Pear Pomegranate Crisp with Maple Pecan Topping

Pear Pomegranate Crisp with Maple Pecan Topping Pear Pomegranate Crisp – Even Better with Coconut Cream

Naturally sweet, juicy pears and tart-sweet pomegranate molasses combine lusciously with the pecan studded and cardamom spiced oat topping. Being mostly fruit, Pear Pomegranate Crisp works as well for dessert as it does for brunch and for celebrations. Celebrations such as Valentine’s day, Continue reading

Chocolate Roasted Tahini Truffles – Rich, Dark, Distinctive

Chocolate Roasted Tahini Truffles – Rich, Dark, DistinctiveChocolate Roasted Tahini Truffles – Thank You, Brooks Headly

Reading pastry chef Brooks Headley’s article touched my heart. He and the other chefs at New York’s Del Posto restaurant respond with compassion and creativity to guests with food allergies. “… no judgment on our part … none of us working the line freaked out, no one cracked wise ….”  Continue reading

Maple Pumpkin Flan

Maple Pumpkin Flan Guests with Allergies . . . Serve Gluten & Dairy-Free Maple Pumpkin Flan

“What’s Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie?” So read the note I received last year from a friend in Florida asking for help. What dessert could she serve to her two gluten-sensitive nieces for Thanksgiving Dinner? I suggested she bake my Perfectly Delicious Maple Pumpkin Pie as a custard. Continue reading

Delicata Squash w/ Maple Balsamic Pomegranate Glaze

Delicata Squash w/ Maple Balsamic Pomegranate GlazeDelicata Squash – A No-Fuss Winter Squash

Delicata squash, a great sweet-tasting, no-fuss winter squash gets star treatment in today’s recipe. Dressed in a beautifully caramelized gown of maple syrup, balsamic vinegar and pomegranate molasses, these dainty rounds are bejeweled Continue reading

Gluten-Free Maple Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Maple Pecan Shortbread (c) jfhaugen

Cookies for the Holidays

“Cookies are made with Butter and Love.”

This lovely Norwegian saying most certainly refers to shortbread cookies—and you’ve got to love these, filled as they are with lots of toasted pecans and real maple syrup. Continue reading

Perfectly Delicious Maple Pumpkin Pie

Maple Pumpkin Pie (c) jfhaugenThe Thanksgiving Count-Down Begins

Today’s post on Pumpkin Pie begins a series of some of my favoriteLittle girl with a pumpkin in a cart Thanksgiving recipes. Next week I will share my recipe for an incredibly moist and tender Braised Turkey with Herbs and Vegetables. Week three will feature a somewhat traditional Continue reading