Author: jkanell

Spiced Pecan Pumpkin Bread

Spiced Pecan Pumpkin Bread

Normally I’m all about baking from scratch but sometimes as I wander the aisles of Williams-Sonoma a product catches my eye and I have to try it out. Here I used a cute Nordic Ware pumpkin bread pan and their spiced pecan pumpkin bread mix.  The brisk weather and changing leaves […]

Pear Clafoutis

Pear Clafoutis

Along with sweater weather, hot drinks and beautiful leaves, Autumn also brings us delicious pears. One of the easiest ways you can incorporate these into a dessert is as a clafoutis, which is really a hybrid of a custard pie and fancy pancake. Prep time is negligible and the dessert […]

Ghost Cake

Ghost Cake

This ghostly bundt cake is the perfect confection for a spooky Halloween. I have to admit the best part, aside from eating it, was pouring the sugar glaze on top and watching the ghost appear before my eyes. I used a bundt cake mix from Williams Sonoma, which made the […]

Halloween Funfetti Cupcakes

Halloween Funfetti Cupcakes

  Halloween Funfetti Cupcakes Ingredients For the Cupcakes: 1 and 2/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter melted 1 cup granulated sugar 1 large egg 1/4 cup yogurt 3/4 cup milk 2 tsps vanilla extract 1/2 […]

Spanakopita Triangles

Spanakopita Triangles

  Spanakopita Triangles Ingredients 1/3 cup olive oil 2 pounds spinach washed and drained 1 bunch scallions white and green parts, chopped 2/3 cup finely chopped dill or more if you’d like. Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/2 pound feta cheese crumbled 1 to 2 eggs lightly beaten 1 […]

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

  Pumpkin Pie Ingredients Pie Crust: 12 tbsps (1 1/2 sticks) very cold unsalted butter 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tbsp sugar 1 tsp kosher salt 1/3 cup very cold vegetable shortening (such as Crisco) 1/2 cup ice water (you will use less) Filling: 1 15 Ounce can pumpkin puree […]

Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies

  Thumbprint Cookies Ingredients 3/4 pound (3 sticks) unsalted butte at room temperature 1 cup sugar 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp kosher salt 7 ounces sweetened flaked coconut strawberry and apricot jam Instructions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In an electric […]

Strawberry Tartlettes

Strawberry Tartlettes

  Strawberry Tartlettes Ingredients For the Filling: 1 cup mashed strawberries 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup water juice of half of a lemon 4 cups sliced strawberries 1 tbs cornstarch For the Dough: 4 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp salt 24 tbsps (3 sticks) plus 3 Tbs. unsalted butter […]

Chocolate Eclairs

Chocolate Eclairs

These delicious eclairs look fancy and difficult but they are really fun to make. The airy chou pastry is super easy to work with and really versatile. And by the way, pastry cream is basically the best thing to come out of France. Ever. I ate four before I got to the […]