And now, for my next presentation:
Replies: 11 - Last Post: Oct 16, 2012 9:09 AM Last Post By: DianaHaddad
Oct 8, 2012 3:33 PM
And now, for my next presentation:Two weeks ago I impressed a bunch of folks with my strawberry sour cream streusel cake, from a recipe by Nigella Lawson. Today, I left another group of people slack-jawed when I presented them with Babette Friedman's apple cake. Next up, once I buy another dozen eggs, is Rosalie Bajor's pound cake, with a little almond flavoring and a hint of bourbon besides.
I found that pound cake recipe in a newspaper some years ago, the other two much more recently, both of them on line. Do you have any favorite recipes that you came across somewhere other than in a cookbook?
Oct 8, 2012 5:42 PM
Oct 9, 2012 7:27 AM
Oct 9, 2012 8:33 AM
Oct 9, 2012 9:11 AM
In that case:
Most of the recipes I get are from Google - of course I always either add to them, combine them or not use an ingredient or 2 - most likely a combination thereof. Or we'll taste something in a restaurant and figure out what's in it to make it ourselves, sometimes checking Google to make sure but usually wing it.
On rare occasions we get recipes from friends, which I also usually add to, like the ham steak I made last night - a friend pan fries it with a dry mustard deglazing. I used pineapple juice and beer instead of water and threw in a little cinnamon with baked pineapple rings on the side (and scalloped potatoes made with onion and garlic powder). It was quite yummy.
And last but certainly not least, I get some of my recipes or ideas for them from here. Of course.
I actually hardly ever end up using recipe books. In fact, most of ours are still packed away. Once in a while we get in the mood for something different and crack one open but that doesn't happen often.
Oct 9, 2012 10:06 AM
5My favorites tend to be those given me by family or friends. One precious one is my Dad's German Potato Pancakes recipe, typed by him on his manual typewriter and including the notation "Six potatoes should be enough to fill four persons generously if not concerned about where the potatoes settle and subsequently show." He passed away 19 years ago, and that note still recalls his voice and humor.
Another great one is microwave meatloaf recipe I've shared here, a recipe mom got from a co-worker, written on an office-calendar page dated December 15, 1980. From the olden days when microwave ovens were new.
Oct 9, 2012 10:21 AM
6Six potatoes should be enough to fill four persons generously if not concerned about where the potatoes settle and subsequently show
Hee hee. Does sound like he was a great guy Midw.
I remember you posting the microwave meatloaf recipe. It sounded interesting but, of course, my husband doesn't like meatloaf and scoffs at microwaved food.
(btw - we do eat a lot of good food even though it seems like I'm constantly saying that he doesn't like stuff.)
Oct 12, 2012 10:57 PM
7I once discovered a recipe for a Croatian sweet, stuffed bread in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. I tried it out on my family, and it became a holiday favorite.
Word on the street is that great recipes can be found these days on Pinterest. I haven't tried the site for that purpose, but they do have lots of ideas for foods for kids' parties, espcially with Halloween coming.
Oct 13, 2012 1:55 PM
Oct 13, 2012 11:01 PM
9Hi sasha, I'm doing great, thanks. How are you? I don't post on YC anymore but I'm still around. Traveling a lot--off to Canada in a week or two. Hope you're doing well.
Oct 15, 2012 6:46 AM
Oct 16, 2012 9:09 AM
11Glad to hear all is well with you. Some of the travel is for business, but I generally manage to enjoy a piece of it even if the rest of the time is spent facing angry clients! It would be nice to meet in person. Be sure to let me know if you'll ever be in NYC. I'm going to the Southwest next month, but will be stuck in a conference in Phoenix for 8 hours per day. After work I'll have enough fun with my colleagues, but I won't be getting out of town at all.
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