Sauces, Dressings, and Condiments


This homemade spread is a healthier take on the store-bought version. Try this delicious chocolate hazelnut spread over your favorite whole grain breads, or use as a flavorful filling in pastries or desserts. Makes 2 cups  Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes   ©The Culinary Institute of America 


Coconut Joys

Makes 81 pieces This coconut filling is similar to some well-known candy bars. It can be dipped in either milk or dark chocolate, depending on your taste. Placing a whole almond on each piece before dipping adds a nice crunch. Ingredients 2 oz (1/4 cup) water 6 oz (3/4 cup) […]

Beverages and Cocktails

Grappa with Berries

Makes 6 servings This recipe can be made with any fruit that is in season. The recipe makes six portions, but you can make as much or as little as you like. Keep replenishing the fruit as you use it so that you’ll have a supply on hand whenever you […]

Chef's Blog, Chef's Notes Plus

Holiday Gifting…for the Dogs!

There are two types of people in this world: people who give presents to dogs and people who do not. If you fall in the “do not gift presents to dogs” column, the following content may not appeal to you. If you do give presents to dogs, welcome to our […]


Pound Cake

Makes two 8-inch loaves Ingredients 3/4 cup butter, room temperature 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar 2 1/2 tablespoons honey 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/4 cup nonfat powdered milk 8 eggs, room temperature 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3/4 cup sour cream, room temperature 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons cake flour […]

Pies and Tarts

Rhubarb Pie

Makes one 9-inch pie Rhubarb is tart, but well-balanced by the oat crumble we’ve paired it with here. Some rhubarb stalks may be tender enough, but if your rhubarb has a thick outer membrane (you can tell by peeling a bit back with your fingers), you may want to remove […]