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Seasonal Baking: 15 Desserts to Make with Apples

The link for the Rye Pancakes sends you to the Apple Cider Donut Cake.

Getting Silly in Philly

If you're planning to be in West Philly, Dock Street Brewing Co. and Local 44 both have great beer and great food.

What's Your Favorite Hot Dog Topping?

Definitely coleslaw. For some reason it's really hard to find somewhere to get a hot dog with slaw here in Philadelphia. With so many food trucks selling hot dogs and sausages, you'd think one of them would also have coleslaw. But so far I've come up empty.

Favorite ice cream flavor?

+1 on hazelnut gelato.

Also coffee, cinnamon, and Häagen-Dazs spiced caramel biscuit (speculoos).

How to make thai sticky rice

@Littauer going to have to try that since I haven't found a grocery store in my area with Thai glutinous rice.

Exciting brown bag lunches?

Thanks for the suggestions! I'm definitely going to try some cold pasta or rice salads with veggies.

Do you have an acquired taste?

Tomatoes, eggs, and avocados were all acquired tastes for me. My favorite thing that is usually an acquired taste for others is mastic. When I give people mastic gum to try I warn them it tastes like mint and grass, but in a good way!

Favorite Kitchen/Food Smell...

Freshly whipped cream with a little vanilla. It's not the kind of smell that will waft through the house, but stick your nose in the bowl and it smells amazing.

International Desserts!

I second tres leches cake. The Bon Appetit recipe is excellent, and the cake is great on its own without whipped cream on top (which a lot of other recipes call for).
http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2012/07/tres-leches-cake

Please Reminisce about Birthday Cake

My birthday cake as a kid was always Maida Heatter's New Orleans cake. Two layers of chocolate cake, homemade chocolate pudding in the middle, and frosted with fresh whipped cream. The pudding and whipped cream keep it so moist that it's perfect for leftovers the next morning at breakfast.

I turn my back for five seconds..

On a trip to visit my parents my dad offered to help with dessert. I gave him the task of making the crumble topping for apple crisp, and handed him a bowl with the measured ingredients and a fork. When I turned around I saw it wasn't a crumble, but a paste!

New Lay's Potato Chip Flavors

I'm kind of intrigued by sriracha and chicken and waffles. But really I just wish Lays would bring some of their European flavors to the States. Namely oregano!

The Kugel? Is it for breakfast or dessert?

Growing up I often had it as a side dish with salmon, which always struck me as weird. Now I prefer to eat it warmed up a little as a snack, or cold from the fridge for breakfast.

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