Mom’s Lemon Bars

For the crust: 1/2 pound unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 cups flour 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt For the filling: 6 extra-large eggs at room temperature 3 cups granulated sugar 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest (4 to 6 lemons) 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 cup flour Confectioners’ sugar, for […]

Susan’s Glazed Cream Cheese Lemon Cookies

¾ c. butter 1 T. lemon peel, grated 1/3 c. cream cheese 1 t. baking powder 1 egg ¾ c. sugar ½ t. salt 2 c. flour 1 T. lemon juice 1. Cream the butter, cream cheese, and sugar until fluffy, then beat in the egg, lemon peel and lemon juice. 2. Sift the dry […]

Mark’s Toasted Coconut Marshmallows

Homemade Marshmallows: 3 packages unflavored gelatin 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 cup light corn syrup 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting 7 ounces sweetened shredded coconut, toasted Combine the gelatin and 1/2 cup of cold water in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk […]

Grandma’s Famous Sugar Cookies

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda Mix sugar, butter and egg and flavorings.  Mix thoroughly. Stir in dry ingredients. Refrigerate 2 to 3 hours. Roll dough out to about 1/8 […]

Trisha’s Christmas Cinnamon Stars

1 3/4c. sifted flour                     pinch of salt 1 c. walnuts, finely ground         1 c. almonds, blanched, finely ground 2 large egg yolks                       2 T. rum (or orange juice) ¾ c. unsalted butter, softened   ¾ c. sugar 1/8 t. allspice                            1 ¼ c. powdered sugar 3 t. cinnamon                           1/3 c. flour, plus 2 T. sugar ¼ […]

Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse Cake

MY FAVORITE CAKE!! This cake is SO good – – BUT it has to be made early in the day or the night before as it has an 8 hour chilling time after baking. Don’t be intimidated by the length of the recipe – – it’s very easy to make. Trisha Because it is available […]

Mom’s Rum Cake

Mom’s Rum Cake 1/2 c. vegetable oil                              4 eggs 1/2 cup rum                                       1 pkg. yellow butter cake mix 1 package instant vanilla pudding          1/2 c. water 1/2 cup pecans, choppedGrease and flour a bundt pna.  Combine all ingredients except nut, and beat for4 minutes on medium speed.  Sprinkle nuts in the bottom of the pan.  […]

Quadruple Chocolate Brownies

Krista found this recipe and sent Kareem out on a long journey to find the various chocolates.  I’m not sure if he was successful in his quest — but these are definitely the kind of brownies that are worthy of a quest.  I made them with Trader Joe’s chocolates . . . not Scharffenberger, but […]

Winter-Spiced Molten Chocolate Cakes with Rum Ginger Ice Cream

These cakes are great for parties because they can be completely assembled the day before and then quickly baked before serving, for the all-important “ooze” factor. I had these at Mark and Tony’s.  Delicious — and impressive looking!!!  Trisha Ice cream 1 pint vanilla ice cream, softened 2 tablespoons chopped crystallized ginger 1 tablespoon dark […]

Chunky Apple Walnut Cake

Dark, moist, and chunky with a delicious glaze Cake 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil 2 cups granulated sugar 3 eggs 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, sifted 1/8 tsp ground cloves 1 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground mace 1 tsp baking soda 3/4 tsp salt 1 cup whole wheat flour, sifted 1 1/4 cups […]