Red, White and BLUE Food

When I was growing up my sous-chef dish-washing mom told me repeatedly that “blue” isn’t for food.  Luscious red strawberries are fine, white angel food cake is beautiful, blue frosting on a child’s birthday cake – utter nonsense! That was long before Superman and his blue cape showed up on little boy’s cakes. Or how … Read more

TWD Baked Yogurt Tart

This month our Tuesdays With Dorie baking group decided to bake two tarts, one sweet and one savory, from the cookbook Baking With Julia.  Starting with this sweet Baked Yogurt Tart, most of the group baked and posted their results on July 2.  You can find links to those posts right HERE. I baked mine … Read more

For The Love of A Cuisinart and a Tomato and Cheese Galette

In the early 1980’s I bought my first Cuisinart Food Processor.  It was love at first bite.  The first thing I made was bread.  I continued to use it to make bread for 16 years.  Along with chopping, mixing, stirring hundreds of other tasty treats.  In 1996 I burned up the motor … making a … Read more

You Might Be A Redneck … Savarin

“Hey honey … this strawberry shortcake is delicious! “ called the Chief Culinary Consultant from his easy chair in the family room, as the Golf Channel blared in the background. Strawberry shortcake?  You’ve got to be kidding … this “shortcake” is a fancy-schmancy french pastry called Savarin.  According to Dorie Greenspan, writing in her “Baking … Read more

The Brioche That Killed My Kitchen Aid

It’s Tuesdays with Dorie where a group of bakers and bloggers bake up the same recipe from Dorie Greenspan’s book, Baking With Julia.   Then we brag, I mean, blog about our results. A year ago I made my very first attempt at brioche dough.  To say it was a success is an understatement.  (I’m humble … Read more