Rice and Bacillus Cereus

Yes but only if I know how it was prepared. The problem with B.cereus is that it can form endospores. These spores are resistant to higher than normal temperatures and can survive cooking. The B.cereus/rice problem is most associated with fried rice, usually commercially prepared, where the spores are activated after the initial cooking, grow while the rice is improperly stored, and if left long enough produce a heat stable emetic toxin cereulide that can resist further heating.

As long as you refrigerate your rice properly, I wouldn't worry.

Baking cookbook for tween

Mrs. Fields Cookie Book (or something along those line. It also includes some pies, bars, muffins etc. All recipes have pictures and are pretty straightforward .

Favorite Potato Chips?

Madhouse Munchies out of Vermont

when no one is looking

AHT Giveaway: Case of Pat La Frieda Burgers

My boyfriend and I have a rule that after any trip to the ER or urgent doctor's visit we can indulge in our clandestine fast food burger cravings. It happened a couple months ago (I cut myself cooking!), but what I remember more than the stitches and shots was sitting in a McDs at one in the morning with my BF laughing as I tried to eat a Big Mac with one hand.

Help! Need some Southern apps for May 1st

ok these all sound so good I might have to do more than 8! thank you

Help! Need some Southern apps for May 1st

ooh still sounds delicious!

Your Starch, Veg, Fruit, Meat, Liqour, Guilty Pleasure of Choice

pasta, broccoli, raspberries, beef, wine, ice cream

Do You Have a Favorite Brand of Butter?

Kerrygold or VTBC

Found the cupcake cookies

On the back of the Funfetti box is a recipe for cookies made from the mix. They're actually quite good and more of the consistency I think most were imagining. You do have to like the vanilla, cake batter flavor. Of course, I do.

I eat ______ out of the tin/jar/bottle...

Deviled ham mixed with Heinz green relish on's what my Memere used to feed me when I'de visit her in boyfriend calls it catfood.

Needed: 5 star chicken dinner side

@pjracz10- Love the pea idea, there have been tons of english peas at the FM so that would work greay.

Needed: 5 star chicken dinner side

@gbania- sweet potatos, great idea, I hadn't thought of that.

I coat the chicken in kosher salt, poultry seasoning, garlic powder, fresh rosemary and thyme. As for the SO, he has a voracious appetite but very little opinion as to what he is eating. I usually serve it with mashed potato or wild rice but I am looking for something else this time that is not a starch per se. My reason for considering a puree is I am looking to plate the dinner and want the entire effect to be simplistic ie not potatoes and peas and chicken and whatnot on a plate. (at least not for tonight.) It is my firm belief that the greatness of a fresh vegetable can be retained in a well executed puree, if not enhanced, unlike some above.

Eating out in North Conway NH

White Mountain Cider Company on Route 302/16 right around the Bartlett/Glen area. CIA trained chefs, great drinks, atmosphere, and the best food in the valley. Can get a little busy but service is great.

Pre-makeable mac and cheese recipe?

Thanks for the replies! I think I'm going to try to Savoy recipe and see how it goes. That was pretty much exactly what I was looking for-thanks for bringing it up. @Heart I can never get reheated M&C back to its original consistency and honestly, I don't have enough room in my freezer! (haven't we all been there)

What is calorie a measure of?

A calorie is defined as the amount of energy needed to raise one gram of water one degree celsius. When written in the lower case it corresponds to the definition above. Calories with an uppercase c is actually a kcal or 1000 calories.


Chik-fil-a was a staple when I went to school down south. Now I stop at the one in Philly airport whenever I can. Honestly, I don't see what the big deal is with them not being open on Sundays. States have Sunday liquor laws because of archeaic religious reasoning but that doesn't stop people from visiting the liquor store every other day. As long as I can keep getting the best chicken sandwiches there, if they want to have their day off on Sunday, whether for religious reasons or otherwise, that is fine by me.

Wedding Food-What would YOU want to eat?

I know I don't comment a lot but I need the opinions of some serious eaters and for that, I know no better place then here! I am in the process of wedding planning and naturally one of the most important parts to me is the food. I know we've all been to weddings with less than stellar (and maybe even edible) food, so my question is what would you as a guest and gourmande want and enjoy at a wedding???

Some details:
Formal evening wedding in July. ~10 course tasting menu. No vegetarians we're aware of but some course should be veggie just in case. Only non-favorite foods are offal and raw onions.

Thanks for your feedback!

Grape leaves- need some ideas

I just got a big bunch of grape vine leaves from my CSA but I don't know what to do with them. Does anyone have any recipes, other than stuffing them, that they would being willing to share? Thanks!

Help! Need some Southern apps for May 1st

So I'm really excited about hosting my first derby party in my new house this year but I'm not quite sure what to serve. I'm expecting between 10-15 guests. I would like to do an app/ hors d'oeuvres buffet but the party will be during dinner time so I need rather substantial items. I was thinking of doing a mac and cheese casserole and then maybe 6-8 different bite sized foods. I have the Lees Bros cookbook which has lots of good ideas but I'm looking for other suggestions from the all knowing SE-ers. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Attire-Au pied du cochon

Will be heading up to Montreal this weekend and dining at Au Pied du Cochon. I am curious about the attire. Has anyone been there before?? Thanks!

Quebec City restaurants?

My boyfriend and I are about to spend a hopefully romantic weekend in Quebec City. I am looking for some good restaurants suggestions, preferably something with a good table d'hote or prix fixe menu. Places like Utopie are out of the price range, Aux Anciens Canadiens is too touristy, and we'de prefer someplace thats not too family oriented. (At least at this point in our lives.) Thanks for any help!!!

Needed: 5 star chicken dinner side

My SO is coming home after a two week business trip and I plan on cooking a celebratory dinner. The main will be roasted chicken pieces which I cook low and slow with liberal amounts of salt and spices. I am looking for a good accompaniment besides the typical rice. I was thinking some type of puree with a seasonal ingredient but I can't figure out what. The chicken will be very crisp and salty so I don't want to add to much salt in anything else. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!

Pre-makeable mac and cheese recipe?

So I have a bunch a random bits of cheese left in my fridge and I'm looking to makes some mac and cheese. Does anyone have a good recipe that can be assembled and then baked upto 24 hours later? In my experience M&C doesn't reheat too well so I don't think a normal recipe would hold up that long. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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