Apple Raisin Bars need to be on your go-to recipe list year-round.The combination of apples and raisins make these lightly-spiced bars delightfully moist. The streusel topping is the icing on the cake, so to speak.
Jamaican Jerk Sauce has to be the best food of the Caribbean islands. It is readily available at restaurants and roadside stands, used on a variety of meats, vegetables, and seafood. If you haven’t tried it, think of a Buffalo wing sauce with triple the flavor. Dark and rich, this sauce really packs a punch.
Who doesn’t love Pecan Sticky Buns? This fabulous recipe comes from the famed Amy’s Bread in Chelsea Market, a city-block-long food-lover’s paradise in New York City.
Apple Pecan Squares are the perfect answer as a dessert for a large gathering. As you can surmise, apples and pecans are the stars of this delicious, moist cake. The recipe makes enough for a crowd, so it is perfect for potluck dinners, parties, and family gatherings.
Cinnamon raisin nut rolls are crispy, buttery, and sweet. A few simple ingredients whizzed in the food processor and rolled in buttered phyllo dough make a fast and easy baked dessert that will bring raves. They disappear fast at parties.
Apricot carrots are a delightfully different side dish that kids love. Simple carrots are elevated by the addition of apricots, balsamic vinegar, and green onions. This easy side dish goes together fast.
Spiced Triple Chocolate Cake is slightly reminiscent of gingerbread, but with a deep chocolate flavor. It begins with a cake mix to which chocolate pudding is added resulting in a rich, luscious cake. Top it with a simple sweet glaze, and you’ll be drooling like a baby after one bite.
Fans of the Harry Potter series of books are familiar with the protagonists’ beloved butterbeer, but no actual recipe for it is included in the books. I love the books, so I hope you will enjoy my speculative concoction.