| Sep 1, 2011
Total time: 15 minutes, plus macerating and freezing times
Servings: 4 to 6
2 pounds red cherries, preferably Bing
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons orange liqueur, preferably Grand Marnier
1/4 cup cherry liqueur, such as Kirsch
1 1/2 cups...
| Dec 15, 2011
"My mother, Wendy Johnson, had me brainwashed as a child. Chocolate cake with almond frosting for my birthday? Yes! Sugar cookies with almond flavoring? Delicious. It wasn't until I was in college and I made my roommate the homemade chocolate cake with...
| Dec 15, 2011
"I started making these six or seven years ago. I saw a recipe that was something like it and just extrapolated a little bit. I fix them mostly just for the holidays, but my beautiful daughters do love them, and I go with what they love. When you find...
| Jul 22, 2010
Nectarine almond crumble pie
Total time: 1 1/2 hours, plus cooling time
Servings: Makes 1 (9-inch) pie
2/3 cup whole almonds
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
| May 20, 2010
Total time: About 2 hours
Servings: Makes about 1 1/2 dozen
Note: Adapted from Ludo Lefebvre. To make raspberry puree, combine 1 cup fresh raspberries with 2 tablespoons sugar in a small saucepan and cook just until the juices...
| Jan 27, 2011
Baked French toast
Total time: 11/2 hours, plus overnight soaking
Servings: 10 to 12
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| Mar 2, 2011
Fragipane filling for pop tarts
Total time: 5 minutes
Servings: Makes about 1 cup, or enough for 8 pop tarts
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| Feb 16, 2011
| 4:51 PM
Let the historians debate whether George Washington chopped down a cherry tree. We offer a better -- and sweeter -- way to celebrate Presidents Day.
Cherry Chocolate Kisses
Yield: Makes: 4 dozen cookies
Ingredients: 1 cup powdered sugar
| Dec 10, 2010
| 8:00 AM
Polvorones (Spanish Shortbread Cookies)
If you prefer a white cookie, add the cinnamon to the dough.
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup finely...
| Dec 23, 2010
| 1:31 PM
Greek Yogurt Cheesekcate With Ouzo Poached Figs
15 plain melba toasts (about 4 ounces; not Melba "snacks")
One-third cup walnut halves
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
14 ounces reduced-fat Neufchâtel cream cheese
1 1/3 cups sugar
| Mar 8, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Although prepared almond and hazelnut pastes (and marzipan, a sweetened almond paste) can be found at many gourmet markets and specialty stores, they can easily be made at home....
| Jan 31, 2012
| 9:43 PM
Harvested in Florida June-March, carambolas are a good source of vitamins C and A, phosphorus and potassium. Use fresh and in fruit salads, desserts, sauces, and wine. Here are a few recipes that showcase the fruit quite nicely. Sauteed Scallops over Rice...