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Thin and Tender Flour Tortillas

my ex husband's mexican grandma's recipe uses vegetable oil instead of lard and warm water - hers were awesome tasting but I know she changed from lard to oil for health reasons. i'm betting the lard is even better! i'm going to try your cold lard/cold water approach to see the difference. thanks for reminding me of some good memories and a great recipe!

Taste Test: The Best Mayonnaise

i'm not vegan, but i absolutely LOVE Veganaise! super tang and none of the grassy taste you get sometimes with traditional mayo.

Know any allergy-friendly restaurants in NYC?

definitely check Sloane's site (allergic girl mentioned previously). she knows her stuff. Also, your bf knows that you can't just 'hold them to their word' about keeping him safe. There are nuts in some Korean food, but mostly I've seen pine nuts. But then the dishes also have egg, meats, etc.

Good luck - post where you end up going!

Dulce de Leche caramel in a Slow Cooker

I've done mine in the pressure cooker - so easy!

Chinese New Year: What Are You Making?

There are some great suggestions here - thank you!!! @pintchow - I'm in the SF Bay area and find a lot going on for CNY.

and @ag3208 chicken with green onion/ginger dipping sauce sounds great. maybe i'll leverage that momofuku ginger/scallion sauce and make that too! yum!

Fancy Dinner Recipes

i agree with the short ribs suggestion - that, or beef bourginon. you can also make it a day ahead and then reheat it and it tastes even better.

San Francisco with allergies and a toddler

I think beth1 means pepples donuts - they are great!

But I'd avoid as they use peanuts/nuts. Even their website discourages you. :-(

trolley - thanks for the kind words about my site. if you start a site for socal please let me know and i'll link to it :-)

San Francisco with allergies and a toddler

I blog about food allergies and i live in the bay area. If you look on my profile you'll see my website - email me please so I can help!

That yelp list is pretty awful, btw. I eat out with my PA daughter (we also avoid tree nuts to be on the safe side) and we have gone to plenty of places in SF.

Do you guys avoid places that use nuts/fish/egg AT ALL? that will be tough - but if you are willing to go to a place that is very allergy aware, there are plenty of options where you can go.

Crumbled Corn Bread - Help!

Thank you so much for all of the ideas! I ended up making stuffing, but the cornbread salad and that mac and cheese idea will definitely be tried (along with the tips for not getting 'stuck' in the first place). Thanks again!!

Dia de los Muertos Recipes?

These ideas are great - thank you so much everyone for taking the time to respond!

Rice Krispy / Cheerios Treats w/o Butter?

Are you trying to cut fat or eliminate an allergen? I would say margarine (or earth balance non dairy spread). You might even try coconut oil (not sure if that will work at all - just a thought).

Who here has a pressure cooker?

I use mine for pork shoulder, short ribs, risotto, bolognese. Love it and use it all the time. But definitely not for steaks :)

Tortilla press: Unitasker or necessity?

in my experience, they never get the tortilla thin enough for my taste.

Restaurant I Tried in Glastonbury, CT

@dashofginger - good point - don't want to be spammy!

CTMike - what i liked was that it had a really good almost city-like vibe, but you could actually talk and it wasn't snobby at all! the decor was great and the food was excellent. lots of variety, locally sourced ingredients. i had a great wedge salad with candied bacon and pistachios, a lovely plate of fish (perfectly cooked), and a delicious chocolate dessert. the other dishes i saw looked great. nice wine list too. the owner stopped by to say hi and he was really laid back. it wasn't the cheapest place to dine, it's probably more of a 'date night' kind of place (entrees hover around $30) but if i'm back in CT again I'd definitely make another visit.

Potluck Contribution That's Vegetarian?

oh my gosh - all of these suggestions are amazing!!! thank you so much guys - i knew i could count on the SE community for ideas!!! :)

Cookbook recommendation needed!

i've been enjoying the Mad Hungry cookbook lately. Any of Ina Garten's cookbooks are pretty good too.

Potluck Contribution That's Vegetarian?

@sobriquet - great idea! doing it!

@tupper cooks! - HA!

@AnnieNT - that's a great idea - unique!

Food Practical Jokes

Here's a link to a talk topic i posted last year - lots of great ideas!

Four Globe Artichokes: What to do with them?

You guys, these suggestions are excellent - thank you! Off to the store now for ingredients for stuffed artichokes (and you can bet I'm going to do the risotto some time @coreyo!).

Great tofu dishes?

mapo tofu!!! here's a recipe i use alot that has basic asian ingredients:

with this recipe i double the ingredients for the sauce (just my personal preference)

so good!

Honolulu and Maui Eats --

try star noodle in lahaina on maui - it's fairly new and excellent!

also, try Aloha Mixed Plate next door to the Old Lahaina Luau - totally laid back and good.

April Fools Jokes?

@dbcurrie - I just read your post and I agree. What's the point of making something fun if it's inedible (well, except for that 'glass' of jello juice :->). I think I'd make your 'eggs on toast' any day of the year!

if my daughter ate fried eggs, i would totally do the apricot/whip trick.

and @carmason - i'm glad i could bring a smile to your face!

Dipping sauce for fries

I second the sriracha mayo - only I use Vegenaise (it's a little more vinegary than regular mayo) and I make a paste of garlic and salt (about a clove to a pinch of salt) to add to it. SO GOOD!