What is Fruit Butter?

Fruit Butter is a preserve, much the same as Jams and Jellies, which once cooked to a paste has a dense, smooth, and creamy consistency and an excellent accompaniment for toast, scones, and bread.  However, fruit butter is much lower in sugar and sweeteners.  Fruit butter is an old concept, which has been in use, at least, … More What is Fruit Butter?

Parchment Paper

Lining baking sheets and pans with parchment paper allows baked goods to release with ease, makes cleanup a snap, and keeps your baking pans, sheets, and stones in tip-top shape. Line the sides of a springform pan with parchment to protect the layers of the cake.

Recipe – Raspberry Rhubarb Refrigerator Jam

Raspberry rhubarb is a great fruit for pies and compotes. But if you’re into cooking and want to really impress your family and guests, you should consider trying out this delicious fruit. It’s a fruit that’s popular because of the taste and texture and its somewhat delicate flavor. This fruit doesn’t have quite as much … More Recipe – Raspberry Rhubarb Refrigerator Jam

Basic Green Bean Recipe

Here is a very basic way to cook green beans.  It would difficult to find a much simpler recipe for fresh green beans. Ingredients 12 ounces trimmed fresh green beans 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon unsalted butter or olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional) 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (optional) Cooking Directions Wash green beans gently … More Basic Green Bean Recipe

What is a Trifle?

What is a Trifle? A Trifle comes from the European, especially English, food tradition, which is custard or cream layered with fruit over cake that has been soaked with alcohol, usually Sherry. This dessert has been in Europe in the form we would recognize today, at least since the 1700’s. When are Trifles Commonly Served? … More What is a Trifle?

Are Couscous Pasta?

The short answer is, yes, Couscous are pasta. Couscous are a form of pasta, which is made from hard wheat rolled into grains or beads of various sizes.  Different regions of the world make couscous from millet, Barley, Cassava or Sweet Corn, well. Other names for Couscous Israeli couscous, Jerusalem couscous, pearl couscous, couscous, Kuskus; Maftoul, … More Are Couscous Pasta?