Treat of the Week: Cherry Clafoutis

cherry clafoutis recipe

This time of year always reminds me of heading to my aunt and uncle’s home for the summer as a child.  As soon as I was old enough to work I began at Knapp Orchard.  I was paid some pittance per pint and could eat all I wanted.  The work started with strawberries, but it […]

Kitchen Basics: Whipped Cream

whipped cream basics

Food science is amazing.  By just changing a variable here or there you end up with a completely different experience.  Whipping cream answers the call every time by changing from its liquid state to a light and fluffy topping.  All you have to do is add a little flavor, air, and time. If you do […]

Treat of the Week: Puff Pastry with Kumquat Creme

puff pastry with kumquat cream recipe

You will get an opportunity to exercise your culinary muscles, however. Today we are covering pastry cream. It, or a variation of it, can be used in many desserts. It is great between layers of cakes. This sturdy, basic version would also be good for doughnuts, éclairs, and cream puffs. Because I find that plain […]

Spring Has Sprung: Dreamsicle Smoothie

orange dreamsicle smoothie recipe

Spring is here! I know what I said yesterday, but it’s true. You know spring has arrived when you hear the tinkling of the ice cream truck on your street. Last night as I was struggling over whether this would be a “winter” or “spring” post I heard that sound. Our guy’s truck plays “Turkey […]

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