Friday, December 12, 2008

December 12th Round-Up!

Less than two weeks until Christmas--yikes!  Luckily we have Tyler Florence to get us through the busy holiday season with some delicious recipes.  Hopefully everyone is finding a little bit of time to enjoy this wonderful time of year.  

So let's see what terrific TFF recipes we have in the round up this week!

We will start with the most important meal of the day--breakfast.  Andrea from Nummy Kitchen has us deliciously covered with her pick of Tyler's Ricotta Pancakes with Roasted Apples.  Made with roasted golden delicious apples, this recipe wasn't a total win for Andrea and her family and won't replace their favorite pancakes but if you are looking for a more souffle-ish, adult friendly pancake, this one might be just right for you.   It certainly looks good! 

Next up and appropriate for breakfast or dinner was Reeni from Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice with her selection of Yorkshire Popovers.  She made them for breakfast with fried egg on top.  They proved to be a bit doughy and were flatter and deflated faster than the popovers she is used to, so not her favorite recipe pick. (Uh oh Tyler, I am sensing a theme with the breakfast items this week!)  

Moving on to lunch and dinner choices we have Megan from My Baking Adventures with Tyler's Ultimate Beef Stew, which she "let" her husband prepare.  Although Megan is not a stew fan, her husband and kids really enjoyed this one and it made the kitchen smell incredible.  I think it looks and sounds delicious.  I like the idea of adding the horseradish cream and peasant bread to it before serving.

Next we have Natashya from Living In the Kitchen with Puppies who has an incredible looking Wonton of Salmon with Green Curry and Coconut.  For this dish, you make your own wontons and Natashya, Queen of All Things Pasta, turned out some perfect looking ones.  She says it is well worth the time and effort involved.  She also made it just like I would--extra ginger and garlic!

In the appetizers (pupus here in Hawaii) and snacks category, we have Pam from Sidewalk Shoes with a pick of Toasted Almonds in Chile Oil.  Pam wanted an easy pick for a hectic week (great minds think alike!) and because she is not feeling her best from a cold.  She thought the almonds were good but that they could have been a bit spicier and also plans on using the leftover chile-almond oil on fish which sounds delicious. 

And finally, I needed something easy and low effort this week but wanted something delicious and Tyler's Sauteed Feta Cheese with Parsley, Raisin, Caper and Pine Nut Sauce seemed like it would meet both needs.  The feta is dredged in flour and fried and topped with the slightly sweet, slightly savory sauce.  I liked the combo but especially loved the sauce which I would eat on fish or veggies.  A good appetizer (or you could just eat it for dinner like I did!)

A slightly smaller round up than last weeks but lots of interesting picks and recipes to try.  

If you would like to join us for Tyler Florence Fridays, it is easy! Just send an email to  (Make sure you put TFF in the subject line and that you leave your name and your blog URL so we can get back to you and add you to the blogroll).
Also coming soon - Megan's Challenge. In addition to the freedom of preparing the Tyler Florence recipe that you choose each week, Megan from My Baking Adventures will be selecting an optional monthly dish as a bonus challenge. More details to come in January.


Natashya said...

Some wonderful dishes here. Breakie might not have been the high point for TFF this week but we have the great crepes from before to remember fondly!
I love the variety that we get - so exciting. :)

Pam said...

Great roundup! I had already marked the parsley, raisin, pine nut, caper sauce to try. I wasn't sure what to try it on, it sounds like fish would be a good choice.

Anonymous said...

I just stumbled on to your site. I posted a couple Tyler recipes this week (Caramelized pears & Veal osso bucco)
You can check them out on here:

Reeni said...

Everything looks so delicious! I almost made the Ricotta pancakes, too.

Everyday Gourmet said...

Sorry I couldn't join in this week! You guys did a great job choosing a variety of recipes. I wonder if we will ever choose the same recipe by accident : -) I am looking forward to next week!