It’s a Dorie Miracle!!

If anything could bring me back to blogging, it’s my love for Dorie Greenspan! I swear, I’m not a stalker.

I cooked my way through her wonderful book, Around My French Table, several years ago. Through that experience, Dorie taught me that I could cook anything I want to eat, and, as long as the instructions are good (hers always are), I can try new things in the kitchen, without feeling lost or nervous. As I cooked her book, I became more confident, and now, I’m not afraid to cook anything. I’m not saying it’s always going to turn out perfectly, but I’m not afraid to try.

I’d basically closed up shop on blogging three years ago. Does it help if I say I moved from Italy to DC to Norfolk, grew a baby, and now he’s 2.5? Or that I’ve lost 40 pounds in the past year and now spend much of my time trying to inspire and connect people with the tools that I used to form their own healthy habits? Maybe I just needed the right motivation. Either way, I’M BACK.  Dorie’s brand new book–Everyday Dorie–released today, and I am completely stoked that the Cook the Book Fridays cooking group is going to dive into it, starting this Friday! I have been waiting for yeeeeeeears for Dorie to publish another book that isn’t desserts. I’ve missed the companionship of the “Doristas”, as we all share our experience cooking through the same recipe. I’ve maintained relationships with quite a few of them over the past few years, and I’m jumping for joy that the gang is getting back together.

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The book is beautiful, the recipes all look like things I want to eat, and there’s such a variety of flavors, that I can’t wait to get started! This new project seemed as good a reason as any to me to start a fresh blog, and let it become it’s own new thing. (Also, blogger was making me jump through hoops to upload pictures, so I got pissed off and switched platforms.)

Anyway. Join us! It’s so fun! To participate in the group, all you have to do is purchase Everyday Dorie, cook the scheduled recipe, blog about it, and share your blog post with the Cook the Book Fridays group on the designated day. The first recipe is My Newest Gougeres, and you should post about it this Friday. See you then!!

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