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Bulgogi in MD??

just wanted to update my post- I've found a terrific restaurant. Moa Korean Restaurant in Rockville.

Soft Shell Crabs in DC

I recently had great, plump ones at Il Porto in Gaithersburg, so they're around.

best grind & brew coffee maker???

steam in the grinder making it difficult to clean is what I keep reading. Is there one that is not hard to clean? I'm not interested in Kcups for this purpose. It's for someone who cannot have sugar (or substitutes) added to coffee, so they want the best possible taste, which seems to come from freshly grinded coffee. Any other suggestions welcome.

Apr 27, 2012
pamd in Cookware

best grind & brew coffee maker???

I'm looking for reviews for which grind & brew coffee maker to buy. I've read some reviews online & see some with both positive & negative comments. All input helpful- thanks!

Apr 26, 2012
pamd in Cookware

Ideas of restaurants/places to cater Passover dinner (not eat-in)

Does not have to be Kosher, just serve an appropriate menu for the holiday. We would preferably want the food delivered (Rockville/Bethesda area), but could possibly arrange pick up.
Any ideas welcome, thanks!

Visiting SF in a month, need good places to eat!

thanks, helpful info! I have our splurge resturants down, however, what are your top picks for average priced, great food?(we eat everything) Also, best Chinatown pick? I've searched the boards, but asking since this is so recent.

Aug 03, 2011
pamd in San Francisco Bay Area

Visiting SF in a month, need good places to eat!

This thread has been so helpful as I am traveling there this month too. Staying in Union Square (St Francis), just curious, are any of these places mentioned in walking distance/nearby?
Please add any not to miss near area, not just restaurants, but anything food related!

Aug 03, 2011
pamd in San Francisco Bay Area


make Bonnie's, always a hit.

May 06, 2011
pamd in Home Cooking

Sushi Ko

the eel/balsamic appetizer is really good, something different.
walk around the corner to Frosting for a cupcake for dessert instead

Your Best Ice Cream Recipes

Anyone have a great cake batter/bday cake ice cream recipe?

Apr 26, 2011
pamd in Home Cooking

What is your favorite home-cooked meal, that you make yourself? (started 3/25/2011)

Have you ever tried it with breasts instead of thighs?

Apr 01, 2011
pamd in Home Cooking

Fancy pre-theater lunch rec for 8-yr-old? (Saturday)?

Don't know the real details (times available), but is this like what you're looking for?

Mar 30, 2011
pamd in Philadelphia

Weight Watchers Foodies-what are you cooking his week? - (Old)

Also check out the new Special K chip crackers (round ones). I'm not sure about points, but a ton of chips for the calories. Perhaps someone knows.

Mar 23, 2011
pamd in Home Cooking

Egg-intensive brunch dish needed

Whenever I make this casserole, the dish is scraped clean by the guests!

10 slices Cheddar or American cheese torn in small pieces
2 (10oz) pkgs frozen chopped spinach, thawed/drained
2 cups cottage cheese
5 eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 cup AP flour
salt/pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, grease 9x13 baking dish
Reserve small amount of cheese for top.
Combine remaining cheese with rest of ingredients in bowl and mix well.
Pour in dish & sprinkle with reserved cheese. Bake 45-60 min, until bubbly.

Mar 23, 2011
pamd in Home Cooking

Rockville Pike

I went to Pita Hut in Rockville & it was great. Next door to the new Woodside Deli.

recipes using OVEN BAGS

I bought a box of oven bags by accident. Do they work better or not so great?
Anyone have any good recipes using them? Also, do they work for fish or just meat/poultry?

Mar 10, 2011
pamd in Home Cooking

Hounds - Need help on a "Top Chef" cooking challenge!

jalapenos with cream cheese wrapped in bacon (or prosciutto). I've cooked them & served room temp lots of times
goat cheese fritters/balls

Mar 05, 2011
pamd in Home Cooking

Cubano Sandwich in DC NoVA Area?

Banana Cafe

Also, the Puerto Rican Piononos and Carnitas are delicious!!

Will be at the CSI Museum and the Portrait Museum this friday, anything special around this area?

Also, in case you're interested, Red Velvet cupcake shop is located near the museum & is very good for a treat!

Kid's Party - Make Ahead

I've done deli wraps that work great for all ages. tip: if you spread a small amt of cream cheese on the end it keeps it sealed & can't even taste it. I just cut them in 1/3rds. you could do macaroni & potato salad with it. Also, soft pretzels.

Feb 24, 2011
pamd in Home Cooking

What are you cooking for the Super Bowl?

It's so good I eat it with a fork! also makes very good filling for soft tortilla shells. Everyone always requests it!

Feb 05, 2011
pamd in Home Cooking

Baking Spice Blends Without Cinnamon

I think most for purchase containit. mix your own & omit cinnamon. There are flavored sugars you can buy (coconut, ginger, lemon, blueberry etc..)

Feb 03, 2011
pamd in General Topics

Your favourite "magic" few-ingredient recipes

I'm trying that too, thanks! Great when I have all the ingredients. This is one I often make-

Feb 02, 2011
pamd in Home Cooking

Foodie Family staying in DuPont Circle...need fave spots!

You mentioned touring, so if you want lunch while near the museums, I highly recommend Mitsitam Cafe in the National Museum of the American Indian. Very unique- 5 "menus" of items to choose from different areas.

What are you cooking for the Super Bowl?

have you tried them with prosciutto instead of bacon? I tend to like them better like that, especially when using oven over grill.

Feb 01, 2011
pamd in Home Cooking

What are you cooking for the Super Bowl?

this is the sauce I use for them

1 teaspoon honey
2 tablespoons Grey Poupon mustard
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon horseradish
1 teaspoon yellow mustard

Feb 01, 2011
pamd in Home Cooking

Rockville Pike

right off Rockville Pike are 2 good ones...Pho Hoa Binh on 11782 Parklawn Dr (great Pho & papaya salad)
Amina Thai 5065 Nicholson Ln (love the dumplings)

Amina Thai Restaurant
5065 Nicholson Ln, Rockville, MD 20852

Vegetarian soup?

I makes soup constantly....
African peanut stew
sweet potato carrot
matzoh ball (just omit chicken, make veggie broth)
broccoli potato cheese
pumkin/butternut squash black bean chili

Jan 27, 2011
pamd in Home Cooking

ideas for these leftovers

I have a mixture of raw ground beef, fresh spinach, onion, garlic, white rice. It was part of a mixture for stuffed peppers. Any other ideas for it?

Jan 19, 2011
pamd in Home Cooking

Your favourite "magic" few-ingredient recipes

Spaghetti squash! Cut in half & put cut sides down on foiled baking sheet, bake at 350 degrees, 30-45 minutes, or until soft. Remove and set aside to cool enough to be easily handled. While squash is cooking saute onion & garlic in oil until tender. Stir in tomatoes (fresh chopped or a can) and cook until warm. Scoop out squash & toss with tomato mixture, feta cheese, basil & olives.

Jan 18, 2011
pamd in Home Cooking