I rarely get sick with a stomach bug, but it has managed to happen. So, friends, what besides chicken noodle soup, do you eat when you are under the weather with a stomach bug? I don't not like chicken noodle soup, but it bores me all the same. Just wondering if you had any other suggestions? Thanks!
So, I was way craving a grilled cheese sandwich this afternoon. I generally will make a grilled cheese with either Gruyere or a Sharp cheddar which come out lovely. However, the only cheese that we had in the fridge was Swiss, the other half's fave. So, I decided to try using it as a grilled cheese. It melted kind of funny, and to be honest, it had very little flavor. I tasted the buttered bread more than I did the cheese. Maybe I was just trying to grill the wrong type of cheese, or does Swiss cheese really lack the flavor that much of others? Thoughts SE'rs?
I must admit, I've been on a cheese kick lately tasting new and different cheeses that I normally wouldn't buy. My question(s) are:
1) What is your favorite cheese?
2) What cheese do you consume the most often?
For me, I would have to say that my two favorite cheeses are Smoked Gouda, either melted within any dish or chilled on a sandwich, and Parmeggiano-Reggiano grated on whatever dish I may be making.
However, I tend to eat a lot of pizza, stromboli, and sandwiches, so I would have to say I eat both mozzarella and Swiss cheese the most often.
How bout all you cheese fans out there? I'm interested!
I'm curious...Normal bottles of salad dressings have an expiration date printed on them. I have a bunch of those little small Italian dressing packets (the free ones you can take on the counter on the salad bar or hoagie shack). I realized that they do not have an expiration date printed, and I was wondering how long they would keep for? Any thoughts?
I was sent home with an over abundance of both ham and turkey from Easter dinner. Also had some leftover asparagus and crusty rolls. For lunch, we had simple cold turkey sandwiches, much like the ones that are enjoyed with leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Always a classic, nostalgic sandwich. Tonight, I'm ready to use up the ham and asparagus, so I'm making a Ham and Asparagus Quiche with chopped onions and Swiss cheese.
So, how are you all using up your leftovers from Easter? (If you had any, that is. :)
Hi SE'ers! The next few days are going to be some busy ones, which usually leads to me throwing together a quick vegetable or chicken stir fry in the skillet for dinner in an attempt to avoid take-out. I'm not experienced yet in making my own stir fry sauces, and have been mostly using either the leftover Chinese brown sauce from a local joint which is quite tasty, Kikkoman's classic Stir Fry sauce, or Teriyaki.
I'm wondering if you have a go-to bottled sauce that goes well in a stir-fry, or if you have any quick recipes I could whip up to use. I like everything from mild to ultra spicy. Thanks in advance!
There are so many different types and brands of crackers on the grocery store shelves these days. When eating soup, what are your favorite crackers to eat with it? Is it a buttery cracker like a classic Ritz, Town House, or Club cracker? Tiny round Oyster crackers? Saltines? Or perhaps something else?
Also, do you crush them up in the soup or dip and eat?
For me, my favorite crackers with soup have always been the Original Club crackers, crushed up into the soup. Particularly in any sort of Chicken noodle or Vegetable soup. I can remember as a child I would crush up almost an entire sleeve into a bowl of Campbell's Vegetable Beef Soup and enjoy!
I just got home from an amazing weekend in NYC. So amazing, that I'm planning to return next weekend! I enjoy discovering new and different bars and pubs, and enjoy afternoon beverages. I found some great Happy Hour places on Bleecker Street yesterday and had a really great time. Places I visited were: Thunder Jacksons, 1849, and Off the Wagon (which had $6.50 large pitchers of beer til 7!)
I really enjoyed the neighborhood and had great Mexican food for dinner. I'm just wondering if there are any other great/unique/must go to bars or pubs in the area that I should check out? Mostly drink domestic beer, so not looking for craft. Thanks so much in advance!
I'm headed to NYC solo for one day and I've been going crazy researching the the items in my title line. I want to get...
1) The best SLICE of NYC pizza. (Not anywhere that only offers a pie.)
2) The best Dumplings...I've heard great things about Joe's Shanghai and Prosperity Dumpling, or is there somewhere better?
3) Food truck food
I don't like seafood, but otherwise, I'm pretty much open to anything. Not planning on heading anywhere outside Manhattan, but I'll be cabbing around, so any neighborhood is open. Thanks in advance!
Happy Black Friday everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful Turkey Day. So, I'm curious....What's everyone cooking (or not cooking) up with their holiday leftovers today? My good friend has an overload of them, so she has invited me over tonight to cook dinner with her for our BFs. She's planning on dressed up Turkey sandwiches on pretzel rolls with cranberry sauce. I'm thinking about trying a recipe I saw on TV earlier today for the side...
They took the leftover mashed potatoes and an equal amount of leftover stuffing combined in a large bowl. Molded them together well by hand, then took large biscuit sized molds, coated each in flour, and lightly fried them up in a small amount of oil, turning to brown on each side. They looked delicious!
So SE'ers...What's on your leftover menu?
Hi SE'ers! I've been nominated to make a veggie dish for my family's Thanksgiving dinner this year. I'm looking into making a brussels sprouts dish, as I know many of my family members are a fan of them. I love them, myself, but I'm not too experienced in making them. Does anyone have a really good method/recipe for cooking/roasting Brussels sprouts? Thanks in advance!
So what is everyone cooking this Halloween night? While answering the door for trick-or-treaters in the neighborhood, I've got a pork tenderloin in the slow cooker, baked sweet potatoes in the oven, french baguette, and a classic pumpkin pie for dessert. And if course, candy corn for snacking in the candy dish! What's cookin' in your kitchens? Happy Halloween!
Winter squash is always a favorite of mine this time of year. I love making butternut squash soup, spaghetti squash marinara, and even simply roasting them with various spices. What are some of your favorite ways to use winter squash?
I just ate something pretty amazing...It was from a Fair stand called a Wedgie. It consisted of ham, pepperoni, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, with Italian dressing baked into pizza dough. It was kind of like half stromboli, half hoagie/sub. And, it was pretty amazing! The stand was called John the Greek. I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this delicacy?
So...what is everyone cooking this weekend?? Tonight, I'm making Tomato-basil soup with corn bread, along with a big chef salad and a few pumpkin ales. Tomorrow will probably be leftover soup and a sandwich, maybe a grilled cheese BLT. We will probably stop by our local fair stand for a homemade apple dumpling for dessert. On Sunday for football, some friends are coming over, so I'm planning pulled pork sandwiches from the slow cooker, baked mac and cheese, a veggie tray, and something sweet, haven't decided yet. Perhaps snickerdoodles or something. So what is everyone else whipping up this fall weekend?
My BF came home last night with oodles of bananas that were given to him leftover from a work function. I'm looking for some creative ideas to cook/bake with them besides a traditional banana bread. (Which i will probably make in addition anyway.) Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
I'm currently house sitting at a good friend's home and taking care of pets while they are away for a few days. They are very gracious and welcomed me to anything I wanted to eat/cook in their full kitchen. They are mostly meat and taters type of people, so I am trying to get creative. As I was browsing thru the pantry and fridge, here's some of what I have found...
- Lots of frozen chicken tenderloin and a pot roast
- Bag of russett potatoes
- Vidaila onions
- Dry pasta noodles
- Tomato sauce
- Chicken stock
- Refridgerated cresent rolls
- French loaf
- American cheese, shredded italian cheese
- Deli ham
Along with staple sauces, spices, condiments, baking needs. There is pretty much every pan/appliance available. Help me get creative! :)
National Ice Cream Day couldn't be falling at a better time with this intense heat wave through much of the States! What is everyone's favorite ice cream flavor or cold sweet treat?
Brand wise, I love Haagen-Daz chocolate chip cookie dough. But since it's summer and the seasonal Tastee-Freeze is open, I'm heading out for a soft serve chocolate-vanilla twist in a sugar cone! Nothing says summer like a tasty cone!
As I was grocery shopping today, I had a flashback to my childhood...I remembered my favorite packaged cookies of all time...Giggles. No longer on the market. Then I remembered another...Magic Middles. Gone. Giggles Lipton Noodle Soup was a favorite for lunch. Also no longer in existence. So what are some of your most missed foods that have been discontinued?
...But am ready to make my first attempt! I'm open to any beginner pie recipes, maybe something with fresh fruit since it is in season. Thanks!
I'll be going to an all day outdoor tailgate before an evening concert next week. I need to come up with a menu for five people, and it has to be foods that can be packed and travel in coolers. The weather is looking to be 90 degrees, so of course we will be bringing lots of cold drinks as well! I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!
I have several hours to kill in downtown Philly next week while I'm waiting to catch a bus home. The last time I was there, I stumbled upon the Reading Terminal Market and was in awe of the vast selection of sandwiches, pizzas, pastas, you name it. (Not to mention the great fresh produce of course!)
I'm planning to return and I'm wondering...Does anyone have any must-try recommendations there? Everything looked so good, and I wished I could have tried it all! Thanks!
I've always been a fan of the brown sauce in typical Chinese take-out dishes such as chicken w/broccoli, beef w/broccoli, etc. So...what exactly is in the sauce that gives it such great flavor, and does anyone have a recipe for it to so I can try whipping it up at home? Thanks!
I'm heading to Atlantic City next week and staying at Trump's. Looking for restaurant suggestions on or around the boardwalk within walking distance. I'm open to any cuisine aside from Seafood and not looking to spend more than around $25 per entree. Also open to any good pub suggestions in the area. Thanks!
I have a business meeting this week in Manhattan...I'm looking to have a really great lunch in Midtown. I'm open to anything non-seafood! Thoughts?
Go ahead, eat another -- these homemade vegetable dumplings are only 20 calories each!...
BBQ veggie tacos with grilled guacamole -- perfect for a backyard BBQ Cinco de Mayo celebration....
Dried ancho chile and shredded chicken soup topped with crispy tortilla strips....
Mango Pepper Salsa :: Perfect for any last minute fiesta....
All of your favorite breakfast foods stuffed in a delicious, nutritious sweet potato!...
The secret to turning a broccoli hater into a broccoli lover!...
New York pizza is my favorite style of pizza. Sure, I love me a neo-Neapolitan, sit-down-with-a-fork-and-knife on occasion, and grilled pizzas are fantastic in the summer. Even chewy, Roman-style pizza bianca has its place. But the pizza I find myself most often craving is of the simple, by-the-slice, medium-thin, crusty and lightly chewy style. Here's how to make it at home.
All you need is butter, brown sugar, Kix, vanilla, a pinch of salt, and some chocolate to make this crispy, crunchy cereal-based version of my perennial holiday favorite Chocolate Crack.
New York's an exciting drinking town, full of creative cocktail dens, innovative wine and beer bars, and old-school dives. We polled 14 of New York's top bartenders, including Joaquín Simó of Pouring Ribbons, Dan Greenbaum of The Beagle, Leo Robitschek of The Nomad, Maxwell Britten of Maison Premiere, and more to find out where we should drink when we want to drink like the pros.
Hearty Fresh Vegetable Soup Recipe. Made with homemade stock and plenty of fresh veggies like parsnips, carrots, potatoes and kale....
Homemade marinara sauce!...
If you'd like to make a delicious holiday dish with butternut squash but dread cutting it, here is your answer. A step-by-step guide to cutting squash - it's easier than you think!...
Spicy Sweet Roasted Butternut Squash...
Takeout at Home: Chicken and Broccoli...
These savory muffins are stuffed with all sorts of goodies and couldn't be easier to make. A great appetizer!...
This sweet potato pie embraces the flavors of fall with cinnamon, nutmeg, and a hint of fresh ginger, all cradled in a gingersnap-pecan crust....
Sautéed broccoli with yellow and red bell peppers...
Pretzel and Cheese Broom Sticks...Perfect for a children's Halloween party!...
Syracuse has much more to offer than basketball and blizzards. It's the home of some truly wonderful food, too, much of it right at the fingertips of SU students living on or near University Hill. No, the home of Otto the Orange isn't the culinary wasteland you might expect from a city that gives the north of Westeros a run for its money in the bad weather department, so abandon the notion that you need dreadful dining halls or Domino's delivery, and it's not just Dinosaur Bar-B-Que.
Caramelized Onion and Bacon Pizza with Fig Jam...
Bell Peppers stuffed with a curried beef mixture, inspired by the flavors of martabak. Gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, dairy-free....
Mini Sugared Candy Corn Cookies...
The slap of the dough on the table
More than the words on a label
Tomato sauce, cheese
Napkins and grease
A whole pie or more if you're able
You never know exactly when or where you'll run into them, but you know that they will appear in your life. At times, you may go for months without seeing one. At other times, they'll appear with shocking regularity and in the least expected places. I'm talking, of course, about UPLO's. Unidentified Pizza-Like Objects.