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Display Name: abbie m r
Member Since: 6/15/09

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please help! the link to the excel sheet above clicks through to tech...i'd really like to use this!

Chore Charts and the Equitable Household
7/29/12 04:45 PM

For me, it's not wanting to sleep longer that's the problem. It's wanting to snuggle up next to my husband under the covers!

How to Avoid Hitting Snooze in the Morning
1/13/12 11:04 AM

this was delicious. i adapted it to use acorn squash and added fresh cranberries and nutmeg. this will be a fall staple!

Recipe: Zucchini Stuffed with Sausage, Mushrooms & Sage
10/4/11 09:56 PM

meh, i made this exactly as written. i agree that it was lacking--can't quite put my finger on it.

Quick Dinner Recipe: Pumpkin & Ricotta Pasta Casserole
10/4/11 08:42 PM

mayo, unless homemade, freaks me out. however, growing up in philadelphia, i worked in the snack bar of a country club. this was the way i was taught to make grilled cheeses, and it just works. perfectly crispy gold brown results every time.

Why You Should Fry Your Grilled Cheese in Mayonnaise!
4/15/11 12:02 PM

Oh, yes!!! Francoise! She is fantastic and conducts her classes in Frenglish, depending upon the students. I took a several week course but she also does day or several hour long courses--and you get to enjoy what you made. Generally, she send you home with recipes, too. Here is a link to her website. I can't stress enough how great this was.

Looking for Cooking Classes in Paris
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12/3/10 09:26 AM

I finally made this and it. was. the. best. cabbage. ever. The burny-bits tasted like Brussels sprouts after getting a nice pan sear on them. The bacon scent perfumed every bit of the cabbage. i served this over smashed potatoes with garlic. To die for.

Easy Winter Recipe: Roasted Cabbage with Bacon
10/6/10 08:06 PM

I made this several times last year and am now going back to it (after tons of butternuts in our CSA) because it was so insanely good. The simplicity of the ingredient list is a little off putting--the result has a depth of flavor that I was surprised by. I cook the squash a bit longer and then pour over shell pasta. It is autumnal comfort food at its best.

Autumn Recipe: Mélange of Squash Braised in Cream
10/5/10 06:44 PM

I drink a glass of wine and listen to some Frank Sinatra while I am cooking. The wine and music is relaxing and piques my appetite for what we will be having that night...and keeps my mouth happy instead of stealing from my dish!

How Can I Keep From Snacking When I Cook?
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9/27/10 04:44 PM

Chickpea croquettes! A favorite vegan dish of mine:

Pulse 8 rice crackers in the food processor. Add several sundried tomatoes, a can of drained and rinsed chickpeas, 2 garlic cloves, a handful of parsley, a heaping tablespoon of tahini paste, cumin and paprika, and give it all a good whirl until a nice dough is made. Add some oil if too thick, some cornstarch if too mushy. You want a sough that forms nice, meaty patties. Divide into 8 little patties and dust with cornstarch. Lightly fry in a pan. Enjoy!

Open Sesame! What To Do With a Jar of Tahini
8/4/10 10:28 AM

Where did you try to see it that it was overbooked? I got a screening pass for tomorrow and will now try to arrive super early!!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Film Non-Review: We (Almost) Saw Julie & Julia Last Night
7/22/09 12:15 PM

Thanks for the all the great suggestions and ideas! We have a lot to work with now, and I am sure that by the time September rolls around we will have a plan. I will submit pics once the transformation is complete!

Thanks again,
Abbie and Devin

PS-To bepsf, as we said in the post we LOVE the apartment, just has a bit of a challenging kitchen :)

Apartment Therapy Boston | Good Questions: Brighten Up This Rental Kitchen!
6/15/09 01:44 PM