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

Chicken Potpie

This recipe is from the tiny cookbook, Traditional Holiday Celebrations: Recipes and Inspiration for a Festive Christmas. It is excellent. The recipe makes 6 servings.             Chicken Potpie 2 deep-dish unbaked piecrusts 1 egg white, beaten 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cubed 1 cup carrots, diced 1 cup … 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

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

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

Consomme Rice

This recipe is from page 101 of the Bayou Cuisine cookbook. This is one of those old southern cookbooks put out by a church congregation. I am not sure how I got it. Anyways, my mom used to make something similar to this rice. It really took me back to childhood. It goes great with … Continue reading