Blueberry Scones

2 c. flour 1 Tbsp baking powder 1/4 c. sugar 2 tsp. kosher salt zest from 1 lemon 5 Tbsp. cold unsalted butter, cubed 1 c. fresh blueberries, rinsed & drained 1 c. + 1 tsp. heavy whipping cream 1 large egg Heat oven to 425˚. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside….

Key Lime Cheesecake

Crust 15 sheets graham crackers 3 Tbsp sugar 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted Filling 3 (8 oz) pkgs. cream cheese, softened well (room temperature) 4 large eggs 2/3 cup sour cream 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 1 1/2 tsp rum extract 1 cup sugar 1 Tbsp cornstarch Toppings 1 cup…

The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

PLEASE NOTE: This is a high altitude cookie recipe, so adjustments may have to be made for sea level. 8 ounces softened unsalted butter 12 ounces bread flour (may have to add a Tablespoon or 2 if batter seems too wet) 1 tsp. kosher salt 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. baking powder 1/4 c….

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

1 c. sugar 1/2 c. unsalted butter, room temperature 2 large eggs, room temperature 4 medium ripe bananas, mashed 1/2 c. half n half 1/2 tsp. almond extract 1 c. whole wheat flour 1/2 c. cocoa powder 1 1/2 c. bread flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. kosher salt 1/2 tsp. orange zest 1/4…

Brie Én Croute

1/2 package (1 sheet) Pepperidge Farms® Puff Pastry Sheets 1 egg + 1 T. water, beaten 1/3 c. dried cherries, softened in hot water and drained (can also use dates) 1/4 c. chopped, toasted pecans 1/4 c. honey 1/2 tsp. fresh, finely chopped rosemary 1, 13.2 ounce round of Brie Serve with: crackers, French bread…

Herbed Italian Bread

1 (1/4-ounce) envelope active dry yeast 1 teaspoon sugar 1 cup warm water 2 3/4 cups bread flour 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon salt For the coating: 3 Tablespoons of olive oil mixed with 2 Tablespoons Italian Herb Seasoning In a stand mixer: combine the yeast, sugar and 1 cup warm water, let stand…

Amaretto Cheesecake

CRUST: 15 oz. Nilla waffer cookies 1 stick unsalted butter, melted FILLING: 4, 8 oz. packages of cream cheese, room temperature 1 1/4 c. sugar 1/2 c. sour cream 1/4 c. Amaretto liquor 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 1/4 c. flour 5 eggs Heat oven to 450˚. Place a large pan filled with 1/2” of water…

Tiramisu

Many years ago, I worked at an Italian restaurant in Ann Arbor, Michigan called Il Palio. This is where my love for all things Italian sprouted …. food, wine, music, culture ….. At Palio I was friends with the chefs and where I truly learned how to not only properly use a knife (and hone…

Banana Bread with Ghirardelli Chocolate Chips

I’m going to note this first: I live at high altitude, so if you live at sea level you may have to cut cooking time and some of the flour to ensure it’s not dry 🙂 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 2 large eggs, room temperature 4 medium very ripe bananas, mashed…

Black Forest Honey Streusel Coffee Cake

Firstly, I want to say how excited and privileged I felt to be able to receive ‘The New Southwest’ cookbook by Meagan Micozzi. It’s truly a stunning book. I’m a graphic designer by trade (for over 25 years now) and love the fact that there are pictures with every recipe. I had difficulty picking just…

Bobs Red Mill Challenge: Blueberry Nectarine Buckle

A buckle? What is a buckle? No. Not the clasp that holds your belt together. It’s an old-fashioned, summertime, English dessert, and a quite tasty one at that! The original recipe (from Real Simple magazines’ July 2013 issue) calls for peaches, but to be honest, I couldn’t find any good ones. However, I had perfect…