Chocolate-Espresso Cheesecake

This is a slightly altered version of a cheesecake recipe in the November 2014 issue of Southern Living. It makes 12 servings.         Chocolate-Espresso Cheesecake Crust: parchment paper 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons instant espresso 1/4 teaspoon table salt 1/4 cup butter 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 1/2 cup granulated sugar … Continue reading

Chocolate Raspberry Bars

This recipe is slightly altered from page 52 of the February 1994 issue of Bon Appetit magazine. It is so rich. The recipe makes 24 bars.           Chocolate Raspberry Bars Brownie 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped 12 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/3 cup seedless raspberry jam 4 eggs 2 cups sugar 1 1/2 … Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Loaf

This recipe is wonderful. It is from the March 2011 issue of Family Circle magazine. It makes 12 servings.           Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Loaf 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 1/4 cups sugar 1/2 cup … Continue reading

Lemon Snowdrops

Kegan made these cookies for a party a while back. They are so good. The recipe is from page 147 of my mom’s old Betty Crocker cookbook. It makes 24 sandwich cookies.             Lemon Snowdrops For cookies: 1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon lemon extract 2 … Continue reading

Blueberry Pie with Lattice Crust

My 15 year old made this pie today. It is cover recipe is from the June 2000 issue of Bon Appetit magazine. It is divine. The recipe makes 8 servings.  We topped ours with vanilla ice cream.         Blueberry Pie with Lattice Crust 4 (1/2-pint) baskets blueberries 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup all purpose … Continue reading

Flaky Pie Crust

This is from page 80 of the June 2000 issue of Bon Appetit magazine. This recipe makes 2 pie crusts. The entire recipe makes 16 servings.            Flaky Pie Crust 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar 1 1/4 teaspoons salt 2/3 cup solid vegetable shortening, frozen, then … Continue reading

Dirt Bomb Muffins

This recipe is from the May 2014 issue of Bon Appetit magazine. These muffins are really tasty. It makes 12 muffins.               Dirt Bomb Muffins For Muffins: 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg  1/2  cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, … Continue reading