Grilled Cheese

November 1, 2010
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Grilled Cheese

I had a version of this grilled cheese sandwhich at the Modern Cafe on 10.14.2010 I thought the idea was great, but it was much too greasy. Spicy pumpkin, sauteed mushrooms and spinach, swiss cheese on rye bread. But they used way too much butter. It actually squished out. Gross. And I felt like shit…

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Beef Stroganoff

October 31, 2010
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Beef Stroganoff

This is Kowalski’s recipe for Beef Stroganoff. You can find it here: [Stroganoff] It was expensive to make and quite putsy and to be honest, it wasn’t as good as theirs. So I’ll probably just buy it there. If they’d start making it again that is. It’s been missing for ages (yes, I check every…

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Hard Boiled Egg – Update

October 24, 2010
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Hard Boiled Egg – Update

…and the saga continues.*** As you may remember, I’ve not had the best luck making hard boiled eggs. [Exhibit A] Seems nothing I do makes the egg come out right. They’re either too goopy, or too slobbery. Here’s what I tried on my own: Boil water, add eggs to boiling water, let simmer while I…

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Italian Bean Soup

October 21, 2010
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Italian Bean Soup

This is a recipe I found in an old Southern Italian cookbook I found at the library about a million years ago. I had copied some of the recipes out then had to return it. Then spent the next 10 years or so trying to track down the book again. I finally did. But I’ve…

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Sunny Side Up Cafe

October 12, 2010
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Sunny Side Up Cafe

We’ve been going to Sunny Side Up for years. I’ve seen reviews complaining about the wait. Yes, you DO have to wait outside…in the cold. It’s a busy place, and they don’t have room for a waiting room, so you wait in the vestibule, or if you got there late, outside. Tough. Just please do…

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Ginger Hop

September 28, 2010
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Ginger Hop

I’ve been to Ginger Hop three times as of 9/27/2010. I wasn’t as good about taking photos of everything I ate before this, so I guess I’ll have to go back and order the stuff I’ve eaten previously so you can see it! Anyway, Greg and I went here on 9/24/2010 and had a very…

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For you spicy fans.

September 21, 2010
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I just learned about this: The Sri Racha Cookbook by Randy Clemens. Share on Facebook

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Chicken Fried Rice

September 21, 2010
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Chicken Fried Rice

I know this is the name of the dish, but whenever I say it it makes me think of Chicken Fried Steak and I picture each grain of rice being coated with batter and deep fried. Gross. Actually that doesn’t really sound that bad. But who has the time and patience? So this is fried…

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Old Chicago

September 16, 2010
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Old Chicago

Well, we’ve been to Old Chicago in Uptown more times than I can count. In fact we started going there before they were open! That’s right, many moons ago we saw that this new place was opening near our apartment and we stopped in. Turns out it was just the employee party before their grand…

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Avocado Shrimp Salad

September 15, 2010
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Avocado Shrimp Salad

This was meant to be a different salad. But I had some issues. The recipe I had selected called for cooked shrimp and mango (in addition to everything I actually did use). The shrimp I had was uncooked (frozen) and the mango, well, if you haven’t already, you can catch up by reading this. So…

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