I moved up to NJ from DC(my home for 32 years) last year and when I was chatting with the Verizon man I was asking him what I needed to do/eat up here.
He gave me three things 1) sloppy joe from Town Hall, 2) A taylor ham, egg and cheese on everything bagel and 3) Hot dogs from some place whose name slips me.
I remember explaining myself to the person at Town Hall and said I don't know how a sloppy joe can have roastbeef and turkey. He just laughed and told me I'd be surprised.
BostonAdam: Fried mac and cheese bits are amazing(when done right), don't knock it until you've tried it. ;)
Gotta admit, don't see the appeal of Smashburger. We 2 very close by and both times I've been, I haven't been blown away. Most of the other list I do agree with though.
I'm jumping into the beer debate. I, too, despise Yuengling.. However, I'm a huge Genese cream fan. Yeah, I know. However, to me its perfect on those hot days when I'm outside grilling/bbqing.
Looks too soupy for me ;)
My MiL's version is nice and thick, I love it that way.
Oh and everybody knows you need Mang Tomas and garlic rice.. Mmmm
Sounds just like my MiLs recipe.
We got this right after we got married(http://www.amazon.com/Oyama-9-5-Turbo-Convection-Oven/dp/B003XJE60U/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1423274210&sr=8-6&keywords=convection+oven) and my in-laws told me it was the only way to make lechon. I'll admit it works fantastically, but sometimes I just want to deep fry it.
It's a smidgen more work, but it makes a huge difference imo.
@CityMinx Yup, we have that as well, and it makes fantastic popcorn. Great, now I want popcorn :|
@StephanieL Really, to buy, but if you know a of a good tea shop, I'd be interested as well!
In the past couple months, I moved to NJ and work in NY. Where would be a good place to stop in and get some tea?
I used to buy all my tea from Adagio since I was in a small town that didn't have access to good tea shops.
You must have seen the Gawker article that was posted. As soon as I read it I thought of sending them your original article.
@JDHarper Oh man, thats genius. I just tossed the rest out tonight because I couldn't think of anything to do with it. :|
It came out good, but and I don't know if its my oven or what, but my chicken was way overcooked at the 40 minute mark. I'll make this again, but I'll check at 30 minutes.
I have a question about cast iron treatment. My Mom gave me her old cornbread molds(the ones in the shape of a ear of corn) and they are in pretty bad shape. After getting them cleaned up, what is the best way to take care of them after use? Obviously I can't really heat them on the stove(or can I?)
My wife despises Blue cheese with the fury of a thousand suns. Is there any decent replacement? Maybe just plain cheddar?
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. ;)
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.
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.
Oops, should be piche-piche.
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.
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.
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!)
@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.
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.
I was a bit saddened that there was no recipe at the end of the article :(
Good article though.
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!
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