| Jan 9, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Park Hyatt Masters of Food & Wine
Saturday January 14th
For reservations call: 312-239-4030
Park Hyatt Chicago
800 N Michigan Ave
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Boston Cream Tart
Yield: 8 4-in...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 8:41 AM
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
6 tablespoons sugar, divided
10 black peppercorns
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
12 small unpeeled plums (about 31/2 pounds)
2 rosemary sprigs
Rosemary sprigs (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 400°.
| Apr 3, 2012
| 8:29 AM
Chocolate Coconut Brownies
Makes one 8-inch brownie cake
2 cups walnuts
1 ¼ cups shredded unsweetened coconut
Dash sea salt
20 pitted medjool dates
2/3 cup organic cocoa or raw chocolate powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
2 teaspoons water,...
| Apr 22, 2012
Here are some of my favorite agri-adventures from a recent visit.
Pomaikai "Lucky" Farm B&B: Set on an old Japanese family farm, Lucky Farm has plenty of chickens (and roosters) and farm cats sharing several acres thickly planted with...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 9:12 AM
Just because a dessert is low fat, fat-free, or sugar free doesn’t mean it’s good for you. Fat-free goodies are often loaded with sugar, and sugar free treats can still be packed with white, processed flour.
Fortunately it is possible to...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 7:48 AM
To purchase a copy of the book:
Pure Vanilla: Irresistible Recipes and Essential Techniques
Homemade Caramel Apples with Vanilla Bean Sea Salt Caramel
12 medium apples
12 popsicle sticks
| Nov 7, 2012
| 11:02 AM
My latest creation came about when playing with some espresso-ground pumpkin spice coffee.
I love the flavor and was interested in trying to coax out more flavors at breakfast, hence the Pumpkin Coffee Cake. I also wanted it to have a bite to it so that...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Vanilla pudding can bring out the kid in you, especially as it conjures up memories of those huge institutional cans cranked open in summer camp dining halls or the tiny cups your mom would tuck into your school lunchbox.
Part of the appeal of vanilla...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 1:16 PM
Sitting around the campfire making s'mores is a joy of summer.
Valerie Korber of Davidsville has found a way to enjoy the decadent tastes right from the oven.
Give Me S'more Cake tastes just like the childhood treat.
"It's great for summertime,...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 11:10 AM
Red White & Blue Creamy Coleslaw
1 bag (14 to 16 oz.) shredded coleslaw mix
2 containers (6 oz. each) fresh blueberries (about 2 cups)
3/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1 large red apple, unpeeled and finely chopped
1 bag (6 oz.) dried tart...
| Jun 9, 2012
Dear SOS: The San Diego bakery the Cravory (formerly 410 Degrees) makes the most amazing cinnamon roll cookies. Any chance of getting the recipe? Many thanks!
Dear Brian: These little creations, which look and taste like a...