This is my mother’s most favourite dessert ever. I didn’t even like it (for some silly childish reason or another). But now, I could eat this dessert any time, especially hot out of the oven. I tend to prefer the lighter versions of this, instead of the deep and heavy ones. It feels almost refreshing to eat after a special meal and brings to mind winter days and tobogganing.
Dating back to 1381, the first apple pies contained no sugar. Instead pears and berries were used. The reason for this? By today’s equivalent, sugar at the time would cost approximately $50/lb. In apple pie, it is typical to use Bamley or Granny Smith apples, however, almost any type of apple can be used. There are many variations of what people call apple pie, from the typical two-shell pastry to the Swedish version where it is more like a cake.
“American as apple pie” is something that you are likely to have heard. It is a colloquialism that came about in around 1902 that means typically American. Most sources are not sure why exactly, but believe it has something to do with war efforts.
Roasted On A Plank
Blood Orange Salmon Roasted On A Plank; visually it’s stunning. The delicate scent caresses your nose. The fish all but melts on your tongue. The sauce is sticky and tangy and sweet. The whole meal is incredibly light as well.View Details
Such Spicy Garlic
The Super Garlicky Thai Chicken was tangy and spicy with all the garlic you could ever want to consume. I served it with leftover potatoes and loads of green veggies, but over rice would be superb.View Details
With Candied Bacon
Basically I saw this and said the words Stout & Chocolate Cheesecake With Candied Bacon to my husband, the Baron of Baking. Stunned, he stopped everything and slowly turned to me. “Yes” was all he said.View Details
With Roasted Potatoes
Glazed carrots and roasted potatoes were both always on the menu when it came to any major family holiday meal. These dishes were prepared in the same way every time and passed down from mother to daughter for at least four generations. Today I am going to share with you a new take on the classic Roasted Carrots, and tell you the secret (as per my mother’s mother) to the perfect Roasted Potato.View Details
On A Beer Can
Lemon Thyme Roast Chicken the most moist chicken you’ve ever had with a hint of citrusy-goodness, nice and herb-y finish.View Details
With Caramelized Shallots
Leftover Chicken Potstickers are a great way to use the leftover chicken from the Lemon Thyme Roasted Chicken you made.View Details
on the Grill
“Third times the charm”. And charmed it was. They were a big hit! Delicious and fudgey, they turned out pretty fantastic. Here’s how I made Cake Pops on the grill.View Details
Sweet Snack Food
Smoked Date Squares are a hefty, coffee cake-like delicacy with a satisfying finish. Add a little smoke and you have a grilled delight that is sure to please.View Details