Friday, December 31, 2010
This dish is delicious, although I should have added more salt to mine. I used beef broth instead of the brandy and wine. I have to say that one of my favourite parts of this one was the carrots, they were soooo good! Right now there is a very tempting pan of Dorie's Chewy Chunky Blondies sitting on the counter... they are calling my name but I am doing my best to ignore them. For now.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
I really enjoyed making these cookies, the dough came together easily and they smelled great while they were baking. These are lovely little spicy, crispy cookies, I'm very glad I tried them! Merry Christmas to all & to all a good night!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Well, well, well, it is time for soup! This soup smelled *amazing* while it was cooking and it was all I could do to keep from burrying my head in the pot! I halved the recipe and am quite enjoying it - perfect for winter.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
A few months ago I stumbled across a beautiful rose bundt pan at Value Village. I snatched it up with many plans of baking bundt cakes immedietly. However, I never got around to trying it out until a few weeks ago when I made the All-in-One Holiday Bundt Cake from Baking: From My Home to Yours. I've had my eye on this recipe ever since the Tuesday with Dorie baking group baked it over a year ago. I was scared stiff that the cake would stick to the bundt pan, but I buttered and floured the pan and the cake came out perfectly - thank goodness! I grated the apple instead of chopping it, and I think it was great that way. The cake was moist and flavourful and addictive so I gave it away. All except the many pieces that I stuffed myself with, naturally. See that lovely festive platter? Yep, thrift store too!! You can find the recipe for this lovely cake here!
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
This week I made the Sweet & Spicy Cocktail Nuts. I should have followed the advice of other members of FFWD who made the nuts also – I should have doubled the recipe! Seriously easy, seriously good. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it! I followed the spice combination from the original recipe and used pecans and almonds - I can’t wait to try different flavour and nut combinations in the future. I stopped by Value Village today and along with some other goodies I picked up this awesome little yellow pitcher!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
I skipped last week's French Friday with Dorie (shame on me!) and instead made this buttermilk pie. I would have made the Caramel Semolina Cake, which just wasn't appealing to me at the time. I do hope to try it someday though, as it does sounds good! Ever since I saw this pie on Joy the Baker, it's been in the back of my mind. I needed to find out what it tasted like! I finally made it last Friday, and was quite impressed! I think the blackberry sauce really makes complements the simple filling. I made half a batch of both the crust and the filling and used a 6 inch spring form. I had some crust left over, but the filling fit perfectly. I love Joy the Baker, she makes me extremely happy =). You can find the recipe here.