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apple-almond tart

So this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe is actually called Crispy, Crackly Apple-Almond Tart, but since I couldn’t find filo dough I had to drop the Crispy, Crackly part and use puff pastry instead. But despite this initial setback, … Continue reading

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peach melba

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, Peach Melba, is the big 1 0 0! That’s right, we have now made 100 recipes from Dorie Greenspan’s Around my French Table. Ok, full disclosure, I personally have only made 99 because … Continue reading

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blueberry-mascarpone roulade

I never would have made this recipe if I were not part of the French Fridays with Dorie cooking group. As tasty as it looked in the picture, it also looked complicated. And I wasn’t buying Dorie’s assurances that it … Continue reading

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olive oil ice cream

Some recipes sound so bizarre that they just have to be tried. I discovered one of my all time favorite summer salads that way, Nigella’s Watermelon, Feta and Black Olive Salad. If you haven’t tried it yet, you really should, … Continue reading

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double chocolate and banana tart

Where did the week go? It’s suddenly Friday morning and I haven’t written a word about this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, Double Chocolate and Banana Tart. Luckily though, I already made the tart last weekend, otherwise this would … Continue reading

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coconut friands

Coconut whats? What the heck is a friand? This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe started with a google search. I had never heard of friands before and, since Dorie did not include a picture of this recipe, I had … Continue reading

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cocoa sables

This week’s post is going to be a short one. I started a new job in March and it has been keeping me very busy, to the point that French Fridays with Dorie is just about the only thing that gets … Continue reading

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eclairs

My husband is an eclair fiend. I do not exaggerate in the least when I say that, on our last trip to Paris, he averaged about two per day. One might then think that this would have been one of my … Continue reading

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chocolate mousse cake

The end is in sight. Only a few more recipes to go and I will be all caught up with French Fridays with Dorie. Today’s catch up recipe is Chocolate Mousse Cake. Why have I put this one off for so … Continue reading

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quatre-quarts

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, Quatre-Quarts is what we americans know as pound cake. Quatre-Quarts actually means four-fourths, because the cake is traditionally made with equal measures of eggs, flour, sugar, and butter. Dorie of course jazzes her … Continue reading

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