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Cookbooks vs. Online recipes . Which do you prefer ?

My habits have very much changed. I will still browse a cookbook but I haven't bought one in quite a while. I read certain food bloggers the way I used to read cookbooks. I never thought it would happen.

Aug 01, 2015
kate97497 in Home Cooking

Grasshopper Pie - Specifically, Friendly's

I've been making the same pie since the 70's too. Every winter holiday. Honestly I am sick of this pie but it is a tradition. Best thing is that you can make a ways ahead and freeze. Thin Mints would be an interesting twist but might be too much mint.

Mar 09, 2015
kate97497 in Home Cooking

Christmas Eve, what's on the menu?

Always homemade chicken noodle soup and biscuits. I started when kids were young and we went to an early Christmas Eve Mass. Everyone was hungry as soon as we walked back in the door. Easy to do ahead. Now kids are in their 20's and there is no early mass but not allowed to change the tradition. Oh and nanaimo bars for dessert.

Dec 23, 2012
kate97497 in Home Cooking

what are you making today?

Do your apples fall apart? I am always afraid of ending up with applesauce. Bosc pears held their shape.

Oct 09, 2012
kate97497 in Home Cooking

what are you making today?

The pears are from Eating Well -

My Muesli recipe is pretty flexible, I think I originally found it on

MIx 2 1/2 C rolled oats, 1/4 C toasted wheat germ, 1/4 C wheat bran, 1/4 C oat bran (I think I am substituting ground flax at the moment), 1/2 C dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, dates, whatever), 1/4 C chopped toasted nuts, 2 T brown sugar and 2 T sunflower seeds.

I just mix and keep in a airtight container. Pour in bowl in the morning with a heaping T of greek yogurt, a little milk and my fruit, currently the pears. Wonderfu.

Oct 08, 2012
kate97497 in Home Cooking

what are you making today?

Baby shower today, didn't need to make dinner. Prepped for breakfast for the week/ Made a big batch of muesli and caramelized spiced pears. Fantastic breakfast with a little greek yoghurt.

Oct 07, 2012
kate97497 in Home Cooking

Dinner in Canton, Ohio area

Try Lucca's downtown. They use local ingredients. Not as gorgeous of a setting as Gervasi's but I think the food is better.

Jun 20, 2012
kate97497 in Great Lakes

What's For Dinner? Part 72 [OLD]

Bean soup made with ham hocks, cornbread and for dessert some left over peanut butter nutella brownies warmed with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It's freezing here, need warming comfort food!

Feb 10, 2011
kate97497 in Home Cooking