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I would do something like a baked potato bar or a taco bar. That way, people can add what they want. Or maybe do chili a meat version and a vegetarian version with lots of topping options for people to choose from.


Flexible, Vegan Main Dish for a Mixed Group?
Good Questions

9/21/11 09:25 AM

I write my cell number on the inside of my daughters arm with a sharpie and also make sure I take a picture of her on my cell phone. That way, if she gets lost I know exactly what she's wearing and have a picture that can be circulated rapidly and electronically if necessary. What a scary thing to have happened!


Tottoos (And How My Child Got Lost)
8/25/11 03:41 PM

Funny, Joy the Baker posted about Strawberry Milkshakes too! I LOVE a good milkshake!!


How To Make a Killer Strawberry Milkshake | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
7/1/10 11:10 AM

I have an IPod Touch and my 4 (almost 5) yo can fully operate it and my blackberry. She has learned her letters and words, just from typing in the notepad. On the IPod I have several educational games that she plays and I like knowing that on long car rides she's learning instead of zoning out in front of a DVD.


Is Your Toddler Better at Technology Than You? | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
6/30/10 02:27 PM

I LOVE this idea and may adapt this for my daughters upcoming 5th birthday!


A Bookish Baby Shower | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
5/26/10 11:51 AM

My 4 year old daughter received a collection of Roald Dahl books for Christmas and we've been working our way through them. She loves The Giraffe the Pelly and Me. We've thoroughly enjoyed reading this collection. We've had to skip over a couple of books for now (she is only 4.) But my daughter says that Roald Dahl's books are "magical" and I have to agree!


The Giraffe and the Pelly and MeBedtime Read-Aloud Recommendation | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
4/19/10 02:56 PM

I think that pimientos must've been big during that time. I've got a couple cookbooks from the same era and LOTS of the recipes call for pimientos. Seems like I remember one of the cookbooks saying that pimientos were an easy way to add big flavor to dishes. Funny!


Good for a Laugh! Old Weight Watchers Recipe Cards | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/12/10 09:43 AM

My daughter is also a collector! We keep her collections in mason jars on top of her dresser. They are displayed, contained and accessible.


Displaying a 5-Year-Old's Collections Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
3/9/10 01:34 PM

@kategal25- this happens to me when I nuke a dish that has dried and/or fresh herbs. Could that be it? I don't know why it happens though.


Why Can't You Put Metal in the Microwave? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
3/1/10 11:53 AM

@mlemon34 I watch EVERY penny coming in and out and I adamantly refuse to shop at Wal Mart. You have to be very aware of what you're buying there. Some things are much less expensive than other retailers, however there are quite a few things that are MUCH MORE expensive. My fishmonger husband has also seen, on several different occasions, fish of one type labeled as another simply because the staff is not actually trained in "seafood." As someone who watches every penny I choose to pay for quality and service. While I'm sure Wal Mart may be able to deliver these at times it has been my experience, repeatedly, that they fall short. My local retailers are priced competively and deliver a service quality that can't be beat by big box stores.


Walmart: The Newest Champion of Local Food? The Atlantic Monthly | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/26/10 10:28 AM

I have a friend who salt roasts a whole chicken. She uses, like 2 lbs of salt and roasts it in the oven. It's delicous, but I've never tried it. I am now planning on salt roasting potatoes this weekend though!


Try This: Salt-Roasted Potatoes | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/9/10 11:53 AM

We go only to a few houses to collect and then we come home and give it out to the trick or treaters. My daughter (she's 4) picks out her 10 favorite pieces of candy. The rest of the candy gets mixed in with the prizes we give out to the trick or treaters. We don't give out candy, other than what she collected. Instead I give out play doh, small packs of crayons, stickers, etc. My daughter enjoys giving out more than she does collecting. Besides, there's something a little off about sending our kids to collect "treats" from people who are nearly strangers- even if it is just one night a year.


No More Arguing About Halloween CandyStephmodo | Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
11/10/09 03:33 PM

I collect them, but do try to get rid of the ones I don't use. My favorite is titled "A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband With Bettina's Best Recipes" and was given to my grandmother when she married my grandfather nearly 70 years ago. I have never made anyting out of it (a majority of the recipes feature pimentoes and no seasoning) and oven temperatures vary from cool to very warm. It's hilarious to read, though!


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | How Many Cookbooks is Too Many? The Fall 2009 Kitchen Cure
10/21/09 02:46 PM

As one of those people with a million coupons I pick a line with someone who looks like they know what they are doing. I also give warning to anyone who may get in line behind me that I have a million coupons and it could take a while. That being said- when it's my turn it's my turn. It takes as long as it takes. Just like when it's your turn it's your turn and it will take as long as it takes. Really, my life will not be affected by a couple more/fewer minutes in the checkout line. Life's too short to stress over it!


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | How Do You Choose a Checkout Line at the Grocery Store?
10/16/09 09:35 AM

How do you freeze pizza dough? I'd love to make a bunch a freeze it. Do you freeze it before or after it rises?


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | What Are Essential Pantry Items for the Freezer? Good Questions
9/30/09 12:13 PM

They're really good for cheese grits too, y'all! Tear a slice (or two) into small pieces in the bottom of your bowl and top with grits and butter. Stir and enjoy!


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | A Cheese Confessional The Cheesemonger
9/16/09 03:13 PM

I like to make chicken taco soup in the crockpot. Couple cans of diced tomatoes, couple cans of beans (whatever you have, we like black beans), corn (we use frozen leftover from summer), a can of green chilies, onion, taco seasoning and leftover chicken. Throw it all in the crockpot and let it cook 'til heated through. Serve with tortilla chips, sour cream and shredded cheese.


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Tell Us: Favorite Uses for a Store-Bought Roast Chicken?
9/16/09 10:03 AM

@nslods- That's exactly what I do- works every time!


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Quick Tip: Use a Bottle Opener on a Stubborn Jar Lid
9/15/09 12:18 PM

@lotusmoss- the Harris Teeters in the DC area frequently carry sashimi grade tuna, tilapia and mahi. If they don't have in stock in can be ordered and they'll have it in a day or two.


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | How To Make Chirashi At Home
8/29/09 03:57 PM

I don't have a cast iron pie pan, but I do have several well seasoned cast iron skillets that I've used for pies, cobblers, pot pies, cakes, just about every thing you can think of. My cast iron skillet releases better than any nonstick or well greased pan I've ever used. I'm sure for presentation an actual pie pan looks better- but I'll stick with my trusty cast iron skillet.


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Cast Iron Pie Pans: Have You Ever Used One?
8/19/09 12:01 PM