Peach and Apple Chocolate Tart

When tree fruit season hits, this little recipe makes an amazingly decadent dessert.

1 ½ cups of crushed Graham Crackers6 Tbs melted butter¼ cup of sugar

6 Tbs of Heavy Cream1 Tbs of Butter¾ cup of Semisweet chocolate chips

2 ripe apples, cored and sliced2 ripe peaches, peeled and sliced

¼ cup of [...]

Quantity vs. Videos

You may have noticed I’ve been a little short on instructional videos lately. There is a project I’ve taken on that requires 30 original recipes by the middle of October. Unfortunately, I’m spending all my time developing recipes, with no time to shoot videos. The good news, is that you’re getting the benefit of [...]

Olive roasted Almonds

The initial roasting of the almonds in the pan does a great job browning the exterior. When followed up by the slow oven roast, it reduces the moisture content of the almonds to almost zero. When that is combined with the warm olives the fried rosemary, and the dried flavor from the juice the [...]

Orange Creme Eclairs with a Bittersweet Ganache

I have yet to shoot the video for this recipe, however the results are SOOOO excellent that I couldn’t wait to post the recipe. The richness of the orange pastry creme, combined with the bitterness of the ganache make for a decadent treat that will leave your mouth watering for more!Pate Choux/Eclair Dough

1 [...]

Eclair Bread Pudding

Éclair Bread Pudding

It’s inevitable when making éclairs to have a few that don’t rise. This easy recipe is a great way to use up the rejects.

4 cups of reject éclairs, torn into ½ inch or smaller pieces4 cups milk4 eggs1/4 tsp cardamom1/2 tsp salt1 1/4 cups sugar1 tsp vanilla2 whole peaches chopped [...]

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Although “hate” is a strong word, I really hate most sandwich cookies. The filling is usually sweetened shortening and vanilla. This white chocolate filling really improves the overall flavor and makes for a much better dessert! The cookies in this recipe are delicately crunchy, and the whipped white chocolate is outstanding!

Cookie Dough:

1/2 [...]

Orange Meringue Cookies

Delicious!!! This cookie is light and airy, with just a hint of orange.

2 egg whites1/2 tsp vanilla1/8 tsp cream of tartar2/3 cup sugar2 drops of orange oil (or 1/4 tsp of orange extract)

Make sure your mixing bowl is absolutely clean.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Beat egg whites, vanilla and cream of [...]

Grilled Pork Tenderloin in a Cherry Chipotle Cabernet Reduction

This is by far my favorite way to eat pork. The cardamom and cocoa powder really accentuate the delicate flavor of the tenderloin, when it’s combined with the bold flavors in the Cabernet reduction, it completely knocks your socks off.

Ingredients:

The meat:1 Pork Tenderloin1 TB Kosher salt (Sea salt works too)1 [...]