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Yes! I love Aldi! Please, where else can you get a dozen eggs for 49 cents (yes, less than 2 quarters!) and 8 oz of cheese for $1.50. There is no better place to shop for groceries, and the produce, while not always top-notch, is edible and very resonably priced. The stock rotates, but there are definitely stand-bys. I always shop at Aldi first, and fill in the holes at Meijer.


What We're Reading: Is Aldi the Best Grocery Store in America? 10 Weekend Reads from The Kitchn
12/6/13 03:50 PM

I second Mark Bittman, but recommend How to Cook Everything: The Basics. I bought it for my college-age brother but also own a copy myself. It is invaluable!


Cookbook Recommendations for a Student Living in a Dorm? Good Questions
11/15/13 02:17 PM

definitely use it in soups! especially delicious melted into tomato soup. you could make a cheese ball to snack on. use it for stuffed shells with ricotta, in sauces, there are so many options!
http://www.ourbestbites.com/2012/07/zucchini-ribbon-pasta-with-light-creamy-lemon-basil-sauce/
http://www.ourbestbites.com/2012/01/italian-potato-sausage-soup/
http://www.ourbestbites.com/2012/08/eggs-on-toast-with-creamy-spinach-sauce/
you could also consult the Philadelphia website for ideas.


What Are Some Savory Recipes That Use Cream Cheese? Good Questions
10/19/12 09:34 AM

there is nothing better than a perfect pineapple upside down cake. the best recipe is from smitten kitchen!


5 Upside-Down Fall Desserts to Flip For
9/29/12 09:48 AM

i LOVE traveling on Amtrak. We are often on for 30 + hours! This is the way we pack (for me, hubby, and one-year-old): A tupperware of muffins made the day before, a loaf of bread, a small cooler with lunch meats, pre-sliced cheese, and grapes (condiments come from the concession in the lounge car), goldfish, and a variety of other snacks and treats.

The dining car food isn't too bad, but it's pricy. The lounge car food is detestable (who wants a cheeseburger freshly microwaved?!), unless you get something packaged like crackers and cheese, pretzels and hummus, etc.

It's taken some work and we learn something new about packing food every time we travel.


Plan It or Wing It: What Kind of Food Traveler Are You?
9/18/12 03:13 PM

For Alice: I love this "soft wrap bread" http://www.melskitchencafe.com/2009/08/soft-wrap-bread.html. It's soft and pocketless and DELICOUS!


How to Make Easy Homemade Pita Bread Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
9/18/12 01:19 PM

AMEN to Grundtal! We've lived in 4 small aparments in 2.5 years of marriage and we've ALWAYS found a spot for them! They are amazing space-savers!


5 Essential (and Renter-Friendly) Storage Products for Small Kitchens
7/6/12 03:31 PM

make coconut turnovers!
http://www.ourbestbites.com/2012/06/coconut-turnovers/


What Can I Do with Cream of Coconut?
Ingredient Questions

6/27/12 09:45 PM

Pita chips (whole wheat) and hummus! my favorite go-to breastfeeding snack. I also like celery with peanut butter and raisins, if i'm feeling it.


Can You Recommend Filling, Nutritious Snacks for a Breastfeeding Mom?Good Questions
5/25/12 09:56 AM

FancyD: Lactose is typically isolated from mammalian milk, so unless you can verify that the xanthan gum you are using is made from sucrose or glucose, it is not technically dairy free. It is important to note, however, that the lactose/glucose/sucrose is changed into a new molecule by the bacterium, so it is not in the same form as before. Using lactose to make xanthan gum results in the same molecule as using glucose or sucrose.


Xanthan Gum in Ice Cream: Good or Bad?
5/23/12 11:25 AM

we've used ikea hardware for a similar idea--the grundtal shelf ( http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00011428/) and the s-hooks make for excellent use of vertical space!


Clever Storage: Undershelf Hooks for KitchenAid Attachments and More
Miss Treats

5/6/12 01:23 PM