Fresh Orange Cream Tart

Fresh Orange Cream Tart

My first tart, hooray! I am in awe of the beauty of the fluted buttery crust! This week’s Tuesday With Dorie recipe was chosen by Mary of Starting From Scratch. Her choice was The...

The Perfect Party Cake

The Perfect Party Cake

  And perfect it was. This was no surprise, given that this is a Dorie Greenspan recipe. Thanks to Tuesdays With Dorie I have become a huge Dorie fan, and have found that all...

Beef Burgundy, Crockpot Style

Beef Burgundy, Crockpot Style

  This was another hit from the Cooking Light Slow Cooker cookbook. I have made this dish twice now in a very short amount of time, and I really enjoy it. The meat becomes...

Caramel-Topped Flan

Caramel-Topped Flan

  Confession #1: Before this week’s recipe, I had never had flan. Confession #2: After this week’s recipe, I officially do not like flan. Perhaps it is an acquired taste? I had heard rumors...

Ode to the Golden Brioche Loaf

Ode to the Golden Brioche Loaf

  I can’t believe that I lived almost 28 years without eating a loaf of brioche. Okay, I didn’t actually eat an entire loaf, although I was tempted to. I have had brioche rolls...

Pot Roast in the Crock Pot

Pot Roast in the Crock Pot

  I absolutely adore my crock pot. I love being able to devote a small amount of time in the morning in order to have a hot, hearty, and delicious meal done and waiting...

Russian Grandmothers’ Apple Pie-Cake

Russian Grandmothers’ Apple Pie-Cake

  This week’s Tuesdays With Dorie recipe, Russian Grandmothers’ Apple Pie-Cake, was chosen by Natalie over at Burned Bits. Thanks Natalie, for choosing such a wonderful recipe! Not that a fabulous Dorie recipe is...

Royal Crown’s Tortano

Royal Crown’s Tortano

  I noticed a few weeks ago that a new food blogging group had formed – the Bread Baking Babes. They tackle a new type of bread each month and then blog about it...

Daring Bakers: French Bread ala Julia Child

Daring Bakers: French Bread ala Julia Child

I was definitely not surprised to see that this month’s challenge was bread, given that Breadchick Mary at The Sour Dough, along with Sara at I Like to Cook, was hosting it. French bread…...

Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings

I have only had chicken and dumplings once in my twenty-something years of existence. However, I do remember that I loved them. I have been seeing some of these dishes pop up on a...