Thanksgiving Bars

Even though the season is autumn, it still feels like summer in California, triple digits are way too common. I always enjoy fall baking recipes and this one from Dorie’s cookies was right up my alley. My husband was lucky enough to find frozen cranberries, fresh have not hit the stores yet. Making homemade cranberry…

Cranberry Upside-Down Muffins

I Heart Cooking Clubs Bread Basket For bread week, I feel I should have made a yeasted-bread but that was not in the cards. While looking through my Gourmet magazines I spotted this cranberry muffin recipe and I was intrigued to make it. 2 cups cranberries, picked over and rinsed 1 1/4 cups sugar 1…

Cranberry Pecan Crostata

I Heart Cooking Clubs Monthly Featured Ingredient Cranberries! A crostata is an open-faced fruit tart, often with a decorative lattice top. I have not made a crostata before but I have made plenty of tarts. This crostata caught my eye in Ruth Reichl My Kitchen Year and I was glad that cranberries were this month’s…

Cranberry Five-Spice Cookies

Tuesdays with Dorie Dorie’s Cookies I host a friendsgiving every year. This year the magic date everyone was free was November 3rd, early in the month. I made three of our baking assignments for this meal. First up are these savory cookies in the cocktail section of Dorie’s Cookies. I had to omit the peanuts…

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Dulce de Leche Filling

Tuesdays with Dorie Dorie’s Cookies This past weekend I hosted a friendsgiving and these whoopie pies were one of three Dorie desserts I made. Not one was left on the plate. I thought this was the perfect Thanksgiving dessert. Wonderful pumpkin flavor, loved the cranberries and the filling was to die for. Definitely a make…

Cranberry Orange Scones

Scones are a popular breakfast item in my house. These Cranberry Orange Scones from Ina Garten are a great way to usher in the flavors of Autumn, the theme of the week at I Heart Cooking Clubs. I made these on a Friday then popped them in the freezer before baking so I could bake fresh…

Pear Cranberry Roll Up Tart

Thanksgiving is by far my most favorite holiday mostly because I get to cook it. I like it so much that I usually try and host a Thanksgiving-like meal one other time during the year.  For a while I was hosting a “Thanksgiving in July” but this past summer was so hot that I could…

Veal Marengo

This week on French Fridays with Dorie we are making Veal Marengo (page 264) or in my case beef marengo.   This was a tasty dish and I was glad to finally get to use cipolline onions in a recipe.  I have often eyed those cute little onions but have never used them.  On the…

Cranberry Crackle Tart

This is my first official post with Tuesdays with Dorie.  I have been cooking along with French Fridays with Dorie since March of this year and I am looking forward to joining another Dorie group.  This week we are diving into the holidays with Cranberry Crackle Tart (page 135).  I am a seasoned baker but…