Peanut Butter Cup Bars

Makes 48 2-bite pieces Tip: If you like a clean edge when cutting these bars or any cake or dessert, run your knife blade under warm water after each cut and wipe it with a paper towel to remove any water droplets. Ingredients 1-2 tsp butter for pan preparation 6 oz (3/4 cup) unsalted butter,... Continue Reading →

Coconut Cashew Banana Cake

   1 bundt cake plus extra batter for muffins, loaf or smaller cake pan Tip: Fruit, or sometimes vegetables, can be interchanged in cake or quick bread recipes. What you're looking for is moisture. If you don't like bananas, use more pears. Other alternatives: shred or finely dice apples, zucchini or carrots. Use canned or... Continue Reading →

Luxardo Cherry Bars w/Chocolate Drizzle

24 servings Tip: Use your curiosity in the kitchen. This excessive and decadent dessert bar came from curiosity. I had never tried or even known about a maraschino cherry that wasn't artificially bright red, waxy, sugary, somewhat medicinal in flavor. And then I had a Manhattan cocktail, accompanied by a single speared cherry...and I needed... Continue Reading →

Gooseberry Lemonade Syrup

                  Makes 2-3 cups syrup Tip: I find that gooseberries and rhubarb can be used interchangably in recipes. I've had great success subbing in baked goods, so I decided to experiment with a rhubarb syrup recipe discovered several years ago. After a couple of tries and a little tweaking,... Continue Reading →

Nut Butter-Espresso Brownies

12-16 servings Tip: Variations in ovens, baking pan size and material, baking ingredients or preparation techniques can all affect the outcome of baked goods. When a recipe states (for example) a recommended baking time of 17-20 minutes, be aware that the product result you want may require only 14 minutes, or up to 25 minutes... Continue Reading →

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Appetizers Italian Stuffed Zucchini Cups 27-Nov-2018 Smooth & Creamy Garlic Hummus with S&P Pita Chips 17-Oct-2018 Frico Crisps 15-Sep-2018 Soups/Salads Panzanella for Two (non-traditional) 22-May-2020 Brussels Sprouts Salad w/Caesar Dressing 1-May-2020 French Green Bean & Fennel Salad w Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette 22-Jan-2019 Citrus Salad with Pomegranate & Pistachios 11-Jan-2019 Winter Slaw with Cilantro-Lime Dressing 28-Oct-2018... Continue Reading →

Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Makes about 18 cookies Recipe credit: Modern Israeli Cooking - Danielle Oron Tip: I've probably mentioned I don't usually cook from recipes; I read many for inspiration and ideas. However, I frequently bake from published recipes. And I almost always follow them strictly the first time through. I recommend this practice in baking. Observe... Continue Reading →

Pear Tarte Tatin with Anise Seed Caramel

      6 servings. Recipe credit to Food52. Tip:  It's adventurous to try new foods and flavor combinations. Our taste buds and taste sensations can change regularly, so something you previously disliked may become a future favorite...keep checking! Who among us hasn't tasted something for the first time, then wondered why we didn't try... Continue Reading →

Pecan-Coconut-Applesauce Muffins

Yield as shown in photo. You may choose a different mix of pans. (ex: all muffins or muffins plus a bundt pan, etc.) Tip:  Julia Child had a kitchen rule...“No matter what happens in the kitchen, never apologize.”  Julia's rules are definitely good enough for me! 😉 I made a batch of chunky applesauce last week... Continue Reading →

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