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America's Test Kitchen Family Baking Book- for 13yr old?

I love all of the America's Test Kitchen cookbooks. I'm not sure though if they'd be good for a 13 year old. The two primary reasons I can think of is that the recipes are a bit labor intensive and tend to call for higher quality ingredients. I think a good old Better Homes & Gardens or Betty Crocker would be better, that's how I learned when I was that age. Another idea would be trying a Borders or Barnes & Noble, they have a lot of their cookbooks on sale this time of year, you could probably pick up a nice one that focuses on desserts and cookies with lots of pretty pictures for a decent price.

Dec 07, 2008
coffcat in Home Cooking

Mojo Marinated Pork Cubano (Lechon Asado)

I made this for my family's Christmas dinner. It was fantastic!! Everyone loved it and went back for seconds. I was afraid it might be a little too hot, but the oj marinade reduces a lot of the heat. I'm adding this to my favorite recipes and will definitely be making this again.

Dec 30, 2007
coffcat in Recipes

Coconut Rice with Black Beans and Fried Plantains

I made this dish for our Christmas dinner. It wasn't sweet at all. My family loved it and begged to take some home. It makes a HUGE bowl of the stuff so if you don't have a large family you might want to half the recipe.

Dec 30, 2007
coffcat in Recipes

Where do the Kansas City Foodies like to shop for, what else, food?

For regular grocery shopping I always go to the new HyVee at 119th St in Olathe. They have a wonderful produce section and I especially love the large organic food area of the store. I'm not so crazy about their meat selection so I usually go to McGonigles at least once a month to stock up.

Sep 29, 2007
coffcat in General Midwest Archive

Stroud's and Oklahoma Joe's questions (K.C.)

I haven't been to Stroud's but I eat regularly at the Oklahoma Joe's resturant in Olathe and can highly recommend it. I've never had a bad meal there.

Sep 29, 2007
coffcat in General Midwest Archive