Every once a while I get challenged to create something tasty that meets a dietary restriction. This time was for a couple of dear friends that absolutely do not touch anything with alcohol. I generally cook with vanilla, but what are cookies without a little touch of something exotic? This is a basic chocolate chip recipe, but instead of vanilla I used cardamom & cloves (Spices they can get in their country.) This is for Mensure & Kaltrina! They loved these cookies on hikes or just because.
My first try making crepes and they turned out light and yet firm enough to wrap fresh summer fruit in the middle. The crepes have a nice hint of lemon from the lemon powder rather than lemon juice. Lemon juice would thin the batter too much and may curdle the milk. Hubby loved the special Sunday breakfast so much, he wants it for dinner too! Time to pick more berries, that is for sure!
My mom had a nifty yogurt maker with little bitty cups. Now we eat pints of yogurt and I cook East Indian food with it as well as use it in baked goods. Those little cups weren't my choice. This way makes a good amount of yogurt simply. Of course add your own fruit or sweetener. Best part you know what went into your yogurt with no fillers! Read More About Making Yogurt at Home!
My grandma Dorothy introduced her grandkids to the wonders of blackberry picking and the best blackberry pudding imaginable. She of course used white sugar back in the day. Nevertheless, this pudding was normally eaten when it was cool enough not to burn our lips. The hint of cardamom and use of agave nectar brings it to a higher level.
This recipe has been a family favorite adapted from the Fanny Farmer Baking Book ©1984. I had to spring this on my family as it sounds pretty unusual for a cookie. I've updated it for less sugar and healthier option for the fat content.
This is my family's official "cookie" recipe. Something on a card that has been made for decades. I have made a few changes such as the sub for coconut oil for shortening and changed out the raisins and walnuts for more of an assortment. These cookies have sustained us on long trips and excursions.
What a better way to use that left-over-from-making-that-pumpkin-pie pumpkin is to whip up some super soft scrumptious cookies for later? Mixed bits from a good chocolate bar make this just the right amount of sweet chocolate hits throughout the cookie.
I found my love for Panettone while living in Portugal. They would import it from Italy. I love the raisins and the orangey essence. Here is my take for the bread machine of this lovely Christmasy bread. Plan on enjoying a warm buttered slice with a cup of your favorite hot brown liquid!
My tattered old Joy of Cooking is still hanging in there. A long time ago in a land far far away I first made these lovely light cookies and turned them into "thumb print" cookies from that tome of "American" cooking.
A really wonderful way to celebrate good food made with love. The creamy yogurt makes all the difference.