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Cranberry Relish Emergency

i know this isn't what you asked for, but a cranberry relish comes together in probably 45 seconds. bag o berries, sugar (3/4 cup) and a thin skinned unpeeled orange (quartered or "eighthed"). pulse in fp until done.

Nov 25, 2014
eLizard in Home Cooking

Making Mashed Potatoes one day early?

i'm having 17. i make them the day of. but i peel and cube the night before and put in a pot of cold water in the fridge or on the deck. and i make them an hour or two in advance and keep them warm in the crock.

PS. dinner for 12 isn't something to sneeze at.

Nov 25, 2014
eLizard in Home Cooking

Best advanced prep stuffing option

#2 (i make sausage herb bread stuffing). i make as much in advance as possible, though. hopefully besides the turkeys, all i'll have to do is the mashed potatoes and brussels sprouts on thanksgiving.

Nov 25, 2014
eLizard in Home Cooking

tomato sauce + chicken stock = tomato soup?

i'm thinking i could do the whole thing in a vitamix.

Nov 25, 2014
eLizard in Home Cooking

Vitamix hot cocoa

I recently got a vitamix, and i've been experimenting. I made quite a nice hot chocolate with milk, some dark chocolate, a dash of vanilla, and a pinch of salt.

it was loud, but worth every decibel.

i hear something similar can be done with apple cider using whole apples.

Nov 21, 2014
eLizard in Home Cooking

VitaMix Blender, is it worth it?

agreed! i love my smoothie preset.

Nov 20, 2014
eLizard in Cookware

Anything CH worthy in Randolph?

is la scala still cash only

Nov 19, 2014
eLizard in Greater Boston Area

VitaMix Blender, is it worth it?

thanks so much. i also think i don't like squash soups...butternut, pumpkin....which is what i tried.

any other must try recipes?

Nov 19, 2014
eLizard in Cookware

Would you shop at Walmart Neighborhood Market?

is that because walmart killed all the competition?

Nov 19, 2014
eLizard in Chains

VitaMix Blender, is it worth it?

i've had mine for a few weeks now, and i use it at least twice a day. the peanut butter is amazing.

the soups, i'm not sold on yet. they're more like mousses....but i'll keep trying. any suggestions?

also, i'm looking at recipes for hot chocolate and hot cider. they look great. some are simple....milk, chocolate chips, vanilla.... i may try one tonight.

Nov 19, 2014
eLizard in Cookware

best bolognese in boston area?

did anyone see in the paper this weekend that Tom Brady's fav boston dish is the bolognese at La morra. just a fun fact.

Nov 19, 2014
eLizard in Greater Boston Area
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Now that Hamersley's is gone, where is Boston's best chicken dish?

i am one that likes rincon limeno over el chalan. i find rincon more consistent.

Nov 17, 2014
eLizard in Greater Boston Area

best bolognese in boston area?

i was going to actually say that dbar has a great bolognese. makes sense that deux ave does too.

Nov 14, 2014
eLizard in Greater Boston Area

thanksgiving turkey

thank you

Nov 14, 2014
eLizard in Greater Boston Area

Now that Hamersley's is gone, where is Boston's best chicken dish?

i was a fan of KR, too! the only drawback to the rincon limeno chicken is that i don't think the skin is very crispy. but for $16 you get an entire hicken, rice, beans, and salad. and it's delicious.

thanksgiving turkey

what do you love about them?

Nov 13, 2014
eLizard in Greater Boston Area

thanksgiving turkey

how big and where do you buy yours?

i do 2 regular (non heritage non kosher) birds. around 18-20 lbs. i usually buy from lamberts and brine. you?

Nov 13, 2014
eLizard in Greater Boston Area

Now that Hamersley's is gone, where is Boston's best chicken dish?

slightly. not bbq pit smoky. but more like rotisserie chicken smoky. flavorful for sure.

the empanadas are so good, too. and if you like ceviche, you're in for a treat.

Nov 13, 2014
eLizard in Greater Boston Area

Sakura Bana

i don't remember much about the food there. i may have only tried it once or twice between giant sapporos and and listening to lots of karaoke.

Nov 13, 2014
eLizard in Greater Boston Area

very nice apple cake

very similar. mine has milk and one fewer egg. slightly less sugar and a bit more butter. and hers calls for vanilaa. which i add to mine. so delicious.

Nov 13, 2014
eLizard in Home Cooking

Sakura Bana

Maluken was on beacon street right by the pizzeria uno's near kenmore.

Nov 13, 2014
eLizard in Greater Boston Area

Now that Hamersley's is gone, where is Boston's best chicken dish?

pollo a la brasa @ rincon limeno.

Nov 13, 2014
eLizard in Greater Boston Area

very nice apple cake

how was it? i've made it 3 times now.

Nov 12, 2014
eLizard in Home Cooking

Sakura Bana

agreed.

i know it's closed, but did Maluken predate sakurabana?

Nov 12, 2014
eLizard in Greater Boston Area

Would you shop at Walmart Neighborhood Market?

we are a pro labor family. we wouldn't shop there.

Nov 11, 2014
eLizard in Chains
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Make 101 Raviolis?

i love those stampers! and i love louis prima!

Nov 11, 2014
eLizard in Cookware

Make 101 Raviolis?

i do it by hand on the counter. so that's my favorite way. granted, i've never used any of the other doo dads. doesn't take all that long.

Nov 11, 2014
eLizard in Cookware

turkey gravy with white wine

vermouth works

Nov 10, 2014
eLizard in Home Cooking

Turkey breast for gravy?

I make my gravy in advance using the drippings from roasting a few turkey wings.

Nov 10, 2014
eLizard in Home Cooking

Un-impressed with Vitamix

are they overpowering?

Nov 10, 2014
eLizard in Cookware