Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tell All - Thanksgiving Special

Hey All,

I want to hear what everyone has made or is making this week.

I have been considering some side dishes and desserts from the new book - maybe maple squash puree or creamed spinach OR apple brown betty or pumpkin rice pudding.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Tell All - Peach French Toast Bake

Well I am excited for this one. I have made it several times and posted about on our blog - here.

Some notes:

- I would definitely advise flavoring your egg mixture with some combo of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, etc. You may find the recipe a bit bland as written.

- I usually halve the recipe in an 8x8 pan, so I am not sure if that makes a difference or not, but I almost always have to bake mine for more like 50-60 minutes.

- I think any fresh or frozen fruit will work in this recipe, so use what you have or like.

- One yummy sound change I read on the Food Network reviews is to use cinnamon or cinnamon raisin bread.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

So Easy - On Sale

Hey All,

I just wanted to point out that Amazon is selling Ellie's new book So Easy right now for $16.17 which is 46% off. So now's a great opportunity to buy it if you haven't already.

They also have a few free recipes from the new book if you scroll down the page.

Check it all out here.

Thanks to MacDuff for letting me know about it :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New Member

Hello Again,

This week we are welcoming Margaret of Tea & Scones:


Retired and learning to bake. And finally learning to cook.


Happy to have you in the group Margaret!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Tell All - Carrot, Green Apple & Mint Salad

I will admit, this one is not thrilling me or Nick. It may be a rewind week for me.

If you've made it, let's hear how it was.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

New Members

Hi All,

This week we have two new members:

Liz from My Table, Their Table

I am a 30 something woman who over the past 5 years has really fallen in love with cooking. This is how I show love to my family and friends.


and Julie of In Good Taste

I am a cooking class teacher, focusing on healthy, tasty meals! I adore Ellie's cookbooks!


Welcome Ladies!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Craving Ellie in My Belly Thanksgiving

Hi All,

I was thinking that this year for our Thanksgiving week recipe pick we could all choose our own recipe to make and post about. This will give everyone some flexibility with the holiday and still be able to participate. I also thought it would be a fun challenge to try to incorporate your Ellie recipe pick into your Thanksgiving meal if possible. I think all of us could use a healthy option at our gluttonous TG table.

For those of you who don't live in the US or don't celebrate TG, it's free play for you too of course.

Also, let's extend the posting deadline to Friday the 27th that week so we don't have to worry about posting and blogging on TG if we don't want to.

Sound good? Good.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Tell All - Linguini with Shrimp & Vegetables

How is this going for everyone?

I have made this recipe, or something similar, many times. I usually add a few anchovies and some thyme, I may add some capers this time too.