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

I prefer to eat in and cook. Like others have said, you know exactly what you are eating. Besides, cooking is such a good skill to learn. I love when we go out to eat, and I'm totally "Oh, I can make this!".

Christmas Eve Veggie Side Dish

If you are still looking for an additional side besides vegetables, how about homemade cranberry sauce? I always love the sweet-tart flavor with the meatballs, and cranberry sauce is really easy to make.

What's Wrong with my Roasted Chicken?

Definitely let the chicken come to room temperature before putting in the oven. I roast mine in the oven at about 400-425 degrees for about 1.5 hours. I start by cooking the chicken covered with foil, and then about half way I uncover it and let the outside crisp.

Freezing pepper steak and rice?

Reheating meat and rice in the microwave works beautifully. Make sure to sprinkle a little water on the rice before putting it in the microwave.

What are your favorite mail order gifts?

I just sent a gift basket from I've never ordered from them, but they seem to have gotten good reviews, so I gave it a shot.

What's for dinner? - 11/17/10

Spinach and ricota ravioli with a butternut squash sauce. mmmmm!

Help with making sandwich bread

This is the recipe I used:

2 1/2 cups warm water (105-115F)
1 package active dry yeast (.25 oz)
1 tbsp sugar
6-7 cups ap flour
1 tbsp salt
4 tbsp butter, softened

The bread was edible when toasted, but, it wasnt as good as store bought bread. I'll look into the Fresh Loaf site. I've never heard of that site before.

Food Shopping Road Trip!

Anyone else think that seafood is MUCH cheaper in the asian markets? I always find that its really cheap and fresh, so I always try to pick up fish or other types of seafood.

Dec. 5-7 Loner Vacation

Wait, no regular, plain pizza slice?!

Bad Host: Invited to dinner and asked to PAY! Would you?

I think the neighbor was rude in asking for your friend to pay for dinner, but you did also say that this neighbor has been taking advantage of her for years. Am I the only one who thinks her friend should have expected this kind of behavior from her neighbor. It shouldnt have come as too much of a surprise. Next time, just kindly say "I'm sorry, but I don't think I will be able to make it", instead of putting yourself in these situations and then being shocked about the rudeness coming from the rude person.

Cold fried chicken better than hot?

i like cold fried chicken better than hot. I think its just absolutely delicious.

NY Steakhouse (not Keens or Lugers) Suggestions

I love Del Frisco's, and I agree that they have the best crab cakes!

Surprising Comfort Foods

cottage cheese and fritos. I dont know why, but eating cottage cheese makes me feel productive.

canned corn

Bakery for Baguettes

I'm interested also! I actually came on to post a similar question. I'm thinking of a picnic for dinner tomorrow in central park. If anyone knows of a good place to pick up food in midtown so I can head over to central park to enjoy the weather, please let me know!

Dumpster Diving: Yea or Nay?

There are groups all around nyc that go dumpster diving in specific locations where they know the food is clean. Ive read lots of stories about dumpster diving and how supermarkets, and especially bakeries throw out perfectly good food every day. I'd do it if I knew what time they took all the food outside.

Food storage - anyone know the website?

Thanks! stilltasty was the one i was thinking of.

Ketchup on Hash Browns: Way or No Way?

no way. but if i have plain yogurt, i'll put some of it on the hash brown.

SPAM spam SPAM spam SPAM.... what to do?

I've made fried rice with spam
Slice spam into thin slices, fry until they become crunchy (like bacon) and eat with eggs or rice.
Make a spam burger. Substitute the burger for spam.
Ive heard people spinkle a little sugar on it

What to do with baked chicken legs? I hate them!

I followed a recipe for the soy sauce chicken and it was edible the first day, but then after that, I just couldnt stand it. The picture in the recipe looked good, and it was easy, so I thought I'd try it.

I just feel so guilty wasting food...

What to do with baked chicken legs? I hate them!

I'm more concerned about the soy sauce baked chicken. The other one, I can figure something out.

Sun-dried Tomatoes

you can make sun dried tomato hummus! i just made it last week and it was great!


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