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 […]

Family Fun, Sauces, Dressings & Condiments

Apple Butter

Makes about 2 pints Ingredients 5 pounds apples, peeled, cored, and diced 1 3/4 cups apple cider 1 1/4 cups sugar 2 tablespoons lemon juice Pinch of salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground mace 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg Directions In a large pot, bring the apples and cider […]

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 […]

Salads

Brussels Sprout Slaw

Makes 6 servings Ingredients 2 lb Brussels sprouts 3/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon fish sauce 2 teaspoons sugar 2/3 cup chopped raw peanuts 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions 1/4 cup chopped cilantro Directions Remove any brown leaves from the outside of […]

Beverages & Cocktails

Caipirinha

Yields 8 portions Ingredients 16 limes 1 cup sugar 2 cups cachaça Crushed ice, as needed 1 lime, thinly sliced Directions Cut the limes in half lengthwise, remove the white pith in the center, and cut into wedges. Divide the limes and sugar between 8 cocktail glasses and, using a […]

Allergen Friendly, Desserts, Family Fun

Candy Coated Apples

Makes 12 apples These are the crunchy-coated carnival apples of your childhood! You can skip the red food coloring if you prefer. They will be glossy and just as tasty. Ingredients 12 apples 12 sticks 4 cups sugar 1 cup light corn syrup 1 cup water Red coloring, as needed […]

Desserts

Caramel Sauce

Makes about 2 cups Ingredients 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup light corn syrup 2 tablespoons unsalted butter Directions Prepare an ice bath. Bring the cream to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Remove from the heat. Combine the sugar and corn syrup in […]

Chef's Notes Plus

Christmas Brittle

Where I grew up in New Jersey, there was a local candy shop that sold macadamia nut brittle that was a prized possession in my house. It was, as you can expect, expensive as kids candy went, and my parents/Santa only got it once a year to sneak into our […]