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TessaLouise

New to Amarillo. Where to eat?

@Les ah Oh, I usually know how to find good Mexican food. THe more dilapidated building, usually the better. Or a Mexican market. I've just had a hard time finding either of those things. I'm probably just missing something.

@Kitchenista I have studiously avoided the Big Texan, though I think I'll have to go at one point, just for the sake of going. The best steak places we've found thus far have been Hoffbrau and The Country Barn. Both fantastic!

Super Bowl Party Giveaway: Baby Back Ribs and Pulled Pork

My dad and I taking turns waking up in the middle of the night every year smoking brisket and ribs for Easter, Fourth of July, Labor day, etc. Makes me so glad I grew up in Texas!

Gummy Pizza by e.frutti

I think the purple thing is supposed to be an olive. I have no idea about the red gunk, though.

Holiday Giveaway: The Amazing Thermapen Thermometer

A ham. But I need to recalibrate it, so boiling water next!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Case of Pat LaFrieda Burgers

Shake Shack! I only wish there was one near me!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Quercia's Pork Belly Heaven Package

My favorite way to eat pancetta is as quickly as I can. Yum. :)

Serious Holiday Giveaway: The Baking Steel

Favorite toppings on a homemade pizza...
Either black olives, mushrooms, and Italian sausage...
Or sliced tomatoes, fresh moz and prosciutto

Double Crusted Chicken Pot Pie

Looking forward to trying this! Homemade chicken pot pies are never as good as those cheap, sodium laden frozen ones in the grocery store.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Baking Steel

black olives and very thinly sliced mushrooms. Delicious. Italian sausage is also always welcome.

What's the Best Bread for Stuffing?

Cornbread is the best bread for stuffing/dressing. bake several in a cast iron skillet the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Let it dry out sufficiently, then tear it up and add the deliciousness.

Taste Test: Frozen Turkey Dinners

I went with some Cornish Game Hens last Thanksgiving because the thought of roasting an entire bird was daunting. Turned out great! And it's always fun when you get to eat an entire bird by yourself. Quail is also an option.

Do You Do "Big Breakfasts"?

I love big breakfasts, if only because I only have 2 days (or 3 on a long weekend) in which I get to enjoy them. Brinner is always an option, but I can't load up and then go straight to bed. When I really do breakfast, it follows one of these formats: bacon, eggs, pancakes/waffles/french toast; biscuits, sausage, eggs, sausage gravy; tortilla, black beans, eggs, chorizo...etc. Basically, eggs, meat, carbs. Fruit is also always welcome to the party.
Did I mention that I live in Texas too? Maybe it's a strictly southern thing.

Ultra-Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna

Hmm. Tastes kind of like a dusty computer screen. I'm making meaty lasagna tonight because I already bought the stuff for it, but rest assured that I'll be making this at some point this month. It sounds delicious!!

Cereal Eats: What's the Best Milk for Cereal?

I grew up drinking 2% but as an adult, I've been trying to be slightly healthier. I made the swap to 1% a few years ago, then spent about a year drinking skim. I'm now drinking primarily unsweetened almond milk, which is EXCELLENT with cereals like HBO with almonds. I can't speak for much else, as I imagine honey nut cheerios would be better with cow's milk. I do have the issue with almond milk not being quite cold enough. This problem tends to be fixed if I put the milk in the freezer while I'm getting ready in the morning.

Our Cherpumple-Off Against Food52

woah. I'm very impressed.

@millede I don't think that's meant to be a dessert.

Daniel Delaney's Brisketlab is Some Legit Texas Barbecue in New York

wow. Coming from Texas, I'm just sorry brisket is so expensive for you guys in NY. It makes me sad just thinking about it.

Overnight Buns

Just a heads up-turned out great with substituting 1/3 whole wheat. A bit on the small side with 24 though. I'll probably be making these again as burger buns, making only 12.
Thanks for the great recipe!!

Serious Entertaining: An All-Avocado Meal

I've never heard them referred to as "tree bacon". While appropriate, I prefer their nickname "nature's butter".

@punkin712 yes, avocado margaritas are the bomb!!

Taste Test: Ice Cream Sandwiches: Klondike, Nestlé, Good Humor

I'm disppointed in this test. There are many, many other contenders. I'm personally a fan of the Blue Bell ice cream sandwiches.

Overnight Buns

And the possibility of substituting some whole wheat in there...?

Serious Eats Is Serious Business

Best of luck guys (and ladies)! Looking forward to it!

Staff Picks: What Do You Eat When Nobody's Looking?

Good ole Kraft mac & cheese. There are memories in those blue boxes.

Also Gardetto's rye chips. I always pick them up at any convenience store I happen to enter.

The Scoop: On Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

I like many an ice cream. My new favorite is one that a friend of mine recently made. Malted Chocolate Imperial Stout with candied pecans. And it's extra special because I can't buy it anywhere.

Seriously Sick: Food For When You're Under the Weather

Some light chicken soup always does the trick along with some herbal tea.

Video: Jello Made of 10 McDonald's Burgers Blended Together

I have no words. Except maybe unnecessary.

New to Amarillo. Where to eat?

I just moved to Amarillo, TX recently and I'm trying to find some good restaurants. I've been sorely disappointed by the Mexican food options, and I have yet to find an Indian restaurant. Found lots of good steakhouses, so I don't need help there. Also there are a lot of Thai restaurants but I'm not sure which are duds. Help?

Vegan: Spinach and Hominy Enchiladas With Spicy Cashew Cream

I've always been terrible at planning, which works out, since my wife plans enough for the both of us. Sometimes this can be relaxing. But other times, it can be a bit more of a challenge. Case in point: inviting our neighbors over for dinner. Normally, a semi-impromptu dinner party is no problem for me, but entertaining guests while maintaining a strict vegan diet is a little different, particularly when it's on the kind of freezing cold night that requires the heartiest of meals. Could I come up with something that would keep a dinner party of mixed omni- and vegan company satisfied? More

Vegan: Cheesy Baked Potatoes With Broccoli

I'm not all that fond of baked potatoes on their own, but baked potatoes with cheesy sauce and tiny broccoli florets is another story entirely. I love smooshing the sauce into the fluffy potato below, turning what was once dry and bland into something creamy and exciting. During my vegan month, it's not quite so easy a goal to accomplish. At least it wasn't, until I developed my Vegan Nacho Cheese recipe. Now, it's a piece of cake. More

The Food Lab: Vegan Nacho Sauce That's as Good as the Real Thing

There's a reason my wife married me, and surprisingly, it's got nothing to do with my debonair charm, my rugged good looks, or my dashing sense of adventure. No. She married me on the promise of cheese sauce. My month of hard-core veganism makes living up to this promise difficult, so I decided to tackle the problem head-on. The goal? To develop a recipe for a nacho sauce that is every bit as creamy, gooey, and smother-worthy as the real deal. More

The Food Lab: The Best Vegetarian Bean Chili

Why does vegetarian chili get such a bum rap? Beans can taste good in chili. Tomatoes can taste good in chili. Heck, even pork and tomatillos can taste good in chili. So why shouldn't we be able to make a completely meatless version that tastes great as well? My goal this week is to create a 100% vegan chili recipe that has all of the deep chili flavor, textural contrast, and rib-sticking richness that the best chili should have. More

Vegan: The Best Sweet Potato and Bean Chili

When I was a kid, we had a strict "30 minutes of screen time per day" rule, which meant that every day was filled with an epic internal struggle. You can bet your butt that now that I'm my own boss, I make as few forced choices as possible. For instance, why choose only one type of chili when you can have several? Last year, I took pains to develop a recipe for the Best Vegetarian Bean Chili, which is admittedly fantastic, but you know what else is fantastic? Sweet potato chili. And that's what we're making today. More

The Food Lab Lite: Kale Caesar Salad

The Kale Caesar Salad is a natural extension of the marinated kale salad, in which kale leaves are roughly chopped, massaged with dressing and salt, then allowed to sit. The beautiful thing about these salads is that kale is robust enough that it stays crisp and crunchy even after sitting dressed in the fridge for days. You can make it once and eat it over the course of a few days with no loss in quality. Caesar dressing, which naturally pairs with slightly bitter, very crunchy lettuces, seems like a perfect partner in crime. And it is. More

London Fog Milk Punch

Before the Bourbon Milk Punch (made famous in New Orleans), there was English Punch. Don't be afraid of the curdled milk—think of it as a science experiment. A very delicious science experiment. More

Scotch Broth

Rich broth filled with bite-sized pieces of root vegetable and tender lamb, this hearty soup is much more than the name 'broth' implies. The essential elements of a scotch broth are lamb, barley, and root vegetables of various kinds, although many will include cabbage in that list as well. To me, Scotch broth is a root vegetable-based dish, with enough chunks of tender lamb to make it exciting, and a broth that is rich and flavorful. More