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Win a Copy of 'Baked Occasions'

Salted caramel chocolate pudding cake: recipe I first discovered on this website!

Fudgiest Espresso Cashew Brownies

These were tasty but at 25 minutes, came out TOO underbaked. I like fudgy but they wouldn't hold shape and had to be an at-home dessert instead of something I could take into the office. Next time I'll keep in the oven for at least 30 minutes.

Beyond Curry: Indian Masala Omelet

I grew up eating these omelets every Sunday morning. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

Cereal Eats: If You Could Bring Back One Discontinued Cereal...

Team Cheerios (I LOVE Multigrain Cheerios but they aren't the same).

Win Two Tickets to the Lucky Rice Cocktail Feast, May 2nd

Not particularly authentic (and the food is hit or miss), but I love the cocktail experience at Spice Market.

NYC: 10 Scotch Cocktails We Love Right Now

The Jack London at The Wayland is a favorite.

Apple Cider Doughnut Cake

Also baked for 50 minutes and used a Honeycrisp apple instead, but the recipe came out very well and was a huge hit!

New Nestlé Crunch Girl Scout Cookie Bars

Interesting-- I liked the Samoa ones the most because it didn't have the same texture of the cookie and elevated the coconut!

7 Can't-Miss Dosas in NYC

Have to give a vote for the Pondicherry dosa at Tiffin Wallah-- great food and I've had decent service, especially compared to other South Indian restaurants.

Cereal Eats: Cheerios Showdown Part I, The Basic Cheerios

Leandra, I used to constantly be made fun of by my friends for proclaiming Multigrain Cheerios to be the best cereal of all time. The fact that you include it in your top 5 and refer to it as "your jam" makes me feel SO validated!

Vegan: Brussels Sprout Fried Rice with Crispy Cauliflower

Made this last night with great results, and mixed in a scrambled egg with the leftover rice for brunch today! Thanks again for this series-- I'm not vegetarian or vegan but these recipes have really inspired me to get into the kitchen more.

Dinner Tonight: Braised Coconut Spinach with Chickpeas and Lemon

@MandyEats-- vegetarian/vegan food does not mean healthy, for sure, but at least for me, I find I need a nudge to incorporate more vegetables in my meals, which I think we can all agree should be an integral part of our diet. These recipes/Kenji's experiment have put a lot of cool ideas into my head of how to make vegetables exciting without falling into a rut, and that keeps my overall diet healthier. Just my interpretation!

Vegan: Pasta with Braised Broccoli and Tomato Sauce

I love this experiment of yours, Kenji! I appreciate that most of your analytical mind has been focused on meat processes (street cart food at home! amazing!), but I'm a veggie-focused eater and this has been a joy to read so far. Just wanted to let you know for every detractor/disappointed fan, there are excited ones too!

Chewy Maple Cookies

I made these and they turned out delicious! However when I put them away after cooling, I found the cookies stuck to each other. Did anyone else have that problem?

Holiday Entertaining- Is this Appropriate?

Almost every dinner party I went to growing up (and continue to go to) is a potluck, though no one ever calls it such, so the request from your GF's coworker doesn't stick out to me. But sounds like I'm in the minority for not getting offended!

To be honest, because of my upbringing, I find it odd if I'm not asked to bring a main and what I want to drink because that's just how I've always done it. (Full disclosure: I'm Indian-- curious if other Indian SE's also only know the potluck way for dinner parties!)

Berkeley, California: Celebrating Chez Panisse's 40th Anniversary with Some Pizza

I had that nettles pizza when I went to Chez Panisse in April-- it was fantastic.

I suppose I'm firmly in the opposite camp of the pizza purists-- bring on the toppings! Especially if they're of the caliber of Chez Panisse's. (Sorry to say, crust has never done it for me, it's simply a vehicle to deliver the goodness of toppings, sauce and cheese.)

What food smell do you hate?

Parmesan cheese-- I used to love it as a kid but now the smell makes me nauseous. Sometimes I feel the same way about goat cheese, but I love the way goat cheese tastes.

The smell of fish took me a while to get over as well.

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