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Day 11: Not just a cookie, a pie or fudge, Pecan Pie Fudge

Posted on December 21, 2014

Wow, this seemed too good to be true upon discovery. But it is! INGREDIENTS: 1 pie crust 1 1/2 cups pecan halves, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup dark corn syrup 1/3 cup evaporated milk 3 cups white chocolate chips 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon maple extract DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 400F. […]

Cinnamon Pinwheels. Day 10. Breakfast pastry in a cookie.

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These Cinnamon Pinwheels are evocative of soft, cinnamon drenched  breakfast rolls dripping with icing. Enjoy this cookie version, makes a nice addition to the traditional chocolate and sugar cookie variety. Cookie Dough    3 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter 1 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 […]

No Turtledoves here…Just Turtle Cookies. Day 9

Posted on December 20, 2014

Turtle Cookies: Chocolate, Caramel and Nuts. A tried and true combination.   Cookies 1 cup flour 1/3 c. cocoa powder 1/4 tsp. salt 1 stick butter, softened 2/3 c. sugar 1 large egg, separated, plus 1 additional egg white 2 T. milk 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 1/4 c. pecans, finely chopped Caramel Filling 14 soft […]

Day 2 – Almond & Raspberries

Posted on December 13, 2014

Today is a delightful little tartlet. Almonds & raspberry, another perfect combination. Double Almond & Raspberry Blossoms 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup ground slivered almonds 1/2 cup butter 1 egg yolk, slightly beaten 1/4 cup butter, softened 1  3 ounce package cream cheese, softened 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 egg 1/4 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel 1 tablespoon orange juice […]

12 Days of Cookies Begins Again. Day 1

Posted on December 12, 2014

Our 9th Season of Cookie Recipes. We have talked about not doing it some years, but we do it as much for us as you! Holidays mean so many different things but cookies are universal. Cookie swaps, colorful packaging, on a plate for Santa or just having hot cocoa with the kids, having a diverse […]

Winter Mulled Wine Recipe

Posted on December 11, 2014

‘Tis the season for warm beverages, here’s a wonderful mulled wine recipe you have to try this year! 1 bottle red wine (Wine on the fruitier sweet wine makes for a better batch) 3 cups unsweetened apple cider 1/4 cinnamon sticks 1 vanilla bean 5 star anise 1 tsp cloves 1 tsp ground nutmeg 1/4 cup […]

BHC Thanksgiving Favorites

Posted on November 18, 2014

Pennie’s Favorite: Beach Family Cranberry Chutney This week’s recipe comes from Pennie who got it from Bob Beach Sr who originally got it from Lois Noonan, who was the head librarian at the Bixby Library in Vergennes for many, many years. Beach Family Cranberry Chutney ingredients  1 cup chopped celery 1 pkg cranberries 1 cup walnuts 2 cups […]

BHC Thanksgiving Favorites

Posted on November 5, 2014

Thanksgiving leftovers are a great part of the holiday. Although warming up an identical meal from the day before is quite delicious. We’ve found a great idea for your leftovers! Brooke’s Favorite: Leftover Thanksgiving Pizza There’s so much room for creativity when it comes to Leftover Thanksgiving Pizza, but we loved the idea of the sweet […]

BHC Thanksgiving Favorites

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Sadie’s Favorite: Root Vegetable Gratin A recent NYTimes recipe suggests using turnips, rutabagas and kohlrabi for a root vegetable medley. I plan on using carrots, butternut squash and rutabagas. You can really use any type of root vegetables that you prefer, just make sure they’re all cut the same. Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds of root […]

BHC Thanksgiving Favorites

Posted on November 4, 2014

Sarah’s Favorite: Calabaza Squash with Golden Raisins and Pine Nuts Ingredients 2 cups pecan, hickory or other wood chips 2 pounds calabaza squash, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes (about 6 cups) 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Salt and freshly ground pepper Juice of 2 limes (about 1/4 cup), plus 1 teaspoon […]