One man's junk... (Tuesdays with Dorie BwJ: Puff Pastry Pizzettes)

There are a category of recipes that I call "non-recipe recipes". I see these as ideas that someone smarter than I had once upon a time.

"If you have leftover XYZ, you should do ABC."

Of course I should....Slaps hand to forehead.



Pretty is as pretty does (French Fridays with Dorie: Celery-Celery Soup & Monkfish w/ Double Carrots)

In the month of October, it seems like French Fridays with Dorie's mission is to search out the ugliest ingredients possible and force us to figure out how to make these ugly monstrosities pretty enough to eat. I will be so glad when we get to dessert week...

First up, celery-celery soup.


We can do this the hard way or the easy way... (Tuesdays with Dorie BwJ: French Bread & Sunny-Side Up Apricot Pastries)

In the kitchen, like in life there is usually an easy way to get things done and a hard way.

It's not a matter of right or wrong; sometimes its just about getting the job done and figuring out which way fits into what the needs of the moment are. And that's okay...



Keep it simple (French Fridays with Dorie: Vanilla Vegetable Salad)

Can I tell you something?

I really like non-recipe recipes.

They seem to fit in with my "unable to follow instruction" sensibilities.

This week (woo hoo, I am finally back on schedule), French Fridays with Dorie has one of the ultimate non-recipe recipes - vanilla vegetable salad.