Viennese Crescents (Kipfel) #TwelveDaysofSanta

by Anne Papina on December 1, 2013

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, the holiday season is in full swing. That means baking. Lots of baking. As you know, I’ve been pretty busy in the kitchen these last couple of weeks. First there were the Spritz Cookies, then the Pepparkakor (ginger snaps), followed by the Cinnamon Stars (zimtsterne), and of course the […]


Braised Belgian Endive

by Anne Papina on February 20, 2013

Belgian endive is one of those underrated vegetables. It’s certainly underutilized, but you won’t find me passing up on this gem when it’s served.  J’adore. So imagine my delight at receiving this beautiful bouquet for Valentine’s Day from the folks at California Endive Farms. Look at that–it’s still on the root! And have you ever […]


Bittersweet Chocolate Orange Butter

by Anne Papina on October 10, 2006

The following recipes feature some of the season’s most popular ingredients and flavor combinations – from fragrant oranges and bittersweet chocolate to fresh sage and browned butter. Additional flavored butter recipes and a short video demonstrating how to make flavored butters can be found at www.ButterIsBest.com. Bittersweet Chocolate Orange Butter   Save Print Contributed with […]


Cranberry Sage Brown Butter

by Anne Papina on October 10, 2006

(ARA) – Dress up your table for the season with a holiday favorite – real butter. With the addition of a few choice ingredients, butter can take on an unexpected and appealing new flavor – one that is sure to have your guests reaching for more. Flavored butters, whether savory or sweet, are perfect for […]