I cook/ customer service at a Big Grocery store in the prepared food section

  • Location: Youngstown NY
  • Favorite foods: I love Indian food, but have some favorites for our family recipes.
  • Last bite on earth: thats a tough question

The Stuffing Waffle Croque Madame: The Ultimate Day-After-Thanksgiving Breakfast Sandwich

Ahhh use the Belgium waffle maker, I tried the round waffle maker actually forgetting about the other- fail- not thick enough

The Food Lab: Make Your Own Just-Add-Hot-Water Instant Noodles (and Make Your Coworkers Jealous)

I got the jars and made these but the jar got so cold in my lunch bag when I put the hot water in it didn't get very warm, I figured out how to take the lid & latch off so the jar can go in the microwave.

How I Built a Barbecue Restaurant in Brooklyn: Tales From Opening Day

Best Wishes and keep up the good work! Remember to look like the peaceful swan swimming in the pond but under that water he's paddling like hell.

Win a Copy of 'Plenty More'

shaved brussel sprouts & cider vinegar

Win a Serious Eats Edition KettlePizza Baking Steel Combo for Father's Day!

My dad likes just about anything on his pizza probably onions & green olives the most.

Warm Farro Salad With Asparagus, Peas, and Feta

So tasty!!! Easy to make & I can't wait to share it!

Cevapi (Southeastern European Meat and Onion Sausages)

My sister makes these, they are pretty good

A Peek at Man Wah's Hong Kong Dim Sum at Mandarin Oriental New York

that is pretty pricy dim sum!!!!!

Win Pop Chart Lab's Worldwide Cheese Wheel Poster

a nice creamy dill Havarti- it makes me smile every time I have it

Crispy Buffalo Fried Cauliflower (Vegan)

Totally freaking awesome!!!!!!

Crispy Buffalo Fried Cauliflower (Vegan)

It looks great but right now cauliflower is 3.99 a small head!!

Super Bowl Party Giveaway: Baby Back Ribs and Pulled Pork

In Lockport NY Smoked BBQ Buffalo Wings, so tender the chicken falls off the bones- Amazing

Poll: Buffalo Chicken Pizza, Way or No Way?

I live in the Buffalo area and we have lots of Buffalo pizza usually blue cheese type sauce, mozzarella & cheddar cheese and then breaded chicken fingers

Game Day Party Planning: 14 Wings Recipes We Love

#3 are super bowl worthy- I made them last year for my party- and yes I too live in the Buffalo area so we have so many kinds.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Case of Pat LaFrieda Burgers

I would have a burger with mixed olive tapanade on it with a good cheese

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

cooked with shaved brussel sprouts

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Counter Culture Coffee Subscription

black with a couple ice cubes to bring down the temp so I can drink it fast!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Zingerman's Camp Bacon Gift Box

in my potato soup!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Korin Knife

I love chopping fresh cilantro

The Food Lab: Why Does Pepperoni Curl?

I work in a huge grocery store and our Thin Crust pizza cooks in 6 minutes in a 500* oven. The pepperoni is called "small cupped spicy pepperoni" it curls up for sure.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Sriracha Lover's Ultimate Gift Pack

Right from the bottle on Potato Chips!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Zingerman's Camp Bacon Gift Box

In a B.L.T. of course!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Korin Chef Knife

Any vegetables at work- I am a grocery store chef so Im on "stage" while cooking, people stop and see me chop veggies like crazy!

Cook the Book: 'Secrets of the Best Chefs'

Don't forget to season your food

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Sriracha Lover's Ultimate Gift Pack

I always put it in my soups!!!!!

Help me DEMO!

I work in the Produce dept. of a huge Grocery store and I can make any easy veggie deomo tomorrow. I only have a small work suface with a electric grill or fry pan/wok. Last week I made a grilled corn, grilled scallion, cherry tomato salad with our store brand tarragon vinegrette. I need some ideas!!! This needs to be simple enough for customers to make it easily at home.

Pod Problems!!

My husband purchased some Starbucks Coffee Pods and when he got home was really mad when he discovered only 10 pods in the box. All other brands have 12 pods for about the same price!!!! So we decided not to get them and buy other brands instead. And I work at a grocery store and saw a customer with the Starbucks Pods in his basket and made him aware of how many are in the box and he went back to the coffee section. and got a different brand too. Why do companies do this???

Strawberry Boy Update

Back in the beginning of the month I talked about a boy I see buying loads of strawberries everyday at the Grocery store where I work. Well a co worker asked him what he does with all the strawberries and he said he eats them. On Saturday he bought $40.00 worth of strawberries. I could have surf & turf everyday for that much money. Now I want to know how can he afford this!!??

How many is too many Strawberries?

I work in a busy grocery store in the produce dept. I cook veggies and give out samples. Every single day sometimes twice a day a customer (maybe around 18 or 20 yrs old) comes in a buys at least 4 or 5 packages of strawberries. Sometimes it is even the big 3lb. packages. Wouldn't that many strawberries make someone sick eating them every day??????

What is Your Favorite Panini?

I am in charge of a Panini Station in a busy grocery stores Prepared Food Cafe. On Sunday I need to come up with 3 different Panini's for the week. I am going to make a Raisin Bread w/ Goat Cheese, Roasted Red Pepper & Spinach so far.. Any suggestions?

Fast Fersh Supermarket Lunches

I work at a major supermarket in Upstate NY. Im being put in charge along with another chef on a fast fresh lunch station. Im looking for ideas for quick customer friendly lunches. Some daily prep will be involved. Any sugestions would be great.

Help me make a great dessert

I am having the President of our Local University over for dinner next week and have come to a standstill on what to make for dessert. My menu includes Coconut Shrimp for an appetizer, Steak Oscar & twice baked potatoes along with roasted brussel sprouts for the Entre. I would like to make a nice light dessert, any suggestions would be great, thanks

Angel Food Cupcakes?

I picked some great Blueberries and froze them. Does anyone know if I made Angelfood batter and dropped a few of the berries in would they bake ok? I think I would just dust them with Powder Sugar when cool.

What to charge for catering?

Does anyone know what the standard charges for catering are these days? I think it was the food cost times 3 but that seems like a lot because the food cost has risen so much in the last couple years. In my opinon it still takes the same amount of time to prepare the food.

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