Friday, September 18, 2009

September 18 Round-Up!

Hope you are enjoying the early autumn weather and the bright colors of the leaves as they begin to turn. We don't get to see that where I live, something I miss. So I just enjoy looking at gorgeous photos like this one from 

For me, fall means more thoughts of the kitchen and of delicious comfort food and judging from the recipes this week, I am not alone. Let's see who made it into the kitchen with Tyler.

Jenny from All Things Edible says, "My selection for this week's Tyler Florence Fridays features two recipes in one meal, Herb and Lemon Roasted Chicken with Smashed Broccoli and Garlic. It is listed in Tyler's Real Kitchen cookbook, under the heading Table for Two. I made it for four. Expecting left overs." Jenny wasn't completely wowed and found there to be a bit too much oil but says, "All in all, a pretty decent selection though. Not a throw together at the last minute kind of meal, and not the kind of thing I will make during a weekday, but a nice change for a Sunday dinner or for company with scalloped potatoes."

"Here's my dish for this week - Tyler's Amaretto Chocolate Brownies. YUM!" says Jess at Black Cat Kitchen. "While I didn’t really notice a strong amaretto flavor, I certainly liked how fudgy these brownies were. Yummy, yummy, yummy. I didn’t put nuts in these because I wasn’t sure everyone else would like nuts, and well, I’m pretty sure I didn’t have any. But, I bet they would be very tasty with them!"

Chaya from Chaya's Comfy Cook Blog made Tyler's Green Beans with Caramelized Onions as her selection for this week. Chaya says, "The Jewish New Year is upon us and I have been cooking up a storm. Alas, I made this, forgetting that we do not eat nuts for those two days. It will not go to waste though. Let me take this moment to wish each of our Jewish friends, a good and sweet year and a Happy Holiday.

Natalia from Gatti Fili e Farina is here and says, "Each week I really try to make one of Tyler Florence's recipes (mostly with the ingredients I have on hand) because we always love them so much!! This week's choice (due to the huge eggplant amount) was Baked Rigatoni with Eggplant and Sausage, which was very easy and tasty, I had lot of goat ricotta too so I used it instead of the mozzarella."

Joanne from Eats Well With Others tried Tyler's Cranberry Chutney this week. She says, "Earlier this year, I made Tyler's version of cranberry sauce, which I loved. Then, I came across his recipe for cranberry chutney and thought I would give it a try. I have a feeling it is not very chutney-esque however, although I can't really say since I've never had chutney before. It just didn't seem to be as heavily spiced as it could have been (okay it was not spiced at all). I really liked it a lot, although his actual cranberry sauce recipe is better. Then again, I think you would be hard put to find a cranberry and brie combo that I didn't like. Just saying."

Tyler's recipes and books have become such a fixture at her house that her husband has given him a nickname ("T Flo"), says Kim from Stirring the Pot. "Tonight I made T Flo's Crispy Asian Chicken Salad. It was easy and didn't require a sink full of dirty dishes! (Bonus points for Tyler) I loved everything about this salad and found it a welcome change to all the heavy Italian dishes, desserts and home cooking. I love the crunch of the wonton crisps, the bite of the sesame seeds, and the overall appeal of all the colors in this salad. It is a unique salad that is sure to please."

Natashya from Living in the Kitchen with Puppies says, "This week for Tyler Florence Fridays, I made his Argentinian Gaucho Steak with Chimichurri Sauce and Salsa Criolla. His recipe calls for skirt steak, which is grilled and then sliced thinly and fanned out for presentation. The steak is also served with grilled red peppers and rustic bread. The whole meal was delicious, and I served it on a bed of greens to absorb the wonderful juices and sauce. For me, the star of the dish was the chimichurri sauce. I don't think I have had one before and we just loved it. Definitely worth having on hand in the fridge, I imagine it would go great with any number of grilled meats and veggies."

"Time for a breakfast edition of Tyler Florence Fridays!" says Andrea at Nummy Kitchen. "This morning I made Tyler's Banana and Pecan Pancakes, this was a quick and easy recipe to follow, and the pancakes were wonderful. We are huge pancake fans here and these are a new favorite for us (except picky husband who does not like pecans, I made these after he went to work :) ) My four year old gave an unsolicited, "thanks for making these delicious pancakes, mom!" -- quite a surprise from a very picky little one. I loved the chunks of banana and crunchy pecans in every bite. We will be making these again for sure!"

At Kahakai Kitchen, I went for a breakfast favorite too (although I enjoyed it for dinner!), Tyler's Frog in a Hole. These eggs cooked in a circle of toast are known by many other names such as "Toad in a Hole", "Windowpane Eggs", and growing up at my house we called them "Ding Dong Eggs". Whatever you call them, they are delicious. I made mine healthier with less butter, whole grain bread and turkey bacon. Served with a fruit salad it was perfect and a nice trip back to childhood.

Some delicious recipes that look perfect for enjoying early fall. Thanks to everyone who cooked with Tyler this week! Don't forget to check out our new sister cooking group, I Heart Cooking Clubs. Currently we are featuring Nigella Lawson.

Enjoy the weekend!


Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Thanks for the great round-up Deb! I have definitely been noticing the turning of the leaves and even some crunchy ones on the ground.
Lovely and tempting dishes, as always - I love that breakie is well represented. :)
I didn't realize it was Jewish New Year - Happy Holidays!

Kim said...

Great round up Deb! I too enjoy all the breakfast recipes.

girlichef said...

Everything looks great...lovely roundup :D

natalia said...

Thanks ! This is a goodies filled roundup !!!

Jenny said...

Beautiful round up!