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Sable Kitchen: What to order?

Just booked a dinner reservation... I am overwhelmed by the menu - everything looks amazing. What are the stand-outs? Thanks!

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Sable Kitchen & Bar
505 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60654

Sep 25, 2011
akp in Chicago Area

midtown dinner for 1

Thx to all who replied. He had a nice rooftop meal at Pampano. He'll keep the others in mind for his other nights. Thx again. Great suggestions.

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Pampano
209 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017

Sep 12, 2011
akp in Manhattan

midtown dinner for 1

My husband is at 45th & 2nd overnight. Dining alone. Any recs within walking distance for a nice dinner? Thx.

Sep 12, 2011
akp in Manhattan

Comfort Food Mac & Cheese Recipe

I have tried several mac and cheese recipes - several very gourmet, but I stopped experimenting once I made this recipe I found on All Recipes - Chuck's Favorite Mac and Cheese:

http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/chucks-...

It takes about 5 minutes to mix together and it is AMAZING. Everyone always requests the recipe.

Dec 23, 2010
akp in Home Cooking

Help me round out my menu

For Christmas Eve:

Beef Tenderloin Deluxe. (A family tradition - marinated in sherry, butter, soy and mustard)
Sherried Wild Rice with Mushrooms
Mashed Potoatoes

What else should I serve?

Thank you!

Dec 22, 2010
akp in Home Cooking

Trader Joes Wine Picks - Under $8

Need some budget wine picks for a party that I am co-hosting. Need some good drinkable wine ideas. The less expensive the better since I need to buy about 40 bottles. Red and white. Thank you!

Dec 02, 2010
akp in Wine

What do you make that is SOOO easy yet you impress yourself every time you make it?

What a great thread!

I have made this so many times in the past few months. SOOO easy, flavorful and delicious. Great panty meal.

Saute 1/2 chopped onion and crushed red pepper flakes in olive oil. Mix in tuna (canned in olive oil), capers and a touch of salt. Add white wine. Simmer for a while. Toss with pasta. (I love it with the lemon pepper pappardelle from TJ) Sprinkle with parsley and pepper.

I came across this recipe, if you want exact measurements, from Simply Recipes.

It comes together in less than 15 minutes. YUM.

Oct 29, 2010
akp in Home Cooking

Tarragon Ideas

Thanks Val. I love tarragon with chicken and looks like a great version. Will make this week!

Oct 29, 2010
akp in Home Cooking

Tarragon Ideas

I have a ton of tarragon in my herb pot that I need to use up. Any creative ideas? Thanks!

Oct 29, 2010
akp in Home Cooking

Coq au Vin

Perhaps my comment didn't read correctly. I simply brought it to boil, turned the heat down and then simmered for a few minutes. Figured the seasonings would infuse throughout with this step. Smells great!

Oct 29, 2010
akp in Home Cooking

Coq au Vin

Perfect. Thank you, Marge! I am boiling the red wine now to marinate the chicken. I won't be able to marinate overnight, but hopefully a few hours will be okay! This looks delicious.

Oct 29, 2010
akp in Home Cooking

Coq au Vin

Does anyone have the BEST recipe for Coq au Vin? I have all the ingredients, just trying to figure out which recipe to use. Thanks!

Oct 29, 2010
akp in Home Cooking

First time in Vegas. My line-up and need some recs

My first time in Vegas. Going next week. This is our line-up so far:

Wed:
dinner at Bartolotta (the chef used to be our neighbor, so we wanted to eat here)

Thursday:
lunch at Burger Bar,
7:00 LOVE show at the Mirage- any recs for a dinner after the show?

Friday:
lunch at Border Grill, dinner at Bouchon

Saturday:
need lunch ideas
dinner at Bradley Ogden

Thanks!!!

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Bouchon
3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Border Grill
3950 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Bradley Ogden
3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Oct 03, 2010
akp in Las Vegas

Crack Pie Recipe

Has anyone made the Bon Appetit Crack Pie recipe yet? I haven't had a chance to cross-reference the other recipes posted in this thread, but when I saw it in the magazine, I knew that I wanted to make it.

Aug 27, 2010
akp in Home Cooking

Canned Green Tomatoes

They are chopped and not pickled.

Aug 27, 2010
akp in Home Cooking

Canned Green Tomatoes

My friend canned some green tomatoes and gave me a jar today. What should I do with them?

Thanks!

Aug 27, 2010
akp in Home Cooking

Doubling and Tripling Recipe Guidelines?

I am going to do some batch cooking this week-end for my pregnant friends. I am going to make lasagna and don't know what the general guidelines would be for doubling or tripling the sauce and cheese mixtures? I'd love to do the sauce in one huge stockpot, but don't know if the spices need to be altered. Here is the recipe. Any advice would be appreciated.

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/20...

Also, I am going to make several batches of cookie dough to freeze. Can I multiply the recipe to do all at once or is it advisable to do each batch separately.

THANK YOU.

May 26, 2010
akp in Home Cooking

Vita-Mix Recipes

Just got a Vita-Mix. Anyone have some great recipes/ideas to share? Thank you!

Apr 22, 2010
akp in Home Cooking

What's for dinner part XXII?

I was planning a roasted chicken, but when I opened the chicken, it was spoiled. (Just bought an organic one yesterday!) So, I am having some leftover pulled pork with some bbq sauce on a bun. YUM!

Mar 02, 2010
akp in Home Cooking

BBQ Sauce?

What is a good store bought BBQ sauce?

Feb 22, 2010
akp in General Topics

New Trader Joe's yea/nay thread - 1st quarter 2010 [OLD]

Mmm - those sounds like great ideas to try! I've been putting them warm over baby spinach with a poached egg on top with a little toasted bread on the side...

Feb 16, 2010
akp in Chains

New Trader Joe's yea/nay thread - 1st quarter 2010 [OLD]

Yea:
I am in love with the steamed French lentils found in the produce section next to the salad greens.
The organic gala apples in a bag
Trail mix with chocolate and dried cranberries
Not TJ brand - AkMaks
unfiltered organic apple juice
Vintj wine - when it was $4.99 - now it is 9.99
organic maple syrup - grade b
the soups in tetra packs - tomato red pepper
the frozen berries and mangoes

Feb 16, 2010
akp in Chains

Best Make-Ahead/Freezer Meals?

perfect - thanks!

Jan 31, 2010
akp in Home Cooking

Best Make-Ahead/Freezer Meals?

I am frequently making dinners for new moms and am looking for some new recipes and ideas. What are some favorites? Thanks!

Jan 31, 2010
akp in Home Cooking

Duck Confit in an Oven Bag

I am making this duck confit from Sara Moulton today:
http://www.saramoulton.com/weeknightm...

Has anyone made this? If so, any tips or comments?

thanks

Jan 27, 2010
akp in Home Cooking

Fried Chicken Party Menu

Thanks to all for the ideas. I have a rough plan for my menu now - thanks!

Nov 18, 2009
akp in Home Cooking

What is Your Favorite Non-Foodie Thanksgiving Dish?

clam dip and fritos!!!

Nov 16, 2009
akp in Home Cooking

Fried Chicken Party Menu

do you have a link to the broccoli cheese cornbread recipe?

Nov 16, 2009
akp in Home Cooking

Thanksgiving Appetizers

What are your favorites? I typically don't do appetizers for Thanksgiving, but this year we are. My sister-in-law is bringing a delicious cranberry brie, so I don't want anything with cheese.

I haven't been on this site for a while, so if there is already a related thread, just let me know.

Thanks!

Nov 16, 2009
akp in Home Cooking

Fried Chicken Party Menu

great ideas - thank you! i have a favorite mac and cheese recipe. could i just put it into a mini muffin tin and bake as usual or do i need to do anything special to have them "set up"?

Nov 16, 2009
akp in Home Cooking