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Display Name: resah
Member Since: 11/2/10

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I use an app called Paprika. Click one button and the whole recipe is pulled into the app. You can create your own tagging system and then it's so easy to filter and search for a recipe.


What's the Best Way to Organize Recipe I Find Online? Good Questions
3/11/14 09:13 AM

I make 6-8 green smoothies at a time and freeze them. I grab one and take it to the office each morning. After a few hours, shake it up and I've got a cold smoothie that tastes like I just made it. I usually use almond milk, bananas and spinach.


Can I Prepare Smoothies The Night Before? Good Questions
2/1/14 09:54 AM

I laughed when reading the repeat offender posts. My family loves meatloaf so it is a staple in our house. I can't tell you haw many times my husband has made it and then fallen asleep only to find what resembles a bowling ball in the oven.


Our Biggest Facepalm Moments in the Kitchen in 2013
1/6/14 10:41 PM

I have the same pan and I use it 3-4 times a week. It's my go-to pan for just about everything. Tonight I used it to make asparagus risotto. Earlier this week I used it for shepard's pie (braised the beef and vegetables in it, then spread the mashed potatoes on top and put the whole pan in the oven). Also made little beef sliders cooked on a bed of carmalized onions. I cooked the onions first and placed the patties on top so they sort of steamed.

Not sure why you want your husband to love it, but I might guess that you are either limited on space or he thinks it's a pain to wash since it is so big and heavy. I agree with the earlier comment about the steaks. I sear steaks in the pan (or chicken) and finish in the oven. Then deglaze the pan with wine or stock. Delicious and clean up is so easy!

The only thing I don't do in this pan are scrambled eggs and pancakes. As others have said, it's possible but it is so much easier in something nonstick.


Help Me Convince My Husband to Love Our New Giant Sauté Pan! Good Questions
1/5/14 09:31 PM

I always have peanut butter and light wasa crackers at my desk. I can grab a banana or an apple to slice up and put on top.

I hate to be without food so some other staples that I have: small tuna cans, decent canned soup, tiny bottles of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, box of cereal, almonds or other nuts, dried apricots or cranberries. Some of these work as salad ingredients when the farmers market is nearby.


Ideas for Healthy, Shelf-Stable Lunch Items to Keep at Work? Good Questions
10/22/13 09:40 AM

My standard smoothie is almond milk, frozen bananas and spinach. Occasionally I'll toss in other frozen fruit if I have some. I agree that they are a pain to make so I make 4-5 at a time and freeze them in 12 oz mason jars. I pull one out of the freezer, take it to work and let it thaw at my desk. In a few hours I can shake it up and it's still cold and thick.


The Smoothie Survey Reader Survey
9/16/13 12:52 PM

No, crab soup. But crap soup is kind of funny.


What's Your Worst Food Experience While On Vacation?
6/20/13 07:31 PM

I was several months pregnant with my first daughter and the only foods I wanted were beef and chocolate. One evening my brother and his wife suggested that we go out for Korean food. At this point in my life I was not very familiar with the variations in Asian foods so I figured that I could find something familiar even though I'd never had it before. We drove all around the Northwest side of Chicago until we found this little, tiny, dirty restaurant. I looked at the menu and couldn't find a single thing that was familiar so I ordered crap soup. It was a bowl of broth with a whole crab in it.

I gladly would have pulled meat off a rib bone, but eating a whole crab, shell and all, just didn't do it for me that night.

Luckily I've had good Korean food since then.


What's Your Worst Food Experience While On Vacation?
6/20/13 07:30 PM

I made my own preserved lemons a few months ago and I've only used them in one recipe. So happy to have found a few new ideas!


5 Ways to Use a Jar of Preserved Lemons Ingredient Spotlight
4/8/13 02:22 PM

I could have written this post a few weeks ago. I was so busy with work that I served rotisserie chicken at least 4 nights a week. The other nights I brought home takeout food or cooked a frozen pizza. I loved how fast and easy dinners became but after a few weeks I grew really, really tired of that food. I did what so many people have suggested: I pulled down my favorite cookbooks, I visited a local spice store and I browsed my favorite cooking blogs. This week I have already baked fresh bread, cooked up a pot of low-fat gumbo, roasted my own chicken and made fresh chicken stock. It feels so good to be back in the kitchen.


Help! I've Lost My Motivation to Cook!
Good Questions

4/18/11 12:29 PM

Spending the $$ is worth it for a good pepper grinder. I have purchased 2 cheap ones (less than $12 each) and neither one lasted more than a few months. Next time I'll splurge on something like this one.


Elizabeth's Pepper Mill: Peugeot Paris
3/8/11 03:13 PM

Hellooooooo brussels sprouts! I cut them in half and pan roast them over very high heat with a bit of olive oil. Add in a handful of chopped walnuts at the end and let the walnuts toast a few minutes. If you are going to reheat these in a microwave, toast the walnuts separately and add right before you serve. Microwaving the nuts can make them seem soggy.


Help Me Find a Green Vegetable Dish for Thanksgiving!
Good Questions

11/15/10 10:29 AM

I think I need to get a small dog so I can do this!


Before & After: Roadside Treasure Transformation
The Speckled Dog

11/8/10 12:33 PM

Bed, Bath and Beyond has some plain white dishes that are $20-$25 for a set of 4 dinner plates. Oneida® Chef's Table is the brand. They have both square and round available.
http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=124851&RN=780&

I bought a boxed set of 12 white plates from World Market for about $20 around the holidays last year, but I don't see them on the website. You might have to go to a store.

Also, Marshalls/TJMaxx are great places to find serving dishes. I don't think that I have ever paid more than $15 for a piece. I have found some great Italian serving bowls and platters. Some are basic white and I have bought more colorful ones for different occastions/holidays. You need to dig through the piles and avoid ones with chips.


Affordable Dinnerware for Hosting First Holiday Dinner?
Good Questions

11/2/10 09:14 AM