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Cooking With Bacon? Store it in the Freezer for Maximum Ease

I do something similar, but a little more work. I package the strips rolled in saran wrap in packages of 2-3 pieces with a layer of saran wrap between each piece. This way, when I want bacon, I take a single portion out of the freezer at a time and I still have strips, if thats how I want to eat it.

Seriously Italian: Almond Olive Oil Cake for Valentine's Day

I made this and it was great--but I did make a few changes. Instead of the orange juice, I used 1/8 c lemon juice, 1/8 c water and 1/4 c milk. I tasted the batter and felt like it was too sweet, so I added another 1/2 c of almond meal. I also added more almond extract because I really like a nutty flavor. Great cake.

Macaron Parlour Upgrades the Brownie Bar

To be honest, I thought this bar was a big miss. The caramel was rock hard and the three layers did not stay together at all. The top layer is really delicious and the brownie is good...but all three layers together just didn't work.

Birthday reservation help!

Panna II: It's an Indian restaurant with a really fun/festive atmosphere, decent food and super cheap. BYOB so what could be wrong!?

Cereal Eats: We Try the Discontinued Oreo O's

As I recall, Oreo O's were the shit. Almost worth the cost of flight to South Korea.

Cereal Eats: We Try the Discontinued Oreo O's

As I recall, Oreo O's were the shit. Almost worth the cost of flight to South Korea.

We Try Guy's American Kitchen and Bar, Guy Fieri's New Times Square Restaurant

For me, this review is tainted by the "I ran off to The Dutch immediately afterward" side note. It adds pretention to an otherwise thoughtful and earnest review. There's no way that the food was so bad that Carey had to run off to one of NY's chicest restaurants directly following....

Where to Eat Near NYU

I second Otto in a big way. It's also a good choice to bring parents to that's not so expensive.

Taste Test: (Almost) All of the IKEA Food

I don't know... I have to come down pretty hard against your meatball stance. I actually had them last night for dinner. If you spread them out on a plate and then flip once while in the microwave, you get some good meatballs! Also, I definitely don't think they need any additional fat. They taste pretty dang good to me. I guess taste and opinion are incredibly subjective, but I wouldn't want this post to deter someone from purchasing one of my favorite easy-dinners of all time.

We Chat With: Meredith Kurtzman of Otto

Cool interview! But I have to disagree with one thing.... the basil gelato at Il Laboratorio del Gelato is heaven!

6 Ice Cream Sandwich Hacks

I've actually made more than a few Momofuku Tacos in my day!

The Scoop: On Coffee Ice Cream

What do you think of Haagen Dazs' limited edition vanilla espresso bean swirl?

Daily Slice: Funghi at Grandaisy Bakery

The Zucca from Grandaisy is my absolute favorite, though the Funghi comes close. I think Zucca is seasonal, though.. but it's worth the wait.

Win a Barbecue Tour from Ed Levine at the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party

Living in Austin for a brief time helped bolster my appreciation for the flavors of BBQ.

Win Two Extra Mooga Tickets to the Great GoogaMooga

So much amazing food in ONE PLACE. If I got to go, it would be like having a second birthday!

Cook the Book: 'Asian Tofu'

fresh tofu at zenkichi made me a believer!

Healthy but Delicious in NYC?

I second (or third?) Norther Spy. Also great, and of a similar style, is Back Forty. There are two locations, so you could tailor that around where you're going to be.