Monday, March 27, 2017

Russian Pistachio & Cranberry Tea Cakes

The Music:
Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Midori, violin; Berlin Philharmonic,
Claudio Abbado, conductor
Sony 93088
The Recipe:
It's not just the Brits who love their tea, and to go with Tchaikovsky's only violin concerto we suggest this delicious variation on traditional Russian tea cakes.

According to the blog inspired2cook,

"If you’ve never made Russian Tea Cakes (also known as Mexican Wedding Cakes or Snowball Cookies), you’ve probably eaten them at some point in your life. They’re extremely easy to make, very tasty and a great addition to any holiday cookie platter."

Get them going by clicking here.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Grandma's Cream of Potato Soup

The Music:
Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88, by Antonin Dvorak
Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
RCA 70830
The Recipe:
This may be one of the most versatile recipes we've borrowed in a while.

Swap the potatoes with broccoli and you've got cream of broccoli soup. Ditch the broccoli for clams and you've got chowder. What a deal.

For the complete lowdown, just click here.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Chocolate Lava Cakes

The Music:
The Volcano Symphony by Ernst Reijseger
Forma Antiqua, Aaron Zapico, conductor
Winter & Winter 9102402
The Recipe:
Chocaholics gather round!

Today's recipe is a sensuously flavorful concoction of ooey, gooey indulgence. Just imagine digging into this lovely dessert while it's still warm from the oven.

Let the fun begin by clicking here.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Grandma Goldberg's Honey Cake

The Music:
Goldberg Variations, BWV 998
by Johann Sebastian Bach
Glenn Gould, piano (1955 recording)
Sony 87703
The Recipe:
This is exactly the sort of thing that would make a very nice hostess gift as you make your rounds during the holidays. In fact, Grandma Goldberg's family recipe is so tasty you'll be tempted to keep it for yourself.

That's why this recipe makes two loaves.

For the complete lowdown, just click here.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Rum-Spiked Grilled Pineapple with Toasted Coconut

The Music:
The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky
Detroit Symphony, Antal Dorati, conductor
London 417 758
The Recipe:
Glory, hallelujah it's finally Spring! (whether it feels like it or not)

So let's celebrate with something sweet, with a kick. As decadent as this confection sounds, we borrowed the recipe from Cooking Light, and one serving has a reasonable 226 calories.

Start the party by clicking here.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Corned Beef and Cabbage in Guinness

The Music:
Variations on a Dublin Air by Sir Hamilton Harty
Ulster Orchestra, Bryden Thomson, conductor
Chandos 10194
The Recipe:
Here's a variation on a mandatory March 17th dish.

As one home chef put it,

"This was the best corned beef and cabbage that I have ever made! I followed the recipe to a "T", but next time I may add more of the spices. I had some friends over, and one of them is from the Chicago area. He said it was the best he's had since he was a kid (and he's 73 years old)."

Find out what they're all raving about by clicking here.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Roasted Pear Trifle

The Music:
Job, A Masque for Dancing by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Bergen Philharmonic, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
Chandos 5180
The Recipe:
Today we present a classic English dessert that is ideally suited to pleasing a crowd.

Pears, raspberries, almonds, ladyfingers, amaretto and more, there's a delight in every spoonful. See for yourself by clicking here.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Finnish Cauliflower Casserole

The Music:
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43, by Jean Sibelius
Gothenburg Symphony, Neeme Jarvi, conductor
BIS 252
The Recipe:
It's a vegetable dish with beer and cheese, and the Finns call it "Kukkakaalilaatikko."

Well, any recipe that has as many Ks as Justin Verlander collects in a typical game is at least worth a look. And I promise you'll never look at the humble cauliflower the same way again.

Get the lowdown by clicking here.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

German Chocolate Pi

The Music:
Suite in A minor for flute, strings and continuo
by Georg Philipp Telemann
Ensemble Fratres
Brilliant 95147
The Recipe:
It's March 14th, 3/14, or as some wags put it, "Pi" day (Remember? 3.14159265, etc.).

Now, as anyone who's tried it knows, the expression "easy as pie" is a bit of a misnomer, but trust me, this recipe really is easy.

Just a few simple ingredients, a pre-made crust and you're on your way to dessert stardom.

Get the details by clicking here.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Triple Berry Crisp

The Music:
Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C, Op. 56,
by Ludwig van Beethoven
Christian Zacharias, piano; Ulf Hoelscher, violin;
Heinrich Schiff, cello; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra,
Kurt Masur, conductor
EMI 763 937
The Recipe:
It seems only right to complement a triple concerto with a triple berry crisp. Here's how Polly Giebler describes it on the allrecipes.com website:

"This is a wonderful berry crisp. I use a triple berry mixture of raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries, but just one works well too. My family loves it. Serve it with whipped cream and it looks great."

To peruse the details, just click here.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Ham and Swiss Quiche

The Music:
Symphony No. 1, by Arthur Honegger
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Apex 62687
The Recipe:
This could be the recipe you've been looking for, especially if there are hungry guests in your future.

It's elegant, delicious and easy, and it's hard to beat that. There's even a version for making mini-quiche appetizers. You can get the party started by clicking here.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Lemon Yogurt Mini-Bundt Cakes

The Music:
Piano Concerto, Op. 38, by Samuel Barber
Xiayin Wang, piano; Royal Scottish National Orchestra,
Peter Oundjian, conductor
Chandos 5128
The Recipe:
I could tell you how a search for a recipe connected to a composer from West Chester, PA ended up in today's offering, but it would probably just put you to sleep.

Suffice it to say, once the search took us to this clever dessert posted by a metro Detroiter I figured it must be a sign. So here, direct from Jane's Sweets & Baking Journal, "One woman's journey into the greater world of baking and pastry arts," is today's recipe for these delightful Mini-Bundt Cakes.

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