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I always love doing breakfast wraps - some ground homemade turkey sausage, eggs, cheese, breakfast potatoes, etc. They freeze like a dream and reheat just as easily.

How To Make Your Own Frozen Wraps Freezer Friendly
3/14/12 08:50 AM

I always like my breakfasts warm, so I usually heat a half and half mix of coconut milk and regular whole milk, pour it over the cereal, and then add sliced bananas, pecans, and a dash of cinnamon.

An Ode to Cereal: Shredded Wheat
3/9/12 07:49 AM mean coconut water? I know what you're saying. Coconut water is definitely heavier than regular water, giving it that denser mouthfeel - and if it's not freezing cold, it comes across as a little "thick" or "slimy".I just make sure to drink it ice cold, cuse otherwise it's a little weird.

Refreshing, Caffeine-Free Afternoon Drink: Coconut Water
3/2/12 03:13 PM

Such a cool look, though it has a bit of a "damocles' sword" issue, lol...

A Restaurant Decor Idea To Steal: Rolling Pins Hung From the Ceiling!
Kitchen Inspiration

3/1/12 10:56 AM

This is a classic Victory beer, definitely one of my favorites for the dark days of winter - perfect for drinking by the fire and reading something complex. I live a stone's throw from the Victory brewery and am one very lucky girl!

Beer Review: Victory's Storm King Stout
Beer Sessions

2/14/12 03:38 PM

You could make something that improves with a 24-hour sit - I'm thinking perhaps a Bolognese? You could make a huge batch, and then just rewarm it a few hours before the party - bolognese can just sit and sit, it's only going to get better. And pasta is easy enough to throw into water when everyone's ready. Throw together a few bags of salad on the side, a few loafs of bread, and voila! Not a lot of work, especially the day of the party. It's my go-to big-party meal.

Of course, chili is another meal that serves a lot, can simmer unattended, and improves in flavor over 24 hours.

Help! I Need a Flexible, Make-Ahead Main Dish for a Large Family Birthday Party
Good Questions

2/14/12 09:44 AM

Don't forget about braised leeks! I love them so much - so simple, but a big pile of them makes a wonderful side dish. I particularly like this version from Epicurious:

I also really love leeks paired with potatoes. I just made a potato-leek gratin for dinner tonight - paired with a crunchy green salad, it makes a spectacular dinner. I used this NYTimes recipe:

Luxurious Leek Dishes
1/17/12 09:22 PM

I just made this exactly as written, and it is absolutely phenomenal. Usually I'm not a big oatmeal fan, but I could eat this every morning. And it's not too sweet, either...hooray! I am so looking forward to a big bowl of this tomorrow morning.

Hot Breakfast Recipe: Baked Pumpkin Steel Cut Oatmeal
1/17/12 09:18 PM

This. Sounds. BONKERS!!!!! What a simple, amazing idea. I can just imagine smashing one of those cloves on a piece of crusty baguette...

Recipe: Garlic Confit Vinaigrette
1/14/12 07:09 PM

I would love to know the answer to this as well. I'm headed to my in-laws for a week, and we eat out most of the time we're there - and mostly at burger chains and that sort of thing. My stomach always implodes halfway through our trips with them because I can't handle all the grease!

Help Me Maintain a Healthier Diet During the Holidays
Good Questions

12/26/11 09:13 AM

Oh! I'd love for you guys to do some recipes featuring autumn fruit used in savory dishes (like, roasted chicken with grapes, etc...)

This weekend? I'm making one of my favorites...101 Cookbook's Borlotti Bean Mole. That stuff is pure, cool-weather gold. Can you get any better than squash and beans and chocolate and chiles? No way!

What's Cooking This Weekend?
Weekend of October 15-16, 2011

10/15/11 08:56 AM

Someone else mentioned instinct. That's generally what I use. If I look at it and my brain says "you will promptly throw this up", well then I tend to avoid. :)

Vacation Etiquette: Trying (And Saying ‘No’ To) New Foods | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
7/19/10 09:01 PM

Ok, beets as well, and now I am wondering if maybe there is an issue with beets like there is with cilantro. Some people think cilantro smells like bug spray, others a springy herb.

My whole family think beets taste like sweet candy. I've had it roasted, sauteed, every which way, but it tastes like biting into a clump of dirt. I have no idea what they're talking about. Is there some gene/taste bud I am missing that turns dirt clumps into sweet candy?

What Foods Have You Tried To Like, But Just Can't?! | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
6/16/10 10:03 AM

I don't own a non-stick pan. I make eggs and pancakes and everything in my stainless pans. To echo what everyone is saying:
Fat, fat, fat. Lots of oil. If you're going to cook in stainless, you're going to have to just accept that it will have to be nearly deep-fried for it to come off the pan :)
Heat! Give the pan a lot of time to warm up before you put the oil in. Sometimes I spritz the pan with trader joe's olive oil nonstick spray when it's cold, and the coat it with oil once it is very hot.
Patience. The food will release once it's good and ready. Any sooner and you will have shards sticking to the bottom of the pan.

How Can I Cook Pancakes and Eggs in a Stainless Steel Pan? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
5/14/10 01:07 PM

A black bean and grilled sweet potato burrito, on a whole wheat tortilla with a little shredded parmesan.

What's For Lunch Today? Yogurt and a Spring Salad | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/13/10 07:51 PM

Seriously, this is awesome! Thanks so much for the answers...I think I will have new breakfasts for the next year! I don't know why but I've really had a hard time being creative with breakfast, which i definitely my biggest meal of the day.

What Are Some Savory Breakfasts Without Eggs or Meat? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/5/10 09:02 PM

I want to go to there!!!

Kitchen Tour: Kristin's Bright and Open Redesign | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
1/8/10 05:30 PM