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Display Name: Monica from Playingwithflour.com
Member Since: 11/27/10

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That is terrific! I appreciate it because I think more info allows us to make better decisions. :) Great job, particularly the fact that is available for most past recipes.


Nutrition Data Is Now Available on Recipes from The Kitchn Editor Announcement
7/23/14 08:10 PM

I recently made this and really enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing this easy recipe.


Recipe: Che Bap (Vietnamese Sweet Corn Pudding)
7/19/14 10:01 PM

Aside from using egg whites to bulk up my breakfast sandwiches, my favorite thing is to use them to make financiers, or small french tea cakes. Made with brown butter, almond meal, egg whites....they are divine. We love them with some chestnut cream tucked inside!


10 Ways to Use Up Leftover Egg Whites Tips from The Kitchn
6/17/14 01:31 PM

I have to agree with the others when it comes to asking you not to change too much from what you've been doing. I love how you introduce us to ingredients (educating us on whole grains and how to use/cook them, for example) and I would welcome more of that. I want to learn as much as possible and I wouldn't mind nutritional information (though I understand why some do not). I think what you're doing so far is great, focusing on teaching us how to cook better and eat well. Keep the tutorials, techniques, tips, etc. coming!


How Much Do You Want to Talk About Diet and Health at The Kitchn?
6/6/14 02:55 PM

Same here. Bought a cast iron pan a couple of years ago and discovered it was great for cooking steak. Worth the investment just for that.


You Don't Need a Grill to Cook a Great Steak! Tips from The Kitchn
6/3/14 07:18 PM

I have wondered about this! Thank you for the tutorial!


How To Make Tahini Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
5/23/14 12:42 PM

I have wondered about this! Thank you for the tutorial!


How To Make Tahini Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
5/23/14 12:42 PM

I literally just did this following your instructions. Worked like a charm - the filter looked practically brand new. I have wanted to clean it for years (and have not for years). Thank you!!


How To Clean a Greasy Range Hood Filter Cleaning Lessons from The Kitchn
5/21/14 04:59 PM

It's interesting because I've made the recipe with half whole wheat flour twice and I have to agree that it did not rise much in my experiences too. I make sure to bake it in smaller, 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 size loaf pans. I don't get that much of a second rise in the pan. It works but it's a small loaf...


Help! Why Won't My Bread Rise? Good Questions
5/14/14 11:16 AM

Hi! I love the sound of multiple ways of using our kitchen equipment - looking forward to all that's to come! : )


Meet Christine Gallary, Our New Food & Cooking Editor
5/12/14 11:48 AM

I'm taking Sunday off but tomorrow, I'm planning pancakes and bacon for breakfast, quesadilla and hummus wraps for lunch, and chicken parm for dinner. A little chocolate-amaretti cake, too, since I have a handful of amaretti cookies on hand. Happy Mother's Day weekend! : )


What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of May 10-11, 2014
5/9/14 05:24 PM

I've been a long time reader of The Kitchn. In the last couple of years, it's really become my go-to source for recipes and how-to's. I'm very grateful to have it in my life and it has really been a great source of inspiration and information. It was great reading about how Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn came to be. Congrats on all your much-deserved success...here's to many more years of great content and good living to come!


Happy Birthday, The Kitchn! May 2004 - May 2014
5/8/14 09:19 AM

We make a Dutch Baby every few weeks for a weekend breakfast. It is possibly my husband's favorite breakfast and it really is just heavenly.


Recipe: Big Pancake (Dutch Baby) Recipes from The Kitchn
5/1/14 11:54 AM

Great list! I am loving that double-boiler insert. Will take this list with me next time I hit Ikea!


15 Smart & Inexpensive Kitchen Goods to Buy at IKEA Shopping Guides from The Kitchn
4/23/14 10:30 AM

Lots to cook tomorrow since I'm having family over for dinner. Curry chicken rice, saffron/lemon orzo with shrimp, mushrooms in phyllo cups. Going to make a chiffon cake in the morning. Kids are having pizza and build-your-own sundaes...should be fun.


What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of April 12-13, 2014
4/11/14 07:12 PM

Same here as well! I totally forgot about Everyday Food. It was such a great little magazine. I'm glad I saved my stash too...and I also look through them from time to time. Now I subscribe to their daily email.


The Magazine Personality Test: What Your Favorite Food Magazine Says About You
4/8/14 10:37 PM

This is such fun! I'm a big fan of Cooking Light. :)


The Magazine Personality Test: What Your Favorite Food Magazine Says About You
4/8/14 04:39 PM

Made bacon mac and cheese today and a few choc pudding pie parfaits. Going to try making a rainbow cookie cake tomorrow and maybe some pasta for dinner...


What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of April 5-6, 2014
4/5/14 05:44 PM

I'm a little surprised by the pecans, too. And you know I recently started snacking on pistachios because I had half a bag left, with the best-by date on the horizon. I usually use it to make orange-pistachio biscotti but I munched on a couple of them and realized they are really good as a straight-up snack. So I've now added hazelnuts, pistachios, walnuts, and sunflower seeds into my otherwise only-almonds for snacking routine when it comes to nuts.


100 Calories of Nuts: A Visual Guide Snack Tips from The Kitchn
3/27/14 11:11 AM

This is so adorable!


Amanita Second Helping Jar from ModCloth
3/26/14 09:17 AM