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  1. #1
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    February Hits and Misses

    How'd everyone do this month? I had a few definite winners:

    Excellent
    Butternut Squash and Sage Orzo (BA)
    Couscous Pilaf (CL 1/08)
    Marinara Sauce (Giada D. – Foodnetwork.com)
    Pan-Seared Tilapia w/Citrus Vinaigrette (CL 1/08)
    Sizzling Garlic Shrimp (ATK)
    Spicy Orange Beef (My Recipe.com/CL)

    Very Good
    Applesauce Muffins (Deceptively Delicious)
    Baking Powder Biscuits (BH&G)
    Fall Vegetable Tart (The Roasted Vegetable)
    Flounder Oreganata (CLBB)
    Garlic Bread (Gourmet/Food Network)
    Pipette with Green Onion, Chickpeas and Mint (PCN)
    Tortilla Cigars (Deceptively Delicious)
    Satay Sauce (Barefoot Contessa)
    Skinny Meatloaf with sweet and sour ketchup (Cuisine @ Home/Feb. 08)
    Tex-Mex Lasagna (CL)
    Whoopie Pies (Epicurious)
    World’s Best Green Beans (The Roasted Vegetable)

    Good
    BBQ Chipotle Pulled Pork (CL)
    Grilled Lemon Chicken (Barefoot Contessa)

    Tried and True
    Buffalo Turkey Burgers (RR)
    Cashew Chicken (RR)
    Chili (Slow cooker cookbook; not sure which one)
    Hot Fudge Pudding Cake (Pillsbury)
    Golden Cornbread (Pillsbury)
    Maple-Pecan Granola (CL)
    Maple-Roasted Root Vegetables (Cooking with Convection)
    Melt-in-Your-Mouth Sugar Cookies (BH&G)
    Oriental Pasta (old employer)
    Peanut Butter cookies (BH&G)
    Pressed Cubano Sandwiches (CL)
    Sugar Snap Peas w/Sesame (Barefoot Contessa)
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    Here's my list...

    Family’s Favorites of the Month
    Carnita Enchiladas (Familycircle.com)
    Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies (Made these TWICE already!) Inspired by Joe’s Butterscotch Sundae Cookies Desertculinary.blogspot.com

    Very Good
    Best Drop Biscuits (CI 11/07 posted by Sneezles)
    Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies (modified) (allrecipes.com)
    Copycat IHOP Harvest Grain and Nut Pancakes (recipezaar posted by sweetpea)
    Creamy Cajun Chicken With Pasta (recipezaar.com) (mentioned on BB by couperine)
    President’s Chicken (CLBB Vancouver Lori)
    Raisin-Honey Milk Bread (CL 5/07)
    Garlic-and-Herb Oven-Fried Halibut (CL 8/07) (I used flounder)
    Garlicky Roasted Potatoes with Herbs (CL 12/06)
    Roasted Chicken with Balsamic Vinagrette (Everyday Italian)
    Whole Grain Raisin Muffins (CLBB)
    Crunchy Pear and Celery Salad (RealAge Recipe Box)
    Honey Whole Wheat Pretzel Sticks (desertculinary.blogspot.com)
    Swedish Almond Rusks (TOH Great Desserts Holiday 1996)

    Good
    New-Fashioned Apple and Raisin Slaw (CL 1/07)
    Rice and Bean Tostados (Easy Dinners: Vegetarian)
    Ginger-Carrot Muffins (CL 8/07)
    Spicy Beef and Barley Soup (CL 11/07)
    I’ll try this again on the stove top. The meat didn’t get tender in the crockpot.
    Flounder Oreganata (CLBB patsyk)
    Broccoli-Noodle Casserole (modified) (CLBB Canice)
    DS loved this and ate half the pan! Good for a quick dinner that the kids will both eat!

    Nope!
    Potato Soup (Penzey’s catalog)
    kathyb


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    Not as many "excellents" this month as last month I don't think, but we got through a ton of new recipes (for us ) I'm very proud of us!

    Click on the title for a link to the recipe:

    Hit of the Month

    Mary’s Ginger/Molasses Cookies—CLBB/Kimmer99—Hands down the best cookies I have made since I stopped using butter! Thank you, thank you for posting these Kimmer99!



    Excellent

    Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs—CL 3/07—Want to try on the BBQ and with chicken breasts also. This leftover chicken was awesome heated up for lunch the next day, served atop a bed of romaine lettuce drizzled w/ ranch dressing.
    Crunchy Sesame Cookies—CL 12/07—Next time I will double this one (small recipe). These cookies went stale faster than the molasses ones.


    Good, will make again

    Spicy Southwestern Chicken Sandwiches—CL 7/07--Used leftover roast turkey breast. The recipe doesn’t call for it, but I roasted the red pepper rather than putting it in raw. (Though the introduction mentions roasted pepper.) It was a good call; I would definitely do it that way again.
    Vanilla Spice Oatmealwww.foodnetwork.com/Ellie Krieger—We both have a sweet tooth. Once we got past the fact that this oatmeal isn’t incredibly sweet (even with an extra Tbs of brown sugar) the combination of crunchy walnuts & chewy raisins was nice, and the proportions seemed appropriate.
    Danish Ableskivers—With 3/4 cup whole wheat flour and mashed banana as additions, this recipe is a nice, nutritious departure from a basic ableskiver. We used the leftover batter to make regular pancakes the next morning. Also very good!
    Poor Man’s Gumbo—Every Day Rachael Ray 3/08--We used 2 slices of bacon instead of 12 .
    Salmon Burgers—The Oregonian Food Day 1/15/08—After forming the patties we dredged them in cornflake crumbs (a departure from the recipe). Even though we are rating this as merely “good,” it is worth noting that this recipe replaced our old salmon burger recipe in the T & T binder.



    Good, will make again w/ modifications

    No-Cholesterol Brownies—BA 4/92--Too much oil. Next time will cut oil in half as per another reviewer’s recommendation.
    Pumpkin Muffins—CL 11/05--Will add nuts and another 3/4 tsp of pumpkin pie spice next time.
    Sate’ Burgers—CL 8/07—This recipe must be great w/ the pork, but we don’t eat pork so we used ground turkey breast. This made the burgers too dry. We really enjoyed the flavors, so we want to play with the recipe to see if we can moisten it a bit and still keep the flavor profile the same.
    Simple Crusty Bread—The Oregonian Food Day/ Adapted from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a day—These “no knead” recipes never seen to have enough flour for me, I assume because I live in the wet northwest. The step to “Turn dough in hands to lightly stretch surface” was a vision of Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby all over again. Next time we’ll add another cup of flour.



    Ok, but won’t make again

    Honey-Pomegranate Roasted Chicken Thighs—CL 12/07
    Honey and Thyme-Brined Turkey Breast—CL 6/04--There is nothing wrong with this recipe. We already have a good basic brine that is even easier to do than this one, and it’s just as good—so we’ll stick with that one. If you have never brined before, and are looking for a recipe, this wouldn’t be a bad place to start.
    Oatmeal Cookies—CLBB/ Sharsd
    Turkey-Mushroom Casserole—CL 11/07—We nearly threw out the leftovers. Goopy texture, bland flavor.
    Baked Sweet Potatoes with West African-Style Peanut Sauce—CL 10/06—We love sweet potatoes but this sauce was a bit “muddy” tasting to us. DH wanted to try the sauce on chicken, but I didn’t like it enough to want to pour it onto anything else.
    Oven Roasted Carrot Salad—Caprial and John’s (Pence) Kitchen



    Rediscovered

    Sage and Rosemary Pork Stew—We used to make this years ago, before DH adopted a low-saturated-fat diet for health reasons. This time we used pork tenderloin, which is a leaner cut of pork, and fat free half and half. Very good!
    Last edited by potato_moose; 02-29-2008 at 07:58 PM.
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    Ian Shaw, Is It Safe To Eat?

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    Excellent
    All Grown-Up Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies - Copia
    Brown Rice with Shrimp, Snow Peas and Avocado - Everyday Food
    Buttercream Frosting - BH&G
    Butterscotch Sundae Cookies - KAF Cookie Companion
    Carrot Orzo - Bon Appétit
    Cornmeal-Crusted Flounder - CL
    Frosted Cinnamon Apple Bars - Land O Lakes
    Glazed Bacon-and-Cheese-Filled Burgers - Country Living
    Mini Honey-Mustard Meatloaves with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes - Everyday Food
    Pasta with Three Kinds of Garlic - Martha
    Pork Paprikash - Everyday Food
    Potato and Turkey Bacon Pie
    Red Velvet Cupcakes
    Spicy Mumbai Potatoes - The Art of Tofu
    Spinach and Kale Turnovers - CL
    Szechuan Spicy Noodles with Carrot-Cucumber Relish - CL
    Three-Cheese Polenta Pie - Canadian Living
    Vanilla-Peanut Butter Treats *Pup treats

    Very Good
    Apple-fennel slaw - Mayo Clinic
    Apricot Chicken and Quinoa - Canadian Living
    Chard and Feta Tart - Eating Well
    Chicken and Gnocchi Soup with Spinach Gremolada - Canadian Living
    Chicken and Orzo Frittata - Giada De Laurentiis)
    Coconut Caramel Candy Bars - KAF
    Cream Cheese Vanilla Shortbread Cut Outs
    Crunchy Sesame Cookies - CL
    Five-Spice Barbecued Pork Chops with Asian-Style Succotash - Rachael Ray
    Goat-Cheese Ravioli with Parsley Sauce - Everyday Food
    Macadamia Butter Cookies with Dried Cranberries - CL
    Sesame-Ginger Pork with Soba Noodles - Robin Miller
    Spicy Asian Slaw - CL
    Tofu and Broccoli in Peanut Sauce - Canadian Living
    Triple-Berry French Toast - CL
    Warm Quinoa and Broccoli Salad with Carrot-Ginger Dressing - Good Housekeeping
    White Chocolate Fondant Icing
    Wild Rice with Pears, Pistachios and Cranberries - Real Food

    Good
    Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins - CL
    Poached Eggs with Chicken Hash - Food and Wine
    Rye and Caraway Seed Sticks - The Cookie Book
    Joe

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    Excellent
    Mandarin Cream Delight - CL 2000 (HIT OF THE MONTH!)
    Oatmeal Carmelitas - Child magazine/CLBB - but butter needs to be reduced!!!!
    Garlicky Roasted Broccoli - Food & Wine
    Rice & Peas (Risi e Bisi) - CL 1/08
    Roasted Garlic and Shallot Potato Soup with Cheesy Croutons - CL 12/07
    Frosted Vanilla Cupcakes - Everyday Food
    Black Bean Burgers with Spicy Cucumber and Red Pepper Relish - CL 6/01
    Moomie's Beautiful Burger Buns - everywhere on the internet

    Very Good, Would Make Again
    Stuffed Garlic Bread - CLBB (Gecko)
    Couscous and Feta Stuffed Peppers - Self magazine 9/00
    Spicy Mumbai Potatoes - Joe's blog

    Good, But Would Not Make Again
    Sesame Vegetable Lo Mein - Vegetarian & More! by Linda Rosenweig
    Potato Hash with Baked Eggs - Michael Chiarello on Food Network
    Sweet Potato and Pecan Flapjacks CL 1/06
    Buffalo Wing Pizza - Dinner:Impossible on Food Network (made w/soy buffalo wings and it was surprisingly good!)
    Vegetarian Harira - CL 6/07

    T&T
    Swiss-Style Cheese Bake - CLBB
    Not-So-Sloppy Joes - Real Simple
    Vodka Cream Pasta - Rachael Ray
    Vietnamese Lettuce Rolls with Spicy Tofu - liberally adapted from CL 6/03
    Bean Chili & Rice - random women's magazine (Woman's Day maybe?)
    Multigrain Pilaf with Sunflower Seeds - CL 9/06
    Baby Brussels Sprouts with Buttered Pecans - Gourmet
    Spinach and Kale Turnovers - CL 1/07
    Cranberry Pistachio Refrigerator Cookies - www.robinhood.ca
    Savory Stuffed Mushrooms - CL 4/02
    Vegetable and Chickpea Curry - CL
    Banh Mi Chay - liberally adapted from Sunset.com
    Asian Dumpling Soup - Epicurious
    Spaghetti Pie - CL (made w/soy crumbles)
    Moroccan Vegetables - Betty Crocker's Vegetarian Cooking
    "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, unless one has dined well." - Virginia Woolf
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    I'll sneak in with my tiny list - being pregnant is taking a toll on my willingness to cook.

    Excellent:
    Bourbon Chicken – RZ (my favorite since I could use quick-thawed ckn and everything else was a pantry item)
    Orecchiette with Sausage and Roasted Peppers – Everyday Food Great Food Fast (DS's favorite since I made it with wagon wheels)
    Roasted Carrots, Potatoes, and Shallots - CI (DH's favorite)

    Good:
    Egyptian Red Lentil Soup – RZ
    Chocolate-Mint Bars – CL March 08
    Sweet and Sour Chicken – subbed chicken for pork from WW ToT

    DNR:
    Apple Pie Muffins - CLBB
    Potato Kielbasa Skillet –RZ
    Crockpot Blackberry Cobbler – internet
    Ravioli Lasagna – RZ
    Blueberry Coconut Macadamia Muffins – EW

    Cook’s Error:
    Hash Browns - CI (used wrong kind of potato)
    -- Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by potato_moose View Post
    Rediscovered

    Sage and Rosemary Pork Stew—We used to make this years ago, before DH adopted a low-saturated-fat diet for health reasons. This time we used pork tenderloin, which is a leaner cut of pork, and fat free half and half. Very good!
    Mmmm! This sounds good! Could you post your revised version, please?
    TIA!
    Cindi in KC

    "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." Jim Elliot (1927-1956)

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    My list is a combo of Jan/Feb. First pneumonia, then sinus infections really hampered my cooking . Here's to a healthier March!

    Excellent, will definitely make again
    Balsamic Sautéed Mushrooms, Fine Cooking #91
    Chicken & Sweet Potato Chili, http://wellfed.typepad.com/well_fed/...n_sweet_p.html
    Chipotle Honey Butter, oregonlive.com, served with cornbread
    Focaccia: Basic Dough for Flatbreads or Loaves, Bread-Bakers Mailing List (adapted from No Need to Knead)
    Homemade Mascarpone Cheese, internet
    Pear and Blue Cheese Flatbread, http://desertculinary.blogspot.com/ (adapted from Eating Well)
    Potato Gnocchi, Fine Cooking #90, very light and fluffy; freezes well
    Roasted Pork Loin with Maple Mustard Crust, Fine Cooking #90, brining the roast made it very moist and tasty
    Skillet-Sizzled Cornbread, Dairy Hollow Inn, by Crescent Dragonwagon
    Tortilla Soup, CLBB (Stop and Smell the Rosemary)

    Very Good
    Balsamic & Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower, EW Feb 08,
    Best Ever Nut Brittle, foodandwine.com
    Chinese Pork & Mushroom Wraps, Fine Cooking #9,
    Clams in White Wine, WS Savoring Spain & Portugal
    Coconut Caramel Candy Bars, http://desertculinary.blogspot.com
    Quick Kale with Bacon and Onions, CL Jan/Feb 08
    Red Cooked Short Ribs, CL Jan/Feb 08, doubled recipe; subbed 1 tsp. five-spice powder for cinnamon stick; served over thick rice noodles
    Red Lentil Soup with Curry and Coconut Milk, CLBB Teresa, added julienned carrots after blending soup for texture
    Roasted Canned Tomatoes, Fine Cooking food boards
    Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut Dip (Muhammara) , Ellie Kreiger
    Thai-Style Ground Beef, CL J/F 06, added julienned carrots

    Just Okay, Probably Won’t Make Again
    Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Thingies, thepioneerwomancooks.com, we found these kind of bland; maybe if the cream cheese was seasoned it would be better
    Chocolate Whoopie Pies, King Arthur's Cookie Companion
    Double Meat Chili, CLBB Wendi, good, but we like others better
    Red Braised Cabbage with Maple and Ginger, All About Braising by Molly Stevens
    Cindi in KC

    "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." Jim Elliot (1927-1956)

  9. #9
    Excellent
    Turnips with Spinach, Hot Pepper, and Garlic
    - Vegetables from Amaranth to Zucchini
    Gingery Collards and Plantains - Vegetables from Amaranth to Zucchini - Funny on this one - a cook's error in reading 2 1/4 quarts of broth as 2 1/4 cups means a stew turned into a side dish - and I preferred it that way!

    Very Good
    Light and Hearty Cajun Chicken Pasta
    - HWC - http://www.freewebs.com/hwc1973/pastarecipes.htm

    Good
    Wheat Berry-Stuffed Winter Squash - CL 01/01

    Okay
    Broccoli & Buckwheat Godunov - The Enchanted Broccoli Forest
    Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin - EW
    Black Bean Croquettes with Fresh Salsa - EW
    Stewed Tofu with Corn and Tomatoes - The Vegetarian Family Cookbook

    Yuck
    Roasted Peas with Wasabi
    - http://www.weightwatchers.com/food/r...recipeId=99021

    Maybe Cook's Error
    Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread
    - King Arthur Flour - deflated in oven

    Tried and True
    Fat Tuesday's Skinny Red Beans
    - Moosewood Low-Fat Favorites

    Susan
    http://5recipes.blogspot.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couperine View Post
    Excellent:
    Roasted Carrots, Potatoes, and Shallots - CI (DH's favorite)
    Could you please post it? I only have 500 to-try recipes; I need another one. Evidently this recipe is "premium content only" on the CI site.

    Here's my list:

    Excellent:
    Cranberry-Orange Muffins—CL Annual 2006
    Lemon-Garlic Roast Chicken—CLBB (Gracie), from Weight Watchers Take Out Tonight
    Chunky Spiced Applesauce with Cranberries—CL Annual 2008
    Sautéed Chicken Breasts w/Tomato-Basil Sauce & Capers— CLBB (memartha); from ATK
    Hearty Wheat Bread (in machine) with Flaxseed—CLBB (Julzer), from Better Homes and Gardens

    Very good:
    Blueberry Ice Cream—CLBB (lindrusso/Alysha)
    Orange-&-Maple-Roasted Turkey with Giblet Gravy—CL Annual 1998
    Cornmeal-Rye Waffles—King Arthur Flour Whole-Grain Baking
    Whole Wheat Banana Blueberry Muffins—CLBB (Alleycat) from Black Dog Summer on the Vineyard
    Turkey Meat Loaf—CL Annual 2002; used 25% beef to improve flavor

    Cook's error or not a repeater for us:
    Chocolate Pudding—CLBB (recipe is from mom of John Scharffenberger chocolates); cook’s error
    If you're afraid of butter, use cream. ~~ Julia Child

    As you cook, you enjoy omniscience about food that no amount of label reading can match. Having retaken control of the meal from the food scientists, you know exactly what is in it. (Unless you start w/cream of mushroom soup, in which case all bets are off.) To reclaim control over one's food, to take it back from industry & science, is no small thing; indeed, in our time, cooking from scratch qualifies as subversive. ~~ Michael Pollan

  11. #11
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    Here's ours - we had some great ones this month but also a lot of "Just OKs"

    Excellent
    Chipotle Chilaquiles – F&W – These were outstanding – easy and healthy and our hit of the month. Used baked chips and added a can of black beans, queso fresco on top.
    Portobello and Beef Patty Melt – EW, J/F 2008
    Brandied Pound Cake – Culinary Café
    Chewy Oatmeal Decorating Cookies
    Honey-Oatmeal Sandwich Bread, Cinnamon variation – King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking
    Basic Pot Roast – Sara Moulton
    Felafel for Sandwiches – Good Food Book (Jane Brody)
    Indian-Inspired Turkey Burgers – Cooking Medley blog
    Roasted Cauliflower and 16 Roasted Cloves of Garlic – Recipezaar

    Very good – repeaters
    Adobo Burgers – Rachael Ray
    Raspberry Trifle – CLBB-Lindainmo
    Half-the-Beef Tacos – Good Food Book (Jane Brody)
    Susan’s Oatmeal Pancakes – Good Food Book (Jane Brody)

    Good to just so-so, not likely to repeat
    Spicy Vegetable Soup – Recipezaar – This was okay. Great if you like a tomatoey based soup, but we really don’t. Certainly easy though!
    Chapati – WW TOT
    Chocolate Chip Cookies – The Best Light Recipe
    Curried Noodles with Tofu, CL, 5/02
    Crockpot Chicken Chili – WCBB
    Roasted Baby Potatoes with Rosemary – Rachael Ray
    Garlic and Sour Cream Biscuits – The Good for You Garlic Cookbook
    Crockpot Lentil and Sausage Soup – Recipezaar
    Cavatappi with Vodka Sauce – CL

    Not for usLime Baked Fish – Recipezaar

  12. #12
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    Hits of the Month

    African Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup - CL BB (hAndyman)
    Pork Chops in Port Wine, Pepper, and Cream Sauce - My own modified from Gourmet April '07


    Excellent - New T&Ts

    Red Lentil Soup - Soup From the Kitchen of Oded Schwartz
    Potato Kale Soup - CL BB (Canice)
    Peanutty Noodles with Broccoli, Red Peppers, and Scallions - Gourmet June '02
    Shrimp Curry - www.mediterrasian.com
    Shrimp Romesco Pizza with Goat Cheese - My Own Creation
    Cayenne Dusted Seared Scallops


    Very Good - Will Make Again

    Muhammarah - Vegetarian Times September '05 - Sweet but went well with the spices of the red lentil soup

    Curried mussels over Basmati Rice


    Good - Cook's Error

    Butternut Squash Risotto - WilliamsSonoma.com - Too much squash was the culprit. I should have halved my amount, as the rice too longer to absorb the liquid and I had to add more wine and a touch of water. Easily remedied next time!


    Not for us

    Coconut Black Bean Soup with Chile and Lime - CL BB Wonderwoman - Not enough depth to the soup even after letting it sit for a few days

    Mashed Potatoes with Carrots and Parsnips - Bon Appétit | October '98 - Watery even after adding a ton of butter and milk, and the parsnips were overwhelming


    T&T

    Penne Alla Carbonara di Brocoletti
    Shrimp with Romesco Sauce
    Ancho Chile Corn Muffins
    Moroccan Carrot Salad
    Guinness Chocolate Cake
    For Pete's sake, now I blog!
    http://www.ifagioli.com/

  13. #13
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    Excellent:
    Maple Chicken Wings - FoodNetwork (NewMrsG)
    Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Sage - Bon Apetit
    Baked Rigatoni with Eggplant and Sausage - Tyler's Ultimate
    Spiced Vanilla Granola - The Big Book of Vegetarian
    Risotto with Italian Sausage, Caramelized Onions and Bitter Greens - CL 3/08
    Minimalist Guacamole - HTCEV

    Very Good:
    Pumpkin Waffles with Maple Cream Cheese Sauce - HTCEV
    Mulligatawny Soup - BA
    Hamburger-Barley Soup - Big Book of Soups and Stew
    Oven Fried Onion Rings - Cooks Illustrated
    Chocolate Chip Irish Cream Pound Cake - CL
    Butternut Squash and Crab Bisque - CLBB (KSoccer)
    Nachos Supreme - The Big Book of Vegetarian
    Almond Gelato - The Ultimate Frozen Dessert Book (mbrogier)
    Shrimp with Mango and Basil - EW
    Basil Beer Bread - Real Simple (Elisabeth13)
    Turkey Meatballs with Quick And Spicy Tomato Sauce and Whole-Wheat Spaghetti - Ellie Krieger
    Cornmeal Blender Waffles - RZ
    Pineapple-Banana Sorbet - The Big Book of Vegetarian
    Cheese Enchiladas with Red Mole - HTCEV
    Baked Lima Beans Parmigiana - HTCEV


    Good:
    Slow-Roasted Salmon with Bok Choy and Coconut Rice - CL
    Low-fat Peanut Butter Cookies - Cooks Illustrated (good texture but not peanutty enough for my taste)
    Cranberry Pork Pot Roast - Healthy Crockery Cookbook
    Black Bean Croquettes - EW
    Confetti Turkey Burgers - CLBB (stefania4)

    Not a Repeater:
    Baked Tofu Shanghai - The Big Book of Vegetarian

    Cooks Error:
    Chocolate-Mint Bars - CL 3/08 - The top two layers were great but I mistakenly left out two eggs in the bottom layer so it wasn't so good. I would try again though.
    The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue. - Anonymous

  14. #14
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    I think DH just likes roasted sides - I know I do since I can start them before I do the entree. Here you go, Testkitchen.

    Roasted Carrots, Potatoes, and Shallots

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Repeat - Excellent Side Dishes

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------
    1 pound red potatoes -- cut in half lengthwise, small
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1/2 teaspoon table salt
    1 pound baby carrots
    6 ounces shallots -- peeled and cut in half lenghwise

    1. Heat oven to 425 degrees. Place potatoes in broiler-pan bottom, add 1 tablespoon olive oil and ˝ teaspoon salt; toss to coat. Arrange potato halves so cut sides face down, cover pan with aluminum foil, and roast 20 minutes.

    2. Remove foil. Add carrots, shallots, remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, and ˝ teaspoon salt to potatoes. Toss to mix all ingredients together (it's OK if potatoes are not facing down), spread in single layer, and increase oven temperature to 475 degrees. Roast for 12 minutes. Shake pan to toss vegetables; continue roasting about 8 minutes longer, shaking pan twice more, until carrots are browned and tender.

    S(Internet Address):
    "http://www.cooksillustrated.com/recipe.asp?recipeids=2207"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 112 Calories; 4g Fat (29.0% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 18g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 171mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1 1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat.

    NOTES : I liberally used Penzey's Buttermilk Dressing base as the seasoning plus additional pepper - I didn't measure the oil either. (the buttermilk dressing base tastes like pasta sprinkle with extra salt)
    -- Nancy

  15. #15
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    Excellent:
    Basic Pancakes, Trim & Terrific
    Wheat Berry and Lentil Stew with Dumplings, 1001 More Lowfat Favorites
    Cinnamon-Spiced Pumpkin Soup, 1001 More Lowfat Favorites
    Lasagna in a Bun, www.tasteofhome.com
    Chocolate Peanut Butter Pieces, Mrs. Fields Best Ever Cookie Book
    Angel Hair with Crab, Trim & Terrific
    Three Great Tastes Blond Brownies, The Cookie Bible
    Chile Egg Puff, The Big Book of Breakfast
    Johnny Cake, Mom
    Weekend Special PB&J Strata, www.peanut-institute.org
    Breakfast Crunch Cookies, Kashi web site
    Bulgur Risotto with Roasted Garlic and Butternut Squash, CL 3/05
    Apricot Cream Cheese Scones, KAF Baker's Companion
    Oat and Fruit Pudding, New Vegetarian Cuisine
    Herbed Cottage Cheese, Light & Tasty, June/July 2002
    Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili, Eating Well Serves Two
    Creamy Sweet Cheese, The Meatless Gourmet: Easy Lowfat Favorites
    Banana Maple Muffins, The Flax Cookbook
    Baked Ziti Goes Southwest, The Meatless Gourmet: Easy Lowfat Favorites
    Chocolate Ganache Cake, Light & Tasty
    Build-a-Bars, KAF Cookie Companion

    Very Good:
    Couscous Breakfast Cereal, New Vegetarian Cuisine
    Cornmeal Oat Bran Muffins, New Vegetarian Cuisine
    Crispy Baked Bananas, www.kraftfoods.com
    Tuna and Artichoke Heart Salad, Take a Tin of Tuna
    Cranberry Coffee Cake, 1001 More Lowfat Favorites
    Spaghetti with Spinach Cream Sauce, New Vegetarian Cuisine
    Fusilli with Italian Sausage and Arugula, Eating Well Serves Two
    Crunchy Honey-Yogurt Dip, www.kraftfoods.com
    Couscous with Lentils, Tomatoes, and Basil, New Vegetarian Cuisine
    Honey of a Muffin, www.kraftfoods.com
    Millet with Butternut Squash, The Meatless Gourmet: Easy Lowfat Favorites
    Black Bean Smothered Sweet Potatoes, EW Serves Two
    BBQ Lasagna, www.tasteofhome.com
    PB & J French Toast, www.kraftfoods.com
    Puff Pancake, The Big Book of Breakfast
    Apricot Oat Power Bars, The Flax Cookbook
    Noodle Pudding, Secrets of Lactose-Free Cooking
    Broccoli with Mustard Cheese Sauce, The Meatless Gourmet: Easy Lowfat Favorites
    Banana Cottage Cheese Spread, The Smart Baking Cookbook
    Pasta with Sweet Potatoes, Shiitakes, and Pease, CLBB JeAnne
    Lousiana Corn and Crab Chowder, Mickey's Gourmet Cookbook
    Corn Muffins, Mickey's Gourmet Cookbook
    Three Cheese Omelet, The Big Book of Breakfast

    Good:
    Red Pepper Frittata, New Vegetarian Cuisine
    Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese, Family Circle
    Curried Tuna Salad, Take a Tin of Tuna
    Breakfast Fried Rice, New Vegetarian Cuisine
    Eggs Coronado, Mickey's Gourmet Cookbook
    Custard Pudding, Secrets of Lactose-Free Cooking
    Potatoes Parisienne, The Meatless Gourmet: Easy Lowfat Favorites
    Coconut Marshmallow Bars, 365 Great Cookies & Brownies
    Cottage Cheese Pancakes, Secrets of Fat-Free Cooking

  16. #16
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    This Month's Hits!
    Basil-Lime Fruit Salad (CL March 2008)
    Boursin Cheese Spread (CLBB, pilgrim719)
    Champagne-Roasted Cauliflower with Gruyčre (F&W November 2002)
    Chipotle Chilaquiles (Food & Wine, March 2007 / CLBB, NewMrsG)
    Garlic Cheese Fondue (Bon Appétit, June 1997)
    Panini with Chocolate and Brie (Food Network, Everyday Italian / CLBB, GingerPow)
    *Pears Poached in Red Wine, Cardamom and Orange (Bon Appétit, March 1997) - hit of the month

    Excellent to Very Good
    Baby Greens with Strawberries and Sugared Almonds (CLBB, RecipeGirl)
    Braised Red Radishes (Jack Bishop, Vegetables Every Day)
    Bran Muffins (Sweet Deceptions) (CLBB, CompassRose)
    Double Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Filling (F&W, April 2004)
    Forest Greens with Pistachios, Chocolate Nibs and Mango Chocolate-Infused Vinaigrette (CLBB, jtoepfert100)
    Hazelnut, Ricotta, and Lemon Pesto (Bon Appétit, August 2007)
    Lemon Curd Muffins (BH&G)
    Maple Snickerdoodles (CLBB, recipegirl)
    Mixed Green Salad with Strawberry Dressing (CLBB, golden1225)
    Roasted Red and Yellow Beets with Goat Cheese and Lemon-Tarragon Vinaigrette (Food Network, Bobby Flay)
    Strawberry Fields Salad (CLBB, sharhamm)
    Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Sage (Bon Appétit, December 2005)
    Tomato Bread Pudding (blog: HealthyinMN)
    Triple Ginger Pound Cake (Bon Appétit, October 2000)

    Good to Very Good (would repeat)
    Cheese-stuffed French Toast with Strawberry Sauce (CL April 1995)
    Goat Cheese, Lentil and Potato Salad (F&W, October 2007)
    Swiss Chard with Beets, Goat Cheese and Raisins (Bon Appétit, December 2005)

  17. #17
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    Sep 2000
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    My list this month:

    Excellent!
    Rigatoni with Lamb & Rosemary Sauce, Cakebread Cellars Napa Valley Cookbook
    Ocean Broccoli Beef, Tigersandstrawberries.com
    Pasta with Arugula, Glorious Italian Cooking (Nick Stellino)

    Very Good, Will Repeat
    Chicken Shawarma, Just in Time, Rachael Ray

    Good, but probably won't repeat
    Basic Bean Burger, HTCEV
    Za Jiang Mein, Tigersandstrawberries.com
    Beef Braised Potatoes with Cheddar & Horseradish, HTCEV
    Sausage with Cabbage and Mustard, CL 3/99

    Blech. Threw away the leftovers
    Chilean Sea Bass with Artichokes and Mushrooms, Glorious Italian Cooking, Stellino

  18. #18
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    Nov 2006
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    Quote Originally Posted by KCSoccer View Post
    Mmmm! This sounds good! Could you post your revised version, please?
    TIA!
    We really didn't make many changes:

    Sage and Rosemary Pork Stew

    2 pounds boneless pork shoulder roast, cut into 3/4-inch cubes (used pork tenderloin instead)
    1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    2 (14 1/2-ounce) cans chicken broth
    1 cup water
    1/2 cup sliced green onions
    1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary OR 1 teaspoon dried (used fresh)
    1 teaspoon minced fresh sage OR 1/8 teaspoon dried (used dried)
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/8 teaspoon pepper
    2 cups cubed, unpeeled new potatoes (used Yukon Gold potatoes instead)
    1/2 pound fresh green beans, cut up
    1/3 cup all-purpose flour (We would use less next time, as the leftovers got way too thick)
    2/3 cup half-and-half (used fat-free)

    1. Heat oil in Dutch oven. Brown pork cubes over medium-high heat. Stir in chicken broth, water, onions and seasonings. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered for 20 minutes.
    2. Stir in potatoes and beans; simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until tender.
    3. Combine flour and half-and-half; mix until smooth. Gradually stir into stew. Cook and stir until thickened.

    Serves 6.

    (Was great served w/ a loaf of homemade "No Knead" bread)
    “the greatest risk of eating is getting run over on the way to buy your food, not from the food itself.”

    Ian Shaw, Is It Safe To Eat?

  19. #19
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    Mar 2002
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    Love your colors Holly!!

    Excellent
    Buffalo Tofu Bites
    Roasted Brussels Sprouts- VwaV
    basmati rice in my rice cooker
    Coconut Heaven Cupcakes- VwaV

    Very Good
    Bleu "Cheese" Dressing- PETA
    Risotto Milanese- The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook- SGOTW
    Chile Mole- VwaV
    Black-eyed Peas in a Spicy Goan Curry- 5 Spices, 50 Dishes- SGOTW
    Four-Grain Pilaf- The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook- this might be excellent with a bit of tweaking- my first recipe in my rice cooker and I'm learning about the rice/water ratio- the flavor was so delicious
    Coconut Cake- Eat, Drink, and be Vegan
    Basic Vegetable Stock- VCFE
    Wilted Red Cabbage Salad with Tangerines and Almonds- the Wine Lovers Cookbook- esp leftover and served cold- SGOTW

    Good /Might repeat or needs tweaking
    Roman Noodles- HTCEV

    Tried and Trues
    Lima Parmagiana- HTCEV- DH's new all time meatless fave
    Artichoke Dip with Olive and Potatoes- Eat, Drink, and Be Vegan
    Grasshoppers- mom's recipe
    Last edited by cherylopal; 03-01-2008 at 02:47 PM.
    Cheryl

  20. #20
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    Jun 2003
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    EXCELLENT:
    Pork Chops with Pear and Ginger Sauce EW Fall 2004
    Split Pea Soup VCFE
    Grilled Chicken with Cherry-Chipotle Barbecue Sauce EW 6,7/06
    Barley Soup with Caramelized Onions and Pecorino Cheese VCFE
    Orange-Scented Beef Stir-Fry EW Fall 2004
    Italian Rotini Casserole (HDgirl)
    Griddled Sesame and Garlic Tofu with Wilted Bok Choy (Canice)

    VERY GOOD:
    Mushrooms and Tofu in Hoisin Sauce VCFE
    Black Bean Chili Rachael Ray
    Saag Tofu EW 4/07
    Roasted Tomato-and-Red Pepper Soup CL 11/00
    Tomato Sauce CL 9/00
    Golden Winter Soup CL 1,2/08
    Hearty Lentil Soup VCFE
    Roasted Ratatouille Pasta Rachael Ray
    Quinoa-Stuffed Poblano Chiles CL 7/96
    Barbecued Eggplant and Lentils CL 1/97
    Navy Bean-and-Peanut Butter Soup CL 6/00
    Winter Minestrone CL 1,2/08
    Portuguese Bean Soup You: The Owner's Manual
    Spanish-Style Split Pea Soup (Alleycat)

    GOOD:
    Curried Squash-and-Pear Bisque CL 10/00
    Spinach Tart Pie (wallycat)

  21. #21
    Barely made anything in Feb - too busy. =(
    Here's to March!!

    Excellent

    Bell Pepper Tomato Soup (CLBB - harryet)

    Very Good

    Ninety Minute Cinnamon Rolls (allrecipes.com)

    Good - may or may not repeat

    Raspberry Frozen Yogurt (CL September 2007)
    Baked Lentils with Cheese (CLBB - ?? sorry)

    Tried and True

    Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread (CL)

  22. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by stacy7272 View Post
    EXCELLENT:
    Split Pea Soup VCFE
    One of my all time faves!!! If you make it really thick, it makes a great spread/dip. Might have to make that soon...
    Cheryl

  23. #23
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    340
    Excellent
    Maple-Pecan Snack Cake - My first cake from scratch and my husband loved it (CL 3/08)
    New York Strip and Creamy Bleu Cheese Sauce (My recipe) - I don't like steak, but I used the sauce all over my mushrooms and greens beans!

    Very Good - Will Make Again
    Halibut with Roasted Beets, Beet Greens and Orange Dill Gremolata (BA 3/08)
    Penne with Roasted Vegetables and Goat Cheese (CL 5/07)
    Fresh Greek Salad (My recipe)
    Beef Daube Provencal (CL 9/07)

    Good, But Might Not Make Again
    Greek Style Stuffed Eggplant - (CL 6/08)

  24. #24
    February Hits and Misses:

    * * * * *
    FIG-PUMPKIN BREAD - American Diabetes Assoc. Holiday Ckbk
    Banana Caramel Mousse Tart Version I created from Mark Bittman's Banana Cream Pie
    Deli-Style Rye Bread - Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day (Hertzberg and Francois)
    Simple Crusty Bread - Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois
    Pecan Turtle Cheesecake - From 50 Best cheesecakes in the World (Zisman)- pg 84
    Gemelli Pasta inspired by Carole Peck (Good News Cafe) - inspired by a pasta meal I had there
    Pizza Dough (origin unknown - sorry)
    Peanut Butter Pancakes - CL Mar 00, (added cocoa nibs, served with sauteed bananas, yogurt and maple syrup)
    Cracked Wheat Walnut Cider Loaf - Adapted from Macrina Bakery posted at Culinary Concoctions by Peabody
    Blueberry Lemon Scones - July/Aug Cook's Illustrated
    Peanut Butter Mousse Tart - an adapted recipe w/ soft silken tofu as base and Stevia
    Cauliflower Fritters (moistened exterior w/ egg and dipped in ww panko crumbs) - Sunset mag, Jan 06- posted by potato_moose
    Starbuck Pumpkin Scones - (with modifications) Todd Wilbur

    * * * *
    Roasted Brown Rice Pilaf with Leeks - Lorna Sass - Whole Grains
    Maple Brined Pork Chops - Food to Live By, Earthbound Farm Organic Ckbk
    Thai Chicken Soup w/ Coconut Milk, Sweet Potato and Red Grapes(dish title correct??) - posted by CL's Laura
    Blue Cheese Dressing - posted by CL's Canice
    Molten Chocolate Cake - Joy of baking.com
    Pumpkin Chocolate Bread - from Better than Peanut butter and Jelly
    Asian Barbecue Chicken - CL Mar 02
    Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwiches - Tish Boyle
    Eggplant-Ricotta Bake - Everyday Food
    Buckwheat Millet Bread - Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook- posted by CL's cherylopal
    Chipotle Maple Barbecue Sauce - CL's greysangel
    Roasted Banana, Coconut & Chocolate Breakfast Bread - posted by Heidi Swanson from Southwestern Vegetarian, Page 173
    Frito Casserole - Colleen Flippo - Cookbook Critic
    Pumpkin Carob Chip Muffins - Jennifershmoo from her blog
    Chinese Beef and Noodles - International Ground Beef Cookbook mag clipping-p156
    Pecan and Sweet Potato Bread - Amy Wisniewski (chow.com)
    Pork Tenderloin - cooks.com
    Pizza Dough - can't recall but it was modified
    Bananas Foster Cheesecake (adapted with roasted bananas) - Bon Appétit July 1996 - posted by lorilei at CL
    Farfalle w/ Roasted Squash & Garlic Cream - Aitken's (Easy Entertaining Cookbook, pg 50)

    Needs work or Good but I've had better :
    Chocolate Raspberry Streusel Squares - Laura Zahn
    Berry Panna Cotta - Roseann Gold
    Barbecued Chicken Burritos - EW
    Maple and Mustard Glazed Chicken Breasts (if recipe doesn't make the cut, it's deleted)
    Wholesome Tomato Rice Soup - Garden of Vegan
    Rugelache - my own pastry dough with EVOO -failure
    Butter Sauteed Plaintains w/ Caramel Sauce and Yogurt - YUK.
    Apple Pear Galette - (I like by lard/butter crusts better) - Isa Chandra Moskowitz
    "Better-Than-Starbucks" Ginger Pumpkin Scones - just ok - there are better
    Potato and Gorgonzola Cakes - just ok (deleted recipe - no clue where it comes from)
    Chocolate on Chocolate Trifle - Canadian Living (better with stale chocolate cake cubes instead of the fudgy brownie recipe)
    Pecan Pumpkin Biscuits ( DRY- origin unknown -deleted recipe)
    Tarragon Panna Cotta with Crispy Cake crumbs w/ strawberry sauce in glass


    Tried and True:

    Morning Glory Muffins Pam Mckinstry from Morning Glory Cafe
    Beer and Brown Sugar STeak Marinade - posted by CL's SheRa
    Rosemary Orange Tart w/ Rasp Sauce - inspired by panna cotta recipe in Natural Health recipe, page 92
    Lime Raspberry Tart w/ Coconut Crust - variation of Rosemary Orange Tart
    Chinese Chicken Fillet with Vegetables - my recipe
    Oven Barbecued Brisket - Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarborough
    Mushroom and Fontina Crostini (x2) - F&W
    Chinese Smoked Chicken - BA Oct92
    Sambuca Shrimp and Pasta - Jacques something (Mike and Maty Show years ago)
    Beef with Rosemary-Mushroom Sauce - CL Mar 01
    Champion Chicken Parmesan - adapted using my own marinara (CL Oct 2000)
    Beet Salad w/ Goat Cheese and Arugula (x2) - Giada
    Bok Choy and Chicken in Coconut-Lime Broth - adapted from Delicious Living (added Thai curry paste)
    Lemon Cheesecake with Lemon Curd - adapted from CL 's Lemon Swirled Cheesecake
    Island Pork Tenderloin - Gourmet cookbook (large yellow one)
    Zuni Rolls With Raspberry Chipotle Sauce - Gourmet, Aug 98
    Durgin-Park's Slow Cooked Beans - Yankee magazine (issue whereby local bean recipes were featured)
    Pork Loin rubbed with garlic, fennel and EVOO (high heat roasted)
    Pork Tenderloins w/ Rasp. Chipotle Sauce sauteed with apples and sweet potatoes
    Baked Blueberry-Pecan French Toast With Blueberry Syrup - Gourmet, June 99
    Mexican Chicken Corn Chowder - my recipe
    TJ's peaches with yogurt and Brandy Sauce (reduce peach syrup with brandy til syrupy, saute peaches, serve with cookie crumbs and yogurt)
    Ground Beef Casserole - my recipe

    Dolores
    "we can't go 'round measuring our goodness by what we don't do, by what we deny ourselves, what we resist and who we exclude...
    we've got to measure goodness by what we embrace, what we create, and who we include."
    Pierre Henri in Chocolat
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    www.photographybydolores.com

  25. #25
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    Nov 2003
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    Quote Originally Posted by potato_moose View Post

    These “no knead” recipes never seen to have enough flour for me, I assume because I live in the wet northwest. The step to “Turn dough in hands to lightly stretch surface” was a vision of Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby all over again. Next time we’ll add another cup of flour.

    you've got me LMAO!!!

  26. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by potato_moose View Post
    —The Oregonian Food Day/ Adapted from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a day—These “no knead” recipes never seen to have enough flour for me, I assume because I live in the wet northwest. The step to “Turn dough in hands to lightly stretch surface” was a vision of Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby all over again. Next time we’ll add another cup of flour.


    Hi potato-moose...

    I would encourage you not to do that. There's a reason for "over-wet" dough. In boulangerie and bakery kitchens, many rising doughs are wet and sticky -- some even seem "pourable". Wetter doughs and longer rising times create breads that ripen & have more character and depth of flavor. To my mind, there's a huge taste difference.

    Compare a firmer dough to a wetter, stickier one to see. Once you get past the sticky formation of the loaf, you are rewarded with super tasty bread - with a great crust.

    Dolores
    "we can't go 'round measuring our goodness by what we don't do, by what we deny ourselves, what we resist and who we exclude...
    we've got to measure goodness by what we embrace, what we create, and who we include."
    Pierre Henri in Chocolat
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    www.photographybydolores.com

  27. #27
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    3,258
    EXCELLENT
    Artichoke Heart, Fennel, and Parmesan Salad Gourmet 6/93
    Tuscan Chicken BA 1/08
    Double Fudge Brownies KAWGB
    Twice-Baked Potatoes with Monterey Jack and Pesto New Best Recipe
    Chicken Salad Veronique with Toasted Almonds clbb smokeandashes
    Classic Apple Pie King Arthur Whole Grain Baking

    GREAT
    Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Dried Cherries, Chard, and Walnuts AYIVK
    Milk Chocolate-Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies BA 2/06
    Shrimp Fried Rice CL 12/99
    Farfalle w/ Turkey Sausage, Peas and Mushrooms EI
    One-Bowl Chocolate Mocha Cream Cake CL 1-2/06
    Three-Cheese Polenta Pie Culinary In the Desert
    Fajita Salad with Creamy Cilantro-Lime Sauce CL 8/97
    Lentil Saute with Indian Flavors AYIAVK
    Basmati Rice Pilaf AYIAVK
    Chicken Salad w/ Apples, Grapes and Spicy Pecans FED
    Braised and Glazed Brussel Sprouts clbb Holly in KC from HTCEV
    Skillet Onions, Peppers, and Garlic CL 1-2/06
    30 Minute Shepherd's Pie Rachael Ray
    Tuna Salad with Apple, Sunflower Seeds, and Avocado FED

    GOOD
    Smoky BBQ Chili CL 1-2/07
    Roasted Curry Cauliflower Sunset 1/07
    Tabbouleh New Best Recipe

    T&T
    Greek Chicken w/ Tomatoes and Feta FED
    Swiss Chard with Garlic and Oregano CL 11/02
    Pork Ragout CL 7/00
    Roasted Vegetables MWLFF
    Tuscan Beans with Sage MWLFF
    Butterflied Shrimp and Vegetable Stir Fry CL 3/04
    Nutella Bread Pudding Pure Dessert
    Blacked-Eyed Pea Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese FED
    Apple-Nut Chicken Salad clbb Linda in Mo
    Caesar Salad with Chile-Cilantro Dressing CL 12/07
    Swiss-Style Cheese Bake clbb Bobmark226 from HTCEV

  28. #28
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    Nov 2006
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    Quote Originally Posted by dneilson View Post
    Hi potato-moose...

    I would encourage you not to do that. There's a reason for "over-wet" dough. In boulangerie and bakery kitchens, many rising doughs are wet and sticky -- some even seem "pourable". Wetter doughs and longer rising times create breads that ripen & have more character and depth of flavor. To my mind, there's a huge taste difference.

    Compare a firmer dough to a wetter, stickier one to see. Once you get past the sticky formation of the loaf, you are rewarded with super tasty bread - with a great crust.

    Dolores
    I appreciate your input. But then I just don't understand how the instructions can tell me to "turn the dough in your hands" because there was just absolutely no way to do that. This particular no knead dough was supposed to be stiff enough to bake on a pizza stone--but it ended up so flat that with just a little bit of help it could have been pizza .
    “the greatest risk of eating is getting run over on the way to buy your food, not from the food itself.”

    Ian Shaw, Is It Safe To Eat?

  29. #29
    I didn't get as much cooking done as I would have liked in February. Hopefully, March will be much better!

    Excellent:
    Barbecue Shrimp - CL 4/00
    Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese - Light and Tasty, with a bit of tweaking the seasonings

    Very Good:
    Outrageous Oreo Crunch Brownies - Ina Garten via Culinary in the Country
    Banana Orange Oat Muffins - Quaker Oatmeal
    Very Creamy Vegetable Chowder - Moosewood Daily Special via Savory Notebook

    Good:
    Smoky Sweet Potato Chowder with Black Beans - CLBB lorelei
    Cheddar and Beer Soup - Real Simple
    Apple Crumble with Golden Raisins - CL 11/02
    Olive Oil Salt Bread - HTCEV via bobmark226 (I think this was a cooking error on my part, since I read so many rave reviews on here)

    Not for Us:
    Pasta with Caramelized Onion Sauce - The New Moosewood Cookbook

    Tried and True:
    Creamy Tomato-Balsamic Soup - CL 10/05
    Onion and Fontina Beer Bread - CL 1/06
    Cinnamon Scones - Recipe Review Board
    Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas - Recipe Review Board
    Macaroni and Cheese - Martha Stewart
    Tony's Breakfast Couscous - CL 5/06
    Stovetop Baked Beans - CL 10/98

  30. #30
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
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    Not a long list for us this month, but a few interesting recipes.

    Amy


    Excellent
    Pan-Roasted Duck Breasts with Dried Cherry Sauce – Williams-Sonoma
    Chestnut Soup with White Truffles – Bon Appetit
    Ultimate Cream of Tomato Soup – CI
    Currant Cream Scones – Williams-Sonoma
    Eggs Kurosawa – Rebar Modern Food Cookbook
    Braised Winter Squash in Caramel Sauce - Bittman

    Very Good
    Warm White Bean Salad with Arugula-Walnut Pesto – Clotilde Dusoulier
    Pasta with Porcini Cream Sauce – The Best Recipe
    Simplest Black Bean Burgers – Bittman
    Duck Breasts with Orange-Ancho Chili Glaze – Epicurious
    Boulangerie Beans and Potatoes (with leeks) – Bittman
    Sweet Potato, Apple, and Chipotle Soup (my husband didn’t like this so much, but I decide where things go on this list ) – Food and Wine
    Brown Butter Blondies – Williams-Sonoma


    Good
    Pinto Bean Soup with Chipotle, Pine Nuts, and Mint – Deborah Madison


    T & T
    Mari’s Nutballs in Tomato Sauce – CLBB Heavy Hedonist
    Penne with Pea Pesto – Gourmet
    Seared Ahi with ginger crust – me
    Green Barley Gratin with Chard – Deborah Madison
    Veggie Chili – Adapted from CL
    Belgian Seitan Stew with Dark Beer – CLBB
    Whole Wheat Honey Bread – Beth Hensperger
    Oatmeal Bulgur Bread – Beth Hensperger
    Spice-Rubbed Salmon – Williams-Sonoma

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