Dessert

Mince Pie

Mincemeat pie made with Granny Smith apples and persimmon jelly; dried cranberries, apricots, plums, figs; candied ginger and orange; walnuts and my medlar-infused brandy. Lots of butter (in lieu of tallow, which I don’t have) and spices too! Second photo is of two little blackberry […]

Figgy Pudding

This is especially nice rewarmed as a coffee cake to serve for breakfast. Warm figgy bundt cake made with puréed roasted figs that I froze back in July, studded with pistachios, glazed with honey and melted butter, and topped with a diced brown turkey fig […]

Fast Caramel Corn

Caramel corn: not just for the holidays anymore! Fun fact: as long as you have a paper bag, all popcorn is microwave popcorn. I made dead-simple caramel corn by drizzling and tossing hot popcorn with warm @almachocolate habanero caramel and @jacobsensaltco flake salt, and it’s […]

Peanut Butter and Blackberry Jam Rice Krispie Treats

Peanut butter-jam Rice Krispie treats with homemade/homegrown blackberry jam. #makestuff #treats #peanutbutterjellytime ?? ? ? ? ? ?#peanutbutter #jam #berries #glutenfree #foodgawker #foodstagram #instafood #instayum #huffposttaste #sweets #forkyeah A post shared by Heather Arndt Anderson (@heatherarndtanderson) on Aug 17, 2017 at 10:08am PDT

Pistachio-Rose Cake from the City of Roses

Teacake du jour: baklava-inspired! Equal parts hazelnut meal and AP flour, pistachios, extra butter and egg for richness, sweetened with @portlandsyrups Rose Cordial and @oldbluerawhoney bigleaf maple honey, studded with pistachios. When it came out of the oven I soaked it in @thomasandsonsdistillery White Rose […]

Vanilla Bean-Meyer Lemon Marmalade

For some, winter is the season of dour darkness, of cold feet and of carbohydrate comforts. For others, winter is the season of sunny citrus, acidic and bright. Those of us who hail from climes north of around 40º trend toward the former category, but […]

Vanilla-Lavender Lemon Curd

Lemon curd. Oh, is this ever a Thing. How have I lived this long without making my own? Creamy-custardy, tart-sweet lemony, and my touch: vanilla-lavendery. To make a batch big enough for canning, I quadrupled this basic recipe: cream together 3 eggs and 1/3 cup […]

Foodbuzz 24×24: Yes We Can – Food Preservation for the Modern Palate

Now that summer is winding toward its long-lit end, our minds shift toward the harvest. Anyone with a patch of dirt is likely up to their ears in a plenitude of homegrown produce, and this overabundance can daunt the timid. What do you do with […]

Three parts love and seven parts forgiveness

Who says a wedding cake has to cost hundreds (or thousands) of dollars? For under $25, some friends of ours got a beautiful, whimsical and delicious wedding cake that they’ll never forget. Leonard and Caireen recently got married, and being an intimate affair (only six […]

Rumple Minze hot chocolate

I got your Holiday Cheer right here. Ghirardelli Double Chocolate cocoa with Rumple Minze peppermint schnapps and marshmallows. Serve with Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate-Covered Peppermint Joe Joe’s for dunking. They taste like a cross between Girl Scouts Thin MInts and Oreos, with crushed candy cane […]