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Weight Watcher's Foodies -- The Falling Leaves Edition, October 2014

I should have titled the October thread the falling posts edition! I am also to blame having posted so little this month!

about 10 hours ago
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 edition, part two!

I baked an apple cake this weekend, and I sprinkled chopped walnuts onto the apples for a little change. I just finished baking another batch of ccc for some visiting Egyptians. However, what I really want to make is this fall version of strawberry shortcake -- caramel apple shortcake:

http://www.kingarthurflour.com/blog/2...

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What's for Dinner #331 - the Pumpkin Carving Edition

I hated most vegetables as a child, and escarole was extremely slimy to me. What was worse was that when my mother would cook it in the pressure cooker, it smelled a lot like artichokes, which I adored, so I got my hopes up, only to have them dashed knowing that I would be spending the rest of the night in front on an uneaten bowl of escarole soup.

about 10 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #331 - the Pumpkin Carving Edition

That soup was the bane of my childhood, lol!

What, no world series for you?

about 11 hours ago
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition.

Ironically, TGC's featured selection is Baking Chez Moi (pub. date October 28th). I wonder if all of us who pre-ordered it way back when will be at the top or the bottom of the fulfillment list...

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner #331 - the Pumpkin Carving Edition

Now, that's real talent! Despite my craft addictions, I have never been a particularly good pumpkin carver. I even have the original Martha By Mail pumpkin carving set, purchased when my son was little. He's in college now, and it has been mostly unused. I always find pumpkin carving to be very awkward -- the thickness of the shell, and. The sliminess of the inside always conspire to defeat me. I never even try anymore...

1 day ago
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition.

The number I have for them is (716) 250-5700. Is that a number you've tried?

1 day ago
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What's for Dinner #330 -- The Glorious Month Edition! [through Oct 18, 2014]

Sounds like an appropriately wonderful celebration!

2 days ago
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 edition, part two!

Congrats on the new home...and the new oven!

What are you baking these days? October 2014 edition, part two!

Is that the recipe from the package?

Oct 19, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition.

I decided that I could resist buying Sugar Rush no longer. It is a really great book that is both very instructional and creative. Though I find some of his combinations not to my taste, there is enough here to get me to bake from the book. The part of the book that I really love, however, are the few pages in the end where Iuzzini shows you how to put together lovely plated desserts from the building blocks in the book.

Oct 19, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately or are you lusting after? October 2014 Edition.

I was also underwhelmed by Buvette, but many here have liked the book a lot, so I will look again. Similarly, Huckleberry also didn't overwhelm me, though I also liked some of the recipes, all of which I'd describe as homey. At the end of the day, I could have easily lived without either of these books..

Oct 18, 2014
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What's for Dinner #330 -- The Glorious Month Edition! [through Oct 18, 2014]

What a tribute!

Oct 18, 2014
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What's for Dinner #330 -- The Glorious Month Edition! [through Oct 18, 2014]

Always. :)

Oct 17, 2014
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What's for Dinner #330 -- The Glorious Month Edition! [through Oct 18, 2014]

Happy birthday, Deb!

Oct 17, 2014
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 edition, part two!

I've never added Bourbon, but I always chuck in some espresso powder.

Oct 17, 2014
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What's for Dinner #330 -- The Glorious Month Edition! [through Oct 18, 2014]

Sounds great, and a perfect opportunity for a quick pizza dinner. Have fun doing the discussion!

Oct 17, 2014
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 edition, part two!

Well, there is no butter or oil, so I presume that the mayo and cheese are subbing for them...

Oct 17, 2014
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What's for Dinner #330 -- The Glorious Month Edition! [through Oct 18, 2014]

Fall-ish weather will arrive here on Sunday in the NY Metro area. Highs in the 50s, lows in the 30s. Time to braise something!

Oct 17, 2014
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What's for Dinner #330 -- The Glorious Month Edition! [through Oct 18, 2014]

For dinner tonight was a chicken piccata, completely winged, and completely tasty. A salad for me, and not sure what else rjbh20 might have had since he ate after me.

What are you baking these days? October 2014 edition, part two!

Oh, I got this -- pumpkin whoopie pies! There are a ton of recipes out there, but here's one:

http://www.marthastewart.com/344826/p...

Oct 16, 2014
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 edition, part two!

I just learned that there is a dinner the night before for which my husband is providing BBQ, and I will probably do desserts for that too. About 40 people, so I am thinking about doing an apple slab pie and and a Texas sheet cake. I'm not sure if I am the only one providing desserts for that...

Oct 16, 2014
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 edition, part two!

That looks outstanding! Bravo!

Oct 16, 2014
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Top Chef Boston - Ep. #1 - 10/15/14 (spoilers)

Thanks for doing the recap, Linda! For me, a lot of the first couple of weeks go by in a blur until I get to know the chefs, so this is super helpful. I'm putting my money on Mei. She seems to keep her head down and TCB.

What are you baking these days? October 2014 edition, part two!

I don't know. I've only ever made them with butter.

Oct 16, 2014
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 edition, part two!

I use Nick Malgieri's supernatural brownies. I have baked them for my son's roommates, and they were adored. They're delicious and very easy.

Oct 16, 2014
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 edition, part two!

I believe I might have that book, though clearly I've never made anything from it!

Oct 16, 2014
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 edition, part two!

I've made that recipe several times! Thanks for reminding me.

Oct 16, 2014
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 edition, part two!

Yes, I figured a couple of recipes of brownies, but I forgot about blondies. Thanks for the reminder!

Oct 15, 2014
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 edition, part two!

I am starting to plan my baking for the upcoming Ivy Scrimmages on the 9-10 of November. I know I will be forced to make lots of CCC, and I know those freeze well, but I would appreciate any ideas for other baking that I can make and freeze. Naturally, I'll be baking closer to the dare, but I will need volume and would love it if anyone has suggestions for cookies that freeze or hold particularly well. Tia!

Oct 15, 2014
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