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New Penzey's store coming to Anaheim

Got an email from Penzey's today saying that they are opening a new store in Anaheim and are currently hiring!

Jul 30, 2014
Michelle in Los Angeles Area

Is peach pie in season yet say at bake n broil or pie n burger or fill in the proverbial blank with your particular pie shoppe of choice, ?????????????????????????

Bake N Broil has fresh peach pie. I had it there over a week ago. Typically, they start having it after July 4th...

Jul 29, 2014
Michelle in Los Angeles Area

Should I get a Costco membership?

I would say no. I have the same situation as you, re household size and weekly shopping. I've had a membership for the past 2 years but have only actually gone once or twice in that time. I'm not going to renew it...

Jul 22, 2014
Michelle in Chains

Paprika Potato Chips?

I am with you on that. I had paprika chips in Switzerland and they were really good. I also dislike BBQ chips.

Jul 21, 2014
Michelle in Los Angeles Area

Fuddruckers Santa Monica (Again)

There's a Fuddrucker's in Ontario, CA as well...

Jul 17, 2014
Michelle in Los Angeles Area

Best ice cream bar is at the Costco food court

Interesting, all the Costcos I have been to have the food court outside...

Jul 07, 2014
Michelle in Los Angeles Area

Favorite ways to eat fresh tomatoes and corn?

New favorite corn recipe: Clean the corn and microwave it for 4 minutes (for one ear), 2 ears may take about 6-7 minutes, etc. Grill to brown it a little, but this step is not necessary if you don't have a grill going. Spread the corn with mayonnaise, and season with salt, pepper, grated parmesan cheese, chili powder and a squeeze of lemon or lime juice. Use a lot of the mayo, cheese and chili powder. This is pretty simple and easy, and we love it!

Jul 07, 2014
Michelle in Home Cooking

Favorite recipe storage sites?

Not really, I'm open to any suggestions. What do you recommend?

Jul 07, 2014
Michelle in Home Cooking

Favorite recipe storage sites?

Hi everyone,

I did a search on this, but nothing came up. I'd like to know what your favorite sites are for storing and organizing your recipes. I am currently using food.com, but due to all the changes on the site, it is not as efficient or friendly to use as it used to be, so I am looking for other options. Thanks!

Jul 03, 2014
Michelle in Home Cooking

cooking forums moving to facebook??

I am sad to hear this, as I am (or was) a fairly active member of food.com, and all of a sudden, the forums are gone!

I know, since the changes occurred, recipes and cookbooks are much harder to navigate.

I have basically all of my recipes there! What can you guys recommend in terms of a website for typing in and storing family recipes? Thanks!

Jul 02, 2014
Michelle in Food Media & News

Cheap eats for foodies?

Totally agree, it's a new favorite! Like it so much, went there twice on a recent trip!

Jun 30, 2014
Michelle in Las Vegas

Best Breakfast places in Pasadena Area?

Not far from Pasadena (short hop on the 210) is LeRoy's in Monrovia. They have fantastic breakfasts, old time diner atmosphere. 523 W. Huntington Drive in Monrovia.

Jun 23, 2014
Michelle in Los Angeles Area

No Fail Cookie Recipe Suggestions

Everyone has their own opinions about cookies (or anything else!) that they like, but to me, this is the absolute best choc. chip cookie recipe, hands down. There is no other! The only thing I do is add a bit of salt (like maybe 1/2 tsp) to the recipe, add nuts, and use all vanilla, as I am not a fan of almond extract. You can also mix it up, instead of choc. chips, try white chips, dried cranberries and pecans, yum!

http://www.food.com/recipe/soft-choco...

Jun 11, 2014
Michelle in Home Cooking

appliance shopping - los angeles area

Agree with Snyder Diamond as well. Our new oven came from there...

Jun 10, 2014
Michelle in Los Angeles Area

appliance shopping - los angeles area

I agree as well, we just did a major remodel of our kitchen and our new refrigerator and dishwasher came from Sears. Looked many places, liked theirs the best...

Jun 10, 2014
Michelle in Los Angeles Area

Lunch in Camarillo, and an afternoon snack/early dinner between there and LAX?

About 8 miles south of Camarillo, on the 101 is Newbury Park. We like a little restaurant there called Stella's, it's a little place with great food! Address is 2385 Michael Drive.

http://www.stellasgourmetrestaurant.net/

Jun 04, 2014
Michelle in Los Angeles Area

Disneyland/California Adventure Reflections

Great report! We love Napa Rose, it's one of our favorite restaurants to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, etc...

Jun 03, 2014
Michelle in Los Angeles Area

Brent's - cabbage soup!

I love sweet and sour cabbage soup! In case anyone else is a fan and would like to try to make it themselves, here's a link to my recipe on food.com:

http://www.food.com/recipe/sweet-and-...

Jun 02, 2014
Michelle in Los Angeles Area

Wilshire Ebell Theater, where to go for dinner before the show?

Just wanted to report back, we ended up going to Top Round. Never been there before and found it pretty tasty! I would agree it is like an upscale Arby's.

Had the beef and cheese, which was very cheesy (in a good way!). Next time I would get it with extra meat, I like a meaty sandwich. Also had the gravy fries, which I thought were good but a tad salty.

We shared a banana cream pie frozen custard for dessert, also very good, but maybe I just don't know, but I thought it was pricey - it was $6.50 for a serving the size of a large dixie cup or small styrofoam coffee cup. For that price, I thought it would be a bowl. We enjoyed it though, and would go back when we're in the area. The employees were really friendly and nice.

Jun 02, 2014
Michelle in Los Angeles Area
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LAMB -- L.A. Dish of the Month, June 2014

I like the lamb dip at Phillipe's, double-dipped with jack cheese, yum!

Jun 02, 2014
Michelle in Los Angeles Area
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Couple's first time in Vegas - Tastiest cheap foods please

We go to Vegas a couple of times a year and a new favorite is Fat Choy in the Eureka Casino at 595 E. Sahara, not far from Lotus of Siam, which I also recommend. We like Fat Choy so much, we went there twice on a recent trip. The short rib grilled cheese is sooo good!

Lotus of Siam has the best Thai beef salad I have ever had. Also love the Nam Kao Tod appetizer.

I would also recommend Naked City Pizza. The original location is in a little divey bar on Arville, close to Spring Mountain Road. Great pizza! On our last trip, which was just last week, we found out there is a new location, haven't tried it yet but we will on our next trip.

Ping Pang Pong at the Gold Coast is great for dim sum.

There's a few ideas for you! Enjoy your trip!

May 29, 2014
Michelle in Las Vegas

Lotus of Siam. What to order?

I second the Nam Kao Tod appetizer. Also, LOS has the best Thai beef salad I have ever had! If in season, also have sticky rice with mango for dessert, all yum!

May 28, 2014
Michelle in Las Vegas

Tomatoes 2014

I'm in Southern California as well. All the tomatoes I planted last spring didn't die off (since we had no winter) but kept growing and producing all winter! The plants are all huge and overgrown now, so we are taking them all out and starting with new plants.

May 20, 2014
Michelle in Gardening

Wilshire Ebell Theater, where to go for dinner before the show?

Hi everyone,

I did a search for this topic, but it looks like the latest posts were around 10 years ago!

Going to an event at the Wilshire Ebell Theater and looking for dinner recs for before the show. Any type of food/price range is OK. We don't drink, so alcohol is not a consideration.

Planning on driving down to the area early. Recs should be close by, but don't necessarily have to be walking distance. Thanks!

May 14, 2014
Michelle in Los Angeles Area

Diabetic eating low carb but not losing weight

Just from my experience (and everyone is different), you are still eating a lot of carbs. I've started a low carb diet by essentially eating no, or as few carbs as possible for a week or two, then slowly adding in good carbs. I love fruit, so would have one piece a day. Just an opinion...

May 13, 2014
Michelle in Special Diets
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Australian Snacks, Food and Products

We get Bundaberg beverages at BevMo. DH got hooked on those during a trip to Australia, so we are happy we can get them here!

May 02, 2014
Michelle in Los Angeles Area

Have a lot of cottage cheese to use up, any ideas?

Could you share your recipes? Thanks!

Apr 23, 2014
Michelle in Home Cooking

Have a lot of cottage cheese to use up, any ideas?

I have a few recipes that use cottage cheese, such as a breakfast casserole (with eggs, etc), and I use cottage cheese instead of ricotta in lasagna. Looking for other ideas and recipes for using up a large quantity of cottage cheese, thanks!

Apr 23, 2014
Michelle in Home Cooking

Sushi and Dim Sum

Favorite spots for dim sum are Ping Pang Pong in the Gold Coast and Orchids Garden on Sahara. I agree with the previous poster, stay away from Cathay House. Used to be nice many years ago, but has seriously gone downhill.

Apr 21, 2014
Michelle in Las Vegas

ISO inexpensive best good food for first trip to Vegas

Our new favorite is Fat Choy in the Eureka Casino (just up the street from Lotus of Siam), tiny place, terrific food!

Apr 21, 2014
Michelle in Las Vegas