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My favorite is putting it in a bowl with steamed broccoli, nutritional yeast, salt, pepper, and maybe some earth balance. It's basically the vegan version of broccoli and cheese, but my omnivore husband will make this for himself even if we have cheese in the house.


10 Ways to Eat a Potato (and Just a Potato) for Dinner
4/21/11 01:43 PM

When I was a kid living in the country, we had these all over. My brother and I loved digging them up and eating them.


Look! Wild Onions in the Back Yard
3/12/11 12:35 PM

I bought this for my husband when we were just dating for coffee, he still has it and it still works great. I want to get another one for spices.


Faith's Pepper Mill: Krups Fast Touch Coffee Grinder
3/12/11 12:35 PM

That term has always struck me as a little silly. My husband and I don't eat a lot of meat (1-2 times a week) but I have never felt the need to label us as anything besides omnivore.


Flexitarians: Newest Diet Fad or Sensible Lifestyle?
2/3/11 01:24 PM

I have one, and I use it every day. Between Weight Watchers and the fact that my husband is Dutch and has several cookbooks that are all in grams, it's great. You'd be amazed how small a serving of something is once you measure it out.

I have a mechanical one with a removable bowl, so it's super easy to clean.


Survey: Do You Own (and Use) a Kitchen Scale?
2/1/11 05:21 PM

I absolutely love Mary's Gone Crackers! I love them with cheese, though if you're a person who likes to eat crackers plain (like my husband) they might be a bit much. I never eat crackers without a topping, so they're great for me. I love the black pepper flavor, while the herb kind is my least favorite.


Crrrrunch: A Gluten-Free Cracker Taste Test
1/21/11 06:27 PM

Kielbasa and cabbage! We love this, and it's so cheap. Here's a pretty good recipe:

http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/kielbasa-and-cabbage-ii/Detail.aspx

I don't add the cajun seasoning or the worcestershire sauce personally. It's great with cinnamon apples!


What Can I Do With Red Cabbage?
Good Questions

12/6/10 01:15 PM

My husband moved here from Holland about five years ago, and these are some of his favorite cookies. If I don't watch him, he'll eat an entire batch the same day I bake them!


Cookie Spotting: Speculaas
11/30/10 11:11 PM

It's my husband and I's first Thanksgiving since we got married, and it's just the two of us this year, but we still wanted to do something special.

For breakfast, we're having bacon, egg, and cheese bagels. A good way to start a yummy of cooking!

For Thanksgiving dinner:

10 lb turkey
mushroom stuffing
green bean casserole
cranberry sauce
mashed potatoes
sweet potato casserole
pumpkin pie

I'm excited!


Thanksgiving 2010 Menu: What Are You Making?
11/24/10 11:46 PM

I loved the kids table when I was a kid. We just didn't have room around the regular table for all the kids. All my cousins and I got along really well, so that may have been part of the reason why we didn't have a problem with it.


Yay or Nay? Setting a Kiddie Table at Holiday Dinners
11/16/10 12:29 PM

Homemade pizza! Some friends are coming over for a night of scary movies, and pizza is the only thing that we all like, is easy, and that I can make a gluten free alternative for. I also promised to make one of them sweet potato fries...

For Sunday, we'll probably just make it easy on ourselves and eat a salad or sandwich. :)


What's Cooking This Weekend?
Weekend of November 6-7, 2010

11/12/10 11:30 PM

I love Cream of Wheat, though I've never eaten it sweet. Unfortunately, I can't eat gluten anymore, but I stick to grits or oatmeal if I want some hot mush.


Warm Breakfast: Who Still Eats Cream of Wheat?
11/5/10 01:56 PM

We just cook it in the pan, then make a mushroom gravy with some milk, flour, drippings, mushrooms, and onions. It's very yummy.


What Can I Do With Cube Steak?
Good Questions

10/1/10 03:33 AM

@elizabeth marley:

I've baked with splenda, and I personally don't notice a difference in taste, nor does my husband.


Alternative Sweeteners: What’s the Deal with Stevia?
8/26/10 10:45 AM

I don't care either way. They're great!


Canning Jars as Glasses: Shabby Chique or Just Shabby?
8/6/10 01:28 PM

Ooh, my dog loves ice cubes, but I think I'm going to make him broth cubes when I get home. For some reason this never crossed my mind! They're great because we don't have air conditioning, so I worry about him overheating.


10 Frozen Treats For Your Pets To Eat | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
7/22/10 03:47 PM

I'm on a strict budget and have certain food sensitivities, so if I see something interesting, I write down the name and brand, then look up what it is, the ingredients, and how to use it when I get home, then I plan it into the next week's meals. Also, this is why you will always find a box of Annie's gluten-free mac & cheese in our cabinet. It's our 'disaster-meal' back up!


Ethnic Markets: How To Identify Unfamiliar Foods | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
7/16/10 05:20 PM

One year when I was a kid, there was a hurricane at our house, so we took our dogs (which were usually hanging out in the backyard) and went to a friend's house that had a basement. When we came back the next day, someone had stolen all of the veggies out of our garden, and our herb plants. They also lost a shoe in the mud.

My mom just shrugged and said that if they were dedicated enough to go out there in a hurricane to get it, they could have it.


Survey: Have Your Plants Been Stolen? | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
6/8/10 01:29 PM

If it's a breakfast before 9-10, savory. Eating something sweet in the morning makes me feel gross. Now, if it's a later, brunch-like breakfast, I can go either way. However, even if we do something sweet (a sweet muffin or pancakes with syrup, etc) I want something non-sweet to pair with it.


Sweet or Savory for Breakfast? Menus for Both Tastes | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/6/10 10:50 AM

I won't be, because this is pretty typical for us. He hardly ever turn on our lights.


Will You Be Participating In Earth Hour This Weekend? | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
3/26/10 01:06 PM