Tartines are fancy French open-faced sandwiches. We’ve tackled this category on a couple French Fridays in the past with a marvelous Strawberry, Goat Cheese version as well as a Nutella dessert tartine. Bill is home for 4+ weeks to recuperate from surgery and already going stir crazy with his restricted activity. He was overly interested as I […]
I was in a bit of a baking slump with the chaos called life. But many of the contributing factors can now be checked off my list. Lasik surgery on my eyes…check, valve surgery and hospitalization for Bill…check, and finally, jury duty…check. But I did manage to whip up these Tagalong Bars to share with […]
While Bill was hospitalized last month, I wanted to take some goodies to his stellar nursing staff. I got the bright idea to combine my Tuesdays with Dorie recipe for buttermilk scones with my Twelve Loaves theme of strawberries. So I whipped up a batch of these divine Strawberry Buttermilk Scones. When I spied Marion […]
This recipe for Meringue Topped Chocolate Chip Bars has been around since the 1930′s. They’re often called Chocolate Halfway Bars…and are a close relative to Mud Hen Bars which have the addition of marshmallows. When I saw them on the American Heritage Cooking blog, I knew I must give them a whirl.
I usually try to give up something ridiculously hard, like cookie dough, for Lent. I won’t say how long I last before I find myself mindlessly shoveling in a spoonful of raw deliciousness…thus breaking my vow. I do at least make an attempt. And because of the great sacrifice I’ll be making as Lent arrives, it […]
Have you ever heard of garbure? Until we picked out February’s French Fridays with Dorie recipes, neither had I. Turns out it’s a peasant soup or stew hailing from Gascony in southwest France. Typically made with a ham bone, Dorie gave us the option of using pork shoulder which worked wonderfully. I added the optional […]