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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (June 2013) - Voting

L.Nightshade May 26, 2013 11:35 AM

Voting is now open for the June Home Cooking Dish of the Month. We have four top contenders this time around, all of which sound like great fare for a summer evening. We are voting between:

GRILLED PIZZA
HUMMUS
STEAMED MUSSELS
PASTA SALAD

Please vote for one dish only, by clicking "recommend." Once you've voted, the number will turn red, and your name will show up in the drop-up box.

Voting will be open until May 31st at 11pm Pacific time (2 am on June 1st Eastern time, and 6 am June 1st GMT).

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  1. L.Nightshade RE: L.Nightshade May 26, 2013 11:35 AM

    GRILLED PIZZA
    Click recommend here to cast your vote for this selection.

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      Musie RE: L.Nightshade May 28, 2013 05:13 PM

      As much as I'd love to try this, I'm not sure I have the right tools to do so.

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        HillJ RE: Musie May 28, 2013 05:46 PM

        Musie, do you have a grill pan or an outdoor grill?

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          Musie RE: HillJ May 30, 2013 04:29 AM

          No outdoor grill... or least one that works. I do have a counter top griddle though.

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            HillJ RE: Musie May 30, 2013 06:20 AM

            Either works for grilling the dough.

    2. L.Nightshade RE: L.Nightshade May 26, 2013 11:36 AM

      HUMMUS
      Click recommend here to cast your vote for this selection.

      1. L.Nightshade RE: L.Nightshade May 26, 2013 11:36 AM

        STEAMED MUSSELS
        Click recommend here to cast your vote for this selection.

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          L.Nightshade RE: L.Nightshade May 28, 2013 10:06 PM

          I can't recommend my own post, so I'm going on record here for STEAMED MUSSELS! If you're tallying along, add on extra vote to the steamed mussels drop-up list.

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            gingershelley RE: L.Nightshade May 29, 2013 12:27 PM

            YEAH! Still not there, LN, but one step closer is better than none:)....

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              The Dairy Queen RE: gingershelley May 29, 2013 12:43 PM

              Since I voted for pasta salad, I can "recommend" steamed mussels on your behalf, LN.

              But, I don't know if keeping track of why I voted "twice" would be any less confusing than mentally adding "1" to the steamed mussels tally!

              ~TDQ

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              Dirtywextraolives RE: L.Nightshade May 30, 2013 09:04 AM

              +1 for STEAMED MUSSELS I also recommended on top

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              herby RE: L.Nightshade May 30, 2013 04:26 PM

              I was searching for a Peruvian appetiser for up-coming dinner club Peruvian dinner and came across this recipe for mussels - http://www.yanuq.com/english/recipe.a... Different from what I make and yummy sounding - check it out! I am saving it in my pepperplate and will be making soon.

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                L.Nightshade RE: herby May 30, 2013 10:48 PM

                Thanks for posting that recipe link, herby. It sounds divine! I've bookmarked it, whether or not mussels win, it's in my future.
                There are so many possibilities. I recently made a Wolfert recipe for mussels with green olives and argan oil. So different from my usual mussels, and absolutely wonderful!

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                  herby RE: L.Nightshade May 31, 2013 06:51 AM

                  You are most welcome, LN, and thank you for pointing out Wolfert's recipe. I looked it up and came across another one - corn couscous with mussels and other seafood. Looks complicated with several recipes within the recipe but unusual and most likely very tasty.

            4. L.Nightshade RE: L.Nightshade May 26, 2013 11:37 AM

              PASTA SALAD
              Click recommend here to cast your vote for this selection.

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                The Dairy Queen RE: L.Nightshade May 29, 2013 10:23 AM

                A dish I can actually commit to cooking!

                ~TDQ

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                  boyzoma RE: L.Nightshade May 30, 2013 08:38 AM

                  I'm so torn. I voted for grilled pizza, but I really want pasta salad too! Can't we have both? :-)

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                    HillJ RE: boyzoma May 30, 2013 08:39 AM

                    I feel the same way about grilled pizza vs steamed clams. Two dishes a month :) ???

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                      juliejulez RE: boyzoma May 30, 2013 08:56 AM

                      Pasta Salad would be great in July since I'm sure there'll be a lot of BBQ gatherings going on :)

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                        gingershelley RE: juliejulez May 30, 2013 05:18 PM

                        I can eat some kind of pasta salad (sometimes with barely any pasta, mostly other stuff) nearly every day when it really warms up.

                        I can't wait to do that, but would rather in July/August. I have a shoot-load of awesome pasta salad recipes from my days working for a catering co. that had 5 daytime-only worker-bee cafe outlets it ran also. We had a rotating salad area, with 7-9 salads a day, several of which were pastas, and I have all the recipes. But not in June please:) Not hot enough.

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                    HillJ RE: L.Nightshade May 26, 2013 01:46 PM

                    L. N. if we don't write something in the comment boxes, this OP will drop down the thread list quickly. Comments not Recommends keep a thread afloat.

                    This applies to the main CH page, the HC board and the "Trending Now" (which unfortunately doesn't allow enough characters in subject title to include the month).

                    so I'm writing something :)

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                      L.Nightshade RE: HillJ May 26, 2013 01:59 PM

                      That's true. Also you don't get notified if someone recommends, so if you're interested in the voting process, you need to keep checking in.

                      The thread will be stickied at the top of the Home Cooking board, but it just doesn't happen immediately on the weekends.

                      But always, feel free to comment away!

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                        HillJ RE: L.Nightshade May 26, 2013 02:00 PM

                        I see the Sticky area where voting will go but it's so small in that section and grouped with other Sticky topics...

                        HCDM deserves better attention :)

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                          L.Nightshade RE: HillJ May 26, 2013 02:06 PM

                          I agree that it's small. At least people who do DOTM and COTM know to look there for those posts. And now we're bumping the thread to the top with every post we make!

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                      dkennedy RE: L.Nightshade May 26, 2013 02:16 PM

                      Just marking my spot here.

                      1. Breadcrumbs RE: L.Nightshade May 26, 2013 04:05 PM

                        Jumping on the record so I won't lose sight of this.

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                          Dirtywextraolives RE: L.Nightshade May 26, 2013 04:17 PM

                          I keep forgetting to check the stickies, so I prefer to save my place this way.....

                          1. juliejulez RE: L.Nightshade May 28, 2013 09:13 AM

                            Just posting to bump this up :)

                            1. L.Nightshade RE: L.Nightshade May 31, 2013 11:10 PM

                              Voting is now closed!
                              The Home Cooking Dish of the Month for June will be
                              GRILLED PIZZA!

                              Reporting threads will go up tomorrow, June 1st.
                              Thanks to everyone for participating in the nominating and voting threads for June.

                              1. L.Nightshade RE: L.Nightshade Jun 1, 2013 12:41 PM

                                The Grilled Pizza reporting thread is now up here:
                                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/903995

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