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10Below Ice Cream on a Whim

10Below Ice Cream on a Whim

  Am I the only one that feels like a great meal is incomplete without something sweet, like ice cream?  The other night after an awesome meal at a cookout in Mount Vernon, I reluctantly asked my friend if we could take a detour on […]

Darius Cooks Vanilla Buttermilk Cake

Darius Cooks Vanilla Buttermilk Cake

Let me just tell you, I am a fan of Darius Cooks.  His food is delectable, simple, and approachable.  If you are not familiar with his talent, you will soon learn more about him. I have never believed that I was much of a baker, but […]

Apple Galette Feelin Kinda Fancy

Apple Galette Feelin Kinda Fancy

I was feelin’ fancy and since I am back to my health focus, I figured why not make a fattening dessert that others could enjoy. I canada pharmacy online decided to use a crust that I needed to do something with and make an apple galette, since I have always wanted to attempt this rustic elegant dessert. This dessert was so good, I didn’t even sample it before I took it to work for my coworkers to enjoy, for fear that I would eat the entire thing myself. 6 apples, peeled and sliced thin 2 tsp of cinnamon 1 cup of canadianpharmacyonline-rx sugar 1 lemon, juiced and zested 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1 tsp of salt 1 egg yolk for brushing the crust turbinado sugar for the crust 4 tbsp of butter, cut in small pieces 2 pie crusts rolled out into 1 Caramel Drizzle 1 cup brown sugar 8 tbsp (1 stick) unsalted butter 1/4 cup whole milk dressed fruit After slicing the apples, I tossed apples with sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, zest and juice of one lemon homemade crust I rolled the crust out and put it on a baking sheet with parchment paper. The recipe that I always go to for any pie is from Martha Stewart, it is flakey and generic cialis very easy. Apple Galette ready for the oven After the apples were piled in the center of the rolled out dough, the crust is formed around the apples and the butter was dotted all over the apples. Finished Apple Galette After the galette was in the 375 deg oven for 15 minutes, I brushed the crust with the beaten egg yoke. Once natural pharmacy canada the crust was completely coated sprinkle turbinado sugar and let the galette continue to bake for an additional cialis-topstorerx.com 25-35 minutes or until the apples were tender and the crust was tadalafil dosage golden. Apple Galette Finished To bring it up to another delicious level, I melted a cup of brown sugar and a stick of butter. Once the the sugar was melted into the butter, I added the milk and stirred to combine. When the caramel is at a consistency for drizzling take it off of the stove and drizzle on the galette for a viagra-bestrxonline.com beautiful finish.

Summer Dessert Blueberry Pie

Summer Dessert Blueberry Pie

Save Print Summer Dessert Blueberry Pie Delicious blueberry pie that is certain to be a crowd pleaser at a summer gathering, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, you can not go wrong. Author: Alycia Matthews Cuisine: American Recipe type: Dessert Serves: 8 Prep time:  1 hour 15 […]

Caramel Apple Cheesecake

Caramel Apple Cheesecake

Have you ever combined 2 things that you love to eat, and decided it elevated those 2 items 10 times more than you ever expected?  I catered a baby shower and wanted to include a dessert that ended the baby shower with a bang. When […]

Chai Cheesecake

Chai Cheesecake

Can I tell you, I have found the best cheesecake recipe? I was looking for a holiday dessert and stumbled upon this Chai Cheesecake. I have found that sometimes I try recipes for the pure enjoyment of seeing if it really tastes like what it is flavored as. This cheesecake is a smooth, cool, solid form of chai tea. The crust has candied ginger in

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it, which gives the cheesecake a really nice surprise. The full recipe can be found on the Epicurious site.

The butter of course make the cruse delicious, but the ginger makes it special

I was too lazy to roll out the dough so I simply pressed it into the spring form pan and poked it with a fork several times.When I make it again I will pull the crust out a little earlier.

When you make the filling, do your best to avoid tasting, you may not have enough for the cheesecake. img_3071

The secret to no cracks in the top of your cheesecake is the water bath. Place the pan on top of foil, and form the foil around it, then put the pan inside a larger pan. Once the spring form pan is placed in the larger pan, fill the larger pan with water until at least an inch of water is covering the side of the springform pan.

Another special treat for this cheesecake is the topping, or top layer. It is simply sour cream sugar and vanilla. who knew you could bake sour cream as a topping. I think the finished product turned out very well. My coworkers loved the texture and the ginger surprise. If you want to impress some people including yourself, this is an awesome recipe to try. I think next time I will make some caramel to drizzle on top.

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Red Velvet Cake Success

Red Velvet Cake Success

I made my second attempt at Red Velvet Cake.  I think the first time I made it, it had every off putting issue that a cake can contain.  The cake was dry, it tasted of heavy red die, and the icing was lumpy.  Could anything […]

Essence Fest 2015 Eats (Day Three)

Essence Fest 2015 Eats (Day Three)

Ahhh Day Three at Essence Festival 2015… After a really fancy meal at Emeril’s Delmonico, and super casual food from the Essence Festival Food Truck Rally we closed out Essence Festival food fun with a stop at Chef’s John Besh and Aarón Sánchez collaboration restaurant […]

Tips to Covet The Mighty Cronut™

Tips to Covet The Mighty Cronut™

After taking my sister to New York from Jersey for an early flight home, and needing to meet friends to carpool back to NYC, I decided I might catch a few zzz’s and capture my free parking spot for the day in SoHo and meet them in the city, but then I remembered the big hoopla around a certain breakfast pastry. The Cronut™ is the new food version of the Beatles, or Michael Jackson, or whatever celebrity was totally not accessible to you and you may have had a chance encounter, that was R&B groups New Edition and Jodeci for me, but anyway I digress. I pulled up in front of the bakery that makes and houses “the cronut”, Dominique Ansel Bakery, and I saw a not so overwhelming line. As I walked closer, I realized that the hype is real, the line turned the corner of Spring Street onto Thompson, keep in mind it was 6:40 am on a Saturday. I considered saying forget it, but I thought, its not raining and the heat hadn’t arrived for the day just yet, so I hopped my sleepy self into the line.

So here is the deal, here are some tips:

  1. The line stays long, don’t think that just because the doors opened you are getting right in.
  2. It is a small bakery, they only let in like 10-15 people at a time, every about 10 – 15 minutes.
  3. Majority of the patrons currently are getting Cronuts™, and they will run out about 3 hours after the doors open.
  4. There is a 2 Cronut™ limit (get the limit) I didn’t know it was going to be so good and only got 1
  5. I just learned that if you purchase a Cronut™ t-shirt online and wear it in line to purchase your Cronuts™ you will have a 4 Cronut™ limit ($20 investment http://teespring.com/cronut) and feed 50 people because the proceeds of the t-shirt purchse goes to foodbanknyc.com.
  6. Bring a chair, and a friend (I was alone and my back hurt from standing)
  7. Bring an ipod, or playing cards, and sunscreen
  8. IF by chance you are not interested in the line or a Cronut™, fear not go right on in and get anything but the Cronut™.
  9. Get to know your friends in line, foodies love foodies.
  10. Last but not least, DO NOT leave without getting the DKA, don’t ask, just order 1 or 2…or 3. (post coming soon)
So to close out the story, I

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ate my Cronut™ along with a few other goodies and napped in my car until my friends arrived ready to shop the city. I will say that as I stood in line, I was thinking, “I’m an idiot for this, it is just a donut”.

Can I tell you…
IT IS NOT JUST A DONUT!!
Dominique Ansel Bakery
Perfect Little Egg Sandwich

 

Run don’t walk, to get in line,to get a Cronut™….but get there 3 hours before the door opens.

 

Vegan???

Vegan???

After a quick trip to Long Island to visit my wonderful family, my friend and I decided to take advantage of being in the city on a beautiful evening.  Since she is a vegetarian, and we are working on getting summer ready… if you know […]