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Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf Muffins

surprisingly delicious. give it a try! we used boneless skinless chicken thighs and ground them up with our stand mixer + grinder attachment. we will definitely try these again!

Aug 19, 2012
mbounds in Recipes

Hurricane Jelly Shots

DELICIOUS and a big hit. Made these with apricot juice and used individual plastic cups for presentation, since cubes are just a little too messy for party time! Would maybe use a little less gelatin, these came out a little hard. These were kind of a pain to make, but really fun. I'll keep these on my party foods list, for sure!

Apr 18, 2012
mbounds in Recipes

Spicy Miso Soup with Bok Choy Wontons

This is fabulous. While it looks like there are a lot of steps, the intro note is correct: each step is very quick and simple, so this dish is a cinch to put together. Delicious. Will definitely make this again!

Mar 27, 2011
mbounds in Recipes

Seared Steak with Spicy Rice Noodles

Fabulous vinaigrette; we've made it several times. The steak recipe itself is nothing special, but pair this vinaigrette with some crispy tofu and stir fried vegetables over rice vermicelli, top with some good peanut sauce and sriracha... fantastic.

Mar 14, 2011
mbounds in Recipes

Bangkok 54 (Chapel Hill)?

I just stopped by Bangkok54 a couple of nights ago for some Thai takeout. The menu has now been posted to their website (, so that made takeout ordering very easy. It took them less than 20 minutes to get my meal ready, and the staff was very friendly. The restaurant decor is very nice for such a small restaurant; it was trendy without being overbearing. The dining area probably has about 15 tables, max, but the space isn't overcrowded or spare. I would definitely consider eating in next time. Everything was spotless.

Now, on to the food! I ordered a Ginger Chicken dish, and it was very nice. The portion & price were decent, and the sauce on the chicken was great. Fresh ginger was very prominent, but there was no heat at all. Granted, the menu did not say that that the dish was spicy, so I suppose I just take that for granted!

I ordered a Tom Yum soup with shrimp, and the story here is a little different. This soup was very unremarkable, a first for Tom Yum with me! The awesome spicy/sweet/sour/salty Thai flavor was lost in this dish, and it was very meager. There were two medium sized shrimp (though they were very delicious), two slices of button mushroom, and two leaves (!) of cilantro. Very sad. It was like drinking a small bowl of kind of sour, thin tomato soup. I don't know if this dish is still being worked out in the kitchen, but I kind of count on Thai restaurants to have yummy Tom Yum, so this was a disappointment.

Right now, I still would pin Thai Palace as my favorite local Thai restaurant, but definitely give this one a try. The Golden Chicken dish and several Duck Breast dishes look awesome; I'll be trying those soon! I imagine that as this restaurant gets the kinds worked out, it will be very nice.

Oct 09, 2010
mbounds in Southeast

Spring Pasta with Herbs, Prosciutto, Peas, & Zucchini

This is a fabulous recipe! It's very simple and super tasty. We make this frequently!

Jun 24, 2010
mbounds in Recipes

Marvelous Masala

Apr 10, 2010
mbounds in Recipes

St. Patrick's meals & celebrations in Seattle

We're going to be visiting Seattle during St. Patrick's day... are there any restaurants or bars that put out a particularly delicious and fun time for celebrating St. Patrick's?

Any recommendations would be appreciated!

Mar 09, 2010
mbounds in Greater Seattle

is there german food in florida???

seconded, this is a really fabulous place!

Mar 07, 2010
mbounds in Florida

BEST local eats for our first time in Seattle?

We're looking for the best local food around... one-of-a-kind restaurants with the most delicious food there is. Particularly, any great seafood recommendations would be appreciated, but we're open for anything!

All suggestions are welcome!

Feb 18, 2010
mbounds in Greater Seattle


The best place, hands-down, in Pensacola for some superbly fried seafood is Peg Leg Pete's on Pensacola Beach. I recommend going there for lunch as it gets extremely crowded for dinners (mostly locals); sitting outside on the big sheltered porch is a great option! They also have fabulous baked oysters (try the ones with sharp cheddar and jalapeno), and if you like to go the raw oyster route, this is the place to do it! I wouldn't trust anyone else for such fresh, raw oysters.

If you're staying near Patti's (isn't it divine?), they actually have their own little restaurant where they serve all kinds of southern-style seafood just down the street. It's also quite delicious!

Oct 25, 2009
mbounds in Florida

Dragon's Tongue Beans -- Shelled or Whole?

This is my first season planting Dragon's Tongue Beans, and they've been a blast to grow... easy crop with some great coloration. I've read in various places that Dragon's Tongue Beans are shelling beans, and in others that they are edible pods. If any of you are growing this fun heirloom, how do you like to use them?

Oct 24, 2009
mbounds in Gardening

Best Cranberry Recipes?

I was overjoyed to find fresh cranberries back in stores (NOW it's finally Fall!), so I bought a bucketload without any particular meals in mind. I'm vaguely thinking a cranberry sauce with poussin... Does anyone have favorite, fabulous cranberry recipes? Any comments would be most welcome!

Oct 24, 2009
mbounds in Home Cooking

Smoky Shrimp-Stuffed Baby Eggplant

Aug 29, 2009
mbounds in Recipes


In Tampa, Wild Wing Cafe on Anderson Blvd and Gator's Sports Bar on Fowler Ave both have some of the best wings around. As college students, we eat a lot of weeks!!!!! Wild Wing Cafe delivers some of the biggest, juiciest wings around. They aren't breaded, which I think is fantastic. Gator's has phenomenal grilled wings and some outstanding sauces. Both have great beer specials too... =)

Aug 29, 2009
mbounds in Florida

Vegetable Plant Nurseries in Tampa

I haven't been able to find any locally-owned nurseries for vegetable plants in Tampa, and the seedlings at Lowes (and similar) just aren't up to par! Does anyone know of a great nursery that carries quality, Florida-recommended varieties of vegetables in the Tampa area? Any help would be hugely appreciated! =)

Aug 29, 2009
mbounds in Florida