This recipe makes a nice appetizer or quick snack for unexpected company. The melted cheese and fresh mushrooms work well together, and it is easy to adapt this to work with ingredients you may already have on hand. Pullman Loaf of Brioche or Pain de Mie – 1/3 Maitake Mushrooms, Fresh – 1/2 lb […]
Serve this Crème Fraîche Panna Cotta with spiced carrot cake, candied walnuts, golden raisin mostarda, and walnut-ginger ice cream to leave even the pickiest of your dinner guests delighted. This recipe is a four in one, so don’t get overwhelmed. Just take it one part at a time. Yield: 6 servings Ingredients Gelatin – 3 sheets […]
Grapefruit Pudding Cake Yield: 9 servings This dessert can be enjoyed year round, but is a personal favorite in the winter. Served warm, these pudding cakes are a creamy yet light, and pair wonderfully with Hachiya persimmon. The grapefruit can be easily substituted for lemon or lime, as well. Ingredients: Eggs, separated – 2 […]
Peach Rhubarb Tart A perfect way to use the summer’s bounty. I like to pair peaches and rhubarb during their brief season together in late June. The high acid from the rhubarb is balanced by the juicy, sweet peaches in this harmonious summer tart. This tart can be made easily with whatever fruit you have, […]
Strawberry Buttermilk Scones These scones are very easy to adapt. Try them all season long with blackberries, raspberries, or peaches. The moisture of the fresh fruit can over-hydrate the dough. Be sure to freeze the chopped fruit to keep it from breaking down during mixing. Otherwise you will end up with a wet, bright pink […]
If you’ve been shoveling snow nearly as much as I have lately, there is something to be said for having a warm drink to revive your spirits. Really though, a warm winter cocktail can soften the cold winter wind anytime, snow or no snow. Gracie’s bartender Kristi developed this lovely cocktail for just those times […]
Gingerbread Cookies With cookie season if full swing, we at Ellie’s want to share one of our favorite seasonal cookie recipes with you: the Gingerbread Cookie. These cookies smell great in the oven, and taste even better. Add in a mug of hot chocolate, and you have a cure for the winter blues, or a […]
Gingerbread cookies are a quintessential New England winter cookie. The blend of spices in a fresh cookie is the perfect accompaniment to a mug of hot chocolate. If you get a gingerbread cookie mix kit from us, the dry ingredients are already supplied. The directions are on the card included with the mix, but we thought it might be more fun to watch a video. If you want to start from scratch, we have the ingredients in the Gingerbread Cookie Recipe post. Comment below, and let us know if this video is helpful.
New Englanders are pros when it comes to finding ways to keep warm in cold winter weather. One of our favorites is a warm mug of hot chocolate. There is just something comforting and cozy about a good hot chocolate. Here is how we make it at home: Ellie’s Hot Chocolate yield: two servings […]
Chocolate Chip Cookies are a welcome addition to any occasion, or just because. The Ellie’s chocolate chip cookie is our signature take on the traditional recipe. The oats add a nice texture, and, of course, these are filled with chocolate – YUM! Comment below to let us know how this works for you.
We are excited to announce that Gracie’s Executive Chef Matthew Varga is featured in the current issue of Art Culinaire: The International Magazine in Good Taste. Art Culinaire is published quarterly as a hard cover celebration of artfully crafted foods and culinary talent. Issue 111 dedicates ten pages of full-color photographs and recipes to Chef […]
Hot weather means cold drinks, but so many of us depend on a coffee or two (or six), that it is great to have an alternative to hot coffee. Iced coffee fits that need nicely, and while brewing hot coffee over ice can make a good iced drink, we find that keeping it cool throughout […]
yield: one 9″x13″ baking dish 1 loaf, cubed Honey glazed beer bread (from Ellie’s Bakery) 1 stick (4 oz) butter 1/2 cup honey 3 bananas, mashed 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 t. salt 1/2 vanilla bean, scraped 2 cups cream 6 egg yolks 1. Cube the honey glazed beer bread into 1″ cubes and place […]
As I watched the snow falling today, I thought of the joys of hot tea and subtly spiced treats. Good foods can bring warmth to our spirits when it is cold outside. Here is a recipe for spiced gingerbread from our pastry chef Melissa Denmark. This recipe will bring wonderful aromas to your home, and […]