Friday, November 28, 2008

November 28th Round-up!

To be honest we were not sure how many TFF members would post today as it is the day after Thanksgiving in the states. We thought everyone might have been too busy stuffing their turkeys and making their plans for early morning "Black Friday" shopping trips to choose their Tyler recipes and get it posted. But the siren call of our man Tyler proved to be a formidable match for the hustle bustle of the holidays and I am happy to report we have several great recipes to round up today.

First up is Andrea from Nummy Kitchen who took a gamble and switched out a traditional family favorite recipe for sweet potato casserole with Tyler's Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey Butter. She found it to be a delicious and lighter option, especially since the recipe belied it's "Honey Butter" title and there was actually no butter in it. Big points for trying something new on Thanksgiving Day Andrea!

Next up with another great side dish is Natashya from Living In the Kitchen With Puppies who whipped up Tyler Florence's Wife's Mom's Potato Salad. With a house full of rich foods, breads, desserts and odds and ends in her fridge, Natashya was looking for a simple side salad for dinner or lunches. I think she hit it out of the park with this recipe but I am a sucker for anything with dill pickles and my beloved capers--Yum!

Megan from My Baking Adventures picked an incredible looking Spaghetti Carbonara to add to her culinary repertoire. I love this creamy, decadent pasta dish but have never tried making it at home and this recipe just inspired me. Megan says it tastes much richer than it actually is and she also added some peppery arugula to balance out the flavors which is a brilliant addition.

Pam from Sidewalk Shoes bravely selected Pan-Fried Tofu with Spinach, Pear and Star Anise. I say bravely because she doesn't really like tofu but was looking for a recipe that could get her there and was also light enough to counter-act all the holiday indulgences. With such a spectacular combo of flavors, I can see why she chose this one. I'll let you check out her post to see if she is now converted to a tofu lover!

For my pick, I was in the mood for some decadent hot chocolate to combat the rainy, windy weather last week and I found Tyler's recipe for The Ultimate Hot Chocolate and Homemade Marshmallows. Since homemade marshmallows were on the list of things I wanted to attempt, this seemed like the perfect recipe. The cocoa was easy and delicious, the marshmallows took me two attempts but I got em! This is a great, indulgent recipe.

Another great collection of Tyler recipes and successes this week! I think Tyler would be proud of all of us. Let's hope he pops by soon and takes a look. (Hint, Hint Tyler!)

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Natashya said...

Great round-up Deb! I am so happy and surprised to have such a good turn out on the holiday!
There are some awesome dishes, I think people are really enjoying picking out the TF recipes that fit their needs and wants in the moment. Everybody should be so proud of themselves.
Looking forward to next week,

Andrea said...

What a great turn out! Everything looked delicious :)