Cook the Book: 'Masala Farm'

Lobster in Maine at a picnic table with a bottle of Chardonnay. Not fussy just good food and company, my hubby.

Cocktail Parties: Must Have Hors D'oeuvres

To me it's just a term used loosely to say let's have a party with some food and drinks. I wear jeans and expect my guests to dress comfortable. Don't get stuck on the definition. It is what you make it.

Wanted: New Idea: Chicken Thighs

I have this in the oven right now. Smells great and I have always wanted to try a vinegar sauce.


My baking has improved with the use of my scale. I wouldn't bake without it now.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Zingerman's Praise the Lard Gift Box

Bacon all the way.

King Crab Legs

Ok Saucy Johnny expand on that. I have never had Dungeness but if I'm going to be ordering I can order those as well. How are they to cook and eat?

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Quercia's Cured Meat Experience

Anyway I can get it.

Hickory Farms Warmest Wishes Gift Box, a Big Letdown

Harry and David? Not sure of the quality though.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Sriracha Lover's Ultimate Gift Pack

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Sriracha Lover's Ultimate Gift Pack

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Recchiuti Chocolate Bars

Nice dark chocolate with 30 year tawny port. The best way to end a meal.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Counter Culture Coffee Subscription

Dark with some skim milk.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Filet Mignon Roast from Pat LaFrieda Meats

lately Skirt steak. Never could get it in MN so now in NC I see it all the time. Quick dinner and tastes beefy.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Recchiuti Chocolate Bars

Dark chocolate and raspberries.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Counter Culture Coffee Subscription

Espresso made with a stovetop pot, and then make a latte.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Zingerman's Praise the Lard Gift Box

Smoked pork butt in my backyard.

How do you season your squash?

Butternut squash cubed tossed with olive oil, S & P, smoked paprika and Cinnamon, roast at 425 about 20-25 minutes. It's awesome.

Cranberry Port Jam

Can you double this recipe with success or should you do one batch at a time?

Cook the Book: 'Cook this Now'

Thomas Keller for the win!

Serious Eats website load time

I run Firefox and have no problem with any part of the site. Everything runs as fast as any other site.

Keep all these cooking magazines...or....*gasp*...recycle them?

I have found a website called eat your books. You can save in your bookshelf cookbooks, magazines and even blogs. Then when you are looking for a recipe it will find any recipe that you have in your bookshelf. I just started but it seems pretty cool. Great way to save those recipes and pass on your magazines.

Cook the Book: 'The Splendid Table's How to Eat Weekends'

Roast chicken with all the trimmings.

How many cookbooks do YOU have? (Have, not how many do you need!

@ifyoucookit- your comments are me in a nutshell, well except the prego part. Just went and did a rough count and came up with about 260 and I think I have a couple of boxes downstairs. Also have 4 three ring binders with recipes in them. I can't stop buying when I see an intriguing cookbook and I do reference and use them. I didn't count the magazines that I have or get each month. Send help!

Rice Cookers: Talk To Me! I Eat Rice! I Need a New One

Which 3 cup Zojirushi? I checked out the website and they have a few models. Do any of them cook wild rice? I didn't see a setting for that but wondered if any of you had tried it. How do you know which one to buy? Thanks square_pie for bringing up this topic.

How to Brew Coffee With a Moka Pot

I love my Moka pot. I have been using it everyday for years and have had no problem. I did upgrade to a stainless steel Italian model which I think tastes better than an aluminum pot. The "espresso" tastes great and I don't need an expensive machine.

King Crab Legs

I want to have some king crab for New Year's eve but would like to order them online. The product I see in the grocery stores looks old and freezer burned. I have ordered lobster online and had good luck but crab I'm not sure about. Anyone have any experience with this? I think crab season starts in October and goes until February right? Also how many pounds per person? We will have other seafood to go with this but crab is the favorite.

Lemon Peel from Lemoncello

I'm getting ready to bottle my Lemoncello and I'm wondering if I can candy the peels. They have been soaking for 3 1/2 months in 100 proof vodka and are pale in color. Would they taste good? Should I just blanch once then in the sugar syrup? Not waste my time?

Birthday Menu Help- Salmon seasoning

I am making a birthday dinner for a friend and she has requested Mushroom Risotto and Salmon. My question is what to season the salmon with? S and P seems to simple, mushrooms are so distinctive so I don't know what to do with the salmon. I will also have steamed green beans on the side. Any ideas?

Lots of lemon juice, what to make?

I am in the process of making Lemoncello and it has left me with 12 cups of lemon juice. I plan on making lemon curd and lemon sorbet but that still leaves me with quite a bit of juice left. Any ideas on what I can make with all this juice?

Potato Gratin, can I make a day ahead?

I would like to make my potato gratin a day ahead to save time the day of my dinner party. I will use Yukon gold potatoes and will par cook them in cream so they will maintain the starch and not turn brown and assemble in the pan. Will this hold overnight and still taste good?

50th Birthday Dinner in Seattle-Best Place to Eat

We will be in Seattle to celebrate my hubby's 50th and I need some help choosing a place. Price isn't a factor nor is location. What I want is some really good seafood in a not to stuffy place. I have been searching the internet but want some first hand advice. Where else but here for the best foodies anywhere. Thanks for your help.

After Holiday Party-Menu Help Please

I'm hosting a party the first week in January and I'm stuck on what to make. I want it to be different than all the holiday stuff but special. Also something that would appeal to many people. I can cook so throw anything at me. thanks.

Savory Tomato Scones

Most scones suffer from being too sweet. I went to the other side—to the savory scone side. You can find sun-dried tomatoes in the dried fruit section, which I like better for this recipe than the jarred kind. This way, you're just adding the dried tomatoes, not any oil or extra liquid. More