|Marie-Helene's Apple Cake|
I got through the fundraisers, tournaments and events... plus a picnic or two. Now is the time of the school year for award ceremonies: Athletic Awards Ceremony, Academic Awards Ceremony, Music, Art and Technology Gallery...etc. Plus my daughter has a few more softball games before the season ends. Yes, we need rain, but please just two more days of sunshine... so we can wrap this season up!
Needless to say my kid's end of school year schedule is not allowing for much reflection, or maybe I really am in denial about French Fridays with Dorie coming to a close? I've stolen an hour today to look back and choose my favorite recipes from "Around my French Table."
|Fresh Tuna, Mozzarella and Basil Pizza|
Hands down Marie-Helene's Apple Cake is my favorite recipe. You all know that I hate to bake, but this is easy to make, and everyone loves it. I think it's the rum or maybe it's the perfect balance between cake and apples... no, it's probably the rum!
The Fresh Tuna Mozzarella and Basil Pizza is also an fairly easy appetizer to make, and not expensive either, since I use canned tuna not fresh to make it. I have impressed many a guest with this colorful and complex blend of flavors. I love the punch from the radishes, the softness of the mozzarella, and the saltiness of the olives along with the unexpected note of ginger.
|Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good|
The Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good causes quite a stir when put on the table because no one expects to see a whole stuffed pumpkin. It does ooze with everything good, and it is so nice to have a savory recipe to use with pumpkins in the Fall.
|Blueberry Mascarpone Roulade|
It is blueberry season right now and my daughter has yet to have time to make the Blueberry Mascarpone Roulade. This dessert is a little bit of work, but it is to me the best Springtime dessert... eat your heart out Strawberry Shortcake! Blueberries are my favorite fruit and this roll up is light, delicate and shows off their terrific flavor without being overly sweet.
|Chicken Breast Diable|
The last of my top five French Friday recipes is Chicken Breast Diable. It is simple to make, the flavors are intense, and it is covered in such a creamy sauce the chicken doesn't dry out, so it is practical to make for a party.
Have to dash... not even sure where I am off to right now, but I know I need to load my car with a bunch of fencing equipment....at least all this running around is keeping me in shape!
Note: As a member of French Friday's with Dorie I am not allowed to print the recipe. I invite you to take a look at this wonderful cookbook "Around My French Table" if you are interested in this or any other recipe I review.