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Pretzel Factory Pretzel Crisps - use up ideas please

First thing that comes to my sweet-toothed mind is to dip them in dark chocolate.

What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part two)! [old]

Was it perhaps the Orange Kiss-Me cake that uses a ground up whole orange? I forgot the original source (can't find it on my shelves) but seems to be online too.

Nov 30, 2014
artichokeenvy in Home Cooking

EXPLODING baked potatoes??

Good to know that luck has been on my side. I think I'm a light pricker by nature.

Feb 18, 2014
artichokeenvy in Home Cooking

Any foods you are selfish with ?

Gotta agree with you on the lobster and artichokes!

Dec 27, 2013
artichokeenvy in General Topics

100 Recipes Every Mom (or Dad) Should Know, Chowhound edition

My favorite has been Shrimp Jambalaya from Howard Mitcham's Creole Gumbo and All That Jazz. Not sure where to find it online nor how to connect it here but have found that that the small amount of cloves, allspice and a bit more thyme really gives a nice background flavor without being overpowering.

Of course the peaches sound perfect for dessert!

Nov 17, 2013
artichokeenvy in Home Cooking

The best compliment you've received

I sent out an email invite in the office to share my chocolate banana cake and someone trying to watch their figure, called out "You b----!"

The cookbook you use most?

Here, here Sandy! I love having all my cookbooks just as an at-home browsing library. And yes, a few public library cookbooks tend to find their way home too!

May 12, 2013
artichokeenvy in Home Cooking

Searching for ingredients

Very true. I planned a Japanese lunch, starting with homeade dashi to watch Tampopo with a a friend and had to visit multiple Asian stores for specific items. My favorite discovery was a Korean store that sold chicken feet!

Jan 05, 2013
artichokeenvy in Home Cooking

Classic books about cooking not cook books

- Roy Andries de Groot's The Auberge of the Flowering Hearth & Feast for All Seasons
- Angelo Pellegrini's The Unprejudiced Palate
- the Cornbread Nation collections
- Edna Lewis' In Pursuit of Flavor, The Taste of Country Cooking & The Edna Lewis Cookbook
- Nigel Slater's books

I also like Waverly Root, Thorne, Colwin, MFK, Gray as mentioned by others. I'm sure I'm forgetting some other stuff I like but that's the fun of perusing the stacks and re-discovering books.

Jan 05, 2013
artichokeenvy in Not About Food

September 2012 COTM My Calabria: Vegetables, The Calabrian Pantry, Desserts

Baked Ricotta-Stuffed Zucchini (p.246)

Had some ricotta cheese left so this recipe stepped up to be tried first. I've done stuffed artichokes with breadcrumbs, etc. but never have tried a ricotta stuffing. This was mild but wonderfully flavored and tender. I ended up taking the remainder for lunch the next day and had to reserve a share for myself before my co-workers almost sampled my lunch to oblivion.

Sep 09, 2012
artichokeenvy in Home Cooking

Did Bambi Ruin it Forever in America? [moved from Home Cooking]

FWIW, the popular supermarket meats that are less expensive than the "non-traditionals" are subsidized, no?

Feb 10, 2012
artichokeenvy in General Topics

Mise en place [moved from Not About Food]

LOL, love me some Clarence!

Nov 13, 2011
artichokeenvy in Home Cooking

What five cookbooks would you keep?

Exactly! I love the idea of sitting in pre-chosen library that reflects my taste. I can curl up in a comfy chair, stretch out my hand with my eyes closed and be happy.

Jul 12, 2011
artichokeenvy in Home Cooking

Passing of Sam Fujisaka - Please share Memories

Here, here on that. I'm only an occasional reader but was struck by his postings. They always made me note who had said them and then made me want to know more.

Apr 16, 2010
artichokeenvy in Site Talk

January 2010 COTM: Patricia Wells MEAT AND POULTRY

Beef in Barolo (Trattoria)
I made this a week ago but found the wine flavor overpowering. Tried adding a milk gravy to try to counter this for my family and this helped a bit.

Jan 18, 2010
artichokeenvy in Home Cooking

What's the first thing you ate/cooked in 2010?

Let's see, collard greens and white bean soup which is a point on the healthy side, but dinner tonight at the in-laws will be a seafood fest with few vegs in sight and much desserts so I guess this balances out.

Jan 01, 2010
artichokeenvy in Home Cooking

Christmas cookbooks--what'd Santa get you? what [if anything] will you buy yourself tomorrow?

I can relate to stacking the cookbooks sideways but I couldn't resist picking up the following:
-Secrets of Slow Cooking by Liana Krissoff (looks promising & I keep intending to find /try some decent crockpot recipes)
-Desperation Entertaining (I liked their first book & it's real life instructions. "Desperation" fits me too well, too often!)
-Italian Cuisine, Basic Cooking Techniques by the Italian Food & Wine Institute (I like how densely packed with info this is.)
-The Book of Marmalade by C. Anne Wilson
-Saltwater Seasonings by Sarah Leah & Jonathan Chase
-East Meets Cuisine by Ken Hom
-A Taste of Heaven and Earth by Bettina Vitell
-A Treasury of Southern Baking by Prudence Hilburn

I've been a CH fan for years but have finally decided to join the input amongst fellow food/cookbook appreciators!

Jan 01, 2010
artichokeenvy in Home Cooking