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December Cookbook of the Month 2011: The 150 Best American Recipes by Fran McCullough & Molly Stevens

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Welcome to our December 2011 Cookbook of the Month, THE 150 BEST AMERICAN RECIPES by Fran McCullough and Molly Stevens.

Just been lurking up until now? We’d love to have you join us. This link explains how it all works: http://www.chow.com/cookbook_of_the_m...

This thread will be used for general discussion, menu planning, linking to recipes from the book available elsewhere on the web, and for discussing the book and information on ingredients, sources, etc. You’ll also find lots of recipe links in the announcement post: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/817789

The threads linked below will be used to discuss recipes in the chapters listed directly before each link.

150 BEST AMERICAN RECIPES: Starters http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/820692

150 BEST AMERICAN RECIPES: Soups and Salads http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/820693

150 BEST AMERICAN RECIPES: Main Dishes http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/820694

150 BEST AMERICAN RECIPES: Sides Dishes http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/820695

150 BEST AMERICAN RECIPES: Breakfast and Brunch http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/820696

150 BEST AMERICAN RECIPES: Breads http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/820697

150 BEST AMERICAN RECIPES: Desserts http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/820698

The Chowhound Team has asked me to remind you that verbatim copying of recipes to the boards is a violation of the copyright of the original author. Posts with copied recipes will be removed.

Now, lets have some fun!

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  1. Great job, LM! Hoping to participate as this is one of my favorites. Happy Holidays!

    1. Felice dicembre uno LLM. Up bright and early I see... Menu is all set for tonight. Just had breakfast and now I want dinner. What's a COTMer to do?

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      1. re: Gio

        Mangia!

      2. Looks great LLM, thank you.

        1. In case people want quick access to the recipe links in the previous thread, these will take you there.

          Starters: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8177...

          Soups: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8177...

          Salads: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8177...

          Main Dishes: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8177...

          Side Dishes: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8177...

          Breakfast and Brunch: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8177...

          Breads: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8177...

          Desserts: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8177...

          1. Thanks so much LM. I'm late to the party as work continues to take precedence over my love for this site these days!! ; (

            I love this book though and since most dishes I've made so far have been quick and delicious, I'm committed to cooking and posting this month.

            Tonight I've pasted links to reviews of three dishes I made pre-COTM and this weekend, I'll post my reviews of the two new dishes I've made this month...the Smoky Shrimp and Halibut Stew and the Braised Beef Short Ribs Chinese Style. FYI, both were wonderful but having just cleaned our plates after enjoying the short ribs, I have to say that dish was outstanding. Such wonderful flavours. We especially loved the anise flavour imparted by the star anise. 5 forks up on that one!!

            Looking forward to cooking along with everyone this month . . . I'm impressed by how many dishes folks have tried so far, I can't wait to sit down and read your reviews!!!

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            1. re: Breadcrumbs

              We'll appreciate even more every review of yours we read this month, knowing how under the gun you are.