Looking for that perfect dessert this Winter? Kobocha is the Japanese word for squash. This squash has a nutty, earthy flavor with a touch of sweetness. So delicious and versatile ! Kobocha squash can be used in sweet and savory applications. This Spiced Rum Cake will be the perfect addition to your holiday! Kabocha SpicedContinue reading “Chef Gigi’s Kabocha Spiced Rum Cake ! “
Category Archives: Special Occasion Recipes
Earthy Egg Embellishment
Decorating eggs with what you’ve got around — and inside — the house.
Stromboli- Dinner in 30!
Unlike a calzone, a stromboli does not contain sauce. Invented in the 1950’s on the east coast in Pennsylvania. An Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria claims to be the first to have used the name, Stromboli. Rumor has it the pizzeria owner had experimented with “pizza imbottito”, or “stuffed pizza”, and added ham, salami, cheese andContinue reading “Stromboli- Dinner in 30! “
High Protein, Low Carb Almond Crepes- Have your Crepe, & Eat it too!
If you are watching your macros, and counting carbs while increasing fats – this is definitely the crepe recipe for you! These are so yummy! I usually double the recipe. Ingredients: 4 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temperature 4 large eggs 3/4 cup almond flour 2 tbsp granulated coconut sugar or sugar substitute 1/4Continue reading “High Protein, Low Carb Almond Crepes- Have your Crepe, & Eat it too! “
Cloud Eggs – An Eventful Mothers Day Breakfast Even a Kid Could Make!
Cloud Eggs- A culinary staple in egg cookery but are all the rage right now. So fun to make, and eat! Perfect for a surprise breakfast treat! Ingredients: 4 large eggs Pink Himalayan or Kosher salt Fresh ground black pepper 1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese.( Fine grate ) 3 tbsp. finely chopped fresh chives,Continue reading “Cloud Eggs – An Eventful Mothers Day Breakfast Even a Kid Could Make! “
Tzatziki Dipping Sauce
English pronunciation ( Taet-Zeek -Key) Tzatziki is a sauce, or a dip. Made up of a combination of cucumber, fresh yogurt, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice or vinegar- and fresh herbs. So delicious and refreshing. I like to use it on everything. I especially love to dip raw vegetables in it, and sometimes use itContinue reading “Tzatziki Dipping Sauce “
BBQ Pork Buns Sliders with Sweet Cabbage Slaw
Nothing says yum like good food and great friends. Try my adaption of a BBQ Pork Bun. This make-ahead recipe was a crowd pleaser at my house. You can make the steamed buns or order out from your favorite Asian bakery. Everything else can be made ahead and assembled the day of the event. Special EquipmentContinue reading “BBQ Pork Buns Sliders with Sweet Cabbage Slaw”
Chocolate Cake Day! No Flour? No Problem!
Oooooh La Lahhhhh! It’s National Chocolate Cake Day here in America, why not celebrate with … well,…. A CHOCOLATE CAKE! I’m craving a chocolate flourless cake so here it is! Chocolate Flourless Cake with Chocolate Ganache You’ll Need 1 cup semisweet or bittersweet good quality chocolate chips such as Guittard 1/2 cup, ( 4 ounces orContinue reading “Chocolate Cake Day! No Flour? No Problem!”
Pommes de Terre Gratinées ~”Potatoes with Cheese”~
A Gratin is a culinary technique in which a casserole recipe is topped with a browned crust, from breadcrumbs, grated cheese, sometimes eggs and or butter. Gratin originated in French cuisine, and is usually prepared in a shallow cooking vessel. The flavors are rich and delicious. Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, plus additional for preparingContinue reading “Pommes de Terre Gratinées ~”Potatoes with Cheese”~”
Classic French Profiteroles with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce
A profiterole is a classic tiny filled ball made from the French Pâte à choux dough. ( the only dough cooked twice) typically sweet, but can also be savory. This pastry is used to also make, croquenbouches, éclairs French crullers, beignets, St. Honoré cake, Parisian gnocchi, and gougères to name a few of my favorites. Dessert profiteroles are usually filled with whipped cream, custard, pastry cream, or as in the USA, vanilla bean ice cream. TheseContinue reading “Classic French Profiteroles with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce “