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Buttermilk dessert recipes?

Sr. Swanky made dynamite pancakes this weekend. Only problem is - we have about a half gallon of buttermilk left! I know it's a great marinade for fried chicken and I can make ranch dressing. Anyone have easy buttermilk dessert recipes to use up what we have left?

about 11 hours ago
Sra. Swanky in Home Cooking

Sichuan at Imperial Wok in N White Plains: thumbs up

Anytime - they really know what they're doing here. :) Definitely try the eggplant. Elisa was right - it held up very well for takeout too.

about 14 hours ago
Sra. Swanky in New York State (exc. NYC)

Sichuan at Imperial Wok in N White Plains: thumbs up

Ok, Elisa & vinous - I owe you both. :) All your recs were fantastic. I went a little overboard on the Sichuan menu - but leftovers are always great for the week. :) The dan dan noodles were delicious and the dumplings in hot oil had awesome flavor and just the right burn. I added a little peanut sauce to it since that's the way The Cottage (my old Sichuan fave downtown) made them. The double cooked pork - loved it! Love those black beans - they really make the dish extra special.

Also ordered the Taiwanese eggplant. Fantastic.

Best Chinese meal I've had in a looooong time. So grateful to have this so close. Trying not to pick at my leftovers too much because it's still Saturday morning. ;) Thank you so much!

birthday cake in westchester

More love for Homestyle Desserts. Their cakes are delicious and reasonable. We had their Diamond Supreme cake for my younger son's christening and everyone raved about it. Another good place is Dessert Oasis in Elmsford. Flour & Sun in Pleasantville makes a delicious cake - they do an incredible strawberry cake - with strawberries in the icing too. A little more expensive, but not nearly as pricey as Lulu's.

Happy 1st Birthday to your little one!

Coffee/tea in Ossining

I always have enjoyed Quimbaya. My favorite is their Presidente hot chocolate - really good. The pastries were tasty too.

Bring your shopping cart back where it belongs, please!

That has never happened to me! How cool is that? :) Lucky!

Mar 25, 2015
Sra. Swanky in Not About Food

Bring your shopping cart back where it belongs, please!

I have the exact same lament. I spent four glorious college years with a Wegman's within reach and grocery shopping back home near NYC has been dreary & inconvenient ever since. Especially with kids. :(

Mar 25, 2015
Sra. Swanky in Not About Food

Sichuan at Imperial Wok in N White Plains: thumbs up

Will try it this weekend. Can't wait to finally ma la my order! Thank you both! :)

Sichuan at Imperial Wok in N White Plains: thumbs up

It's my favorite too. They make killer hot oil wontons at The Cottage on Amsterdam Ave on the UWS. :) If these come anywhere close to those, I'll owe you big time! :)

Sichuan at Imperial Wok in N White Plains: thumbs up

Sounds great - thank you and thanks for the recs. :)The eggplant dish sounds wonderful. And I have the biggest craving for wontons in hot oil. :)

Sichuan at Imperial Wok in N White Plains: thumbs up

Anyone been here recently? Thinking of finally taking the plunge. I need good local Sichuan in my life! :)

A Couple of Things in Mt. Kisco

Love Mario's. Great slices and very consistent.

A Couple of Things in Mt. Kisco

They're planning on opening a Turkish restaurant in the old BGR location. Sounds good to me!

When a favorite restaurant is ruined - what do you do?

Just a quick update. You all were right. I moved on an found a new favorite Chinese haunt. It took some time, but my woeful heart is healing fast with their yummy food!

What do they usually say? When you break up with someone, it takes half the time you were together to truly get over him/her. I'm getting over my loss fast! Thank you for the advice. :)

cupcake order

I'm with meerastvargo - just wrap them all well. Make sure there's a good moistener in the cupcake recipe or add a little more of it (oil, pudding, corn syrup, etc.).

Mar 05, 2015
Sra. Swanky in Home Cooking

A Buffalo, NY treat - Aunt Rosie's Loganberry! Where to find it???

That's a good question. I'm from Southern NY state - right outside NYC and I've had absolutely no luck as north of me as Wappingers Falls (Dutchess County).

westchester bagels is their a good one out there?

You and me both, JT. It's sad. Tower was the greatest and Nathan's should have been given landmark status.

At least Scarsdale Bagel is still there. Holding onto these shreds of our youth with both hands!

McDonald's Lovin' Campaign!

This is great! Too bad it's all over (supposedly!) on Saturday! No love on Valentine's Day? Kind of ironic!

Feb 11, 2015
Sra. Swanky in Chains

McDonald's Lovin' Campaign!

I hear you. But a free bacon, egg and cheese biscuit would be a nice way to start the day!

Feb 03, 2015
Sra. Swanky in Chains

McDonald's Lovin' Campaign!

So for 2 weeks (until February 14th) McDonald's randomly selects customers to "pay with lovin'!" Sounds like a wonderful idea in theory but do you think this will actually happen? I don't think the McD's in my town is cheery enough to put this into practice. I hope I'm wrong though! If you get picked, please post! :)

Feb 02, 2015
Sra. Swanky in Chains

What's your regional fry sauce and what do you like?

I always loved that motto. :) For the record, I did a nice chunk of my studying and partying at the U of R. Always loved the place. If you get a chance to visit - go in May and enjoy the Lilac Festival and promise yourself you'll make a stop at Nick Tahou's for that long-awaited garbage plate. :)

Jan 31, 2015
Sra. Swanky in General Topics

Catering Recommendations? Putnam Valley or Dutchess County

My family and I always order from Bucci's Deli in Mahopac. Always have gotten raves. Huge Italian menu and their hot & cold foods are delicious.

What's your regional fry sauce and what do you like?

That sounds great - wish there were Arby's close by to me. I've always felt like a misfit for my hatred of boring ketchup! :) I went to Geneseo - which college in Rochester?

I should be embarrassed to mention what I liked to put on my garbage plates, but I have a good feeling you'll completely understand! :) (hot sauce, extra mayo - yum!)

Jan 30, 2015
Sra. Swanky in General Topics

What's your regional fry sauce and what do you like?

Blue cheese is my favorite fry sauce. I got used to it from going to school in the Rochester, NY area where people dipped their (sub-par) pizza into blue cheese to improve the flavor. I live right outside NYC now, so with good pizza places everywhere, doing this is blasphemous! :)

Jan 30, 2015
Sra. Swanky in General Topics

Asian Tea Houses/Places in Westchester?

Thank you everyone! I will definitely check these out. :)

Anniversary dinner in Lower Westchester

At Restaurant X - definitely brunch - hands down! It's incredible and worth every penny. The dishes served are wonderful - pace yourself so you can enjoy every one and still have room for dessert. :)

Asian Tea Houses/Places in Westchester?

Not a one? Now I'm really blue!

Asian Tea Places - Bronx?

Any places to get hot or iced bubble tea in the Bronx?

Jan 26, 2015
Sra. Swanky in Outer Boroughs

Hot milky coconut tea (black tea) recipes

Thank you so much! The recipes look exactly like my favorite drink, only iced. Thank you for posting too!

Jan 26, 2015
Sra. Swanky in Home Cooking

Hot milky coconut tea (black tea) recipes

I wish I did for sure. I just looked at the menu. It just says "Black Tea" but maybe it was Longan tea? Again - I'm completely new to brewing at home, unfortunately. :(

Jan 26, 2015
Sra. Swanky in Home Cooking