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Old 03-10-2012, 06:24 PM   #71
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I have this cookbook.
Well what do you think of it? Do you too like those recipes that I noted above?
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Old 03-10-2012, 06:32 PM   #72
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Read it cover to cover, gave me some good ideas and I've done a couple of the recipes.

The Hot Artichoke Dip and Marlboro Man's Favorite Sandwich. Took them to work and they went like crazy.
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Another thing about her recipes, they're simple! Yet she's got good judgement in her ingredients, their proportions, and how they're cooked.

Like the Marlboro Man's Favorite Sandwich. (For the uninitiated, MM is her cowboy husband.) It's just butter sauteed onions, sauteed cube steak strips, Lawry's seasoned salt, lemon pepper, black pepper, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, and served on toasted French or deli rolls. Very simple, yet it was a big hit with your colleagues.

BTW while I didn't like the non-cooking, biographical and philosophical stuff, and could have done without the family pictures, I'm sure of PW's fans will just love that stuff! But I liked the book enough that I'm going to buy it and I'll just skip those pages. Others will surely enjoy the personal touches.
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Greg you reminded me of something (the jalapeno poppers)

I know there are several recipes floating around the net with the peppers, cheese, bacon etc... some alike, some different.

A gal I work with made some jalapeno poppers, and everyone was crazy about them. When my coworkers asked her about them she said she just thought them up one day and created the recipe. I just smiled and told her how delicious they were.
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Old 03-10-2012, 06:47 PM   #75
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BTW while I didn't like the non-cooking, biographical and philosophical stuff, and could have done without the family pictures, I'm sure of PW's fans will just love that stuff! But I liked the book enough that I'm going to buy it and I'll just skip those pages. Others will surely enjoy the personal touches.
I was given a hand written copy of the MM's Favorite Sandwich, attributed to PW. I liked the recipe enough that I sought out and bought her cookbook when it was published. At the time I tried the recipe, she still only had her blog.

I was very pleased with all the content of the book and I enjoyed reading about her life.
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I bought that for my mom and she loved it!

All of those recipes are also on her website. The lasagna with the Jimmy dean sausage and cheese out of a can is pretty awesome. I have upgraded the sausage to a local country sausage and the cheese to a much better parm, but it is really good. It cuts and serves nicely as well, it's my go-to lasagna, everyone really loves it.

I use an egg and vinegar in my pie crust and it works really well. I was determined to be a "pie crust purist" but when I started making it this way, I was sold.

I made the Marlboro Man's sandwich and it was quite tasty.
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Greg you reminded me of something (the jalapeno poppers)

I know there are several recipes floating around the net with the peppers, cheese, bacon etc... some alike, some different.

A gal I work with made some jalapeno poppers, and everyone was crazy about them. When my coworkers asked her about them she said she just thought them up one day and created the recipe. I just smiled and told her how delicious they were.
Google tells me there's approx. 245,000 jalapeno poppers recipes on the Internet!

I've never had them, never heard of them, but just by reading PW's recipe I can tell for sure that I'll like them.

It's interesting, I found PW's Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Thingies recipe on the Internet. It's almost but not quite the same as the cookbook, and the cookbook version looks better!

She's improved them since the blog post. (blog = '07, book = '09) In the book she's added cheddar cheese and sliced green onions to the filling, and she brushes them with barbecue sauce before baking. From three ingredients to six ingredients, and worth it!!!

Funny errata on the blog post: she describes cutting a pound of bacon into thirds, but the picture shows her cutting them into fourths!

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I was given a hand written copy of the MM's Favorite Sandwich, attributed to PW. I liked the recipe enough that I sought out and bought her cookbook when it was published. At the time I tried the recipe, she still only had her blog.

I was very pleased with all the content of the book and I enjoyed reading about her life.
Nice story! And I'm glad I made it clear that others will probably enjoy the non-cooking material more than I.

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I bought that for my mom and she loved it!

All of those recipes are also on her website. The lasagna with the Jimmy dean sausage and cheese out of a can is pretty awesome. I have upgraded the sausage to a local country sausage and the cheese to a much better parm, but it is really good. It cuts and serves nicely as well, it's my go-to lasagna, everyone really loves it.

I use an egg and vinegar in my pie crust and it works really well. I was determined to be a "pie crust purist" but when I started making it this way, I was sold.

I made the Marlboro Man's sandwich and it was quite tasty.
Yeah, I don't know why I didn't think of looking on her website. But anyway I still want the book. I like the idea of turning through the pages and putting bookmarks into the recipes I want to try, much easier and satisfying than doing same on the computer. I've probably got thousands of Internet recipes bookmarked on my computer, but I spend too much time online and it's nice to get back to the real world.

I found her "The Best Lasagna. Ever." recipe on her site. I'm not a big lasagna fan but her recipe looks good. The book recipe is a bit different but due to the different formatting it was difficult for me to tell exactly what.

What do you say we add some bacon to that!

I didn't understand your reference to "out of a can" unless you're referring to the tomatoes.

That Jimmy Dean sausage is good, I sometimes use it too, but that's a good idea to use your local country sausage.
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Google tells me there's approx. 245,000 jalapeno poppers recipes on the Internet!

I've never had them, never heard of them, but just by reading PW's recipe I can tell for sure that I'll like them.

It's interesting, I found PW's Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Thingies recipe on the Internet. It's almost but not quite the same as the cookbook, and the cookbook version looks better!

She's improved them since the blog post. (blog = '07, book = '09) In the book she's added cheddar cheese and sliced green onions to the filling, and she brushes them with barbecue sauce before baking. From three ingredients to six ingredients, and worth it!!!

Funny errata on the blog post: she describes cutting a pound of bacon into thirds, but the picture shows her cutting them into fourths!

Nice story! And I'm glad I made it clear that others will probably enjoy the non-cooking material more than I.

Yeah, I don't know why I didn't think of looking on her website. But anyway I still want the book. I like the idea of turning through the pages and putting bookmarks into the recipes I want to try, much easier and satisfying than doing same on the computer. I've probably got thousands of Internet recipes bookmarked on my computer, but I spend too much time online and it's nice to get back to the real world.

I found her "The Best Lasagna. Ever." recipe on her site. I'm not a big lasagna fan but her recipe looks good. The book recipe is a bit different but due to the different formatting it was difficult for me to tell exactly what.

What do you say we add some bacon to that!

I didn't understand your reference to "out of a can" unless you're referring to the tomatoes.

That Jimmy Dean sausage is good, I sometimes use it too, but that's a good idea to use your local country sausage.
I was just referring to Kraft parm in a can, I made the lasagna to the letter the first time with the Kraft and it was great, but much better with freshly grated parm.
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I was just referring to Kraft parm in a can, I made the lasagna to the letter the first time with the Kraft and it was great, but much better with freshly grated parm.
I've never seen Kraft Parmesan in a can. Here in L.A. I see it on supermarket shelves in a plastic bottle. Unrefrigerated. I don't see how Parmesan could be anything but mediocre if not kept refrigerated. Except a plastic product of course.
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I've never seen Kraft Parmesan in a can. Here in L.A. I see it on supermarket shelves in a plastic bottle. Unrefrigerated. I don't see how Parmesan could be anything but mediocre if not kept refrigerated. Except a plastic product of course.
I guess that now it is in a plastic container, but used to be in a cardboard container. I guess that I just got used to calling it "cheese in a can" maybe because of the shape. Now that I think of it, I am not sure where I picked up that name...

Most people don't realize it, but that stuff costs around $7 a pound, you can go to a place like Trader Joe's or a warehouse club and get much better Parmesan for that money or even a bit less. Trader Joe's own brand in a wedge or grated in a cup is cheaper per pound and so much better (not high end parm, but serviceable), I think that it is $5.99 per pound here, and you can actually taste it on your pasta!
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