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Grilled Ribeyes with Compound Butter

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Recipes for “Utility” Gingerbread and Royal Icing

I wanted to take a quick moment out of my family’s “gingerbread village project” to post the recipes for our “utility” gingerbread and royal icing. Utility Gingerbread: This is the recipe I use for ornamental gingerbread.  It’s sturdy, it smells nice, and it’s inexpensive to make.  It’s not the best tasting gingerbread, but it’s great to build with. This recipe makes enough dough for one large gingerbread house, or two small ones. *recently revised* 1 cup crisco 1 cup sugar 4 eggs 1 cup dark brown corn syrup 7 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon cloves 1 teaspoon cinnamon 4 […]

Homemade Marzipan and Video Tutorials on How to Sculpt and Paint Marzipan Fruits

Marzipan is one of the oldest and most well-loved confections in the world. It’s roots lie in ancient Persia.  The original recipe consisted of ground almonds, honey and rosewater.  The confection was introduced in Europe in about the 13th century, and by the 16th century, sugar was added.  It was the food of kings. Marzipan is very popular in Europe and Latin America.  It’s used as a medium for sculpting edible treats, dipping in chocolate and as a covering for fruitcake. It’s very easy to make with a food processor, and it contains only a few ingredients:  Almond flour, powdered sugar, almond extract, rosewater, […]

New Orleans King Cake (with Bourbon Glaze)

It’s hard to explain how New Orleans can get under your skin.  I think the reason why many of us can move to New Orleans and duly adopt the traditions (so readily), is because the people of New Orleans are so non-discriminating.  If you’re there, you’re family.  I’ve lived in many places and I can assure you this mentality is rare. The first time I ever saw king cake was in a Walmart in the West Bank of New Orleans.  There were dozens of boxes, stacked like a pyramid at least twelve feet high. I had been in the food industry already for nearly […]