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Display Name: holtzysar
Member Since: 9/23/10

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I love to put some spicy brown mustard, salt, and pepper on mine. And, to second, third, and fourth others...greek yogurt is amazing on spuds.


What Are Some Healthy Toppings for Baked Potatoes? Recipe Questions
6/6/12 04:17 PM

1. Be careful coming through customs bringing back spices and foods. Sometimes they will confiscate them, I have seen it happen :-(

2. The silver platters and service that you can get in the Mexico City area, and especially Taxco is amazing. I have a leaf platter and a set of salad/serving spoons from there and they look amazing when you're preparing a big meal.

3. Even though I know you can get it by mail in the US I love Mexican molcajetes! Check out this one from Williams and Sonoma http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/molcajete-lava-stone-mortar-and-pestle/

They are essentially a mortar and pestle made from volcanic rock. When I lived in Mexico the mama that I stayed with would actually heat the rock on the stove and cook thinly sliced meat, cactus, and other fajita-like ingredients inside of it. Delicious!

Have a great trip!


What Mexican Ingredients and Cookware Should I Buy On My Trip?Product & Shopping Questions
5/16/12 01:27 PM

these remind me of Owl's home from Mr. Roger's Neighborhood


The Shingles Pantry Cabinet by Field Day
3/22/12 01:29 PM

So yummy! And as leftovers it's great hot over some pasta with a tiny squeeze of fresh lemon


Recipe: Caramelized Corn with Tomatoes and Bacon
8/29/11 08:01 PM

I just experienced Carnegie Deli's NY cheesecake covered in large fresh strawberries for the first time, and I can say it was hands down the best dessert I've ever had.


What's the Best Dessert You Ever Ate?
4/25/11 01:50 PM

looks like something I'd definitely consider buying since I have limited storage space in my apartment, but they'd have to be made of some durable metal and have some weight to them for me to really be enticed


Folding Handles, Stacking Pots: Bialetti Cookware Concept
International Home & Housewares Show 2011

3/9/11 01:54 PM

I love my old school kitchen rug! Yes, it means you have to be a little more careful when handling those messy spillables, but if you're a pretty neat cook, which I typically am, then it's usually not a problem. Viva la rug!


Would You Put an Antique or Oriental Rug in Your Kitchen?
2/18/11 03:01 PM

I don't know about you but soaking my travel mug in denture cleaner or vinegar everyday would be annoying. Just buy another travel mug. I keep one for tea and one for coffee and have never had an issue. Or like someone else said. Keep a mug at the office to drink coffee from? I highly recommend contigo travel mugs!


How Do I Get Stinky Coffee Smell Out of My Travel Mug?
Good Questions

2/4/11 04:12 PM

My mom and I have recently split our 5 piece set of the same jars... they are better than anything I've seen the in the stores!


Look! Hand-Me-Down Kitchen Storage Jars
12/2/10 02:07 PM

One Christmas I was helping my parents make dinner in the kitchen when we noticed the ceiling looked a little saggy. We decided to ignore it, but it decided otherwise. Just as we were about to eat water burst from the ceiling drenching everything in that corner of the kitchen and practically flooding the floor. Apparently there was about a week's worth of leaky pipe water just waiting for an opportune moment to strike.


What Was Your Worst Holiday Kitchen Disaster?
12/1/10 02:00 PM

Valentina... either label but I prefer the milder yellow label. It's an actual a saucy hot sauce that isn't runny like so many other hot sauces. Got hooked on it in Mexico while eating it on, of all things, my popcorn!


Sriracha to Tabasco: What’s Your Favorite Hot Sauce?
9/23/10 10:25 AM