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Impostor Pasta & Mock Meatballs

Adapted from Hello, Cupcake! Irresistably Playful Creations Anyone Can Make 1 batch of cupcakes white frosting strawberry jam chocolate truffles, preferably Ferrero-Rocher hazelnut chocolates white chocolate for grating 1. Bake a batch of…

Nana’s Fruitcake

2½ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoons ground cloves 1½ teaspoon ground allspice 1 pound raisins ½ pound chopped figs 2 cups water 1½ cups sugar ¼ pound butter 1…

Grilled Fruit with Strawberry Dip

Try something new on the grill this summer! FOR THE DIP:     8 oz. part-skim ricotta cheese     8 strawberries, stems removed and halved     2 tablespoons plain, fat-free yogurt     1/4 teaspoon dried, ground ginger FOR GRILLING:     4…

Grandma Evelyn’s Grape Pie

Pie Filling: 4 cups Concord Grapes 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup all purpose flour 1 tablespoon cornstarch ¼ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons melted butter Crumb topping: ½ cup all purpose flour ½ cup sugar ¼ cup room temperature…

Mixed berry cobbler

Treat Mom to something sweet this Mother's Day 2 packages (16 oz. each) frozen unsweetened mixed berries, thawed 1⁄3 cup sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch Pinch of salt 2⁄3 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 1⁄3 cup whole wheat flour 1…

Yiayia’s

Loukoumades are a Greek treat that can be enjoyed any time of the year. Fifi Psihogios, a parishioner at Holy Trinity Greek Church in Portland, Oregon, offers this recipe from a relative who has a zaharoplastio (sweet shop) in Athens. 1…

St. Joseph’s Cream Puffs

For the cream puffs: 1 C. Water 1/2 C. shortening 1/8 t. salt 1 C. flour 3 eggs 1 T. sugar 1 T. grated lemon rind 1 T. grated orange rind For the filling, mix the following ingredients: one 15 oz. container ricotta cheese 1/2 C sugar 1/4 C…

Easter Nests Cupcakes

1 (15.25-ounce) package chocolate cake mix 1 ¼ cups water ½ cup vegetable oil 3 eggs 1 (10-ounce) package sweetened flaked coconut 1 (16-ounce) can prepared chocolate frosting 1 cup egg-shaped chocolate candies, or as needed Preheat oven to…

Chocolate hazelnut fondue Frangelico

For giving, order monastery chocolates for Valentine’s Day. For celebrating with loved ones, here’s a luscious recipe from the book Fondue by Lenny Rice and Brigid Callinan (Ten Speed Press, 2007). 10 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped 1…

Three Kings Cake

This variation of Three Kings Cake is flat, more like a cookie, with a trinket (or a few) baked inside. FOR THE CHOCOLATE DOUGH: 1/2 cup blanched almonds 1 cup sugar 6 tablespoons soft butter 6 teaspoons vanilla or almond extract 2 eggs,…