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Editors' Picks — Open House Dishes

December 9, 2010 • 41 Comments

Brown Sugar Caramel Corn with Fleur de Sel  Orange Cardamom Fig Newtons

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over 3 years ago cheese1227

I can test Cranberry and Persimmon Filled Endive with Tangy Goat Cheese Dressing if it's still available.

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over 3 years ago Food52

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Great! All yours.

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over 3 years ago gingerroot

Thanks for testing my recipe, cheese1227. Hope you enjoy them.

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over 3 years ago cheese1227

I LOVE your problem solving here, gingerroot: "If you find yourself with any stubborn chunks of persimmon, simply pick these out and eat them."

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over 3 years ago lastnightsdinner

Thanks so much for the EP! It's always an honor, especially with so many great recipes being posted here every day.

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over 3 years ago lapadia

If is ok, would like to trade and take the Tortilla Soup instead; after Thanksgiving I have the broth, turkey etc., and happen to have the peppers, dried, but I can soak them to make the slurry, should be able to find a party on Sunday!! What fun...

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over 3 years ago Food52

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Yes, that's fine. That puts the Cranberry and Persimmon Filled Endive with Tangy Goat Cheese Dressing back onto the table for testing.

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over 3 years ago emmanation

I just happen to have some rosemary and thyme languishing in my fridge from Thanksgiving. AND, I just happen to know for a fact that on Sunday I'll need a break from studying for finals and I'll need some delicious bread. Sounds like the Rosemary-Thyme Yeast Wreath is perfect, I'll take it!
(I PROMISE I'll get my review in on time this time. Cross my heart.)

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over 3 years ago gingerroot

I'm late to the party but would love to test the Sweet Corn Arepa Pancakes, please. Thanks!

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over 3 years ago Food52

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Here's what's left: Sweet Corn Arepa Pancakes, Build Your Own Tortilla Soup, Rosemary-Thyme Yeast Wreath

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over 3 years ago Stacey Snacks

I will test out anything that is left over! Just let me know! They all sound wonderful!

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over 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

I would love to test the Kugelhopf, but can't do the almonds. Since it's only an external decoration, can I still test it? I understand if the answer is no.

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over 3 years ago Food52

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Fine by us, ChezSuzanne. Thanks for asking!

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over 3 years ago epickles

I would like to try the Sauerbraten Meatballs - should go over well with the Cincy crowd!

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over 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks for testing my recipe. Hope you like them.

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over 3 years ago cookinginvictoria

Pecan and goat cheese poppers, please!

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over 3 years ago LobsterBrieAvocadoBreath

I will do the potted pig and the feta cheese short breads....THANKS! Can't wait to be part of the testing team! Heaven knows I always have an opinion! Yay. Don't tell my kids about the potted pig, they will love it, if they don't read the recipe and instructions!. I have the juniper berries already. Jonathan Sawyer (here in Cleveland Greenhouse Tavern ) is gaining notoriety with hisPif Face!!! Off to the grocer and farmers market.

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over 3 years ago LobsterBrieAvocadoBreath

Pardon me...Pig Face is what Jonathan makes. Anyway...do we wait to hear from you before we get the choice?

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over 3 years ago Food52

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Welcome to the testing field! We'll put you down for the Potted Pig since fiveandspice already claimed the Feta Cheese Shortbreads (but if you make the shortbreads, please do add your comments to the recipe's comments section). And feel free to email us at [email protected] with any other questions.

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over 3 years ago cheese1227

I made the potted pig yesterday and it's extremely good, IMHO. Although my friend who grew up new Dijon is coming for lunch tommorrow to give me her opinion. I will let you know what she thinks. Oh, and I am bringing it to the DC Food52 cookie exchange for even more tasters to try!

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over 3 years ago JoanG

Is the Peppadew Dip availabe? I'd love to try it.

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over 3 years ago iuzzini

Thanks JoanG! I hope you enjoy it!!

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over 3 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

GRAVLAX!!! DIBS! (I already have it curing! :-)

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over 3 years ago Rivka

Given that my last batch of homemade gravlax was a total bust and I'm still feeling burned, I'm eagerly awaiting your review here; I need a new go-to recipe.

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over 3 years ago lapadia

Cranberry and Persimmon Filled Endive with Tangy Goat Cheese Dressing...please!
Thanks for nominating my Rosemary-Yeast Wreath, too!

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over 3 years ago MyCommunalTable

Crunchy graham toffee bars, please.

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over 3 years ago Loves Food Loves to Eat

Chorizo empanadas, por favor!

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over 3 years ago Loves Food Loves to Eat

Oh man... my page didnt refresh quick enough, and this looked open still when I wrote it...

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over 3 years ago fiveandspice

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I would love to test the feta shortbreads please. I've been dying to try a savory shortbread recipe!

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over 3 years ago NWB

I'll try the Crostini with Whipped Goat Cheese and Hot Pepper Jelly.

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over 3 years ago VanessaS

I'd love to test the chorizo empanadas, please.

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over 3 years ago Midge

I'd love to test the ranch-style pecans.