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Sibling dinner in lieu of Christmas presents

I would recommend Catalyst, then you are a short walk from MeadHall which has an extensive beer selection

Dec 19, 2014
momoftwo in Greater Boston Area

Homemade toffee with chocolate on top and bottom

Duh, thanks, for getting my brain out of neutral!

Dec 18, 2014
momoftwo in Home Cooking

Homemade toffee with chocolate on top and bottom

so I was just served this amazing buttercrunch toffee at a party. I know it was homemade but never found the chef. This stuff had chocolate on both side, sandwiching the toffee between. How is this done. All the recipes I've seen only have chocolate on top.

Dec 17, 2014
momoftwo in Home Cooking

Any new places for a casual dinner near 495 in the Acton/Maynard area?

yeah, I hear ya, that stretch along 27 between Acton and Maynard is a no man's land.

Dec 05, 2014
momoftwo in Greater Boston Area

cooking class recs

Thanks all, I've been in touch with Lincoln Street since the oldest of the crowd is travelling from the Cape so I liked the idea of the rest of us meeting them "more than 1/2 way". I have not heard back (sent 2 emails) I am fine with doing this after the holidays, in fact March is best for all. I will look into the other suggestions as well. unfortunately none of us has a kitchen conducive to hiring our own chef.

Dec 05, 2014
momoftwo in Greater Boston Area

Any new places for a casual dinner near 495 in the Acton/Maynard area?

yeah, in our little local paper, Monsoon had an advertisement and it said they recently closed their sister restaurant, Savorings, in Maynard. I agree its too bad, whenever I drive by Monsoon , even at dinner time, the parking lot seems empty

Dec 05, 2014
momoftwo in Greater Boston Area

Any new places for a casual dinner near 495 in the Acton/Maynard area?

have you ever tried Po's BBQ, its more of Asian inspired BBQ, not southern. Its a little ways further on 2A past Red Raven on the other side of the street. We also love Karma for girls night, its in the westford marketplace off exit 32.
pushing your price point is Belle's Bistro, but maybe you want to splurge once in a while. In Westford there are also the chains of Burtons and British beer company. Evivva Cucina is a new Italian type place in the new market basket plaza in Westford too. you can google all these places to see if they are to your liking

Dec 04, 2014
momoftwo in Greater Boston Area

Any new places for a casual dinner near 495 in the Acton/Maynard area?

Savoring closed recently

Dec 04, 2014
momoftwo in Greater Boston Area

cooking class recs

thank you for the great ideas.

cooking class recs

south shore is great! 1/2 the group is on the Cape

Dec 02, 2014
momoftwo in Greater Boston Area

cooking class recs

hi hounds, every year for christmas my family and I try to do something together instead of piling on gifts. we are a group ranging from 21 to 75 years of age. We've done plays, music events, harbor cruises etc. I was thinking of a cooking class for all where you get to eat what you prepare at the end. Anyone done this or have recommendations?
thanks,!

Nov 29, 2014
momoftwo in Greater Boston Area

dessert uses for egg yolks

thank you all, duh on the ice cream, I have avoided making ice cream because of the amount of yolks needed.....just wish the seasons matched up better, (ice cream= summer/ macaroons = holiday)

Nov 21, 2014
momoftwo in Home Cooking

dessert uses for egg yolks

This time of year I make a ton of macaroons. Using lots of egg whites. What to do with the yolks? Are there any great lemon bar recipes out there using just yolks? I've made key lime pie also in the past. Can you freeze yolks?

Nov 21, 2014
momoftwo in Home Cooking

What's Cooking While It's Freezing?

lets see, prepped meat and veggies for a beef stew going on the stove tomorrow, got apple cranberry bread in the oven, house smells great. Got a baked mac n cheese ready to bake off tomorrow. took some of the mac n cheese to the hubby who was slitting wood outside, he was in heaven. Also have a loaf of crusty bread proofing to bake tomorrow.We are ready to hunker down, stay warm and get fat!

Nov 15, 2014
momoftwo in Home Cooking

pizza in Cambridge, Somerville, Medford, Malden -- where to go?

I really like La Hacienda pizza. I wish we hasd someplace like that in the burbs, can't find any decent pizza around here...Concord area

Nov 15, 2014
momoftwo in Greater Boston Area

What is your favorite Thanksgiving roll recipe?

contrary to others here, I find the King Arthur is superior to other flours, it may be I was just having bad lick with the other brands but I find it best. I am in agreement on the parker house rolls, they were in last years Bon Appetit mag and I removed the page and just pulled it out again for this year's menu.

Nov 14, 2014
momoftwo in Home Cooking

9 year old girl's birthday party

crock pot could be you friend, maybe meatballs and sauce, mini rolls, make your own meatball sandwich...pretty close to pizza tho. soup bar along the same idea....several types of soups with rolls and butter....

Nov 14, 2014
momoftwo in Home Cooking
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Soup....

visited Gene's on Sunday late afternoon. had the #9, it was delicious as always, satsifying, fully flavored and enough heat to clear the sinuses in a good way!

Nov 11, 2014
momoftwo in Greater Boston Area

Birthday Cake Booze Balls

i am going to be no help to you, but this post gave me a laugh and I need friends that would pose these types of questions regularly. I am famous for Jell-O shots at all gatherings. I need to up my game with baked treats that include booze.
thanks for the chucle.

Nov 10, 2014
momoftwo in Home Cooking
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cranberries at Farmers Markets or local at stores?

take a nice autumn drive out to great brook farm in Carlisle, their own recently harvested

Nov 08, 2014
momoftwo in Greater Boston Area

Need lunch and dinner recs in Aruba

seen lots of recs for Ellioti's, this is close to where I am staying. What are some of their best dishes???

Curry leaves

market basket Westford had them earlier this week. along with a few other specialties, whole turmeric to name one....

Oct 23, 2014
momoftwo in Greater Boston Area

Weight Watcher's Foodies -- The Falling Leaves Edition, October 2014 [OLD]

I've only used the ST website but I usually think about what I am craving and see if she has an alternative for it. last thing I made was her blue cheese dressing, it was terrific, even my kids who are BC junkies did not notice. best of luck

Please help me make a plan for teaching my sister to cook

in addition to the great recs for food types, I think you should teach her knife skills, or take a class. you could also get her a nice knife if she dooesn't have one. It changed my attitude about cooking, once I didn't struggle with the prep part.

Oct 21, 2014
momoftwo in Home Cooking
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Central Square walk-ins on a Thursday night?

I agree with Catalyst, the room is large enough that you should be able to walk in and it can be quiet of you get a booth. BUT twice recently I have been turned away at what I thought would be an easy grab....4:30 for an after work drink and snack because they were closed for a private party. I would atleast check that, then I think a walk in would be no problem.

Oct 08, 2014
momoftwo in Greater Boston Area

Northeastern Parents weekend restaurant suggestions please

Might I suggest an Odyssey brunch cruise on Sunday if you have the time (2-3 hours). It departs Rowe's wharf at 1 and returns at 3. You can board beginning at noon and I would suggest that. the brunch is buffet style so "all you can eat" for hungry guys.
It is somewhere around 60pp, if its a nice day, well worth seeing the city from the ocean side! while not a hotel style buffet, there was plenty for my kids (22 and 23) at our recent family reunion, on board.

Oct 03, 2014
momoftwo in Greater Boston Area

Market Basket-Items no longer carried?

oddly enough my local MB (westford) has stopped carrying finish dishwasher detergent. It was a much better value and in my 18 year old machine, did a better job than cascade. otherwise, most of my usual items are in stock. happy days

Sep 28, 2014
momoftwo in Greater Boston Area

wk end buffet greater lowell area

there is one of those "China Buffett" right in Lowell near the target. My son, UML student went there several times for what he calls, lots of , not very good food for cheap $.

Sep 16, 2014
momoftwo in Greater Boston Area

Strategic buys as Market Basket re-stocks (posted 8/28/14)

yep, we got discounted prepackaged pastrami and made excellent sandwiches for lunch on Saturday.

Sep 01, 2014
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Market Basket

I am so happy to have the market back. We have been getting by on the garden, freezer and lightly supplementing from the overpriced retailers in my area. Can't wait to stock up!!!

Aug 28, 2014
momoftwo in Greater Boston Area