Monday, January 24, 2011

The Cake Slice: Graham Cracker-Chocolate Chip Snacking Cake

Graham Cracker-Chocolate Chip Snacking Cake

It seems like just yesterday that I was posting about last month's Cake Slice cake.  Oh yes, that is because I was almost a month late in posting.  Oops.  Because of the belatedness of last month's cake, I made sure to bake this earlier in the week, but here I am, late again.  I am experiencing a bit of deja vu, because much like November's selection, this cake just did not motivate me to write about it.  We did eat it, but I probably won't make it again (at least not without some major adjustments).

Friday, January 14, 2011

French Fridays with Dorie: Gnocchi a la Parisienne

gnocchi a la parisienne

Yes, here I am on a Friday actually posting about a recipe that was scheduled for today.  I amaze even myself sometimes.  When I saw that this gnocchi a la parisienne was the assigned dish, it seemed too good to postpone.  As soon as I saw "gnocchi" in the title of this recipe I got excited because I love those little potato pillows.  When I saw that these were made from choux pastry (which is also the base for cream puffs and gougeres), my interest was piqued.  Plus, how could dumplings blanketed in cheese and a creamy sauce possibly be bad?

The Cake Slice, Belated December Edition: Cranberry Cake

my slice

Lately it seems that every time I pop on here it is to apologize.  I keep missing my assigned posting dates, even though I have been preparing (most of) the recipes.  It is a shame that I didn't make time to talk about this Cranberry Cake, though, because it was delicious, seasonal, and a perfect addition to the holiday table.  It was lost in a late December frenzy, but I want to belatedly share it with you because it was gorgeous and just so good.

French Fridays with Dorie: Paris Mushroom Soup

Paris Mushroom Soup

As you may have noticed, today is not Friday.  Ok, by the time this post goes up it may well be Friday, but by then I will be an entire week late in posting this soup (and, if we are being honest, actually making it).  My December went by in a blur of holiday stress and excitement, and I (once again) let my blog go to seed.  I only made two out of the three December dishes for French Fridays with Dorie, and I only posted about one of them (I would still like to talk about the beef daube, though, because it was so darn good).  Since I want to get back in the cooking (and blogging) routine, I thought that I would take one of my days off to make the recipe that I missed last week, Paris Mushroom Soup.