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what to do with a big bunch of basil, not pesto!

I just made a batch of Basil Ice Cream that was really good! If you have basil, egg, salt, heavy cream, whole milk and sugar, and a blender and ice cream maker you have everything! Epicuious.com is where I got the recipe.

May 04, 2010
LovingLimes in Home Cooking

PAN-FRIED FISH --help me improve the second time

Whenever I fry fish I always blend Italian breadcrumbs, panko, salt, pepper, garlic powder, parmesan and definitely a lot of Old Bay. Dust with flour, put in egg wash, coat with the mix.

Feb 19, 2010
LovingLimes in Home Cooking

Canned Tomatoes/ Spaghetti Sauce?

I hate that metallic taste of canned tomatoes. I know you can add sugar, etc to make it a little better, but is there a brand that has a really good non-metallic, full flavor? I am looking to make spaghetti sauce. I like the taste of jarred sauce, but want the wholesomeness of a prepared sauce. Any good spaghetti sauce recipes while I am thinking of it?

Feb 19, 2010
LovingLimes in Home Cooking

What are the best foods to buy at Costco? [Moved from General Topics Board]

I live with my boyfriend and we go to Costco to get non-perishable goods (TP, shampoo, dog food, etc) but when I get food it is usually:

1) Wholly Guacamole-freeze...the only good guacamole pre-packaged

2) Water

3) G2 Gatorade

3) Parmesean Bagels

4) Costco Trail Mix with MMs

5) Lindor Truffles( my boyfriend is ADDICTED)

6) Cara Cara Oranges-LOVE them so juicy

7) Gogurt

8) This good black forest ham

I find that if I get something like frozen taquitos, or a huge box of Honey Bunches-I get sick of it so easily (bc it is only two of us) that it is usually wasted. Now I buy things I eat almost everyday or that I can incorporate in a lot of different ways and if it is freezable.

Feb 13, 2010
LovingLimes in Chains

Best Mexican in Richmond, VA?

This might have been posted before but what is everyone's take on Mexican down here? I am a loyal Mexico Restaurant (arboretum) fan, and have been one for over 10 years! They have great food and it does not try to be something it's not-just tastes good! I like their Pollo Fiesta or California Burrito, amazing cheese dip and Flan too! I also like Cafe Ole and have heard about this place La Milapa (sp)? Has anyone been there?

Feb 13, 2010
LovingLimes in Mid-Atlantic

Best BBQ in Richmond, VA

Big Daddy's 9
Benny's 8
Q bbq 8

Buz and Ned's to me isn't that great. Love Bennys (esp. their bread pudding, yum!) But I really like Big Daddy's which is a tinnny place on Jahnke Rd. You can only pick up, you can't eat in, but everything there is sooo good and tender. I usually get the NCarolina BBQ (although they have great regular Q) and their corn fritters are amazing. Q BBQ is located near the Walmart/ Sams on Midlo near Midlo high school. They have really fresh BBQ, and I like the atmosphere and graphics of the whole place.

Feb 13, 2010
LovingLimes in Mid-Atlantic