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Are You Still Licking the Spoon and Egg Beaters

Pudding off of a wooden spoon is one of my favorites, still. Brownie batter is delicious off of a spoon. I like to dip bread in my red sauce, rather than tasting it off of a spoon. I dip Frito's Scoops into Chili, for sampling, too.

Aug 25, 2014
jeanmarieok in General Topics

This pineapple killed my tongue!!

I have the exact same allergy, for fresh pineapple.

Aug 25, 2014
jeanmarieok in General Topics

Picky eaters are the bane of my existence...and now I live with them

She's 15 and she won't starve. I wouldn't waste a lot of time on it. I'd let it go. She can eat what you prepare, or not.

Cook-Out restaurant?

Blenheim's ginger ale is the best!!

Aug 12, 2014
jeanmarieok in Chains
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What's the best way to introduce Lamb to someone who's never had it?

Lamb burger for sure.

Aug 09, 2014
jeanmarieok in Home Cooking

eggplant?

I bread mine, bake in the oven, then freeze in ziplock bags. When I want to eat them, I take them out of the freezer and assemble with sauce and cheese, etc, and bake them frozen.

Aug 07, 2014
jeanmarieok in Home Cooking

Best of Top Chef

My GF calls Michael V 'the dirty Voltaggio'.

Cook-Out restaurant?

Really poor quality junk food. Having said that, my college aged kids eat there a lot. They get really excited by the 'sides' you can order, like a corn dog or chicken nuggets instead of the usual fries.

Aug 06, 2014
jeanmarieok in Chains

The Most Fabulous Candy Bar Ever

I'm going to try these at home. That good Ghiradelli white chocolate I use to make peppermint bark would be good in this.

Jul 30, 2014
jeanmarieok in Features
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My Chowhound Wedding

Spectacular! Congrats to you!

Jul 28, 2014
jeanmarieok in Home Cooking

Richmond Farmer's Market

Nope - it's a bust. Sorry to be just seeing this now. I could have pointed you to a decent small market. Best markets are on Saturday, though.

Jun 18, 2014
jeanmarieok in Mid-Atlantic

Will Raw Milk Make You Sick?

Our family switched to raw milk about 4 years ago. What I had assumed was a dairy intolerance disappeared completely after we made the switch. I've never had any illness from it. It's a personal decision, and I wish the FDA would get out of it. As long as it's labeled as such, it should be a buyer beware option, not a forbidden food. There are way too many benefits to raw milk. We have fewer environmental allergies, and my indigestion has been reduced and almost eliminated. I was skeptical at first, but now I am a believer.

Jun 17, 2014
jeanmarieok in Features

Your best CRISPY, CRUNCHY cookie recipe. Go!

Milk Bar cookies - any of them - Christine Tosi recipes - they are delicious and crunchy. We love the Compost Cookies, the Chocolate Chip/ Marshmallow, and the Birthday Cake cookies all meet your criteria.

Jun 16, 2014
jeanmarieok in Home Cooking

Quick help please with corn for a crowd

I'm with you. Also, I break the cobs in half - there's always so much food, no one wants a whole ear of corn on their plate.

Jun 14, 2014
jeanmarieok in Home Cooking
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how to prevent a lemon from going bitter when stored for later use?

I always wrap mine leftover lemon/lime in plastic wrap and stick in the fridge. Seems ok to me.

Jun 12, 2014
jeanmarieok in General Topics
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The perfect way to cook jasmine rice

The measure with the finger thing is how I learned in chef school - that basic ratio. Works like a champ.

Jun 12, 2014
jeanmarieok in Home Cooking

Finding Grits

If you don't find any, let me know and I can send you some from VA. email jeanmarie.kennedy@gmail.com

How do I collect taxes in my food truck?

I don't know if you need an accountant or lawyer, but you do need to speak to someone in your state to get your tax id number. They will explain to you how to calculate your taxes. I have a VA tax id, and I have a worksheet that is provided to calculate what I owe in state taxes, and I submit the form and and payment to the state quarterly.

Jun 10, 2014
jeanmarieok in Not About Food

Review - "Broad Appetit" Open air festival featuring over 100 of Richmond Va's best Restaurants in 4 city blocks

It was a great event. I am very impressed with your review. We loved the pork shank from The Savory Grain. I was sorry pizza tonight didn't reprise the nutella panna cotta from last year. It was yummy!

Jun 04, 2014
jeanmarieok in Mid-Atlantic

Can this ravioli filling be saved?!

As a layer in lasagna?

Jun 03, 2014
jeanmarieok in Home Cooking

HuffPo: Changes In Recipe Writing. Intriguing premise (bad examples)

It's a joke, right?

Jun 03, 2014
jeanmarieok in Food Media & News

poached egg and avocado

One of my very favorites, also!

Jun 03, 2014
jeanmarieok in Home Cooking

ENTENMANNS IS FINISHED!

It's not really saying it's finished, is it?

Jun 03, 2014
jeanmarieok in Food Media & News

Lunch for a big party, ahead of the BBQ

I would do a platter of ham biscuits, a veggie tray and chips with dip and salsa. Something there for everyone.

Jun 02, 2014
jeanmarieok in Home Cooking
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Can't Season Cast Iron w/Unrefined Coconut Oil - Help!

I also use organic flax seed oil on my CI and have had great luck.

Jun 02, 2014
jeanmarieok in Cookware

The Downside of Sharing Recipes...

Same issue here, I was accused of withholding ingredients, because the person didn't get the same results. Annoying and hurtful.

Jun 02, 2014
jeanmarieok in Not About Food
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Do you butter your French toast?

Yes, I do! I like the way the syrup tastes with melted butter.

May 28, 2014
jeanmarieok in General Topics

Pizza dough help....

Fine Living has a recipe that's my go to- I triple and freeze what I don't use. Can't post a link from work (ugh!)....

May 27, 2014
jeanmarieok in Home Cooking

Jon Favreau's movie, "Chef"

I did not know that! Interesting information - she's a comedy genius.

May 27, 2014
jeanmarieok in Food Media & News

How Do You Pronounce "Gyro?"

yee-ro

May 22, 2014
jeanmarieok in Not About Food