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Your best meals for $5.00 or less

Global is an amazing store! I live in Iowa now, but my family is in Northeast MO, I make a stop anytime I'm in the city.

Feb 13, 2013
Rach321 in Home Cooking

Would like some tapenade ideas

I like it with salmon too. I spread it over the top of raw salmon, skin side down, and bake it.

Feb 12, 2013
Rach321 in Home Cooking

Cookbook gift to a friend moving to the U.S.

Good point! I'll take another look at my paperback copies when I get home and see if it seems like a good fit!

Feb 01, 2013
Rach321 in Home Cooking

Cookbook gift to a friend moving to the U.S.

That's a good idea! I have the America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook that I used to use quite a bit- I've started referencing Bittman's How to Cook Everything App on my IPad for most things now. I like the ability to quickly search for the ingredients I'm wanting to use and going from there.

Feb 01, 2013
Rach321 in Home Cooking

Cookbook gift to a friend moving to the U.S.

Thanks for the recommendations! They all sound good!

Feb 01, 2013
Rach321 in Home Cooking

Cookbook gift to a friend moving to the U.S.

Thank you so much Breadcrumbs! Both of the books you recommended are beautiful, and I love the connection to California! :)

I'll definitely be back to let you know what I go with.

Feb 01, 2013
Rach321 in Home Cooking

Cookbook gift to a friend moving to the U.S.

Thanks all! I have a couple of older small paperback copies of the Joy of Cooking. I look at them from time to time for ideas, but I really haven't cooked from them as the format of the book is nearly impossible to use in the kitchen. I'll take another look at a hardback copy to see if I like that better!

Feb 01, 2013
Rach321 in Home Cooking

Cookbook gift to a friend moving to the U.S.

I'm new here- I've just recently discovered the site, and I'm learning a great deal. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!

I have a good friend who loves food/cooking. We met online and food was one area where we really connected. I'm in the U.S and she's from Lebanon.

She will be moving this spring to the U.S. to attend school. I would love to gift her with a cookbook when she arrives, preferably one with an "American" focus (or at least, non-Lebanese as she's already an expert in that area). Another piece of information that might be helpful with your suggestions: She's gluten-free. That's not a necessity for the cookbook, however, as she can make adjustments as needed.

What would you recommend? Are there any cookbooks that come to mind that would be a good gift, and that might inspire her with some new recipes or introduce her to local ingredients (She'll be in Southern CA)?

Jan 31, 2013
Rach321 in Home Cooking