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Cheesecake factory

The have a great happy hour. Stiff cocktails are $5, and they have a list of full size appetizers for $5-6, the nachos are really good, we also get the grilled artichoke, and summer rolls. I like the buffalo blasts too. Such a great deal. Worth checking out. If you treat it as the chain it is you won't be going in with high expectations, and leave happy.

1 day ago
michele cindy in Chains

Callahan's Norwood NJ

I'm disappointed, about the cost of the hot dog, even a 12" shouldn't be $4.25. I hope onions and kraut are at least considered a condiment, and not a topping ea. .75. Then again the Filling Station, on 9W gets 4.50 for a smaller dog... We were at the Windmill in Long Branch over the weekend, I don't recall the price on their dogs, but don't think they were that expensive, and they are about the same in size. Oh well, frequent visits will not be an option with my family. Better for my waistline.

1 day ago
michele cindy in New Jersey

Blue Cheese Dressing

Apr 21, 2015
michele cindy in Recipes

Blue Cheese Dressing

Apr 21, 2015
michele cindy in Recipes

Blue Cheese Dressing

Apr 21, 2015
michele cindy in Recipes

Blue Cheese Dressing

Apr 21, 2015
michele cindy in Recipes

Need a great Falafel recipe

I took their recipe, and bits from Mark Bittman's baked falafel. The balls came out very cake like. I'm not sure if I would have fried them they would have been better. The flavor was good. I added a bit more parsley, and ground coriander. If I do them again, I will try pan frying. (I do not care for deep frying).

Apr 13, 2015
michele cindy in Home Cooking

Need a great Falafel recipe

I took bits of this recipe and Mark Bittman's baked falafel. While they came out tasty, they were mushy, almost cakey rather than dense like I am accustom to. I did bake them. If I fried them, I wonder if the consistency would have been more appealing?

Apr 12, 2015
michele cindy in Home Cooking

Spirito's -- Elizabeth

It wouldn't work on anything else. It's all about the dressing. Wedge salads... iceberg lettuce.

Apr 10, 2015
michele cindy in New Jersey

Need a great Falafel recipe

A good idea! I wonder if I can do this on my Forman Grill? I'll give it a go.

Apr 09, 2015
michele cindy in Home Cooking

Spaghetti with ketchup - does anyone else eat this?

I'm the OP for this post. Wanted to update it with a recent discovery that I enjoyed. The other day I cooked up a box of Kraft macaroni and cheese for my daughter. Thought about this old post, and decided to add some ketchup to the bowl. My daughter wouldn't even taste it, but I really enjoyed it! If you enjoy spaghetti with ketchup give this a try.

Apr 07, 2015
michele cindy in General Topics

Need a great Falafel recipe

I'm going to try it today. These old posts always come in handy!

Apr 07, 2015
michele cindy in Home Cooking

Patisserie Didier Dumas in Nyack

My most favorite item, (I don't know what it's called) but it's 2 very crisp pastries shaped like a fan with raspberry jam filling. They are SO good. I also like their macarons, much less costly than those in NYC. The only thing I wasn't thrilled with are the crepes. They were too heavy for me. I like mine thin. It could have been the batter,or the person preparing, not sure.

Can My Corned Beef Be Saved?

I'm not sure, it was flat, and it had a end that was pointed. More fat would have been much better, I think this one was too lean.

Mar 17, 2015
michele cindy in Home Cooking

Can My Corned Beef Be Saved?

I wrapped the whole piece in foil tightly. Baked for about 40 more min at 350, and it came out fine. I like my corned beef a bit more on the fatty side, and this was tender, but could have used a bit more fat. Thanks for all of the advice.

Mar 16, 2015
michele cindy in Home Cooking
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Can My Corned Beef Be Saved?

ok, I will try the baking method, but wouldn't slicing in and baking dry it out? I've seen some folks put a blend of mustard any other ingredients on theirs when baking. Any thoughts?

Mar 16, 2015
michele cindy in Home Cooking

Can My Corned Beef Be Saved?

I boiled a corned beef according to the package directions. Had to stop into the 2nd hour. It needed 30 min more. Now I have a tough piece of meat that I need to serve tonight. Can I just heat up for the additional 30 min lost last night? Should I bake it? Anyway to get it to be more tender?

Mar 16, 2015
michele cindy in Home Cooking

Underwhelming Coq Au Vin

I made this the other day in a Dutch oven. I used bits from the William Sonoma recipe, and Julia Childs. It was really good! So tasty and rich. When I glance at your recipe I see it has no cognac, and no bacon. Try these recipes out the next time, you won't be disappointed.

Mar 16, 2015
michele cindy in Home Cooking

Patisserie Didier Dumas in Nyack

Agree great bakery. Glad to hear they've reopened.

What have you been enjoying in Rockland County...

I haven't been there yet, but I heard good things about Giostra (Italian)in Tappan.

What have you been enjoying in Rockland County...

We went to Aqua Terra for Mother's Day one year. I'll have to give it another try. I always forget about it.

What have you been enjoying in Rockland County...

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1002...
DVine I really like it here. It's close to home, and when I get off the bus from NYC, it's right there which makes it super convenient. The only drawback for me is that it is pricey to go there all the time.

Good brunch in Nyack area

D'Vine Bar in Sparkill is now open for brunch. I have only been there for dinner and apps. It's a bit pricey but their food is great!

D'Vine Bar Sparkill

The other day I was there for a cocktail and an appetizer, just killing time at the bus stop. I had the greatest fried Brussel sprouts. They were crispy, dry, but in a good way, with a coating of parm, and rosemary. So tasty!

Trader Joe's Yay/Nay - February 2014! [OLD]

I went for it and really love it. I'm going to have to stock up with a few. Bought a jar of bread and butter pickles, doctored it up with some fresh hot pepper slices, and a few grinds of the ghost pepper mill. Really tasty!

Feb 04, 2015
michele cindy in Chains

Vincent's Clam Bar Mott st nyc

Sounds like they are worth the trip. Are any of these places near or easy to get to from lower Rockland Co? Which is the closest?

Feb 02, 2015
michele cindy in New Jersey

Callahan's Norwood NJ

I read in one of the articles, that's where the son lives.

Feb 01, 2015
michele cindy in New Jersey

Callahan's Norwood NJ

The way I look at it, it's got the right name, if the food is good, using the same preparations, which it should, it will draw folks. The name will bring them in. Lot's of folks would drive just like you.

Jan 31, 2015
michele cindy in New Jersey

Callahan's Norwood NJ

Anyone know when they'll open the Norwood location? Seems like I've been waiting forever.

Jan 31, 2015
michele cindy in New Jersey

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - January 2015 [Old]

I buy the salmon pieces, it's about 3.00 less and pretty tasty.

Jan 31, 2015
michele cindy in Chains