Palmiers

Tuesdays with Dorie Baking Chez Moi The first time I made palmiers was two years ago. I think I had beginners luck as they came out perfect. I was not wanting to deviate much from what I did then, afraid that I would break the spell. Dorie’s recipe is a little bit different from what…

Vegetable Tian

I Heart Cooking Clubs My husband gets the sole credit for this week’s cooking assignment. I was all cooked out last weekend but my husband decided to take the reigns. Among the vegetable dishes I had tagged in Barefoot In Paris my husband chose this Vegetable Tian. Who knew such simple ingredients could taste so…

Winter Squash Soup (soupe au potiron)

I have been Barefoot In Paris with Ina for the majority of my cooking so this challenge was easy for me. I chose a warm winter soup for a rare cool day in California. My husband is also traveling so I picked a recipe he would not like, namely anything with butternut squash. The winter…

Provencal Vegetable Soup (Soupe Au Pistou)

This week at I Heart Cooking Clubs we are making one pot meals. I have been looking forward to making soup and I found a good one. Ina’s recipes are big so I halved the recipe and got four servings. This soup is filled with vegetable goodness; onions, leeks, potatoes, carrots and green beans. They…

Lemon Meringue Tart

How Good Does That Look! This being our theme of the week at I Heart Cooking Clubs. I decided to make this Lemon Meringue Tart from Barefoot In Paris. I had motivation besides the look of this tart. The last time I made a lemon tart the filling did not set up, I wanted to…

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

I love potatoes in any way, shape or form. I have never made garlic mashed potatoes, eaten them several times, so this recipe seemed the perfect fit for me. These garlic mashed potatoes were a side dish to a meal that included marinated flank steak and kale chips. This recipe is a labor of love…

Salmon with Lentils

This week at I Heart Cooking Clubs we were challenged to make a dish Jeffery, Ina’s husband, would love. I don’t think I have seen a dish that Jeffery didn’t like so the choices were endless. My riff on this challenge was making my husband’s favorite dish, salmon with lentils.  I have had varying success…