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

The cream filled cornbread is wonderful.

about 23 hours ago
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Your Thanksgiving Menu for 2014

Can you share your recipe for the radicchio and mache salad. It sounds wonderful.

about 23 hours ago
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Your Thanksgiving Menu for 2014

Very true.

2 days ago
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Your Thanksgiving Menu for 2014

It is the Saturday before Thanksgiving and I am busily getting my shopping list ready. The wine, coffee pods, and chocolate have been purchased, the farmer's market turkey and pies have been ordered, and the gravy and cranberry sauce have been made. My son kind of threw a wrench in my getting ahead of things by spiking a 103+ fever on Wednesday, but after two trips to the doctor, he seems to be on the road to recovery. We did however miss the Hunger Games opening night. Sigh.

Tonight I will tuck in with all my various recipes and cookbooks and finalize my shopping list, inventories and timelines. Then it will be time for some serious prep.

So excited for it all to begin.

Nov 22, 2014
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Your Thanksgiving Menu for 2014

I love your menu Joan. I am a big fan of Sunday Supper's Kabocha Squash Soup and her persimmon and pomegranate salad though neither are on my menu this year. The Ginger honey gelato sounds perfect with your apple pie, I may have to steal this idea.

Nov 22, 2014
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Your Thanksgiving Menu for 2014

I made a batch today and no, it is not overwhelmingly port-y. Very well balanced. I have a second bag of cranberries, so I will probably make a different recipe with that one. Thanks for bringing this one to my attention.

Nov 22, 2014
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Your Thanksgiving Menu for 2014

I just sent my husband to Bev Mo to pick up the last 2 bottles they have of it on their shelves. Thanks for the details.

Nov 22, 2014
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Your Thanksgiving Menu for 2014

gemvt,

You get the prize for the best Thanksgiving find. I LOVE this article and have found at least a 12 recipes I will be earmarking to try, if not for this Thanksgiving, than for next. Thank you!!!!

Nov 22, 2014
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Your Thanksgiving Menu for 2014

The NY times article sounds amazing? What year is it from?

Nov 22, 2014
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Your Thanksgiving Menu for 2014

Which varietal of the Peachy Canyon Zin?

Nov 22, 2014
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Your Thanksgiving Menu for 2014

Question about the fig cranberry sauce - it sounds really good but I am wondering about the 1 1/2 cups of port. That sounds like a lot of port. Does it come out tasting like port?

Nov 22, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? November 2014 edition, part 2!

Thank you so much! Chez Moi is on my TGC list, I am just waiting for the next $10 sale.

Nov 22, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? November 2014 edition, part 2!

Whose blog? Tipsy baker or the author of Prune?

Nov 21, 2014
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Cooking from Isabel's Cantina

That is a hard line to tow - I feel for you, especially as a cook. I know I am so much healthier since I cut out gluten but still I allow myself a nibble here and there and it goes a long way in keeping me satisfied. But GF flour mixes have come a long way and it is pretty easy to substitute them in most recipes so now I can pretty much make myself anything I want. I just have to remember that when I am out and about. I am told there is a GF puff pastry recipe out there...if so, you could make the croissant bread pudding, but it would be incredibly labor intensive. Nothing is that good!

Nov 21, 2014
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Cooking from Isabel's Cantina

Yes, mine too but when I cheat or bake for a crowd, this is one of my go-to's.

Nov 21, 2014
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What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part two)!

I don't have the Rockenwagner book, I'll have to look into that one. Have you cooked much from it? I love his baked goods. Re the croissant bread pudding, I make one out of Isabel's Cantina that is amazing. I have gone on and on about it forever, but if you like this one, you will likely be interested in Isabel's as well.

Nov 21, 2014
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Cooking from Isabel's Cantina

It's funny this thread should pop up today because I was just thinking about it. Someone mentioned making Michael Chiarello's croissant bread pudding and of course Isabel's version came to mind....still can't believe no one has made it yet. It is sooo sos sooo good!

Nov 21, 2014
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What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part two)!

Boy, I would love to have a friend offer to do that for me. What a treat for them!!!!

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

GF here too. Let me know how you like the recipe. I am awaiting two new additions to my GF library (my bday is on Thanksgiving this year): Flavor Flours and GF Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day).

Nov 20, 2014
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Voting Thread: Cookbook of the Month December 2014

I own both books and didn't participate as much as I would've liked to when they were cookbooks of the month so I am looking forward to whichever one wins. I would prefer the old threads to be used, I find it confusing when I have to refer back to both.

Your Thanksgiving Menu for 2014

Thank you for the links Sylvia.

Nov 18, 2014
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What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part two)!

Hmmm...I have pears and pecans in the house. Dessert tonight? We shall see.

Nov 17, 2014
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November 2014 Cookbook of the Month, "The Soul of a New Cuisine", reporting thread for: Spice Blends; Condiments; and Desserts

I absolute love ginger beer. Is this recipe carbonated??? What a treat to be able to make your own! If not, try mixing it with carbonated water and you will love it!!!!

Nov 17, 2014
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November 2014 Cookbook of the Month, "The Soul of a New Cuisine", reporting thread for: Spice Blends; Condiments; and Desserts

I did not make this blend myself, I bought it from the Ethiopian market for approx $8 for a small deli sized container. That should last me for some time.

Nov 17, 2014
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November 2014 Cookbook of the Month, "The Soul of a New Cuisine", reporting thread for: Spice Blends; Condiments; and Desserts

Spiced Butter

I made this last night using an 8 oz container of ghee from TJs. Since I didn't have to clarify the butter myself, I figured I could use the 8 oz in place of the 1 lb called for, as I am guessing the milk solids accounts for approx. that much. Love the spiced butter. Used some for the stir fried beef last night and will use it again tonight when making the lentils and mixed veggies to serve alongside.

Nov 17, 2014
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November 2014 Cookbook of the Month, "The Soul of a New Cuisine", reporting thread for: Salads; Soups; Breads; and Vegetables

I finally got around to making the spiced butter (had to get some ghee) and so last night I made the Stir Fried Beef Stew using a wagu skirt steak I had in the freezer. I used store bought berbere (made fresh at the Ethiopian market on Fairfax) and I plan on reheating it tonight and serving it with GF injera (also bought from this market). If all goes as planned today, I will be making lentils and mixed veggies to serve alongside. The flavor of the sauce last night seemed perfectly balanced so I am feeling really good about this dish.

Nov 17, 2014
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What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part two)!

Those sound fantastic

Nov 17, 2014
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Your Thanksgiving Menu for 2014

I have been told to not try to spatchcook any larger than a 16 pounders.

Nov 17, 2014
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November 2014 Cookbook of the Month, "The Soul of a New Cuisine", reporting thread for: Salads; Soups; Breads; and Vegetables

I wonder if there iIs there an errata page put out on this book?

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

Hi DiningDiva,

I have and love the Huckleberry Cookbook. I am not sure if you are looking for some other opinions (if you've already seen mine) but I'll give you my two cents here just in case. Th recipes do work. I have made ten recipes out of the book and so far every recipe has come out great, save one. The one that didn't work for me was still very tasty, just fell apart. And to be fair, I substituted buttermilk for yogurt in that recipe so I am guessing that one probably works too.

I have heard that the weight measurements for two recipes are off. The publishers has an errata page linked on amazon for those two recipes. I have been working off the cup measurements and those seem to work flawlessly. I have also been converting the recipes to gluten free, and they still work great.

There is a Facebook group working through the book (again, link on Amazon, in a comment) so you can get a lot of opinions there. I have also posted all my results in the comment section of EYB.

Why I love this book: (1) It is beautiful - great photos, polka dot borders, a lot of special touches; (2) the author's voice is very honest and I like her as a person though I only know her in passing (I frequent her shops a lot); (3) the recipes are homey and things I would make again and again; (4) the recipes convert well to GF using her GF flour mix, recipe provided in the book; (5) finally there are enough special/new recipes in addition to the things I already have go to recipes for to hold my attention past the first read through.

Nov 13, 2014
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