I really wanna like spaghetti squash but everytime I seem to make it, it comes out "meh". So many people love the stuff. Cooking it properly is not the issue. I look at the naked spaghetti squash strands and think, "now what?" If you guys have some good recipes to share, I would love to give it another try. I am open to ALL tastes-sweet or savory, it doesn't matter...lay 'em on me, folks....Thanks :o)
Dhorst-- I have made the "Orange Chicken" recipe you've mentioned once before & it was deeeee-lish! I lost the print-out of the recipe. Would you mind telling me once again where I can find this recipe so I make another copy? I would like to make it sometime this week......I would appreciate it so much! Thank you :o)--Italiancupcake.........................
How I love these posts...Seems like it's my turn to get the ball rolling...so here goes..
A grazing type of day today:
Breakfast- a kiwi, cactus pear & an orange and 2 eggs...
Lunch-leftover greens and beans-escarole and canneloni beans sauteed in olive oil & garlic and crushed red pepper flakes
Snack-hummus on some crackers
Dinner-Hadn't given it much thought yet. I'm thinking butternut squash soup or roasted red pepper tomato soup-something light and maybe a couple of homemade double chocolate chocolate chip cookie with walnuts.....
I will be flying all day today for a cruise tomorrow and won't be able to keep up for a few days but I thought I 'd cap off the week with a "what's for dinner" thread as I enjoy them so....Dinner last night-leftovers. Braised chicken & veggies, salad with beets, walnuts, cranberries and goat cheese and followed by a nice cup of jasmine tea to calm me as I finished up a "last-minute-throw-every- pair- of- shoe- I- have- into-the- suitcase" frenzy... Anyway....I will check back from time to time over the next few days to catch up.....Take care, everybody :o)..Happy Eating!
After a gluttonous weekend, it's exercise and tilapia in a horseradish sauce with spinach and roasted red pepper in foil. As a side dish, it's roasted asparagus with lemon, garlic and olive oil .....had butternut squash soup for lunch and salmon salad..
Hi everyone...A friend had about 30 cans of canned corned beef & since she couldn't use it all, she gave me a few cans. I've never used this and I have no idea how to prepare this. I would appreciate any recipes you may have....Is this the same concept as Spam?
Saturday's eating was an adventure of Doughnuts n' Dumplings...and due to my earlier posting of "inexpensive meals on Saturday", I received wonderful suggestions from all and went with Vanessa's Dumplings. Thanks to BOBEATSBIG -- great dumplings and wonder how they can afford to stay in business? I guess it must be volume of customers as the place was packed with standing room only. Anyway, I went with the Beef Congee for 75 cents and pork n' chive dumplings and a sesame pancake with ham and poached egg...all excellent...I even bought a bag of frozen dumplings- 50 pcs. for $8.00-tasty food-great price...My friends were very happy with their steamed buns, chicken corn soup and and crab dumplings & bubble teas (Taro and Almond Honey) ..next time it's Pho Grand, a suggestion from Vegetarianka
Next stop Doughnut Plant-being too stuffed from Vanessa's we just brought home our doughnuts--POOCH are you reading this? We essentially bought out the place....the blackberry jelly made with fresh blackberries was bursting with jelly & delicious! Creme brulee: don't let the size fool you-packs a whallop of flavor! That doughnut is a must have--also bought the pistachio, tres leches, blackout, carrot cake and even a cinnamon bun...Guy behind the counter was very helpful and told me which ones freeze well to eat at a later time...
Today, Sunday, a more low keyed day. Eating leftovers--stuffed cabbage rolls with mashed potatoes and a salad...maybe a donuts for dessert!! I have a nice jelly one waiting for me..:o)
You guys give me the best ideas! So what are ya'll eating?
I have out of towners coming for a visit and they would like to go to Doughnut Plant. (LES- Grand Avenue, NYC) They would also like to try a restaurant, not too expensive, within walking distance. A sizable walking distance is fine too. I am not too familiar with that area. Any suggestions would be welcome. We can eat anything from mainstream hamburgers, pizza, to ethnic foods & beyond...nothing is off limits.. We're an adventurous bunch...thanks!!
Thanks to Banana Monkey for the resurgence of this thread, I'd like to keep this going. Tonight I am making cod with miso broth, leeks and shitake--got this yummy dinner suggestion right from yesterday's "The Come back Gator Pam" thread....I love to read what people are making for dinner as it gives me some great ideas if not for that day but another day....Most everyone has great dinner suggestions or innovative food ideas ...
@Sugartoast---thank you for my dinner tonight!
Hey everyone!! Has anyone ever tried the New Edy's Tart frozen yogurt. This comes in 2 flavors Tart Honey and Tart Mango....I wonder if this yogurt is supposed to mimic either Pinkberry's yogurt or Frogurt which is served at the 40 Karrots restaurant at Bloomingdales? I love Frogurt and wondered if Edys' was trying to develop a yogurt which is similiar in taste. If anyone ever had this please let me know if it tastes anything like frogurt....Thanks!!
Now, that spring is around the corner, I was wondering are there any good Farmer's Markets in the Long Island area? An outdoor market dealing in baked goods, fresh jams, honey, as well as good produce. You would think there would be a few but I have yet to see any in years past. The only one I know of is in NYC. I would appreciate any of your suggestions. Thanks everyone!
Was in Trader Joe's and bought a big bag of frozen french style green beans...My dilemma: I have a lonely bag of green beans sitting on my counter defrosting at this very moment, begging for a great recipe! I usually prepare them with tomatoes, white wine, garlic and olive oil, and sprinkle with grated cheese or dry saute' them. I would like to try something different. Any suggestions would be great and you'd make a girl and her Haricots very happy! :o)
I just recently saw this place via late night TV commercial ..This place looks seriously great, especially the chocolate fountain that the shoppers indulge in while doing their shopping. It looks like a full scale supermarket catering to Italian food, homeade pastas, great sandwiches, takeout food, a kick ass butcher shop, great seafood selection and an awesome bakery and sweet shop..Question: Anyone ever been? If so, how good is this place or is it just hype?
Going to Momofuku's bakery/Milk Bar later in the week. Any cakes, cookies or anything else that are a must have? I heard the pistachio soft serve is great and so are the pork buns. Any input is very appreciated! :o)
Does anyone out there remember a cookie assortment called "ACE" assortment...The assortment consisted of vanilla and chocolate cookies shaped like a deck of cards--the chocolate cookies were the spades and clubs and the vanilla, hearts and diamonds.. These cookies were mentioned during the holidays and were just mentioned today by a neighbor. My neighbor loved these and was trying to search online for them, on sites such as Hometown favorites and Nostalgic food. They were from his childhood--(ranging from late 1960's and discontinued sometime during the late 1970's.) I don't remember them as these cookies were before my time, but I have been trying to locate them, to no avail...They may be a Nabisco product but we're not sure...If anyone can give us any info on that product, it would be so appreciated!!!
Are you a sweet or salty fanatic? Or both! I love really good desserts! Can't wait to try Momofuku Milk Bar (wanna try the Pistachio soft serve and a share & compare some cake slices with friends) and Bouchon Bakery! (wanna try the TKO and Nutter Butter) Would like to try a macaron-but don't know of a really good place--any suggestions? Got the idea to try both, Momofuku and Bouchon based on the Serious Eats reviews--Love a great cupcake too!!
I also love, love, love the plain frozen yogurt from 40 carrots in Bloomingdales! Too bad you can't find it elsewhere. Or can you?
Garrett Popcorn is another great find...To my surprise I just discovered a shop in NYC. Went to Garrett popcorn shop while in Chicago!! "Oh My God" is all I have to say!!!! Anyone out there ever have this incredible stuff!! .
Cuban sandwiches...just made pernil the other night...next day, leftovers were grilled Cuban sandwiches..!! delish!!!
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