The Recipe Box: “Healthy Appetite” recipes

RATATOUILLE BISQUE www.cookingwithauntieina.blogspot.com Ingredients: 1 small head of garlic, roasted (easy to do…cut off top, pour on a bit of olive oil, wrap in foil and bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees in the oven. I threw mine in the toaster oven.) 1 large red bell pepper, chopped and seeded 1 large yellow pepper, … Read more

Celebrating the Festival of Lights

The Jewish celebration of Chanukah is often associated with the Christian holiday of Christmas, but that association has little to do with the significance of each holiday and more to do with the timing. Each is celebrated at the end of the year when the holiday season has hit full swing. But much like the … Read more

The Recipe Box: Holiday entertaining

GINGERBREAD BUNDT CAKE WITH GINGER GLAZE Tami Ganeles-Weiser of TheWeiserKitchen.com Ingredients: Cake: 3¼ cups flour, sifted and divided, plus 2 tablespoons (419 grams) cake flour for dusting ½ cup (66 grams) currants 3 tablespoon cognac or brandy 2 teaspoons (11 grams) vanilla extract 2 teaspoons (18 grams) grated fresh ginger 1½ cups (310 grams) packed … Read more

Dorie Greenspan pens French dessert cookbook

On Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m., cookbook author and baker Dorie Greenspan will be signing copies of her latest cookbook, Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct. 28, 2014), at Deane Inc., 1267 East Main Street, Stamford. The public is invited to the event, which … Read more

The Recipe Box: "Flavors of Fall"

PUMPKIN BISQUE WITH CURRY AND PEAR (Serves 4 – 6) Ronnie Fein, Ronnie Fein School of Creative Cooking, Stamford, Conn., 203-322-7114 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter or vegetable oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 ripe pears, peeled, cored and cut into chunks 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree 1-1/2 teaspoons curry powder 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper Pinch … Read more

The Recipe Box: "Make the most of summer fruit!"

  BLUE LEMON’S PEACH TART (Serves 12) Bryan Malcarney, Blue Lemon Restaurant,15 Myrtle Avenue, Westport, (203) 226 – 2647, bluelemonrestaurant.com; Rorys Restaurant, 416 Post Road, Darien,(203) 655-9453, rorys.net Ingredients: 12 ripe peaches Short Bread: 8 oz. butter, melted 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup flour Crème Patissiere (pastry cream): 1 cup milk 4 egg yolks ¼ … Read more

The Recipe Box: "The Spice of Life – Mexican Fiesta!"

Our recipe category for next month:  “Make the Most of Summer Fruit.” Please email your  main dish, grilled, side, salad, dessert and beverage recipes which include your favorite summer fruits to home@acorn-online.com. Please include exact measurements and instructions, and a photo of your creation, if you have one. MINI CHICKEN & CHORIZO QUESADILLAS (Serves 6) … Read more

The Recipe Box: "Let's Get Bathing-Suit Ready!"

Our recipe category for next month: “The Spice of Life: Mexican Fiesta!” Please email your favorite Mexican main dish, side, salad, dessert and beverage recipes to home@acorn-online.com. Please include exact measurements and instructions, and a photo of your creation, if you have one. CHICKEN, CELLOPHANE NOODLES, AND VEGETABLE LETTUCE WRAPS (Serves 6) www.theweiserkitchen.com Fresh vegetables … Read more

The Recipe Box: Signs of Spring

Our recipe category for next month:  “Let’s Get Bathing-Suit Ready!” Please email your favorite healthy main dish, side, salad and dessert recipes to home@acorn-online.com. Please include exact measurements and instructions, and a photo of your creation, if you have one. GARLIC-LEMON SHRIMP SKEWERS W/ZUCCHINI QUINOA (Serves 4 – 6) Janine Vairo, PartyStyle Box Stylishly themed … Read more

The Recipe Box: Hearty Winter Soups, Stews & Chilis

Our recipe category for next month:  “Signs of Spring” Please email your favorite springtime recipes, including main dishes, sides, salads and desserts, to home@acorn-online.com. Please include exact measurements and instructions, and a photo of your creation, if you have one. PUMPKIN AND TURKEY CHILI (Makes one large pot of chili) Lucretia Delfino, Norwalk, CT Ingredients: … Read more

The Recipe Box: "I'm in Chocolate Heaven!"

Our recipe category for next month:  “Hearty Winter Soups, Stews and Chilis.” Please email your recipes  to home@acorn-online.com. Please include exact measurements and instructions, and a photo of your creation, if you have one. VALENTINE’S DAY LOW-FAT CHOCOLATE TRIFLE (Serves 8 to 10) Joanna Leone, Trumbull, CT Ingredients: Use red velvet cake (from the box … Read more