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Fresh Raspberry Bars

1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks) cut into 1-inch chunks 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 3/4 cup seedless raspberry jam 1 pint (2 cups) fresh raspberries 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 Tbsp. unbleached all-purpose flour 1 large egg 1 large egg yolk 1 [ ... ]

PITA AND BEAN SALAD

Toast the pita ahead but mix up the salad at the last minute or you’ll end up with a soggy disappointment This salad was inspired by the Middle Eastern salad fattoush. 1 whole wheat pita breads, in bite-size pieces 2 cloves garlic, peeled 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons lemon juice 3 tablespoons [ ... ]
Category: Salads  2 Comments

Chicken Shrimp and broccoli rabe with Penne Pasta

Serves 4-6. Salt and pepper 1 box of Penne pasta ( or your favorite) (I used about 3/4 cooked) 1 bunch broccoli rabe, de-stemmed 1 / 2 cup of flour 3 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces 6 large shrimp 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 3 cloves of garlic, [ ... ]

Slow-Baked Tomatoes with Garlic

1 1/2 lb. cherry or grape tomatoes 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 7 cloves garlic, peeled, split lengthwise and green shoot removed 1 1/2 tsp. coarse kosher salt 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper 1 tsp. sugar a pinch of chili flakes chopped fresh parsley toasted slices of rustic bread Goat cheese (optional) directions 1. [ ... ]
Category: Vegetables  One Comment

Blueberry Ice Cream Pie

Almond-Brown Sugar Crust 1 1/2 cups slivered almonds 2 Tbsp. packed light brown sugar 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted • Blueberry Sauce 3 cups blueberries, rinsed, well drained, and carefully picked over for damaged berries 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 tsp. cornstarch 1/4 tsp. kosher salt 1 tsp. grated lemon zest 2 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon [ ... ]
Category: Pies  One Comment

Chipotle Maple BBQ Sauce

Makes about 4 cups This sauce has the sweetness of maple syrup and the spice of chipotle peppers. Jeff Approved. One 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes 1/2 cup maple syrup 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 3 chipotle peppers in adobo, diced 1 cup white vinegar 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce 1/2 cup unfiltered apple [ ... ]

Marble Milano Cake

One package of Pepperidge Farm milano cookies (or the flavor of your choice) 9 oz. unsalted butter, very soft (divided use: 6 Tbsp., and 12 Tbsp.) 2 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate, coarsely chopped 1 and 3/4 cups All-Purpose flour (I used unbleached) 1 and 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 [ ... ]
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Pecan Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Most coffeecakes aren’t much more than yellow cake swirled with a sugary streusel . The flavor is bland and the texture–due to the heavy streusel–is dense and wet.This is a light coffeecake deeply flavored with pecans and spices. Here’s what you do… Make the cake with a [ ... ]
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