Saturday, December 18, 2010

Cocktail Nuts! FFWD

Sweet and Spicy Cocktail Nuts!
Made these for a holiday party we had at our house and they were a hit. I split these onto two baking sheets (covered with parchment which worked perfectly). One sheet was a little crowded and the nuts did not come out quite as well. They were a little chewy and maybe a touch soggy. The other tray was perfect though. So, next time-- do not crowd! The nuts pictures above are from the "good sheet". These are great and will, like many other Around My French Table recipes, be added to the list of regulars!

Friday, December 3, 2010

French Fridays With Dorie- Daube!

I missed two weeks of French Fridays with Dorie. Thanksgiving just got in the way and made everything difficult. But, I was cooking from the book-- just not the recipes assigned and I did not get on here to blog about the food. Major food blog fail. But, I made the Cauliflower Gratin (yum!), the chocolate mousse (yum!!!), and the mustard batons (easy, yum!). I will get myself together and post about all of those soon. But for today, My Go-To Beef Daube is up. It is just getting a little cool in Dallas, finally, and I have been dying to make something meaty and stewy for a few weeks.

How could this not be good? -- the meat is browned in bacon fat... and then braised in wine for 2.5 hours with the bacon. We ate this with mashed potatoes and were very very happy. I am already looking forward to the leftovers! This will be a go to recipe for me from now on.

No pictures this week. I got a new camera and have not figured out the camera computer hook up quite yet. Next week, potato and leek soup!!