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Bake the Book: 'Marshmallow Madness'

rosewater marshmallow

Best Brand of Cornichons? Or is it easy enough to pickle on my own?

maille, trois petit cochons, edmond fallot are all excellent. the tartness pairs especially well pate and charcuterie, cuts the richness.

Cook the Book: 'The Big New York Sandwich Book'

The special roast beef sub at Rusty's Farm Fresh Eatery, I have no idea what was in it but it was delightful. Plus even though its diner food you feel like its healthy because its farm fresh!

Taste Test: Hot Chocolate Mixes

i alternate between hershey's dark?? cocoa and schokinag drinking chocolate.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Truffle Lovers Pasta

truffle on scrambled eggs are the best and truffled cheese ravioli comes a close second

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Russ & Daughters Brunch Package

eggs benedict w/ salmon or if im hungover everything bagel toasted cream cheese and extra crispy bacon

Favorite fro-yo spot in Manhattan?

definitely 40 carrots at bloomingdale's

Kid-friendly restaurants in Manhattan

Alice's Tea Shop (several locations)
Popover Cafe (UWS)
Brooklyn Diner (2 locations in midtown)
Peanut Butter & Co (Greenwich Village)
Serendipity 3 (Midtown East)
Blue Smoke (Gramercy)
Bubby's Pie Co (Tribeca)
Carmines (UWS and Midtown)
The Coffee Shop (Union Square)
City Bakery (Union Square)
Good Enough to Eat (uws)

Deviled Eggs

no bake recipe from "another culture"

Korea: kimbap, everyone can make there own and put in whatever they want and you can use pretty much anything you want for fillings

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2009/07/how-to-make-kimbap-korean-sushi-recipe.html

France: you can pre-make crepes and have fillings on hand just need to assemble

Dinner Tonight: Quinoa with Chard and Mushrooms

I love quinoa, i just made a pineapple cashew quinoa stirfry http://happyfoody.com/2008/02/05/pineapple-cashew-quinoa-stir-fry/

soooo good.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Charles Chocolates

hahaha i meant to say pot de creme but for some reason typed pot au feu, chocolate pot au feu would be gross

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Charles Chocolates

maida heatter brownies or a dark chocolate pot au feu

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Russ & Daughters Brunch Package

challah french toast from the diner

Not-Boring Thanksgiving Recipes?

i always do a fakesgiving for my friends the weekend before thanksgiving and this year i'm doing an herbes de provence turkey, parmesan potato gratin, polenta stuffing, sweet potato gnocchi with cinnamon brown sage butter, roasted brussel sprouts with proscuitto and a gorgonzola roasted pear salad.

you can also check thekitchn.com they are doing a bunch of posts an alternative takes on traditional sides.

Vegetarians, How Do You Do Thanksgiving?

i personally really like stuffed acorn squash because it's delicious there are lots of different variations such as moroccan style acorn squash and it's also more festive than stuffed peppers

Freeze It!

Ed Levine's Serious Diet, Week 88: Are Bananas Helping or Hurting My Weight?

possibly, if you are eating bananas in lieu of ice cream or candy then yes its the much better choice.

however, bananas are high in sugar so i would pair them with some protein or fiber, so that you don't crash and get hungry again.

i personally love 1 cup greek yogurt (0 or 2%) with half a banana sliced and a little bit of peanut butter (or honey or granola)

oatmeal with smushed up banana

bananas sliced with peanut butter and topped with grapenuts/crushed weetabix

Do You Have a Favorite Mustard?

maille whole grain and regular dijon
billy bee honey mustard
bella cucina balsamic mustard
edmond fallot tarragon mustard

Any kid-friendly restaurant suggestions around Lincoln Center?

popover cafe is a little further up but is great for kids.
cafe fiorello, trattoria dell arte, or gabriel's for italian
the brooklyn diner

mango chili?!?!?!

i thought mango chili sounded weird too and unfortunately, he can't get the recipe from the person who made it for him.

when i asked him what was in it he was like mangoes and beans and stuff.

i think its supposed to be like a traditional chili (the stew) but with mango in it.

mango chili?!?!?!

the stewlike chili with mango - i searched only for recipes but could only find one on foodreference.com

Better Place To Buy Bok Choy

Sugar Rush: Rainbow Cookies from The Bakery on Long Island

orwasher's on the ues have some pretty yummy ones

Snapshots from South Korea: Pon de Ring Doughnuts from Mister Donut

you should have also checked out the korean dunkin donuts, they always have such weird flavored donuts there. plus they have donuts made with rice?/riceflour?? that are super delicious!

mango chili?!?!?!

apparently my bf's favorite kind of chili is mango chili?!?! i'd never heard of it before and i'd like to make it for him. does anyone have a good recipe.

Menu help!

So I am planning a dinner party for some friends and all I have on my menu so far is:

balsamic honey rosemary chicken
couscous cakes

I still need some sort of dessert and salad, but I can't think of anything!

random creations!

Tonight I was craving a red curry soup type concotion, but I got home too late from work to go grocery shopping or get delivery so instead I improvised, using a spicy ramen mix, brown rice, lime juice and coconut milk, plus random veggies in my fridge. Somehow it turned out really good, not to mention quick and easy. Does anyone else have random recipes that they've created out of desperation that are now in their regular rotation?

Indian Food Recipes!

does anyone know of any sites with good authentic indian food recipes? and has anyone ever used korma paste? is it any good, or should i just take the time to make it

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