This years pumpkin carving was inspired by my favorite football team, Chelsea FC. The image is Stamford The Lion, the mascot for Chelsea. I free hand drew the image on then shaved away the outter layer of the circle. It took about 2 hours.
We have a TON of fresh rosemary, thyme, basil, parsley, mint, and oregano growing in our garden. In the past we have used the herbs as we needed them then just allowed them to whither away until next year. We have always been told to dry them or freeze them so we can use throughout the winter. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to do so or maybe a graet easy to follow website with an explanation?
Thanks a lot.
Can anyone contribute any authentic Chinese New Year dishes? This is the year of the rabbit. We are trying to have an authentic Chinese dinner and would love some ideas.
Im sure this has been brought up before, but I was curious to see what everyone's favorite food related apps were. I like/use Epicurious, AroundMe, Yelp, and UrbanSpoon. Just downloaded Foodspotting and im excited to try it out.
Let us know.
We have about 2-3 cups of leftover chicken broth that my wife whipped while making a delicious chicken salad. We would like to use it for tonights dinner. What should we make? Any ideas?
Day one: Beef and chicken kabobs marinated in soyaki served with assorted grilled veggies and brown rice
Day two: Grilled jerk chicken for lunch and Blackened Salmon with Mango salsa for dinner
Day three: Make Your Own Burger night.
Day four: B.L.A.T. for lunch. Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, Tomato.
Man I love grilling season.
I am looking to get a subscription to a food magazine, ie; Food and Wine, Bon Appetit, Food Network, etc. Does anyone have any recommendations? Any of the ones i mentioned or any others not mentioned are ok...
Its that time of the year again...time for Irish Soda Bread and Guinness.
Im just excited for it and thought everyone should know.
Hello everyone. I am going out for Thai tonight and the restaurant is BYO. What would you recommend I bring? Wine? Beer? I am not sure what goes with the Thai cuisine.
Thanks in advance,
See you later ketchup!
I absolutely LOVE chipotle mayo and I am beginning to think it may be the new #1 condiment. It goes great on everything from burgers to fries, to pasta, to ham and cheese sandwiches, to meatloaf, to egg and cheese sandwiches.
Does anyone else feel the same way?
Quick and simple recipe:
A few Chipotle peppers and adobo sauce
Light Mayo (The chipotle masks the gross taste of light mayo)
Lime juice (half lime)
Salt and Pepper to taste
I use a Magic Bullet for this. Toss equal parts mayo and chipotle peppers and adobo sauce into bullet(bowl). Squeeze in lime juice. Add s&p to taste. **I add more chipotles for more heat. Warning they are spicy. Mix it all up and thats it. Refrigerate after making.
Please let me know if you feel the same way...
My wife and I are looking to go somewhere new and exciting for a few days and we want the trip to be based solely on great restaurants/things to eat. We live in central NJ. Any suggestions on where to go? Please do not suggest NYC. We go all the time. Thanks.
Planning on heading to NYC for Restaurant Week, but I have no idea where to go. Can anyone suggest any of the places on the list. Here is the link to the site.
Has anyone been watching this show on Travel Channel? It is a fantastic show. Makes me so hungry to watch it.
Going to dinner tonight with my wife at a very nice Italian restaurant. Reviews have said the food is prepared like the Tuscany region of Italy. What wine or wines would anyone suggest we bring? Oh it is a BYOB which is perfect.
Also - no price is too high.
Thank you in advance.
This year my wife and I are in charge of making the mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving. This is the first year we are not having the holiday at our house so I have a few questions...
1. There are going to be 25 people at this dinner. How many lbs of potatoes would you suggest we make?
2. What is the best potato to use for mashed (in your opinion)? We have made mashed with pretty much every potato, but I wanted to see what people think is the best.
*This third question is easily the most important question.
3. How are we going to transfer all these mashed potatoes and keep them hot for serving. Reheating the mashed pots in a microwave really ruins the potatoes.
Thank you in advance,
I would like to start a "bring Trader Joe's to Middletown NJ/Monmouth County NJ" petition. Does anyone have any idea how someone would start such a petition or does anyone know who I can contact to do so?
Thanks a lot and if you are with me please respond and show some support.
Trader Joes fan!
I just recently moved back to NJ from sunny San Diego, and now I am getting excited for some apple pie! For three years I was eating, and enjoying, Julian Apple Pie (Julian, CA) It was the best ive ever had. I currently live in Monmouth County, NJ. Does anyone have any tips on where to get some great apple pie. I will go anywhere in NJ!!!
Thanks so much.
Chick-fil-a for lunch today. What does everyone think of this Christian food chain? Everytime I mention the name 'Chick-Fil-A" in a conversation people get overly excited. What's the facination? I mean its good chicken, but some people are crazy about it.
Would I consider myself a green thumb-obsessed environmentalist who loves the planet? Not really. All this started from the fact that I'm just cheap. Keeping a small herb garden and growing some even from seed isn't difficult. For the most part, the herbs one uses in almost daily food preparation are ones that are hearty enough for the even the most questionable green thumb. Here are some herb-growing basics for the no-muss, no-fuss crowd.