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Delicious Cheap Dinners for the Budget Gourmet

If you, like so many, are currently on an even tighter budget than usual right now, you can still eat well. These cheap dinners are not only affordable, they're easy to prepare. Win-win-win (the third...

Best New-to-You Recipes for 2020

by masha 26 days ago

What recipes did you make for the first time during 2020 that were a hit? Links to the recipe and/or to your earlier CH report on it are encouraged. For myself, I would note that I made many ...

Your Top Recipe

by Proud4life 2 months ago

Everybody has that one dish they are known for- what’s yours? Mine is chicken tikka masala using this recipe (https://cafedelites.com/chicken-tikka-masala/) I practically have it memorized at th...

COOK90 2021

by flaky_salt 30 days ago

A brief search of the forums showed that some CH members have participated in the COOK90 challenge hosted by Epicurious every January. For those unfamiliar, it's a challenge to cook three meals a ...

White Plains Restaurant Month: 1/2-31, 2021...

by gutreactions 1 month ago

Kicking off the New Year, White Plains BID is launching White Plains Restaurant Month with a variety of dining options from the city's downtown area. Restaurants are expected to offer prix fixe spe...

Birthday Dinners... who pays? what is the etiquette?

by AmblerGirl 13 years ago

I have seen alot of diversity regarding the etiquette of who pays if a group of people go out to a restaurant to celebrate someone's birthday. It looks like people expect one of three things: - ...

Dinner at Prima

by nestorius 17 years ago

Recently I was invited by a good friend to join him for a celebratory dinner. He chose Prima Trattoria e Negozio de Vini (1522 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, tel: 925-935·7780). I have been to Pr...

Farm to Pantry benefit: Summer Supper at Home, 6/20 & 6/21

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

"Farm to Pantry Supporters: Join Farm to Pantry on June 20th and/or 21st for a virtual celebration of Farm to Pantry's vital work in our community. Enjoy a meal with your family with warmth in y...

17" Cast Iron Dinner Recipes

by nuraman00 1 year ago

So far, I've used my cast iron for deep dish pizza, and cornbread. Does anyone have any other dinner recipes that I can use my cast iron with? I've seen people that left reviews for the cast ...

Need dinner suggestions

by ReneeCamp 9 months ago

I need assistance getting inspired for dinner tonight! I have avocados, udon noodles and penne, a few cans of beans (red, black, chickpea) miso, some leftover frozen marinara sauce, half a pint of ...

Dinner guest peeve

by lafarrell 7 years ago

I hosted Easter yesterday for about 15. A few days ago, an invited guest asked if she could bring her grown daughter with her (as well as her two young sons who were already coming). I agreed with ...

MEATLOAF - Home Cooking Dish of the Month for February 2014

by herby 7 years ago

Hello DOTM enthusiasts! Hope everyone is set and ready to make amazing meatloafs and share their recipes, experience, and sage advice on how to make this humble dish outstanding. I am looking f...

Good Food

by ellalovestocook 11 months ago

Does anyone have any ideas for dinner that I can cook for my family?

Etiquette -- Napkin upon leaving the table mid-dinner

by Wondering 15 years ago

Seems there are two rules of thought -- that it be left on the chair (as no one wants to see a used napkin on the table or next to a dish) -- which is what I usually do; or, that it be left to the ...

Romantic Summer Dinner

by wildcat869 7 years ago

Hi All! I am so giddy over a new gentlemen in my life I offered to make him dinner at my house for our third date. Tonight. He is meat and potato guy, and loves pasta too. However it's hot out ...

Duck Confit for four: proportions?

by mixtapepanda 1 year ago

I was feeling inspired specifically by Matty Matheson's "Cowboy Confit" but his recipe only calls for two duck legs, and particularly for my family, that's not going to feed four people. Is one per...

NYC Restaurant Week/Winter: Jan. 21-Feb. 9...

by gutreactions 1 year ago

Here it is again. Participating restaurants around New York City will be offering a 2-course Lunch for $26, and a 3-course Dinner for $42. Do you take advantage? Who on the list seem to have the be...

Low budget dinner for 20

by lilith 13 years ago

Hi, I am asked to prepare dinner for a group of 20 people, age between mid-30s to late 70s, for $100. At $5 per person, I thought maybe some salad, minestrone, and dinner rolls, but thought I'd...

Technique help w/ pan frying

by E_M 1 year ago

When I make chicken parm...or anything breaded...the first batch is a perfect golden brown color, but the second is half burnt and half seemingly undercooked. What am I doing wrong?