Showing posts from March, 2015

Easy Italian Flatbread

Easy Italian FlatbreadIngredients:
large pizza dough (homemade or storebought - thisis my favorite recipe)Italian seasoningsfreshly-cracked black peppercoarsely flaked or ground sea salt (or I love to use smoked sea salt)See full instructions on:

Carrot Cake Cheesecake (Easter)

Carrot Cake Cheesecake (Easter)Ingredients: For the Cheesecake: 2 8-oz packages cream cheese, room temperature½ cup granulated sugar2 large eggs1 teaspoon flour1 teaspoon vanilla extract½ cup sour creamCarrot Cake:¾ cup vegetable oil1 cup granulated sugar2 large eggs1 teaspoon vanilla extract1¼ cups all-purpose flour½ teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon cinnamon1 teaspoon nutmeg¼ teaspoon salt1 cup finely grated carrots, squeezed to remove excess liquid8 oz can crushed pineapple, drained well, juice reserved½ cup shredded coconut Cream Cheese Frosting: 3 ounces cream cheese, room temperature2 tablespoons butter, softened1½ cups powdered sugar2 teaspoons reserved pineapple juice1 teaspoon vanilla1 tablespoon sour creamWalnuts, for toppingShredded coconut, for toppingSee full instructions on:

Ham and Cheese Pretzel Pinwheels

Ham and Cheese Pretzel PinwheelsIngredients:
2 cans refrigerated breadstick dough (24 breadsticks)4 cups hot water½ cup baking soda, plus more if needed1 lb deli ham1 lb cheddar cheese slices3 tablespoons butter, meltedCoarse salt, such as kosher salt, pretzel salt, or sea salt, to topDijon or honey mustard, to serve

Parmesan-Rosemary Crackers

Parmesan-Rosemary CrackersIngredients: 1 bottle dry red wine (use a bottle you like, one you would drink on its own)2 cups Tawny or Ruby Port (Chip uses Ruby)1 cup brandy8 to 16 tsp. sugar*peel of 2 oranges13 cloves4 cinnamon sticks

Grilled Cheese with Apple Salad

Grilled Cheese with Apple SaladIngredients: 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided3/4 cup 1/4-inch-thick sliced shallots1 teaspoon fresh thyme leavesKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper4 1/2-inch-thick slices country-style white bread8 ounces Gruyère, (I used Comté) sliced 1/8-inch thick2 cups arugula1/2 apple (such as Pink Lady or Fuji), cut into 1/4-inch slices2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Hot Cocoa Stirrers

Hot Cocoa StirrersIngredients:
2 packages Hammonds Peppermint Stirrers (16 total)1 (12-oz) package Light Cocoa candy melts1 (3-oz) container Jet-PuffedMallow Bits