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Display Name: meimei
Member Since: 2/18/10

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My vote is a pressure cooker for easy of use, time and money saver. We have an electric pressure cooker with multi functions: steam, slow cook and brown. We use the pressure cooker feature at minimum twice a week. Most recipes I make are 5-10 minutes cook time. Dry beans are all we purchase now.
The challenge is finding recipes often searching for pressure cooker recipes, I'm given slow cooker recipes.


Should I Buy a Rice Cooker or a Pressure Cooker? Good Questions
4/27/14 11:53 PM

Pepperplate and hoping soon the kitchn will be a supported site for importing recipes


What's the Best Way to Organize Recipes That I Find Online? Good Questions
3/11/14 09:17 PM

I appreciate this story. I've been looking to complete our china set but hesitant to order.


A Visit to Replacements, LTD Factory Tour
1/14/14 04:44 PM

Great tip thank you! Did this today, I appreciate bring able to set and forget while preparing the rest of the dish


The Best Way to Melt Chocolate: Alice Medrich's Smart, Easy Method Expert Tip
11/22/13 07:46 PM

This is a great recipe! I've made the burgers several times. Different variations - toasted the walnuts, used rice flour and red curry.
I saw the Wild Rice Burger recipe and will try this recipe with wild rice.


Recipe: Green Curry Veggie Burgers with Black Beans & Walnuts Recipes from The Kitchn
8/7/13 04:59 PM

Looks like I need to try recipes from Nigella Lawson!
My crowd favorites are David Lebovitz's Chocolate Idiot Cake, simple and decadent
http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2007/01/shf-27-chocolat-1/
and a plain dense cheesecake recipe perfected after many many trials and errors.


What Is Your Most Show-Stopping, Crowd-Pleasing, Knock-Out Dessert?
3/25/13 11:38 PM

This is a lovely, simple chocolate cupcake recipe from Molly on orangette. Her recipe is adapted from Epicurious and Nigella Lawson’s Feast
http://orangette.blogspot.com/2006/05/second-times-cupcake.html?m=1


Can You Recommend a Good Basic Cupcake Recipe? Good Questions
3/25/13 11:25 PM

Thanks ATN654! I know you can microwave shrimp chips and I was going to ask if these can also be microwaved.


Recipe: Vietnamese-Inspired Rice CrispsRecipes from The Kitchn
5/4/12 05:05 PM

I made a vegan bread pudding last week using Almond Milk and almond extract instead of vanilla. You can probably do the same with this recipe by omitting the eggs. Tastes better the next day.
http://vegetarian.about.com/od/quickeasydesserts/r/breadpudding.htm


Recipe: Coconut Milk Bread Pudding
3/26/12 01:32 PM

I use the pans for mini-meatloaf and individual mac & cheese.


Fabulous Finger Foods: 5 Mini Meals From Muffin Pans
6/16/11 11:24 PM

A flexible rubber jar opener works great as a garlic peeler and for removing silk from corn. I think I learned this tidbit from the folks at Cook’s Illustrated. Who also suggests using an decorating icing tip to hull strawberries. Which works very well as long as the berries are not super ripe.

We were given a zyliss avocado tool (halves, pits, scoops, slices and mashes). I wouldn’t go out and buy one but we use this a few times a week.

@Lorra1ne – you can also use your egg slicer for mushrooms and strawberries.
The same friend who gave us the avocado tool gave us a 5 in 1 egg slicer. Again something I wouldn't purchase but have made it a multi-use gadget.

Now an olive oil taster, that is a pointless product.


The 10 Most Useless Kitchen Gadgets
6/9/11 04:07 PM

Good to know, I used to buy some Kinder Eggs every time I went up to Canada. I've seen them for sale locally in Asian grocery stores.


Duty-Free Food Souvenirs: Kinder Bueno Chocolates (and Why Not to Buy Kinder Eggs)
2/23/11 01:39 PM

vegan sweet potato chili


What's Cooking This Weekend?
Weekend of February 5-6, 2011

2/4/11 06:36 PM

The soft chocolate mini cakes look marvelous.


Win Sara Kate's 10 Favorites from Williams-Sonoma
Thursday Giveaway

2/3/11 06:12 PM

raw egg on rice with hot dog and furikake
fried chicken and tater tots with dijon
turkey congee with iceberg lettuce
chili, cheddar cheese, rice


Favorite Ethnic Comfort Foods: What Are Yours?
12/7/10 04:30 PM

Costco carries them too.


Entertaining Shortcut: Trader Joe's Stroopwafels
11/12/10 04:37 PM

Making a trial run for Thanksgiving so we're making roasted turkey Cook's Illustrated style, Pasta & Company Winter Bread Salad and mashed sweet potatoes. Also trying to make pear butter. I found a recipe with ginger, cardamon and allspice which is very intriguing.


What's Cooking This Weekend?
Weekend of October 9-10, 2010

10/9/10 10:05 AM

I took a restaurant seafood cooking class in Seattle. The chef said she gets her seafood from Uwajimaya or Mutual Fish. Uwajimaya is pricey but their fish is as good quality as Mutual Fish. Maruta is a Japanese grocery store in Georgetown, south of downtown. Their prices are much cheaper than Uwajimaya. Maruta also has sushi, bento, and Chinese takeout. I love their negitoro rolls. Very fresh and great quality fish. Plus they aren't crazy crowded like Uwajimaya gets on the weekends.


Uwajimaya: Asian Specialty Foods
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9/24/10 12:23 AM

We have random food at home so we're going to try Fried Cabbage and Potato Cakes, Spicy Sesame Noodles, Mango Lassi and Peach Brandy Crostata. Of course not all served in the same meal.


What's Cooking This Weekend?
Weekend of August 28-29, 2010

8/27/10 06:35 PM

Italian wedding soup with a side of pickled zucchini - Zuni Cafe style. Thanks Mike V for sharing the recipe on Favorite Ways to Use Up Zucchini!


What Are You Eating For Lunch Today?
8/27/10 01:02 PM