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Homeless dinner ideas?

These are all fantastic ideas - I'll let you know how it turns out!

Win a Barbecue Tour from Ed Levine at the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party

A friend going to Duke had a whole pig BBQ'd in her backyard - heaven!

AHT Giveaway: Case of Pat LaFrieda Burgers

I'd have a big barbecue with my study abroad group and our families, as we just got back from the meatless expanses of India!

AHT Giveaway: Case of Pat LaFrieda Burgers

my grandfather raised free range angus cattle - pan-fried burgers after a day of working out in the fields was the best thing

What's your secret snacking obsession?

Also, Grey Poupon directly out of the jar. I have a collection of special tiny spoons as well...

What's your secret snacking obsession?

@Sharona Zamboni - I used to do the same thing with hot cocoa mix! My new obsession is mixing super-dark cocoa powder with stevia and a teeny bit of almond milk. Hardly any calories so I can justify eating loads of it

Win Two Extra Mooga Tickets to the Great GoogaMooga

April Bloomfield!

Cook the Book: 'How to Cook Everything The Basics'

The New York Times 60 Minute Gourmet

Cook the Book: 'A Girl and Her Pig'

Knead the Book: King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking

I use whole wheat flour for pancakes - I actually like it better than all-purpose because it gives them more body and less like I'm having dessert for breakfast!

Win Pop Chart Lab's "Pie Charts (A Baker's Dozen)" Poster

Food at the Sweetlife Festival: Sweetgreen Salads, Grain Bowls and Sweetflow Yogurt

Pumped Up Kicks by Foster the People

Win Two Tickets to the Lucky Rice Night Market on May 5th

Cold leftover chow mein eaten with chopsticks in front of a glowing fridge at 3am

Homeless dinner ideas?

My church is hosting a group of 10 homeless people from Friday-Monday and I've volunteered to cook them dinner on Monday night. I've been told to keep it simple and crowd-pleasing - no miso-glazed black cod here. Other nights, people are making tacos, pizza, a "breakfast for dinner" night with pancakes....any ideas for what I should make? I've been thinking about baked ziti or lasagna, pulled pork...

Salted Caramel-Chocolate Pudding Cake

Pudding cake is just what the title advertises: pudding and cake. The wondrous part is that both components materialize in the same pan. Batter is spread in a pan, then sprinkled with a sugar and cocoa powder mixture and liquid. This top layer filters down, essentially swapping places with the batter. The result is a layer of cake floating on top of pudding. More

The Food Lab: My Favorite Cooking Hacks

It's because of my addiction to MacGyver as a kid (along with a healthy addiction to Mr. Wizard and Jacques Pépin) that I constantly press myself to try and come up with unique solutions to common kitchen problems. They're not always successful, but when they are, you get so much more satisfaction out of developing a novel recipe or technique than you do out of merely tweaking what's standard. Here are a few of my favorite kitchen hacks. Some are my own, others are not, all of them are pretty awesome, if you ask me. More