| Aug 12, 2010
Spiced cherry and blueberry upside-down cake
Total time: About 1 1/2 hours
Servings: 8 to 10
Note: If baking in a springform pan, place a baking sheet on a rack near the bottom of the oven to catch any syrup that might drip.
3 tablespoons butter, plus...
| Jan 27, 2011
I admit it. I've had a lifelong love affair with French toast.
When I was a kid, there was a simple magic to it: The way the soaked bread would puff in the pan, the toast crisping to a rich, golden brown in the hot fat. Fresh out of the pan, the dish was...
| Jan 27, 2011
Classic French toast
Total time: 25 minutes
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| Sep 2, 2010
Leek, apple and thyme soup
Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Servings: Makes about 3 quarts soup, 10 to 12 servings
7 leeks, divided
3 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 large onion, thinly sliced
2 to 3 large cloves...
| Aug 5, 2011
Total time: 1½ hours plus cooling times
Servings: This makes about 2 quarts ketchup
Note: This recipe requires the use of a kitchen scale.
4 pounds yellow peaches
1 pound peeled and cored pineapple, about ¾ of 1 standard (3¾...
| Sep 22, 2011
Total time: About 3 hours
Servings: 4 to 6
1/4 cup unsweetened pomegranate molasses
1/4 cup honey
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
| Dec 8, 2011
Total time: 40 minutes, plus cooling and chilling time
Servings: Makes about 5 cups
4 pounds Granny Smith apples, or other cooking apples
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup apple cider
1/3 cup brandy, preferably applejack
| Dec 8, 2011
A book about ground meat. It might not seem that appealing at first, but as this cookbook points out, aren't many of the world's favorite comfort foods based on ground meats of some sort or another?
Author James Villas takes what most would consider a...
| Sep 29, 2011
Charm City carrot cake with Duff's cream cheese icing
Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes, plus cooling time for the cakes
Servings: 12 to 16
Note: Adapted from Duff Goldman's Charm City Cakes.
Scant 3 cups (12.5 ounces) flour
1 1/4 cups (9.7...
| Oct 13, 2011
Mac 'n' cheese with soubise
Total time: 1½ hours
Note: Adapted from Michael Ruhlman's "Ruhlman's Twenty."
1/4 cup (½ stick) butter, divided
1 onion, sliced
1 shallot, roughly chopped
3 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups...
| Dec 15, 2011
"When we traveled to visit my grandparents, we were 99% guaranteed that we would go home with a couple of coffee cans full of her baked delights. The challenge was waiting until we left to see and taste what she created. When my family was ready to leave,...