“Moroccan” Spiced Brown Sugar

Makes 1 cup Ingredients 1 tablespoon Ras El Hanout (traditional recipe follows) ½ cup turbinado sugar ¼ cup brown sugar Directions Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

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Apple Gallette

Serves 6 For dough INGREDIENTS 2 cups all purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon maple sugar or brown sugar 12 tablespoons cold unsalted butter cut into small pieces 1⁄1-½ cup ice water as needed DIRECTIONS Combine flour, salt, sugar in food processor and pulse to combine. Add butter and pulse to combine. Transfer to […]

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Apple Ginger Cranberry Sauce

This is an extrmely versatile cranberry sauce, pleasing the palettes of most everyone, while tasting delightful and fallish with a unique, subtle and spicy gingery twist! Also a delicous accompaniment to pork!

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Apple Mustard Mint Glazed Ham

Wine Pairing: Domaine Zind Humbrecht, Riesling Gueberschwihr – Organic 2008, Germany. This almost perfect German Riesling has smoke and stone notes lached with white peach, apple, and lemon zest. It’s zesty and snappy with a white pepper-tinged finish. It is perfect for this ham! Retails for around $18. INGREDIENTS For the Brine One whole bone […]

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Apple Walnut Butter

INGREDIENTS 1 pound apples, peeled, cored and chopped fine ¾ cups apple cider 1 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon lemon juice ½ cup chopped walnuts 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon fresh nutmeg, grated 1 egg white, for brushing tops of pop tarts 2 tablespoons soy or rice milk (vegan option), for brushing tops of pop […]

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“Sweet” Gluten Free Pie Dough

Makes one pie shell or 4 tartlets Ingredients 1 ½ cup rice flour 3 tablespoons light brown sugar ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 stick of butter, cold and cubed Ice water Directions In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and vanilla and salt. Cut in butter with two forks or a pastry […]

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Bananas Foster Bread Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream and Caramel Sauce

Serves 10 to 12 Ingredients 9 tablespoons unsalted butter 1½ cups packed light brown sugar ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon 6 firm-ripe bananas, peeled and cut crosswise into ¾-inch thick slices ¼ cup banana liqueur ½ cup dark rum 4 large eggs, lightly beaten 3 cups heavy cream 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract […]

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Beet Stem Cake

“I don’t see why a person couldn’t add a handful of diced pears, cubed apples, you name it – maybe even swiss chard. This recipe is easy to use and creates a cake that tastes of Christmas. It also has worked a treat as a breakfast slice, instead of a granola bar. Somehow I believe that if my great-Grandma saw me using beetroot in cake, she’d be very pleased. In regard to this recipe, I did find that the batter needed a little longer time in the oven.”
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Courtesy of Anna Lissiman

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Blissed Bread’s Roasted Pumpkin Custard Bread

I call this recipe a “custard bread” because the additional eggs give the bread a wonderfully spongy, moist, texture. Please assume all ingredients are organic whenever possible!

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Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Makes 1 Bundt Cake INGREDIENTS 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 2 eggs 1 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 12⁄3 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries ½ cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ cup chopped pecans 1 tablespoon confectioners’ […]

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Bourbon Persimmon Lavender Glazed Ham

Wine Pairing: Ch. De Trinquevedel Tavel Rosé 2009, France. This one is a tough pairing the the potent floral lavender and the spicy sweet persimmon next to the smoky and salty ham. This French rosé is perfect for all. It is bright and bold but with spicy undertones that lend well to the persimmons, and […]

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Brown Sugar Butter Glaze

INGREDIENTS ¾ cups brown sugar ½ cup (¼ stick) butter ¼ cup heavy whipping cream ½ teaspoon vanilla Pinch of salt DIRECTIONS In a medium sized sauté pan, over medium heat, add ingredients until warm and sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and drizzle over pop tarts.

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Brown Sugar Ginger Rum Kumquat Mojito

Makes 5 cocktails Ingredients 1 cup kumquats, sliced medium ½ cup brown sugar ½ cup fresh mint leaves Ice 1 ¾ cups ginger infused dark rum (recipe follows) Seltzer water Directions

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Butter-Braised Radishes With Their Greens

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1-2 bunches red radishes with their greens (about 2 pounds) 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 to 2 teaspoons brown sugar Sea salt or kosher salt 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar Freshly ground black pepper Freshly grated nutmeg DIRECTIONS Cut the radishes away from their leaves, leaving about ½ inch of green attached. […]

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Cherry Chocolate Chip Muesli Energy Bars

Makes 18-20 bars INGREDIENTS 1½ cups rolled oats ½ cup dried cherries 1 cup muesli (of your choice) 6 tablespoons butter ¼ cup nuts (*optional) ½ cup brown rice syrup ½ cup whey or soy protein powder ¼ cup wheat germ 1 teaspoon cardamom ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips ½ cup brown sugar PREPARATION Preheat […]

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Cilantro Jalapeño Cranberry Sauce

This spicy sauce is perfect for a south-of-the-border themed Thanksgiving. Try it with a chipotle glazed turkey, corn bread jalapeño stuffi ng, corn mashed potatoes, and green chili gravy.

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Coconut Chutney with Mango-Lime Granita

Makes 1½ cups Ingredients 1 cup coconut, freshly grated Zest of one lime Juice of one lime 2 curry leaves 1 thai chili 2 tablespoons brown sugar Directions In a small sauce pan add all ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, stirring constantly until thick and creamy. Cool. Serve over Lime Granita. Mango-Lime […]

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Dark Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Makes 1 cake INGREDIENTS For cake 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup cocoa powder 1½ tablespoons baking soda ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1 cup sugar 1½ tablespoons vanilla extract 3 eggs 1½ cups buttermilk For frosting 2 cups heavy cream ½ cup confectioners’ sugar 1⁄8 teaspoon salt […]

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Ger-Nis Chai & Mango Bubble Teas

Makes 1 drink INGREDIENTS ¼ strong black tea ¼ cup cooked tapioca pearls ¼ fresh mango syrup or Chai syrup (recipes follow) ¼ cup coconut milk Crushed ice DIRECTIONS Make black tea and allow to cool. Allow to cool in the refrigerator. In the meantime, bring a large pot of water to a boil on […]

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Ger-Nis Jerk Cole Slaw

Serves 12 Ingredients For the dressing 1 clove garlic, chopped fine ½ teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and chopped 1 teaspoon habanero pepper, deseeded and chopped ½ teaspoon lime zest ½ teaspoon orange zest 1 pinch allspice, ground 1 pinch nutmeg, freshly grated 1 pinch cinnamon, freshly grated ½ teaspoon black pepper, ground 1 pinch salt […]

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Ger-Nis’ Herbal Mint Julep

Makes 1 drink Ingredients Lemon mint brown sugar (recipe follows) 4-5 fresh mint leaves Crushed or shaved ice ½ ounce lemon mint herbal syrup (recipe follows) 2 ½ ounces bourbon (Makers Mark is our preferred choice) Crushed or shaved ice Directions Wet the rim of a old fashioned or low wide mouth glass with a […]

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Ginger & Fresh Plum Sake Truffles with Black Sesame Seeds

Makes about 30 truffles Ingredients ½ cup heavy cream ½ teaspoon fresh ginger, grated 1 tablespoon brown sugar ¼ cup fresh plums, chopped 2 tablespoons sake 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped Black sesame seeds for dusting Directions In a heavy bottom saucepan, heat the heavy cream, vanilla, ginger, brown sugar and fresh plums […]

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Ginger Infused Mulled Wine

Makes 1½ liters of mulled wine INGREDIENTS 2 bottles dark red wine (Syrah, Zinfandel or Cabernet Franc) 1 cup pear brandy 1 medium Valencia orange, sliced 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced thin 2 whole cloves 1 cinnamon stick ¼ cup brown sugar PREPARATION Place all ingredients in a large pot and simmer […]

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Lemon-Mint Brown Sugar

Makes 1 cup Ingredients 1 tablespoon lemon zest, finely grated 1 tablespoon mint, chopped superfine ¾ cup light brown sugar, fine Directions Mix the ingredients together and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week!

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Lemon-Mint Herbal Syrup

Makes 1 cup Ingredients ½ lemon sliced ½ cup fresh mint, chopped ½ cup light brown sugar ½ cup water Directions In a medium saucepan combine all ingredients and bring to a boil, turn down the heat to a simmer and simmer for about 5 minutes. Strain, and store syrup in the refrigerator for up […]

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Lime Pie with Ginger Snap Crust and Ginger Whipped Cream

Makes one 9″ pie – Serves 8 INGREDIENTS For ginger snap crust 1¾ cups gingersnap cookies, crushed ¼ cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon kosher salt 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted For lime pie filling 1 can (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 4 large egg yolks ½ cup lime juice, freshly squeezed […]

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Orange Halva Ice Cream with Ros Al Hanout Brown Sugar Sauce

Makes 4 cups Ingredients 2 cups whole milk Zest of 2 oranges ¼ cup fresh orange juice ½ cup sugar 4 egg yolks 1½ cup tahini Cup heavy cream Salt Directions In a medium sauce pan combine milk, orange zest, orange juice and sugar and bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for […]

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Pasteles de Tres Leches con Mango (Three Milk & Mango Cake)

Serves 6-9 Ingredients 1½ cup all purpose flour 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon, freshly grated 1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated ½ cup butter, soft 1 cup sugar 6 eggs 1 vanilla bean, cut and scraped (insides reserved) 2 cups mango, ripe and chopped small ½ cup vanilla […]

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Pear and Cranberry Bellini

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 2 pears, peeled, seeded and chopped ½ cup fresh cranberries 2 tablespoons brown sugar Prosecco PREPARATION In a small saucepan, add pears and cranberries and cook until soft, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool, then add to blender. Blend until smooth and strain through fine mesh strainer. […]

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Pear and Cranberry Galette

Makes 1 large Galette INGREDIENTS For the Pastry: 2½ cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 14 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into chunks 1 large egg yolk ½ teaspoon vanilla 2 tablespoons ice-cold sweet wine For the Galette Filling: 6-8 pears, cored and cut in wedges, ½-inch […]

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Pear Cardamom Ginger Chutney

This cranberry sauce alternative is exotic and decadent while still remaining seasonal and partners with turkey exceptionally well. This sweet and spicy chutney will wow your Thanksgiving guests with tingling delight!

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Pear Riesling Cast Iron Gallette with Cardamom Whipped Cream

Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS For the Pastry: 1½ cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 10 tablespoons (1¼ sticks) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces 1 large egg yolk 1 to 3 tablespoons ice-cold Oregon Riesling wine For the Gallette 6-8 pears, cored and cut in wedges, ½-inch thick ½ cup […]

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Pick Your Own Fruit Crisp

INGREDIENTS Crumble topping 1 stick butter, cut in small pieces 1 cup whole-wheat flour 3 teaspoons cinnamon 1 cup rolled oats 1 teaspoon nutmeg ½ cup brown sugar chopped nuts/seeds, optional ½ tsp vanilla extract PREPARATION Preheat at 375˚F. Combine all ingredients for topping. Sprinkle fruit with sugar and place in ramekin, top with crumble. […]

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Red Onion Apple Caraway

Ingredients ¼ red onion, chopped fine 1 cup apples, chopped 2 teaspoons caraway seeds 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt ¼ cup Manchego cheese, shredded 1 egg white, for brushing tops of pop tarts 2 tablespoons soy or rice milk (vegan option), for brushing tops of pop tarts Directions In a bowl, combine all […]

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Roasted Pears with Sweet Maple Cream

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 4 ripe pears, cut in half lengthwise, seeded 2 tablespoons unsalted butter ½ cup maple syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons brown sugar ¼ cup fresh thyme sprigs Salt For yogurt cream: 1 cup heavy cream 1 tablespoons maple syrup 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ cup plain Greek yogurt, 2% Salt PREPARATION […]

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Rosemary and Plum Grilled Pork

Serves 6 Ingredients 6 boneless pork loin chops Salt/pepper 3 plums (black preferred), deseeded, and chopped 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped superfine 2 cloves roasted garlic ½ cup red wine ½ cup water 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves Directions Season the pork loin chops with salt and pepper and set aside. […]

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Rosemary Potato Latkes with Rosemary Apple Chutney

This is a semi-traditional potato latke recipe with a modern version of applesauce to go with it.

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Spiced Apple Cider with Dark Rum

Makes one gallon INGREDIENTS 1 gallon fresh apple cider 1 tart apple, sliced horizontally 1 cinnamon stick 1 star anise 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg 2 whole cloves 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1-2 cups dark rum (can be omitted for non-alcoholic version) PREPARATION Place all ingredients in a large pot and simmer for about 15 […]

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Spicy Mango Salad

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 firm-greenish ripe mangoes, sliced in thin long wedges ½ cup scallions, chopped fine 1 small red onion, sliced thin ½ cup fresh mint leaves, sliced ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, sliced 1 small thai chili, sliced thin Salt Zest of one lime Juice of two limes 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar […]

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Spicy Summer Fruit Muffins

Makes 12 muffins Ingredients 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons fresh nutmeg, grated 2 teaspoons fresh cinnamon, grated ½ teaspoon (a pinch) ground cloves ½ teaspoon salt ¼ cup light brown sugar ⅓ cup honey 1 cup soy yogurt ¼ […]

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Strawberry Quinoa Cookies

Makes 2 dozen cookies Ingredients 1 cup black quinoa ¼ cup rolled oats 1 cup all purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking powder 1/3 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon flax seeds ¼ cup almonds, chopped fine 1/3 cup almond oil ½ cup sugar ¼ cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract ¼ cup […]

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Whole Grain or Whole Wheat Pie Crust

Ingredients 1½ cups flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 sticks unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces 2 to 4 tablespoons ice water Directions In a large bowl, combine flour, whole wheat flour, brown sugar and salt. Cut in butter with two forks or a pastry […]

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