September 13, 2015 – 7:06 pm | No Comment

Hello to all you gentle readers. Silver Blue, Jonathan Everyday, The Wannabe Gourmet…all in one wrapper, John Barker. After a far-too-long sabbatical, I have returned…hoping to share lower fat, taste enhanced recipes with you.

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Gingerbread with citrus sauce
March 8, 2010 – 8:37 pm | No Comment
Gingerbread with citrus sauce

Gingerbread (sauce recipe below)
½ cup butter, softened
½ cup brown sugar (packed)
1 egg
1 cup molasses
2 tsp baking soda
1 cup boiling water
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tbsp ground ginger
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground cloves
Cream the …

Apple Bundles
October 17, 2008 – 2:24 pm | No Comment
Apple Bundles

Apple Bundles
The Pastry
4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups chilled solid shortening, cut into chunks
1/2 tsp almond extract
3/4 cup ice water (more, as needed)
The Apple Filling
8 small, tart apples (2 1/2 inches in …

Crème Brulée
October 10, 2008 – 10:53 am | No Comment
Crème Brulée

Crème Brulée
6 large egg yolks
6 tbsp. sugar
1 1/2 cups heavy (whipping) cream or 18% coffee cream
1/2 tsp. good-quality vanilla (I used Madagascar vanilla bean paste, in which you can see the teeny seeds from the …

Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies
October 7, 2008 – 8:38 am | No Comment
Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup light brown sugar (packed)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tablespoons good quality brandy
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup …

The Ulitmate Peanut Butter Cookie
October 4, 2008 – 1:51 pm | No Comment
The Ulitmate Peanut Butter Cookie

The Ultimate Peanut Butter Cookie
1 1/2 cp all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp table salt
1 cp creamy peanut butter (optionally: use chunky, or add 1/4 cup minced peanuts)
1/2 cp butter (1 stick), …

Choco-Kissed Key Lime Bundt Bites
October 4, 2008 – 1:46 pm | No Comment
Choco-Kissed Key Lime Bundt Bites

Choco-Kissed Key Lime Bundt Bites
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
6 tsp softened unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp grated lime zest
1 tbsp Key Lime juice
2/3 cup buttermilk
4 …