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…

Deceptively Creamy Pasta

Deceptively creamy, because, instead of heavy cream, I use 2 oz of low fat cream cheese to round out the creamy portion of this pasta dish.  This creamy, broth based pasta sauce is flavored with plenty of garlic, vodka, and a dusting of freshly grated nutmeg.  A couple of handfuls of fresh baby spinach and…

Carrot Cake

A beautifully light, tangy, spiced carrot cake coated in fluffy cream cheese frosting.  I make this special cake once a year, at the end of every May, for my Dad’s Birthday. Ingredients: 2 cups Flour 1 cup Sugar ¼ tsp Salt 2 tsp Baking Soda ½ tsp ground Cloves ½ tsp ground Allspice 10 oz…

Red Velvet Hearts

Something sweet for my Valentines. It is the time of year to break out the heart shaped cookie cutters!  Okay, so maybe I should confess to cutting things into heart shapes all year long, but the behavior seems so much more excusable when it is done in the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day.  It…