CtBF – Salmon burgers, and catching WAY up!

I've looked at this blog, and see posts from fellow bloggers, and it shows me just how far behind I've gotten. It's been a whirlwind of a few years, with little time for anything beyond the absolutely necessary. With what little time was available, making choices about exactly what to do left me leaving things … Continue reading CtBF – Salmon burgers, and catching WAY up!

Chicken Bánh Mì

Bánh Mì sandwiches have been an obsession of mine for a while. I could get them at the airport sometimes when I traveled, and while I even have a cookbook dedicated to them stashed away somewhere, I hadn't really made them often because the very traditional fillings for these quintessential Vietnamese sandwiches didn't really appeal … Continue reading Chicken Bánh Mì

CtBF-Potato Chowder

This is a great, simple recipe. Yummy potato soup is always a good option. Dorie offers lots of options, plenty to try in different seasons. For this version, I stuck with the classic, and opted to purée though the other chunkier versions sound fabulous. In a nod to my niece who lives in Baltimore, I … Continue reading CtBF-Potato Chowder

CtBF -Bûche de Noel

I have always wanted to make one of these! Of course, making one for Christmas itself would be good. We'll see how we like this version. There are plenty around, I'd always assumed that I'd make Julia Child's recipe, but then... here it was in My Paris Kitchen. This version is almost like a soft … Continue reading CtBF -Bûche de Noel

CtBF – Brussels Sprouts and “the best day ever”

In a long lifetime of days, it might be a bit much to say literally "the best day ever", but easily this counts as a really great day. I've been blogging along with a group of now friends for 8 years - the original group formed was French Fridays with Dorie, and we cooked through … Continue reading CtBF – Brussels Sprouts and “the best day ever”

CtBF – My Newest Gougères

This is an exciting Friday for all "Doristas", as we are starting another chapter in our effort to cook and learn with our oftentimes muse, Dorie Greenspan. Her latest cookbook Everyday Dorie, may be one of her best, certainly incredibly accessible, and if the reactions I've seen are typical, this will be not only a … Continue reading CtBF – My Newest Gougères

Mardi’s no-knead french loaf

My blogging friend Mardi Michels recently published a cookbook! in the french kitchen with kids. Its filled with a wide range of recipes that look amazing. And I'm sure they are, since Mardi is both an accomplished cook, and we've been reading about her cooking classes with kids and have seen the results. Growing up, … Continue reading Mardi’s no-knead french loaf