Pissaladiere (Onion, Olive, and Anchovy Pizza)

Pissaladiere (Onion, Olive, and Anchovy Pizza)

Pissaladiere (Onion, Olive, and Anchovy Pizza)
The Southern French dish known as “pissaladi” is made with a thick dough and a topping of caramelized onions, olives, and anchovies.

In a food processor bowl, combine salt and flour.

Add 2 tablespoons of oil and butter.

When the mixture resembles coarse meal, pulse it.

Add one tablespoon of water at a time, pulsing until moist clumps form.

Form a ball of dough and flatten it into a disk.

For at least two hours, wrap in plastic and chill.

In a heavy, large skillet over medium-low heat, warm 3 tablespoons of oil.

Stir in the onions, garlic, bay leaf, and thyme.

Cook covered for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are extremely tender.

After 10 minutes, remove the cover and continue to sauté the onions until the majority of the liquid has evaporated.

Add capers and stir.

Mixture should be salt and pepper-seasoned.

Remove bay leaf after complete cooling.

Yeast Doughnuts

Yeast Doughnuts

Yeast Doughnuts
This light and airy yeast doughnut recipe makes a terrific holiday treat. You may dip them in chocolate glaze or add candy sprinkles if you wish.

Yeast and 1 3/4 cups flour should be combined in a big bowl.

In a saucepan, heat milk, sugar, butter, and salt until butter melts.

Beat the flour mixture with the milk mixture and eggs for about 30 seconds on low speed using a powerful electric mixer.

beat for three minutes while speeding up to a high level.

A firm but malleable dough will form as you add the remaining flour, a little at a time, stirring with a spoon.

Do not overflour the work surface when transferring the dough.

Four to five minutes of kneading should result in smooth and elastic dough.

Put in an oiled bowl.

Until dough has roughly doubled in size, cover it and allow it to rise.

Almond Bear Claws

Almond Bear Claws

Almond Bear Claws
These flaky Danish pastries are a time-consuming project, but they’re a perfect way to show people how much you love them! I like serving them at special brunches. The puff pastry dough and almond filling can be made ahead of time, and the pastries can be frozen before baking.

In a large bowl beat almond paste with an electric mixer to break it apart.

Add the almonds sugar and salt; continue to mix until the almond paste is no longer lumpy.

Stir in the butter egg whites almond extract and amaretto liqueur on high speed until its as fluffy as you can get it.

Set aside.

Using half of the dough at a time roll it out on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle that is about 8 inches wide and 1/4 inch thick.

Trim the edges of the dough.

Cut the dough in half lengthwise to make two 4 inch wide strips.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Grandma’s Cranberry Sauce

Grandma's Cranberry Sauce

Grandma’s Cranberry Sauce
In one family’s traditional recipe, an easy-to-make cranberry sauce is prepared in a food processor blending cranberries, oranges, apples, and pecans.

Put the sugar, pecans, apples, oranges, and cranberries in the food processor’s bowl.

2-3 minutes of processing is required to evenly grind all the ingredients.

Combine ingredients in a bowl, cover, and chill for at least two days before serving.

Smoked Gouda and Apple Grilled Cheese

Smoked Gouda and Apple Grilled Cheese

Smoked Gouda and Apple Grilled Cheese
Quick and easy and perfect for lunch any day of the week, this smoked gouda and apple grilled cheese sandwich delivers a smoky-sweet flavor that’s hard to resist.

Heat a griddle over medium-low heat.

Butter bread slices on one side.

Place 1/2 of the bread on the hot griddle buttered-sides down.

Add apple slices and shredded Gouda cheese to each slice then top with remaining bread.

Cook until golden brown 3 to 5 minutes per side.

Dan’s Favorite Chicken Sandwich

Dan's Favorite Chicken Sandwich

Dan’s Favorite Chicken Sandwich
BBQ sauce and bacon are the secrets to the wonderful flavor of the chicken in this sandwich. Add avocado and cheese, and how can you go wrong? Makes a hearty lunch by itself or serve with salad or french fries for a delicious dinner.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Coat a baking dish with cooking spray.

Brush both sides of each chicken breast with barbeque sauce and place in the baking dish.

Top each breast with 2 slices bacon.

Bake chicken 25 minutes in the preheated oven until juices run clear.

Drain bacon strips on paper towels and slice breasts in half lengthwise.

Heat the oven broiler.

Spread both halves of each hoagie roll with Ranch dressing.

Place 2 breast halves on one half of each roll.

Place 2 strips of bacon on each remaining roll half.

Top each half with 1 slice Swiss cheese.

Baked Parmesan Cauliflower Bites

Baked Parmesan Cauliflower Bites

Baked Parmesan Cauliflower Bites
Parmesan-flavored cauliflower bites with a golden breaded coating are perfect as a party appetizer or as a side dish for picky kids.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Place mayonnaise in a large zip-top bag.

Add cauliflower; seal bag and shake to coat.

Combine bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese in another large zip-top bag.

Add 1/2 of the coated cauliflower; seal bag and shake to coat.

Spread in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.

Repeat with remaining cauliflower and bread crumb mixture.

Bake in the preheated until tender and golden brown about 35 minutes.

Creamy Vanilla Fruit Dip

Creamy Vanilla Fruit Dip

Creamy Vanilla Fruit Dip
This is the best fruit dip ever and so simple. You can easily reduce the calories by using the low-fat whipped topping and cream cheese without reducing the flavor. Serve this with a fresh fruit salad or with fruit and small shortbread cookies. It’s perfect for baby and wedding showers!

Cream the cream cheese and sugar together until thoroughly combined.

Add the whipped topping last, then the vanilla extract.

1 hour of refrigeration

Vegan Chocolate Mousse with Aquafaba

Vegan Chocolate Mousse with Aquafaba

Vegan Chocolate Mousse with Aquafaba
This is a delicious and light three-ingredient-only chocolate mousse, made with aquafaba (chickpea water) and vegan dark chocolate.

Melt chocolate in top of a double boiler over simmering water about 5 minutes.

Remove from heat and let cool.

Beat aquafaba in a stand mixer on high speed until firm peaks form 10 to 15 minutes.

Add sugar gradually into the mixture while continuing to beat.

Fold in cooled chocolate gently.

Spoon mousse into small glass cups and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours before serving.

Fried Rice with Tofu

Fried Rice with Tofu

Fried Rice with Tofu
This is a simple fried rice recipe with tofu and vegetables that is very versatile. You can add other vegetables or leftover chicken or meat, whatever you like.

Combine tofu and 2 tablespoons soy sauce in a bowl and marinate while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.

Add onions and carrot; cook until lightly browned about 5 minutes.

Add tofu and marinade and cook for 2 to 3 minutes stirring occasionally.

Stir in rice and cook for 3 minutes while stirring.

Move all ingredients to one half of the skillet and crack eggs into the empty half.

Cook for 2 minutes until eggs start to set.

Mix eggs and the rest of the ingredients until well combined.

Season with remaining soy sauce and sugar; mix well.