Friday, October 23, 2009

October 23rd Round-Up!

As mentioned in last week's round-up, Tyler is hard at work on a new season of Tyler's Ultimate and has been occasionally "tweeting" photos and videos of some drool-worthy recipes. For example this picture of his Ultimate Beef Bourgignon (although can anyone besides Julia Child really claim to have the ultimate of this dish?!), which looks just delicious. Can't wait for the new season to start airing so the recipes get posted on the Food Network site!

Let's take a look at some more drool-worthy Tyler dishes made by our TFF friends!

First up is Beth from The Seventh Level of Boredom who decided that as we wrap up TFF next week, she would make her first TFF dish Tyler's Pasta Carbonara (or Tolan's Pregnancy Pasta), one more time. Beth says, "Although I was a stealth reader for quite some time before actually submitting a recipe, my very first post for TFF was Tolan's Pregnancy Pasta. Since that time, I have been telling Ginny how amazing it was, so when she came out for a visit recently, we made it again. As we always do, we changed it up a bit, using some fresh bucatini instead of spaghetti, and made a few other minor tweaks. We also toasted up some little slices of baguette to mop up the sauce with. It did turn out slightly different, but every bit as tasty."

Erin, who is joining us via Twitter from Erin'sWineCellar made a couple of Tyler dishes this week. She says "I was Inspired to take some of Tyler's Warm Cozy Ultimates last week and make a nice New England Dinner for my family & Friends. The first is a Pomegranate Glazed Game Hen with Corn Bread Stuffing. An absolutely beautiful dish that pleased even my most finicky guests."  

"For desert I served his individual Berry Brioche Bread Pudding with Lemon Fondant. I have made this many times, everyone just absolutely loves it.(Even guests that do not usually like a traditional Bread Pudding). I could not find Brioche at my local market, so I substituted with Portuguese Sweet Bread. Fabulous way to end the meal that evening!!"

Libby from Cooking With Libby is back for her second time at TFF with Tyler's Scalloped Potato Gratin. She says, "Dinner tonight was yummmo! This recipe goes wayyyyy back to the days when Tyler was hosting the tv shows, Food 911 and How to Boil Water. I LOVED How to Boil Water because it featured super easy recipes for those who were culinary challenged or who were just starting out. This recipe was from this show. I made this with Paula Deen's Pot Roast, which I will blog about in the next few days. Both of these dishes made the perfect pair."

Although it created many dirty dishes and pans, Kim at Stirring the Pot and her family still enjoyed Tyler's Swedish-style Slow-Braised Meatballs with Cranberry Sauce and Egg Noodles. Kim says, "Overall, we liked this dish. It was an extremely savory dish and fairly mild in flavor, even with the addition of the cranberry sauce.  I enjoyed dunking my meatballs into the cranberry sauce. The cranberry sauce was a beautiful red color and really helped bring the meatballs up another notch. This was a stunning dish when it was plated with the saucy meatballs, red cranberry sauce, and pretty green dill sprinkled around the plate. It would be great at the holidays!! A very tasty dish indeed, especially if you can get around all those dirty dishes :D"

Chaya from Sweet And Savory Says It All was happy to find Tyler's version of a traditional dish. She says, "I couldn't believe that Tyler had a Potato Latke recipe. It was a fluke that I basically stumbled over it. I couldn't resist. I had to make them. That is our Tyler, cooking, everything and anything. What fun. This is part of my Jewish Holiday Series."

Tyler's Ultimate Beef Stew was on the menu for Natalia from Gatti Fili E Farina. Natalia says, "And here I come back to my dear Tyler ! This 'spezzatino' was a very comforting dish for the first cool nights. I used veal instead of beef and onions instead of the pearl ones, and I didn't have the mushrooms but it was good anyway !! I didn't mention the horseradish either......!"

Natashya at Living in the Kitchen with Puppies got exotic this week with Tyler's Pan-Fried Lamb Chops with Harrisa. She says, "When I do find some Canadian lamb on sale, I stock up. I found a nice tray of it a while back and divided it into servings of four and froze it. This recipe was a great, simple way to prepare it, and I loved the zing that the harissa added. I have made other harissas before, this one is nice and balanced with the addition of roasted red peppers to harmonize with the chilies and garlic."

Tyler's Roasted Acorn Squash Stuffed with Cheese Tortellini is a recipe that Pam from Sidewalk Shoes has had bookmarked forever and she finally made it this week. She says, "Let me say, the cheese sauce was wonderful. Well, of course it was, it was nothing but cream, garlic, thyme, and cheese. What's not to love about that? And all that cheesy creamy goodness on top of cheese tortellini was everything I imagined it would be. But stuffed into a I found the squash distracting, it didn't seem to add anything to the dish. I think I would like this dish desconstructed. Serve the tortellini with the sauce and then maybe roast the squash for a side dish."

Jenny from All Things Edible used some fresh apples from a day of apple picking to make Tyler's Thick Pork Chops with Spiced Apples and Raisins. She says, "I did not use bone in pork chops, I had pork loin chops, but it seemed to work and was quite tasty. And used up some of the apples I have not had the time to make into apple crumble."

Jess from Black Cat Kitchen made Tyler's Buttermilk Biscuits this week, saying "Since I’m a bit tight on funds this week, I chose a really simple recipe for Tyler Florence Fridays – buttermilk biscuits. These were super easy and incredibly delicious. I think I rolled mine too thin, so they didn’t puff up as much, and subsequently made about 15, not 8 per the recipe, but they were still really, really good. I only gobbled up 4 right out of the oven."

Finally at Kahakai Kitchen, a need to use up some cooked chicken had me turning to Tyler's Easy Chicken Burritos with Mojo. (and his Spicy Black Beans too). It was an easy recipe made healthier with a couple of simple changes and a very spicy, flavorful mojo sauce. I liked how colorful it was on the plate. It tasted great and I would make it again.

What a great bunch of recipes! Thanks to everyone who cooked along with us this week.

So TFF peeps and fans, next week, Friday October 30 will be our last official weekly Tyler Florence Fridays Round-up. (Sniff, sniff) It has been a ton of fun over the past year and we have enjoyed getting to know so many great bloggers. We hope to see you all here for the party--with a new Tyler dish or maybe repeating a past favorite. 

Have a great weekend!


NKP said...

Wow, wow, wow - everyone pulled out all the stops this week!
Great round-up, delicious dishes!

pam said...

Great roundup!

Kim said...

Great roundup Deb! I'm going to be so sad next week, but I'm looking forward to the roundup! I loved everyone's dishes.

natalia said...

Fantastic round up ! I want to try everything !!Thanks !

Fresh Local and Best said...

Great round up Deb! All of the dishes featured looks amazing! I adore the color of the Pomegranate Glazed Game Hen, it's just so beautiful, especially given the autumn season!

Bravo everyone!


Julie said...

Oh man...great round up. Now I'm starving!

Reeni said...

What a delicious round-up! I miss being in it. I'm trying so hard to get back into it.

Libby@CookingWithLibby said...

Great and wonderful round up you guys! All the dishes look so appetizing. I can't believe next week will be the last TFF :( I just joined you guys too :( I also joined I <3 Cooking Clubs so I'm sure I'll see some of you over there too :)

Jenny said...

Everything looks great - going to take me a few days to make the rounds, but will be worthwhile when I finally do.