Chunky Applesauce = Homemade Goodness

Chunky Applesauce = Homemade GoodnessChunky Applesauce You Make Yourself

Warning: homemade thick and chunky applesauce bears little resemblance to
the thin and sugar-sweetened commercially made applesauce.

We celebrated my husband’s New Year’s Day birthday over brunch with friends.This year he asked for my Blueberry Toasted Pecan Whole Wheat Pancakes with Chunky Applesauce. Continue reading

Honey Apple Tarte Tatin – Exceptionally Delicious

Honey Apple Tarte Tatin – Exceptionally DeliciousHoney Apple Tarte Tatin – Caramelized Upside-Down Apple Tart

Master Pastry Chef Jacques Auber’s recipe for this classic French caramelized upside-down apple tart is a bit different from any other recipe I’ve come across. Though the ingredients are the same, apples, butter, honey (my change) and a round of puff pastry, his technique creates an exceptionally delicious combination. Though a bit complex it’s not difficult to prepare. Continue reading

Chocolate Decadence – The Original Recipe

Chocolate Decadence – The Original RecipeChocolate Decadence – Celebrate with Chocolate

Here’s the truth. The whole truth. And nothing but the truth. The cake recipe I adapted, named Chocolate Decadence and wrote a book about, is as delicious now as it was then, in the mid 70’s. Perhaps even more delicious, now that such wonderful chocolate abounds. Made with a pound of chocolate, Continue reading

Apricot Cherry Almond Crumble

Apricot Cherry Almond Crumble Apricot Cherry Almond Crumble from Summer’s Stone Fruit

Apricot Cherry Almond Crumble has all the juicy deliciousness of a pie in half the time. Velvety, smooth and tart-sweet golden-orange apricots contrast beautifully in color and taste with deep burgundy sweet cherries. Baked together they create a most gorgeous and luscious filling. Continue reading

Raspberry Frozen Yogurt w/ Chunky Raspberry Sauce

Raspberry Frozen Yogurt w/ Chunky Raspberry SauceRaspberry Frozen Yogurt – So Luscious, So Quick

Simply 4 ingredients and 3 steps. That’s all it takes to make this luscious, creamy, deeply colored Raspberry Frozen Yogurt. Such a treat on its own. And even more delicious and de-lovely when topped with a glistening Chunky Raspberry Sauce. Continue reading

Phyllo Tartlets w/ Lemon Curd & Berries

Phyllo Tartlets w/ Lemon Curd & BerriesPhyllo Tartlets – Luscious & Colorful Summertime Treat

Light, crispy and flaky phyllo tartlets paired with a perfectly balanced tart/sweet lemon filling and topped with summer’s best berries. All enhanced with a drizzle (or pool) of deeply flavorful raspberry purée. An easy and attractive summertime treat. Throughout the summer, top the tartlets with other ripe summer fruits. Continue reading

Crispy Ginger Molasses Cookies

Crispy Ginger Molasses CookiesCrispy Ginger Molasses Cookies – My New Favorite Cookie

Do you remember the Molasses Sugar Cookie recipe on the back of the bottle of Brer Rabbit Molasses? I certainly do. My college roommate and I baked them rather frequently. Crisp, chewy and spicy. Everything I wanted in a cookie (when I didn’t want chocolate chips). Continue reading