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law school/harvard themed party food

these are great thank you! I am actually originally from Boston so know all those foods down pat but the tort and pudidng ideas are genius!

Aug 02, 2012
anunez in Home Cooking

law school/harvard themed party food

A good friend is leaving our office to attend Harvard law school in the fall. I wanted to make the party themed on law/harvard/cambridge etc. Any ideas? I already have a crimson cocktail planned and "harvard squares" of puff pastry with cheese etc. Any good lawyer themed food?? Corny is ok!

Aug 01, 2012
anunez in Home Cooking

food for rum tasting party?

We are hosting a rum tasting party after this genius article was posted in the Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifesty...

Trying to come up with a menu to serve with all the rum and punch - something fitting with the flavor of rum but also substantial enough that we make it through the night! Was thinking jerk chicken, coconut shrimp, plantain chips - any good recipes for any of these or other good ideas? Maybe a pineapple upside down cake?

Jun 22, 2012
anunez in Home Cooking

Best Dishes at Rasika West End?

I too love the original and the food at the new one is just as good (cant say I love the decor though - its like being stuck in clock work orange!). The best thing I had that I wish they had at the other location was the crab app with phylo. Its really light so definitely get it if you like spice and or crab - my boyfriend doesnt eat shellfish but encouraged me to order it solo since it was a special occasion and I am SO glad I did.

Jun 12, 2012
anunez in Washington DC & Baltimore

Any new cheap eats discoveries around DC?

wow - great to know. will have to try that soon as there are SO few good delivery options on the hill!

May 23, 2012
anunez in Washington DC & Baltimore

MA/Boston food wedding favor idea?

Getting married in Boston this fall and trying to think of a clever favor idea. Necco waffers have been considered but with the pastels they are almost too traditional! Has anyone seen small jars of fluff? any other ideas???

Apr 27, 2012
anunez in Greater Boston Area

any good rehersal dinner spots near the waterfront?

We are getting married near Post Office Square and need a rehersal dinner spot. Its been a while since I have lived in Boston and with all the new spots (no longer just Anthony's Pier 4!) I am lost. Does anyone have any recommendations for places that do private events?

Jan 04, 2012
anunez in Greater Boston Area

Best Mac and Cheese in DC?

Amazing classic mac and cheese at Lincoln. That and a punch bowl and I am in heaven

Jul 29, 2011
anunez in Washington DC & Baltimore

Favorite cold soups, please

I love this spicy yellow pepper soup from fine cooking - basically you roast yellow peppers, cook with onion, a little rosemary, jalapeno and chicken stock, puree and then serve chilled. so good (except roasting them on a hot day!)

Jun 09, 2011
anunez in Home Cooking

Restaurant Suggestion in a Fun Area

If you really want to get out of your comfort zone you can take the metro to Union Station and then a cab to H Street. Ethopic is great and it is definitely a fun area! A little bit still transitioning but there are a series of great bars, H Street Country Club, Little Miss Whiskeys, Smith Commons etc and its unlike anything outside of DC

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H Street Country Club
1335 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

Jun 09, 2011
anunez in Washington DC & Baltimore

food vaccum sealer recommendations?

thank you so much! with the new house will also come with a costo membership so i may do just this. thanks!

May 20, 2011
anunez in Cookware

Weight Watchers Foodies: What are you Cooking? Part 3 [old]

I make a smoothie with the Fiber One vanilla yogurt, a frozen banana and a 1/2 cup of skim milk. The frozen banana makes it nice and thick and its only 2 points! Add a slice of whole wheat toast with some PB and you are only up to 4 points.

May 11, 2011
anunez in Home Cooking

food vaccum sealer recommendations?

I finally have enough freezer space to really go to town so want to buy some sort of vaccum sealer system to store leftovers and cuts of meat etc. Anyone have one they love? they hate? Thanks!

May 11, 2011
anunez in Cookware

any experience with mini loaf pans??

this is SO helpful thank you! I was thinking the exact same thing with the cello bags and pretty ribbon.

Feb 01, 2011
anunez in Home Cooking

kumquats? in DC/NOVA area?

oooh thank you!

Feb 01, 2011
anunez in Washington DC & Baltimore

kumquats? in DC/NOVA area?

Has anyone seen kumquats around?? I need a whole bunch and Whole Foods in Arlington and both Balcucchis dont have them. Thanks!

Jan 31, 2011
anunez in Washington DC & Baltimore

any experience with mini loaf pans??

Has anyone ever used those mini paper loaf pans you can find at Sur La Table etc? I wanted to do mini tea breads for a favor for a shower. I have a recipe that would make 2 regular size breads in loaf pans. Obviously I would need to decrease the time but wondering if anyone has done anything similar and if you have any thoughts. Thanks!

Jan 31, 2011
anunez in Home Cooking

Friday night late reservation rec?

So I grew up in Boston but haven't been into the "scene" for a long time now, living in DC. Going to be meeting up with friends around 830 on a Friday and want to get dinner somewhere great, with the option of going out for drinks in the area later. Really wanted to hit Coppa but sounds like the wait will just be too long at that point. Any other suggestions? Only restriction is it cant be seafood (BF is allergic - tragic!). Thanks so much - cant wait to explore "my city" again

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Coppa
253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

Dec 21, 2010
anunez in Greater Boston Area

lunch on Christmas day?

oooh good to know - thanks!

Dec 10, 2010
anunez in Greater Boston Area

lunch on Christmas day?

I think we may end up at Petit Robert - wanted to try and break out of the hotel mold since they all seem to be doing buffet brunches that day! thanks everyone

Dec 08, 2010
anunez in Greater Boston Area

lunch on Christmas day?

DC chowhound going home for Christmas. Instead of cooking we have decided to go out again this year - last year was Market and it was great. Would love something luxurious and fun - price not really an object. Doesnt seem like much is open and I am so out of the Boston dining scene. Any ideas?? thanks so much

Dec 06, 2010
anunez in Greater Boston Area

need help with brunch for a bunch

Thank you all so much for the input. I finally asked my boyfriend what he wanted to serve (oops) and he had a major vote for scones so we are doing 2 types of those, the baked french toast, a couple banana breads, a fruit and a green salad per suggestions and the fritattas. And of course because enough is never enough, sea salt and pecan chocolate bark as favors! Happy holidays to all

Dec 02, 2010
anunez in Home Cooking

using fresh instead of dried cranberries in baking

perfect sense! thank you so much - I am always so wary to change anything when baking

Dec 02, 2010
anunez in Home Cooking

using fresh instead of dried cranberries in baking

I was going to make scones and I would rather use fresh cranberries instead of dried. Anything I need to change you think? I am going to dust them with flour per usual but perhaps cut back on the liquid a tad? If it matters I am using the Barefoot Contessa's recipe. Thanks!

Dec 02, 2010
anunez in Home Cooking

need help with brunch for a bunch

ooooooh! I didnt even think about pre making the fritattas! You all are geniuses. Just like a spanish tortilla, cant think of why that didnt occur to me. And I love the idea of a slow cooker with grits. I would love to have a salad to lighten it up. I was worried about finding (or affording) enough fruit for a fruit salad so was thinking a green one. Last year I did endive spears with walnuts and blue cheese but thats too precious for so many people. Does anyone have a good green salad that will hold up with dressing. Maybe something with escarole....

Nov 29, 2010
anunez in Home Cooking

need help with brunch for a bunch

So our holiday brunch went from about 14 people last year to at last count 37! I want to try and make it as painless as possible while also serving great food. So far I have baked french toast, banana bread, muffins and some salads on tap. Booze and other drinks are already handled. I have always done a fritatta but worry that I would have to make several and thats tough to do with only 1 non stick skillet! Does anyone have any other for a crowd egg recipes? Or anything else that I can add to make in advance? The beauty of the french toast is you make it the day before and then just bake off and its easy to multiply - any others like those! I dont want to have to resort to bagels! Thanks all and happy holidays!

Nov 29, 2010
anunez in Home Cooking

Fresh marshmallows in DC?

I think I have seen them at AKAC on 14th street - but they are REALLY easy to make yourself!

Nov 23, 2010
anunez in Washington DC & Baltimore

Gifts from your kitchen -- what are you giving this year?

I am going to make vanilla extract for my baking friends and The Barefoot Contessa's carmels with sea salt for those who just enjoy sweets!

Nov 23, 2010
anunez in Home Cooking

your best zucchini fritter/zucchini rosti/zucchini patty/zucchini latke/zucchini pancake recipes- what herbs & spices do you like to use?

I like to use a little zatar in my mix - really adds something and people never seem to quite be able to place it

Sep 09, 2010
anunez in Home Cooking

New Trader Joe's in Clarendon?

any more intel on this? this would serious make my week - I hate having to go to the one on Leesburg Pike

Aug 12, 2010
anunez in Washington DC & Baltimore