Sweets and Treats2016-12-29T12:24:07+00:00

Mini Clafoutis

Clafoutis, a dish popularized in America by Julia Child, are easy to make and endless in variety (see notes).  Just think of them as mini quiches without the crust.  These clafoutis make lovely items for [...]

Chilled Sour Cherry Soup

Europeans have a long used fruits in soups.  It’s more than an elegant dessert or appetizer, it’s a fantastic way to use up summer’s abundance or ‘less than perfect’ fruit.  This soup is wonderful with [...]

Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

A variation on one of my mother’s recipes, this bread is rich with warm and sweet spices, and moist from the pumpkin.  Bright, tart cranberries and orange zest enliven it further–wonderful on a cool autumn [...]

Nut Milks

Nuts make excellent milk, each one lending its own unique flavor and nutritional benefits.  Make a thicker cream to pour over hot baked fruit or make thinner to add to smoothies or make hot chocolate. [...]

Baked Sweet Potatoes (or Yams)

No drowning of sweet potatoes or yams in a syrupy sauce or under mounds of mini mallows–this simple recipe yields a naturally sweet, flavorful dish with wonderful earthy tones. […]

Pumpkin Custard or Pie Filling

April Crowell Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM), AOBTA CI & CP, CHN This recipe is a favorite of mine.  It's wonderful as a custard for a breakfast or pour it into a baked pie shell for a [...]