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Bake the Book: Ample Hills Creamery: Secrets and Stories from Brooklyn's Favorite Ice Cream Shop

Coffee or any variation thereof

Cook the Book: 'My Paris Kitchen' by David Lebovitz

Love his instagram posts... they make me miss Paris so much.

Cook the Book: 'Joy of Kosher' by Jamie Geller

my family makes kosher meals for every high holiday, though we don't keep kosher otherwise...it's mostly for the family that we invite over for our celebrations.

Bake the Book: Frenchie

Confit de canard

Bake the Book: First Prize Pies

Mincemeat pie. Never actually tried it but the name freaks me out.

Bake the Book: The Model Bakery Cookbook

Pastries of all sorts, plus some cakes and sandwiches for lunch

Roasted Chickpea and Kale Salad With Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

This is my favorite way to eat chickpeas with the same spice and roasting method...also delicious with roasted veggies (like kale, broccoli, etc.) in the colder months.

Win Pop Chart Lab's 'Cooking Measurements Tea Towel'

mixed up teaspoon and tablespoon when measuring cayenne pepper in mac n' cheese for a bunch of guests. ouch!

The Best Valentine's Day Giveaway Ever: Lobel's 4" Prime Dry-Aged Heart Shaped Steaks for Two

Seared to medium rare on a Cast iron skillet

Cook the Book: 'Nom Nom Paleo' by Michelle Tam and Henry Fong

Beef jerky and steak

Bake the Book: Puddin'

Super Bowl Party Giveaway: Pat LaFrieda Sliders

Game watching, pizza eating, and beer drankin

Super Bowl Party Giveaway: 17th Street BBQ Baby Back Ribs and Pulled Pork

Planned a trip to Austin, for the sole purpose of some 'que

Cook the Book: 'One Good Dish' by David Tanis

Chicken enchiladas, everything from scratch... including the salsa!

Cook the Book: 'Lighten Up, America!'

General cleaner eating, less sugar

Cook the Book: 'The New Midwestern Table'

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Perfect Steak Set from Double R Ranch Co.

Medium rare plus, with a nice crust and seasoned with salt & pepper

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Thermapen Thermometer

Legendary Bar Burgers at The Cherry Cricket in Denver

You should try the burger at My Brother's Bar. My favorite in the city in a total dive that's always packed.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Baking Steel

Mushrooms, peppers, and sausage

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Perfect Steak Set from Double R Ranch Co.

Seared, medium rare, with salt and pepper.

West Coast Events for the Holiday Season

Please keep these coming!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Quercia's Secret Weapons Pork Kit

onions and garlic, which most people overlook

Cook the Book: Roy Choi's 'L.A. Son'

We have dinner almost once a week and it's always special. But most special when my mom makes traditional persian food, or my favorite, Japanese curry over rice.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: High Road Ice Cream 6-Pack

anything with coffee - maybe coffee base with fudge swirls, toasted coconut flakes and almonds

Vegetable side dish for Friendsgiving?

I have the task of bringing a vegetable side dish for our second annual Friendsgiving celebration. Last year all the vegetable dishes were creamy, fatty, etc. so the host has for the vegetables to be somewhat healthy and light (green bean casserole will still make an appearance). There are three of us doing vegetables, one is making a brussels sprout slaw with cranberries and pecans, and the other is making a roasted vegetable couscous (which I assume will contain most winter veggies).

Any suggestions on what to make?

I don't want to overlap too much with the other dishes. I was thinking of a balsamic roasted squash with rosemary and goat cheese or something of that nature. Preferably a warm dish.

Thanks!

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