CtBF Paris Paris

There are a few pastries with the name Paris...something. This time, these are supposed to be eclair shaped choux pastries with hazelnut praline pastry cream. Oh, and a little chocolate glaze. This is really 4 different (relatively simple) recipes combined to create something more than the sum of their parts. So. Hazelnuts. They are not … Continue reading CtBF Paris Paris

CtBF – buttermilk ice cream

This is some of the best ice cream I've made. Yes, I just said that. I decided to get a new ice cream maker because a) it was on sale, b) it's hot in Arizona so ice cream is good, and c) because everyone, but especially my mom, loves ice cream. I've made quite a … Continue reading CtBF – buttermilk ice cream

ffwd – salmon tartar and waffles & cream

I'm combining a couple of recipes this week - something I don't typically do - but, well, it happens! And what different recipes they are. I was planning on making the waffles last week, but my week got away from me. Something that happens all too frequently these days. I did really want to try … Continue reading ffwd – salmon tartar and waffles & cream

ffwd – top-secret chocolate mousse

I've been waiting to make this recipe since getting the book Around My French Table. I've even been a bit surprised that we haven't tackled it before. But it was a good choice for a busy week, particularly when I was going to have people over for dinner. I have to say, this wasn't my … Continue reading ffwd – top-secret chocolate mousse

ffwd – peach melba

I've made plenty of peach melba-ish recipes - a lovely combination of peaches and raspberries. But I've never actually made the┬áreal thing. So I was looking forward to this recipe, even though I've been trying to hold off on decadent desserts. At least this is fruit! Right?? This is essentially peaches poached in a lovely … Continue reading ffwd – peach melba

ffwd – double chocolate nutella tart

Really, I shouldn't do two things, well, maybe three. I shouldn't wait until the last minute to start a recipe. I shouldn't try to do too many things at once. And I really should make sure I read the recipe... but I guess I knew that already. I started a series of pottery throwing classes … Continue reading ffwd – double chocolate nutella tart