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

Crème Brûlée

Makes 5 servings We can all thank legendary CIA pastry chef instructor, Dieter Schorner, for reinvigorating the United States’ collective love of crème brûlée as pastry chef of New York City’s famed Le Cirque in the 1980s. Enjoy our classic version, but don’t be afraid to add spices or other […]

Chef's Notes, Free Recipes, Main Dishes

Day Off Project: Porchetta

Makes 6 to 8 servings Traditional porchetta can be made several different ways. This simplified preparation calls for a boneless pork loin cut into quarters, surrounded by Italian sausage with sautéed onions and fennel added, and wrapped in a butterflied pork belly. The whole thing is then tied and slowly […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvres & Snacks

Grissini

Makes 2 dozen bread sticks Grissini are thin, crisp breadsticks—long and pencil-like in appearance, and Italian in origin. In this recipe, the dough is flavored with chopped rosemary and boldly accented with Asiago cheese; variations on flavoring are many and may include garlic, other herbs or hard cheeses as your […]

Family Fun

Make Hot Chocolate at Home for a Cozy Treat

Whether you call it hot chocolate or hot cocoa, one thing we can all agree on is that it is the best thing about winter! On a cold day, nothing is cozier than a steaming mug of hot chocolate – especially if it’s topped with marshmallows! And especially if it’s […]

Beverages & Cocktails, Free Recipes

Mulled Cider

Makes 8 servings Chefs note: You may be able to find pear cider to use instead of the more widely available apple cider. If possible, buy cider that has not been pasteurized for the freshest, fullest apple or pear flavor.

Chef's Notes

Sunday Meal Prep: Cookie Edition

This week, we’re borrowing some time from our Sunday meal prep to sneak a few treats into our cookie jars and freezers. Follow our lead and load your freezer with your family’s traditional can’t-miss cookies. Be sure you make your to-do list now so you can relish in the satisfaction […]