Brownies/Bars · Dessert

Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies Makes one 8×8′ pan Ingredients: For the brownies – 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 large eggs, room temperature 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2… Continue reading Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

Main Dish · Seafood

Spicy California Roll Tower

Spicy California Roll Tower Makes 2 towers Ingredients: For the sushi rice – 1 cup sushi rice 1 cup water 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 1-1/2 tablespoons sugar (4-1/2 teaspoons) 1 teaspoon salt For the crab mixture – 4 crab sticks, shredded and very finely chopped (I buy a package of these from WalMart or Kroger, and… Continue reading Spicy California Roll Tower

Bread Recipes · Side Dishes

Garlic Confit Toast

Garlic Confit Toast Serves 2 very generously Ingredients: 1/2 head (about 6 nice sized cloves) garlic, smashed and peeled 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter (or use salted butter and omit the salt) 1/2 cup grated Parmesan 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest Pinch of kosher salt… Continue reading Garlic Confit Toast

Main Dish · Seafood

Browned Butter Risotto with Butter Poached Lobster and Pan-Roasted Peas

Browned Butter Risotto with Butter Poached Lobster and Pan-Roasted Peas Serves 2 Ingredients: For the risotto – 1/4 cup heavy cream 2 cups lobster stock* (recipe follows) 2 tablespoons canola oil 1/4 cup finely minced onion 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste 3/4 cup Arborio rice 1/2 cup white wine (I used Sauvignon… Continue reading Browned Butter Risotto with Butter Poached Lobster and Pan-Roasted Peas

Brownies/Bars · Dessert

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies Makes one 8×8′ pan (about 9 good sized bars) Ingredients: 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 1/3 heaping cup peanut butter 1 large egg 3/4 cup (165 grams) light brown sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup (120 grams) all-purpose flour 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons semi-sweet… Continue reading Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies