Breakfast & Brunch

Cheese Blintzes with Mixed Berry Sauce

Makes 12 servings Ingredients 24 Crêpes 2 cups Mixed Berry Sauce 1 cup farmer or pot cheese 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese 1 cup cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup sugar 3 large eggs 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons butter, or as needed Directions The crêpes […]


Cheesecake With Fresh Summer Berries

Makes one 8-inch cheesecake Graham Cracker Crust Ingredients 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 3 tablespoons light brown sugar 2 tablespoons butter, melted Cheesecake Ingredients 1 1/4 lb cream cheese, room temperature 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon kosher salt 5 eggs 1 egg yolk 1/3 cup […]

Chef's Notes Plus

Fruit Powders for Colorful Fruit-Flavored Desserts

You probably buy fresh fruit, and you may love the sweet and chewy dried fruits—but do you ever buy freeze-dried fruit? Unlike chewy dried cranberries and apricots, freeze-dried fruit is crisp and crunchy with an ultra-concentrated flavor. They are a great snack, but we love them for their baking and […]

Desserts, Sauces, Dressings & Condiments

Mixed Berry Sauce

Makes about 4 cups Ingredients 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen sliced strawberries 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh Directions Combine 1 cup of the raspberries, 1 cup of the strawberries, 3/4 cup of the […]

Allergen Friendly, Desserts

Raspberry Granita

Makes 2 pints Ingredients 1 1/4 cup raspberries 1 1/2 cups water 1/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice, fresh Directions Push the raspberries through a wire-mesh sieve into a small bowl to make a purée. Stir all of the ingredients until blended and the sugar has dissolved. Pour […]

Side Dishes

Steamed Kale with Cashews and Raspberries

Makes 4 servings Kale is such a hearty and versatile vegetable. The salty cashews and sweet and tart flavors from the raspberries contrast with the earthy kale. The lemon-infused olive oil can be found at most grocery stores. Ingredients 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon-infused olive oil 1/2 small red onion, diced […]