Prune Cake

2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup prune purée 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/4 cup canola oil 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs 
 1 cup walnuts, chopped and toasted 3/4 cup dried prunes, pitted…


Triple the Ginger Cookies

Ingredients 3/4 cup butter 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup molasses 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons ground ginger 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root 1/2 cup chopped crystallized ginger Directions In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until…


CheeseCake

Baking your cheesecakes in a water bath is part of the secret to producing beautiful cheesecakes at home with a texture similar to those sold in the restaurant. The water surrounds your cheesecake to keep it moist as it cooks, and the moisture helps prevent ugly cracking. You’ll start the oven very hot for just…


Heart Shaped Giant Cookie

Perfect for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy! 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter softened 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 large egg 1 3/4 cups chocolate chips divided INSTRUCTIONS PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Grease and…


Caramelized Almond Cake

DAVID LEBOVITZ 8 to 10 servings You can use blanched or unblanched sliced almonds. Either will work fine. I toasted mine, which were a mix of the two, in the oven while I was putting together the cake batter. They’ll take about 8 to 10 minutes 325ºF stirring them once or twice during baking so…


Momofuku Milk Bar Chocolate-Chocolate Cookies

Deep and dark chocolate cookies with a salty bite and crunchy chocolate crumbs. Ingredients Chocolate Crumb: ⅔ Cup all purpose unbleached flour 1 tsp cornstarch ½ Cup sugar ⅔ Cup cocoa powder 1 tsp. kosher salt 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted For the cookies: 16 Tbsp unsalted butter at room temperature 1½ C sugar 2…


Beef Barley & Mushroom Soup

INGREDIENTS 4 meaty short ribs (flanken), trimmed – about1 1/2 – 2 lbs 2 tbsp olive oil, or more as needed 8 dried mushrooms 1 lb white mushrooms, scrubbed and sliced 1 cup peeled and chopped carrots (about 2-3 medium carrots) 1 cup chopped celery, including leaves (about 3-4 stalks) 1 large onion, chopped 2…


Balsamic-Brown Sugar Short Ribs With Mashed Potatoes

Balsamic-Brown Sugar Short Ribs With Mashed Potatoes Short ribs braised in red wine, balsamic vinegar and brown sugar get a nice, rich glaze, perfect for serving atop mashed potatoes. INGREDIENTS For the Short Ribs: 1 tablespoon olive oil Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 (6 to 8-ounce) pieces boneless short ribs 1 medium…


PECAN MEATBALLS

From The Chew ingredients SPAGHETTI & PECAN MEATBALLS Pecan Meatballs 1 clove garlic (minced) 1 medium yellow onion (minced) 1/4 cup olive oil 2 cups pecan meal 1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1/2 bunch flat parsley (chopped) 1 cup mozzarella (shredded) 1/2 cup parmesan cheese (grated) 4 large eggs 1/2 teaspoon hot…


Roasted Tomatoes

Ingredients 8-10 tomatoes, sliced thick, I get 4 slices for each tomato, fill a sheet pan in a single layer. 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 large garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Arrange the tomatoes on…


Berry Buckle

Softer and more fruit-filled than a coffeecake, but with a higher percentage of buttery batter than a cobbler, buckles are harder to classify than they are to make. This one is tender, moist and filled with sweet summer berries. INGREDIENTS ½ cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature, plus more for greasing pan ½ cup…


Old-Fashioned Chocolate Layer Cake

This cake was on the cover of the “All-Time Best Recipes” Collector’s Edition from Cook’s Illustrated. My one piece of advice is that you take the time to follow all of the steps as written. What I’ve found with Cook’s Illustrated is that every step and process has a very specific purpose. These people try…


Hash Brown Potatoes

Ingredients 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and 1/2-inch diced 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onions (2 onions) 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons minced fresh flat-leaf parsley 2 tablespoons minced scallions (white and green parts) Directions Melt the butter with…


Chocolate Biscotti

Chocolate Biscotti (Dorie Greenspan) Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tbsp instant espresso powder 3/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 6 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature 1 cup sugar 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup chopped almonds 4 oz bittersweet…


Leek and Potato Soup

Leek and Potato Soup Ingredients 2tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 large leeks (white and pale green parts only), halved lengthwise, thinly sliced (about 4 1/2 cups) 2 large russet potatoes (about 18 ounces total), peeled, diced 5 cups chicken stock or canned low-salt broth 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives Preparation Melt butter in…


Cranberry-Orange Coffee Cake

Ingredients Cake: 3 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon table salt 1-1/2 cups sour cream, room temperature 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 12 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar zest of one orange 3 large eggs, room temperature 3/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted 1 (14 oz) can…


Rice Pilaf With Raisins and Almonds

5-6 tablespoons butter 4-5 ounces dried vermicelli or egg noodles 2 cups long-grain white rice 1 quart vegetable, chicken or turkey broth 1 teaspoon sea salt and 1/2 teaspoon white or black pepper ½ cup coarsely chopped almonds ½ cup coarsely chopped golden or black raisins ½ cup frozen petite peas (optional) 2 tablespoons chopped…


Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Yields about 1 dozen 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 ounces slivered almonds, toasted 1/4 cup bittersweet chocolate chips 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate, melted (for drizzle)…


chocolate almond toffee bars

Anna Olson INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups rolled oats 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs 1/4 tsp fine salt 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted 1 cup Skor toffee bits 1 cup chocolate chips 1 cup sliced almonds 300-mL can sweetened condensed milk INSTRUCTIONS Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and line an 8-inch (2 L) square…


Perfect Cheesecake

It is hard to describe a recipe as “perfect”, especially for a recipe such as cheesecake, for which so many have their own personal favourite. But, this is simply the best, most wonderful cheesecake I have ever had, and have ever made. It is based on a master recipe, from the master of baking herself,…


Apple Muffins

1/2 cup melted and cooled unsalted butter 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 eggs beaten 2 cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 3 cups chopped apples 2 tablespoons milk or cream cream butter and sugar, add vanilla and eggs Stir…


Light Cheesecake

Ingredients Crust Ingredients 9 sheets graham crackers, broken into rough pieces and processed in a food processor to fine even crumbs ( 5 ounces) 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted ( 1/2 stick) 1 tablespoon granulated sugar Filling Ingredients 1 lb 1% fat cottage cheese 1 lb light cream cheese, at room temperature 8 ounces plain…


Spinach Pesto with Cherry Tomatoes and Feta Cheese

The pesto coats the warm pasta to make a creamy, rich sauce, which is accented by the crumbled feta and contrasted by the sweet cherry tomatoes. Ingredients 1 pound bow tie pasta 1 recipe pesto (following) 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved ¾ cup crumbled feta cheese or more to taste Freshly ground black pepper to…


Chocolate Cream Squares

This super-rich dessert contains chocolate whipped cream between layers of bittersweet chocolate cake topped with a fudgy chocolate glaze. It’s best made one day ahead and refrigerated overnight. CAKE 1/2 pound bittersweet chocolate, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder dissolved in 1/3 cup hot water 6 large eggs, separated 2/3 cup sugar…


Lemon Pudding Cake

Ingredients 2 large lemons 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons sugar 3 large eggs, separated 1 1/3 cups 2 % milk Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Finely grate 1 Tbsp zest from lemons, then squeeze 1/4 cup+ 2 Tbsp juice. Whisk together flour, salt, and 1/2 cup +…


Ginger Lemonade

Cold and refreshing this is just the thing for summertime, and making it couldn’t be simpler. A spicy ginger lemonade. INGREDIENTS: 1/3 pound fresh unpeeled ginger root, cut into 1/2-inch chunks 1 1/2 cups water 4 large lemons, juiced 1 cup white sugar 7 cups water 16 leaves fresh mint, crushed DIRECTIONS: 1. Place ginger…


Olive Oil Cake

This cake is perfect, and will ruin you for all others. Recipe from Maialino Restaurant in New York City. Maialino also serves it at breakfast in muffin form, and they’ve been known to turn it into a birthday cake, layered with mascarpone buttercream. Makes a 9-inch round cake 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups…


Big Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oversized cookies are easy to make at home. For a variety, you can use butterscotch flavoured chips, chocolate chips or 1 cup of chopped nuts. 1 cup butter or margarine softened 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2 cups AP Flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt…


Peppers and Portobella Mushroom Pizza

6 tablespoons olive oil 2 red bell peppers, cut into thin slices 1/2 orange and 1/2 yellow bell peppers cut into thin slices 1 1/2 pounds portobello mushrooms, stems removed cut into 1/4-inch slices 1 teaspoon salt 1 pound store-bought or homemade pizza dough I used the recipe on this site for pizza huts dough….


Barley, Roasted Butternut & Grape Salad.

Ingredients 1 container of seedless red grapes, rinsed and dried completely 1 small or medium butternut squash, peeled, cut and diced small 1 cup of cooked barley, then cool. a good handful of fresh spinach a good handful of whole pecans or any nuts of your choice toasted, 350 deg for 8 minutes. fresh lemon…


Couscous and Lentil Salad

: 1 cup brown lentils 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 1/4 cups water 1 cup couscous I used israeli couscous, 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/4 cup olive oil 1 large garlic clove, minced and mashed to a paste with 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley 2 cups vine-ripened cherry tomatoes, halved 1 cup…


Berry Cobbler

This couldn’t be easier to make, it can be made with whatever fruit looks good. Plus, you can bake it in whatever dish or pan you have, from a 3-quart casserole to a large skillet. 4 oz. (8 Tbs.) unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 1 cup granulated sugar 1-1/2…


Coffee Cake

ingredients: filling 3/4 cup dark brown sugar 1 Tablespoon cinnamon 1 Tablespoon cocoa 3 Tablespoons raisons processed fine 1 cup toasted walnuts, processed to a fine flour cake 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 1/2…


Best Hash Brown Potatoes

Ingredients 2 Idaho potatoes 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, cut in half and sliced 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 tablespoons butter a pinch of red pepper flakes a pinch of oregano coarse-ground black pepper to taste salt to taste 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley Directions 1. Preheat the oven to…


Creamy Cream-less Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower soup is something that could be incredibly boring — but it certainly doesn’t have to be. This thoughtful recipe from “America’s Test Kitchen” cooks the vegetable two different ways to attain maximum flavor mileage. Cauliflower Soup Serves 4 to 6 1 head cauliflower (2 pounds) 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces 1…


Dakota Bread

From Cook’s Country MAKES ONE 10-INCH LOAF Be sure to use hot cereal mix, not boxed cold breakfast cereals, which may also be labeled “seven-grain.” INGREDIENTS 2cups warm water 1 1/2cups seven-grain hot cereal mix 2tablespoons honey 2tablespoons vegetable oil 3 1/2cups bread flour 1 3/4teaspoons salt 1teaspoon instant or rapid-rise yeast 3tablespoons raw, unsalted…


Apple Pie Cake

ingredients: 8 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced 3 tablespoons cinnamon- sugar mixture(2 1/2 T. sugar + 1/2 t. cinnamon) 3 large eggs 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1 1/2 cups vegetable or canola oil 3 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour directions: 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a…


Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

Chewy, nutty, chocolatey — delicious! from Baking: From My Home to Yours For the oatmeal layer: 2½ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature 2 cups (packed) brown sugar 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 3 cups…


Bulgur and Lentil Salad with fresh Herbs

This salad is even better the longer it sits in the fridge. Ingredients 1 c dry lentils, preferably green or yellow 2 c water 1 c dry bulgur 1 c boiling water 1/4 c olive oil 1/4 c lemon juice 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 t salt 2 T mint, chopped 2-3T dill, chopped fresh…


Chocolate Pecan Walnut Globs

Fabulous! one of the best cookies I ever made. Enjoy! Definitely will satisfy your chocolate cookie/brownie cravings! Ingredients 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips, divided 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate 2 extra-large eggs 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 3/4 cup sugar 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon…


Chocolate Blackout Cake

Chocolate Blackout Cake Forgotten Cake, America’s Test Kitchen Note: Be sure to give the pudding and the cake enough time to cool or you’ll end up with runny pudding and gummy cake. Pudding make the pudding the day before. 1-1/4 cups granulated sugar 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon table salt 2 cups half-and-half 1 cup…


Chocolate Chip Cookies with Brown Butter

Who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies? Myself, I must have tried about a dozen different chocolate chip cookie recipes. Now! THESE chocolate chip cookies. They belong to Cooks Illustrated, so you know they have no other option but to be amazing. And they are. But with that it also means that they must contain a…


Beef Ribs with Smoky-Sweet Barbecue Sauce

Mike gave this recipe a 5-Star rating. The flavours were fabulous, I would use this sauce on any type of ribs or chicken, there were no leftovers! This is definitely a keeper. one rack or 7 – 8 beef back ribs membrane removed( easy to remove after the boil) cut into individual ribs water to…


Apple Caramel Streusel Squares

Ingredients 2 1/4 cups Flour 1 1/3 cups quick-cooking oats 2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup cold butter, cut up 6 medium cooking apples, peeled, cored and diced small juice of 1/2 lemon 1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed…


Split Pea and Lentil Soup

Ingredients 8 ounces split peas 8 ounces lentils 2 carrots, cut into bite size pieces 2 stalks celery, cut into bite size pieces 2 large tomatoes, chopped 1 large onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, chopped 1/2 teaspoon of dried basil 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 3 small red potatoes, cut…


Peach and Blueberry Crisp

ingredients 6 peaches pitted and cut into 1/2-inch thick wedges 1 cup blueberries, picked over and rinsed 1 tablespoon cornstarch 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/3 cup granulated sugar 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 6 tablespoons cold unsalted…


Plum Torte

ingredients 3/4 cup PLUS 1 or 2 tablespoons sugar 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 eggs Pinch salt 24 halves pitted Italian (aka prune or purple) plums 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, or more Vanilla ice cream, optional preparation 1. Arrange a rack in the lower…


Raspberry Blueberry Pie

Absolutely delicious! The combination of raspberry/blueberry was perfect!. 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour Pinch of salt 1/2 cup chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 6 tablespoons chilled solid vegetable shortening, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1/4 cup sour cream or plain yogurt 3 tablespoons ice water Nonstick vegetable oil spray for the pie plate 3…


Lemon Ice Box Pie

This is a delicious, easy to make dessert. Everyone said it was the best lemon pie/tart they had ever eaten. Eagle Brand condensed milk is sweetened and the resulting flavour is the perfect mix of tart and sweet. 14 whole graham crackers, broken 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted Two…


Almond and Cranberry Biscotti

Makes about 2 dozen Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 1 cup toasted slivered almonds coarsely chopped, to toast almonds, 350 deg for 8 minutes. 2/3 cup dried cranberries…