free sample addict aka Tracy L's Profile

Title Last Reply

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Valentine's Day 2015 edition!

I second JO's recipes working well. He really has a knack for layering flavors, yet most of his recipes are uncomplicated.

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Valentine's Day 2015 edition!

Thanks for posting the deal. I have been wanting that cookbook for a very long time.

Favorite broccoli raab (rabe) preps?

Blanched and added as a pizza topping.

Would you buy your neighbors' home cooked food

I think what is being overlooked is that Airbnb brought together networks of friends. They put together many groups of friends and friends of friends who had never met. Of course recommendations are key and that is how trust is built. For example, larger cities where Airbnb is popular there are places with dozens of recommendations. Word of mouth also helps. When I was looking for a place to stay in Seattle I was given the names of hosts friends had previously stayed with.

what to do with camembert windfall?

I gave the cheese to the cat, I did not give the dogs to the cat.

What's for Dinner #349 - the Sub-Zero-For-Some Edition [Old]

I bought my first container of the season of strawberries on Sunday. Though I really wanted to use them in sangria or a magarita I made a strawberry and baby greens salad w/strawberry vinaigrette from a farmers market cookbook I have. It was very good. I'll get more berries in a few weeks and use them for imbibing purposes.

What's for Dinner #349 - the Sub-Zero-For-Some Edition [Old]

I like the substitutions. I looks yummy. I have not had chicken livers in a long time and I want to have more salad dinners. Thanks for sharing your variations.

What's for Dinner #349 - the Sub-Zero-For-Some Edition [Old]

I am in No. California and it was warm this weekend too. Weird. Anyway what recipes did you use for the dessert?

what to do with camembert windfall?

No, they have both passed away. I gave it an elderly cat I had per the okay from the vet.

Best Burger & Fries in Sacramento

My new favorite is Field House American Sport Pub. It wins my praise because they made my burger a perfect medium rare and the fries were excellent. It was just a straight up good burger. I went last Thursday night and expected a lot of college kids partying, but the customers were mostly people coming for dinner and or drinks after work. Maybe the kids come out after 8:00. The service was very good and my food came out pretty fast.

http://www.fieldhousesac.com/

what to do with camembert windfall?

I am afraid freezing it might change the texture. I think adding to a scone recipe that calls for cheese would be nice or mixing it into soft polenta at the end could work. It works really well if you need to camouflage a pill for a pet.

Cooking from Radically Simple by Rozanne Gold

I finally tried this recipe as it has intrigued for quite some time. I love anchovies and especially enjoy them in more assertive roles; however, I appreciate anchovies when they add a more subtle note to a dish. I think this pasta dish is a good example of the latter. I wanted some sort of comfort food last night, but it has been unseasonably warm here so I didn't want anything heavy. It hit the spot for me. I agree with LN that is would make a great side dish. I could see breaking the cauliflower up into smaller florets and using pasta about the same size of the florets. Also substituting half of the cauliflower with broccoli would be nice and add a nice color note to it.

I need help making the perfect omelet

I have been making omelets since I was a kid. I start off on medium high and just before I add the filling I turn the heat down and remove the pan from the heat(my range is not working well so I cannot tell which setting). I add the filling and put the pan back on the less hot burner. I flip it and wait for the cheese to melt. I loved making omelets for my family so my mom gifted me with a wide spatula. It was like training wheels when I first started making omelets. If you can find a wide spatula it works wonders at preventing breakage. And of course practice, practice, practice.

Would you buy your neighbors' home cooked food

Yes, I use Airbnb, Uber and Lyft and find the thought of purchasing or providing meals using the same concept appealing. I personally love this trend and look forward to other areas of commerce it will influence and improve.

Has anyone purchased an affordable electric stove recently?

Thanks for the links and the feedback. I am not a fastidious person and I actually like that I can take the drip pans out and soak them after with the coil cook top. I went to the nearest appliance store. Even the sales person seemed underwhelmed by the glass top. He didn't even try to up sell me on a pricier model.

Has anyone purchased an affordable electric stove recently?

Good point about CL. Some of the marked down ranges I have seen are cheaper than the big microwave that we all chipped in for at work. Your suggestion might be a good interim solution for me.

Has anyone purchased an affordable electric stove recently?

Thanks, I appreciate the information.

Has anyone purchased an affordable electric stove recently?

I am reconsidering the coils. What are the issues with glass top? Sorry to ask such a dumb question, I have never bought a stove before and most of my friends have gas ranges.

Has anyone purchased an affordable electric stove recently?

That is interesting and I appreciate you bringing it up. Why do you prefer it? The coils must still be popular because there are still a lot of models out there.

Why are people slaves to a date, say February 14?

Never.

I miss old school Chinese restaurants.

I really miss the little take out cartons. I don't see them used very much.

Why are people slaves to a date, say February 14?

Because some people are sappy and romantic and have not become jaded and cynical.

Has anyone purchased an affordable electric stove recently?

I am starting to look for a replacement for my range/stove. My budget is between $500 and $800 and it can only be electric. Electric is the only options per my HOA (I love where I live so the sacrifice is worth it). I was hoping to make my purchase later in the year and spend more money, but it seems I will be having house guests throughout the summer. It must not have coils on the cook top and the oven must be self cleaning. I have never bought a range before and I am at a loss as to what features are "must have" and which ones are gimmicks or not worth having. Friends are checking into the scratch and dent departments in appliance stores for me.

Any thoughts on ten22 in Old Sacramento?

Has anyone been and if so what are your thoughts? I am not looking for suggestions for alternatives.

What is your favourite thing to do with a chuck steak?

I like to do a chili colorado or a beef barbacoa and use the meat for tacos.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/fo...

Mandatory municipal composting: how do you handle your food scraps?

Maybe you should ask this question on the garden forum. I stayed for a week with a lady in West Seattle and she kept her scraps in a bag in the freezer.

A few summers agoa I house sat for some friends who wanted me to use the counter top composting bucket for my food scraps. Up until then I thought it was a great concept and was looking at composters for my condo. It was pretty gross and I thought it was kind of hypocritical to use so much soap and water to clean out the composting bucket. Not exactly eco-friendy.

The Word-Snobs can bite me!!!!

Right on! Wave your foodie flag! Makes me wish George Carlin was still alive. He'd have a field day over people wetting themselves over the word foodie.

Can a whole chicken be prepared in a 6L pressure cooker?

Nice explanation. I love my pressure cooker and I have been experimenting with meats using the PC first and finishing it off in the oven. It is a great method.

Pegboard advice needed

Nice, but too pricey. I would need two. Thanks for the suggestion.

Pegboard advice needed

I have seen these and it is beyond my budget. Pegboard is in my price range.