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British fish pie with smoked haddock, potatoes, and cheddar in a cream sauce
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Flatbread pizza with bacon, tons of garlic and fresh toppings.
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Tender spinach topped with flavorful roasted beets, berries and nuts.
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North African egg dish poached in spicy sauce with feta and a sidecar of spiced potatoes.
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Confetti birthday cake easy to make in a Bundt with a buttery cream cheese frosting. Confetti Birthday Bundt Cake” href=” rel=”nofollow”>Confetti Birthday Bundt Cake̶…
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A southern country breakfast of biscuits and gravy, sausage, scrambled eggs and hash browns all in one pan.
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Express recipe for a quick and simple thirty minute weeknight meal.
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Sprouted wheat flour makes bread both healthier and easier to digest.
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Lean beef? Lean wallet? Try this healthy economical Swiss #Steak #recipe #SundaySupper https://palatablepastime.com/2017/01/08/swiss-steak/ #recipeoftheday
Lean beef gets all the love in this classic retro homestyle meal.
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This looks like a hearty meal my husband would love! I need to try this soon.

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Southern Saturdays #1 Essentials of Southern Cooking Damon Lee Fowler Welcome to Southern Saturdays Cooking Link-Up. Each week, members of t

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Southern Saturdays #1 Lighten Up Y'all Virginia Willis Welcome to Southern Saturdays Cooking Link-Up. Each week, members of the Southern Sat

Texas Melt
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Grilled beef brisket on sourdough with fried green tomatoes and cheddar. Texas Melt by Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime Ingredients: 1 pound smok

Bacon-Jalapeno Home Fries
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Savory and spicy version of breakfast potatoes Bacon-Jalapeno Home Fries Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime Ingredients: 3 russet potatoes peeled a

Irish Bacon and Cabbage
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Traditional Irish cabbage meal. Irish Bacon and Cabbage Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime This uses an Irish back bacon, which is quite unlike smo

Roasted Root Vegetables
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A nice pairing of roasted Swedes and parsnips. Roasted Root Vegetables Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime I've learned some new things, looking for

Irish Breakfast Roll
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The Irish version of the American breakfast sandwich, for hurried people on the go. Irish Breakfast Roll Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime A break

Shepherd's Pie
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Meaty pie with a mashed potato crust. Shepherd's Pie Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime I've heard long ago there are two versions of this pie. If

Maple-Glazed Ham Steaks
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Sweet and savory glazed ham steaks. Maple-Glazed Ham Steaks Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime These are very simple and quite good. They do not ta

All-purpose Beer Batter for Fish, Etc.
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All-purpose fry batter. All-Purpose Beer Batter for Fish, Etc. By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime Ingredients: 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 1 teasp

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Oven Roasted Parsley-Dill New Potatoes
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Crisp potatoes simply seasoned with herbs. Oven Roasted Parsley-Dill New Potatoes by Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime Time: 45 min 4 servings Ing

Savory Roasted Butternut Squash
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Roasting butternut squash brings out a mild caramelized flavor. Savory Roasted Butternut Squash by Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime Ingredients:

Quebecois Trapper's Beans
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Baked beans with a hint of maple syrup and molasses Quebecois Trapper's Beans Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter

Pommes Persillade - Home Fries with Fresh Herbs
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Simple fried potatoes with garlic and fresh herbs. Pommes Persillade - Home Fries with Fresh Herbs by Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime Ingredient

Toasts Perdu au Oeufs Canadien
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French toasts topped with egg, cheese and maple syrup. Toasts Perdu au Oeufs Canadien by Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime Ingredients: 2 free-ran

Sue's Poutine
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Crispy fries topped with soft cheese curds and gravy. A Canadian favorite. Sue's Poutine by Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime The gravy is lighter

"Spotted Dog" Soda Bread
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Crusty Irish bread with caraway and currants. Although this was originally a type of Irish Soda Bread, I am calling it "Spotted Dog" bread s

Royal Blue Top With Lace - Daily Dazzle Dealz
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I know when Spring comes along, everyone is in brighter and lighter colors. So the top I have here from Daily Dazzle Dealz is a perfect matc

This place had been slammed with bad reviews, but I didn't have a problem. You do get nigiri sushi as part of the AYCE menu, was not given things I did not order, and the rice was not overly heavy (as I had heard) Sushi not primo, but good. And no problems with freshness at all. Good value for the price!
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Three floors of antiques, collectibles and a few non-vintage items and flea.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
It’s been a very very long time since I had my first experience dining out at a Vietnamese restaurant. So long in fact, that I don’t recall the name of it. I do know it was on Colonial Drive in Orlando Florida and I visited there with my husband sometime around 1990. For all I know it doesn’t even exist anymore. They have had hurricanes go through there. But even though I don’t recall the name of it, I know it was late and my daughter was asleep in her car seat in the back. Mu husband had gone in and just got a few things and we ate in the car. Sometimes young parents do what they have to do. So it may not have had the ambience one might expect. I had never actually eaten Vietnamese before that but I did adore Asian food. So when I opened my plastic box and dug my fork into the noodles that lay inside, it was quite a revelation. Cool, with crispy pork and bean sprouts and herbs and fish sauce and sambal…oh my. I am gushing! Suffice it to say that I have eaten a LOT of Vietnamese food since then. Being a fan and whatnot. It comforts me. So recently I had a chance to pop in over at Pho Mi with my husband. We go there occasionally for dinner or to grab carry-out and sometimes just to have a snack around tea time. Very comforting indeed. The restaurant in itself is in a building that used to house the old India Palace restaurant. Before that it was probably something like an empty Taco Bell. So don’t expect a whole lot in terms of decor when you go in there. Converted fast-food buildings are like that. The staff is friendly enough. I have never had any issues. The menu is pretty typical. They offer a lunch menu with appetizers, bun/vermicelli salads, a variety of stir-fries both with and without meat, various types of noodles and entrees, as well as pho. You can also get banh mi sandwiches any time. The dinner menu is similar but also includes an expanded selection of offerings. There are a variety of soft drinks including Asian ones such as boba tea and Vietnamese coffee, and also a number of beers available. This review covers two visits: once when we went in for a snack, and another visit for an early dinner. All of those are shown here: Snack Meal: Fresh squeezed lime drink (1.75): 5/5 stars fresh squeezed lime drink Mango boba tea (3.50): 5/5 stars mango boba tea Goi cuon / shrimp summer rolls (1.50/ea): 5/5 stars goi cuon shrimp summer rols Thit nuong / lemongrass shish kabob (1.95/ea.):4/5 stars thit nuong lemongrass shish kebab Dinner meal: Green tea boba tea (3.50): 5/5 stars green tea boba tea Vietnamese hot coffee (2.50):4/5 stars vietnamese hot coffee Cha gio / crispy fried spring rolls (1.50/ea.): 4/5 stars cha gio crispy fried spring rolls Coconut pancake (2) (3.25): 5/5 stars coconut Bun tom xao / lemongrass shrimp w/vermicelli (7.50): 5/5 stars bun tom xao lemongrass shrimp with vermicelli Hu tieu tom thit sate / shrimp and pork sate noodle soup (7.95): 5/5 stars hu tieu tom thit sate shrimp and pork sate noodle soup We enjoyed our visits there very much for both snacks and dinner. The tally on the ten different menu items comes to: 47/50 for an honest review average of 4.7, rounded up to 5 stars which means we find this restaurant to be excellent (can they come cook for us at home?) But that being said, and as much as we love it we still do not find this restaurant to be the very best of the Vietnamese restaurants in the Dayton/Cincinnati area, but it does stand head and shoulders about restaurants of all types. Excellent! (Can you come be my personal chef?)
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
The food here at North China is fairly good. We have been coming here for a number of years, and overall, the quality of food seems fairly consistent. Our visit here on 1/31/14 for the Lunar New year included the appetizer platter which has crab rangoon, fried wonton, spring roll, fried dumplings, beef on a stick and bbq ribs (flanken ribs) all of which were good. We then had kung pao chicken, which was good, and also a dish from their second seafood menu, called "Eight seafood dishes" which includes five types of seafood: squid, shrimp, scallops, mussels and sea cucumber, which we got ours customized as spicy and which was excellent.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Not enough antiques to warrant a drive from out of town. Mostly flea-market junk in a claustrophobic setting.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Nobody eats here. Dine-in, that is. But everyone eats their food! This place is a little dive in South Main street in Centerville Ohio, with a lot of traffic going in and out the door, but the tables inside always deserted. You would be mistaken if you thought they didn’t do good business here. But let me tell you a little secret that people in the Centerville and Washington Township area of Ohio know and keep close to their heart: we love the take-out. And it was just this past week that Bill (Potable Pastime) and I didn’t really feel like cooking but wanted to kick back our heels and watch videos. It can be like that sometimes. Don’t you think? There are a few good Chinese and Asian restaurants in the area, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, so it’s not like we didn’t have a selection. But for this night we chose Hunan Wok, both for their proximity and their good food. Our Order: Crispy Spring Rolls with red sweet and sour sauce (ask for it) and table mustard (hotter and better tasting than packets) 1.10/ea. These are crispy and very good. We always ask for the red sweet and sour sauce since we like it better than the pineapple version that comes in packets. As well, we always ask for table mustard, which has a much spicier and better flavor. Rating: 5/5 Fried Wontons (10) with red sweet and sour sauce and table mustard 3.45/10 We really thought these were good. Crispy, with a decent amount of meat, and very tasty. Same deal on the sweet and sour and mustard as with the spring rolls. It’s our modus operandi when it comes to crispy types of dim sum. Rating: 5/5 Hot and Sour Soup with crispy fried wonton strips 1.75/ea. I find the soup has a very good flavor, with a nice balance of pepper and vinegar and a good amount of clarity in the broth. Plenty of ingredients to fill the soup as well. Everything you would expect or hope for in hot and sour. Bill thinks it had a nice balance of flavor without being overly spicy and he really enjoyed the texture of the ingredients. It was really good but not the most exceptional, not being as meaty as some we have had. But that being said, most people should enjoy this. Rating: 4/5 Young Chow Fried Rice 4.95/pint; 7.95/quart I felt this was very good. The rice itself wasn’t as flavorful as some I have had, but there was a nice amount of ingredients to fill out the flavor. Bill enjoyed this as well, finding the variety of meats and vegetables to be nice, and it didn’t have the typical coloration one usually sees with fried rice, but he found it to have nice flavor and be pretty tasty. he added just a tad of soy sauce to his, which he usually puts on fried rice anyway. Solidly good, but not exceptional. Rating: 4/5 House Special Egg Foo Young with brown gravy and steamed rice 7.95/order I thought this really had a very good flavor! The gravy was spot on and the patties were still crisp by the time we got them home. I did think they were slightly overcooked, and just a tiny bit greasy, but not overly so. Bill felt these were outstanding, delicious and really loaded with vegetables and filling. There were a lot of nice greens in the patties (was that spinach?) and the filling was tender. He felt they were more accurately cooked than I did. And he also enjoyed the brown gravy saying it was just the type to expect with this particular dish. Rating: 4.5/5 Ratings total for dinner: 22.5/5 for an honest ratings total of 4.5. We will be back! :)
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
11/03/13 We enjoyed eating here for the first time yesterday. We'd gotten hungry for barbecue and were reading the reviews and had been a little worried about what they said. The wait staff here is very attentive! I know someone had said the portions here were small- I'd gotten the ribs and chicken combo and while the half slab on the plate *was* smaller than some I have seen, the platter was priced accordingly, as it was the same for ribs plus chicken here than I would just get a half slab and no chicken elsewhere. And after eating the meal, I felt comfortably full. I did see one could add another half slab to any meal for 6.99 which would be the price of a rib/chicken combo elsewhere, so surely with the extra half slab the portions are not small at all. My husband got the half chicken plate and it was more than he could eat, so the chicken is plenty, and also inexpensive as well. The sides are good- the braised cabbage is done in an authentic southern style, seasoned up with meat. I also got the sweet potato which is served with cinnamon spread and you can get brown sugar and more cinnamon if you like. My husband got the baked beans which he remarked were excellent and also the collards, which although mild in taste, were punched right up with a splash of hot sauce. I think the most important thing here is the genuine flavor of smoke--which being an avid barbecuer myself I can assure you that it tastes right. There is another place in town that I suspect pours liquid smoke in their brine and that flavor just overwhelms their meat, especially the chicken. Here the smoke tastes like it comes from the smoker and nowhere else. We know we will be back, as this place does meet our standards. Our waitress told us that on Sundays the chicken is all-you-can-eat. I am looking forward to that and if I manage to have some room after dinner I will sample some of the pie. My husband tried a chiffon type pumpkin pie and it was marvelous!
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago