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What are your favorite recipes for bake sales (making and purchasing?)

rice krispy treats, brownies, other bar/pan cookies, simple cakes or muffins

about 15 hours ago
calmossimo in Home Cooking

Favorite brown bag lunches that don't require reheating

wow, this looks so delicious! thanks for posting.

about 21 hours ago
calmossimo in Home Cooking

noodle side dish request

oops, just saw this! i posted the link above too.

about 22 hours ago
calmossimo in Home Cooking

noodle side dish request

I had just saved a recipe for Vietnamese garlic noodles. I haven't made these yet but have seen many similar recipes: http://www.vietworldkitchen.com/blog/...

about 22 hours ago
calmossimo in Home Cooking

Fancy Popcorn

Since this thread got bumped, Joy the Baker recently posted about Roy Choi's furikake popcorn that sounds amazing (and a little odd) with the addition of corn pops cereal, dried pineapple, and crumbled bacon: http://joythebaker.com/2014/09/roy-ch....

1 day ago
calmossimo in Home Cooking

Make-ahead appetizers/snacks to be served at room temp for 25, including vegetarians

Haha. Your description of mozz as 'bland and flabby' will stick in my mind all day and probably for the next several weeks when I pass by the cheese section at the store. I love mozz but it can indeed be both bland and flabby.

Sep 19, 2014
calmossimo in Home Cooking

Soup inspiration- soupspiration?

Heidi Swanson from 101 cookbooks has some really great soups. I make her several Red Lentil soup recipes that are slightly different (I combine whichever ingredients I have on hand):

http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/...
http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/...
http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/...

I also make this Rustic Cabbage Soup of hers that I love: http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/...

And I like tuscan kale, potato, and italian sausage soups. Here is one recipe: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/20...

I have frozen all of these soups successfully.

Sep 19, 2014
calmossimo in Home Cooking

Guiltiest Guilty Pleasures

not if you eat them with chopsticks!

Sep 15, 2014
calmossimo in General Topics
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014

I didn't like these much either; the texture and flavor both seemed blah. Nay for me and I won't buy them again.

Sep 15, 2014
calmossimo in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 3rd Quarter 2014

I saw those toasted coconut cashews in the snack aisle and had to pass them by because I knew they would be dangerously good! Maybe I can find a way to ration them so I don't eat the whole jar in one go.

Sep 15, 2014
calmossimo in Chains

Littleton, Co recommendations please

These sound like good options. Thanks for the recs!

Sep 15, 2014
calmossimo in Mountain States

Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014

I think someone had mentioned them in an older thread, but the Spicy Chicken Sausages, Korean-style were a lower case "yay" for me. Sliced them into coins and heated them up on a skillet with shallots, green onions, and snap peas; ate over a brown rice/quinoa mix. I thought the flavor of the sausages was good and I would buy these again to add some meat to a quick weeknight meal.

Sep 13, 2014
calmossimo in Chains

Far-away Chains on your "To Do" List

I went to White Castle for the first time last week. It was ok tasting since we were hungry, but it was nice to cross something off my list.

I was in NYC briefly but didn't go to Shake Shack. I did go to Biang, from Xi'an Fine Foods, although I don't know if that qualifies as a chain per se. We had the noodles with cumin lamb, and the tingly lamb leg salad. These were the two best dishes I have eaten in a very long time.

Sep 11, 2014
calmossimo in Chains
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Far-away Chains on your "To Do" List

Thanks for the tip! I pass by a larkburger every day on the way home from work but wasn't sure whether I should go for it.

Sep 11, 2014
calmossimo in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014

Dang, I wanted to try these but they were all out at my store! I'll go back next week and try again.

Sep 11, 2014
calmossimo in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014

I looked for these yesterday at my store and couldn't find them. Bummer. I'll look again next time.

Sep 11, 2014
calmossimo in Chains

Orange Flower Water and Rose Water-How do you like to cook with these?

All of the above, but I have also added a few drops of either into a hot cup of tea, to great effect.

Sep 04, 2014
calmossimo in Home Cooking

Far-away Chains on your "To Do" List

Molly Moon's is overrated IMO. In the nearby vicinity, I would prefer Fainting Goat Gelato for a frozen sweet treat. Or travel down south to PDX for Salt & Straw, whose Arbequina Olive Oil ice cream is the stuff of dreams.

Sep 02, 2014
calmossimo in Chains

Far-away Chains on your "To Do" List

I recently moved to Denver and tried Smashburger for the first time. I thought it was delicious, especially for the price point and the seasoning in the meat was spot on. I def preferred it to Five Guys but I haven't tried BurgerFi or Burger 21.

Sep 02, 2014
calmossimo in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - August 2014 [OLD]

that cheese sounds amazing. thanks for the rec!

Aug 28, 2014
calmossimo in Chains

Far-away Chains on your "To Do" List

White Castle is the only one I can think of that I have actively wanted to try and been unable to...
I miss In 'n Out.
I will go back to Shake Shack next time I'm in NYC.
For the first time in my life, I live within reasonable distance of Sonic and Chik-fil-a (had my first chicken sandwich from there about three weeks ago) and I will not be a regular at either one.
As other have said, Jimmy John's is better than Subway and smells better, but I'm not a huge fan.

Aug 28, 2014
calmossimo in Chains

Are you snacking on anything right now? **End of summer edition**

Have never thought about doing anything like this... it sounds delicious!

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - August 2014 [OLD]

This isn't new, but I just tried the chimichurri rice from the frozen section. Fast and flavorful with a nice spicy kick. I would buy it again to stash for a quick meal on its own or a side dish. I would say a mild Yay from me. I don't love it as much as I loved the kimchi fried rice, which I haven't seen in a while.

Aug 25, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - August 2014 [OLD]

I just saw a picture of this somewhere... maybe Facebook? I plan to stop by TJ's ASAP to pick up a carton!

Aug 20, 2014
calmossimo in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - August 2014 [OLD]

I eat them slightly smushed up, with or without crackers, with lemon juice, capers, chopped onions, tabasco, and cracked black pepper. Sometimes add mustard. If on crackers, occasionally I also smear on some cream cheese.

Aug 18, 2014
calmossimo in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - August 2014 [OLD]

I've tried the pink can lightly smoked sardines in olive oil. They were tasty. Would buy again!

Aug 18, 2014
calmossimo in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - August 2014 [OLD]

Which variety of TJs PB do you like?

Aug 18, 2014
calmossimo in Chains

Is it worth it to eat organic peanut butter?

If it's bitter, sounds like it may be rancid. I would buy freshly ground organic pb if you're trying to cut out processed foods. I've seen plenty of grocery stores, especially the natural food stores, offer the 'grind it yourself' peanut/almond butter or have tubs out on display of freshly ground in-house pb.

Aug 05, 2014
calmossimo in General Topics

Products That Have Surprised You

I agree with this. The Coscto bacon crumbles are surprisingly good!

Aug 05, 2014
calmossimo in General Topics

Products That Have Surprised You

What are some of your favorite uses for it?

Aug 05, 2014
calmossimo in General Topics