Recipe of the Month: Cappuccino Praline Puffs

  Cinnamon and chocolate garnish a coffee-flavored pastry cream piled into golden puff pastry shells. We’ve garnished with chopped Andes peppermint candies and green sugar sprinkles during the holidays. Preheat oven to 400°. Bake and cool the pastry shells according to the package directions. Finely chop 1 chocolate bar. Set aside. Stir the espresso powder…

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Recipe of the Month: 12 Days of Christmas Cookies

This month we review our blog feature for the 2012 holiday season – the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies! We baked a new cookie each day starting with National Cookie Day on December 4th. Enjoy!

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Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

December 4th is National Cookie Day! We first made these for our Holiday Open House in 2011. These cookies are delicious and festive! Perfect for a holiday party, or just a special treat!   Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine brown sugar, peanut butter, shortening, milk and vanilla in large bowl, and beat until…

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Recipe of the Month: Haralson Apple Crisp

Featured as our September 2013 Recipe of the Month, apples from Jordan’s orchards take center stage. Kevin’s favorite apple is Haralson, which is a perfect fit for this apple crisp. Haralson’s have a mildly tart flavor, and hold their shape and texture in baking. Top this off with a cinnamon ice cream. Yum!   Preheat…

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Recipe of the Month: Lemon Curd

Featured as our August 2013 Recipe of the Month, this lemon curd is the perfect accompaniment to our Signature Scones. It can also be used as a filling for a tart – and is exquisite in individual tartlets topped with a slice of fruit, such as kiwi.   In medium saucepan, blend sugar and egg…

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Recipe of the Month: Strawberry Rhubarb Sorbet

Featured as our July 2013 Recipe of the Month, we created this new recipe using fresh stalks of rhubarb from our courtyard garden – a twist on a citrus sorbet!   Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer until sugar…

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Recipe of the Month: Signature English Scones

Featured as our June 2013 Recipe of the Month, our signature scones will satisfy even the most discriminating British gent. Serve plain scones with lemon curd and clotted cream. Or stir in dry ingredients for flavored scones.     Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and…

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Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Glaze

Recipe #12 in our 2012 edition of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies. This grand finale of our series is one of Kevin’s favorite cookies. And the lemon glaze adds a refreshing flavor – we mix them up; some glazed, and come plain.   Lemon Glaze:   In a large bowl, using an electric mixer…

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Brickle Drop Cookies

Recipe #11 in our 2012 edition of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies.   Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheet. Beat butter, sugars, vanilla and salt in large bowl until blended. Add eggs, beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended….

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Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Recipe #10 in our 2012 edition of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies. Mix it up with different flavors of kiss candies.   In a large bowl, cream peanut butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat until blended. Roll into 1-1/4-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets….

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