2 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1/3 cup Granulated Sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
8 tablespoons Butter, Cold
1 10 ounce jar Maraschino Cherries
1/2 cup Mini Chocolate Chips
3/4 cup Heavy Cream
1 teaspoon Pure Almond Extract
For the Glaze:
1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons Maraschino Cherry Juice
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Use a pastry blender or fork to cut in the cold butter until you see small pea-sized pieces. Place bowl in the refrigerator while your prep the other ingredients.
Drain the cherries thoroughly, saving the juice for later. Quarter the cherries and pat dry with paper towels.
Stir the chocolate chips and cherry pieces into the flour mixture gently. Create a hole in the center of the ingredients.
Whisk together the heavy cream, egg, and extract. Pour into the center of the dry ingredients. Use a fork to work the two mixtures together until soft dough forms. Do not over mix.
Divide the dough into 2 balls. Pat and press each ball into a 6- inch circle on a non-stick baking sheet.
Bake for 20-22 minutes. Do not over bake.
Remove and let cool for 2-3 minutes, then cut each circle into 6 wedges. Let cool completely.
Optional: Whisk together the powdered sugar and cherry juice. Drizzle over the tops of the cooled scones. Let set before storing in a loosely sealed container. Makes 12 mini scones.
4 large red bell peppers
6 large sweet potatoes
2 Tbs butter OR margarine
salt and pepper – to taste
2 cups grated Gruyere cheese OR Swiss cheese
as much as 1 qt. heavy cream
1/2 cup dry seasoned breadcrumbs – optional
Either grill or broil peppers until the skin is charred black; place in a sealable plastic bag for 20 minutes; remove from bag and peel off skin (discard); slice in half lengthwise and remove seeds and core (discard); flatten slightly with the palm of your hand; set aside.
Peel and thinly slice sweet potatoes; place in a bowl of cold water; set aside.
Melt butter in an ovenproof glass 13″ X 9″ X 2″ baking dish; spread evenly over bottom and sides.
Blot sweet potatoes dry on paper towels.
Spread a layer of sweet potatoes over bottom of baking dish, completely covering bottom; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Spread a layer of peppers over sweet potatoes, completely covering them; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Sprinkle enough cheese over peppers to cover.
Continue layering until all ingredients are used up.
Pour cream evenly over all.
Sprinkle top with bread crumbs, if desired.
Place baking dish on a cookie sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven for 50-60 minutes, or until bubbly and golden brown.
Remove from oven and allow to rest for 15 minutes before serving.
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, light or dark, (I use light)
1 stick real butter
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup coarsely chopped toasted pecans
Line a 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 dish with aluminum foil and lightly butter the bottom of the foil.
Mix together the sugars, butter, whipping cream and salt in a heavy pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring slowly but constantly.
Once mixture boils, cook for exactly 5 minutes, while stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
Add the vanilla and blend in. Add the powdered sugar and beat with a spoon until the fudge is creamy and there are no sugar lumps remaining.
Fold in the pecans. Spread the candy in the prepared dish and let cool completely.
Cut into small squares and store in an airtight container.
3 cups white sugar
2/3 cup heavy cream 3/4 cup butter
1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme
1 (11 ounce) package white chocolate chips
3 teaspoons orange extract
12 drops yellow food coloring
9 drops red food coloring
Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, cream and butter. Heat to soft ball stage, 234 degrees F (112 degrees C). Remove from heat and stir in marshmallow creme and white chocolate chips; mix well until the chips melt. Reserve 1 cup of mixture and set aside.
To the remaining mixture add orange flavoring, yellow and red food coloring. Stir well and pour into prepared pan. Pour reserved cream mixture on top. Using a knife, swirl layers for decorative effect.
Chill for 2 hours, or until firm, and cut into squares.