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French Fridays with Dorie: Sweet and spicy cocktail nuts

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe is a winner for all those holiday parties I am sure you have coming up – something to serve with cocktails that’s great to have on hand for those unexpected visitors. Dorie’s recipe for sweet and spicy cocktail nuts (p 18) explains how nuts are the most popular […]

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Daring Bakers November: Crostata

The 2010 November Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Simona of briciole. She chose to challenge Daring Bakers to make pasta frolla for a crostata. She used her own experience as a source, as well as information from Pellegrino Artusi’s Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well. Ahem. I have a confession […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Caramel-topped semolina cake

It’s funny – when I lived in France, I missed the most inane things. Amongst which were cake mixes. Now before you get on my back about “real food”, I have two caveats to offer: 1. I was very young. 2. I lived in a teeny tiny chambre de bonne (basically a glorified cupboard on […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Roast chicken for les paresseux

I was excited to see Dorie’s Roast Chicken for les paresseux (for lazy people!) (pp200-201) on the list for this month’s French Fridays with Dorie recipes.  In our house, Neil is the master chicken roaster – we roast a chicken at least once a month – but he never really seems to follow a recipe. […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Potato Gratin

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie entry is another example of why I love Dorie’s recipes.  For November, we were give four recipes to work on but were allowed to chose what we posted when so for me, it’s been a matter of figuring out what will work with our crazy busy schedule.  Last weekend, […]

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