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cooking for yet another party of mixed food needs

We have a cornucopia of food nowadays (so why settle),
and the rest is just plain old snobbery.

2 days ago
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

Avocado on Sandwiches: Mash or Slice?

I like doing what they do south of the border with their tortas and cemitas.
Typically the aguacate is sliced. Refried beans and guacamole -- they
are both enough of a mushy mess.

Jul 28, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

Leftover Tomato sauce/soup/

Hill food come on, you've probably been on the planet a lot longer than the OP. Cut the person some slack.

Jul 28, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

Should spaghetti sauce be heated to taste good?

I will take your word for it, but I'm grossing a little bit on the foam and the verdolaga (a texture thing). Or are those giant sprouts?

<ETA> The foam is likely lime juice, right?

Jul 28, 2014
Cheese Boy in General Topics

cooking for yet another party of mixed food needs

Nothing says summer better than an *awesome* BARBECUE party.

Jul 28, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

Leftover Tomato sauce/soup/

Take plastic containers and freeze it. Remember NOT to fill all the way to the rim ... leave a little wiggle room on top (an eighth of an inch or so) for expansion. Those containers will keep for many many months in the freezer without worry.

In the meanwhile, add ingredients to your existing sauce that will add flavors and textures that you LIKE. Thicken your sauce with mashed beans, potato flakes, cubes of bread (croutons), okra, browned ground beef, etc. Don't let what you have go to waste.

<ETA> Albondigas soup might be a good start too.

Jul 28, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking
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Should spaghetti sauce be heated to taste good?

Oh gosh. That entree must have been one big mess once you took a piece of flatware to it. Cold sauce on top of cold zucchini ribbons stuffed with a delightful filling of cold spinach mush. It just sings Italian yumminess.

Jul 28, 2014
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Nicky's Pizza [white plains]

I remember Nicky's back in the mid 80's when the lower and upper tiers of his restaurant was packed with people chowing down on his signature white slices (with ham). It was a great place to grab a slice and a soda.

Jul 28, 2014
Cheese Boy in New York State (exc. NYC)

Got a favorite natural peanut butter?

I know, I know ... but I actually like the taste of it.

It's a NO NEED TO STIR peanut butter (says so right on the label), and be sure to get the flavor w/ HONEY in it. It makes a difference.

Look --> http://www.peanutbutter.com/products/...

Jul 26, 2014
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Simple Way to Flavor Brown Rice

You're right. A little goes a long way when it comes to soy sauce and/or sesame oil. Thanks for replying. .

Jul 24, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

Simple Way to Flavor Brown Rice

Should the butter, the sesame oil, and the soy sauce be heated first? Or do you just add the 3 ingredients (as they are) right into the steamy rice?

Jul 24, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

Moldavian Cherry Preserves?

Jen, I would guess the Romanian stores in Sunnyside *might* carry them, but Brighton Beach is a possibility too. Try Cherry Hill Market in Bath Beach if that's closer to you in Bklyn. Cherry Hill bakes a lot of things -- things that just might include those exact preserves in their recipes. HTH.

Jul 24, 2014
Cheese Boy in Outer Boroughs

What do you love to cook with green bell peppers

Yes, good eats for real ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXaJKi...

Jul 24, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

Leaving half doughnuts behind

Horizontal cut on a donut ... immediate beat down.

Jul 23, 2014
Cheese Boy in Not About Food
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Whole strawberry shortcake recommendation (Brooklyn or queens)

Du Bois Pastry in Elmhurst has its fans.

<ETA> Aliotta Pastry Shop in Mill Basin is a great cake shop.

Jul 20, 2014
Cheese Boy in Outer Boroughs

blue fish recipes??

If you can get somebody to smoke the fish, that'd be your best bet.

Jul 19, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

Do you eat rabbit? How do you cook it?

We bought fresh rabbit last week ... it was just shy of twenty bucks for one.
That rabbit was prepared cacciatore, but the best I've ever had was prepared with white wine, frozen peas, and dried rosemary. Molto delizioso.

Jul 19, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking
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Leaving half doughnuts behind

Perfect donut for a CSI.

Jul 19, 2014
Cheese Boy in Not About Food

Leaving half doughnuts behind

...or if it's a lopsided donut and you leave the half w/o filling.

Jul 18, 2014
Cheese Boy in Not About Food

Leaving half doughnuts behind

After having read these replies, I'm wondering what would happen if your *favorite* donut was the only one halved in the bunch and all the others were left whole? Do you throw caution to the wind and take the halved one then, or do you take a whole boring one instead? I love Boston cream donuts ... *any* percentage of one is fine. Same goes for crullers.

Jul 17, 2014
Cheese Boy in Not About Food

OK..SO I HAVE A BAGEL...WHAT DO YOU PUT ON YOURS?

Wow, is that what that is supposed to be?
It looks like a walrus or manatee at first glance.

Jul 16, 2014
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Any uses for an unripe avocado?

Coarse grate on a box grater and add it to some pico de gallo.

Jul 14, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

OK..SO I HAVE A BAGEL...WHAT DO YOU PUT ON YOURS?

I used to order walnut-raisin cream cheese on a cinnamon-raisin bagel, but nowadays, it's more everything bagels toasted at home and topped with whatever. Toppings include deli meat, cheeses, melitzanosalata, tuna or egg salad, etc.
Pizza bagels can be a nice addition too if you're into gooey cheese things.

Jul 14, 2014
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Light sauce to moisten grilled sliced chicken breasts

Herbed chicken breast would lend itself well to a yogurt based sauce.
(Tzatziki would be okay -- it's just not a real favorite of mine). As *sweetened* Greek yogurts continue to gain more and more popularity, *savory* uses for yogurt are gaining popularity as well. To make a light sauce, take plain yogurt and mix in any of these ingredients: sriracha, chipotle, lemon zest, chopped fresh herbs, etc. Dried chicken can benefit from a small smear of this, and best of all, it's less messy than a drizzle of something else. Give it a try, experiment. Maybe mix in some sour cream if you want a little more tang too.

Jul 14, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

drinking vinegars?

After reading this, it's a must have ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tepache

Jul 14, 2014
Cheese Boy in General Topics

World Cup Dinners

Drink some beer out of a yerba mate tea gourd as well.

Jul 13, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

drinking vinegars?

>> 'dilute cider vinegar and molasses'. <<

Wow. That is some concoction.

Jul 13, 2014
Cheese Boy in General Topics

What not to do at a farmers market

Stand next to each of the vendors and sing this ditty to them ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua3bXF...

Jul 13, 2014
Cheese Boy in General Topics

What is this sauce called?

Olive oil and garlic perhaps? "Aglio e olio" recipes usually include pasta.

Jul 12, 2014
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Tongue: Authentic Mexican Outer Boroughs

Wish we could find out how the cemitas are at La Cemita.
It's a pretty good use for tongue also ya know.

Jul 11, 2014
Cheese Boy in Outer Boroughs