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Need an alternative to Bar Buca

Are these small plates places? I might buck it and see if they want to do Spanish small plates...been to Bar Isabel and liked it!

Need an alternative to Bar Buca

We've been several times with different groups of people and although we've thoroughly enjoyed the food and drinks, we are all craving a different, not-so-cement vibe. We also want to sit at not high tables as some of the girls in the group are vertically challenged and found it uncomfortable.

Ideas for same type of food/drink and quality?

Kleinburg copper creek

Anyone can speak to the brunch there?

Michigan Spanish purveyors of food

Is this a restaurant or grocer? I am looking for a grocer of Spanish, not Mexican items. Canned fish, sausage, jamon, paella ingredients.

Jan 17, 2015
itryalot in Great Lakes

Michigan Spanish purveyors of food

I usually order from La Tienda but was wondering if there was anything in the Detroit to Sterling Heights area.

Jan 16, 2015
itryalot in Great Lakes

What is this libation implement called?

Thanks; I didn't realize it would set off so many critics....maybe I am too accepting. I want to give them to coworkers (all women) with a variety of three mini bottles...they like gimmicky things.

What is this libation implement called?

I do not judge: in fact, I can go high end and do but can rough it too. I don't think a mini bottle is that high end that a spout would be that "low life".

Jan 13, 2015
itryalot in Cookware
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What is this libation implement called?

Yes, want to use the for beer I said - use at BBQs and outdoor parties where I want a cold bottle and not schlep around a glass.

Jan 13, 2015
itryalot in Cookware

What is this libation implement called?

I saw these on the red carpet last night and love them for those of us who do not enjoy drinking out of a bottle. Anyone know where one can get these for beer bottles or mini champagne/wine bottles?

http://www.peoplestylewatch.com/peopl...

Jan 12, 2015
itryalot in Cookware

Bar Buca

Love the place: had beets and were fabulous. Anything is great. Disliked the seating; uncomfortable! Bring a sweater or shawl depending on where you're sitting, you may get a draft from the door.

Brunch buffet in Detroit

Planning a birthday brunch buffet for a small group of a dozen. Not worried about price, but want great quality, selection and ambiance. Looking at two locations: detroit area so if I can get tickets to something, I will for an afternoon performance. Option 2 iq anywhere in the area of shelby township.
We'd like places with meat, seafood, breakfast items, pastas dessert and fruit.

Jan 04, 2015
itryalot in Great Lakes

Good to great-doctoring store bought egg nog

What's the chance? One of our guests can't ingest any coconut product or be around the oils from it.

Dec 14, 2014
itryalot in Home Cooking

Pistachio cream need a recipe for use in a cookie

I'll have to check out the ingredients. I am not a good enough baker to know how much and how to swap it out.

Dec 14, 2014
itryalot in Home Cooking

Good to great-doctoring store bought egg nog

I bought good quality egg nog but want to doctor it to make it even better. What can I do besides adding rum or bourbon. Immersion blender to frth it? Put it in a punch bowl and add something on top? Whipped cream?

Dec 14, 2014
itryalot in Home Cooking

Pistachio cream need a recipe for use in a cookie

I have some and want to use it for Christmas baking. What can I make? Every time I search a recipe, it gives me a recipe to make the pistachio cream not use it. We could eat it smeared on a variety of things but I'd like to bake with it?

Dec 14, 2014
itryalot in Home Cooking

Shelby Township Costco - Do they have Giovanni Rana pasta?

Got 'em!!, Sausage and great price.

Dec 13, 2014
itryalot in Great Lakes

Shelby Township Costco - Do they have Giovanni Rana pasta?

No problem; thanks for the offer...I need some packages but am wondering if they had them, what kind they were and how much....still time before Friday night!!!
Fingers crossed.

Dec 09, 2014
itryalot in Great Lakes

Shelby Township Costco - Do they have Giovanni Rana pasta?

Am on the hunt; this is the one I go to most often. They had them a few months ago; anyone seen them recently? What kind and how much?

Dec 09, 2014
itryalot in Great Lakes

Best bouche de Noel recipe

Is this the same one?
http://www.marthastewart.com/335600/j...
I don't see any of those mushrooms though.

Dec 02, 2014
itryalot in Home Cooking

Best bouche de Noel recipe

Dec 02, 2014
itryalot in Home Cooking

Best bouche de Noel recipe

Darn...I wish the first two had pictures. I like to have photos as step by step.

Dec 02, 2014
itryalot in Home Cooking

Best bouche de Noel recipe

Ha, and it's "buche" = log, not bouche = mouth!

Best recipes for homemade Christmas gifts

I'd love a good recipe for a chocolate liqueur....I did limoncello this year too from lemons that I grew myself (in the Midwest go figure)!

How about chocolate covered bacon?

Dec 01, 2014
itryalot in Home Cooking

Best bouche de Noel recipe

Never made one but would like to try...even with meringue mushrooms! My criteria: moist chocolate (or red velvet or vanilla) spongy cake, chocolate mousse filling.

Dec 01, 2014
itryalot in Home Cooking

What can I make with ground beef?

Tex Mex lasagna...
Nachos...
Greek burgers...
Bolognese sauce...(often other meats are used, but all beef it good too)...
Stuffed pasta shells (cook meat, mix with chopped spinach,loads of parm and a little ricotta) or could do lasagna roll ups...
Hamburger soup...

Nov 30, 2014
itryalot in Home Cooking

Are homemade marshmallows worth the effort?

Just wondering if I want to give some away with my decadent hot chocolate mix....

Also, how do you store these? Air tight containers?

Nov 30, 2014
itryalot in Home Cooking

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - October to December

So excited....I just bought some of the Thurie brand....saving it to share.

Looking for recipes to make boozy gifts for Christmas

80 Days!!! Mine is two weeks in. I had to make a pot of tomato sauce to free up a few more jars until I get some decorative ones. Left head space for freezing.

I'll be looking at that book. I am looking to make some boozy mostarda to go with winter roasts and cheeses.

Nov 30, 2014
itryalot in Spirits

Best recipes for homemade Christmas gifts

A group of girls went out this past weekend for our "hunting widows" gathering. We had dinner at this wonderful place where they served us porchetta with an apple mostarda. They all drooled. Now I want to make it (for myself and for them). It was not small chunks, rather thick and luscious larger pieces with still some bite (not crunch). We have an agreement that we only give each other homemade gifts, some knit...others cook...others are crafty.

Every year over dinner, we talk about what we absolutely don't like (me, it's raisins in preserves and baked goods and the colour fuschia). It's great...we stay away from "hated" items and we're all always happy in the end.

I found this recipe for Mario Batali's mostarda (everything he does, I love). I don't know what liqueur I would use (apple something?) and how to replace things. I am intrigued by homemade mostarda now.
http://howardsendevanston.blogspot.ca...
How can I modify it to be only apples?

This one has peaches and apples; all seem to have cherries. Can I do without them?
http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recip...

This looks good too:
http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/fi...

Can this one be done without the cherries?
http://www.azcentral.com/story/life/f...

Nov 30, 2014
itryalot in Home Cooking

Best recipes for homemade Christmas gifts

I only gift them to people who I know closely or to family; I am a thrower outer unless it is from a family member or someone close to me.