"Mother (and Daughter) of All Make-ups"
- Part IPer Tricia ~
I have used the phrase "who knew" on many an occasion during this blogging adventure. Of course Dorie knew. And Dorie shared. I have also referenced the almost blind trust that I placed in Dorie's recipes. The recipes included such amazing details about the steps that you felt like she had just prepared the dish in your kitchen and left you notes on how to make it.
So while we have had many "Never Doubt Dorie" experiences, the one I can recall as being particularly fun was the recipe for Tuna and Mango Ceviche. While I did substitute shrimp, which Dorie suggested, I could not get my head around the flavor combo of onions, avocado, shrimp and mango - or the way the lime juice would cook the shrimp. Recall I am not big on fish. The results were fabulous. My initially skeptical taste-testers ended up fighting over who was going to get more. Compliments don't get better than that in my household :)
PS- Nana is officially caught up and has earned her diploma !
Per Nana ~
Reading through the recipe for "Swap Onion Carbonara" was the first time I doubted one of Dorie's recipes. I could not imagine eating a bowl of cooked onions in cream. Somehow, the combination did not seem to go together. It turned out to be a very delicious recipe and I was really surprised.
The second time was making the Croquant cookies. Making a cookie with just egg whites, sugar, nuts and a bit of flour didn't seem right. I was all set to add another egg white but finally it all blended together and made a fabulously delicious cookie.
The following are the make-up recipes that I have not yet posted:Vistandine ~
|A perfect dessert - we loved it !|
|Another interesting dessert.|
|This one made me a scallop lover.|
|Absolutely delicious !|
|A favorite of ours.|
|Simple and tasty.|
|A big surprise - we loved it !|
|Interesting, but not a repeat.|
|So refreshing !|
|A great warm weather salad.|
|Definitely a keeper.|
|Had to use Bibb lettuce, definitely a winner.|