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Grilled Paella Recipe

I made this as written for a group of family -- 7 people, including a 3- and a 6-year-old. Even the picky eaters founds something they liked, and there were no leftovers. I've been instructed to bring my paella pan the next time we go on vacation together.

Cooking this over a charcoal grill or with a smoker box in the gas grill would definitely enhance the flavor but it was very good without added smoke, and the grill definitely works better as a cooking surface than a regular range would with the 15" paella pan.

Aug 15, 2012
noramunro in Recipes

Ladyspeak for Selling Booze to Ladies

Does this kind of marketing actually <i>work</i>? When I see stuff like this in the liquor store I walk briskly away, but I may not be typical of the average chick who drinks.

Feb 27, 2012
noramunro in Features

Frozen Fajitas Inspire Melancholy

I am always a fan of the Supertaster, but this line:

"But T.G.I. Friday's Sizzling Chicken and Sizzling Steak Fajitas collectively contain enough sorrow to keep a midlevel 19th-century Russian novelist creatively productive for the better part of his career"

elevates this particular column into the realm of "best things I've read all week."

Jan 04, 2012
noramunro in Features

Creamy Carrot Casserole

I made this Thanksgiving and it really was fantastic.

The quantity of breadcrumbs though really seemed huge in comparison to the size of the gratin. Next time I'd halve the breadcrumbs.

Nov 24, 2011
noramunro in Recipes

Where Does Trader Joe's Food Come From?

I wonder if it's TJ's suppliers rather than TJ itself that encourages the secrecy because of the lower prices for the TJ's products -- if you can buy the TJ's veggie sticks for $1.99, or the name brand for $4.99, that's a no-brainer. Assuming of course you want to buy veggie sticks.

There's similar 'secrecy' elsewhere in retail -- think of the 'famous maker' clothing at places like Marshall's, or the car dealers who can't/won't advertise their prices, sometimes at the behest of the manufacturers.

Nov 10, 2010
noramunro in Features

Humoring Picky Kids

ChristinaMason -- yep, that's the link. Funny, I copied and pasted it right over. *shrug*

Dec 08, 2009
noramunro in Features

Humoring Picky Kids

Fake letter? Does the commenter who thinks that know any real small children?

There was an article in one of the British newspapers recently about a study that showed kids who read books about unfamiliar foods first were more likely to be willing to try them later.

Ah, here it is: <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/family/671... secret to getting toddlers to eat -- picture books</a>. The study was done at Reading University.

Dec 08, 2009
noramunro in Features