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...

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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...

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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...

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TWD: Madeleines

It's Tuesdays With Dorie -- where a whole bunch of bakers around the world all bake the same recipe from Dorie Greenspan's cookbook, Baking With Julia and then blog the results.  Today we are featuring Madeleines.  The Madeleine (french pronunciation: ​[mad.lɛn],...

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Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies are not my "thing".  Mostly because they just never turn out that well.  You know, soft and chewy on the inside and crispy on the outside.  So when, Tuesdays With Dorie baking group chose Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies for this week's recipe I thought, "yawn."...

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French Apple Tart

It Tuesdays With Dorie which means I have baked from Dorie Greenspan's book,  Baking With Julia.  I've never made a french apple tart and this week's recipe got my attention. Dorie writes, "This open-faced tart is beautiful ... beneath the gossamer blossom is what the...

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TWD: Finnish Pulla Braid & A Cookbook Giveaway!

It's Tuesdays With Dorie and this week we baked Finnish Pulla from Dorie Greenspan's cookbook, Baking With Julia.  From Wikipedia:  Pulla (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈpulːɑ]) is a mildly-sweet Finnish sweet roll or dessert bread flavored with crushed cardamom seeds and...

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TWD: Whole Wheat Loaves

If you have been with me very long you will know I LOVE baking bread!  You will also know that every-other-Tuesday I join about 400+ bakers around the world as we are baking our way through Dorie Greenspan's cookbook, Baking With Julia.  So when Whole Wheat Loaves...

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Happy Birthday Julia

“I don’t think about whether people will remember me or not. I’ve been an okay person. I’ve learned a lot. I’ve taught people a thing or two. That’s what’s important.” – Julia Child Julia Child was a beloved American icon who pioneered an entire genre of cooking shows...

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