August 26, 2010
Aspen power bars Total time: 35 minutes Servings: 12 to 16 Note: Adapted from chef Pam Davis of the Colorado Cook for America Culinary Boot Camps 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons (5 1/4 ounces) old-fashioned rolled oats 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (3 1/4 ounces) light brown sugar Heaping 1/2 cup (2 ounces) unsweetened coconut flakes 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 3/4 cup (4 ounces) nuts or sunflower seeds 3/4 cup powdered milk 1/2 cup (2 ounces)
January 6, 2010
Julienne's graham cracker chewy bars Total time: 45 minutes, plus cooling time Servings: 24 bars Note: Adapted from "Celebrating With Julienne" by Susan Campoy. Campoy writes, "I adapted this recipe from one of my favorite books, 'Nantucket Open-House Cookbook,' by Sarah Leah Chase. I love watching people's expressions when they bite into these bars for the first time. The textures and flavors -- rich toffee, a chewy center and a crunchy bottom -- make everyone smile.
March 23, 2013
Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes, plus cooling time Servings: 16 bars Note: You can substitute ½ cup chocolate chips for the chocolate chunks. If making the bars ahead, store them in an airtight container at room temperature. 1/4 cup finely diced dried apricots (about 1.5 ounces or 6 apricots) 1/4 cup finely diced dried figs (about 1.5 ounces or 2½ large figs) 1 tablespoon sweet red wine 1/2 cup matzo cake meal (about 2 ounces) 1/4 cup potato starch (about 1.2 ounces)
April 22, 2011 |
Celebrities spend a lot of time in bars and restaurants, and many of them seem compelled to eventually own one. Drawing a crowd is certainly easier with a big name attached, but why would a famous actor or musician want the hassle? Tax write-off? Vanity project? Most likely, hospitality is in the DNA of any great entertainer. "For people in the industry, a big part of the draw is working with creative minds, so an obvious perk is enjoying that off the clock. Think back to the Rat Pack — the idea of powerhouses in a protected space at a table for drinks and great food.
February 4, 2009
Total time: 50 minutes, plus chilling and cooling time Servings: 25 bars Note: Creamy wildflower honey is whipped with air, giving it a thick texture. It is available at select gourmet food stores, farmers markets and well-stocked supermarkets, such as Whole Foods. 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, divided 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 cups flour 1/2 cup creamy wildflower honey 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1. In the bowl of a stand mixer using a paddle attachment, or in a medium bowl using a hand mixer, mix together the butter, 1 cup of the sugar and the salt until combined, 1 to 2 minutes, being careful not to overmix.
December 15, 2011
"I found this recipe many years ago on the back of a bag of prunes. I tried it and I realized after the first batch that they were irresistible. But then we moved and the recipe got lost in the shuffle. I went 20 years without being able to make them. I wrote to the prune company, I searched the Internet, I couldn't find them. Then one day I was going through a box of old family photos and there they were. It was like a family reunion. " - Ronna Ballister, Altadena Sweet tart oat nut bars Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes, plus cooling time for the bars Servings: Makes about 4 dozen bars.