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French Fridays with Dorie: Tourteau de chèvre

I approached this week’s French Fridays with Dorie with a little bit of trepidation.  A Tourteau de Chèvre is basically a baked cheesecake, made with goat’s cheese. No, it wasn’t the goat’s cheese part that worried me, it was the “baked cheesecake” part.  Oh, I’ve made them before – but as you can see in […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Bistrot Paul Bert pepper steak

I was so excited to see this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe -  Bistrot Paul Bert pepper steak (pp 238-239).  We don’t eat that much red meat these days, though I do love a good steak.  When we do, we buy from Rowe Farms, where we can be sure that the animals led happy […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Mustard bâtons

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe – Mustard Bâtons (p. 15) was yet another recipe I was able to make during a study break.  I took the puff pastry out of the freezer early afternoon and we were munching on these by apéritif time… Another simple, “make-aheadable” Dorie recipe, this simply involves rolling out […]

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Les Petits Chefs make pumpkin ravioli from The Whole Family Cookbook

This week, Les Petits Chefs worked on a quick and easy dinner idea from The Whole Family Cookbook that had endless flavour combination possibilities – pumpkin ravioli made in won ton wrappers.  I love the simple sophistication of this dish and so did the boys. I was excited to teach them how to make ravioli […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Vanilla éclairs on Saturday

I was SO excited to see this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe: Vanilla éclairs (p. 473). I love them but have never made them though I have had some success with the choux pastry before, making gougères and profiteroles, twice. Neil and I had people over for dinner last Friday and totally unintentionally, it […]

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