Sous chef Hadley swapped her chef hat for something more holiday appropriate to wish everyone a very Happy Halloween!
Monday, October 31, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
This close to Halloween, we've all seen our share of pumpkin cocktails, typically made with vodka. So...a rum based pumpkin cocktail you say? Oh, hell yes, we say! This drink is divine and will make you forget all other versions of pumpkin cocktails.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Which came first, the pumpkin or the pan? Well, truthfully, the pan. I saw this Wilton Dimensions mini pumpkin pan, and with my pumpkin obsession, knew I had to have it. Once I had it, though, I had to decide what type of cakes to bake in it.
Friday, October 21, 2011
If you've ever tried the combination of chocolate and pumpkin then you know that they go beautifully together! But why restrict that yummy flavor to baked goods? As tasty as a pumpkin martini is, the chocolate version is simply scrumptious. It's creamy and decadent tasting with just enough pumpkin and chocolate flavors so that you taste both but neither overwhelms you. Serve it to holiday guests on chilly fall evenings... or just make one for yourself after a long day of work. Cheers!
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
I love how these pumpkin shaped scones turned out. But... truthfully, that wasn't exactly what I set out to do. Over the weekend I'd planned to bake a batch of pumpkin flavored scones - just basic scones with a little glaze on top. But somehow the dough was just too loose and there was no way to pat it out and shape it.
Monday, October 10, 2011
|Apple picking at Harvest Moon Farms|
We took advantage of a lovely Columbus Day weekend to take a drive upstate, watch the leaves turn and visit Harvest Moon Farms in North Salem for some apple picking, pumpkin picking, the smell of cider doughnuts and delighting in the season. With baskets of apples and pumpkins now on hand, we re-visited our favorite old and new recipes. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
Friday, October 7, 2011
When I was growing up, my favorite flavor was banana and I still do love it. But, as an adult, why not give it a little kick? Frozen banana daiquiris are fine but usually too sweet and too light on alcohol so it's like drinking a milkshake.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
I love fried zucchini (what's not to love?) and am constantly being tempted by recipes that promise the same taste from an oven rather than a deep fryer. I try and try these recipes but the result is always soggy. Each time I vow to give up on the idea but then I find myself staring at a recipe's photo that looks so...so...crispy and I fall for it again.