and these French Onion Burgers with Gruyere Cheese Sauce are the ultimate “must make” tailgate recipe for the next game. Here’s the problem I have when making burgers for a crowd – personally, I tend to like my burger medium rare as do some of my friends.  Others like it medium to well done and a couple like it “charred like a hockey puck” and, when you are using an indoor grill pan, I’ve found that…
  • Spiced Cherry Cranberry Chutney – Not Just For The Holidays

    Aly
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:07 am
    One of my favorite parts of the holiday meals are the leftovers.  To me, there is nothing like a fab turkey or ham sandwich with a bit of cranberry relish to accent it.  I have a fave store-bought Cranberry Orange Apple relish that I keep stocked in the pantry for those sandwich “emergencies” but, in my opinion, there is nothing like making your own.  I love the savory note that chutney has and this Spiced Cherry Cranberry Chutney is a first pick contender for the holiday table. This Spiced Cherry Cranberry Chutney melds sweet cherries and tart cranberries with a touch of…
  • Shopping In Stilettos – Hello October Edition

    Aly
    3 Oct 2014 | 6:07 am
    Last night I decided that after a crazed week, some retail therapy was in order and quality time at the King of Prussia mall was a must. I wandered aisles, found some new lovely obsessions, adored some shoes and bags, picked up some pantry staples and while my wallet is none too pleased with me at the moment, I think I found some good finds, some new stiletto and bag obsessions and my kitchen is ready for some baking and cooking fun this month! Let’s do a little Virtual Shopping shall we? 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7Continue reading: Shopping In Stilettos – Hello October EditionThanks…
  • Baking For A Cause – Maple Almond Spritz Cookies For #OXOGoodCookie

    Aly
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:20 pm
    OXO is doing some seriously great things in their fight against childhood cancer.  Last year I was thrilled to get my baking stilettos rockin’ for a good cause and went out of my comfort zone with an Apples and Spice Cupcake – perfect for fall.  When OXO put out a call for this years #OXOGoodCookie campaign, I decided to again go out of my comfort zone and decided to finally attempt spritz cookies.  If you see this lovely sticker on a product, like on some of these fab finds, OXO is donating a portion of the proceeds from that product to the fight to Cookies for Kids Cancer. …
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    Kahakai Kitchen

  • Mark Bittman's Spanish-Style Pasta e Fagioli (Pasta & Bean Soup) for Souper (Soup, Salad, & Sammie) Sundays

    19 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Although I frequently make an oath not to buy any more cookbooks, there are times that I just can't help myself. Like when Mark Bittman comes out with a new one. Plus, since I already have How to Cook Everything and How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, I felt like I needed to have How to Cook Everything Fast--Bittman's collection of 2000-ish quick cooking recipes, processes and tips too. I have been craving Pasta e Fagioli but I liked Bittman's Spanish-style variation because of the chickpeas and smoked paprika and wanted to try it. He didn't mention the cheese in his version but it seemed…
  • Chilled Rice Pudding with Orange, Honey, & Cardamom Syrup: Cool and Creamy Comfort

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:50 pm
      Not everyone loves rice pudding. It's one of those things that I disliked growing up but blogging and trying recipes had made me a fan. It's comforting. And, served chilled topped with a scrumptious syrup of orange, honey, and cardamom, this recipe from Diana Henry makes a wonderful breakfast, snack or dessert for humid weather. We are gearing up for a tropical storm/hurricane hitting (now) passing south of the islands this weekend so the weather is particularly sultry today. Having this pudding and its syrup simmering away this morning and chilling throughout the day to be enjoyed…
  • The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "The Lost Tribe of Coney Island" by Claire Prentice with (a Vegan Version of) Arroz Caldo (Filipino Rice Stew)

    14 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Much of America has an obsession with people and things that are different or that we don't understand. We have a strong carnival and circus history, hitting its peak in the 19th century. Even today, FX's American Horror Story: Freak Show premiered last week with the highest ratings on that network's history--proving that we still like to gawk. In the summer of 1905, it was a tribe of Philippine aborigines that had America lining up in record numbers, and their story is told in today's TLC Book Tour Stop of "The Lost Tribe on Coney Island: Headhunters, Luna Park, and the Man Who Pulled Off…
  • Stew of Baby Potatoes and Artichokes with Lemon and Rosemary: A Provencal-Inspired Ragoût for Souper (Soup, Salad, & Sammie) Sundays

    12 Oct 2014 | 4:14 pm
    The October 2014 issue of Vegetarian Times is full of recipes I want to make but I was first caught by the article on in-between-season, 30-minute stews and the Baby Potatoes and Artichokes with Lemon and Rosemary. Simple, fast to make and featuring several of my favorite ingredients. I also like how it straddles the gap between late summer and full-on-fall with its lighter, lemony taste profile. I made a couple of small changes to the recipe--mainly to give me more (and more flavorful) broth. They are noted in red below.  Vegetarian Times says, "A Provencal-inspired ragoût is…
  • The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials" by Ovidia Yu Served with 'Cherril's Ginger Lemongrass Doctail'

    6 Oct 2014 | 8:45 pm
    I love a mystery, when you make it a cozy mystery, full of temptingly-described food and set in Singapore--a country I spent time in several years ago, it gets even better. I am excited to be a stop on the TLC Book Tour for the second book in Ovidia Yu's Singaporean Mystery series, Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials. Rosie "Aunty" Lee, cook, business owner and budding sleuth, is back to snoop herself into another mystery along with her domestic helper Nina, ex-flight attendant and potential new partner Cherril, Police Inspector Salim, and the other 'regulars' from Aunty Lee's Delights. This time…
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    Daily Blender

  • All Jane No Dick Comedy Festival Hits Portland For A Second Round

    Kat Vetrano
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    Between Ian Karmel and Ron Funches appearing on WTF with Marc Maron’s podcast, and Shane Torres’ Farewell Show before he heads off to NY... The post All Jane No Dick Comedy Festival Hits Portland For A Second Round appeared first on Daily Blender.
  • Dining and Drinking: 48 Hours in… San Francisco

    Jennifer Heigl
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    We’re venturing to the west coast today, to the place where hearts are left and the Fernet flows freely – beautiful San Francisco, California. The iconic city by the bay is not only a tourist’s dream, it’s food and drink destination, with an abundance of cocktail pioneers and Michelin stars. The post Dining and Drinking: 48 Hours in… San Francisco appeared first on Daily Blender.
  • Daily Blender Exclusive: Author Christopher Moore

    Jennifer Heigl
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:35 am
    As a Midwest kid who grew up in a faith-heavy community, it almost felt a little sacrilege to read Christopher Moore’s Lamb. The story of Jesus’s teen years as told by his best friend, Biff, Lamb spins the story of the Messiah’s early life, before the healing and the leading and the fishes and the whatnot. The post Daily Blender Exclusive: Author Christopher Moore appeared first on Daily Blender.
  • Dining and Drinking: 48 Hours In… Indianapolis

    Jennifer Heigl
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:59 am
    This round of '48 Hours in...' was penned by my dear friend, Erin Edds. A fellow entrepreneur, Erin and her husband, Stephen, are the operators of the wildly popular Hoosier Momma Bloody Mary mixer line – a favorite at Colts games, the Indianapolis 500, and Kentucky Derby. The post Dining and Drinking: 48 Hours In… Indianapolis appeared first on Daily Blender.
  • Dining and Drinking: 48 Hours in… Los Angeles

    Jennifer Heigl
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:32 am
    First, you head north past Los Angeles' Hasidic Jewish neighborhood and onto the posh boutique-lined Beverly Boulevard for a bite at Petty Cash, an upscale taqueria. The walls look like an enormous Digital Retna mural, and the bar is stocked with scores of agave spirits, many of which you've never seen before. You see the trompo and decide to order tacos al pastor to go with your Paloma. The post Dining and Drinking: 48 Hours in… Los Angeles appeared first on Daily Blender.
 
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    Chocolate & Zucchini

  • Lemon Ginger Tartlets

    clotilde
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:53 am
    It’s been almost ten years since I was first in touch with Claire, the talented author of the pioneering natural foods blog Clea Cuisine, and over time we’ve built a simple and sincere friendship that means a lot to me. Clea is one of those rare persons who radiate with confidence and serenity, as if the turmoil of the outside world and its latest trends left them unfazed, so busy they are following their own path, guided by their own taste. These qualities have earned her a crowd of loyal and engaged readers whose food lives she has often changed, as one of the very first in…
  • Edible French Comes Out Today! (+ A Giveaway)

    clotilde
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:41 am
    EDIBLE FRENCH, my new book of food-related French idioms, is released today. EDIBLE FRENCH explores fifty of the most evocative French expressions related to food with cultural notes, recipes, and whimsical watercolors by my talented friend Mélina Josserand. It’s a project that has been brewing in my mind for years and years, and as a lover of both food and language, I am thrilled to be able to share it with you now. I am also incredibly pleased with how the physical object turned out; the production team has done a wonderful job of it. It’s a book that feels very loveable, and…
  • October 2014 Desktop Calendar

    clotilde
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:10 pm
    At the beginning of every month in 2014, I am offering a new wallpaper to apply on the desktop of your computer, with a food-related picture and a calendar of the current month. As a new feature this year, the desktop calendar is available in two versions: a US-friendly version that features Sunday as the first day of the week, and a French version (shown above) that complies with international standards, featuring Monday as the first day of the week. Our calendar for October is a picture of my jar of granola, which I make a little bit differently each time, but always following this basic…
  • September Favorites

    clotilde
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Some of my favorite finds and reads for this month: ~ Ever wanted to get a food-related tattoo? Here are a few temporary ones you can test-drive. ~ A simple recipe for yogurt popsicles. I’ve been tempted to get some pop molds and this may push me over the edge. ~ Who makes the best pain au chocolat in Paris? ~ What kids’ school menus look like in Japan. ~ How to make chocolate chip cookies exactly how you like them. ~ The Eater site publishes its list of banned words. ~ You have until January 3 to go and see this Paris exhibition on the fascinating history of the spoon. ~ I love…
  • Soy Sauce Roasted Cashews Recipe

    clotilde
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:08 am
    I love the bulk section at my local organic store. I love that it allows me to cut down on the packaging, as I strive to bring back and reuse the same paper bags until they give out in exhaustion. I love that I pay less for the exact same products or ingredients, and I love that it gives me an opportunity to purchase sample-size amounts of new foods without committing to a whole package. This is how I recently got ahold of some shoyu roasted cashews from Jean Hervé — an all-around fantastic brand for nut butters — that proved all kinds of good, crunchy and toasty and salty but…
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    David Lebovitz

  • Peppermint Stick Ice Cream with Hot Fudge Sauce

    David
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:33 am
    One of my favorite bakeries anywhere is Baked, located way over yonder, in Red Hook, Brooklyn. It’s a ways to go, since that part of Brooklyn lacks subway stops. (And it’s about 3000 miles from Paris, and no métro goes there either.) So I’m happy to hear they’re opening in Tribeca, so when I’m in New York, I can make it over there more frequently. But what’s just as good as visiting their bakery in person, is their latest book, Baked Occasions, featuring Matt Lewis and Renato Polifito’s favorite cakes, cookies, and candies, for entertaining,…
  • Pickled Jalapenos

    David
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:37 am
    Yes, I know I’ve been presenting a lot of chile pepper recipes lately. But, well, ’tis the season. And when nature speaks, ya gotta listen. So I promise a chocolate recipe up shortly — fortunately, chocolate is an all-year round kind of thing — but I wanted to preserve a nice bag of jalapeños that happily made their way into my Paris kitchen. And since they’re something you don’t see at Parisian markets, I wanted to make my bounty last as long as possible. So I decided to preserve them for my next Mexi-fest, and pickle them in the style of those you find…
  • La Trésorerie and Café Smorgås

    David
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
    The word trésorerie in French means “treasury.” But in spite of its vaguely unpleasant connotation with the place that receives your taxes, it can also mean “treasure trove,” such as in this case, to describe La Trésorerie. One of the nice things about living in an international city like Paris, is that you can visit “another country” by just taking a métro, bike, or a short walk, and find yourself in the middle of another culture. Behind the Gare du Nord are streets lined with Indian and Sri Lankan restaurants and épiceries (food shops), and the Goutte d’Or has…
  • Roasted Peppers

    David
    7 Oct 2014 | 4:19 am
    One of the things I don’t like are bell peppers. They’re one of those things that people are, for some reason, always trying to convince me to like. (What’s up with that?) And they always seem to put them on airline food as well, presumably due to their forceful, overpowering flavor, which helps the food make more of an impression on our dulled palates at higher altitudes. (And in my experience, my brain, too.) And if there wasn’t a ban on bringing pointy metallic objects on planes, I’d travel with a set of tweezers to remove the offending red and green strips…
  • New York/Brooklyn Booksigning: Friday, October 10th

    David
    5 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    This Friday, October 10th, I’ll be at The Brooklyn Kitchen for a book party! For this free event, on hand will be samples to tasting from My Paris Kitchen, and there will be copies of Ready for Dessert, a collection of my all-time favorite dessert recipes, and My Paris Kitchen, a collection of stories and recipes from my French kitchen, that I’m happy to sign for you. And – gulp – since holiday season is slowly approaching, signed copies of my books make great gifts for friends and family. I’m just sayin’… The fun, food, and wine will take place from…
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    Dorie Greenspan - On the Road and in the Kitchen with Dorie

  • Baking Chez Moi: The Tour

    doriegreenspan
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:03 pm
      So here's where we're at:  Baking Chez Moi will be published in 19 days (not that I have a calendar that I'm crossing off days on or anything).  And when that happens, I'll tuck a book under my arm and start traveling the country.  I'm posting my tour dates and venues HERE, so it will always be easily available.  (I'll update it as I get more information on the places I'll be.) I love going on book tour because I love meeting YOU!  Please, if we're going to be near one another, come say hello -- it'll be great to have a chance to chat. As you'll see on the…
  • My Publisher Loves You: HMH wants to send you a Baking Chez Moi Kitchen Towel

    Dorie Greenspan
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:35 pm
      Dear sweet bakers, cooks and readers, You already know that I love you – lots.  But now you’re about to discover that my publisher, HMH (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), loves you too. HMH has created beautiful BAKING CHEZ MOI kitchen towels and bundled them up prettily with ribbon and a sneak-preview recipe for my Real Hot Chocolate (“real” as in made with real chocolate and so good that one sip will have you imagining  yourself beside the Eiffel Tower).  If you’ve pre-ordered a copy of Baking Chez Moi, HMH is ready to prove their love by…
  • Hibiscus: A current fave in Paris + a recipe for using it in dessert at home

    Dorie Greenspan
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
     For so many years it seemed that hibiscus was more food coloring than flavor, found more often in herbal tea than tempting dishes either sweet or savory.  But those days are gone.  At least they're gone in Paris, where hibiscus seems to be the flavor of the moment.This afternoon, my friend, Meg Zimbeck, the powerhouse behind Paris By Mouth, and I had a terrific lunch at Bruno Verjus's Table (put it on your list).  It started with the dish in the picture:  A slice of maigre (a thick white fish) cured gravlax style, a wedge of beet, a yogurt sauce with dill and…
  • Paris: It's éclair week at Fauchon

    Dorie Greenspan
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:39 am
     I know this looks like an oceanliner setting sail in fushia seas, but it's an éclair, and a luscious one at that (more about it below). As I write, Paris's crazy-for-éclairs moment is in full bloom.  There are shops devoted to nothing but the slender cream-filled pastry and the assortment of éclairs, both sweet and savory, is astonishing.  And, in some ways, not surprising.  Pâte à choux, the dough used to make éclairs (as well as cream puffs, profiterole and gougères, among so many other pastries), is an old dough - some…
  • Be A Good Cookie: Baking for Cookies For Kids' Cancer

    Dorie Greenspan
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
    Whenever I bake cookies, I feel good, but when I can bake cookies and do good I feel fabulous.  And fabulous was how I felt last week when I was joined by a group of food bloggers and editors for a night of baking at OXO Headquarters.  The occasion (not that you need one to bake): To kick off Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, to learn more about how to “be a good cookie” and to support Cookies For Kids Cancer, an organization that many of you already know is very important to me.Gretchen Holt-Witt began the evening talking about the work that Cookies for Kids’…
 
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    Alexander Lobrano

  • Au Revoir, Paris! California Book Tour for Hungry for Paris & Hungry for France – October 16 – October 23, 2014

    Alexander Lobrano
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    Soon it will be time for me to forsake one of my favorite views of Paris, the one I have from my office window, above. At an ungodly early hour on Wednesday morning, I’ll be heading to the airport on my way to California to talk about my new books, Hungry for Paris and Hungry for France, and also share the latest food news from my hometown and elsewhere in France. I haven’t been to California several years, and I’m really looking forward to the trip and to meeting you! Here’s the full tour schedule, and you’re cordially invited to all and any of these events.
  • Restaurant Pages – The Best New Restaurant of La Rentrée (Fall Season) 2014, A-

    Alexander Lobrano
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:31 am
    On the eve of my California book tour, I’ve been thinking about all the good news from Paris I’ll have to share, since this year’s rentrée (Fall season) has seen so many superb openings, with the best new restaurant among them being Restaurant Pages, a handsome new bistro near the Arc de Triomphe by Japanese chef Ryuji Teshima. I had already been to Porte 12 and Neige d’Ete, the two other stand out newcomers, before I went to dinner at Pages. To be perfectly honest, I arrived for this meal feeling a little weary of the trope of new restaurants in Paris these days: a…
  • La Californie, J’arrive! October 2014 California Book Tour for Hungry for France and Hungry for Paris

    Alexander Lobrano
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:44 am
    I am very much looking forward to my California book tour from October 16 to October 24, and I really hope I’ll have the pleasure of meeting my Californian readers soon. I’ve been besotted with California ever since I was able to replace the desperate jealousy I felt towards cousins who’d moved out there from Connecticut when my uncle was transferred from New York City to Los Angeles with a real experience of the state. The excitement I felt the night before I flew out there for the first time was so turgid, it kept me up all night, and the itchiness brought on by an…
  • “So What is French Food?” Benoit and Gaby Offer a Delicious Answer to That Question in New York City

    Alexander Lobrano
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:40 am
    The Sofitel, New York City   “So what is French food?” she asked me. I very much doubt that she’ll ever read these words, but before all else, I want to thank Betty Russo for both her question and her kindness. Several months later, I still cringe when I remember the way our conversation began. On a warm Spring night, a New Haven bound Metro North train jolted when the transformers were turned on, and then gently rocked its way out of New York City’s Grand Central Station and under Park Avenue to come above ground a few minutes later just before a stop at 125th…
  • CHARDENOUX, Paris-An Eternally Charming Bistro, B+

    Alexander Lobrano
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:09 am
    Chardenoux has always been a very good bistro. This is saying a lot, too, since it’s also one of the very rare restaurants with which I’ve had a long and consistently happy relationship during the more than twenty-five years I’ve lived in Paris. Oh, to be sure, as is true of most relationships, we’ve had our moments. But the longevity of this connection is precious to me less for its durability than because it’s proven to be so reliably delicious. When I first began going to Chardenoux, the neighborhood where it’s located deep in the 11th Arrondissement was…
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    John Talbott's Paris

  • Le Clou de Fourchette in the 17th: A game fix well-delivered.

    John Talbott
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:53 am
    7.3 Le Clou de Fourchette, 121 Rue de Rome in the 17th, 01.48.88.09.97, closed Sunday and Monday (Metro: Rome, Villers, Pont Cardinet on buses 31 and 53) is not named after a nail a fork hangs on but Christian Leclou its artisan cuisnier.  We went because my friend P. needed his fall game fix and we four others were game. Only one of us has a starter - a soup of watercress and foie gras; the rest of us enjoying the amuses of salmon rilettes on toast. So Colette had the scallops with leeks and the rest of us went for the game; a half a grouse, lievre a la royale and canard sauvage - all…
  • Le Jardin d'Hiver in Chantilly: A simply simple & wonderful meal.

    John Talbott
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    7.2 Le Jardin d'Hiver in the Auberge du Jeu de Paume, Chantilly (RER & SNCF: Chantilly plus taxi), 03.44.65.50.00, is the second restaurant to the 2 macaroon Table du Connetable in the 4-year old hotel.  it's a wonderful setting practically next to the Jeu de Paume of the Chateau where we had earlier visited (see above).  Our old pals from down the street started off with a glass of wine and Ricard while Colette and I ordered up some Bordeaux; all with fine olives, nuts and toast with zippy red sauce. The firsts were spectacular: a warm terrine of sweetbreads and wild…
  • Fra Angelico, Botticelli....Chefs-d'oeuvre retrouvés at the Jeu de Paume in Chantilly: Quite wonderful.

    John Talbott
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    Fra Angelico, Botticelli....[Lippi, Leonardo da Vinci, etc.] Chefs-d'oeuvre retrouvés at the Jeu de Paume in Chantilly is a quite wonderful show of some stunning art.  It consists of some 30 real and about the same number of virtual works of 14th and 15th century Italian paintings of Florentine and Sienese painters of the Quattrocentro, from the Condé Museum’s collection (plus Philadelphia, the Vatican, Budapest, Anvers & Cherbourg) and with an exceptional exhibition: “Fra Angelico, Botticelli…Rediscovered Masterpieces”. 3 Wows!
  • L’Oiseau Blanc in the 16th: View 10, Décor 9, Welcome/Service 8, Food 1, Scarry Bees -1, Chairs -2 = a horrible price/quality ratio.

    John Talbott
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    1.0 L’Oiseau Blanc in the Peninsula Hotel (rooms from $1490) in the 16th (19, ave Kleber, Metro: Kleber, 01.58.12.67.30,  open 7/7, 2 courses = 57 E, 3 = 69, 4 = 99, coffee 8 E) opened August 1st and the first date I could book lunch was today, 2 months later, and they kept leaving the most annoying telephone messages asking me to reconfirm as if it were the Elysee Palace.  The view is stunning, Sacre Coeur and all that, as well as a replica of L’Oiseau Blanc (that disappeared in 1927, 2 weeks before Lindy did it in the opposite direction, but no mention of that here of…
  • MBC, no wait, it's a creperie now, so La Cuisiniere Lyonnaise in the 17th: Not a bad fall-back.

    John Talbott
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:06 am
    Backstory: A dear friend, who slaves away in La Defense 6:30-4:30 said she'd be able to break away for lunch if nearby so excepting Suresnes the best shot was MBC, Gilles Choukroun's place on the Rue du Debacadere in the 17th.  Look up in Pudlo, still there, call, reserve, all set right.  No, not right.  Colette and I arrive a tad before the appointed time and the ardoise says MBC: La Creperie, carte ditto - Yikes!  I quickly scoot arount the Square Saint Ferdinand, spy an interesting place (open a year and a half) and send Colette to scope its carte. …
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    Adrian Moore

  • On the road again

    Adrian
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:40 am
    Bonjour to my small band of intrepid readers.I haven't been updating much lately largely because of my first book project for a great (and hitherto unnamed) publishing company on chefs around Europe. This has meant much planning, travelling and writing, alongside my very demanding day job, which makes my life a bit hectic and tiring at the moment. But it's all for a good cause and soon I'll be able to reveal more details on this project which I think will surprise more than a few people and will most certainly point my life in a new direction. Everything has been possible thanks to those who…
  • Two great New England restaurants mix it up ( Myers + Chang , Central Provisions)

    Adrian
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Being from one side of the Atlantic and living on the other, I'm often wary what to expect when dining out in the US. As a person who has to be up to date on the food world, I'm pretty well informed on what's going on in New York, Los Angeles and to a lesser degree other cities where I have friends or where there might be some new trend going on, or a hot new chef appeared on some list. Often, the best restaurants are French inspired, pale imitations of great bistros in my hometown of Paris, so I tend to shy away from Gallic grub of any sort. This time around, two places caught my eye. The…
  • Bob's Bake Shop

    Adrian
    29 Jun 2014 | 4:57 am
    I think my new HQ might just well be the latest and greatest project from Bob's Juice Bar head honcho Marc Grossman. His new place, Bob's Bake Shop is a spacious, well designed eatery (eat in or take out) located in the new Espace Pajol just across from the train tracks in a pretty barren (but surely up and coming) part of the 18th. Aside from his great cold press juices, this open daily spot has  light organic fare such as salads, fresh American style cakes, coffee from the Belleville Brulerie, small production beers, and get this, the ONLY hand rolled bagels (sesame, poppyseed, onion)…
  • Blue Valentine

    Adrian
    6 Apr 2014 | 3:53 am
    The neighbourhood where I've lived for the past few years has gotten its fair share of press and has a plethora of restaurants to choose from, but these addresses are surprisingly bereft of interest (with a few and growing exceptions). Canal-side I find myself going back to tried and true favorites: Holybelly for great coffee and Frenchified Anglo breakfasty comfort foods, Philou, for quintessentially great and simple bistro food with eminently quaffable natural wines, The Cork and the Cavan for the occasional pint (they have the best Guinness in Paris, FYI) and selection of local characters…
  • Coretta, Paris

    Adrian
    5 Apr 2014 | 6:52 am
    I'm often drawn to unlikely restaurants in out of the way areas, eclectic locations with chefs still trying to prove their mettle, in hastily decorated dining rooms, before the world gastro-press jumps in and with the press of the enter button, make it all but impossible to get it. I like these places pre-buzz. The exciting tables before the excitement.Coretta is one of these interesting little places. Located on the edge of the trendy Batignolles quarter, overlooking the Martin Luther King parc that would have been the location of the last Olympics game if Paris hadn't failed on their bid,…
 
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  • Savory Summer Clafoutis

    emiglia
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:18 am
    Tweet If 12-year-old me knew that there would be some days when I wouldn’t even think about the fact that I was a loser in 6th grade, I don’t think she would know what to do with herself. Let’s be clear, here, before I go down this road. 12-year-old me coped pretty well with the fact that she was kind of a loser. She didn’t feel like the kinds of losers you see in movies. She didn’t gasp and say, “My God! That’s me!” when she watched She’s All That or whatever other Freddie Prinze Jr. movie featured a loser girl at the time (there were…
  • Early Autumn Savory Fruit Salad

    emiglia
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Tweet It’s hard to have the same voice in two languages. I’m not talking about timbre and tone, though I know my voice is pitched differently in French and in English. My father told me once — it’s higher or lower in English, but I don’t remember which. But when I talk about voice, I mean it as a writer, as a person who relates to the world through words, whether written or spoken. I do not write in French as I do in English; this bothers me less, except when it comes to the Country Boy, who doesn’t read my English the way others do. As a writer, that can…
  • Feeling Good About 27

    emiglia
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:57 am
    Tweet I am feeling really good about 27. I’m not too good at figuring out what my feelings are. I don’t have a lot of them — I mostly just have moods. Moods are not necessarily excellent when you’re being raised by my mother — of German extraction and not a huge fan of moods — but I have them all the same, even now, maybe more so now, than I did when I was a moody teenager. Maybe it’s because I don’t feel like a stereotype anymore. It’s just the way I am. But ever since I turned 27 a bit over three months ago, I’ve been feeling…
  • tomato, roasted onion, corn, tuna salad

    emiglia
    20 Jul 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Tweet I have a tendency to assume that every trouble I encounter — no matter how big or how small — has something to do with the fact that I live in a foreign country. I know that it’s my own decision, that the troubles I encounter here are my own doing. My dad used to make fun of me for making my own life difficult. But as much as I find little things that are irksome, it’s really not all that difficult to live in France, now. I love it, but that’s not all. I’m used to it. I’ve been here for almost 8 years. Of course, there are some things here that…
  • Cobb-ish Salad

    emiglia
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Tweet I am fully aware of how odd this post will seem, coming right after the last one which was, for all intents and purposes, a long-winded whine about feeling homesick for a place that no longer exists. But please, hear me out: there is a thing that has happened, and I didn’t notice it happening. Or if I did, I played it off as a one-time thing, one good moment in an expanse of grey, for while Toulouse is the pink city and Cannes has always felt blue to me, Paris, for years, was grey. I have found my people. After eight years, I am a regular. There’s the Peruvian man downstairs…
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  • Coconut and Pineapple: The Perfect Flavor Combination

    17 Oct 2014 | 4:11 am
    When I run out of fresh fruit for desserts, I usually raid my pantry and either use chocolate or go for a flavor combination that gives me the most pleasure: pineapple and coconut. This particular flavor pairing works well together; I think it's because the subtle acidity from the pineapple helps to cut the richness of the coconut. This afternoon, I prepared pineapple coconut oatmeal cookies with similarly flavored mousse cups. I barely had the time to let the mousse rest in the refrigerator, but little Aria had time to advertise the product of our labor to the family. By the time I wanted to…
  • Delicious Drinks to Enjoy This Fall

    16 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    Several times a week, I take little Aria to "Toddler Story Time" classes, which she enjoys tremendously. The theme these days is about the fall season. Miss Rose, the teacher, explained that leaves begin to change color and Aria seemed mesmerized by all the changes this season suggests. When we went home, she made a drawing with trees and leaves. While she was busy, I made a pumpkin smoothie for a tasty seasonal treat. Then I told her we'd start cooking more fall-flavored dishes to satisfy her daddy's seasonal holiday cravings. For now, I'm sharing with you delicious drinks to enjoy…
  • Beef Prime Brisket Recipe

    15 Oct 2014 | 5:14 am
    My daughter Aria and I are huge fans of fork-tender beef brisket. My secret tenderizer is a combination of baking powder, dried spices and coarsely-ground black pepper for the dry rub. I kept the flavorings pretty simple, using garlic, onion, sugar, dry mustard, dried oregano and bay leaf. For a nice contrast of texture, I served the slices of brisket on a bed of red cabbage slaw.  Full Recipe...
  • Vegetable Curry Pastie Recipe

    14 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    I was determined to replicate these vegetable curry pasties after a date night with my husband Lulu in Redwood City in the Bay Area. We went to watch Gone Girl, a film adaptation of the critically-acclaimed book by Gillian Flynn. After the movie, we were a bit hungry and went to Café La Tartine across from the AMC Cinema for a quick bite.  First, I prepared an onion and chive-flavored savory pie crust, then I prepared simple curried vegetables. I stuffed the baked pastry with the spicy vegetables and cooked them for 35 minutes until golden brown. It's that simple! I saved the…
  • Triple Chocolate Mousse Recipe

    10 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    This whimsical chocolate dessert marks the onset of the holiday season. The sweet treat consists of espresso dark chocolate, orange and salted caramel milk chocolate layers. If you omit the garnish, you'll notice that the dessert is egg-free and gluten-free.  Having an almost 3-year old at home is a constant reminder that I need to get prepared to celebrate Halloween. We've gone through so many costume ideas already, I wonder which one Aria will finally agree on when the times comes! For this dessert, I prepared three different flavors of chocolate mousse. The mousse…
 
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  • The Florida Keys: Islamorada

    Paula
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:54 pm
    Marker 88 Over the summer I was invited by the Keys Tourism Board to tour the beautiful and oh so sunny Florida Keys. I know, it’s a tough job but someone has to do it. You can imagine that when the invitation arrived, it took me all of two seconds to say yes and thank you. Thank you very much. I had actually never visited the Florida Keys prior to this visit and I can honestly say that it was better and more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. I’m actually thinking that now would be a VERY good time to pack up and go for another visit. The people, the food, the…
  • Pork Tenderloin Sliders with Cranberry Sauce and Caramelized Onions

    Paula
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Are you ready for some tailgating? You all know that I’m not actually a big football fan. I don’t keep that a secret but I do enjoy tailgating. What’s not to love about sitting on the back of a tailgate with your boot (cowboy of course) covered feet swinging away with your favorite cold beverage in your hand and a slider or two in the other. Right? Right. I’m already thinking about recipes for this season. Wings and SLIDERS are some of my favorites. This Pork Tenderloin Slider with Cranberry Sauce and Caramelized Onions might be my new all time favorite slider and…
  • Sauteed Mushroom and Asparagus Puff Pastry Appetizer

    Paula
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:31 am
    Puff pastry is something I ALWAYS keep in my freezer. It’s like a bag of frozen peas, we just need them (most of the time those are to actually eat but with 3 kids in the house they’re more than often used as ice packs, ehem).  Puff pastry is so versatile and has saved my patutie on more than one occasion. It can go sweet OR savory, meaning we can whip up an appetizer and/or dessert on the fly. Now I COULD make homemade puff pastry but on most days I certainly don’t have all day (and have you seen the price of butter lately. I’m seriously considering buying a cow,…
  • Crock-Pot Slow Cooker Carnitas

    Paula
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:06 pm
      I’m all for low and slow cooking. Set it and forget it if you will. Now that it’s finally fall (happy dance) I’m doing a lot more of that type of cooking. I’m excited to share with y’all that I’ve partnered with Crock-Pot® Slow Cookers to bring you a few recipes using their new Crock-Pot® Smart Slow Cooker WeMo Enabled. What does that mean? It means that it works with your smart device (Android and Apple) to let you easily adjust cook settings … from virtually anywhere. Pretty smart, right? Right! (...)Read the rest of Crock-Pot Slow Cooker…
  • Mixed Food Conference 2014 Ticket GIVEAWAY!

    Paula
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:43 am
      In case you haven’t heard, my friend Susan and I organize a food conference called Mixed. It’s a small boutique conference for approximately 100 food lovers bloggers that is held at Mountain Lake Lodge in Virginia. You might recognize it from the movie Dirty Dancing. If you haven’t seen the movie, stop reading right now and look it up on Netflix, or Amazon Prime (what would I do without that) and then come back when you’re done because you don’t want to miss out on this GIVEAWAY! Not to be pushy or anything (because I would never ever do that would I) but it is one of the…
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  • Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

    Thomas Grossmann
    3 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
      These chicken Parmesan meatballs is a wonderful dish that is full of flavor.  Serve them over pasta, with bread, or you can make chicken parm meatball sliders. For the meatballs: 1 lb ground chicken ¼ cup dried Italian seasoned breadcrumbs 3 tbsp grated onion 1 tbsp dried parsley 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese ¾ tsp salt ¼ tsp black pepper 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 large egg, beaten pinch of red pepper flakes 2 tbsp olive oil For baking: 12 oz marinara sauce 8 oz mozzarella cheese 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese To make the meatballs: Preheat oven to 400° F. Add…
  • Mozzarella & Tomato Salad

    Thomas Grossmann
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:12 pm
    12oz assorted small tomatoes, cut into quarters 10oz mozzarella cheese, cut into cubes 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 tablespoon oregano salt & black pepper, to taste Place the tomatoes and mozzarella cheese in a bowl. In a separate bowl combine the remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour over the tomato and mozzarella mixture and toss to combine. Serves 4 Related Posts:Easy Beef Empanadas with Chimichurri – Served with…Tomato-Cucumber SaladSauteed Chicken Breast with Quick Tomato & Artichoke…Prosciutto &…
  • Smoked Paprika Steak Wraps with Horseradish Cream

    Thomas Grossmann
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:26 pm
    4 sirloin steaks (6oz each) 1 garlic clove, minced 2 teaspoons smoked paprika olive oil 1/2 cup sour cream 3 tablespoons minced prepared horseradish 8 small flour tortillas 1/3 cup baby greens 2 ripe avocados, sliced pickled red onions salt and black pepper, to taste Rub the steaks with garlic on both sides.  Season both sides with salt, black pepper and smoked paprika. Heat a grill or grill pan over high heat and brush with oil.  Add the steaks and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side.  Remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, mix together the horseradish and sour cream. …
  • Pickled Red Onions

    Thomas Grossmann
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:14 pm
    These pickled red onions can be made quickly and taste great on wraps and sandwiches. 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 red onion, thinly sliced Whisk first 3 ingredients and 1 cup water in a small bowl until sugar and salt dissolve. Place onion in a container; pour vinegar mixture over. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour. Related Posts:Spicy ColeslawGerman Potato SaladSmoked Paprika Steak Wraps with Horseradish CreamHoisin SauceChicken Fajita Skillet
  • Citrus Honey-Soy Glazed Chicken

    Thomas Grossmann
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    4 chicken breasts 1/4 cup honey 1/3 cup light soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, finely chopped juice of 1 lime In a bowl, mix together honey, soy sauce, pepper, garlic, ginger and lime juice. Place chicken breasts in a large ziplock bag with marinade. Set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to marinate. On a heated grill or broiler, cook chicken breasts until done. Serves 4 Related Posts:Honey Glazed ChickenChipotle-Glazed Roast ChickenBarbecue Broiled Chicken BreastsChicken Avocado Salad with Sriracha DrizzleChicken Thighs…
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  • Spinach and Spaghetti Squash Fritters

    Bitten Word
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:16 pm
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  • Grilled Fig Salad with Spiced Cashews

    Bitten Word
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:17 am
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  • Roasted Acorn Squash with Dates and Thyme

    Bitten Word
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:19 am
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  • Giveaway Winner! And Salad Inspiration for Days....

    Bitten Word
    6 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
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  • Giveaway: You Could Win This Wooden Bowl Set!

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    1 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
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  • Purple (Blackberry Buttermilk) Pancakes, Cutie Pies & Pink Roses

    Celeste
    11 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
    I promise I haven't completely fallen off the blogosphere!  This year has been insanely crazy on so many levels.  In July, we moved into a new home, so we've been busy setting up house and decorating.  I'll have to share some photos of my new kitchen with you in my next post.  Because of all the packing, moving and disarray, my food photo studio has yet to be re-assembled in the new house.  It's coming VERY soon, though!  Then, I'll be back up and running in full force.  Because you know what?  I've missed you guys! :)Throughout all the moving…
  • Giada's Lemon Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze and Candied Lemon

    Celeste
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:50 am
    Ahh, the joys of baking.  It's my therapy.  :)Today, I'm bringing you a gorgeous, mouth-watering concoction that you will love.  This beautiful, lemon-flavored bundt cake is smothered in a delectable chocolate glaze that falls over the edges and wraps the entire cake in an oozy, goozy hug.  The cake itself is studded with little bits of candied lemons that give it both a satisfying and surprising twist with each bite.This cake is so unexpected, thanks to the lemon.  Yet, somehow, the flavors are perfect together.  The addition of buttermilk in the cake batter…
  • Kale, Mushroom & Tomato Saute with Polenta

    Celeste
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Simple weeknight meals are something that I'm always on the lookout for.  After all, it's way too easy to get in a routine of making the same old things every week (I'm totally guilty of this!).  This meal from Whole Foods Market is a great example...It's one of their highest rated recipes on their website, plus it looked super easy.  So, I decided to give it a try.I'm a big fan of kale lately, so it's no surprise I was drawn to this recipe.  I jokingly say that I'm going to turn green one day from eating it so much.  I mean, it IS healthy!  :)  I love it,…
  • Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes

    Celeste
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:26 am
    I just love it when my little nieces spend the night.  We always have such a fun time.  The last time they both spent the night with us, we drug the telescope out of retirement and gazed up at space, while the cicadas hummed and sang from the trees all around us.  They learned all about the craters on the moon, Saturn's rings, constellations and Mars.  Talk about a picture perfect summer evening!We have a tradition of waking up on Sunday morning and baking something fun together.  I've written about the Buttermilk Biscuits and Chocolate Chip Muffins we've made before…
  • Seattle's Best So Simple Iced Coffee

    Celeste
    22 Jun 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Have I ever told you the story of how Brad and I met?  Well, our little love story started out like this...One fateful summer day, I stumbled into a little coffee shop right down the street from my new college apartment.  It was smack in the middle of an ideallyic little area called English Village and was called Joe Muggs Newsstand.  I had just moved to Birmingham, AL with one of my best friends, Mary Katherine, to go to college.  We wanted part-time jobs, and low and behold, Joe Muggs was hiring!We filled out our applications and both got hired.  What a massively…
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  • McDonald’s Egg White Delight

    Stephanie
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:33 pm
    We all know the McDonald’s Egg McMuffin. Did you know they have a lighter version? They do. Guess what, you can make this lower calorie cousin right now with this copycat recipe.What do I like about the McDonald’s Egg White Delight? Would it be that you can get a pretty filling breakfast because it has just 250 calories in this breakfast delight. Egg Whites are low in calories and they can be very filling. The wheat English muffin has a little more fiber in it to also help make this more filling. When you make this at home, you can recreate this copycat recipe too, and save…
  • Copycat Pantry Favorites

    Stephanie
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:43 pm
    One of my favorite things about copycat recipes is the ability to save money. I mean who doesn’t love to save money? Here is a collection of some of my favorite copycat recipes to help you save money, and to make more food favorites from scratch. Spice Cabinet ReplacementsThese recipes are perfect to make some replacements in your spice cabinets. Homemade Baking Powder – Are you ever in a pinch for just a bit of baking powder?Brown Sugar – Are you ever looking for just a bit of brown sugar? This recipe is a great way to make just a bit of brown sugar for when you need…
  • Corelle Tablescape Giveaway

    Stephanie
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:17 pm
    Are you ever concerned about how to best decorate your holiday table?  We have so many wonderful holidays coming up this fall and winter.   So often we find it is the perfect time of the year to invite friends and family together to enjoy a meal together. I have to say I have fallen in love with my Corelle dishes, they are light, colorful, and they resist breaking. I used the set called Splendor, they are perfect for the holidays because they are white dishes with a beautiful accent colors of red and grey. I placed red flowers on my table, and I used red and grey napkins to my table for a…
  • Turn the Tables on Childhood Hunger

    Stephanie
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Did you know that in America there are over 16 million children struggling with hunger, that is the population of Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, and Chicago combined.Hunger’s youngest victims are often the invisible and those least able to help themselves. Hunger has no boundary. Hunger impacts those in rural, urban, and suburban areas. Childhood hunger translates to 1 in 5 children that may not know where their next meal is. Childhood hunger means there are some children in your community go hungry every day. Did you know that 93% of the children that go hungry live in…
  • Longhorn Steakhouse Mushroom Truffle Bisque

    Stephanie
    12 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    The Longhorn Steakhouse menu is ever changing and they are always coming up with amazing recipes. In their fall menu they are serving up some creamy Longhorn Steakhouse Mushroom Truffle Bisque, and this is one soup you don’t want to miss.Mushroom bisque is a wonderful creamy soup that is perfect for fall. The Longhorn Steakhouse Mushroom Truffle Bisque copycat recipe is made with two different types of mushrooms, and a touch of truffle oil. Truffle oil is a wonderful addition to so many mushroom dishes. This soup can easily put together in very little time, but it tastes like you slaved…
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  • Grilled Peaches For Later

    Curt McAdams
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:20 pm
    This has been an odd season. With the cooler weather, produce has been available later than I remember seeing it. I just got some fresh peaches that were great. So I bought some more. Then I realized I couldn’t eat them all. What to do, what to do? The answer was actually quite easy… Can them! Canning fruit is really simple, as a lot of fruit doesn’t need anything to keep if canned properly. The acidity is low enough to keep the fruit safely. But I couldn’t just can plain old peaches, could I? If you’ve been around here much, you know that I can’t!   I…
  • Buffalo Trace Distillery Tour

    Curt McAdams
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:11 am
    I want to be clear that I still believe that Scotch whisky is the greatest things on the planet. However, Scotland is far away, and bourbon isn’t! At the same time, there’s some pretty good bourbon, too. While Scotch has a really wide band of possible flavors, the corn requirement in bourbon means that the band of flavor potential is narrower than that for Scotch. I would like to try some peat-influenced bourbon sometime, though! Being in southwestern Ohio means I’m just an hour or so from the closest bourbon distilleries in Kentucky. There are some in Ohio, too, and a rye…
  • Pickle Tasting

    Curt McAdams
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:55 am
    It’s been a week since I made pickles for the first time, and time to try them out! We opened up some of the plain dill pickles to try. They’re good, and vinegary. A bit sharp, but they should mellow over time. For plain dill pickles, I think I would add a bit more spices to it to add something to the vinegar, or use a bit more apple cider vinegar. Definitely good, though. The other jar I opened had the old-fashioned in it, meaning rye whiskey with a couple dashes of bitters, along with a bit of Maguey Sweet Sap. It’s really a whiskey cocktail, as an old-fashioned would have…
  • The BBQ Sandwich, Rethunk

    Curt McAdams
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:58 pm
    The sandwich, whether pulled pork or brisket or rib-ends or pulled chicken, is at the heart of the barbecue world. Chicken and ribs don’t need bread, but it’s often served with it anyway. Traditionally, it’s been the same thing for years, though a great way to have bbq: a bun or bread, stuffed with meat and topped with bbq sauce. There’s a Columbus, Ohio, based chain called City BBQ. Their claim to fame is that the founders won the brisket category years ago at the American Royal. And, even though it’s in Ohio, they do really good bbq. Now they’ve added a…
  • Whiskey Pickles

    Curt McAdams
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:27 pm
    No grilling today, but I have wanted to try my hand at something new – pickling! If you’ve read much here, though, you might guess that I’m not just doing regular old pickles. I have had some Brooklyn Brining Company’s whiskey-related pickles, and found a recipe trying to duplicate that on Cupcake Rehab. I had to make some changes, though. The recipe calls for a bit of maple bourbon, but I used Maguey Sweet Sap and Larceny bourbon for some, with Jefferson rye and Woodford bitters instead of the bourbon in some of the pickles. I also swapped chipotle flakes for red…
 
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  • Dana Cowin on Mastering Mistakes & Perfect Carrot Soup {Giveaway}

    Kelsey
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    I am no stranger to mistakes in the kitchen. The stories are almost too numerous to count. Dried out roast chicken? Check. Burnt cookies? Done. Forgotten ingredients in soup? Yup, been there. Obviously, I don’t write about all of the mistakes I make in this space. Instead I learn from them and try again before I consider a recipe completed and ready for publication. Sure, I know you’ll all make your own mistakes, too. And that is okay. Even the best chefs and food writers make them! Don’t believe me, you need to read Dana Cowin’s new book, Mastering my Mistakes in the…
  • Garlic Parmesan Fries with Ease

    Kelsey
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Looking for new ways to enjoy old favorites is an ongoing challenge for me. Sometimes it really isn’t about the food, but the way it is presented. This is true for my family for everything from vegetables to pasta to even your basic French fry. I rarely fry at home so when I make them I often turn to a simple bag of frozen ones. With minimal ingredients they are just as good as fresh ones I’d make at home, plus, they can be served so many different ways. The other day I was running on empty and way behind on my meal planning so I decided to grab a bag of Ore-Ida® crinkle cut…
  • Chocolate Almond Scones

    Kelsey
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    I’ve been on a scone kick lately. They are the easiest special treat I know how to make. The dough easily comes together in one bowl during naptime and I chill it until I am ready to bake. This usually happens on Saturday or Sunday morning when the aroma of them baking up fresh puts us all in the mood for a happy, lazy Sunday. Having the dough already set in the freezer makes it so easy to do! I’ve made lots of scone recipes before and this newer one came from the recent goop newsletter that highlighted Huckleberry. I’ve never been to L.A. to try the bakery, but I have the…
  • Pear, Pecan & Gouda Harvest Salad

    Kelsey
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Fall salads are my favorite because I can load them up with strong flavors to match our favorite roast chicken or soups. To give mine a little kick, I use slices of fresh pear, thin slices of red onion, chunks of Arla Dofino Gouda, sweet caramelized pecans and a mix of dark green lettuces and spinach. I toss it all with a homemade vinaigrette and serve it up in big heaping bowlfuls. To show you just how easy it is to prepare this gorgeous salad I’ve prepared a little video for you! Isn’t it so easy and delicious looking?! I promise you’ll love making this salad during the…
  • The Secret to the Silkiest Tomato Sauce Ever

    Kelsey
    7 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    I make lots of homemade tomato sauce, especially in the cooler months. Pasta is one of my family’s favorites and I prefer to make tasteful, healthy sauce from scratch since we eat it so frequently. There are several ways to make tomato sauce and I’ve highlighted my favorite recipes here in the past. But recently I’ve discovered this cool trick to making the sauce super duper silky. The trick is to add an egg! That’s right, the fat from the yolk and the egg white help make tomato sauce silky and smooth. And before you freak out about adding a raw egg to your food let me…
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    Art & Lemons

  • Create Explore Discover

    ArtandLemons
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    October is here! The past few months have been a whirlwind of creative/work projects and I’d like nothing more than a weekend getaway at the Create Explore Discover art retreat in Truckee, California. It sounds like a terrific time. In its 4th year, the retreat runs from October 24th – 26th and draws a diverse group of women: from working artists to weekend explorers to moms looking to uncover their creative spark. Located at the eco-modern Cedar House Sport Hotel in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the retreat features art classes in instant photography (with Andrea Corrona Jenkins),…
  • Two for Wednesday

    ArtandLemons
    8 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Two more Portraits of a House Hasselblad 500cm | Ilford Delta Pro 3200   Hasselblad 500cm | Ilford Delta Pro 3200
  • October 3 (plus a photo ebook just for you)

    ArtandLemons
    3 Oct 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Whew. It’s only 3 pm but the little one and I have already finished a good afternoon’s work. We went to his doctor’s appointment, dropped off film, popped into a photo booth, and picked up veggies at the farm stand in town. Back at home, he walked from the living room to the kitchen and back a zillion times. He sneaked into the bathroom and deciphered the mechanics of the toilet. I fed the brown rice sourdough starter, peeked at the first stages of coconut milk (!!) kefir, negotiated nap time (and lost), then finished last minute project edits. Fast forward to dinner.
  • recently + friday links

    ArtandLemons
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:55 am
    September is hoppin’ and I have a number of new projects I can’t wait to share with you (soon)! I’m in the photo editing room today catching up on work but I wanted to pop in and share some links to get you through the weekend. Oh and before I forget, my e-course Develop Your Photo Habit & Style, has a new Facebook page, stop by and give it a thumbs up and follow the links and updates for more photo inspiration. Happy Friday, Friends! Hasselblad 500cm | Ilford Delta Pro 3200 Recently around the web: + Portrait of a House + Hot hot heat at Chilifest! + Behind the Kitchen…
  • Apple-Cherry Dumpling Pies (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

    ArtandLemons
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    I’m 15 pages into Larry McMurtry’s epic masterpiece “Lonesome Dove”. So far so good, except for the little time I have to read. At this rate, I may finish all 843 pages in 6 months, maybe longer. I may need to hold off on this one until winter when I have no choice but to hunker down on the weekends and read. I may have to go with the audio book here. I’m also 3 pages into Thomas McGuane’s short story “Motherlode” (published in The New Yorker, September 8, 2014) which echoes Cormac McCarthy and the Coen Brothers. The speed is swift and the…
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    Very Culinary

  • Tiramisu Dip (and a Dessert Mash-Ups Cookbook Giveaway!)

    Amy Flanigan
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:05 am
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  • Shrimp Scampi with Lemon Cream

    Amy Flanigan
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
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  • Chocolate Spiderweb Sugar Cookies

    Amy Flanigan
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
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  • Southwestern Saucers (and a Raley’s market $75 giveaway!)

    Amy Flanigan
    11 Oct 2014 | 4:05 am
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  • Breakfast Quesadillas

    Amy Flanigan
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
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    POPSUGAR Food

  • POPSUGAR Shout Out: Celebrity-Approved Breakfast Oatcakes

    Nick-Maslow
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:50 pm
    Oatmeal + egg whites = one healthy hotcake hybrid - Fitness Hogwarts sex ed would be just as awkward as muggle sex ed - Love & Sex How to provide resort-level comfort for overnight guests - Home 20 spooktacular Halloween apps just for tots - Moms 14 ingenious game-day eats to steal from chefs - Food The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants ladies have a sweet reunion - Entertainment Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel hike before their anniversary - Celebrity & News Get crafty with this cork mouse pad DIY - Smart Living Video: Beat that hangover with this detoxifying yoga flow - Fitness…
  • 10 Retro Desserts From NYC That You Can Re-Create at Home

    Anna-Monette-Roberts
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Jell-O, whoopie pies, Rice Krispies Treats, and other retro desserts are entering the fancy food scene at an unprecedented rate. While at the New York City Wine & Food Festival, we couldn't help but notice 10 inventive ways chefs are glamming up old-school treats. Let their creations inspire you in your kitchen!
  • Sink Your Fangs Into This Bloody-Good Vampire Party Menu

    Aemilia-Madden
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Eat, drink, and be merry is a saying that means a little something different for vampires. These creatures of the night may crave the taste of fresh, hot blood, but you can capture their spirit in a toned-down menu that your human guests will actually enjoy eating. These dishes may look a bit creepy, but even squeamish party-goers won't be able to resist their flavor. Photos: POPSUGAR Studios, Camilla Salem, Nicole Perry Bloody Mary, Extrabloody Sure, there may be no actual blood involved in a Bloody Mary, but this spicy sipper will have guests gasping in their best Transylvanian accent, "I…
  • From Pumpkin Pasta to Funfetti Candles, 10 Must-Have Foodie Finds

    Nicole-Perry
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:20 am
    If loving pumpkin spice everything makes us basic, then so be it. This month's picks include the cream of the pumpkin crop as well as the fanciest chocolate-covered pretzels we've ever seen, a drop-dead-gorgeous cookbook you'll actually cook out of, a birthday-cake-scented candle (because, why not!?), and much more. Photo: Nicole Perry
  • Thug Kitchen's Veggie Mission Is to Get You to "F*cking Eat That Sh*t"

    Anna-Monette-Roberts
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:15 am
    Source: YouTube user Thug Kitchen Michelle Davis and Matt Holloway are the foulmouthed makers of Thug Kitchen, a vegan blog that aims to "yell at people to eat a g*ddamn salad" . . . well, to eat more veggies in general. Michelle handles the recipe developing while Matt takes the photos, and the two combine forces to write up the hilarious, profanity-filled captions stamped on each image. The duo just released a book this month, which is quickly making its way onto bestseller lists, because it's f*cking delicious (we can attest). While traveling on their book tour, the two phoned in for an…
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    Hedonia

  • Booze, Sweetie

    Hedonia
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Apparently, the good folks over at Anchor Distilling (by way of Wagstaff Worldwide) know I like booze. Good booze, specifically. And lately they've been gracious enough to invite me to a few events to sample some of their wares. Back in August we went to Wingtip, the très swank private club in the Financial District, to meet a cocktailian legend, Alessandro Palazzi of the DUKES Hotel in London. The DUKES garnered a fair bit of fame by being the regular haunt of none other than Sir Ian Fleming... Read more on Hedonia ...
  • The Eatsdropper, Whole Foods Edition

    Hedonia
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:24 pm
    I recently was invited to check out the new Steep Brew Taproom at Whole Foods SoMa as a guest. It's the second taproom in a Whole Foods in the city, probably the last. (The other is in the Potrero Hill location.) I enjoyed chatting with curator, Wesley Anderson (yes, that's his real name, and no, no relation) about his philosophy for the place. Wes is aiming to keep the selection mostly local, strongly focused on small-batch and featuring brews that are not available in the cold case. In... Read more on Hedonia ...
  • The Eatsdropper's chocolate chip cookies are oooooold

    Hedonia
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:37 am
    Happy Friday, kittens! I'm just back from a few days in Sacramento for a fun and informational trip with Muir Glen. I lived there for a relatively brief stint 24 years ago, and was really blown away by how the city has changed. With a maturing food scene and non-crippling housing costs, I almost wanted to move there. Almost. Anyway, enjoy today's installment of auditory morsels from the City by the Bay and beyond. (And be sure to click through on the eatsdroppers' names to see who some of these... Read more on Hedonia ...
  • A photo session with Erin Scott of Yummy Supper

    Hedonia
    3 Aug 2014 | 4:45 pm
    I'm a member of the San Francisco Professional Food Society, a local networking group for folks engaged in all aspects of food, be they chefs, producers, writers and whatnot. Within the organization we have various Special Interest Groups, or SIGs, where we can meet up to socialize and learn. These SIGs really are worth the price of membership. Today the food photography SIG met at the beautiful Berkeley home of Erin Scott of the blog Yummy Supper, and the soon-to-be-released book of the same... Read more on Hedonia ...
  • Scenes from the Ghetto Pig Roast 2014

    Hedonia
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:11 pm
    My friend Tabitha, proprietor of Friend in Cheeses Jam Co., lives on a charming property up in the Santa Cruz mountains, about an hour south of us. Surrounded by redwoods, she lives in a quaint cottage on a one-acre clearing on a winding road in a hollar, filled with grapevines and a decrepit barn dating from 1860. It also has several massive black walnut trees, from which I've harvested the nuts in green state to make nocino and pickled walnuts. It's a charming spot, and begs to be entertained... Read more on Hedonia ...
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    Food Wishes Video Recipes

  • Next Up: Beef on a Weck Week!

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:12 pm
  • Bay Scallop Chowder – Looks Good?

    17 Oct 2014 | 8:13 pm
    Every once in a while I make a dish that no matter how great it tastes, I just can’t get past how it looks, and that was the case with this very easy, incredibly delicious scallop chowder. The main culprit was the caramelization from the bacon and onions, which provided great flavor, but the hue they imparted, along with the pale green celery, and yellow potatoes, made things kind of dingy. I could have browned the scallops first, and gone even further to the dark side, but scallops this small and sweet need to be eaten as soon as they’re cooked, and by the time we reheated them in…
  • Dutch Babies – Almost as Easy to Make as Real Babies!

    15 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    I had my first "Dutch Baby" in Chicago a few years ago, and have wanted to do a video on them ever since. I’ve always been fascinated by how many different breakfast foods you can create using just milk, eggs, and flour; and this is one of the more interesting examples. Especially considering the unusual, and borderline disturbing name. Sometimes called “German pancakes,” these have very little to do with Germany, and nothing to do with the Dutch. Apparently they were invented by German immigrants who were referred to as “Dutch;” a corruption of the word “deutsch.” So, save your…
  • Chicken Tikka Masala – God Save the Curry

    13 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    I probably get more requests for Indian food than any other ethnic cuisine, so I was very excited to be posting this chicken tikka masala; until I found out it’s actually a British recipe. It was the same feeling I had when I found out that pizza wasn’t invented in New York. So technically, I still owe you an authentic Indian recipe, but in the meantime I think this will do nicely. While this is a stripped-down version, where we’ve cut out several time-consuming steps, it was still incredibly delicious, and very Indian curry-like. As I mention in the video, this is usually…
  • Spiced Apple Chutney ...I Mean “Applesauce”

    10 Oct 2014 | 6:21 pm
    We’re getting close to applesauce season, and if you’re in the mood for a little upgrade, then consider this exotic, but very easy, spiced apple chutney. Actually, it’s way more than a little upgrade. These types of fruit chutneys are some of the most flavorful things you’ll ever taste, and perfect condiments for those special occasion holiday dinners. If you like applesauce, you’ll find this a fairly familiar experience, and despite the ingredient list, nothing really overpowers the fruit. You don’t really taste shallots or garlic, and everything works to amplify the appleness.
 
 
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    Always Order Dessert

  • Flourless Cashew Oatmeal Cake (Gluten-Free)

    Alejandra Ramos
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:52 am
    A few weeks ago, I went on a bit of a nut buying binge. I'm not sure what prompted it, but at the height of craziness I looked around and realized I had pounds and pounds of nuts in my kitchen. I was like a squirrel saving up for winter. I've slowly worked my way through most of them, except for a lonely bag of raw cashews that was just sitting in my refrigerator door. At first I was going to
  • Grilled Thai Red Curry Shrimp

    Alejandra Ramos
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    While doing groceries last week, I saw that those amazing giant whole shrimp that I love were on sale again, so I snatched up a bunch to play around with. The last time I got them, I made more of a Spanish-inspired dish with chorizo and smoked paprika, but this time I decided to play around with Asian flavors. I whisked together a quick marinade using red curry paste, fish sauce, and lime
  • Baked Argentinian Chorizo Empanadas

    Alejandra Ramos
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Empanadas have long been one of my favorite savory snacks. A delicious dough-y package filled with goodness? Yeah, it's tough to go wrong. I grew up eating the Puerto Rican kind, which are called pastelillos, and typically made from a fried chewy crust stuffed with a variety of fillings (everything from ground meat to sweet guava paste). Cheese was usually my favorite, and when my mom made them
  • Cranberry Cornmeal Upside-Down Cake

    Alejandra Ramos
    12 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    When it comes to Fall produce, I find cranberries significantly more exciting than pumpkin. I love pumpkins for the color and decorative quality, but I'm not a huge fan of eating them or even cooking with them. But cranberries? Cranberries I absolutely love! I was shopping a few weeks ago, when I spotted the first cranberries of the season at the market, and made sure to snatch up a couple
  • Whole Shrimp with Spicy Chorizo Broth

    Alejandra Ramos
    2 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
    Last winter, I went to a friend's book release party at chic loft space downtown. As we entered the building, the publicists at the door checked us in, then handed us a blank "My name is..." sticker and marker, and instructed us to write down a favorite food or ingredient in the spot where one would typically write one's name. I did this, and then entered the party which was filled with
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    Joyful Abode

  • Easy Paleo Sandwich Rounds

    Emily Chapelle
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Lettuce wraps are awesome, and you’ll never see me turning down big-ass salads, but sometimes the convenience of a sandwich just can’t be beat. Whether my husband needs to eat one-handed while he works on a report, I want to send something a bit more substantial with my kids to school, or I just don’t feel like “grazing” on various separate items for lunch (my usual), sandwiches come in handy. These sandwich rounds are my easiest solution. They’re sturdy, hearty, they taste great, and it’s easy to make a large batch of them at once, and use throughout…
  • 10 Ways to Prepare for a Winter Road Trip

    Emily Chapelle
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:11 am
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cooper Tire. All opinions are 100% mine. My family is gearing up for another winter road trip. Last winter, we made our way to Maryland from Pensacola, Florida (after traveling from California to Texas and then to Florida in the fall), and we’re excited to make our way back west. Really. Even our 4-year-old keeps asking me when we get to move, because she’s excited for the adventure. It’s still a few months out, but we’ve already started the beginning stages of preparation. 10 Ways to Prepare for a Winter Road Trip Look at your route…
  • 5 Ways to Make a Rental Feel Like Home

    Emily Chapelle
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kalaty Rug for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Every time we move (6 military moves so far), we’re presented with a blank slate. A totally empty house. Neutral walls, usually ugly beige or off-white fuzzy carpet, economy fixtures, and … well… nothing. But before long, we’ve always got things feeling like home. And there are a few simple things we do to make sure that happens as quickly as possible. We unpack everything as soon as we can. Really. If we can’t find something a home or don’t feel like it, we…
  • Gluten-Free Coconut Flour Paleo Pancakes

    Emily Chapelle
    12 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    This coconut flour pancakes recipe was first published in June of 2010, and since then we’ve made these pancakes probably hundreds of times (I’m not exaggerating). Almost every Saturday morning, we make a big batch, usually double the recipe, and have pancakes together. Then, the kids like to have the leftovers with sun butter or peanut butter and fruit spread – favorites are bilberry, strawberry, and apricot – throughout the week (links are to the ones we buy). So I figured it was time for an update! Prettier (and pinnable) photos, and an easy-to-print recipe. If…
  • 3 No-Carve Pumpkins for Halloween

    Emily Chapelle
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    This year for Halloween, I wasn’t quite ready to let the kids go at their pumpkins with knives, even those kid-safe tiny pumpkin carving ones. And besides, if you keep your pumpkins whole, they won’t begin to rot like they do when you cut them, so you can enjoy them for a longer time! The kids absolutely loved decorating their little no-carve Halloween pumpkins. Joseph glued googly eyes all over his. That ended up being my favorite one! It reminds me of those bumpy winter squashes… except… it’s watching us. Anneliese’s is covered with pretend gems. She…
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    Hungry Crowd

  • Chicago Chef Lee Wolen Doesn't Want You to Share Your Food

    19 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    While almost every other chef in America is serving small plates, this Chicago up-and-comer is determined to bring back the entrée. When he was sous chef at Manhattan’s esteemed Eleven Madison Park, Lee Wolen was entrusted with cookin...
  • 5 Ways to Eat Oysters for Brunch

    18 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    This afternoon, star chefs including Tyler Florence will shuck and serve delicious oysters at the New York City Food & Wine Festival's Oyster Bash. If you can't make it to the event, you can still enjoy fantastic oyster dishes at home. Here, f...
  • Chefs to Follow During the New York City Wine & Food Festival

    17 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    The New York City Wine & Food Festival is in full swing! Between the panels, tastings, dinners and demonstrations, there’s a lot to keep up with. Luckily, there’s social media. Here, a handy guide to all of the chefs you need to be...
  • 5 Fruits You Should Definitely Try on Pizza

    17 Oct 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Fresh, gooey cheeses and fragrant truffles ruled the rooftop of New York’s Pier 92 last night at La Sagra Slices, an epic waterfront pizza party that helped kick off this weekend’s NYC Wine & Food Festival. But having swooped in fr...
  • 7 Halloween Candies for Grown-Ups

    17 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Stop stealing Halloween candy from your kids this year and treat yourself to something that doesn’t come in “fun size.” Here, seven stylish, handcrafted sweets perfect for impressing your party guests or a post trick-or-treating ...
 
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    Healthy Eats – Food Network Healthy Living Blog

  • Hearty, Healthy Soups and Stews for Fall

    Silvana Nardone
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    When the air starts to turn chilly, there’s nothing quite like a stew simmering on the stove. These recipes not only ladle up comfort, they’ll boost your immune system too. Warm up with... ** This is only a summary of our content.**
  • Grab-and-Go Sport Snacks

    Jason Machowsky
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Being a recreational athlete means you take your sport and training seriously, but you have other priorities as well, such as work, family, and friends. Multiple demands can create a hectic schedule,... ** This is only a summary of our content.**
  • This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

    Amy Reiter
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In this week’s news: Energy drinks may not be worth the energy, or the risk; eating right and exercising during pregnancy is a big boon for your baby; and researchers find yet another reason to... ** This is only a summary of our content.**
  • Start Fall Fresh with These Easy Tips for Healthy Eating

    Amy Reiter
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    The new year may yet be months away, but for many of us, it’s the crisp days of autumn that feel like a true new beginning. Maybe it’s left over from that everything’s-ahead-of-us... ** This is only a summary of our content.**
  • Great Grapes! Why You Should Be Eating Them (now)!

    Dana Angelo White
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    It’s fall, peak season for sweet, plump, juicy grapes. If you thought grapes were just for snacking, you’re missing out. They’re loaded with fiber, rich in vitamins, and great for... ** This is only a summary of our content.**
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    What's Cooking With Kids

  • Planning Ahead – and Roasted Brussels Sprouts

    Michelle Stern
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Since I am not at work all day, I am spending a good portion of my time trying to be efficient so that I can be more “emotionally available” to my family.  One strategy that seems to be working well is to spend some time early in the week prepping a ton of veggies so that most of the heavy lifting is done prior to the dinner time crunch. This week, I got a lot of knife skills practice (which is GREAT for my Rouxbe cooking class!). I diced a butternut squash, cut kale leaves into ribbons, halved two pounds of brussels sprouts, sliced 4 bell peppers, used the Cuisinart to chop…
  • Who’s Your Daddy?

    Michelle Stern
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:02 pm
    I believe that one of my greatest contributions to the classroom was that I was maternal.  I was filled with passion for what was right and would act like an agitated Mama Bear if I felt like someone was doing wrong by my students.  Maybe I’d get upset because there was disrespect in a relationship between two students; sometimes students were treated as if they didn’t matter; and often, their health was ignored by others who should have been making it a priority. Now that I am no longer in the classroom, I am especially grateful to people like Miguel, the food service director…
  • Lesson Plans Aren’t Just for the Classroom

    Michelle Stern
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:28 pm
    It has finally come and gone – the start of the new school year. And for the first time in several years, I didn’t return to the classroom with my children and former students.  After losing my job, I wasn’t sure how I would handle the transition.  But I am handling it.  Because I have to. Of course, I couldn’t resist thinking about what I would have done on the first day of school with my students.  How would I have inspired them or lit the spark to encourage them to try harder than ever before?  While I didn’t get the chance to implement a lesson plan in…
  • Life Has No Reset Button – So Organize the Kitchen

    Michelle Stern
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    When life feels out of control, I like to purge.  It somehow gives me the sensation that I am in charge.  Of something.  But usually not the things that matter.  It makes no difference, though – it still leaves me feeling somewhat more satisfied. Lately, I can’t escape the feeling that I am caught in a cyclone.  Our son’s transition back home started smoothly, but is rapidly leading back to where we began.  My daughter’s riding instructor asked her how I was coping, and she replied that I am on such an organizing kick that pretty soon there will be…
  • Plant-Based Diet Myths Debunked: Protein

    Michelle Stern
    2 Aug 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Just ask any vegetarian what they hear the most after telling somebody that they don’t eat meat.  I am not a betting gal, but I’d put money on this:  “How do you get enough protein?” All joking aside, you do not have to eat meat in order for your body to get enough protein.  I thought it might be helpful to share the basics of how proteins are built and what they are used for in your body. Some basic biology vocabulary: Mono = one; Poly = many Monomers are single units (like train cars) that can be combined into Polymers (combinations of units like a whole train). A…
 
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    Wholistic Woman

  • Weight Loss Update: That 20 Pound Boomerang

    Wendy Hammond
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    © sherrie smith | Dreamstime Stock Photos After spending a week in Raleigh eating southern food, I was a little worried when I stepped on the scale this morning. Which is why I gave myself awhile to catch up. Surprisingly, I was down! I hit a milestone: 20 pounds lost since I started on this (most recent) weight loss journey. While that might seem like a big amount, I have a lot to go. And the annoying thing is, I have lost and regained that same 20 pounds countless times over the past eight years. Which is why even though it’s a success, I am really looking forward to weight loss…
  • Beyond Butternut: A Guide to Squash!

    Wendy Hammond
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    I’ll be the first to admit that when I first joined a CSA, beyond butternut and acorn squash, I was terrible when it came to identifying the gorgeous winter squash that are found in farmers markets and even grocery stores (although they are often labeled as decorative, I know they are tasty!) If you are squash-identification challenged, you may want to check out the following links: This pictorial guide from Provident Organic Farm provides visual identification, as well as storage and usage tips. If that doesn’t have what you need, check out What’s Cooking America –…
  • The Truth About Where Your Flowers Come From

    Guest Post
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Debra Prinzing (c) Mary Grace Long GUEST POST Every woman loves it when her sweetheart brings home a surprise bouquet of flowers, right? That is, unless you’re me. My husband is terrified of presenting me with a bunch of blooms because the first thing I’ll say (after ‘thank you’) is: Where were these grown? I wasn’t always obsessed with knowing the origins of the flowers I put in my vases. For one thing, I’m a lifelong gardener who enjoys clipping backyard blooms and bringing them indoors. Those flower-filled mason jars on my windowsill are pretty sweet,…
  • Learning to Live in the Moment with #fmsphotoaday

    Wendy Hammond
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:31 am
    Recently I decided that I don’t take enough pictures. I also find myself taking photos in my mind, but later wish I had taken a photo for real. And there really is no excuse, I mean my phone has a perfectly good camera on it and it is always in my hand! I wanted to figure out a way to capture every day moments, to focus on the present, without all the hassle of digital scrapbooking (I have ambitions of doing Project Life or Project 365 or something, but alas, that has not materialized.) I mean, I love to digital scrapbook, but there are always more pressing things to do. So a couple of…
  • Celebrate National Organic Harvest Month with an Appletini!

    Wendy Hammond
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:59 am
    Prairie Natural Appletini. Photo courtesy of Prairie Organic Spirits Farm to glass is a huge trend, but I am never quite sure what to do with spirits. So when Prairie Organic Spirits sent me some recipes and invited me to share them with my readers, I was more than happy to oblige. My pick for the season is the Appletini. It’s cider, doughnuts, and hayride time here in Michigan and this seems to be the perfect complement. I love that Prairie Organic Spirits are made with organic corn that is grown at three family-owned and operated Midwest farms. After harvesting, the crop is brought…
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    The Kitchn | Inspiring cooks, nourishing homes

  • Shop Like a Parisian — Weekend Meditation

    19 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    I'll admit that I have a romantic notion of what is often thought of as the European/urban way of shopping, eating and keeping food. This involves owning a very small refrigerator and shopping almost daily for fresh ingredients, often on foot. It's contrasted by the American/suburban style of shopping, eating and keeping food which involves pushing a cart the size of a bathtub through acres of grocery aisles, then driving home to cram them into a refrigerator roughly the size of my first apartment. (P.S. I know that there are large, acres-of-aisles-style grocery stores in Europe and I know…
  • A Spooky Colorful Halloween Party — Gatherings from The Kitchn

    18 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    A Spooky Colorful Halloween Party A Hip Hop Halloween Party Playlist Download Our Trivia Party Game for Your Halloween Bash A Spooky Colorful Halloween Party: The Party Plan & Menu A Simple DIY Skull Garland for Halloween Here Are All The Decorations You Need to Create a Spooky Colorful Halloween Party READ MORE »
  • What's Cooking This Weekend? — Weekend of October 18-19, 2014

    17 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Peanut Butter & Chocolate Graveyard Dirt Cake Happy weekend! It was such a delight and an honor to meet so many of you at Kitchn Cookbook events this past week! Thanks so much to all of you who came out. Are you cooking something exciting this weekend? Pumpkin chili? Homemade Halloween candy? Catching up on Cooking School? Tell us what's cooking, and don't miss these posts from the past week. Peanut butter cups with a hint of pumpkin (and spice!). The story of the Bialetti Moka coffee maker. A fabulously fun and colorful Halloween party! A lovely way of preserving family recipes. Is it…
  • What Can I Substitute for the Wine in Beef Bourguinon? — Good Questions

    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Q: I am making beef Bourguignon. It calls for 750ml of red Burgundy wine. I don't like alcohol. What can I use for a substitute? Sent by Ruth READ MORE »
  • Take a Deep-Dive into the Spicy, Sour & Sweet Flavors of Vietnam — New Cookbook

    17 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    The book: The Vietnamese Market Cookbook by Van Tran and Anh Vu The angle: A food tour of Vietnam, right in your kitchen. Recipes for right now: Imperial BBQ Pork Noodle Salad, Pomegranate and Pear Sweet Pudding, Temple Tofu, Papaya Salad with Crispy Anchovies, Salmon with Ginger Caramel, Spinach and White Crabmeat Soup, Braised Eggplant Who would enjoy this book? Cooks who love Vietnamese food. READ MORE »
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    foodista.com

  • 4 Scary Spider Sweets for Halloween

    lrodrigues
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:45 pm
    For better or worse, the small and usually harmless spider can strike fear in the hearts of so many.  This tiny creature can make the strongest man squeal in fright.  it's no wonder then that desserts inspired by the arachnid would grace your Halloween table.
  • Kitchen Secrets Video: How to Make a Margarita

    Guest Contributor
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:17 pm
    The Margarita Cocktail is simple, tasty, and so much fun. Learn how to make this classic cocktail at home. In this episode of Kitchen Secrets follow John, Head Bartender at Monsoon, as he shows you how to create this delicious adult drink.
  • Boozy Halloween For The Grown Ups

    ajeanroy
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:56 pm
    From fighting the crowds trying to buy the perfect costume for your little ghouls, to walking miles in the cold darkness for snickers bars, the grown ups deserve their own treats.
  • Easy Dnner Recipe: Spinach and Sausage Calzones

    lrodrigues
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Pre-made pizza dough is a life saver when you are in need of a quick and easy meal.  This time saving ingredient can be used in a variety of recipes in addition to pizza, like these spinach and sausage calzones.
  • A Lesson in Sushi: How to Make an Avocado Roll

    lrodrigues
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:15 pm
    In the last two decades, sushi, the Japanese art of serving raw fish with rice and seaweed paper, has gone from exotic to ordinary.  It is no longer is the cuisine of adventurous eaters or gourmands but rather the food of the everyday man.
 
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    Gigabiting

  • Ebola: Can You Get it from Food?

    Janice
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:29 pm
                            The internet is churning with misinformation and fear-mongering about the Ebola virus. One theory making the rounds is that the food supply could be an entry point for the spread of the [...]
  • Wake Up and Smell the Rat Meat: Stop Buying Chinese Food Imports!

    Janice
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:29 am
        It wasn’t easy choosing a headline.  I could have gone with the noodles infested with maggots or the baby food with more lead than a gallon of old gasoline. Then there’s the used cooking oil reclaimed from sewers and the shrimp that are raised [...]
  • Restaurant Slang — Learn to Speak Their Language

    Janice
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
            Restaurant people are truly a different breed. They look different, with their own clothes and tattoos. They keep their own hours, heading to work when most of us are heading home, and going out when we’re going [...]
  • The Small-Batch Experts at PepsiCo Are Crafting Your Next Artisanal Cola

    Janice
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    [shareable, instagram-ready photo via Caleb's Kola] PepsiCo, the mega-giant, multi-national food and beverage corporation has just launched Caleb’s Kola. Maybe ‘launched’ isn’t the right word. As the PepsiCo folks like to say: We’re a passionate group of kola lovers who came [...]
  • Madison Avenue Makes Way for a Girl

    Janice
    3 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    The Morton Salt Girl beat back the Keebler Elf, the Energizer Bunny, Mr. Clean, and the Jolly Green Giant to take her place among the most celebrated icons of advertising. They were all vying to be this year’s inductee to the Madison Avenue [...]
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    Harmonious Homestead

  • Pet Lovin’ Messes – An Update on Annabel #SwifferEffect #ASPCA #Sponsored

    Rachel
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:03 am
    Oh, Annabel. Our busy, monochromatic (i.e. hard to photograph!) puppy is the focus of our life right now. Weekly puppy classes, daily training and treats sessions, cuddles, walks, and messes. Messes, everywhere messes. Our homestead normally cleans with rags, reusable towels, and washable mop heads. In fact, it’s a regular goal to eliminate disposable products. But there are exceptions to our earth-friendly, budget-lowering habits. Puppy training is one of them. At first, Annabel needed to be taken out to potty every hour or so – and sometimes pup and trainer didn’t make it…
  • A New Woodshed

    Rachel
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    After hobbling through one winter with a tarp-covered pile of not-quite-aged-enough wood, we’re doing it right this year. In a couple afternoons, Alex built a small woodshed. We’re filling it with logs that were taken down over a year ago on the left and standing-dead ash on the right. Alex designed the woodshed as a lean-to with a reclaimed pallet floor and wall sections and a corrugated steel roof. We’ll add pallets to the back if needed but for now want to allow the greatest air flow possible. We chose steel for the roof because it is more durable and reusable than…
  • A First Visit to Cedar Point

    Rachel
    27 Sep 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Lil’s summer was full of firsts this year – she learned to ride a bike without training wheels, endured a bee sting, and went to Ohio’s famous amusement park Cedar Point for the first time. Tall Lil was fortunate enough to meet the height requirement for all rides at Cedar Point and lines were short when we visited on Labor Day. We started with the Iron Dragon and immediately walked back through the line. Lil says, “I love it! It was super awesome!” We tried attractions all over the park – bumper cars, sky ride, ferris wheel, and more. Lil even talked me…
  • Meet Annabel

    Rachel
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    Since Devie the coonhound died in December we’ve been missing a big dog. Our spring and summer were so busy with the kitchen, guests, travel, and farming that we knew we had to wait so that we’d have the time to devote to training a new dog. We said that after Labor Day weekend, we would start looking. But when I searched through the adoptable pet listings after Labor Day, something didn’t feel right. I didn’t want pick a dog, I wanted a dog to pick me. So we told our family we were waiting for a good – a smart, low-allergenic, farm-dog-trainable – dog to…
  • If Canning Jars Leaked But Sealed, Are They OK?

    Rachel
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:11 am
    When I’m asked the same question by three different people in three days, I know it must be a hot topic worthy of discussion. Here’s the scenario: You’ve made stock, applesauce, or peaches in syrup. You carefully ladle it into hot jars with the recommended headspace and dutifully can the recommended length of time in a water bath or pressure canner. But when you pull the jars out, the headspace is different and it looks like the canning jars leaked! Or liquid is still flowing out of the jars as they are cooling! The jars do seal and you wonder – what happened? Are they…
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    Savory Sweet Life - Easy Recipes from an Everyday Home Cook

  • Crispy Chicken Thighs with Lemon, Artichokes, and Beans

    Alice Currah
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:05 am
    Ever have one of those days you feel like crud and all you want is a satisfying home-cooked meal to enjoy in a therapeutic kind of way?  Sometimes my mind starts thinking about certain types of comfort food that may feel good eating at the time but the next day has me feeling all sorts […]
  • Bourbon Bacon Jam Recipe

    Alice Currah
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am
    Imagine being a successful independent banker until the eve of the Civil War, only to find your fortune gone the day after the South was defeated.  Edmund Mcllhenny had no idea how his new future would unfold after leaving New Orleans and fleeing to Avery Island, Louisiana with his in-laws, or that the best was […]
  • Fire Roasted Poblano Pepper and Eggs

    Alice Currah
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:08 am
    One of the most rewarding culinary experiences I recently experienced involved having to hike every morning for my breakfast for seven days.  At the crack of dawn just as the sun was about to rise, I would wake up from a deep slumber with the famous and sacred Kuuchamaa mountain showing off her glory in […]
 
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    BiteClub Restaurants Dining and Food

  • Trendy Restaurant Menu Generator

    biteclub
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    Trendy Restaurant Menu Generator? Yup. We’ve finally reached the tipping point on trendy menus that have rehashed the same 20 hipster buzzwords in a comical variety of ways. Shark. Jumped. Take a gander at a few of our randomized trendy restaurant dishes that probably could exist, but really shouldn’t. Or maybe they should. TwitterGoogle+The post Trendy Restaurant Menu Generator appeared first on BiteClub Restaurants Dining and Food.
  • Michelin Bib Gourmands SF Bay 2015 Announced

    biteclub
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:59 pm
    TwitterGoogle+The post Michelin Bib Gourmands SF Bay 2015 Announced appeared first on BiteClub Restaurants Dining and Food.
  • Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen and Bar Top Grossing Restaurant

    biteclub
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:12 am
    TwitterGoogle+The post Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen and Bar Top Grossing Restaurant appeared first on BiteClub Restaurants Dining and Food.
  • Simply Vietnam Express opening

    biteclub
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:39 am
    TwitterGoogle+The post Simply Vietnam Express opening appeared first on BiteClub Restaurants Dining and Food.
  • Down on the Shone Farm

    biteclub
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:54 am
    Event: Santa Rosa Junior College’s Shone Farm (a working farm used for agriculture, vinoculture and culinary students),  celebrates fall with a U-Pick pumpkin and veggie harvesting, apple-pressing, wood-milling, hay-riding festival on Saturday, October 11 from 11am to 3pm in Forestville. It’s family-friendly old-timey fun with a rotten tomato slingshot, forest walks, and plenty of animal petting. The Nellie’s Oysters food truck will be on site, along with plenty of delish lunch options from the farm. 7450 Steve Olson Lane, Forestville, free. TwitterGoogle+The post Down on the Shone…
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    Cooking with Thas

  • Easy Homemade Strawberry Sauce- Strawberry Sauce

    Thas
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Homemade strawberry sauce, it’s easy to make and tastes yummy… I cannot resist strawberries, they are very dear to me. I fall for anything with a hint of strawberries in it. And, I always have strawberries stored in my refrigerator. A bowl of strawberries when placed as a centrepiece enhances the whole dining table setting. Who can possibly resist strawberries dipped in chocolate??? There are a million ways of incorporating strawberries into cooking and baking. One of my favorite toppings for pancakes and waffles is strawberry sauce. I seldom use store bought syrups as…
  • Chicken Red Lentil Curry

    Thas
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Protein rich chicken and red lentil curry… While making a healthy chicken curry, I like to add either veggies or lentils which will also make it a nutritious dish. I always have a soft corner for chick peas and red lentils, I tend to add them to most of my non-veg and veg dishes. One of my favorite chicken curries is this one, red lentils are added along with the chicken. A healthy and nutritious chicken curry, goes really well with chapati, rice rotis or rice. For veggie version: Spinach and red lentil curry recipe, click here. Chicken Red Lentil Curry   Save Print Prep time 5…
  • Chicken Stuffed Rava Puttu- Steamed Chicken Semolina

    Thas
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Chicken stuffed semolina (rava) puttu or steamed semolina… Puttu or steamed rice cake is a South Indian delicacy served for breakfast along with either sweet or savoury curries. Traditionally, puttu is made with wetted rice flour, but these days I’m seeing puttu being made with other ingredients like oats, semolina, wheat flour, ragi or millet flour, brown rice flour etc etc. The other day, I tried making puttu with semolina and I layered it with chicken masala and it tasted delicious. If using semolina, the puttu has to be served right away when it’s still warm else…
  • Gulab Jamun Recipe- Made with Khoya/Mawa

    Thas
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:36 pm
    The most delicious Gulab jamuns made with khoya/mawa or solidified milk… Hope everyone had a wonderful Eid al-Adha celebration with family and friends. For me Eid is all about connecting and reconnecting with people. On Eid day, I make sure to call most of my family members and chat with them. Being a huge chatter box I can just go on and on till the phone battery is dead. For this Eid, I prepared Makloubeh or upside down rice- it’s a traditional dish of the Arab Levant, Persia and Iraq. I really enjoyed making this dish, there were 3 layers- cooked chicken was topped with fried…
  • Shrimp Tom Yum Soup – Aromatic Thai Soup

    Thas
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Aromatic soup infused with Thai flavors, great to sip on a cold day… Summer has faded, leaves have started to fall, the weather is getting crispy, Fall is here…The transition from Summer to Fall always make me feel sick. Woke up this morning sick and it was tylenol that kept me going for the whole day. In the evening, I just wanted to sip a bowl of my favorite Tom yum soup that has always made me feel better. The ingredients added in tom yum soup like lemon grass, galangal, kaffir lime leaves and the Thai chilli peppers make the soup aromatic and flavorful. After sipping this…
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    A Sweet Spoonful

  • We Did It

    megang
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    Friends, it has been a long time. But I’m back to report that on a sunny mid-September day just over a month ago, Sam and I made it official. We got married on a farm on Whidbey Island, just off the coast of Seattle with friends and family beside us from near and far. There are so many details I want to share with you, but the one thing I’m most proud of when I think back to that Saturday is that we both managed to stay present and really experience the day together. It was my one request of Sam, of each other: that we not let any concerns about family, friends, seating charts or…
  • Still Hanging On

    megang
    5 Sep 2014 | 10:34 pm
    I call this time of the year, this month of September, the “bridge month.” When I made pies for a living, I called them “bridge desserts,” those slices of jammy sweets that’d have one foot definitively in fall and the other stubbornly in summer. That’s always how I feel come September: eagerly anticipating the changing light of the new season, but also so very hesitant for the long days to creep away. And so, today, a warm weather recipe we can all nurse for a good month more: a silky, simple gazpacho that we had for lunch (and dinner) many times last…
  • Cookies and Vows

    megang
    23 Aug 2014 | 7:48 pm
    I’ve been dreading writing my vows for months now — much in the same way I dreaded writing term papers or tackling really big, looming projects. To cope with the fact that I wasn’t yet actually writing anything down on paper, I bought different journals, thinking the problem was that I didn’t have the right note-taking vehicle. I bought a little black Moleskine. Still wasn’t feeling inspired. I picked up an Indian-print handmade paper journal at the student bookstore in the University District. It collected dust. I pulled out an old notebook covered in a print…
  • Homemade Ricotta: The Food of Summer

    megang
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:17 pm
    In late May I made a list of summery things that I was excited to cook — even new kitchen skills I couldn’t wait to tackle and share with you. I remember thinking, ‘this is the year I will become a grill master!’ It was probably right around that time that I talked with our friend Brandon about how I should pitch an article to a major magazine on wedding planning and how it’s really just like running a business: What’s all the fuss about, people? Just make yourself a checklist. Well, this summer has humbled me on both counts. There hasn’t been much…
  • Our Summer Dinners

    megang
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:21 am
    In the introduction to the Summer chapter of my cookbook Whole Grain Mornings, I talked about my approach to summer cooking — how it should be easy and effortless. How ironic it is that with all of the beautiful produce and fruit in the markets, summer meals are usually the ones that feel the most haphazard and thrown together. I used to get down on myself about this, wondering why I never took advantage of all the beautiful squashes and tomatoes and fresh herbs, making more complex meals or interesting new recipes. Instead I often rely on simple dinners of sliced tomatoes, cheese and…
 
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    lisa is cooking

  • Maple-Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

    lisa is cooking
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:21 pm
    We’re all moved into our temporary home, and I’m slowly but surely getting acquainted with the kitchen. I’m not at all happy about the small, shallow sink that makes it difficult to wash large pots and pans. And, I’m still trying to figure out the best way to use the limited amount of countertop space. Despite these little inconveniences and my ongoing complaints, I have managed to do some cooking since we’ve been here. I’ve just been tentative about taking on baking projects that require space... This is just a summary. Visit my site for the complete post with photos and links.
  • Sour-and-Hot Mushroom Soup

    lisa is cooking
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Hot-and-sour soup is one of my favorites. Unfortunately, it’s not easy to find versions of it with no pork when ordering at restaurants. There are plenty of recipes for vegetarian versions of the soup to make at home, but I was particularly drawn to this mushroom-forward take. This is from Every Grain of Rice by Fuchsia Dunlop, and since I usually mention when I’ve received copies of books I want to point out that this is one I purchased. I was browsing the cookbook section at the bookstore... This is just a summary. Visit my site for the complete post with photos and links.
  • Sweet Potato Scones with Brown Sugar Icing

    lisa is cooking
    3 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    Since 2008, West Oakland has had the good fortune to have a soul food restaurant feeding the community in more ways than one. Tanya Holland opened Brown Sugar Kitchen to serve breakfast and lunch, to purchase most of what the restaurant uses from local producers, to hire local cooks, and to become a venue that supports local organizations. The food is traditional in concept and contemporary in execution. It’s real soul food made fresh with just a few updates. The recipes are in the new book... This is just a summary. Visit my site for the complete post with photos and links.
  • Cambodian Red Curry Chicken Wings

    lisa is cooking
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Some changes are coming to Lisa is Cooking. Big changes, to me anyway. I’m moving out of the kitchen where I’ve been cooking for fourteen years. I’ll be leaving behind the spot on our back porch where I’ve shot most of the photos that have appeared on this blog. The gas range with the oven I’m completely used to will be a thing of the past. We’re packing up and moving over, not too far away, to a temporary residence while our house gets rebuilt. It should take less than a year but probably not... This is just a summary. Visit my site for the complete post with photos and links.
  • Three-Cheese Rye Biscuits

    lisa is cooking
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:52 am
    The new book Huckleberry, from the Bakery and Cafe in Santa Monica of the same name, by Zoe Nathan is easy for me to like. As I read my review copy, page after page held something I wanted to try baking, flavors I wanted to taste, and breakfasts I knew would be delicious. I’m easily entertained by the thought of baking lots of different types of breakfast treats, but seriously, I wanted to grab the mixing bowls and bake every single muffin recipe in the first chapter. It starts with Cooca Nib... This is just a summary. Visit my site for the complete post with photos and links.
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    Melody Gourmet Fury | Austin Food Writer and Photographer

  • How to Make the Easiest Kettle Corn Recipe At Home

    Melody Fury
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    As much as we like to dine out, we actually enjoy cooking at home a lot.  Typically, I like to make as much of our meals and snacks from scratch as possible, including pastas, pickles (and even kimchi, coming soon), yogurt, and more.  (I post many of my cooking photos on Instagram - lets connect there!) Weekend cooking – lobster tail cooked sous vide with yuzu miso butter on top of a grilled corn salsa with hatch chilies, cotton candy grapes & garden basil | Melody Gourmet Fury Umé shiso pasta with ground Japanese sesame and lamb breast cooked sous vide at 135°F | Melody Gourmet…
  • Things to Eat in Austin Right Now: Fall 2014 Edition

    Melody Fury
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Greet the arrival of autumn in Austin with these exciting new joints and soulful dishes from old faithfuls. Jacoby’s Restaurant and Mercantile No-nonsense cheeseburger on brioche bun at Jacoby’s in East Austin.  The quality of the meat was superb.  Husband said this was easily the best burger that he’s had in Austin.  I defer to him as the expert in this subject matter.  | Melody Gourmet Fury Smoky quail on porridge with a vibrant marmalade Jacoby’s in East Austin | Melody Gourmet Fury Onion rings with housemade ranch & ketchup at Jacoby’s in East…
  • Super Simple Paleo Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe & Cookbook Review

    Melody Fury
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:48 am
    I do Crossfit.  I also love ice cream.  And the two never conflict with one another.  There’s a common misconception that all Crossfitters eat paleo.  While I have friends that are on paleo diet, and I enjoy entertaining the idea of it, sugar, dairy, and wheat make up the foundation of my dietary pleasures.  I’m the OTHER kind of Crossfitter that does the torturous workouts for the sole purpose of being able to eat whatever I want.  If I ate “clean”, I’m pretty sure I’d be a billion times stronger but I’m not willing to make that sacrifice at…
  • Snapshots of Olamaie, New Modern Southern Kitchen in Austin with the BEST Biscuits

    Melody Fury
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:40 pm
    It’s been a little while since I’ve felt excited about a restaurant opening in Austin.  LaV was probably the last debut that perked my interest.  But when I was invited to Olamaie’s soft opening, my heart leaped a little. Olamaie took over an 83-year-old heritage home and embraced its laid-back charm.  The dining room felt cool and collected, while the lounge and patio were ideal for socializing.  That evening, we snagged a table right next to the bustling open kitchen, which we always consider the best seats in the house. Chefs Michael Fojtasek and Grae Nonas designed…
  • Simple Pandan Coconut Ice Cream Recipe

    Melody Fury
    9 Aug 2014 | 8:34 am
    A week ago, I posted a video on Instagram of pandan ice cream churning in our ice cream maker.  I received a few recipe requests, so here it is! Pandan leaves are commonly used in Southeast Asian cooking.  It is primarily used as an aromatic and it adds a distinct flavour that’s a cross between vanilla and coconut.  It’s often used in desserts (e.g. cake, pudding, jelly) but it also has savory applications.  For example, it is a vital ingredient in making Hainanese chicken rice to add the je ne sais quoi.  Pandan leaf wrapped grilled chicken is a popular Thai specialty.
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    La Fuji Mama

  • Vegetable Yaki Udon for a Moon Viewing Bento

    Fuji Mama (Rachael)
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    Squirrel’s second grade class has been studying the moon for the past couple of weeks, and she’s been charting the moon’s changes each evening at home as an assignment for her Chinese class. With this in mind I wanted to make her a moon-themed bento to add to all the fun.  Around this time of year in Japan, people throw tsukimi (moon viewing) parties, to celebrate the beauty of the moon, so the timing of this bento is even more appropriate, dontcha think?  I recently got a box of Jarlsberg’s new Jarlsberg Minis in the mail to try, and immediately thought of using…
  • Gluten Free Slow Cooker Pot Roast

    Fuji Mama (Rachael)
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    This post is brought to you by Harmons Grocery. I know, I know,  you’re thinking “Gluten free slow cooker pot roast?  Rachael, isn’t a pot roast naturally gluten free?”  Well yes, and no.  It depends on how you make it!  If you make your own homemade beef stock without any added thickeners and you don’t thicken your gravy at the end with a roux…then yes, probably.  This past weekend I went to the National Gluten Free Expo here in Utah, as a Harmons Grocery blogger, to explore all of the new things that are happening in the world of gluten free.
  • Japanese Mini Hamburgers on KSL Studio 5

    Fuji Mama (Rachael)
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Remember those mini Japanese hamburgers I shared a couple of weeks ago?  Well if I haven’t convinced you to make them yet, then maybe I can today!  I recently made them on KSL’s Studio 5 and the full segment is now available online to watch.  They are oh-so-easy to make and delicious to boot!  Here is the link to the segment, if you are interested in watching!  Just click the play button on the picture once the page has finished loading.  The segment is in two parts, and the second part is the little black screen below the main screen.  Let me know if you make them!  …
  • Pork and Parsnip Hash for Cutco Fall Harvest + A Giveaway!

    Fuji Mama (Rachael)
    3 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    I love dishes that combine lots of little bits of everything.  I get this love from my dad, whose style of cooking is to go into the kitchen and grab whatever he can find to create something to eat, whether it’s a sandwich, a salad, or what he calls “potage.”  I recently received a “Fall Harvest Prep Kit” in the mail from Cutco, so that I could participate in their Fall Harvest food blogger event, just about the same time that I was craving a hash, another dish that combines lots of little bits of everything (usually chopped meat, potatoes, seasonings, and…
  • Kale Power Salad with Lemon Cilantro Vinaigrette

    Fuji Mama (Rachael)
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    I fell in love with kale salads a couple of years ago and have yet to get over my crush.  I know kale may be yesterday’s news, but gosh darn it, I don’t care!  So here’s another kale salad to add to the top of the Mt. Everest-sized pile of kale salad recipes that have accumulated over the past few years in the food world.  This salad is a marriage of two different salads that I love—a kale salad with a raspberry vinaigrette in the delicatessen area at Harmons Grocery and a tri-tip salad with a lemon cilantro vinaigrette at Cubby’s, a wonderful local…
 
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  • Feeling Inspired

    david koch
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
    I haven't posted much in a long while; I've been kind of busy, but that's just a sorry excuse for not trying hard enough. I made this blog to inspire me, to create more, and not get dragged into a rut of routine. I loathe routine. Routine is the trestle to death. I'm in making a winter resolution to write more. Post more. Take more pictures. Sing more. Laugh more. Live more. Tell my wife that I love her. Grab life by the balls and take it with me wherever I go. I'm feeling inspired and I don't want this feeling to go away. To the both of you that read this, I suggest that you…
  • Salty Girl Seafood's Indiegogo Project

    david koch
    27 Jun 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Indiegogo is a crowdfunding platform (like Kickstarter) and Salty Girl Seafood is a team of University of California, Santa Barbara grads who want to start a company to facilitate sustainable, traceable, and fresh seafood. Their boat-to-table model would circumvent the traditional seafood supply chain and ship directly from the fishermen to restaurants and markets. According to a 2012 study by the conservation group Oceana.org our seafood markets are riddled with fraud. From the study: "Despite growing concern about where our food comes from, consumers are…
  • It's 5:30am, do you know where your high heels are?

    david koch
    26 Jun 2014 | 3:51 pm
    They're at Jack in the Box. Maybe you forgot them when you were dunking a Hella-Peño Munchie Meal down your neck last night. 
  • If anyone can explain this Japanese Doritos bag, please do

    david koch
    19 Jan 2013 | 10:23 pm
  • My new favorite beer, as of a week ago...

    david koch
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    truefoodmovement.com

  • Farm Fresh Zucchini Bread Recipe

    admin
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:34 pm
    I love local cookbooks, I’m always on the hunt for them.  I found a great one recently, Morning Glory Farm, and the family that feeds an island by Tom Dunlop.  Morning Glory Farm is located on one of the most special places on earth, Martha’s Vineyard, off the coast of Massachusetts. The book compiles stories about island living, managing a thriving farm in a difficult environment, and 70 recipes.  The first baked good the farm ever sold was zucchini bread and this recipe produces two delicious loaves. Some Recipe Notes The recipe calls for two cups of sugar, one per loaf!
  • Presenting This Year’s Clean Fifteen!

    Greg Wymer
    5 May 2014 | 12:01 pm
    image courtesy of NutritionalAnarchy.com Last week, we wrote about the 2014 Dirty Dozen, the fruits and vegetables determined by the Environmental Working Group to have the most pesticide residue present when making it to the produce section at your local store. These are the items that are best served or you to purchase from the organic section to keep you and your family from potentially digesting some harmful toxins. The flipside to this annual list is the Clean Fifteen … the fruits and veggies that had the least pesticide residue and are the safest to eat in terms of conventionally…
  • It’s Your 2014 Dirty Dozen!

    Greg Wymer
    30 Apr 2014 | 2:41 pm
    photo by pulaw It’s that time of year again … time for the Environmental Working Group’s reveal of the 2014 Dirty Dozen, the 12 types of produce most likely to contain pesticide residues. Now don’t worry — you need not cross these items off of your grocery list. The fruits and vegetables listed are the ones that you should always purchase from the organic side of the produce section to ensure no nasty chemicals enter you or your family’s system. Sadly, 65 percent of the thousands of items that get tested by the Department of Agriculture contain some trace of…
  • Julia Child’s Bruschetta

    admin
    30 Mar 2014 | 5:07 pm
    credit: Lisa Johnson I recently had the pleasure of taking a cooking class called “Bon Appetit: Following in Julia’s Footsteps.” It was a great learning experience taught by Dustin Rennells who is best known for his “cupcakes and cocktails” class. (Doesn’t that sound totally fun?!) While bruschetta is decidedly Italian, it was one of Julia Child’s favorite dishes and she prepared it often. Dustin has kindly given me permission to reprint his recipe, and only asks that I say it was inspired by Julia. I changed the portion sizes, but otherwise…
  • The Whole Foods Banned Ingredients List

    Greg Wymer
    19 Feb 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Slate posted an article earlier today that compared the food sold at Whole Foods Market vs. what you would find on the shelves at your average Walmart. Specifically, they examined the products available at a Supercenter that wouldn’t be allowed at a Whole Foods due to the inclusion of one (or more) of their banned ingredients list. The numbers and images included in the story were a bit striking. More than 54% of the Walmart food products would not pass muster for Whole Foods. The article included photos where an entire soda aisle was blacked out with the exception of a 2-liter bottle…
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    Living Trader Joe's

  • Trader Joe’s Seville Orange Marmalade

    Delaina &#38; Kris
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    Have you tried Trader Joe’s Seville Orange Marmalade yet? What did you think? Maybe I am just strange, but I LOVE a good orange marmalade. I enjoy it on bread with a little bit of butter or almond butter or… Read more → The post Trader Joe’s Seville Orange Marmalade appeared first on Living Trader Joe's.
  • Trader Joe’s Chicago Style Popcorn Mix- A Review

    Delaina &#38; Kris
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    Have you tried Trader Joe’s Chicago Style Popcorn Mix yet? Yes, it is as good as you think! Trader Joe’s Chicago Style Popcorn mix is a snack mashup that is so good in our opinion, that you will be in… Read more → The post Trader Joe’s Chicago Style Popcorn Mix- A Review appeared first on Living Trader Joe's.
  • Wonton Soup: Fast and Easy

    Delaina &#38; Kris
    11 Oct 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Do you LOVE a steamy bowl of Wonton soup? With the tasty ingredients at Trader Joe’s you can have a delicious bowl of Wonton style soup anytime without even leaving your house! Here is my bowl of soup- I added… Read more → The post Wonton Soup: Fast and Easy appeared first on Living Trader Joe's.
  • How To Make Garlic Aioli

    Delaina &#38; Kris
    5 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    Add Garlic Aioli to your meal tonight! Garlic Aioli is a wonderful garlicky mayonnaise that add a wonderful “something extra” to a wide variety of vegetables and meats. I like to make it when I have an assortment of raw… Read more → The post How To Make Garlic Aioli appeared first on Living Trader Joe's.
  • How To Make Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes

    Delaina &#38; Kris
    2 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes – Quick and Easy! Do you want to learn how to make yummy roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes with crispy skins? then keep reading as I give you the easy steps to make your own for dinner… Read more → The post How To Make Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes appeared first on Living Trader Joe's.
 
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    Bitches Who Brunch

  • Uncommon Ground Brunch in Chicago

    Becca
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:17 am
    Oh, Chicago. I’m a bit enamoured with you. Maybe it’s because every time I visit, I have such fun. Maybe it’s because some of my nearest, dearest sorority sisters are your residents. Or maybe it’s because you’re just awesome, Chicago. I recently traveled to the Windy City to spend a bit of time with old friends but also meet plenty of new ones: I had a few dozen coffee shop interviews with potential Chicago Bitches. (Yes, you read that right. We’re launching our third Bitching contingent in lovely Chicago, and we’re hiring five amazing young women. Click here to learn how to…
  • Cuba Brunch

    Ally, Bitch in the City
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    We all know a good bottomless brunch can be a hot commodity in NYC. Far too often, the food is lackluster at “too good to be true” cheap boozy deals or there are annoyingly strict rules on table limitations. An affordable bottomless brunch offering with tasty food to boot is a sad scarcity, but luckily we have Cuba. Cuba, a Latin American restaurant in Greenwich Village, was first put on my radar a few years ago after a few birthday brunches. It’s tucked away on Thompson Street off Washington Square Park and is marked by a few tropic fronds outside of a dark wood exterior. Cuba is…
  • The Lust List: Leather Jackets

    Ally, Bitch in the City
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Sons of Anarchy may be halfway through its final season, but we don’t envision moto-inspired leatherwear to go out of style anytime soon. Leather jackets are perfect transitional pieces as temperatures begin to drop and can go with nearly any outfit in your closet. The Bitches don tastefully fitted moto jackets anywhere from our subway commutes to morning brunch. I love the look of a sassy leather jacket paired with pointed heels and waxed denim for a night out on the town. Head Bitch in Charge Cori Sue frequently contrasts a preppy frock or oxford shirt with the slight gritty edge of the…
  • Del Campo Brunch

    Becca
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    Now that Bitches Who Brunch is in two—nearly three—major U.S. cities, it’s a treat when one or two of the Bitches ventures to visit another hub. When it happens, a boozy bonding brunch is in order so we can catch up and share secrets. This was the case last weekend, when New York Bitch Ally was in D.C. for Miss Adams Morgan (where she dressed up as an epic David Bowie for the pageant, no less). After an evening dancing with the ’70s drag divas, she met the D.C. Bitches—Amanda, Cori Sue and yours truly—at Del Campo. The stylish South American restaurant is tucked away just…
  • Cafe Gitane Brunch

    Emily, Bitch in the City
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    This weekend, my friend Carolyn was in town, taking a break from her graduate school duties in Chicago. Caro was the first of our friends to flock from the city and it always feels like a special occasion when she returns, giving us an excuse to gather as a group. We chose brunch in Nolita because we wanted to be in a location convenient for a day strolling from shop to shop in Soho. Cafe Gitane has been on my list for a while and the cheap menu and lack of wait time settled our indecision. I also happened to have my long run of the week that morning, so I was incredibly ravenous and eager…
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    Mexico in my Kitchen

  • Chipotle Sauce Meatballs – Albondigas con Chipotle

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. & its advertiser.  Opinions are 100% mine. This is one of the most popular and favorite ways of eating meatballs in Mexico. The mild spiciness and smoky taste of the Chipotle peppers are the key ingredients of this dish. It’s hard for my mouth to not start watering just by looking at the picture above. If you love meatballs and Chipotle peppers, you’re definitely going to love this recipe. It’s very easy to make, and takes meatballs to a whole other level. You’ll be gathering bread just to soak up the remaining sauce.
  • Tamales de Rajas Con Queso - Cheese and Roasted Peppers Tamales

    14 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
                       This is a compensated post by Cacique and Latina Bloggers Connect, all opinions and recipe are 100% my own.The Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) is fast approaching, and families all throughout Mexico will be cooking the favorite foods of their lost loved ones. The will either take the food with them to the graveyard when visiting their lost family members, or place it on altars built at home for them. On of the most common things people cook are tamales, like these Tamales de Rajas. The mellow flavor of the Queso Fresco…
  • Spicy Pickled Carrots – with La Morena

    10 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
      This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are 100% mine alone.Whenever we're in the mood for morning tacos, like the famous “Cachetadas”, I have to make sure we have some spicy pickled carrots to go along with them, because tacos without pickled carrots and jalapeños are like fries without ketchup, and nobody wants that kind of drama. Thankfully, these carrots are really quick and easy to make, all thanks to “La Morena” and one of my sisters who taught me this recipe when I was visiting my mother once. We add these pickled carrots…
  • Fried Plantains / Platanos Fritos

    8 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
     As I’ve mentioned before, I worked as a teacher for several years in the southern State of Tabasco, five of which were spent in an area known as “La Chontalpa”. It is a place that is filled with abundant vegetation, and remains green all year long. The two main crops of the region are cocoa beans and bananas, although the bananas are a lot more obvious. Banana trees are everywhere, and some roads are lined with them for several miles. Many other states produce bananas, like Chiapas, Veracruz, and Guerrero, but Tabasco was where I saw how people used it in their everyday meals.
  • Entomatadas and Clean Kitchens

    3 Oct 2014 | 5:44 am
      This Shop has been compensated by CollectiveBias and its advertiser. All opinions and the recipe are my own.This post is for my mom, a woman that always offers something to eat to visitors in her house, especially if they are friends and family. I remember when my college friends used to always want to do group assignments at my house, since they knew that my mom would feed them without even asking if they were hungry. One of her favorite dishes that she used to make for us was entomatadas, since they're so easy to make; the process is similar to making enchiladas, but covered with…
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    Cooking | Add a Pinch

  • Ravioli with Pesto Sauce Recipe

    Robyn
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Ravioli with Pesto Sauce makes an easy, quick meal! Ready in less than 10 minutes, it is a weeknight favorite! This ravioli recipe is one that I absolutely love for a quick lunch or supper. It comes together so quickly and easily that you’ll feel like you’ve forgotten something! While I’ve made homemade ravioli and it works beautifully in this recipe, I realize that if you are like me, there are some nights that you just need a filling warm meal on the table that didn’t take all day and that your family will love! It’s even better that it didn’t cost an arm…
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip Recipe

    Robyn
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    This pumpkin cheesecake dip is such an easy dip recipe that tastes just like pumpkin cheesecake! Perfect for fall parties, entertaining, and more! I absolutely adore cheesecakes, they are one of my favorite desserts with their smooth and silky, light and fluffy texture. And this pumpkin cheesecake dip has all of that going for it while being a favorite for fall entertaining without the fuss of making an actual cheesecake! It seems like guests will always gather around this dip whenever I serve it while watching ballgames, or over holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving. It’s easy to…
  • One Pot Penne Pasta Recipe

    Robyn
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    This One Pot Penne Pasta recipe is made with sausage, red peppers, and spinach and ready in 15 minutes, making this pasta recipe a weeknight favorite recipe! Busy weeknights always bring the question, “what’s for supper?”  It never fails. Monday nights are always our busiest with my husband and son hurrying to make it to Scouts but only having a few minutes for supper before they leave. I’ll admit, it would be easier on these nights to turn to take out or something like that, but then I remember how quick and easy this one pot penne pasta recipe is that my husband…
  • Date Energy Balls Recipe

    Robyn
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    These energy balls are packed with flavor! Made with dates, spices, and nuts, they make the perfect snack! Let me tell you about these amazing little energy balls! They are gluten-free, grain-free, naturally sweetened, but definitely not flavor-free! Perfect if you are following a Paleo or clean eating lifestyle, these little babies are just what you need to put a little pep in your step. My husband and son love spending time outside, camping, hiking, backpacking, you name it and I love knowing that they’ll have plenty of energy while doing so with these little energy balls. Made with…
  • How to Make Stromboli Recipe

    Robyn
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Stromboli makes an easy family favorite recipe! Stuffed with meat, cheese, and vegetables, or whatever you prefer, a stromboli is then rolled and baked to perfection! Stromboli is traditionally made with Italian bread dough, but I fell in love with the stromboli served at a pizza restaurant we love. There, they make their stromboli using pizza dough, which my son prefers more than the bread version. So, now, in our house, this is how we make our stromboli, too! I begin with pizza dough. For this, I love to use my homemade pizza dough recipe, but honestly, if Little Buddy is having a bunch of…
 
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    A Couple Cooks

  • Ribollita (Tuscan Vegetable Stew)

    Sonja
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:32 am
    My family has a long tradition of international travel, so it’s no surprise both my sister and I turned out fascinated with the world. Early in life I became obsessed with Europe, and my first trip to Austria, Switzerland and Italy at age 17 left me changed. I studied abroad in Spain and traveled extensively across Europe, backpacked across Italy, Germany, and Scandinavia with my best friend, honeymooned in Italy, vacationed in Paris, Japan and Greece, and volunteered in Cambodia, Mexico and Nicaragua. My sister has been to more countries than I can count, and now lives in Burma after…
  • All-Star Sweet Potato Chili

    Sonja
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Have you ever come home to find a family of strangers living in your home? We did recently…though fortunately in our case, they were paid actors! A friend of ours was shooting a commercial for the Hurst Bean company and asked if we would consider renting out our kitchen. We did, and it was an absolute blast to see the production. The final commercial turned out amazing–though we must say, it’s still odd to see another family eating dinner in our dining room and riding their bikes up our driveway! Check it out here, or on the Food Network and CMT, where it will run from…
  • How to Cook Dried Beans (Dutch Oven Method)

    Sonja
    12 Oct 2014 | 5:03 pm
    This post is the type where I’d see the title, think “bo-ring”, and not read it. I’d rather see beautiful, creative recipe photos than a decidedly un-sexy “how-to” post. But let me try to convince you not to stop reading, if you already haven’t. At the risk of sounding over-dramatic, this dried bean cooking method has revolutionized our lives. But first, why cook dried beans in the first place? Why cook dried beans?  To be honest, we’ve used canned beans frequently, since they’re quick and easy. But lately, we’ve been working on…
  • Skillet Apple Cobbler

    Sonja
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Much as we try to avoid the “eat this and your life will be better” philosophy with food, how could your day not be just a teeny bit brighter with a skillet apple cobbler? We like our apples tart, not sweet, so a few weeks ago I returned from the farmer’s market with some gorgeous tart specimens, Jonathon and Holiday, begging to be baked. Remembering our friend Melissa and the knock-out biscuits she’d served us on a recent visit, we thought about combining biscuits + cinnamon-y baked apples for a fall treat. That first bite of a new recipe is such a moment of…
  • Pumpkin Pancakes with Maple Mascarpone (Gluten-Free)

    Sonja
    5 Oct 2014 | 7:56 pm
    Alex and I were college sweethearts. We spent a fair amount of that time long distance: summers, since I lived in Minnesota and he lived in Indiana, and half of my junior year when I was studying abroad in Madrid. It was hard, and I remember thinking often, “When will we ever just be able to be together?” It’s almost ironic because as much as we were apart then, we are together now. I have to pinch myself to remember I’m living my dream: I work with my husband professionally during the day (yes, I’m technically his boss!) and then we work together creatively on…
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    Chow and Chatter

  • Meet Eric Reid Cacao Farmer and Entrepreneur

    17 Oct 2014 | 2:08 pm
    I recently got a message on LinkedIn from Eric about SpagnVola chocolates asking if I would like to try them. You may have noticed but I very rarely feature or mention food products here. In fact Chow and Chatter is advertisement free and I also never sell links.But after learning about Chocolate from the amazing Simran Sethi and trying some single estate chocolates from Ecuador I was curious to try and my palate had been spoilt. I used to have a perception that dark chocolate was bitter but a good one is smooth full of flavors and wonderful tastes of the area it is grown. Like coffee cacao…
  • Fruit and Vegetable Prints

    11 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    I love doing crafts with the kids and am always looking for new ideas, I had some ink so figured why not make some simple prints, I chopped up vegetables and fruit and made cards with the prints. The oranges worked well and another day we used okra this was also pretty. You can make simple stamps with potatoes also by carving the desired shape into it.This craft is great for toddlers, as they can stamp and learn colors and shapes at the same time. I actually sent these cards with some pictures of the kids to my Grandma's in England :-) Hope your having a great weekend we visited a local…
  • Okra with Panch Phoron

    6 Oct 2014 | 11:12 am
    I was recently visiting a great spice shop in Greensboro called Savory Spice Shop, I have tweeted and chatted on facebook with them for a good while and it was lovely to meet the manager in person. I have seen Panch Phoron on Indian blogs its a Bengali spice blend. After I got it I mentioned it on the facebook page and asked for tips, folks said its good with vegetables or potatoes. Since we love okra in our house I figured lets sauté some with it. It was an easy to make side full of flavor, so if your looking for a fun new spice blend to try, check out Panch Phoron. It means "five spices"…
  • Southern Heritage Apple Orchard

    2 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
    I visited Horne Creek Historic farm this summer with the kids it's a beautiful old farm from the 1800's that offers a snapshot into life in that era, with folks dressed in historic clothes, demonstration cooking, a garden, some animals and a heritage apple orchard. It was at that time that I first chatted to Jason Bowen the orchard manager and Horticulturalist there, I asked if master gardeners ever volunteered with him and that I was studying to be one. So fast forward to the last few weeks I am now a master gardener and volunteering in various gardens and thought I would ask if I could help…
  • Banana Tea Loaf

    25 Sep 2014 | 8:03 pm
    On the day I made little cupcakes for the wee man's third birthday I realized I didn't have enough cake for the adults and we all like cake right, so I quickly made this banana tea loaf was super easy and was a hit, with the kids and adults a like. Funny I used to be so intimated by baking and have made lots of mistakes, you see my Grandma is one of the worlds best bakers and has big shoes to fill. But as they say practice makes perfect and over the years baking is getting a little easier. I love making cakes with the kids and have been since they were young. Our daughter is now 6 I started…
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    Guilty Kitchen

  • Doughnut FRYday – Roundup

    Elizabeth
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Because I had the stomach flu all week and only just started feeling better, I didn’t feel like firing up the deep fryer this week. So, instead, I rounded up the month’s best doughnut posts from around the web (fried only…what is WITH this baked doughnut trend?!) and pooled them all together for you to drool over. If you have a hankering for some doughnuts, you’ll probably find the perfect recipe right here… DOn’t forget to tag your doughnut pics with the hashtag #DoughnutFRYday!(...)Read the rest of Doughnut FRYday – Roundup (173 words) © Elizabeth…
  • Savoury Waffles

    Elizabeth
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    Breakfast for dinner is probably one of my most favourite ways to make dinner in a hurry. What’s faster than frying some eggs, bacon or sausages and whipping up some delicious waffles in less than ten minutes? I kid you not, these Savoury Waffles take even the most amateur of cooks less than twenty minutes to make, and that’s if you are having a tough time concentrating on the task at hand. Plus who doesn’t love yolk porn, aka egg gravy? Sure, slather some butter on that mother when it comes hot off the grill, but the egg gravy is where it’s truly at. If you have made…
  • Doughnut FRYday – Old Fashioned Cake

    Elizabeth
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    This is the result of further testing on this recipe. The published recipe below will result in these beautifully cracked doughnuts vs. the only slightly cracked version in the other photos.   Yay! Two doughnut posts in a row! But fear not doughnut haters (do those exist??), I have a yummy savoury waffle recipe coming up tout suite! But first, let’s get back to these amazing simple doughnut recipes. Last week’s response was pretty positive, so I figured I’d better keep with the simple stuff for a bit. I might try Crullers next though, simple yet slightly difficult?
  • Doughnut FRYday – Glazed Doughnuts

    Elizabeth
    3 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    I’m starting a new hashtag: #DoughnutFRYday and I’m hoping it will go no less than completely viral by next week. So get tweeting, instagramming and sharing until this bad boy comes back around next Friday. Or else there will no more doughn….oh who am I kidding?! I’ll just be over here making mad doughnuts, sharing them with y’all for purely selfish reasons…mostly so I can stuff them in my dough hole. After the popularity of the Apple Fritter Doughnuts last week, I knew I had to succumb to my relentless cravings for doughnuts by just making them for…
  • Keeping Kids Entertained After School

    Elizabeth
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:33 pm
    I know what you’re thinking: “Why is there no glorious recipe for something awesome and delicious right now?!” I totally get that, but I also want you to remember a couple of things. First, that I am a mom of two small humans and second, that I spend the majority of my free time with them. If you are reading this post, just know that I wrote it when the kids were either in school (in which case, hallelujah!) or while they were in the house with me but completely involved in something super interesting, giving me ample time to write without constant requests for food or butt…
 
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    Mission: Food

  • Cranberry-Apple-Cinnamon Scones

    Victoria
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Last year, I shared a recipe for delicious, seasonal Pumpkin-Pecan Scones with Maple Glaze. Today, I'm sharing another scone recipe that's perfect for fall! These Cranberry-Apple-Cinnamon scones combine the essence of apple pie with the bright, tart flavor of fresh cranberries--two very prominent ingredients this time of year. And then the intense cinnamon glaze really takes these fragrant scones over the edge. These scones freeze beautifully. In fact, that's what I did. I cut them, froze them, and then baked them straight from the freezer. By freezing these scones, it actually prevents the…
  • Hoisin Baby Back Ribs

    Victoria
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    These are some of my favorite ribs. I've made them for guests on many occasions over the years and they have always met rave reviews. And I have a secret for you. They aren't even grilled! They are super easy to make year-round because you actually prepare them in the oven.Broiling the ribs first gives the ribs some great color and texture. Then placing the ribs on a rack over a small pool of water in a roasting pan actually allows them to stay super moist during the slow cooking process. By the end of a couple hours, your ribs are practically falling off the bone (and if you overcook them,…
  • Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Dumplings + GIVEAWAY!

    Victoria
    6 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    There are few culinary delights in the world that make me as happy as indulging in fresh dumplings. I'm partial to Asian dumplings in particular, but truly I'm an equal opportunity dumpling lover. I didn't grow up eating dumplings, and in fact wasn't introduced to even American-style Asian food probably until my teenage years. Authentic Asian food came much later.I remember my very first experience with dim sum in Manhattan's Chinatown some years back. Although I had eaten dumplings from takeout restaurants in the past, this was really my first foray into a more authentic experience with a…
  • Carrot-Ricotta Ravioli with Herbed Butter

    Victoria
    2 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Although we live in an age where focus is on convenience, creating a meal completely from scratch is not only personally gratifying to see each component come together in perfect harmony, but the quality of a meal created without using pre-made ingredients is fresher and tastes better.I recently shared a recipe for Candy-Wrapped Tortelli which featured Swiss chard from my parents' garden, local tomatoes, homemade ricotta and mascarpone cheeses, and homemade pasta dough. I mentioned in that post that I also made another stuffed pasta that same day. Today I'm sharing that second recipe!Carrot…
  • Castle Hill Inn: A Scenic Meal Like None Other

    Victoria
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Whenever people ask me to share my favorite restaurants in Rhode Island, Newport's Castle Hill Inn always makes it to the list. A quaint seaside inn is set against a beautiful nautical backdrop with a sprawling lawn scattered with ever-popular Adirondack chairs boasting to die for views. From Memorial Day to Columbus Day, the lawn is the place to be, featuring lunch Monday through Saturday and brunch on Sunday (complete with live jazz music).Although there is seating in the small dining room indoors, the seasonal outdoor seating is incredibly popular. During the non-summer months, lunch and…
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    Savoring Time in the Kitchen

  • Parmesan Peppercorn "No Knead" Bread

    12 Oct 2014 | 10:59 am
    I've made this bread twice in one week.  It's that good.   The recipe was inspired by our daughter and son-in-law who love the Parmesan pepper bread that they buy at a favorite Italian restaurant and retail sore.  They had brought us a sample of that bread this past summer and I wanted to see if I could recreate for them when they came for dinner this past week. I decided on using a hearty, no knead, crusty bread for my experiment - the kind of bread that you bake in a covered dutch oven. After the dough had risen for the specified amount of time,  I patted it into a…
  • Butternut Squash, Apple, and Leek Soup

    4 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    What a crazy week of weather it has been here!  Monday, it was 84F, by late Monday afternoon it dropped to 59F.  It warmed to 80 again on Thursday, cold and rainy on Friday and tonight we have a frost warning.  This is a soup weekend if there ever was one!Last week, a fellow blogger, Bonnie, at From a Writer's Kitchen, wrote about a butternut squash soup made with apple that she found in the Chicago Tribute. You can click on the link above and see the recipe Bonnie made. It sounds wonderful and I love butternut squash.  Bonnie mentioned how flavorful the soup was with the…
  • Apple and Cheese Turnovers

    27 Sep 2014 | 10:08 am
    My first official dessert of autumn!  I knew it had to be something with apples.  Apple and spice and every nice, you know.  A absolute must at this time of year. What is your favorite kind of apple?  I love an apple that is sweet and juicy and has a lot of crunch.  I usually pick Fuji, Braeburn or Honey Crisp.  I still haven't tried the new Sweet Tango yet.  I was thrilled to see organic Honey Crisp apples at the market this week.  I do try my best to avoid the "Dirty Dozen".These little turnovers, or hand pies as people like to call them now, …
  • Tomato Jam with Honey and Spice

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:04 am
    Here you see that last of my garden tomatoes, sniff-sniff.  I had almost five pounds of the red, luscious beauties that needed to be used while before they went bad.  Tomato Jam to my tomatoes rescue!  Seriously, folks, this stuff is so delicious.  Sweet and spicy at the same time.  This is a really upscale and fabulous alternative to that condiment in a squeeze bottle called ketchup.  Thick, jammy and wonderful. Think Christmas gifting!I used some beautiful, local honey for this project since I wanted to bring the best out of my summer labor growing those…
  • Grilled Chicken Pasta with Tomato and Eggplant Sauce

    12 Sep 2014 | 5:54 am
    As I mentioned in my last post, I have an overabundance of homegrown ripe tomatoes. I have two large baking pans on my kitchen counter filled with them. Not a bad position to be in because we dearly love homegrown tomatoes but scary when it comes to using them all before they become overripe.  This year, I added San Marzano tomatoes to my garden just so I could make tomato sauce.  I am also growing eggplant in a container on the patio for the first time. It's a small variety called "Little Fingers".  I just started harvesting them this past week. They are so cute!  Since I…
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    Roti n Rice

  • Roasted Vegetables with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

    Linda
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    Nothing beats Roasted Vegetables with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette freshly harvested from the garden. They are sweet, tender, and makes a wonderful side dish. The post Roasted Vegetables with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette appeared first on Roti n Rice.
  • Checkerboard Cookies

    Linda
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    These eggless vanilla and chocolate flavored Checkerboard Cookies are light and buttery. They are perfect for tea time or special occasions. Includes video. The post Checkerboard Cookies appeared first on Roti n Rice.
  • Truly Colorful Colorado!

    Linda
    6 Oct 2014 | 5:51 pm
    A trip down memory lane in Colorful Colorado with visits to Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Loveland, Fort Collins, Longmont, and Boulder. The post Truly Colorful Colorado! appeared first on Roti n Rice.
  • Siamese Laksa (Laksa Lemak)

    Linda
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    This super tasty Siamese Laksa a.k.a. Lemak Laksa has all the deliciousness of asam laksa and the creaminess of curry laksa. It is a must try! The post Siamese Laksa (Laksa Lemak) appeared first on Roti n Rice.
  • 25 Best Comfort Foods

    Linda
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    25 Best Comfort Foods to prepare as the weather cools down. Choose from warm and delicious appetizers, soups, side dishes, main dishes, and noodles. The post 25 Best Comfort Foods appeared first on Roti n Rice.
 
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    Turntable Kitchen

  • Single Serving: Houndmouth – Casino

    Matt Dillon
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    This may be my longest post to date…..okay well it’s only my third post, so that’s not saying much. First – a little #historylesson for ya here. So there used to be this website called “We Are Hunted,” basically it was a chart for emerging artists, an indie top 100 so to speak. Well long story short it no longer exists; the site was bought out by Twitter and well, if you visit it all you get is a link to Twitter music……lame. Before any of that happened I found this band on there called Houndmouth and their song “Pennetentiary.” After…
  • Single Serving: Crying – Batang Killjoy

    Josh Henderson
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:39 am
    If you’re in need of some seriously fun melodies combined with epic video game sounds, you’ll want to press play on the latest offering from Crying. And that description merely scratches the surface of the band’s sound. The delicate vocals of lead singer Elaiza Santos float underneath the calculated yet chaotic mix – creating something that is as enjoyable as it is challenging. “Get Olde / Second Wind” is out November 18th on Run For Cover Records.
  • Single Serving: Monster Rally & Jay Stone – Cognac (feat. Brandon Rayson)

    Matthew Hickey
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Exotic rhythm manipulator Monster Rally (a.k.a. Ted Feighan) is back and this time he’s brought friends. His latest, Foreign Pedestrians, is the first collaborative release between the LA-based producer and Oakland-based emcee Jay Stone. On the album’s smoky lounge set first single “Cognac” Feighan lays out a funky, sax-sampling vibe for Stone and guest emcee Brandon Rayson to spill out juicy narratives about chasing girls, sipping on IPAs, and noshing on vegan donuts. The whole thing has a nice old school vibe to it that we’re totally feeling. Get your…
  • Interview: Visuals

    Jeffrey Silverstein
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Berlin-via-NYC songwriter/guitarist/producer Andrew Fox, aka VISUALS is no stranger to the world of Turntable Kitchen. A Pairings Box alumini, Fox has stirred our attention via his brand of psych-experimentalism since the release of his 2013, Darkside produced EP. As VISUALS, Fox’s songwriting is lionhearted. Transcendental and deeply soothing, there is a backbone to his compositions oftentimes absent in the realm of electronic music. Ahead of an upcoming full-length, we caught up with Fox at home in Berlin to speak about working with the Other People crew, staying healthy on tour,…
  • Single Serving: Josef Salvat – Open Season

    Matt Dillon
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    When I heard Josef Salvat‘s “Every Night” for the first time last year my finger developed some sort of compulsive disorder, it kept hitting repeat…..repeat….repeat, repeat, repeat. The song was, relaxing, cheerful and encouraging; I just couldn’t get enough. New songs eventually fade on the ears and we all move on to the next great beat, but I couldn’t wait for his next song to pop up on my Soundcloud stream. Fast forward almost a WHOLE year later I happen scroll past the “In Your Prime” EP and so begins my new addiction. “Open…
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    Jersey Bites

  • Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

    Lou Petrella
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
    THIS WEEKEND October 17 to 19: The traditional German celebration of Oktoberfest comes to Cape May. The Town Fire Bank Company hosts an Oktoberfest featuring seasonal and regular beers provided by the Cape May Brewery, live music and food from Smoke-n-Bones. The event is free with a $5 suggested donation to benefit the Fire Company. Cape May Airport, 415 Breakwater Rd., Rio […] The post Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond appeared first on Jersey Bites.
  • Plymouth Rock Loves #FoodThatRocks

    Deborah Smith, Executive Editor
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    From the natural beauty of the mountains to the bright lights of the shore, this state has so much to offer. And so much to eat! With that in mind, we’re excited to announce #FoodThatRocks, and our partnership with Plymouth Rock Assurance, one of New Jersey’s leading insurance groups. Plymouth Rock makes sure New Jerseyans […] The post Plymouth Rock Loves #FoodThatRocks appeared first on Jersey Bites.
  • Kitchen Consigliere in Collingswood

    Beth
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    A Winning Connection You never know what you’re going to get when you venture into a restaurant with Deal of the Day vouchers in hand. If you’re lucky, you’ll end up with a great score. You may even wind up feeling like you’re part of the family. That’s the feeling we had after our first time dining […] The post Kitchen Consigliere in Collingswood appeared first on Jersey Bites.
  • Just Jersey Jazz & Food Truck Fest Oct 19

    Deborah Smith, Executive Editor
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:38 pm
    This sponsored article is brought to you by JMK Shows & Events. There really isn’t anything more hip, sophisticated or family cool to do on a beautiful fall day than spend it surrounded by the finest gourmet food, immersed in the sounds of incredible jazz bands, while enjoying a multitude of fantastic family activities and […] The post Just Jersey Jazz & Food Truck Fest Oct 19 appeared first on Jersey Bites.
  • Grissini in Englewood Cliffs

    Veronique @ Food &#38; Wine Chickie
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:42 am
      Classic Italian Hospitality Last week, I was invited to dine at Grissini Restaurant in Englewood Cliffs with a small group of foodies. For 21 years, owner Tony Del Gatto has shared his love of vera cucina Italiana, aka true Italian cuisine. I’d not yet been to this classic Italian restaurant and we were immediately made to […] The post Grissini in Englewood Cliffs appeared first on Jersey Bites.
 
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    A Culinary Journey With Chef Dennis

  • Pinkwashing – The Dirty Little Secrets

    Chef Dennis Littley
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:41 am
    It’s October and that means its  Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means that everything from the White House to the NFL is draped in pink to show support for this very worthy cause.    But there’s a Dirty Little Secret about this type of  Pinkwashing that most of us aren’t aware of. Last weekend I spoke at Shiftcon in Los Angeles on one of my favorite subjects Google+. What I didn’t expect was the education I would recieve via the conference.   Talk about eye opening.  Although I might equate the experience to more of electric shock therapy for the awakening…
  • Fettuccine Alfredo – An Italian Classic

    Chef Dennis Littley
    11 Oct 2014 | 6:44 am
    When you mention Fettuccine Alfredo you get a variety of responses.  You can immediately see some people diving face first into the memory, savoring the moment they last tasted the delightful flavors of that classic Italian dish…..sigh Then again you get the others that think of all the ways to make the dish less fattening by sucking all the flavors out of the dish. While there are ways to cut back on the fat and calories, making Fettuccine Alfredo less artery clogging, you also need to remember that this isn’t a dish that you’ll eat very often.  That being said an…
  • Steak Diane Recipe – An American Classic Revisted Around the Kitchen Table

    Chef Dennis Littley
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:41 pm
    While I admit that I no longer eat beef and haven’t for quite a long time now, I do still enjoy preparing it and serving it to Lisa and my guests.   I’ve spent many an hour working on whole strips , whole filets, steamship rounds, prime ribs and just about any cut of beef you can imagine, so even though I don’t consume it personally I have no problem with others eating beef.     After all, its what’s for dinner.    Robert Mitchum was one of the first spokes person for the What for dinner campaign, followed by my personal favorite Sam Elliot ( he just had that…
  • Culinary Tour – Delicious Bloggers to Follow

    Chef Dennis Littley
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:19 am
    When I began blogging five years ago I had no idea where the journey would take me or how it would affect my life.    I often joke that if I had known when I started how much work being a Food Blogger would be, I would have run off screaming and found and other hobby to occupy my time. But the truth is that blogging not only rekindled my love for food, but reminded me why I had become a chef so many years ago and breathed new life into my tired existence.    Blogging has opened doors for me and taken me places I never would have imagined possible and introduced me to people from around…
  • Soup Tips and Tricks – Corn Chowder Recipe

    Chef Dennis Littley
    6 Sep 2014 | 11:57 am
    With Fall just a few short weeks away and school back in session, its time to start thinking about adding soups to our home menu’s.  Whether you serve them up as a main course or a starter, making delicious soups for your family and friends is easier than you think with soup tips and tricks that I’ve learned through out my culinary career. Part of the problem is always the time it takes to prep your ingredients and a lot of that has to do with y our knife skills.  In this weeks show I gave some pointers on how to use  your knife more effectively when cutting vegetables as well…
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  • Apple Pie Bars

    Megan
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    He ran down the rows, alone and crying. For whatever reason, being out in the sunshine and light wind, among the apple trees, was too much for him. My thoughts of a starting an annual apple picking tradition evaporated as I scooped up my son and snuggled him while we dragged what we had picked to the checkout barn. Later, we munched on Cameo apples together, keeping a napkin at hand for the sticky juice. The crying had been forgotten, at least by him, and I had hope that we could return, to try again for those picture-perfect memories. It’s been years since that day, and we…
  • Pumpkin Gnocchi {Le Creuset Giveaway!}

    Megan
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    This post is brought to you thanks to Le Creuset. Enter to win their new Stainless Steel Saucier pan, and get the recipe for Pumpkin Gnocchi. You remember that first set of pans you got as an adult? For most of us, that meant shoddy hand-me-downs with suspect stuff encrusted on the handle, dented lids, and flaking-off coating that you just chalked up to helping your recommended dietary allowance of minerals. When we got married, we received a few new pans, and supplemented the nicer ones with stuff from big box stores. We moved across the country only six weeks after getting married, so…
  • Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts and Cranberries

    Megan
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Crisp air is battling it out with sticky humidity for fall supremacy. One day I’m pulling out a blanket for the soccer sidelines, the next I’m wondering if I can really keep wearing the same pair of shorts for the rest of the year. No wonder my brain is swirling with thoughts like the fallen leaves in our yard. It’s been more than a week, and I still feel tired from the Byte of Texas conference. It’s not just the actual act of organizing the thing (I had tons of amazing help) but the work of being “on” all weekend, which completely wipes out introverts. The…
  • Mascarpone Pancakes

    Megan
    5 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    I have a dirty little secret to share with you. These pancakes? The fluffiest, most tender, absolute best pancakes I’ve ever made in my kitchen? I didn’t make them. The truth is, while I am pretty good at every other dish that comes to our dining table, pancakes for me are a big fat flop. OK, yes, I create the recipe and mix it all together, but when it comes to the cooking? Well, if you want a pancake that is both overcooked on the outside and kind of raw on the inside, I’m your girl. Otherwise, you shouldn’t trust me with a spatula. Technically, my husband is the one…
  • Homemade Tortillas

    Megan
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Living in Austin, we have no shortage of places that have great tortillas, and we always have some stashed in the fridge for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Always having them, however, means we also always run through them pretty quickly, and there have been too many days where we’ve been without. I decided to finally embrace making tortillas at home. Now, I’ll admit it takes a little bit of practice to get your tortilla method down, especially if you have never used a tortilla press before. A press is actually easier than using a rolling pin, but you need to use just the right…
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  • Fruit and Family on the Ridge: Youngquist Farms #MichiganApples

    Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Last week I had the opportunity to participate in a Michigan Apple Blogger tour, hosted by the Michigan Apple Committee. It took place in Grand Rapids and the surrounding area, on what could not have been a more perfect representation of an autumn day in Michigan. Let me back it up a few steps to tell you why I was (still am) extra excited about this opportunity. First and foremost, though I live in Indiana now (but literally just a stone's throw—or should I say apple's throw—over the border), I will always be a Michigan-girl at heart. I grew up in Michigan (coincidentally in the…
  • Havarti Ham Apple Braid {Bread Baking Babes}

    Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:46 am
    I'm am such a sucker for a soft, pillowy pile of risen dough. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Ninety-nine percent of of the time (maybe more), it produces the type of bread that disappears in the blink of an eye in my house, as well. A soft white bread with a tender, sometimes chewy (depends on how it is formed and baked) interior, enclosed neatly inside a golden crust. That is exactly the category that this loaf falls into. This braided loaf is my interpretation of this month's Bread Baking Babes challenge, as chosen by our hosting BBBabe kitchen of the month, Katie at…
  • Smoked Salmon Chowder inspired by Pike Place Chowder in Seattle

    Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:22 am
    So, people often refer to two types of trip-takers: the "planner" and the "explorative" traveler. I can firmly say that I fit directly in the center of the two types—I'm equal parts obsessive and spontaneous. I have to go in with a plan. Nothing rigid, but definitely an outline. I do a little research on the area. I grab a map, because I am totally obsessed with maps—always have been. I make a list of attractions, areas, and destinations for my trip that I must visit (especially if it'll be my first time there). I don't make a timeline, or even a certain…
 
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    My Man's Belly

  • Pumpkin Ravioli with Hazelnut Brown Butter Sauce

    Pamela
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Pumpkin ravioli with pumpkin in the pasta and the filling. It only gets better with a topping of toasted hazelnuts and herbal browned butter. Check out the site to get the recipe and relationship advice you know you want.
  • Citrus Balsamic Vinegar Recipe

    Pamela
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:39 am
    A basic balsamic vinaigrette recipe will get you far in the kitchen, but kicking it up a bit with the addition of citrus will make you a star. Check out the site to get the recipe and relationship advice you know you want.
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    Give Recipe

  • Melting Moments Cookies

    Zerrin
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    Melting Moments Cookies show up at almost every special occasion we celebrate with our family and friends. For one thing, these are so easy to make that even the youngest ones can make. Second, you don’t need many ingredients. You don’t even need to go shopping as I’m pretty sure that you already have all ingredients in your pantry. Well, there is nothing special in the ingredients list indeed. Another reason is that they have the advantage of freezing well. What makes these cookies so good is that they literally melt in your mouth! Melting Moments Cookies can be found at every Turkish…
  • Chocolate Yogurt Muffins

    Zerrin
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Chocolate Yogurt Muffins will satisfy your chocolate muffin craving and warm your heart on a chilly fall day. If you are a quick breakfast person, these muffins will definitely be a perfect morning treat for you. These make wonderful dessert too! I can proudly say that these are great at any time of the day. Some readers might realize that I’ve been trying recipes with yogurt and have been amazed by all the results so far. It definitely makes things moister and lighter, which is something everyone wants. So I guess I’ll be using it even more in my baking. Chocolate Fudge Yogurt Cookies…
  • Skinny Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Zerrin
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Skinny Chocolate Chip Cookies are out of this world. These are probably the best skinny cookies ever! If you can’t live without chocolate chip cookies but need to watch your weight, make these! Your chocolate chip cookie craving will definitely be satisfied. And knowing that these are not loaded with calories, you don’t need to feel guilty. What makes these yummy cookies skinny? There is no oil or butter in these! I used unsweetened applesauce and a little peanut butter as a substitution. And these are low in sugar too. The result is amazing! Our readers already loved our Chocolate Chip…
  • Lime Bundt Cake

    Zerrin
    12 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Lime Bundt Cake with lime glaze is a wonderful treat for citrus lovers. Who doesn’t like that amazing flavor and scent of citrus fruit? We’ve already started to see wonderfull smelling mandarins, oranges and limes at the market. This is one of my favorite times of the year, so I get really excited when I think about all the recipes with limes, lemons, oranges and grapefruit I’m planning to make throughout the season. If you don’t like the strong flavor of limes and prefer using lemon, just go ahead. You may also want to check our Lemon Poppy Seed Cake, which is sweet and quite lemony.
  • Brussels Sprouts and Egg Toast

    Zerrin
    11 Oct 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Brussels Sprouts and Egg Toast is one of the best combinations of fall. Egg is something I really can’t live without and I can pair it with anything. Unlike many people, egg is not only a breakfast food for me. I can have it at lunch and dinner as well. I can even have it as a snack between meals if there are any leftover hard boiled eggs. In short, eggs make anything even more special and tastier. This Brussels Sprouts and Egg Toast is no exception! If you love eggs as much as I do, I recomend you to check my Cheese Tart with Egg, Egg and Avocado Toast, Egg Stuffed Tomatoes and even more…
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    The Austin Gastronomist

  • Deep Eddy Vodka Goes for the Jugs in Offensive Viral Video

    Kathryn
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:20 pm
    I think it's great when a homegrown food business like Deep Eddy Vodka hits the big time. But it's not so great when, as part of that growth, that company's marketing goes way, waaaay, off-track. That's just what Deep Eddy Vodka has done, in their recent "Deep Eddy Challenge" viral video campaign...
  • Pedernales Cellars – Texas Hill Country Winery and Tasting Room

    Kathryn
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:04 pm
    When some people retire, they have a party. Others may splurge on something bigger-- a dream vacation, say. When Larry and Jeanine Kuhlken retired in the early 1990s, they decided to start a vineyard. Although the couple had little experience farming, they were welcomed and mentored by other growers in the Hill Country and a good thing took root...
  • Zamykal Gourmet Kolaches in Calvert, Texas

    Kathryn
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Discover authentic Czech kolaches with me at this family-owned bakery in Calvert, Texas. A Texas treasure!
  • Photo Shoot: Seventh Flag Coffee in Austin, Texas

    Kathryn
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    Here's a peek at some spec work I've been doing recently, as I build my freelance photography portfolio. Photos of the stylish new coffee shop, Seventh Flag Coffee in South Austin.
  • Moonlight Harvest at Messina Hof Winery

    Kathryn
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:47 am
    Come with me to Messina Hof Winery in Bryan, Texas, for a magical night of Pinot, grapes, and Texas beauty.
 
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    Elizabeth Kelly's feed

  • Savory vegetable and cheddar corn muffins recipe

    Elizabeth Kelly, Knoxville Healthy Food Examiner
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:35 am
    Looking to add more veggies to your meals? You probably never considered adding them to the bread basket. These easy-to-make corn muffins are bursting with flavor in the form of zesty peppers and onions, mushrooms, and spinach. A...
  • Summer vegetable-stuffed mushrooms on the grill

    Elizabeth Kelly, Knoxville Healthy Food Examiner
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:13 pm
    If you think of stuffed mushrooms as a fall and winter party appetizer, you’re stuck in the box. Get outside of the box and into the outdoors with a summer-friendly version of stuffed mushrooms that makes use...
  • Maine potato salad with horseradish cheddar recipe: Cookout magic

    Elizabeth Kelly, Knoxville Healthy Food Examiner
    27 May 2014 | 11:35 am
    This potato salad must be magic. How else could it involve cheese (a genius addition to potato salad if there ever were one), and yet still be light and healthful? Okay, maybe it’s not magic—it&rsquo...
  • Product review: Lean Cuisine Spring Rolls

    Elizabeth Kelly, Knoxville Healthy Food Examiner
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:40 am
    A few years ago, the Lean Cuisine Vegetable Egg Roll was part of my regular work lunch repertoire. While it’s a good product, and Lean Cuisine still offers it, the new Spring Rolls line blows it out of...
  • Avocado and green tea smoothie for a morning power boost

    Elizabeth Kelly, Knoxville Healthy Food Examiner
    6 Apr 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Tired of the same old smoothie combos? It’s time to look beyond bananas and berries. Start your morning with an avocado-based smoothie. Avocados contain more potassium per gram than a banana, not to mention a host of...
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    Restless Chipotle

  • Spicy Sopapillas Recipe

    Marye Audet
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    There is nothing I like more than dessert unless it is an easy dessert. As long as you have an electric deep fryer these are easy, quick, and delicious. Basically Sopapillas are squares of pastry dough that are rolled and deep fried. As they fry they puff up with air like a pillow. The centers … Continue reading »
  • Old Fashioned Homemade Banana Pudding Recipe

    Marye Audet
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    This old fashioned banana pudding recipe is homemade from scratch – none of that boxed pudding mix stuff, thank you very much! Lots of bananas, rich and creamy homemade pudding, and a serious amount of ‘Nilla Wafers make this a family favorite dessert for a reason! Banana pudding finds its way to nearly every Texas … Continue reading »
  • Coconut Chocolate Chunk Bundt Cake

    Marye Audet
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:51 pm
    This coconut chocolate chunk bundt cake recipe is soaked in a hot caramel coconut rum sauce after baking. It comes out so moist and full of flavor that it’s unbelievable — a must for those of you who love Mounds bars! This is yet another recipe that has been in the pending file since 2010! Even … Continue reading »
  • Toffee Dark Chocolate Chunk Bundt Cake

    Marye Audet
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:36 pm
    This tender, moist, buttery chocolate chip bundt cake recipe is jam-packed with dark chocolate chunks and chopped up toffee bars. Chopped up toffee bars, y’all.    Here is another one of my old recipes… but whats worse is the image. I know, right? Horrid! I posted this seven years ago and if nothing else it … Continue reading »
  • Eat More Dessert ~ A Cookbook Review

    Marye Audet
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Eat More Dessert is a combination of a cookbook and a guide to entertaining at home. There are amazing ideas for all kinds of parties from baby showers to princess tea parties. It’s full of cute ideas! Disclaimer: The review copy of the book was provided to me at no charge. All opinions are my … Continue reading »
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    BitterSweet

  • Bread Meets Spread

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    “Have you heard of HUMMUS?” you might ask of a caveman recently unearthed after a million-year marathon nap. Now as ubiquitous as ketchup or salsa, hummus has managed to surpass all cultural boundaries, weaving its way into the homes and hearts of food lovers worldwide. What might be a more relevant question in this day and age is “Have you heard of MASABACHA?” Hummus’s lesser-know cousin should rank just as highly on the snacking scale, and yet somehow lacks the same renown, barely registering as a blip on the radar. Depending on your circle of friends, it might…
  • Sunflower on a Sunny Day

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:27 am
    Click the photo above to view full size. If it strikes your fancy and you’d like to enjoy it as your desktop wallpaper, right click the large version, select “Set as Desktop Background,” and choose the “Stretch” option to fit to your screen. Have a perfectly sunny day, no matter the weather outside!
  • Wordless Wednesday: San Francisco Treats

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:13 am
    Vanilla Soy Frozen Yogurt at Fraiche Like a Vegan (Ratatouille Crepe) at Galette 88 Charlie Brown’s Nightmare (Chocolate Soy Ice Cream with Peanut Butter and Cookies) at Holy Gelato! Vegan Deep Dish at Patxi’s Pizza Onigilly Set with Shiitake, Hijiki, and Natto Onigiri at Onigilly The Curried Veg Pasty at The Pie Shop
  • Muchas Gracias

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:50 am
    Singling out one favorite meal from my summertime jaunt around the 7 x 7 mile peninsula known as San Francisco would be an impossible task. Small but densely populated with more restaurants per square mile than people, or so it often appeared, even the most voracious adventurer could eat out for every meal of the day, and still never come close to exhausting their options. Picking the few gems out from the large swath of mediocre, adequate, or downright disappointing establishments, however, is a far easier task. Gracias Madre ranks very high on my list of keepers, laying claim to one of the…
  • An Unexpected Interloper

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    It’s been a banner year for our postage stamp-sized garden out back, finally turning out greater yields than the miniscule seeds that went into the ground in the first place. Predictably, with greater growing success comes the need for greater vigilance, as plump tomatoes gleam brighter and redder by the day, proving irresistible to both human and animal passersby. As if it wasn’t difficult enough to let the immature fruits ripen on the vine, as deeper shades of blush tempt a premature harvest, keeping other creatures from that same impulse has become something of a full-time…
 
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    KelsEats

  • The Oysters that Stole My Heart and Got Away

    Kelsey Elliott
    12 Oct 2014 | 7:25 pm
    The post The Oysters that Stole My Heart and Got Away appeared first on KelsEats. If someone had told me a week ago that I’d spend 4+ hours on a Saturday night researching one very specific, rather unknown oyster – a Canadian oyster at that! – I would’ve been amused by the thought, but also slightly concerned that I’m not reaching out to friends enough. But what can I say, last night I was consumed by the thought of a Chef’s Creek oyster, a variety that, to be fair, I plan on having in my life like a new best friend. Why did inspiration strike last night, you ask? Well, for…
  • The Industry All-Stars: Craig Lane

    Kelsey Elliott
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:24 am
    The post The Industry All-Stars: Craig Lane appeared first on KelsEats. If the mustache is the measure of a bartender in San Francisco, then the mustache on Craig Lane is the one that every old-hand and newcomer has looked up to since he graced Bar Agricole with his dapper presence in 2010. Ok, maybe it’s not so much the mustache, but rather, his near 20 years of cocktailing experience that’s the real reason behind his behind-the-bar prowess…but we all know the mustache certainly doesn’t hurt. In all sincerity, it’s not the mustache or the experience that really…
  • Anthony’s Cookies: So Good, Even Santa is a Regular

    Kelsey Elliott
    2 May 2013 | 5:00 pm
    The post Anthony’s Cookies: So Good, Even Santa is a Regular appeared first on KelsEats. Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Think fast: who is the person that makes the best cookie you’ve ever had? I’d bet cold hard cash that you’re about to throw down for your mom…although your grandma may also be a contender. Hell, maybe you’d even say yourself! But guess what? You’re wrong. It turns out that your mom doesn’t make the best cookies. Anthony does. Well, that may not be entirely fair to say considering Anthony (Lucas) only makes about 15 different flavors, all of which fall into…
  • Sons & Daughters: All Grown Up

    Kelsey Elliott
    20 Mar 2013 | 6:40 pm
    The post Sons & Daughters: All Grown Up appeared first on KelsEats. Geranium Ice Cream, white chocolate, wild huckleberry, black pepper – Sons & Daughters Rating: 5 out of 5 stars I’ve been to Sons & Daughters twice over the years, first in 2010 when they were relatively new, and again in 2011 after they’d received their first Michelin star. Both times the food was tasty and modern, with a fairly unique approach to hyper-local, ingredient-driven cuisine. I left both meals feeling generally happy with what I had experienced, but in the back of my mind there was…
  • The Fastest, Easiest Salad Recipe in History

    Kelsey Elliott
    13 Feb 2013 | 9:00 am
    The post The Fastest, Easiest Salad Recipe in History appeared first on KelsEats. Over the years I’ve gone from never cooking for myself (college), to cooking all the time, to hardly ever cooking because I’m too lazy or tired. Now I’m about to go over the edge of laziness, where walking more than a block for food starts to bother me. Before I find myself ordering terrible Chinese food every night because it delivers to my doorstep and allows me to stay in my pajama pants for just a little longer, I’m putting the breaks on and making a point to cook more. I’m also…
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  • Cucinova Pizza Pasta Salad | Cincinnati

    Andi
    12 Oct 2014 | 7:04 pm
    A new place opened in Cincinnati called Cucinova and they serve made-to-order pizza, pasta and salads each for $6.99! And I’ve got a $25 gift card to give to one lucky person! I might be too generous with my food love, but I do love pizza and I don’t have it often since it would mean I’m eating the whole pizza or if I have it with a group I concede to getting what others prefer so as to not appear picky. At Cucinova, I don’t have to worry about either of those things, I can create a 10-inch pizza made with my picks and enjoyed as dinner and a lunch leftover. Usually I…
  • Reusable Cutlery for Packed Lunches

    Andi
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:50 pm
    I had a friend ask for advice on finding reusable utensils silverware or flatware for her kids’ packed lunches. She wanted something affordable because she was going to buy two sets per child and didn’t want to use silverware that might be confused with utensils offered by the school’s lunchroom. Sistema is a brand of plastic containers I like because they’re sensible in design, are clear so contents are easily seen and have colorful accents. They also make plastic utensils. A friend of mine introduced me to IKEA’s KALAS children cutlery years ago. This colorful…
  • 10 Ways to Make Flavored Water

    Andi
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    This guest post, sponsored by GoVibrant, gives us ideas how to flavor water so we’re drinking more! 10 Ways to Make Flavored Water By Jessica Remitz for Discover and Play H2O is far from the most exciting drink in the world, but it is the healthiest. Just a few of water’s many benefits are helping flush toxins out of your body, helping to balance blood sugar, aiding in digestion and regulating body temperature. Now that we’re facing summer’s heat, getting plenty of water every day is crucial to keeping cool and staying hydrated. While drinking plain ol’ H2O can certainly be a…
  • Fresh Thyme Cincinnati

    Andi
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:08 am
    Fresh Thyme Cincinnati opened in August 2014 and I’m really excited to have new grocery store option especially one so close to my gym! People who haven’t been or don’t have a store in their area have asked what it is like. It is a smaller grocery store, which doesn’t mean it offers less so much as it focuses on produce and then has bulk items, bakery, butcher, sandwich making deli, frozen foods, diary, vitamins, wine and beer. This isn’t the place you’ll go to buy clothes and greeting cards in addition to your groceries. I was really excited to see they…
  • Cold Brew Iced Coffee at Home

    Andi
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    All my life, my parents have been coffee drinkers. I never liked hot coffee, but a couple years ago I started drinking iced coffees because I needed a new way to waste money and a source of ridiculous calories. No, really it was the result of wanting an afternoon work break outside of my cube and building. Then, I won a gift card from Dunkin Donuts (they’re always having contests on Twitter) and summer 99 cent iced coffees became my drink of choice. Yes, each job I develop a habit. This site was started after my coworkers and I felt like we were eating out too much and our desire to eat…
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  • More More More: Moonshine, Cavemen, and Indecent Exposure

    Mary Helen
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:38 am
    So it finally happened. I went outside my front door half topless. I didn't realize until I came in and sat down after taking the trash out that I had never rearranged myself after CC's last nursing session. Whoops. At least I don't think anyone saw me.   Speaking of motherhood, I heard a pretty inspiring story recently about motherhood (and life beyond) from Troy Ball, the founder of Asheville Distilling Company. Troy has three boys, two of which have special needs. She ended up putting her personal career ambitions on hold to care for her kids for over a decade. Then she…
  • Lemon Cashew Ceasar Salad with Roasted Squash (and a Sponsored Giveaway)

    Mary Helen
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
    Disclosure: The giveaway below is sponsored by World Vision, a Christian charity. World Vision provided me with a set of spoons to photograph and keep and is supplying the second set to be given away. I'm on a diet right now - a strict diet, and I have a lot of feelings about that. Rather than prattle on and on, I'll sum it all up via haiku. Nutrient dense food A bottomless appetite I would kill for pie Are you feeling me? I know you get it. I'm dreaming of pizza, but instead I'm eating this kale salad here. Yeah I know, another kale salad. I promise to branch out to other…
  • Grocery Shopping From Home With Instacart (Sponsored)

    Mary Helen
    11 Oct 2014 | 10:37 am
    Disclosure: I was given $50 worth of credit to Instacart in exchange for sharing my experience using the service through this post. My opinions are my own, and I've done my best to lay it all out for better or worse. Grocery shopping has never been a favorite chore for me, but after CC was born it became even more of a hassle. Anyone who has ever had to take a small child out into the world knows that it can be a ridiculously involved process. First you have to time the whole thing just right so that baby is well-fed and at just the right point between naps. Then you have to get a fresh…
 
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  • 10 Amazing Chocolate Cakes – Chocolate Week 2014

    Ren Behan
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:58 am
    It’s Chocolate Week 2014, which is a good thing, as I’m in the mood for chocolate. So to mark the occasion, here are five of my favourite show-stopping chocolate cakes. Click on the arrows to scroll through the slider.   Hungry for more? I’ve selected some more of my favourites from around the web -...  Read More » The post 10 Amazing Chocolate Cakes – Chocolate Week 2014 appeared first on Ren Behan | renbehan.com.
  • Simple and in Season October Now Open!

    Ren Behan
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:47 am
    We’re running slightly late this month with our community blog event Simple and in Season, but in case you have any seasonal recipe you’ve blogged and would like to link up, you can find the linky for October below. A round up will also be posted at the beginning of November. I have a new...  Read More » The post Simple and in Season October Now Open! appeared first on Ren Behan | renbehan.com.
  • St Albans and Harpenden Food and Drink Festival 2014 Highlights

    Ren Behan
    8 Oct 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Our seventh annual St Albans and Harpenden Food and Drink Festival, organised by the St Albans City and District Council, came to a close this week, ending with an awards ceremony held at the lovely Lakeside Restaurant in St Michael’s Manor Hotel. The Festival brought together and showcased some of our very best restaurants, cafés, bars, local producers,...  Read More » The post St Albans and Harpenden Food and Drink Festival 2014 Highlights appeared first on Ren Behan | renbehan.com.
  • Giveaway – Omlet Kitchen Accessories RRP £50

    Ren Behan
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:37 am
    Lots of people are keeping chickens again and it’s always a lovely ‘update’ too see photos of friends and family collecting eggs from no further than the bottom of their own garden. My grandmother used to keep chickens and a highlight of any visit would be collecting some fresh eggs for breakfast.  These days, there...  Read More » The post Giveaway – Omlet Kitchen Accessories RRP £50 appeared first on Ren Behan | renbehan.com.
  • Easy Stove Top Chicken Casserole

    Ren Behan
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:04 am
    As we ease ourselves into autumn, there is plenty to encourage us into the kitchen. Perhaps we might be inspired to preserve some of those late summer gluts, or try a recipe from an ‘up and coming’ cuisine, or to simply dig out those slow-cookers and cast-iron pans to get a nice, warming stew or...  Read More » The post Easy Stove Top Chicken Casserole appeared first on Ren Behan | renbehan.com.
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  • 7 Tips for Entertaining in Style with Effortless Ease

    Ivy Larson
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Ivy Larson Planning on entertaining for the upcoming holidays? You can absolutely pull it off and create a truly beautiful and memorable event by following my 7 essential tips for entertaining with style below. Just this past weekend I hosted a sit-down bridal luncheon for 21 lovely ladies at my home in honor of my dear friend...  Read More » The post 7 Tips for Entertaining in Style with Effortless Ease appeared first on Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine.
  • Gluten Free Quiche with Spinach and Artichoke

    Ivy Larson
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Ivy Larson Just this past weekend I hosted my first ever sit down bridal luncheon for 21 lovely ladies at my house in honor of my dear friend and Clean Cuisine’s “Ask Erin” columnist, Erin Lodeesen. Since we had a number of guests attending the event who were on restricted diets, I was trying to come up with a delicious make-ahead clean...  Read More » The post Gluten Free Quiche with Spinach and Artichoke appeared first on Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine.
  • Tahini Salad with Shitakes and Arugula

    Ivy Larson
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:56 am
    Ivy Larson Last night I made one of my favorite simple salad combos, warm shitake mushrooms over arugula with my extraordinarily healthy and delicious Tahini Salad Dressing. I turn to earthy and delectable shitake mushrooms for many reasons (some of which you can read HERE), but last night I paired them with my tahini salad dressing because I was...  Read More » The post Tahini Salad with Shitakes and Arugula appeared first on Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine.
  • Butternut Squash Muffins

    Erin Lodeesen
    5 Oct 2014 | 8:37 pm
    Erin Lodeesen It’s that time again….the air is cooling, the leaves are changing, and the scarves and sweaters are being moved to the front of our closets. It’s fall…the most magical time of year. But, instead of falling prey to the pumpkin spice phenomenon that is becoming so cliché it’s hard to take serious anymore, we thought...  Read More » The post Butternut Squash Muffins appeared first on Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine.
  • Thank You for Subscribing to Our Newsletter and Entering the Kypris Beauty Giveaway

    Erin Lodeesen
    5 Oct 2014 | 5:32 pm
    Erin Lodeesen ***Make sure that you check your email and CONFIRM your subscription with us, so that you can receive and read the newsletter to claim your prize!*** Please also add us to your contacts so that the newsletter with recipes, fitness tips, and giveaways doesn’t go to your spam mailbox! But, you still have three more...  Read More » The post Thank You for Subscribing to Our Newsletter and Entering the Kypris Beauty Giveaway appeared first on Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine.
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    On My Plate

  • A Common Dilemma Sees Freezerburns Saying Goodbye As Daym Keeps On Keeping On

    James Kiester
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:37 pm
    - A few months ago, I wrote a blog about Gregory Ng, the self-proclaimed "Frozen Food Master," and host of Freezerburns™. Gregory began his frozen food review vlog in 2008 with a series of, five to ten minute, frozen food reviews. Between the publication of my blog and now, Freezerburns came to an abrupt, and rather dramatic, end.While reviewing the $2 Kid Cuisine How to Train Your Dragon Chicken Nuggets Meal, Ng snapped under the impression the meal delivered, "breading with a hint of chicken on the inside." With utter disgust plastered across his face, Ng exclaimed, "You know what? I…
  • I Love You Pulled Pork, But Stay Off My Burger

    James Kiester
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:54 pm
    -Pulled pork is a method of cooking a tough cut of pork, usually the shoulder, which allows the meat to become tender enough to be "pulled", or easily broken into individual pieces. The meat is seasoned with a BBQ rub and/or sauce, then cooked slowly at low temperatures (8 to 12 hours at 225°F) to break down the connective tissue and eliminate toughness. Subject: Carl's Jr.'s/Hardees' Memphis BBQ Pulled Pork Cheeseburger | Source: Carl's Jr.'s/Hardees' Press Release |While I love pulled pork, as such, I have to say, I hate these Pulled Pork Burgers which are popping up all over the place.
  • The Salted Caramel Band Wagon

    James Kiester
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:51 pm
    - Sometimes food trends sneak up on eaters, wiggling their way into the cracks and crevices of culinary pop culture, before we even realize they're upon us.  The early to mid 20th century saw sweetened bowls of milk drenched cereal slowly, but surely, replace eggs, bacon, and pancakes as typical breakfast fare.  The 80s saw the rise of micro brews, which would eventually horn in on Budweiser's & Miller's virtual monopoly on the American beer market.  Today eaters find themselves surrounded by foods flavored to taste like salted caramel.Photo courtesy of Amazon's Affiliate…
  • The Scooby Snack Cocktail versus The Piña Colada

    James Kiester
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:49 pm
    -My friend, and right hand, Dani was at a bar recently, when she heard someone order a "Scooby Snack."  Certain the patron wasn't ordering a dog treat, she asked the bartender what was in the Subject: Piña Colada with key ingredients | Date: 09/18/2012 | Photographer: Achim Schleuning | This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Germany license. cartoon inspired cocktail.  The drink apparently consists of Melon Liqueur, Coconut Rum, Pineapple Juice, and Half & Half.When she told me about the drink I thought it sounded vaguely like, the cruise ship drink,…
  • Red Lobster Will Be Going Up Scale

    James Kiester
    3 Aug 2014 | 7:03 pm
    -The popular seafood chain, Red Lobster, has recently been purchased by Golden Gate Capital, which plans to "elevate" the chain into a series of upscale restaurants.  CEO Kim Lopdrup told the press, the overhaul will begin with the rectangular plates their food has traditionally been served upon.  "Entrees used to come with portions spread out in separate corners in a sort of balkanized TV-dinner effect," said Lopdrup.  The new presentation style will be designed to mimic fine-dining, with fish fillets stacked vertically atop the pilaf, with a charred lemon on the…
 
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  • Going Sweet on Eggs

    The Vamp
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:45 pm
    And you thought I only ate meat-centric dishes in Montreal, didn't you? I think not. I also had dessert. Meat-free dessert. The Pecan Pie at Au Pied de Cochon was killer. An apple concoction with Cider Sorbet at Liverpool House was mind-blowing. But, my favorite had to be the Portuguese Egg Tart that I tried in Old Town Montreal at a sun-filled cafe called Cantinho de Lisboa. These beauties, pictured above, were all at once buttery, flaky goodness, and rich, custardy, vanilla-scented decadence. In fact, they may have just kicked my all-time favorite Portuguese Egg Tarts in New York's Flushing…
  • Meatropolis Montreal

    The Vamp
    12 Oct 2014 | 8:54 pm
    I pity the vegan that lives in Montreal. This is not a city for those that scorn meat, meat byproducts and the glories of dairy. Heck, this is a town that can't leave a plate french fries well enough alone. They ladle beef gravy atop and then generously sprinkle with fresh squeaky cheese curds. Christened Poutine, this "drunken man's best friend" is eaten in many different permutations across Quebec -- but I venture to guess that not one version is vegan-friendly. And, rightly so. If anything, these culinarian Quebecois take it up a notch and fry up their match-stick lovelies in duck fat. Or,…
  • My Go-To's: Waterfront Ale House

    The Vamp
    27 Sep 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Even in an era of rotating hipster havens and designer resto pop-ups, sometimes the oldies are still the goodies. I've been going to Waterfront Ale House on Atlantic Avenue for over 15 years, which is more than enough time to know that this stalwart Brooklyn Heights pub is a casual, comfort food-focused charmer. From kickin' Barbeque Spareribs and a killer French Dip with Fried Onions and Melted Farm House Cheddar Cheese, to a heaping platter of Nachos topped with Venison Chili and a bamboo steamer filled with delicate Steamed Vegetable Dumplings, the menu hits all the right "neighborhood…
  • Portlandia - The Coffee

    The Vamp
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:32 pm
    I know. It seems like I've fallen and can't get up. Blame it on a crazy work schedule and some major dental issues that have hit me hard as of late. Just don't blame it on the caffeine supply in Portland, Oregon. To finish off the recap on my trip to the Northwest, I do have to give it up to Portland when it comes to the city's coffee scene. I didn't have a bad cup while I was there. From Heart Coffee Roasters to Stumptown to Courier Coffee to Ristretto Roasters, this was the stuff. But, what about the rest of the city? Well, um, it kinda felt a lot like Williamsburg with a lot of woodsy,…
  • Portlandia - The Farmers Market

    The Vamp
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:41 pm
    A recent West Coast business trip afforded me the privilege of a quick weekend getaway to Portland to see friends and discover whether or not the city is truly "Brooklyn lite," or if Brooklyn is actually "Portland heavy." More on that soon. Today's post is simply focused on snapshots of one of the city's most impressive features. Love or hate the city's laid-back, tribal-tattooed and organic-obsessive sensibilities, there is no question that Portland knows how to put together one hell of a gorgeous farmer's market. And, these pictures speak for themselves... And, then there was this... Yeah.
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  • Fresh Fruit Crumble Bars

    Katy
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Summer! How I miss you. If you’re like me, you think of summer as a relaxing, low-key time; you imagine lazy days, long evenings, letting the schedule slide. But then there’s: reality. The kids lay waste to the house, starting endless glue or paint related “craft” projects, then squabbling, then wanting to play Minecraft instead, until HOORAY, the camps begin. But wait – now it’s making sure everyone has swimsuits and goggles and sunscreen, who’s getting picked up when? Who needs a plain white t-shirt to tie-dye NOW? And the inescapable lunches. So…
  • Veggie Semolina Dumplings

    Valerian
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:27 am
    My kids love dumplings. Every time I make soup it is expected that I will make dumplings. For me it is a random thing, experimenting with different proportions, different flours, an add this, add that kind of thing. They always turn out different, but they are always a success. I think my personal favorite is when they are made with semolina flour and when I incorporate cooked vegetables. What kind of vegetables? It depends on what kind of soup I am making. This time I was making my favorite Summer Pea Soup, so the candidates were cooked carrots, parsnips, celery root and peas. If you are…
  • 5 ways to improve grilled corn

    Valerian
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    One day Katy suggested we make grilled corn as an end of summer treat. For me as a Central European used to actual cold winters, the concept of “end of summer” in California is slightly weird. But so be it; it’s a great reason to celebrate and everybody likes corn. We’re always trying to teach our kids about food: not only to eat it but also to make it, and to think about what they like and to try new things. There are flavors we all like more or less, which of those flavors taste great together? What works, what doesn’t? Can we make something EVEN MORE…
  • We Ate It This Week – Menu Planning

    Katy
    5 Sep 2014 | 4:27 pm
    It was the last week of summer in our house, more or less: school started on Thursday, so we crammed in three days of fun and intensive idleness before returning to our schedules and routines. It was properly warm, too.  Around here, it’s not as though the seasons change on cue, we’re likely to have another couple of months of shorts-and-sandals weather. Just as well; for whatever reason this year, I was not quite ready to say goodbye to summer. I burn easily, sweat unattractively, and like to sleep under a nice pile of covers, so hot weather usually isn’t my thing, yet…
  • Secret Center Pumpkin Muffins

    Katy
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
    Our daughter was probably the last kindergarten girl alive to see Frozen. She was belting out the songs with the rest of her classmates for months before we finally got around to seeing the actual movie, when it had been showing at the second-string multiplex for ages. It was no surprise she knew all the characters and major plot points going in; hopefully these were no surprises to the other people in the theater with us, either, because my darling girl blurted out all the twists well in advance. Sorry, fellow movie-goers! Keeping secrets is clearly not our strong point here, so I’ll…
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    WindsorEats.com FoodBlog

  • WindsorEats’ Guide to the Windsor Craft Beer Festival

    windsoreats
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:26 am
    It’s fast approaching and tickets are selling fast. We’re talking about the Windsor Craft Beer Festival, of course! To make sure you get everything you can out of the region’s original festival dedicated to craft beer, which starts this Friday, we’ve created this guide to maximize your experience. Dance the Night Away Detroit Party marching Band For those who want to enjoy more than the beer at the Windsor Craft Beer Festival (that’s blasphemous!), we’ve made sure to provide plenty of other entertainment. The highlight of the festival will be the Detroit…
  • RECIPE: Quinoa Shepherds Pie

    windsoreats
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Windsor Craft Beer Festival The Windsor Craft Beer Festival is taking place this week! To showcase some of the good eats that will be available from October 17-18, 2014 at the region’s original festival dedicated to craft beer, we brought Jay Souilliere of Motor Burger into the CTV Windsor kitchen to cook with Arms Bumanlag. If the Shepherds Pie looked too good to resist but you just don’t feel like cooking, you can try it out at the Motor Burger booth at the Windsor Craft Beer Festival. Quinoa Shepherds Pie 2 cups cooked quinoa (as per package) 4 shallots, peeled and chopped 2…
  • Saturday VIP Beer Offerings at the Windsor Craft Beer Festival

    windsoreats
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:42 am
    Windsor Craft Beer Festival New this year at the Windsor Craft Beer Festival, unique beers will be released every hour exclusively for VIP guests to make them feel extra special. While Saturday VIP tickets are sold out, there are still VIP tickets left for Friday night. Here is the special list of VIP beers: 3:00pm: MacLean’s Pale Ale. A handcrafted ale brewed with quality ingredients that reflect the same philosophy of the guys who make it. Inspired by classic English ales. 4:00pm: Ramblin’ Road’s Dakota Pearl Potato Ale. This limited edition Dakota Pearl Potato Ale takes its…
  • Tiki Sushi

    windsoreats
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    Owner Ted Dimoglou is a Rock and Roll Sushi Star. Tiki Sushi specializes in fresh sushi, ramen noodles, ceviche and fresh dumplings made daily by hand.   View Menu Here   The post Tiki Sushi appeared first on WindsorEats.
  • The Windsor Club is Hiring

    windsoreats
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    Beautiful view of the Detroit skyline from The Windsor Club The Windsor Club is actively seeking experienced fine dining servers. Applicants should have at least 2 years fine dining experience and experience in a private club setting is certainly favourable. Please visit the Club at 100 Ouellette Ave., 14th floor with your application.   The post The Windsor Club is Hiring appeared first on WindsorEats.
 
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    Eat in OC

  • Want the Convenience of Cake Mix with the Flavor of a Homemade Cake?

    OC Restaurants
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    We use cake to celebrate just about every happy occasion. Celebrating your mom’s birthday? You eat cake. Throwing a party for el Cinco de Mayo? You use classic recetas de postres to make a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Five Delicious Dishes That Are Practically Made for Salsa

    OC Restaurants
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:31 pm
    What is salsa without the perfect tortilla chip to accompany it? Actually, salsa can be a key ingredient in some of the best southwestern-inspired dishes that you can make. And when you learn how to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Take a Tour of the Chili Peppers Used Around the World

    OC Restaurants
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:37 am
    Despite all the drawbacks of living in an increasingly globalized community, at least when it comes to food, globalization has brought with it only opportunity. Now, regardless of whether... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Looking for a Great Dining Experience? An American Diner May Be Just the Thing

    OC Restaurants
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:17 am
    In America alone, there are more than 400,000 different restaurants in business. And among them, diners seem to hold a special place both culturally and practically. Part of the reason for this is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Guide for Getting Great Custom Birthday Cakes

    OC Restaurants
    7 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Want cake more quickly and easily than ever before? Thanks to a new invention by Harvard juniors Brook Nowakowski and John McCallum, you can have it. Their product, called Spray Cake, is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    New Products from Main Store

  • Magic Flight Launch Box

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:43 am
    Take Flight! MFLB Features -5 Second Heat Up -Fits in the Palm of Your Hand -Exceptionally Efficient -Trough Holds Enough for Two -Unique Hardwoods -Rechargeable AA NiMH Batteries available everywhere -Accessories Available.   -Handcrafted by Skilled Artisans in California The Magic Flight is one shocking little vape.  At first glance, it may not look like much - but after one use you will quickly realize what a powerful punch it packs. The Magic Flight uses a unique resistance heater that glows with heat instants after being activated. The MFLB is one of the fastest vapes around,…
  • Micro Vaped Glass Globe Attachment

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:43 am
    Our glass globe brings you the biggest most flavorful vapor available for your Vaped vaporizer. Includes 4 nails with ceramic heads and one Vaped exclusive glass globe. Compatible with both LUXURY and MICRO Vaped models. * Battery not included Includes 3 nails with ceramic heads 1 Glass Globe Regular Price: $69.99 Special Price: $49.99
  • Vapir NO2 Screen Pack - 20 pcs.

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:43 am
    20 pack of replacement screens for the NO2 Vaporizer are not compatible with any other Vapir vaporizers. The NO2 Portable Vaporizer is the newest version of portable Vapir vaporizers with a rechargeable battery pack. The screens fit into the top filling chamber and will help keep your unit clean during normal usage. $14.99
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    Brown Eyed Baker

  • Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs

    Michelle
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Homemade ribs are one of the few things that have truly intimidated me in the kitchen. I have saved countless recipes for barbecue ribs, but all of the hands-on time, plus precise grilling temperatures and placements, left me feeling less than motivated to tackle them at home. I mentioned to you on Friday that I’ve been trying to make more use of my slow cooker, and last week while I was making my grocery list, I asked my Chief Culinary Consultant if there was anything in particular he’d like for dinner. He suggested some type of meat in the slow cooker, so I started poking…
  • The Weekend Dish: 10/18/2014

    Michelle
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Happy Saturday to you! I hope your weekend is off to a fabulous start. We are having lunch with my grandparents today, and aside from that I’m looking forward to laying low, relaxing, and maybe putzing around in the kitchen a little bit. Do you have any cooking or baking plans in the works? As always, you’ll find a recap of what was posted to the site this week as well as some bookmarked recipes from other blogs. Enjoy! On Brown Eyed Baker This Week My Favorite Meatloaf Recipe – I finally found a meatloaf recipe that is reminiscent of cozy weeknight dinners at my…
  • Friday Things

    Michelle
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    1. These two have been total cuddle bugs for the last couple of days. Duke has started to lose his manic puppy energy and is settling in as a super sweet, awesome dog. At the same time, Einstein has been feeling a little more feisty since losing some weight, so they’ve been getting along really well. 2. In more Duke news, last we started giving him some freedom outside of his crate when we leave the house. We did it the first time during a quick 45-minute errand and he did great, so we kept with it. We’ve left him four or five times since and we haven’t had any issues…
  • Chocolate-Dipped Banana Bread Biscotti

    Michelle
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The food blogging landscape has grown by leaps and bounds since I started writing in this little space in 2007, but back in those early couple of years, there were only a handful or so of food blogs, and everyone “knew” everyone. I was a fan of Joy the Baker from the start – everything she made looked like something I would want to devour and I loved her carefree style. I bookmarked nearly every single recipe in her first cookbook, so I was thrilled when she sent me an advance copy of her newest one, Joy the Baker Homemade Decadence. As I flipped through the new book…
  • Strawberry Pretzel Salad Milkshake

    Michelle
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    One of my favorite desserts of all time is one that has shown up at almost every single warm-weather family function on my dad’s side of the family since I can remember – Strawberry Pretzel Salad. It sounds like one of the weirdest things on Earth, but the combination of a pretzel crust, cream cheese and Cool Whip filling, and a strawberry Jello top makes it totally irresistible. I still can’t help eating half of the pan myself whenever I make it; it’s one of the few desserts that I will intentionally hoard. A couple of weeks ago, the Pittsburgh Penguins released a…
 
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    Honest Cooking

  • Mediterranean Chickpea Soup

    Veronica Lavenia
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Based on Mediterranean cuisine, this nutritional soup will warm you to the bones in the cold months. Add pasta or rice for an even heartier bowl. By Veronica Lavenia Photo by G. Giustolisi A hot soup to be enjoyed in autumn and winter, with all the taste and nutritional properties that are the basis of the Mediterranean Diet. A dish that becomes even richer and more complete if accompanied by rice or pasta. Mediterranean Chickpea Soup   Print Based on Mediterranean cuisine, this nutritional soup will warm you to the bones in the cold months. Add pasta or rice for an even heartier bowl.
  • Panino with Cannelloni Beans and Tomato Orzotto

    Honest Cooking
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    An open-faced panini toast topped with cannelloni puree and served with orzotto. An ideal late afternoon, warm lunch. Get the full recipe here. Open Panino with Crema di Cannellini and Tomato Orzotto from Electrolux on Vimeo. Sign up for the Honest Cooking Newsletter
  • A Guide to Italy’s Best Gelato

    The Macadames
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Australian, Anisa Canberra, set out to find the best gelato. Discover her guide complete with the best of the best across Italy. By Anisa Canberra I set myself a grand task. To find the best gelato in Italy. A noble mission I know, but somebody has to do it. No one said life as a Macadame is easy! The mission took me from big cities to quaint seaside villages, all while sampling some of the best gelato I have ever had. Cities featured in this post are Florence, Venice, Rome, Sorrento, Siena, Monterossa al Mare and Vernazza. To help you on your journey, here are 2 tips from veteran gelato…
  • Outrageously Delicious Chicken and Waffles Cake

    Graham Blackall
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    This is next-level delicious, so don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. And we all know you want to try it. This is a buttery yellow buttermilk cake, topped with maple syrup buttercream frosting, a spicy salted caramel with sage for some true poultry flavor, topped with actual chicken nuggets. By Graham Blackall You all should know that I live for a special occasion, especially one that involves celebratory dessert. But don’t be fooled, celebratory desserts aren’t only for special occasions. Sometimes I like to celebrate not-so-special occasions, like Mondays or…
  • Late Night Snack: Cinnamon Chocolate Cakes

    Honest Cooking
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Small cakes flecked with pecans and sprinkled with raspberry-lime salt are the perfect cure for sleepless blues. No baking required. Get the full recipe here. Raw Cinnamonny Chocolate Cupcakes with Pecans and Raspberry/Lime Sea Salt from Electrolux on Vimeo. Sign up for the Honest Cooking Newsletter
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  • Pumpkin Bisque

    CookingShorts
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Note: There is a print link embedded within this post, please visit this post to print it. It’s time for pumpkins! No, I am not talking about pie, I am talkin’ soup. This amazing recipe is light and creamy and super fun to make – you cook the soup inside of a whole pumpkin! I guarantee that if you put this dish on the table, your kids will be begging to try it. The natural sweetness of the pumpkin makes for an incredible delicate taste to cozy up to on a cool fall night. Ingredients: 1 whole sugar pie pumpkin, 3 pounds – rinsed vegetable oil 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 small…
  • DomiCile Magazine Fall 2014 Issue

    CookingShorts
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:32 am
    Note: There is a print link embedded within this post, please visit this post to print it. We’re delighted to once again be featured in DomiCile Magazine’s fall 2014 issue. Starting on page 68, we present our Halloween themed “Spooky Snacks”. These spooky snacks are the perfect ghoulish treats to serve before heading out for an evening of tricks and treats. They also make for a super-fun kid activity. Have your little goblins invite over a few friends and let the kiddos help make (and eat!) the snacks. Cick the image to read
  • Ginger Honey Cinnamon Pork Chops

    CookingShorts
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
    Note: There is a print link embedded within this post, please visit this post to print it. It’s back to school time, which for most families means the start of a super busy schedule. Jason and I discovered that when our schedules get hectic, our dinners tend to get a little boring – spaghetti, herb chicken or kielbasa. Not that there is anything wrong with those options, we love all three, but sometimes we feel the need to come up with a twist on the standard weekday meal. This flavor-packed pork dish is the perfect twist on a weeknight meal, giving your family just the right amount of…
  • Autumn Apple Recipes

    CookingShorts
    7 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Note: There is a print link embedded within this post, please visit this post to print it. It’s Autumn Apple time! Every fall, my husband and I head out to several apple orchards in the Shenandoah Valley. We spend an afternoon filling our baskets full of nature’s fruit and taking in the breathtaking mountain views. It’s refreshing to reach into the fragrant branches and tug the apples free. Could there be a more perfect autumn ritual? The first nip of crisp fall air and the hint of color in the trees seem to awaken some primal urge to harvest. And so we head to the fields and…
  • Apple and Goat Cheese Crostinis

    CookingShorts
    6 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Note: There is a print link embedded within this post, please visit this post to print it. Yep, summer is almost over and fall is on the way. Before you know it, the holiday season will be knocking on our door. For us, this means squeezing into last year’s holiday party apparel. Is there ever a time when we aren’t trying to diet? This recipe is the ideal mix-up to your salad routine. Since you have been so good about sticking to your diet, we have decided that you deserve a little treat with a slice of bread and a little sweet honey. Indulge yourself, with a glass of wine, on a Friday…
 
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  • Beware! The Sugar Spooks Are Back In Town!

    Between the Pages
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Sugar Spooks is an annual cake collaboration where cake decorators have fun making spooky cakes. They range from mild to extremely intense. To see all of the cakes, please visit Sugar Spooks.  This Fabulous Maleficent Cake was made by Shawna McGreevy of McGreevy Cakes. She titled it “Mistress of All Good.” Maleficent was hand painted onto the fondant cake canvas. There are Wonderful tutorials on her site of how to she painted Maleficent and how she made the gum paste roses. Maleficent close-up Red gum paste roses This Marvelous Popeye Cake called “Century of Spinach” was made by…
  • Splendid Hello Kitty Jack-O-Lantern Cookies

    Between the Pages
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    These Marvelous Halloween Hello Kitty Cookies were made by Adda Boys Cookies. Hello Kitty is all dressed for Halloween with Jack-O-Lantern costumes and bat bow and witches hat. The first costume is an orange Jack-O-Lantern with yellow eyes and a yellow jagged mouth. A black bow with orange polka dots compliments this costume.  The second costume is an orange Jack-O-Lantern with black triangular eyes and a black mouth. An orange bow compliments this costume. One Hello Kitty face has a black bow tie that looks like a bat and the other Hello Kitty face has a witches hat over one ear. Hello…
  • We're Gonna Pay A Call On The Addams Family

    Between the Pages
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Marzia Caruso Cake Design made this Magnificent Addams Family Cake.  Let’s pay a call on this edible version of the Addams Family cake where we will meet Lurch, Gomez, Morticia, Grandmama, Pugsley, Wednesday, Thing,  and Cousin Itt.  The bottom cake layer is decorated to look like an old wooden fence. The gate has black two eyes and a black frowning mouth. The top layer has red sides with black vines. The top of the cake looks like a black and white tiled checker board floor. Morticia is sitting in the iconic beige wicker Addams Family chair. She has black hair and is wearing a long…
  • Fabulous Corpse Bride In Coffin Cake

    Between the Pages
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    This Fabulous Corpse Bride Cake was made by Sprinkle Bakes. The cake board is white with white roses. The coffin is brown on the sides with a woodgrain pattern. The top of the coffin is covered in dark red with black buttons to represent a quilted pattern.  The Corpse Bride is laying on top. The bones of one leg and one arm look like that of a skeleton. One arm, part of one leg, and the other leg is blue. Her face and neckline are also blue. She is wearing white shoes. She is wearing a white dress with pearls at the top and blue trim in the front. She is purple long hair and has a white…
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    FaveHealthyRecipes.com Articles

  • Skinny Monkey Cookies

    17 Oct 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Who says cookies cant be easy and healthy? This delightful oatmeal cookie recipe uses applesauce, cocoa powder and bananas to sweeten the batch so you enjoy these pleasures without any guilt. Skinny Monkey Cookies are also super simple to make. There is a short list of ingredients and an even shorter list of steps. These cookies are totally delicious and completely natural. They are also dairy free and egg free so those with dietary restrictions can enjoy them, too. Even though these cookies are technically a dessert, they are the perfect mid-afternoon pick-me-up or post-workout snack.
  • 7 Day Meal Plan for a Low Carb Diet

    17 Oct 2014 | 1:47 pm
    If youre looking to test-drive a low-carb diet or if your current meal plan needs rejuvenation, weve pulled together a sample weekly menu to help you meet your weight loss goals.
  • DIY Pumpkin Spice

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:35 am
    Beyond cooler weather, shorter days, and football games, the arrival of fall means pumpkin - pumpkin everything. It's the one time of the year where you can have pumpkin cake, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pie, pumpkin pasta, and pumpkin coffee. If you find yourself making these recipes, you'll notice that many of them call for pumpkin spice. When you don't have pumpkin spice on hand, there is a way to make it without running to the store. DIY Pumpkin Spice is just a blend of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice. This easy recipe will show you how to make pumpkin spice. Once you make it, keep it…
  • Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Bake

    17 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    If you're craving something sweet to eat in the morning, then look no further than to this Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Bake. It's like having dessert for breakfast, but better because this healthy breakfast casserole is totally guilt-free. This easy breakfast recipe uses no refined sugar, no dairy, and no flour making it completely vegan and gluten free. You mouth will water over how good this tastes. It has all the same delectable cinnamon-nutmeg flavors of pumpkin pie with the addition of a nutty and crunchy topping from the quinoa. This pumpkin pie breakfast bake is the perfect way to start your…
  • All Day Chicken Stew

    17 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    All Day Chicken Stew is a phenomenal dish loaded with hearty ingredients. This chicken stew recipe calls for sweet potatoes, artichokes, pumpkin puree, and Mr. Superfood aka quinoa. The quinoa makes this dish super filling. If you want a meal that's relatively low calorie but high in flavor and nutrition, this is it. Plus, this easy stew recipe is made in a slow cooker so you can be gone all day and still come home to warm dinner. There is no mess and no stress involved. This sweet, savory, and cozy stew is the perfect meal for a chilly, busy night.
 
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    Cuisine Diva

  • Dairy-Free Sweet Cashew Cheese

    Lynn Smythe
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:41 am
    Above: Sweet cashew cheese Have you heard of cashew cheese, or have you ever tried making dairy-free, cashew "cream cheese"? I've read about it for the past few months and a couple of weeks ago I decided to give a go and made 3 varieties of the savory version of cashew cheese. Cashew cheese is great if you are lactose intolerant, like I am. It's also vegetarian, and I think it's vegan. But I'm not an expert when it comes to vegan food. Although I am lactose intolerant, I still sneak it a bit of real cheese now and then. But lately I've had some digestive…
  • Digital Restaurant Menu Board Pros and Cons

    Lynn Smythe
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:44 am
    GUEST POST Digital menu boards for restaurants are deemed to be the next wave in customer interaction at eating establishments of many different types. Indeed, an increasing number of dining establishments have begun to integrate digital menu boards into their overall operational schemes. As is the case with any new technological innovation, including those associated with signage, there exist pros and cons with digital menu boards for dining establishments.Enhanced Customer EngagementOne of the benefits being extolled by companies that manufacture restaurant digital menu boards is that…
  • Roasted Red Pepper Bruschetta

    Lynn Smythe
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:47 am
    This is an old, but favorite recipe I originally posted online when I was the Herbs & Spices Feature Writer for Suite101.com. That site has pretty much disappeared although you might find the original recipe online.   Recipe Summary - Roasted Red Pepper Bruschetta Learn how-to make a simple appetizer out of peppers, tomatoes, black olives, green onions, garlic, parsley, balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Bruschetta is a topping for bread, which can be made from a variety of ingredients. Bruschetta is typically served on top of toasted Italian or French bread, and is offered as an appetizer…
  • What To Look For In Good Measuring Cups

    Lynn Smythe
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:38 am
    Today's guest post is written by Victoria Stotts. Good measuring cups have three things in common. They allow for accurate dry or liquid measurements, are made of durable, long-lasting, high-quality materials and include markings for various units of measure like ounces, milliliters and cups. Trendy, angled designs, colorful, stackable and enjoyable measuring cups of all sorts should always include these important features so that they effectively measure up. A recipe can only be as good as the culinary tools used to prepare it. Utilizing good measuring cups allows cooks to…
  • Why the Label on Wine is So Important

    Lynn Smythe
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:59 am
    Above: wine labels for Dunlor Wine Although the popular adage ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ seems to apply to most things, the same cannot be said about wines. Wines are not just described by their notes, but also by their label. In fact, bottle labels on a wine are what catch customers’ attention. An article of Practical Winery and Vineyard Journal explains the message that the label on the wine sends across to people. Fine Dining Lovers’ Domaine Dorléan has also investigated how the wine label impacts people’s decisions when they decide to buy a bottle.The label matters…
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    Eat Local Orlando

  • American Q Restaurant at B Resort And Spa in Lake Buena Vista

    Sunshine J. Baker
    7 Oct 2014 | 4:34 pm
    I spent a delightful Monday evening this week at a tasting for Orlando’s newest BBQ concept, American Q.  This unique restaurant combines the fun and excitement of a Brazilian-style carving and buffet experience with the traditional American flavors of barbecue.  It’s a relaxed, rustic setting with a restored 1951 red Ford truck as the centerpiece, holding the salad bar. Executive Chef Justin Leo created an inspired menu that gives guests a true tour of the best of BBQ.I started with a Dragonfruit Smash cocktail. This unusual drink combines muddled dragon fruit, tequila, basil…
  • Southern Moon Smokehouse now serving Brunch Saturdays & Sundays

    Chris Roberts
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Southern Moon BBQ is now serving brunch every weekend starting Saturday the 27th and will be every Saturday and Sunday from 10-4 ‪They are located on Curry Ford near Crystal Lake next to Winn Dixie & Rogue Pub. They have some really great creative dishes that are a great mixture of breakfast/brunch and BBQ. One of the best things about Southern Moon is they make almost everything in house even most of the bread. Tropical Mimosa: lychee, mango, guyaba juices, sparkling wine I'm not a Mimosa person but this was really good, alcohol was mild, juices were sweetPulled Pork Pancakes -…
  • Redlight Red Light Chili Cook-Off.

    Chris Roberts
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:47 pm
    On October 26th 5-10pm Redlight Red Light will be hosting an epic Chili Cook-Off.Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/260031377529166/On October 26th Redlight Red Light will be hosting an epic chili competition featuring chilies crafted by AT LEAST 12 different chili masters! A onetime suggested donation of $10 (or whatever you choose, folks) gets you a bowl of each chili! That's 12 bowls of chili! The proceeds for this event are going to Orlando's own, Armando y Jorge's Orlandoñan Hot Sauce, to help them raise money for a new steam kettle cooker! Support local! Do you have a great chili…
  • Royal Indian Cuisine

    Chris Roberts
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:37 am
    New Indian Restaurant opening today September 18th, 2014 in Casselberry in the old Brick & Fire location next to Smokey BonesRoyal Indian Cuisine. http://www.royalindianorlando.com/menu.html#mixLunch Buffet Daily $9.95Closed from 3-5 daily then open for dinner, no buffet at dinner time. Closed Mondays.Decor is very nice and clean, staff is friendly, food is tasty.
  • Kamayan: A Filipino Feast

    Chris Roberts
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Kamayan: A Filipino Feast event @EastEndMkt on September 22nd from 7PM-9PM. http://www.yelp.com/events/orlando-kamayan-a-filipino-feast-food-eventTickets: http://www.eastendmkt.com/events/kamayan-a-filipino-feast/Featuring Francis Biondi from MasterChefMasterChef Top 15 contestant Francis Biondi and Kappo at East End Market present: KAMAYAN, a hand-to-mouth Filipino feast! No plates, no silverware. Just a lot of great food and cocktails. Chef Jonjie Sibayan from PAO Cafe Filipino Restaurant in Tampa will also be joining in for this event, bringing the Filipino food movement across I-4.A…
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    Barbecue Tricks

  • How To Grill Lettuce for a Grilled Salad

    Bill West
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:05 am
    Yes you can actually grill a salad… not just the chicken for the salad or a meat on top!  Take a look and lettuce know how we did! Some grilled salad tips: Start with cold lettuce. Use a halved whole head (we use iceberg in the video but romaine is also popular see radicchio below) Grill the cold wedge on a clean searing hot grill grate Baste with a oil based dressing first to encourage charring… There are lots of different veggies to cook on a grill.  Below some others…. The Best Vegetables to Cook on the Grill By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Terry_Retter]Terry…
  • Bic FlameDisk Disposable Fire Source Review

    Bill West
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:14 am
    Ever need a fast source of heat or fire in a portable and disposable form?    The Bic Flame Disk may be for you.  This giant sterno in a pie pan is perfect for fast fire for tailgating or camping as a charcoal alternative. I know we have a lot of charcoal purists out there.  But BBQ Tricks has always been about making things a bit easier.   Sometimes that MAY mean taking a short cut to really be able to enjoy the moment.   Remember grilling –