Pear and Ginger Bread

We love pears—we bake ’em, poach ’em, butter and maple syrup ’em and love to put them in bread.   This couldn’t be any easier and we use fresh pears (either raw or cooked) or, in a pinch in the middle of winter, … Continue reading

Brampton Home Fries

Comfort food at it’s best. These are very popular with our guests served along plain scrambled or fried eggs and chopped tomatoes with fresh basil. INGREDIENTS:  Serves 2-3 1 large Russet potato 2 Tbs. clarified butter ½ Tbs. whole butter 1 tsp. roasted onion powder … Continue reading

Fudge Sauce

This is embarrassingly easy! INGREDIENTS 6 ounces of good quality chocolate chips 1 small can evaporated milk a touch of vanilla extract DIRECTIONS Put milk and chips in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on a very low setting (2 or … Continue reading

Chocolate Orange Truffles

Dipped chocolates are fun and easy to do.   Commercially made chocolates have that hard “snap” to the chocolate shell because the chocolate goes through a process called tempering.   Since most home cooks don’t have a tempering machine, home-made dipped chocolates … Continue reading

Eastern Shore Pecan Maple Apple Crisp

This is a homey but wonderfully flavorful apple dessert. Using a varieties of apples is best. INGREDIENTS 4 cups Granny Smith apples, cored, peeled and sliced (about 4 large apples) 4 cups Gala apples, cored, peeled and sliced (about 4 large apples) 1 … Continue reading

Flourless Chocolate-Orange Cake

Danielle’s favorite chocolate recipe.  INGREDIENTS   7 ounces good chocolate 6 ounces unsalted butter 1 Tbs. grated orange peel 1 Tbs. Grand Marnier or similar orange liqueur 4 eggs, separated 1 cup sugar 1/4 tsp. salt   DIRECTIONS Preheat oven … Continue reading

Chocolate Fondue

In response to our question of what is your favorite chocolate recipe, Debbie answered, “mine has to be chocolate fondue.   It was a favorite of my kids growing up and we served it on the dessert buffet for both of … Continue reading

Chocolate Pots-de-Creme

When my husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary we dined at one of St. Louis’ finest – Fio’s La Fourchette.  When faced with the option of chocolate souffle or chocolate mousse for dessert I panicked. How could I … Continue reading

Ask The Eight Broads

Welcome to a new column in our blog.   We decided it would be fun to pose a food-related question to all eight broads and see what answers came out.    And what more appropriate question around Valentines Day than the one we chose for … Continue reading

Sweetheart Chocolate French Toast

  Decadent Chocolate French Toast with Strawberry Syrup Happy Valentine’s Day! Surprisingly this Chocolate French Toast isn’t terribly sweet. We started serving it each year for Valentine’s Day, but it is just too good to save for one day a … Continue reading