Tuesday, September 27, 2016

TWD BCM Apple Tart Flambe

This one was, unfortunately, not a winner in our house. It was like pizza, but that meant that the leftovers were also like pizza, but not in the good way. This one is really meant to be eaten up on the day it's made. The crust just gets overly chewy with time. I was very happy to use my mandoline though and I still have all of my digits.

Served with homemade maple and salted praline ice cream.

Friday, September 16, 2016

CTBF MPK Gazpacho with herbed goat cheese toasts

It's still so hot here in the south and easy to find pretty good tomatoes. I am ready for fall weather and fall foods, but this was a good sendoff for summer. 

I was afraid that this one would not go over well with my husband. I have never made gazpacho before and have only had it once or twice. Just like he doesn't like eating cold salad for dinner, I was waiting for a complaint about a cold soup. But he actually loved it and so did I. I made mine Sunday and we didn't eat it until Tuesday. I left out the vodka just because I didn't have any and I don't think it was missed. The goat cheese spread was also wonderful. I really do love goat cheese. 

I'll be ready for this one next summer.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

TWD BCM Edouard's Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love chocolate chip cookies. I now have a few favorite recipes for them, so it's getting harder to decide which ones are my gold standard. These were great. I loved the nutty taste from the almond flour. These are going on my mental recipe list.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

CTBF MPK Spiced Meatballs with Sriracha Sauce

These were a big hit. I baked them so, no messy frying. I used half lamb, half chuck. These would be good in a pita. We did over rice this time.

I've learned to really cut the amount of sauce that these recipes call for. This one was easy since i just mixed together mayo and sriracha until I felt there was a good amount.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

TWD BCM Esquimaux Pops for Grown Ups

These remind me of a popsicle form of that bricky moussey thing we made a while back (I cannot find it on my blog right now, but yes, bricky moussey. Not sure if it was my molds since it was the first time I used them or the formulation, but these did not want to release. They were just as good eaten with a spoon.

Monday, August 8, 2016

TWD BCM Philadelphia Blueberry-Corn Tart

I really love the taste of corn and berries together, so I was excited about this one. I had just made an icebox cheesecake last week, so I was a little nervous about getting cheesecaked out, but this really doesn't feel like a cheesecake. The layer with the Philadelphia takes on a really nice flavor from the honey. I added the Greek yogurt, hoping to balance out the sweetness with some tang and I think that worked out well.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

TWD BCM Summer Market Galette

I used 2 figs, 2 apricots (I used the semi-frozen ones from Trader Joe's. They are amazing for everything), 2 plums, 1 peach, and blueberries. I left out the mint, mostly because I can't bring myself to buy it. This was so good the day it was made. It really is a template and would work so well for almost any filling. I'll have to remember it the next time I have a ton of produce to use up!