Friday, November 21, 2008

November 21st Round-Up!

Welcome to the second round-up of Tyler Florence Fridays!
Let me start by welcoming our two newest participants - Gabi from The Feast Within and Susy from Everyday Gourmet. This brings us up to eight in just a over week, it is so great to have some awesome new cooking friends!
We had a wonderful assortment of dishes prepared this week for Tyler Florence Fridays, let's kick it off with a little breakie, shall we?

Andrea from Nummy Kitchen made these Ricotta and Orange Blintzes with Strawberry Sauce for her mother and children. All I can say is - what a lucky family! They look absolutely divine and I am also envying her electric crepe maker. I might have to put that on my Christmas list!

Megan from My Baking Adventures made Pork Tenderloin in Chimichurri Sauce and was thrilled with the results. A dish that is easy to prepare, pleases the whole family, and makes for great leftovers? What could be better than that?

Next we have one of our new members, Pam from Sidewalk Shoes, who made Herb and Lemon Roasted Chicken with Smashed Broccoli and Garlic. Well, the name just says it all, doesn't it? Pam was pleased that she could plan the minimal prep around her schedule and prepare this dinner easily on a weeknight. The results? Pam was very pleased with the flavour and happy to have discovered a whole new way to enjoy broccoli.

From Deb of Kahakai Kitchen, we have a trifecta of flavour: Grilled Tuna with White Bean Puree, Olive Tapenade and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes. Deb says that this is a great dish to share with a friend, and I would have to agree! The platter looks wonderful, the friend must have been thrilled. As with Pam's dish, the components can be prepared ahead of time, making entertaining easier in the moment.

Lastly we have my own submission, Parker House Rolls. I am a bread loving girl at heart and had always wanted to try these rolls. I was so very pleased with how light and buttery they were. These will definitely be my go-to rolls for the holidays.

What a great round-up of flavours, everyone did such a great job re-creating Tyler's recipes at home.

We have had a few hints that Mr. Florence himself will be checking out the round-ups from time to time too! Stay tuned for upcoming cookbook give-aways for random TFF participants - supplied by you-know-who!

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Debinhawaii said...

Another great round up!
Everyone's dishes look wonderful--lots I want to try!

Natashya said...

Great dishes guys! And how exciting is it to know that Tyler is checking us out!?!

Everyday Gourmet said...

What great recipes! I can't wait to start!