Month: November 2011

Recommended Reading: Wildwood

Recommended Reading highlights articles, books, and sites that I think are worth checking out. Satisfaction is finishing a good, thick book. When I’m not reading books with the words “baby” or “management” in their titles (strangely, I have not read a book with both “baby” AND “management” in the title — yet), I like a good […]


Cook’s Illustrated challenge: Salt-Baked Potatoes

Baked on a bed of salt. “If someone told me they were a baked-potato aficionado, I’d turn tail,” I told Mark while making this recipe. “It’s like saying, ‘Hi, I’m the most boring person you’ll meet today.’” So now you know where I stand on baked potatoes. It’s not that I don’t like baked potatoes. […]

Cook’s Illustrated challenge: Recognition!

 Big-time national recognition! Woot! Guess who got a shout out from AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN? Me! Or actually, Sie macht. GO ME! Click here to read the post. Sie macht was recognized in the weekly Blogger Spotlight at America’s Test Kitchen’s The Feed. I knew Chris Kimball couldn’t stay away. To be honest, I wasn’t very […]

Cook’s Illustrated challenge: Potato Gnocchi

My favorite topping for gnocchi — freshly grated Parm. I don’t have too many notes to share on CI’s gnocchi recipe, which I think means it was successful. Technique: The potatoes for this recipe are pressed through a ricer. This makes the dumplings extra light and fluffy. Gnocchi win! I will, however, confess to liking […]

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