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Review: “Asian Pickles,” Karen Solomon

Pros: I’m getting addicted to pickling; a wide variety of types of recipes Cons: That wide variety means some recipe styles inevitably won’t appeal Rating: 4 out of 5   I received this book for free from Blogging for Books

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Review: “Best Lunch Box Ever,” Katie Sullivan Morford

Pros: Waaaay too good Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book (published 2013) provided by Chronicle Books   Best Lunch Box Ever: Ideas and Recipes for School Lunches Kids Will Love by Katie Sullivan Morford is the next

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Excerpt review: “The Art of Eating Through the Zombie Apocalypse,” Lauren Wilson

Pros: Fun reading; great info Cons: Couldn’t review the full book for you Rating: A provisional 4 out of 5 Excerpt provided free by publisher.   The Art of Eating through the Zombie Apocalypse: A Cookbook and Culinary Survival Guide

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SousVide Supreme SVK00001 Water Oven

Pros: Produces AMAZING food Cons: A little awkward to empty and requires some arm strength; expensive Rating: 5 out of 5   My husband and I love to cook. So I got him a copy of the book set “Modernist

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2012 gift guide for cooks posted on reviews site!

Gift Guide for cooks: Today I wrote my 2012 gift guide for cooks, tackling the new modernist cooking trend. It includes a link to my review of the original “modernist cuisine” book set, as well as links to various bits

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Gift ideas for cooks, 2012

Since I review a lot of cookbooks, I thought you might appreciate this one. I got a bit into the whole Modernist Cooking idea this year, just because food science is pretty neat and lets you do cool things. I

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"The First Real Kitchen Cookbook," Megan & Jill Carle

Pros: A nice simple cookbook for someone who doesn’t have much experience and doesn’t want to be overwhelmed Cons: … Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review book (published 2011) courtesy of Chronicle Books   Some time ago I reviewed Megan

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"Milk & Cookies," Tina Casaceli

Pros: Mmmmmmm….. Cons: Just remember to put that butter out to soften, and it helps to have a good stand mixer Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book (published 2011) provided courtesy of Chronicle Books     I’m eating a

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How to thicken a slow-cooker stew at the end

Yesterday my husband and I set a stew going in the crock pot bright and early in the morning. Being bright and early in the morning, I totally forgot about thickening it. I went on line to look for solutions.

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Perfect, quick & easy weeknight pizza

I couldn’t even bring myself to call this one a recipe in the post title. That’s how easy it is. I loooove pizza. But the price adds up, much of it is really greasy, and it’s hard to find one

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