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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.

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: Recchiuti Chocolate Bars

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

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.

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?

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.

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.