I ve been in one of those moods lately where I have no dang clue what to cook You have to feed the men people in my House Though So I Ve though so I ve looking for new ideas Then I decided to stop just hoarding the cookbooks I own and actually use some of them This week it was The Barefoot Contessa Did you uys know that this chick could cook so well I thought she just did fancy smancy dinner parties and swooned over Jeffery all the timeFirst up for us was her Easy Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese All I can say isOH MY FREAKING GAWDS This was some ood stuff I m not even crazy about tomato soup I would post a pic of the finished meal that I did but we ate it All of it The husband
And I Stood OverI stood over pot and took a spoon and scraped ever last dribble of it up I probably should tell you that I never really follow a recipe exactly and I added cheddar cheese slices instead of Gruyere cheese in the rilled cheese I do what I wantNext up Jambalaya See those food spills all over I m messy This was really beyond Mythological Beasts Turned Me Gay: Three Book Collection: (Mythology Erotica) good too I had used Justin Wilson s Jambalaya recipe for years and thought it was pretty decent until I had this My tongue did the happy dance Here is my finished version of this Wondering what I changed in this one The wine Some heifer drank all the wine before making this because a friend bought me the best wineglass ever You know you have to make sure theselasses don t leak or nuthinAnd last for the week We probably are This All Encompassing Trip: Chasing Pearl Jam Around The World going to try a few others out of this book next week because dang theyoodWas the meatloaf The one recipe that I follow all the dang rules too and I still jack up the
"GARLIC SAUCE SOMEHOW IT STILL TASTED BETTER THAN ANYTHING "sauce somehow It still tasted better than anything usually make so I m still calling it a win I will say that Jeffery better be looking out because the boy child is pretty enad of these recipes and he might be onna try and take your woman Flipped through this and loved it I ll reserve the last star until I make the recipes I love watching Ina Garten s show and I will certainly cook some of these recipes I hated to bring this back to the library The Carrot Cake with Ginger Mascarpone Frosting was possibly the best carrot cake I have ever eaten On a healthier note the Winter Minestrone is delicious So many recipes look so ood that I might have to buy this book Love Ina Garten I ve mad. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERMillions of people love Ina Garten because she writes recipes that make home cooks look reat; family and friends shower them with praise and yet the dishes couldn’t be simpler to prepare using ingredients found in any rocery store In Barefoot Contessa Foolproof the Food Network star takes easy a step further sharing her secrets for pulling off deeply satisfying meals that have that “wow” factor we all craveStart with delicious Dukes Cosmopolitans made with freshly sueezed lemon juice plus Jalapeño Cheddar Crackers that everyone will devour Straw and Hay with GorgonzolaI could o on and on everything i ve tried has been on Everything I ve tried has been not just oodVegetables Sides are always difficult at least for me She has The Complete Idiot's Guide to Detoxing Your Body given us so many interesting choices here that I feel I can serve up sparkling menus time after time A few faves Crispy Roasted Kale so simple and I also serve this as hors d oeuvres crispy English Potatoes brown Rice and Wheatberries and Balsamic Toasted Brussels SproutsDesserts are usually a puzzlement for me We re not big on desserts and I look for very light small simple things But her Orange French Lace Cookies and the traditonal Prunes in Armagnac fill the bill nicelyThen come sections on Foolproof Table Settings she does this so well and Foolproof Menus perhaps my favorite part of the book The menus dishes either link to recipes in this book or refer to which of her other books contains them Very usefulFinally Sourcesbecause sheives us her favorite brand name ingredients it s nice to know where to Silver in the Wood get themOnce again Ina Garten dare I call her today s Perlel Mesta hasiven us a complete book on a culinaryentertaining focus This book will serve anyone barest beginner no cookbook should be without intructions for making chicken stock and this one has it to the most accomplished home cook An excellent beautiful cookbook very well written with personal stories and easy to follow directions I have added this to my to buy list definitely want this on my regular rotation Beautifully done book with lots of ood recipes I haven t tried any of them yet though What can one say This is a truly superb cookbook and lavishly illustrated too Great recipes and many of them work on the hour time frame prep and cooking This is a keeper to be sure Well this was interesting I read all of the non recipe bits and skimmed some of the recipes I started etting uibblish when one of Garten s first comment was that no one always has a fully stocked pantry so she was sure to use items that could easily be found at the rocery store Then I came across a recipe that used Israeli couscous And another that
CALLED FOR DEMERARA SUGAR SORRY I COOK UITE Afor demerara sugar Sorry I cook uite a and haven t ever encountered either of those two ingredientsThe pictures were nice and some of the recipes sounded uite ood Guess my idea of foolproof isn t fit for the Hampton. Inating everything so it all The Second Cure gets to the table at the same time In Barefoot Contessa Foolproof Ina shows you how to make aame plan so everything is served hot while you keep your cool There are notes throughout detailing where a recipe can Essential Andhra Cookbook: With Hyderabadi and Telengana Specialities go wrong to keep you on track plus tips for making recipes in advance It’s as though Ina is there in the kitchen with youuiding you every step of the wayWith 150 orgeous color photographs and Ina’s invaluable tips Barefoot Contessa Foolproof is a stunning yet infinitely practical cookbook that home cooks will turn to again and again?. ,
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E several recipes from this book and they ve all turned out wonderful with rave reviews Another wonderful cookbook from Ina Garten There are some reat recipes in this book and lots of tips on entertaining I continue to enjoy how she makes everything seem effortless and doable and I know that her recipes will work every time I really like that she had menu ideas at the back of the book ways to put the included dishes together to make a full meal for a dinner party She is uickly becoming my o to chef for r Once again Ina has come out with a not to be missed cookbook The recipes indeed FoolproofFoolproof Means So Manythings To means so manythings to Clearly it that the recipe works that oes without saying But there s to it than that It s a dish that s deeply satisfying to eat it s a company friendly meal that can ne made in advance to reduce your stress and it s an putrageously delicious dessert that s so easy to make that it becomes part of your regular repertoire I want these all to be the recipes that you love so much that you make them
Over And Over Again Becauseand over again because s when a recipe becomes truly foolproof when you feel that you can almost make it with your eyes closed EDIT to be sure this paragraph is recognized as a uote from the bookShe begins with some World War Z. La guerra mondiale degli zombi general cooking tips and then moves into cocktails Don t miss the Caramelized Bacon nor the Parmesan Crisps we ve probably all made them but sheives em a new to me twistIn the section on Starters her Gazpacho with Goat Cheese Croutons is a winner using canned Marzano tomatoes I ve always loved mussels made the traditional French way We have them at least once a month I was dubious about her Mussels with Saffron Mayonnaise but decided to try it but making my own mayonnaise Delightful It will be hard to decide which method to use in the future The Marinated Artichoke Hearts Artichaut Barigoule are fabulous She adds sun dried tomatoes carrots olives and For Lunch there s nothing that can touch the Lobster and Potato Salad Ina says The name Barefoot Contessa is about the juxtaposition of elegant and earthy Perfect We also enjoyed the Balsamic Roasted Beet Salad and the recipe for easy Hollandaise is in fact easy and will actually hold for a whileSo many ood choices for Dinner Mustard Marinated Flank Steak Amelia s Jambalaya. Unches include Hot Smoked Salmon Lobster Potato Salad and Easy Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons all featuring old fashioned flavors with the volume turned up Elegant Slow Roasted Filet of Beef with Basil Parmesan Mayonnaise and show stopping Seared Scallops Potato Celery Root Purée are just two of the many fabulous dinner recipes And your uests will always remember the desserts from Sticky Toffee Date Cake with Bourbon Glaze to Salted Caramel BrowniesFor Ina “foolproof” means than just making one dish successfully; it’s also about planning a menu including coord.