The Food Lab Turbo: These Pimento-Jalapeño Cheeseburgers Will Knock You Out

Hi Kenji, welcome to California!!, that being said...Where do we get Martin's Potato Rolls in Ca.

Has anyone tried the dry aged beef at whole foods??

I enjoyed the dry age rib eye steaks I got from Whole Foods. Pricey, but everything is at Whole Foods.

Is it possible to keep egg rolls crispy overnight?

spray them lightly with a "Pam" type cooking spray and they will crisp better, (but only in the oven)

International Serious Eats Day: February 25, 2012

Oh darn, I will be in Hawaii on that day. Maybe a meet & greet in Oahu ?

Where are you posting from in 2012?

I post from work : Beverly Hills, Ca. I post from home : Mar Vista, Ca.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Zingerman's Praise the Lard Gift Box

I wrap my meatloaf with it. Stays super moist.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Zingerman's Praise the Lard Gift Box

I wrap my meatloaf with it. Stays super moist

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Filet Mignon Roast from Pat LaFrieda Meats

another one for ribeye. I like to blacken in cast iron skillet then finish in oven YUM

Acorn Vs. Butternut squash

Thanks for input, I can always count on you peeps !!

Photo of the Day: Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond Has a Messy Kitchen Too

Only if I was on Iron chef would I let my kitchen get like that. (because I would not have to clean it) I have to clean as I go.

My latest food obsession...

Stuffed baked potato's. Pull the insides out and mix with butter, sour cream, cheese and onions, and left overs in fridge. Then bake again until crispy. Yum but no so figure friendly.

How do you save your recipes?

Binder here also

Do you think about what you are going to eat later when you get dressed?

I wear scrubs all day long and have been known to wear them out to dinner. (not in a fancy restaurant) They are like wearing pajamas!

Are You a Food Blog Addict?

Only this site, and on my lunch hour only. For some unknown reason they make me actually work all of the other time!!

Lots O' Kale

@CJ McD Will do, thanks for the input.

Weekend Cook and Tell: Let the Grilling Begin, Part 2

I have my starter in mind .(that's as far as I've gotten) Mussels with a saffron white wine butter garlic sauce with chorizo .

Watching Mildred Pierce?

I'm hooked ! Watched it both times an plan to see what happens on Sun.

The Best Two Buck Chuck (and What To Do With It)

The whole food wine (2.99) is in the produce section.

Eat out or stay in and cook, which do you prefer?

Cook in at home most all of the time.We love to talk about our day over a glass of wine and preparing a meal.

re heating risotto

Great Idea's thank you.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: D'Artagnan Boneless Heritage Ham

ham and swiss on rye for sure!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Quercia

on a fluffy Italian roll with provolone.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Two Peter Luger Steaks

bone in rib eye... Peter Luger, Peter Luger, Peter Luger. You get the jist!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Quercia

Prosciutto and provolone on a crusty Italian roll... yum

What do you eat for dinner the night before Turkey Day?

Chinese take out...Anything not remotely close to Thanksgiving food!

Acorn Vs. Butternut squash

My friend gave me a HUGE Acorn squash from her garden. I will roast it, but my question is could I substitute the Acorn squash flesh for Butternut squash flesh and make soup? I only find Butternut squash soup recipe's. Whatta ya think guys and gals???

Lots O' Kale

I have been gifted 2.5 lbs of organic kale. I have never prepared it before. I found great recipe's here, but my question is... Can it be used as a substitute for collard greens, or is it more delicate (not cooked as long) as my southern grandmother's collard and salt pork / ham hock way of prep. ? Thanks Y'all !!

re heating risotto

Had a catered lunch today at work and tons of risotto left. How best to re heat it. Add butter or milk , stove top or micro? Thanks guys

Fresh albacore tuna

I was given a 1.5 lb piece of fresh caught albacore. Any suggestions to prepare it? No BBQ but have stove top grill. Grill rare? Sushi? or tuna steaks? I researched, as not to repeat thread as apparently I did in an earlier talk...

corned beef

Is it better boiled or baked ? I like the idea of some browned edges
when meat is baked. I could do the potatoes and cabbage on the side. Any thoughts? What a do, What a do !!

It wasn't as good as I remembered

Hubby and I went to the Steak house that we went on our first date
many years ago. It was meh.. We remembered it to be sooo good.
Has this ever happened to you? You remember a restaurant being
better(the economy may have something to do with it).

T.J.'S fresh already brined turkey

Trader Joe's have fresh already brined turkey's. If I bought one this weekend and kept it in the fridge until Thurs. would it still be fresh?? or am I safer trying to buy later this week. ( Work schedule crazy up until T-Day )

Pumpkin pie Cheesecake

I saw in the Harry and David catalog, a pumpkin pie topped with a cheesecake. Does anyone have a recipe for not just pumpkin cheesecake, but a pumpkin pie topped with a cheesecake ? Thanks.

Still eating Stilton

One of our Xmas presents was a 2.5 lb. round of Stilton cheese with some Port wine. The Stilton came with a heavy glass dome and plate to store. How long can I store it? I will start to cook with it.
Maybe on Fillet Mignon as a sauce? What do you guys think...

Prime rib INXS

My mom roasted 2 prime ribs, (4 bones each) and we already have done left over dinner as well as Au Jus sandwich roll dips.
I have a lot of bones with meat on them as well as meat itself.
Do you think I can make a soup or a stock with the bones?
I was thinking a beef and barley vegetable soup. Do I roast the bones? I checked threads already (as not to repeat) but none were specific....

Can you plant basil that you bought @ Whole Foods?

I bought a bunch of basil and put the left over in a vase with water.
I cut the stalks, put it in my kitchen window and change water daily.
I now have a lot of roots. Does anyone have a green thumb?
(I do not!) Could it be potted? If so, what should I do.

Potatoes for a gratin

I stumbled across a recipe for Gruyere and Potato Gratin.
It calls for 2 1/2 pounds of peeled and thinly sliced potatoes.
What kind of potato to use? The waxy variety or russet ? What do
you think works best in this layered dish?

Cornish Pasties

I have seen a lot of "easy" pie crust recipes using your food processor.
Can these be adapted to a savory crust just by omitting the sugar?, or is a
Cornish Pastie dough altogether different.

chicken salad

What is your favorite chicken salad recipe? I have a lot of left over chicken breast that we grilled, and are very tender. Mayo based?, curry ? (unlike Sandra Lee, I like curry)! Vinegar based? I'm new to this site, so I hope I am not repeating.

Thresher shark

A friend of ours caught a thresher shark today, and is sharing. What is the best way to prepare it? As we live in a condo, no bar b que.