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Menu suggestion for macaroni and cheese main dish

I love the Martha Stewart recipe!! It's my favorite!!!!! The suggestion for salmon cakes is a great one. I've done crab cakes before, or even shrimp cakes would work, I think. Maybe an eggplant parm kind of casserole would be a great contrast to the gentle mac and cheese tastes.

2 days ago
jeanmarieok in Home Cooking

CANOLA OIL -- do you detect any "fishiness" or funky smell/taste? YEA OR NAY?

Yes, I can usually pick it out right away. It's the exact same kind of fishy taste I get when I eat at Wendy's. For the life of me, I can't figure out why their burgers taste fishy to me, unless they are frying in canola oil.

2 days ago
jeanmarieok in General Topics

12 Alt-Milks for Today's Alt-Bros

Not sure if you are trying to make me feel 'uncool' for liking coconut milk in my cereal. But hey, I drink raw milk, too. So do I pass ?

Oct 21, 2014
jeanmarieok in Features
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Buying a used Vitamix?

I bought a refurbished Vitamix and have been very happy with it. They give you brand new containers and lids, and I haven't had a single problem with it in 4 years. I paid $350 and it would have cost closer to $600 new at the time.

Oct 03, 2014
jeanmarieok in Cookware

Fondue Pots -- Electric or Something Else?

Electric w variable temp adjustment is the way to go - most useful.

Sep 23, 2014
jeanmarieok in Cookware

Cider, Anyone?

So cool!!! What a great prize - congrats and enjoy!!

Sep 22, 2014
jeanmarieok in Cookware

Need a good bar near the Greater Richmond Conv. Cntr.

Pasture would be my pick - close and the food is excellent.

Sep 20, 2014
jeanmarieok in Mid-Atlantic

Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

We have a Peter Chang restaurant here, and his food is as authentic chinese as it comes. Even at Peter Chang's, they offer General Tsao's because people want it. If you want authentic, though, his restaurants are the place to eat. And the food is great.

Sep 17, 2014
jeanmarieok in General Topics

Salon.com:'12 absolutely delicious apples you’ve probably never tasted'

If you see 'Black Twig' apples at your market - try them. My hands down favorite apple ever.

Sep 16, 2014
jeanmarieok in Food Media & News

vitamix question

No.

Sep 02, 2014
jeanmarieok in Cookware

Are Plate Chargers Passé?

Ditto this.

Aug 29, 2014
jeanmarieok in Cookware

Far-away Chains on your "To Do" List

Dick's Last Resort makes Appleby's look like gourmet food. Don't waste your time or your money.

I like a Jimmy John's sandwich once in awhile - I like the wheat bread.

Aug 28, 2014
jeanmarieok in Chains
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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