Christmas Cranberry Pound Cake

Ingredients: Materials: Directions: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F/163°C Butter, flour, and line with parchment paper a loaf pan. Sift together, 3 times, cake flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside.  Prepare your mise en place. Cranberry pound cake mise en place Sift the dry ingredients and whisk the egg with vanilla extract, set…

Pink Hot Chocolate

Ingredients 2 cups unsweetened almond milk ⅓ – ½ cup white chocolate chips pink gel food coloring 1 tsp strawberry or mint flavor oil, optional whipped topping mini marshmallows sprinkles of choice Instructions Combine milk and white chocolate chips in a small pot and simmer on medium heat for 10minutes, stirring frequently until chocolate is…

Christmas Morning Mimosas

INGREDIENTS 1 (750mL) bottle champagne 3/4 cup cranberry blood oramge or pomegranate juice (your preference!) rosemary springs for garnish sugared cranberries for garnish SUGARED CRANBERRIES 4  ounces fresh cranberries 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup water INSTRUCTIONS Add an ounce or so of juice to the bottom of a champagne flute. Fill it up with champagne, garnish with rosemary and sugared cranberries, and serve! SUGARED…

Roasted Strawberry & Thyme Tart

Ingredients 250g Plain Flour125g butter, chopped and slightly softened1 egg, room temperature1 tsp vanilla sugar1/2 teaspoon fine salt40ml cold water Filling 500g fresh strawberries1 tablespoon cornflour1 tablespoon brown sugarJuice of half a lemon1/4 teaspoon fresh thyme + extra for garnish Strawberry Syrup 250g fresh strawberries, chopped1/4 cup maple syrup2-4 tablespoons brown sugar Directions On a clean…

Salted Caramel Brownies

INGREDIENTS: 1 cup butter 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate 2 cups sugar 4 eggs 1 1/2 cups flour 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips approximately 10 ounces caramel sauce coarse sea salt DIRECTIONS: Preheat to 350ºF. Lightly grease a 9×9 baking dish. Melt together the butter and the semi sweet…

Cheesy Garlic Burgers with Lemon Butter Zucchini Noodles

INGREDIENTS LIST FOR CHEESY GARLIC BURGERS WITH ZUCCHINI NOODLES 1 1/4 lb (650g) lean ground beef 5 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley, divided 1 teaspoon crumbled beef bouillon cube Crushed red chili pepper flakes, optional 1 tablespoon steak seasoning (we used Mc Cormick’s Grill Mates Hamburger) 4 medium zucchini, spiralized or julienned 4 cheese slices (cheddar, mozzarella, provolone…) 2+2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon hot sauce…

French Onion Chicken

INGREDIENTS3 tbsp.  extra-virgin olive oil, divided1  large onion, halved and thinly sliced2 tsp.  freshly chopped thyme Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper2  cloves garlic, minced1 3/4 lb.  boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1″ pieces1/2 tsp.  dried oregano2 tbsp.  all-purpose flour1 1/2 c.  low-sodium beef broth1 c.  shredded Gruyère Freshly chopped parsley, for garnish (optional) DIRECTIONS In…

Gingerbread Cake with Mascarpone Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients For the Cake 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup white whole wheat flour can sub AP as well 3/4 tsp salt 3 tsp baking powder 2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp cloves 1 and 1/2 tsp ginger 1/4 tsp nutmeg 2 sticks salted butter, softened 2/3 cup brown sugar, packed 1 cup granulated sugar 4 eggs room temp 2 tsp vanilla 1 cup molasses not blackstrap! 1 cup buttermilk see note if you want to use regular milk For the Frosting 20 tbsp butter, softened 2 sticks + 4 tbsp 6 ounces cream…

Garam Masala Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

Ingredients 1 ½ c unbleached all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting ½ c cocoa powder 1 tsp baking soda 2 tsp garam masala ½ tsp salt 6 Tbsp salted butter, room temperature 1/3 c white sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten ¼ c molasses 1 tsp pure vanilla extract Instructions In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, garam masala, and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add…

Rudolph’s Cranberry Fizz

Rudolph’s Cranberry Fizz:Makes: 2 cocktails10 cranberries6 sprigs fresh rosemary2 ounces gin1 cup cranberry juice3 ounce sweet vermouth1/2 cup ice cubes1 cup Champagne2 marshmallow4 cloves1 toothpick Muddle 8 of the cranberries and 2 of the rosemary sprigs in a shaker. Add the gin, cranberry juice and vermouth and shake vigorously with ice. Strain into 2 chilled…