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What's for Dinner #352: the pre-Daylight Savings Time 2015 Edition

Hot dogs and Hitchcock - sounds like my kinda evening!

What's for Dinner #352: the pre-Daylight Savings Time 2015 Edition

I felt like making a "fancy"dinner tonight. One inch thick strip steaks were seared in a cast iron skillet and basted with butter and rosemary. They were finished with a tiny pile of fried shallots. Alongside the steak was a steamed artichoke with oil and vinegar for dipping. Dessert will be a few choice strawberries dipped in dark chocolate.

Fun St. Patrick's Day Desserts

Oh those look delicious...and super easy.

Here's the link if anyone else is interested:

http://www.marthastewart.com/875370/i...

about 18 hours ago
krisrishere in Home Cooking
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Fun St. Patrick's Day Desserts

That is cute!! You would absolutely see my "fail" picture internet-wide if I tried to make it LOL

about 18 hours ago
krisrishere in Home Cooking

Fun St. Patrick's Day Desserts

Bailey's Irish Cream Pie sounds interesting. Do you have a go-to recipe?

And yes, I've searched the internet (and Pinterest) tirelessly...it's overwhelming lol

about 18 hours ago
krisrishere in Home Cooking

Fun St. Patrick's Day Desserts

You're not off the mark! I usually make 2 desserts - one chocolate, one not. Believe it or not, I have quite a few friends that don't like chocolate. ;)

I'll have to check out this recipe!

about 18 hours ago
krisrishere in Home Cooking

Hot mustard for corned beef and cabbage

Stealing the recipe for my own St. Patrick's Day party!

about 21 hours ago
krisrishere in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #352: the pre-Daylight Savings Time 2015 Edition

I typically go to the gym after work and don't get home until around 7. I skipped it yesterday because it was so beautiful. Instead, I took the pup for a nice long walk. Beautiful evening!

1 day ago
krisrishere in Home Cooking

Fun St. Patrick's Day Desserts

Every year my husband and I host a big St. Patrick's Day party which involves the usual corned beef and cabbage, bangers and LOTS and LOTS of alcohol.

I'm coming up blank on dessert this year. I usually do 2 desserts - chocolate and something else. I can't remember what year it was (again, alcohol) but I made Irish Car Bomb cupcakes that were delicious. Maybe this year I'll do some kind of deep dark chocolate cake studded with Andes mints? The other dessert should be kinda fun and kitschy, but still yummy. The desserts need to be made in advance and enough for a crowd of about 20.

Any thoughts to either are appreciated!

1 day ago
krisrishere in Home Cooking

Help with menu planning--hosting a BBQ with 15-30+ guests

I think the chicken will end up being OK with your other sides. The marinade is pretty standard in flavor, and I don't think it will add any real Asian influence to your menu...at least noticeably.

For sides, yes I think you may have too many. The roasted fingerlings seem out of place. Did you want to make those because you wanted another warm side dish? If so, maybe switch it to a warm potato salad or something similar. I also think that you can do without the green beans or broccolini.

For your blondies, maybe try a peanut butter blondie? That would be a little different. These PB&J ones look pretty delicious!

http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/salt...

Just my $0.02!! :)

recipe help: almond cake/bar cookie?

I'm SO happy that my recipe is making a Chow comeback :)

BTW, this was my Grandmother's recipe and I have no clue where she got it, but it was always a family favorite.

I'm so intrigued by the coconut version too - I must try it.

What's for Dinner #352: the pre-Daylight Savings Time 2015 Edition

What about that buffalo cauliflower recipe? Darn, I can't remember what thread it was in or who posted it..

1 day ago
krisrishere in Home Cooking

Quick and Easy Baking Ideas

Yay! It makes me so happy to hear when people make (and love) them!! :)

2 days ago
krisrishere in Home Cooking

Quick and Easy Baking Ideas

Oooo, really?!?!

Just subbing out the regular ingredients with those? Same amounts as well?

2 days ago
krisrishere in Home Cooking

Quick and Easy Baking Ideas

This is my grandmother's recipe for Almond Squares. Texture of a brownie but incredible almond flavor. It was a quite a hit on these boards for a while because you can literally throw it together in 3 minutes.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/644207

Sauce for Shrimp Ravioli?

Can't go wrong with a brown butter and sage sauce!

What's for Dinner #352: the pre-Daylight Savings Time 2015 Edition

Everyone here has Spring Fever!! It's 70 degrees and gorgeous! Let's not talk about the "s" word and ice we're getting tomorrow.

I have been craving a hot dog for quite some time now, and me thinks today is the absolute perfect day to grill a few. I'll have to pick up some New England-style top split buns and maybe baked beans. Hot dogs for me require spicy mustard, relish and kraut. Yum! Can't wait for dinner!

What's for Dinner #352: the pre-Daylight Savings Time 2015 Edition

That looks awesome CM! Did you used canned enchilada sauce or make your own?

Hampton Roads - What's hot? What's not? Let's talk

Excellent! May I ask if you're moving to the Hampton Roads or Richmond area specifically?

Mar 03, 2015
krisrishere in Mid-Atlantic

What's for Dinner #352: the pre-Daylight Savings Time 2015 Edition

Tonight will be salad made with antipasto-type stuff from the fridge - the usual suspects plus some marinated artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, pepperoncini (my fav), olives etc. etc. I also have cheese up the wazoo - TJ's double cream gouda, Maytag blue, feta, cheddar. Cheese & crackers and salad? Dessert will be a small handful of dark chocolate chips and walnut halves.

Tomorrow it's going to be sunny and 70. Thursday will be 30 and snowing. Mother Nature is cruel.

Hampton Roads - What's hot? What's not? Let's talk

I went to No Frill once and never went back. It was long ago, but I remember poor service and underwhelming food.

Norfolk has had quite a restaurant boom over the last year. Granby Street and the Downtown area have many new restaurants. I haven't tried many of them, but I've heard some really great things. Here are a few:

Grilled Cheese Bistro
http://www.thegrilledcheesebistro.com/

Field Guide
http://fieldguide.is/

Alkaline
http://www.yelp.com/biz/alkaline-norfolk

LeGrand Kitchen
http://www.legrandkitchen.com/

Eva's
http://www.yelp.com/biz/cocktail-bar-...

Mar 03, 2015
krisrishere in Mid-Atlantic

32 Hungry Boys

I think the BBQ chicken is a good idea too.

Having been in your shoes, I understand not wanting to make the usual suspects however, they will appreciate (and eat the crap out of) anything you give them. When I cooked for a bunch of young men, I went out and bought a few HUGE London broil's, marinated them overnight and grilled them up. They were sliced paper thin and I served them with baked potatoes and green beans. I also did a huge dish of baked ziti on the side. For dessert, I made brownies with peanut butter frosting. I made enough for double the amount of people and everything was eaten. Every. Single. Crumb.

Mar 02, 2015
krisrishere in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #351: the Wishing & Hoping Edition [through Mar 2, 2015]

It looks like everyone had a great weekend filled with delicious food!!

Our heat will not be 100% fixed until we can get another part, which won't be until Saturday. Luckily our friend patched something together so we have a little heat. Also, the weather is turning warmer (70 on Wednesday!), so that helps.

Last night's dinner was delicious. A BCSB was cut in half and pounded into cutlets. The inside got a sprinkling of S&P and a slathering of ricotta, spinach and parm filling. The were rolled up and then received a bath of egg and bread crumbs and baked until golden brown and crispy. 10 minutes before they finished, I topped with a dollop of TJ's marinara sauce and some mozzarella cheese. To go alongside, another TJ's product - marinated and grilled eggplant and zucchini. I definite must-purchase if you haven't already.

Tonight's dinner is in the slow cooker. A few really thick blade pork chops were marinated overnight in some jerk seasoning and OJ. Those will be shredded and served with some stewed black beans and a giant helping of mango avocado salsa. I figured a special meal was in order seeing that the Mr. started a fab new job today! :)

Hampton Roads - What's hot? What's not? Let's talk

Thanks for replying! The original "Tidewater Taste Buds" (yes we had a name) have dispersed for the most part. One is in LA now, though I am still close with one who's in York County. I know there are others on this board that are from the region. It would be great to start up the dinners again!! We just have to get a conversation going and that's proving to be harder than it should be!

What restaurants in Hampton Roads do you enjoy when you make the trip?

Mar 02, 2015
krisrishere in Mid-Atlantic

Hampton Roads - What's hot? What's not? Let's talk

Anyone?

Feb 28, 2015
krisrishere in Mid-Atlantic

This is a must read thread from N.J. Board

I posted on my Mid-Atlantic board right after this original post...still no response. Very sad.

Feb 28, 2015
krisrishere in Site Talk
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What's for Dinner #351: the Wishing & Hoping Edition [through Mar 2, 2015]

Looks great! Did you try banging the jar, top side down, on the counter? That always works for me.

What's for Dinner #351: the Wishing & Hoping Edition [through Mar 2, 2015]

It looks great! How did you like it?

Feb 28, 2015
krisrishere in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #351: the Wishing & Hoping Edition [through Mar 2, 2015]

Oo, thanks for that DVD tip! I love Tinker Tailor and Smiley...and most BBC programs. :)

Feb 28, 2015
krisrishere in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #351: the Wishing & Hoping Edition [through Mar 2, 2015]

Thanks to everyone for the kind words! Heat wasn't fixed yesterday, but we did figure out the problem - a simple switch (centrifugal switch) which we will receive sometime today. Our friend was able to get it running for a couple of hours to take the chill off and last night was fairly comfortable considering.

Last night's dinner was a yummy burger from Cookout with a coffee shake to go along with it. Hubby got a chicken sandwich with a chocolate malt shake. It's never too cold for ice cream!