Chef's Notes

10 Recipes Every Cook Should Know: Caramel

Caramels are among the most popular of all confections, and in any box of assorted chocolates they are very likely to be the first to disappear. The name caramels is not entirely accurate, as the brown color and roasted flavor are not at all due to the caramelization of sugar, […]

Chef's Notes

10 Recipes Every Cook Should Know: Pound Cake

Pound cake has been around since the 1700’s and gets its name for containing a pound each of flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. It is a simple recipe with few ingredients and one that we believe every home cook should know! Now, our recipe varies slightly from the 4 basic ingredients, […]

Family Fun

All About Meringues

Have you ever tried to make a lemon meringue pie and ended up with a sort of sad, droopy meringue top? We all have! Luckily, once you master the meringue, it’s a super simple trick to have up your sleeve for pies, cookies, and even cakes! Whipping egg whites with […]

Pies & Tarts

Apple Slab Pie

Makes one, 5 1/2 by 17-inch slab pie Chef’s Note: If desired, make a vanilla icing glaze by combining 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, and 2 tablespoons milk in a bowl. Mix until smooth, adding additional milk 1 tablespoon at a time, if needed, to make a […]

Desserts

Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Ingredients 1 cup vegetable oil6 large eggs3 cups sugar1 – 15oz can pumpkin pie filling1 – 15oz can pumpkin1-1/2 tsps. pumpkin pie spice1 Tbsp. baking powder1 cup oat flour2-2/3 cups whole wheat pastry flour2 cups Pumpkin spice/Cinnamon sugar Directions In a separate small, wide bowl combine 2 cups sugar and […]

Breakfast & Brunch, Family Fun

Banana Nut Loaf

Makes 2 Loaves Ingredients 6 bananas, very ripe 1/4 lemon, peeled or 1 tsp lemon juice 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 2 cups sugar 2 large eggs 1/2 cup vegetable oil 3/4 cup chopped toasted pecans Directions Preheat […]

Cookies

Black & White Cookies

Make about 2 dozen cookies Ingredients 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 1 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 3 eggs 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/4 cup sour cream 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder Vanilla Glaze Ingredients 1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted 2 tablespoons […]

Desserts

Brown Sugar and Oat Crumble

Makes about 2 cups Use this crumble to top a pie or a simple fruit crisp. It can also be baked on a baking sheet as a topping for yogurt, ice cream, pudding, or poached fruit (like this Cardamom-Poached Pear)! Ingredients 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup oats, old fashioned […]