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CakeSpy: Cadbury Creme Egg in Hole Toast

THAT is a recipe I think I'll try. Also, I think that is a very provocative depiction. well done.

BBQ or Greek in Washington DC?

I'm sorry, I do not like Red Hot and Glue. But I'm back-country rich, I get church barbeque most weekends.

Valentine's Day Special: Dunkin's New Brownie Batter Donut

Can I just have a double chocolate, large coffee one Splenda, and can I get milk in that? And if you could just add a little milk in that? That'd be greaat.

ATK Complete TV show cookbook

Right on bobcat, I had not thought of that strategy. Seems a little illicit, which makes it even more fun. ;0)

Weekend Cook and Tell: Super Bowl Sup

Youse guys didn't miss anything. Went over to by BF's house in Ravens garb, ate 5 excellent deviled eggs, and somehow insulted him by being a manly girl. (I did say something about his Mama). My lesson: stay at home on special nights with the ones who know your/you're crazy.

Weekend Cook and Tell: A Bitter-Sweet Love Affair

Well I don't have a photo, but my BF did ask what I wanted for Valentine's Day. My response was his undivided attention, maybe some cards or a movie, and most fun, a selection of cheeses that have been warmed to room temp with some Pepperidge Farm crackers. A bottle of decent Pinot Noir. Maybe some dark chocolate. Showers and snuggles. Hope that's not TMI - that's what I want for Valentine's Day.

What to do with leftover fast food french fries.

My gosh how long you microwaving for? Try 10 seconds at a time till they get that "not fresh but hot" taste. Then, add dipping.

International Serious Eats Day 2013

Can one day this be held in Maryland or DC or Baltimore or I have a house in St. Michaels! SE needs to be shared with more than the TriState, please. I have time on my hands, good grammar and people skills, a masters degree, and would consider it a pleasure to promote SE to the Mid-Adlantic in a more serious way.


That should stave off the cabin-fever-bicker for a half-day. Good luck.

What is the best cupcake recipe for valentines day?

I didn't know this would be about work. Something that tastes good and you can in some way sell as "wholesome" so your coworkers will feel fit for their Valentine's evenings. If it's for your guy/girl, I would've recommended something holesome.

The merits of an unruly burger...

Cause it's like a salad, 'cept stead of lettuce, burger.

Favorite (and preferably easy) desserts?

This might sound stuffy, but fresh fruit and hand-made whipped cream are great after a heavy meal. A few pieces of delectable chocolate for the sugar-fiends/children helps too. How nice of you to be thinking of them.

What is the best food in the world?

Sorry for so many posts! Here is the crabcake recipe I use. If you do it use fresh meat (don't worry about lump, just finger through it for shells) and add a dash of nutmeg (that's the secret ingredient). Cheers!

What is the best food in the world?

Oh, I do have a crabcake recipe somewhere on this site, just search it? I don't know how to link. It's the real deal and great with coleslaw and slices, lightly salted tomato slices on the side, and a glass of Pinot Grigio. Saltines or roll, your pick.

What is the best food in the world?

To the original question: Avocado. To a dish? It's crabcakes.

New Lay's Potato Chip Flavors

I can't handle MSG. Call me psychosomatic. Sometimes I indulge in cheetos which are oh-so-good but always have a headache and full body discomfort (could be salt preservatives, but I can eat a car-load of other chips and salty foods).

Anyway, I vote for Sriracha. For it being such a cult hit it needs a broader base. I find it difficult to believe that chicken and waffles could exist without MSG. As far as cheesy garlic bread goes, just do the real thing.

Best Smoothies?

I second the frozen banana thing. Make sure to let them ripen and peel them, put them in a bowl in the freezer, and at that point all you need is some milk or milk-sub. Add your own strawberry, pineapple, blackberry, etc. For folks who have Dollar Trees in their area that have freezer sections, you can buy good frozen fruit for much cheaper than at the grocery stores.

Palo Alto, CA: Wishing for a Better Burger to Go with the Big Promises at LYFE Kitchen

I have to agree that the SE approach to burger salting might be heavy-handed. When I "snow" my burgers, even a half pound one, on each side it comes out over-seasoned to my tastes.

Valentine's Day Giveaway: Win This Prime Rib

A romantic meal makes you feel calm and tired and invincible.

Cook the Book: Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti

I'm a few years late, but I tried this today and I have to say I'm disappointed. The "biscotti" tastes delicious, but it doesn't dry out like the biscotti I've had - it's more like a dry brownie. I was hoping to package these for the fam but they're gonna have to go to the boyfriend. :0(