background preloader


Facebook Twitter

Dutch Baby with Caramelized Vanilla Bean Pears: Moving Through the Decades. April 2nd, 2012 My hair stylist told me the other day that the mullet is coming back.

Dutch Baby with Caramelized Vanilla Bean Pears: Moving Through the Decades

I’m not sure how to feel about this, but if the mullet means scrunchies, neon colors and leggings, I could be ok with it. Since the turn of the century (how crazy does that sound?!) We’ve gone through the 70′s hipster phase and I suppose it’s not unreasonable to expect that the mullet is just around the corner. Let’s talk about the 80′s. I looked forward to going to my grandmother’s apartment because it meant she’d be cooking up a big batch of blini with sugar (just for me!). I ate my blini without much variation — always with extra butter and a hearty sprinkling of sugar.

Dutch Baby Recipe, German Pancake Recipe. Method 1 Preheat oven to 400°F.

Dutch Baby Recipe, German Pancake Recipe

Put a 10-inch cast iron skillet into the oven and heat for at least 8 minutes. 2 Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan or in a microwave. Of the 3 tablespoons, one tablespoon will be for the batter and two for the pan. 3 In a blender, put the eggs, egg white, milk, 1 tablespoon of the melted butter, sugar, flour, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. 4 Carefully remove the very hot skillet from the oven. 5 Once the Dutch baby is done baking, remove the skillet from the oven (again, take care, the handle is HOT) and use a thin spatula to gently coax the pancake onto a large plate.

Homemade Applesauce. A few weeks ago we took a drive up to my favorite place on earth, the beautiful state of Vermont.

Homemade Applesauce

Jason's Everlasting Recipes. Peach and Blueberry Crisp - Seasonal Dessert Recipe. On our summer road trip, we spent four nights in San Francisco.

Peach and Blueberry Crisp - Seasonal Dessert Recipe

When planning the itinerary for the trip I made sure to allow plenty of time there. I absolutely love the city– the crisp sea air, the beautiful architecture, and the amazing restaurants. San Francisco has so much character and history; I’m always looking for an excuse to visit! Spiced Watermelon Salad Recipe. Flavor Exposed | Kyle Books, 2012.

Spiced Watermelon Salad Recipe

Strawberry Greek Yogurt Banana Bread. During the summer I tend to make a lot of quick breads and that is because there are so many fruits and vegetables that are available that make really good quick breads.

Strawberry Greek Yogurt Banana Bread

One of my favourite summer quick breads has to be the strawberry sour cream bread which I tend to make pretty much every year! This year I was thinking that I might try lightening the recipe up a bit and the first step was to use some Greek yogurt, which is now everywhere in the grocery stores, instead of the sour cream. Next up was to try to reduce or eliminate the butter or oil and that was done by adding three over ripe bananas in addition to the yogurt to keep things nice and moist. Another great way to make quick breads a bit healthier is to use some whole wheat flour in place of regular flour and I normally replace about half of the flour with the whole wheat flour. It goes great with melted butter for breakfast! Strawberry Greek Yogurt Banana Bread Servings: makes 1 loaf Printable Recipe Ingredients Directions. Creamy Lemon Crumb Squares. This recipe came from Marlboro Man’s grandmother.

Creamy Lemon Crumb Squares

When she moved years ago from her home in town to a retirement apartment in the big city, Marlboro Man and I somehow, miraculously, wound up with one of her cookbooks, which was stuffed full of loose papers on which scads of recipes had been handwritten. This recipe actually didn’t have a title—just the ingredients and directions—so I was flying blind when I first made it a few years ago.

It was only after I finished the recipe and took a good look at what was before me that I gave the little delights a proper Christian name: Creamy…Lemon…Crumb…Squares. Creamy Lemon Crumb Squares! The name says it all. Here’s what you need: Flour, Brown Sugar, Salt, Butter, Oats, Baking Powder, Lemon, and The Nectar of the South (Sweetened Condensed Milk). First grab a lemon or two… And squeeze the life (and the juice) out of them.

Whole Lemon Bars. Zucchini Bread Recipe. Best Lemon Bars Recipe. Summer Recipe: Whole Wheat Plum Crumble Pie Recipes from The Kitchn. I imagine a farmhouse grandma pulling something like this out of her wood-fired oven. I don't have one of those ladies in my life — my grandmas were city broads who used their ovens to store handbags and hot rollers. When us kids clamored for dessert, it was for the chocolate cake straight from the Entenmann's box or ice cream from the musical truck. Both grandmas would have loved a slice of this confection, however. With a big scoop of vanilla bean ice cream to top it, to be sure. Whole Wheat Plum Crumble Pie Makes one 9-inch pie For the crust:1 cup flour1/2 cup whole wheat flour1/2 teaspoon salt1/3 cup sugar1 tablespoon vanilla1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted Extra butter for greasing the pan For the crumble topping:3/4 cup oats1/2 cup all purpose flour1/2 cup whole wheat flour1/4 cup brown sugar1/4 cup sugar1/2 teaspoon cinnamon3/4 teaspoon salt1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted.

Hot cocoa cookies. I am a teeny bit obsessed with the cookies from the most recent issue of EveryDay with Rachael Ray magazine.

Hot cocoa cookies

This recipe is the second of many cookie recipes on my list to make this holiday season. Sweets are taking over my life! Just ask my coworkers. They get my leftovers, and I think they are starting to resent the way I am forcing them to eat sinful treats. I don't think I need to tell you that these were tasty. Ooey gooey chocolatey marshmallowy deliciousness. In a medium saucepan, melt together: 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter 12 oz. chopped semisweet chocolate (bars) Stir frequently over medium heat until smooth.

In a medium bowl, whisk together: 1 1/2 cups flour 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder. Whole wheat raspberry ricotta scones. Chocolate babka. If you’ve ever tried to recreate something you loved when you were growing up in your own kitchen, you know how difficult it can to match your taste memory to the reality of ingredients and step-by-step directions.

chocolate babka

Sometimes, even when you get the flavor right, it doesn’t feel right, but you hold out for those rare times that everything falls into place. After realizing that both Alex and my families loved the same decadent grocery store chocolate babka growing up, I set out to find a recipe to recreate it at home. I waded through dozens and dozens, convinced that something was off in each of them, continually closing my eyes and trying to remember exactly what makes it what it is.

First, it’s completely over-the-top. The chocolate to bread-like dough ratio is unseemly. Second, the quintessential taste is not just chocolate, no siree: it’s chocolate-cinnamon. Video: Grandma’s Lemon Meringue Pie. Grandma's Baked Rice Pudding with Meringue Recipe. Lemon Meringue Cookies. If the dream fairies are taking requests, tonight I’d like my dreams to include: the bright green grass of a perfectly manicured baseball field.

Lemon Meringue Cookies

Chocolate swirl buns. A few years ago, I conquered one of what has to be one of the seven wonders of my culinary world, chocolate babka. Babka, if you’re new to it, poor you, is a brioche-like sweet yeast cake, usually rolled thin and spiraled around a filling of chocolate, cinnamon, sweet cheese or fruit, and is often studded with streusel. And I know that most people save their gushing prose for lemon meringue pie, 8 inches high, or brownies with swirls of peanut butter, candied bacon and candy bars inside, I know that most people hadn’t heard of babka before it became a punch line, but Alex and I fondly remembering the grocery store chocolate babkas — with endless spirals slicked with bittersweet chocolate — of our childhood and I couldn’t rest until I cracked the code at home.

But it still has its limitations. I found the solution to this crisis — are you allowed to call the irregular appearance of homemade chocolate babka in your life a crisis? Probably not. Yield: 12 muffin-sized buns. Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe. Skinny Honey Lemon Bars. Chocolate chip sour cream coffee cake. Strawberries and cream biscuits. Did you go strawberry picking last weekend?

Homemade Nutella. Mandalinalı Sıcak Puding. Düşünüyorum da galiba şimdiye kadar geçirdiğim en mutlu yılbaşıydı. Hatta takip eden birkaç gün. Yeni yıl, yeni yıl, yeni yıl… herkese kutlu olsun…herkese mutlu olsun şarkıları eşliğinde dans ederken, bu keyifli anı bozmamak için birkaç gün daha bekleyen “grip”ten habersizdim. Portakal ağacı: Profiterollü Pasta ve Mahlepli Kurabiye. Thick, chewy oatmeal raisin cookies. Mom’s apple cake / yaptım çok güzel oldu! Tartelette.