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

I would have licked the plate too!

1 day ago
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What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part two)!

My grandmother used to do that for my father when she visited him: filled his freezer with pie crusts!

1 day ago
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? November 2014 edition, part 2!

ooh.. that's dead classy!

Nov 20, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? November 2014 edition, part 2!

Yes... but morello just sounds classier than plain old sour cherries ;)

Nov 19, 2014
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Pumpkin Schmumpkin: What About Cranberries?

I don't know.. it's so rich, I think that a glaze would be overkill! But thanks for sharing the grapefruit poundcake recipe.. looks great!!!

Nov 18, 2014
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Washing chicken poll?

Ditto.. best way to spread salmonella..

Nov 18, 2014
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Pumpkin Schmumpkin: What About Cranberries?

Cranberry cream cheese poundcake: truly wonderful...
I make it every Christmas..
1 and 1/2 cup softened butter
1-8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
3 cups sugar
6 eggs
3 cups cake flour
2 tsp vanilla
3 cups frozen whole cranberries (don't use fresh as they will stain the cake batter)

In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and cream cheese. Gradually add sugar until mixture is light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually add sifted cake flour , mixing well. Add vanilla. Dredge frozen cranberries in 2 Tbs of flour. Mix into batter.
Pour batter into a well greased 10 inch tube pan or bundt pan that has been dusted with granulated sugar. Bake at 325 degrees for at least 1 hr and 30 minutes (I find it usually takes closer to 2 hours). Text with skewer to see if it is done. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, and then take tube section out and let cool completely before removing.

Nov 18, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? November 2014 edition, part 2!

Morello cherry jam sounds great.. I've never seen morello cherries around here, just "sour" cherries.

Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Thanks Pistachio Peas.. have to try it!

Nov 17, 2014
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Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

Pickled carrots are lovely. I need to get over my fear of pickling and just Do It. Next summer..

Nov 16, 2014
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What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part one)! [old]

It's such a waste of time. I only do it once a year if that, and only for an excuse to use my Ikea northern animals cookie cutters..

Nov 16, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? November 2014 edition! [old]

It's all relative ;)

Nov 15, 2014
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What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part one)! [old]

Those look (and sound) great! Lucky boy!

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

I admire your restraint.. I would have eaten an entire cookie, and then regretted it..

Nov 13, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? November 2014 edition! [old]

Love the Australian Women's Weekly cookbooks.. I have a few of them now.

Nov 13, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? November 2014 edition! [old]

You sound like my long-suffering mother. She is from Colorado and ended up in Winnipeg (north of North Dakota!) because of marriage. Despite the wonderful food in Wpg, she never get used to it.. and now lives in warmer climes (Ottawa).

Nov 13, 2014
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70th birthday in November

We had a wonderful dinner there.. we ended up being downstairs, so it was pretty loud.. but my mother was fine with it. The meal was great, and best of all, my mother had a great time.
Thanks to everyone for their advice.

Nov 13, 2014
rstuart in Manhattan
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Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

That is a great blog.. which reminds me, it's time for their "fakesgiving". I get lots of good Christmas dinner ideas from them!

Nov 13, 2014
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Sunday dinner in Midtown East

We went for breakfast on Monday: I thought that my brother's head would fall off with the line, but it was worth it!

Nov 13, 2014
rstuart in Manhattan

Sunday dinner in Midtown East

Monica: we ended up at Obao, and all really enjoyed it.
Thanks for the recommendation!

Nov 13, 2014
rstuart in Manhattan

Sunday dinner in Midtown East

We just walked by it on the way back to the hotel.. Looked great.

Nov 08, 2014
rstuart in Manhattan

Sunday dinner in Midtown East

Thanks to both!

Nov 07, 2014
rstuart in Manhattan

Sunday dinner in Midtown East

We're spending the week-end in the city for my mother's birthday (dinner at Babbo on Saturday, thanks to recs from this board). We're staying at the Marriot at 3rd and east 53rd.. any recs for a fairly inexpensive dinner place within a 3 or 4 block walking distance for the Sunday night? No ramen or sushi...

Nov 06, 2014
rstuart in Manhattan

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

That's annoying!

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

Oh dear: what a waste! No doubt the dog will be sick later as well!

Nov 03, 2014
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What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part one)! [old]

I was planning on making this for a meeting tomorrow. But then I looked at the amount of cleaning i had to do, the pile of work that I brought home, and had a word with myself. Instead i am going to make something quicker.. either nutella banana bread, or some kind of bar cookie using leftover Hallowe'en chocolate bars..

Nov 02, 2014
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What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part one)! [old]

I meant to thank you for the suggestion Caitlin: I just made a batch and did the same!

Nov 02, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition. [old]

Great!

Oct 31, 2014
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Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

I actually read about it in the Kitchn, of all places..

Oct 31, 2014
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Jamming, canning and preserving 2014

That's impressive! I found out that there is a food library in Toronto that has several food mills: will have to check one out next summer!

Oct 30, 2014
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