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Ebinger's Blackout Cake Recipe in Cooks Country Magazine

I've tried it, it stuck something fierce and didn't really work. But I live on top of a mountain, in a desert, cakes are tough up here. So if anyone living above 5,000 feet and below 9,000 wants to take a stab at it and give me the altitude adjustments it would make my year.

Aug 23, 2010
katherineryelle in Home Cooking

Traveling from Santa Fe to San Francisco -- Route and Food suggestions?

+1 vote for La Posada and the Turquoise Room. You can stay the night there, stop for a coffee at Later for the Train in Flagstaff, and maybe a pastry from the Village Baker. Then stop at In N Out for lunch when you hit Kingman, there's not much in the desert between Flagstaff and San Fran, I think you go through Bakersfield though, which apparently has Basque food for dinner, who knew!

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Turquoise Room
303 E Second St, Winslow, AZ 86047

Aug 23, 2010
katherineryelle in Southwest

Sedona (again) most romantic, best food, view not necessary, or maybe Prescott?

Room service at Enchantment is a whole other animal, lol!

Aug 22, 2010
katherineryelle in Southwest

Which foundational cookbook would you give a beginning 23 YO cook?

Sounds like her mom and my mom should have lunch. I'm not too much older than your niece and have learned to cook from The Joy of Cooking (a newer addition), The New Basics, and The New Best Recipes (CI). All of these books have the foundational information you need to shop and prepare, I think the folks at CI are probably the most thorough. You can also give a subscription to the CI website which allows her to access (most) of their recipes, articles, and recommendations. Once she gets into it, get her Marcella's Hazan's Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking for Christmas.

Aug 22, 2010
katherineryelle in Home Cooking

Sedona (again) most romantic, best food, view not necessary, or maybe Prescott?

My fiance and I are celebrating a most romantic occasion with a meal in Sedona on our way to Prescott for the weekend, we live in Flagstaff. Since we visit Sedona quite often I don't want to go somewhere with killer views and ok food (i.e. Enchantment) or anywhere in uptown, the rocks are great, but we see them all the time. As I said we're going to Prescott so preferably somewhere in west Sedona. I was thinking of Garland's Lodge perhaps or maybe Dahl and Deluca. Elote is closed, I already checked, romantic ambiance can be put aside for killer carnitas. Anybody have advice or opinions? We don't often eat in Sedona. Or should we try to leave early and eat in Prescott maybe?

Aug 21, 2010
katherineryelle in Southwest

Your tried and true Cook's illustrated Best recipes.

I too adore CI recipes, most of my favorites have already been mentioned, from TNBR: classic beef stew, chocolate butter cookies, my meatloaf is legendary and I follow their recipe exactly, the biscuits, pancakes (the ones with sour milk) chewy chocolate chip cookies, the tomato soup is a lot of work- but really good, pot roast (I do it in a slow cooker) and the Boston baked beans. There was a magazine a while back with a sweet potato casserole that is topped with a strudel that's fabulous too.

Feb 08, 2010
katherineryelle in Home Cooking