Luang Prabang Chicken-Chili Sandwiches

These were the perfect sandwiches for when you do not want to cook. We picked up a roasted chicken ala Costco for ease of preparation. I had to substitute Thai sweet chili sauce for a jar of regular chili sauce I had. I was also uber lazy and bought a bag for shredded lettuce. This…

Natasha’s Mum’s Fruit and Walnut Bread Bars

When I opened the cook book to make these, I knew I was going to have to make substitutions. My husband does not like walnuts so that was first to go, I substituted for pecans. Next was the dried fruit. I did not have most of the fruit listed so I went with what I…

Coconut Patties

I have managed to bake on time for our group but posting on time is proving problematic:) I was happy when these came up for a vote as I had unsweetened coconut sitting around. I also new these wouldn’t be too popular as my family is not coconut lovers. For my citrus flavor I used…

Chicken Chili Tamale Pie

Having read everyone’s reviews from last post I learned two things: allot enough time for the recipe and use pre-made chicken. I don’t think I have had chicken chili before I usually make beef chili with beans. Also, I don’t think I have added sweet potato to my chili before. This recipe was a bunch…

Chocolate Chip Not-Quite Mandelbrot

I am always baking for two families so I made a full recipe. I was pretty sure all would love this one since we all enjoy chocolate. This was a fairly easy recipe as it can be whipped up in one bowl. A full recipe requires three logs but I could not fit all three…

Blueberry – Mascarone Roulade

From Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan, I made this roulade for Mother’s Day. It is one of the many desserts I have not had a chance to make from this book yet. A dessert with fresh blueberries seemed just right for spring time. It is a sponge cake baked, rolled in a towel…

Tomato Tart with Mustard and Ricotta

I went rouge this week. I wanted to serve this dish for Mother’s Day so I swapped out the two recipes. This dish did not come out at all like the picture. I think the photo is before the eggs go in. Any who, we really loved this one. The crust is fantastic, like all…

Pecan-Brown Sugar Crack-Ups

This recipe reminded me of another Dorie cookie which can be broken into pieces at the table, Salted Butter Break-Ups from Around My French Table. Given the times in which we live in, these crack-ups probably need to stay home for family only. I thought this was an easy recipe and used one piece of…

Spring Avocado and Berry Salad

Spring is in the air and fresh produce in season is multiplying by the day. This bountiful salad of red grapefruit, strawberries and avocados was a welcome change to our menu. The salad is seasoned with a dressing of grapefruit juice, lime juice, olive oil and salt and pepper. Now about the missing ingredients. I…

Fennel-Orange Shortbread Wedges

This week on Tuesdays with Dorie we are heading to the back of the book in the cocktail cookie section. This shortbread recipe is made with orange rind and fennel seeds. The most hazardous part of this recipe was finely chopping the fennel seeds, I will be looking for wayward seeds for days. I used…