Breakfast Date Cake for Mom

Breakfast Date Cake for Mom

Breakfast Date Cake Serves:  9-12      Prep Time:  20 minutes 3/4 cup  chopped dried dates* 1/2 cup  packed brown sugar 1/2 cup  chopped walnuts 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 cups  all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon  baking soda 1/4 teaspoon  salt 3/4 cup  granulated…

Merry Pepperminty Espressos

Merry Pepperminty Espressos

Peppermint ice cream makes a festive dessert or afternoon treat in a hurry.  Just brew hot coffee, even instant espresso will do just fine, and top with a scoop of sweet peppermint ice cream. Peppermint ice cream is usually available seasonally, so look for it…

Pumpkin pie gets a flavor boost

Pumpkin pie gets a flavor boost

Pumpkin Pie with Orange Bitters Prep time: 10 minutes    Bake time: 50-60 minutes 2/3   cup sugar* 1/2    teaspoon salt 1        teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2    teaspoon ground ginger           Dash each ground nutmeg and cloves* 2        large eggs 1        can (15 oz.) pure pumpkin 2        teaspoons…

Favorite Chocolate Shortbread Cookie

Favorite Chocolate Shortbread Cookie

It’s not too often I make the same recipe repeatedly – unless I’m testing or creating a recipe. But this one has had the honor of many recent bakings because I like it so much and friends do too! Posted by Carolyn Jung at FoodGal.com, Chocolate-Cocoa…

Quinoa and Oats Cherry Crisp

Quinoa and Oats Cherry Crisp

It’s time for summer fruit crisps — cherries, peaches or berries baked with a buttery crunchy topping. When I developed this wheat-free recipe for a client, I experimented with quinoa flakes* which look a lot like quick oats but are more flaky. I liked the crispy light texture  of…

Cake or Kuchen – A Recipe Translation

Cake or Kuchen – A Recipe Translation

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This Poppyseed Marzipan Kuchen is a creation by my daughter Ariel who lives in Berlin. A couple years ago I wrote about the different white and wild asparagus in Germany. Here Ariel shares her intrigue with the unique yogurt flavors available in Germany:

Champagne Vinegar Dessert Syrup

Champagne Vinegar Dessert Syrup

Champagne Vinegar Dessert Syrup Prep time 12-15 minutes + 30-40 minutes to cool Makes 2/3 cup (enough for 6-8 servings) 3/4      cup brown sugar, packed 2/3     cup champagne vinegar (preferably 7% acidity) or a white balsamic vinegar 1/4      cup water             Vanilla ice…

Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Kumquat Marmalade

Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Kumquat Marmalade

Basic Citrus Marmalade  1        cup thinly sliced kumquats (most of the seeds removed), or quartered, seeded, thinly sliced lemons or oranges 2        cups (approximately) granulated sugar 1)  Combine the fruit and 2 cups water in a 4 cup measuring cup or bowl. For lemon or orange marmalade you can replace 1/4…

Merry Minty Christmas

Merry Minty Christmas

I’ve felt honored to create recipes for Dreyer’s ice cream for many years. When they requested a series of simple yet clever peppermint ice cream holiday recipes, I was challenged to top the success of the Peppermint Brownie Presents I created in 2001. Easy and…

Bitters with ice cream?

Bitters with ice cream?

Two weeks ago I promised Angostura with mayonnaise. But somehow ice cream in August seems more appealing. Bitters with ice cream!?