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Display Name: Brian Mac
Member Since: 2/24/11

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I'm sad you didn't do any Bastille Day posts about fun French cocktails or snacks :(

What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of July 12-13, 2014
7/11/14 04:03 PM

and that, folks, is a redo

Before & After: An Art Deco Dresser Is Restored to Its Former Glory
5/5/14 05:00 PM

recipes please!

How Facebook Got Me Out of a Food Rut Kitchn Diary: Anne in South Carolina
5/5/14 11:55 AM

chicken veronique
A light salad with a lemony dressing
fresh baguette
chill a few bottles of white
make a puff pastry fruit tart that you can pop in the oven while you eat

Make-Ahead Ideas for a Weeknight Dinner Party? Good Questions
5/2/14 02:41 PM

make a really good compound butter
make a really good baked goods
use it to finish something

and, to state the obvious, make really good bread

What Should I Do With a Pound of Really Good Butter? Good Questions
4/23/14 03:36 PM

Gin, flowers, and deviled eggs make me happy, too

What's Making Us Happy This Week Editor Picks for April 15
4/15/14 10:34 AM

so, there's no difference...

Yes, There Is a Difference Between a Buffet, Sideboard, Server, and Credenza
3/26/14 04:17 PM

boiled potatoes
boiled cabbage
boiled carrots

Vegan Recipe Ideas for a St. Patrick's Day Party? Good Questions
2/19/14 03:13 PM

sigh, fine, I feel like I've read enough of these posts to guilt me. My secret ingredient is dry vermouth. I add a little bit to sauces, stews, soups, etc. I deglaze pans with it, i finish almost everything with it. I come from a martini drinking family, it's always on hand, it's cheaper than wine, and you only need a little bit.

On Why I Think You Should Tell Us Your Kitchen Secrets Weekend Meditation
2/19/14 02:09 PM


56 days in philadelphia

How Many Pleasant Days a Year Does Your City Get? Design News
2/10/14 03:47 PM

I liked the before better

Before & After: A Vintage Dresser Gets Light and Bright
2/10/14 02:18 PM

Chicken stock - sick boyfriend
leftover bones, the remains of old frozen stocks i had made and forgot about, typical carrots, celery, onion, garlic, potato, bay leaf, i added a aged gouda cheese rind. Finished it off with scallions, carrot greens and a little bit of soy sauce over plain kosher salt.

What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of February 8-9, 2014
2/10/14 01:15 PM

Is This the Universal Sign for Hard-Boiled Eggs?
1/6/14 04:32 PM

But what will you do with the stove after you move? You cannot bring it to another rental property - think of the future.

Should I Offer to Buy the Vintage Stove in My Rental from My Landlord? Good Questions
12/11/13 11:36 AM

it's nice, but i feel like this look is already outdated

Kitchen Before & After: A 1970s Kitchen Goes Contemporary For Under 10K Reader Kitchen Remodel
12/9/13 07:46 PM

maybe put a good quality, deflated air mattress in there, and blow it up to fit the dimensions?

Where Can I Find a Bed that is Shorter than 6 Feet? Good Questions
11/27/13 11:39 AM

Please don't be that person that brings tuna to work. Peanut butter, nuts, crackers, dried fruit, canned soup, frozen meals, hummus...

Ideas for Healthy, Shelf-Stable Lunch Items to Keep at Work? Good Questions
10/22/13 01:45 PM

cost, then, what i want to eat, then organic, then local which goes hand in hand with seasonal.

Seasonal, Organic, or Local? What Matters Most To You When Shopping for Food? Reader Survey
9/30/13 02:35 PM

steak burrito #juryduty

What Are You Eating for Lunch Today?
9/19/13 01:25 PM

I really wanted to show off for my boyfriend this weekend so I made him...

Friday - bruschetta with lemon/sea salt/ cracked pepper ricotta, seared scallops, over a bed of baby arugula, with yellow peppers and a sun dried tomato pesto

Saturday - BLTs Charred some of the leftover bread from the night before bread, good local bacon and tomatoes for brunch
Thai chicken stir fry with red and yellow peppers, and zucchini over jasmine rice for dinner
Peanut butter, chocolate chip, cinnamon toasts for dessert

Sunday - I made mixed berry jam and fried up some eggs for breakfast and then an pesto pasta for dinner
instead of basil -> arugula
instead of pine nuts -> walnuts
instead of olive oil -> canola oil
instead of parmesan -> ricotta

I think I played a winning game.

What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of September 7-8, 2013
9/9/13 09:19 AM