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TGI Fridays opening in White Plains ?

No wonder I've never seen it ... it's kinda off the beaten path for me. Thanks for letting us know.

Help needed with clumping seasoning

Exactly. The fridge will keep the spices dry away from any humidity that's causing the clumping to begin with. (The freezer might be too dry, I'd stick with the fridge for better results).

2 days ago
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Help needed with clumping seasoning

If you can eventually get the clump out, grate the clump against a nutmeg grater to restore it. The best way to get the clump out is to wrap the jar in an old unwanted towel and bash it with a hammer. Bash one side, turn it 180┬░, and do the other side. Ideally, you want the plastic jar to be *halved lengthwise* so you can just peel the two halves apart. You won't have to worry about plastic shards because after all the product is *clumped* so none should adhere to it. Just to be safe, give the clump a quick dusting anyhow. HTH.

Sep 16, 2014
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seed and pit edibility: please dispel myths from my childhood...

Wow, no mention of the seeds found in cactus pears?
Seeds aplenty ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJpW_j...

Sep 16, 2014
Cheese Boy in Not About Food

what to do with country style pork ribs?

The white wine can make or break this recipe.

Does anyone have a brand and varietal they can recommend
for this fatty pork preparation ?? I'd hate to mess this up.
I only drink reds.

Sep 16, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

what to do with country style pork ribs?

The best sauerkraut I've ever tasted had apple bits and pineapple bits in it along with tiny pieces of smoked sausage. I often asked myself if I should make a meal out of the kraut alone, it was that good. A tad expensive though, IIRC.

Sep 16, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

TGI Fridays opening in White Plains ?

Re: 'the workers'

Agree. I seek *those* places out almost always first ... they're authentic, and the food is nicely priced too. I'm also the guy who asks Redi-Mix concrete truck drivers where the best eats are in town.

Also @51rich, please inform us where the Taco truck is in NR. Is it on North Avenue?

Nutella taste comparison

And are those Regina cookies in the clamshell package?

Sep 13, 2014
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Master Chef 9/8 spoilers

Those balls should have been paired with a bull pizzle IMO,
making it a complete "package" IYKWIM.

Sep 10, 2014
Cheese Boy in Food Media & News

Master Chef 9/8 spoilers

Why was I expecting a younger more youthful woman as MK's better half?

Sep 09, 2014
Cheese Boy in Food Media & News

Use red or white wine for braising veal stew Osso bucco-style?

White. Tastes good, and it doesn't darken the meat at all.

Sep 09, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

ISO great empanadas for takeout -- Brooklyn or Queens

+1 and get some alfajores while you're there too.

Sep 09, 2014
Cheese Boy in Outer Boroughs

PUMPKIN MANIA creep

Pumpkin Eggnog is very good.
Pumpkin butter can be very delicious also.

Sep 09, 2014
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How to freeze a pizza without ruining it

It's absolutely fine.
The raw ingredients are very forgiving and they freeze very well.
The crust cooks up perfectly too (slightly less crumb though).

Sep 08, 2014
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Masterchef 9/1 OMG SPOILERS

Okay, I'll play along ... TWINKIE TWINKIE TWINKIE TWINKIE

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twinkie

Sep 06, 2014
Cheese Boy in Food Media & News

How to freeze a pizza without ruining it

Zuppardi's Apizza in CT sells their pizza frozen (along with fresh, of course), and you can cook it anytime you like ... half a pie at a time, a slice at time, whatever. It's definitely something worth exploring and it's an option that just might work best for you. See if your pizza shop is willing to offer you such an option. (Take the pie home raw, freeze it in portions you like, and cook it yourself). http://zuppardisapizza.com/

Sep 06, 2014
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Masterchef 9/1 OMG SPOILERS

Not to be cruel, but he's got to experience
the same fate as the beer that bears his name ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coors_Cu... .

Sep 06, 2014
Cheese Boy in Food Media & News

good italian in central westchester

Wednesday special ... *usually* very big and very good.

Valentino's -> http://valentinositalianrestaurant.co...

Jus' Jerk and Kings Southern Delight on East 3rd Street South Side, Mount Vernon

Yep, that's the right lingo ... 'rice and peas'.

This thread has got me craving dumplins for some reason.

Masterchef 9/1 OMG SPOILERS

FWIW, it might be MK and Courtney in the finals.
Christian versus Elizabeth wouldn't make for good television, IMO.

Sep 03, 2014
Cheese Boy in Food Media & News

New US Chef Postage Stamps Available for Pre-Order Now

My postage stamps are with my envelopes. I don't know where either are.

Sep 03, 2014
Cheese Boy in Food Media & News

USA Yogurt Recommendations

I usually purchase Noosa at a Health Food store,
but I recently noticed that my TARGET carries the full product line as well. ~HTH~

Sep 03, 2014
Cheese Boy in General Topics

TGI Fridays opening in White Plains ?

Exactly.

CHAINS bring so much more to the "space" (think: decor, vibe, management, reputation). Also, proprietors of chains don't come with any big surprises and that's why lessors go with them over smaller independent businesses. Landlords know EXACTLY what to expect of a TGIF's, and lessors see little (or less) risk associated with leasing to them.

In Greenpoint, a Situation Ripe for a Doughnut War

Who will be the REAL beast with sugar and yeast in Greenpoint?

Price, quality, and service is what customers will want and expect from both establishments. The first business that fails to deliver on ALL three of these points will likely wind up at the bottom. I think that competition will prove healthy for both businesses. Look for new flavors as a result too.

Sep 02, 2014
Cheese Boy in Outer Boroughs

2 chicken thighs

Simple, but good.

TABASCO® Chipotle Sauce
Salt and Pepper
Fresh lime juice

Bake.

Aug 31, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

USA Yogurt Recommendations

Noosa is very good ... http://www.noosayoghurt.com/

pelham pizza

Pizza Centre in New Rochelle isn't half bad.

How to eat Mexican Soup with a side of Tortillas?

>>'Give an American a piece of bread, and he'll make a sandwich out of what's on his plate'. <<

Funny, but very true.

Aug 29, 2014
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Port Chester Old Wendy's Location: Sadly not a Shake Shack...

Geniuses.

With good authentic Mexican options already available downtown, they're gonna put in a Taco Bell just about a half mile or so away. Geniuses I tell ya.

How to eat Mexican Soup with a side of Tortillas?

Yes, the tortillas and tostadas are similar to how we would use crackers/croutons.
You can dunk them, or just go ahead and eat them on the side.

Aug 23, 2014
Cheese Boy in General Topics