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smiths37

  • Location: Reno, NV
  • Favorite foods: Pretty much any combination of bread, cheese, and meat.

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Quick One Pot Hungarian Chicken and Noodles With Cabbage

Made this last night and it was great! My pan was really full, so I added the cabbage in batches and covered it for a few minutes each time to wilt it down. My noodles were also taking a while to cook, so by the time they were fully cooked, most of the chicken broth was gone. Skipped the sour cream and I'm glad I did because I think it would have muted the flavors, which were fantastic. Really easy and quick dinner (yes, maybe more than 30 minutes, but if you care so much about a few extra, maybe you should just make a sandwich instead).

Win a Copy of 'Plenty More'

I just had a chance to try eggplant jam (it's sweet, not savory). I was skeptical at first, but now I've made it my mission to spread the word about how amazing this is!

American Chop Suey: The Cheesy, Beefy, Misnamed Stovetop Casserole That Deserves a Comeback

@dorek - I'm from California and have never heard of this either. I guess it would be close to chili mac, but that was always mac n' cheese mixed with chili. In other words, two distinct dishes mixed together. I guess I'd just call this a beef and macaroni casserole...

Why You Should Refrigerate Tomatoes and Ignore Anyone Who Says Otherwise

I've always been one of the "don't put tomatoes in the fridge" people, but with an asterisk. And my asterisk was what you basically describe in this article. Cherry and grape tomatoes seem to do fine for several days on the counter, but slicing tomatoes maybe get a few days and then I put them in fridge. In the cooler months, I probably can get by with longer on the counter, but in the summer my house is 75-80 degrees inside, so the fridge is a pretty good option. Sometimes I notice a "mealy" texture when tomatoes go in the fridge, but other times they are fine. Maybe it depends on how ripe they were when they got put in the fridge...

Win a Copy of 'The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook'

A grilled vegetable sandwich with goat cheese - you can use any combination of vegetables and it's perfect for summer!

This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Ha, "melon" and "fiesta" are two words I would have never put together...

12 Things You Can Do with Silicone Muffin Cups (Besides Bake Muffins)

Mind = Blown. I seriously never thought to use these for anything else but baking muffins in.

The Best Delivery Snack Packages in the U.S.

I subscribe to NatureBox and am overall pretty happy with it. There have been some snacks I wasn't a fan of (the masa chips were a little too salty and the chipotle lime chickpeas tasted like literally nothing - they weren't even good as a salad topper). Also, they aren't consistent about sending out reminder emails - some months I'll get one reminding me to pick new snacks and then other months I won't and I end up getting the same snacks two months in a row. I've been pretty happy with most of my snacks and I really like that you can pick what you want (and now save snacks so you don't have to go searching for them next month).

I'm interesting in Taste Trunk too - has anyone tried that?

Asian Cauliflower Fried "Rice" From 'Nom Nom Paleo'

I happened to make this last night along with some Thai marinated pork chops. We added bean sprouts and some chopped carrots. Also, because I had very little cilantro and no mint, I ended up using more basil than originally called for. I really liked this and even though I'm not on a paleo diet, it's something I'd make again!

Taste Test: Campbell's Slow Cooker Sauces

We tried the Korean BBQ one. The word "good" never came out of my boyfriend's mouth, but I know he didn't mind it. I, on the other hand, choked it down. That experience has made me weary of the other flavors, but I might have to try the red chile one after reading this.

Staff Picks: What's Your Recipe Deal-Breaker?

Anything deep fried is out - unless I know there's an easy way to do it healthier. Off the wall ingredients or ones I know that will be hard to find kill it for me too (kaffir lime leaves and Gochujang are just a couple). Recipes that use expensive ingredients are usually out too (scallops, lobster, mussels, and certain cuts of beef). Also, recipes that call for multiple kinds of meat (I can't afford to put bacon AND chicken in something!)

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper and Cauliflower Soup

Oh, and also added the other half of the apple in at the same time as the potatoes and cauliflower. Also used bacon instead of pancetta.

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper and Cauliflower Soup

This was fantastic! Really filling, easy to make, great way to get in your veggies, and delicious! We served with some garlic bread made from some of the rest of the Italian loaf.

We Need Your Help With the Best Thanksgivukkah Recipes!

A savory kugel with turkey and green beans.
I wonder if you could shred green beans to mix with the potatoes for latkes. Serve with gravy for dipping.
Pumpkin pie doughnuts.
A cranberry or pumpkin rugelach.
Blini with smoked salmon, but make the blini out of mashed potatoes.

Reality Check: We Try Wendy's New Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger

I loved it - definitely their best burger! But for some reason my boyfriend was just ok with it... Differing tastes I guess.

Cook the Book: 'New York a la Cart'

I'm happy with sandwiches, salads, and soups. Those are things I crave the most!

Cook the Book: 'The Chinese Takeout Cookbook'

Mongolian Beef, Moo Shu Pork, Sweet and Sour Soup, Crab Rangoons, and BBQ Pork Fried Rice. EVERY.TIME.

Taste Test: We Taste Every Instant Indian Bite from Tasty Bite

I've never even heard of these before, but I'll definitely have to keep an eye out for them next time I'm at the store.

Pecan Granola Bars

These are pretty good! Although cutting this into 24 bars leaves you with pretty small servings.