Carrot Muffins

I chose to make these carrot muffins due to the secret ingredient pomegranate molasses. I had recently purchased the molasses for another Dorie recipe and I was looking for other recipes to use it. This carrot muffin recipe is flavored with ground ginger, pomegranate molasses, vanilla, and orange zest. I added raisins as my dried…

Salmon Brandade

Brandade is a Proven├žal dish consisting of salt cod mixed into a puree with olive oil and milk, Dorie likens it to a shepherd’s Pie. This is a new dish for me and my family. There was much discussion in Trader Joe’s over the smoked salmon, my husband does not like smoke salmon. We ended up buying…

Swedish Fika Cake

Here is a dessert that is completely new to me, Swedish Fika Cake. The cake is baked in a spring form pan. I placed some parchment paper on the bottom of my pan and then buttered and floured the pan as directed. The cake base is a butter cake with nearly 2 sticks of butter….

White Wine-Poached Pears

Wine poached pears are a new dish for me, I have not made or ate this dish before. I purchased Bosc pears as those are my favorite. I managed to find a pot that I could fit 6 pears into but it was not easy. The poaching liquid was made of white wine, sugar, honey,…

Peanut-Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, Paris Style

Admittedly, when I nominated this recipe all I saw was peanut butter, chocolate and cookie. I did not notice the number of additional steps:) Since I voted for this I decided to dive deep and do all the components. Brittle, Praline Sprinkle and Spread To make the brittle, recipe calls for a nonstick baking sheet…

Twice-Flavored Scallops

I am not a scallop lover but my mother-in-law is so I knew she would be happy with this week’s selection. I put my husband in charge of sourcing scallops and he found a deal through Amazon Fresh for $15 per pound, nice! To maximize flavor I marinated my scallops for 6 hours. I made…

Mushroom-Bacon Galette

I have been wanting to make this galette for some time but I needed a special occasion for it since my family does not like mushrooms. I had some friends over for dinner and this was the perfect appetizer to pair with wine. Dorie’s buttery galette dough is the star, so good. I chopped my…

Subtly Spicy, Softly Hot, Slightly Sweet Beef Stew

The timing of this beef stew was just right, it was cold and I had a red bottle of wine to use up. I made one substitution, I did not have any gochujang so I used red Thai chili paste instead and I forgot to buy cranberries. I planned ahead and read the directions well…

Potato-Parm Tart

I love a good tart, sweet or savory, and this was a great tart. Everyone loved this side dish including my son. Anything with a crust, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese and potatoes is a winner in my book. My comments were great, make again and that is just what we are going to do. To…

Eggplant Tartines

Our latest adventure in Everyday Dorie, an eggplant tartine which is an open faced sandwich. The roasted eggplant is made into a kind of baba ganoush, this recipe is supposed to include fresh ginger which I did not have so I left it out. I did purchase the pomegranate molasses which was not a usual…