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Shrimp and Onion Tartes Fines

shrimp and onion tartes fines

The 6am chef strikes again.

I’m still not sure what part of shrimp and onion tartes screams breakfast, but I found myself working on a French Fridays with Dorie recipe before sunrise.  There are some things that just need to get done before 7am sometimes: runs, the odd laundry load, and the odder soufflé or dessert.    Read More…

French Fridays with Dorie: Muenster Cheese Soufflés

If you would like to order the soufflé, please notify your server forty five minutes in advance.

Muenster Cheese Soufflé

Forty five minutes?  This restaurant maxim and looking at many golden Muenster cheese soufflés at the crack of dawn inspired me to step away from the computer and head to the kitchen at 6am.   Turns out I had a real French Friday in me today after all.   The forty-five minute estimate, however, only applies to restaurant kitchens with all their ingredients already set up and ready to go.  It took me about ten more to make the soufflé start to finish.  Today’s breakfast was a big departure from the cereal/coffee routine.
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French Weekends with Dorie – Gorgonzola Apple Quiches

Gorgonzola-Apple Quiche with Walnuts

I am a little late for posting this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, Gorgonzola Apple Quiche, but I’m glad I took my time with it. I had to face one of my biggest kitchen fears by making the tart dough for the quiche from scratch. Read More…

French Weekends with Dorie: Potato Chip Tortilla

Potato  Chip Tortilla

I had been looking forward for last Friday’s recipe for some time now.  A Spanish tortilla without the hassle of parboiling potatoes?  A chance to play up with flavored potato chips?  Two Sundays ago I prepared the Potato Chip Tortilla, using onion and garlic flavored potato chips. Read More…

French Fridays with Dorie: Olive-Olive Chicken Thighs and Deconstructed BLT & Eggs

It’s a two-for-one FFwD weeknight special!   The two last French Fridays with Dorie recipes highlight  the cornerstone of weeknight cooking at our home – the dinner salad. Read More…

Spanish Tapas and a Blog Anniversary Giveaway

“Oh, you are doing a blog… like in that Julie/Julia movie?”

“No, not exactly… but yeah, sort of.”


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French Fridays with Dorie – Warm Weather Vegetable Pot Au Feu

Memorial Day weekend was crammed with cooking, eating, and struggling with the weather’s unpredictability.  For the last couple of weeks, it has rained almost every day and mostly in the afternoon, driven by the rising temperatures and the lingering humidity in the atmosphere.  Luckily, we squeezed two rounds of grilling towards the end of the weekend.  Knowing that we would overindulge in a slab of large, meaty ribs on Monday evening, I decided that the perfect lunch to feel nutritionally virtuous for a little while was Dorie Greenspan’s warm weather vegetable pot-au-feu. Read More…

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