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Multicolored carrots - Easter recipe ideas?

The different colored carrots would also shine topped with pea tendrils, watercress or arugula. i.e.
http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/newfangled-peas-carrots-50400000127527/

Multicolored carrots - Easter recipe ideas?

Oops. Wanted to add... mashed potato & carrot whip. Cook & mash the potatoes & carrots separately. Add cream & butter, S&P to the potatoes. Swirl the cooked mashed/pureed carrots into the mashed potatoes.

Multicolored carrots - Easter recipe ideas?

Traveling Mac and Cheese questions

Unless you can reheat it at the destination, I would go with a cold pasta or potato salad.

Deviled eggs

Tope them with caviar or a whole cooked shrimp.
Avocado Combine cooked yolks, avocado, lime juice, hot sauce and mayo.
Pesto - topped w/ toasted pine nuts & fresh basil.

Passover Side Dish

Grilled Romaine Hearts with Buttermilk-Dill Dressing

I liked the recipe when I saw it on BHG (BLT Salad w/ Buttermilk Dressing):

http://www.bhg.com/recipe/blt-salad-with-buttermilk-dressing-1/

As I did the orrechiette with tuna & peas (Sweet Pea Tuna Salad) from Real Simple:

http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/sweet-pea-tuna-salad-10000001046891/index.html

Was hoping for something more "original" here on Serious Eats.

Let's talk about Eggs!

It's almost summer year 'round in so california. I only eat the yoks, but I like pesto deviled eggs topped with pine nuts, and avocado deviled eggs.

Recipes for Oranges?

Recipes for Oranges?

I posted a link to lemon upside-down cake (you can use oranges instead), from the L.A. Times, but it didn't post. Try a search under same.
Fruit salad
Ambrosia
Go Asian -- Orange chicken, Chinese chicken salad.

Recipes for Oranges?

How about an orange upside-down cake
http://www.latimes.com/features/la-fo-desserts-lemoncake,0,3290880.story
Fruit salad
ambrosia
Go Asian - orange chicken

A dozen limes - what to make?

Pad thai noodle
ceviche
I like the combo of coconut & lime - how about coconut & lime rice pudding
fish tacos
guacamole

Thanksgiving Leftovers

Sorry, Carrie. I posted twice & neither reply is showing.

Dumb butt risotto question....

I'd go with a dish like eggplant rollatini (rather than risotto), & I would bring it to the door.

Thanksgiving Leftovers

Depends on what you like. I make extra dishes I like for leftovers. Pretty much anything will keep in the fridge for a few days if stored & wrapped correctly. I do like fresh veggies, brussels sprouts, asparagus, squash, etc., It only take a few minutes to steam, broil or grill, & serve with butter and lemon juice. You can always nuke a potato (sweet or mashed). I always look forward to turkey sandwiches, & keep bread on hand. If you're a fan of the green bean casserole, mac and cheese, or casserole dishes, make extra, & just reheat later.

Sauce for pork ravioli

Go Mexican. Use a Mexican cheese like queso fresco or blanco, & a green sauce like verde or chimichurrie or mole. Top it off with diced avacado. Get jiggy with it..

What do I do with mediocre steaks?

@CJ - I guess there's more than one Annie ;-)

What do I do with mediocre steaks?

Make fajitas.
Top it off with chimichurri sauce.
Beef stroganoff.

Your best coleslaw (and variations!) recipes

Apples & poppyseed dressing. Recently I came across an adaptation of Smitten Kitchen's mango, cashew & lime coleslaw that's on my to-do list.

Picnic: cold fried chicken and ... ?

Hi. Going in, I think you have a lot of "heavy" stuff going on - fried chicken, buttermilk biscuits & cookies & ice cream when you get home. I have never packed up fried chicken for a picnic, so cant advise you there, except to say - be sure you are transporting food (especially in the heat) that is properly chilled, and wont sit out for long periods of time. I would go with a rotisserie-like chicken, salad & fresh fruit. Take along some wine & a simple appetizer.

Cooking Rut...Need to get creative here!

Make a fresh tomato sauce on the stovetop w/ the tomatoes, garlic, onions & serve over pasta. Garlic/cheese bread to go with.

Best (No-Cook) uses for fresh Ricotta?

And... Ravioli Nudi (w/ spinach), or Pan-Fried Lemon-Ricotta Gnocchi.

Best (No-Cook) uses for fresh Ricotta?

Mix the ricotta w/ Parmesan, lemon zest & season with salt and pepper. Spread on crostini, & top with melon (honeydew & cantaloupe), prosciutto, and baby arugula. I like to top meatballs w/ a dollop of ricotta. Lemon/blueberry ricotta pancakes. There's a recipe on the L.A. Times site for Ricotta latkes with sour cherry sauce. White pizza. Zuchinni Ricotta fritatta. Chocolate & Ricotta-filled pears or peaches.

The 87 Greatest Food Moments in Hollywood History

These are not recipe-related, but some memorable food movie scenes are:
The escargot (slippery little suckers) in Pretty Woman.
Mickie Rourke feeding Kim Bassinger (while blindfolded) in 9 1/2 weeks.
The Chinese roast turkey in A Christmas Story.
Then, there's TV - Debra makes Braciole, in Everybody Loves Raymond.
I'm sure there are more.

The 87 Greatest Food Moments in Hollywood History

These are not recipe-related, but some memorable food movie scenes are:
The escargot (slippery little suckers) in Pretty Woman.
Mickie Rourke feeding Kim Bassinger (while blindfolded) in 9 1/2 weeks.
The Chinese roast turkey in A Christmas Story.
Then, there's TV - Debra makes Braciole, in Everybody Loves Raymond.
I'm sure there are more.

Dressing Ideas?

Any interesting dressing ideas for this Melon & Mozzarella Salad? (The Lemon-Poppy Seed dressing sounds bland. Want something with more of a kick.)

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/melon-and-mozzarella-salad-10000002003443/

Ravioletti Ideas

I picked up some fresh ravioletti stuffed with 3 cheeses. (They are tiny squares of ravioli about 1/2"-3/4" in size). I don't want to drown them in a heavy sauce. Any creative ideas?

Cooking with Beer

I'm not a beer drinker - never cared for the taste as a libation. Since the rule of thumb is, cook with the alcohol you like to drink, I coud use your help. I have a few dishes that call for beer, and not sure what to buy - i.e. carbonnade calls for Belgium beer, & a few recipes calling for Mexican beer. Any tips or suggestions on what (brand) to use/buy?

Edible Gold?

I've never used it, but want to give it a try (in the recipe below). I did some poking around on the web & read it is edible, but one brand noted not to let it touch your fingers. Doesn't make sense. Has anyone tried it? Any tips?

Glitterrazzi Popcorn

12 cups popped Blast O Butter Microwave Popcorn
1 cup salted mixed nuts
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 package (12 oz.) white vanilla flavored baking chips
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Edible gold powder (optional)

Pop popcorn according to package directions. Open bag carefully and pour into large bowl; discard unpopped kernels.

Add nuts and cranberries to bowl with popcorn; stir well.

In microwave oven or double boiler melt chips according to package directions.Pour over popcorn mixture; stir until evenly coated. Spread onto large rimmed baking sheet; sprinkle with cinnamon, stirring to distribute evenly. Cool completely. Sprinkle with gold powder if desired. Store tightly covered.

Serve in martini glasses.

Yeild: 6 servings

http://www.jollytime.com/recipes/show

Citrus Caviar

Recently I stumbled upon an article re Finger Lime: The Caviar of Citrus. I've never heard of them before. Thought they sounded interesting, & might have great potential for a dish. The links to the article & pic is below.)

Have you ever tried them or seen them in your local market. How would you describe the taste? The article is old, so wondered when they might be in season. What creative dishes would you whip up with these little gems?

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/dailydish/farmers_market/ (Scroll down to see the pic)

http://www.latimes.com/features/food/la-fow-marketwatch18-2009dec23,0,4272665.story

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