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Food for when you (or your loved one) is sick/has a cold????

What works for me is Hot and Sour soup from my favorite Chinese restaurant. It is like I crave it when I'm sick. When I eat it, I feel tons better afterwards. I can breathe better and it soothes my sore throat. Plus it is delicious.

Cook the Book: 'Italian Easy'

My homemade spaghetti sauce. I kill the other competiotions at our work food battles. Everything fresh.

Do You Hate Popcorn?

I hate popcorn, the smell literally chokes me. I hate going to theaters because of it. When we do go, of course hub and kids want popcorn and then their popcorn breath nauseates me. Oh how I suffer!! Of course at work there is always the person that burns it and I have to shut my door to escape the stench.

What do you like to cook on a long Sunday? you live in California? Just wondering since the dishes you mentioned are part of my ongoing menu, and the favs of most of my friends who live out here.

Cook the Book: 'The Art of Eating In'

Having grown up cooking, it is hard for me to justify spending $$$$$ in a restaurant when I know I can make it at home. We will see an Ad for a special in a restaurant and talk ourselves out of it and make it at home where we know exactly what goes into it.

What kind of chocolate do you prefer?

Cadbury's, but only brought over from GB by friends...not here

Cook the Book: 'Mad Hungry'

Carnitas, warm corn tortillas, beans, rice, salsa!!

Super Bowl Giveaway: The Bacon Explosion

I used to have trouble choking down the pills I have to take for controlling my cholesterol, but it’s a lot easier now that I wrap them in bacon. ~ Brad Simanek

Eat for Eight Bucks: Creamy Cabbage and Potatoes

I just looked in my fridge at a forlorn head of cabbage....thinking what to do with it. Now I know. Can't wait to try this recipe. Also LOVE Bubble & Squeak!

Seriously Delicious Super Bowl Party Giveaway: Mike Mills Baby Back Ribs and Pulled Pork

Smoke curling, rises
Meat o'er flame charred by embers
Primal taste of pig

Cook the Book: 'The Best Soups in the World'

I love cabbage rolls, but my family not so much...and we love soup. So one day I made a soup with all the ingredients that are in cabbage rolls..using ground beef, rice, fire roasted tomatoes, tomato paste, onions, beef broth, herbs, and chopped cabbage. They loved it!! Very healthy, also.

Poll: What's Your Favorite Kind of Pie?

Where is chocolate cream pie, ans mincemeat pie.. My favorites.

Grown-ups should not eat SpaghettiOs

@dbcurrie, you are right...after reading through all the posts I lost track of the original post and was centered on all the anti-Spaghettios comments. I agree, I hate the odors of the foods my co-workers heat up in the breakroom microwave...popcorn, which is usually burnt, frozen meals, with the fake italian sauce and garlic stench. Gags me. But, the comments that "adults shouldn't eat spaghettio's", I don't quite comprehend. If they like them....go for it. Everything in moderation.

Grown-ups should not eat SpaghettiOs

Oh, I'm asking for it here, but aside from the breakroom smells...(ugh, a girl in my office loves to reheat her last night's fish dish), but other than that...why should anyone feel guilty about eating what they grew up liking to eat? I pretty much can make anything, but occasionally I still like creamed tuna with peas, spam, and potted meat. I don't feel bad about it. Comments?

Cook the Book: Cooking Under Pressure

I have a stainless steel 13 x 9 inch roasting pan that I have had for 30 + years. I have gone through sets of pots, pans and other gadgets, but I still use this pan weekly, and I will until I can see through it!!

Cook the Book: Make it Fast, Cook it Slow

Believe me, at one time I had a metal spoon, frying pan and plastic bowl and fed 30 - 40 people at a time....but tea kettle.

stuffed cabbage variations

I LOVE cabbage rolls, but not so much my family... until one day when I tried something new: I browned ground beef, onions and garlic. Put it in a crockpot with beef broth, crushed tomatoes, thyme, bay leaf, a little rosemary, diced cabbage, worcestershire sauce, tomato paste and long grain rice. Let it cook for 6 hours. It was delicious!!! I ate it for days!! You need to adjust the seasonings to your taste. I hope someone tries this.

Prime Rib Help!!!

@thereal and NWcajun...sadly the crowd included my husband and mother. I will never make the prime rib for them again. I was so frustrated with them!! I should have made a tough-ass sirloin roast for all the good it got me!!!! Very sad!

DVD Giveaway: Food, Inc.

Less fastfood, more homecooked meals using fresh ingredients from Farmer's Market. Less processed foods (miss my beef bologna).

Cook the Book: 'Jamie's Food Revolution'

Quesadillas. I usually have leftover meat of some kind. Add beans, salsa, cheese....quick and relatively healthy meal.

Prime Rib Help!!!

UPDATE: Prime Rib was excellent. Sadly the crowd does not like medium rare, so I roasted til center internal temp was 145. Carry-over resting raised temp to 153. Everyone wanted an end piece!!!! I took a cut out of the center which was totally medium rare and delicious. Used drippings to make a fabulous Yorkshire pud, mash, roasted brussells and carrots, and gravy. Citrus Buttermilk Cake for dessert using oranges and lemons from my trees. Excellence? Check!!!

Prime Rib Help!!!

The Kenji method it is. It's in the oven, probe thermometer inserted. Looks GREAT!! Thanks for the advice. I will post the outcome.