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FFwD: Cheese-Topped Onion Soup

French Fridays with Dorie this week, er, yesterday was for a French Onion type of soup. I have made a variation of this before, but I was very curious as to how it would work with chicken broth (I used beef broth before). And, in fact, this time I used “No-Chicken Broth”, so it […]

FFwD: Mussels (and Shrimp) and Chorizo with Pasta

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie involved mussels, which I am not always a huge fan of (although the mussels at Place Pigalle in Seattle are unbelievably delicious), but generally, aside from those, I can take or leave mussels. That being the case, I used about 1/2 pound mussels and a 1/2 pound shrimp […]

Ike's Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings (a la pok pok)

Now this was a true kitchen experiment. I really had no idea how it was going to turn out — spoiler alert: it was awesome! I came across the Pok Pok recipe for Ike’s Fish Sauce Wings in Food & Wine magazine a few months ago and thought, “oh, wow. I need to try […]

FFwD: Nutella Tartine

This French Friday with Dorie pick, for me this week, was the perfect recipe. It was super quick and chocolatey and aside from the nutella, I actually had all the ingredients already. Perfect!

Instead of brioche, I used challah as the recipe suggested as an alternative. But not just any challah — I […]

Grilled Moroccan Carrot and Goat Cheese Sandwiches

This is going to be a very short intro for this recipe. Mainly, because I’m tired but also, because it’s a grilled sandwich and really, is there a lot to say about that? Not really. There’s cheese and it melts, so you know it’s delicious.

The original recipe called for making your own […]