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Providence Weekend with Toddler - Hotel at the Airport - Want to still eat some good food!

Heading up this weekend, and looking forward to trying a few of these places out. Thanks to all for your help. I will report back!

Providence Weekend with Toddler - Hotel at the Airport - Want to still eat some good food!

Fried seafood is always an option for me -- and fortunately toddler loves it, too! Thanks so much.

Providence Weekend with Toddler - Hotel at the Airport - Want to still eat some good food!

A seafood shack sounds great. And I'll have people with me to help eat the clamcakes!

Providence Weekend with Toddler - Hotel at the Airport - Want to still eat some good food!

Thanks for the recommendation of the place and the sandwich!

Providence Weekend with Toddler - Hotel at the Airport - Want to still eat some good food!

Thanks so much! Ironworks looks great.

I also see a Gregg's Restaurant (https://greggsusa.com/) near the airport, and I guess they're a local chain? Is it worth checking out?

Providence Weekend with Toddler - Hotel at the Airport - Want to still eat some good food!

Heading to Providence for a weekend with the delightful (really) in-laws and my 2 year old. Our hotel is at the airport. I would love recommendations for any place near the airport where the food is decent and a toddler is welcome. Also recs for any such place in Providence.

Basically, I want to eat good food while I'm there, even though I've got my kid in tow.

Also, if I head out without the baby for a night on the town, where should I go for drinks (that's a short and easy drive back to the hotel)?

Thanks so much for any advice!

Where can I buy uni?

I ran across this recipe for Uni Butter on Toast: http://www.foodrepublic.com/2014/03/1... and now I really want to make it. Anyone know where I can buy uni? South Philly is best, but I'm willing to travel.

Thank you!

Mar 20, 2014
PhillyCook in Philadelphia

What's in your slow cooker today

Please report back on how this goes. It sounds amazing!

Feb 19, 2014
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

What's in your slow cooker today

Um, details please. Lots of details.

Feb 14, 2014
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

What's in your slow cooker today

The dried cannellini beans were done at 45 minutes?

Feb 12, 2014
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

What's in your slow cooker today

Yes! It's terrific. I really like the recipe from Cook's Illustrated. Unsurprisingly, it's not a dump and go, but it is delicious. I serve it with mashed potatoes.

http://www.cooksillustrated.com/recip...

Feb 12, 2014
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #257 - Chugging towards Thanksgiving Edition (Choo-Choo!) [Through Nov. 24, 2013]

Ooo... That sounds amazing. I just love quick pantry meals. I've got tofu instead of shrimp. Thinking about frying up pieces and then added them at the end. Or should I simply cube and add at the beginning? I'm still something of a tofu novice.

Nov 19, 2013
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

Appetizing store in Philly?

Is there anywhere in Philly that's like Russ and Daughter's Appetizing Store in NYC?

Where do you go for your appetizing needs in Philly?

Thanks!

Mar 03, 2013
PhillyCook in Philadelphia

Slow cooker newbie needs help!

That's a yummy idea. Thanks!

Feb 01, 2013
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

What's in your slow cooker today

How do you adjust timing for frozen chicken rather than fresh? How long did you sent it for?

Feb 01, 2013
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

Slow cooker newbie needs help!

When I got home the beans were still underdone -- all that acid I guess. But I put them on High for about another hour and a half, and they were pretty good. Not amazing, but good. I'm going to try the Mole Chicken Chili from Slow Cooker Revolution this weekend. I trust the recipes from America's Test Kitchen -- they may be a pain, but they are always delicious, at least in my experience. I think I need to cook from some really solid recipes until I get a feel for my new piece of equipment.

And now I have a *ton* of lima beans to eat up. Not the worst thing in the world. I'm thinking bruscetta, with a little sauteed garlic and rosemarry to perk it up, or soup. Any other suggestions?

Feb 01, 2013
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

Slow cooker newbie needs help!

I like this idea of "modular elements" very much. It makes a lot of sense to me, and is a bit the direction I've been moving anyway -- freezing leftovers, buying more frozen vegetables. I'm going to have to reorganize the freezer soon and start making some hard decisions about what goes in there.

Jan 31, 2013
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

Slow cooker newbie needs help!

I'm going to need to cook turkey for about 30 people next weekend -- our annual Thanksgiving-for-Valentine's-Day party. I've seen people say that they just dump a turkey breast in the slow cooker and it comes out juicy and lovely. Anyone had luck with this? Instructions?

I'm going to have to do at least two turkeys anyway, so one was going to get done a day in advance, carved, refrigerated, and reheated, so it wouldn't be a big deal to me to cook several pieces in advance. Thoughts on whether this is a good idea?

Jan 31, 2013
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

Slow cooker newbie needs help!

I've made this recipe before using the traditional method and the beans softened all right, so I'm hopeful. We'll see!

Jan 31, 2013
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

Slow cooker newbie needs help!

What goes wrong when you try to do beans in your cooker? If I try beans a couple of times and they don't work out, mine may go back to the store. My goal to eat more bean-based dishes (healthy, cheap, and delicious -- but they take so long to cook!) is a good part of the reason I bought the thing.

Jan 31, 2013
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

Slow cooker newbie needs help!

Okay, I'm trying again. This time: beans. I started with this recipe for Slow Baked Beans with Kale http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/02/hea....

I doubled the recipe and sauteed the onions, carrots, celery, and garlic last night. I soaked baby lima beans overnight. This morning I combined the drained beans, the onion mixture, the herbs, and the tomato paste and water (I used about half the water) in the slow cooker. DH will put it on for 5 hours on low before he leaves the house today. It will still be on warm for a few hours before I get home.

We'll see! I'm hoping at worst for over cooked beans -- I can work with that. I don't think there's any chance of hard beans, at least, which was a complaint I saw others made about this recipe when made as directed. What I really want is for the flavor to be good, rich and delicious.

For bread crumbs I plan to brown some panko in butter, then sprinkle them over each plate at serving.

Wish me luck. I'll report back tomorrow.

Jan 31, 2013
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

Smoked Chipotle Raspberry Wings!

These sound YUM!

Jan 30, 2013
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

Slow cooker newbie needs help!

Ah ha! I found the complete episode here: http://www.americastestkitchen.com/vi...

Thanks so much for alerting me to this. I've ordered Slow Cooking Revolution now as well.

Jan 30, 2013
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

Slow cooker newbie needs help!

Very useful instructions on testing the temperature, but I didn't see the part about wrapping the meat in foil, etc. Was that a separate video? I'm definitely interested in keeping the meat from overcooking.

Jan 30, 2013
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

What's in your slow cooker today

How long do you cook this for, please? It sounds delicious. Also, what amounts do you use for ingredients? Approximate is okay!

Jan 30, 2013
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

Slow cooker newbie needs help!

Could you send the link for that ATK episode, please? Sounds really useful.

Jan 29, 2013
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

What's in your slow cooker today

I'm new to slow cooker cooking -- can you tell me more about what you did to adapt this? Did you toss the chicken with spices and brown? What about pre-cooking the onions and garlic? Did you cut the 1/2 c of water? Did you cook the apricots separately, or add them into the slow cooker?

And the big question: how long did you cook it for? And do you have an old or new cooker? Mine seems to run hot/fast, so the first dish I made in it dried out, to my great disappointment.

Jan 29, 2013
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

Slow cooker newbie needs help!

I just got a slow cooker (this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001...) for the very first time. I have a 10 month old baby and I work full time, and a slow cooker seems ideal--the idea of having dinner ready and waiting for me when I get home from work a couple of times a week sounds like heaven.

I used it for the first time yesterday, making choucroute garni. I used this recipe, adding a couple of spices and trading out the smoked pork chops for boneless country pork spareribs, as seen in another recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/fo.... It says to cook on low for at least 6 and up to 8 hours. At 7 am I set it to low for 8 hours, and I left. I got home at 6 pm and it was set on warm, which is what it goes to after the set time finishes. I don't think there is any way to make it turn off once the time is done.

Everything was hopelessly overcooked. The potatoes and apples were okay, but the sauerkraut was tasteless and the meats were dry and flavorless. A lot of mustard made it go down, but it was still a huge disappointment.

Help me out, Chowhounds! Should I have put this on for only 6 hours? Or even less, since it was going to stay on warm for hours after? Does the "warm" setting on a slow cooker keep cooking? How do I take that into account?

My husband has a somewhat more flexible schedule than I do, and often works from home in the mornings. Would it be better if I had him turn it on so that the dish only cooked for the time listed in the recipe, rather than staying on warm for additional hours?

Are there any items that will turn out well after being in the slow cooker for 11 hours on some combination of cooking and warm?

I'd also love some advice for great slow cooker recipes, or what you love in the slow cooker. Vegetarian recipes, or ones with just a little meat for flavor, are especially welcome, as we don't eat a ton of meat. I'm thinking of trying beans tomorrow -- those sound like they'll do well in the slow cooker.

Finally, any ideas on how to use up my leftovers? I'm thinking ham pie for the pork ribs, as the additional filling will add flavor. The kielbasa may be a lost cause. Ideas for using overcooked sauerkraut?

Thank you! I really want to love my slow cooker, but I need to learn how.

Jan 29, 2013
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

Many vanilla beans

My wonderful friend just visited Madagascar and brought me back several beautiful vanilla beans.

Any special recipes for using terrific, fresh vanilla beans? I want to get a lot of enjoyment out of these -- I may never have this many beans on hand at one time again.

Jan 21, 2013
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

Crack Food Revisited

Here's a Fish House Punch recipe that cites the original home of the punch, the Fish House Club on the Schuylkill River: http://www.nytimes.com/recipes/1379/F...

When I make a punch I make a single huge ice cube in an empty (and very well rinsed) half-gallon orange juice container.

Aug 27, 2012
PhillyCook in Home Cooking