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What is your favorite tomato/marinara sauce in a jar?

Watch for sales. I just bought 4 bottles at shop rite on sale 3.99 each. I'd never buy it at full price. Victorria brand is good too. I usually look at the ingredients, if it has what I make in my own sauce I buy it.

Dec 14, 2014
michele cindy in General Topics

DEVILED EGGS! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (December 2014)

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Dec 06, 2014
michele cindy in Home Cooking

DEVILED EGGS! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (December 2014)

I just made these as an appetizer for Thanksgiving. I used "inexpensive" black lumpfish caviar as a topping. Basic eggs, just mixed with a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and mayo.

Thanksgiving/Festive Recipe for CostCo Boneless Leg of Lamb?

I served a leg of lamb last Thanksgiving. I also marinated it in olive oil, oregano, rosemary, salt and thyme. I took a thin sharp knife and studded it with chunks of garlic. Baked it in the oven until it hit your right degree of temp. It was delicious! Served it with the usual Thanksgiving trimmings, stuffing, candied sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce etc.

Nov 21, 2014
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Any Thoughts on The Hamilton Beach Stovetop Safe Slow Cooker?

I'm going to try an HB. thanks for your feedback!

Nov 10, 2014
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Any Thoughts on The Hamilton Beach Stovetop Safe Slow Cooker?

My comment was in reference to my last slow cooker it had hotspots and would heat up too fast. This seems to be an issue with a few models and one that I don't want again. If you can recommend a good one let me know.

Nov 10, 2014
michele cindy in Cookware

Any Thoughts on The Hamilton Beach Stovetop Safe Slow Cooker?

That's a good point I've given up on non stick cookware. The hotspots frustrated me the most.

Nov 09, 2014
michele cindy in Cookware

Any Thoughts on The Hamilton Beach Stovetop Safe Slow Cooker?

This model sounds like the one I would like due to the fact you can truly cook the meal in one pot. You can use the insert for browning your meats right on your stovetop without having to use another pot.
I had a crockpot brand which was disappointing. It had hotspots and the handle snapped off. The HB sounds good.

Nov 09, 2014
michele cindy in Cookware

Good things to cook in a George Foreman grill?

I bet it would work with refrigererated slices too. The trouble with my method is you need to judge it just right, otherwise you can end up with a spot that didn't get hot enough.

Nov 07, 2014
michele cindy in Home Cooking

Good things to cook in a George Foreman grill?

Another trick - take 2 slices of leftover pizza that you've frozen, sandwich them together cheese to cheese, place on a well oiled grill, and close it up cook until gooey. A tasty treat, great with a beer.

Nov 06, 2014
michele cindy in Home Cooking

Good things to cook in a George Foreman grill?

My favorite thing to grill is a whole fish. Just big enough to fit on the grill, like a branzino or trout. I usually season the branzio with lots of EVO, fresh herbs, lemon and a sprinkle of salt, & pepper. Please the fish on the well heated grill, close and cook for 10-15 min. We like our fish to have a crisp skin so we may keep it on a little longer. You must really grease up the fish and the grill, otherwise it can stick. It turns out delicious!

Nov 06, 2014
michele cindy in Home Cooking

How do you keep low-fat sour cream "creamy"

I've tried many low fat SC's and find Daisy is the best of the lot. I don't even miss the full fat version.

Nov 06, 2014
michele cindy in General Topics

Spirito's -- Elizabeth

I've been searching for the ravioli recipe since H.S. and I can't figure out how they are so light, yet the dough has a nice chew, and the cheese is so creamy but yet still firm. A mystery I want to crack!

Nov 04, 2014
michele cindy in New Jersey

Where do you eat at the Palisades Mall?

We just go there for happy hour. They have a bunch of appetizers that are 1/2 price. It's especially good for us, since my DH doesn't eat meat they have a non-meat protein choice. So he can have his "wings" and we can have our real wings, we also usually get their take on kung po fried squid, & nachos. Add good beer at a good discount, it's a really good deal.

Popeye's

Ok - then how are we supposed to know if they don't have the same hours to begin with and we have no clue where you are :)? I 2nd John's reply, or go to their site and look at the location finder store hours section. To make it easier, go here, and you may get some coupons too. http://popeyes.com/find-a-popeyes/?co...

Oct 17, 2014
michele cindy in Chains

Rockland County suggestion wanted...

Aside from O'lar (my personal favorite), for everyday meals we often go to Baileys We like their fried catfish, corn soufflé, potato skins, ribs & they have a good special, I think it's 25.00 you get a pizza (it's ok),wings + a pitcher of beer (you can upgrade to a good craft beer for about 3.00 extra, My other longtime favorite is Greek Village in Northvale which will soon be moving to a new location, same street, in the new Shoprite Liquor strip mall. For Chinese, the only place I found that I truly like is Fortune Garden in Nanuet on 59 across from Red Lobster.

ISO Perfect Flakey Buttery Pie Crust Tried & True On Line Link For A Contest

I looked at those here, took some of the recommendations within, but took most from one not here, the smitten kitchen pie crust. The pie I entered was - Apple Pie with bourbon vanilla
soaked figs, and a cheddar crust & crumb topping.

Sep 30, 2014
michele cindy in Home Cooking

ISO Perfect Flakey Buttery Pie Crust Tried & True On Line Link For A Contest

Update - I won 1st prize out of 17 pies!!! Thanks for everyone's input.

ISO Perfect Flakey Buttery Pie Crust Tried & True On Line Link For A Contest

I've made one pie crust in my life it was so bad I never attempted one again. So I always resort to frozen. Now I am going to challenge myself to create the perfect crust for an apple pie that I plan to enter into a local contest(everything must be homemade). If all goes well of course!. I'm going to make 2 pies, so I can taste one before I enter the other. Is there a trusted recipe on line that you can recommend that always comes out perfect?

Sep 22, 2014
michele cindy in Home Cooking

I AM NEVER ATTEMPTING PIE CRUST AGAIN!!!!!! (unless you help me)

Which recipe did you end up using - and what were the best tips?

Sep 15, 2014
michele cindy in Home Cooking

Jack in the Box Style Tacos Elsewhere then Jack In the Box?

They did, it was about 10 years ago the last time I saw them. Have you seen them recently? Would love to have some.

Sep 02, 2014
michele cindy in Chains

Spiritos Elizabeth Ravioli

Shoot! I was so excited when I saw your post. Hoping someone can help us. The memories are so good from their. I need to go on a field trip!

Aug 16, 2014
michele cindy in New Jersey

NYC's Underground Japanese Eats

This place had no name on the door, you wouldn't really notice it unless you knew about it. I will need to re-watch taxi driver. it was a baaaad block for the longest time (btwn 1st & 2nd) oh the stories I can tell!

Aug 08, 2014
michele cindy in Manhattan

NYC's Underground Japanese Eats

This just reminded me of a place across from where I used to live on E 10th about 15+ years ago. I was in 221, there was a small Japanese Club across the street. I had no clue what went on in there, but your description sounds like it could be very similar.

Aug 08, 2014
michele cindy in Manhattan

Spiritos Elizabeth Ravioli

I'm going to have to try my hand over the weekend making homemade ravioli. Does anyone know how they made their filling so creamy, and dough so pillowy It's been a few years since I've gone there, but out of all the food to come out of NJ, I wish I could recreate them!

Aug 06, 2014
michele cindy in New Jersey

Giant Woori Mart to Open Today In Northvale

Northvale NJ. It's behind the McDonald's where AC Moore used to be.

Aug 02, 2014
michele cindy in New Jersey

Woori Mart Opening today in Northvale

Since Northvale is right on the border of NJ/NY I thought it helpful to let those in NY know that The Woori Mart is having their grand opening in a new much larger location. It looks like there will even be a mini food court. I find overall their produce and fish to be much better than the Shoprite next door. http://woori-mart.com/

Giant Woori Mart to Open Today In Northvale

The Woori Mart is having their grand opening in a new much larger location. It looks like there will even be a mini food court. I find overall their produce and fish to be much better than the Shoprite next door. http://woori-mart.com/

Aug 01, 2014
michele cindy in New Jersey

"Cooking Block" What Do You Do?

I think I am recovering. Cooked a few good meals as of Friday. Got to keep it up. Thanks for all of the advice. My advice if it happens to anyone, write down a list of meals you enjoyed in the past. Think about meals you ate out and try to replicate them, and try to relax about it.

"Cooking Block" What Do You Do?

We recently moved and have been eating out for 2 weeks, which is why I am really anxious to get cooking good meals again!

Jul 23, 2014
michele cindy in General Topics