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Where do you do your grocery shopping in Baltimore??

Graul's Markets in Ruxton, Mays Chapel or near Annapolis.

Feb 11, 2007
oldone in Washington DC & Baltimore

ISO Baltimore Cheesecake

This is a German smearcase type cheese cake. Maybe available at Farmer's markets or other places. Available at Graul's market in Baltimore Area.

Feb 11, 2007
oldone in Home Cooking

Steak Frites @ La Bonne Soupe or huge steak at Bistecca Fiorentina?

I doubt that the steak at La bonne soupe is 16 ounces. However, it is good. You can look at the menu on their website.

Jan 22, 2007
oldone in Manhattan

Wedding Cake Bakery Recommendations for Bar Harbor Area?

Thanks. It is for a niece's wedding the end of July. I will pass the suggestions on to her.

Jan 16, 2007
oldone in All New England Archive

Wedding Cake Bakery Recommendations for Bar Harbor Area?

Need suggestions for bakerys for either wedding cake or wedding cupcake tiers. thanks

Jan 13, 2007
oldone in All New England Archive

Moderately priced dinner near Rockefeller Center

How about La bonne soupe on 55th between 5th ave and 6th ave? Nice French bistro within your price range.

Dec 05, 2006
oldone in Manhattan

Three teenagers and Me in NYC 12/15

I was going to make the same suggestion. It would be a fun place for them and a little different experience. Decent food also.

Nov 17, 2006
oldone in Manhattan

Mashed Potatoes--Making them ahead of time.

For Thanksgiving dinner. Always fall into the last minute trap of mashing potatoes, making gravy and carving the turkey. Who has a good way of mashing the potatoes earlier and keeping them hot and tasty? Double Boiler? Notthe one with the cream cheese and sour cream that is then baked. Thanks

Nov 14, 2006
oldone in Home Cooking

Lunch at Cite Grill

will be in New York for the day on Thursday and want to eat at Cite Grill. Will I need a reservation? Friend and I will be shopping and not sure of the exact time we will be planning to eat.

Nov 13, 2006
oldone in Manhattan

I won dinner at PF Changs

I love the shrimp dumplings, the pork dumplings and the Singapore Noodles (curry flavored). Like Kung Pao chicken as well.

Oct 24, 2006
oldone in Chains

First Time at the Melting Pot

I went to one for the first time in Philadelphia on Saturday night. I had a better time than I was anticipating, but I also think that once is enough. Was in a group of 30, 10 at our table and 20 at another table. Our group of 10 had fun, although several of the older ladies had trouble with the whole concept. We had three kinds of cheese fondue, the mixed meat, seafood entree in the the broth and three kinds of chocolate fondue. It was a lot of food. since I am not a fruit eater, the chocolate fondue did not do that much for me since I only ate a couple of pieces of cake and marshmallow. The dark chocolate was the best. It took a long time to eat. Based on the menu prices, it was pretty pricey. I know we got a cheaper rate for a group, but still not cheap. I think I have it out of my system.

Oct 24, 2006
oldone in Chains

Eye of round

I like Eye of Round for pot roast or roasted for Roast Beef. I use (horror of horrors!) Liptons French Onion soup Mix and Campbell's Mushroom and cook at 325 for 3 hours in an aluminum foil packet for Pot Roast. Makes great gravy and is easy to do. Also, is not greasy. Never been a fan of chuck roast.

Oct 16, 2006
oldone in Home Cooking

Reistertown And Beltway Monday Dinner

Ruth's chris is right there North of the Belway. Linwood's is also a good choice. Farther North on Reisterstown Road.

Sep 29, 2006
oldone in Washington DC & Baltimore

What was/is your favorite birthday cake?

Does DIVAMAC have the recipe for the choclate malt cake? I would love to have it.

Sep 22, 2006
oldone in General Topics

What was/is your favorite birthday cake?

Yellow cake with buttercream icing from a bakery in Baltimore called Silber's (long out of businees). I just had a birthday cake from Sugarbakers in Catonsville that was delicious that was yellow cake with the real kind of butter cream (not the confectioner's sugar version)and rasberry preserves between two of the layers. It was fresh, tasty and the icing was not too sweet. On the downside, the decorations were not very pretty. I ordered this cake from this bakery based on a Wedding cake I had just eaten. The cake was pretty. Birthday cake had garish green leaves and bright purple flowers. I think they could have done better. People in the bakery were not real friendly either. I would order from them agian, just would be more specific about decorations.

Sep 21, 2006
oldone in General Topics

Good Brunch, between/equidistant to DC/Baltimore?

Clyde's in Columbia would be my guess.

Sep 19, 2006
oldone in Washington DC & Baltimore

Review: Helen's Garden (Canton)

I went for dinner a couple of years ago and had the same experience. food was good, but not outstanding, service was fine and the manger/owner was very pleasant.

Sep 18, 2006
oldone in Washington DC & Baltimore

Review: Helen's Garden (Canton)

I went for dinner a couple of years ago and had the same experience. food was good, but not outstanding, service was fine and the manger/owner was very pleasant.

Sep 18, 2006
oldone in Washington DC & Baltimore

Saturday Lunch in Towson/Timonium Area

Need a place for lunch for 4 women for lunch and chatter on a Saturday afternoon. I was thinking PAtrick's, Christopher Daniel or the Peppermill? Any more intersting choices? Up to $30.00 per person. Drinks are not a real issue.

Sep 13, 2006
oldone in Washington DC & Baltimore

Christmas In NYC

Is your $$$ figure for two or one?

Sep 12, 2006
oldone in Manhattan

Survived Carmine's lunch

Yes, the $280.00 was for our table of 10.

Sep 11, 2006
oldone in Manhattan

What Did Your Mom Cook You When You Were Sick?

I do not think it is ethnic. My mother: Standard American of German background would make hot milk toast when we were sick. buttered toast floating in hot milk. Pretty horrid stuff. But then she also called creamed chipped beef "pheasant under glass." That I liked and still do. It was her little way of making a joke about a dollar stretching meal.

Sep 07, 2006
oldone in General Topics

Survived Carmine's lunch

Last week I posted about having to go to Carmine's for lunch before the matinee of Drowsy Chaperone. We were a group of 42 old ladies on the bus from Baltimore. Reservations divided us into smaller groups which was good. I was at a table of 10. We ordered 1 appetizer, one salad, three entrees and 3 desserts for all of us. Most liked their meal. I though the fried zuchinni and chicken parm tasted like they were fried in old oil. Just had an "off" taste to me. Rigatoni with broccoli was ok. Tons of garlic in everything. Tiramsu was nothing to write home about although large. I do not like the idea of sharing the food, since you have to compromise and may not get what you want. Would not do this again. Only good thing was that because we shared so much, the bill was very reasonable for New York. Only 280.00 with a generous (more than 20%) tip. Service was ok, but it was not my kind of place. Nor are bus trips. Place is very noisy.

Sep 07, 2006
oldone in Manhattan

good unpretentious French restaurant?

I like Le Bateau Ivre or Montparnasse. Both are on 51st between 2nd and 3rd Ave. Small bistro style places.

Sep 01, 2006
oldone in Manhattan

Carmines for Lunch

Being forced to go to Carmine'e for lunch before the theater. What to order? Anything worth while, or is this just an expensive lunch that I will regret.

Aug 30, 2006
oldone in Manhattan

Father's 75th Birthday Trip to NYC

How about something like 21 which has an elegant, but casual vibe to it. Went with a group recently and those who were older liked it. Pricey, but so are the others on your list.

Aug 30, 2006
oldone in Manhattan

Wedding reception at 21 Club for about 30-40 people

Went there for lunch with a group in the spring and it could not have been nicer. All 8 were happy. But it is not cheap. Great service.

Aug 28, 2006
oldone in Manhattan

Charm City Cakes

Have not had one from CCC, but recently attened a wedding and the cake was from Sugarbakers in Catonsville. It was beautiful, and although simple, quite tasty. In fact, I just splurged and ordered a birthday cake from there. they do the Frenc style butter cream and it was delicious, not greasy, and not too sweet.

Aug 21, 2006
oldone in Washington DC & Baltimore

Desperate for authentic French bistro food

I like either Le Bateau Ivre or Montparnasse on 51 st between 2nd and 3rd Avenue. Both are nice

Aug 14, 2006
oldone in Manhattan

Baking a cake in a pyrex bowl

I want to make Martha Stewart's Monkey cake for a birthday. It calls for baking in a 3 1/2 quart stainless steel mixing bowl. Could I use a pyrex mixing bowl instead? Should I turn the heat down 25 degrees and bake a little longer? I do not have a stainless steel mixing bowl.

Aug 08, 2006
oldone in Home Cooking