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The winner of the December 2011 Cookbook of the Month vote is The 150 Best American Recipes

The winner of the December 2011 Cookbook of the Month vote is THE 150 BEST AMERICAN RECIPES by Fran McCullough and Molly Stevens. If you’ve been lurking, please join us, we’re a welcoming bunch. If you're new to Cookbook of the Month, the COTM archive thread explains how it all works: http://www.chow.com/cookbook_of_the_m...

The nomination process this month was pretty much a landslide. If you’re interested in reading the nominating thread you’ll find it here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/816926

Please use this thread to discuss techniques, ingredients, meal planning, along with interesting tidbits about these books and recipes.

If you discover any online sources for recipes from these books, please feel free to post them.
On December 1 I will post the official threads for reporting.

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  1. A real cliff hanger this month, eh LLM... Here's the recipe for...

    Brown Butter Dream Cookies

    http://www.katyandchristine.com/2009/...

    Amazing Overnight Waffles

    http://www.culinate.com/books/collect...

    Braised Beef Short Ribs, Chinese-Style

    http://www.culinate.com/books/collect...

    Steak with Cilantro Relish
    http://love2cooksweets.blogspot.com/2...

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    1. re: Gio

      Gio, you and Caitlin are amazing, and thanks so much for the help and the links. Tomorrow I'll try (have to go visit Lulu's school, so time will be short) to note some of my favorites from those I've made in from the book. Very excited about this one.

      1. Yes! Perfect book for December.

        1. As I mentioned in the nomination thread, I have online links to 134 of the recipes. I had thought to post them to the appropriate threads when LulusMom puts them up, but if people would like to see them beforehand to get in planning mode, I should post them here, eh? I'll do it broken down by chapters.

          BTW, I didn't include include links where I could only find ones that changed the recipe.

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          1. re: Caitlin McGrath

            I totaly forgot you had that list, Caitlin. Shall I delete my post so everythimg will be in one place?

            1. re: Gio

              Doesn't seem necessary, Gio. I see one of your links (the Steak with Cilantro Relish) will be a good alternate for those who can't access Google Books. I did try to find some alternate links for folks outside the US, but don't really have more time to devote to the project.

              ETA, I've tried everything to get those Google Books links not to break. Don't know what's going on, but if you can access that service, if you go to the main page for the book and type in the recipe name, you should get a clickable link. A few of the GB links are to the books where the recipes originated. At any rate, my apologies for the messy posts below.

          2. STARTERS

            Charred Tomatillo Guacamole with Seeded Tortilla Triangles
            http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...
            http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

            Sweet and Spicy Pecans
            http://books.google.com/booksid=AnrlI...
            or
            http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html...

            Cheddar Walnut Crisps
            http://books.google.com/booksd=AnrlIP...
            or
            http://wegottaeat.com/karden/recipes/...

            Phyllo Cheese Straws
            http://books.google.com/booksid=AnrlI...
            or
            http://www.jsonline.com/features/food...

            Pancetta Crisps with Goat Cheese and Pear
            http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

            Salsa-Baked Goat Cheese
            http://books.google.com/books?id=Anrl...
            or
            http://suzysaid.com/index.phppage=sto...

            Parsi Deviled Eggs
            http://books.google.com/books?id=Anrl...
            or
            http://www.copykatchat.com/appetizers...

            Vodka-Spiked Cherry Tomatoes with Pepper Salt
            http://books.google.com/books?id=Anrl...
            or
            http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

            Crimped Shrimp
            http://books.google.com/books?id=Anrl...

            Smoked Salmon Rolls with Arugula, Mascarpone, Chives, and Capers
            http://books.google.com/books?id=Anrl...
            or
            http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html...

            Roasted Asparagus with Panko Bread Crumbs
            http://books.google.com/books?id=Anrl...

            Mini Frittatas with Wild Mushrooms
            http://books.google.com/books?id=Anrl...
            BsgL439jhBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CD0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=mini%20frittatas%20150%20best%20american%20recipes&f=false

            Manly Meatballs
            http://books.google.com/books?id=Anrl...
            or
            http://www.thefoodmaven.com/radioreci...

            Savory Fig Tart
            http://books.google.com/books?id=Anrl...

            1. SOUPS

              Pea Soup with Crispy Pancetta, Bread, and Sour Cream
              http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/...

              Carrot Ginger Soup with Lime Creme Fraiche
              http://books.google.com/books?
              id=AnrlIPJJi9kC&pg=PA34&dq=carrot+ginger+soup+150+best+american+recipes&hl=en&ei=NDObTojuBNPKsQLS14WnBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CEUQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=carrot%20ginger%20soup%20150%20best%20american%20recipes&f=false

              Yellow Pepper and Pine Nut Soup
              http://heartoftheartichoke.wordpress....

              Fresh Corn Soup
              http://www.thestar.com/living/food/ar...

              Italian Pumpkin Soup
              http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/...

              Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Bacon
              http://quitelucid.blogspot.com/2010/1...

              Garlic Soup with Ham and Sage Butter
              http://randomvibrations.blogspot.com/...

              Senegalese Peanut Soup
              http://www.truestar.com/encyclopedia/...

              Crab Soup with Sweet Spices and Ginger Juice
              http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/co...

              Tortilla Soup with Chicken and Avocado
              http://books.google.com/books?
              id=AnrlIPJJi9kC&pg=PA48&dq=tortilla+soup+150+best+american+recipes&hl=en&ei=4TabTvjDB-aosQKB6-nhBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CEMQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=tortilla%20soup%20150%20best%20american%20recipes&f=false

              Roasted Mushroom-Leek Soup with Crispy Pancetta
              http://books.google.com/books?id=Anrl...
              leek+soup+150+best+american+recipes&hl=en&ei=LDebTrSGJ8HKsQLg7sjdBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CEsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=roasted%20mushroom-leek%20soup%20150%20best%20american%20recipes&f=false

              The Lentil Soup
              http://books.google.com/books?
              id=AnrlIPJJi9kC&pg=PA54&dq=the+lentil+soup+150+best+american+recipes&hl=en&ei=qTebToX3E6H-sQK25aCpBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CEkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=the%20lentil%20soup%20150%20best%20american%20recipes&f=false

              Malaysian Noodle Soup
              http://books.google.com/books?
              id=AnrlIPJJi9kC&pg=PA57&dq=malaysian+noodle+soup+150+best+american+recipes&hl=en&ei=ODibTsf1BonhsQKI_djqBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CEkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

              Smoky Shrimp and Halibut Stew
              http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

              Wild Rice and Turkey Soup
              http://books.google.com/books?
              id=AnrlIPJJi9kC&pg=PA62&dq=wild+rice+150+best+american+recipes&hl=en&ei=5zibTu-
              uJ4vLsQKz18DjBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CEcQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=wild%20rice%20150%20best%20american%20recipes&f=false