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COTM (Cookbook of the Month) Recipes So Good You've Made Them at Least Three Times: Quick and Easy/Weeknight Edition

I keep track of recipes from cookbooks in a spreadsheet. It gives me a place to rate them into what I would and wouldn't make again as well as what is a weeknight meal vs. weekend meal. I also want to add my own recipes so I have a working list of meal options so I can meal plan better. I tend to be more successful cooking all week if everything is planned out.

Mar 27, 2014
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Nominations for April 2014 Cookbook of the Month (COTM)

I would like to nominate JAPANESE SOUL COOKING as well. We are moving into a new house next week; and can't wait to start cooking again. We have been living at my Mom's house for the last 5 months, so looking forward to having our own space and kitchen again.

Jules

Mar 09, 2014
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“A Cookbook a Week” Challenge (CAWC) – Thread #3 - Will you join me?

Not that this is helping; but I got a good used copy for about $7 on Amazon a few months ago. We are in the middle of moving so I haven't had a chance to cook from it yet; but remember seeing some stuff that looked really good.

Feb 24, 2014
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what to serve with chicken cacciatore?

Whenever my grandmother made chicken cacciatore she served it with a creamy rice, similar to a risotto. I make it now with long grain rice and broken up fideos.

Jules

Jan 08, 2014
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September 2013 Cookbook of the Month Nominations Thread

SMOKE & PICKLES

Aug 15, 2013
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GOOD-BYE COOKBOOKS: It’s not you…it’s me. The unopened, un-loved, under-used books in my collection and how I plan on getting rid of them!

BC and LLM,

When I want to make notes since I don't like to write in my books. I use post it notes. And leave them right in the book. I did this for Ottolenghi when I did measurement conversions, but the book is too pretty to write in.

Jules

Aug 05, 2013
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Voting Thread -- Cookbook of the Month February 2013

BISTRO COOKING AT HOME

Jan 15, 2013
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Home Cooking Goals for the New Year

Ep, what type of information do you write down in your bread journal? I want to start baking more but am not sure what types of things to keep track of. Thanks

Jules

Jan 07, 2013
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January 2013 COTM: JERUSALEM -- Vegetables; Beans & Grains; Soups

Bigsal,

I made this tonight and for my pomegranate I used something I saw on iron chef. Which was to cut the pomegranate in half or quarters and hold over a bowl and hit the skin with a wooden spoon. This worked pretty good, and was easier then trying to get the seeds out by hand. I did this for the whole thing, and for the seeds I didn't use I dried and froze on a sheet tray so I have about two cups for the next time I need them.

Hope this is helpful. Jules

Jan 06, 2013
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January 2013 COTM: JERUSALEM -- Vegetables; Beans & Grains; Soups

I also made the saffron rice w/ barberries, pistachio and mixed herbs.

I did my bet to follow the instructions but was unable to find barberries, did not have currants so used dried cranberries which I cut into smaller pieces so the chunks weren't so large. I also was unable to find the chervil so that was left out. Everything else I did according to the directions.

I thought that this came together pretty quickly. And paired it with the turkey and zucchini burgers as suggested in the book. Would definitely make this again and would like to find the barberries or use the suggested currant substitution.

Jan 06, 2013
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Cookbook purge!

I use my amazon wish list as a guide to what I want to get out of the library. That way I can check them out and determine if they should stay on my wish list.

Jan 05, 2013
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Cookbooks we bought in 2012: the great and not so good

LM: I have seen Bill's show on Cooking Channel. I checked there website and he will be on again on Wed. Jan 2nd at 8am.
http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/bill-...

Jules

Dec 31, 2012
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Voting Thread January 2013 for Cookbook of the Month

JERUSALEM

Dec 15, 2012
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Nomination thread -- January 2013 Cookbook of the Month

I would also like to nominate FALLING OFF THE BONE by Jean Anderson.

Dec 13, 2012
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Was Stuffed Mushrooms Oreganato an actual thing in the 70's?

My grandmother did the same thing as Todao as well, except did not include mushroom pieces in the breadcrumb mixture, so it was olive oil and garlic warmed, add the breadcrumbs and fresh parsley, then off the heat add parmesan cheese. Put that mixture in the mushrooms and bake for about 20 minutes. So easy, but so delicious.

Jules

Oct 24, 2012
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Voting Thread November 2012 for Cookbook of the Month

BISTRO COOKING AT HOME

Oct 20, 2012
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? October 2012 part two [old]

That is what I do as well; I have bought a lot (a few hundred) of cookbooks over the past few years, and while I have read or looked thru most of them, I haven't made things out of that many. Some were bought so I could participate in COTM, only to not have time or never get around to actually making anyting. A lot of times I have certain things I want to use from my freezer or pantry; and can't find the right receipe in my books to use all the things I already have.

I started a spreadsheet to keep track of what books I have used, and what recipes I have made, and my new cookbook buying rule; is I have to make at least 1 to 2 recipes out of 5 different books before I can buy another one. Since over half of my books are in storage at the moment, I have about 200 on my shelves which I consider my favorites at the moment, and have added several over the past few months. Hopefully I will be able to resist new books and follow my rule. I figured if I did that; I am rewarding myself for using what I already have.

Jules

Oct 18, 2012
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? October 2012 part two [old]

My copy of Jerusalem and Carnivore by Michael Symon arrived today. Recently I also picked up Both the Union Square cookbooks, Bistro Cooking at Home, Aaron Sanchez's Simple Food! Big Flavor and A Year in My Kitchen by Skye Gyngell.

After all these recent purchases now I am going to implement my new cookbook rules, as I keep accumulating and not using enough of my books. My new rule is to make something out of 5 different books before I can buy another one. I hope I can follow my own rule.

JulesLP

Oct 16, 2012
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November 2012 Nomination Thread for Cookbook of the Month

I would like to nominate two different books for November:

THE FOOD OF MOROCCO by Paula Wolfert
or
BISTRO COOKING AT HOME by Gordon Hamersely

Oct 10, 2012
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Voting Thread October 2012 for Cookbook of the Month

THE UNION SQUARE CAFE COOKBOOK

Sep 16, 2012
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October 2012 Nomination Thread for Cookbook of the Month

I would like to nominate UNION SQUARE CAFE COOKBOOK

Sep 15, 2012
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September 2012 COTM My Calabria: Bread, Cheese, Eggs, Seafood, Meat

I made this for dinner tonight as well. I made the full recipe as written except I left out the hot red pepper for two reasons. 1. Wasn't sure what type of hot pepper to use, and 2. My husband isn't a huge fan of heat, so thought it would be better to leave it out. I thought the flavors were good, but not all my potatoes were fully cooked. The potatoes under the chicken were good, but those on top seemed a bit crunchy. On the side I served a fig and goat cheese salad as I found figs at the store and some crusy Italian bread. Would definetly make again as it was simple and tasty.

JulesLP

Sep 09, 2012
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The “A Cookbook a Week” Challenge….Will you join me? [old]

I think this is a great idea. I have a lot of books also and just put over half in boxes to go into storage as we are going to put our house on the market. I thought the wall of cookbooks would be a bit much in my office and wanted to have less stuff around. My goal is always to try and focus on four to fives books at a time including COTM, I go thru and list what I want to try but most of the time make the same old things. For me trying to focus on one type of cuisine at a time would get boring, as I like more variety.

I am sure some of the stuff I put onto storage are probably duds, but didn't want packing to be the reason I got rid of anything. I look forward to reading what everyone thinks of different books and will try to join in when I can, and stop just lurking.

Jules

Sep 08, 2012
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Photos of your Cook Book Shelves

Roxlet, was wondering what you thought of The Blackberry Farm Cookbook. I found their site and would love to go there. Don't know if that would ever be possible based on the cost, but thought the ccokbook might have to do. Thanks

JulesLP

Sep 01, 2012
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Voting Thread September 2012 Cookbook of the Month

MY CALABRIA

Thanks BR!!

Aug 17, 2012
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August 2012 Cookbook of the Month Voting is Now Open!

PLANET BBQ & VEGETABLE LOVE

Jul 16, 2012
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August 2012 Cookbook of the Month Nominations are Now Open!

I would also like to nominate VEGETABLE LOVE. I find veggie books easier to explore with things I am cooking on the grill.

Jul 14, 2012
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May 2012 Cookbook of the Month Voting is Now Open!

THE FOOD OF SPAIN, would also like to cook from New Spanish Table. Thanks

Jules

Apr 18, 2012
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April 2012 Cookbook of the Month Voting

MELISSA CLARK MONTH

Mar 16, 2012
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April 2012 Cookbook of the Month Nominations Are Now Open!

MIGHTY SPICE

Mar 14, 2012
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