Enriched Apple Brown Betty

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I’m excited about a new project I’m working on.  I am one of the new guest bloggers for the Grain Foods Foundation, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to advancing the public’s understanding of the important role grain-based foods play in a healthful diet. Since this month is National Birth Defections Prevention Month, the Grain […]

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Snickerdoodle Cookies on Savvy Sassy Moms

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Snickerdoodle cookies—soft cookies covered in cinnamon and sugar, easy to make, and especially delicious with a cold glass of milk.  What’s not to love?  Plus the name just makes me smile.  Try saying “snickerdoodle” three times in a row without smiling.  Today I’m sharing my snickerdoodle recipe over on Savvy Sassy Moms.  So if you […]

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Chex Mix Arare

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Add this recipe to ZipList! Chex Mix Arare Adapted from Erin’s (Food For Thought) recipe Makes about 14 cups of snack mix Recipe Notes: You can use whatever cereals or snacks that you love in your Chex Mix.  Just make sure you use a total of 13 cups!  I used a combination of cashews and […]

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Creamy Kabocha Sweet Potato Pomegranate Soup

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Kabocha Sweet Potato Pomegranate Soup Adapated from Elizabeth Andoh’s “Ohisama No Wan” Recipe (p.80), An American Taste of Japan Makes 4 servings 1/2 tablespoon butter 3 tablespoons minced shallots 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3 cups chicken stock 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger 1/3 kabocha squash, peeled […]

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Ho Ho Cake

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Ho Ho Cake Makes approximately 14 servings Recipe Notes: This cake is very moist, so be careful when removing it from the cake pans.  You can substitute a variety of toppings for the toasted almonds—crushed candy cane, fresh berries, chocolate curls, etc. For the Devil’s Food Cake: (adapted from Bon Appetit, December 2008) 2 2/3 […]

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Little Bo Bakes Peanut Butter Cookies

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Little Bo Bakes Peanut Butter Cookies Makes 30 cookies 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup brown sugar, packed 2 large eggs 1 cup butter 1 cup peanut butter 1/4 cup milk 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/4 teaspoon salt granulated sugar, for rolling the dough balls 30 […]

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Baklava Crescent Rolls

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Baklava Crescent Rolls Makes 8 crescent rolls For the nut filling: 1/2 cup finely chopped pistachios 5 teaspoons granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 3 tablespoons butter, melted 1 can (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent roll dough For the syrup: 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons honey 1 1/2 […]

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Caramel Popcorn

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Caramel Corn Makes 30 cups 30 cups of popped popcorn (about four 2.9-ounce bags of microwave popcorn) 1 pound light brown sugar 1 cup butter 1 cup light corn syrup 1 can (14-ounces) sweetened condensed milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1. Put the popped popcorn in a large mixing bowl. 2. In a large pot, […]

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Japanese Strawberry Shortcake

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Japanese Strawberry Shortcake Makes one 7 or 8-inch layered cake For Noriko’s sponge cake: 4 large eggs, white and yolks separated 4.2 ounces (120 grams, 9.5 tablespoons) granulated sugar, sifted once 3 tablespoons milk, at room temperature 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 4.2 ounces (120 grams, 14 tablespoons) cake flour, sifted 3 times 1.2 ounces (22 […]

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Fuji Cream Puffs—So quick and easy that you’ll wonder why you haven’t made them before!

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Fuji Cream Puffs Makes 10 large cream puffs (or 20 medium, or 4 dozen mini cream puffs) 1 cup water 1/2 cup butter (4 ounces) 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 large eggs 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. 3. […]

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