All figured out (French Fridays with Dorie: Baking Chez Moi)

It's a special week over at French Fridays with Dorie.

We're celebrating the Dorie's birthday, the release of Dorie's new book (Baking Chez Moi) and four - count them - four years of cooking together.

First of all - we are celebrating with a few surprises from the upcoming book (yes, the pictures are a spoiler alert) - more about that later. 


One man's junk... (Tuesdays with Dorie BwJ: Puff Pastry Pizzettes)

There are a category of recipes that I call "non-recipe recipes". I see these as ideas that someone smarter than I had once upon a time.

"If you have leftover XYZ, you should do ABC."

Of course I should....Slaps hand to forehead.



Pretty is as pretty does (French Fridays with Dorie: Celery-Celery Soup & Monkfish w/ Double Carrots)

In the month of October, it seems like French Fridays with Dorie's mission is to search out the ugliest ingredients possible and force us to figure out how to make these ugly monstrosities pretty enough to eat. I will be so glad when we get to dessert week...

First up, celery-celery soup.


We can do this the hard way or the easy way... (Tuesdays with Dorie BwJ: French Bread & Sunny-Side Up Apricot Pastries)

In the kitchen, like in life there is usually an easy way to get things done and a hard way.

It's not a matter of right or wrong; sometimes its just about getting the job done and figuring out which way fits into what the needs of the moment are. And that's okay...