New Years Eve Blackberry Thyme Sparkler

New Years Eve Blackberry Thyme Sparkler (Makes 4 Cocktails) 1 c. blackberries + 8 more for garnish 1 c. Water 1 c. sugar 1 bottle of champagne 4 ounces or 1/2 c. gin 4 long sprigs of thyme 1 c. ice gold baking sugar for the rim In a small saucepan, bring blackberries, water, and […]

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Russian Root Beer Float

Russian Root Beer Float Prep Time: 5 minutes Yield: 1 Serving Ingredients 2 shots (3 ounces) vodka 1 shot (1-1/2 ounces) Kahlua 1 shot (1-1/2 ounces) half and half 8 ounces root beer 1 scoop vanilla ice cream whipped cream maraschino cherries Instructions In a tall glass, add vodka, Kahlua and half and half. Stir […]

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Happy New Year Kumquat Cocktail

Happy New Year Kumquat Cocktail Ingredients (for 4 cocktails) 1 and 1/4 cup thinly sliced kumquats, plus more for garnish 1/3 cup grand marnier 1/4 cup of sugar 1 750 ml bottle of chilled champagne (or other bubbly) Directions: In a small bowl muddle the first three ingredients together with the back of a spoon. […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Dark Chocolate Cake: 2 cups all-purpose flour ¼ cup cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups sugar 2 cups hot water 5 ounces dark chocolate, chopped and melted 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 large […]

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Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes Ingredients Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened Natural Cocoa Powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and warm 2 large eggs, lightly beaten ½ teaspoon peppermint extract 1 tablespoon instant […]

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HOW TO DECORATE A WINTER CAKE

HOW TO DECORATE A WINTER CAKE Chocolate Cake- Matchbox Kitchen 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 cup + 3 tbsp all purpose flour 1 1/3 cup dark brown sugar 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 2 large eggs 1/2 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder 3/4 tsp baking soda 3/4 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup […]

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Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Milkshake Cupcakes

Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Milkshake Cupcakes Ingredients 1 batch of cupcakes, baked and cooled 3 sticks Unsalted butter- at room temperature 1/4 C Ghirardelli Sweet Ground Cocoa (a heaping 1/4 cup) 2 tbsp Malted milk powder 4 C Powdered sugar 3 tbsp Heavy whipping cream Hot fudge sauce for drizzling Instructions Butter should be at room […]

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Sausage Meatballs in Tomato Sauce Recipe

Sausage Meatballs in Tomato Sauce Recipe Serves 3 – 4 Prep time – 10 minutes Cooking time – 30 minutes Total time – 40 minutes You will need A large non stick skillet/pan with lid. Ingredients Meatballs 450g sausage meat 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp dried basil 1 tsp dried rosemary 1/2 tsp salt […]

Creamy Mashed Potato with Parsley

Creamy Mashed Potato with Parsley Ingredients 6 medium potatoes, about 2 1/2 pounds, peeled and diced 1/3 c. heavy cream 2 Tbs. cream cheese 1/3 c. butter 1/4 c. chopped parsley 2 tsp. salt, or to taste 1 tsp. pepper Instructions 1.Fill a pot with water and bring to boil. Add potatoes and reduce heat. […]

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Potato Doughnuts

Potato Doughnuts Ingredients: 500g bread flour 50g powdered milk 11g dry yeast 200g mashed potato 100g caster sugar 75g unsalted butter (room temperature) 1/2 tsp salt 4 egg yolks 100ml cold water How to: In a mixing bowl, place flour,sugar, salt, milk and yeast. Mix. Then add mashed potato, egg yolks and cold water. Knead […]

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French Waffles with Cointreau Cream

French Waffles with Cointreau Cream Ingredients For the French Waffles: 160g plain unbleached flour 1 tsp caster sugar or stevia pinch of sea salt 50g (lemon myrtle) macadamia oil* 2 eggs, whites and yolks separated 1 cup milk* 1 tsp lemon zest For the Cointreau Whipped Cream: 1 cup fresh (whipping) cream* 2 tbsp Cointreau […]

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes Ingredients Serves 4 2 large green (unripe) tomatoes, cut into slices 1/3-inch thick 1 tsp. salt 1 egg, beaten 1 cup cornmeal 1 tsp. smoked paprika 1/2 tsp. black pepper 2 tsp. parmesan cheese, finely grated Vegetable oil for frying Method Lay tomato slices over paper towels and sprinkle 1/2 tsp. salt […]

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Quinoa Breakfast Casserole

Pumpkin Spice Latte Quinoa Breakfast Casserole Ingredients ⅔ cup warm water ⅓ cup brewed coffee, hot or warm 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix!) 1 tablespoon maple syrup 1 teaspoon coconut oil, melted ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice ¼ cup raw quinoa Topping ¼ cup raw pecans, […]

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Eggplant and Lentil Curry (Vegan)

Eggplant and Lentil Curry (Vegan) Ingredients: 1 medium eggplant cut into small dice 1 cup masoor lentils washed well 1 1/2 tsp turmeric (divided) 2-3 cups water 1 small cinnamon stick (1 inch) 10-12 curry leaves 1-2 small pieces pandan leaves (2 inches long) 2 tsp black mustard seeds 2 tsp cumin seeds red chili […]

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Cookies

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Cookies Ingredients 132 grams shortening (Spectrum Organic) (scant ¾ cup) 25 grams brown sugar (2 tablespoons) 150 grams granulated sugar (3/4 cup) 100 grams good quality pumpkin butter (5 tablespoons) 1 extra large egg 2 heaping teaspoons pumpkin pie spice ½ teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda 130 grams Canteen flour […]

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Homemade English Muffins

Homemade English Muffins

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apricot pistachio oatmeal cookies

apricot pistachio oatmeal cookies Ingredients: 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick-cooking) 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, to taste 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract […]

Zucchini Pistachio Spice Cake With Lime Frosting

Zucchini Pistachio Spice Cake With Lime Frosting Ingredients Cake 85ml sunflower oil, or any flavourless oil 220g caster sugar 3 large eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 75g unsalted pistachios, finely and roughly chopped 60g ground almonds 3 zucchinis/courgettes grated & excess water squeezed out 1 tsp all spice Pinch of salt 1/2 tsp baking soda […]

Vegan Caramel Custard Recipe

Vegan Caramel Custard Recipe Ingredients 1 ltr coconut milk / tinned coconut milk (I used homemade fresh coconut milk) 1 packet of agar-agar flakes 1 cup organic sugar Or as much you want 1 t/s vanilla essence 2 tbsp custard powder 1 tbsp corn flour 1 tbsp saffron syrup (optional) Or saffron mixed in coconut […]

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Vegan Caramel Custard Recipe

Vegan Caramel Custard Recipe Ingredients 1 ltr coconut milk / tinned coconut milk (I used homemade fresh coconut milk) 1 packet of agar-agar flakes 1 cup organic sugar Or as much you want 1 t/s vanilla essence 2 tbsp custard powder 1 tbsp corn flour 1 tbsp saffron syrup (optional) Or saffron mixed in coconut […]

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Homemade Breakfast Potatoes

Homemade Breakfast Potatoes Ingredients 8 red potatoes, diced {skin on} 1 red pepper, diced 1 yellow pepper, diced 2 small onions, diced 3-4 Tablespoons of olive oil salt & pepper Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Add diced red potatoes, red pepper, yellow pepper, and onion to a large bowl. Top with Olive oil and […]

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Pumpkin Yogurt Smoothie

Pumpkin Yogurt Smoothie ingredients: 1/2 cup cold pumpkin puree (I put my can in the fridge to chill) 1 cup cold, nonfat plain Greek yogurt 1/2 tsp cinnamon honey to taste (add 1 tbsp at a time) directions: Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Drink while still cold.

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Persian Jeweled Rice, aka Wedding Rice (The Kids Cook Monday)

Persian Jeweled Rice, aka Wedding Rice (The Kids Cook Monday) Ingredients 1/3 cup (48 g) unsalted, shelled natural pistachios 1/3 cup (40 g) slivered almonds 3 cups (495 g) brown basmati rice 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 3/4 cup (131 g) granulated sugar 1-1/2 cups (125 g) matchstick carrots zest of 1 orange (long, thin strips) […]

Kir Royale Jelly Shots

Kir Royale Jelly Shots Ingredients: 14oz. prosecco 6 oz. creme de cassis 2 envelopes of plain gelatin Directions: Stir together the prosecco and creme de cassis until combined. Split the mixture into two even halves. Place one half in a sauce pan and sprinkle gelatin on top. Set aside for 1- 2 minutes for gelatin […]

Pumpkin Enchiladas

Pumpkin Enchiladas Ingredients 3 Cups Cooked Shredded Chicken ½ Whole Large Sweet Onion (Such As Vidalia), Diced 2 Small Bell Peppers, Diced 2 Tablespoons Butter ½ Cup Grated Cotija Cheese (Or Substitute Parmesan), Divided Salt & Pepper, To Taste 1 Jalapeño, Seeded And Chopped 2 Cloves Garlic, Peeled And Smashed 1 Cup Pumpkin Puree 1 […]

Blueberry Scones

Blueberry Scones

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Roasted Cinderella Pumpkin Soup with Rosemary and Wild Mushroom Medley

Roasted Cinderella Pumpkin Soup with Rosemary and Wild Mushroom Medley

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Oatmeal-Flax Pancakes with Creamy Apple Sauce

Oatmeal-Flax Pancakes with Creamy Apple Sauce Oatmeal-Flax Pancakes: 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour 2 tbsp flax seeds 2 tbsp raw sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda Pinch of salt 2 cups of milk 2 eggs 1/4 cup canola oil 1 tsp vanilla extract Creamy Apple Sauce: 4 […]

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Stir-Fried Beef with Five Spice, Hoisin Sauce & Vegetables Recipe

Stir-Fried Beef with Five Spice, Hoisin Sauce & Vegetables Recipe 2 tsps grated ginger * 1 clove of garlic, peeled & grated 300g beef, sliced 1/2 tsp + a pinch salt ** 1 tsp sesame oil 1/2 tsp five spice powder freshly milled black pepper Cooking oil 300g asparagus, trimmed & sliced diagonally 150 sugar […]

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House of Bread Berry Bars

House of Bread Berry Bars 3 cups (12.75 ounces) flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 1 3/4 cups sugar 4 eggs, room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 16 ounces berry jam (I used Trader Joe’s Blueberry Jam) 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line with parchment […]

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