A Tale of Two Books for Your Consideration

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The Fall of General Custards Cookbook

A while back in my career when I was a consultant to Cuisinart, I met Marlene Sorosky.  I came
to respect and admire her for her books.  So much so, that when I had my bakery, I used several of the recipes from her book, The Dessert Lover’s Cookbook in my bakery. Continue reading

Thanksgiving Recipes from Breakfast to Dessert

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Cranapple Pie for Thanksgiving Recipes
Looking for Thanksgiving Recipes?  Here are some suggestions to get you from Breakfast to Dinner.  I’ve pulled together a list I thought you might enjoy this year.

Happy Thanksgiving to all.  And then we’re off to the Christmas holidays.

COFFEECAKES/BREAKFAST & BRUNCH

Chocolate Cranberry Quick Bread is all it promises.  Keep a loaf in the freezer for a quick treatChocolate Cranberry Quick Bread

Stuffed Cinnamon Bread French Toast with Orange Sauce is a breakfast or brunch treat like no other.  The sauce is a variation of my recipe for crepe suzette.Cinnamon French Toast with Orange Sauce for Five Make Ahead Breads for Easter

Belgian Waffles with Berry Compote comes to you via the Food and Wine Festival at Epcot in Disney World many years ago.  It’s as good now as it was then.Belgium waffles with Berry Compote

Scones with Strawberry Cranberry Jam– the scones are always welcome but the Strawberry Cranberry Jam is an easily made topping that really sets these apart.Scone with Cranberry Strawberry Jam

BREADS/ROLLS

Pillowy Soft Dinner Rolls are exactly what a Thanksgiving dinner needs to soak up the gravy.Pillowy Soft Dinner Rolls

The Story of No Knead Bread and Me is my version of this favorite.  Make it, freeze it, enjoy it on Thankgiving.No-Knead Bread

Cream Biscuits – For a change of pace, these would be great and really, really easy.  Freeze, defrost and warm. Cream Biscuits with Strawberry Jam

Cinnamon Raisin Bread – This is my favorite anytime bread.Cinnamon Bread for Make Ahead Breads for Easter

SIDE DISHES

Honey Roasted Vegetables are the perfect side dish for this holiday.Honey Roasted Vegetables

Cranberry Fresh Pineapple Relish is loved by people that don’t even like cranberries.Cranberry Relish

PIES AND TARTS

Chocolate Cranberry Curd Tart is the runaway favorite for these Thanksgiving Recipes.  One look and you can see why!Chocolate Cranberry Curd Tart

Cranberry Pie with a Pleated Crust – this crust is the easiest way to make a pie.

Boston Cream Pie – A pie in name only, this is wonderful any time of the year.Boston Cream Pie

Lemon Meringue  Pie – Everyone’s favorite American PieLemon Meringue Pie

DESSERTS

Updated Pumpkin Mousse Torte is a perennial favorite that features a light pumpkin mousse with all the flavors of pumpkin pie.Pumpkin Mousse Torte

Apple Crisp Cheesecake is an unusual take on a cheesecake but worth every minute spent on it.

I hope you enjoy these Thanksgiving recipes as much as we do.

Butter-Rum Pecan Tart

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Butter-Rum Pecan TartThis Butter-Rum Pecan Tart was published many, many years ago when Bon Appetit magazine was published out of Los Angeles.  They printed one subject books gathered from the magazine in many different categories.  This recipe was from their Pies and Tarts book.  Although several of my recipes appeared in these books, this is not one of mine and I don’t know who it is from because they weren’t credited. Continue reading

Cranberry Pecan Streusel Coffee Cake

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Cranberry Pecan Streusel Coffee CakeThis Cranberry Pecan Streusel Coffee Cake shouts out fall.  My love of cranberries is known to those that follow the blog.  I can hardly wait until they appear in the market.

While this is an easily made coffee cake, the one thing that makes it stand out when mixing is how the batter becomes very, very cold and stiff after the frozen cranberries are added. Continue reading

Free Online Class – Perfect Cut Out Cookies

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Painted Cookies

THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED DUE TO MY ZOOM LIMIT

Cut out cookies take time – there’s no way around it.  For the perfect, fastest, best looking cut out cookies, there are several techniques featured in my new book, Craving Cookies, The Quintessential Cookie Book. 

Cookie baking season is just around the corner.  Join me for this FREE ONLINE CLASS.   It will ensure picture perfect cookies that will be the envy of your cookie swapping friends.

                                      THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED DUE TO MY ZOOM LIMIT

I’ll also show you this really easy, showy, gorgeous technique for making Painted Cookies.

You do not have to have the book to attend (of course I’d love for you to).  This technique applies to any cut out cookie.  Bring your questions regarding cut out cookies, or any cookies and I’ll be happy to answer questions in general about cookies baking

I’m anticipating this class will last about an hour or less.

The Zoom link will be sent a few days before the class so be sure to sign up in order to receive it.

This class will not be recorded.  It is being offered live only.