Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

Makes 2 dozen cookies
Ingredients
1 ½ cups fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 cup turbinado sugar, plus extra
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
½ teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons butter, cold and cubed
½ cup buttermilk
Course sugar for topping
Directions
Preheat oven to 400° F. In a medium bowl combine [...]

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Almond Cream

Makes 2 cups
Ingredients
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
½ cup honey
1 cup ground almonds
2 eggs
½ cup heavy cream
Vanilla bean scraped, seeds reserved
Directions
Mix together in a large bowl the butter, honey, almonds, vanilla seeds, eggs and cream until smooth. Use in tarts that are baked for about 10 minutes at least.

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Almond Recovery Smoothie

Makes 4 cups
INGREDIENTS
½ cup raw pre-soaked almonds
2 tablespoons whey or soy protein powder
½ cup mixed blackberries, blueberries, raspberries
1 tablespoon flax seeds or oats (optional)
1 banana, chopped
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup 1% milk, soymilk or almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup low fat plain or vanilla yogurt
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons wheat germ
1 cup ice
PREPARATION
Combine all items [...]

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Apricot Baklava

Serves 6
Ingredients
1 cup walnuts, chopped fine
1 cup apricots, chopped fine
½ cup sugar
2 teaspoon freshly grated cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla
2 cups apricot syrup (recipe follows)
1 package whole-wheat Phyllo pastry (white can be substituted)
1 stick butter, unsalted and melted
Directions
Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
In a mixing bowl, mix the filling mixture ingredients (walnuts, apricots, and sugar) until well combined and [...]

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Apricot Plout Almond Tart

Serves 6-9
Ingredients
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
½ cup honey
1 cup ground almonds
2 eggs
½ cup heavy cream
Vanilla been scraped, seeds reserved
10 apricots, pitted and halved
8 plouts, pitted and halved
2 sheets of puff pastry, white or whole wheat
Apricot syrup
Directions
Pre-heat oven to 375°F. Mix together in a large bowl the butter, honey, almonds, vanilla seeds, eggs, and cream until [...]

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Asian Pear with Blue Cheese with Rosemary Honey Drizzle

Serves 8
INGREDIENTS
½ cup honey
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped fine
2 Asian pears, medium size, sliced ¼ inch thick and cut in half (half moon shapes)
4 ounces sweet blue cheese or gorgonzola, crumbled
Maldon sea salt
DIRECTIONS
In a small sauce pan, heat honey and rosemary leaves on simmer for about 5 minutes until warm and honey has been infused [...]

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Bacon & Maldon Salt Truffles

Makes about 30 truffles
Ingredients
½ cup heavy cream
¼ cup bacon, chopped super fine
8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet dark chocolate, chopped
Black Volcanic Salt for dusting
Directions
In a heavy bottom saucepan, heat the heavy cream and bacon to a simmer, about 3 minutes, using a rubber spatula to scrape the side of the pan where the cream builds up. [...]

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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
Pinch salt
6 cups (½-inch cubes) day-old French bread
Vanilla ice cream
Caramel Sauce, recipe [...]

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Basic Buttercream

INGREDIENTS
4½ cups sugar
2½ cups egg whites
3 pounds butter
DIRECTIONS
Place a medium sized sauce pan over medium heat, add 2 cups water and bring to a simmer. In large heatproof bowl add sugar and whites, blend. Place bowl over water and continually stir with whisk until temperature is 145°F to 155°F. Take off heat. If using, kitchen [...]

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Batido de Banana y Fresa (Strawberry Banana Shake)

Makes 3-4 milkshakes
Basically a milkshake, although a much looser version, often served over more ice cubes to keep very cold and fresh. Batidos showcase the fruits often associated with Central America and their rich and sweet flavors that are the very essence of their desserts.
Ingredients
1 cup fresh strawberries, de-stemmed and chopped
1 banana, ripe and cut [...]

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Bay Leaf Créme Brulee

Makes 6 ramekins
One of the most traditional of the French desserts a rich custard with a glass like burnt sugar topping!
Ingredients
2 cups of whole milk
2 cups of heavy cream
12 fresh bay leaves
1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped out (seeds reserved)
3 large eggs
5 large egg yolks
¾ cup of sugar
Pinch of salt
Bay leaf sugar (1 cup [...]

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Bay Leaf Créme Burlée

Makes 6 ramekins
Ingredients
2 cups of whole milk
2 cups of heavy cream
12 fresh bay leaves
1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped out (seeds reserved)
3 large eggs
5 large egg yolks
¾ cup of sugar (plus more)
Pinch of salt
Bay leaf sugar (1 cup sugar and 4-6 bay leaves in a jar for 1 week-shaking each day)
Directions
Preheat oven to 350°F. [...]

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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.”
Aloha!
Courtesy of Anna Lissiman

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Blackberry-Basil Buckwheat Flax Crepes with Basil Sweet Cream

Serves 8
INGREDIENTS
2 cups blackberries
½ cup turbinado sugar
¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
2 cups 2% milk
1 tablespoon sugar in the raw
1 teaspoon sea salt
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
½ cup buckwheat flour
¾ cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon golden flaxseeds
3 eggs
Basil Sweet Cream (recipe follows)
DIRECTIONS
In a medium bowl mix the sugar, basil and blackberries and let stand. Whisk together [...]

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Blueberry Cheese Danish Pastries

Ingredients
For the filling:
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 cup crushed blueberries
For the glaze:
11/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Quick puff [...]

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Blueberry Nut Crispy Energy Bars

Makes 18-20 bars
INGREDIENTS
1½ cup rolled oats
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup chopped almonds
½ teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup crispy brown rice cereal
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup flax seeds
1 cup brown rice syrup
1 cup dried blueberries
½ cup almond butter
½ cup whey or soy protein powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup toasted wheat germ
PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Prepare a half sheet tray [...]

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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’ sugar for dusting
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 9-inch Bundt pan.
In a [...]

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Blueberry Vanilla Cream Yogurt Pops

Makes 6-9 popsicles
Ingredients
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup cream
1 cup vanilla yogurt
½ cup honey
Directions
Blend up all the ingredients and pour into popsicle molds and place in the freezer for at least 6 hours. If you do not have popsicle molds pour into wax paper cups and freeze for about 1 hour. After the hour, place popsicle [...]

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Buttermilk Pie

Serves 8
INGREDIENTS
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup sugar
2 cups buttermilk
¼ cup butter, melted and slightly cooled
3 eggs, separated
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 325°F. Mix flour and sugar together. In a separate bowl, beat yolks until light, and then add to sugar mixture. Add to buttermilk, along with melted butter (slightly cooled so as not to damage eggs).
Beat egg whites [...]

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Caramelized Apple Buckwheat Crepes with Light Rosemary Cream

Serves 8
INGREDIENTS
For the crepes
2 cups 2% milk
1 tablespoon sugar in the raw
1 teaspoon sea salt
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
½ cup buckwheat flour
¾ cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon golden flaxseeds
3 eggs
DIRECTIONS
Whisk together all ingredients until a smooth batter is formed. Batter will be much thinner than pancake batter. Place in refrigerator for about 30 minutes or [...]

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Caramelized Banana Tartlets with Chocolate Port Sauce

Serves 8-10
INGREDIENTS
½ cup raw hazelnuts
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon melted butter
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 bananas, sliced in rounds about ½ inch thick
1 package puff pastry, thawed
4 ounces bittersweet dark chocolate, chopped
½ cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
¼ cup tawny port
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 375°F.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine [...]

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Cardamom Dried Cherry Crumb Cake Bars

Makes 12 bars
INGREDIENTS
For the crumb topping
½ cup all purpose flour
½ cup walnuts, chopped
1⁄3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
½ teaspoon instant espresso
½ teaspoon ground cardamom
4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter, cut into pieces
For the cake
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
2⁄3 cup sugar
½ cup dried cherries, chopped
4 ounces melted butter, [...]

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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 oven to 350˚F. Prepare a half sheet tray with baking spray and set aside. [...]

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Chocolate & Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Makes 12 ramekins
Ingredients
1 can (15 ounces) coconut milk
1/2 cup almond milk
1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon, freshly grated
2 teaspoons nutemg, freshly grated
1 teaspoon cardamom powder
1 teaspoon salt
8 cups day old bread, cubed about 11/2 inch thick
4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
Powder sugar
Directions
Pre-heat oven to 375°F. Grease 12 ramekins. In a large [...]

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Chocolate Cake

Makes one cake
INGREDIENTS
2 cups flour
1 cup cocoa
1½ teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs
1½ teaspoons vanilla
1½ cups buttermilk
Basic Buttercream, for frosting
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Prepare 2 sheet pans with non-stick spray and parchment paper. Set aside. In a large bowl, sift all dry ingredients together. [...]

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Chocolate Cookie Habañero Mint Ice Cream Sandwiches

Makes 15 Ice Cream Sandwiches
INGREDIENTS
3 cups heavy cream
2 cups dark brown sugar
1 vanilla bean split
1 cup fresh mint leaves
1 habañero pepper, deseeded, pith removed, and cut in half
9 egg yolks
1 cup buttermilk, cold
Pinch of salt
30 medium dark chocolate cookies
DIRECTIONS
In a medium sauce pan, whisk together cream, sugar, vanilla, mint leaves, and habañero pepper. Bring to [...]

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Chocolate Ganache

INGREDIENTS
1 pound semisweet chocolate
4 cups heavy cream
DIRECTIONS
Place the chocolate into a medium bowl. Heat the cream in a small sauce pan over medium heat.
Bring just to a boil, watching very carefully because if it boils for a few seconds, it will boil out of the pot. When the cream has come to a boil, pour [...]

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Chocolate Guinness Cake with Irish Cream Frosting

Serves 12
INGREDIENTS
For the cake
2 cups Guinness
2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter
1½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder
4 cups all purpose flour
4 cups sugar
1 tablespoon baking soda
1½ teaspoon salt
4 large eggs
11⁄3 cups sour cream
For the icing
2 cups cream cheese, softened
½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
¼ cup Irish Cream liqueur
4 cups powdered sugar
DIRECTIONS
For the cake
Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter [...]

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Cinnamon Basil Grilled Plums and Sichuan Pepper Ice Cream & Toasted Quinoa Spiced Crumble

Serves 6-8 , makes 1 quart
Ingredients

2 tablespoons fresh cinnamon basil, chopped fine
2-3 tablespoons turbinado sugar
2 teaspoons  Sichuan peppercorns, crushed
1 teaspoon pink salt
2 pounds red flesh plums, halved
½ cup of honey or cinnamon basil syrup  ( Field Apothecary)
2 cups heavy cream
Toasted Quinoa Spiced Crumble
Directions

On a large plate [...]

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Cinnamon Buns

Ingredients
4 cups all purpose flour
1 package active dry yeast
1 cup warm milk, scalded and skimmed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
Filling:
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
21/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1/3 cup butter, softened
Icing:
8 tablespoons butter, softened (1 stick)
11/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cup cream [...]

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Coconut Milk Caramel Dark Chocolate Truffle with Toasted Coconut

Makes about 30 truffles
Ingredients
½ cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup coconut milk
2 tablespoons caramel
1 tablespoon honey
8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet dark chocolate, chopped
Toasted Coconut for Dusting
Directions
In a heavy bottom saucepan, heat the heavy cream, vanilla, coconut milk,caramel and honey to a simmer, about 3 minutes, using a rubber spatula to scrape the side of [...]

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Coconut Sticky Rice Mangoes (Mock Sushi)

Serves 6-8
Ingredients
1 cup of sweet/ glutinous or “sticky” rice
2 cups of coconut milk
¾ cup of white sugar
1 tablespoons lime zest
2 teaspoons rice flour
1 ripe mango, sliced into thin “sashimi” like pieces
1 teaspoon salt
Directions
Wash rice three times in cold water, draining after each wash. Then completely soak washed rice in water overnight or for 10 hours. [...]

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Creamy Lime-Sickle Trifle

Makes 4 servings
Ingredients
1 pint 0% Greek Yogurt
4 key limes zest
1 teaspoon agave nectar
1 vanilla bean pod
½ cup flaked almonds, toasted
1 tablespoon golden flax seeds, ground
½ cup of your favorite seasonal fruit (cherries, berries or mango work great)
¼ cup dried coconut
½ cup of granola
10 ginger snap cookies
Directions
In a small mixing bowl, mix together with egg beater [...]

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Crispy Flax Granola

Makes 8 servings
Ingredients
2 cups traditional rolled oats
2 tablespoons ground golden flax seeds
2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
¼ cup sunflower seeds
½ cup raisins
¼ cup walnuts
½ cup dried cranberries or cherries
½ cup peanut or almond butter
3 tablespoons honey
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 lemon, zested
2 tablespoons thyme
1 teaspoon tarragon, chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
Cooking spray
Directions
Preheat [...]

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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
1 pound semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
DIRECTIONS
For cake
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare 3 baking pans by buttering [...]

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Dark Chocolate Cherry Cardamom Truffles

Makes about 30 truffles
INGREDIENTS
½ cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon cardamom seeds (removed from cardamom pod), crushed
¼ cup dried cherries, chopped fine
8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
Cocoa powder, for dusting
DIRECTIONS
In a heavy bottom saucepan, heat the heavy cream, vanilla, cardamom seeds, and dried cherries to a simmer, about 3 minutes, using a rubber [...]

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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Makes 12 peanut butter cups
INGREDIENTS
12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup peanut butter
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Maldon Salt
DIRECTIONS
Cut some cupcake liners so that they are about half their normal size, and place into muffin tins. Heat chocolate in double boiler (sauce pan with water and a metal bowl on top). Spoon some of the melted chocolate [...]

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DARK CHOCOLATE PUMPKIN TRUFFLES WITH SPICED PUMPKIN SEEDS

Makes about 30 truffles
Ingredients

½ cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoon ground spiced pumpkin seeds
¼ cup pumpkin puree½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nut meg
½ teaspoon ground white pepper
8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet  dark chocolate, chopped
cocoa powder mixed with a little pumpkin pie spice, for dusting
Directions

In a [...]

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Dulce De Leche Ice Cream with Strawberries & Mexican Chocolate Sauce and Jalapeno Strawberry Sauce

Makes 3 cups ice cream and ¾ cups of each sauce
INGREDIENTS
2 cups whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup dulce de leche
5 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup almonds, toasted and chopped
½ cup fresh strawberries, chopped
DIRECTIONS
In a medium sauce pan bring the milk, yolks, and the cream to a boil and remove from heat. [...]

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Empanadas de Guayaba (Guava Pie Pockets)

Makes 15-20 empanadas
Ingredients
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons sugar
12 tablespoons butter, cold and cut into pieces
2 egg yolks
¾ cup water (ice cold)
Guava Jam (recipe follows)
Powdered sugar (optional)
Directions
In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt, and sugar. Cut in the butter using a pastry cutter until the mixture is crumbly with crumbles about the size [...]

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Fall Fruit Farro Tart

Makes 1 tart, serves 6 to 8 people
Ingredients
1 cup farro, cooked
2 tablespoons butter, plus more for greasing pie dish
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
4 medium plums, chopped
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3 cups ricotta cheese
2 eggs
Pinch of salt
Freshly grated nutmeg
Plums & Rosemary for decorating the top
Honey creme fresh
Directions
Cook farro until tender, following package instructions, about 30 to 40 [...]

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Flan de Leche (Caramel Custard)

Serves 6-8
Ingredients
1 cup sugar
¼ cup water
4 eggs, beaten
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 cup of whole milk
1 fresh vanilla bean, cut open and scraped out
½ cup sugar
Directions
Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease 6-8 ramekins.
In a medium saucepan combine the sugar and water and bring to a moderately high heat until all sugar dissolves. Continuing to [...]

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Fresh Dates, Mint Infused Honey & Ricotta

Serves 6
The dessert is one that combines the love of fresh dates with the amazing ricotta and honey found throughout the Middle East, the tea, purely a Tunisian thing, interesting and quite good.
Ingredients
½ cup honey
1/2  cup water
24 fresh Deglet Nuir or Medjul dates, pitted
2 cups fresh ricotta

Directions
In a small saucepan heat [...]

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Fresh Ginger Whole-Wheat Nutmeg Butter Cookies

Makes 6-9 cookies
Ingredients
¼ cup butter, soft
¼ cup turbinado sugar or raw unprocessed sugar
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon freshly grated cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
¾ cup whole-wheat flour
Pinch of salt
Directions
Pre-heat oven to 375°F. In a small mixing bowl cream together butter, sugar, spices and vanilla until well mixed, add the [...]

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Fresh Mint Ice Cream

Makes 4 cups
INGREDIENTS
2 cups 2% milk
2 cups half and half
1 cup sugar
2 cups fresh mint, chopped
10 egg yolks
DIRECTIONS
In a heavy bottomed saucepan bring the milk, half and half, sugar, and mint to a boil and reduce heat immediately, and simmer for about 10 minutes stirring gently, allowing mint to steep into [...]

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Fresh Star-Anise Strawberry Sauce

Makes 1 cup
Ingredients
½ cup strawberries
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup water
1 star anise
Directions
In a medium saucepan combine the strawberries, sugar, water and the star anise and bring to a boil and cook for about 4-5 minutes or until thick and strawberries cooked down. Reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes and take of heat and let [...]

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Gianduja Buttercream

Makes about 1 cup buttercream
Ingredients
125 grams (4½ ounces or 1 stick + 1 tablespoon) unsalted butter, softened
70 grams (2½ ounces or 5 tablespoons) granulted sugar
3 egg yolks at room temperature
2 ounces gianduja
Directions
Melt the gianduja along with 2 tablespoons water in a double boiler. Set aside to cook to room temperature.
Beat the butter until smooth.
In a [...]

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Gianduja Macarons

Makes about 2 dozen
Ingredients
215 grams (7½ ounces) confectioners’ sugar
100 grams (3½ ounces) egg whites (about 3 large) at room temperature
130 grams (4½ ounces) peeled, lightly toasted hazelnuts
2 tablespoons Dutch process cocoa
25 grams (2 tablespoons) castor or superfine granulated sugar
Pinch salt
Gianduja Buttercream (recipe follows)
Directions
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper adhering them to the sheets 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 to a simmer, about 3 minutes, using a rubber spatula [...]

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Ginger & Orange Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

Makes 2 dozen doughnuts
*Recipe adapted from Donna Hay
Ingredients
1 package active dry yeast
¼ cup warm water
1 cup warm milk
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon orange zest
3 tablespoons butter, melted
4 ¼ cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
3 eggs, beaten
Vegetable oil for frying
For the glaze
2 cups powdered sugar
½ cup butter, melted
¼ [...]

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Ginger Apple Tart Tatin

Serves 8-10
Traditional Tart Tatin are made with apples and is essentially an upside down pie!
Ingredients
1½ cups flour
1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
½ teaspoon cardamom, ground
2 sticks (16 tablespoons) unsalted butter, 1 stick cubed and ice cold the other room temperature
4-6 tablespoons ice cold water
5 medium tart apples (pink ladies, honey crips, jonagold or braeburns), peeled quartered lengthwise [...]

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Ginger Ice Cream with Chai Spiced Oven Caramelized Blood Oranges and Pistachios

Serves 5
Ingredients

For the ice cream
2 eggs
1 cup turbinado sugar
1 cup heavy cream
2 cups whole milk
1 whole vanilla bean, split and scraped
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, chopped fine (chopped not grated)

For the topping
1 vanilla bean, split, scraped and cut into pieces
3 blood oranges, halved and sliced thin ( peels on)
[...]

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Ginger Lemon Meringue Tarts

Ingredients
4 egg yolks (reseve whites for meringue)
1⁄3 cup cornstarch
1½ cups water
11⁄3 cup sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter
½ cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
1 box gingersnap cookies (2 cups)
2 tablespoons butter, melted
4 egg whites
Pinch of salt
2 tablespoons sugar
Directions
Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Grind gingersnaps into crumbs. Add butter and press into tart molds. Place on [...]

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Greek Style Baklava

Serves 6-8
Ingredients
For the filling
1 cup walnuts, chopped fine
½ cup sugar
2 teaspoon freshly grated cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla
For the pastry
1 package phyllo pastry
1 stick butter, unsalted and melted
For the syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 cinnamon sticks
½ cup tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions
Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
In a mixing bowl, mix the filling mixture ingredients until well [...]

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Hand Rolled Vegan Truffles

Makes 12 truffles
Ingredients
½ pound pitted & chopped dates
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon of your favorite Liquor
½ cup cocoa powder
¼ cup cacao nibs
¼ cup finely shredded coconut
Directions
In a food processor add dates, water, liquor, and salt. Mix on high till it forms a ruff paste. Add ½ of the cocoa powder and date mix [...]

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Hazelnut Sponge Cake

Makes one cake
INGREDIENTS
12 eggs, separated
8 ounces light brown sugar
14 ounces hazelnut flour
4 ounces all-purpose flour
Pinch of salt
4 ounces granulated sugar
Basic Buttercream, for frosting
Chocolate block, for decorating
Chopped hazelnuts, for decorating
DIRECTIONS
Preheat to 350°F.
Butter 2 half-sheet pans and line them with parchment.
In a metal bowl, with electric beater, whisk or in the bowl of a Kitchen Aid Stand [...]

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Healthy Junk Bark

Serves about 6-8
This simple low calorie snack is perfect for kids and adults. Creativity is the key in this recipe, mixing and matching flavors to create an amazing chocolate experience!
Ingredients
16 ounces semi sweet of bittersweet dark chocolate, chopped or chips
Dried fruit of choice: cranberries, cherries, apricots, blueberries, chopped
Nuts of choice: almonds, pistachios, walnuts, peanuts roasted [...]

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Honey & Herbed Ricotta

Makes 2 cups
Ingredients
1 ¼ cup fresh ricotta
¼ cup honey
1 /2 cup of chopped herbs of choice
Directions
Mix together all ingredients until smooth and mixed.

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Honey Crème Fig Energy Bars

Makes 18-20 bars
INGREDIENTS
2 cups rolled oats
½ cup chopped dried figs
¼ cup chopped almonds
¼ cup flax seeds
¾ cup whey or soy protein powder
½ cup heavy cream
½ cup whole wheat flour
¼ cup almond oil
¼ cup wheat bran
¼ cup brown rice syrup
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ cup honey
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Prepare a half [...]

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Honey Pecan Sticky Buns

Makes 6
INGREDIENTS
1 stick of unsalted butter
½ cup honey (plus more from drizzling)
½ cup brown rice syrup
2 tablespoons sugar
½ cup mascarpone cheese
½ cup creme fraiche
Store bought frozen puff pastry (thawed and brought to room temperature)
½ cup chopped and toasted pecans
PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Melt butter over the stove. Stir in honey, brown rice syrup, and sugar, and [...]

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Jeremiah’s Boozy Banana Bread with Vanilla Rum Butter

Makes 1 loaf

Ingredients

4 ripe bananas
¼ cup vanilla and cinnamon infused rum
¼ cup melted butter
2 tablespoons almond oil
1 cup turbinado sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1½ cups all purpose flour

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Smash together bananas, rum, vanilla, melted butter, almond oil and sugar until well mixed, add the beaten egg and mix. Add [...]

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Jersey Peach Popsicle Bites

Serves 6
Ingredients
2 cups jersey peaches, peeled, pitted and chopped
½ cup water
½ cup honey
Directions
In a medium sauce pan place the peaches, honey and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer on low for about 2 minutes. Take off heat and allow to cool. Once cool, blend into a smooth puree. Place into popsicle [...]

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Key Lime Macarons

Makes about 2 dozen
Ingredients
215 grams (7½ ounces) confectioners’ sugar
100 grams (3½ ounces) egg whites (about 3 large) at room temperature
140 grams (5 ounces) almond flour or sliced almonds
25 grams (2 tablespoons) castor or superfine granulated sugar
Pinch salt
Green food coloring (preferably paste)
2 teaspoons very finely grated key lime rind
Directions
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper adhering them [...]

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Lavender Fig Compote

Makes 1 cup
Ingredients
1 pound fresh black figs, ripe & sweet, de-stemmed & chopped
1 cup lavender syrup
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cinnamon stick
2 teaspoons fresh rosemary leaves, chopped fine
Directions
Place all ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered, stirring often for about 1 hour. [...]

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Lavender Peach Doughnuts Bites Tossed with Lavender Fairy Dust

Makes 30 bites
Ingredients
2 cups all purpose white flour
¼ cup almond flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons fresh lavender, chopped fine
2 teaspoons sea salt
½ cup whole milk, room temperature
¼ cup plain white Greek yogurt
¼ cup fresh peach puree
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup butter, melted
Canola oil for frying
Lavender Fairy dust for dusting [...]

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Lemon Bars with Pecan Crust

Makes 24 squares
INGREDIENTS
For the crust
1 cup flour
½ cup whole wheat pastry flour
½ cup pecans, finely ground
1⁄8 teaspoon kosher salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
½ cup granulated sugar
For lemon layer
4 eggs, at room temperature
1 2⁄3 cups granulated sugar
2 tablespoons (3 to 4 lemons) lemon zest, grated
2⁄3 freshly squeezed lemon juice
2⁄3 cup flour
Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting (optional)
DIRECTIONS
Preheat the [...]

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Lemon Cake with Mint Honey Cream

Serves 6-8
INGREDIENTS
For cake batter
4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 tablespoons freshly grated lemon zest
1 cup plain yogurt
8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2¼ cups sugar
5 eggs
For mint honey cream
1½ cups heavy cream, cold
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped fine
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven [...]

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Light Mint Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate Drizzle and Chocolate-Mint Leaves

Serves 10
INGREDIENTS
2 cups 2% milk
2 cups half and half
1 cup sugar
2 cups fresh mint, chopped
10 egg yolks
1 dark mint chocolate bar, chopped into pieces
10 fresh mint leaves, for garnish
DIRECTIONS
For mint ice cream
In a heavy bottomed saucepan bring the milk, half and half, sugar, and mint to a boil and reduce heat immediately, and simmer for [...]

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Lo-Cal Milkshake

Serves 6

Ingredients

½ cup fresh strawberries, de-stemmed and chopped (optional flavor choice)
2 tablespoons chocolate powder (optional flavor choice)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups low fat milk
1 cup ice
¼ cup honey
1 pinch of salt

Directions
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

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Mango Banana Spring Rolls with Fresh Strawberry Sauce

Makes 6 rolls
Ingredients
1 cup sweet red bean paste (recipe follows)
6 small rice paper wrappers
1 semi ripe mango sliced long and thin
2 bananas, halved and sliced into 3 inch long strips about ½ and inch thick
Fresh Star Anise Strawberry Sauce (recipe follows)
Directions
In a large bowl of warm water, dip the rice paper wrappers for about 7-10 [...]

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Mango Mint Sorbet

INGREDIENTS
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
½ cups chopped mint
2 cups fresh mango, peeled, deseeded and chopped
Zest and juice of 1 lime
¼ cup heavy cream
DIRECTIONS
Make simple syrup in a medium saucepan by combining the sugar and water and chopped mint. Bring to a boil until sugar dissolves, simmer for 5 minutes, take off burner, add lime zest [...]

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Maple Sage Crusted Pumpkin Tart with Nutmeg Cardamom Whipped Cream

Makes 1 tart

Ingredients

For the tart

1½ cups all purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped super fine
1 stick butter, cold and cubed
3 tablespoons maple syrup
¼ cup whole milk

For the filling

2 eggs
1 can (12 ounces evaporated milk)
¾ cup brown sugar
2 cups pumpkin puree (canned or fresh)
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
2 teaspoons fresh cinnamon sticks, freshly grated
1 [...]

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Medjool Compote (Sweet)

Makes 2½ cups
Ingredients
2 cups Medjool dates, chopped fine
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped fine
1 tablespoon orange zest
¼ cup fresh orange juice
¼ cup hot water
2 tablespoons honey
1 cinnamon stock
2 star anise
Directions
Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir and place tempeature on a low simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring frequently until [...]

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Meyer Lemon Cupcakes with Herbal Icing

Makes 18 cupcakes
Ingredients
3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon meyer lemon zest
3 sticks butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1¼ cups buttermilk
¼ cup meyer lemon juice
4 eggs
Herbal Icing
Directions
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 2 piece muffin tins. In a large mixing bowl sift together the dry ingredients, including the lemon zest. In [...]

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Meyer Lemon Parfaits with Fresh Blueberries, Toasted Coconut, and Bay Leaf Whipped Cream

For dessert, keep it fresh and simple

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Mini Classic Cheesecake with Strawberry Preserve Sauce

Makes 1 dozen Cheesecakes
*Recipe from AllREcipes.com
Ingredients
2 cups graham crackers, crushed
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2-8 ounce packages of cream cheese, softened
¾ cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Strawberry Preserve Sauce (recipe follows)
Directions
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line one 12 cup mini muffin tins with paper liners. In a small bowl, mix the graham cracker crumbs with melted butter, [...]

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Mini Cream Fruit Tarts: Apricot, Italian Plum & Prune, Raspberry, Blueberry

Makes 8 Tartlets
Ingredients
Lemon Cream
Almond Cream
Honey & Herbed Ricotta
1 cup sliced apricots
1 cup sliced Italian plums
¼ cup prunes, chopped fine
1 cup raspberries
1 cup blueberries
8 tartlet shells, par-baked
Ginger Honey Glaze
Herbal Honey Glaze
Sweet Black Pepper Cherry Glaze
Directions
Pre-heat oven to 350 ° F. Place about 3 tablespoons filling of choice into a par-baked tart shell and place about [...]

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Mint Ice Cream with Fresh Orange-Beet Swirls

Makes 5 cups
INGREDIENTS
2 cups 2% milk
2 cups half and half
1 cup sugar
2 cups fresh mint, chopped
10 egg yolks
1 medium red beet, cooked and peeled and cubed
½ cup orange juice
½ cup sugar
DIRECTIONS
In a heavy bottomed saucepan bring the milk, half and half, sugar and mint to a boil and reduce heat immediately, and simmer for about [...]

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Molten Chocolate Cake with Cardamom Cream

Serves 8
INGREDIENTS
½ cup butter
4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (baking squares are best)
¼ cup heavy cream
½ teaspoon vanilla
¼ cup all-purpose flour
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
¼ cup sugar
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease 8 6-ounce ramekins with a generous amount of butter, and sprinkle with sugar.
Over a double boiler, combine butter, chocolate, and cream. Heat over low heat, stirring [...]

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Moroccan Spiced Dried Fruit & Nut Sundaes

Serves 4-6
Ingredients
½ cup dried apricots, chopped
½ cup dried figs, chopped
½ cup dried dates, chopped
½ cup almonds
1 teaspoon cinnamon, freshly grated
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 tablespoon traditional ros el hanout recipe
1 cup turbinado sugar
¼ cup water
3 tablespoons orange juice
½ stick butter
¼ tablespoon heavy cream
½ teaspoon vanilla
Vanilla ice cream
Directions
In a medium mixing bowl mix together the dried fruit, [...]

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Old Fashioned Apple Pie with Cross Stitch Top

Makes 1 pie
Ingredients
For the crust
2½ cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon turbinado sugar or light brown sugar
2 teaspoons freshly grated cinnamon
1¼ sticks butter, cold and cubed small
½ cup ice water
For the filling
6-8 medium tart apples, peeled, cored and sliced about a ½ inch thick
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
1 [...]

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Orange Ginger Chocolate Truffles

Makes about 30 truffles
INGREDIENTS
½ cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons orange zest
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped fine
8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
Cocoa powder, for dusting
DIRECTIONS
In a heavy bottom saucepan, heat the cream, vanilla, orange zest, and ginger to a simmer, take about 3 minutes, using a rubber spatula to scrape the side of [...]

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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 about 5 minutes allowing zest to infuse. Bring the heat to [...]

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Orange, Cranberry & Pecan Muffins

Ingredients
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
1/2 cup chopped pecans  (optional)
1 tablespoon orange [...]

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Oven Caramelized Citrus Sundaes with Vanilla and Sage

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 lemon, halved and sliced
1 lime, halved and sliced
1 mandarin orange, halved and sliced
10 kumquats, halved
1 cup demerara sugar
Handful of fresh sage leaves
1 fresh vanilla bean, split
Vanilla Ice Cream

Directions

Pre heat oven to 400° F.  In a large bowl combine all the citrus halved and sprinkle with ¼ cup [...]

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Oven Caramelized Citrus Sundaes with Vanilla and Sage

Serves 4
Ingredients
1 lemon, halved and sliced
1 lime, halved and sliced
1 mandarin orange, halved and sliced
10 kumquats, halved
1 cup demerara sugar
Handful of fresh sage leaves
1 fresh vanilla bean, split
Vanilla Ice Cream
Directions
Pre heat oven to 400° F. In a large bowl combine all the citrus halved and sprinkle with ¼ cup of the sugar and [...]

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Pain Au Chocolate

Makes 12
This version gives a shortcut to the traditional sweet Parisian breakfast treat by using already prepared puff pastry.
Ingredients
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon water
1 package puff pastry, cut into 12 rectangles
1 package puff pastry, cut into 12 rectangles
18 ounces bitter sweet dark chocolate, thin bards, cut into 1½ ounce pieces
Sugar
Cardamom, ground (optional)
Directions
Preheat oven to 400°F. Line [...]

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Parsley & Lemon – Ricotta Cupcakes

Makes 6 large cupcakes
Ingredients

2 cups all purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup turbinado sugar
3 tablespoons lemon zest
3 tablespoons chopped fine, parsley
1 stick butter ( salted) softened
¾ cup ricotta cheese
1 egg
juice of three lemons
Directions
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Sift or mix together the dry ingredients, flour, baking powder and soda [...]

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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 brown sugar syrup (¼ cup water, ¼ cup brown sugar, 1 vanilla bean [...]

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Pear & Almond Clafouti

Serves 6
Traditionally a clafouti is French dessert made with black cherries in an excessively buttered dish in a cakey almond pudding like batter, baked and dusted with powdered sugar. This version is adapted form Julia Child’s clafouti recipe and utilizes almonds and pears.
Ingredients
3 bosc pears, cored and sliced thin (peels left on)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 [...]

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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 thick
¾ cup fresh cranberries
½ cup sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 [...]

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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 sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest
Pinch of [...]

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Pecan Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

Makes 1 8×12 cake
INGREDIENTS
For the streusel
1⁄3 cup all purpose flour
½ cup packed light brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter, cold and cut into pieces
1 cup pecans, chopped
For the coffee cake
4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter, softened
½ cup packed light brown sugar
½ cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 [...]

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Persimmons with Brown Sugar and Butter Cream

Serves 1-2
INGREDIENTS
1-2 fuyu persimmons, peeled and chopped
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped fine
1 teaspoon cinnamon, freshly grated
1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
2 tablespoons raw sugar
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons half and half
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Place all ingredients in the center of a large heavy duty piece of aluminum foil. Fold the aluminum foil edges over like a burrito, [...]

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Pestinos Y Mermalada De Naranja (Fritters with Orange Marmelade)

Recipe adapted from the Cuisines of Spain by Teresa Barrenchea
Makes 25 fritters and 2 cups of marmalade
INGREDIENTS
2 tablespoons salted butter
6 tablespoons sweet white dessert wine
1⁄3 cup fresh orange juice (2 to 3 oranges)
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 teaspoon freshly ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
Pinch of salt
2 cups all purpose flour, plus extra
¾ cup olive [...]

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Petit Fours

Ingredients
For the cake

½ cup butter or margarine, melted
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
11⁄3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
2⁄3 cup milk
3 egg whites
For the fruit glaze

12 ounces apricot or raspberry preserves (or heated jelly may be used instead)
3 tablespoons water
For the icing

9 cups confectioners’ sugar
½ cup water
½ cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla [...]

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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. Bake for 15 minutes.

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Polenta Cake with Summer Stone Fruit

INGREDIENTS
1½ cup (6 ounces) all purpose flour
¼ cup yellow cornmeal
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
6 tablespoons butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ cup buttermilk
PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Combine dry ingredients. Cream butter, sugar, lemon zest until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mix until [...]

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Puff Pastry Pear Tart

Serves 8
INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
¼ cup sugar in the raw
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
2 Bosc pears, peeled, cored, quartered and sliced thin
¼ cup sugar
2 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut in cubes
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 375°F and lightly butter a baking sheet. Set aside.
Sprinkle a [...]

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Pumkin Coffee Cake

Ingredients
Topping:
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoon cold butter or margarine
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Cake:
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup canned or cooked pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
[...]

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Pumpkin Buttercream

Makes about 2 cups (enough for about 4 dozen macarons)
Ingredients
2 large egg whites
2⁄3
Pinch salt
6½ ounces (13 tablespoons) unsalted butter, slightly cooler than room temperature, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup canned pumpkin puree (at room temperature)
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Large pinch ground cloves
Orange food coloring, preferably paste or gel
Directions
Beat the egg [...]

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Pumpkin Macarons

*You will need some almond flour. If you can’t buy it, you can make your own, just make sure the almonds are really dry. Seperate the eggs at least 1 hour before using or preferably the day before. And if you want to ensure all the macarons are the same size makes a huge difference [...]

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Quince and Apple Tart with Half White Flour Crust

Serves 4 to 6
INGREDIENTS
For the crust
2 cups Cayuga Organics farmer ground half white flour
½ teaspoon sea or kosher salt
½ cup sugar
2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into small dice, and very well chilled
¼ cup ice water
DIRECTIONS
Combine flour, salt, and sugar in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse to combine.
Add butter, and blend 15 to 20 [...]

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Rainbow Cookies

Ingredients
8 ounces almond paste, at room temperature
8 ounces butter, softened
1 cup sugar
4 eggs, separated
2 cups all purpose flour
6 drops yellow, pink and green food coloring
1⁄3 cup raspberry preserves
1⁄3 cup orange marmalade
1 cup semisweet chocolate (melted)
Directions
Cream butter, almond paste and sugar until creamed. Add egg yolks and blend to smooth. Add flour to form dough. Whip [...]

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Ras El Hanout Poppyseed Butter Cookies

These are more an adult cookie – sweet, sultry and exotic!
Ingredients
1 butter cookie recipe with orange zest in it
½ tablespoon traditional Ros El Hanout
½ tablespoon brown sugar
½ tablespoon poppyseeds
Rose Petals (optional)
Directions
Prepare the butter cookie dough according to the directions, adding 1 tablespoon orange zest into the mixture. Prepare the butter cookies as per directions. In [...]

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Raspberry Buttermilk Gelato

Makes 3 cups
Ingredients
1 vanilla bean, halved and scraped
1 tablespoon cornstarch
¾ turbinado or raw unprocessed sugar
2 cups buttermilk
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup raspberries, pureed
Directions
In a medium sauce pan combine the sugar and corn starch on medium heat and whisk in the buttermilk and the cream, whisking continuously until the gelato base begins to thicken and bubble. [...]

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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
Preheat oven to 450°F.
In a cast iron or heavy bottomed skillet, add the butter, maple syrup, [...]

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Rosemary Chocolate Soufflés

Serves 4
INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoon butter, softened
¾ cup sugar, plus one tablespoon
4 tablespoons flour
¼ cup fresh rosemary, chopped super fine, plus 1 tablespoon for garnish
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
Sea salt
2 tablespoons butter, cold and cut into little pieces
1 cup milk
2 ounces dark chocolate, chopped fine
2 egg yolks
5 egg whites
2 teaspoons powdered sugar
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 425°F. Butter 4 (8 [...]

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Rosemary Plum Pie Pockets

Makes 12-15 pies
Ingredients
Basic Pie Crust Dough (Recipe Follows)
6 medium plums, peeled, cored and chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped fine
1 pinch of ground cardamom
½ cup light brown sugar or sugar in the raw
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon flaked sea salt
1 teaspoon turbinado sugar or sugar in the raw
Rosemary Sugar
Directions
Pre-heat oven to 400°F.
In a [...]

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Rustic Rye Apricot & Cherry Gallette

Makes 1-2 inch gallette
Ingredients
1 cup dark rye flour
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1½ sticks unsalted butter, cold and cubed
1 tablespoon apricot puree
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 cup ice water
10 apricots, sliced
1 cup cherries, pitted and halved
½ cup raw suconat sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Directions
Mix together the flours turbinado sugar and salt, cut in the [...]

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Semita de Piña (Pineapple Tart)

Makes about 12 tarts
Semita is the most popular pastry in El Salvador and its basically a bread dough filled with jam. The most popular filling is pineapple utilizing El Salvador’s sweet pineapples!
Ingredients
1 cup milk
½ cup butter, unsalted
½ cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1⁄3 cup warm water
1 package active dry yeast
5 cup all purpose flour
3 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon [...]

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September Roasted Plums with Rosemary Cream

A simple decadent dessert, quick to make and hard to forget, using tasty sweet fall plums.

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Shortbread Cookies with Winter Herbs and Dried Fruit

Makes 3 dozen cookies
Ingredients
2¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon coarse salt
3½ teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped fine
10 tablespoons (1¼ sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons heavy cream
1 large egg
½ cup dried cherries, chopped
Fine sanding sugar for sprinkling
Directions
Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, salt [...]

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Silver-Dollar Walnut Cakes with Berry Compote and Lemon Ricotta

Serves 4
Ingredients
For the Pancake Mix
1½ cups buckwheat flour
1½ tablespoons agave nectar
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1¼ cups almond milk, at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
½ cup chopped walnuts
Cooking spray
For the Berry Compote
½ pint blueberries
½ pint strawberries sliced
½ pint raspberries
1 tablespoon [...]

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Simple Scones with Dried Fruit

Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
21/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 oz cold butter or margarine
2/3 cup whole milk
1 egg separated
3/4 cup dried fruit
2 teaspoons sugar for sprinkling
Directions
Preheat oven to 325°F.
In a large bowl, stir together flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder and salt.
Cut butter into [...]

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Skyr Mousse with Crowberry Sauce and Sweet Rye Bread Dust

Serves 12
Ingredients
For the Skyr Mousse

1 vanilla bean pod
18 ounces plain skyr
3 ounces granulated sugar
2 ounces heavy cream
7 ounces heavy cream, whipped to soft peaks
3 sheets gelatin, soaked in warm water until pliable, excess water squeezed out
For the Crowberry Sauce

5 ounces fresh crowberries
2 ounces granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon freshly grated cinnamon
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
For the [...]

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Spring Herbal Pavlova Cups with Rhubarb Rosemary Granita and Beet Lavender Flower Syrup

Serves 6-8
Ingredients
For pavlovas
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon fresh sage leaves
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves
1 teaspoon fresh lavender flowers
3 egg whites
3 tablespoons cold water
1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
For granita
2 cups water
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh sage, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh lavender flowers
1 tablespoon lemon [...]

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Stonefruit Jam Truffles with Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

Makes about 30 truffles
Ingredients
½ cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon cardamom seeds (removed from cardamom pod), crushed
¼ cup stone fruit of choice jam
8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet dark chocolate, chopped
Himalayan Sea Salt for dusting
Directions
In a heavy bottom saucepan, heat the heavy cream, vanilla, cardamom seeds, and stone fruit to a simmer, about 3 minutes, [...]

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Strawberry Basil Cream Macaroons with Sugar Fried Basil Leaves

Makes 1 dozen macaroons
Ingredients
For the outer shells…
¾ cup powdered sugar
¾ cup almonds, finely ground (grind in spice grinder or use almond flour)
3 egg whites (stored at room temperature for 6 hours prior)
Pinch of salt
¼ cup sugar
2 tablespoons condensed strawberry puree
For the basil cream
1 cup basil leaves
½ cup water
½ cup sugar
1½ cups butter, room temperature
1 cup [...]

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Strawberry Creamsicles

Makes 6-9 popsicles

Ingredients

1 pint fresh strawberries, stems removed and chopped
1⁄3 cup honey
1⁄3 cup water
4 egg yolks
1 cup cream
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon orange zest
1⁄3 cup fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

In a medium sauce pan place the strawberries, honey and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer on low for about 10 minutes. [...]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Tart with Blood Orange Thyme Glaze

Makes 6 tartlets
Ingredients
Sweet Pie Dough-6 tartlet shells baked
2 pints fresh strawberries, hulled and kept whole
1 cup rhubarb, sliced
2 tablespoon thyme leaves
2 tablespoons blood orange zest
1⁄3 cup sugar
½ cup blood orange juice
1 cup créme fresh
½ cup honey
Directions
In a medium saucepan combine rhubarb, sugar, blood orange juice, 1 tablespoon thyme leaves and 1 tablespoon zest. Cook on [...]

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Strawberry-Lemon Thyme Rhubarb Tartlets with Honey Creme Fresh

Makes 6 tartlets.
INGREDIENTS
Sweet Pie Dough (1 recipe for one large tart) (add 2 tablespoons fresh lemon thyme)
1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
1 cup rhubarb, sliced
¼ cup fresh lemon thyme leaves
1⁄3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 cup créme fresh
¼ cup honey
DIRECTIONS
Pre heat oven to 375°F. Place the pie dough into 6 little [...]

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Sweet Mango Curry Truffles with Sweet Curry Powder

Makes about 30 truffles
Ingredients
½ cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon curry powder
½ teaspoon fresh chili, chopped superfine
1 tablespoon honey
½ cup stone fresh mango puree or chopped ripe mango
8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet dark chocolate, chopped
Sweet curry Powder for dusting (*3 teaspoon curry powder mixed with ¼ cup powdered sugar)
Directions
In a heavy bottom saucepan, heat [...]

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Sweet Spiced Red Bean Paste

Makes 1 cup
Ingredients
½ cup adzuki beans, cooked very soft
¼ cup turbinado sugar
¼ cup water
1 teaspoon cinnamon, freshly grated
1 teaspoon ginger, freshly grated
Directions
In a blender mix well while beans are warm and allow to cool.

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Tarragon & Cardamom Poached Pears with Frothed Rose Water Milk and Pistachios

Serves 8
INGREDIENTS
2 cups water
¼ cup rosewater (2 tablespoons reserved)
½ cup honey, plus 1 tablespoon
¼ cup fresh tarragon leaves, chopped fine
4 Bosc pears, peeled, cored and cut into wedges
1 cup 2% milk
2 pods of cardamom (seeds inside)
½ cup dried cherries
½ cup pistachios, shelled and chopped fine
DIRECTIONS
Heat the water, rosewater and ½ cup honey in a large [...]

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Tarragon Biscuits

Makes 15 biscuits
Ingredients
3 cups all purpose flour
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 ½ tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons butter, cold & cut into cubes
1 ½ cups heavy cream
2 tablespoons orange zest
3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
3 tablespoons fresh tarragon leaves, sliced into thin strips
Directions
Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl and gently [...]

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Tarragon-Ginger-Peach Shortcake

Serves 6
Ingredients
6 medium fresh peaches, pitted and cut into wedges about ½ inch thick
½ cup turbinado sugar
2 tablespoons ginger
½ cup water
2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped fine
Tarragon Biscuits (recipe follows)
Tarragon ginger Cream (recipe follows)
Directions
Place the peaches, turbinado sugar ginger and water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil for a few minutes and reduce [...]

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Tarta de Naranja (Orange Tart)

This sweet, simple tart highlights the region’s most prized fruit- oranges! Just a taste of these delicate tarts will make you feel like a Valencian!

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Vanilla Bread Pudding with Golden Raisins

Serves 8
Ingredients
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 loaf Challah bread, hardened, cut into 1-inch cubes
3 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into ½-inch pieces
1 cup (6 ounces) golden raisins, plumped in hot water, for 15 minutes
3 large eggs
¾ cup sugar
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1⁄8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1⁄8 teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon salt
3 cups [...]

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Vanilla Cake

Makes one cake
INGREDIENTS
3 cups cake flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter
2 cups sugar
5 eggs
1½ teaspoons vanilla
1¼ cups buttermilk
Lemon curd, for filling
Basic Buttercream, for frosting
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Prepare 2 sheet pans with non-stick spray and parchment paper. Set aside. In a large bowl, sift all dry ingredients together. In another bowl, [...]

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Vanilla-Saffron Rice Pudding & Rhubarb Compote with Orange Zest Ginger Butter

Serves 6
Ingredients
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon saffron threads
1 teaspoon fresh ginger
2 teaspoon orange zest
1 cardamom pod (seeds only)
1 cup jasmine rice
½ cup sugar
2 cups milk
Vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
Rhubarb Compote (Recipe Follows)
Orange Zest Ginger Butter (Recipe Follows)
Directions
In a medium sauce pan, heat the butter on medium heat and sauté the saffron, ginger, zest and cardamom [...]

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Waffle Cones

Makes about 12 cones
Ingredients
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1½ cup powdered sugar
1½ cup flour
1 tablespoon corn starch
½ teaspoon freshly grated cinnamon
½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
Directions
In a medium bowl whisk together the cream and vanilla until the heavy cream begins to get thick, it will resemble somewhere between a yogurt or mouse consistency. Whisk in [...]

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Watermelon Lime & Mint Granita

Makes 3 cups
Ingredients
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
½ cup fresh mint leaves
Juice and zest of 2 limes
2 cups watermelon
Directions
In a blender place all the ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into a low metal dish with sides and freeze. After the first hour, using a fork, scrape puree every 20-30 minutes while it freezes. This should [...]

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Watermelon Mint Lime Cubes

Serves 6
Ingredients
Zest of 1 lime
Juice of 2 limes
¼ cup fresh mint leaves, chopped fine
½ cup raw sugar or regular sugar
2 cups watermelon cubed into ½ inch cubes
Directions
In a mixing bowl combine the lime zest, mint, lime juice, and sugar and whisk until all sugar is incorporated. Place the watermelon cubes in a large bowl and [...]

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Whipped Greek Yogurt Parfait

Makes 4 servings
INGREDIENTS
1 cup Greek yogurt
½ cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 crisp apple, diced
1 ripe pear, diced
¼ cup sliced almonds, toasted
DIRECTIONS
Place yogurt, whipping cream, honey, and dried spices into a cold mixing bowl. Whip with hand beater until mixture resembles whipping cream. Take a dessert [...]

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White Chocolate Lavender Peach Macaroons

Makes 1 dozen macaroons
Ingredients
For the outer shells…
1 cup powdered sugar
¼ cup almonds, finely ground (grind in spice grinder or use almond flour)
3 egg whites (stored at room temperature for 6 hours prior)
Pinch of salt
¼ cup sugar
2 tablespoons white cocoa powder
2 tablespoons crushed dried lavender flowers
For the lavender peach cream
1 teaspoon lavender powder (dried lavender flowers [...]

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Whole Wheat Cranberry Sage Rolls with Pumpkin Butter

Makes about 24 rolls
Ingredients
1 package active dry yeast
1 cup lukewarm water
1 teaspoon dark molasses or honey
21/2 cups unbleached white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons salt
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup fresh sage, chopped fine
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped fine
2 tablespoons olive oil
Pumpkin butter (recipe follows)
Directions
In a [...]

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Winter Herb & Citrus Yogurt Granita

Serves 6
INGREDIENTS
½ cup honey
2 cups plain Greek yogurt
1 cup fresh citrus juice (tangerine, lime, Meyer lemon, orange, or combinations are excellent)
¼ cup citrus zest
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, chopped fine
DIRECTIONS
Whisk together all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl until well combined. Pour in a shallow metal pan and allow [...]

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