Recipe List

Saketini Christmas Balls

Naughty...but sooo nice. Chocolate, crushed pecans, sake wine and vanilla vodka and cookies combine to create these sensational Christmas treats.

This recipe is adapted from a rum ball recipe at Taste of Home.

Japanese Style Grilled Cheese on Homemade Cheese Bread

The aromas of baking bread fill a home with comfort and fill a tummy with homemade goodness. This cheese bread is subtle in its cheese accents. But you can always substitute a sharp cheddar for the milder varieties.

This cheese bread is a perfect candidate for the Japanese style grilled cheese. Butter sweetens the slightly pungent shiitake mushrooms which land on soft bread and cheddar cheese.

Peach Jam Spice Bundt Cake

Perfectly spiced this bundt cake recipe is a keeper. Don't expect a big peach flavor. Do look forward to a cake made moist by the jam. Plain or with whipped cream (flavored with peach jam) and caramel sauce, this is a divine dessert.

This recipe is adapted from Julie Richardson's Vintage Cakes. 

Easy Baklava Cake

Honey, dates and nuts are hallmarks of baklava. I've introduced the Middle Eastern delight to the American classic yellow cake. The recipe is easy. The result is delicious! 

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Glaze

Cinnamon, pumpkin, maple agave and syrup are the stars of these baked goodies. Baked bits of brown sugar and butter nestle soft rolls. The recipe is adapted from the Bakerella blog.

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Mascarpone Cream Cheese Frosting

Cocoa fans will definitely enjoy this rich recipe. And the mascarpone frosting is one of the best I’ve ever tasted. The recipes are from Julie Richardson’s Vintage Cakes. The baking times are adjusted for cupcakes.

Note: If you don’t have buttermilk in the fridge, add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to 1 cup of whole milk. Stir. Then let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes. The mixture will look lumpy but it works! (No need to strain, just use the whole cup of lumpy milk.)

Fuji Apple Cookies with Maple Syrup Glaze

Bits of finely chopped Fuji apple snuggle with brown sugar and vanilla almond granola. A drizzle of maple syrup glaze provides the perfect garnish. Breakfast, dessert or snack? You decide. 
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Shrimp Scampi

The white wine provides a symphony of sweetness that combines well with the shrimp. Alcohol content does reduce when cooking. But, if you do have concerns, use white grape juice with a squeeze of lemon as a substitute.

Also, fiery red pepper flakes add heat to the scampi. However, if you and your family prefer tear-watering spices, add more. 

Pumpkin Butter Kiss Cookies

Pumpkin butter spices mingle with dark chocolate in a moist cookie sprinkled with Demerara sugar.  

Quick 'n Easy Asian-Style Quinoa

Do not allow a long list of ingredients to scare you. Especially if it's for the Ninja Baker's Quick 'n Easy Asian-Style Quinoa! This recipe is Sesame Street easy.
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