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8/12/18 4:51 P

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11/5/17 10:37 A

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I had never heard of this! Usually I get the baby kale but I guess I should try this just once.
When I used curly kale it was in a recipe that required a quick saute so I never needed to give it a massage first.
Isn't it amazing how much there is to learn ?

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10/29/17 10:57 A

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And don't forget to massage your kale for 5 minutes. emoticon


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10/20/17 2:28 P

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I finally made a recipe this week! It was farro salad and I loved it! My husband also enjoyed it so we will be making it again soon. Now the challenge is figuring out an accurate nutritional count. It never fails....if I measure an ingredient by weight, it will be in the database by volume. I made my best guess but even though I have been eating within my calorie range all week, I have yet to lose any weight so I suspect maybe my guess was a little off. At least I am eating my own cooking!

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10/17/17 10:06 A

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I have watched Canadian cooking. The best of and used some of the recipes and been very surprised at how good they are and easy. Another one that is good in the Kitchen with Stefano Faita. He shows recipes and how to change them up with ingredients you may have on hand



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10/16/17 1:46 P

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You can find America's Test Kitchen "Best of . . ." cookbooks at the library. No cost way to check out some of their recipes and see if you like them. I do like them and have made many.

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10/15/17 9:27 A

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I've watched America's Test Kitchen and enjoy learning new techniques and find their comparison sections pretty good. I cannot recall ever doing a recipe.
But for recipes, I find myself going to my old Fannie Farmer cookbook or Betty Crocker. A lot of shows simply rehash their recipes.
Alton Brown is a legit source for me. His recipes generally are do-able and tasty.
I think AllRecipes is good, but it makes revenue from ads, so it's not a great choice unless I re-write the recipe in longhand.

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10/14/17 12:05 P

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Yes, I agree. More entertaining and less accurate. Alton Brown's recipes are spot on dependable. The rest I have found spotty at best. Usually I will find a site that has the recipes reviews on it and read those. After scanning the first 5 reviews you can get a good idea about the dependability and accuracy of the recipe. If the reviewers have made a lot of changes to the original recipe - chances are that it wasn't good in the first place.

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10/14/17 10:34 A

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Since my retirement I have more time to cook real food instead of just assembling ingredients in a slow cooker. For some time I have been watching America's Test Kitchen and Cooks Country and taking copious notes because the recipes sound so delicious.
Before I waste a bunch of money and time. has anyone tried any of the recipes from these shows? If so, which ones have you tried? Were they as good as advertised?
My skepticism stems from having failed at several Martha Stewart recipes. I followed her instructions to the letter but the results were never as great as she claimed. I spent lots of time and effort producing something I would never eat again. It got me to thinking that TV cooking shows may be more about entertainment than healthy cooking. The fact that they but butter in almost everything makes me think I should look elsewhere for guidance.(Not that I don't use butter but do I need to use it on steak?)


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