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Aug 04, 2015
susan1353 in Home Cooking

What to do with pulled pork

Turn it into hash and make breakfast for dinner, with poached/fried eggs on top.

Suggestion near 76th and Broadway?

Seven's Turkish Grill is also good: http://www.seventurkishgrill.com/#/HO...

Mar 09, 2015
susan1353 in Manhattan

What's up with eggplant?

I think that roasting with the balsamic vinegar might be the problem. I'd roast it with olive oil and salt (and garlic!), then add your vinegar after it's done.

Feb 20, 2015
susan1353 in Home Cooking

Please help a new mom cook healthier! I need some inspiration

I would consider "switching" your meal options so that your mid-day meal (and your husband's) is the larger one and dinner is lighter: think salad, sandwich, soup, etc. You'll be eliminating some of the end-of-day time pressure and consuming more of your calories during the day when you really need them. This will work whether you're back at work or home with the baby.

And take advantage of your time when you have two hands free. In that vein, definitely cook some one-pot meals so that they're available for lunch for both of you, roast a chicken in advance, etc. I'd even suggest cooking up pots of whole grains, pasta, etc., that can just be heated up.

Husband Coming from 3 months stay in China; What to cook .

Fixings for an American breakfast (for breakfast or dinner!). Pancakes, eggs, bacon, home fries.

Menu for baby shower brunch

When my daughter was pregnant, she stayed away from processed meats, some soft cheeses, and smoked fish.

Super Bowl snacks for hospital

I love these Buffalo Chicken sandwiches with blue cheese slaw.

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

Jan 29, 2015
susan1353 in Home Cooking

What are some of your favorite kitchen tricks that you'd be hesitant to admit to foodies?

Sometimes a squirt of ketchup is what's needed to brighten up a tomato-based stew--adds just the right amount of salt, sugar, and vinegar.

Harlem NYC Restaurants

Blvd Bistro just got a great write up in the NYT:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/14/din...

Jan 09, 2015
susan1353 in Manhattan
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Harlem NYC Restaurants

Looking forward to the hand pulled noodles, too. Hope you enjoy your trip, and please report back.

Jan 08, 2015
susan1353 in Manhattan
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Harlem NYC Restaurants

Oh, I always forget about Pisticci. Need to go there again.

Jan 08, 2015
susan1353 in Manhattan

Harlem NYC Restaurants

Not a lot of authentic Italian in the area, but here are a few suggestions: http://harlembespoke.blogspot.com/201...

Also, Jin Ramen on 125th and Broadway (a little further south than you'll be but easy to get to on the 1 train), is great. http://www.jinramen.com/menu

Jan 08, 2015
susan1353 in Manhattan

Great Recipe for Orange Cheesecake?

You can also up the orange flavor by using something like Anna's Thin Orange Cookies for the crust instead of graham crackers.

Dec 30, 2014
susan1353 in Home Cooking

Kid-friendly but interesting near Museum of Natural History

Nice Matin at 79th and Amsterdam could work nicely.

Dec 16, 2014
susan1353 in Manhattan
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make ahead meals

You can cook up a variety of grains (barley, quinoa, brown rice, etc.) in advance, and make grain bowls for breakfast with eggs or dinner with vegetables and protein.

Christmas Day Dinner

How about Beef Bourguignon? Easy to make ahead of time (and usually better after a day or two). Only needs a nice salad, some crusty bread, maybe some egg noodles.

If you're looking for dessert, keep it simple! Ice cream with all the fixings, buy cannoli or other pastries.

Dec 11, 2014
susan1353 in General Topics

UWS-ish local food?

If you're willing to go uptown a little, try The Grange in Hamilton Heights (Amsterdam and 141st, easy from the 1 train at 137, A/B/C/D at 145). Farm to table, funky atmosphere, delicious food that won't break the bank.

http://thegrangebarnyc.com/

Dec 01, 2014
susan1353 in Manhattan

UWS-ish local food?

If you're willing to go uptown a little, try The Grange in Hamilton Heights (Amsterdam and 141st, easy from the 1 train at 137, A/B/C/D at 145). Farm to table, funky atmosphere, delicious food that won't break the bank.

http://thegrangebarnyc.com/

Dec 01, 2014
susan1353 in Manhattan

Turnips for Thanksgiving

I would roast the turnips along with the butternut squash.

Nov 25, 2014
susan1353 in Home Cooking
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Best recipes for homemade Christmas gifts

Hot fudge sauce.

Nov 24, 2014
susan1353 in Home Cooking

Thanksgiving sweet potato ideas?

I'm intrigued by this recipe for Rosemary Sweet Potato Stackers that are baked in a muffin tin. I haven't tried it yet, but it looks delicious.

http://www.kimshealthyeats.com/rosema...

Nov 20, 2014
susan1353 in Home Cooking

Thanksgiving--how many side dishes do you make for small groups?

Every year, I hear "make more sides!" So the answer is... too many.

This year: two different kinds of stuffing, brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, roasted carrots, kale with lemon and garlic. And, maybe something with sweet potatoes.

Nov 18, 2014
susan1353 in Home Cooking

9 year old girl's birthday party

My kids liked "make-your-own-anything." Maybe sandwich fixings and cute shape cutters so they can customize their own sandwiches.

Christmas dinner - Not Turkey...

How about paella? All you need is some crusty bread and a salad with it.

Nov 12, 2014
susan1353 in Home Cooking
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Best/worst Thanksgiving ever...

This story, too, has more to do with family than the food (which was always plentiful and largely delicious). My in-laws had always hosted a large gathering of extended families so that no one had to choose where to spend Thanksgiving. My parents and siblings, my brother-in-laws family, etc. Then my husband's sister and her husband separated. My MIL kindly called my soon-to-be-ex-BIL to see if he'd be joining us. He hemmed and hawed, and ultimately said, "I don't know, let me check to see what my mother and brother want to do." To which, my dear MIL replied: "Well, I already called them and they're coming."

The tradition continued for many years. Once you were family, you were always family. I miss them.

ISO Quick & Dirty Dinner Ideas for Mom & Kid While Dad is Out of Town

Baked potatoes and all the fixins: chili, cheese, broccoli, bacon, etc.

And, roast a chicken one night and use the leftovers for quesadillas, salad, etc. I make baked enchiladas using leftover chicken, lots of cheese and (canned!) enchilada sauce with corn tortillas. Easy and delicious, and they reheat nicely.

Oct 27, 2014
susan1353 in Home Cooking

West 59th st

I haven't worked there in a while, but love Kashkaval. My office was closer to 11th Avenue and I could spend half of my lunch hour just walking to and from 9th Avenue :)

Sep 23, 2014
susan1353 in Manhattan

Speciality food related gourmet shops in manhattan?

She might enjoy Zabar's.

Sep 23, 2014
susan1353 in Manhattan

West 59th st

That area is a bit of a wasteland, but Greek Kitchen (58th and 10th) might work.

Sep 22, 2014
susan1353 in Manhattan