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  • Last bite on earth: Big, juicy medium rare cheese burger with crisp pepper bacon, greens, cheddar, hot sauce and a thin slice of tomato on a nice crusty roll with a side of really good crisp fries.

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Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Baking Steel

Spicy sauce, Hot soppressata, thinly sliced onion, mozz and pecorino. I want one right now.

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

everything. Especially tacos or eggs, and definitely with mayonnaise.

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

This is the most amazing gift basket I've ever seen! I might put one together for my husband...

Oh, and I love sriracha mixed with mayo for dipping just about anything, but especially green beans and onion rings.

Thanksgiving Appetizer Ideas

Probably too different, but I'm making a simple and silky corn soup topped with crispy chorizo and pumpkin seeds. Travels well and it's too crazy filling :)

Cook the Book: 'Michael's Genuine Food'

Food made with ingredients that resemble things grown in the earth. Also, I live in Miami and this my absolute favorite restaurant. Can't recommend it enough.

Crispy Shredded Hashbrowns?

@CJ McD is right on the money. I use Idaho potatoes, shred them, then place in a bowl with a tbsp. of cornstarch, salt and pepper. Get a skillet hot over medium heat, heat the oil and place them in a thin layer. Don't touch them until the bottom is browned and crisp, then flip them like a pancake (or slide them onto a plate cooked-side down and flip the plate over the pan). Let the bottom brown, then you're done.

Super crisp on and brown on the outside, tender on the inside. Perfect!

Healthy after work dinner?

My go-to dish is turkey kielbasa sauteed with kale, diced tomatoes (or grape tomatoes) and tossed with whole wheat pasta, feta cheese and olive oil. Brownie points if you can afford pine nuts (i can't anymore!)

I also make lots of frittatas with ham, cheese and any veggies I have that need using up.

Tonight, we're having steak with roasted beet and feta salad with walnuts.

Runny yolk, way or no way?

yes, yes, yes. Everything is better with a runny egg on it. Mmmm!

When I leave NYC, my kitchen will have ...

When I left, my biggest wishlist items were counter space and a dishwasher. Also, a/c for the summer months.

Now that I have all of the amove, I don't know how I cooked without them (though I do cook a heck of a lot more now than I did when I lived in NYC).

Sidenote: I was also desperate for a nice grocery store that wouldn't deprive me of rent money. Key Food, C-Town and the like are among the most depressing stores I've ever seen in terms of food quality and cleanliness.


CSA = Community Supported Agriculture

Basically, you sign up to receive a box of vegetables from a farm or co-op of farms for a certain amount of time. Usually, you get whatever's in season and cannot choose what's in your box.

This is my second year doing it (I'm in Miami and our growing season is Nov - Apr), and I have mixed feelings. Last year, it was great! Got a wide variety of veggies and loved it. Everything was always super-fresh, especially the lettuce.

This year, I feel like all we've gotten is different kinds of greens (kale, chart, collards, mizuna, dandelion leaves, etc.). I like greens just as much as the next girl, but I'd also like a little variety in my vegetable box. I'm also pregnant this year and have been a little weird about food and definitely lazy about things like washing the vegetables and prepping them properly. This, unfortunately, has meant a lot of wasted produce.

I'd say, if you don't mind spending some time cleaning your vegetables thoroughly (sometimes including small bugs), then it's a great idea. You can support local farms and eat super-fresh produce.

I'm still undecided if I'm going to do it next year.

Reviewed: Ben & Jerry's New 'Late Night Snack' Flavor with Potato Chips

OMG. I am pregnant and I need this NOW. I sent my husband on a mission to get me some before dinner. Such a good man.

Anyone seen it in the Miami area?

Mirror, mirror, on the Wall, what's the fairest food of all?

fresh baguette with salted butter
linguine with olive oil, pepper and parmesan
cheese and crackers
eggs - all kinds, but mostly sunny side up. over anything

Whatever you want, what would you eat right now?

Ha! I'm pregnant and now you've got me super-craving onion rings and a grilled cheese with a glass of milk. Mmmm!