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  1. Thanks everyone for the feedback and suggestions! @blue_dolphin my mom would sometimes use the country ribs in her oven-cooked sauerkraut if the price was low enough and she couldn't get a decent pork roast. Just delicious... @Dave the Cook Thanks for the discussion link. In that discussion, @Smithy mentions that country ribs don't have much fat. I have found they (mostly) have a strip of fat along one side. When I bake them in the oven, I stand them up on their side (sometimes adding crumpled foil balls between the strips to help keep them standing on their sides) so the fat strip hopefully bastes the meat as it renders during cooking. It's quite unctuous!
  2. From this morning's BookBub email: "Artisan Sourdough: Wholesome Recipes, Organic Grains" Kindle Edition $1.69US after e-credit which may vary by person. Use the "Look Inside" feature to see the list of topics and recipes. I am a US Prime member and the price you see may vary.
  3. I think I know the answer to this but would like to her your opinions... I like the Country Style Ribs that our local grocery stores sell (not sure if that cut is national or just from California). They tend to be on sale quite often. The issue I have been having is that they tend to be tough to chew. My mom used to parboil country ribs in a pot of water with lemons, then finish them off on a grill slathered with BBQ sauce. I don't own a grill so that option is out. I bake them in the oven in a foil lined 13 x 9 pan at 350°F. I put a rub on them and cover the pan with foil for about 30 minutes, then remove the foil cover and put BBQ sauce on them and return them to the oven for another 30 to 45 minutes depending on the thickness of the ribs. But, like I said, they're quit chewy. I'd like to see if I can get them to be more tender. I think the answer is to cook them low and slow...perhaps a 250°F oven for 2 to 3 hours. Would that do the trick to make them more tender? Or is there a better method? A pressure cooker is not an option since I don't own one. Thanks in advance for any suggestions...
  4. Some "a-little-more-expensive bargains": A little more expensive than the usual bargain-priced cookbooks... Tom Colicchio's "Think Like a Chef: A Cookbook" Kindle Edition $4.99US A little more expensive than the usual bargain-priced cookbooks... "Moto: The Cookbook" Kindle Edition $4.99US Use the "Look Inside" feature to see the list of recipes and scroll down to see recipes. Slightly more expensive... Top Chef Masters finalist Bryan Voltaggio's "Home: Recipes to Cook with Family and Friends" Kindle Edition $3.99US Use the "Look Inside" feature and scroll down to see the list of recipes in the "Breakfast" chapter. Scroll further down to see recipes. I am a US Prime member and the price you see may vary.
  5. "Hershey’s Is Making Sugar Cookie-Flavored Kisses This Holiday Season" I am not a big fan of "white chocolate". But I think I would try these (okay, maybe try one and take the rest to work so someone else could eat them ). If anyone sees them in the stores, please post.
  6. So Lays has introduced 4 new "Flavor Icons" (click): - Nashville Hot Chicken Flavor - Kettle Cooked New York Style Pizza Flavor - Carnitas Street Taco Flavor - Philly Cheesesteak Flavor I tried the Carnitas Street Taco Flavor. While it seems to be missing the meat, of course, I do get a big taste of cilantro and a hint of cumin. Kind of salty, too. The flavor is supposed to be based upon the Carnitas Tacos from the El Torito's restaurant chain (the El Torito's restaurant here closed years ago). Overall...meh. There might be a tiny kick of spiciness but it's nothing major. This made me miss the old Snyder of Hanover's Steak & Onion flavored potato chips which were so salty but soooo good. Anyone else try the new flavors?
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    Food recalls

    From the USDA: "FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Meat and Poultry Taquitos and Chimichangas Containing FDA-Regulated Diced Green Chilies That Have Been Recalled Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination" The article posts the specific products recalled.
  8. A new month and slim pickings it is... A lot of the Kindle cookbooks come with small e-credits with purchase...see Amazon for details. There also seem to be a lot of British cookbooks on sale this month. For those of you with a maple tree in your backyard... "Sweet Maple: Backyard Sugarmaking from Tap to Table" Kindle Edition $1.99US Use the "Look Inside" feature to see the list of recipes. "Annie Bell's Baking Bible: Over 200 triple-tested recipes that you'll want to cook again and again" Kindle Edition $0.99US Use the "Look Inside" feature to see the list of recipes and scroll down to see some recipes. Calls for some British-named ingredients (like golden caster sugar). They apparently have a series of cookbooks, some of which are reduced in price: "The Hairy Bikers' One Pot Wonders: Over 100 delicious new favourites, from terrific tray bakes to roasting tin treats!" Kindle Edition $0.99US (a e-credit may come with your purchase so the price may be less). Uses Metric measurements. Use the "Look Inside" and scroll down to see recipes from the first chapter. From the ice cream chain,"Salt & Straw Ice Cream Cookbook" Kindle Edition $1.89US (there may be an e-credit with purchase so the actual price may be different for you). Darina Allen's "30 Years at Ballymaloe: A celebration of the world-renowned cookery school with over 100 new recipes" Kindle Edition $0.99US Uses Metric and Imperial measurements. Use the "Look Inside" and scroll down to see recipes. Slightly more expensive... Brooklyn restaurateurs Doug Crowell and Ryan Angulo's "Kindness & Salt: Recipes for the Care and Feeding of Your Friends and Neighbors" Kindle Edition $3.99US Use the "Look Inside" feature and scroll down to see some recipes. Michael Schwartz's "Genuine Pizza: Better Pizza at Home" Kindle Edition $2.99US Use the "Look Inside" feature to see the list of recipes. Chef Kevin Belton's "Kevin Belton's Big Flavors of New Orleans" Kindle Edition $2.69 (there's an e-credit with purchase so your actual price may vary). Use the "Look Inside" feature to see the list of recipes. I am a US Prime member and the price you see may vary.
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    Sheet pan Dinners

    I've posted this previously around here somewhere, but sheet pan roasting carrots with cumin gave off the most delicious aroma while they roasted. And yet when I had them with my supper, the cumin was barely there. Odd, to say the least. Yes, thumbs up on sheet pan roasted carrots.
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    Food after Dental Work

    Just a thought...if it's the flavor of celery you miss and not necessarily the crunch, you can always use celery leaves and not the stalk.
  11. From BookBub this morning: "Putting Food By: Fifth Edition" Kindle Edition $1.99US This is an updated edition. I am a US Prime member and the price you see may vary.
  12. From this morning's BookBub email: Mark Bittman's "How to Grill Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Flame-Cooked Food" Kindle Edition $2.99US Use the "Look Inside" feature to see the list (actually paragraphs) of recipes and scroll down to see some recipes. "The Grilling Bible : Complete Guide of How To Grill And Have Your Favorite Delicious Easy-To-Make Grilling Foods, Save Time And Live Happier" Kindle Edition $2.99US Use the "Look Inside" feature to see the list of recipes. "The Gardener & the Grill: The Bounty of the Garden Meets the Sizzle of the Grill" Kindle Edition $2.99US Use the "Look Inside" feature and scroll down to see some recipes. I am a US Prime member and the price you see may vary.
  13. Yes. My mom just adored her little yellow pear-shaped tomatoes, about the size of cherry tomatoes. She could have eaten just them for dinner (if we had let her).
  14. From my BookBub email this morning: "The Native Mexican Kitchen: A Journey into Cuisine, Culture, and Mezcal" Kindle Edition $1.69US with a $0.20 credit on future eBooks. Use the "Look Inside" feature and scroll down to view some of the salsa recipes. "Eat More Tortillas" Kindle Edition $1.99US Use the "Look Inside" feature to see the list of recipes and scroll down to view some of the recipes. I am a US Prime member and the price you see may vary.
  15. A strange mix this evening: "Wagamama Ways With Noodles" Kindle Edition $0.99US Use the "Look Inside" feature and scroll down to see recipes for noodle sauces. "Paladares: Recipes Inspired by the Private Restaurants of Cuba" Kindle Edition $2.99US Use the "Look Inside" feature to see the list of recipes and scroll down to see some recipes. Measurements are Imperial and Metric. "Humphrey Slocombe Ice Cream Book" Kindle Edition $2.99US Use the "Look Inside" feature to see the list of recipes. Looks like it contains recipes and stories from the Bay Area shop. "The Foreign Cinema Cookbook: Recipes and Stories Under the Stars" Kindle Edition $2.99US Use the "Look Inside" feature to see the list of recipes. "The Ritz London: The Cookbook" Kindle Edition $0.99US Use the "Look Inside" feature to see the list of recipes. I am a US Prime member and the price you see may vary.
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