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What's your traditional Christmas dinner?

by coffeebean79 5 days ago

My parents were not foodies and I didn't grow up with any solid Christmas dinner traditions. I have two young kids (w...

DuffyH commented 28 minutes ago

Holiday Treats 2017

by Caitlin McGrath 14 days ago

What kind of cookies, cake, confections, savory snacks, preserves, potables, and so on are you planning to put by for...


rstuart commented 2 hours ago

What Are You Baking These Days? December 2017 Edition!

by TorontoJo 11 days ago

There's a separate Holiday Treats thread, but not all our December baking will be for the holidays. So...what are you...


rstuart commented 2 hours ago

Steamed vegetables in Instant Pot turn our poorly

by learntocookchinese 1 year ago

I've steamed a bunch of vegetables -- green beans, Chinese celery, Komatsuna, etc -- and they all turn out poorly. So...

paulj commented 2 hours ago

What's for Dinner #410 (December 2017) - Sparkling Table Edition

by MidwesternerTT 11 days ago

Whether hosting guests or enjoying a meal for one, this is the time of year to treat ourselves to beautiful table-set...


mmpott commented 2 hours ago

Share your favorite recipes for chantrelle mushrooms

by letsindulge 2 days ago

What to do with 1.5# of fresh chantrelle mushrooms? Aside from risotto what preparations will showcase this beautiful...

meatn3 commented 2 hours ago

Winter 2017–18 Baking Cookbook of the Month VOTING

by Caitlin McGrath 3 days ago

Hello, and welcome to the voting round for our Winter BCOTM, covering the second half of December 2017 and January an...

MidwesternerTT commented 3 hours ago

Added baking soda and powder to cookie batter too soon

by The Cats Other Mother 1 day ago

I'm making gingerbread cookies and I accidentally added the baking powder and baking soda to the butter, molasses and...

Ttrockwood commented 4 hours ago

December 2017–February 2018 Baking Cookbook of Month: CLASSIC GERMAN BAKING

by Caitlin McGrath 6 hours ago

Welcome to the reporting thread for the Winter BCOTM, CLASSIC GERMAN BAKING by Luisa Weiss. We'll be baking together ...


kateq commented 4 hours ago

Outstanding soups that you've made with chicken

by letsindulge 1 day ago

Preparing for foot surgery in 2 days so my plan is to cook up 2 hearty soups that I can dish out myself. I've already...

Ttrockwood commented 4 hours ago

Must I peel the butternut squash?

by jenn 7 years ago

In the fall, I buy extraordinary kabocha squash from a farmer at my farmer's market. At his stand he has samples wi...


drmurphy commented 5 hours ago

Searching for a recipe from Bon Appetit 1994 - Crab Cakes With Red Pepper Sauce

by aidanhh 9 hours ago

Hi there, I'm trying to find an old recipe beloved of my dad from Bon Appetit November 1994 for Crab cakes with Red P...


masha commented 6 hours ago

Fall 2017 Baking/Dessert Cookbook of the Month Nominations

by Caitlin McGrath 4 months ago

Are you ready to contemplate fall baking projects, to think about goodies to make from the start of the school year r...

Caitlin McGrath commented 6 hours ago

Winter 2017-18 Baking/Dessert Cookbook of the Month Nominations

by Caitlin McGrath 8 days ago

It's time to nominate books for a Winter 2017–18 Baking/Dessert Cookbook of the Month, covering mid-December 2017, an...

Caitlin McGrath commented 6 hours ago

DECEMBER 2017 COTM: Martha Stewart's Appetizers - Small Plates

by MelMM 13 days ago

Use this thread to report on the following chapter from Martha Stewart's Appetizers: Small Plates (pp. 110-171) ...


rglo820 commented 7 hours ago

Eat your books

by dickgrub 1 month ago

Sometimes leafing through a few hundred cookbooks looking for THE Recipe is fun; but sometimes it's aggravating, and ...


rglo820 commented 7 hours ago

Healthy Meals in Minutes Recipe Cards (circa 90s ?)

by leesa4518 2 years ago

Hello all, I recently found a set of recipe cards at a resale shop and upon inspection I noted that it did not have a...


Milo45Boy commented 7 hours ago

November 2017 COTM: Honey & Co - Mezze: Dips, Spreads & Purées; Baked & Fried; Cracked; Fresh Salads

by MelMM 1 month ago

Use this thread to report on the following chapters from Honey & Co.: Mezze: Dips, Spreads and Purées - pp. 70-87 ...


Madrid commented 8 hours ago

Assembling beef wellington in advance?

by Croissant 6 years ago

Hi everyone - Last year for Christmas dinner I attempted my first Beef Wellington (Cooks Illustrated recipe) and it...


cmjsds commented 9 hours ago

Tried and true electric pressure cooker recipes

by VFish 1 month ago

Hello, I am new to Chowhound, started in the cookware section trying to figure out new cookware. I am also new to...


VFish commented 10 hours ago