Candy and Caramel Apple Pie

A few years ago, when I was a brand new food blogger, I was a member of Tuesdays With Dorie.  That was a group of bloggers that bonded every week over Dorie Greenspan’s Cookbook – Baking:From My Home to Yours.  We would all tackle the exact same recipe each week, and then on Tuesday, unveil […]

Kentucky “Dirty” Bourbon Pie

In case you missed my post from yesterday, Kentucky Dirty Bourbon Pie is my son’s name for this incredible dessert.  Why not just call it Derby Pie, like the rest of the country, you ask?  Well, while you can SAY Derby Pie all you want, out loud, in conversation, you can’t actually NAME your dessert […]

Happy Birthday, Dorie!

Today I am here to wish my favorite cookbook author, Dorie Greenspan, a very Happy Birthday!  A group of us, current and former TWDers and FFWDers, banded together to create a virtual dinner party to celebrate how special she is to each of us.  We each chose a recipe from her new (and amazing!) cookbook […]

French Fridays with Dorie…Hachis Parmentier

It’s names like this that scare people off. Hachis Parmentier. What the what??  Let me clue you in…it’s Shepherd’s Pie.  And in case you are from a small town in Southwest Virginia whose mama didn’t make Shepherd’s Pie and you may as well be eating Hachis Parmentier, it’s like beefy mashed potato casserole.  That help? […]

French Fridays with Dorie…Gougeres

A couple of weeks ago, I introduced you to the new cooking group entitled French Fridays with Dorie, a group of several hundred Dorie Greenspan fans who are amped up to make our way through her new cookbook: Around My French Table.  I am so thrilled to be a part of yet another Dorie group! 

French Fridays with Dorie

I’ll admit it. Dorie Greenspan is responsible for making me the baker I am today. Now, maybe she doesn’t know this, because apart from a few Twitter conversations, an email or two, and some blogger chit chat, I’ve never met Dorie.  Never spoken to her.  But her book, Baking: From My Home to Yours, and […]

Sour Cherry and Cream Cheese Cobbler

Last week Seven and I were given permission to steal as many sour cherries as we could pick…so we took our sand buckets, picked for about half an hour, and came home with a few pounds before figuring out what to do with them!   I’ve never really been a cherry person, BUT -  I like […]