Halloween Spider Cookie Pops

Halloween Spider Cookie Pops

Halloween Spider Cookie Pops Makes about 32 cookies     Prep time: 15 minutes      Bake time: 24 minutes    Plus decorating time. 1        cup butter or margarine, softened 1-1/2   cups firmly packed brown sugar 2        eggs 2        teaspoons vanilla 6        ounces (1…

Breakfast Date Cake for Mom

Breakfast Date Cake for Mom

Sweeten your Mother’s Day breakfast or brunch with this simple coffeecake you can prepare in the evening then bake in the morning. Chopped dates, brown sugar, walnuts and spices are layered in a buttermilk batter that chills patiently in the pan overnight. In the morning…

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 Fruit Crisp

Quinoa and Oats Fruit Crisp

Fruit crisps are an all-time favorite and can be adapted to just about any fruit — think fresh or frozen cherries, peaches or berries baked with a buttery crunchy topping. Apples or pears are great too! When I developed this wheat-free recipe for a client,…

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…