Asparagus-Lemon Quiche

My husband and I recently went out to our local French restaurant and had quiche. My husband enjoyed his but I was not impressed with mine, I knew I could make one better. We have made our share of quiches and tarts over the years and I looked forward to our latest recipe. I decided…

Macarons

The Tuesdays with Dorie group made macarons two years ago from Baking Chez Moi. This recipe was a complete success for me and I looked forward to making them again. True to my statement I wanted to make these again and try a different filling. In reading the recipe in Dorie’s Cookies I noticed Mardi…

Mochaccino Muffins

Coffee, coffee, coffee. Buzz, buzz, buzz. They don’t call me CafeMom for nothing, I love me a good cup of Joe. Combining my two favorite foods chocolate and coffee this recipe has cocoa powder, ground coffee, coffee extract and semisweet chocolate. The ingredients need to come to room temperature before baking so planning ahead is…

Eton Mess

One word review, delicious. One sentence review, better than expected. I took the advice of my fellow bakers to use rhubarb as it was well worth it. I did not think I would have any trouble finding it as it is usually available year round in California. But of course the week I went to…

French Riviera Lemon Tart

It is good to be in the Riviera! I have been baking tarts  à la Dorie for decades now and I thought I had made them all but this lemon tart is very different from all the rest. Starting with the crust I have not made one with olive oil before. Dorie’s sweet tart dough…

Almond Crackle Cookies

This week on Tuesdays with Dorie we are baking from Dorie’s Cookies. These Almond Crackle Cookies are simple to put together as they have only three ingredients; almond, sugar and egg. After reading the reviews of my fellow bakers I decided to do the muffin pan route to prevent the spread from free form but…

Cottage Cheese Biscuits

Who doesn’t love a good biscuit and these were good. It has been a long time since I have had biscuits so this was a nice treat. I made mine about 2 1/2 inches and we each had 2 with our meal. I am traveling this week for business, I managed to knock these out…

Espresso Chocolate Sablés

Coffee. Chocolate. Cookie. Yes Please! All of my favorite ingredients in one cookie, what’s not to like? We have made plenty sables together as a group; both little and big. I don’t think I could pick a favorite but those with chocolate rise to the top. To see what others thought head over to Tuesdays…

Leckerli

I was fortunate enough that my mother-in-law brought over a bag of oranges before I needed to make these Leckerli. Making candied orange peels was a bit of a process but not hard to do, I made 2/3 of a recipe and still had some leftover. This is a plan-ahead cookie, it needs to sit…

Beef and Beer Stew

I can’t remember the last time I made a stew of any kind, this latest rendition from Everyday Dorie looked good. I put my husband in charge of finding the Belgian ale and he found this bottle of Gulden Draak which is a dark red triple ale. This recipe requires a fair amount of prep…