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Best Seasonal/Holiday Trader Joe's Items.... for 2014

I LOVE the oils. I use them on grilled french bread.

Nov 29, 2014
robdob in Chains

How to Quickly Cook Pasta in a Frying Pan

I'm not seeing it either here in the DC area.

Oct 03, 2014
robdob in Features

Pescadorian in Key West

I think Blue Heaven has nice veg options… Been a while since I've been there though. It's a fun place!

Sep 09, 2014
robdob in Florida
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Too much corn on the cob! Help me use it!

That sounds great!!

Aug 10, 2014
robdob in Home Cooking

Too much corn on the cob! Help me use it!

I made a panzanella this evening with corn that needed to be used. Here's a link to the recipe from Ina Garten, I used her dressing recipe but didn't have cucumber, used green beans and corn.

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

Aug 10, 2014
robdob in Home Cooking

Recommendations for Ocean City, MD

Ocean City has come a long way with various dining options in the past decade. Most places are kid friendly since it is a family resort. Here are some of my favorite places in the north OC/Fenwick area:

Liquid Assets 94th st.: Great food and drinks, cheese plates are awesome. More of a foodie place.

Lombardi's 94th st.: Best pizza, IMO.

Tequila Mockingbird 130th st: great TexMex.

Catch 54 (rt. 54 Fenwick): More fine dining, great food, great view.

Just Hooked (Ocean Hwy, Fenwick): Great seafood

Jimmy's Kitchen (Ocean Hwy, Fenwick): Great place for breakfast!

I could go on but I'll stop here for now! Have a great time in OC!

Jul 18, 2014
robdob in Mid-Atlantic

toaster or toaster oven??

The range oven size is a lot bigger than the Breville. I was talking about the size of the oven not the space it takes up.

Jan 24, 2014
robdob in Cookware

toaster or toaster oven??

I do but I rarely use it. What is your point?

Jan 24, 2014
robdob in Cookware

toaster or toaster oven??

I love my Breville but not so much for bread toast (bagels toast great). I don't have the counter space for both a toaster and a toaster oven.

Breville is so much less space to heat vs. the oven, I've cooked a whole chicken, cookies, bread, etc. Everything turns out great. I can suffer the bread toast with all the other positives.

Jan 24, 2014
robdob in Cookware

Gluten Free freezer recipes

Thanks for the tips Johnseberg, very helpful.

Jan 08, 2014
robdob in Special Diets

Gluten Free freezer recipes

Thanks so much Ttrockwood, I've got some cooking to do!

Jan 08, 2014
robdob in Special Diets

Gluten Free freezer recipes

Hi All!

My cousin just lost his wife and we would like to prepare some freezer food for him. He has celiac disease so it's important that all ingredients are gluten free.

Thanks!

Jan 07, 2014
robdob in Special Diets

healthiest meal you can think of (that you still want to eat)

My latest thing is vietnamese summer rolls with a couple of shrimp (sliced in half) and a bunch of vegetables and rice noodles wrapped up in rice paper. I serve with peanut sauce.

Sep 11, 2013
robdob in Home Cooking

Costco Eat Smart Sweet Kale salad mix

Wilted salad, that sounds great!

Aug 17, 2013
robdob in Chains

Costco Eat Smart Sweet Kale salad mix

Found some today at the Gaithersburg Maryland Costco, grilled up some rare tuna and mixed it with this salad (used very little of the provided dressing)... it's good and good for you!

Aug 16, 2013
robdob in Chains

Soft Shell Clams in Rehoboth/Lewes Delaware area?

Matt's Fish Camp just south of the Indian River Inlet bridge has fried whole-belly clams.

Aug 06, 2013
robdob in Mid-Atlantic

Is it still blue crab season? OR What are all the crab house posts 10 years old?

I haven't been yet but I've heard May's in Frederick is good.

I usually pick up my crabs from the Seafood in the buff truck on 355 in Germantown. They've been consistently good.

Ocean City- 40th Anniversary dinner

In the north part of OC/Fenwick are some nice places with views.... I would suggest:

1/ Catch 54 in Fenwick. Great food, beautiful view, more fine dining.
2/ Lobster Shanty, on Rt. 54 in Fenwick. Unhappy the first visit when they had just opened but went last night and had a very nice dinner. They have more of a variety in their menu, entrees as well as burgers, salads, etc. Beautiful view of the wetlands.

Have a nice visit!!

Michael Ruhlman's French Onion Soup

I agree. I just made it and it's awesome!

Dec 01, 2011
robdob in Home Cooking

Local food gifts for DC clients

Thanks Jacey, I like the cakesforacause idea... I do most of my work for non-profits.

Local food gifts for DC clients

Thanks Deb!

Local food gifts for DC clients

I'm looking for locally made goodies for my client gifts this year instead of the usual Harry and Davids/Mrs. Fields. Any suggestions?

Thanks!

Aroma, GA Ave. in Olney

Try a lemonade or limeade... it is prepared by crushing the citrus adding sugar syrup and adding soda water, it is fantastic! We had a wonderful lunch.

Weddings in Baltimore Area

Unique, a friend had the ceremony and reception at the Visionary Arts Museum in Federal HIll. Not sure they have in-house catering but it is "unique".

Great saltenas in Olney Maryland

We had all three this morning and the beef was the best, messy and yummy (messy cause I'm a salteña novice and needed instruction:), but the chicken was very tasty too and a bit drier inside.

The best description of these jems.... hand-held, sweet and savory pot pies.

Great saltenas in Olney Maryland

El Antojito (same shopping center as Mannequin Pis) has delicious salteñas. According to my sister who spent many years in Bolivia, these were the best she's had in the DC area. Beef, chicken and chicken & beef varieties.

YUM!

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El Antojito
18068 Georgia Ave, Olney, MD 20832

Bethesda Crab House OR Dancing Crab

I have Maryland natives from NYC coming in for crabs next weekend. Can anyone recommend either of these places? Dancing Crab is closest to their locations.

Thanks!!!

Top Chef - Puerto Rico II - finale (possible spoilers)

Yay!! Love Stephanie... Richard deserved the runner-up spot, season wide. Lisa? I don't get it.

Jun 11, 2008
robdob in Food Media & News

b-day party for 16-22 people in gaithersburg/bethesda

We're pretty open with budget and food...

Thanks all for the recommendations...

b-day party for 16-22 people in gaithersburg/bethesda

Looking for recommendations for a large group, party room, good food and fun.

thanks!