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…

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…

Basta Pasta Potato Salad

This was the weirdest potato salad recipe I have come across in quite some time; seasoned with pickles, capers, wasabi, orange, and saffron oh my. I had been waiting for the right time to make this recipe as I needed guests to eat it, my son doesn’t like potato salad and my husband dislikes mayonnaise….

Everyday Christmas

I planned to make both my recipes from Everyday Dorie for Christmas dinner and a make-up too. The menu was; Spatchocked Chicken, Paper-Thin Roasted Potatoes and Maple-Syrup and Mustard Brussels Sprouts. It was a lot of cooking but it was oh so worth it. Luckily my husband likes to cook so he was a big…

Mediterranean Shepherd’s Pie

I made this dish about a week ago. I manage to cook on time but writing a blog seems to be difficult these days. The adults in my family loved this dish, my son declared it was the worst dish I have ever made. LOL I guess the flavors were too exotic for him. I…

Potato Tourte

I had some extra potatoes to use up and this recipe caught my eye, one that the group had already completed. “A tourte is France’s answer to our double-crusted pie”. It is made with two sheets of puff pastry. The center is filled with fresh herbs (I used dill and parsley), scallions, potatoes thinly sliced,…

Fried Potato Crackers

This week on Tuesdays with Dorie we headed to the Cocktail section of Dorie’s Cookies. These crackers are made with potato flakes, an item I don’t think I have ever purchased before. Dry ingredients of flour, potato flakes, baking powder are mixed together with a little butter, salt, an egg and hot water to form…

Potato Chowder

For Cook the Book Fridays, we are continuing to make anything from the book that we can find ingredients. I have taken this month to play catch-up with recipes previously done. For this week’s selection I handed my husband the list and asked him to pick a recipe, he chose this potato chowder with bacon….

Balsamic Chicken with Baby Potatoes and Mushrooms

I love a good sheet pan recipe. Baking all things at once and in a single pan is a win, win for me. I tailored amounts to suit my family, no one is a mushroom lover but I put a few in for flavor. I couldn’t find chicken quarters at my market so I just…

Lamb Chops, Baked Potato and Brussels Sprouts

I Heart Cooking Clubs Welcomes New Chef Ruth Reichl There is nothing fancy about this meal but sometimes it takes a recipe to get me out of my cooking rut. From Ruth Reichl’s latest book, My Kitchen Year 136 Recipes that Saved My Life. The book is part memoir and part cookbook which is organized…