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Irish Cream recipe

Like @VerasTastyFreeze, the recipe I just received (I get tweets from Bon Appetit mag) is more of a Baileys color. I was thinking about making it myself but I don't care for Coconut...Wonder if it could be left out...

http://www.bonappetit.com/blogsandforums/blogs/badaily/2011/03/celebrate-st-paddys-with-a-diy.html

Anyway, I provided the link in case you were interested.

Happy St. Paddy's day! :)

The Food Lab Thanksgiving Special: Ultra-fluffy or Rich and Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Fluffy girl here! Man, I LOVE mashed potatoes. To the point where, years ago, my friend bought me a Mashed Potato flavored candle. That smelled so good, I almost wanted to eat the jar.

I've actually tried out several different ways to make (s)mashed potatoes. Only way I have left to try is using a ricer. I have a couple different potato mashers but the old school one is my favorite. Unfortunately, I can't find it in any stores. :( I have the spring loaded masher from Williams Sonoma that I'm currently using but it makes for a more creamy vs fluffy (which is what I prefer).

recipe for beans made in the oven

I'm sure this isn't what you are talking about but I made these not that long ago and they were awesome!! The recipe is called "Best Baked Beans on the Planet." Must say, I haven't had better. It's from Raichlen's BBQ University on PBS. The recipe says grill them but I made them in the oven with delicious results.

http://www.bbqu.net/season3/305.html#barbecued_beans

Once you click on the website you may have to scroll down a little if it doesn't bring the recipe right up.

What do you do with rib tips/short ribs?

@onepercent: Yes, you are right. Funny you should mention baked beans. I made some this weekend which were great! I followed this recipe (more or less) http://www.bbqu.net/season3/305_4.html#barbecued_beans
and I would recommend to anyone. The only changes I made was to use only half a sweet onion and 1 c. (not packed) brown sugar. Also used 1 poblano and 3.5 jalapenos since I was afraid to use more. I have to say though, I wouldn't mind another one to 1.5 jalapenos. We didn't have any brisket on hand so I used bacon for the smoky flavor.

What do you do with rib tips/short ribs?

@dbcurrie: That's what I like to hear! Your last comment made me laugh. :)

What do you do with rib tips/short ribs?

Ok, so rib tips it is; thank you eaters! :-) learn something new everyday. Told you I was new at this one. Smoking seems to be my BF's new thing. Believe me, I am not complaining. He's been doing an awesome job!

How does 10 hours on low in the crock pot sound...Or is that too long?

What do you do with rib tips/short ribs?

@hungrychristel: thank you! It's good to hear I am not the only one that isn't sure what to do with the trimmings. So happy you suggested a crock pot-that was the only thing I could think of to use..

@dbcurrie: Thank you for clarifying. I did not know. Might have to go the route you and hungry were mentioning. It's a little unnerving when dealing with a new cut of meat. I don't want to mess it up!

Tito's Vodka

I would have to agree with @jedd63. When I first had it a year or two ago, I loved it and thought it would become a staple. Then, I tried it against a favorite and it lost, by a long shot.

What to do with 7 Mangos ???

Ohhhh...You should eat them up! So delicious.

I have some ripe ones in my fridge too. It's very hard for me not to eat them since they are so good but I want to make Mango Bread. I found this recipe I would like to try:
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Magic-Mango-Bread/Detail.aspx

I will be omitting the coconut and walnuts though. Yuck!

What would you do with Manchego?

@allot/sarag22: What is membrillo? I've been to tapas restaurants (YUM!) but I have never ordered anything with that ingredient. I'm curious..

What would you do with Manchego?

@therealchiff: You are too funny. LOVE IT. Probably will make that this weekend. Only problem is, I will want to eat them all. I already have the bacon too (I had a party last weekend and made stuffed jalapenos wrapped in bacon) so it'll be hard not to make. Oddly enough, I bought the block of cheese at Costco. Their cheeses are incredible. Everytime I go there, I have to buy something (maybe more than one).

@Madelyn: Wow. In mashed potatoes, huh? That sounds dangerous. I love mashed potatoes. Thanks for that idea! Also, I heard about your idea with the quince. Emeril has a grilled cheese with quince on Pumpernickle as an appetizer. Looked pretty good. I happened to catch that episode when I was home one day.

artichokes

I really liked this recipe. It's called Artichoke Crusted Chicken. Mmmmm. So good.

http://www.sugarlaws.com/artichoke-crusted-chicken

Artichokes are the best. I am really liking the Artichoke Crab Cakes. WOW.

July 4th weekend, what are you making?

@Bakerman5185: WOW. I want some pastrami!! Love that stuff!! Also, what are those cookies you are talking about?? Caramel Apple Pie Cookies sound INSANELY delish. Care to share the recipe?

What's the story behind your SE screen name?

My real name means Butterfly and I am a girl. :)

Love reading the stories behind the names...Great post!

Has Anyone Ever Tried Tuaca Liqueur?

I'm with @AnnieNT. Heinous, terrible, awful. I tried it once years ago. I almost couldn't keep it down. Ughhh.

Homemade vs Box Brownies

Mark Bittman's brownies are to die for. LOVE 'EM. After I made those, I haven't made another recipe since. Soooo good.

Also made even better when adding creamy peanut butter to the recipe. :)

Taste Test: The Best Fast-Food Breakfast Sandwiches

Finally, someone agrees with me. The Ham, Egg and Cheese (provolone please) is the best from Wawa. I try to tell people that ham is acceptable on breakfast sandwiches and it's delish but I get blank stares. It's very good! If you have a Wawa near you, I recommend you try it. It's been a while since I had one but looks like they are still the same. My BF likes the Philly Cheesesteak bfast sandwich.

Another place I used to like getting breakfast sandwiches from is PureBread. You get to pick everything-bread, meat, and cheese. I liked lightly toasted croissant, ham, brie, and egg. YUMMM

Hot Dog Toppings

I had a hot dog last night that was delish. I had the usual ketchup, mustard, and cheese but I decided to add Cole Slaw. It was my first time trying that. I will definitely have that again! Yummm.

Can't go wrong with Chilli Cheese Dogs.

Then there's always the bacon wrapped hot dogs...Mmmmm

Lost Party Eats Suggestions

I'm willing to try anything. Thanks for the tip! :-)

Lost Party Eats Suggestions

@resolutejc: I will do as suggested. I remember cooking with my mom and her having me cut everything and just crying when it came to onions. I don't know what I dislike more-the taste or my reaction. I will cook with it and use for everyone else but if I'm cooking for one-no way. Odd though, I LOVE garlic and don't mind shallots (I "cry" when cutting those as well) but any other onion family, no thanks. Yet, I love the smell of them cooking on the stove and the sizzle when thrown on a hot skillet...

Can't wait for Sunday!!

Lost Party Eats Suggestions

@moibec: I like that idea...Does tequila in a shot glass count??

Lost Party Eats Suggestions

@resolutejc: Thank you! I have never heard about doing that but I think I will do that from now on. Here's the thing: I do not like onions. I omit them from recipes when they are an ingredient. Usually, I will put in more garlic or sub with some shallot. The only time I will eat onions is when they are in guac and salsa. I will cook with them for others but for me-I opt out. Not to mention, I am REALLY affected by the gases. I can't even cut half an onion without looking like I am crying a river. I really need to buy those glasses/goggles that are supposed to help with that issue.

Lost Party Eats Suggestions

@jedd63: That is awesome! Thanks! Will definitely have to use those. :-)

I was thinking about having tropical fruit...Having sliced Mangoes (mostly for me-LOVE them). Maybe Pineapple Upside Down Cake (YUM)...

@resolutejc: That sounds like a great salsa. I have never salted then soaked onions. What does that do-make them a little more mild? I like the Ham & Pineapple Pizza too. Nothing better than a sweet/salty combo.

Buffalo Wings in Dip Form

@Andrea: Thanks! I will definitely try this recipe. I've been looking for a good buffalo wing dip. Some are too heavy on certain ingredients and others don't have good flavor or there's the orange grease that lies on top. Can't wait to try it. :)

Buffalo Wings in Dip Form

Sounds like it would be great for my Lost party this Sunday...:)

To make things easy, how about getting a rotisserie chicken and shredding that in the processor once cooled? Would that be doable?

Need a Thanksgiving Appetizer Idea

So, I thought I was bringing sides but need to bring appetizers. I am going to make Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple soup along with Caramelized Onion Dip. I would like to bring some other appetizer but am not sure what. I will take any suggestions/recipes you have to offer.:) Happy Thanksgiving Eve Serious Eaters!! :-)
PS. Sorry if this was already addressed...I'm short on time at the moment and wanted to get my question out there.

What do you do with rib tips/short ribs?

We had some delicious smoked ribs on Sunday but now we have the leftovers....Or better phrased, the parts left after they were trimmed. My question is: what do I do with them? It's my first time dealing with this cut of meat. I know they are referred to by some as tips while other websites have stated they are short ribs. Either way...What do you do with yours? Almost forgot to mention they were pork, if that matters. Thank you Serious Eaters!! :-)

What would you do with Manchego?

So, I have a block (because I couldn't resist buying it!) and I was looking for different ways to utilize it. I thought of Fondue or just plain old eating it (YUM) but was looking for something else. Has anyone ever used it for Mac and Cheese? I'm up for anything! I can't wait to hear your delicious ideas. :-)

Lost Party Eats Suggestions

So, I'm having a Lost party and am trying to come up with a theme or specific eats I should have available. Should I go Hawaiin or have some things people wish they could eat if stranded on an island or...? What are your thoughts/suggestions Serious Eaters? As always, recipes are welcome. Thanks for your ideas! :-)

What would you do with Pesto?

So, I made Pesto last night just because I wanted to. Actually, I am trying to get rid of some ingredients in the fridge. (Salsa is on my list tonight.) Now, I don't know what to do with it. I already thought of mixing it with veg and grilling but it's too cool for that. Also contempleted mixing it with cheese filled totellini. I made plenty so I can choose a few outlets. What would you do with pesto if you had it laying around?

How do you make Brisket?

I want to make Brisket this weekend but before finding a random recipe I figured I'd ask you first...How do you make yours? All recipes/tips are more than welcome. Thank you! :-)

How would you christen a Le Creuset?

So, I bought my first Le Creuset pot yesterday and I'm in love without even using it yet! I am very excited to use it but not sure how it should be christened...How did you break yours in or what would you do? I was thinking maybe a risotto but not sure. The BF is wanting a brisket first. Your recipes are more than welcome. :-)

Le Creuset: Which to get- round or oval, 5 qt or higher?

So, I'm getting my first Le Creuset pot and I couldn't be happier. But, I am not sure which one to purchase (let alone the color-Red or WS Green?). In your experience/opinion is oval or round better? I am leaning towards round but...How about the size? 5 qt, 5.5 qt or higher? I'd like to hear your thoughts. Also, what was the first thing you made when you bought/were given your Le Creuset? Thank you for your help! :-)

What to do with Tarragon...

So, I bought some Tarragon this past Sunday at the Farmer's Market. It looked great and there was a good price so I figured why not try something new. I know you can put it in Chicken Salad, but what else?? I have plenty so feel free to give me some delicious pointers! Thank you Serious Eaters! :)

What's your favorite burger and how do you make it?

So, it's my best friend's birthday today and I am having a bbq for her at my house tomorrow evening. She hasn't suggested a main meal yet so I was thinking of doing bugers on the grill. This is my first time with that so...YIKES! Hope all goes well. The only items requested were my Hummus and Guacamole. I'll come up with more at some point.

So, this is why I wanted to know what your favorite burger is and you make it. Come on Serious Eaters-It's Burger Show n Tell time! :)

What would you do with really ripe bananas?

Hello Serious Eaters!! :) I have been knee deep in school work these days and haven't been able to peruse the site as I would like. That being said, I've missed reading the great ideas from all of you. I am in need of your expertise at the moment. I have some very ripe bananas and I don't know what to do with them. The only thing I can think of is banana bread. If that's all you can think of too, please share your recipe...I'd like to try it. I will make time to make the bread. :) Thanks for your help!

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Just wanted to take a second and say Happy St. Patrick's Day to all my friends at Serious Eats! I hope you all have a great day that is chock full of fun and good eats. :-)

St. Patty's Day Eats: What are you making?

I'd like to hear what you are going to make on/for St. Patty's Day-dinner or dessert or anything. Or are you not going to make anything at all? I was on tastespotting.com and I saw something that I have to make...Guiness Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese icing. Mmmm, I have to have it.

St. Patty's Day was a big deal in my house growing up and my mom always made the traditional food. Since I won't be having any delicious food, I want to live vicariously through you Serious Eaters. :-)

How do you make your fave brownies?

So, I have to make various desserts for a Bridal Shower this weekend. At this point, I know I am going to make Brownies and that's all that I've decided upon. Perhaps some Chocolate Chip Cookies will added...Other then that, I am clueless. Maybe I will try a new dessert from my new cookbook-How to Cook Everything. :-) Can't wait to read all the (delicious) posts!

Birthday Food: What's your must have item(s)?

Hi Everyone! I've been MIA lately but wanted to take some time today to read and post. A present to myself as tomorrow is my birthday. :-) And I was just thinking-what should I eat? It's my birthday so I should have whatever I want, right? Seems I'm at a loss; school and work have turned my brain to mush. So, then I thought to ask you Serious Eaters...What do you like to eat on your Birthday?

At the moment I may have to make cupcakes-those are sounding very good right now. I possibly want some Mexican or Italian too...See how confused I am?

What would you make if you had ____ in your fridge?

So, it would seem that I have some ingredients in excess in my refrigerator. This is due to the mass amounts of cooking I have been doing the past week, week and a half. Now, I've got some "ingredient orphans" (love the term!) that I would like to provide a delicious home for. What would you make if you had:

Oregano
Cilantro
Cream Cheese
Sour Cream
Heavy Cream
Lite Cream
Heavy Whipping Cream (I should not have that many creams)
Limes
Lemons
Pepperoni

I will enteratin any suggestions since I am trying to get rid of the stuff. Usually I would be able to come up with something but I'm drawing a blank. Ordinarily, I don't carry these items (except Oregano) in my frige so I'm not sure what else to do with them at the moment. I'm sure you guys will be able to help me out!

Help! Thanksgiving Appetizer

First I would like to say that I have missed the intelligent, witty banter that occurs on Serious Eats. I have been away for far too long. I am hoping to rectify that as of now. Now that's off my chest-I need your help. Just found out yesterday I am bringing Appetizers to Thanksgiving. What should I bring? I know something light but that's all I can come up with. School has muddled my brain completely. I can't think of anything and I need your advice. Should I bring Stuffed Jalepenos and a cheese/fruit plate or soup or??? Help me please. :)

My favorite icing/frosting is _____

Baking season is here! I want to know what your favorite icing/frosting is. I don't care if it's for a cake, pie, cookie, or cupcakes...I want to hear/read about it! I am looking for some new ideas. And I know my friends here at Serious Eats can help me out. Who knows-you are probably helping someone else out in the process. (I'm also looking for a killer cream cheese icing if anyone can help.) Thanks!! :-D

Swedish Meatballs Recipe

So, I have had a SERIOUS craving for Swedish Meatballs for a while now. I have never made them so obviously I do not have a recipe. I would greatly appreciate your favorite recipe for this delicious meal. I do have a crock pot so don't hold back if you have a recipe that utilizes one. Thanks for sharing with me! :)

Canned Soup Truth

I have a confession. There is one dish that I make (which I learned from my mom and great aunt) where I use canned soup, Cream of Mushroom actually. It's Broccoli Casserole. I love it. Make it a couple times a year and it doesn't feel like Thanksgiving unless it's on the table. There are many nay sayers of canned soup. But, I'd like to know-is there a dish you make where you use it, if so what is it? If you don't use canned soup-what do you use instead?

Worst Dessert. Ever.

So, I just got back the other day from my vacation in Chicago. It's amazing there and I can't wait to go back. The food and service was incredible. And dear god, Morton's Steakhouse is amazing-I'd go back for the Ceasar Salad alone. But I digress. We went out to a restaurant where we had a delicious appetizer and dinners. Then, we decided to order dessert-Chocolate Molten Cake. I was pumped. I could not have been more disappointed. It tasted like they forgot to add sugar. I thought I must have been wrong-so i took another bite. The same result. AWFUL. I could not eat another bite. My BF thought it wasn't that bad and he ate the whole thing. He admitted it wasn't the best but thought it was at least edible. I just couldn't do it. Has this ever happened to you? Have you ever made or ordered a dessert and were so excited only to be left completely deflated? Would you ever go back to that restaurant? It does leave a bad taste in your mouth-literally and figuritively...

Party Food

So, I'm sitting here thinking about the menu for the party this Friday. It's the Annual Golf Outing for the guys and the after party will be at our house. So you see my predicament...what to serve. Then I thought to ask you Serious Eaters-what is your favorite Party Food? Is there anything you always make? Is there something you would love to have served to you? I was thinking Meatball/Sausage Subs, Sausage and Peppers, Spinach Dip (cold version), Pasta salad (don't have a good recipe though)...Still undecided about the apps: grilled bacon wrapped shrimp and grilled scallops (both of which are crowd pleasers). I'm lucky in that there are no food allergies. See, I need your help-I'm all over the place. :)

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