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Westchester Wish-list

Elisa - I think we're foodie twins! You hit every place that was running through my head when reading the original post! (I'm absolutely addicted to the Korean spicy beef soup at H-Mart!)

A huge +1 to all that Elisa said.

Dante's in White Plains on Central Ave makes a great Italian hero.

Food Truck -- The Souvlaki Truck in Yonkers (Central Ave) is awesome. Delicious Greek specialties. It's usually parked right near Oakley's Car Wash.

about 18 hours ago
Sra. Swanky in New York State (exc. NYC)

Liven up my cheese straws please!

I hear you loud & clear! Every shopping list for the past few months has always included a pound (or two) of butter! It's just not as tasty baking with anything else!

Dec 18, 2014
Sra. Swanky in Home Cooking

Liven up my cheese straws please!

These are all incredible ideas. I'm so hungry just reading them! I added chopped pepperoni to my first batch of cheddar straws last night -- delicious!

Liven up my cheese straws please!

Manchego - what a great idea!! Thanks!

Dec 18, 2014
Sra. Swanky in Home Cooking

Favorite Christmas Food Traditions

Wow. JungMann - you've got it made! Sounds heavenly. :)

Dec 17, 2014
Sra. Swanky in General Topics

Liven up my cheese straws please!

Every year, I make cheese straws to give out to friends & co-workers for the holidays. A little savory to compliment the all the sweet treats. My friends really enjoy them, but I'd like to liven them up a bit. The main recipe calls for sharp cheddar and Tabasco sauce. Here are the cheeses I've bought:

sharp and extra sharp cheddar
gouda
chipotle gouda
Frank's Red Hot sauce

Any other good cheese/spice suggestions and/or combinations? Can I combine sharp cheddar and gouda or should I make separate batches of cheddar straws and gouda straws?

Thanks for any help! Happy Holidays!

Dec 17, 2014
Sra. Swanky in Home Cooking

Favorite Christmas Food Traditions

Love the popcorn station - and everything else too! A feast the Peanuts gang and whoever loves them (like me!) would love!

Dec 16, 2014
Sra. Swanky in General Topics

Favorite Christmas Food Traditions

I like how you think. :)

Dec 16, 2014
Sra. Swanky in General Topics

Favorite off-menu In-N-Out orders

You guys are all so lucky. *sigh* (says this east-coaster!) ;) Been wanting to order off the secret menu for years! Animal style burgers with chilis - yum!

Dec 15, 2014
Sra. Swanky in Chains

Eggnog - Love It or Leave It

If you can find Hood Golden Eggnog, definitely try it. It's eye-rollingly good. The pumpkin one is awesome too though. :)

Food by mail for Xmas

I've sent brownies from Greyston Bakery for the past 2 years and they've always been a hit. Their brownies are out of this world (they have great gift box collections) and the company has a wonderful mission. Speedy delivery too!

http://greyston.com/

Dec 15, 2014
Sra. Swanky in General Topics

Favorite Christmas Food Traditions

Looks awesome! I think I'll make enough for the adults too! Thank you so much! :)

Dec 11, 2014
Sra. Swanky in General Topics

Favorite Christmas Food Traditions

Hi Sandwich Sister - the homemade strawberry lemonade sounds especially yummy. Would you mind posting the recipe? I'd love to make it for my kids. :)

westchester bagels is their a good one out there?

It's in Millwood - right on Route 100 next to Millwood Hardware.

westchester bagels is their a good one out there?

Delibagel Cafe has decent bagels. I go for the mac & cheese - but that's a whole other thread!

I used to love the bagels at Highridge Bagel in Yonkers but I haven't been there in a while, so I don't want to steer anyone wrong. Next time I go, I'll report back.

Stone Crabs in Westchester

LOVE ANS! Glad he enjoyed it! I made king crab legs for my husband's and my anniversary dinner and they were a hit. Super nice people and the seafood is incredible.

Chick-Fil-A Anonymous

That's a nice practice. Now I feel guilty for being disappointed! ;)

Dec 09, 2014
Sra. Swanky in Chains
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Chick-Fil-A Anonymous

Ok - good to know thanks. I was disappointed to find that out when I found myself in front of a closed Chik-Fil-a! I had to settle for Burger King.

Dec 08, 2014
Sra. Swanky in Chains

Chick-Fil-A Anonymous

Quick question- Are most Chik-Fil_as closed on Sundays in most areas?

Dec 08, 2014
Sra. Swanky in Chains

Which foods do you wish were more popular?

True - I definitely need to make my own one of these days.

Nov 26, 2014
Sra. Swanky in General Topics

How do I make a good coffee at 7-Eleven?

Your 7-11 has steamed milk mix? Did I miss this next to the latte machine? Mine may not have this - I need to ask. Your recipe sounds awesome!

Nov 24, 2014
Sra. Swanky in Chains

Westchester County Farms, Cheesemakers, Wineries?

Prospero Winery in Pleasantville should have tastings. Definitely call.
Also Captain Lawrence Brewery in Elmsford has a great tap room.

Also - just over the border -Salinger's in has a great in-house bakery and foodstand. Further up the Taconic is Fishkill Farms in Hopewell which sometimes has artisan cheeses and other specialty foods along with different fruits from the farm.

Sounds like a great visit you're planning. Enjoy!!

Which foods do you wish were more popular?

Love octopus. When it's made well, it melts in your mouth. No closed mind here or advanced notice for this American girl! When I was in Spain, I couldn't get enough. I haven't had great pulpo since.

Nov 19, 2014
Sra. Swanky in General Topics

Which foods do you wish were more popular?

Herring in sour cream. Love it.
Caponata - eggplant appetizer - Cento makes a good one, but sometimes I have a hard time finding it. I eat it right out of the can. :)

How do I make a good coffee at 7-Eleven?

Awww - thanks alkapal - same here. :) A very happy early Thanksgiving to you & yours!

Nov 18, 2014
Sra. Swanky in Chains
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Smashburger -taste!

I'm a bigger fan of their chicken (grilled) sandwiches. Really juicy and flavorful and can be made with all the same toppings they put on burgers. Definitely worth going back and trying those. And I love the haystack onion rings too.

Nov 17, 2014
Sra. Swanky in Chains

How do I make a good coffee at 7-Eleven?

Before the machine switches over to the Peppermint Mocha (yup - I'm at 7-11 a lot!), try this for a low-budget Starbucks Pumpkin spice latte equivalent:

1. Collect 3/4 cup from the pumpkin spice latte from the machine (take the cup away once the coffee gets watery)
2. Add a shot of the pumpkin spice blend from the pot
3. Add a little pumpkin creamer
4. Top with cinnamon and enjoy!

I also like cappucino from the machine, add a shot of french vanilla from the pot, and add coconut creamer and vanilla powder. :)

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

Oh I'll remember! Thanks so much! :)

Need some interesting EASY chicken recipes

Kajikit -- do you and your husband enjoy lamb? Another delicious meat - sometimes it can be inexpensive too.

Nov 12, 2014
Sra. Swanky in Home Cooking

Need some interesting EASY chicken recipes

Same here! Easy and light. Love capers. Can't get enough of those savory little berries!

Nov 12, 2014
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