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Bacon and Egg Pizza

Replace the goat cheese with some fresh mozz or ricotta and I am all over that.

Oct 21, 2014
jpc8015 in Recipes

Beef Bottom Round with Onion Gravy

I was actually surprised at how tender mine was. I guess I pulled it out of the oven right at that perfect moment between tough and dry.

Oct 20, 2014
jpc8015 in Home Cooking

Beef Bottom Round with Onion Gravy

So I bought a beef bottom round roast on sale and wasn't sure how to cook it. I did a little Google search and found a recipe that called for slicing up a ton of onions and making a bed in the bottom of your dutch oven. Add a little vinegar, a bay leaf, and I added some thmye just for good measure. You then set the roast right on top of the onions with no other additions.

The onions and the beef give up so much liquid that it is more than enough for braising. I moved the whole Dutch oven into the oven at 275 and left it there for a couple hours. This was some of the best pot roast I ever had.

Has anybody else ever done a braise like this? Would it work for chuck?

Oct 20, 2014
jpc8015 in Home Cooking

12 Alt-Milks for Today's Alt-Bros

We buy milk in a giant jug from Costco. I'm not sorry.

Oct 19, 2014
jpc8015 in Features

Learn to Love Noodles for Breakfast

The Le Creuset pan that you have pictured here...is that the pan you used to make the noodles? I have the same pan, mine is black though.

Oct 17, 2014
jpc8015 in Features

Why Does Ketchup on a Hot Dog Piss People Off?

Hot dogs are frankfurters.

Oct 17, 2014
jpc8015 in Features

Learn to Love Noodles for Breakfast

Your job sounds awful.

Oct 16, 2014
jpc8015 in Features

Learn to Love Noodles for Breakfast

With an egg on top!

Oct 14, 2014
jpc8015 in Features

Learn to Love Noodles for Breakfast

I'll be making stir fry bacon noodles this weekend. Later, I will adapt the recipe to use a hardier noodle. Soba? Udon?

Oct 14, 2014
jpc8015 in Features

Learn to Love Noodles for Breakfast

This may be the most important thing you will ever do. Seriously.

Oct 14, 2014
jpc8015 in Features

Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

Chuck Norris invented red meat, the NFL, and sexual intercourse. In that order.

Awesome Breakfast?

Podnah's pit is easily my #1 choice for a weekend brunch in Portland. I just wish I could convince the rest of my family.

Oct 10, 2014
jpc8015 in Metro Portland

Am I being too cheap? Splitting restaurant bill on family vacation

If you need to ask...then I bet you already know the answer.

Oct 10, 2014
jpc8015 in Not About Food

Greek Gods yogurt: they ought to be ashamed!

80 ounces is a huge serving of yogurt! :-)

Oct 09, 2014
jpc8015 in General Topics

Wedding at restaurant - tipping question

This is very true. Catering is a ton of work.

Oct 02, 2014
jpc8015 in Not About Food

Ideal wine with marinated raw fish

Go with a sparkler.

Oct 02, 2014
jpc8015 in Wine

Wedding at restaurant - tipping question

If there is a standard agreement that they use for these sorts of functions, that standard agreement should detail a service charge.

Oct 02, 2014
jpc8015 in Not About Food

Is a hot dog a sandwich?

Only if she can agree that a hot dog is a sandwich.

Wedding at restaurant - tipping question

I would just discuss it with the restaurant manager. If this is something they do even on a semi occasional basis then they have a procedure in place to handle a service charge.

Oct 01, 2014
jpc8015 in Not About Food

What’s So Bad About ‘Natural’?

I will also add that every chicken can be labeled "Farm Raised" as every chicken is technically raised on a farm. So go out there and get your "All Natural Farm Raised Chicken"!

Is a hot dog a sandwich?

Very serious business indeed.

Oct 01, 2014
jpc8015 in General Topics

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Enchiladas

Yeah, in the Summer my wife cans a lot of green salsa with tomatillos, serrano, jalapeno, roasted poblano, and cilantro. That is the base for the green enchilada sauce.

Sep 30, 2014
jpc8015 in Recipes

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Enchiladas

I usually use fresh chilies and make a green sauce when I do pork enchiladas but I will give this a shot.

Sep 30, 2014
jpc8015 in Recipes

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Enchiladas

This looks awesome.

Sep 30, 2014
jpc8015 in Recipes
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What’s So Bad About ‘Natural’?

I bet your definition of minimal is different that the USDA.

Sep 30, 2014
jpc8015 in Food Media & News

What’s So Bad About ‘Natural’?

Every chicken sod in the USA can be legally be labeled "All Natural".

Sep 30, 2014
jpc8015 in Food Media & News

Get to Know These 11 Winter Squashes

This is awesome. I will get some use out of it.

Sep 30, 2014
jpc8015 in Features

Is a hot dog a sandwich?

I didn't mean just any sandwich can become a slider. I agree that the definition of a slider is very narrow, but it is a small sandwich.

I would include Krystal Burgers in that definition along with WC.

Sep 30, 2014
jpc8015 in General Topics

Yom Kippur

My wife loves stuffed cabbage. Thank you.

Sep 29, 2014
jpc8015 in Kosher

Yom Kippur

I participated in my first seder last April. It was quite the experience.

Sep 29, 2014
jpc8015 in Kosher