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What are you making/baking with coconut oil?

Homemade magic shell for ice cream.

Aug 14, 2014
emily in Home Cooking

Too much corn on the cob! Help me use it!

This is a great recipe that I've made numerous times.

Aug 12, 2014
emily in Home Cooking

Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month September 2014

NEW FOOD OF LIFE

Aug 12, 2014
emily in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 1 [old]

Dietrich's Meats in PA - I buy leaf lard from them, too.

Aug 11, 2014
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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 1 [old]

Does granola count as baking? I've purchased Early Girl Granola and liked it so much I decided to try their recipe posted on Lottie & Doof's site:
http://www.lottieanddoof.com/2010/01/...
Really delicious. I love the sweet & salty combination. I used quick oats (because that's what I had), hickory nuts, pumpkin seeds and TJ's coconut chips.

Aug 11, 2014
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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 1 [old]

They were very good - but I prefer many of the other desserts I make a lot more. The flavors seemed to meld into one another and overall they just tasted sweet to me.

Aug 11, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2014 Edition!

For Diana Henry fans, she has a new cookbook coming out in the the spring - A Bird in the Hand: Chicken Recipes for Every Day and Every Mood:
http://www.amazon.com/Bird-Hand-Chick...

Aug 06, 2014
emily in Home Cooking

Any favorite online sources for Blue Mountain Coffee?

I had BM coffee in Jamaica years ago and someone recently brought me back some, which we've been enjoying more than our usual Philz. Does anyone have any favorite online sources?

Aug 06, 2014
emily in General Topics

What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 1 [old]

Dorie Greenspan's Caramel Crunch Bars... good, but not as great as I expected.

Aug 05, 2014
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Sour cherries

Picked up 4 lbs today. They are Balaton cherries, a type of Morello, which I much prefer to Montmorency. They told me Martha Stewart had stopped in a few weeks ago and ordered 5 lbs.

Jul 22, 2014
emily in San Francisco Bay Area

Cookbook of the Month March 2013 EVERY GRAIN OF RICE: Cold dishes, Tofu, Meat, Chicken and Eggs, Fish and Seafood

Made this last night with some brisket I'd had in the freezer. What a great dish! I didn't have high hopes since I didn't care too much for her pork stew with potatoes from the same book (seemed a bit boring and one note to me). The brisket was meltingly tender and had absorbed the delicious flavors of the sauce. I did add a bit of dark soy and salt since I felt it needed more salt than the bean paste and stock provided. Will definitely be going in the rotation. We ate it with rice, but would like to try it as beef noodle soup next time.

Jul 22, 2014
emily in Home Cooking

What to do with pandan leaves?

I've been wanting to make the Pandan Chiffon Cake:
http://www.saveur.com/ingredients/pandan

Jul 17, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? July 2014 edition! [OLD]

I have both of these + First Prize Pies and the the last one has the most recipes that appeal to me... different, but not too out there.

Jul 15, 2014
emily in Home Cooking

Nominations Thread: Cookbook of the Month August 2014

Yes.

Jul 12, 2014
emily in Home Cooking

Palo Alto/Menlo Park rant

Fraiche has good cappuccinos made with Blue Bottle. Try it next time you're here. Cafe Venetia (formerly Caffe del Doge) is pretty good, as well, though I haven't been in at least a year. Or at least since they changed the name. Best by far is actually at Napoletana, but that's in Mountain View. I didn't think much of Zombie Runner.

Jun 25, 2014
emily in San Francisco Bay Area

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - June 2014 [OLD]

Will try Hunt's next - can't say I've ever done a taste comparison, but I did grow up near a Hunt's tomato processing plant in OC.

Jun 20, 2014
emily in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - June 2014 [OLD]

We've tried a lot of ketchups (including fancy ones like June Taylor's) and always go back to Heinz...

Jun 19, 2014
emily in Chains

What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 2! [OLD]

Made a mini version of this blueberry pie recipe:
http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/co...

Delicious! Not quite as good as a combo of boysenberries and blueberries, but excellent just the same. I think a little kirsch would have made it better.

Jun 19, 2014
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Shall we talk about brownies again? Your favorite recipes and why they are favorites?

Just remembered that I like to sub up to 1/4 cup of dark cocoa for the flour in the NY Times recipe. They still have that great texture and richness but are more deeply chocolatey.

Jun 19, 2014
emily in Home Cooking

Shall we talk about brownies again? Your favorite recipes and why they are favorites?

I've made the Ad Hoc brownies and, while I prefer the ones from the NY Times, some people at work much preferred the AH ones.

Jun 19, 2014
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Burmese Ginger Salad recipe?

Naomi Duguid's recipe seemed to get good reviews when her cookbook "Burma" was COTM. Recipe here:
http://www.nytimes.com/recipes/12871/...

Jun 18, 2014
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Shall we talk about brownies again? Your favorite recipes and why they are favorites?

Far and away my favorites are the Essential NY Times brownies. I use Valrhona chocolate from TJ's. Second favorite are the Alice Medrich cocoa brownies that I first discovered on SK's website.

Strange that I didn't care for the supernatural brownies if they're double the NY Times recipe? Maybe the brown sugar or larger size changes them too much for my taste?

Jun 18, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? June 2014 edition! [OLD]

Recently purchased:

Fried & True - the fried chicken book mentioned on the July COTM nomination thread - looks great!

The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique

Sweet Cream & Sugar Cones (Bi-Rite Creamery's ice cream book - not as interesting as I had hoped; plus, I can get their ice cream delivered by Good Eggs to my front door)

Jun 17, 2014
emily in Home Cooking

Ideas for using up kirsch?

I always add some to my boysenberry or blueberry pies.

Jun 17, 2014
emily in Home Cooking

Favorite hickory nut or black walnut recipes?

I've had bags of both of these in the freezer for a few years waiting for that "perfect" recipe. Does anyone have any favorites? Was thinking of trying Jean Anderson's Brown Sugar Pound Cake with Hickory Nuts.

Jun 16, 2014
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What are you baking these days? June 2014 edition, part 2! [OLD]

Interesting. I have these but have never used them. Didn't know you could sub them for a water bath!

Jun 16, 2014
emily in Home Cooking

Your best CRISPY, CRUNCHY cookie recipe. Go!

Do you bake them longer? All the Milk Bar cookies I've tried have been soft/chewy.

Jun 16, 2014
emily in Home Cooking
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - June 2014 [OLD]

I feel this way about the vanilla ice cream bon bons.

Jun 15, 2014
emily in Chains

Zoku Quick Pop Maker recipes

Zoku also has a recipe blog:
http://blog.zokuhome.com/tagged/Pops

Jun 13, 2014
emily in Home Cooking

Zoku Quick Pop Maker recipes

Williams Sonoma lists some recipes on their site:
http://www.williams-sonoma.com/search...

Zoku also has a recipe book:
http://www.amazon.com/Zoku-Quick-Pops...

Jun 13, 2014
emily in Home Cooking