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Butter Beans with Kale and Eggs

This has become one of our favorite recipes! I'm in the middle of making a double batch for a pregnant friend. It freezes really well, and works great with chard or kale.

Father's Day Giveaway: Win a KettlePizza Pro 22 Kit

"Seafood pizza". White pizza topped with an inch of shrimp, scallops, and cheese. "Less is more" is not his thing.

Kale and Cabbage Gratin

We really liked this! I might use panko next time instead of regular breadcrumbs.

Which beers should we check out while in Germany?

While my first instinct is, in fact, to drink all the beers, my eyes are often bigger than my liver. That is definitely the plan of action for food.

I think I've got it: pretzel the size of my head, bill on my coaster, clearly not driving anywhere. I'm so glad I decided to post- you guys have me totally stoked now. Cheers! err... Prost!

Cook the Book: 'Masala Farm'

Many of the recipes from Indian Home Cooking have become staples in our house! I can't wait to see Mr. Saran's new book.

My in-laws have a farm in the Southern Tier area of NY. In the summer they throw bbqs by the pond, and most of the ingredients come right from their land. A typical menu might include corn salad, venison burgers and homebrew.

Curried Cashews

I made these for Labor Day and they were a big hit. I think I'd prefer more curry flavor than sweet, but I was outvoted by almost everyone. I really liked that they didn't have a powdery texture. Definitely a keeper.

Goodbye, Dumpling

I am so, so sorry for your loss. Dumpling's photos always made my day. Thank you for sharing him with us.

Homemade Bagels, à la Jo Goldenberg

I made these this morning for my in-laws and parents. Major. Win. We demolished them! I'll have to make another batch to finish all the lox and whitefish I bought. It's next to impossible to get a good bagel around here, so I am thrilled to have a super easy recipe. Thanks, Adam!

(I also prefer grams to math.)

Who amongst us, has the best pickiest eater story?

So many stories!

I do not believe being vegetarian/ vegan alone makes someone a picky eater. Having said that, my pescetarian, lactose intolerant husband doesn't like shrimp, seaweed, pineapple, eggplant, asparagus, swiss or blue cheese, mustard, sauerkraut, bananas, cooked raisins- among other things. He will at least try anything vegetarian or seafood, which has made life easier. It's also made me a more creative, adventurous cook. He didn't eat mushrooms or raw onions when we started dating. To my joy, he's recently taken a liking to sushi now that he's discovered soy wrappers.

My main stress is entertaining while being mindful of the list of things my friends won't eat. Between them: eggs, apple juice, shrimp, coconut, flan (that one hasn't been a problem yet), lettuce on sandwiches, chickpeas, hummus, feta, black olives, broccoli, strawberries, tomatoes, red sauce, tofu, lamb, avocados/ guacamole, and vinegar. Throw in some vegans and some pregnant friends, and I find myself offering 8 types of drinks, a lot of soup and fresh bread.

Eat for Eight Bucks: Olive Oil Crepes with Leeks and Eggs

I made this last night and it was delicious! I would use an 8" cast iron next time rather than the 12", as the thin edges got burnt immediately in the broiler.

Kenosha, Wisconsin: The Garbage Plate at Franks Diner

aww as @bobbob said, our plates are pretty much all we have left! It's not the most original native cuisine, but we can pile meat on potatoes and smother it with "garbage" like nobody's business.

The Food Lab: How (Not) to Roast a Chicken

Really interesting piece; thank you.

Did no one get the HELP! reference? For shame!

What's Your Favorite Hamantash Filling?

Poppy! My mother seals the tops completely, but I'm an expert at picking out the poppy from the prune.


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