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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

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

Jun 10, 2014
jeanmarieok in Los Angeles Area
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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

At the end of my rope -- please help

For hamburgers, you really need to have fat, and more than you would think. If that offends your sensibilities, don't make a burger at home. Save that for a meal out.

I'll tell you something, Rachael Ray has some really good food in her cookbooks, and they are tailor made for a new mom - you might want to give her another look.

Don't be so hard on yourself. It'll come. Keep at it. And your husband sounds like a great guy.

May 07, 2014
jeanmarieok in Home Cooking
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Potato Salad - dressing question

I love a little sweet pickle juice added to my potato salad. Gives it an unidentifiable little extra something! And a pinch or two of celery salt.

May 04, 2014
jeanmarieok in Home Cooking

Cottage cheese spoiling well before expiration date

This is SO true - any type of contamination at all is terrible for cheese. Gloves are a great recommendation.

May 04, 2014
jeanmarieok in General Topics

Sodastream Updates 4/14-- still using it? Just dusting it? Don't remember where it is?

I've had mine for three years this week (mother's day gift, so I know for sure!). No problems with it, and we use it every day for soda water. Our soda consumption has reduced to nothing, but we all like just plain soda water with a squeeze of lemon or a dash of juice.

If mine broke today, I'd have to buy another one ASAP.

May 02, 2014
jeanmarieok in Cookware

Galaktoboureko - γαλακτομπούρεκο

Oh my gosh, I love this - one of my favorite desserts!!

Apr 09, 2014
jeanmarieok in Home Cooking

Eggs - What a Beautiful Thing!

Baked Custard is one of my favorite things to eat. Now I have to go and make some! I like the Edna Lewis recipe.

Apr 09, 2014
jeanmarieok in General Topics

Would this rub you the wrong way? (House Guests selectively picking up the tab) and questions on house guest expectations

Family is challenging for sure. I am happy to have more than a couple decent relatives. They make up for the few difficult and awful ones. I feel sorry for people with no family members they can relate to.

Apr 08, 2014
jeanmarieok in Not About Food

Eating pizza or burger w/ knife and fork

My parents have 'weak' teeth and cut up everything. And have done so since their 40's. So there could be more to it and meets the eye.

Apr 08, 2014
jeanmarieok in Not About Food