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Pimento Grill in Anacostia - Report

Crackers,
Thank you!

Pimento Grill in Anacostia - Report

Is it possible to get there without a car (relying only on public transportation)? We will be in DC next weekend and this place sounds terrific. Also, is it a safe neighborhood during the day? Is there anything else we should try to see on our way to and from this resto?
Thanks,
Soccermom

Help! Have I burned my pressure cooker??? Best cleaning method????

Thanks, JW Video!

Jan 28, 2015
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Help! Have I burned my pressure cooker??? Best cleaning method????

Hi JWVideo,
Thanks for your post. I have a question for you---I did not know that it's not wise to start the pressurized part of the cooking at too high a heat when bringing the pot to pressure. I do this all the time at the highest heat setting on my gas stove, mainly to save time. Have I been flirting with disaster? What setting do you use to bring your pc to pressure? Does the setting vary depending upon what's being cooked in your pc/how much liquid is in the pc?
Thanks very much!

Jan 27, 2015
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Costco's quinoa salad- recipe?

That is indeed very good salad.

Ttrockwood--thanks for the recipes.

Jan 21, 2015
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Greenspan's Baking Chez Moi and Beranbaum's Baking Bible

Hi Becca,
Thank you! That looks great.
---s.m.

Jan 14, 2015
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Greenspan's Baking Chez Moi and Beranbaum's Baking Bible

Thanks, Beetlebug.

Jan 13, 2015
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Greenspan's Baking Chez Moi and Beranbaum's Baking Bible

Sherri and Stockholm---Thank you!

Jan 12, 2015
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Greenspan's Baking Chez Moi and Beranbaum's Baking Bible

I have both of these checked out of the library. Has anyone made anything really good from either book yet? I would like to try at least a couple of recipes from each book, but I am a little time starved, so I am looking for really great but fairly easy (i.e. not too time consuming) recipes.
Thanks in advance.

Jan 11, 2015
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Cheapest machine to use to make a smoothie

Thanks Cam, Kaleo and Jenny.

Dec 29, 2014
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Candy Girl by the Four Seasons

Dec 28, 2014
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BUMP times two :)

Cheapest machine to use to make a smoothie

Thanks, all. I am currently without a blender. I gave it away in a fit of moving-from-a-house-to-a-condo-downsizing-frenzy so I will try the FP with berries or chopped frozen fruits (thanks Duffy, H).

Dec 27, 2014
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Cheapest machine to use to make a smoothie

Thanks, all. Do you think frozen fruit will damage my Cuisinart FP?

Dec 27, 2014
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Cheapest machine to use to make a smoothie

I don't want to spring for a Vitamix or a Blentec for smoothies until I know if I even like smoothies and will make them for breakfast. Can I use my Cuisinart FP to make smoothies? If not, what's the cheapest machine I can get to make good smoothies?

I envision the smoothies having some frozen fruit, some greens---like spinach, and some Greek yogurt.

Thanks!

Dec 26, 2014
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A Spoonful of SUGAR (helps the medicine go down). BUMP!

And Merry Christmas, everyone!

Dec 24, 2014
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U is for the many delicious Unbaked Cookies, such as chow mein noodle clusters. BUMP.

Dec 23, 2014
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P is for Peanut Butter Cookies and Pecan Sandies. BUMP!

Dec 23, 2014
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Bump--K is for Kringle, and for Kwanzaa treats too!

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E is for Egg Cookies, hard cooked

Dec 22, 2014
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BUMP

B is for brownies---made festive for the holidays if you wish :0)

Dec 21, 2014
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Christmas Baking 2014

Amen, rstuart, amen. Maybe I will make rollout/cut-out cookies when I retire, but for now, no way.

Dec 12, 2014
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local source for vanilla beans?

Hey guys,
Thank you very much for the replies. I will call K Window, and I will also check out the threads Mpls Mary suggested. I don't need these immediately, so I can order and even if they arrive after the holidays, that will be fine. I'm looking for very good quality at a good price.
Thanks again.

Need a VANILLA cookie recipe

Everyone,
Some great ideas here. Thank you VERY much.
S-mom

Dec 10, 2014
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local source for vanilla beans?

Looks like Costco is not carrying vanilla beans this year. I've looked at three Costco stores and found none. Anyone have a local source for reasonably priced vanilla beans?

Thanks!

Need a VANILLA cookie recipe

Can anyone suggest a cookie in which vanilla really stands out? I made Dorie's sables with the seeds from a vanilla bean along with vanilla sugar, but they did not taste any different than usual. (Which, of course, is not a bad thing because they are such good cookies). But I need a cookie recipe that showcases a great vanilla flavor.

Thanks in advance.

Dec 08, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? December 2014 edition! [Old]

Me too!

Dec 05, 2014
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Pressure Cooker for a harried mom who is afraid of pressure cookers

Yes, the class ("Cooking Under Pressure") gave me more confidence. Instructor was Becky Caterine and the class was at KW. I think Becky is teaching now at Cks of CH, although I am not 100% sure about that..... And it's certainly possible that she could be teaching at both KW and Cks of CH....

Just looked at my notes from that class. Here are a few things I wrote down:
**most gaskets on new machines are silicone and will "outlast us" although it's still good to quickly visually inspect before each use
**some Lorna Sass recipes don't call for enough liquid
**good to brown meat before cooking even though Lorna Sass says browning is unnecessary
**you can "tweak" pc recipes---for example, instead of using natural release, you can cook 1-2 minutes more then do quick release

IIRC, there was a Fissler rep sitting in on the class who contributed helpful comments.

Pressure Cooker for a harried mom who is afraid of pressure cookers

Hi Chowrin,
I took a pc class at a good local cooking store (Kitchen Window, for you MSPers) and the instructor said the gaskets on the newer machines last almost forever..... (Can't speak to how long gaskets from older machines last.)

Dec 04, 2014
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Pressure Cooker for a harried mom who is afraid of pressure cookers

from Kenji over at Serious Eats:
http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/12/pr...

Dec 03, 2014
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