Tuesdays With Dorie: A Quarterly Review

I can’t believe that it has been three months already since I told Laurie that I would bake from Dorie Greenspan’s “Baking: From My Home to Yours” with her each week, and hurriedly whipped up the Brown Sugar-Pecan Shortbread Cookies. In these past three months I have somehow managed to only miss one week (the Snickery Squares), and have been churning out Dorie recipes each week like a champ.

While every single thing that I have made has proven to be fantastic, I do of course have my favorites. Out of the recipes we have made so far, the following are the ones I am dying to make again (and likely will in the near future). Since we make so many things, I thought I would take a moment to share my favorites (so far) with you! Enjoy 🙂

Hidden Berry Cream Cheese Torte

Perfection Pound Cake

Almost Fudge Gateau

Russian Grandmothers’ Apple Pie-Cake


Super Super Bowl Suggestions


It’s that time of year again – the game people wait all year for. Maybe you just watch for the commercials, or maybe you just watch for the half-time show, or maybe you actually watch the game! Regardless, a good many people will be sitting in front of the TV this Sunday cheering on someone. Now, far be it from me to rain on a “perfect” parade, but as a native Pittsburgher, I find it pretty darn near impossible to root for the Patriots. So many AFC Championship Games (and subsequent trips to the Super Bowl) squashed for the Steelers at the hands of the Patriots. So, without a doubt, I will be cheering on Lil’ Manning and the Giants on Sunday.

We’ll be watching this year’s Super Bowl from the comfort of our living room, just me, Nick, and couch-hogging-Einstein. Nothing fancy planned for our house. I know that many of you, however, will be hootin’ and hollerin’ with a house full of people! Even though I’m not having a party, I do have some favorite party and munchies-type food that I’ll throw out there in case anyone is having trouble planning their menu for the big game.

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Favorites of 2007

I hope that all of you had a lovely holiday season and that you head into the new year relaxed and happy.

I thought I would take a moment to share with you some of my favorite recipes from this past year. Perhaps you missed them, perhaps you weren’t reading my blog yet, but regardless, I thought they were worth mentioning again since they are some of my favorites!

I wasn’t blogging yet!

Molten Lava Cakes
Italian Wedding Soup

Texas Sheet Cake
Super Sugar Cookies
OREO Cheesecake
Baked Macaroni & Cheese

It was a slow month!

Pepperoni Rolls
Dark Chocolate Chip Scones

Slow again – Nick traveled a lot!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip
Bacon, Cheddar & Green Onion Scones

Black Bean Burgers
Hershey’s Perfectly Chocolate Cake
Chicken Spread

Dirty Risotto
Beef Mushroom Barley Soup
Chocolate Chip Cookie

Outrageous Brownies
Hearty Beef Stew
Sweet Dinner Rolls
Soft Pretzels
Omelet for Two

Peanut Butter Doggie Treats

Roasted Red Potatoes
Peppermint Bark
Chocolate Chip Tea Cookies