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Moroccan-Style Spicy Carrot Dip

Great rich spice flavor. Highly recommend.

Sweet Corn and Squash Fritters With Avocado Crema From 'Vibrant Food'

Absolutely delicious. I squeezed the liquid from the zucchini and squash as suggested. They were wonderfully grunchy and flavorful. Also some of my corn popped while cooking which was really exciting! Served them at a dinner party, and everyone raved. I will make them again!

Meat Lite: Black Beans and Rice, My Way

Absolutely delicious! Thank you!
I apparently didn't read the recipe carefully enough, and threw the uncooked rice into the cooked bean mixture. But they still turned out great! (in case someone else makes me error- no fear!)

The Best General Tso's Chicken

Made this with tofu. Blow my mind good. Served it at a friendship gathering, and everyone consonantly commented about how good it was. Thank you!

Where to Eat Near Golden Gate Park in San Francisco

I absolutely love this guide - I have't been to this side of SF much yet, mostly because I've been unsure of where to eat. I will definitely make use of this!
Also I second listening to the ThisAmericanLife about Trouble Coffee Company.

"Chorizo" Tacos From 'The VB6 Cookbook'

I've been meaning to come up with a non meant "chorizo-esque" spice blend. I'm excited to try this solution!

Two Delicious and Easy Soft-Shell Crab Sandwiches to Celebrate the Season

I now feel brave enough to buy a crab.

Does Refrigeration Really Ruin Bread?

Thanks for solving the problems!

What the Frappe? THIS is a Real Milkshake

I am going to have to rethink chilled milk in my life now.

Radishes With Avocado Dip From 'The VB6 Cookbook'

Looks awesome! I am excited to try the avocado and mango variations tomorrow! I am also thinking I may serve this with vegetables + cut wedges of the mashed potato-fried tacos (from an earlier recipe on the website). Maybe I'll even flavor the potato tacos with samosa-style spices to go with the mango dip? So many possibilities!

Trader Joe's Kouign Amann is Almost as Good as Dominique Ansel's

Thanks for the review! I am baking some tomorrow morning to have at the airpot with coffee (MSP has GREAT coffee at Taste of World Bean, but terrible pastries- except actually I could go to Syrduk's.... anyways). I'm SO EXCITED!!!

French Macarons from Trader Joe's Are Pretty Damn Good

I've tried the multi-flavor variety pack, after your recommendation!
I found the texture to be PRETTY great! Much better than many $2-3 macaroons I've had from local bakeries.
I did find the flavor to be not very strong or satisfying. So texturally, really impressive. Flavorwise, meh. I plan to try the vanilla/chocolate and see if they are stronger.

Savory Grits With Slow-Cooked Collard Greens From 'Afro-Vegan'

Love all the recipes you're posting from this cookbook! I'll have to try them, and purchase the book myself if I like them! Thanks!

Strawberry Buckle

Made this for a work meeting, served with whipped cream. Delicious, moist. Everyone liked it. Solid recipe, thanks!

Meat Lite: Warm Whole Grain Salad With Fennel, Arugula, Prosciutto, and Pecorino

Looks awesome! I'll make it tonight. Anyone have any suggestions for a good vegetarian substitute that would compensate for the essential flavor contribution of the Prosciutto? I've got to make this half vegetarian for my loving audience. I'm thinking a sweet salty marinade for tofu or mushrooms?

Wheat Thins

Great cracker recipe! I switched out 1/4 cup of chickpea flour (because I had it), and threw in some flax seeds. Great flavor! A pleasure to have with my cheese.
I admit, I never actually have liked wheat thins, and this definitely taste like a good quality wheat thin! I suspect that if I switched out the paprika/vanilla for other spice combinations, I would have a DEFINITE winner for my picky palate.

Popeye Tso's Chicken (General Tso's Chicken Made with Popeye's Chicken Nuggets)

Thanks for the sauce! Just poured some over some tempeh- yum.
Brilliant suggestion about for the popeyes cheat, even if I never try it.

Lemon Rosemary Scones

Made these for work, everybody loved them.
Nice light lemon and rosemary flavor.

Serious Entertaining: Four Easy Summer Tartines

I just made 3/4 of these for a dinner party with group of friends. They were great!

The Honey Ryder (Upgraded Appletini)

This was simple to make, and really good. I had fun proclaiming to my suspicious friends that I was serving them an "apple-tini".
I plan to make it again! What a perfect match for BisonGrass.

5 Essential Campari Cocktails

I had an amazing cocktail at Marvel Bar's new years eve party in Minneapolis:
A mix of campari, sweet vermouth, and grapefruit juice. I loved how the sweetness and bitterness of vermouth and grapefruit played off the campari.

Also I was just inspired to make the Jasmine- an alternative to my usual negroni. Its sitting with me now, delicious- thanks for the post!

Vegan: Lentil and Coconut Soup with Cilantro-Habanero Gremolata

YUM.
Made this for a group of friends, and we all agreed it was superb. I agree with previous commentors, the Gremolata is great on it too.

I like me soups more stew-like, so I only used 2 quarts of stock instead of three, and the thicker texture was perfect.

Scenes From the 2013 Serious Eats Cookie Swap

Inspirational.

Light and Fluffy Pancakes

@Ocean,
I make this recipe 1/2, 1/4 all the time, and it turns out great!

Light and Fluffy Pancakes

This is THE pancake recipe.

In my past, my homemade pancakes were always inferior to those found at diners, and mix pancakes were the closest I could ever get to that elusive ideal. I found my inability to make quality pancakes from scratch very confusing, and contradicting everything I had come to assume about home cooking/baking.

But this recipe yields my dream pancakes, and it has become my staple. This pancake recipe means a lot to me, or at least as much as a pancake recipe can mean to anyone.

Fall Flavored Tacos

After all the taco posts recently, I feel this question is topical, even as fall is (I pretend) fairly far away.

I plan to have a marriage reception in the fall, and will serve tacos, as I find these a simple to pre-prepare, yet elegant food.

Does anyone have any ideas for fall-style tacos? Salsas/vegetable slaws with more of a fall theme?

Has anyone ever tried a parsnip salsa?

Thanks for any suggestions!

Wanted: Peurtro Rican food blog and/or Cactus Salsa recipe!

A friend of mine recently made this amazing salsa/dip from a recipe of his grandmother's.

I have been looking for a recipe like it online, and can find none! Anyone familiar with peurto rican cooking?

The dip is green, and has a consistenecy of very liquid pesto. Has a very strong vinegar taste, and lots of oil. An essential ingredient is a cactus (looks like a green spiny flower) that you do NOT eat.

I am also becomming interested in Peurto Rican food, a cuisine I have not really explored. Anyone know any great blogs for this food cuisine?

Ideas for homemade nut butters?

I am privileged to borrow my out-of-town friend's Cuisinart. I am fantasizing about whipping up a multitude of nut butters this weekend.

Does anyone have any ideas for unique nut butters? Either spices or interesting combination?
In addition, how long can I expect them to last in the fridge?

Thank you!

Where to Eat Near Golden Gate Park in San Francisco

Golden Gate Park is flanked by two of San Francisco's best eating neighborhoods—the Sunset and the Richmond. But the last thing you want is to find yourself wandering too far afield; say, accidentally hiking 40 minutes through freezing cold fog in pursuit of Korean fried chicken (been there, done that). Here's our guide to the best spots to eat that are within two blocks of Golden Gate Park. More

Why You Should Be Making Seared Skirt Steak With Blistered Cherry Tomatoes and Polenta

My wife does not love polenta. This puts a certain strain on our marriage. There is, of course, nothing not to love about polenta, especially when it's buttery, cheesy, creamy, and covered in a flavorful sauce. I know this, and I think she secretly knows this. Still, when I cook polenta, I like to hedge my bets by not putting too much time or effort into it. This quick polenta with skirt steak and tomatoes is about as easy as a meaty polenta dish can get. More

What the Frappe? THIS is a Real Milkshake

You know what a milkshake is, right? Ice cream, a splash of milk, perhaps some flavored syrup or malt (if you want to get extra special), all blended together with a powerful whirring disk until smooth and creamy. That's what you think a milkshake is, but you're wrong. As any true New Englander can tell you, what you got there ain't a milkshake. It's a frappe, plain and simple. More

Sikil P'aak From 'Yucatán'

For a dip so flavorful, sikil p'aak sure is ugly. A moderately chunky puree of ground pumpkin seeds, tomato puree, chiles, herbs, and onion, the hearty appetizer is a full expression of Yucatecan harvest time. I'll encourage you to ignore the appearance. More

The Ultimate Fully Loaded Nachos

What does it take to make an incredible plate of bar-style, fully loaded nachos? For starters, at least three kinds of cheese, two kinds of beans, and two different applications of creamy, tangy dairy. It may sound like overkill, but there's a method to this madness. More