I’m feeling bittersweet as summer comes to a close with the steamy hot days slowly getting shorter. However, fall often represents an exciting and new fresh start. The fall in New England is one of the most beautiful seasons of all. The farmers’ markets are still brimming with succulent fresh fruit, and this recipe takes advantage of the ripe stone variety. I chose peaches and added blueberries using maple syrup for a bit of sweetness, plus cinnamon and nutmeg. Almond […]
I’ve been playing around with watermelon recipes these last few weeks. Grilling it, both indoors and out, and adding toppings like a spicy salsa and even coating it in dark chocolate. These recipes still need some tinkering 🙂 Now here’s a fun riff on a dessert “pizza” with the watermelon slices resembling slices of pizza. This is a refreshing and easy dish requiring just assembly, but no cooking. It’s a beautiful light dessert or a creative brunch dish.
I thought I would give you another idea for holiday gifts. A fun and festive recipe is Ina Garten’s French Chocolate Bark. It is delish, easy to make and a beautiful gift. Most professional chocolate is “tempered” which requires it to be brought to a certain temperature. This ensures a shiny finish, and a longer shelf life. It takes time and a little skill. This bark recipe does not require you to temper the chocolate. Un-tempered chocolate can “bloom” or turn […]
I am a big fan of taking a classic dish and creating a lighter, healthier version. Ellie Krieger from the Food Network makes Chicken Parmesan, and it is fantastic. She makes her own bread crumbs from whole wheat bread. If you don’t want to make your own crumbs than use Panko, a Japanese style breadcrumb that is light and crunchy. I buy both whole wheat and white Panko Breadcrumbs and sometimes combine them for the coating. I often make extra chicken […]