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  1. Spring dessert: Cream Cheese Pound Cake with Citrus Glaze

    I made this pound cake for supper club last night and it was a big hit. The lemon syrup takes it over the top, but I can easily see eliminating that step for a still wonderful and slightly less...
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    You could always do a strudel with phyllo dough....

    You could always do a strudel with phyllo dough. Cream puffs?
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    Easter menus

    Anyone doing anything new for Easter?

    The Easter recipes in the latest Southern Living caught my eye so we are doing a few of those. Probably the Hot Potato Salad and the Asparagus with Red...
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    IMO, Lodge Logic is fine--seems to me the same as...

    IMO, Lodge Logic is fine--seems to me the same as other cast iron, but with the first seasoning step eliminated. You still have to maintain the seasoning. I only have cast iron skillets (flea-market...
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    This one is a party in your mouth! I use dried...

    This one is a party in your mouth! I use dried cranberries instead of raisins and add more veggies (carrots, cukes, whatever I have on hand).

    \Grilled Cajun Chicken Salad with Spicy Ranch Dressing
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    Alton Brown is my go-to. You can find a...

    Alton Brown is my go-to. You can find a wonderfully detailed recipe here: AB's Perfect Turkey. I do like to roast mine breast-side down though. I flip about two-thirds of the way through and then...
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    I made brunch for family yesterday. Spinach and...

    I made brunch for family yesterday. Spinach and Feta Casserole (BH&G--a strata without the bread); apple pork and breakfast sausages from Whole Foods (too dry!); scali toast; blueberry streusel...
  8. vbak, sorry--the recipe was a little different...

    vbak, sorry--the recipe was a little different online than it was in the cookbook and I missed that change. In the cookbook, the alcohol is rice wine or sake; the online recipe called for Scotch; I...
  9. So, today I found out I don't care for bean...

    So, today I found out I don't care for bean thread/cellophane noodles :rolleyes: But, the rest of the dish is so good, I may try it adapted to another noodle. If you like bean thread noodles, this is...
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    If sauteeing, I would start flesh side down. Get...

    If sauteeing, I would start flesh side down. Get a good sear and then flip to finish cooking. A lot of the time, the skin comes off quite easily after the fish is cooked.
  11. One poor choice made by the editors of the...

    One poor choice made by the editors of the gigantic Gourmet cookbook is putting the titles of the recipes in yellow. They are not nearly as evident as the recipes themselves. When I first got this...
  12. Yum! These were quite good. A light, sweet cake...

    Yum! These were quite good. A light, sweet cake with the traditional fruit/sugar topping. I used the large muffin tin (1c), but I think next time I would try the mini Bundt pan. I was worried because...
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    SallyT, I hear ya! I wonder if a German-style...

    SallyT, I hear ya! I wonder if a German-style potato salad would go well with the escarole salad or if they would clash. I don't have a recipe to recommend, though. Or maybe roasted potatoes? I liked...
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    When I've had this dish at restaurants, this is...

    When I've had this dish at restaurants, this is it! A large, pounded, fried chicken breast topped with a large serving of salad. I love how the hot chicken kinda wilts the salad and the dressing cuts...
  15. I'm back. Reorganized my cookbook shelf...

    I'm back. Reorganized my cookbook shelf yesterday. #23 puts me at The Gourmet Cookbook. It's huge! I don't use it much, I think because it is so big and because it has no pictures, so it is hard to...
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    Lots of decent, but not really repeater recipes...

    Lots of decent, but not really repeater recipes this month. I love the Beekman cookbook, though. I might add it to my Christmas list.

    Good

    3/20 Baked Ziti with Spicy Pork and Sausage Ragu (BA...
  17. I had almost every room in the house painted! I...

    I had almost every room in the house painted! I haven't painted anything since I moved in. The rooms needed a lot of wall/plaster repair, so I let the pros do it this time. But, I am such a detail...
  18. I am in, but my cookbooks are still boxed up. The...

    I am in, but my cookbooks are still boxed up. The painters are finishing today so they should be unpacked soon!
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    Or, give us time to find the time to make at...

    Or, give us time to find the time to make at least one recipe! :D
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    Cookieee, my vote would be a shorter time than...

    Cookieee, my vote would be a shorter time than Cooking Game of the Spring. Maybe per month? And I am not sure who is around now. I don't see Phoebe posting.
  21. Thank you! That's the perfect way to enjoy any...

    Thank you! That's the perfect way to enjoy any jam!
  22. Blueberry spice jam, mrswaz? Do tell what spices...

    Blueberry spice jam, mrswaz? Do tell what spices you use. One of my most well received Christmas jams was a plain blueberry.

    I keep saying that I will be brave and make bread--conquer yeast, if...
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    Cookieee, Charley is right. And it really isn't...

    Cookieee, Charley is right. And it really isn't official until it is a tomato from my dad's garden!
  24. Fried rice :D Although, come to think of it, I...

    Fried rice :D

    Although, come to think of it, I do have all the ingredients for colcannon because I bought cabbage for slaw. Does pastrami count instead of corned beef? I had hot pastrami on...
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    Cast iron for me. Med-high heat. I use the tongs...

    Cast iron for me. Med-high heat. I use the tongs to hold the bacon down if it is curling too much. My dad sometimes uses a bacon weight. The heat from the cast iron "grabs" it. I like crispy bacon so...
  26. Here are two of my go-to soups. The first is...

    Here are two of my go-to soups. The first is vegan--if you omit the cheese on top--and has great flavor.

    Umbrian Vegetable Soup Serves 12 (Saveur/Lidia Bastianich)
    1⁄2 cup packed basil leaves...
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    My first meringue on the key lime pie was a...

    My first meringue on the key lime pie was a success. It was beautiful! And Saveur's peanut butter pie was the hit of the evening.

    Peanut Butter Pie
  28. You'll have to report back on it, Cookieee....

    You'll have to report back on it, Cookieee. That's an interesting recipe.
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    I finally got around to having a Pi(e) Day party!...

    I finally got around to having a Pi(e) Day party! My key lime is done and I am in the middle of making a peanut butter pie. Apple pie and blueberry cream cheese hand pies are still on the docket....
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    8-12 inches forecasted here between now and...

    8-12 inches forecasted here between now and tomorrow morning. It switched from rain to sleet to snow at 10 am. So, planning on pulling some stuffed peppers out of the freezer. I haven't been eating...
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