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…

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,…

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…

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…

Holiday Fish Soup

I am posting late as I wanted to make this soup for my mother-in-law’s birthday which was after the first of the year. I had the benefit of reading the reviews of those that had already made this holiday soup. I decided to follow suit and just buy what we normally eat which ended up…

Candied Cocktail Nuts

Candied nuts seems like the quintessential holiday treat. Since I can’t remember the last time I had a candied nut, I was looking forward to these. I took the practical approach and used what nuts I had on hand so my mixed nuts included almonds, macadamia and peanuts. I was worried the cayenne pepper would…

Granola-Topped Squash and Root Vegetable Gratin

Happy Thanksgiving! I made this gratin as part of our recent Friendsgiving. It was well received and disappeared. I did not care for the granola and neither did my son who passed on this dish but my husband welcomed the texture it added to the dish. I also did not like the two step process…

New England Clam Chowder

It has been a while since I have made soup and I don’t think I have made clam chowder before. The hardest part was sourcing all the ingredients including the oyster crackers. My family wanted the traditional recipe as oppose to Dorie’s version. This came together pretty easy the only work was chopping the vegetables….

Caramel-Pear and Cinnamon Upside-Down Cake

We are in a caramel mood with the Dorie baking groups having just finished a caramel-apple crisp from Baking with Dorie. We really enjoyed the caramel sauce so another version was welcomed. I purchased D’Anjou pears as they looked the best. I was out of Chinese five-spice so I took Dorie’s substitution for cinnamon. I…

Marinated Flank Steak

Dorie gives a choice of hanger, skirt or flank steak. I had a flank steak in the freezer, so that was my choice. The marinade has an Asian flare; Thai red curry paste, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, oil, lime and cilantro. We substituted basil for the cilantro since we have a cilantro hater in the…