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Sweet Potato Ginger Risotto

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Sweet Potato Ginger Risotto Makes 3 – 4 servings 1/4 cup olive oil 1 small onion, minced 1 cup rice 4 to 6 cups warm dashi salt 1 cup sweet potato cubes (1/2-inch cubes) 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1. Heat the olive oil in a large sauce pan over medium […]

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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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Apricot-Fig-Pistachio Bars

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Apricot-Fig-Pistachio Bars Adapted from Perfect One-Dish Dinners, by Pam Anderson Makes 16 bars 1/2 cup bleached all-purpose flour 1/2 cup old-fashioned oatmeal 6 tablespoons packed light brown sugar 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut 1 cup shelled roasted and salted […]

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bell’alimento’s Tortellini in Brodo (Tortellini in Broth)

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bell’alimento’s Tortellini in Brodo {Tortellini in Broth} Recipe from Paula of bell’alimento.com 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 stalks of celery – chopped 1 small onion – chopped 1 carrot – peeled & chopped 2 cloves of garlic – minced 8 cups chicken broth 4 cups water 1 small Parmigiano Reggiano Rind {optional} 20 ounces cheese […]

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Mini Fig & White Chocolate Mascarpone Cream Tarts

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Mini Fig & White Chocolate Mascarpone Cream Tarts Makes 24 mini tarts For the Tart Crust: 3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 1/4 cup cake flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 ounces (3/4 stick) chilled unsalted butter, diced 2 tablespoons chilled vegetable shortening 1/4 cup ice water, plus a few drops more if needed For the White […]

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Arancini alla Siciliana—Sicilian Croquettes, aka Italian Rice Balls

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Arancini alla Siciliana (Sicilian Croquettes) 1 1/2 cups long grain rice 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons Parmigiano Reggiano – grated 3/4 cup ground beef 1/2 onion – minced 1 tablespoon fresh flat leaf Italian parsley – roughly chopped 1/2 cup white wine 2 tablespoons tomato paste 2 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese – cubed 2 […]

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Orange Blossom Sablés for Mother’s Day

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Orange Blossom Sablés Makes about 36 cookies 2 sticks (8 ounces, 1 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature 2 teaspoons orange blossom water 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/4  cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 large egg yolks, at room temperature 1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup […]

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Spotted Dick Steamed Pudding With White Chocolate Butter Sauce

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Spotted Dick Adapted from the Daring Kitchen Recipe archives Makes 6 servings 4 ounces all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 4 ounces breadcrumbs 3 ounces Caster sugar/ultrafine sugar 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened 3 ounces dried currants zest of 1 lemon 1 large egg, lightly beaten 8 tablespoons cold […]

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Nanaimo Bars: The Daring Bakers Go to Canada

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Nanaimo Bars Adapted from the City of Nanaimo Recipe Makes one 8×8-inch pan Bottom Layer 1/2 cup (115 g) (4 ounces) unsalted butter 1/4 cup (50 g) (1.8 ounces) granulated sugar 5 tablespoons (75 mL) unsweetened cocoa 1 large egg, beaten 1 1/4 cups (300 mL) (160 g) (5.6 ounces) graham cracker crumbs 1/2 cup […]

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German Pfeffernüsse (“Pepper Nuts”) Cookies

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German Pfeffernüsse (“Pepper Nuts”) Cookies Makes about 10 dozen cookies 1/2 cup molasses 1/4 cup honey 1/2 cup unsalted butter 4 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 […]

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