Homemade Strawberry Jam

MAKES: 160 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 1 TABLESPOON MAKES: ABOUT 10 CUPS (ABOUT 10 HALF-PINTS) PREP: 40 MINS COOK: 5 MINS       Ingredients 3 quarts fresh strawberries, hulled 1 1 3/4 ounce package regular powdered fruit pectin 1/2 teaspoon butter 7 cups sugar Directions Place 1 cup of berries in an 8-quart heavy pot.… Read More

Classic Buttermilk Pancakes

MAKES: 10 SERVINGS START TO FINISH: 25 MINS           Ingredients 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 1/2 cups buttermilk or sour milk* 3 vegetable oil Butter (optional) Maple syrup or honey Directions… Read More

Lemon-Blueberry Pavlovas

MAKES: 12 SERVINGS HANDS ON: 1 HR TOTAL TIME: 4 HRS 30 MINS         Ingredients 6 egg whites 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar pinch salt 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon orange water or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 2 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch 2 cups blueberries and/or blackberries 1 tablespoon… Read More

French Market Beignets

MAKES: 4 DOZEN PREP: 40 MINS CHILL: 4 HRS TO 24 HRS COOK: 1 MIN PER BATCH         Ingredients 5 1/2 – 6 cups all-purpose flour 2 packages active dry yeast 1 cup evaporated milk 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup shortening 1 teaspoon salt 2 eggs Vegetable oil… Read More

Mascarpone-Stuffed French Toast with Salted Caramel-Banana Sauce

MAKES: 6 SERVINGS MAKES: 6 SERVINGS PREP: 20 MINS CHILL: 2 HRS TO 24 HRS BAKE: 1 HR 375°F       Ingredients 12 slices Texas toast 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese (4 ounces) 1/2 cup chopped pecans or macadamia nuts, toasted 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon… Read More

Mint Chocolate Chip Cake

MAKES: 10 SERVINGS PREP: 30 MINS CHILL: 1 HR FREEZE: 8 HRS         Ingredients 1/3 cup butter, melted 1/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 cups finely crushed chocolate wafer cookies (about 25) 1 quart mint chocolate chip ice cream 1 cup coarsely crushed peppermint sticks or candy canes (about 5 ounces) 1 cup… Read More

Pistachio Bars

MAKES: 25 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 1 BAR MAKES: 25 BARS PREP: 35 MINS CHILL: 3 HRS       Ingredients 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/2 cup butter 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups finely crushed cinnamon graham crackers 1/2 cup finely chopped pistachio nuts 1/4 cup butter,… Read More

Chocolate-Irish Cream Cheesecake

MAKES: 16 SERVINGS PREP: 45 MINS BAKE: 50 MINS 325°F COOL: 1 HR 45 MINS         Ingredients 1 1/2 cups finely crushed chocolate wafers (about 18 cookies)* 6 tablespoons butter, melted* 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened 1 8 ounce carton dairy sour cream 1 cup sugar… Read More

No-Bake Lemon Drops

MAKES: 36 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 1 COOKIE MAKES: ABOUT 36 COOKIES PREP: 30 MINS CHILL: 2 HRS       Ingredients 2 cups finely crushed shortbread cookies 1 cup powdered sugar 1/2 cup almonds, toasted and finely chopped 1/2 cup finely crushed lemon drops* 2 tablespoons milk 2 tablespoons light-color corn syrup 2 tablespoons butter,… Read More

Tangled Web Shakes

MAKES: 8 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 4 OUNCES START TO FINISH: 30 MINS         Ingredients Caramel ice cream topping Dark chocolate ice cream topping 1/3 cup sugar Coarse sea salt 6 cups vanilla ice cream 3/4 cup milk 3 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping 3 tablespoons dark chocolate ice cream topping Directions Drizzle… Read More

Holiday Chocolate Bonbon Pops

MAKES: ABOUT 20 POPS PREP: 20 MINS CHILL: 1 HR FREEZE: 30 MINS         Ingredients 18 chocolate sandwich cookies with cream filling 3/4 cup pecans, toasted 3 tablespoons orange liqueur or orange juice 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tablespoons light color corn syrup 20 lollipop sticks 1 cup milk chocolate pieces,… Read More

Rosemary-Scented Evergreen Cookies

MAKES: 44 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 1 3-INCH COOKIE MAKES: FORTY-FOUR 3-INCH COOKIES OR FOUR 11-INCH COOKIES PREP: 40 MINS CHILL: 1 HR COOL: 3 MINS Ingredients 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons powdered sugar 3 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh rosemary 2 teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 cup unsalted butter, cut into… Read More

Wine Poached Pears

MAKES: 6 SERVINGS START TO FINISH: 40 MINS           Ingredients 6 firm red skinned pears (7 to 8 ounces each) Lemon juice 2 1/2 cups dry white wine, such as Chardonnay 3/4 cup sugar 3 lemons, zested and juiced 3 cups water 6 mint leaves, chopped 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste… Read More

Red, White, and Blue Shakes

MAKES: 4 SERVINGS PREP: 20 MINS FREEZE: 30 MINS TO 1 HR         Ingredients 2 cups strawberry ice cream 2/3 cup whole milk 1 cup strawberries, cut up 3 cups vanilla ice cream 1/3 cup bottled blueberry smoothie or blueberry juice blend 1 cup blueberries Directions For strawberry layer, in a blender… Read More

Aunt June’s Boiled Custard

MAKES: 16 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 1/2 CUP PREP: 10 MINS COOK: 25 MINS COOL: 1 HR       Ingredients 5 1/2 cups milk 2 cups heavy cream 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, seeds scraped and reserved 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon kosher salt 6 large egg yolks Directions In a large heavy-bottom saucepan,… Read More

Grapefruit Gumdrops

MAKES: 32 SERVINGS HANDS ON: 30 MINS TOTAL TIME: 2 HRS 30 MINS         Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup light-color corn syrup 1 grapefruit (1 teaspoon zest, 3/4 cup strained juice) 1 1 3/4 ounce package regular powdered fruit pectin 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 – 2… Read More

Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding with Caramel Rum Sauce

MAKES: 8 SERVINGS PREP: 30 MINS BAKE: 40 MINS 350°F         Ingredients 4 beaten eggs 2 1/4 cups milk 1/2 cup sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 4 cups cinnamon rolls, cut and toasted 1/3 cup dried cherries or cranberries, or raisins (optional) whipped cream (optional) CARAMEL SAUCE 3/4 cup… Read More