Archive for November 2014
How do you make beef stock?">How do you make beef stock?
A few chicken feet really help it to gel. Reading More May Cause Envy...Read more
Making Springerle and it's hot and humid">Making Springerle and it's hot and humid
I didn't think to check the weather before mixing up Springerle dough last night. It's warm and humid, and it looks like it will be humid all week. I'm worried the cookies are just going to spread out on the pan and not dry, not to mention the dough is...Read more
Recipe search: Antoinette or Francois Pope Cookbook Coq Au Vin">Recipe search: Antoinette or Francois Pope Cookbook Coq Au Vin
One sadness of my cooking life is that I don't have my mother's recipe for Coq Au Vin, from the Antoinette or Francois Pope Cookbook (which might also be named the Antoinette Pope School Cookbook). It is from the 1950s or '60s. I know there are plenty of delicious recipes...Read more
Party mix OTHER than White Trash?">Party mix OTHER than White Trash?
Thanks! Sorry not to follow up until now! ;) Reading More May Cause Envy...Read more
Melting White Chocolate Chips">Melting White Chocolate Chips
Just melted in the microwave ....30 secs, stir....30 secs, stir....great results. Reading More May Cause Envy...Read more
Next year will be different: Thanksgiving">Next year will be different: Thanksgiving
What will you do differently next year? No more whole turkeys here. Reading More May Cause Envy...Read more
Casual Italian Dinner Party Question">Casual Italian Dinner Party Question
Hello, I'm part of a rotating dinner party club. It's my turn to host in January. There will be 8 adults and 6-7 kids in attendance. Kids' ages range from 18 months - 14 years. Here is what I'm thinking for the adults: 1. Baked Shrimp Scampi appetizer 2....Read more
Taking the sweetness down a couple notches on pecan pie">Taking the sweetness down a couple notches on pecan pie
I've been making this NYT rye pecan pie recipe several times a year the last few years. I've always liked it, and it is always a hit. My taste must be changing, because the one I made for Thanksgiving was just too sweet for me. The sugars in the recipe...Read more
December 2014 Cookbook of the Month: "The Essential New York Times Cookbook", by Amanda Hesser">December 2014 Cookbook of the Month: "The Essential New York Times Cookbook", by Amanda Hesser
Welcome to the December 2014 Cookbook of the Month! This month we will be cooking from “The Essential New York times Cookbook”, by Amanda Hesser. This is a revisit of the February 2011 COTM, and we will be returning to those original 2011 review threads to add our latest experiences. For...Read more
Lui Lui Caesar Dressing Recipe?">Lui Lui Caesar Dressing Recipe?
Does anyone know the recipe for the caesar dressing at Lui Lui's (restaurant with locations in NH and Maine)? It seems simple - mayo-based, garlic, Dijon - but I just can't seem to get it right and it's my absolute favorite. Thanks for any help! Reading More...Read more