Meal Planning

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How To Meal Prep On a Budget

Tired of circling the Whole Foods hot bar on your lunch break? More importantly, isn’t your wallet tired? There’s only one way to solve this first world problem and it’s made up of two words: meal prep...

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Post-Crab Cake Ice Cream

by mexicaliblues 4 years ago

Okay folks, I have the mother-in-law coming in town next weekend and I'm putting together a simple dinner menu. I'd like to do crab cakes in honor of the late, great Pat Conroy who passed away on F...

Baby Shower Menu Suggestions for 1 PM...

by mlyon 4 years ago

Would love to have suggestions on a what to serve for a 1:00 PM shower. Am expecting up to 35 people attending, so buffet is planned. Do I do lunch foods (heavy salads, poached salmon, cheese platt...

For the love of crimini mushrooms

by letsindulge 4 years ago

Have been gifted 1/2 flat of gorgeously fresh whole baby bellas. Since I will be the sole partaker in the house I am soliciting ideas. So far I'm making a Marsala sauce, stroganoff, and roasting a ...

What to do with semolina?

by mgebs 4 years ago

I've had it on my list for a long time but cannot remember why I wanted it. I wanted to make something! Well, now I have about 2 cups so any suggestions?

Salad filling for mini baked wonton cups

by chezron 4 years ago

I plan on making salad cups as one appetizer. I need a really vegetarian filling. What is good? Thx

Breakfast eggs cooked the night before?

by walkie74 4 years ago

So my husband loves English muffin breakfast sandwiches with eggs over hard. If I get up early enough, I can make them for the two of us in about five minutes. Lately, though, we've needed more sle...

Menu OK? Appetizer suggestions for barbecue style meal

by MoPet 4 years ago

We are hosting an engagement party for our daughter in a couple of weeks. I would typically prepare the food myself, but the main dishes will now be catered because we have to travel the very next ...

Trendy Gastropub near Inner Harbor

by akroll 4 years ago

Hi All! I am coming to the inner harbor area for a show this Saturday and looking for a cool, trendy restaurant/bar to eat and have some drinks before the show. Nothing too fancy. Maybe from $10-$...

Homegrown fresh herbs in winter

by AmySowder 4 years ago

I miss homegrown fresh herbs in winter. We have this balcony where we grew hot and sweet peppers, large and small tomatoes, basil, cilantro, rosemary, mint, thyme, bay leaves, and dill. I especi...

Weekly Menu Plans - January 2016

by MidwesternerTT 4 years ago

Planning for the New Year is already in progress for those who are reporting their menu plans for the up-coming week. Those of us who decided to post actuals can still post over on the December 201...

Tough wine pairing

by offtoanywhere 4 years ago

So I'm hosting a couple for dinner that primarily drink red wine. Easy right?? Yes, but I invited them on a Friday during Lent which means no meat. I have a recipe for a Parmesan crusted salmon wi...

February 2016 COTM - PHOENIX CLAWS and JADE TREES by Kian Lam - Chapters 4 & 5

by herby 4 years ago

Use this thread to report on: Chapter 4: Basic Ingredient Preparation p. 67-84 Chapter 5: Chinese Stocks p. 85-92 If you are the first to report on a recipe, please post as a reply to OP. If...


by Monica 4 years ago

I love scallops but I've never actually cooked them at home. The reason for that is I am afraid I will be either under cooking it or over cooking it. I know you are suppose to sear them at high t...

Rustic main course recipes for small wedding

by Willanoah 4 years ago

I'm catering a small wedding in my log cabin. Will be casual, 15 people, probably buffet. Suggestions or recipes for a one-dish meal that is rustic but special?

COTM February 2016: Announcement (Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees by Kian Lam Kho)

by herby 4 years ago

We are due for a taste of Asia and I am not the only one who thinks so - you have chosen to cook from Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees: Essential Techniques of Authentic Chinese Cooking by Kiam Lam Kho...

COTM February 2016: Nominations

by herby 4 years ago

Happy New Year to all! Here is to a year of cooking from great cookbook: discovering the new ones, honoring the classics, and finding the gems in between :) Please take a bit of time away from c...

COTM February 2016: Voting

by herby 4 years ago

Not many nominations this time around but three contenders stood out. Either one will be a fun book(s) to cook from. As always, please "heart" the book you are voting for and please vote for just o...

How do you organize your online recipes

by ezwriter 4 years ago

I have them all over the place - bookmarked, kept in evernote, I use paprika on my ipad. I just learned about Eat Your Books on here. Just wondering how everyone stays organized, or how they keep t...

Salad to serve with chili

by sandlee1 4 years ago

We are invited to a Super Bowl party and the host is making chili. I was asked to bring a salad. I was thinking of a Cobb salad without chicken as a side instead of trying to make a Mexican style...

In search for easy crockpot meals

by tctcstudent 4 years ago

I am looking for cheap, simple and quick crockpot meals to prepare in the mornings for my family to come home to when I am at work.

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