Archive for November 2010

TWD: Peanut-iest Blondies (and Caramel Pumpkin Pie)

November 2, 2010

 This week’s recipe on Tuesdays with Dorie was Peanut-iest Blondies.  They were a hit.  I thought they were very, very good but when I served them to my son’s physics tutor, he thought they were absolutely wonderful and thought he would die if I didn’t give him the recipe.  Don’t worry, he will live.  I gave him the recipe.

Back on October 19th, the group made Caramel Pumpkin Pie.  I am late posting about this recipe, not because I didn’t like it (I did!), but because I am having a confidence crisis.  Not in cooking or baking, mind you, because all of Dorie’s recipes come out good.  My issues are with photography.  I visit everyone elses beautiful blogs, come back and look at my pictures, and I want to quit.  I am thinking of changing the name of this blog to CrappyPhotos <dot> <com>.

But you want to hear about the food.

Caramel Pumpkin Pie:  wonderful!  I will definitely make this again.  I made small tarts using this recipe and that’s what I will do next time.  I’m not usually much of a pumpkin pie fan but the addition of caramel and booze changed this pumpkin pie into something divine.  You can look forward to seeing this one again at Thanksgiving.

Both recipes are from Dorie’s wonderful book: Baking From My Home To Yours.

It’s Thyme to Eat!

Carol

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FFWD: Marie Helene Apple Cake

November 2, 2010

Last week, on French Fridays with Dorie, the group made this wonderful apple cake which is – as Dorie said – more apple than cake.

This recipe is REALLY a winner.  It was absolutely delicious.  It was so good that I snuck back down at bedtime and had another piece.  And, I’m not sorry that I did. 

I loved, loved, loved this recipe.  As much as I loved it on the day it was baked, though, I have to say that it didn’t keep well at all.  By the next day, it wasn’t nearly as good.  So, if you make this one, give yourself permission to have TWO pieces the day you make it.

However, it is such a delicious recipe that I will definitely be making it again and it will be soon.  The recipe can be found in Dorie’s wonderful book, Around My French Table.

It’s Thyme to Eat!

Carol