grab and go cherry hand pies

Summertime means outdoor adventures and outdoor adventures mean quick and go snack ideas. What could be more perfect than a delicious hand pie? Any berry will do, choose your favorite and enjoy! Note: You can make the dough the day before, wrap and keep chilled. Enter to win gorgeous embossed rolling pin by Embossed Co. We are taking subscriptions! Our printed September issue mails August 10th.The … Continue reading grab and go cherry hand pies

simple blueberry pie

As spring teases us with sprinklings of summer-like weather, I have a tendency to pull up the cook-out recipes. I love planning neighborhood backyard barbecues, romantic picnics and weekend camping trips and as March rolls into view I can’t wait to dive into outdoor foods. Farmers markets and road side stands are posting their spring schedules, and soon we will have access to fresher fare … Continue reading simple blueberry pie

Pumpkin Bread

A pumpkin is a cultivar of a squash plant, most commonly of Cucurbita pepo, that is round, with smooth, slightly ribbed skin, and deep yellow to orange coloration. The thick shell contains the seeds and pulp. ~Wikipedia The entire year seems to be a waiting game for fall harvest. As leaves turn and the autumn chill settles into mornings, pumpkins are ripening on the vine. … Continue reading Pumpkin Bread

Dazzling Holiday Desserts: Slow Cooker Pumpkin Cake with Caramel Sauce

Finish your holiday feast with the grand finale of all desserts – a moist, pumpkin cake base, studded with chocolate chips and topped with a sticky caramel sauce. It all comes together in your slow cooker, saving time, effort and oven space. Scoop baked cake into individual ramekins and top with whipped cream for a fancy, single-serving of indulgence. This week, McCormick Kitchens sent a … Continue reading Dazzling Holiday Desserts: Slow Cooker Pumpkin Cake with Caramel Sauce

Celebrate Love with Chef Daniel Billheimer’s Chambord Crème Brulee

Create a tantalizing dessert for a romantic weekend “in”. Manhattan’s Monarch Rooftop & Indoor Lounge Executive Chef Daniel Billheimer’s Chambord Crème Brulee is on the menu for Valentine’s Day weekend. Chef Daniel will introduce a masterpiece  at Monarch and although we can’t all be in Manhattan for the weekend, we can make this decadent delight at home. Valentine’s Day falls on Sunday this year, which means a full weekend … Continue reading Celebrate Love with Chef Daniel Billheimer’s Chambord Crème Brulee

Gaea’s Olive Oil Cake

Shake up your holiday dessert table this year with zesty, fresh flavors. Christmas dessert tables are filled with a various assortment of sweet delicious pastries. Holiday decorated cookies take center stage while heavily frosted cakes and cinnamon spiced pies wait to be cut. This year we are adding a bit of a zesty twist to our collection. Friends and family will love this decadent fresh, citrusy addition and will … Continue reading Gaea’s Olive Oil Cake

Francois Payard’s Chocolate Pecan Tart

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is traditionally the day I bake for the holiday dessert table. The aroma wafting through the kitchen is intoxicating and keeping all foods intact for guests arriving Thursday, is a bit of a chore with two teenagers in the house. Pies, small decorative cookies and cakes are dessert menu staples, and this year Pecan Pie with a twist is new on the list. The addition … Continue reading Francois Payard’s Chocolate Pecan Tart

Francois Payard’s Apple Honey Cake

Setting clocks back an hour for daylight savings time seems to be the official moment each year when the holiday season begins. Grocer coolers are filled to the top with turkeys and foil roasting pans have found their way to the end of every aisle. Candy canes and Christmas themed M&M’s are artfully placed at check-out counters and sweet-themed dessert posts have taken over Instagram. … Continue reading Francois Payard’s Apple Honey Cake

Blackberry Pear Soup

Blackberries are a hardy species that have adapted to nearly all climates and conditions around  the globe. Through the centuries the deep hued berries have been utilized medicinally and as  indigo and purple dye. While the uses are many and have varied from culture to culture, their popularity today is due to the fact they are both commercially cultivated  and grow wild in the great … Continue reading Blackberry Pear Soup