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Around my French Table croquants on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Croquants

Sniff, sniff – it’s one of our last sweet recipes for French Fridays with Dorie. This week’s croquants (p 410) reminded me of some of my earlier attempts at macarons With just a few ingredients – nuts, egg whites, sugar and a little bit of flour, these were a cinch to make and the mixture […]

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Dorie Greenspan Brown Butter and Vanilla Bean Weekend Cake from baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Brown Butter and Vanilla Bean Weekend Cake

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is all about simplicity.  This Brown Butter and Vanilla Bean Weekend Cake (p6)  is a great advertisement for simple ingredients shining. Butter, flour, vanilla bean, heavy cream, eggs and sugar. You pretty much can’t go wrong, can you? The smell of this cake was enough to permeate my what-seem-to-be […]

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Kids chopping avocado for guacamole on eatlivetravelwrite.com

#52NewFoods: Avocados

For this week’s #52NewFoods Les Petits Chefs worked with  avocados. To be honest, I thought this would be an easy sell – I mean, I guessed many of them loved guacamole so it wouldn’t be too hard to convince them to work with it. At the beginning of the session, we asked the boys who […]

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Spice crusted tuna for French Fridays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Spice Crusted Tuna

So, ok, I made some fish for French Fridays with Dorie. Again. Seems to be a theme, huh? But wait, there’s quite a bit more fish left to go in the book before we’re done in May sometime so it’s looking to be Fishy Fridays quite often until then. Never fear, there is a sweet […]

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How to Cook Everything Fast on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Cookbook Book Club: #dinnerwithBittman

For this month’s Cookbook Book Club (my once a month “cooking from the same cookbook” meal with Jan from Family Bites and Jenn from Chocolate Shavings) we used recipes from Mark Bittman.  Jan and I used recipes from his latest tome, How to Cook Everything Fast: A Better Way to Cook Great Food (HTCEF) and […]

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