Friday, December 5, 2008

December 5th Round-Up!

Can you believe it is December already? It starts getting dark here in Ontario by 4:30pm now and nobody wants to go outside. What can we do to add a little sunshine to these dreary days? Some wonderful food from a good looking chef ought to do it!

Tyler Florence Fridays is proud to welcome two new participants - Reeni from Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice and Nancy from The Dogs Eat the Crumbs. We are so happy to be cooking with these fine bloggers, you can find them on the blogroll on the side and through their TFF entry for this week.
Speaking of this week's entries... let's get that ball rolling, shall we?

First we have Gabi from The Feast Within with Roasted Acorn Squash Stuffed with Cheese Tortellini. Have you ever heard such wonderful words? A perfect vegetarian fall/winter dish that will satisfy even the carnivores at the table.

Next we have Andrea from Nummy Kitchen with Tyler's Szechwan Eggplant Stir-Fry. Andrea is building on her Asian theme from the sesame noodles she made two weeks ago. I bet they'd be awesome together!

Next we have our lady who lives in paradise, Deb from Kahakai Kitchen, who made Chickpeas Marinated in Olive Oil, Whole Cumin and Chile. Tyler's riff on Spanish pub fare. Elegant and simple, what more could you ask for?

Gloria from Cookbook Cuisine made a Mediterranean Chicken Pasta that she was quite pleased with. Gloria added her own touches to the recipe and will definitely enjoy it again.

Pam from Sidewalk Shoes made Hunter's Minestrone that she found warm and comforting. Pam was also smart enough to figure out how to get around using so many pots for her soup! A girl after my own heart, I always look to economize on the dish doing as well.

Megan from My Baking Adventures made Tyler's Texas Chili - on fries! This was a big hit with Megan's family and one that I am eager to try soon.

Nancy from The Dogs Eat the Crumbs made Oven Roasted Turkey with Sage Butter that was a hit for Thanksgiving dinner. In Nancy's own words "I must say that this turkey stole the show, and relegated all of the side dishes to, well, the side. In fact, all three of us agreed that the turkey was the single best thing on the Thanksgiving menu". I am definitely trying this at Christmas.

Susy from Everyday Gourmet made Tyler's Ultimate Chicken Salad Sandwich. At present it is still in the salad stage as she is waiting for one hungry hubby to come home for this awesome meal.

Reeni from Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice baked up this superlative Dulche de Leche Cheesecake. Um, I think I am in love. Run, don't walk, to Reeni's site to feast your eyes on this creation.

And lastly we have my own Tyler re-creation, Tyler's Ligurian Lasagna. A tasty free-form lasagna with fresh pasta and a pesto ricotta filling. Oh yes, it was good, very good.


If you have been thinking of joining 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).


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.


Reeni said...

What a great round-up. Everything looks so delicious! Thanks for giving me such a warm welcome, your all so sweet!!

Pam said...

Great Roundup! I can't believe how many participants we have already!

Flourchild said...

What wonderful looking food. Thank you so much for leaving the comment on my blog. It is sad how messed up some people are. I am better tonight. My daughter bounces back from things better then I do. Her friend is here from China so she is having a great time with her tonight! We just have to love these kids and try to teach them the best we can at home.

Natashya said...

Wonderful submissions! Some have asked if we can do rewinds or re-dos - the answer is Absolutely! We can't help but be inspired by each other!
Looking forward to many more exciting Tyler recipes, both familiar and new.
Thanks so much for your gracious participation, you guys rock!

n.o.e said...

It's so fun to see what everyone is cooking, and I've found several things I'd love to try for myself.

Debinhawaii said...

Wonderful Round-up! What a great group of bloggers and the recipes all look fab and inspire me to cook some new things! Thanks everyone for coming to TFF!

Gabi said...

Thanks for the great roundup! What great dishes everyone made- I love having a peek at so many recipes from Tyler.