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 […]

Texas Sheet Cake

Cake 2 sticks butter 1 c. water 4 T. cocoa Combine in a medium saucepan and heat slowly until boiling, stirring occasionally. 2 c. flour 2 c. sugar ½ t. salt 1 t. baking soda Stir dry ingredients in a large bowl, then add chocolate mixture, and stir well. ½ c. buttermilk or sour cream […]

Crispy Chicken Medallions with Three Mustard Sauce

Serves 6 6 boneless and skinless chicken breasts 1 cup flour 4 eggs, whisked until smooth 2 cups panko (Japanese flaky breadcrumbs — available in the Asian section of most supermarkets) 1 T. chopped fresh thyme (I use lemon thyme when I can get it) 1 T. olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 shallot, […]

Chile Corn Cakes

Still, one of my all-time favorite appetizers. Serves 4 4 T. olive oil ¾ c. flour ¼ c. yellow bell pepper, chopped 1 t. baking powder ½ c. red bell pepper, chopped ½ c. yellow cornmeal 2 c. fresh corn kernels 1 egg, lightly beaten ½ c.. milk 2/3 c. yellow onions, chopped 1 T. […]

Grilled Bread with Marinated Peppers and Goat Cheese

Of all the food I make, I get more requests for this recipe, I think, than any other. GREAT appetizer! It’ll make your tongue slap your brain! Serves eight as an appetizer. 3 medium bell peppers (1 red, 1 orange, and 1 yellow) 3 Tbs. balsamic vinegar 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil 1-1/2 tsp. fresh […]

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip-Cherry Cookies

  Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies — except for me. They just always seemed like they were lacking in something. I dutifully made scores of dozens over the years, and finally realized I wanted a chocolate chip cookie that even I could love; one with dough that could stand proud next to the chocolate chips. […]

Tony’s Roquefort Grapes

1 10-ounce package of almonds, pecans or walnuts, toasted 1 8-ounce package of cream cheese ¼  pound Roquefort cheese 2 tablespoons heavy cream 1 pound seedless grapes red or green, washed and dried To toast nuts, preheat the oven to 275°.  Spread the nuts on a baking sheet and bake until toasted.  Almonds should be […]

Peppery Cheese, Nut, and Cornmeal Cookies

These are my favorite appetizers — you can make them ahead, and slice and bake as you need them. Very savory.  Trisha Makes about 100 cookies (or crackers) 2 ¼ c. (approximately 9 ounces) pecans 8 oz. Asiago cheese, finely grated (about 2 cups) 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 4 oz. sharp Vermont […]

Spicy Toasted Garbanzo Beans and Pistachios

These are my favorite snacks in the world. I used to be the person who would remove garbanzo beans from my salads and wrap them in my napkin. HOW COULD I DO SUCH A SILLY THING? I love them now! I crave them! And in particular, I love them in this recipe! 2 15 1/2-ounce […]

Nancy’s Completely Delicious (I had 4) Twice-Baked Parmesan Baby Potatoes

small red potatoes (1″ in diameter) 1 container shredded parmesan mayonaise (enough to bind cheese together) green onions, chopped, white part only, (I used one bunch) garlic (5 or 6 cloves) , minced Wash & clean potatoes. Bake @ 350 degrees on baking pan until easily pierced , about 30-45 min. Mix cheese, chopped garlic […]