Breakfast and Brunch

Apple Pie Scones

Makes 12 scones Pre-cooking the apples keeps these scones moist, but not soggy. You can do that part a day or two ahead of time, if you like. Galas are a neutral, crisp apple that are great for baking, but you can use Granny Smith or something similar if you […]

Breakfast and 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 […]

Free Recipes, Pies and Tarts

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Makes one 9-inch pie This simple variation on pecan pie is for the chocolate-lovers. The chocolate is not overpowering, but is actually a great semi-bitter complement to the otherwise sweet pie. Served warm, the chocolate will be melted and gooey, but served at room temperature, you can enjoy bites of […]

Desserts

German Chocolate Brownies

Makes one 9×13-inch pan Brownies Ingredients 3/4 lb (3 sticks) unsalted butter, cubed 8 oz unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped 3 1/3 cups sugar 5 eggs 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 2 cups cake flour, sifted Topping Ingredients 1 1/ cups evaporated milk 1 1/4 cups packed […]

Desserts, Pies and Tarts

Maple Pecan Pie

Makes one 9-inch pie The complementary flavors of maple and pecan combine in this pie to create an earthy, buttery, robust dessert. Be sure to purchase Grade B maple syrup as the darker amber color and deeper maple flavor are essential to this pie. In the variation that follows, adding […]

Main Dishes

Mole Rojo Oaxaqueño (Red Oaxacan Mole)

Makes 8 servings There are more than 50 varieties of Mexican mole, but this may be the versions most Americans think of when they hear the word. Rich with flavor from dried chiles, nuts and seeds, and, yes, a bit of chocolate, this sauce is worth the effort. Ingredients 23 […]

Desserts

Pecan Pralines

Makes 25 pieces Ingredients 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup light brown sugar, packed 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup milk 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, soft 2 cups chopped toasted pecans 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Combine the granulated […]