Author Archives: Jen

Spritz Cookies

2/3 c. sugar 1 c. butter, softened 1 egg 1/2 t. salt 2 t. vanilla 2 1/4 c. flour Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix sugar, butter, egg, salt and vanilla until combined.  Add flour. Refrigerate for 30 min to … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies with Salted Peanuts

Brownies 3/4 c. butter 7 oz. bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped 3 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped 1 1/2 c. sugar 1 1/2 t. vanilla extract 1/4 t. salt 4 large eggs 1 c. all purpose flour 1 c. roasted salted … Continue reading

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Fairy Cookies

1 c. powdered sugar 1 c. granulated sugar 1 c. butter 1 c. vegetable oil 2 eggs 1 t. vanilla extract 4 1/2 c. flour 1 t. salt 1 t. baking soda 1 t. cream of tartar granulated sugar and … Continue reading

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Cheesy Ham Quiche with Hash Brown Crust

3 cups shredded frozen hash browns, thawed and patted dry 4 T. butter, melted 3 large eggs, beaten 1 c. half-and-half 3/4 c. diced cooked ham 1/2 c. diced green onions 1 c. shredded cheese (cheddar, gruyere, fontina etc.) salt … Continue reading

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Holiday Sangria

2 bottles red wine (pinot noir, or red blend works great) 1 c. brandy 1/2 c. Cointreau 1 c. orange juice 1/2 c. pomegranate juice 1/2 c. cranberry juice 1/2 c. simple syrup Orange slices Lemon slices Blackberries Cranberries Apple … Continue reading

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Simple Syrup

1 part granulated sugar 1 part water Heat sugar and water in saucepan until sugar dissolves.  Cool.

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Chocolate Peppermint Bars

1/2 c. all purpose flour 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder 1 t. baking soda 1/2 t. kosher salt (you can use table salt but I like the larger size of kosher) 1/2 c. butter, room temp 3/4 c. packed brown … Continue reading

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Carmelized Onion, Leek and Goat Cheese Tart

1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced 1 medium leek, light green part only, thinly sliced 1 t. crushed garlic 1/2 t. dried thyme 1 T. olive oil 1 T. butter 3 oz. goat cheese salt and pepper to taste 1 … Continue reading

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Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan and Lemon

3 heads broccoli (approx. 3 pounds) 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil salt & freshly ground black pepper 1 cup parmigiano-reggiano cheese, freshly grated 1 lemon, juiced Preheat oven to 400º. Trim approximately 1 inch off the ends of the broccoli … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Cookie-cakes: 1 1/2 c. flour 1/2 t. baking powder 1/2 t. baking soda 1/2 t. salt 1 t. ground cinnamon 1/2 t. ground ginger 1/4 t. ground nutmeg 1/4 t. ground cloves 1 c. packed brown sugar 1/2 c. vegetable … Continue reading

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