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Display Name: Sarah in LA
Member Since: 4/24/07

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I made the dressing the other day because I had some cilantro to use up - made it exactly as written, except I threw in a chopped serrano chile for heat. Excellent! I loved it and will definitely be making it again.

Recipe for Two: Taco Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing Recipes from The Kitchn
7/2/13 12:49 PM

Oh, to add, I *was* using low sodium bacon so maybe that's why I wanted more salt....I probably won't buy that stuff again.

Side Dish Recipe: Bacon and Cheddar Cheese Biscuits
10/21/10 05:41 PM

I saw this today and just pulled a batch out of the oven - I had almost all of the ingredients on hand. It's raining here so the dough was kind of wet, but otherwise it was an easy recipe to put together. I would have liked more salt - would adding more into the dough affect the baking? I thought maybe sprinkling kosher salt on top might be better....or you know, making a bacon and egg sandwich with one of these babies would do the trick to! They smell wonderful! I would totally make these again.

Side Dish Recipe: Bacon and Cheddar Cheese Biscuits
10/21/10 12:09 AM

If I'm not going to save it, I usually pour it into a paper bowl, stick in the freezer for a bit so it solidifies quickly, and then throw it in the trash.

What Is the Best Way To: Dispose of Kitchen Grease? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/25/10 12:51 PM

The Costco I go to has a beautiful produce section now with unbeatable prices. I've gotten gorgeous strawberries, blackberries, mangoes, etc. They have an excellent wine/spirits section with lots of variety. My most recent awesome Costco finds have been two pounds of low sodium deli turkey for $12.00 (the same brand at TJs is $4.99 for a 1/2 lb. package), and 4 lbs. of bacon for $12.00 (it would cost double that at the grocery store.)

The produce you have to make sure you eat because it DOES come in a large package, but the deli meat and bacon you can just freeze and use when you need it.

Costco Opens in Manhattan: Will New Yorkers Buy in Bulk? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
11/17/09 04:16 PM

i wrap them in foil and freeze them, and throw them into lentil soup, and vegetable soup. mmmm.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | How Can I Use My Cheese Rinds? Good Questions
9/24/09 02:36 PM

I love this recipe for a pear and cranberry crostata. It's basically a free form tart that has almond cream layered with pear and cranberry. Delicious!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Good Question: What Can I Do With Almond Meal?
4/16/09 01:22 PM

Not me (never been veg), but my roommate's first meal after being vegetarian for a few years was a sourdough bacon cheeseburger from Jack in the Box! Talk about jumping off the wagon!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Ex-Vegetarians: What Was Your First Post-Veg Meal?
3/25/09 02:56 PM

Albero also has a soft sparkling white wine available that is pretty tasty - I don't have the name handy, but it's available at Trader Joe's for $4.99.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Wine: What Are You Drinking?
3/5/09 12:22 PM

I have a self cleaning oven but i don't use that feature. Just get some easy-off, spray it in there, let it sit for a couple of hours, wipe with a sponge, then rinse with wet paper towerls. seriously, it is SO EASY and you don't have to use much elbow grease at all. I cover the element with aluminum foil and spray away.

It's not very "green", but it certainly does the trick fairly painlessly.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Our Adventures in Oven Cleaning
2/13/09 06:23 PM

I love Braeburn. I hate mealy apples and I find that Braeburns are almost never mealy, plus they taste really good. I like Fujis as a close second, and Honeycrisp too!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Survey: What's Your Favorite Eating Apple?#comments
10/16/08 11:18 AM

I love cilantro and freaking HATE parsley.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Cilantro: Why Is Its Taste So Polarizing?
8/11/08 01:44 PM

I have a square le creuset grill pan that i got for free when I ordered a 7 quart dutch oven (nice right!!?!). I tend to use it only for grilling vegetables like corn or squash, because I find that cooking meat or fish on it produces way too much smoke/smell that lingers. It's also a pain to clean. I made the mistake of putting it on my electric stove with the burner on high, and the enamel melted and stuck to the burner until it cooled off enough for me to remove it! I wasn't expecting that....maybe should've though.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | On the Pros and Cons of Grill Pans
7/9/08 08:32 AM

Oh man I don't have a window, but I sure wish I did! On my list for my next place of residence:

lots of windows
a fireplace
kitchen larger than a postage stamp

Apartment Therapy The Kitchen | Survey: Do You Have a Window in Your Kitchen?
2/28/08 12:35 PM

I had a very bad experience when my apartment management decided to redo our tubs/sinks, mostly due to the incompetence of the people who did the work, but I second that it is VERY TOXIC and smells extremely bad. AND it gets scratched/nicked easily - it's basically like latex paint that gets sprayed on.

Apartment Therapy - Good Questions: Experience With Reglazing Wall Tiles?
10/31/07 08:26 AM

I'm not a mongrammer because I don't have a middle name and all the monograms on offer have three initials. boo for monograms.

8/14/07 01:13 PM