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Pumpkin Schmumpkin: What About Cranberries?

This is one of my favorite cranberry recipes. It's super simple (I've shared the recipe with many of my non-baker friends and they have never had a problem baking it themselves).

Nov 25, 2014
AmandaRG in Home Cooking

Meat pie recipe?

sure I love t cornish pasties

Oct 17, 2014
AmandaRG in Home Cooking

Meat pie recipe?

Thanks everyone for all the ideas. I'm looking forward to trying these out.

Amanda

Oct 16, 2014
AmandaRG in Home Cooking

Meat pie recipe?

I'm hosting a Sweeney Todd themed dinner and I of course need to make a meat pie. I however, have never baked a meat pie (I'm more of a sweet pie baker myself). Anyone have any great pie recipes that would fit the theme? All my guests eat meat and have no food allergies that I know of so we're open to anything without super hard to find ingredients (I live in a fairly rural area right now).

Thanks

Oct 13, 2014
AmandaRG in Home Cooking

Food ideas near The Grove Hotel, Boise

Enbell,
Yes we love sushi if there is a good spot nearby! thanks for the heads up on PF Changs but I would rather avoid chains

Feb 24, 2014
AmandaRG in Mountain States

Food ideas near The Grove Hotel, Boise

Thanks for the suggestions. They sound great! Are there any good Asian or Mexican food in the area as well?

Feb 23, 2014
AmandaRG in Mountain States

Food ideas near The Grove Hotel, Boise

I'm going to be at a conference at the Grove Hotel in downtown Boise. We are looking for lunch and dinner recommendations within walking distance of the hotel. The group I am with are also big micro beer drinkers so suggestions with that in mind are always welcome. We eat pretty much anything. We are all currently living in Moscow, ID so suggestions that are not just burgers and pizza would be great as well (though we all love a good burger). Price range would be preferred under $20 an entree.

Thanks,
Amanda

Feb 12, 2014
AmandaRG in Mountain States

Spokane WA Indian and Asian groceries?

I'm headed up to Spokane for the day and while I'm in the "big" city, I live in Idaho so all is relative I guess, I was hoping to restock my cupboard with some spices, sauces, etc. Any recommendations on the best Asian grocery to go to? Also, is there any grocery stores that may have SE Asian ingredients? I'm having a hard time getting a hold of certain spices, coconut, and some other ingredients I'm used to being able to get easily where I live.

Thanks

Oct 12, 2013
AmandaRG in Pacific Northwest

Brunch Parsippany, Denville, Boonton

their website link on facebook is down but their phone number is: (862) 209-1464. It sounds like a good fit for you professor shorthair and I know how much your wife likes pumpkin.

Sep 13, 2013
AmandaRG in New Jersey

Coeur D'Alene

I'm staying at the coeur d'alene resort and I would love some great food ideas within walking distance. We just want really good food but will eat any nationality or price range.

Thanks

Mar 11, 2013
AmandaRG in Mountain States

where to buy corn husks for tamales

Thanks everyone. I'll definitely try the local grocery stores

Nov 06, 2012
AmandaRG in Greater Boston Area

where to buy corn husks for tamales

Hi, I just moved back to the boston area from New Mexico and I wanted to make some homemade tamales for my family. Anyone know where in the Cambridge/Somerville/etc area I can buy some dried corn husks?

Thanks so much

Nov 05, 2012
AmandaRG in Greater Boston Area

Santa Fe Farmer's Market Tamales

I totally agree! The carne adovada burritos are my second favorite at the market if you want something more substantial.

Aug 22, 2012
AmandaRG in Southwest

baked goods and ice cream of Santa Fe

Hi, we just moved to the Santa Fe area and are wondering where we should go for cupcakes, other baked goods, ice cream/frozen yogurt, and donuts? We tried two flavors at dream cakes and really liked one but was disappointed with the others. We would love to try others.

Thanks,
Amanda

Jun 12, 2012
AmandaRG in Southwest

visit to Barcelona - reasonably priced

Hi, my mother and I are travelling to Barcelona. We are staying in the Barri Gotic area of the city. We are not looking to spend more than 30 euros a meal and would prefer even less, though a great meal is definitely worth our higher end of the budget just not every day. For most lunches we were thinking of taking food to go from the markets though suggestions would be great. Inexpensive bakeries/breakfast in the area would be great as well. I know there are a ton of suggestions on the board and we are working our way through them. I'm a bit overwhelmed with the tapas selections I have found here. Any suggestions for our area specifically or within a mile of walking. Also, if you could let us know which of your suggestions we need to make reservations for that would be very helpful. We will be there over a weekend so suggestions for a Sunday would also be helpful.

Thanks so much,
Amanda

Feb 03, 2012
AmandaRG in Spain/Portugal

downtown des moines

thanks all for your suggestions. We ate very well while in Des Moines. We drank lots of beer and had some wings one night at el Baite Shop which was fantastic as we can't get a selection like that out in Kansas where we live. For lunches we stopped at Proof one day and A Dong the next. The food at proof was delicious. It was really nice to have some good seafood (i'm originally from the east coast) and fresh ingredients. A Dong was pretty good. Certainly not the best pho I have ever had, but was easy to walk to and warm during the cold day. Another night we ate at the Raccoon Brewery which was good. We split a mediterranean pizza which was delicious and a bit different crust than I expected which was nice as I'm pretty particular about a traditional crust. We also ate across the hotel at Mr. Filet Steakhouse. Great basic breakfasts and the owner was super friendly and nice. A great way to start the day.

Dec 08, 2011
AmandaRG in Great Plains

downtown des moines

Great, thank you very much. Is there anything in particular you would recommend at A-Dong?

Dec 03, 2011
AmandaRG in Great Plains

downtown des moines

Hi, I'm going to be traveling to des moines for a conference and staying at the marriott downtown. Are there any good vietnamese or indian restaurants nearby? Or anywhere else you would recommend for some non-hamburger type food.

thanks

Dec 01, 2011
AmandaRG in Great Plains

Cupcakes

yum, sounds good. I'll have to have one next time I'm in town!

Nov 27, 2011
AmandaRG in Greater Boston Area

saturday in Lawrence KS

luckily we'll be in town on the 29th so the football game will be in Texas. Zen Zero sounds like it might be just what we are looking for.

thanks

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Zen Zero
811 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044

Oct 18, 2011
AmandaRG in Great Plains

saturday in Lawrence KS

We are going to be in Lawrence on a saturday night and are interested in some recommendations. We are planning on eating around 7 or 7:30 and are looking to eat somewhere without crazy long lines. We have previously eaten at Aladdin's and the indian restaurant in town. We love all cuisine types and would prefer places other than burger bars as we have plenty of those in Manhattan where we live. We also are not looking for anything on the expensive side so we would like entrees in the teens or under.

Thanks,
Amanda

Oct 16, 2011
AmandaRG in Great Plains

Dinner in OK between Bartlesville and Ponca city

Having started our day with lunch at Oklahoma Joe's outside KC we did not want BBQ for dinner. While driving towards Ponca City to find a place for dinner I noticed noticed or more accurately smelled Bad Brad's. My wife said "I don't want BBQ". After 1/2 mile I turned around and said "tough it smells great we are having BBQ. We shared smoked sausage, fried okra, and cowboy beans. All of which were great. We had fries which were ok and a blackberry cobbler which should be avoided.
Betty, I want to thank you for the mention about the drive on RT 60. It was special. After dinner our westward journey sent us into a gorgeous sunset with quite the panoramic view. BTW my wife was very happy that we stopped at Bad Brads.

Sep 28, 2011
AmandaRG in Great Plains

american royal bbq festival, KC

Hi, my family is coming to town and wants to go to the festival next saturday. But I'm hearing mixed reviews on the experience that people will get if they don't know any vendors. We're definitely looking forward to one of the musical acts that night but should we not plan on getting any good bbq to eat? How much time during the day would you recommend for us to stay?

thanks

Sep 21, 2011
AmandaRG in Great Plains

weekday brunch in KC

Hi, I'm going to be in KC with an morning appointment which should be finished around 9:30. We're travelling from Manhattan KS so I'm sure by then we'll be starving. We like all kinds of food and always look forward to our trips in KC so we can go out to more interesting restaurants then what we have in Manhattan. We'll be at the KU medical center but we're willing to drive anywhere in the area (about 30min or so) to eat. Last week we ate at room 39 and loved it but we want to explore other restaurants while we have the chance. It needs to be a sit down (not buffet, one of us is on crutches). We're also not looking for anything particularly expensive (under $20 entree's please).

Thanks,
Amanda

Aug 22, 2011
AmandaRG in Great Plains

suggestions for lunch near KU medical center

Thanks both of you for your suggestions. We ended up going to room 39 and had a wonderful lunch. Its a nice atmosphere and the food was very good.

Aug 22, 2011
AmandaRG in Great Plains

suggestions for lunch near KU medical center

thanks both of you for all your suggestions. I will have to try ghenghis khan another time as my friend is on crutches and I think we will enjoy it much more when she can walk. I forwarded the list to her and I'll let you know which one we chose.

Aug 16, 2011
AmandaRG in Great Plains

suggestions for lunch near KU medical center

Hi, we are looking for good places to eat near the KU medical center. We usually end up at vietnam cafe which is great but we would love to try something different. We aren't looking for anything too fancy or expensive just tasty. Any type of cuisine is fine we eat just about anything.

Thanks so much

Aug 13, 2011
AmandaRG in Great Plains

food near PSU

Hi, I am going to be in Portland for a conference and I was wondering if there are any places that I should try to eat at. I'm looking for casual places to eat. I will have a lunch break during the day so any suggestions for places close to the campus would be great as I won't have a ton of time to wander. I'm going to try and hit up the farmers market on the saturday I am there for. I eat pretty much any cuisine though I am definitely in need of a break from meat and potatoes as I live in the midwest currently (originally for the east coast).

Thanks

Jun 23, 2011
AmandaRG in Metro Portland

South Dakota recs for a visitor?

In Hill City is the alpine inn which for dinner does filet mignon for a very reasonable price. It's definitely a great spot for dinner. Though I recommend getting there early as there is always a line. In Chayenne Crossing which has great indian tacos. There isn't much to rave about in Wall however. All the restaurants there are in my opinion mediocre (as of 2009 when I was there last). I do like the donuts at wall drug and there is a nice coffee shop across the street.

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Hill City Cafe
209 E Main St, Rapid City, SD 57701

May 16, 2011
AmandaRG in Great Plains

KS hwy 54/56. Dodge City, Hutchinsom,Great Bend,McPherson. Salinas

my favorite spot to eat in great bend is 4 legs up bbq. Its just a few blocks off 56/156

May 11, 2011
AmandaRG in Great Plains