Apple-Brined Turkey Breast

This recipe came to me via my mother, who, I believe, clipped it out of the Washington Post food section.  She has been using tips from this brining recipe for years now, and every Thanksgiving she digs out one of her massive 5 gallon zip-lock to brine her turkey in a mixture of apple juice,…

Vegan Apple Pop-tarts

I was scrounging around this weekend for a portable, vegan-friendly, nut-free breakfast treat, and these vegan apple pop-tarts were what I was able to come up with – a spiced homemade apple sauce filling, with a orange-zest flavored pastry dough, coated in a lemon drizzle. Apple Sauce Filling Ingredients: 6-8 Apples – skinned, quartered, and…

Harvest French Toast

A decadent seasonal breakfast – pumpkin brioche drenched in a cinnamon custard, pan fried until golden brown, served with a dulce de leche and cream cheese spread, and garnished with crisp, fall apples.   Ingredients: For each slice of bread: 1/2 tbsp Butter 1 Egg 1 tbsp Cream a dash of Cinnamon 1 tsp Maple Syrup a dash…

Kale & Apple Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

A great cold weather roast.  This was my first time roasting a pork tenderloin, and I used Greenspan’s around my french table for pointers.  It was surprisingly easy to put together, and the results were simply mouth watering.  I will definitely be making this one again.  I served the tenderloin with Hasselbacken potatoes – another…

Cran-Apple Slab Pie

Somewhere between bars, a cobbler, and a pie – this particular slab pie has a shortbread crust and no sides.  This might be the best apple pie I have made to date.  Although, it is nothing like a traditional apple pie, and its obscene amounts of butter make it an indulgent treat that I am…

Crêpe

Once upon a time I had a French roommate who was wonderful enough to walk me through the steps of crêpe making, and share a few crêpe making tips that she had learned from her grandmother.  Amelie told me that there were 5 basic ingredients that go into crêpe batter; eggs, milk, flour, butter, and…