RECIPE: Imperial Stout Brownies with Mint Ganache Drizzle

(Imperial Stout Brownies with Mint Ganache Drizzle. Image by Nichole George) IMPERIAL STOUT BROWNIES (RECIPE BY NICHOLE GEORGE) INGREDIENTS 1 cup all-purpose flour ¾ cup cocoa powder ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips ¾ cup white chocolate chips 6 tablespoons butter, cubed and at room temperature 1 cup white sugar 4 eggs, room […]

RECIPE: Rum Stars (Weihnachts-Plaetzchen)

Weihnachts-Plaetzchen – a German cutout Christmas cookie. These have sprinkles. Electronic image courtesy of Rezepte Wiki. Submitted and prepared by Helga Wengler 4 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup sugar 1 cup walnuts (ground) 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 41/2 tablespoons rum or imitation rum extract 21/2 sticks butter or margarine (room temperature) […]

RECIPE: Molasses Crinkles

Molasses Crinkles, a classic cookie from ‘Betty Crocker’s Picture Cookbook.’ Image by Mark C. Peyko. SUBMITTED AND PREPARED BY STACEY ADGER 3/4 cup soft shortening 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup molasses 21/4 cups sifted flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cloves 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ginger Preheat oven […]

RECIPE: Nanette’s 7UP Cake

INGREDIENTS 3 sticks of butter, softened 3 cups sugar 4 teaspoons  lemon flavor 5 eggs 3 cups flour 1 cup and 1 tablespoon 7UP Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Grease and flour a bundt pan. PREPARATION Using an electric mixer, in large bowl, cream butter.  Mix after each addition;  sugar. Add flour. Add eggs-one at […]

RECIPE: Royal Mazurkas (Polish cookie)

Recipe provided by Tad Siembida 1  cup butter at room temperature ¼  cup blanched, ground almonds 1½ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon grated orange or lemon peel 1 sugar ¼ teaspoon salt 6 egg yolks In a large bowl, cream butter until fluffy.  Mix flour, sugar and salt. Alternately beat 1 egg yolk and 1/6 […]

RECIPE: Bird’s Nest Cookie (Thumbprints)

  CONTRIBUTED BY MARLENE FARKAS-GUILLOT INGREDIENTS 1 cup butter (2 sticks) 1/2 cup brown sugar 13/4 cup flour 1/4 teaspoon salt (can omit) 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 eggs separated 1/2 cup chopped walnuts favorite jam or preserves PREPARATION Preheat oven to 375. Mix the dry ingredients with the butter, vanilla and separated egg yolks. From […]

RECIPE: Italian Easter Bread

ITALIAN EASTER BREAD | RECIPE by JOAN V. CASAMENTO INGREDIENTS 6 eggs 2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 pound butter 2 cups milk 2 tablespoons vanilla 1/2 teaspoon anise oil* 1 large package yeast 6-8 cups flour * (The original recipe called for 1/2 box anise seeds, but no actual quantity was given, so […]

VIDEO: Festive punch bowl tip

Kevin and Kristy share a great tip on how to convert a cake plate into a punch bowl – and how to keep the punch nice and cool!

RECIPE: Italian Pizzelles

RECIPE: Italian Kolachi Cookies

By TIFFANY VITUCCI for HOMEPLATE HOMESTYLE INGREDIENTS DOUGH: 1 cup sugar ½ cup shortening ½ cup butter at room temperature 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup milk 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour 4 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt