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Maui Here's our homemade guide to places we like

Ditto on Leoda's. Pies overpriced and over rated. Another one of theirs, Star Noodle, was ok, portions too small for the pricing. Aloha Mixed Plate we do like, ate there twice the last time on Maui.

Apr 08, 2014
rexster314 in Hawaii

Pendery's and Other Chili Mixes Available in Texas

You just can't go wrong with Bolner's chili mix and chili powders. Find in HEB

Feb 28, 2014
rexster314 in Texas

What to bring back from Austin and San Antonio

If you're looking for Texas style seasonings, get yourself to Bolner's market, 2900 S Flores St. Great little meat market, eat some bbq there for lunch and buy some great seasonings.

Feb 24, 2014
rexster314 in Texas

Best beef cuts mix for grinding my own burger?

Whatever cut is on sale, chuck or sirloin. I wait for it to go on sale and it's usually half the price of store ground meat

Feb 02, 2014
rexster314 in Home Cooking

Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer Grinder Attachment Problems

The blade is reversible with sharp edges on both sides. I was using speed 3-4 on some boneless beef chuck the other day and had to go up to 6 as the motor was stalling, and it's an older 600w KA

Feb 02, 2014
rexster314 in Cookware

Tablets, smart phones and apps in the Kitchen

I keep recipes I've found in Word files. I have them broken down in separated files by Entrees, Soup/Salad, Sides, Desserts, etc. They're kept on my networked external hard drive. I get my Motorola tablet in the kitchen, bring up the desired recipe and start cooking. Very handy, and I can access the files over the internet if I'm somewhere other than my home

Jan 27, 2014
rexster314 in Cookware

First time in San Antonio--need advice

Los Barrios, on our one visit, seemed pretentious and overpriced. I guess they have to in order to pay for the building. Best SA puffy tacos ever was at the Taco House, on San Pedro. Open kitchen, you can see how they make everything. Open for breakfast and lunch, they close around 2 pm I think. Carne guisada, Mexican plate lunches, everything is good here. Seems like most everything is house made.

Jan 20, 2014
rexster314 in Texas

Grocery shopping on Maui

There's also a Courtyard by Marriott almost across the street from Costco

Dec 29, 2013
rexster314 in Hawaii

specific San Antonio questions

New Year's Eve is a big thing in SA. The city closes down the street from Hemisfair Plaza to the Alamo and it's one big block party. One year they estimated 250000 people there.

Dec 29, 2013
rexster314 in Texas

specific San Antonio questions

Well, our NYE itinerary in SA is Ruth's Chris (9pm) then walk the Alamo Plaza/Hemisfair area for a funnel cake, then maybe to the Menger bar till midnite and if it's crowded, we'll take our drinks out to the lobby and people watch. Can't help with the BBQ, never really found any GOOD bbq so we always wind up going to Rudy's

Dec 28, 2013
rexster314 in Texas

Texas De Brazil or Fogo De Chao

Though I haven't been to the FDC in Houston, been to the one in San Antonio once. Didn't like it. We've been to the TDB both in Houston and San Antonio and love them both. I can't describe the differences other than to say the wait staff at TDB were infinitely more accommodating and friendly. You won't be disappointed at Texas De Brazil

Dec 27, 2013
rexster314 in Houston

Hawaiian Cooks, Need help with preparing Lomi Lomi Salmon

Here you go: If unsalted salmon is used, rub the salmon with sea salt or rock salt and let stand overnight,

Dec 26, 2013
rexster314 in Home Cooking
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best malted milkshake?

Can't say for Oahu, but Teddy's in Lahaina makes a mean chocolate malt.

Dec 26, 2013
rexster314 in Hawaii

ISO Great Food Trucks on Oahu and Maui

Geste's shrimp truck near the entrance to MCC on the harbor side of the road. Best hotnspicy garlic shrimp on the island and better than Giovanni's at the North Shore of Oahu

Dec 26, 2013
rexster314 in Hawaii

restaurant recommendations for San Antonio and surrounding area

Go try out Tito's, 955 S Alamo St. Good S.A. Tex-Mex at reasonable prices. Their breakfasts are pretty good. Almost anything on the Riverwalk is chancey except Fig Tree (bring your bank account with you) Drive out to La Fogata and if the weather cooperates try an outside table 2427 Vance Jackson Rd
La Fonda is old time SA Tex Mex also. I wasn't crazy about the service the last time we were there but food is good 2415 N Main Ave

Dec 01, 2013
rexster314 in Texas

Zojirushi bread machine paddle scraping pan,other paddle intermittent

I did a quick search on Google and found more parts than I wanted to look at. You should do the same since you didn't mention the model number you have

Nov 27, 2013
rexster314 in Cookware

Infrared temperature gun

I use my Thermopen IR gun to check temps on my deep fryer

Nov 26, 2013
rexster314 in Cookware

Lunch in Huntsville

I was eating CFS at the Texan when I was in Sam, in 1967!! I think they still have some of the waitresses from then too

Nov 16, 2013
rexster314 in Texas
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Lunch in Huntsville

Is the Texan on the square still open?

Nov 13, 2013
rexster314 in Texas

Kitcheaid old and new attachments please help

I've found, for the most part, that the attachments are interchangeable.

Nov 12, 2013
rexster314 in Cookware

Thermometer recommendations: instant vs. candy

We use our Thermapen for just about everything including candy making, and we recently got one of the infrared Thermapens for deep frying. Stir the oil occasionally and it's very accurate. BTW, the infrared pen that we have is on sale at the moment for 39$ US

Nov 06, 2013
rexster314 in Cookware

Dinner ideas in Hawaii (for cooking in condo) - suggestions?

If you're there long enough, the KCC Farmer's Market is THE place to go for fresh produce and other island favorites. Steaks from Costco, fresh fish from Tamashiro market, poke from Foodland

Oct 26, 2013
rexster314 in Home Cooking

What's in a chicken nugget?

Saw that yesterday, wish they would have identified the restaurants

Oct 06, 2013
rexster314 in Chains

Tom34, Supermarket Ground Chuck for Hamburgers

We grind our own, most of the time using top round, and when we make our hamburgers we use a panade of bread and milk

Look HERE http://www.cooksinfo.com/panade

Oct 04, 2013
rexster314 in Home Cooking

Wider vacuum bags

You might take a look at these on Foodsaver's website

http://www.foodsaver.com/bags-%26-rol...

Oct 03, 2013
rexster314 in Cookware

Alison Cook's Top 100 Houston Restaurants 2013

For me, it's Underbelly. Each time we go to El Real, my wife says we need to try that, each time I say why? I don't want artsy fartsy food, paying extra for the presentation

Sep 13, 2013
rexster314 in Houston

Alison Cook's Top 100 Houston Restaurants 2013

Half of the places on there are ones most people will never go. Just by looking at the photos. I'm one of them

Sep 12, 2013
rexster314 in Houston

Vanished Restaurant you miss most

The original Denis' had a mesquite grill. Saw it every time through the windows that were open to the kitchen. Never got anything grilled there so can't judge it. My favorite was usually the catch of the day, broiled, with the Pontchartrain sauce with shrimp and crab. I still drool over that dish. Used all the French bread and would wipe the plate clean!. Loved the men's restroom with the ice cubes in the old style urinals.

Sep 10, 2013
rexster314 in Houston

Only got time for 1 BBQ spot in San Antonio / Austin area - Which one should it be?

Can't go wrong with Smitty's or Kreuz'. We love Smitty's and go out of our way to go there any chance we get. You do know that Smitty's is the original location of Kreuz'? Before the family split up

Sep 04, 2013
rexster314 in Texas

Is there a GREAT Bloody Mary Mix ???

I agree Demitri's stuff is good. I just ordered some from Amazon last week, can't find it around here. They also make a bacon flavored rimming salt that I ordered.

Sep 04, 2013
rexster314 in Spirits