Posts Tagged ‘cinnamon’

My Homemade Granola

Last Fall, With Love From Brooklyn, opened a new kiosk at Grand Central Terminal (in the Graybar Passage) offering a revolving roster of gift sets with products made locally in Brooklyn. From this kiosk I sampled Farmhand’s Choice granola from Early Bird Granola and another product – David’s Famous Pistachio Crack…soooo good!   After buying…

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Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce

There’s something exotic-sounding about a poached pear.  It doesn’t really mater if it’s poached in water, fruit juice or wine, the presentation will make your family and friends salivate.  So simple to make and you can fiddle with the poaching ingredients to suit your taste (i.e. orange peel, star anise, ginger, lemon peel).  Poaching in…

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Chewy Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

Oatmeal cookies have been around since 1896 (first published in the Boston Cooking School cookbook).  The humble cookie has been around since the end of the 14th century where little filled wafers were sold on the streets of Paris.  Renaissance cookbooks were rich in cookie recipes.  Biscuits (aka cookie) became the ideal traveling food because…

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Pear Fritters with Lemon and Ginger

I have to admit that growing up I wasn’t too keen on pears.  But as an adult I have come to enjoy them in savory and sweet dishes.  Pears are not only juicy and sweet but are a good source of vitamin C and copper (helps protect the body from free radical damage).  They’re also…

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Apple Pie Egg Rolls with Cardamom Whipped Cream

In this recipe, the humble apple pie gets a make over…finger-food style!  These were so easy to whip up and I absolutely love the warm, lemony flavor of cardamom.  It can be the predominant spice or as a background note.  Cardamom goes well with cinnamon, ginger, clove combinations and is the third-most expensive spice in…

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Cranberry Sauce

Making your own cranberry sauce is so easy and with few ingredients, I am amazed why one would ever want to buy the commercial stuff.  Cranberries are a good source of vitamin C and dietary fiber.  They have been used to treat UTI’s (urinary tract infection) which blocks adhesion of bacteria to the urinary tract…

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Sheila’s Ginger Snaps

Holiday baking in my family goes back a few generations. I come from a line of women who enjoyed cooking and the holidays were no exception…hours of food preparation went into each Christmas season. This recipe is one that my mother gave to her mother back in the 1960’s and now I have it. It…

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