My All-Pie Thanksgiving Fantasy

I really needed this article last week. Today is the office party potluck Thanksgiving. At least I know what I am doing next year!

Sauced: Romesco Sauce

This sounds delish.. I'm curious to hear what people serve this on/with.

How long is too long for meat in the freezer

Thanks everyone! So glad to know I have a bit of time.

French in a Flash: Boeuf aux Carottes

I'm allergic to beef, can I substitute lamb for the meat and chicken stock for the beef stock?

Taste Test: Finding the Best Apples for Baking

About 1 1/2 hours outside of LA (off the 10) there is a great apple growing region called Oak Glen, you can get all the heirloom varieties you can dream of. My current little bit of apple heaven... Arkansas Black- little sweet, little tart and super crisp. I don't like my fruit cooked, so I have no idea how they would bake, but if you can get your hands on them... so good!

Help!! What does this recipe mean?

Thank you both for your help. I love artichokes, but have never done anything to a whole one other than steam and eat. I'll definitely go for the baby artichokes. Good thing there is a farmer's market just about every day in LA.

Wedding gift ideas-Foodie up to 100 bucks

For my 24th B-Day my parents got me a nice set of knives (at my request). My mom forgot to attach a coin, and I immediately sliced my finger cutting a bagel. She gave me a penny, I gave it back, and I think I have only drawn blood one other time in 8 years. You give the coin so they can give the coin back to you and then they are "buying" the gift (bad luck to give something that can injur is what I always heard).

Bad Kitchen Habits

My hubby used to reload the dishwasher after I did it so that it was "right". Finally told him, no more, if he wants something in the dishwasher, he will put it there himself! Now he does the dishes (I cook) except, he never does the pots/pans. It's like he doesn't consider them dishes. I don't get it.

Meat Cards: Business Cards Made of Beef Jerky

My office smeels like maple syrup thanks to someone's breakfast and now I want beef jerky. Thanks serious eats! Hmmm... any thoughs on where to get the best beef jerky?

Pumpkin ravioli - need a sauce

As always, you all have come to my rescue! I can't believe I didn't think of a butter sage sauce! Probably since the last time I made it ended with a trip to the emergency room (butter in the eye - don't ask). But I think it is time to give it another shot!
If Not American is still reading, I would love to hear more about the tomato and marscapone sauce - so many recipes, so little time....

Andouille Ideas

I mix it with ricotta and parmesan cheese - salt, pepper, some herbs and bake in won ton wrappers. Exactly what I had for dinner on Friday night!

Cook the Book: Gordon Ramsay's Last Supper, Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding

Since I developed an allergy to beef this is too easy... a great steak grilled to perfection and a twice baked potato. Since I am going out, it may as well be with a bang!

To tell or not to tell...

Last night I had dinner at Tom Colicchio's Craft in LA for food week. Overall it was good, but... my scallops has more than a few grains of sand in them. When the waiter came around to ask if everything was OK, I didn't say anything. I can't figure out if I didn't want to be a pain, or if I was intimidated. Anyone else had a similar experience at a well regarded restaurant, and what did you do?

Help!! What does this recipe mean?

I was cruising for a braised lamb recipe and came across this recipe for lamb ragu with artichokes, oven roasted tomatoes and basil ( but don't understand part of the artichoke instructions. It says "2 large or 8 baby artichokes, trimmed" but then later on says "about 20 minutes for baby artichokes, 30 minutes for large artichoke bottoms". To me "trimmed" is cutting off the sharp points, but otherwise leaving them whole. Can someone please explain this to me?

Pumpkin ravioli - need a sauce

I am looking for ideas for a sauce to go on a pumpkin ravioli. Preferably something that isn't a heavy cream. I got some amazing ideas for Thanksgiving leftovers last time I posted so I am really looking forward what everyone has to say.
Thanks in advance!

Abuelita Recipes

My Oh so awesome co-worker and fellow foodie just gave me a box of Abuelita. I love it as hot chocolate, but would love some other recipes. Has anyone cooked with this little gift from heaven?

What to do with leftover Turkey

I made my first Thanksgiving turkey this year and thanks to a great recipe and thermometer it was great... but I bought a turkey that was way to big, and now I have tons of leftovers!

What are all the more experienced Turkey Day preparers doing with their leftover??

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