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I always look forward to my new issue but I have to say that to me the true test of a good magazine is having recipes that I remember without browsing, without searching, without prompting...but I find myself at the market or grocery store, see an ingredient and immediately a Fine Cooking recipe comes to mind.  Particularly when I am in a pinch or feeling stuck. I just want to say kuddos and keep up the good work! I can always count on many recipes from FC that I know I will continue to make for years to come.

Pielove's picture

forever recipes (post #71699, reply #1 of 9)

What a great post! I was thinking the same thing-- there are certain FC recipes I return to again and again. The one I make the most is Evan Klieman's food processor pizza dough. There is also that beet salad with goat cheese and toasted nuts-- best  beets ever!

kg, what are your "forever recipes"?

Cheers, Jen

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great minds! (post #71699, reply #2 of 9)

OMG Pie! The reason I thought of that post was because while at the market I saw golden beets and thus decided to make the recipe!! That one is one of my absolute favourites.

I also love the peanut butter chocolate squares

The penne, ricotta and arugula recipe is great for a quick meal. I have often made it without the basil and even though I do miss it it is still a lovely meal.

There are sooo many...look at them all!

Lemony chicken meatballs

Zucchini and Yellow squash ribbon salad

This onion dip is my favourite

I have made the sesame noodles more times than I can count and it is often a request from friends

There lemon bars make my list every Christmas

This Terrine is fabulous for entertaining

Another quick meal/lunch/snack

and this leek and potato soup is my go to...


I am sure there are more but right now all those came to mind! What an amazing thing, isn't it? that the recipes are that good that they pop into your head like that, the true test of a good recipe.

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more recipes (post #71699, reply #5 of 9)

Hey kg!

I love that list-- I'm going to have to try some of those! That chickpea salad sounds good and I just got parsley and carrots in the CSA box. We love the zucchini ribbon salad too-- I'm going to complain to my CSA that they didn't send enough zucchini this year!

In honor of fall and flu season, I just returned to another one of my FC "forever" recipes, kimchi! I would also add the make-your-own Thai curry recipe. We just had better-than-takeout Panang curry last night.


Cheers, Jen

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Less complex (post #71699, reply #7 of 9)

Yeah, I have to say that I haven't always made the ones that require more time, skill or dedication...such at the Kim Chi or the bacon, even the feta was very tempting a number of years ago but I never did make it.

Something I haven't made again but will forever live in my memory and taste buds is that pumkin cake...wasn't that just absolutely delicious and gorgeous too!

Based on my gardener friends it was a terrible year for zucchini. Aparently our crop of pears has been badly hit too so it is doubtful that we'll see many of those and the prices will likely be very high. I was at the farmers market at 8:30am (opens at 7am) and all the Bosc pears were already gone!!!

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pumpkin cake (post #71699, reply #9 of 9)

Yeah, I skipped a few of the more difficult ones too-- like tortellini! Oh yeah, that pumpkin cake! I never would have made it, except for the Challenge-- and my friends all thought I was nuts because we had to photograph the cake before anyone was allowed to eat it! Ha! But what a cake!!

Cheers, Jen

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Forever recipes (post #71699, reply #6 of 9)

The FC keeper list is long and at the moment Kim Chee comes to mind.  I have to get back to some serious cooking this fall.  I've been having way to much fun and look forward to settling in with fine winter dinners, but for now the weather is absolutely wonderful so we are at the grill again, I prep and DH grills.  Tonight a veggie gratin and pork tenderloin.  I'll have to show off the pumpkin and asparagus lasagna that we had for a dinner party last night and one that I would seriously consider making for a Thanksgiving dinner.  I have it saved in documents, but can't seem to get it posted, but I'll try again later. 

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Sounds wonderful! (post #71699, reply #8 of 9)

That lasagna sounds wonderful! Yes do post if you can.

We woke up to 5 degree weather this morning so no more grilling for this girl until the weather gets back to seasonal temperatures!

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Thank you so much! (post #71699, reply #3 of 9)

Thank you so much, kitchengoddess,

You just made the entire staff's day over here!

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:) (post #71699, reply #4 of 9)

I'm glad, they deserve the kuddos!