Cranberry Crackle Tart from Baking Chez Moi

Cranberry Crackle Tart / Patty's Food

I started my holiday baking with a cranberry crackle tart from Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan.  Not a single doubt in my mind that Dorie’s sweet and tart dessert creation is a keeper.  Looking for a not so overly rich dessert to end a heavy meal like Thanksgiving?  This could be the one.  Looking […]

Palets de Dames, Lille Style from Baking Chez Moi

Palets de Dames / Patty's Food

I’m thinking…Cookies, iced cookies and especially French inspired cookies which I find to be some of the the very best kinds of cookies on the planet.  Welcome to the start of my latest project..joining in with the online baking group Tuesdays with Dorie.  We will be baking through the entire brand spanking new Baking Chez Moi..the latest […]

Spicy Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup for French Fridays with Dorie & Food Revolution Day

Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup / Patty's Food

  Today is my second day home from vacation and I’m running around while trying to get to the giant pile of laundry on top of my washing machine.  Today is also the cook’s recipe choice for  French Fridays with Dorie and Cook & Share Food Revolution Day.  I think Dorie’s spicy Vietnamese chicken noodle […]

Roasted Carrot Soup with Rustic Basil Pesto for French Fridays with Dorie

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  This week’s French Fridays with Dorie’s assigned vegetable soup morphed into roasted carrot soup when I found Capay Organic Nantes Carrots at Whole Paycheck.  They have to be the cutest carrots (with the coolest name) that I’ve ever seen and I’m now in search of Nantes carrot seeds…  Carrot soup is one of my […]

Endives, Apples, Grapes and Rosemary with Orecchiette

Endives, Apples, Grapes and Rosemary with Orecchiette / Patty Price / Patty's Food

I always have fun with the recipes from Around My French Table that I make for French Fridays with Dorie.  Dorie Greenspan’s basic recipes are very well tested and work remarkably well, I can especially count on all her baking recipes.  I’m usually inspired to play around with the suggested ingredients or techniques in the […]

heirloom tomato, fresh mozzarella and sweet basil tartlet

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It’s been quite awhile since I’ve made an assigned French Friday with Dorie recipe but this tomato covered tartlet made with purchased puff pastry looked like an easy and delicious way to take advantage of a surplus of tomatoes.   We enjoyed our tartlet for an appetizer last night before dinner but I also think […]

Spanish Saffron Olive Oil Ice Cream served with My Favorite Rustic Apricot Pie

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Olive oil ice cream is our assigned recipe this week for French Fridays with Dorie, an online cooking group that I participate in but haven’t been keeping up with lately.  I’ve been wanting to make olive oil ice cream and like most all of the recipes from Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan, I […]

Provençal Olive Fougasse for French Fridays

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I’ve been organizing my pictures from our Scotland/Ireland golf trip this week, selecting a few for my post on our trip to Ireland which I will share next week.  I find getting back to my routine after an extended vacation is difficult especially finding time to catch up with my blog and all my friend’s […]

Cheese Souffle for French Fridays with Dorie

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I think this is a really good Friday to share my cheese souffle!  Although the sardine rillettes on the schedule sounded good, I’m saving them for another day.  I made a cheese souffle for French Fridays with Dorie back in March but never posted it as I was feeling conflicted about not sharing the recipe […]

Chocolate Sablé Brownies for French Fridays

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The crumbly nature of the dough for these cookies, inspired by both Pierre Hermé and Dorie Greenspan, left me thinking about another way, besides the traditional rolled, sliced and baked method, to form these cookies.  I decided to press the dough into a baking sheet, bake and cut the sablés into squares.  I picked up […]