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Best Hamburger in Midwest

Pinocchio's closed in Racine. I never went there the entire time I lived here and I really never heard anyone recommend it. Looks like I may have missed out. What about the Spot in Kenosha, pretty tasty!

Best Hamburger in Midwest

Definitely Mickey-Lu's. That old bar with the open fire pit can't be beat.

Lots of Sharp Cheddar, Ritz, Get creative

Pursuant to a sale I have tons of Ritz Crackers and Extra Sharp Cheddar cheese. I know I can just put these together but I am looking to get creative in using it up.

Give me some ideas...

Jun 06, 2008
funholidaygirl in Home Cooking

Seeking Agua Frescas or Fresh Juice in Milw

I live in the Milwaukee area (Racine) and I am dying for some fresh squeezed juices like I had in Mexico or some Agua Frescas. (Like Cucumber Agua Fresca or Watermelon or Mango)

I know I can make them myself but when I am on the road I would like to know of a place I can pick some up. Anyone have any suggestions?

Caribbean Christmas Cocktail Party, Ideas?

I like the idea of the Goya disks with different kind of empanadas, beef is good. What about others, can anyone direct me?

Nov 28, 2007
funholidaygirl in Home Cooking

Caribbean Christmas Cocktail Party, Ideas?

I am enthralled with the idea of a caribbean christmas cocktail party. Can't you hear the reggae christmas songs now???

I am looking for menu ideas/drink ideas

I was thinking a Shrimp marinade or ceviche
Maybe a jerk slow cooker dish with rolls (this would be more substantial)

I know I am involving Malibu Rum somehow.

I will need make ahead appetizers so anyone have ideas?

Nov 27, 2007
funholidaygirl in Home Cooking

Tempted by Chorizo - what should I know

I use the Mexican Chorizo for breakfast with potatoes. I dont really like scrambled eggs, I like fried eggs. I use the Chorizo with potatoes. I break it out of the casing and put it in pieces with some diced potatoes and some water and then cook it down until the water is evaporated and you have some nice spicy potatoes with your breakfast. I also do this same thing and then put the potato/chorizo mixture in enchiladas that you bake. Delicious!

Nov 08, 2007
funholidaygirl in General Topics

Foods not worth cooking at home

Gyros. I wouldn't even begin to know how to make them but it just seems like an impossible task. Plus then you have to make the sauce and whatevah! Go to the hot dog stand or Greek breakfast place already!

Nov 05, 2007
funholidaygirl in General Topics

Cherry Tomato Recipes?

I made this on epicurious, loved it

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

If you have some sausage this is a dish that I got rave reviews from by a picky eater.

Aug 12, 2007
funholidaygirl in Home Cooking

Dennis Getto, Milwaukee Food Critic dies [Moved from Midwest]

Just read about this in the paper this morning. He died yesterday from Pulmonary Fibrosis.

Where to eat in South Haven, MI

Yes, Clementime's is family friendly. Can't miss the onion rings!

Favorite national/ethinc rice dishes

Coconut rice with carribean food, mmmmmmmmm

Jul 08, 2007
funholidaygirl in General Topics

Simple Spanish Food?

I have a Spanish exchange student coming for eight weeks. I am going to be doing my regular cooking but I thought that a few times over the eight weeks I would like to make something she would be accustomed to for a little home cooking.

I have not really cooked Spanish food but anybody have some ideas for simple Spanish food that may give her a taste of home? She is from Madrid. I will ask her when she comes but I don't know how great her English is.

Thanks

Jun 27, 2007
funholidaygirl in Home Cooking

For the love of Magic Shell

I bought some Chocolate Fudge last night with some Edy's Vanilla Bean. I should have bought regular vanilla. HOwever, now that someone has mentioned the Reeses' with the saltiness, I have to try that. Good point, it is not made by Smuckers, kind of an off-shoot but I am buying it! Also, way back when they did have Krackel magic shell, that wasn't bad.

Jun 27, 2007
funholidaygirl in General Topics

For the love of Magic Shell

I am an ice cream lover and one of the convenience foods that I love is Magic Shell. It is underrated and underappreciated. When I get it people often muse that they didn't know that they still sold it.

I am unaware of where else you can get the ice cream hardening chocalate qualities anywhere else other than that little bottle.

One of my bitches through the years is the dearth of the old flavors and the addition of the new. Back in the day they had caramel, butterscotch (think they still have this but it may not be at my grocery stores), chocolate mint, chocolate fudge and many others. Now they have chocolate but they have tried to introduce these new flavors like twix and turtle. When you add chunky materials to the magic shell it stops it up and it is generally not as good. Just my two cents.

Any other magic shell fans out there? Someone also told me of an ice cream cake recipe using Magic Shell that sounded delicious. I may have to search around for that. I think it should appear in more dessert recipes. :) LONG LIVE MAGIC SHELL!

Jun 26, 2007
funholidaygirl in General Topics

Looking for Good Mexican Eats in Racine, WI

Sandpiper is right on the water. Waves a couple blocks away. As far as sports bars, Spinnakers has the best waterfront dining but don't expect to get a gourmet meal unless you are up for hot wings.

What do you cook to impress a new love interest?

Usually I am a pretty good cook but my problem is that my dinner is not quite ready then I have a glass of wine or two and it always gets slightly ruined. Haha, that may explain the status of my love life. But I will say, my ex just came over tonight for my tbone steak, mushrooms and tomato avocado salad but he is gone and I am on chowhound lol. (not that I wanted him anyway, there is a reason he is an ex) But hey, now I have to go get my nightly ice cream. Lucky I have a good metabolism.

Jun 25, 2007
funholidaygirl in Home Cooking

Looking for Good Mexican Eats in Racine, WI

Hmm, people love the thin crust pizza at Wells Brothers, it is well-regarded. However, they do use canned mushrooms. I like Waves, they have an innovative menu for Racine, however it is slightly hit and miss. I like Sandpipers for the outdoor dining and the food is decent, service can be a little spotty. Where are you staying and are you here on business or pleasure?

Oh and people love Oh Dennis! for ribs and Corner House for Prime rib. These are kind of old school places, but hey, thats Racine, old school!

Looking for Good Mexican Eats in Racine, WI

Not really anything too hot to be honest. There are a couple new places I have not tried. I live in Racine and I love mexican but I usually go to Milwaukee for that.

Isla Mujeres, where to eat?

There is much information about this place, I have been there twice, last time in November. www.isla-mujeres.net has much if I recall.

I like Amigos and Rolandi's pizza is great. Also, don't miss the Watermelon Juice, I crave that. Most breakfast places will have it.

Jun 21, 2007
funholidaygirl in Mexico

killer chili dogs

Probably blasphemy but for an easy fix, I had the best chili dog I can remember two weeks ago. I used Bush's beanless chili that comes in a glass jar. For the cheese I used some pepper jack I had and the key is to very finely grate it, it will melt easier. Scrumptious. Oh, I and I grilled my dogs. When I worked at a Dairy Dip we sliced our dogs down the middle but not all the way and then placed them face down on the grill. Thats a good way to get all the fixin's in the middle!

Jun 21, 2007
funholidaygirl in Home Cooking

Beef Tenderloin 3/4 inch steaks - What to do?

made the coleslaw, it was delish. Got lazy and didnt get bacon and made some teriyaki skewers with A-1 Teriyaki marinade I had. Big mistake, too much. Oh well the coleslaw was good. IN all fairness, I had a lipton/knorr Asian Noodle package that was delicisou with a little hot sauce so I did not really need the meat. Will probably use it in soups or fried rice tomorrow.

Jun 14, 2007
funholidaygirl in Home Cooking

Beef Tenderloin 3/4 inch steaks - What to do?

Sure come on over, I have a pool! haha Ok I am stopping to get some bacon on the way home. I hope cheap bacon does the trick because the only convenient store on the way home is Save a Lot

Jun 14, 2007
funholidaygirl in Home Cooking

Restaurants in Racine, WI?

What did you end up doing?

Beef Tenderloin 3/4 inch steaks - What to do?

I am making an Asian slaw recipe from Epicurious involving cabbage (of course), carrots and spinach with a ginger soy dressing. I have some beef tenderloin steaks and I would like to do something with them on the grill preferrably to compliment the slaw. Any suggestions? I loved someone's suggestion last time for my teriyaki skirt steak, and I made it into a soup.

Jun 14, 2007
funholidaygirl in Home Cooking

Jackson TN Chowish food?

Ok, my plans have changed now going to Selmer, TN which is even smaller. Does anyone have thoughts about Selmer?

Jackson TN Chowish food?

Casey Jones looks right up my alley. The best of was kind of alarming when you see so many chains on there. Thanks for taking the time.

Jackson TN Chowish food?

Ok, seeing as how I have no replies.... Does anyone have any recommendations from the Memphis Airport to Jackson and back? Looking for something here...

Restaurants in Racine, WI?

I live in Racine. So here goes.... If you are looking for atmosphere, the Sandpiper has halfway decent seafood/food for Racine and you can sit outside and watch the boats. For lunch on Friday/Saturday people seem to like Kewpee for cheeseburgers. I am not a huge fan but it is a Racine institution. For dinners, I like Waves downtown. It looks like a little bar but it actually has a huge creative menu for Racine. It is not A+ but I give the place an A for effort and they do have some good menu items. It is a little bit on the pricier side.

For Fish Fry on Fridays I like the Hob Nob, it does have somewhat of an elderly smell to it but the Baked Cod is very good. So is the French Onion soup. And it does have a very nice view.

For a good atmosphere and a pretty good menu with pretty good food, I recommend the Yardarm. On Fridays it is crowded but this is good for lunch and/or dinner

Leftover Teriyaki Thin cooked beef, what to do?

THanks for everybody's suggestions. I made a Vietnamese Beef Noodle soup that was pretty good. I had Thai basil in my herb garden and many other of the ingredients. I bought beef broth but next time I will buy the low sodium type. Of course it did not stop me from eating three full bowls.

Jun 07, 2007
funholidaygirl in Home Cooking