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

Welcome to the baking thread! You sound as if you have been very busy! What a wonderful round up of recipes.

2 days ago
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What's for dinner #336 -- The Thanksgiving 2014 Edition!

Sad for you. :(

Nov 25, 2014
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What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part two)!

Was yours a PITA to get to come together?

Nov 25, 2014
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What's for dinner #336 -- The Thanksgiving 2014 Edition!

Hey, missed you, girl! How are you doing?

Nov 25, 2014
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What's for dinner #336 -- The Thanksgiving 2014 Edition!

Too adorable! Our late dog had what we referred to as an "extend-a-nose," meaning that when opportunity presented itself, she could reach things that presumably were out of reach.

Weight Watcher's Foodies - Return to the Bermuda Triangle Edition! November 2014

Thanksgiving may be only one day, but I will be traveling to San Diego to make dinner at my SIL's house. My MIL, who is 93, really looks forward to this annual visit, so my husband will cook a special dinner on Wednesday night in addition to Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday night. The good part is that we are flying home on Friday, so no leftover temptations. However, my son's roommate's family, who are financial partners with Daniel Boulud, have invited us to dinner at Restaurant Daniel on Saturday night. WW be damned -- when do you ever have a chance to eat at a Michelin starred restaurant and be treated like VIPs? It's only one night, it's only one night, it's only one night....

Nov 25, 2014
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What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part two)!

On Friday, I made three recipes for double pie crust to take with me to San Diego. Towards the end I was rushing since a friend of mine was briefly in town, and I wanted to run over to say hi. When I make pie dough, I cut the crisco up into small pieces and freeze it. On Sunday, my husband found a piece of waxed paper with cut up pieces of crisco. Uh-oh. Had I neglected to add the crisco to my last batch? Or had I cut too much? Anyway, I decided to make another double crust just to be on the safe side. I decided to try out Rose Levy Beranbaum's cream cheese crust. It's made, and in the freezer, but I have my doubts. It is very difficult to make come together, so I'm hoping that it rolls out ok. If not, I have the other crust which may, or may not be a little light on the fat.

Nov 24, 2014
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What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part two)!

Indeed I am! But thanks go to buttertart who turned me into a believer!

Nov 24, 2014
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What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part two)!

I wish I could sell a chestnut dessert around here. That one looks great.

Nov 24, 2014
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Bakeries and sweets in Cairo

If you're looking for Egyptian food, there isn't a single restaurant that I could recommend. When we wanted Egyptian food, we would eat at Gad, which is a chain all over Cairo and that had very good fuul, tamaya and the like. It's almost exclusively patronized by locals, so you know it's the real deal. The cheese fatiir at the Egyptian Pancake House in the Khan makes a delicious meal. The koshary place we ate in was in Maadi, I think, but there are joints all over town. If you search my posts on this board, you'll find a bunch of places that I posted about when we lived there, and I am sure very little has changed.

Nov 24, 2014
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Weight Watcher's Foodies - Return to the Bermuda Triangle Edition! November 2014

Well, I was completely shocked last week that I lost 2 pounds despite not having been particularly faithful to the program. And since my meeting is on Thursdays, no meeting for me this week. Actually, I am less concerned about Thanksgiving dinner than I am about the nibbles and noshes that come before the main event...clam dip, for one! Yikes, I could drink it, it's so good.

Nov 24, 2014
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What's for dinner #336 -- The Thanksgiving 2014 Edition!

You've read Calvin Trillin's wonderful piece about how he thinks Spaghetti Carbonara would be far better than turkey for Thanksgiving? If not, you should -- it's wonderful.

What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill? [through Nov. 24, 2014]

Nov 24, 2014
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What's for dinner #336 -- The Thanksgiving 2014 Edition!

The month since Halloween has just sped by, and I am somewhat shocked that the end of November is nigh, and that Christmas is starting to breath down my neck. As usual, we are off to San Diego to cook Thanksgiving dinner at my SIL's house in La Jolla. I will be doing the baking, and rjbh20 will be in charge of the main event. But more than anything else, it will be a chance to catch up with our wonderful west coast relatives whom we see all too infrequently.

How are your Thanksgiving plans taking shape?

What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill? [through Nov. 24, 2014]

It was a fabulous performance of Mozart's Requiem this afternoon. Kudos to rjbh20 and the rest of the singers and orchestra. Since our son is home on Thanksgiving break, we're all dressed up, and unused minimum at our club is looming, that's where we'll go tonight.

What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill? [through Nov. 24, 2014]

Happy birthday!

Nov 23, 2014
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What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part two)!

Very pretty!

Nov 23, 2014
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What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill? [through Nov. 24, 2014]

Haven't seen you here in a while! I hope you're enjoying your vacation!

What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill? [through Nov. 24, 2014]

Welcome, Reed!

Nov 22, 2014
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Top Chef Boston – Ep. #6 – 11/19/14 (spoilers)

I seem to be always watching this episode a day late or so.

This was one of the few times that Tom, Padma and the gang had to decide a worst dish among dishes that they all basically liked. It simply became the dish they liked the least, and that seems like a too bad reason to be eliminated.

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

Gorgeous cake! Well done. And delicious-sounding cookies too!

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

Yes, I've done that for friends in the past.

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

Every year we fly to San Diego to make Thanksgiving dinner at my SIL's house in La Jolla. I find her kitchen extremely difficult to work in (small, high counters), so about three years ago I decided to make my pie crusts here, freeze them, and take them out frozen to make the pies there. It has worked out really well, and today I will make my crusts.

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

I made a version of this years ago from Rockenwagner's cookbook after eating it at his LA restaurant. It was possibly one of the most decadent a calorific recipes I have ever made, but oh, so delicious!

Nov 21, 2014
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What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill? [through Nov. 24, 2014]

Naw. Brooklyn, baby, Brooklyn.

Nov 20, 2014
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What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill? [through Nov. 24, 2014]

All you sausage, peppers and onion-eating hounds have done it to me. I had to have some. The sausages are cooking, the peps and onions are done, and there is a loaf of Italian bread standing by. rjbh20 has a dress rehearsal tonight, so it will make a dandy catch-up dinner later on.

What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill? [through Nov. 24, 2014]

It looks delicious. I love these, but they're hard to get here!

Nov 19, 2014
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What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill? [through Nov. 24, 2014]

I feel your pain...

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

I thought this one sounded really good:

http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/10...

Nov 19, 2014
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What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill? [through Nov. 24, 2014]

It seems we still haven't completely recovered from our entertaining over the weekend, since nothing has been cooked since Sunday night. For dinner tonight I had a can of Progresso soup, and a salad. rjbh20 is at his squash game, so he will do a refrigerator scrounge when he gets home. Quite dull we are lately!