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carol1945's picture

December/January Issue (post #71580)

I am trying to cook all of the recipes in the current issue.  Any comments on any of the recipes in the December/January issue?  I already did the German chocolate cake, which was absolutely incredible, and the lasagne.  Also out of this world.  And I did the soup, too!!!  I am very excited about Fine Cooking. I subscribed for years, but would only make one or two things. Now I am retired, and I have more time.

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Cook the issue (post #71580, reply #1 of 6)

Hi Carol1945, that is great-- I agree about the lasagne, which version did you make?  We made the gingerbread cookies, which were excellent-- usually I find molasses doughs really sticky, but this one was quite manageable.  I am excited about the salads and the sweet potato recipes too!

I look forward to hearing more about what you make from this issue-- are you doing the make-ahead Christmas dinner?

Cheers, Jen

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salad (post #71580, reply #2 of 6)

The salads in this issue look really great to me, so I made the Radicchio and cauliflower salad with breadcrumbs for New Years Eve.

 http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/radicchio-cauliflower-salad-toasted-breadcrumbs.aspx

My market didn't have radicchio, so I used escarole-- the salad was very tasty-- I love cauliflower and especially enjoyed the breadcrumbs.  The dressing was a bit harsh-- I forgot to let it sit for the suggested 10 minutes.  Also, I think it would have benefitted from an anchovy!

Cheers, Jen

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lasagna (post #71580, reply #3 of 6)

I received the Feb/Mar 2012 issue today and there was a reader letter raving about the lasagna.  I searched everywhere for my Dec. issue and couldn't find it.  I was so disappointed.  I usually save them but I donated some magazines to the hospital and I'm afraid it may have been included.   I was inspired by your comment and the reader letter and so wanted to try it.

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lasagne (post #71580, reply #4 of 6)

Hi slwatson,

Too bad, I hate to lose a magazine!  Do you have access to the website?  

 http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/four-cheese-tomato-lasagne.aspx

Do make the lasagne, it is yummy!

Cheers, Jen

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Lasagne in December issue (post #71580, reply #5 of 6)

Someone in the February issue commented on how that lasagne recipe has ruined her for regular lasagne evermore!!! Well, I feel the same way; once you taste lasagne made with those homemade noodles, well, the difference is so marked-- you may as well eat a hot dog for dinner,

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Plum-glazed duck (post #71580, reply #6 of 6)

I made the duck recipe for dinner and it was excellent-- so easy to cook, and the sweet/salty/fragrant glaze was just right with the rich duck.  Kid and husband were both nuts about this one!

 http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/plum-glazed-duck-breasts.aspx

Jen

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