Happy Tyler Florence Fridays, everyone!
Tyler is working away on his new season (8th!) of Tyler's Ultimate. I was trawling for photos of the new season but didn't find any, but I did find this video of him making a delicious looking Fettucine Diablo. I could go for a big plate of that right about now... plus a loaf of crusty bread and a big fat bottle of vino.. And if Tyler cooks it up, even better!
Ok, back to reality now. Let's see what's cooking with our TFF friends this week.
Beth of The Seventh Level of Boredom is on a soup kick this month, and made Tyler's Asian Egg Drop Soup. "It was.....okay. Sorry, Tyler, but while this is a good starting point, and very helpful in our process, the resulting soup was very.....bland. I know, I know, egg drop soup is not traditionally a show stopper, but I had higher ambitions this weekend."Chaya of The Comfy Cook Blog made Spaetzle this week, something I have always wanted to try. "I loved this. It did bring back childhood memories. I sat down and ate two plates. That is not like me. My Mom is no longer alive but I think she would be happy to see one of her favorites re-created."
Deb of Kahakai Kitchen made a healthied-up version of Tyler's Chicken Green Chili this week.
"Healthy, filling and good, this was a unique chili with the poblanos, which I have not cooked a lot with. Since poblanos are a large, relatively mild chili and I wanted more of a flavor punch, I upped the amount of all of the spices and also added some cayenne pepper.
A good recipe that I would make again."
Jenny of All Things Edible made this delicious Cheesecake for Tyler Florence Fridays this week, to celebrate her son's birthday!
"My little sous chef requested cheesecake for his birthday cake, an odd choice for a 7 year old, but one I was able to do. And while cheesecake recipes are everywhere, I turned to Tyler for this special occasion cheesecake. Then made my own adaptions."
Jess at Black Cat Kitchen made these delicious Banana and Pecan Pancakes with Maple Butter.
"These were really good – I really liked the pecans (I left them chopped) in with the pancakes, it almost reminded me of eating a banana nut muffin. The only thing I’d do differently next time, is mash up the bananas and add to the batter as opposed to adding slices at the end."
Joanne of Eats Well With Others made this delicious Chicken Marsala this week.
"All I have to say is thank god for Tyler and this recipe. It was a winner all around. In fact, I think this is the only time that my brother, who generally only gives me ambivalent, non-descript opinions about my food, actually said that he liked what I cooked. The chicken and mushrooms were completely infused with the buttery, salty, marsala-y flavor of the sauce and each bite kept you going back for more. And more. Until you realize that 6 people have just eaten a meal that was supposed to feed 8. This is something that will go down in the history book as a recipe to make again and again."
Kim of Stirring the Pot is celebrating cooking her way half-way through Tyler's book of the same name. This week she made his Shrimp Scampi with Linguine.
"For me, the best part was the sauce. It was sweet, zesty, and a little spicy. I would make the recipe for sauce again. My mom, shrimp lover that she is, said that I could make it again anytime. She really liked it!! This recipe has received a five star review on the food network, so it is worth checking out!"
"This is one of my favorite Tyler Florence recipes ~ it's fairly healthful (if you don't count the bacon), very flavorful and goes together quickly.
It's perfect for a potluck, or party because it can all be made ahead, then just tossed with the dressing when ready to serve."
"The nice thing about slaw is that it is still crunchy the next day, making it perfect lunchbox fare.