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Old 05-07-2006, 09:45 PM   #11
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Isn't it amazing htc...how sometimes after cooking from a book...you realize you already have something similar that you like better? I think this would be fun though....I always wanted to do something like this...just never did. Good luck! Hope you find some winners!

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Old 05-08-2006, 08:19 AM   #12
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I admire you. Every year I swear I'm going to make a monthly dish from my cookbook collection. Every year I don't do it. To actually work through one cookbook, recipe for recipe, is un-imaginable. I tend to pull out 2-5 recipes for a dish I want to try (among my multitude of cookbooks, Gourmet and Saveur magazines), then make my own. But I'm getting into a rut; partially because I don't have a lot of freinds with adventurous tastes and hearty appetites here.

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Old 05-08-2006, 09:44 PM   #13
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I'm lucky that I have a friend who is always willing to try my cooking. I have already given her some of my dishes and the stuff that doesn't turn out very good, like the apple sauce, I can find a way to use it.

I find that I have to force myself not to modify the recipe too much. A lot of my cooking is on the fly and so as I'm doing this little experiment I deviate a little, but not too much. I just hope I don't get too tired of doing this. I've been going to a lot of potlucks lately, so that helps me try new recipes.

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