Today (tomorrow for many of you), Sunday the 31st, is National Macaroon Day. I am sad to say that I have actually never had a macaroon before. Am I missing out? Macaroons, yay or nay? If yay, what's your favorite kind?
I'm want to make a mint ice cream with some special yummy add-ins. So other than chocolate, what pairs well with mint ice cream?
Thanks for the help!
Happy National Apple Pie Day!!
So, apple pie...way or no way?
If way....do you like it á la mode? with whipped cream? hot? cold? crust or no crust?
Personally, I've never been much of a pie person except for apple pie. I love a freshly baked slice, still warm, and á la mode. NO whipped cream (can't stand the stuff) and no crust please. However, I also do love apple pie the day after (or however long) nice and cold, no ice cream, for breakfast. scrumptious :)
What about you?
In some parts of the world people live off rice and beans. Could you? If you had to, how would you spice it up (assuming you could). Would you switch up the type of rice, the beans? Add some sort of protein? What would you do?
French Toast! Stuffed with a vanilla mascarpone cream cheese and fresh raspberries, sprinkled with a dusting of powdered sugar and drizzled with real maple syrup! yummy :)
What do you love stuffed? Peppers? Squash? Do you love stuffing? What is your favorite? And what do you love it stuffed with?
I have really been getting into stir frying lately. It's fast, easy, healthy, and delicious. However, I am looking for some new inspiration. So what's your favorite stir fry recipe?
I love paninis, but I have found myself in a panini rut, eating the same one over and over again. I'm looking for some creative ideas! So tell me, what is your favorite panini? :)
Ice cream..Way or No way?
If way, what is your favorite flavor? Do you have a favorite brand or place you like to go out for ice cream or do you prefer to make your own? And how do you like to eat it...cone (waffle, sugar, etc), or in a bowl? Do you like toppings?
Me...I LOVE ice cream, and am therefore a WAY!
Although I pretty much love any flavor, except some..bubble gum (yuck), my favorite flavors are coffee, mint chocolate chip, and Ben&Jerry's chunky monkey. With the coffee and mint chocolate chip I don't have a favorite store brand. But we have a local ice cream place here, Glacier where Ilove to go. Ice cream is always in a bowl or cup, with a mini spoon. And no toppings for me please!! So what about you eaters??
so I have some crab meat that I want to throw into an omelette, but I can't think of what other omlette fixings would pair well with it, any suggestions? And on that note, what is your favorite omelette?
Recently in my local newspaper there was an article on foods/ingredients (what's hot/what's not food list) that were going to be BIG in '09. One of them happened to be *Star Anise* (bye bye cinnamon). I've never used it before but I love the smell and feel the need to get to know this yummy spice. So help me out eaters. What is your favorite way to use *Star Anise*? Feel free to include recipes!! :)
Happy New Years eaters! I luckily do not have a hangover today, unlike many people I know. However, when I do have a hangover, and I mean the worst hangover, the only food that sounds appetizing to me or that I can stomach is gold fish. If not for that snack that smiles back, I would most likely die. So what about you eaters? What is the one food that when you can't even think about wanting to eat but need to eat something is your go to hangover cure food?
Ok, only a few more days left in the year. What was the best meal or food you ate, or food you discovered in '08?
For me..big, juicy, sweet mangoes. I fell in love immediately.
What about you serious eaters? Let's here it!!!
*Also, if it was a meal, describe where it was, whom you were with, the whole 9 years.
My family is Swedish/Finnish. One of the traditional dishes from Sweden and Finland is rice pudding. It is our family tradition to have it every Christmas. I look forward to it every year, all year long, I LOVE it! However, every year my mom has to make two batches: one with raisins (for everyone else) and one without raisins (for me). Raisins cannot get near my rice pudding. In addition, when eaten, it must be piping hot! So how about you serious eaters? How do you like your rice pudding, do you even like it? And if you do, raisins or no raisins, hot or cold, or any other toppings?
I am traveling to Rwanda this summer to do some AIDs volunteer work. I am a pretty picky eater and like to know what I am getting myself into before I go to a foreign country, to prepare myself so to speak. So I was wondering if anyone has been there and what the food consists of and whether or not it is good?
Where do you store your squash/potatoes?
I know your supposed to store them in a cool/dark place...so where do they end up?
Do you put them in the fridge? My room mate does this and I always found it kind of odd...and when you store squash in the fridge how long does it last?
I, a lover of food, a foodie, a food daydreamer...have sinned. With the holiday devoted to food just a few days away, it has come time for me to confess my sin. I hate Thanksgiving. It is my least favorite holiday. I like turkey and I love sweet potatoes (minus the marshmallows and extra sweetness added, which is only the kind of sweet potatoes served at my family celebration), but all the other foods just don't hit the spot like foods of other holidays like Christmas, Easter, the 4th of July, or my birthday. So fess up fellow foodies, what foodie sins have you committed?
Also while I'm confessing, a post a little while back ago was talking about pizza and dipping the crust in ranch or whatever else and many believe this ruins the pizza, a pizza sin. So once again I have sinned...I love to dip my pizza crust in spicy ranch or in honey.
I've been trying to expand away from peanut butter (yes, I am addicted). I have tried tahini, cashew, almond, the original butter, walnut, and coconut. While i love coconut butter (second place to peanut butter) in my smoothies, nothing will ever beat peanut butter (smooth please!). Nothing beats peanut butter paired with a nice and cold honeycrisp apple, with celery and raisins (ants on a log!), stirred into my oatmeal, or a childhood favorite of a peanut butter, honey, and banana sandwich.
So tell me, what is your favorite kind of butter? It doesn't have to be a nut butter, it can be the good ol' regular kind. AND, what is your favorite way to eat it with/on/in?
I have 3 over-ripe bananas and I'd love to make banana bread.
I'm looking for a 100% whole grain banana bread, no butter, and no sweetener. Is this possible or am I dreaming the impossible banana bread recipe?
I have recently fallen in love with squash. Butternut, acorn, and I just bought my first spaghetti squash and I am looking for the best recipes! So let's hear them and see whose recipe squashes the rest! :)
What is your favorite spice, sweetener/sugar, herb, etc. that you can't seem to get enough of? For me personally, it's basil (especially on my turkey and avocado sandwiches) and cinnamon (oatmeal, tea, french toast!! ) mmm. What about you? And what is you're favorite thing to use it on/in/with?
Happy labor day everyone! I hope you're all enjoying your tasty eats today. I have been recently wanting to try spelt bagels, pasta, etc. However on the ingredients list of many spelt items next to spelt flour in parenthesis is says wheat. What does this mean exactly? Thanks for the help :)
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