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Meatloaf Meets Buffalo Chicken: Blue Cheese-Stuffed, Hot-Sauce Glazed Chicken Meatloaf

My wife despises Blue cheese with the fury of a thousand suns. Is there any decent replacement? Maybe just plain cheddar?

Doritos Migas With Pepper Jack, Tomatoes, and Jalapeño

This was amazing and perfect for a lazy Sunday breakfast. The kids loved it!

Also, fwiw, my wife made that kitty litter cake for a Halloween party a few years ago and it was a huge hit. ;)

Celery Forever: Where America's Weirdest Soda Came From and How It's Stuck Around

In DC we used to get it all the time at Krupins by American U. Since they closed down I'm not sure of another place that has it.

Use the Pressure Cooker for a Butternut Squash Risotto Packed With Layers of Flavor

I loved stirring risotto too, until we had kids. The idea of a hands off risotto really appeals to me. I'm going to most likely try this next week once I dig out my pressure cooker.

Purple Yam and Halo-Halo: The Delicious, Contradictory World of Filipino Desserts

Oops, should be piche-piche.

Purple Yam and Halo-Halo: The Delicious, Contradictory World of Filipino Desserts

Mmmm, until I met my wife I never heard of any of this. Now I can't get enough!

You should try pichi-pichi if you get a chance. I love it more than cassava cake.

The Food Lab: Use the Oven to Make the Best Darned Italian American Red Sauce You've Ever Tasted

I agree with both of you really.

And yeah the only time our sauce has meat is on Sunday for big family dinner. If I make it during the week I do it as I said earlier in the thread.

I appreciate the work Kenji put into this, and I'm going to try it, just to see. The oven part seems strange, but I'll try it.

The Food Lab: Use the Oven to Make the Best Darned Italian American Red Sauce You've Ever Tasted

I've been making sauce for years and never thought to bake it. I'll have to give it a try sometime.. It'll take a lot to change my ways ;)

It's funny, my Mom's recipe has added herbs but when I was digging through my Dad's stuff and found my nana's she didn't add anything other than salt/pepper/garlic. I honestly like her style a lot better. You really taste the tomatoes and they don't get overpowered by extra spices(imo of course!)

The Picky Eater Challenge: Helping Kids (and Adults!) Try New Foods Without Tricks

@SinoSoul: Actually my Mom devoured watermelon and hard boiled eggs when she was pregnant with me. It was only within the past...oh 2-3 years or so have I started to like them.

The Picky Eater Challenge: Helping Kids (and Adults!) Try New Foods Without Tricks

We're fairly lucky. Both of our kids are have pretty adventurous tastes, moreso our son. He'll eat most things given to him, but he isn't a fan of sandwiches. I can't figure that one out.

Our daughter is 21 months and the past month or so, she has been really picky. She'll eat any fruit given to her, but outside of tomatoes isn't a fan of veggies.

My wife is Filipino and I'm Italian so most of the food we make have big strong flavors and they eat it up. The baby is obsessed with adobo and caldereta and my son loves carbonara and japanese curry. They both will eat any Indian food thrown at them.

I will admit, sometimes when the baby doesn't eat her dinner I'll make a egg closer to bedtime based on the recommendation of her doctor. She told us not to replace her dinner but make her a egg or something later on.

The Real Story of Gumbo, Okra, and Filé

I was a bit saddened that there was no recipe at the end of the article :(

Good article though.

How I Built a Barbecue Restaurant in Brooklyn: My 18-Hour Work Day

And this is why, despite many people telling me to, I refuse to open a restaurant. I just don't have it in me for those kind of days.

More kudos to you!

How to Make Italian-Style Eggplant Parm (Melanzane alla Parmigiana)

This is exactly how my grandmother made it. Except she used Scamorza.

Friday Night Meatballs: How to Change Your Life With Pasta

I'm also from a traditional Italian american family, but it makes me sad that my siblings have no interest in this. Both brothers and my sister don't see the importance of this as I do. I still start my sauce at 6:00 on Sundays before Mass! Let it simmer all day and use some for dinner and freeze more for dinners during the week.

Now that we(my wife and kids) live in NY, we just aren't close(distance wise) any more to my siblings to do this.

We just moved up here so maybe I should try and find people to do this with.

Cinnamon-Apple Baked Oatmeal

Does this keep well? My wife and daughter are the big oatmeal eaters in the family and I'm wondering if I could make it for one day and save the rest for the next morning.

Crème Brûlée for One From 'Paris Pastry Club'

I've....never had it before. I think I'm going to need to change that.

Coconut, Vinegar, and a Whole Lotta Pork: An Introduction to Filipino Cuisine

My wife is Filipino and I never had it until I met her family.

I'm proud now to say, I make a better caldereta than her Mom! I'm working on the other dishes now. ;)

The Best Food to Order at Panda Express

Sadly, I would get Panda Express before my local options. The one that delivers is overly greasy and very bland and the sit down one I haven't been that impressed with. I'm new to the area so I'm still exploring though!

I will say, Black pepper chicken with fried rice is my go to.

We Taste 9 Fast Food Vanilla Milkshakes (and Risk Permanent Brain Freeze)

Before I opened this article, I knew Chik Fil A was going to win. All their milkshakes are awesome.

Coffee Maker History: The Moka Pot

As a Italian this was used pretty much daily in our household.

Poll: Frozen Mini Burgers: Way or No Way?

I'm with rondertaker, the White Castle ones aren't half bad. And they were perfect when we did not live anywhere near one.

NYC/NJ Restaurants Advice!

judyep: More info would be great! Like I said, we are completely new to the area. Our realtor down here is "interviewing" realtors up there to find a good one for us but any info you have would be great. My wife has family up there but they are farther away from NYC and their info isn't all that good.

You can email thorvard at gmail dot com with any extra info you have!

On the food topics, it seems like I'm going to have a field day trying out all these new places. I'm thrilled about the Italian stuff, down here there are only a couple markets in DC and a few in Baltimore. I need MORE MORE MORE! ;)

NYC/NJ Restaurants Advice!

Deep...fried...hot dogs? Yes please!!!

Glad to hear there is a Ethiopian place, I always enjoy it, my childhood neighbors were from there and they always had the best food!

Sounds like there are plenty of places for us to check out!

judyep: That is what was recommended by my wife's new co-workers and her family up there. She will be commuting to NYC and found, in Florham park, there is a shuttle that takes her to the South Orange train station for Livingston(I Think?). In addition to Florham Park, her family also mentioned Morris Plains(for the schools) but it seems to be waay out there. She does commute for about 80minutes now and that is her max time she wants to spend commuting.

Really, we are renting right now while she gets settled at work and while we find a buyer for our place here.

We live in surburbia now(it's OK, I was raised in DC so its a culture shock for me) and one of our top criteria are schools. Unfortunately there aren't many places to rent in Montclair(for the time being) that take dogs.

We are going up on the 29th and the 5th to get a general feel for the area and see if we can find some decent places to stay at for the time being. Any help would be appreciated!

The Food Lab: Hasselback Potato Gratin (These Might be the Best Potatoes Ever)

After seeing this on /r/Fooporn, I'm bummed it didn't come out pre-Thanksgiving. I really wanted to use it for then.

Oh well, I guess its going on the Christmas menu!

Mashed Potato Pie

I hope this comment gets noticed, can this be made ahead? And is there anything special to do to let it keep a few days?

NYC/NJ Restaurants Advice!

Hello,

In January my family(me, my wife and 2 kids) are moving to NJ from DC, and we are looking for some good local places to try out.

We don't have the area finalized yet, but we are looking at Montclair or Florham Park.

We've never been to NJ before and only have been to NYC a couple of times.

We'd like to find good Thai, Chinese, Japanse, Indian and breakfast places. And ideally places that are good for young kids(5 year old and 1 year old). We don't care about Italian(I'm Italian and do all the cooking :P) or Filipino(that would be her ;)).

Also if anybody knows of a good Italian market and a good Asian market in those NJ areas that would be super!

High Calore, Low Carb Meals

My wife just found out she is pregnant with our 2nd(yay!).

Because diabetes runs in her family, both parents and 3 outta 4 grandparents, her Dr wants her to be on a low carb and high calorie diet. I think her calorie total is 2300-2400 I think.

Right now, she has eggs with guacamole for breakfast, almonds during the day, sometimes yogurt and a grilled chicken breast with salsa, cheese and guacamole for lunch.

Because I'm Italian and she is Asian we used to use a lot of rice and pastas with our meals which I am going to have to cut back on. I'll still make them, just not as much. So I'm trying to find some new meals that will be good for her.

Graham Crackers with.....Butter?!

I told my wife the other day I wanted to get some graham crackers so I can have them as a snack with a little butter spread on them.

She immediately recoiled and expressed her disgust at such a horrible idea in her mind.

When I was growing up this was a popular snack in our house. Am I just weird, or has anybody else heard of this? (and enjoys it)

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