Pumpkin Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Icing

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese icing- Recipe by Ina Garten (makes 10 cupcakes) I’d like to wish all my readers a safe and Happy 2013! Let’s start the year off with something sweet! A couple of months ago, my husband surprised me with Ina Garten’s latest book “Foolproof”. I was so happy and excited to see to see a fresh set of Ina’s recipes and the one that I particularly wanted to try was the pumpkin cupcakes. Ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg, combines with just a hint of spice give these cupcakes a nice depth of flavor. The maple cream cheese icing definitely puts them in another league of their own. Thanks Ina! Ingredients for the cupcakes: 1 cup . . . CLICK TO READ MORE

Cream Cheese Puffs

Easy-to-prepare and delicious, cream cheese puff rolls are the star of my first (and still a work-in-progress) Video Blog. These rolls have that “melt-in-the-mouth” feeling that make them a favorite at parties. Hope you enjoy them! Ingredients: 1 box Pillsbury Crescent roll 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon red chilly powder 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro Method: In a bowl, mix cream cheese, garlic powder, red chilly powder and cilantro . Keep aside. Cut out a wax paper or parchment paper, open the crescent roll, split it into 2 halves and join the perforated lines together and apply the cream cheese liberally on one side. Roll this and close both ends. Roll . . . CLICK TO READ MORE

Savory Coeur A Creme

Savory Coeur A La Creme -Recipe by Ina Garten. Serves 8 to 10. In French, “coeur a la creme” means “cream-filled heart” or “heart with cream”. This is a classic dessert made with cream cheese, cream, sugar and lemon zest and set in a mold with holes and served with fruit sauce. I decided to try the savory appetizer version which is served with “Major Grey” mango chutney. It tastes light and refreshing with just a hint of lemon. The mango chutney further enhances the flavors of this great appetizer (served here with whole wheat crackers). I think coeur a la creme is a creative alternative to the usual cheese platter. Ingredients 12 ounces cream cheese at room temperature 1 . . . CLICK TO READ MORE

Coeur A La Creme- Eggless

Coeur A La Creme – recipe by Ina Garten ( Barefoot Contessa In Paris) I discovered Coeur A La Creme while watching an episode of “Barefoot Contessa” one afternoon about 2 years ago. I remember feeling thrilled on finally finding a delicious, egg and gluten-free dessert that I could serve my then 3-year old daughter. Until that point, we always had to scramble to find dessert alternatives for her at home, at school and at birthday parties because of her allergies to everyday foods like wheat and eggs. Coeur A La Creme offered all the joys of a stunningly delicious dessert with none of the anxiety! Years later, I am ecstatic that she’s over her allergies and Coeur A La . . . CLICK TO READ MORE