Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies

these are so buttery, sugary and gooooooood. I melted chocolate and brushed the bottoms of them with it. Next time i'll probably make the cookies a little bit smaller and thinner and sandwich them with the melted chocolate.
They were big and round and did not flatten or run together during baking. Easy, pretty and delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

Cook the Book: 'Whole-Grain Mornings' by Megan Gordon

egg sandwich w/cheddar on toast or english muffin, with some spinach and/or broccoli mixed in-
or an english muffin with peanut butter/honey/cinnamon if i'm feeling something sweeter.

DIY Blueberry Cereal Bars

these are great! thanks so much for sharing. I eat way too many nutri-grain bars... I feel much better about these ingredients. used blueberry/cranberry mix. the recipe wasn't difficult but took me a while. will probably go much faster after practicing a couple times... my rolling and folding skills could use some work.

Ingredients to buy while in Cancun and Playa de Carmen?

vanilla extract- apparently it's different there and really good. my friend's mom who is an excellent baker always asks for it when anyone travels to mexico.

Tomato-Chickpea Soup with Rice and Swiss Chard

This was a great meatless meal, warm and filling on a windy winter night. I made it with modifications, using what was on hand- spinach i/o chard, white rice, chicken broth (well... almost meatless this time)- added grated parm cheese on top. Thanks for the reminder, I forgot how much I like rice in tomato-y soup :)

Halloween Pumpkin Carving and Seeds - What do you do?

I love to roast and eat the seeds- oil and salt, like you :) been doing it since I was little with my parents. good idea about picking up more pumpkins to do it again.. for some reason I never think about them other than when jack-o-lanterns are involved!

Apple Brown Betty

yum.. just found this one. saving it to try.

Drinking in Season: Strawberry Basil Lemonade

yum, sounds great

A Sandwich a Day: Bratwurst in Pretzel Bun from Easy Tiger in Austin

so good! we were here, and they were out of regular pretzels, so got this instead. serendipity! pretzel buns all the way. yum.
also had beer cheese and salami baguette. also good.

Daily Slice: Cold Cheese at Little Vincent's Pizza, Huntington

cold cheese pizza!!!! i went to college in oneonta, ny and that's the only place i've eaten or seen this. to huntington i go!
i wonder if it'll taste the same now that i'll be a bit more... sober.

21+ Ways to Upgrade Your Grilled Cheese

the one that I can't get enough of right now is american cheese on a pretty dense sliced white bread (i think it's stop and shop brand nature's promise) with 2 thin slices of boars head pepper turkey in there. so good!

A Sandwich A Day: Rich Man, Poor Man from Ann Clair's, the Bronx

oh, ann clair's, i miss you...

Overused food descriptions.

'cloying' is annoying. and the restaurant description of 'gastropub' or anything with any kind of 'gastro' in it, really, just sounds like diarrhea.

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

thanks! i'm going to make these for my husband's birthday at the end of the month. can you believe he's never had them??! poor, deprived (36 year old) boy.

Bake the Book: 'Entenmann's Big Book of Baking'

entenmann's cider donuts- not at all like 'real' cider donuts, say from the apple orchard, but sugary and cinnamon-y and addicting. they are seasonal and every year my husband and I are thrilled when they first appear and are always tempted to buy them all and hoard them for the season.

Cook the Book: 'Rustic Italian Food'

my most memorable Italian meal is when I attempted to make homemade raviolis for my husband's birthday for us and a few friends. It took all day (mostly because I broke the pasta attachment and had to send the birthday boy out for a replacement), at the end of it there were 12 ravioli. for 6 of us. as the entree. They were delicious, but what a tease.

Pizza Madness: Pizza In a Jar

haha simon- that's all i thought of too- the jerk's cup-o-pizza. gross.

Eat For Eight Bucks: Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili

I made this last night, and it was delicious. Great way to use sweet potatoes; my husband does not like them, but in this chili they were eaten. It was very spicy, maybe my chipotle was bigger than it should have been.. first time cooking with those. I liked the spice. Will definitely make it again. Served with blue corn tortilla chips and a salad. thanks!

DIY Orange Bitters

thanks for the recipe - it sounds like fun to make

Cook the Book: 'The Occasional Vegetarian'

black bean veggie burgers

Awesome Food for an NYC Wecding

I second Bubby's- I went to a fantastic wedding there. The food was incredible, and you can't beat the view. They have a great bar/dance floor setup.

going to Austin

Taco Deli! Chilito! yum have fun, I love Austin!

Pasta and Beef 'Goulash'

I'm also originally from upstate NY, near Albany, and my mom makes this a lot- also calls it goulash. She uses a jar of the tomatoes she and my grandmother/aunts/anyone available picked and canned themselves, elbow macaroni, ground beef, diced peppers & onions. It is good comfort food and so easy to throw together. After the picking and canning part, of course.


i saw 'Turkey Tushies' in the kosher grocer meat section, and also 'Smooth Move' laxative tea in the supermarket.. i also giggled and took pictures. :)

email notifications on SE: Talk

are they in your spam folder? mine are all going there.

foods to bring to a camping music festival?

does anyone have any ideas for good take-along foods to bring to a camping music festival over 4th of july wknd? We'll be there 4 days, there will be food vendors that we'll probably hit up for dinner at the stage site. I can't imagine we'll be doing much cooking, even grilling.. Right now we're bringing snack stuff- trail mix, granola bars, fruits & cut up vegetables.. PB&J I suppose.. but was wondering if anyone had good ideas for things I could make ahead of time that will keep with minimal refrigeration?
I have done this before, but the last time was about 8 years ago, and I'm pretty sure I just survived on beer and brownies. Now I'm a little bit older and need a bit more to keep going :)
thanks in advance!
Watkins Glen, baby! Cannot wait!!!!

what to eat in berlin?

I'm traveling to Berlin and Amsterdam in a couple of weeks, for the first time- I'm curious about the food. Anyone have any restaurant or cuisine recommendations? Besides the hefeweizen and wurst.. that's already on the agenda.

homemade ravioli- too ambitious for this amateur?

I offered to cook my husband dinner for his birthday in a couple of weeks- he said homemade ravioli would be awesome.
Ummm... I'm a very amateur cook! I would love to try it- but am wondering if this is a bit too ambitious for a first pasta-making project. Could it possibly turn out good first try, or is this one of those things that takes some practice? I don't want to make him choke down his birthday dinner. Also, I have no 'equipment'- no pasta roller, or that cool ravioli rolling pin that stamps them out. Are they necessary? Would it make the process that much easier, or can I just roll out dough with a regular rolling pin and cut it? Is this the kind of thing I can make ahead of time, and freeze, or is it better fresh-made? I would love to do this for him, but the stream of curse words I am anticipating trying this might make him feel bad about even asking for it! Thanks for your help!

My latest food obsession...

When I find something new (at least to me!) that I like, I tend to go a bit overboard. Hummus, goat butter, truffle salt immediately come to mind - when I first discovered these, I had to eat them every... More