marnieshure
Marnie Shure
marnieshure
Marnie Shure is editor in chief of The Takeout.
Apr 16
1

I thought this was going to be about that Upper Midwestern delight, grape salad!  Which I adore and am now going to seek out or prepare.

Apr 16
3

When I lived in rural northern Kentucky, the Turkey Vultures were huge, hideous, and completely unbothered by humans. A honking horn or a yelling human could not scatter them from a deer carcass in the road. 

Apr 16
2

My whole family is addicted to my mom’s stuffed mushrooms. Clean a bunch of normal sized mushrooms and take out the stems. Combine cream cheese, chopped clams, a little bit of Worcestershire sauce (or soy sauce) and a little minced garlic. Bake them at 375 till they look done. If you want a version without the clams, Read more

Apr 15
3

A set of teeny-tiny spatulas with cute animal faces on them. They’re perfect for getting stuff out from under/around the blades of my blender or my mixie without getting caught on the blades.

Apr 15
1

They’re different sizes, 4- and 6.5-quart. I inherited the 4-quart when my mom downsized from a house to a senior apartment (with a meal plan), but it is such a useful size! I rarely have both going at the same time but it has been known to happen: large cut of meat in the big one, a side dish or dessert in the little Read more

Apr 15
5

My slow cookers. Yes, I am a single person living in a 1-bedroom apartment with a smaller kitchen, and I have two slow cookers. They’re not “fun” per se, but they make cooking happen. Especially in the summertime when I can’t face a hot stove/oven, they’re worth the cabinet space.

Apr 14
3

Yeah, the measuring SPOONS on that thing are the worst, and if you look at the assembly wrong, the whole thing falls apart into the component pieces. Read more

Apr 14
2

The two things that make me feel like a cook’s cook are my cast iron pans and my decades old, gigantic Chicago Cutlery chef’s knife. It’s heavy and dull and there is no food on Earth I can’t crush in to submission with it.

Apr 14
8

Everybody needs crab claw oven mitts, plus, you can practice your Zoidberg impression while you cook!

Apr 14
5

This isn’t something that makes cooking more “fun”, nor is it exactly a revelation.  But a knife that holds a good edge makes things much easier.