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Stuffed mushrooms [Recipe,please]

chopped ham, lots of garlic, and enough softened butter to make a "paste".

Apr 23, 2015
DGresh in Home Cooking

How would you like to be on Top Chef's Restaurant Wars episode this season?

no, Padma's pet charity

Apr 22, 2015
DGresh in Food Media & News

How would you like to be on Top Chef's Restaurant Wars episode this season?

Just saw that. Went to the site (while fully figuring it was way of my league). I'd love to do RW but no way would I pay that kind of money for it!

Apr 22, 2015
DGresh in Food Media & News

Top Chef Season 13 Is Heading To...

That was Texas too! Amazing that they rolled everything awful (stereotyped "Texas" challenges and ridiculous "Olympic-themed" challenges) into one season!

Pepe's New Haven, Yale Graduation Weekend

Yes the two people in the car I figured was a good idea. Do you mean a long wait as in, "I'd like 4 large pizzas" "Ok that'll be ready in an hour" ?

Apr 20, 2015
DGresh in Southern New England

starving on Food Stamps / SNAP

Plus perhaps being saddled with two part-time crappy jobs with commutes and unpredictable hours.

Apr 19, 2015
DGresh in Food Media & News
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Wedding reception food/questions. Professional input welcome....

Sounds great to me! I think it's great to have lots of different options, especially given your constraints. And who doesn't like a hero? (sub? grinder? hogie?)

Apr 19, 2015
DGresh in General Topics

Pepe's New Haven, Yale Graduation Weekend

Kiddo is graduating, and we have restaurant reservations for Saturday and Monday nights, but thought that it might be nice to get take out for Sunday and sit around the room and drink lots of wine etc. :)

We'd love to get a bunch of pizzas from Pepe's. Is this feasible for graduation weekend? Do you just order by phone and then go pick up (I've seen the line going around the block for tables-- do you just go in to pick up?)

Any other suggestions if people think I'm nuts to contemplate this? I'm finding that graduation weekend is an EVENT.

Thanks in advance.

Apr 19, 2015
DGresh in Southern New England

Don't let your Debit/Credit Card out of your sight when dining. .

To each his own, but I have 3 CCs, pay for nearly everything with one, use online banking, online investment, and remote deposit to GREAT convenience. I have had about 4 fraudulent charges in 20 years, they were all removed immediately with no fuss. I've had to change credit cards perhaps 5 times because of the Home Depot/Target thing etc. A pain, but for me I cannot imagine using cash for everything. I have never ever had a problem with a debit card.

Apr 19, 2015
DGresh in Not About Food

How To Become Gluten Intolerant

that's only for Catholics!

Apr 18, 2015
DGresh in Food Media & News

How To Become Gluten Intolerant

That is very funny. We switched to gluten-free communion bread in our church. NO ONE (except for those gluten-free folks, and probably not even then) likes it.

Apr 17, 2015
DGresh in Food Media & News

Don't let your Debit/Credit Card out of your sight when dining. .

Me too. He can't even buy me a christmas present without me seeing where he was shopping :)

Apr 16, 2015
DGresh in Not About Food
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Don't let your Debit/Credit Card out of your sight when dining. .

I use Quicken so I see all transactions on all cards whenever I update, which is every day or two. It is very good to be on top of things immediately.

Apr 16, 2015
DGresh in Not About Food
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Top Chef Season 13 Is Heading To...

It's funny, I'm a big TC fan, but when I saw this announcement I couldn't even remember who was in the finale of TC Boston at first. Then I thought, oh yeah, they were in Mexico. Oh yeah, short guy. Tall guy with slick hair. Hmmmmmm. Must have been someone else. Oh yeah, the gal who won. Worked for Michael V.

Guess it was not a super memorable season, at least for me!

Milk spoilage question

I think you may be right there. Yesterday I got a little whiff of that smell from the top of the container, but poured it anyway since it "shouldn't" have been bad, but it tasted fine, even to my "sensitive palate". I'll try to do what you suggest.

Apr 15, 2015
DGresh in General Topics

Market Shoppers: Get out of the quick check out line. You have too many items...

My understanding is that the charge with the rental car is higher than it would be if you do it individually. So before we went over the GG we logged in, gave our license plate number and our CC, the days we wanted it to be in force, and did it that way. But you have to KNOW to do it. Our B&B warned us about it.

Apr 13, 2015
DGresh in Not About Food

Market Shoppers: Get out of the quick check out line. You have too many items...

Especially with those "irritating" older folks, I always think that if I can be patient, wait for 10 seconds to go around them, not glower when they are slow in the checkout line, maybe maybe some middle-aged woman down in North Carolina will do the same for my 85 year old dad, who lives alone and does all his own shopping and cooking, even though he is very slow on his feet.

Market Shoppers: Get out of the quick check out line. You have too many items...

Except for the GG, which is cashless. A PITA for visitors I will say, who have to plan ahead.

Apr 13, 2015
DGresh in Not About Food

Bryan Voltaggio has a cookbook coming out

I will take a look! (I actually have lots of seaweed in my pantry!)

Apr 12, 2015
DGresh in Food Media & News

Bryan Voltaggio has a cookbook coming out

Ok I take back my comment. I got both his "Home" cookbook and the earlier one he did with his brother, from the library. Home is much more appealing; stuff I like to do on a regular basis, but a bit "twisted" from what you see everywhere. Lots of things I plan to try.

OTOH Volt/Ink was really out there. I couldn't look at a recipe and know "Hey, I'd like that". I guess I should trust Bryan, since I ate at Volt and loved the food, but I just couldn't get excited about any of the recipes there. Not to mention that even though I thought I had every crazy cooking device known to man, I can't do a lot of the recipes in there (aerators and such).

I may even decide to buy "Home" which I don't often do (usually just photocopy some things).

Apr 12, 2015
DGresh in Food Media & News

Market Shoppers: Get out of the quick check out line. You have too many items...

I love your attitude!

New gourmet market in Dobb's Ferry????

nope. Finally got some (of a different brand than the pricy stuff at the Hartsdale Mrs Greens) at the much smaller Briarcliff Mrs Greens. I'd been at the HMart, and maybe they have it there, but I couldn't find it. I've never had much luck asking for help there. And it was too early for the Indian market in Elmsford. Woe is me :)

Market Shoppers: Get out of the quick check out line. You have too many items...

I bet you never have a library fine either!

Apr 12, 2015
DGresh in Not About Food

New gourmet market in Dobb's Ferry????

I just went to the mrs greens in hartsdale and was bummed that they didn't have dried coconut at a reasonable price. Huge store but more fancy than useful

Milk spoilage question

"Maybe smaller servings of higher-quality milk?"

And unusual or not, I really wasn't expecting comments on that.

Apr 11, 2015
DGresh in General Topics

Milk spoilage question

I believe that's true, but we actually *like* skim!

Apr 11, 2015
DGresh in General Topics

Milk spoilage question

Is it just me or is telling someone how much of something to consume a bit presumptuous?

Bryan Voltaggio has a cookbook coming out

yes that was the other book I mentioned having some iffy reviews. Not that I didn't borrow it from the library anyway :). I haven't had a chance to look at it yet.

Apr 10, 2015
DGresh in Food Media & News

To MSG or not to MSG? That is the question

I bought a bag at an Asian market a few months ago, but haven't brought myself to use it; guess I'm not sure the right proportions. Is it good for most anything? For example, I'm making a Thai curry tonight. Would one put some in that?

Apr 09, 2015
DGresh in Food Media & News

Bryan Voltaggio has a cookbook coming out

that one had terrible reviews on Amazon as being very poorly edited (ingredients in the list never being used, etc.) Sounded like it was very quickly produced.

Apr 08, 2015
DGresh in Food Media & News