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What Chow do you ship to yourself??

Where have you found TimTams in NYC?!? I've been looking everywhere, and have only settled on the bare substitute: Penguins.

Jan 14, 2007
lso202 in General Topics

Going to Artisanal for dinner tomorrow night

the roasted beets and goat cheese salad are *killer* at Artisanal. The gougeres and cheesecake are also a must. my boyfriend is convinced their mac and cheese sets the bar for all other macaroni and cheese (and we've tried a lot).

Dec 16, 2006
lso202 in Manhattan

Candy Cane Cookie Query

all my life, my family has made these cookies ... They're such a pain, but when you're expected to produce - you do find short-cuts.

We've always used the recipe from the original Betty Crocker 'Cooky Cookbook' (which was re-issued recently). With their recipe, the only main difference between the red and white dough is food coloring. After shaping the cookies, crushed candy canes are sprinkled on top. Also, I've found that the cookies are a bit easier to roll out if you make your "worm" of red and white, and then gently roll the two of them together before twisting. It helps the final cookie stay together better during the twisting step, and actually makes them appear smoother and more candy cane-line.

when in doubt - as my mom would say - don't give up!

Dec 11, 2006
lso202 in Home Cooking