I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I have drunk the Cook’s Illustrated Kool-Aid, and it is as addictive as it is delicious!
Cook’s Illustrated is the parent company of Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country magazines, as well as the CooksIllustrated website (with recipes, equipment ratings, taste tests, tips and techniques as in the [...]
50 Simple Soups for the Slow Cooker by Lynn Alley
Hardcover: 104 pages
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; Spiral edition (September 27, 2011)
Back-of-the-book blurb: Lynn Alley, author of The Gourmet Slow Cooker, is known for creating flavorful homemade meals using the kitchen’s most coveted countertop appliance–the slow cooker. Inside 50 Simple Soups for the Slow Cooker, Alley presents bold [...]
"Zesty Italian Beef Tips" photo from BettyCrocker.com
There’s a chill in the air, the leaves are starting to turn, and there are noticeably fewer hours of daylight. You know what that means?! Crock-pot season (otherwise known as fall/winter) is upon us!
Thanks to Slow Cooker Revolution (my love letter to this book from America’s Test Kitchen [...]
It’s CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) season, which mean that every Wednesday afternoon I drive over to “Farmer Bill’s” to pick up a crate of fresh in-season produce. It’s actually Kenney Farm, but the owner’s name is Bill, and last year my youngest would call “There’s Farmer Bill’s farm!” as we passed it to and from [...]
No, not oregano leaves, or bay leaves, or even tea leaves. Just one. Leaf. As in turn over a new leaf. The SITFOB family isn’t big on resolutions, but we do have a plan for the New Year.
Years ago (either before kids, or before the kids were eating ‘real’ food), J and I added to [...]
A few days ago I reviewed Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English, a fable of a love story about making dreams come true.
Several passages in the book refer to cooking and the memories that the rituals and scents of cooking can invoke (page 161):
Once, Sadie had tried writing down her memories, attempting to preserve them in [...]
Ideally, I have our weekday dinners planned by Sunday evening; I can do a big trip to the grocery store on Monday, and only have to run out to restock fresh produce and milk during the week. And, the kids volunteer to help with kitchen cleanup, then trot up the stairs to get ready for bed, singing “So [...]
A few days ago I posted my review of Very Valentine, the first in a trilogy by Adriana Trigiani, with Brava, Valentine coming in February 2010, followed by the third book (tentatively titled Ciao, Valentine) in 2011.
I mentioned that food played a major role in setting the mood of Very Valentine, and that several recipes [...]