CHOCOLATE TORTILLAS WITH RASPBERRIES AND WHIPPED CREAM

Oh… Oh… more chocolate, and more raspberries. INGREDIENTS: Whipped cream Chocolate sauce- See recipe for Russian Cream Tortillas FOR TORTILLAS: 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa 1/2 cup sugar 2 tsp. baking powder pinch of salt 6 TBS. lard or Crisco at room temperature Sift flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder and salt into…

JACKIE’S CHOCOLATE SWIRL CHEESECAKE

Another one of Jackie’s famous deserts. Hope she doesn’t mind my sharing them with you! FOR CRUST: 1/2 stick butter 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup flour 1/4 tsp. baking powder dash of salt FOR CAKE: 1 square unsweetened chocolate 3 8-ounce pkgs. cream cheese at room temperature 6 eggs, separated beating…

WHITE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE WITH RASPBERRY SAUCE

Since I love mousse and Doug loves raspberries, all heck breaks loose when I make this… We both go crazy. Look out Milwaukee! MOUSSE: 1 TBS. unflavored gelatin 1/4 cup cold milk 2 cups milk 8 ounces white chocolate, grated 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup whipping cream 2 egg whites, room temperature 1/2 teaspoon salt…

JACKIE’S GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE

This was the first birthday cake I ever made for Doug. I was really trying to impress him so I needed a super good German chocolate cake recipe (at the time he had told me that was his favorite). One night before our shift at the Ritz, I verbalized this need and Jackie came to…

SNICKER BAR DECADENCE

Here’s another “Carole Special”. This one you won’t believe! RECIPE: Make your favorite peanut butter cookie recipe. Buy a bag of miniature¬† Snicker Bars (“Candy Bar of the ’84 Olympics!) and cut each one in half. Envelope each half candy bar in cookie dough and bake cookies according to your recipe. You now have peanut…

RUSSIAN CREAM WITH RASPBERRIES ROMANOFF

Doug is really not much of a desert eater but I blew his socks off with this one. It had just the right amount of sweetness to it and of course, anything with raspberries in it makes him go crazy. (It’s fun when he goes crazy) RUSSIAN CREAM: 1 cup plus 3 TBS. heavy cream…

EGGS BENEDICT

Eggs Bennie: an easy dish to mass-produce, yet one that everyone considers a special treat. It was believed to have been originated at the New York Yacht Club by Commodore E.C.Benedict. However, to set the record straight, it seems it wasn’t Mr. Benedict (who wasn’t commodore at the N.Y.Y.C., but somewhere else), but his cousin…

HUEVOS CON PAPAS Y CHORIZO

Wake up to a hearty Mexican breakfast! 2 large baking potatoes, peeled 1/2 lb. Chorizo* 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 4 eggs 1 avocado, sliced Cilantro or parsley sprigs, if desired Cut potatoes into 1/4-inch thick slices and then into 1/4-inch cubes. Remove chorizo from casing and place in a large skillet. Cook and mash…

HUEVOS DIABLOS

In my opinion, this “Mexican-sounding recipe” should be entitled “UOVA ALLA SALSA DI POMODORO CON PARMIGIANO” simply meaning eggs with tomato sauce and parm cheese! It tends to be quite an unusual brunch entree that is extremely simple to prepare. Rich and very satisfying. 2 TBS. olive oil 1 lg. onion, minced 1 46-ounce can…

SUNDAY MORNING OMELET

I call this my “Sunday Morning Omelet”¬† because even after being the old married woman I am (hee… hee..!) my loving husband makes this for me on Sunday mornings and even serves it to me as breakfast in bed. It kinda made me wonder at first what he had been up to! It is my…