freelance writer, home cook, pescetarian, lover of kitchen gadgets and gizmos

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  • Location: Denver, CO
  • Favorite foods: Arrabiata sauce, Thai basil eggplant, almost any pasta dish, crisp and perfectly battered fish and chips, popcorn.
  • Last bite on earth: Do I know it's my last bite on earth? I think I might be a bit conflicted with everything else that may be going on...

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What's The Upper Limit on Free Refills?

It literally costs restaurant pennies to fill up your cup with soda. The biggest expense in a soda program is the to-go cups. Drink up.

Meat Pie Recipes

Wow, these are all fantastic! Thanks everyone, I finally feel like we can put the new contraption to good use :)

Meat Pie Recipes

LOL Sweeney Todd :)
Thanks for the pork pie recipe, that looks amazing!

fridge-life for saved animal fats?

I use the website to figure out shelf-life for stuff. I looked up "Pork Fat" and this is what I got,


Garretts Popcorn is the best! And, it's a local Chicago institution. The popcorn is available already popped. You can order online,

What food smell do you hate?

and Amercian=American...apparently typing is not my strong suit today.

What food smell do you hate?

hey! it posted without me saying post...sorry about that!
I was about to say:
Wow, I love a lot of the above smells...but here is my best shot at this.
any common Amercian condiment (ketchup, mustard, mayo and especially relish)...I think this is from years of working as a waitress.
tuna salad
egg salad (both of these salads should never be brought on a plane or into a tight working environment.)

Winter squash season has arrived!

I just roasted spaghetti squash for the first time last night and it was awesome! I cut the squash in half, scooped out the seeds and initial stringy bits, coated it with olive oil, some brown sugar and salt and roasted until soft. Then I tossed it with chopped pecans and served with some sauteed shrimp, heirloom tomatoes, garlic and shredded carrots...soooooo so yummy.

Best Heirloom Tomato Recipes

ok, mouth is watering...awesome suggestions. Glad I have a huge stash to work with at home!

Goat cheese favorites?

I like to make a simple salad of baby spinach, cherry tomatoes (cut in half), shredded carrots and crumbled goat cheese. Drizzle with a balsamic vinaigrette and you got yourself an easy to carry, delicious lunch!
If you need more protein, chicken and salmon go very well with this as well.

Now I totally have to try the breaded/oven baked recipe Burger365 posted (3rd comment from the top.) That sounds amazing!

Help! Drowning in Twenty Pounds of Produce!

I've used the supercook recipe search engine in the past to help get through my produce in times of abundent supply. I actually use it often to find out what the heck I can do with everything in my pantry when I'm lacknig inspiration.

Easy and affordable drink recipes for small end of summer party

I am filing all of these! Thanks everyone, these are great recipes...gonna have to have a couple more parties now.

Easy and affordable drink recipes for small end of summer party

These are all great suggestions! Thank you very much to all of you!

Recipes you can't screw up

veggie chili
arrabiata sauce

Good dips for HOT weather

Hi there,
Here's a great salsa recipe that has always been a hit when I bring it along to a BBQ...
1 large Avocado, cut into small cubes
I medium red onion, coarsley diced
1 large mango, cut into small cubes
1/4-1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 small lime
Combine everything except the lime in a large bowl and mix well. Cut lime and drizzle juice throughout the mixture.

That's it! Super easy, very fresh and amazing with tortilla chips and cold Corona :) I typically double or triple the recipe for larger groups.


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