So I've decided to 'gift' myself with one or two "after Christmas" cookbooks. I don't have many and usually get them from the library because of the expense...that being said...any reviews I read always seem to specify certain 'editions' e.g Joy of Coking, Silver Palate, etc. So if I want to buy a classic cookbook, what version of what book do I buy?
Hi - I'm collaborating on a birthda party for my granddaughter and I'm doing a dessert table. I wanted to do some kid-friendly, fun, snacks. Any ideas? It's a seven year old girl and there will be about 75 people there, boys and girls. Thanks:-)
Does any one know a way to keep cookies crisp? The recipe I used for oatmeal cookies (which I followed to the letter) said they would tun out crisp and they didn't.
Is there a way to store them that keeps them crisp? Thanks!
I started baking maybe only 2 years ago and I love it! So I've been more or less elected the family cookie maker, That being said, my sister has asked me if I would make a big cookie tray for the huge graduation party she's having for my niece. They'll be about 200 or so in attendance. Now I'm intimidated, scared and nauseous....I mean my cookies are good but they're pretty basic, i.e cutout cookies(that I've just mastered) butter, choc chip, snickerdoodle, etc. I'm willing to work hard and I'll try anything......I really need some advice on what to do here... What cookies would make this cookie tray look and taste great? Thanks guys! (I have about 3 weeks to experiment with recipes)
I was just wondering why if you comment on a topic that was asked maybe a day or a week ago, your comment doesn't bring that topic back to the first page. Wouldn't that make sense? Just curious....
I once again tried to make cut-out cookies...and failed...again. What am I doing wrong? I am so frustrated! I wanted to make shamrocks with green sprinkles for St. Patrick's Day to bring to work and send to my daughter's school. I followed a simple recipe just for cut-out cookies and I couldn't roll it, it was too crumbly - then when I finally rolled a little of the dough,(over a floured surface like it told me to do) and cut them out with the cookie cutter, I couldn't pick them up! I feel like I'm the only person who can't do this. How do you do it??? (sorry for rambling I'm very frustrated!) Thank you
I am somewhat new to baking but since I've started I love it! Last year (my first baking in earnest) I made five different kinds of cookies about 3 dozen each. I want to make even more, and a greater variety this year. I'm not sure how well they keep or what the best timetable is to make them or whether to freeze them or not. I was set on starting this weekend. Does this sound like a good timeline to all you experienced bakers out there? Any tips for my first big foray into the cookie baking arena? Any and all advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
My children gave me my dream Christmas present early - An Artisan Kitchen Aid Mixer!!! I finally got one! I'm sure I'm late in the game compared with everyone else, but I'm thrilled! What was the first thing everyone made when they got theirs? Is it a dream to use? It's green, my favorite color!
So the other day at work we all went to a new sandwich place every one was raving about and I ordered a Grilled chicken with roasted peppers, mozzarella and pesto on brioche. The sandwich looked divine and everything tasted good except........the big hunk of mozzarella, it wasn't bad I just don't really think mozzarella by itself has much taste. So biting into a huge chunk of it was, well, ugh.....And I'm not crazy about pesto either. I feel so out of it not liking something that's so hip.....Anyone else?
This past Christmas I made batches of all kinds of cookies for the first time and I really loved it. I thought I would do the same for Easter. Does anyone have any cookie recipes they make especially for Easter?
I've been reading that beans are good for you and filling if you're dieting. I have just never used them except in chili. Does anyone have some tasty recipes incorporating beans? And what kind of beans, again, I've only used kidney beans. Thanks.
I hope everyone can stand another turkey question....My sister and her husband made a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner for our big crowd (25). She also cooked an extra turkey and gave it to me and asked me if I could make her wonderful hubby some turkey salad(she only does Thanksgiving, which is more than enough!), So, I need a great recipe for this wonderful man to thank him for all he's done. Might sound simple but I need something really great. Any ideas???? p.s. he doesn't like onions! Thanks everyone!
I went to the store to buy new pans to use for my holiday baking. There are so many choices!!! Is there any one brand that is better? What size? What finish? I'm new at baking and I don't want to buy the wrong kind. Please advise! Thank you.
p.s. does everyone use parchment? I've never tried it.
I've got a confession to make: I love pan pizza. I'm not talking deep-dish Chicago-style with its crisp crust and rivers of cheese and sauce, I'm talking thick-crusted, fried-on-the-bottom, puffy, cheesy, focaccia-esque pan pizza, dripping with strings of mozzarella and robust sauce. If only pizza that good were also easy to make at home. Well here's the good news: It is. This is the easiest pizza you will ever make. Seriously. All it takes is a few basic kitchen essentials, some simple ingredients, and a bit of patience.
So I've decided to 'gift' myself with one or two "after Christmas" cookbooks. I don't have many and usually get them from the library because of the expense...that being said...any reviews I read always seem to specify certain 'editions' e.g...