Archive for November, 2010

French Fridays with Dorie: Roast Chicken for Les Paresseux


Boy, Dorie was not kidding when she said this is a Roast Chicken for lazy people. Soo easy! And look at the outcome!

The bread did not exactly come out crispy, more like soppy, but it was still tasty with the fat juices soaked into it!

The Beau loved this dish. In fact, he loves French Fridays with Dorie a whole lot more than Tuesdays with Dorie – less sugar!

Tuesdays with Dorie: Not-Just-For-Thanksgiving Cranberry Shortbread Cake


I wish I had taken a picture of the cranberry jam – it was really fun to make although the popping cranberry made a small stain on the Beau’s white kitchen wall… oops.
Grating the frozen pastry dough was a really novel approach and I loved it! The dough was super yummy!

Jessica of A Singleton in the Kitchen picked this cranberry goodie for the TWD Bakers. Please visit Jessica’s blog, you’ll be able to get the recipe there and try it yourself – maybe for a Thanksgiving treat to share!

Tuesdays with Dorie: Peanuttiest Blondies

These were really tasty – I loved the addition of cinnamon in the mix!

Good thing the Beau took this to work, otherwise I would have eaten it all by myself!
Nicole of Bakeologie selected this TWD goodie. You can get the recipe here. Please visit Chef Nicole’s blog – it’s really beautiful.


French Fridays with Dorie: Marie-Helene’s Apple Cake

This ‘cake’ was mostly apples. I used Honey Crisp, Pink Lady, Fuji, and Granny Smith apples.

We didn’t actually like this cake much, it was too many apples and I rather have my apples fresh vs. baked…


French Fridays with Dorie: Hachis Parmentier


Just out of the oven…

It looks like more potato than meat.

I don’t have a ricer, so the mashed potatoes were really soupy right out of the oven.

It totally reminds me of comfort food.

The Beau loved this dish and enjoyed it with a glass of wine.

The next day the potato was much less soupy.