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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition! [old]

Running errands today and stopped in at Ollie's. Used some restraint-The Gourmet Cookbook (big green one) $2.99 and the Ginger Pig for $4.99. Made mental notes to visit once a week, I saw Martha's Hors D'ouerves for $5.99, a whole slew of William Sonoma Cookbook (including the series Food made Fast), $4.99 to $9.99, Julia's The Way to Cook for $12.99 and more other goodies. There were quite a few gems there.

Oct 09, 2014
lehickey in Home Cooking

Tabbouleh

Thanks to everyone for their replies. I do use copious amounts of parsley, I'm a little easy on the mint. As a side note, I think most of the ladies who used couscous were from the northwest.

Jun 25, 2014
lehickey in General Topics

Tabbouleh

On Sunday, I took a large bowl of tabbouleh to our church dinner. I have always made it with bulghur wheat. I had several ladies (who are accomplished cooks) remark that they had always had and made tabbouleh with couscous. Is this a regional difference? How do you make it?

Jun 24, 2014
lehickey in General Topics

Trader Joe's--Best Holiday/Seasonal Items--2013

I'm not sure if it's seasonal, but in Tacoma they have Brandy Beans-YUM. Unfortunately, I live in Ohio, and the TJs here can't sell them because of Ohio liquor laws.

Dec 10, 2013
lehickey in Chains

Trader Joe's Yay/Nay Thread - November 2013 [Old]

A huge YAY to brandy beans, found in Tacoma, Washington. Nay, I can't get them in Cincinnati, OH.

Nov 26, 2013
lehickey in Chains

Emson Pressure Smoker.

Ok, this looks very interesting, but I already have the Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker. Can anyone come up with a solution to use my current pressure cooker as a smoker?

What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? December 2012 edition [OLD]

The Foothills Cuisine of Blackberry Farms is awaiting me at WS. My list would include Bouchon Bakery, but I have realized that no one thinks that I need more cookbooks, therefore, I never receive them as gifts--so thus must purchase them myself!

Dec 02, 2012
lehickey in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought lately? Summer edition, part 1 [OLD]

Ok, my husband is not seeing this....
A Country Cook's Kitchen, the Viennese Kitchen, Turkey, 200 Easy Homemade Cheese Recipes, Traditional Irish Cooking, Fish, Fish Without a Doubt, a southern junior league cookbook (old, but soooooo cool) and Bobby Flay Throwdown (WS sale).

Aug 15, 2012
lehickey in Home Cooking

TGC cookbook special

The Good Cook cookbook club is having a great special again. Is anyone ordering, and what are you ordering? I can't decide, and would like some good recommendations.

Lorrie

Jul 21, 2012
lehickey in Home Cooking

Pressure Cooker: Stovetop vs. Electric

I actually ended up purchasing the Cuisinart, and I love it! I have made many things in it, and have never been disappointed. I, at times, forget to defrost my meat for dinner (no, I'm not using the microwave), and I can take frozen meat and put it in the pressure cooker, and have dinner in about 1 hour (and it's good too!). I am very happy with my purchase.

Jan 25, 2012
lehickey in Cookware
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Homemade Cream Cheese?

I have been considering this lately, given the price of Philly. Has anyone made their own,and then used it to make cheesecake, etc? The store brands, for some reason, never seem to give the same results.

Oct 07, 2011
lehickey in Cheese

New All Clad Stainless d5 line at W-S?

d5 refers to the number of layers. The new brushed has 5 layers, same as the d5 ss. The only difference is, as you say, look and price.

May 15, 2011
lehickey in Cookware

Pressure Cooker: Stovetop vs. Electric

Thanks for the help. Both the electric and stovetop take up approx the same amount of space, either will be kept in the pantry until needed. I didn't realize that the cook top models took less time than the electric models. I liked the convenience of the electric PC, set it and let it go. How much watching does the cook top model need? Is the actual cooking comparable in both models, or does one cook better than the other?

Jan 05, 2011
lehickey in Cookware

Pressure Cooker: Stovetop vs. Electric

I'm ready to purchase a pressure cooker. I've been looking at the Cuisinart electric pressure cooker, but I was talking to someone who loves their fagor stove top pressure cooker. What do you all think???

Jan 04, 2011
lehickey in Cookware

BEST CHAIN CHEESESTEAKS?

Submarine House in Dayton, Ohio, on Brown Street near UD. A dive that hasn't changed since the 60s, but a great cheesesteak!

Jan 17, 2010
lehickey in Chains

New All Clad Stainless d5 line at W-S?

I've looked at the boxes, but have not found anything definitive on the lids. The 5 ply has advantages over the 3 ply, more pricey than the 3 ply, still less than the brushed stainless. Of course, no one "needs" it, but I personally have many things in my kitchen I don't "need", it just makes cooking more fun!

Jan 02, 2010
lehickey in Cookware

New All Clad Stainless d5 line at W-S?

I work at WS, the new line is nice, 5 ply instead of 3, better handles and the size of the pan in stamped on the bottom. We got to try out the new pans about a month ago, and the cooking was very even, heat retention was great. It is also optimized for induction ranges, the outer ss layer is magnetized. I have used both, and prefer the new d5 (I'm already planning my purchases!)

Jan 02, 2010
lehickey in Cookware

Where do you go to buy roasted coffee beans?

Jameson Brown Coffee Roasters in Pasadena. Coffee roasted on the premises, you can also order online, there is always the date it was roasted stamped. I believe Mike and Ann's restaurant in South Pas is now serving their coffee.

Dec 31, 2009
lehickey in Los Angeles Area

Best Coffee in LA

I always visit Jameson Brown Coffee Roasters when in LA. On the premises roasting, always great coffee.

Dec 31, 2009
lehickey in Los Angeles Area

Dining near Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

thanks for the info--especially the graduation timing! My son graduates at 9am Sept 3, we'll get in line early!

Aug 11, 2009
lehickey in Great Plains