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Mudslide Cookies

This recipe makes cookies that are satsifyingly crunchy on the outside and velvety soft on the inside. It is based on a Martha Stewart recipe and won a 3rd place ribbon at the San Diego County Fair in 2013.

Mudslide Cookies

Mudslide Cookies

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Chocolate Chip-Pretzel Bars

This recipe is based a recipe from Food & Wine. If the edges are crisp and the inside is a bit gooey you made it correctly.
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Chocolate Sour Cherry French Toast

My wife, Karen, asked me to try making French Toast using La Brea Bakery’s Chocolate Sour Cherry bread. She had a great idea. If you are looking for something sweet on a Sunday morning, look no further.  This recipe is based on Alton Brown’s recipe for French Toast.

The Chocolate Sour Cherry bread is only available during the Thanksgiving / Christmas season so when I find it I freeze it and vacuum pack it 1/2 loaf (approximately eight slices) to a bag. When you want to use the bread, take it out of the bag and separate the slices to defrost.
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Egg Pasta

I love making my own noodles for lasagna. I can cut them to the exact length of the pan and because they are thin and fresh, you don’t need to boil them. However, you do need a pasta machine for this recipe. This makes more than we need for lasagna so I make the excess into spaghetti. Continue reading

Strawberry / English Muffin French Toast

Thanks to this year’s El Niño effect there is currently an abundance of strawberries on the market (I can get them for 88 cents a pound at Ralph’s supermarkets in southern California). So I was ecstatic when I received a Food Network e-mail with a link to the Food Network Magazine Strawberry Shortcake French Toast recipe. If you add a spoon of fresh whipped cream, this is a breakfast I would be happy to order in a restaurant. Continue reading

Chewy Almond Orange Cookies

This recipe is from Martha Stewart Living. The consistency of these confections is like a cross between a cookie and a soft meringue.

Makes 18 cookies.

Ingredients

  • 4 ½ oz sliced almonds (divided into 3 ½ oz and 1 oz)
  • ¾ C sugar (divided into ½ C and ¼ C)
  • ¼ C all-purpose flour
  • Zest of 2 oranges
  • 1 tsp anise, crushed
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp confectioners’ sugar

Recipe

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a food processor, blend 3 ½ ounces of almonds with ½ C sugar until almonds are finely ground.
  3. Transfer almond mixture to a bowl and stir in flour, orange zest and anise.
  4. Using a stand mixer whisk egg whites, salt, ¼ C sugar until soft peaks form.
  5. Fold egg whites into almond mixture.
  6. Spoon tablespoons of batter 2 inches apart on two baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Using remaining almonds arrange three almonds on each cookie. Sift confectioners’ sugar over cookies.
  7. Bake until cookies are slightly browned on the edges, about 12 minutes. Cool for two minutes before moving to cooling rack to cool completely.