Monday, January 2, 2012

Old kitchen resources, and new finds

Over the holidays, I've used some old resources and found a couple new ones, so I thought I'd share them here! 
1.  Microwave potato chips! These are wonderfully crunchy and quick.  All I have in the house is Yukon Gold potatos, so I used those.  I used my cheese slicer to get uniform thickness on the slices, but it might be just a bit too thick.  Very little salt required, and it takes 3 minutes 35 seconds in my Gold Star cheap microwave.  I foresee many batches.  Be very sure you use parchment paper!
2. Italian Slow Cooker cookbook  I've got this on my Kindle Fire (which is great for cookbooks!).  Made a great Beef in Barolo, so good the first time, and the leftovers were also wonderful. 
3.  Italian Classics I've had the paper version of this book for years, and it is my go-to cookbook for authentic, Italian-pleasing recipes.  I made the Bolonese Sauce again...  I always use the pork country-style ribs instead of the beef. 
4. Before this holiday season I never spent much time on this site.  But wow, what a resource!  I especially love the Ingredient Search, which comes in handy when I have run out of eggs,  or milk, or want to finish up that last little dab of gorgonzola.

I hope that you all had a wonderful time with your family and friends. We had a fun cruise with my brother and his family (review here ) and a nice quiet time over Christmas and New Years at home.


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