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Salted Caramel seems to be all the rage now. I recently purchased some Maldon flake salt and I'm always looking for ways to maximize it's large crystals. When I saw the Salted Caramel Apple Pie recipe from Four and Twenty Blackbirds bakery in Relish magazine, I knew I had to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2013 at My Great Menu
Tomatoes and strawberries, together? Another first with Dorie! She pairs the two with fresh mozzarella and basil to put a tasty spin on the classic caprese salad. The results are yummy. The key is to use the freshest and ripest tomatoes and strawberries. I used burrata (the outside shell is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2011 at My Great Menu
Rhubarb is something I've never had until now. Thanks to French Fridays with Dorie, I can check rhubarb off my list. This week's recipe was a super easy and delicious. The rhubarb is thickly sliced and combined with sugar and orange zest. The rhubarb is oven roasted for less than... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2011 at My Great Menu
This week's recipe cola and jam spareribs. My family loves baby back ribs so I used those ribs instead of the spareribs. The ribs are rubbed with a Chinese five-spice powder and ginger, then coated with a apricot jam, orange juice and lemon juice mixture. I marinated the ribs for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2011 at My Great Menu
I was pleasant surprised by this dish. Dorie's warm weather pot-au-feu was a fantastic flavorful taste of spring. The pot-au-feu starts with sauteed spring onion and garlic in extra-virgin olive oil. Next comes, the carrots, new potatoes and broth. For my new potatoes, I used these beautiful fingerling potatoes from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2011 at My Great Menu
This week's French Fridays with Dorie recipe was cardamom rice pilaf. It's a rice side dish with a hint of lemon and an Indian accent. It was simple to make and delicious. We typically have our brown or white rice plain or as fried rice. My five year old thought... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2011 at My Great Menu
We're fortunate to have a couple of dwarf Meyer lemon trees in the backyard. When I have lots of lemons, I love making this lemon cream tart. It's light, creamy with not too tart lemon flavor and a yummy oatmeal cookie crust. The crust recipe makes two crust. I use... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2011 at My Great Menu
Your salad looks great. I love your picture of all the ingredients.
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I've seen a lot of recipes and on menus with a soft cooked egg and salad. I always wondered is that good? This week's French Fridays with Dorie assignment was her bacon, eggs and asparagus salad. I was able to get extremely fresh eggs (3 days old), asparagus and mixed... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2011 at My Great Menu
I've read about cardoons in cookbooks and magazines. They're very popular in Italy & France. Apparently, they taste a little like artichoke. I love artichokes. They look like gigantic celery gone wild. Recently, I saw some at the farmer's market and had to give it a try. The cardoon leaves... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2011 at My Great Menu
I'm not a huge quiche fan but always willing to give a recipe a shot. This week's French Friday with Dorie recipe was a spinach and bacon quiche. I knew that I was going to be the only real eater in the family. The quiche was delicious, not too eggy,... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2011 at My Great Menu
My son requested these muffins as for his "favorite" food for his 5th birthday celebration at pre-school. These mixed berry muffins were a huge hit. Kids were tell me that they didn't like them, they LOVED them. The muffins are very moist, great berry flavor and a little lemony. They... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2011 at My Great Menu
Tourteau de chevre ... never had it, never heard of it and don't even know how to pronounce it. Now, I know that Tourteau de chevre is delicious. It's hard to describe. It's like a dry, light sponge cake with a little of cheesecake thrown it. We ate it plain... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2011 at My Great Menu
One word...delicious. I received the Momofuku cookbook last Mother's Day and finally got around to making the famous little sandwiches. The pork belly itself was very easy to make. The buns easy as well since I purchased them frozen from our local asian market. The hardest part was finding the... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2011 at My Great Menu
bistrot paul bert pepper steak My first recipe from Dorie Greenspan's Around My French Table cookbook was bistrot paul bert pepper steak. The dish is from one of Dorie's favorite family owned bistro in Paris. The recipe is a pan seared pepper crusted filet mignon with a cognac/brandy cream sauce.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2011 at My Great Menu
After reading about how yummy the Ad hoc buttermilk fried chicken is and knowing that it will be awhile before I can get to Ad Hoc, I decided to give it a try. The chicken was crispy, juicy and slightly herb lemony. Delicious. I had tried to make it once... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at My Great Menu
I love these two traditional cookies with a candy bar twist, Peanut Butterfinger Chunk Cookies and Oatmeal Heath Bar Crunch Cookies. These cookies are great to make during candy season (Halloween and Easter) to used up all the excess candies. They are a bit on the sweeter side with the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2011 at My Great Menu
My friend introduced me to this great soup. It's a cold soup with really great flavors. As a busy Mom, this soup is quick to make and very portable since it's served cold. When I make this soup, I pour it into serving size portable containers with the garnishes. So... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2011 at My Great Menu
If you're looking for a way to get more kale in your diet, look no further...Kale Caesar, a variation on the Best Cesar salad. Substitue the romaine lettuce with Dinosaur Kale (also known as Tuscan, Lacinato Kale or Cavalo Nero). The raw kale needs a bold dressing to stand up... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2011 at My Great Menu
Way back when, I used to get a delicious Chicken and Dumpling soup from a now defunct deli. I've tried replicating that soup and this is the closest I've come. It's a comforting, warming and homey soup. Add a crusty bread and green salad, it's a perfect meal for a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2011 at My Great Menu
The Tartine Bread book has inspired me to continue making bread. (And I'm not much of a baker.) It's been so much fun. After making the Basic Country Loaf, I ventured on the make the English muffins. I had no idea that the English muffins were made on the stove... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2011 at My Great Menu
This is by far the best Caesar salad. I love making for dinner parties. Gives me an excuse to make it and enjoy. The croutons and dressing are delish. My little salad lover adores this Caesar salad and well, my salad hater still doesn't like salad but loves the croutons.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2011 at My Great Menu
I saw these beautiful green, orange and white cauliflower at the local farmers market. We love caramelized cauliflower. Even my little mister "i don't like cauliflower" quietly eats all of the caramelized cauliflower on his plate. With this recipe, plain ol' white cauliflower is delicious and with the green and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2011 at My Great Menu
Is it possible to make great artisan bread at home? Yes! I read Tartine Bread by Chad Roberston over the holiday break and decided to give it a go. After three weeks of feeding and monitoring the starter (we named Bob), we enjoyed our first baked at home Tartine Bread.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at My Great Menu
My friends, Julie & Mark, told me about the Cauliflower & Kale Salad (Cauliflower Tabouli) from the Steamy Kitchen blog. It's my new favorite salad. It's great tasting, easy to make and keeps well in the frig for a couple of days. The only modification made for my taste is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2011 at My Great Menu