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Wrong size pan for lemon tart - what to do?

I don't know which recipe you have, but alot of baking does not always work if you try to adjust your amounts to the pan size. You can double the crust recipe, roll it out ,and just use what you need. You can freeze the rest, and use it in the future.( Don't use the spring pan.) Go to or and get a new recipe for the lemon filling that uses an 11" pan.

Frank Bruni Gone????

Since I've been taking care of my mother who is ill these past few weeks, I have been out of the loop on many levels. All of you are quite rude yourselves, and I should reconsider contributing to this site, if I were you. Anyone should be able to ask anything here, without being told they live in a cave. As a devoted food person, it is always my pleasure to help someone less informed. I guess you guys would prefer to ridicule those who know less.

Frank Bruni Gone????

Sorry, I didn't proofread- it's restaurant

Cape May dining

Thanks , everyone for your suggestions!!

Serious Passover Eats

Wow! MMinNYC you have covered most everything. The only thing I would add, is I try to get a catering menu from Zabars, Whole Foods or anyplace that offers Passover food. I get ideas from them.

Serious Eats? Really?

I live in Tribeca, and I think it it is a far from an "irrelevant patch of land". I am, however, sure, Don Luis that any country that you reside in, is indeed poorer having you as an inhabitant. I feel you are certainly free to critcize any website and create debate. But you are lacking in manners and social skills, as shown by your callous comments. The people contributing to this site are very diverse , and that is the beauty. I embrace this, apparently you do not.

Fishmongers in and around the East Village

Have you been to "Lobster Place" ? They have 2 locations, one in the Chelsea Market on 9th Ave, and the other is on Bleeker St. I realize they are west of you, but on a sunny day it is a beautiful walk. They don't have the cheapest prices, but the fish is so fresh. The Food Network gets some of their fish in the Chelsea Market location, since they are in the same building.

Sammy's Roumanian Steakhouse

Wow- I was probably there 20 years ago. But, if it is still the same, It was a riot. Dancing, singing, breaded veal cutlet bigger than your head!!! It is definitely a unique experience.

What are your favorite products from Trader Joe's?

I love:
Blueberry preserves
pumpkin butter
dried fruit- flattened banana, mango
I've just started shopping in the store on 14th St. in NYC, so I'm sure I will find alot more along the way.

First time in NYC, where's great to eat??

Do not go to Tavern on the Green- too touristy. Check out:
Market Table
City Bakery- for lunch
Mia Dona
Go to the Chelsea Market , and eat lunch at the various places
Otto(Mario Batali's tapas, pizza place)
I also like momofuku saam

Are foodies Democrats or Republicans?

I'm Michele, and if McCain and Palin get elected, I already told my husband we are moving to Canada. Palin scares me!!!!

Cook the Book: 'The Modern Baker'

I bake a number of times a week, I have gone to baking school, and interned at a bakery. But my greatest success was making cupcakes for my granddaughter's birthday, and seeing the joy on her face.

Needing creative advice for a cupcake cake

I just went to, and they definitely have the mold. Enter in cupcake cake pan.

Needing creative advice for a cupcake cake

There is actually a cake mold available that is a cupcake cake. I believe it is by Wilton. They sell it in Michael's Crafts, and I'm sure you can find it online. Good luck!

What happened to my cupcakes?

I am not sure where your mistake was, as I don't know your recipe. I have used the Magnolia Bakery basic buttercream recipe for years with no problem.

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted very soft butter
8 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Place the butter in a large mixing bowl. Add 4 cups of the sugar and then the milk and the vanilla extract. Beat until smoothe and creamy. Gradually add the remaining sugar, 1 cup at a time, until icing is thick enough to be of good spreading consistency( you may not need all the sugar).

for 24 cupcakes

Eating in NYC with 10 and 11 year old boys!!

As I didn't finish my comment: Maxies grill is on 19th st, and has good food, sports on tvs, informal atmosphere.
Blue Smoke for barbecue
Dallas bbq(multi locations)
Southwest- tex-mex--, food is ok, but it is at the World financial center, so it is on the Hudson river
Ruby Foo's- touristy but fun for kids

Eating in NYC with 10 and 11 year old boys!!

Go to Chinatown, as most kids like Chinese food, and it is not expensive. You might also go to Little Italy, or the restaurant Otto(Mario Batali's fun pizza, tapas place) There are a zillion hamburger places, but I like Maxie's Grill(part of Angelo and Maxies near 19

Cook the Book: 'Summer on a Plate'

Wow! I hate to be repetitive, but I own tons of cookbooks, and the ones I have used the most are Ina Garten's. She basically gave me the courage to go further, and become the cook I am today.

Dear Ina, We Are Happy to House-Sit

I'm sorry to see no credit given to the interior design firm Ina used for her NYC apt. She did buy alot of gorgeous, luxurious things globally, but used help putting it together. She had an article about this apt. about a year ago in House Beautiful.

Thick Pork Chops - Cold Pan

i've bee using the Cooks Illustrated cold pan method for years. I tell it to anyone who'll listen, and now I even use it for steak. 6 minutes each side and I'm done. First side high flame, uncovered, the second side, low flame,covered.

Who has the BEST cooking show on TV and why?

Ditto, Ina Garten!! Best cookbooks, recipes that work, and through her program gives her devotees confidence.

Need Name for a Soup Company




From Soup to Nutz

The Little Soup Shoppe

Do you scoop your bagels?

I scoop my whole wheat bagel to cut the calories in half. I still enjoy the bagel, I get my fiber, and I'm happy. It is a sorry state of affairs when people care how anyone eats a bagel!!!!

Brunch Recommendation - Family Party (14 people)

Blue Water Grill- Union Square
Sarabeth's- Central Park South
Friend of a Farmer- Murray Hill
Jane- Houston St.
Zoe- Soho
Artisanal- 32nd St.

Reasonably priced dinner for 10-15 near Brooklyn Bridge

I love the Bridge Cafe, which is under the bridge on the Manhattan side. The food is good, it is not that expensive, and you are transported back in time. Check it out!!


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