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Interesting Recipes using Prepackaged Gnocchi?

I have a 1 lb. package of tri-color gnocchi. I need to make some kind of dinner with it, but we're exhausted of red marinara-style sauces, and I can't handle eating an Alfredo-style cream sauce. What can I make for dinner with this? [more inside]
posted by PearlRose on Dec 20, 2014 - 19 answers

How To Make Xmas Dinner, Sans Murder, Confusion or Smarm?

Buzzfeed has a post detailing the cooking schedule for Thanksgiving dinner. Does same exist for Christmas? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Dec 6, 2014 - 6 answers

I'm cooking! (With a catch.)

Hi! I'm hosting a dinner party. One of the attendees is a professional chef. MeFi, what do I feed my guests? [more inside]
posted by schooley on Oct 22, 2014 - 26 answers

How to eat together, at home, with two different households?

My significant other and I don't live together, and haven't yet come up with a practical or efficient way to cook and eat a healthful dinner together on weeknights when we're both busy during the day and don't get home until late. Looking for suggestions from other couples in the same situation who have figured out tricks, systems, routines, or plans that will help us streamline our dinnertime process. [more inside]
posted by stellaluna on Sep 9, 2014 - 22 answers

(veggie) burgers and other analog recipes

Which standard recipes, with meat as a key ingredient, have clear vegetarian analogs? Examples, to be clear: for every hamburger, there is a veggie burger (eggplant, cauliflower, etc). Chili con carne becomes chili sin carne. For meatloaf there is Neatloaf. What else should I be thinking of? "Buy fake meat" is not heading in the right direction; "google 'vegetarian [meaty food]'" is a realistic suggestion but which foods?
posted by whatzit on Aug 22, 2014 - 33 answers

Labour-intensive dinner?

I have a lot of time on my hands, a love of cooking, and a girlfriend I would like to impress! Any ideas for a home-cooked romantic dinner, given that I have a LOT of time? [more inside]
posted by one of these days on Jul 31, 2014 - 25 answers

Help me plan a fun girls night in - food questions

I am having some friends over to my house for chill night of catching up and watching movies. I very rarely socialize in my home, so I am somewhat clueless about hosting people. There will be four of us, and one person is breastfeeding so no alcohol for her. I am thinking about daiquiris since they are delicious and can easily be made with no alcohol. But I am stumped for food. [more inside]
posted by seesom on May 22, 2014 - 19 answers

Favorite meals for a large group with a variety of dietary restrictions?

15 of us are planning our annual weekend trip in a few weeks. I'm responsible for menu planning. We have a variety of different dietary restrictions, and I'm looking for ideas for great meals that can feed these people. [more inside]
posted by linettasky on May 4, 2014 - 9 answers

Romantic / English Dinner Ideas?

Seeking ideas for plannning a multi-course, romantic, home-cooked meal for two that is also thoroughly, completely English. The more traditional the better. Looking for dishes in season, no seafood, ideally with a focus on lamb as a centerpiece and easy on the potato/bread. Other then that, assume a high level of cooking skill, endless time for fiddly bits, and acess to pretty much anything and a well stocked UK grocery importer store nearby. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Feb 14, 2014 - 27 answers

What are the easiest one [baking] pan recipes?

Looking for recipes where I can essentially throw just about everything - meat, veggies and/or starch - onto a tin foiled baking pan, cover it with sauce/spices, roast my dinner with sides and all and call it a night. [more inside]
posted by windbox on Jan 28, 2014 - 15 answers

Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a...vodka cream sauce?

I am cooking dinner this weekend for an old friend who has requested Italian, preferably pasta with a creamy sauce. I am not very well acquainted at all with cream sauces, apart from this very simple one. I have many extra hours to work on this, and access to several specialty markets and a Trader Joe's. Help me find a crazy delicious recipe! Special farfalle inside... [more inside]
posted by jetlagaddict on Nov 14, 2013 - 16 answers

Yule Be Swell! Yule Be Great!

We will be hosting a very large Yule gathering in our home next month, and I need ideas on ways to feed people affordably but impressively with simple but very elegant dishes. We set the bar pretty high last year, so the H is O. [more inside]
posted by evilcupcakes on Nov 3, 2013 - 22 answers

How do I level up in Cooking?

I am a moderately skilled cook, I rarely make mistakes or destroy meals and there are few dishes I do really well ( mostly roast related). I know my around around knives, understand the basic chemistry and flavor profiles going on, and can keep a large amount of things going at different speeds and heat until everything is ready. Since I've come into some free time, I'd like to up my game, go from moderate to skilled home-cooking of weekday staples to more difficult, labor intense, fussy, and visually appealing cooking. How do I go from " Beef daub served with fresh bread" to "slices of brandy soaked pears and quince elegantly arranged around applewood smoked tenderloin in a lavender sauce."? What should I be looking at, reading, listening to, and practicing? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Oct 11, 2013 - 25 answers

Need to up my chicken & vegetables game.

We do chicken and vegetables for dinner at least twice a week because it's quick, easy, cheap, and healthy. But it is so BORING! I think I need seasoning help. [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Jun 28, 2013 - 39 answers

What's the quickest, cheapest, most impressive meal you've ever cooked?

I'm cooking a meal for 4 tomorrow. Snowflakes about the eaters inside but this tin reads: What should I feed us for dinner? [more inside]
posted by youandiandaflame on Jun 2, 2013 - 31 answers

I wouldn't like a bag of beef or a beer or a cup of chowder...

I need some fast, easy, healthy meals that I can make while traveling. Difficulty level - ingredients often limited and I'm sick of sandwiches. Extra points for vegetarian. [more inside]
posted by Paper rabies on Jan 17, 2013 - 6 answers

Too many raisins!

What savory, no-oven dishes do you recommend for raisins? I have a lot of raisins, but I do not like them in sweet things (baked in bread, ugh!) and do not have an oven. They do make a great accent flavor in savory dishes. The raisins in question are golden, but I am Prime Minister of Substitution so it's rather academic what the recipe asks for.
posted by whatzit on Dec 5, 2012 - 41 answers

What's on the menu: Christmas Edition

What should we make for Christmas Dinner and possibly establish as a new family tradition? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Dec 2, 2012 - 36 answers

What are your best 20-minutes-or-less recipe ideas?

I need quick, healthy dinner options for a family of three (some restrictions apply). [more inside]
posted by po822000 on Sep 24, 2012 - 27 answers

I just want real food.

I want to eat like it's 1909 and have no idea how to plan meals. I will learn to cook. Does anyone have advice and/or resources for me? [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Aug 9, 2012 - 63 answers

Hello Pasta!

Pasta from scratch and recipes that compliment it? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Jul 12, 2012 - 15 answers

Some assembly required

I like foods that require assembly of delicious and interesting components while eating. At the moment, I'm also not interested in cooking. Do you have any ideas? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Jun 19, 2012 - 38 answers

Side dish for fish?

What is a nice side dish to accompany baked cod? [more inside]
posted by thelastgirl on Mar 9, 2012 - 15 answers

I want recipes for Chicken Casseroles, please.

Your favorite Chicken Casseroles with real vegetables and no hash browns? What is in them? How much? Double points for links to recipes that you love. Please limit my need to think or experiement. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Feb 29, 2012 - 20 answers

Food + Time x 2 - Money = Dinner

Chefing for two? What recipes/menus are good for a "cooking date" night, and will keep my boyfriend and I occupied for a couple hours on a Sunday evening? Frugality level: high. Dietary restrictions: none [more inside]
posted by itesser on Jan 13, 2012 - 27 answers

What does this make?

We have a few random ingredients. Is there a website where you put in what you have and it tells you what can be made with those ingredients? Alternately, what should we make for dinner (for two) with what we have? [more inside]
posted by clorox on Dec 30, 2011 - 21 answers

Looking for super simple recipes for the crockpot

I have a crockpot, need to eat at home more, and am really short on time. Anyone have recipes I could use? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Aug 17, 2011 - 20 answers

What's a nice easy dish I can bring to a party?

What can I bring to a potluck on Friday? Something easy and fast and not too scary to actually assemble. Oh, and can keep for two days. [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Aug 15, 2011 - 23 answers

Summertime and the cooking is easy... right?

Fast, fresh summer weeknight dinners that don't involve a grill. Hit me with your best shot. [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Jun 27, 2011 - 22 answers

Spicy recipe ideas for stale cornbread

What should I make for dinner? 'A second life for stale savory cornbread' edition. [more inside]
posted by crackingdes on May 4, 2011 - 11 answers

dinner time blues - how often to cook

I'm wondering how often people cook dinner from scratch versus prepared foods. [more inside]
posted by dublin on Feb 11, 2011 - 79 answers

Make my fish yummy!

Feeding the Family Challenge! What to do with one single piece of perch & 3 hungry mouths? [more inside]
posted by Ys on Feb 8, 2011 - 11 answers

Dinner & Drink for the Insecure Epicure

What's for dinner? I am a reasonably skilled home cook whose skills fall into that grey area between "velveeta tuna cassarole" and "foie gras terrine with fermented plum gastrique;" my culinary skill has never failed to impress dates raised on the former, but this weekend I'm supposed to cook dinner for an experienced executive chef and I'm terrified. Suggestions for dinner, dessert, and an accompanying cocktail requested. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Sep 22, 2010 - 57 answers

What's your favorite old reliable recipe?

What are you favorite reliable go-to recipes for everyday dinners? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Jul 27, 2010 - 62 answers

Cold nights, warm lentils, yes please!

While visiting San Antonio last month, I ate at Liberty Bar on Metafilter's recommendation and fell deeply in love with their warm lentil salad. I would love to recreate it at home for a fantastic winter dinner. Please help me do so. [more inside]
posted by anderjen on Nov 10, 2009 - 3 answers

Cooking Novice Attemps Salmon Dish in Quest for Love!

I'm a complete novice cook, but I'm cooking salmon tagliatelle for my girlfriend on her birthday. I've made it twice for myself but I think it could be better... [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge on Aug 29, 2009 - 18 answers

Making dinner for a girlfriend and I need your help!

Making dinner tonight for a lady friend - Need suggestions! [more inside]
posted by OuttaHere on Aug 17, 2009 - 12 answers

25 and TRYING to COOK

I'm 25 and starting to cook - What? Where do I get it? Why? [more inside]
posted by designbyme on Jun 17, 2009 - 59 answers

What shall I feed the playful masses?

I need more ideas for "game night" food! I've done curry and chili in the past, and am tossing around lasagna and gumbo as possibilities in the future, but want more options. Since every cooking question is special, there is [more inside]
posted by itesser on Feb 26, 2009 - 15 answers

Help me cook teh pigmeetz.

PorkFilter: give me your recipes for our tasty piggy friends. [more inside]
posted by dirtynumbangelboy on Feb 26, 2009 - 29 answers

What the hell is a Round Roast?

I have in my possession a large cut of beef called a round roast. What is it (pot roast, maybe?) and how do I cook it - tomorrow? [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri on Dec 24, 2008 - 18 answers

Cooking party menus & ideas?

Menu/recipes for a cooking party? [more inside]
posted by CaptApollo on Sep 26, 2008 - 11 answers

What the duck?

How to cook a duck? [more inside]
posted by timeistight on Oct 28, 2007 - 12 answers

What can a non-cook bring for a Thankgiving treat?

My partner and I are hilariously bad cooks. What's something easy that we can make tonight or tomorrow morning and bring to his parents' house for Thanksgiving? [more inside]
posted by sian on Nov 22, 2006 - 34 answers

Can you help me determine a ballpark calorie figure for grandma's stew?

Can you help me determine a ballpark calorie figure for grandma's stew? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Sep 15, 2006 - 8 answers

What gesture is equivalent to a week of free meals?

How do I show my appreciation for housemates who've cooked me several nice meals in a row, when I can't cook and I'm too poor to take them to dinner? [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on Jun 9, 2006 - 18 answers

What should I cook in France?

What should I make for dinner? I'm in France, have a kitchen, some foie gras and no clue. [more inside]
posted by I Love Tacos on May 8, 2006 - 14 answers

Mmmmm...veggie everything...

Cooking for a LOT of people. Vegan people, and nonvegan people. And I don't want to make chili. [more inside]
posted by jennyjenny on Feb 26, 2006 - 30 answers

Duck, duck, frozen chicken

I have three pounds of frozen chicken stew meat. What should I do with it? [more inside]
posted by hamster on Feb 21, 2006 - 20 answers

Brilliant "dinner hacks" anyone?

Nutrition filter: I am looking for unique ideas for making quick, easy, heathy, inexpensive dinners (in my case, for two) every night... or at least most nights. "Dinner Hacks" you might say. I feel like I've tried all the standard "solutions" already (for example, cooking a few big meals on the weekend and eating leftovers the rest of the week). There must be something else I can try. [more inside]
posted by zharptitsa on Jan 22, 2006 - 51 answers

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