Lemon Rosemary Chicken Lasagna

Lasagna doesn’t always have to be sausage, mozzarella, and red sauce. There really are no rule. Lemon. Chicken. Rosemary. Swiss. Lasagna layers of love. Lemon Rosemary Chicken Lasagna Lasagna Noodles: 1 cup all purpose flour 1 egg zest and juice of 1 lemon On the counter or in a large bowl, form a well in…

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Chocolate Brandied Pear in Puff Pastry

New Year’s Eve is approaching. Are you doing anything fancy? Or better yet, are you serving anything fancy for your party? How about a brandied pear, spilling forth with chocolate, all baked into a perfect puff pastry? The answer is…yes! Chocolate Brandied Pear in Puff Pastry 1 Bosc pear 2 cups brandy 1/4 cup dark…

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Banana Chocolate Chip Walnut Artisanal Bread

Not too sweet and definitely not too savory. Here we go pleasing Goldilocks again with this artisanal version of a traditional chocolate chip walnut banana bread. Go for it! Banana Chocolate Chip Walnut Artisanal Bread 1 cup warm water 2 Tbs. raw sugar 1 1/2 tsp. active dry yeast 3 2/3 cup all purpose flour…

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Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Brownies

  Remember how I was relegated to the task of simple green beans for Thanksgiving? And how I opted to rebel, carrying with me to the feast my own supply of holiday goodness? Well, here they are. Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Brownies, made with extra love and extra Bourbon Candied Pecans. Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Brownies 2…

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Limoncello – Again

Limoncello (Italian pronunciation: [limonˈtʃɛlːo]) is an Italian lemon liqueur mainly produced in Southern Italy, especially in the region around the Gulf of Naples, the Sorrentine Peninsula and the coast of Amalfi, and islands of Procida, Ischia, and Capri.[1] It is also produced in Abruzzo, Basilicata, Apulia, Sicily, Sardinia, Menton in France, and the Maltese island of…

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Cranberry Orange Feta Pithivier

A pithivier is a freeform, double-crusted puff pastry pie. Its filling can be either sweet or savory, and it can be shaped as a full-size dessert or as small, individual portions. Traditionally, a sweet pithivier has an almond filling—but really, anything goes. It is important to note that fillings shouldn’t be high in moisture. When…

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Caramel Bourbon Ice Cream

I warned you – or tempted you – yesterday with today’s version of “adult” ice cream – R-rated. Are you ready? Caramel Bourbon Ice Cream 2 cups heavy whipping cream 1/2 cup sugar 2 oz. spiced caramel 2 oz. bourbon  2/3 cup Bourbon Candied Pecans Beat together the cream and sugar until stiff peaks form….

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Butter Pecan Bourbon Ice Cream

I’m still on the Boozy Ice Cream kick, and I still have a stash of Bourbon Candied Pecans. I’m going a little crazy, but that’s okay – I was already slightly crazy anyway. The idea of booze inside the ice cream, making it slightly more “adult” with wine was a winner. Thus, today’s version is…

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Chocolate Almond Butter Bread

Sometimes you really just need some peanut butter (or almond butter) and chocolate, and you need it in the form of fresh, warm, artisanal bread! Nothing too sweet. Nothing too intense. Just right, Goldilocks. Chocolate Almond Butter Bread 1 cup warm water 2 Tbs. raw sugar 1 1/2 tsp. dry active yeast 3 1/4 cups…

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Bourbon Candied Pecans

This year I was relegated to bring something other than pie to Thanksgiving dinner. Can you believe that? I couldn’t either. After all, I have been experimenting with Maple Bourbon Brûlée Chocolate Pumpkin Pie, Super Spiced Sweet Pumpkin Pie over the last few months, and have multiple other ideas up my sleeve. Seriously, guys? No…

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