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kathymcmo's picture

The new issue is posted and it's got a "build your own" vegetable soup feature, which I'm going to try today to make a creamy carrot soup.


Looks like they made some changes to the magazine's format, and as I recall website changes are coming too.


Wonder which one of you will be the first to get this one in the mail? (I know it won't be me!)

Sheri's picture

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I saw it as I logged on tonight! I'm looking forward to the roast pork. Also I noticed Quick & Delicious (by far my favorite section of every issues) is now called Make it Tonight.

kathymcmo's picture

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That is my favorite section too, those are the recipes I am most likely to try.

knitpik's picture

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Thanks for the heads up. The roast pork is calling my name.
Don't get those "create your recipe" articles. If I'm creative
enough to make my own recipe then I don't need one.

kathymcmo's picture

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I'm not very creative I'm afraid and even when I can imagine what flavors go together, I need help with the proportions. We'll see how my carrot soup turns out, making it tomorrow.


Those pork recipes look very good.

helena1's picture

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Thank you for saying that :o). That's exactly how I feel. If I were a good enough cook (which I'm not), I wouldn't need the recipes I'm buying FC for! I have always admired people who throw some stuff into a pot (randomly, as it seems) and turn it into something yummy. If I do that, it tastes awful. And I mean really, really awful, without exception ;o)

knitpik's picture

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Glad to have some company. :)

KitchenWitch's picture

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Mine arrived today - haven't had a chance to peruse, but will tonite.


not sure about the new masthead on the cover.


cover photo looked nice, though.


And I'll be the lone voice to say I like the bronze appliances.
but they wouldn't work in most kitchens - mine is definitely too small and dark.


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Carole4's picture

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You're not alone. One wall in our kitchen is chocolate brown and we love it. Of course, we have 4 large windows in the kitchen and the other walls are different shades of yellow.

knitpik's picture

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Our kitchen walls are brown as well as the countertop.
Don't think I'd like brown/bronze appliances to match though.
If I had a big kitchen maybe I would.

TracyK's picture

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I will join you. I think all the naysayers have not been paying attention, LOL.


Brown has been a very popular color in home decor (particularly when paired with blue, quite striking) for quite some time, it's about time it made its way to the kitchen. Done right it could be spectacular.


(says the girl whose bedroom curtains are a delicious chocolatey brown, and whose new laptop is "espresso.")


And FWIW, I don't generally care for oak cabinets (unless painted) and I'm not a fan of stainless.


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Edited 1/5/2009 10:15 am ET by TracyK

Marcia's picture

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I think how one feels about the bronze appliances may depend on age. I looked at the kitchen picture and the appliances just screamed sixties to me.

Agree with you about the oak cabinets but I do like stainless appliances. Brown is fine in many decorating applications and I like it, too, but NOT on kitchen appliances -- I've seen too many of those and long after they were outdated. It's traumatizing. :-)

For the record, I don't object to many other colors and love Marie Louise's aubergine range.

TracyK's picture

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I have a thing about matchy-matchy (which is part of why I don't love stainless), so I didn't particularly enjoy the photos either.


But that said, I really do think it could work beautifully, if carefully applied. A nice deep chocolatey brown is a lovely color on its own merit, unlike the drab green "avocado" (which doesn't even vaguely resemble the fresh green of an avocado!) or phlegmatic "harvest gold."



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MadMom's picture

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You would hate my kitchen, then, as it has stainless appliances (no two from the same manufacturer, however) and oak cabinets.  I love brown, my study/office is decorated in brown.  I have dark brown (almost black) furniture in there, a day bed which has a tufted brown leather "mattress", and brown curtains.  I'm just of the generation which grew up with brown appliances, and I shudder when I see them!  Perhaps, as someone suggested, it's a generational thing.  Those of us who lived through the sixties (and actually remember most of it) are never going back to the brown, avocado, or gold.  You youngsters who were born after that time probably like it!



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TracyK's picture

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We had a "harvest gold" kitchen when I was a kid. It's awful. Was awful then and is worse now, LOL.


But regardless, harvest gold and avocado were the height of fashion at some point, just like stainless is today, so someone must have found them both attractive or they wouldn't have been in thousands of kitchens. You think today's kids won't look back on the stainless steel kitchens they grew up with and shudder just the same way? :-)


And I've seen pictures of your kitchen, it's lovely. I don't have a universal dislike for either stainless or oak, it's just that generally I don't tend to care for them (the oak is usually too light for my taste, I'm a dark wood kind of girl).


That said, when I'm looking at houses, I like to come across an oak kitchen. It usually means that the kitchen was redone sometime in the 80s or early 90s, so most of the heavy work will have already been done and most all I'd need to do is cosmetic-ish stuff. :-)


Plus I still like the look of white cabinets with dark countertops. A lot of kitchens are too dark for my taste these days, it can work well in large kitchens but in smaller spaces it feels overpowering.



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FL.Cook's picture

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Not necessarily true.  I'm in your age bracket, but I like them.  Actually shades of avocado and gold have come back very big in fabric and wall colors lately, and again I like them.  If we all  liked the same thing it would be a pretty dull world.  I would love the bronze appliances, I would also love a big kitchen with a huge center island.  Sad to say, not to be!!! Small kitchen here in FL, and old kitchen back in MI, with no intention of ever remodeling ( will sell first, and some nice young couple will have a wonderful time doing it .)

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Jean's picture

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Butbutbut the 60's were great! I was a SAHM with 3 pre-schoolers!


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Marcia's picture

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I was a child and then a teen, but those coppertone appliances followed me around to our first townhouse and then our second house. It was too much.

Your idea of great and mine are very different -- staying at home with three pre-schoolers does not bring tears of joy to my eyes. You were serious, weren't you? LOL

Jean's picture

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LOL.  I did actually love it, even though they did drive me nuts. Nobody warned me that close siblings bickered constantly.  (the little germs) But they were adorable.


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Marcia's picture

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To each her own. :)

Carole4's picture

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Our window trim in the kitchen is blue and one chocolate brown wall goes around to the hallway. The window trim is also blue. When we decided on the chocolate brown, I was not sure, but it sure works.

Marie Louise's picture

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With apologies to anyone who does not subscribe to the website...

OMG, the latest trend is BROWN APPLIANCES??? Look at this: http://www.taunton.com/finecooking/articles/kitchen-design-bronze-new-stainless.aspx?ac=fp

When Harvest Gold and Avocado come back, please just take me out back and shoot me. Really. The seventies were a particularly ugly decade in design.

kathymcmo's picture

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I agree completely. Fool me once, shame on me ...


My Mom was really into Harvest Gold. Ugh.

Heather's picture

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We had brown appliances in a particularly dreary apartment in 1969. I'm not going back there!

ashleyd's picture

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Tell me they're joking, right? Brown is the colour of...well never mind, suffice it to say that brown is very rarely a good colour in a kitchen unless it's a natural wood.


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assibams's picture

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Brown appliances will never enter this kitchen - not in my lifetime!


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Marie Louise's picture

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It is now called "Bronze." There are nice faucets that color, so I can see the temptation on the part of kitchen designers.

My parents had a brown Chambers oven & cooktop in the 1960s. It went well w/ the pine cabinets and hammered copper hardware. That's exactly what I see when I look at those pictures: California ranch, circa 1963.

It's going to take more than a new name to ever convince me it is a good idea.

SallyBR1's picture

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Never in my lifetime either.

actually, I never understood the usps advertisement: What can brown do for you?

for me, nothing. Just stay away, will you? :-)

Marcia's picture

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DH and I saw a so-called bronze refrigerator when we were out a while back, and as I pointed it out to him, I said that it was nothing but seventies coppertone, reincarnated. It did not make me happy, and I can only hope that this doesn't catch on. Do you think it might? It's just beyond me.

Marie Louise's picture

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Not with anyone older than 25.

Marcia's picture

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I surely hope you're right. My mother had a GE stove from the sixties, I believe, which was coppertone. It was a fine stove with a self-cleaning oven, and it would NOT die.