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leftover baked ham in beef chili?

I'm not sure I would put the Ham and beef together. I would make a ham chili separate from the beef. I would mix ham with ground pork. And I have done sausage and chicken chilis before. But I'm not sure the ham and beef will blend.

I might try a "white" or verde chili with the ham. Maybe add some pinapple for a Hawiian chili. Definitely add some beans.

Ahd then make a beef chili.

Jan 09, 2014
ML PAVACT in Home Cooking

Looking for kielbasa in Pittsburgh area

I have to admit I don't think I ever got the Kielbasa there. As I haven't lived in the Burgh in 20 years but do visit family at least once a year. I don't get to enjoy Pittsburgh food as much as I would like. So much good food, so little time when we visit.

But I have enjoyed all of the Primanti sandwiches I have had. But often get a Rudy's Mushroom cheesesteak sub (in Swissvale) or a battleship/destroyer from the Triangle Grill (also in Swissvale).

Dec 31, 2013
ML PAVACT in Pennsylvania

*Lebanon* bologna?? also dried beef

Love S Clyde Weavers. Always visit when I can (now in CT). I love their hams. Just the perfect level of smoke and saltiness. Also like the summer snack sticks, 6 year old son loves the regular snack sticks.

Dried beef. I would make creamed chipped beef over homefries. The way we use to get it at Zinn's Dinner on family vacations many years ago.

I also some times get the small ham loafs for a another taste of home.

Dec 27, 2013
ML PAVACT in Pennsylvania

Looking for kielbasa in Pittsburgh area

I read in an article about a Pgh actor in the film that Primanti brothers was mentioned. Maybe he is refering to a primanti's brothers kielbasa and cheese sandwich??

Dec 27, 2013
ML PAVACT in Pennsylvania

Jewish desserts

Matzo brittle. Chow has a recipe if you search.

Nov 04, 2013
ML PAVACT in Kosher

Pennsylvania products you can't get on the west coast

I know that. Usually with some pineapple and brownsugar miixed in. But the rest of the country doesn't.

So the Boarshead hamloaf is a formed ham lunch meat, like chipped ham before being chipped.

Oct 28, 2013
ML PAVACT in Pennsylvania

Cupcakes in a jar

I have read that if you bake in the jars to use a water bath. It limits breakage do to quick heating and/or cooling.

Sep 18, 2013
ML PAVACT in Home Cooking

Stuffed braided bread

Try recipes from the pampered chef webpage. They have lots of wreaths and stuffed bread recipes.

Sep 09, 2013
ML PAVACT in Home Cooking

Cooking with ketchup

My mom use to make us round steak with ketchup gravy.

Brown pieces of round steak. Brown slices of onion. Add ketchup and water. Heat. Add steak back in and heat. Let it simmer to tenderize the steak. One pan cooking with great flavor added by the browned bits in the pan.

Serve with mashed potatoews and corn. As kids we would put the corn and gravy on/in the potatoes. Comfort food, very yummy.

Sep 09, 2013
ML PAVACT in Home Cooking

Manchester NH recs

I am going to a convention in September in Manchester NH. Any place I should try to get to???

Thanks

Jul 30, 2013
ML PAVACT in Northern New England

Lamb "bones" under the broiler - riblets?

Maybe she got lamb breast. I just found one of these recently. Lots of bones. I have also seen lamb ribs discussed before. I believe both these cuts come from the chest of the lamb, therefore not much meat.

I think the rack of lamb may come from the back.

Jul 25, 2013
ML PAVACT in Home Cooking

Pennsylvania Foods

Try to find Boars Head oval spiced ham loaf, and have them shave it. Then enjoy your chipped ham.

Jul 22, 2013
ML PAVACT in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania products you can't get on the west coast

Next best thing. Look for a spiced ham loaf at the deli counter. Boars head has an oval spiced ham loaf available. Have them shave it. (They may hate you after shaving it by hand. They don't have the automatic machines like in Pittsburgh)

Now you have chipped ham for sandwiches, Fritzy burgers or ham BBQ.
Enjoy

Jul 22, 2013
ML PAVACT in Pennsylvania

"It's Too Big" -- And Other Bizarre Restaurant Complaints

If I don't want large portions, I tend to order an appetizer and maybe a cup of soup or side salad.

If you think the portions are going to be too big. Ask the server about a half portion or smaller size portion. Sometimes those are available but not listed.

Sometimes a little creative ordering can solve the problem.

Jun 10, 2013
ML PAVACT in Not About Food

Best lobster roll along 95

I like Captian Scott's. Had a hot roll special last year and thought it was yummy. And I am not a big lobster fan, I prefer crab myself.

Jun 05, 2013
ML PAVACT in Southern New England

Mother's Day Brunch Between New Haven and Niantic, NOT north of I-95

You could try the Black Sheep tavern in Niantic. They usually do a Sunday Brunch Buffet. Haven't got to go myself but the holiday lunch I had was good. You may also be able to order off the lunch menu.

May not have mimosa's but they list a Black Sheep Summer Sparkler that may do as a substitute.

http://www.theblacksheepniantic.com/i...

May 09, 2013
ML PAVACT in Southern New England

Weaver's Smoked Dried Beef & Pork Bacon... HELP!

I love S.Clyde Weaver products. I have not done mail order. But I try to make a stop at one of their farmer market sites when I am in PA.

Meeting siblings for Thanksgiving in Easton PA. (they are in Pittsburgh, I am in SE CT) My sister and I wIll be visiting a farmer's market Saturday to shop S. Clyde Weaver before driving home..

Nov 13, 2012
ML PAVACT in Pennsylvania

Please help with trip to Schuylkill County and theme parks in PA

I agree the Inn at Turkey Hill is nice. If you need a place to stay the Inn is quite nice and very comfortable, plus it is a nice breakfast included. Highly recommend staying there.

Jul 25, 2012
ML PAVACT in Pennsylvania

New London and / or Mystic .....Where do locals eat????

If nice and want seafood, Try Captain Scott's in New London. They should be open by then. They only have outside seating near a marina.

I agree I like Paul's Pasta. Try the specials or the Chicken diablo. I'm not a fan of their red sauce, but always enjoy their food.

I have heard great things about the Oyster Club in Mystic. Would love to try them myself.

For breakfast I would suggest any of the Shack's locations.

Mar 09, 2012
ML PAVACT in Southern New England

Chipped Ham found outside western PA

Hi,

As a Pittsburgh girl I do miss having chipped ham BBQs.

At my local Stop and Shop found Boars Head Oval Spiced ham. Had it shaved. It is chipped ham. It looks a little different being oval and the chunks in the loaf are much smaller. . . but it tastes like home.

So go out and demand Boars Head Spiced Ham.

Enjoy

Dec 14, 2011
ML PAVACT in General Topics

Mahwah eats - State line diner??

We hit a bit of traffic in NY as we were traveling the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. We were staying at the Courtyard so we just got a few things from the Bistro at the hotel. We didn't feel like going out.

Did stop by the diner and got a few pastries the next morning(Thanksgiving). We enjoyed those over the holiday weekend.

Thanks for all the input.

Nov 28, 2011
ML PAVACT in New Jersey

Mahwah eats - State line diner??

Thanks for the reply. My husband is not always a fan of italian food. But I will keep it in mind..

Nov 21, 2011
ML PAVACT in New Jersey

casual pgh restaurants open for thanksgiving?

How about Hokkaido Buffet? Went there with family when visiting. Had nice variety and enjoyed it alot. Thanksgiving special listed on website.

http://www.hokkaidopittsburgh.com/

Nov 21, 2011
ML PAVACT in Pennsylvania

Mahwah eats - State line diner??

Going to be stopping in Mahwah Wednesday night.

Is the State Line diner any good? What about their bakery??

Other suggestions??

Thanks,
ml

Nov 21, 2011
ML PAVACT in New Jersey

Alert Western Pa natives - chipped ham found

Hi,

Boars Head spiced ham shaved is chipped ham.

I had read chipped ham is a spiced ham . . . so when I saw Boars head oval spiced ham in the deli case of my Stop and Shop I had to give it a try. It was like being home in Pittsburgh. The look of the boars head is a little different, looks like a finer grind. But I made ham BBQs and enjoyed a taste of home.

Ask for it shaved because I don't think many deli's understand what we mean by chopped.

Enjoy
ml

Nov 21, 2011
ML PAVACT in Pennsylvania

Birthday dinner help--Pittsburgh

What about Lidia's Italy in the strip? I would get the Pasta trio.

Happy B-day

Sep 27, 2011
ML PAVACT in Pennsylvania

Paul's Pasta - Groton, CT

I always like Paul's Pasta. Not a fan of their red sauce. But I love the Chicken Diablo sauce, a dijon mustard and lemon based sauce. And usually their seafood based specials I like.

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Paul's Pasta Shop
223 Thames St, Groton, CT 06340

May 26, 2011
ML PAVACT in Southern New England

Terrible Fish and Chips at Yankee Clipper, Niantic, CT

When I want seafood I go to Captian Scott's Lobster dock. They have never disappointed me. I am always glad when I know they have opened for the season. But be warned only outsid seating available.

May 26, 2011
ML PAVACT in Southern New England

custys lobster buffet, are they open?

A friend told me last week the owners decided not to re-open. Something about the owners getting older and having health issues. I never went I couldn't believe I would get my money's worth at that price.

I hear Nordic lodge is good maybe try there.

Apr 26, 2011
ML PAVACT in Southern New England

Small wedding receiption in Norwich area

I was also thinking of Nu Nu's Bistro in Colchester, but their room may be too small for your group.

I know Olympic pizza has a room for events but I wouldn't say they have amazing food.

I'll keep thinking.

Mar 23, 2010
ML PAVACT in Southern New England