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want to add oats to chocolate chip cookie recipe......

Meera, Ghost, and Judi,
Thanks for these ideas. I am going to toast the oats next time.

Judi---Is this the Ina recipe you are referring to? How many cups of toasted oats do you add?

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/in...

Or is it this one?
http://barefootcontessa.com/recipes.a...

Thanks!

Mar 24, 2015
soccermom13 in Home Cooking

want to add oats to chocolate chip cookie recipe......

Thanks, everyone, for your help.

I'll try to answer some of the helpful questions you asked:
**Yes, I do refrigerate cc cookie dough at least overnight before baking.
**I have tried the Serious Eats cookie, and while it was good, it was not "the one" for me.
**I love oatmeal cookies, but I don't want to start with an oatmeal cookie recipe for cc cookies because that would be too much texture for me in a cc cookie.

I decided to use the CI recipe that uses browned butter (brown 10 T then add 4 T cold butter to the 10 T browned butter) because the flavor of these cookies is superb. I added a cup of oats, reduced the flour slightly, and added a bit more baking soda and baking powder and salt, and upped the vanilla from 2 to 3 t. I'll bake these tomorrow. Hope they are a success.

Mar 22, 2015
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want to add oats to chocolate chip cookie recipe......

I made this chocolate chip recipe (which is the King Arthur 2015 recipe of the year:
http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipe...
They were good, but not fabulous IMHO. But I did love the texture the oats added.

I made this Cooks Illustrated chocolate chip cookie recipe:
http://www.browneyedbaker.com/cooks-i...
This recipe uses browned butter and more brown than white sugar and the caramel flavor of the cookies is fabulous. But I want a bit more texture.

I'd like to add some oats to the Cooks Illustrated recipe. Do you think I should simply add oats to the recipe without making any other changes, or should I use less flour if I add oats?

Thanks.

Mar 21, 2015
soccermom13 in Home Cooking

Joanne Chang's new cookbook---Baking With Less Sugar

http://boston.eater.com/2014/12/5/734...

Anyone know more about this? I am wondering why she is heading in this direction (less sugar). Not that there is anything wrong with using less sugar. In fact, it's a good thing. I

Mar 15, 2015
soccermom13 in Home Cooking

Fast Gourmet, Oohhs and Aahhs, lunch at Bibiana...got any other suggestions?

We had the Masitas and it was wonderful. Don't know why I thought it was Peruvian; good to learn it's Cuban. We also had Mariscos Saltados--shrimp and scallops with cilantro, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes in a Peruvian sauce. Very good.

Fast Gourmet, Oohhs and Aahhs, lunch at Bibiana...got any other suggestions?

Dear DC 'hounds,

Thanks again for for your help. We made it to Thip Khao, which we loved. We ordered the grilled pork neck and the crunchy rice salad that Steve recommended---they were wonderful! Part of the fun for us was walking there from our hotel near Foggy Bottom. It was a lovely, warm evening and we saw neighborhoods we had never seen before.

We had two rushed-for-time lunches (because of short lunch breaks at my conference)---hot food bar at Whole Foods (mediocre) and pizza at We The Pizza, which was okay, but not great. (My standards for pizza are pretty high.)

Another dinner was at Lauriol Plaza where we ordered two Peruvian dishes that we love. I know LP doesn't get much love here, but those two dishes are quite good. (DH ordered kind of a tex mex dish there once, and it was dreadful.)

There are so many more restaurants that we want to explore in your wonderful city. We will be back.

Thanks again for your help,
S-mom

Fast Gourmet, Oohhs and Aahhs, lunch at Bibiana...got any other suggestions?

Steve,

Thank you so very much for your very gracious offer; had I checked email yesterday am, I might have taken you up on it.

And also thank you for the Thip Khao suggestion. It looks really good. I think that will be dinner tonight or tomorrow. Is this the rice salad you referred to?
NAEM KHAO (G V) Crispy rice, coconut, lime, scallion, pickled pork ham, peanut, cilantro, lettuce wraps.

Unfortunately, DH and I can only eat one big lunch or dinner, not both, or we are just too full. So far we have eaten lunch at CF Folks which we LOVED. We got this: Chili, garlic, ginger and lime marinated chicken breast, stir fried vegetables, jasmine rice, red coconut curry sauce and a house salad. It was fabulous! DH licked up the coconut-curry sauce from the plate! He also ordered peach cobbler which he loved. (I prefer peach cobbler made with a pie crust-type crust, and this was more cakey-bisquity, but it was very good).

Lunch yesterday was at oohhs and aaahhs. We LOVE that place. When our food came, we just ate in awed silence for a few minutes...... We ordered only sides---mac and cheese (omg, soooo good), collards, and yams.... So, so good.

Food Dude, Steve, and Marty---
Thank you for the ramen suggestions. I have as of now one more dinner to plan for this trip and it may be ramen :0)

Chowhounders---
Thank you so much for your help. Love your city and love this board.

s-mom

Fast Gourmet, Oohhs and Aahhs, lunch at Bibiana...got any other suggestions?

two---husband and me.

Fast Gourmet, Oohhs and Aahhs, lunch at Bibiana...got any other suggestions?

Thanks, Ipsedixit. These all look interesting, especially Grant Trunk.

Fast Gourmet, Oohhs and Aahhs, lunch at Bibiana...got any other suggestions?

We are value-driven diners, looking for wonderful food at great prices. Ambiance (sp?) is not on our list of desired attributes. We will be in DC this weekend. We love public transportation and we are great walkers. Don't want to leave DC on this trip, even though I know we have to visit some of the 'burbs for Asian at some point in the future.

On previous visits we have loved Fast Gourmet*, oohhs and aahhs, and lunch at Bibiana---they all satisfied our "great food at value prices" criterion. Oh, and I loved the spreads at Zaytinya's (sp?) happy hour. Got any more suggestions for us? We like anything except Sushi. And no Ethiopian because our Ethiopian is truly wonderful in Mpls- St. Paul.

Is CF Folks as good as the places I listed in the paragraph above?

Thanks, DC 'hounds.
S-mom

* Just reviewed a few pages of DC Chowhound and read that Fast Gourmet is still putting out good food. Good to know.

Pimento Grill in Anacostia - Report

Steve,
I'd be all over this place if we were getting a car. It sounds terrific. But it doesn't sound like a good choice for us bc we will be using public transportation and we don't have tons of time.
Thank you so very much for your detailed answer.
S-mom

Pimento Grill in Anacostia - Report

Crackers,
Thank you!

Pimento Grill in Anacostia - Report

Is it possible to get there without a car (relying only on public transportation)? We will be in DC next weekend and this place sounds terrific. Also, is it a safe neighborhood during the day? Is there anything else we should try to see on our way to and from this resto?
Thanks,
Soccermom

Help! Have I burned my pressure cooker??? Best cleaning method????

Thanks, JW Video!

Jan 28, 2015
soccermom13 in Cookware

Help! Have I burned my pressure cooker??? Best cleaning method????

Hi JWVideo,
Thanks for your post. I have a question for you---I did not know that it's not wise to start the pressurized part of the cooking at too high a heat when bringing the pot to pressure. I do this all the time at the highest heat setting on my gas stove, mainly to save time. Have I been flirting with disaster? What setting do you use to bring your pc to pressure? Does the setting vary depending upon what's being cooked in your pc/how much liquid is in the pc?
Thanks very much!

Jan 27, 2015
soccermom13 in Cookware

Costco's quinoa salad- recipe?

That is indeed very good salad.

Ttrockwood--thanks for the recipes.

Jan 21, 2015
soccermom13 in Home Cooking

Greenspan's Baking Chez Moi and Beranbaum's Baking Bible

Hi Becca,
Thank you! That looks great.
---s.m.

Jan 14, 2015
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Greenspan's Baking Chez Moi and Beranbaum's Baking Bible

Thanks, Beetlebug.

Jan 13, 2015
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Greenspan's Baking Chez Moi and Beranbaum's Baking Bible

Sherri and Stockholm---Thank you!

Jan 12, 2015
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Greenspan's Baking Chez Moi and Beranbaum's Baking Bible

I have both of these checked out of the library. Has anyone made anything really good from either book yet? I would like to try at least a couple of recipes from each book, but I am a little time starved, so I am looking for really great but fairly easy (i.e. not too time consuming) recipes.
Thanks in advance.

Jan 11, 2015
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Cheapest machine to use to make a smoothie

Thanks Cam, Kaleo and Jenny.

Dec 29, 2014
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Candy Girl by the Four Seasons

Dec 28, 2014
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BUMP times two :)

Cheapest machine to use to make a smoothie

Thanks, all. I am currently without a blender. I gave it away in a fit of moving-from-a-house-to-a-condo-downsizing-frenzy so I will try the FP with berries or chopped frozen fruits (thanks Duffy, H).

Dec 27, 2014
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Cheapest machine to use to make a smoothie

Thanks, all. Do you think frozen fruit will damage my Cuisinart FP?

Dec 27, 2014
soccermom13 in Cookware

Cheapest machine to use to make a smoothie

I don't want to spring for a Vitamix or a Blentec for smoothies until I know if I even like smoothies and will make them for breakfast. Can I use my Cuisinart FP to make smoothies? If not, what's the cheapest machine I can get to make good smoothies?

I envision the smoothies having some frozen fruit, some greens---like spinach, and some Greek yogurt.

Thanks!

Dec 26, 2014
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A Spoonful of SUGAR (helps the medicine go down). BUMP!

And Merry Christmas, everyone!

Dec 24, 2014
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U is for the many delicious Unbaked Cookies, such as chow mein noodle clusters. BUMP.

Dec 23, 2014
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P is for Peanut Butter Cookies and Pecan Sandies. BUMP!

Dec 23, 2014
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Bump--K is for Kringle, and for Kwanzaa treats too!