Friday, July 31, 2009

July 31st Round-Up!

Good Tyler Florence Fridays everyone!
I hope that you are all enjoying your summer and are managing to keep cool.. and well fed of course!
Let's see what our fabulous friends have been cooking up this week....

Arlene of The Food of Love made An Intoxicating Bourbon Peach Cobbler this week, that looks to die for!
"The cobbler is a cinch to make, but one taste will assure you that no one will care about anything but gobbling it up so they can have seconds. It was hard to eat dinner; both Larry and I wanted to cut to dessert, but reason prevailed. Rest assured that I will be making this with blueberries, apples, get the picture."
I propose a new guideline that submissions must now come with a delicious sample for the people working on the round-ups. (Which would be Deb and I) What do you think?

Chaya of Chaya's Comfy Cook made My Big Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies this week.
"It certainly is bigger but what could be wrong with a big cookie? We are not discussing calories now, not after eating two of those cookies. This chocolate chunk cookie was different. The flavor of the dough did not pop out at you but worked together with the chocolate to make something that varies from your average chocolate chip cookie. (I take it back. When it cooled, the taste did pop and was like a different cookie.)I usually use chips and I think I have to make my chunks larger to get more chocolate taste. (Yup, it was different cool and it seemed to have a lot more chocolate. When I took a look, there were many chocolate chunks peeking from the dough. I wonder if this is because the cookie flattened some as it cooled.)"

Deb of Kahakai Kitchen made this gorgeous Chicken Paillard with Fresh Fig Salad and Blue Cheese.
"Just when I think I have reached the pinnacle of Tyler's brilliant recipes, I find another gem out there that impresses me all over again.
This is so good and it is such a gorgeous dish too! I was thinking it might possibly be too many things on the plate and that the flavors might compete with each other, but I should not have doubted Tyler. Everything works so well together; the juiciness of the figs, the sweetness of the honey, the assertive, sharpness of the blue cheese, the peppery arugula, the crisp, salty pancetta, and the lightly anise flavor in the tarragon; they all compliment each other and add a new dimension of flavor to the chicken."

Congratulations to Deb, this beautiful dish has been chosen as the featured dish this week to be published on Tyler Florence's own blog!!

Your gorgeous post will be up next week.

Heather of HeatherIsAtHome made two dishes this week. White Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese from Real Kitchen, and Bacon and Brussels Sprouts Hash from Dinner At My Place.
"Oh my holy goodness, he has yet again won my heart.
Okay, the mac and cheese was a given. It was oozy, gooey with some cheese. Won my heart over before I had the first bite. And did I mention, easy!!! It will definitely be a repeat, over and over again.
Now, for the real Tyler test. Brussels Sprouts -- I had my doubts. But oh my holy goodness, they were delicious."

Jenny of All Things Edible made Tyler's Quinoa Pilaf her own this month, using feta and green onions, yum! Jenny is the only one in the house who eats quinoa, oh well, more for her!

Katy of Alphabet Soup made Tyler's Country Meatloaf with Tomato Relish.
"The recipe involves a little bit of work, but really the end result is worth it.
We like this recipe because the meatloaf stays moist and has a lot of flavor. Even Kade ate some of this, and he's not a big meat eater."

Kim of Stirring the Pot made these cute little Strawberry-Lemon Puddings. A labour of love as she made every part from scratch.
"It was really good and would be even better if I had followed Tyler's directions and actually bought store-bought ingredients. Why do we do these things to ourselves??"

Kristin of Sogkonnite Living made Tyler's Quinoa Pilaf her own as well this month, tailoring the challenge to what she had on hand.
"It makes an excellent pilaf. This was quick & easy and had a very nice flavor."

Megan of My Baking Adventures made two dishes this week, to make up for missing a couple of weeks of TFF!
"First up – the mac and cheese. Somehow, I don’t think this is exactly what Tyler had in mind when he created this recipe. But in all fairness (to me), I had to make do with the ingredients on hand – and it still came out amazing. Isn’t that what really counts?"

"And the broccoli – well, my kids are certified broccoli lovers, so this will be a definite repeat. The lemon juice added that certain “something” that really perked up the flavor. I am a huge proponent of roasting vegetables – it gives them so much more flavor."

"Not a big shocker, but I really enjoyed this recipe. However, the next time I make it, I think I might go a little lighter on the cloves."

Michelle of Big Black Dog made Tyler's Creamy Garlicky Mussels.
"Tyler's Creamy Garlicky Mussels was fantastic!! Oh how I wish I had bought 4 lbs of mussels and made an entire loaf of broiled Garlic French Bread. While making the dish it smelled so fabulous, my mouth was watering and this does not happen to me very often! Tyler's recipe for Steamed Mussels is very similar and I think I might make that next week!"
Hmm, methinks I will be making this soon..

"My husband loves coconut and bread. I was so far from disappointed. It rocked! It was gone in a few hours. It is served with........
Really, Can you get any better? I will answer for you...NO! "

"When I eat good tomatoes, I don't want much done to them. I'm more than happy to eat them like an apple, taking big, messy bites out of them, with pauses for fresh sprinkles of salt. But sometimes, one needs to step up to the plate, and do a little something with them, and what I did was Tyler Florence's Heirloom Tomatoes and Black-Eyed Peas. Well, I sort of did it, since I didn't have any watercress or red onion, so I subbed in a little fresh parsley for color. And then I kind of diced them instead of artfully slicing them and arranging them oh-so-prettily like Tyler (we are on a first name basis) does."

"I have been intrigued by his brining techniques that so many of my fellow TFF friends have raved about. It really does make the meat so moist, well worth adding to the regular repertoire."
And, of course the tapenade is to die for. I had some more of this for lunch today, fantastic!
Thanks for all your delicious submissions this week guys, they are mouth-watering good!
Congratulations again Deb, you deserve the spotlight for your gorgeous, colourful, and seasonal dish, as well as your amazing hard work that you give to Tyler Florence Fridays.
Come back tomorrow for the Quinoa Pilaf round-up!


girlichef said...

Wow, Deb...that is gorgeous!! Congrats :D Great roundup...why, oh why have I had to work so much the past couple of weeks??? I'm running behind on cooking with Tyler! :/

heatherisathome said...

Ladies, you have done Tyler another great round of cooking. Everyone's dishes looks great. Deb, congrats on your feature--you deserve it with this beautiful, delicious looking meal. See ya'll back next week!

Jenny said...

I think I found some inspiration from this weeks round up, which I was needing.

Mariana said...

Am preluat soarele cu ochelarii de la tine!Multumesc!ce mincaruri gustoase!!!si frumos prezentate!

Iti doresc un weekend placut!

Debinhawaii said...

Great round-up Natashya! I am honored to have my fig dish selected as the featured recipe this week. What a nice treat!

Pam said...

It just keeps getting better and better each week!