Bourbon Butter Pecan Milkshake

Grown-up milkshakes are all the rage today, and restaurants are serving them up with style. Leave out the kick for the kids to enjoy, but do serve this shake with a side of thick sliced bacon on a stick, if adding the bourbon. Don’t think about the nutritional aspects, just blend and savor.   Bourbon…

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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

  An editor friend of mine recently asked if I had a cranberry recipe, or pumpkin recipe to share, and goodness do I have many that I need to post on my blog. Remember in my Emeril Lagasse post last week when I said I would wait to buy pumpkins this year for fall decoration? Kiss that…

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Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am sure many remember the urban legend about the woman who was charged $250 for the recipe for Neiman Marcus’s famous chocolate chip cookies. The woman thought she was paying $2.50 in addition to her salads on her charge, and was livid at being taken advantage of, so she shared the secret recipe with…

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Butterscotch Toffee Almond Bars

My mother used to make cookies while I was at school during the day, and I would get so excited when I returned home to find what her creation would be. She made he most amazing peanut butter squares topped with chocolate, and I liked them better than any candy. Around the holidays she would…

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Goat Cheese Frosting

Ingredients: 3 oz butter or goat butter if you can find, cubed and softened 3 oz very fresh goat cheese (chevre) softened, like Belle Chevre 1/2 cup of powdered sugar (I used homemade – so not quite as fluffy. Use less if using store bought) pinch of sea salt Preparation: Mix well and serve with…

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Warm Pound Cake

When my Grandmother came to visit us each summer, I would wake early to the incredible smells of biscuits, coffee, bacon and pound cake drifting up the stairwell. It was such a pleasing aroma and rekindles a memory of her that puts a smile on my face with each whiff caught today of the same. Light…

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Whipped Cream Cake

This old-fashioned dessert comes from cookbook,”Rose’s Heavenly Cakes” and contains no butter or oil. Instead, whipped cream gives the cake its melt-in-your-mouth texture and subtle floral flavor. Ingredients: Nonstick cooking spray with flour 2 1/4 cups cake flour, sifted 2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, chilled 3 large eggs, room…

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White Chocolate Cashew Pie

Pastry Chef Joe Trull created this recipe while working as Emeril Lagasse’s pastry chef. He and his wife now own Grits & Groceries in South Carolina. White Chocolate Cashew Pie Ingredients 1 nine-inch pie shell 4 eggs 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1/2 cup dark corn syrup 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract…

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