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Are you a food hoarder ?

Yes. I need to join a support group ;-)

Feb 19, 2015
TatyanaG in General Topics
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Please help a new mom cook healthier! I need some inspiration

I ate only salads and soups when I was breastfeeding. It was easy and fast. I couldn't even think of shopping for or making a stew or anything that involved more than 15 mins start to finish.

Make sure not to eat anything too spicy, though if you're BF'ing, this might give the baby colic. Some babies are very sensitive to what mom is eating ;-)

Feb 17, 2015
TatyanaG in Home Cooking

Please help a new mom cook healthier! I need some inspiration

Feb 17, 2015
TatyanaG in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - February 2015 [old]

I find all their Italian-style sausage (chicken and pork) have an off taste, like they're not fresh. Stopped buying.

Feb 16, 2015
TatyanaG in Chains

What to do with baby kale?

Have a big box of baby kale that needs to be used today. Do not want a salad of any kind. Thoughts?..

Feb 04, 2015
TatyanaG in Home Cooking

Too much Zucchini - help

Chocolate zucchini bread, zucchini "spaghetti", zucchini lasagna.

Jan 22, 2015
TatyanaG in Home Cooking

Christmas Dinner: in charge of turkey and ham and mashed potato -- but traveling 5 hours to get there, arriving just 2 hours before scheduled dinner time

"Just seems the most fair way to go with this whole scenario"

And the most common sensed one.

Dec 16, 2014
TatyanaG in Home Cooking
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Christmas food traditions in South Florida

Love it! We go out for a whole roasted pig dinner with friends every year before Christmas. It is super fun and a festive way to kick off the holidays.

Dec 16, 2014
TatyanaG in Florida

Help with homemade pizza

We avoid that (as well as the issues of having too many toppings on a pie) but pre-baking the dough for about 1 minute. We then take it out flip it over and put the sauce, cheese and toppings on. Back in the oven it goes until the cheese is nice and melty. Hope this helps!

Dec 16, 2014
TatyanaG in Home Cooking

Next year will be different: Thanksgiving

We went to Mexico this Thanksgiving so... Nope, nothing different ;-)

Dec 03, 2014
TatyanaG in Home Cooking
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Thanksgiving Appetizers

Here is my favorite starter (and not just on TG!)

Salmon Rillettes (recipe courtesy David Lebovitz)
http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2007/11/...

Also, we love caviar (salmon, or splurge on some very affordable paddlefish domestic caviar) sandwiches on baguette.

Nov 11, 2014
TatyanaG in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #334 - the Veteran's Day Edition [Through November 17, 2014]

Drooling...

Nov 11, 2014
TatyanaG in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #333 - The end of Daylight Savings Time Edition [through Nov. 10, 2014]

Made a delicious sausage, collard greens, potato soup based on this recipe: http://damndelicious.net/2014/10/29/s...
(but added 2 fresh tomatoes and subbed collard greens for spinach

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Made a whole pot that's now almost all gone ;-)

Can I sub peanut butter for butter in banana bread?

No, but you can use oil or apple sauce instead of butter.

Oct 01, 2014
TatyanaG in Home Cooking

Anchovy Paste: advise, please

I always use it to make salad dressing. Just a little bit.

Sep 30, 2014
TatyanaG in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #327-The Scotland Votes Edition! [through September 25, 2014]

Tonight will be warm lentil and kielbasa salad (this recipe tweaked http://thestonesoup.com/blog/2006/05/...)

I went to grad school at the University of St. Andrews and have a soft spot in my heart for the Scots. The nicest, warmest people (even if they do like their haggis ;-P

Apple-themed potluck

Wow, thanks for great ideas, everyone! Am now armed with options for this event ;-)

Sep 15, 2014
TatyanaG in Home Cooking

Apple-themed potluck

We've been invited over to our friends' home for an apple-themed potluck meal (following a day of apple picking, of course!)

I have no ideas at all. I'd like to do an appetizer, but have none that incorporate apples in my recipe files. Help!

Sep 15, 2014
TatyanaG in Home Cooking

A question about apple cake (with some "scientific" background)

I generally don't like macs in pies or cakes, to me they bake up way too soft. But that's just my taste ;-)

Sep 12, 2014
TatyanaG in Home Cooking

A question about apple cake (with some "scientific" background)

Completely agree. Nothing worse than having mushy apples in your cake, bleh. I use Granny Smith which are arguably the hardest apples and they do not soften much with baking. For a softer apple, use a different variety, like a Honeycrisp, Fuji, Crispin or Pink Lady.

Sep 12, 2014
TatyanaG in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition [September 18, 2014]

Just give me a spoon! ;-)

Sep 12, 2014
TatyanaG in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition [September 18, 2014]

More baking - yes, please! I was pretty much banned from doing any in summer as everyone was watching their diet for the pool/beach season, LOL!

Picking up some plums at the farmer's market tomorrow for either a plum tart or an upside-down plum cake.

What's for dinner #325 - The Transition to Autumn Edition [through September 12, 2014]

Thanks, lingua! This also works great with shrimp instead of prosciutto :-)

What's for dinner #325 - The Transition to Autumn Edition [through September 12, 2014]

OMG! I need to make this :-)

Sep 11, 2014
TatyanaG in Home Cooking

What's for dinner #325 - The Transition to Autumn Edition [through September 12, 2014]

One of our fave meals for dinner tonight: Tagliatelle with corn, prosciutto, and burrata (I also add cherry toms and basil from today's farmer's market). Recipe courtesy of http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/20...

What's for dinner #325 - The Transition to Autumn Edition [through September 12, 2014]

Chicken has been marinading since yesterday for Tikka Masala (Saveur's recipe) and basmati rice tonight.

What's for dinner #325 - The Transition to Autumn Edition [through September 12, 2014]

Thanks, mariacarmen!

Sep 08, 2014
TatyanaG in Home Cooking
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What's for dinner #325 - The Transition to Autumn Edition [through September 12, 2014]

Thanks, Fowler! I am always reading and enjoying everyone's meals vicariously, and finally decided to post ;-)

What's for dinner #325 - The Transition to Autumn Edition [through September 12, 2014]

Last night made roasted pork belly with root veg (Jamie Oliver's recipe). So worth waiting 3 hours for!

Ramen soup with enoki 'shrooms and quail egg for dinner tonight. Can't wait! Thank goodness for cool weather.

Birthday cake delivery

Second Lady M's cakes. To die for!

Sep 08, 2014
TatyanaG in Manhattan
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