Torta Sbrisolona

These dry, crumbly Italian cookies are not pretty to look at but do taste good. The almond lover in my family especially liked them. Luckily I was a bit lazy when clumping my dough together and that worked to my advantage. I also ignored the directions of taking the biscuits out of the pan. I…

Oven-Charred Tomato-Stuffed Peppers

Beautiful summer side dish. I found these pretty orange peppers and picked out the “boxy” ones Dorie suggested. Since these peppers were on the large size I could not fit them into a pie plate so I used a 9×11 pan instead. This recipe was a fair amount of work for a side dish but…

Three-Way Sugar-Cone Pizzelles

I put my husband in charge of this one for two reasons: first he is the official waffle maker of the family (this is a fancy waffle maker) and two he is an engineer. His previous experience with the waffle maker proved valuable and his meticulous engineering brain molded those cones with precision. Win-win in…

Drop-Biscuit Peach Cobbler

Stone fruit is in full swing this time of year. I chose to be a purist and make mine peaches only, Dorie’s recipe includes optional blueberries. The drop biscuits were meant to have spaces between but mine fused into one giant biscuit. I thought this was a lovely fruit dessert. My husband did not like…

Baby Buckwheat Bars

This week on Tuesdays with Dorie is another bar recipe that I think counts as cake and not as a cookie. I am familiar with buckwheat flour (we enjoy buckwheat pancakes) but I usually don’t bake with 100% buckwheat. Dorie describes these as “pleasantly dry and grainy texture” and she is right they have a…

Sour Cream-Everything Seed Knots

Part two of our sour cream puff dough challenge. Since I love everything bagels, I have had my eye on this recipe for some time. Dorie states “These cookies give the everything bagel a run for its money”, I am on the right track. I was more successful with rolling this dough the second time…

Citrus-Marinated Salmon with Mango Salsa

This recipe includes the bounty of summer produce; tomatoes, mango, bell peppers and citrus. This is a two part recipe with a marinade and salsa. The marinade comprises of lemon and orange (zest and juice), olive oil, scallions, cilantro (stems and leaves),  jalapeño, salt, sugar and cayenne pepper. The fish, whatever type you choose, marinates…

Caramel-Sugar Pufflets

This month on Tuesdays with Dorie we are doing two for the price of one. The base is a sour cream puff dough that can be made into two different recipes, one sweet and one savory. Up first is the sweet caramel sugar pufflets. This dough is like a puff pastry which I have not…

Sablé Breton Galette with Berries

I have made sablés (cookie) and I have made galettes (pie) but I have not made a sablé galette. I made the galette dough and the lemon curd the day before and chilled it overnight so all I had to do was bake and assemble the next day. I rolled out the galette dough into…

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…