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PB & J dilemma - Please weigh in!

1. peanut butter and jelly - one knife or spoon
2. mustard and mayo - one knife
3. Toilet seat and cover - both down so everyone has to move "something"

Dec 08, 2014
jnk in General Topics

Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

This:

http://shop.angiespopcorn.com/Angies-...

I'm not proud, just addicted!
They were sampling it at Costco. Sampling works!

Dec 04, 2014
jnk in General Topics

Good/favorite coffee?

I'm not sure if you're looking for a cup of coffee to buy or roasted beans to brew at home, but if it's the latter I highly recommend Kobricks in Jersey city. Kobricks is a wholesale/roaster that also sells retail. They have some of the most delicious coffees that I've tasted and can recommend different style to try.

http://www.kobricks.com/wholesalecoff...

Dec 03, 2014
jnk in New Jersey

Empanada wrappers in Union County area

Try Seabra foods in Union N.J.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/a-and-j-seabr...

Nov 28, 2014
jnk in New Jersey
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good food in strange places

Since we're probably neighbors, here's a "recipe" for consistently perfect hard boiled eggs. Enjoy!

http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/...

Nov 24, 2014
jnk in New Jersey

What to freeze homemade broth in?

I freeze my stock on pinto plastic (Chinese takeout) containers and then use my Foodsaver to vacuum seal them. It would save room if I were to freeze them flat first and then vacuum them it would save a ton of space.

Nov 24, 2014
jnk in Cookware

Jewish corn bread

The Orwasher's corn bread isn't the same as those sold in the old Jewish bakeries from the 1950's -70's and truthfully, the "corn-rye that I'mm seeing/tasting isn't the same either. Corn bread was very dense with a crisp crust, no caraway seeds and wasn't called "corn-rye" back then.

Nov 21, 2014
jnk in Manhattan

Jewish corn bread

Gee, your reply was ONLY 7 years ago,hahaha, J D was where we used to get our corn bread too and I'm still looking for it though it just may be one of those recipes that's gone extinct. Yes, I remember the place turning into a dump too.

Nov 20, 2014
jnk in Manhattan

Current (11/14) gas range recommendations?

We've had our BlueStar for about 6 months and we really like it. It is a beast in regards to the btu's of the burners and the broiler and it takes a little getting used to but what I really like about is that there's very little o go wrong with it. We bought the model that has a gas convection oven so there are 2 bits of electronic on the range, a switch for the convection oven and a switch for the light...that's it, no clock, no timer (i kind of miss that). Good luck in your decision.

Nov 14, 2014
jnk in Cookware

Few Bourbon has hit $60/btl. in NYC......

thanks sku

Nov 12, 2014
jnk in Spirits

looking for refrigerator needle in a haystack

I can only say that when we were looking to replace the Whirlpool with french door fridge we decided on the Samsung. Ir had a good reputation, it seemed solid, the doors closed well, loved the flexibility of the interior and the interior lighting. No we never bought it because I've got this thing about not replacing an appliance before it has a major failure. Hence the 12 year old Whirlpool. Best of luck with your decision

Nov 11, 2014
jnk in Cookware

looking for refrigerator needle in a haystack

We've got a 12 year old Whirlpool Gold side x side w/ice/water dispenser and we've never had a problem with any part of the unit. Needless to say that 12 years means that it bears no resemblance to the units made today.

Nov 11, 2014
jnk in Cookware

Few Bourbon has hit $60/btl. in NYC......

Hi folks, I'm still looking for someone "in the know" who has enjoyed Few bourbon who can help me find another bourbon with a similar flavor profile. I really don't know enough about bourbon to verbalize the profile that I'm looking for. The one thing that I can tell you is that I thought it's a great sipping drink. Thanks again

Nov 10, 2014
jnk in Spirits

Few Bourbon has hit $60/btl. in NYC......

Thanks Morekasha, I just spoke with the manager of the wine and spirits dept in Paramus and he said that they don't carry it. I appreciate the effort.

Nov 06, 2014
jnk in Spirits
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Few Bourbon has hit $60/btl. in NYC......

Thanks LP. I'm checking with someone I know who lives in Brooklyn to see if he can pick it up for me. If I have to drive there, I might as well pay the extra $10 in Manhattan. I live in NJ and work in Manhattan and Few isn't sold anywhere in NJ (I've checked with them). Again, thanks for the info.

Nov 05, 2014
jnk in Spirits

Few Bourbon has hit $60/btl. in NYC......

For those of you who know the flavor profile, can you suggest any alternatives? I'm not cheap (well, maybe I am) but that was $20 more than I spent for it less than a year ago. Thanks in advance.

Nov 05, 2014
jnk in Spirits

Food and wine magazine and the like [Moved from New Jersey]

We ended up having a garage sale and someone came up and what the years and years worth of cooking mags. We lent hera childs wagon and she took them home with her. I love recycling.

Nov 05, 2014
jnk in Food Media & News

What's for Dinner #333 - The end of Daylight Savings Time Edition [through Nov. 10, 2014]

Cooking ahead for the week, making Ma Po Tofu w/ground turkey
and making a couple of gallons of French Onion Soup to have on had for those cold nights that are coming. er..I mean...here!

Soba vs. Buckwheat noodles

Thanks all, it's a moot point now as I've thrown away the rest of the package and I won't be trying them again. I'll use the dried soba from now on.

Oct 26, 2014
jnk in General Topics

OMG, Williams Sonoma

I had NO idea! Thanks so much for the heads up.

Oct 25, 2014
jnk in Cookware

Soba vs. Buckwheat noodles

Fresh, cold, Korea,wheat flour, buckwheat flour, corn starch, refined salt, ethyl alcohol oleoresin paprika.

The "off" smell and flavor was somewhat alcoholy, a bit of a burn if you know what I mean. Not a lot but enough to turn me off.

Oct 25, 2014
jnk in General Topics

Soba vs. Buckwheat noodles

Thank you both. No, this was a very unpleasant odor so I'll just have to repurchase and try again.

Oct 24, 2014
jnk in General Topics

Buying a Steak in NJ (butcher shops)

I'm sure this is just a typo, but Barth's is in New Providence.

Oct 23, 2014
jnk in New Jersey

Soba vs. Buckwheat noodles

1st: Is there a difference?

I bought a pkg. of buckwheat noodles from an Asian market yesterday and when I opened the pkg. there was a discernible odor to it. I cooked them for 3 minutes and "tasted the smell". I then threw the pkg. out.

Should they have smelled and should I have been able to taste that same smell?

Thanks.

Oct 23, 2014
jnk in General Topics

Give me your Best Baked Pasta Recipes (Please)

We really enjoy Ina Garten's turkey sausage lasagna. I usually double the recipe and freeze/vacuum seal in portions for future good eating. You've got a great list here to work through.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/in...

Oct 22, 2014
jnk in Home Cooking

Vent-a-hood, zephyr, Bosch, or best for range hood

+1 - Same hood, 30" BS range.

Oct 21, 2014
jnk in Cookware

OMG, Williams Sonoma

We've bought the WS croissants for the past 6 years for Christmas morning breakfast with the Mispucha. There just are none better to be had this side of the Atlantic.

Oct 21, 2014
jnk in Cookware

Jersey barbecue freaks prepare yourselves - Mighty Quinn's to open in Clifton

Sorry I had missed your review when I responded to the other post. I was at Finks this past weekend and as I said earlier their ribs might be the best I've ever had with a tremendous rub and nicely smoked . Their beef (brisket and some other cut that they mix with it) is also very good but I had a problem with the way they serve it, tiny chunks. Again, the flavor is good, not very smokey and in their favor again, they serve little sauce on it. As we all know, BBQ is extremely subjective so while I never say something is bad as there will be a group that loves it(another reason that I'm not a critic), I'll just go somewhere else.

Oct 17, 2014
jnk in New Jersey

Jersey barbecue freaks prepare yourselves - Mighty Quinn's to open in Clifton

Hi ELA, I'm interested in your critique of MQ's as I've been to their outpost in the East Village in NY and thoroughly enjoyed it. Have you been there yet and if so was there a discernible difference? In NY, their brisket was most and not overly smoked, their pulled pork was smokier and had a great texture and their baked beans which I normally don't like were full of brisket and pork bits. I would love to be able to go to the Caldwell location so I wouldn't have to deal with the tunnel traffic/tolls.

Oct 16, 2014
jnk in New Jersey

Jersey barbecue freaks prepare yourselves - Mighty Quinn's to open in Clifton

We drove close to an hour to try Finks this weekend and it was well worth it. quite possibly the best ribs I've eaten. The pulled pork wasn't chunky enough nor smokey enough and the beef which is a combination of chunks (squares) of brisket and some other cut of beef. There is very little sauce on any of their meats and I like it that way. Well worth the trip.

Oct 13, 2014
jnk in New Jersey