Festive cranberry & prosciutto ricotta toast for the holiday season! Slices of bread toasted in olive oil, topped with creamy ricotta cheese that’s been flavored with honey and fresh sage, spiced cranberry jam, and salty prosciutto. You could eat this as a sweet and savory breakfast or appetizer! Continue reading “Cranberry & Prosciutto Ricotta Toast”
Sharing a festive cake to kick off the holiday baking season: spiced mascarpone cranberry cake. A simple spiced cake flavored with warm cinnamon & nutmeg, with flavors of orange and creamy mascarpone running throughout the batter. Topped with a tart cranberry jam and baked until golden. Dusted with lots of powdered sugar and served in slices. This cake is just the thing to have on your holiday table, whether it be for a morning breakfast with a cup of coffee or a delicious dessert. Continue reading “Spiced Mascarpone Cranberry Cake”
There was always one dessert at culinary school that would hit the table and be devoured in seconds. It was a Basque cake. And it is the perfect Christmas dessert.
When I first started making cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving, I became addicted to it. It’s such a simple process (I basically just make a cranberry jam), and it tastes good on everything around the holidays. It’s sweet but tart and has the deliciously deep taste of cranberry. So I’m always trying to incorporate it into other dishes instead of just eating it as a turkey condiment. And since I like to sweeten a lot of my vinaigrettes with honey, I thought why not use a little cranberry sauce instead.
What’s better than Thanksgiving dinner? Leftovers! I’ve turned stuffing into meatballs, mashed potatoes into potato cakes, and cranberry sauce into dessert. But sometimes all you need is a good sandwich. A turkey sandwich is probably the easiest post-Thanksgiving meal to quickly whip up. And after putting in all of the effort to cook the bird the day before, you want to extend its eating life as far as possible. Piling it high on a sandwich is just the way to do it!