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Non Soy, Grain Eggs ?

This is awesome, Tony! We have been considering raising our own chickens and I might have to talk with you about your experience.

Oct 08, 2013
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Craving pumpkin baked goods

Thank you! I just sampled that bread during my last trip to Trader Joe's and it was excellent -- I would have never guessed from a box mix.

Thank you for all the suggestions!

Oct 08, 2013
mollyomormon in Los Angeles Area

Craving pumpkin baked goods

None of the new baked goods looked very tasty.

Oct 03, 2013
mollyomormon in Los Angeles Area

The Freshest EGGS in Los Angeles ...

Bumping this thread. Any current info on the best fresh eggs? I know Kenter Family Farms sells great ones, such that they are often sold out by 8:30am at the Wednesday SaMo farmer's market. Where else?

Oct 03, 2013
mollyomormon in Los Angeles Area

Craving pumpkin baked goods

I'm bumping this in the hopes that people will have seen more baked pumpkin goods pop up now that it's October....

Starbuck's isn't making the pumpkin cream cheese muffin anymore, btw! It's been replaced with a mini pumpkin cream cheese loaf cake which didn't look worth the calories (although please let me know if it is).

Oct 03, 2013
mollyomormon in Los Angeles Area

Craving pumpkin baked goods

As I mentioned on another thread, I'm currently a little over 7 months pregnant with a chowbaby. I have had very few cravings so far during the pregnancy but I've been having the most intense cravings as of late for pumpkin baked goods. Pies, muffins, scones, donuts, cakes, cookies, bars. I'm down for whatever. It may still be too early but if you've spotted anything in your chow travels lately, let me know!

Best takeout quiche in LA (westside-ish)

Aww, thank you! And the feeling is mutual with respect to favorite posters. I will definitely check out La Monarca -- it's incredibly geographically convenient for me!

Aug 13, 2013
mollyomormon in Los Angeles Area

Best takeout quiche in LA (westside-ish)

Ha! What an excellent memory you have! I will absolutely have to try them.

Aug 13, 2013
mollyomormon in Los Angeles Area

Best takeout quiche in LA (westside-ish)

thank you!

Aug 08, 2013
mollyomormon in Los Angeles Area

Best takeout quiche in LA (westside-ish)

I'm six months pregnant and stopped at Sycamore Kitchen today "just to look" and walked away with a box filled on amazing-looking baked goods.

Aug 08, 2013
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Best takeout quiche in LA (westside-ish)

I left my deskbound job as a lawyer to go back to school, which meant I had much less time to spend in front of the computer, not to mention much less income to fund my eating out addiction!

I'll have to check that one out. Sounds interesting...

Aug 07, 2013
mollyomormon in Los Angeles Area

Best takeout quiche in LA (westside-ish)

I do have some time to taste test given that the brunch isn't until the 31st. Tough job, but someone has to do it... I'm glad Maison Giraud has quiche because I was actually considering also having some croissants and danishes from there but now I also want to try the Amandine, Huckleberry, Clementine, and Sycamore Kitchen ones too.

Aug 07, 2013
mollyomormon in Los Angeles Area

Best takeout quiche in LA (westside-ish)

I love the quiche at Joise! Thank you!

Aug 07, 2013
mollyomormon in Los Angeles Area

Best takeout quiche in LA (westside-ish)

Hello there! The Curious Palate actually usually does have quiche and it's very good, but they've recently lost whoever does their baking and have been carrying Cake Monkey baked goods in the meantime. I'm not sure what will happen by the time of the brunch but I'm hoping to have a back up plan in the place because I love quiche at brunch.

Aug 07, 2013
mollyomormon in Los Angeles Area

Best takeout quiche in LA (westside-ish)

The turkey meatloaf sandwich!

Aug 07, 2013
mollyomormon in Los Angeles Area

Best takeout quiche in LA (westside-ish)

I haven't posted here in ages and it's lovely to see some familiar posters still doing the Lord's work of posting about delicious food. I am hosting a small wedding reception brunch in a few weeks and am looking to be able to serve some really delicious quiche that I could pick up the day before and add to our brunch spread (the Curious Palate is doing most of the food and the have been really wonderful to work with, FWIW). Thank you in advance!

Aug 07, 2013
mollyomormon in Los Angeles Area

Ethiopian Food?

Rahel is one of my favorite restaurants in LA. Here's a great write-up by exilekiss:

http://exilekiss.blogspot.com/2010/04...

Aug 28, 2011
mollyomormon in Los Angeles Area

Recipes that use A LOT of Karo syrup?

Here's my favorite use of Karo: peanut butter rice krispie treats. I can't make these because I will eat way too many.

2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups light karo syrup
2 1/2 cups smooth peanut butter (I love Jif for this)
6 cups rice krispies (or less depending on taste), separated

In a large bowl place 5 cups rice krispies, reserve 1 cup separately. Bring sugar and karo syrup to a full boil over high heat. Count to 50 to 55 seconds. Immediately turn off burner and stir in peanut butter. When it is fully combined pour over rice krispies in bowl. Stir in remaining cup rice krispies until the mixture looks right. Spread evenly in a 13 by 9 inch pan. Cool completely before serving.

Aug 26, 2011
mollyomormon in Home Cooking

Hummus--what else besides a dip?

I've never tried it, but I have to admit that I'm really curious about this dessert hummus:

http://www.thewannabechef.net/2011/01...

If anyone actually tries it, please report back!

Aug 26, 2011
mollyomormon in Home Cooking

ok, i tried Chego on Overland. Culver City (had only one dish)

But only a better value for that one particular dish, right?

Aug 26, 2011
mollyomormon in Los Angeles Area

Bake sale bestsellers

Oh, yum. I love meltaways and haven't had them in ages. I'm definitely storing away this idea for future bake sales. And this one for fall bake sales!

http://www.browneyedbaker.com/2010/09...

Aug 24, 2011
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Bake sale bestsellers

That smittenkitchen one is the recipe I used! It's excellent and obviously very easy.

Aug 23, 2011
mollyomormon in Home Cooking

Bake sale bestsellers

I actually made the dark chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting (I used a peanut butter cream cheese frosting instead) for a friend's birthday a couple of weeks ago and they were a HUGE hit! I love looking through browneyedbakers recipes; makes me wish I had a lot more bake sales to bake for ;).

Aug 23, 2011
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Bake sale bestsellers

Here's my report back! Everything was a complete hit! I sold out of everything but one of the blondies and a few of the salvadoran breakfast cakes which was fine with me because those were my favorite of the items I baked and I had them as a midnight snack last night. I absolutely love the flavor and texture of them. I ended up using black sesame seeds on the breakfast cakes which I thought made for a very pretty presentation, but like others on this thread have said, people tend to go for the tried and true.

Honestly, I think the item that garnered the most rave reviews were the browned butter rice krispie treats. Multiple people told me that they were the best rice krispie treats they'd ever had. I will definitely be making them for future bake sales since they're cheap, easy, and simple to package. But people really loved all of it. Also, if you're in the market for a dense, chewy, chocolately brownie, the pretzel brownie might be the answer to your prayers. It also held up really well to cutting which was great because I had been concerned that the pretzel crust would be a mess. The blondies also turned out beautifully and were also very easy to slice and package.

I learned from this thread that packaging things in individual packages makes them more appealing. I bought cellophane bags with little twist ties at Target (although I heard yesterday that cheaper ones can be had at Michael's) and sliced and packaged everything, making transport and set up incredibly easy. People kept asking if I was a professional baker since everything looked so put together and I think people bought more because it was easy to carry home rather than trying to eat things out of hand on site.

Thank you all for the very helpful replies! Ipse, I'm definitely up for a trade!

Aug 22, 2011
mollyomormon in Home Cooking

Bake sale bestsellers

I decided to make these as a sort of savory option this time:
http://www.food52.com/recipes/12535_s...

I sampled one out of the oven and they're amazing. We'll see how they sell...

Aug 21, 2011
mollyomormon in Home Cooking

Bake sale bestsellers

If I had enough time to get everything together for the bake sale time of 12:30 today, I would for sure be making them. I know people would love to have a savory option and I'll definitely be making these next time. thanks!

Aug 21, 2011
mollyomormon in Home Cooking

Bake sale bestsellers

How about them?? I'm sure if I had any idea how to make them they'd be bestsellers!

Aug 20, 2011
mollyomormon in Home Cooking

What would YOU do with 40 lbs of hierloom tomatoes?

I did tomato jam using the recipe from here last year and it turned out really well. I actually ended roasting the tomatoes first, though.

http://whiteonricecouple.com/recipes/...

Aug 20, 2011
mollyomormon in Home Cooking

Bake sale bestsellers

Here's what I decided to bring:
-the chocolate brownies with pretzel crumble that HillJ suggested (in the oven now)
-browned butter rice krispie treats
-browned butter blondies with dark chocolate, hazelnuts and cherries

I'll let you all know how it goes tomorrow!

Aug 20, 2011
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What homemade edible thing do you most commonly gift?

This sounds amazing. If it's more mature ginger, would it be best to peel it?

Aug 17, 2011
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