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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?

Jalapeño Kicker Sandwiches Could Be Coming to a McDonald's Near You

I had one, it wasn't half bad. But a couple of the jalapeño crisps were very hard. The smaller pieces were much better.

Dinner Tonight: Pepper and Egg Sandwich

Ah yes the old peppers and eggs. I make this a lot, its perfect for breakfast.

Growing up in PA my Dad used to eat them all the time.

Roast Chicken With Saffron, Hazelnuts, and Honey From 'Ottolenghi'

If I have family members who are allergic to nuts can I just do without? I know it seems to be a integral part, but the recipe sounds so tasty I want to try it.

Poll: Would You Choose a Healthy Side Over Fries at McDonald's?

Doubt it.

I would however take a water over soda if it wasn't a extra cost. I hate how every fast food places charges extra for water.

McDonald's Debuts Mighty Wings in Atlanta, They're Actually Mighty Good

They seem to be taking off, I got a 5 piece here in MD the other day.

They were surprisingly fantastic.

How to Pour A Beer: It's More Complicated Than You Think

Pour...beer?

I hardly ever do that..Just one more dish to wash ;)

The New Twinkies: Actually the Sweetest Comeback in the History of Ever?

As a kid, I never liked them. I used like butterscotch krimpets. Oh man, if needed I could down a box of those in a sitting.

Reality Check: We Try Wendy's New Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger

Ever since they changed fries I've only been there a handful of times. I miss the old fries :( I do like their burgers though, so I may have to try this soon.

I love their chicken sandwich though, but I'd sooner go to ChikFilA(I know I'm a awful person) then Wendys just because their fries are better.

Open Thread: What's Your Favorite Chinese Takeout Order?

I'm boring, Gen Tso's chicken extra spicy, fried rice and a egg roll.

My backup is 3 chicken wings with fried rice. Oh man does that hit the spot.

Chain Reaction: Famous Dave's

We used to go there before I bought a smoker. Once I got one, I just don't see the appeal. Unless to get their fries, which are outstanding. Of course by the time you get them home they are not as good.

Ask a Bartender: What's Your Guilty Pleasure Drink?

I've never been to a bar that wouldn't serve a white russian.

And if they did I'd be out the door. First off, I don't like being told what I can and can't drink and second off, whats the big deal regarding it?

Whose Espresso Is Better: Third-Wave Cafés or Traditional Italian Espresso Bars?

Italian way for me. But thats a given since I'm Italian and was raised this way.

I enjoy a nice espresso post lunch, the kids are napping the house is fairly clean. It's nice just to make one, sit down and relax even if it is just a few minutes.

Still Not Sure How Much to Tip for Pizza Delivery? You're Not Alone

I'm overly generous. Especially if the delivery is fast.

I mean, I'm ordering delivery because I'm to lazy to get up, get in the car and drive 5 minutes to pick it up. The least I can do is tip minimum 20%. However, if it takes forever, or the driver is rude than its closer to 15.

What's Your Iced Coffee Method?

shoneyjoe: That happens to me all the time! I'll make a pot, not finish it and toss a few ice cubes in at the end of the day.

Ask a Bartender: What Liquor Should More People Know?

So glad to see Strega show up!

What's Your Iced Coffee Method?

My family always did shakeratos. Even as a Italian I never knew the term for it!

I use espresso, with simple syrup, shaken in a cocktail shaker with a few ice cubes. Shake it, then pour it over ice. I make one every morning in the summer!

A Sandwich a Day: Prosciutto and Fresh Mozzarella at The Italian Store in Arlington, VA

I've never really liked their bread that much.

I'm a big fan of Litteri's or Carl's, both in NE DC.

Sandwiched: Crispy Curry Catfish Sandwich with Chili-Lime Slaw

As an aside, I made your adobo recipe a few weeks back. My wife said it was better than her Mom's :O

This looks interesting I'll probably give it a whirl this week.

Chinese Noodles with Baked Sriracha Ribs

Could the ribs be cooked on a smoker? I've been itching to do some ribs on the smoker now that the weather is getting a bit nicer.

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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