nique jim

18 Sides and Salads for Your July 4th Festivities

Try adding Pad thai sauce to yor quick baked beans, the best you'll ever have

Jalapeño Coleslaw

This is the perfect Tex-Mex taco topping

The Good Bagel Manifesto

I don't live in NY or Montreal, neither do most of us, toast mine please when I ask

Asparagus Ain't Sichuan, but Boy Does it Work in This Fiery Salad

I add Pad Thai sauce to baked beans. Never seen that anywhere, but damn it's good

Save Your Life Garlic Soup From 'One Good Dish'

Chicken stock and gnocchi along with the eggs is even better

Braised Oxtail and Gruyère Sandwiches

That looks great, but when I think of Mr. Wizard I think of this(showing my age I guess)

How to Pair Beer and Dessert

I would like to hear the reply for the key lime pie also. My favorite so far has been an American stout, the coffee flavor from the roasted barley and the citrusy American hops do well in my opinion

Fast Food: Waffle Taco from Taco Bell

Being added nationwide. Wow, just wow

Ask a Cicerone: What's The Perfect Summer Beer Style?

What ever you like the best is the best, even if it's a lime-a-rita....Just kidding. ;)

Staff Picks: Burger Places with Great Beer

I get to follow the spammer.
If ever in SW Florida try Ford's Garage.

NYC: Bring on the Mush at Island Burgers and Shakes

"Or maybe I've just been spoiled with the new wave of custom-blended burger meat"

could very well be

8 Ways to Hack Your Bud Light Lime-A-Rita

This like calling Maddog or Ripple good wine. We beer snobs(as opposed to the usual food and spirit snobbery on this site ) can and do reply when something as vile as this gets a write up on an otherwise good site

Ask a Cicerone: What's the Next Big Thing in Beer?

Only a stupid brewer will not say "what people are willing to buy". If people want "over the top" beers, they will be made. Most people still want Bud Light(an excellently brewed light lager)
and that will sadly still be the standard. Only the pretentious believe that "craft" beer will replace that

Excellent Homestyle Cuban Cuisine at Jose's in Bradenton, FL

If you are ever a bit south of there, there is a wonderful hole-in-the-wall Cuban restaurant in Cape Coral called El Rincon Cubano that is oh so authentic and very friendly to a wallet

Eggs Baked in Avocado

Cut an avocado in half, remove the skin and seed then soft boil an egg(chill quickly) peel egg, place in spot where seed was, put back together, roll in seasoned flour then eggs then panko ....then deep fry. REALLY GOOD
Also really good with crabmeat, lobster or choriso as the filling

Grilled Cheese With Guacamole Might Be The Best Thing Ever

Also cut an avocado in half, remove the skin and seed then soft boil an egg(chill quickly) peel egg, place in spot where seed was, put back together, roll in seasoned flour then eggs then panko ....then deep fry. REALLY GOOD
Also really good with crabmeat, lobster or choriso as the filling

Grilled Cheese With Guacamole Might Be The Best Thing Ever

Last night I had garlic soup with poached egg and toast with an avocado spread(avocado, fresh parsley, fresh chives, green garlic, rice vinegar, salt and pepper). Far better than butter

The Joy and Economics of Cooking Pizza At Home

#3 and #5 are so true. I'm a hombrewer who loves who loves low alcohol English and Scottish styles that are not found here in the states, but I always have at least one on tap at my house. I also make a Belgian style sour mango beer that is not availible ANYWHERE but at my house. The satisfaction of creating a recipe and enjoying the final results are well worth my time and trouble

How to Identify Bad Flavors in Your Beer

There are many homebrew forums, but I find that the most knowledgeable are on the above mentioned . Not filled with useless babble, just good info

Hangover Helper: The Hangover at Meander's Kitchen in White Center, WA

From my local takeout!menu/c7nq
Big enough for two
*Biscuit Mountain 11.99
Four Biscuits, Six Eggs, Bacon, Sausage,
& Ham, covered with Sausage Gravy,
served w/ Fried Potatoes.

Cook the Book: 'From A Polish Country House Kitchen'

Cabbage and daikon slaw on top of fish tacos, and thinnly sliced poatoes fried and topped with sausage gravy...not together though

Animals that Love Pizza, Part 2: Saving the Best for Last

NSFW (language) Just found this yesterday and it seems to fit.
BTW my dog loves pizza

Sugar Rush: Doughnuts at Abbe's Donuts in Port Charlotte, FL

Looks good. If you are in the area check out Rincon Cubano in Cape Coral for some authentic, wonderful Cuban food

Holiday Giveaway: The Amazing Thermapen Thermometer

My homebrew as it cooled

How to Identify Hops in Your Beer: Amarillo, Summit, Citra, Simcoe

Like those people who say cilantro tastes soapy (not me, I love it) excess Simcoe smells like a cat pissed on a pine tree. That doesn't make the experience as enjoyable

Deep fried carrots

Yesterday I made a pork roast, potatoes and carrots with lots of garlic. Today I cut the pork into little pieces and tossed with some cumin, paprika and flour and then fried for some carnitas(they were okay but I fried them a bit too long so they were a bit tough, live and learn). I also put the potatoes and carrots into the same flour mixture then I deep fried and served with a mayo, sour cream, chipotle, lime juice and bit of salt and pepper sauce. They were Way better than fantastic
If you've never fried cooked carrots before do yourself a favor, you won't be sorry

I need some ideas for New Years Eve dinner please

My FIL has ordered 6 different species of lobster from all around the globe for guests to pick from and some dry aged grass feed fillets and wants to serve a surf and turf dinner with at least 2 sauces to go with each.
Appetizers will be pâté and caviar and we will have a mushroom and truffle risotto with dinner
Anyone got some ideas for the perfect sauce or maybe an unusual sauce to go with this

Pizza for charity

The Costco where I work has a novel way to raise money for "The Childrens Miricle Network" (I'm sure you've been asked to donate at every store you shop at). We bring food from home and sell it in the employee break room with the money going to the charity.
Today I did 20 pizzas (the pizza oven there does not do a great job with the crust, but it was passable). I wish I had remembered a camera so I could post this on "My Pizza Monday" but I didn't. It was a big success though as everyone was taking 2-3 slices

Cooking without meat

Tonight I pan roasted some(12 oz's) of mushroom slices in batches, after they finished I added some onions and garlic then add a few Tbs sour cream and a bit of cheese( although the cheese could be omitted) . In a separate pan cook up some refried beans. Put some flour tortillas in the oven to soften. Then put some beans, mushrooms, cilantro, fresh onions, cut tomatoes and lettuce on the tortillas, wrap and toast in a hot oven for 2-3 minutes. This will make you forget about meat

Now I understand why they're called "Basic techniques"

Today I slow braised a brisket in beef stock with cilantro, 1 each dried ancho, guajillo, New Mexico, chipotle peppers and onions. I shredded the meat, reduced the sauce and made some chalupas and refried beans. Three weeks ago I did the same with a pork butt and while this may be heresy I believe both of these are better braised in the oven than done on the smoker.

I've only been seriously cooking for 1 year now but this made me realize why they are called basic techniques...They work

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