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  1. Snacking on Planters dry roasted peanuts washed down with a mai tai.
  2. JoNorvelleWalker

    2018 Holiday Cooking and Baking

    I've just been reading up on rocky road in Magnus Nilsson's The Nordic Baking Book! "This is one of those recipes that some might feel does not belong in a book of Nordic baking. After all, Rocky Road was invented in Australia in 1853 to peddle spoiled sweets (candies) imported from Europe and was later popularized as an ice cream flavor in the US. However if you were to visit 100 random Swedish families on Christmas Eve I believe you would find that an almost shockingly high number of them would be serving homemade Rocky Road..." Looks lovely by the way.
  3. JoNorvelleWalker

    I will never again . . . (Part 4)

    In my case the can was cream of coconut. And it didn't leak, it exploded, blowing the cabinet door open. Cream of coconut from floor to ceiling. Not something to soon forget.
  4. JoNorvelleWalker

    Amazon buys Whole Foods

    Yesterday I cooked up some sausages and chuck from WF Prime Now and I must say I was impressed with the quality -- as I should be for the price.
  5. JoNorvelleWalker

    Plastic wrap improvement

    Your loss, the 7500 is wonderful. No more useless balls of wadded wrap. Seriously a roll lasts much longer when you can readily cut the exact amount you need. Even without bloodstains. The 7500 has earned its place on my counter. If you have to put it on the floor.
  6. JoNorvelleWalker

    Lunch! What'd ya have? (2018)

    I must confess I prefer instant ramen noodles to store bought dried traditional ramen noodles. I have never tried making my own. And I am unlikely any time to try.
  7. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

  8. JoNorvelleWalker

    Crazy Good e-Book Bargains

    Rose Levy Beranbaum's The Baking Bible is currently $2.99. Disclaimers apply, your mileage may vary. http://amzn.com/B00HK3EZ9C
  9. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    I read it as "fries made at the table" and I thought that was really butch.
  10. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    From time to time my thoughts return to pizza: Aluminum block preheated a couple hours to 550F. Oven switched to broil. I've learned (the hard way) that if I don't leave the door open doing this that everything shuts down with an overtemperature error code. Anyhow this is a 2:45 minute pizza. Bottom was properly leopardized. Note the edge of the pizza closer to the back of the oven is nicely charred but the front part not so much. I'm wondering if people turn their pies half way through baking? The thought seem slightly dangerous. But as I said that was last night. I spent most of this evening preparing black bean cassoulet: Picture from 2017. Sorry, ran out of time. Tonight's repast will most probably be leftover strip steak, CSO baked potato, and thirty second green beans. Meanwhile I am finishing up tonight's well deserved mai tai. Cassoulet needs another five more hours cooking. Now I remember why I assay this only about once a year.
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  12. JoNorvelleWalker

    The Ladies Who Lunch (Part 3)

    Chicken Tetrazzini fares pretty well in my opinion.
  13. Having not much to do with food except that I heard the story at a retirement party at the Institute where I once worked: The honored retiree recounted how he first came to the US from Germany. He had been told the weather in NY was cold. He disembarked from the plane in the middle of a NY summer wearing his father's army issued coat from fighting on the Russian front.
  14. JoNorvelleWalker

    Kitchen / Dining Area Renovation

    Brings to mind Michael Flanders' The Gas Man Cometh.
  15. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    30 second green beans were on my menu tonight.