lunch box lunches for 5 yr. old

to cj McD
to answer your question about how many times we have to take the lunches, the teacher said that most of the working Moms don"t participate because they are working. go figure.

How to cook an entire cow's head


the best baking cookbook?!

grown-up cookbooks please............

i bought grandson, aka "caleb", his own cake decorating kit from wilton, he decorates his cake or cupcake and i work right beside him. it's sooooo much fun.
if you have kids of your own or grandkids you must try this, time flies and we laugh and have such a good time.
plus were making memories.

How do you pronounce "grocery"?

we say gotta go to the Piggly Wiggly!!!!!!!!

Do you watch tv while you cook?

oh yeah, i watch the old movie channel. it's an automatic thing, lights, tv and action. let the cooking begin!
p.s. and i thought i was the only one doing this, lol.

Celebrity Chef Cookware?

if you ever heard the truth about something listen up. the todd english green pan is junk. oh, when you first get it an egg will not stay in the pan, it will slide right out. its the prettiest blue with black on the bottom.
well after a few months you can't fry an egg or anything else because it sticks, your food has a chemical smell and the pretty black bottom scratches all to pieces. it's junk.
i don't know what they will do when all those millions of people who bought it on hsn makes the same discovers as i did.
i also purchased the emeril stainless steel and had to send it right back because the cast iron grill pan had a big scratch in it and one of the saute pans had a piercing dent in it.
i'm still looking for a good set.

Food OCD

my dear jen, to some things there is just an art to doing it

sugar cream pie

no, its like a custard made out of heavy cream, texture is very thick and creamy tasting, very good.
Cookey, give one of these recipes a try, it looks to me like they know just what i'm talking about.

sugar cream pie

brownie i believe that just might be the recipe, i'm gonna give it a try and see.
chiffonade i thought that it was a custard pie when i looked at it. i thought it looked interesting and something i had never tried. since i have diabetes i just wanted a taste just to see for myself what it was. i was really surprise how rich. i asked the waiter and he told me the name of it.
i live in west virginia next to the kentucky borderline and we had went into ky. to dine out.
i guess you all are like me, when i see something different i have to give it a try. as kids we were raised to eat a variety of different foods and nowadays alot of kids that are my childrens friends are such picky eaters i just can't stand it.
life is too short to miss out on something you may really like and let it pass you by because your afraid to take just one bite.
thank you guys so much for your help, i love this site and i check it everyday when i check my e-mail. it's sorta like a friendship in cooking.

Top Chef - Should Jennifer have been sent home?

i agree 100% with you guys, this is the worst top chef i have seen. i think that richard will win because its so clear that they are crazy about him. spike and niki should have left weeks ago. i haven't seen a dish on there yet that i would eat. oh' and what is up with ryan, he's so weird. he has such a complex.

Don't Get Bean Boozled

hey, i love the buttered popcorn!!!!!!!!

Soda, cola, pop, coke, etc.?

pop here in west virginia but soda in virginia and maryland

The first time I tasted ____ it was so vile I spit it out

orange marmalade, that stuff is just awful

This lesson I learned might help a beginner cook/baker.

remember to use all-purpose flour instead of self-rising to make home-made chicken-in-dumplins. for some reason my dumplins dissappeared with the self-rising flour and i had the thickess soup, lol.

Chef Pasquale from early 90's t.v.

you guys are great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i'm so glad i ran across Serious Eats, with every question i've asked the people on here have been so helpful, i don't even know you and i love you. lol, lol, lol.
i have wondered about Pasquale for years and for some absent part of my brain i didn't even think about Amazon. thank you southern bella. by the way i am italian and my mom will be 86 on sunday and she has called me bella all my life. thank you, thank you

Terrible Kitchen Odors

oh no guys, i think i've smelled the one of the worst things in the world cooking and that is "chitlins", i don't even know if i spelled it right. i was 10 and i went into a carry out in washington d.c. and they had them boiling on a stove. right back out the door i remember going with my parents. AWFUL, AWFUL SMELL!!!!!

Canning anyone?

Liznyc is right, the Ball website is very good and i also have the handbook which i keep right at my side in the kitchen during canning season. you can purchase this at Wal-Mart for 5 or 6 bucks. its a great thing to have around. i love canning, its so easy, not intimidating at all and, i gotta tell ya there's something about looking up on your shelf and seeing all what you have accomplished.

What childhood food do you wish they still made?

oh my, Beemans chewing gum. do u think they still make this????????

Cook the Book: The Sweet Melissa Baking Book

about 30years ago i had an old very humble black man for a neighbor who worked as a cook in a big hotel in my hometown. of course he was well retired by the time i met him. early one morning as i was walking to work he was standing outside his home and he spoke as usual,"goodmornin young missy how u doing this fine mornin". never did i realize that this man would bake me the most wonderful pound cake i had ever had in my life and to this day i havent had one like it. oh, i've had very good pound cake but, i guess there was just what i think was kindness, friendship and neighborly love in his mix. not long after my good neighbor past away and his beloved wife passed 4 weeks later. whenever i taste a good pound cake i always think of him.

Down Home With The Neely's Dilemma!

i agree 100% with what your saying, the show is about cooking and nothing else. i turned the channel yesterday because it made my family feel uncomfortable. i just hope gina, her husband and gordon ellilot read these comments. i think if it doesnt stop it needs to be shut down.

Who's going to win Top Chef?

way tooooooooooo early to tell

They're Ba-ack! 'Top Chef' Gets Windy

so far i like nikki, stephanie and valerie. the guys i just dont know yet except for one, andrew. whats up with his attitude. i think he might be the bad boy.
one question i have to ask though, these guys are so stressed and they have been cooking for years, you would think it would be a little better for them. certainly they have cooked thousands of dishes and could do so in their sleep. crab cakes, shrimp scampi-please!!!!!!!!!

A Red Velvet Affair

this cake is fantastic, a keeper in my collection of recipes. if you havent tried this you must, you will not regret it. many years ago i had my first piece in west virginia and it had the crisco icing, i like the cream cheese better. surprise yourself and your family by giving this a try, you'll see what i'm talking about.

PBS Cooking Shows.

what was the name of the italian chef back in the 80's that wore the white chef's hat and coat. he was great and his dishies were so quick. i remember him using alot of orange juice in sauces. he was an older gentleman and had a little trouble with his english. i would like to know so i could try and get one of his cookbooks.
ponytailed italian chef is nick stalini, i'm sure i've spelled last name wrong.

My Lucky Day!

this is a great find for u, i have several that was my grandfathers and they work really well. no sticking. cornbread just pops right out for one. i live here in west virginia and go to yard sales often and if u happen upon (i hate to say this) a recentley deceased older family member, their young relatives get rid of this stuff. they just don't know what a prize they have. often times i try to tell them to hang on to a piece or two but they would rather have the new stuff. whats the old saying, "youth is wasted on the young". bye to u and keep searching and perserving our past in this small way.

lunch box lunches for 5 yr. old

my grandson starts school week after next and is required to pack a lunch every day. i am open for all your suggestions, or lets just say "hellllllllllllp". he is not a picky eater thank God! also i am asked to bring lunch for the class once a month. probably about 12-15 kids. thats not alot. i don't think. i'm saying thank you now because you have helped me before in the past.

the best baking cookbook?!

my 5 yr. old grandson and i love to bake cakes and cupcakes. would love to have suggestions on the best recipes for baking only. you guys have helped me many times before, love this site for my go to when in need of suggestions or recipes.
p.s. started grandson out in his highchair with flour and milk and he hasn't stopped since. loves it!!!!!!!!!!!


a couple of days ago i started the thread on what foods did you miss from childhood, well as i was reading down the page i happened to remember something that was sooooo important to me and the kids in my neighborhood. the Good Humor ice cream truck.
omgosh, i can still hear the sound of the bells ringing as the truck got closer and closer to my house and how all of us kids would run to get our nickles or dimes to pay for the ice creams.
my favorite was the rootbeer and or banana popsicles. they were only 5 cents.
please someone tell me you had the same wonderful experience as i did in those very hot summers were you played outside all day long.

what food do you miss from childhood ?

thinking back as a child living in new york in the late 50's and 60's i have to say i really miss the cannoli's. i've tried them from several bakeries in md., va., and wv. but, i have come to the conclusion that it must be the atmosphere or somethings in the water.
one more thing, blackberrie cobbler, my late grandmother made for us right after we picked the berries. omgosh!!!

just a thought, is there a bakery in ny. that i could overnight a couple dozen? if so, could you help me out?

red velvet cake for easter?!

i would love to fix this cake for dinner sunday but, i need the recipe. some of you might say to look it up on the net but, several times you have helped me and its been great.
i have looked in serveral cookbooks and the recipes are different in one way or another. i know without a doubt you guys can come through for me. i am willing to try as many as i can before sunday. will start this evening if you post it.
p.s. my 87 yr.old mother has requested this cake so i can't refuse. thanks so much.

the best cookbook for beginners

i have 27 yr.old niece who is getting married in june and i want to get her a really good cookbook. she has been practicing with recipes that friends and family have given her but, i wanted to gift her a book that would be user friendly and last a long time. my first cookbook was the old stand by betty crocker. do you have any suggestions.

texas tornado cake

my sister-in-law recently went to ohio and in this very small resturant she tried this cake and raved about it. does anyone have the recipe. the cake was golden brown with coconut in it with a clear like buttery glaze for the icing.

homemade lolipops, '' suckers''

does anyone have the recipe for these suckers?
i have molds and sticks, just need the recipe.
my hometown is having a festival this saturday and
these sell so fast i never make enough but, i lost my recipe.

i know it takes sugar, kayo syrup and flavoring but, im lost with the rest of ingredients and the amounts.
can you please help, the monies go to a volunteer fire dept.

Macaroni salad for tomorrow

my brother is fire chief for local volunteer fire dept. and he wants me to fix a large amount of macaroni and potato salad. now i make very good potato salad but i need a help with macaroni salad.
i went to the recipes find on serious eats and wasnt too empressed. one recipe had pineapples, no i just don't think these guys want that.
i would like your good homestyle recipes.
thanks guys, you've helped me several times.

i'm looking for the best pound cake recipe ever!

so far i have tried 3 different recipes for pound cake and would love to find the perfect one. i don't care how many recipes you send or suggest i am on a mission to bake the best pound cake ever. baking is my passion, pure and simple, i love every minute of it .
i started my 4 year old grandson out in the high chair with flour and milk when he was very small and now he has to help everytime i'm baking or cooking.
i think i'm training him up to be a foodie, he eats just about everything, veggies included.

brownie or cookie???

i'm a cookie fanatic who searches new recipes all the time and i'm pretty sure that i have seen such as a brownie cookie. maybe someone out there knows the recipe. right off i don't know where to find it.

nigerian food, help please

for senior project in government class daughter has to come up with a nigerian dish for classmates. does anyone know something fast and easy. i don't have a clue. maybe something with rice?

haricots verts?

there's a recipe in todays sunday parade for potatoe salad that has this as second ingredient, what is it, i never heard of it and what other recipes does it go in?

sugar cream pie

hubby took me out for mothers day dinner and one of the deserts was "sugar cream pie". I've never heard of it but, it was really good. very small piece was all you needed. has anyone else heard of this and do you have the recipe?

Whatever happened to?

Whatever happened to the curly black headed girl that won the Food Network's cooking contest that was suppose to have her own show this year. the contest Guy Fieri won the year before. their advertising a new contest and i don't remember seeing her on at all. God knows I don't remember her name, I'm sorry. Was it Lisa?

Chef Pasquale from early 90's t.v.

i would love to have one of his cookbooks and i can't remember his full name. he was an older gentleman that had the strong italian accent and he made italian cooking so easy. He wore the big white chef's hat and used alot of orange juice in his recipes.
someone please remember.

The refrigerator............?

side by side, freezer up or freezer down, which do prefer? i have side by side and to tell your the truth i have never cared for it. for those of you out there that have a freezer down, do you like it?


who in new york city or anywhere has the best and does anyone have a recipe i can fix at home. i live in west virginia now and i havent had one since 1966. this must be why i'm depressed, lol.

does anyone have funnel cake recipe?

my kids want to make the funnel cakes like you buy at carnivals, parades and amusement parks. its the fried dough sprinkled with powdered sugar. we have a birthday party coming soon so could someone out there help. oh, its for my youngest, and she turns eighteen. tell me time doesnt fly, yeah right.

school lunches, now and back when i went in the 60's & 70's

i remember when school lunchs were homemade. nothing was frozen. how you could by peanut butter or egg salad sandwiches everyday for 15 cents. yes im in my 50's but, this is not that long ago. whatever happened with the money for our kids that use to be set aside by our school boards for fresh foods. homemade meatloaf, vegetable soup, fish and fries, the list could go on. this makes me sad that most of the kids dont even eat the food perpared for them, they go hungrey. i know you cant sell a sandwich for 15 cents now, thats not the point, teaching our kids to eat healthy and to make smart choices is. have u ever volunteered at the lunch room, i have, most of the food gets dumped in the garbage can. its sickening.

I was gifted new pressure cooker: need recipes and cookbook titles

so far i have made only pot roast in this Bravetti 6 quart. it turned out great.
so very easy, push one button to start and one button to let steam out. nothing like mom used when we were little and had to be run out of the house in fear that it would blow up. this thing is great, everyone should have one because of the speed in preparing a meal. no i don't work for the company, just a stay at home mom