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Gifted Gourmet

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  1. Squash Cornbread Casserole 2 lbs. yellowneck squash, sliced 2 onions, sliced 3 eggs (mixed) 2 cups cornbread crumbs (Pepperidge Farm or similar) 1 stick butter melted half and half ... 1 Cup Salt, pepper, sugar to taste ... nutmeg (dash) Preheat oven to 350° F. Cook squash and onions in salted water until tender; drain. Mix melted butter, half-and-half, and spices Line large buttered pan with the cornbread crumbs Pour in squash mixture, egg mixture, spices ... Bake @ 400 for 40-50 minutes until golden brown. http://www.flickr.com/photos/96683394@N00/392262274/
  2. While I don't mind cooking at home, I do now think twice about how far a restaurant is from home nowadays ...
  3. I have enjoyed many a wonderfully aged, rare steak at McKendrick's here in Dunwoody .. they offer the usual (large!) sidedishes which I love as much as the steak itself sometimes .... McKendrick's Steakhouse
  4. "The site is strategically located near the intersection of I-285 (the Perimeter) and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard making it a highly accessible and visible location." It is at the exit on I 285 for Peachtree Industrial Boulevard ... very simple to find on a local map ... no Big Chicken, no Highway 41 at all ...
  5. A definite "yes" to Bacchanalia, where my husband and I had an incredible dinner for our 40th anniversary last winter ... we were entranced at their presentations, taste of the food, and ambiance ... I also liked Restaurant Eugene as well but nowhere near Bacchanalia ... and we enjoyed the Ritz-Carleton very much on another anniversary .. very classy indeed!
  6. Near Brands Smart actually if this is the place you have been discussing .... http://www.jwbrealty.com/peachtree/
  7. Gifted Gourmet

    Robert Mondavi

    Wine Spectator Online offers a lovely in-depth perspective on this important and well known oenophine/vintner as well ...
  8. on the New Yorker article and slideshow
  9. Please note that the article is actually online ... and that there is an accompanying slideshow on Chef Achatz ...here as well!
  10. Florida - Key lime pie - Official state pie - 2006 Louisiana Beignet Official State doughnut 1986 Louisiana Natchitoches Meat Pie Official State meat pie 2003 Maryland Smith Island Cake State dessert 2008 Massachusetts Corn muffin Official muffin 1986 Massachusetts Boston Cream Pie Official dessert or dessert emblem 1996 Massachusetts Chocolate Chip Cookie Official cookie 1997 Massachusetts Boston Cream Donut Official donut 2003 Minnesota Blueberry muffin Official muffin 1988 New Mexico Biscochito Official cookie 1989 New York Apple muffin Official muffin 1987 Oklahoma Fried okra, squash, cornbread, barbecue pork, biscuits, sausage and gravy, grits, corn, strawberries, chicken fried steak, pecan pie, and black-eyed peas. Official State meal 1988 South Dakota Kuchen Official State dessert 2000 Vermont Apple pie State pie 1999 http://www.roadfood.com/forums/topic.asp?T...D=27009񢆂 Georgia, where I live, must be a peach pie since that is the official fruit ...
  11. I love the convenience of the Dorot herb cubes that I found at Trader Joes .. hoping that they are kosher for Passover as well .. does anyone know about that??
  12. I have had great success using Boursin in my smoked salmon roulade as appetizers ...
  13. article here who is John McGran? Topping the list: 1. Carl's Jr. Western Bacon Six Dollar Burger 2. Pizza Hut Double Deep Pizza 3. El Monterey XX Large Chimichanga 4. Denny’s Meat Lover’s Scramble and the list goes on and on ... so the real question is this: what horrific food offerings await us in this new year of 2008? more of the same? Something which puts the 2007 offerings to shame? Your opinion?
  14. Now for the truly good news: The KFC Bowl made the Ten Worst Foods for 2007 .. really! source of this list
  15. There is this discussion on recipe websites other than Epicurious ...
  16. Gifted Gourmet

    Turducken

    Old thinking: turducken rules! New thinking: The Love Roast ! The Love Roast: 12 Days of Christmas birds
  17. Save the Deli update Looks as if it had been open and doing business forever sans hiatus ...
  18. Today I read, among the many articles on this, that the move to an earlier time slot made little or no difference .. the ratings were no higher ... and it is all about ratings ... Maybe 10 years of anything, no matter how good, is enough ...
  19. Every year I opt for the traditional Thanksgiving meal and have no regrets at having done so ... I love Thanksgiving because it is uniquely American and requires no seders, no prayers, no Jewish rituals ... my dinner is always a hit and is kosher at the same time ... what's not to like? Thanksgiving 2007
  20. Over the years, I have tried out a number of new recipes for a variety of different latkes only to still crave the classic potato latke with sour cream and a dollop of caviar ... at heart, I have to admit to being a purist for this dish ...
  21. "Veal is a very young beef and, like a very young girlfriend, it's cute but boring and expensive." - P.J. O'Rourke "You can never have enough garlic. With enough garlic, you can eat The New York Times." (Morley Safer) We live in an age when pizza gets to your home before the police. – Jeff Mander
  22. Not personally but you might want to read about Viking here (scroll down): Gastromaniac's
  23. tons of great vinegar ideas and discussion can be found here Anything by Andiesenji will be both innovative and useful!
  24. Between my vegan daughter who hates mushrooms and my kosher husband who hates mushrooms, Thanksgiving became a hellacious experience for me who enjoys cooking for this holiday ... I stuff acorn squash with cranberries and apples poached in port ... they eat the fruit-filled vegetables and I drink the port .. end of anxiety ...
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