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If you do drag your partner along once in awhile, make sure they're armed with a smartphone and promise a large bag of kettle corn on the way out. It doesn't work every time, but it's worth a shot!


5 Reasons Why Your Partner Doesn't Actually Want to Go to the Farmers Market With You
3/21/14 10:51 AM

I can't think of 80s food without microwaves. Microwaved "scrambled" eggs, bacon on a silly plastic rack, cakes in little paper pans. Some trends are best left behind. :)


The Most Under-Appreciated Recipes of the 1980s: Food Writers Share Their Secret Favorites Recipes of the Decades
2/27/14 12:27 PM

In addition to using whole wheat pastry flour as others have suggested, I've also done a little experimenting with olive oil in place of butter in baked goods. It works well in these Cowboy Cookies.

I also like these cinnamon walnut oatmeal cookies from Whole Foods - I sub dates for the prunes.


Can You Recommend Any Recipes for Healthier Baked Goods? Good Questions
11/22/13 12:33 PM

You can also do a nice vinaigrette w/ roasted tomato, red wine vinegar, olive oil, garlic and a few leaves of basil. Great for pasta salad or Israeli couscous.


What Should I Do With Oven-Roasted Tomatoes? Good Questions
8/27/13 11:21 AM

Chocolate biscuit cake...you know the one w/ broken digestives, chocolate, cream...it's a chocolate bomb of the highest order. Mmmm.


Enter to Win a Copy of Bakeless Sweets by Faith Durand! Cookbook Giveaway on The Kitchn
5/10/13 11:19 AM

I know I'm supposed to be looking at the lemonade, but that red floral design is gorgeous. Vintage?


How To Make Real Lemonade from Scratch Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
5/3/13 05:25 PM

You can also flip over a 12-cup tin and use it as a crunchy taco holder.


10 Ways to Put a Muffin Pan to Good Use (Other Than Making Muffins!)
5/3/13 10:47 AM

I only write in some of my cookbooks. You can usually tell which ones I use the most -- they're beat up, have wrinkled or stained pages from wet hands and notes in the margins (I'm looking at you How to Cook Everything). Meanwhile, my signed books generally stay on the shelf -- no notes, no writing -- even if they get used.


Do You Write In Your Cookbooks?
1/29/13 12:14 PM

We had both the creamy salted Valencia (this one was opened and eaten as recently as last Friday - no ill effects) and the PB w/ flaxseeds in the cupboard. Returned both today for a full refund.


Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Recall Expands To Include Other Nut Butters Food Safety News
9/27/12 09:44 PM

+1 on linens and glass. Food-wise, if you'll use them, go for the items that can be hard to find and/or have ridiculous prices in the States - pistachio paste, marasca cherries, "unusual" pasta shapes. Also, Nutella often has special edition jars that you can't get in the States, usually tied to kids movies, but not always. They make great salad dressing shakers.


What Are the Best Kitchen Souvenirs to Buy in Italy?
9/21/12 01:41 PM

I usually use it as part of a marinade for grilled pork or baked "BBQ" tofu, but it also gives a nice kick to Coke-braised pork in the crockpot.


What Can I Do With a Tub of Korean Red Pepper Paste? Good Questions
9/20/12 10:16 AM

Related to the confusion w/ these terms is how manufacturers are allowed to use them in marketing, whether for bread or cereals. You'll see cereals claiming 16 grams whole grains per serving(!), but then only providing 2-3 grams of dietary fiber.


Whole Grain, Whole Wheat, Multigrain: What's the Difference? Learn the Label
9/12/12 10:40 AM

Can't wait to try this - hope it's as good as Versailles! Now all I need is a Materva soda to go with!!


Recipe: Braised Chicken with Mojo Sauce Recipes from The Kitchn
8/31/12 12:30 PM

I second Miss Moshi on Eton Mess. Alternatively, you can't go wrong with the chocolate biscuit cake that Wills had as his groom's cake.
http://www.browneyedbaker.com/2011/04/29/chocolate-biscuit-cake-royal-wedding-groom-cake/


Help Me Think of British Foods for an Olympics Party Dinner Party Questions
7/18/12 05:31 PM

A slightly healthier alternative, at least from the noodle perspective, is saimin (ramen's Hawaiian cousin). The S&S brand comes frozen and the noodles aren't fried as they are in instant ramen so it's a little healthier and cooks up faster. It does cost a little more, 89 cents versus 25, but hey.


3 Ways Instant Ramen Noodles Can Become a Real Meal Cooking for One
7/18/12 12:08 PM

I'll second @brookynnina on bills for breakfast - it's usually our first stop. Be sure to try some Yarra Valley feta and these sweet chilli and sour cream chips: http://www.smiths.com.au/brands/red-rock-deli.htm. If you find you like wattleseeds, try to bring some home. Impossible to find in the States.


What Are Must-Try Australian Foods?
Good Questions

1/29/12 05:54 PM

I was just doing a search on gnocchi alla Romana yesterday...filing this one to go along with a little hot Italian sausage ragu!


Winter Recipe: Pork Ragu with Semolina Gnocchi
12/5/11 11:46 PM