Drink the Book: 'Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes'

I used to get Jamocha shakes after swim meets when I was younger...So.damn.good.

Cook the Book: 'The Sweet Potato Lover's Cookbook'

I could live off sweet potatoes. They are my absolute favorite food. And while do I love them in various recipes nothing beats a plain baked sweet potato. Nom nom nom :)

Cook the Book: 'Around My French Table'

Rwanda. To eat and enjoy the real food of such an amazing culture that I had never even heard of was truly an amazing experience. Loved all of it.

Maintaining a healthy diet in a foreign country...?

@smile I am going to Rwanda

Are There Foods You Can't Keep In The House?

1. Ice cream (I've been known to make a whole pint of B&J Phish Food disappear in one sitting...this is why if I want ice cream I go to an ice cream shop and never bring home any from the store.)

2. Cereal. In particular, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Frosted Flakes, or Honey Nut Cherrios. (I don't even allow myself in the cereal isle anymore. It's just too dangerous.)

3. My mom's rice pudding. (Thank god she only makes it once a year at Christmas. Instead of eating like most people do on Thanksgiving, which I am not a big fan of, I save all my calories for rice pudding at Christmas.)

4. Peanut Butter. (I haven't quite mastered this one yet. But hey, in my credit, I buy the all natural, just peanuts, kind from Whole Foods.)

5. Cauliflower. (Yes, I know...weird. I love roasted cauliflower but I literally can eat an entire head in one sitting. I just can't stop.)

6. Mexican restaurants. (The chips, the guac, the salsa, the margaritas, the burritos...put it in front of matter how big the portions...I will clean my plate. I try to avoid them at all costs now.)

Coconut Butter

@luswim06, how do you add it to your oatmeal? do you add anything else? that sounds the a delicious idea. As does the addition to banana bread...mmmm

Restaurants in Boulder CO

As a student at CU and a Boulder native I'll just list some of my favorites. I recommend checking out the websites to see their menus/sample menus and pricing.


Radda Trattoria
Tuscan/Northern Italian
Moderately Priced

The Kitchen
A little more $$

Salt Bistro

Brasserie Ten Ten

Frasca Food and Wine
Very good but very expensive


I love there rice pudding porridge!

Brasserie Ten Ten


Glacier Homemade Ice Cream
I love ice cream, and Glacier has a wide range of flavors and really is good

These our just the first restaurants that came to mind but I will add some more if I think of any. Boulder has a lot of good food, let me know where you go and how it was! :)

Cook the Book: 'My Bread'

I made my mom breakfast in bed last mother's day which included (my first ever attempt at bread) cinnamon raisin toast (her favorite). I loved it most of all (not because it was pretty dang tasty) but because she loved it. :)

Fun food for a baby shower

since the guest of honor can't drink, maybe a milk martini with a cookie as a garnish...

Your childhood favorites: Are they still guilty pleasures?

Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and Honey Nut Cherrioes

Peanut butter, banana, and honey sandwich (with way too much peanut butter and way too much honey)

Dairy Queen Blizzards

Good Times wild fries eaten dipped in their frozen vanilla custard

Advice! Going on a first date!

I am going on my first date this weekend. (I'd tell you how old I am but I am a little embarrassed about the fact that it has taken this long haha). Anyway, the guy is taking me to dinner. I do not know where or what kind of restaurant. However, I am looking for any input from me fellow SEs, men and women, about possible foods that may be a turn off. I love food, but don't want to look like a pig or end up with something in my teeth. Also, I don't know if he will pay or if we will go dutch so I am assuming avoid the most expensive thing. And drinks? (Yes I am of legal age) Should I? And dessert...? Ah! Any advice would help! Or if you have any good or bad first date at restaurant stories to help ease my nerves are greatly appreciated! :)

Help! All I want to do is eat sweet potatoes!

I am head-over-heals, completely infatuated, and obsessed with sweet potatoes. I crave them all day, everyday. Not only do I love the taste but something about the texture just makes me feel warm and toasty inside (I have a thing a food textures). But I think it's time I break out of my sweet potato shell. So I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions of any other healthy starches that you might think I would like or that are your personal favorite? Thank you! :)

Maintaining a healthy diet in a foreign country...?

I am about to leave to volunteer in Africa for a month. I am normally a very healthy eater and avid exerciser. However for the next month I am not sure what the hotel will offer food wise and I don't think I will be able to workout (or workout like I normally do). In addition I have a sensitive digestive system and cannot eat wheat or dairy. So I was planning on packing a few snacks to bring with me on my trip. So my question for you, my fellow serious eaters, do you ever bring your own snacks with you when you go on vacation? What do you bring? Or if you are on a diet or have certain allergies, how do you maintain it when on vacation? If you have any suggestions of snacks that I could bring would also be greatly appreciated! :)

Coconut Butter

Has anyone tried coconut butter?
I recently bought some (I am a coconut addict), but was wondering what others have used it for. What are your favorite ways to use it, or do you have any suggestions on how I should use it? Thanks for the input! :)

Drunk On Food

I recently turned 21...ok 2 months ago...and although I was excited to finally be able to legally drink and go to the bars, I was even more excited to be able to legally buy alcohol...not to drink but to cook and bake with (I've never been a huge drinker to begin with, although some drinks have found their way into my heart). So, now that I've had a couple months to drink my little heart away I am ready to start experimenting with cooking/baking with alcohol. So what I am asking you all, my fellow serious eaters, is what is your favorite way to use alcohol in food? Do you have a favorite recipe or a favorite meal at a restaurant? Breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert? What is your favorite alcoholic food memory/story?

Macadamia Nut Butter

I wanted to branch out of my usual peanut butter (how I love thee...) and try something new. Has anyone tried macadamia nut butter? Or any other nut butter other than the usual peanut or almond varieties? What are your favorites? And how do you use your nonconventional nut butters?

Honduras and Sensitive Travel-Induced Stomachs...

I am traveling to Honduras on a volunteer trip and so I will be eating the local food. I tend to have a sensitive stomach when I travel, and I was curious as to if anyone has been to Honduras? What is the food like? Or does anyone have any tips for those with sensitive travel-induced stomachs when it comes to food?

Easy Homemade Doughnuts

Note on the biscuits: I used Pillsbury biscuits for this recipe. One roll of "Buttermilk" biscuits yields ten small (about 2 1/2-inch inches in diameter) doughnuts and ten tiny doughnut holes. You'll need a 1/2-inch round cutter to punch out... More

Dinner Tonight: Roasted Chicken and Butternut Squash Soup

Here's the idea: grab some produce, seasoning, and perhaps some protein, throw it on a sheet tray and roast until golden and tender, then mash it up into a rustic, warming soup. Roasting adds a depth of flavor to this Roasted Chicken and Butternut Squash Soup that simmering will never provide, and it also makes for a low-fuss dinner that tastes like it took a lot more effort than it did. More

Bread Baking: Peanut Butter Bread with White Whole Wheat

I've made peanut butter bread a number of different ways, but I didn't think about adding whole wheat flour to the recipe until recently. White whole wheat is the perfect ingredient, adding its own subtle nuttiness to the taste, and more texture as well. If you're trying to add more whole grains to your diet, this is a pretty unobtrusive way to get them in. Everyone will notice the peanut flavor and no one will notice the grains. More

Cook the Book: Rhubarb Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

While the bounty of spring greens has been plentiful at local farmers' markets, the selection of fruit is still limited mostly to apples and rumors of a few stray strawberries (I'll believe it when I see it). But for those of you who want to bake a seasonally inspired dessert, there's plenty of rhubarb to be had. This recipe for Rhubarb Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce will satisfy your urges until the strawberries arrive. More

Bread Baking: Walnut Apricot Bread

I wasn't in the mood for sweet, sticky, chunky, nutty rolls. But when I thought about the flavor of walnuts, they seemed like they'd add an interesting flavor component to the loaf without overwhelming it. Rather than adding sugar, I wanted to go with a natural sweetness—that's where the Turkish apricots came in. More

Cakespy: Inside-Out Peanut Butter Cups

Chocolate peanut butter cups are undoubtedly one of the finer things in life. But I have my reservations about the construction: the chocolate gets your hands messy and there never seems to be enough peanut butter. So what would happen if you turned a peanut butter cup inside-out? More