The Best of Fine Cooking: Big Buy

The Best of Fine Cooking

The Best of Fine Cooking

When preparing for my trip to California, I decided to pick up some magazines to read on the plane. So . . . while at Costco I picked up a copy of The Best of Fine Cooking: Big Buy issue. (You get 30% off there) It is a gold mine of great recipes using the foods that are commonly bought at Costco and Sam’s. The magazine is divided into sections highlighting items that are bought in quantity. Featured are bread, canned tomatoes, walnuts, green beans, avocados, peaches, pears, grana padano, strip steak, boneless leg of lamb, sausage, and salmon. There are 75 recipes included in the issue and most look wonderful!!

Also included are suggested menus using the various recipes and a plan for catering your own “really big party” using the provided recipes. The party plan includes a timeline for making each dish which is very helpful if you are a novice cook. There is also a guide for freezing foods and a list of foods to have on hand in order to make improvised soup. With cooler temps and winter approaching I thought this was particularly helpful.

Last week I made the Lemon Chicken Soup with Spinach and Dill which was fabulous and I plan to make marinara for freezing from a #10 can of San Marzano tomatoes this weekend. I anticipate sharing some great recipes from this resource so stay tuned!! This magazine should be on display until November 30, 2009.

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