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My parents bought us this as a housewarming gift when we moved away. We used it twice, and then gave it away when we moved.
Sure, banana 'ice cream' is delicious, and we definitely enjoyed it, but this machine is SO LOUD and takes up an awkward amount of space in the cupboard.

Not a good unitasker to have, that's for sure.

Yonanas Banana Ice Cream Maker
11/13/13 02:33 PM

My grandma used to make this but simply called it "Meat on a Stick". Breaded fried pork slices on skewers. The skewers were the most important part as they have to be the thick ones, not the flimsy bamboo skewers.
I remember there being a lot of garlic... YUM!

Recipes or Tips for Making City Chicken? Good Questions
10/16/13 02:11 PM

I really think this 10 day cure is rough compared to a 1 month cure. If the tasks were by the week instead of the day, you'd be able to keep track and also combine things. Like fridge and pantry in one week, total deep clean in another... etc etc.

So far I ambitiously signed up the first day and then promptly said "Nope! I'll do this on the weekend!" but with each passing day I am realising it's going to make for an insane cleaning weekend full of ZERO FUN TASKS.

I liked the fall cure much better. We need more fun activities mixed in with the hardcore cleaning and organizing. After a full day of work and an hour at the gym, I do not want to clean my fridge and pantry. I want to make dinner and relax with my husband.

I think i'll just consult my AP Cure book and check back here to see if there are any new fun things to do.

Day 4: Deep Clean The Kitchn Cure Fall 2013
10/3/13 06:00 PM

UHG... I really need to defrost my freezer. Badly. This is good timing though as I have been putting it off all summer.
My fridge is a 1950's GE model with a metal interior. My shelves are copper complete with an entire shelf that is a lazy susan, and my freezer is a tiny copper icebox.
The fridge itself is actually the best fridge we've ever had. Veggies stay so nice in the crispers, but the freezer is a real pain.
Alas, I will tackle it tonight. What fun.

Day 1: Declutter and Clean the Refrigerator and Freezer The Kitchn Cure Fall 2013
9/30/13 03:10 PM

Wow, looks like I have a new side for Thanksgiving next weekend!!
What kind of herbs would you recommend using? Thyme or Rosemary?

Recipe: Balsamic-Glazed Pearl Onions Recipes from The Kitchn
10/1/12 02:08 PM

My mom and grandma have been making "Oven Fried Chicken" forever.
It is different than the traditional oven fried chicken where the chicken literally fries - in the oven.
We give the chicken a seasoned flour coating (usually we season it with salt, pepper, and some curry powder) and bake at 425 for about 45 minutes. I usually use Skin on-Bone in chicekn thighs for the juciest meat and the crispiest skin.
Halfway through the cooking I baste the chicken with any of the fat that has started rendering out. This crisps up the skin and it's absolutely DELICOUS.

It's definitely not "breaded" and it's not that Healthy (unless you refrain from eating the glorious skin), but it is damn tasty.

Dinner Recipe: Baked "Fried" Chicken
8/3/11 02:21 PM

we meal plan for the week and usually dinners are based around meat. We eat some type of animal protein at dinner. Usually once a week we'll have a vegetarian dinner and eat quinoa or another type of grain.

I'm all for veggie breakfasts and lunches, but dinners for me need some meat.

Meal Planning: Is Meat the Center of Your Dinner Plate?
4/19/11 08:53 PM

lunch was always pretty good. I was never embarassed about it.
On cold days I would get a thermos of lipton's chicken noodle soup.
Sandwiches ranged from my mom's famous Roast Beef sandwich which always included lots of butter, mustard, and about an inch of iceburg lettuce.
I remember taking a container of plain canned chickpeas and just snacking on them. So tasty, i love it to this day.
Another standby was Rye bread with a thick layer of Liverwurst.

I would eat all these things today, but I usually pack leftovers for my office lunch.

Lunchbox Memories: What Did Your Parents Pack for You?
4/11/11 02:29 PM

...and that is why buying "Serious" jeans is complete ridiculous.

What determines a jean's level of "serious-ness"? Over $100? $200? $300?????

Spending that much money on jeans is completely foreign to me.
I like to wash my clothing with soap.

How to Freeze Your Jeans & "Clean" Them
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4/4/11 02:16 PM

I just looked up foil bakeware sizes.
here's a picture of a mini loaf pan. Dimensions: 5.625" x 3.3125" x 1.875" (which doesn't seem as big as the one's pictured)

How to Make (and Freeze!) Individual Chicken Pot Pies
3/1/11 02:47 PM

That is an enormous portion for one person. I supposed it would all depend on what size aluminum pan you could get. Or maybe the scale of the photo is just out of whack.

I love chicken pot pies and they are great for lunch on a cold day. Definitely a good thing to have on hand versus buying a grocery store deli version. mmmm pot pie...

How to Make (and Freeze!) Individual Chicken Pot Pies
2/28/11 02:37 PM

I had the same situation in a rental except we had venetian blinds in a horrible colour.
We had big old windows like yours and hung curtains on a rod higher than the window frame.
The best thing to do is take of the cheap valance that comes with the blinds so you can get your curtains closer to the wall.

We picked the random numbers of 6" above the window casing and 3" away from each end. That's where we attached the curtain rod brackets. It worked well and looked nice. In our big living room window we just hung 2 panels and left them open. You could do the same if you wanted and leave the vertical blinds attached behind the curtains.

I love the wood finish on your windows btw!

How To Cover Up Vertical Blinds In A Rental?
Good Question

2/4/11 06:10 PM

I've always considered Nutritional Yeast to be "Vegan's Parmesan cheese". It's cheesey flavour is really good. I like to put it on popcorn!!

Simple, Cheap, and Vegan, Too? Poor Man's Parmesan
2/3/11 08:50 PM

I'm sorry but standing at the stove for 3 minutes shaking a pot is TEDIOUS?! It's 3 minutes!!

I usually do a couple kernels in the pot first then add the rest after the first pop. however, I shake the pot continually for the duration of the popping. It's the popcorn dance!

I have been meaning to try Alton Brown's directions of adding all the oil, popcorn, and salt into a cold pot and going from there, but since I put salt and my fiance puts different seasoning on his, we usually just pop it plain and divvy it up after.

Popcorn Popping Tip: Start with Just 3 Kernels
1/31/11 02:37 PM

I made a really simple recipe of Pfeffernusse for my office cookie exchange this year. I got it from
The first go around the recipe was HORRIBLE. They were dry, tasteless and hard.
I changed up the method and made them more like I do Snickerdoodles and they turned out great. Realising now that the recipe does not have any salt in it... Probably would have been better if I had added some. Oh well.
I also had to triple the amount of spices than called for. And I added black pepper.

Recipe: Nutmeg-Lemon Pfeffernusse
12/14/10 02:26 PM

I am in the process of choosing items for my wedding gift registry and I'd love to get a Kitchen Aid Architect series (it comes with the pyrex bowl plus a stainless bowl). But it currently is $549 CAD. TOO EXPENSIVE.
I would make break weekly if I had a strong mixer as most recipes I enjoy require a lot of kneading and come with the disclaimer that a mixer should be used.

I'm torn on which model to get... I wonder if the Artisan would be sufficient and if I REALLY need that pyrex bowl or not. It sure is pretty!

5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying a KitchenAid (Or Any Stand Mixer)
12/14/10 02:22 PM

I have a lot of comfort food favourite. Most are dishes my mom made growing up.
The list is:
Chicken Paprikash
Goulash soup with Butter Dumplings
Cooked Saurkraut with Caraway seeds
Spaghetti Carbonara
Hot and Sour Soup
Tuna Casserole (complete with Kraft Dinner and a can of mushroom soup. Don't forget the frozen peas!)
Perogies - boiled and served with butter and sour cream. NO frying for me
Tomato, Mayo and Butter sandwich on soft white bread. This one is the best in the summer!

man I love comfort food!

Favorite Ethnic Comfort Foods: What Are Yours?
12/7/10 02:35 PM

I made these this weekend using the Oven method. They turned out great!! I didn't add a full can of beans, but did add some shredded chicken breast I had after making stock.
I sauted the onions, peppers, a chopped tomato and zucchini (instead of corn) before mixing with the beans, chicken, salsa and cheese.
It baked for about 40 minutes and was absolutely DELICIOUS!
SO easy too! great recipe! Can't wait to try it in the slow cooker.

Easy Dinner Recipe: Slow-Cooker Black Bean Enchiladas
9/19/10 07:51 PM

this is ridiculous. Just stand it up with a beer can chicken stand!
I don't use a can with mine - instead I use a mason jar that i put water in. Works fine and the chicken browns evenly.

Definitely not worth $180!!!!!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Hot or Not? All-Clad Ultimate Chicken Roaster
10/19/09 09:05 PM

I was just offered a huge opportunity by my parents to move into their empty house with my boyfriend and live there rent free. The downside is it's right in the middle of the cure! So it looks like I'll be postponing my curing process until mid November - early december...

I'll keep cheering you all on though!

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Fall Cure 2009: Discussion Board Canada
10/13/09 09:55 PM