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Anyone else hate the new Saveur makeover, or is it just me?

Looking back at old issues can be depressing - especially for me since I didn't have the sense to keep them around. I remember the old Sauver, I subscribed from day one.

(Not to get too far off topic: sadly, this is happening with many magazines. I was a subscriber from day one for Traditional Home. Sadly, over the years it has become "Traditional MacMansion." No longer elegant homes for real people, but over the top design for the few percent. Again, alas I didn't keep the old issues.)

I still enjoy Fine Cooking and grab Food & Wine on occasion. I dropped BA this year because of the same reasons mentioned in other comments. I've grabbed Eating Well a couple times, and it's interesting but I doubt I'll subscribe.

Jul 09, 2015
breadchick in Food Media & News

The best thing I ate on the 4th was.....

Grilling it is killer flavor.

Jul 07, 2015
breadchick in General Topics

The best thing I ate on the 4th was.....

Very easy. I just steamed the spears for a bit, until crisp/tender. Heated some olive oil in a skillet, added the spears, some lemon zest, salt & pepper, and sauteed for a minute or two for extra flavor.

You can also go with a bit of toasted sesame seed oil and finely grated ginger. Makes a nice stir fry or side dish for the salmon or chicken.

You can find many variations on the same idea. The only thing you can do to kill asparagus is to overcook it!

Jul 07, 2015
breadchick in General Topics

The best thing I ate on the 4th was.....

Thanks! I'm trying to come up with quick meal ideas for my sister and sent this to her. She loves asparagus too.

Jul 07, 2015
breadchick in General Topics

Where can I find 70/30 ground beef?

If you're near the Capital District, I'm sure Falvos can do this for you. The butcher shop is located in Slingerlands, just outside of Albany. I get all my beef/pork/poultry from them.

The best thing I ate on the 4th was.....

Quick easy dinner for one. Listened to the fireworks in the distance, and enjoyed a super-sized glass of a good chilled white.

Jul 06, 2015
breadchick in General Topics

Ever considered writing a cookbook?

I have a "cook-binder." Includes all my recipes and photos placed in three ring page protectors to keep the pages clean. I will pull a recipe out and photocopy it for my kids or family if they want it. A binder is simple to manage, and I have tabs to make finding something easy.

I did photo essays for work, so creating the pages for the binder were a snap, and makes the pages "professional" even though it's just for my personal use.

This binder is huge, and everything in it is a labor of love.

Supermarket music

I think of the theme to "A Man and a Woman" which was played so much in the old days. In fact, that song is spoofed so often I actually had to find out the name of the song. You will all know it - it's in so many movies and tv shows.

May 11, 2015
breadchick in Not About Food

Vintage All Clad query

Because we all have one. Seriously, this is why I rarely visit the cookware community these days.

My micrometer is on back order.

Right.

May 03, 2015
breadchick in Cookware

What would you do to fix the Food Network

So did Padma - I remember her on Melting Pot.

Apr 30, 2015
breadchick in Food Media & News

Best Salad Dressing You've Ever Had

I'm fond of my own Caesar dressing and my Roquefort, as well. (I went through many test runs, and lots of notes.)

My husband skips the greens altogether and just spoons the Caesar on his grilled chx or salmon.

Apr 28, 2015
breadchick in General Topics

What to serve with lobster tail?

LOL, let's hope so!

Apr 26, 2015
breadchick in Home Cooking

Pronunciation-checked at Penzey’s

Another vote for coo-min, and actually, the latest catalog from Penzeys features cumin and cumin seasonings.

I need to get to the store for my freebie.

Capital District Sandwich Guide (April 2015)

I can tell you without reservation that the Market Bistro has the best lobster roll. Hands down, huge amounts of lobster meat - no filler, - so much meat that I end up bringing at least half of it home. It's around $19, but worth it to me.

I vacation in many coastal towns in ME, and never had a roll as fresh and abundant. My daughter is also a ME devotee and didn't believe me when I suggested we go to the Bistro. She was pleasantly surprised. It became our "go-to" place when we had a hankering for the roll.

I hope they have them again and keep making them the same way. (Hear me, Mona? One happy customer here.)

I actually drive from New Scotland to Latham just for them.

What to serve with lobster tail?

I like crisp oven roasted fingerling potatoes and asparagus. I admit that I will dunk a bit of potato in my lobster butter for a little extra oomph. Shameful, but very good and since it's not a regular meal (that's for sure!) I don't feel overly guilty.

This scenario also works for king crab legs (but I haven't seen THEM in quite a while. The local stores don't seem to have those meaty legs of yore.)

Apr 26, 2015
breadchick in Home Cooking

Rachael Ray, Bobby Flay, Guy Fieri Return In New Food Network Series

Linda, once again your recap is spot on! ;)

Anyone thought about selling their homemade dishes or pastry? Does it need any license?

And, town/municipality to town/municipality.

It's a fine needle to thread.

Apr 23, 2015
breadchick in Not About Food

Williams Sonoma gift card - what would you do?

I've got several of their wonderful jacquard tablecloths that are manufactured at the Russian mill. Softer with each wash and they will be handed down to my children to use at Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc.

We have a wide dining room table at 46", so I love that the width for the linens is 70".

Love them!

Apr 22, 2015
breadchick in General Topics

Top Chef Season 13 Is Heading To...

So then you missed the part where they had to take a 6x6 block of ice and, using a chainsaw, do an ice sculpture of Padma in a bikini?

Peeps!!!!!!!

How do you milk a peep?

Apr 02, 2015
breadchick in General Topics

Anyone else have an odd craving for bananas today? Just curious.

Well, if one's required to actually DO a split, I'd be in trouble.

Apr 01, 2015
breadchick in General Topics

Anyone else have an odd craving for bananas today? Just curious.

Oh, come on, wcg!

It's only when he's eating banana PIZZA! LOL!

Apr 01, 2015
breadchick in General Topics

Anyone else have an odd craving for bananas today? Just curious.

I remember it from the Three Stooges!

Apr 01, 2015
breadchick in General Topics
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Anyone else have an odd craving for bananas today? Just curious.

Only if you have a Vitamix.

The Vitamix can turn bananas into truffles.

Anyone else have an odd craving for bananas today? Just curious.

(Screeches to a halt, slowly turns and says...) Scalloped bananas? Wasn't there a recipe light years ago from the Nilla Wafer box about some kind of layered bananas?

And you all thought I was going to say "Banana Falls, slowly I turn..." :)

Anyone else have an odd craving for bananas today? Just curious.

Just make sure the vendor wears a glove while pulling that banana off the bunch. God knows where that hand has been!

Anyone else have an odd craving for bananas today? Just curious.

Well, this is for Linda...

It's Top Chef, not Top Banana!

Anyone else have an odd craving for bananas today? Just curious.

Linda, do you have access to my laptop? I was watching a re-run this very afternoon about Amy's Banana Company.

Your powers are awesome.

Anyone else have an odd craving for bananas today? Just curious.

Okay, I should have said, "Bc, you're on a roll." Har-har!

Better late.

Anyone else have an odd craving for bananas today? Just curious.

I hate it when the "so-called expert" among friends at our table reads the banana list and proceeds to tell us all which banana we should order. I ignore the "expert" because it all depends on whether I'm in the mood for a tart green or a more mellow yellow.