Friday, May 29, 2015

{FFWD} Favorite Recipes and AHA moments from Around My French Table

Well folks, another Dorie cookbook has come and gone. Several members of our illustrious baking group have completed all of the recipes in Dorie Greenspan's Around My French Table: More than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours. It is crazy to think I started my baking journey way back in August of 2008. While I have loved cooking and baking through this book it would be an understatement to say I was inconsistent in my cooking and posting. I have some recipes cooked or baked and photographed but not posted. Ah well, maybe I will catch up at some point. Over the next four weeks we have the opportunity to share:
May 29: Celebration Week #1: The AHA Moment
June 5: Celebration Week #2: The Never-Doubt-Dorie Moment.
June 12: Celebration Week #3: The Play-It-Again-Dorie Recipe
June 19 (Le Fin): Celebration Week #4: Grand Finale

In the spirit of AHA! I share my top AHA moments:
1. You cannot use a corn cob knob to open wine
2. If my kids help prepare it they will most likely try it
3. I must look at the recipe at least 2 days ahead of time so I can have all of the ingredients on hand when it comes time to cook or bake
4. Baked items that turn out ugly still taste good
5. Sometimes you have to use a recipe as inspiration for your own creativity.
6. There are recipes you will commit to memory
7. Sometimes a recipe is exact and other times you can play around with the flavors and amounts of spices to get the recipe just right.

Now for my top 5 recipes:
I actually just made this again for dinner. :)

This has been a wonderful group to be a part of. Outside of expanding my culinary horizons the biggest and best highlight was of course meeting Dorie and several of the Doristas at the IFBC conference. Hopefully we will continue to keep in touch throughout the years. :) Now, go over the French Fridays with Dorie site and check out the top 5 recipes from fantastic cooks from around the world!