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Display Name: EllesKitchen
Member Since: 12/2/09

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@kathryn, I add ice, too!

Take the Bite Out of Raw Onions with This One Simple Step Tips from The Kitchn
6/20/13 12:19 PM

I've been making a lot of Greek salad lately and this is exactly what I do with the rd onions. It works beautifully!

Take the Bite Out of Raw Onions with This One Simple Step Tips from The Kitchn
6/20/13 12:18 PM

I can vouch for this model! I have it and I absolutely love it. It's very simple to use and clean up is a breeze.

Stainless-Steel Ice Cream Maker from Cuisinart
6/3/13 08:45 AM

Holy... When I got the email for this, I wasted no time high tailing it over here. This is something I could really love. For-everrrrr.

Recipe: Warm and Gooey Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipes from The Kitchn
5/28/13 11:30 AM

Love the mango pits! You can't slice that goodness off, but man, can you ever chew on it. Those crunchy bits left in a pan after roasting--my husband calls them "scum beings." I have to save them for him, it's a house rule. (I should note, I don't eat them, so he's welcome to them.)

Why I Secretly Suck on Mango Pits in the Kitchen (And So Should You)
5/9/13 09:38 AM

Oh, how much do I love this idea? Tons. Can't wait to give it a try. Thank you for sharing!

Tip: Add a Crunchy, Crackly Top to Cakes and Quick Breads Ideas in Food
3/27/13 07:54 AM

@ Chris Keller--it's amazing in eggs! And totally going to have it on pasta now.

The Best (and Surprising!) Cheese to Transform Any Quick Pasta Dish
3/20/13 04:20 PM

Holy...I can't wait to try this! I'm an eggnog addict. And boozy icing? I'm in!

Winter Recipe: Whipped Eggnog Loaf Cake Recipes from The Kitchn
12/3/12 03:28 PM

I can't even tell you how much I love fudge. I'm a total sucker for it! Thank you for sharing,

How to Make Easy Chocolate Fudge Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
11/28/12 11:42 AM

I always add cocoa, a pinch of cinnamon, and a square of dark chocolate.

Make Meaner Chili: 10 Flavor-Boosting Add-Ins For Incredible Chili
11/2/12 04:02 PM

I can't even tell you how much I love this idea! It makes me want to go start a pot of it right now. I'm definitely doing this the next time I make soup, and I think I'll plan on it this weekend. Thank you so much for sharing!

Make a Quick, Flavorful Vegetable Stock in Just 10 Minutes Cooking Tips from The Kitchn
10/17/12 10:27 AM

Good to know, as I was looking at this last week at TJ's. When I only need a small amount of heavy cream, I usually reach for the half and half that I always have on hand. Unless it's a main star in a dish, then I'll go ahead and buy a carton.

I use half and half all over the place--in soups, sauces, even in ganache if it's a chocolate emergency. I'll go ahead and pick up a couple cartons of the TJ's stuff, though--like you said, for the holidays. If I'm going to whip it, I'll buy the good stuff.

New Product: Trader Joe's Shelf-Stable Whipping Cream Product Review
10/2/12 03:21 PM

I absolutely love my Aeropress! If anyone's on the fence, it makes the best coffee you've ever had.

Make Iced Coffee Faster with an Aeropress Serious Eats
9/19/12 03:11 PM

I separated eight eggs this morning with those new fangled high tech egg shells. Worked like a charm!

The Most Unnecessary Egg Gadgets Ever Product Roundup
9/6/12 10:14 AM

Oh, I have to give this a try. Hard boiled eggs? I'm all over that! My special secret coleslaw ingredient is sunflower seeds, roasted and lightly salted. The crunch and the saltiness play so well with the sweet factor in coleslaw.

Coleslaw's Surprising (and Best) Ingredient
9/4/12 10:56 PM

I will thank you one day! But I'll never remember the word "skeuomorph." Sadly. ;)

Solving a Mystery: Why Do Maple Syrup Containers Have Tiny Handles?
6/25/12 09:50 AM

I made these steaks on Father's Day because I'm a total dork when it comes to grilling. My husband wanted steaks, and I needed a way to cook them. Thank goodness that this was posted right before then and I remembered it!

Our steaks were thinner than the ribeyes mentioned, so I gave them 60 seconds on each side in the oven, and then wrapped them in foil right out of the oven. They rested while I finished preparing everything else. Made a super quick pan sauce with wine, butter and then added whatever drippings collected in the foil wrapped steaks.

He said these were better than grilled and probably the best he's ever had. Thanks, guys! This will be a regularly used method around here now.

How To Cook Perfect Steak in the Oven Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
6/21/12 09:24 AM

I'm definitely making this. Also? Why don't I ever think of whipping up a double (or triple) batch of dressing? We eat salad at least twice a week in the summer. It's a great way to get raw foods into our diet without too much trouble. Giant Salad is what it is, really. My husband and I each have a pretty large bowl of salad and we graze through dinnertime. Next up is this dressing! Husband's a tahini freak, so I won't have to twist his arm.

Thanks for sharing!

Recipe: Miso Tahini Dressing Recipes from The Kitchn
6/21/12 09:18 AM

Giant salads so you can sit where it's cool and graze on them. Put all kinds of things in them--nuts, dried fruit, sliced apples or pears, and some good cheese.

One other hot weather favorite is simple and so satisfying. You don't even need to turn any appliance on. Your favorite hummus (I usually make mine, which is simple as heck and only requires the food processor), but get your favorite. Set that out on a platter with pita bread wedges, a block of feta--sliced up, some nice Greek olives, and a summer salad that consists of 4 cukes (sliced and seeded), 4 tomatoes (sliced in half, seeds and goop gently squeezed out, and chopped), 1/2 cup roughly chopped parsley, 1/4 cup white wine vinegar, 6 tbsp olive oil, and a bit of salt and pepper. Stir that all up and serve it with the rest of the stuff.

If you're not into the whole hummus and feta thing, grab a loaf of fluffy Italian bread, and tear off hunks. Spoon that summer salad over the hunks of bread and eat it right over the bowl you made the salad in. You want a nice fluffy bread to soak up all of the oil and vinegar.

Too Hot to Eat, Cook or Think Weekend Meditation
6/17/12 09:56 AM

I've done the banana ice cream, thanks to you guys--love it. But these variation are a must try! Thanks!

Magic One-Ingredient Ice Cream 5 Ways: Peanut Butter, Nutella, and More Recipes from The Kitchn
5/26/12 11:20 AM