Pasta Recipe – Part Three

HOMEMADE PASTA DOUGH – PART 3 Roll out the pasta, on a lightly floured surface, cut the dough into six or eight pieces. Working one piece at a time, fashion each piece into a rough rectangle, then pass it through your pasta machine on the widest setting (usually #1 or #0). This process will continue…

Homemade Pasta – Part Two

HOMEMADE PASTA DOUGH – PART TWO Go roll out the pasta, on a lightly floured surface, cut the dough into six or eight pieces. Working one piece at a time, fashion each piece into a rough rectangle, then pass it through your pasta machine on the widest setting (usually #1 or #0). This process will…

Homemade Pasta

HOMEMADE PASTA DOUGH – PART ONE This the same recipe our grandmother has used for 80 years. INGREDIENTS ~3 4/5 cups – 4 servings ~1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour ~ 2/3 cups semolina 3 1/4 cups flour ~4 large eggs, at room temperature YOU WILL NEED ~Pastry Board ~Pastry Scraper ~Stand Mixer and Paddle DIRECTIONS…

Apricot Jam

Apricot Jam pairs beautifully with most tarts and cakes as a glaze or filling. We have searched high and low for the perfect recipe for Jam and found it!” Make your own apricot jam with only three simple ingredients: apricots, lemon juice and sugar. Spread on a nice chunk of Italian bread for a sweet…

Passover – Chocolate-Covered Caramelized Matzoh Crunch

We have not made this recipe, yet. We are going to test it in our kitchen tonight. We are pasting it from our friend, David Lebovitz – whom we adore.  Such a fun recipe for Passover! This recipe is adapted from Marcy Goldman of Betterbaking.com, whose latest book is A Passion For Baking. It’s super-simple…

Columba Pasquale Bread Recipe – Courtesy of King Arthur Flour

While Italy offers many traditional Easter breads, the best-known by far is Colomba Pasquale, Easter dove bread, a native of Lombardy in the north, but available everywhere when Easter rolls around. Even in America one can find these panettone-like breads in their paper “dove” pans around the Easter holidays. Studded with citrus peel or the…

Lamb Easter Cake

Create the perfect vintage Mid-Century Lambie Cake for your Easter

Reese’s Peanut Cups Crockpot Cake

Time to start thinking about romantic and sinful desserts for Valentine’s Day. Why not cheat a bit and use both your crockpot and a cake mix? No one will ever be the wiser! INGREDIENTS 1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix 1 cup water 3 eggs 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1/3 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup chocolate-flavored syrup TOPPINGS…

Holiday Baking – HANUKKAH Desserts – Sufganiyot

My first real corporate job was at Hewlett-Packard at the Mountain View, CA, campus – A  campus that is long retired and relocated. I worked as a Systems Admin typing up loads of code and extracting data from over 50 databases worldwide. This data was used to generate a Knowledge Data-Base (KdB) which would become…

Pumpkin Spiced Scones with Spiced Glaze

I love recipes where we can do variations. These pumpkin scones allow you to create virtually several different scones while still maintaining the seasonal base of pumpkin. Simple to make and with so many options, we tried out spiced glaze, pecans and cranberries in our kitchen. Perfect for any Sunday during the holiday season. INGREDIENTS:…