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French Fridays with Dorie: Creamy, Cheesy, Garlicky Rice w Spinach

It’s been a while (May 13) since I cooked with the wonderful group French Fridays with Dorie. But along with my usual late-to-the-party Saturday arrival, I’m changing up the ingredients and method this week as well. Dorie Greenspan’s recipe – creamy, cheesy, garlicky rice with spinach – is filled with fascinating background on the French and […]

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Spinach and Bacon Quiche: French Fridays with Dorie on Friday!

Well, I did it. I made the French Fridays with Dorie recipe before Friday and posted about it on Friday. This really is Friday the 13th – strange things are happening. But here’s something even more amazing: I made a tart dough from scratch and it worked. If you’ve been reading my blog for a […]

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Quirky Quinoa – French Fridays with Dorie

It’s 7AM on Saturday and it’s the first time my head has been clear enough from other life clutter to think about cooking. Seriously – last night we had cereal, fruit, and milk for dinner. So once again, I attempt my French Fridays with Dorie recipe on Saturday. This week’s recipe is Quinoa (pronounced KEENwah), […]

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Beggar’s for Breakfast – French Fridays with Dorie the OMG! Yummy Way

For my second week cooking with this talented group of bloggers and cooks in the French Fridays with Dorie club, I have once again broken the post-on-Friday rule. After a long and emotionally draining week, we ended up calling out for pizza Friday night instead of cooking. So Plan B? Make this week’s recipe, Beggar’s Linguine, […]

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French Fridays with Dorie – Savory Cheese and Chive Bread

When I had the immense pleasure to meet the charming cookbook author and brilliant baker Dorie Greenspan at BlogHerFood last October, she asked me to write to her when I prepared something out of her new cookbook, Around My French Table. So last November, we made her fabulous dish Short Ribs in Red Wine and […]

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Blending Cultures and Food for a Great Fall Dinner

Last Friday night we had two families over for dinner. The families originally met through work so we were hoping to provide a relaxing comfortable environment for the spouses and children to enjoy a home-cooked meal and get acquainted. Our menu took inspiration from the windy, crisp days of fall but also the rich cultural […]

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