Tacos Norteños: a recipe for beef (hangar steak) tacos in a zesty, rustic, tomato-onion-jalapeno sauce. Fantástico freshly made; aún más delicioso reheated.
Banana Cake with Banana Cheesecake Filling: a three-layer extravaganza of delicious banana cake and New York style (cream cheese, sour cream) cheesecake
Cordon Rose Banana Cake with Lemon Buttercream and Chopped Macadamia Nuts is made with sour cream, eggs, and butter, and yet it’s deceptively light and airy. It is the comfort food of homemade, from-scratch cakes.
These Guava Raspberry Hors d’Oeuvres use fresh raspberries, guava paste, and an elegant whipped cream – mascarpone mixture. They can provide a sweet, luscious hit to any cocktail party or buffet.
Cacao nibs move these Exquisite Dark Chocolate Shortbread cookies so far to the dark side that there’s no hope of redemption. One of the most perfect recipes I’ve ever followed.
This recipe produces the Polish kolachy that grandma made back in the day: cream cheese pastry dough with jam, jelly, or preserves (or maybe nuts) for filling, sprinkled with powdered sugar. It’s thought of as a Christmas cookie, but it’s really more of a two-bite pastry. I’ll show you how to do it.
I made a Black Forest Buche de Noël, and it wasn’t all that hard! Granted, the only decorations were merengue mushrooms. But a chocolate-frosted, cocoa cake filled with cherries and cream doesn’t need a lot of dressing up.
Sicilian Fig Cookies are an old-school Christmas tradition at my house. Rolled-out crescents of flaky dough with a rich fig filling. Freeze well. Fantastic recipe.
Christmas Menu for Six: feta-stuffed French bread, coffee-encrusted pork roast, hasselback potato gratin, carrots with whiskey and ginger, caramelized Brussels sprouts, raspberries and cheese, black forest buche de noel