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What's For Dinner #442 (August 2020) - Endless Summer!

by Amandarama 13 days ago

Here's where we help each other decide "What's for Dinner,” celebrate (or commiserate about) our nightly dinner results, and share recipes - with our modifications noted. What's for Dinner? Phot...

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“A Cookbook a Week” Challenge (CAWC) – Thread #5 - Will you join me?

by dkennedy 2 hours ago

Hello all -welcome to the resurrection of the Cookbook a Week Thread - this will be the 5th thread of CAWC! For those of you that are new to the topic, here is the basic info (all of this infor...

Summer 2020 COTM Cocktail Companion: PUNCH WEBSITE RECIPES

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 3 months ago

Welcome to the discussion and reporting thread for our 2020 Summer Cocktail Companion, PUNCH. We'll be mixing up drinks all summer long using recipes from https://punchdrink.com/recipes/ In addi...

What cookbooks have you bought or are you lusting after? Second half of 2020 edition!

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 1 month ago

So, 2020 has turned into a weird year. But there are still new cookbooks to anticipate, existing cookbooks to discover, and lots of home cooking. Which books are catching your fancy?

“A Cookbook a Week” Challenge (CAWC) – Thread #4 - Will you join me?

by Breadcrumbs 5 years ago

Hello all and welcome to Thread #4 of the CAWC! September of this year will mark the 3rd anniversary of this journey and I can't thank everyone enough for your enthusiastic participation and suppo...


Tomato aspic

tim irvine
by tim irvine 1 day ago

I know most people find tomato aspic revolting, but I love it. Tomato aspic with cottage cheese and a sprinkling of Lawry's salt and pepper is a marvelous snack or lunchtime side. I have landed o...

Weekly Menu Planning - August 2020

by MidwesternerTT 22 days ago

Let’s use this thread to share concise weekly dinner menus for each week in August. It's helpful if you can include your location and how many people you are feeding. Links to recipes are always ap...


Converting Dutch Oven Recipe to Conventional Oven - Temp

by ess 1 day ago

Hi all! What temperature should I use when I bake no-knead bread in a conventional oven? I don't have a Dutch oven. I couldn't find any link that answered this question when I trawled the Internet....



by Querencia 17 hours ago

It's gazpacho season. The easy way: process in Cuisinart (separately) 1 mostly peeled cucumber, 1 medium onion, 1 green pepper, and 4 large tomatoes (peel them first, see below). Don't completely p...


September 2020 COTM: Nomination Thread

jen kalb
by jen kalb 3 days ago

Well, summer is flying by in this endless COVID year and its time already for nominations for our September COTM selection. Again we have to decide, whether we want to continue with online options ...

June 2020 COTM: Alexandra's Kitchen

by MelMM 3 months ago

Welcome to June! Once again we are sticking to an online source. Because of the nature of online sources and the lack of a need for time to acquire a book, this thread will serve as both the announ...

August 2020 COTM: Smitten Kitchen Web Site

by MelMM 19 days ago

We're going back to an online source for our August Cookbook of the Month: SMITTEN KITCHEN. Because there is no book to buy, this is both the announcement and reporting thread. https://smittenkitc...


What to serve with this pasta dish?

by soccermom13 1 day ago

I make this fabulous recipe as often as I can during the summer with Sun Gold cherry tomatoes and basil from my garden. DH and I can eat this every other day and be very happy. We know that tomat...

TARRAGON - your favorites uses for this herb?

by letsindulge 16 days ago

Scored a beautiful bunch of tarragon for a mere dollar during the last minutes of my local FM. My first use was a butterflied roaster chicken slathered with EVOO, garlic puree, and generously sprin...

Substitute for butterscotch pudding in monkey bread?

by needcoffee 5 years ago

I'm making monkey bread for someone who grew up on the butterscotch pudding recipe and can no longer have the pudding due to a food allergy. I was wondering if there is anything I could do to get a...

Lost recipe, grape candy/gelatin

by Whyowhy 9 years ago

My grandmother used to grow grapes and would use the juice to make a candy like treat that I fondly remember. She would pour a liquid into little shallow bowls and leave them all over the spare roo...

Table Talk with Black Food Historian Toni Tipton-Martin

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 2 months ago

It would take more time than we’ve got to list all of Toni Tipton-Martin’s accomplishments as a food writer, organizer, educator, and historian. We’ll just say that she’s one of the most studied an...