Jacques Pépin's Quick and Simple cover

Book Review: Jacques Pépin’s Quick & Simple

This book, Jacques Pépin’s latest, comes at a perfect time for everyone as we find ourselves cooking more at home than ever before. After 8 months, many people are “cooked out” and tapped out for ideas of what to make fore dinner every single day. It’s tough, for sure to keep that motivation going but […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Acorn Squash, roasted on a baking tray

Cook the Book Fridays: Roasted Acorn Squash Wedges from Everyday Dorie

This week’s recipe for Cook the Book Fridays comes from Dorie Greenspan’s latest cookbook, Everyday Dorie. Dorie describes it as: “wedges of roasted squash, its dense, naturally sweet flesh herb-accented from the za’atar and slightly tart from the molasses. And the skin—my favorite part—had spots of tasty char and, where the oil mixture had puddled, […]

Read full story Comments { 5 }
Tiny version of Dorie Greenspan's Carrement Chocolate Cake on a white plate

Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Carrément Chocolat, The Fancy Cake (aka, our LAST recipe!)

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi  is our FINAL RECIPE from the book! That’s right – after 6 years of posting 2 x recipes a month from this book, we’ve reached the end! This will be the third book I have cooked/ baked my way through (first was Dorie’s Around my […]

Read full story Comments { 9 }
Mini chocolate tarts on a white plate

Tartelettes au chocolat

Happy Monday! I’m here with a recipe that I think everyone needs to know how to make. Chocolate. Tartlets. Right? These are a riff on my very popular jam tartlets from my book and inspired (as are the jam tartlets) by a certain packaged snack that you can buy in France! I’ve been experimenting with […]

Read full story Comments { 1 }
Collection of Dorie Greenspan pain de gênes buttons on a black background

Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Pain de Gênes Buttons

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies was pain de gênes – “soft, chewy cookies with a texture that’s a cross between a sponge and a pound cake.” (Sorry, Dorie, I gotta disagree here – these most definitely fall into the “cake” category, there is nothing cookie-like about them!). Dorie says the recipe […]

Read full story Comments { 4 }
Overhead shot of Lemony green beans with crispy breadcrumbs and parmesan in an enamel dish

Lemony green beans with crispy breadcrumbs and parmesan

I’ve been enjoying a version of this dish for years at a local restaurant – so convenient that I’ve never thought to make my own. It’s simple enough – green beans with a crunch from some breadcrumbs and some salt from grated Parmesan. I’ve added some lemon zest for brightness here although I don’t think […]

Read full story Comments { 1 }