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What discontinued products do you miss?

When I was in Switzerland last year, I was able to find Lindt chocolate bars with interesting flavors that were not available in the US, like summer berries, banana, etc. Nice!

about 11 hours ago
Michelle in General Topics

What discontinued products do you miss?

Ah, that RC Draft! It was sooo good! I think I have a couple of cases still, hidden in the garage...wonder if it is still any good?

about 11 hours ago
Michelle in General Topics

You eat too fast! ... No, you eat too slow!

I'm a slow eater and my DH is a fast eater. This is a non-issue. We each eat at our own pace. If he is done before I am, he talks and keeps me company, until I am done.

about 16 hours ago
Michelle in Not About Food

Where can i find REAL CINNAMON--It doesn't exist in the US-PLEASE READ

Penzey's

1 day ago
Michelle in Los Angeles Area

What to do with Kielbasa

I make my version of jambalaya, slice it thin and mix it with onions, peppers, red beans and rice, tomatoes, cut up cooked chicken, seasoning...

Apr 10, 2014
Michelle in Home Cooking

How often do you drink alcoholic drinks?

Never. Just don't like the taste of alcohol, not for any other reason...

Apr 04, 2014
Michelle in General Topics

Menu Planning

We don't drink, but I like to cook with wine, so I buy the 4 packs of little individual serving size bottles (like the kind they serve on airplanes) of red or white at the grocery store.

Apr 02, 2014
Michelle in Home Cooking
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Menu Planning

I go grocery shopping once a week. I keep a list during the week of things we have run out of, etc. I plan what to get based on the store ads that week, what is on sale, and markdowns I find at the store. I have a plan for dinners for the week, including leftovers and one or two nights eating out, as that is our schedule. I have several favorite recipes I rotate, and my freezer and pantry is well-stocked so I can typically make most things without having to run to the store during the week.

Apr 02, 2014
Michelle in Home Cooking

help pick one fab dinner

Third, we also had a mediocre meal at Sage and won't be back...

Apr 02, 2014
Michelle in Las Vegas

Looking for tasty cottage cheese recipes for a non cottage cheese lover

Hi,

I use cottage cheese instead of ricotta in lasagna. I Also use it in meatloaf, enchiladas, and a breakfast egg "quiche" recipe.

Maybe you might like it straight with something on top, like fruit or salsa. A fav breakfast is a waffle with cottage cheese, fruit, a little syrup and some chopped nuts on top...

Apr 02, 2014
Michelle in Home Cooking

What's the best steakhouse in Las Vegas in Chowhound's Opinion?

Any new or revised recs since this discussion back in 2010? We're headed to Vegas and want to try a great steakhouse. We've been to Delmonico and really enjoyed it and the Golden Steer (which we though was just OK), and want to try a new place this time.

Made a reservation at CUT based on the previous discussion here, but is it still as good as it was back in 2010? Now, I am second-guessing that and thinking of maybe Charlie Palmer Cut of the Week instead...

Is the Circus Circus steakhouse worth considering? Any other recs? Thanks!

Mar 04, 2014
Michelle in Las Vegas

Ground Beef recipes anyone?

Thanks for the reminder! Hobo soup - vegetable soup with ground beef and elbow pasta.

Mexican pizza, Mexican lasagna, enchiladas, pastitsio, cheeseburger impossible pie!

Feb 27, 2014
Michelle in Home Cooking

Favorite Cabbage ideas

Sweet and sour cabbage soup
Cooked (sauteed) with sausage, corned beef, etc.
Cabbage rolls, stuffed or unstuffed
Add to vegetable soup

Feb 27, 2014
Michelle in Home Cooking

Recipes You've Never Heard of Outside Your Family

I do this also because my family does not like ricotta, nothing wrong with that!

Feb 26, 2014
Michelle in Home Cooking

Long Beach next week

Agree wholeheartedly, don't miss it!

Feb 25, 2014
Michelle in Los Angeles Area

What restaurant do you really really really miss that is now closed ?????

I would also add Konditori in Pasadena and Futami Sushi in Monrovia. We heard that Sam from Futami had moved to another place in Alhambra and tried to find him, but were never successful...

Feb 07, 2014
Michelle in Los Angeles Area

What restaurant do you really really really miss that is now closed ?????

It's been a long time, but the Red Barn in Pasadena. Had a fire and never recovered. Great Peruvian food, still think about and miss that garlic chicken!

Feb 06, 2014
Michelle in Los Angeles Area

Chicken Livers, What To Do?

I do something similar except I bake them in the oven instead of pan frying. They cook very quickly, less than 30 minutes...

Feb 03, 2014
Michelle in Los Angeles Area

Peppadew Peppers

Fresh & Easy markets have them.

Feb 03, 2014
Michelle in Los Angeles Area

Jury Duty Downtown - Where Should I Eat?

There are lots of places within walking distance. If you go to Little Tokyo, there is Daikokuya for ramen. Keep walking further down the street and there is Senor Fish, one of my favorite places for fish tacos.

You can also go to the Grand Central Market. On the way there, you will pass by a few fast food places as well.

I never had the chance to do this, but you could take the DASH bus or walk to Philippe's for their french dip sandwiches...

Feb 03, 2014
Michelle in Los Angeles Area

Your Favorite Carrot Recipe

Roasted carrots glazed with a mixture of honey, lemon juice, and cayenne pepper...

Jan 29, 2014
Michelle in Home Cooking

Impact of plastic bag ban?

Plastic bags are not yet banned where I live, but there is talk about it and I bet that they will be soon.

I happen to like them, so when that happens, I will probably buy bulk plastic bags online and take my own plastic bags to the store.

Not a big fan of the reusable bags - I read something once that no one ever washes or cleans them so they are full of all kinds of bacteria, etc. Just my own feelings about it...

Jan 27, 2014
Michelle in Not About Food

What's in your slow cooker today

This is a really great and easy pot roast recipe. It makes great tasting gravy and my family loves it. The version of the recipe I use only calls for 1/2 C. of liquid. I put the liquid in the bottom of the crock pot, then add the meat, then sprinkle the contents of the packets on top. After cooking, I skim the fat from the juices.

Jan 27, 2014
Michelle in Home Cooking

The Lovely Lemon

I have a Meyer lemon tree as well and could use some ideas! What do you use them for? I've found they are not acidic enough to work in some recipes, such as lemon bars. Thanks!

Jan 27, 2014
Michelle in Home Cooking
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Bulk Spices

I also recommend Penzey's, nice selection and it is fun to browse around in the store.

Jan 23, 2014
Michelle in Los Angeles Area

FRIED FOODS - LA Dish of the Month (January 2014)

There were 3 in an order...

Jan 20, 2014
Michelle in Los Angeles Area

FRIED FOODS - LA Dish of the Month (January 2014)

The deep fried bread pudding at Grill 'Em All in Alhambra. It's a ball of bread pudding, stuffed with apple, deep fried, coated in cinnamon sugar with a cream cheese frosting and maple bacon glaze. It was really yummy!!

Jan 20, 2014
Michelle in Los Angeles Area

FRIED FOODS - LA Dish of the Month (January 2014)

Yes! Love these!

Jan 20, 2014
Michelle in Los Angeles Area

Report back on 3 Las Vegas dinners (long)

Thank you for the report. We've been to RM Seafood as well and didn't care for it either. With so many other choices in Vegas, we won't be going back to RM Seafood.

Jan 20, 2014
Michelle in Las Vegas

Left over chicken

Hi Jeanne,

Here's a link:

http://www.food.com/recipe/mexican-la...

It always turns out great - enjoy!

Jan 18, 2014
Michelle in Home Cooking