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Member Since: 5/31/09

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I second that. And I don't even really like gin...

Why You Should Try American Gin (And What to Look For) 9-Bottle Bar
4/23/14 01:05 PM


Other Spices That Are Great With Pumpkin (Besides, You Know...Pumpkin Spice)
10/15/13 11:42 AM

Any idea how to install one if the backsplash is all tile? I know it's possible to put one on the refrigerator, but mine is too far from my workspace to be convenient.

5 Ways To Hang a Magnetic Knife Rack
5/30/13 03:10 PM

I did this for my dad's birthday: melted dark chocolate and added ~1 tsp canola oil. Wrote on the cheesecake with a regular piping bag/tip. Was great!

I think the amount of oil determines whether the writing will harden or stay soft. Mine hardened, but worked beautifully as I was writing it.

Ideas for Decorating a Cheesecake? Good Questions
4/30/13 12:12 PM

homemade cavatelli...but that's only if I'm feeling up to it. Otherwise, pizza!

Leftover Ricotta? 5 Ideas for Using Up the Rest of the Container Ingredient Spotlight
4/24/13 03:31 PM

I definitely have used the whey to make bread (instead of the water). Makes a really tender crumb.

Whey Tasty Whey. Yes, Whey. The Cheesemonger
2/7/13 08:04 AM

I love this: http://www.amazon.com/Architec-Gripper-Cutting-Board-14-Inch/dp/B0000AQXSP/ref=sr_1_2?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1355930619&sr=1-2&keywords=cutting+board+gripper

Recommendations for Durable, Dishwasher-Safe Cutting Boards? Good Questions
12/19/12 10:24 AM

@ AnitaNo:
If you have a Trader Joe's, you can find unsweetened pomegranate juice which I just boil down to a thick syrup. Same idea.

Appetizer Recipe: Pomegranate Olive Relish Recipes from The Kitchn
12/5/12 11:54 AM

@wee eats: Sadly, the idea that eating local honey/pollen can combat allergies has actually been proven false: http://www.thekitchn.com/fact-or-fiction-eating-local-h-146636

Spotlight Ingredient: Bee Pollen
1/18/12 10:46 PM

Not so sure the post is really about how (or whether) to cut butternut squash...

With that said, beautiful post. As always...

Weekend Meditation: A Small Moment of Attention & Beauty
12/4/11 05:07 PM

You could easily do this yourself--just buy cider and boil it down! Be careful, though, it'll be thicker than it seems when hot and will thicken upon cooling. Too far, and you'll caramelize/bring it to a hard crack state.

Boiled Cider: An Old Fashioned Fall Treat
The Washington Post

9/14/11 08:46 AM

Oh. YES. We do this every year. No one can tell the difference. Otherwise, impossible to make the numbers/varieties we do!

Why You Should Be Making Holiday Cookies Right Now
9/13/11 09:03 PM

Agreed. This didn't save time. Took too long/was a pain. I like Alton Brown's Stovetop Mac and Cheese. Easy and VERY good:


No need for evaporated milk; whole or even 2% work just fine.

Skip A Step: Make Mac & Cheese in Half the Time
9/7/11 10:33 PM

Yep. Love this. Obsessed too...

Almond Butter with Roasted Flax Seeds from Trader Joe's
Daily Find

7/27/11 08:59 AM

Gosh, I thought this was common knowledge! I've been doing this...since always!

@Greybeard: I have this problem too. I think it's because I'm not very tall/my counter is higher than I can have good control of my knife for bread slicing. So, I think if you're cutting from much higher than the counter (I kneel on a stool/bar chair), it's easer to get more even slices. Maybe just a fluke, though.

Quick Tip: Slice Loaves of Bread Before Freezing
6/27/11 08:08 PM

Yes, Tee-Bone's right. That is a FANTASTIC treat. Sum is wayy greater than its parts...

Salty Strawberries & Spicy Pineapple: How To Season Fruit
Gilt Taste

6/15/11 06:58 PM

@ Rosemarried:
The recipe is on the NY Times website. Melissa Clark did it a couple of years ago. Yum.

Precious & Brief! Recipes for Sour Cherry Season
6/3/11 10:26 PM

And yes, like Kristen says above, you can really get away with much less butter. Half, for sure.

Classic Recipe: Marcella Hazan's Famous Tomato Sauce
4/18/11 05:24 PM

Yes. I love this recipe. Still need good tomatoes, though. Of course!

Classic Recipe: Marcella Hazan's Famous Tomato Sauce
4/18/11 05:24 PM

MMM...Me too! Looks wonderful and can't wait to try!

Recipe: Rye Toasting Bread with Cherries & Pumpkin Seeds
4/7/11 12:16 PM