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Archive for November, 2010

November 17, 2010

Giveaway: The New American Cooking

The New American Cooking cookbook by Joan Nathan

From Publisher’s Weekly:

What makes a particular dish or technique uniquely American? Nathan, perhaps best known for Jewish Cooking in America, and the author of seven additional cookbooks, eschews the notion that agribusiness and fast food have commandeered the American palate. Rather, she says . . .

November 17, 2010

Giveaway: Complete Book of Knife Skills Book

The definitive book on knife skills from the knife manufacturer recognized worldwide as the symbol of the best quality and function. Every home chef needs a knife skills book. Cooks who know how to choose a knife, how to maintain it and how to use it properly work more safely, more . . .

November 17, 2010

Popcorn Soap

Real soap shaped like popcorn! Handmade, using all-natural materials, smells like vanilla (who wants to smell like buttered popcorn?!) and tastes like soap. $4.95 at Vat19

November 17, 2010

Tandoori Turkey

Tandoori Turkey recipe on New Asian Cuisine from Chef Heather Carlucci-Rodriguez, Executive Pastry Chef, Print Restaurant

November 17, 2010

Squash Recipes

A collection of my favorite squash recipes! On Steamy Kitchen on TLC.

November 16, 2010

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

‘ I know people are very passionate about how they like their mashed potatoes – there’s the soft, smooth ‘n creamy camp and then there’s the hearty, full textured camp. Me? I like ‘em full flavored, skin-on and with roasted garlic. But I think most people will agree that a meal with roasted chicken or […]

November 16, 2010

Potato Skin Sandwich

A potato skin sandwich!!! I MUST HAVE!!!! Over at Midtown Lunch blog.

November 15, 2010

Dieter’s Tartine

Dieter’s Tartine recipe from Dorie Greenspan’s book Around My French Table

November 15, 2010

Hamburger Dress

Hand-crocheted hamburger dress! Okay, not something I’d wear but pretty darn creative. Fiber artist Joy Kampia created this.

November 15, 2010

Stackable Spices

Spice Cubed packages their spices in reuseable, stackable tins. They even come with magnetic strips that you can attached to the back of the tins and stick them on your refrigerator — or you could purchase a magnet bar to install on your kitchen wall for the best decoration idea ever. Each spice is $3.95 […]

November 12, 2010

Fun Foodie Gifts

If the sweets are too tempting this holiday season, how about indulge in some dessert jewelry!? See them all at Discovery Health.

November 12, 2010

Food Rings

How. Cute. See her handmade jewelry at EricaSchmerica Etsy store. $12.95 each.

November 12, 2010

Country Garden Bowl

Beautiful handmade bowl made by stitching on soluable fabric that dissolves, leaving only the stiching. $60 on Etsy.

November 11, 2010

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

I just hosted the The Pampered Chef’s first-ever live cooking show yesterday  – click on video below to watch the show.

The recipe for the Pumpkin Whoopie Pies is below – but I’m warning you – they are incredibly addictive. That creamy center has marshmallow creme! Also, all of the products featured in the show will . . .