Holiday Worthy Brioche Bread Pudding with Bourbon Butterscotch Sauce !

Ahhhh, bourbon and brioche. Two of my favorite things!  You’ll Need: 1/4 cup bourbon  1/2 cup currants   1-1/2 pound loaf of Brioche, torn into 1-2 inch chunks, or cut into cubes – allowed to stale overnight   1 1/2 cups whole milk or substitute  1/2 cup heavy cream or substitute 4 large eggs orContinue reading “Holiday Worthy Brioche Bread Pudding with Bourbon Butterscotch Sauce !”

Chef Gigi’s Kabocha Spiced Rum Cake ! 

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 ! “

Grilled Pizza! Get Your Pie Out-of-the-Oven and onto the Grill!

The trick to a perfect grilled pizza is all the preparations. Roast, sauté, cook, slice, and grate whatever toppings you like before you begin your grilled pizza journey. Adding those pre-cooked toppings to the pizza as it is grilling is the trick. The dough will only require a 3-5 minutes cook time per side. Making theContinue reading “Grilled Pizza! Get Your Pie Out-of-the-Oven and onto the Grill!”

Toasted Banana Bread Sammie

Ingredients: 2 ½ cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 cup cold butter cut into chunks 2 cups sugar 2 cups ripe mashed bananas (about 6 bananas) 3 eggs, slightly beaten 2 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (optional) Method: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 8 xContinue reading “Toasted Banana Bread Sammie”

Soft HomeMade Pretzels

  Ingredients:  1 cup warm water (105°F) 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast Vegetable oil 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour 1 tablespoon organic cane sugar 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus Maldon or Large grain salt for garnish 8 -10 cups water 1/8 cup baking soda   Method:  With the vegetable oil, lightly grease a large bowlContinue reading “Soft HomeMade Pretzels”

Make Ahead- Chocolate Espresso Pot De Crème!

  Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups whole milk 1/2 cup heavy cream 6 large egg yolks 6 ounces good quality 60-70 % chocolate,finely chopped 6 ounces good quality 80% chocolate 80%,finely chopped, plus shavings for garnish 2 tablespoons sugar 1- 4 inch cinnamon stick Pinch salt 1 teaspoon good quality vanilla extract 1 teaspoon good qualityContinue reading “Make Ahead- Chocolate Espresso Pot De Crème!”

Homemade Bacon-Maple Butter

Delicious on just about anything including a good grilled steak. Love this on my recipe for homemade pumpkin spiced flap-jacks, or extra toasty waffles. The best part about making this homemade bacon-maple butter, is that your entire house will smell like holiday ( Insert big, happy sigh.) Ingredients: 1/2 lb. unsalted butter, cut into approximatelyContinue reading “Homemade Bacon-Maple Butter”

#HolidayBaking. Chef Gigi’s Recipe for Those Delicate, Flakey, Round Cookies all Covered with Powered Sugar. You know the ones! 

So delicious you can’t eat just one! Yeah… those!  Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups walnuts  8 ounces unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped out 2 cups powdered sugar 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt 2 cups all-purpose flour Method: Preheat the oven to 350°.Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper.  SpreadContinue reading “#HolidayBaking. Chef Gigi’s Recipe for Those Delicate, Flakey, Round Cookies all Covered with Powered Sugar. You know the ones! “