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  • York Peppermint Patty Creme Brulee
    York Peppermint Patty Creme Brulee or Egg Nog Creme Brulee!?
    What a choice to have to make!? Why not also offer a pumpkin creme brulee while we are at it?Shopping List2 Cups Heavy cream6 Egg yolks1/2 Cup Granulated sugar1 Teaspoon (or to taste) Vanilla extractPinch Salt1 Teaspoon Sugar (for crust)Fresh...
  • Chocolate Cake Christmas Trees
    Chocolate Cake Christmas Trees for your holiday table
    This is a showstopper of a Christmas dessert – Gale Gand’s Moist Chocolate Cake Christmas Trees. I admit I don’t love the name of the recipe, but the cakes ARE unbelievably moist. Gale bakes them in the little white paper cones...
  • Brown butter pear crepes
    Brown butter pear crepes
    Crepe Ingredients3 tbsp. unsalted butter2 eggs, room temp1 cup buttermilk, room temp1/4 cup water1 cup flour2 tbsp. sugar1/8 tsp. salt1 tbsp. Frangelico1 tsp. vanillaButterFilling Ingredients1 1/2 tbsp. unsalted butter6 cups pears, diced1/3 cup...
  • Apple pumpkin pie
    Faster leaner but not meaner apple pumpkin pie
    There are so many recipes combining apples and pumpkin puree that mine is just another drop in the bucket. But mine requires less sugar and evaporated milk and it's faster because, by using sweet red apples with thin skin, you can skip the...
  • White Fudge Oreo
    12 Days of Chocolate - White fudge covered Oreos
    As we wind down the year and gear up for the last big holiday of the year, its time to look at some of the special chocolate items that come out just for the holiday season. And what better when to taste and review them than in a 12 Days Of...
  • Strawberry Santas
    Deliciously cute Christmas treat: Strawberry Santas
    If you're looking to make a whimsical, colorful, and totally adorable dessert for family and friends this Christmas, these Strawberry Santas are definitely it. In fact, they're so cute, they're sure to put a smile on everyone's...
  • Make a crepe cake and dress dessert up
    Make a crepe cake and dress dessert up
    Once in awhile, for some reason, you need an idea that makes a truly spectacular dish. Most of the time you will also have to resign yourself to complicated preparation of an equally-complicated recipe. But if you prowl Tucson's supermarkets...
  • Perfect Hannukah, Christmas gifts from Dana's Bakery
    Perfect Hannukah, Christmas gifts from Dana's Bakery
    An elegant, tasty food gift for Hannukah or Christmas that works for all ages? Dana's Bakery with their gourmet macarons to the rescue! I was happy to be hosted to experience it.Not very many companies think of the special flavors that are...
  • What else can you do with cranberries?
    What else can you do with cranberries?
    Perhaps you didn't use up all your cranberries when you bought some for home-made cranberry sauce. Are they sitting in your freezer looking for a home? I have the answer: fruit crumble. Everybody loves them and one of the main characteristics...
  • Build on a previous success
    Build on a previous success
    I have shared the lovely recipe for Lemon Pudding Cake that is available at King Arthur Flour Company online. You'll also get it if you order from them frequently enough to get their paper catalogs delivered in the mail, as I do in Tucson....
  • Cream cheese sugar cookie snowflakes from hell
    Cream cheese sugar cookie snowflakes from hell
    This Christmas I decided to try a Cream Cheese Sugar Cookie recipe I saw posted on Facebook. I would make snowflakes - Utah is famous for its fabulous snow. My niece doesn’t like cream cheese (she has voiced that opinion about gravy and...
  • Bleecker Bistro: Taking it to the meats
    Bleecker Bistro: Taking it to the meats
    When Chef Jason Kwon says, “I’ve got 15 proteins in my back pocket” he just may be talking literally. Featuring his most recent dining additions to the Bleecker Bistro Menu, it is about to get a face-lift that will bring a...
  • Gingerbread cupcakes
    Gingerbread cupcakes
    Ingredients1 ½ cups flour2 tbsp. ginger2 ½ tsp. cinnamon¼ tsp. cloves¼ tsp. nutmeg1½ cups butter, room temp1 cup sugar½ cup brown sugar4 eggs, room temp3 tbsp. molasses1 ½ tsp. vanillaFrosting...
  • Brown sugar apple cobbler
    Brown sugar apple cobbler
    Filling Ingredients1/4 cup unsalted butter6 Gala apples, chopped1 1/2 cups brown sugar1/4 cup flour1 tbsp. cinnamonTopping Ingredients1 3/4 cups flour1/2 cup brown sugar1 tsp. baking powder1/2 tsp. baking soda1/2 tsp. salt1/4 cup unsalted butter,...
  • Creamy and bursting with flavor
    Creamy and bursting with flavor: Pistachio mousse is a light and tasty dessert
    Enjoy a light and fluffy dessert that is full-bodied and packed with flavor. Pistachio mousse is a lighter version of pistachio pudding that is whipped and bursting with a wonderful nut taste. Its green color is a popular shade with children. For...