French Fridays with Dorie: Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good


Yum! Beautiful pumpkin stuffed with a mixture of bread, bacon and cheese. Out-of-this-world amazing!! I am a huge fan of stuffed foods; peppers, eggplants, zucchini, and now pumpkin. I had never stuffed a pumpkin before, and now I am glad I did. The stuffing for this pumpkin was absolutely delicious; stale bread, bacon, garlic, mozzarella…

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French Fridays with Dorie: Pissaladiere


Yum! Fridays, Sundays… what’s the difference? 😉 In fact, I didn’t post this on Friday because we were throwing  a virtual bridal shower for one of our fellow bloggers…that was fun! But onto this pizza, or what the French call, Pissaladiere. This just might be one of the best pizzas ever. Okay, maybe not ever, but…

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French Fridays with Dorie: Buckwheat Blini with Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraîche


Yum! Truth be told, the title should read NOT Buckwheat Blini…. NO Crème Fraiche. Last week, among other things, my “To-Buy” list included, buckwheat flour and salmon roe. I wasn’t even going to attempt finding crème fraiche – I thought either I’ll make it, or homemade yogurt will do. Three stores later, I was still…

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French Fridays with Dorie: Olive-Olive Cornish Hens and a Giveaway Winner!


Yum! I’m going to drag it before I announce the giveaway winner, but if you really want to know, just scroll down to the end of this post. When I saw these birds at the market, first thing that came to mind was a song; “Pretty bird, pretty bird, what were they feeding youuuuuu”…. I…

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French Fridays with Dorie: Eggplant Caviar


Yum! Baba Ghanouj. Pindjur. Eggplant Caviar. Call it what you will, it’s still one meaty, delicious spread. Or dip. (?) This week’s French Fridays assignment was to roast a couple of eggplants, or aubergines, if you will, and make Dorie’s version of this very popular Middle Eastern dish.  Once the eggplants were thoroughly cooked, I…

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