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

ffwd – Happy Birthday Dorie! Palets de Dames

This week in our French Fridays with Dorie group, instead of making a recipe from Around My French Table, we were able to chose one of four recipes from Dorie Greenspan's new cookbook, Baking Che Moi. All of them looked wonderful, and I would like to make the other three when I have a bit … Continue reading ffwd – Happy Birthday Dorie! Palets de Dames

ffwd – cafe-style grated carrot salad

I'm not sure how much I can offer with this recipe. It's good. I've made it before. And others similar to it (since as far as I can tell, there's not much that is particularly French about a grated carrot salad). But, I have a super-handy, fun little tool that I use for things like … Continue reading ffwd – cafe-style grated carrot salad

TWD – White Loaves

This is the first recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie from Baking with Julia, by Dorie Greenspan. The newly inspired group of bakers from the original Tuesdays with Dorie group are likely joined by a number of us cooking along with Dorie in the group French Fridays with Dorie. It should be an exciting adventure. I've had … Continue reading TWD – White Loaves

ffwd – quatre quarts

A couple of days ago, NPR radio interviewed Dorie Greenspan about Tuesdays with Dorie, and the wonderful online communities that have begun - starting with the idea of people around the world cooking through a book and sharing their stories. Certainly, we have that too with French Fridays with Dorie. In the article I read, Dorie shared … Continue reading ffwd – quatre quarts

ffwd – creme brulee

This is me - playing catch-up. Unfortunately, I had to debate about whether or not to bother. But in all fairness, if I'm going to participate in French Fridays with Dorie, shouldn't I post the not-so-great as well as the wonderful?? This should have been a pretty easy task. I've made creme brulee before with … Continue reading ffwd – creme brulee