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This has been a favorite since you first posted it. I get ravs when I make it for people. So good!

Jamie Oliver's Chicken in Milk Is Probably the Best Chicken Recipe of All Time Recipe Review
10/17/13 01:03 PM

Be careful about adds in if she is g-f. Funfetti especially may not be g-f. I agree with the chocolate and fruit ideas. You can pour a chocolate glaze on top and ring fresh fruit around the top or completely cover the top with fruit. A whipped ganache is good and holds up well but it may be better as a filling if it has to keep as it may discolor in air overnight.

Ideas for Dressing Up Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake? Good Questions
2/28/13 10:08 AM

I think the mix n chop has been around for a while. I got one at a friends party and love it. It works kind of like a potato masher and makes perfect uniform ground meat when browning. I love it even though it's not a multiuse device. It is bulky though. Highly recommend.

Unusual (and Maybe Helpful) Kitchen Tools
11/2/11 05:38 PM

Shouldn't this be about year 2011.

Thanksgiving Trends: What's Hot & What's Not in 2012
The Bitten Word

11/1/11 09:53 AM

I agree with blpeders on the technique. He explained it well.

I will say thought that I have a ninja and don't for smoothies. It works great to puree. I made just baby food until my baby grew out of it. However, it hasn't held up to much else. My smoothies are often grainy if I add ice.

Why Can't My Blender Chop Up Frozen Strawberries?
Good Questions

8/11/11 09:58 AM

This does look like a good recipe. However, it's not at light. There is an incredible amount of fat in this and while it's the good kind moderation is definitely necessary.

Eat This: Raw Cashew Cheesecake
My New Roots

6/23/11 03:26 PM

I love the lighted up world map. Where did you get that? It's gorgeous and whimsical.

Parker's Big Boy Bedroom
Smaller Cooler 2011 Entry #6

5/5/11 02:09 PM

I hadn't thought about that laetitiae. I do use a transfat free vegan margarine when such occasions arise, but it is super expensive. I want to say about 5-6 dollars for four sticks.

I still love the flavor of butter though :) I'll also sub a heart healthy oil or applesauce if I want something healthier than butter.

Homemade Margarine: Out of the Lab and Into the Kitchen
10/4/10 12:19 PM

The article didn't mention anything about transfat content. I never use margarine due to transfats, so I'd hold on this one until I get more info.

Homemade Margarine: Out of the Lab and Into the Kitchen
10/4/10 10:05 AM

We have those in the south. They are good, but it would be hard to duplicate at home. It's like the difference btwn a homemade cake and a brand mix. The texture isn't the same due to all the additives they have access to. Here's a good basic recipe and you should be able to find much of what you need there. Yogurt would be a great buttermilk sub if necessary. Also, a lot of recipes use brown sugar or honey in place of regular sugar, so try those for a variation.

Can You Help Me Recreate the Martha White Bran Muffins?
Good Questions

9/14/10 05:32 PM

There is a restaurant in Austin (name?) that serves fried avocado. It's to die for. It's half an avocado stuffed w/ chicken and cheese and deep fried in batter w/ a cream sauce for dipping. Very yum.

Look! Crispy, Creamy Avocado Fries | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
7/13/10 11:09 AM

There is lemon juice in this recipe, but I think the list is wrong. It lists '¼ cup meyer lemon extra virgin olive oil' and that doesn't make sense. A quarter of each? Also, this essentially looks like a vegan 'Hollandaise' to me. It may not be traditional, but avocados can used in place of eggs/butter in some vegan recipes.

Recipe: Avocado Hollandaise | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
6/23/10 10:15 AM

I snap. The one time I didn't the asparagus was so bitter. I use the ends in stock.

Prepping Asparagus: To Snap Or Not To Snap | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
5/4/10 12:22 PM

Where do you buy it?

What's the Best Way to Showcase This Smoked Salt? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
5/4/10 10:29 AM

As a host, I always ask if there are any dietary restrictions when I send out an invitation. Regardless, I do feel that it's important that people let me know when they have special restrictions as I'm always happy to work with them.

Vegetarian Etiquette: The Dinner Party Dilemma | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/19/10 05:20 PM

I cut a small circle around the stem in the top of the bell pepper. It enables me to pull the innards out in one piece. Then, I slice in half and remove the membranes if they are too long.

How To Slice a Bell Pepper | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/14/10 03:54 PM

Baker Banter, the King Arthur blog, has a recipe for Egg McMuffins.

What Are Some Egg Dishes That Freeze Well? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/7/10 10:32 AM

I agree. These are very similar to angel biscuits. I love them for the speed and ease. My go to when I want a yeasty bread type "roll" for dinner.

Recipe Review: Mother's Rolls From Paula Deen | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/5/10 05:23 PM

Word of warning for boiling in batches: This a yummy way to make them and my preferred method. However, when you plate them the wantons very easily stick together and get gummy. I highly suggest putting some oil in the boiling water as when cooking pasta. The dumplings won't stick as well and hold up better. I've also found they stay warm a bit longer with this method although a warming tray would be a very good idea. Dipping sauce is important no matter how you cook them.

Can I Bake Potsticker Dumplings For Easy Wedding App? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/30/10 12:16 PM

I echo geologies. I use kosher salt though. It's cheaper. I don't salt the salmon and will brush butter and herbs on top. Again, the salmon must have skin but don't eat it as it is overly salty after cooking. This makes the most tender salmon!! If I get a really cook cut of fish, it's the only way to go. I cook it in the oven at 400 until opaque and flaky, maybe 5-10 mins depending on thickness.

What Is the Best Way To: Cook Salmon Filets? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/10/10 12:58 PM