alliegator's Profile

Title Last Reply

What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

Drumroll please... after a blistering week of record breaking temps, I think it's going to rain. Which makes me very happy and hungry. Tonight, a friend is coming over to watch garbage tv, eat and imbibe. With all the banh mi going around here, I'm craving it. So, she's going to stop and grab some from a place near her work. My mouth is watering :)

about 14 hours ago
alliegator in Home Cooking
2

What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

That is such a neat idea for a get together. I'll have to see if some of my friends are into it :)

about 14 hours ago
alliegator in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? July 2014 edition!

The book is very nice! It might be a week or two before I cook anything from it--extreme heat in my neck of the woods is taking the fun out of cooking for now :/
Also very excited from Heritage. I used to live in Charleston where Sean Brock works. Everything that man touched has turned to gold :)

about 18 hours ago
alliegator in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

It just doesn't seem like enough food or variety to me...

1 day ago
alliegator in Home Cooking
3

What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

We ended up heading to the hood's sports bar/brewpub last night. The AC was cranked and the beer mighty cold. Crispy grilled wings were had. Too frickin' hot again today, so tonight is just going to be black forest ham and guyere baguette on the panini press. Green salad and chips on the side and black cherry gelato for dessert.

2 days ago
alliegator in Home Cooking
7

What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

Whoa, mighty fine!

2 days ago
alliegator in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

I agree with LW, kudos for keeping scrapple going!

Jul 23, 2014
alliegator in Home Cooking
1

How big of a Foodie are you? Take the quiz to find out!

93. I think it's because of the photography thing. I take the pictures, but they blow. I'm just an Iphone point and shoot kinda chick. And if I'm really hungry, I skip the picture.

Jul 23, 2014
alliegator in Food Media & News

What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

No scrapple for me! I just... no. If anyone is familiar with Country Cupboard in Lewisburg, Pa, then you'll know how deep my aversion is when I tell you that scrapple on anyone's plate could ruin that sweet place for me.

Jul 23, 2014
alliegator in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

All the Vietnamese food being cooked up is making me hungry! Not time for dinner for a few hours, but I did just order the book :) I have an Asian grocer with nice baguettes nearby, so I don't know what I was waiting for!

Jul 23, 2014
alliegator in Home Cooking
2

What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

I've had it on shrimp in a restaurant before. It's wonderful!

Jul 23, 2014
alliegator in Home Cooking
2

What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

Omg, that sounds like heaven! And I think bolillo rolls are a really great idea for banh mi.

Jul 23, 2014
alliegator in Home Cooking
3

What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

There will be no cooking in my house today. It's 109F at 11:30 am and they're looking for a high of 115F/46C today, yuck.
Lunch is going to be arugula, watermelon and feta salad with lemon vinaigrette and dinner will be something along the lines of pizza or sub carryout. Or maybe pap and I will hit the neighborhood sports bar instead. They have fantastic wings and rjbh20's wing porn has given me the salty/spicy craving :D

Jul 23, 2014
alliegator in Home Cooking
6

What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

Sounds fantastic, I'm anxious to hear how it turns out. I really need to get me that book!

Jul 23, 2014
alliegator in Home Cooking
1

What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

Wow, that's a good looking meal! A perfect welcome home for a young guy.

Jul 23, 2014
alliegator in Home Cooking
1

What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? July 2014 edition!

Japanese Soul Cooking by Tadashi Ono and Harris Salat should arrive today. I enjoy Japanese food but usually leave cooking it to the experts. Hopefully, I
l'll be able to crank out some of my own :)
I also pre ordered Heritage by Sean Brock. It'll be released in October.

Jul 23, 2014
alliegator in Home Cooking

Worst Cooking show Buzzwords

I'm the only one that cringes when the word "sammie" is used? That's the worst.

Jul 22, 2014
alliegator in Food Media & News
6

What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

Yakisoba last night turned out alright, not pic worthy. I just wasn't working fast enough or hot enough. Next time it should be better. Tonight, I'm slicing pockets in chicken breasts and stuffing with fontina and capicola. Should cook up pretty quickly in satan's kitchen (it's damn hot!). Orzo and broccoli rabe on the side and melon for desert.

Jul 22, 2014
alliegator in Home Cooking
5

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (August 2014) Nominations

Deleted. Nominated something that already had it's moment in the sun.

Jul 22, 2014
alliegator in Home Cooking

Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

Cajun spicy snack mix from the bulk section at the market. It has peanuts, sesame seeds, pepitas, etc. It's so salty and wonderfully spicy. It's totally addictive, but soon my fingers will be too salt swollen to cram in the bag :)

Jul 21, 2014
alliegator in General Topics
1

Gawker tests TGIF's unlimited appetizers

Yikes! She could not have felt well for quite a while. If I had a gun to my head to do this, I'd have gone for pot stickers :)

Jul 21, 2014
alliegator in Food Media & News

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (August 2014) Nominations

SMOKED MEATS/FISH

Jul 21, 2014
alliegator in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

Happy anniversary!! Hope Wegmans treat you well today for the occasion :D

Jul 21, 2014
alliegator in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

This week is going to be blazing hot, so any roasted meat is going to happen in the morning. Right now, I'm doing a pork loin to chop up and use for yakisoba tonight and maybe soft tacos for lunch tomorrow. I'll use this recipe http://rasamalaysia.com/yakisoba-reci... adjusted for the already cooked pork. I've never made yakisoba before, but my market sells the noodles, so I figured that I need to get with the program :) A few minutes over a hot pan is not too hard to take, especially if I crank that AC.

Jul 21, 2014
alliegator in Home Cooking
3

I Wish I'd Kept…

My slow cooker. It had been a wedding gift almost 20 years ago. It was before I knew very much about cooking, and I equated the Crock Pot with gloopy casseroles. Now I know how much can truly be done with them. Luckily, I can easily buy a new one.

Jul 21, 2014
alliegator in Cookware

What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

Aww, sorry to hear about the dude's struggles. Hopefully the medicine will take full effect soon and get that guy eating <3

Jul 20, 2014
alliegator in Home Cooking
2

What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

Wowza--goergeous plate!

Jul 20, 2014
alliegator in Home Cooking
1

What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

Simple fresh herb scattered over a piece of beautiful fish is my favorite way to go. The fish stands out while the herbs bring freshness.

Jul 20, 2014
alliegator in Home Cooking
2

What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

All the room changes went well, and I was hungry last night. And so evolved the "mutant" burger". Turkey burger seasoned heavily with a local spice blend. I use the bold variety. It's heavy on heat and lime. http://orovalleygold.com/store. Filled with jack, sharp and smoked cheddar cheeses. Mixed pepper and tomato relish and rousted corn. Probably the best burger I ever made.
Tonight, it'll be bar snacks at a local brew pub. They have a good fish and chips that I'll probably aim for.

Jul 20, 2014
alliegator in Home Cooking
5

What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

Oh wow! Screen licker!

Jul 19, 2014
alliegator in Home Cooking
2