Month: April 2009

Popcorn, pretzels and pickle pops

Forget leafy greens and fresh fruit. The only thing going green at this ballpark is the “light green” pickle pop. Baseball fans can count on their favorite concession treats at Oak Hill. Check out the featured menu of popcorn and pop flies in the Oak Hill Gazette.

Boost protein on a budget with bean bargains

Looking for a diversion from your usual protein boost? Try a white bean, chicken and sausage cassoulet. White beans remain a reliable dollar stretcher. You decide how much chicken and sausage to spring for to round out this dish. The Cookery tested this version of white bean, chicken and sausage cassoulet from RecipeZaar. It pleases with …

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Can this flan be saved?

Hits and misses . . . there’s no mistaking this sure miss. Can this flan be saved? For presentation’s sake, little hope rests in recovering the flan.  Can it still be eaten? Around here, of course. Part of it has already been enjoyed at the time of this posting. Looks really aren’t everything.  The flan still delivers, despite disappointment.

Cookbook release . . . Modern Spice

“Modern Spice,” a new cookbook with inspired Indian flavors by Monica Bhide, will hit shelves next week. The Cookery would love to add this one to the collection. Monica offers cooking encouragement with a subtle approach. Read her recipes and give them a chance. We tested Monica’s Butternut Squash, Coconut and Lamb Stew back in February to headline …

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Walk the talk

These tangerine beauties won’t have their chance at working circles around any kitchen island. But they do inspire. Thanks, Carrie, for sharing these hot slippers. Slip into this pair of beaded mules and watch Laila walk the culinary talk at Laila Blogs. Don’t miss Laila’s recipe for samosas.

As if you didn’t know . . . potlucks please the palate

Establish time, date, place. Add generous mix of people who sustain various corners of food community. Embellish with potluck selections to create an amazing dish array. That’s how it came together Sunday in Austin. If you were among the participants and guests at this potluck at Penny’s, may we concur that the meal was paradise on a plate? Regrets that The Cookery doesn’t have …

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