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

abebooks is very good, especially for used books, but I believe that it is now owned by Amazon.

about 2 hours ago
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Weight Watcher's Foodies -- The Falling Leaves Edition, October 2014

Enjoy your dinner, and your wine! I'm trying to decide whether to have a martini tonight when my husband does. I really want one, but we're having company tomorrow for dinner, and I'm sure there will be libations then. Tonight's dinner is supposed to be salmon and lentils. We'll see what else gets added!

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

Well, the love affair with ccc and my Egyptian houseguest continues unabated. I made a batch on Tuesday, and there were 3 cookies left this AM, so I decided to bake another batch. My friend's 20-something son, who with his sister is one of our all-time favorite young people, is stopping by tomorrow. He is currently in graduate school, and his all-time most favorite thing that I've ever made is apple cake, so I am surprising him with one tomorrow. We are having some neighbors we haven't seen in quite a while to dinner tomorrow night, so I am making the caramel apple biscuits for dessert. The caramel is done, the candied walnuts are ready to go, so I will only have to do the apples and biscuit tomorrow. This is the recipe, which I also linked to upthread. The caramel is very nice and pourable.

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

about 5 hours ago
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Blue Hill at Stone Barns- bar dining review

I was speaking to someone I know who is part of Danny Meyer's empire, and when we got to talking about Blue Hill at Stone Barns, my comment about the meal was the following, "Here's a carrot. Enjoy." "Here's an egg. Enjoy." Basically, for me in terms of BHSB, the emperor has no clothes.

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

We have the same problem. We also have a friend who is a 4 Star chef whom we invite to dinner. He is always happy to come because, of course, no one ever invites him to dinner either!

about 11 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #331 - the Pumpkin Carving Edition

Lol. Here's to culinary ennui.

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

And black dinners too.

about 23 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #331 - the Pumpkin Carving Edition

It was very nice, and there are two plates on the counter for the guys when they get home.

about 23 hours ago
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Weight Watcher's Foodies -- The Falling Leaves Edition, October 2014

OK, I will. And welcome to this group, FoodieX2, BTW!

about 23 hours ago
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 edition, part two!

That looks fabulous! Great job of all the cobbling together do different recipes to get what you wanted.

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

Can you link to your leader's page?

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

I didn't make it last week, and didn't stay this week...

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

Well, rjbh20 will be out tonight (rehearsal for a local performance of Mozart's requiem), so it looks like it will be just me and the female guest for dinner, and the guys will have leftovers. I have quite a few cherry tomatoes to use up, so I am planning on making a roasted cherry tomato and garlic pasta sauce, turkey meatballs as a secondo, and a green salad for after.

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

That would trigger a response in me too, but not fight or fight. My response would be more like barf or barf. :)

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

So I made it to my meeting this morning even though there were a host of reasons that I didn't want to -- not all of which had to do with my lack of tracking -- and miracle of miracle, I was down 2.8. Truly, I have no idea how that happened, suffice to say that I am considering it a gift and a sign that I need to get with it...

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

Poor guy. I guess some folks are lucky.

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

Well, they don't demand, actually. Interestingly, she says she doesn't eat beef, lamb or pork, but she was waxing lyrical on foie gras, lol!

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

It's just one of those things you have to be weaned on.

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

I've been thinking about her too.

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

Haha. But that one I believe I could pronounce!

Oct 22, 2014
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What's for Dinner #331 - the Pumpkin Carving Edition

It's King Arthur's land, as I remember. My son has two Welsh players on his team. Not a lot of vowels in the names of the places they come from!

Oct 22, 2014
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What's for Dinner #331 - the Pumpkin Carving Edition

Wales is a place I've always wanted to visit.

Oct 22, 2014
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Weight Watcher's Foodies -- The Falling Leaves Edition, October 2014

Must look!

Oct 22, 2014
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 edition, part two!

Don't they, though!

Oct 22, 2014
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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!

Oct 21, 2014
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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...

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.

Oct 21, 2014
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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?

Oct 21, 2014
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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...

Oct 20, 2014
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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...

Oct 20, 2014
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