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What's Your Favorite Cracker?

I like Triscuits and appreciate that they only have 3 ingredients!

Whole wheat pasta recipe

Thanks, I figured it would need to be a mix of whole wheat and white. The pastry flour is a great idea and I already have semolina. I'm trying it tomorrow.

Help with hosting a high school party!

In California, we do giant taco bars. Make lots of meat beforehand and you can buy shredded veggies, cheese, guacamole and salsa. Easy,delicious and the food can be customized so vegetarians can be happy as well.

Your Personal Best

Homemade pasta with chicken and fresh asparagus. Also made a killer beet salad last night with goat cheese, walnuts and balsamic vinegar (it also looks so pretty on a white plate).

How To Make Matzo Pizza

You may have accomplished the impossible - making matzah pizza actually look good!

What is the most expensive/least used tool in your kitchen?

A breadmaker. In our defense, it was a gift from the in-laws . It's just not that hard to make it from scratch and the breadmaker bread always looks kind of unattractive.

Green Chile Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

I love the idea of green chilies with mac and cheese. Could you do this without the chicken?

12 of Our Favorite Food Movies

Tortilla Soup is a great food movie!

Sweets Gift Guide: Carrie's Picks for Holiday Gifts

I love the Pattern Press - so simple and smart.

Crispy Potatoes With Garlic-Parmesan Butter

Kenji has done it again. I am sitting at my desk drooling!

Ask The Pastry Chef: What To Eat At Azúcar In San Diego

I may need a trip to San Diego just to eat "Senor Peanut". That looks amazing!

Cook the Book: 'The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook'

I had Kabuli pilaf at a local restaurant that does incredible Afghani food!

Any requests? ....Oh, besides that....

I make excellent guacamole and cannot stand avocadoes. I live in Southern California where they grow in our backyards but the texture just grosses me out.

Old People Food

My mother in law when asked to bring fruit to an event always brought "Ambrosia Salad". This was canned fruit with marshmallows and a sickly sweet dressing. It was pretty tasty but it definitely was old people food

Mexican Street Corn Salad (Esquites)

I made this the other night - it was delicious and good cold as welll as warm.

Knead the Book: The Bread Bible

For baking myself, it's a tie between challah and an olive oil based-bread.

Chocoholic: Chocolate "Dirt" Pudding Pots

Add some gummy worms for a fun touch - especially if kids are involved!