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Manicotti

Uncooked eggs is what might pose a problem. Do you have any beaten eggs in the ricotta mix ?? If yes, then it might be best to freeze now and defrost later.

about 3 hours ago
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Great Italian in Dyker Heights

Wow, very recent article. Thanks Bob.

+1 for New Corner especially for their fried calamari. The right side of the restaurant (the area with the booths) is a sight to behold ... alls I'm gonna say.

Dec 16, 2014
Cheese Boy in Outer Boroughs

How good is your butcher to you?

Ha, I thought you were in a Texas steakhouse of some kind that served T-Rex sized steak. What you described as being the "green" is a traditional Chimichurri sauce. Very Argentinian.

Dec 12, 2014
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How good is your butcher to you?

Can you tell us what the green finish on the steak is please,
and is that orange thing a lonely carrot?

What are your stovetop oatmeal tricks?

Yes. Silly me.

Dec 11, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

Improving my Pie Filling

Maybe try some agar perhaps?

Dec 10, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

What are your stovetop oatmeal tricks?

Surprised not that many savory suggestions made yet ... Add-ins can be:

Pre-cooked Mushrooms
Grated Aged cheese
Fresh cracked pepper
Butter
Beef broth
Chicken broth
Roasted Vegetable broth
Curry

Dec 10, 2014
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where to buy Auricchio Provolone

AURICCHIO Provolone comes:

Piccante (sharp)
Dolce (mild)
Giovane (extra mild)
Stravecchio (slowly aged)
Gustoso (slightly sharp)

*Always* look at the rind or ask for help at the counter before purchasing your block of cheese ... http://www.auricchio.it/eng/prodotti/... HTH.

Dec 09, 2014
Cheese Boy in Manhattan

Italian Sandwich Shop-Deli from the 1890s?

Dec 09, 2014
Cheese Boy in Manhattan
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Turmeric for health

Premade only, and odorless. YMMV with Magnesium oil, but you can experience some relief with it. Lately, more and more seems to be directed towards the use of medical marijuana, cannabis oil.
That too is an option if one cares to explore it.

Dec 08, 2014
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Turmeric for health

Magnesium oil will provide some relief.

Dec 08, 2014
Cheese Boy in General Topics

What makes a Diner special?

If the diner is run by Greeks, a *good* Greek special would make it extra "special" for me.

Dec 08, 2014
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Which pasta?

If you search ragu bolognese, most of the images returned are those of tagliatelle or pappardelle smothered in sauce. Both of those pastas are a very good choice.

Dec 05, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking
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What makes a Diner special?

You usually get big portions of decent food and a relatively small check.

Dec 02, 2014
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What can I make with ground beef?

Italian Wedding Soup
Bolognese sauce
Meat tacos/empanadas/burritos
Albóndigas
Sloppy Joe
Stuffed peppers
Meat lasagna
Juicy Lucy
Dirty Rice

Nov 30, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

Cafe Glechik and Pelmeni Noir. Coney Island Ave

A loose fitting henley hoodie only.

Nov 26, 2014
Cheese Boy in Outer Boroughs

Cafe Glechik and Pelmeni Noir. Coney Island Ave

I can't enjoy my food wearing a constricting scarf like that.

Nov 25, 2014
Cheese Boy in Outer Boroughs

Holiday Party Queens/Manhattan: Spanish food

Jen, I concur. A friend from Montserrat has issues with red meats.

Nov 20, 2014
Cheese Boy in Outer Boroughs

Holiday Party Queens/Manhattan: Spanish food

That could be a bit tricky because the cuisines can vary fairly widely. I guess it's best to start with foods that are universal to all of them. Rice, chicken, and seafood are what immediately come to mind. (Beans, maybe, just maybe.)

If I were doing something like this, I'd start somewhere in Corona. Hopefully somebody can chime in with a good caterer from there. That should satisfy your Central and South American tastes. Now all you have left is Caribbean. I'd have a separate caterer take
care of that. I wouldn't want my Caribbean employees feeling slighted.

Nov 20, 2014
Cheese Boy in Outer Boroughs

Breyers Gelato: 4 Flavors

Shockingly BAD for a product that is imported from Italy. The TIRAMISU gelato had the mouthfeel of cooled melted marshmallows, and the savoiardi in it where way way way too dry. The whole thing just didn't meld -- it didn't meld at all. The packaging was real nice though, I remember that.

Nov 19, 2014
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Istambul. If You May Want to Go...think twice...and get twice the size....Kebabs Chunks....

Pumpkin Schmumpkin: What About Cranberries?

Wow, a lovely ingredient list ... it might be a keeper. ~ Thanks.

Nov 18, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

Pumpkin Schmumpkin: What About Cranberries?

Nov 18, 2014
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Pumpkin Schmumpkin: What About Cranberries?

Cranberry orange pound cake
Cranberry pistachio biscotti dipped in chocolate

Nov 17, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

What type of cuisine do you NOT like?

Ethiopian isn't a favorite, but they did turn me on to chilled mead.

Scandinavian recipes are healthy, but those flavors aren't appealing to me.

Nov 17, 2014
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Red wine vinegar: Mengazzoli?

Mengazzoli is a quality product. I've used their WHITE wine vinegar and really enjoyed it. I remember finding Mengazzoli in Howard Beach at the produce market all the way at the end of Cross Bay Blvd before the bridge (right hand side)... Tutta Frutta or Bella Frutta (718) 848-9178. Rosario's in Astoria might still have it, he used to stock it regularly (718) 728-2920. Buonitalia in Manhattan will probably have it too, try them (212) 633-9090.

** Remember to specify RED wine vinegar when you inquire.

Nov 13, 2014
Cheese Boy in General Topics

what to do with russet potatoes

Potato pizza
Potatoes, peppers, and eggs
Steak fries
Rosemary garlic baked potatoes
Potato frittata
Potato croquettes
Salted cod and potatoes

Nov 12, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

It's 11:00 pm, and a craving attacks...Do you fight it or...

Ah yes, the big spoon from the hanging kitchen utensil set.
Those spoons can usually extract about half a pint with each plunge.
They're very effective if you're counting spoonfuls and not calories.

Nov 12, 2014
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New Golden Szechuan in Flushing

Thanks for writing this up for us Scoop. There's a lot to choose from.

Nov 10, 2014
Cheese Boy in Outer Boroughs

It's 11:00 pm, and a craving attacks...Do you fight it or...

This is exactly why my freezer is stocked with Rocky Road.
You've go to steer those cravings towards something frozen !!! Less cleanup.

Nov 09, 2014
Cheese Boy in General Topics