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Your favourite recipes that use canned pineapple?

pineapple casserole: my family has been making it for as long as i can remember. this recipe approximates it well.

Dec 25, 2010
dmbfiredncr in Home Cooking

Diane Flynt's Foggy Ridge Apple Cider Port -- "Pippin Gold"

Thanksgiving - your BEST side dishes

This is the cranberry sauce I've been making (and supplying my boss' family with) for the past 2-3 years. My husband loves anything with cherries...and you can make it up to a week ahead. Works well as a topping for greek yogurt as well.

Oct 27, 2010
dmbfiredncr in Home Cooking

Best restaurant in Merrifield for lunch

Being curious since I work right down the street, I googled this restaurant. It's actually called Elephant Jumps.

Churros in DC/NoVA


Fun restaurant with nonalcoholic cocktails?

Had dinner at Ceiba recently. Their faux-mojitos were very good.

Looking for virgin drinks

sweet guys, thanks! the husband and i will definitely be hitting up some of these restaurants soon...

Looking for virgin drinks

Here's my dilemna: I like a good cocktail...but am on a temporary restriction from alcohol. I'm looking for places to go with good food but that have a bar that knows how to make a good non-alcoholic cocktail....I'm not talking just about virgin daquiris/pina coladas either.

Any suggestions? I'm out in Loudoun, but would be happy to go anywhere in DC, NoVA.

Thanks in advance!

TGIFriday's, Applebee's, or Chili's?

I've been to the same South Riding Ruby Tuesday's a few times. Though the salad bar is a pale imitation of the old Ruby Tuesday's, it hits the spot when coupled with the Turkey Minis or chicken chili. And given the other restaurants in South Riding, it's pretty decent if you're in the mood for American.

Nov 17, 2009
dmbfiredncr in Chains

downtown atlanta recommendations

MARTA is Atlanta's metro system, right? We would have no issue using that or a cab to get to dinner...thanks for your suggestions so far!

Nov 16, 2009
dmbfiredncr in Atlanta

downtown atlanta recommendations

Hi! Husband and I will be travelling to Atlanta for the SEC championship in a few weeks. We'll be staying at the Downtown Marriott, near Centennial Park and the GA Dome. Any recommendations for a nice dinner for one night and a casual but good lunch the next day? We won't have a car, so proximity is key.

Thanks in advance!

Nov 10, 2009
dmbfiredncr in Atlanta

where to buy pumpkin bars

and the pumpkin whoopie pies are pretty darn tasty.

bone-in skin-on chicken thighs -- ideas for tasty, cozy, affordable please

i follow this recipe but only use thighs when i don't feel like carving the whole chicken.

Jul 01, 2009
dmbfiredncr in Home Cooking

Please help w/family trip to DC

For the Smithsonian, Jose Andres (a local celebrity chef behind Jaleo, Oyamel, etc) is the visiting chef at the National Gallery for the Summer while they have exhibits highlighting Spanish still lifes and armor from the royal family. It's a buffet, but there are some a la carte choices.

Lunch in Tampa/Brandon

for brunch, i recommend the Don Vicente de Ybor Inn in...Ybor. Their steak and blue cheese grits are amazing as are their jalapeno muffins. We had our wedding reception there (it was a brunch) and got nothing but compliments.

Apr 23, 2009
dmbfiredncr in Florida

Just Married, Purchasing New Cookware - Le Creuset & All-Clad

i actually haven't...and was at the le creuset outlet/williams-sonoma today and looked around for them.

Aug 23, 2008
dmbfiredncr in Cookware

Just Married, Purchasing New Cookware - Le Creuset & All-Clad

optik, i don't know where you are, but i highly recommend finding a le crueset outlet. the products are just as good as regular retail items and much cheaper. i absolutely love all of my le crueset pieces.

Aug 21, 2008
dmbfiredncr in Cookware

Reston/Herndon/Sterling Chinese?

I second Chopsticks. Missed it when I moved to South Riding!

Dress Code for Bazin's on Church

Husband and I are going for dinner on Friday night. What's the dress code? Can I wear nice, trouser jeans...or does the restaurant require something more?

Bourbon-Marinated Flank Steak

Add 1/4c brown sugar to the marinade...adds a touch of sweetness that's really good.

And...and some cornstarch to the leftover marinade and boil it...great gravy over mashed potatoes.

Mar 24, 2008
dmbfiredncr in Recipes

Looking for Great Tequila

You can also see the list of products each ABC can order. If it's on the list, they'll order it for you. Different ABCs have different ordering lists.