Apple Strudel

Posted by Wine & Spice on 10/10/2018 to Holiday Desserts


This is the end of apple season here in Colorado.  I was lucky to find some fabulous apples at our local Farmers Market last Sunday, absolutely gorgeous delicious apples!


So we are having a really cold wet week, the kiddos are on fall break, and they wanted to bake.  I had some frozen phyllo sheets so we decided to make an Apple Strudel using New Hudson Apple Pie Spice.  This is hand blended using Saigon cinnamon, ginger root, allspice, nutmeg and cardamom.  Fantastic on anything from plain ice cream, fruit, oatmeal, cookies, cakes, apple desserts or in your coffee! 


This is super simple to make and fancy enough for a holiday desert! 


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Habanero Salted Caramel

Posted by Wine & Spice on 1/7/2018 to Sweets

Salted Caramel is soo delicious!  It hits all the flavor notes…  To kick it up another notch, I used Habanero Salt!  Sweet, Spicy & Salty!  Sooooo good!!!!


Habanero Salt is wonderful on just about anything from popcorn to shrimp.  It adds a little bit of a punch to the tongue.  Perfect for the individual that likes their food a little spicier than the rest of the family.  And to boot, it is GORGEOUS!



When you make this confection, let the caramel cool complete and harden slightly so that the surface is just a bit sticky.  You want the salt to remain in pieces and to be crunchy not melt.


Great for the holidays as family treat, and it makes a wonderful gift!


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Pumpkin Bread

Posted by Wine & Spice on 10/10/2017 to Holiday Desserts

I love this time of year!  We have had such a mild fall, the weather has been wonderful.  Except that it all came of a screeching halt today!  Brrrr….. My poor roses!



My girls are on Fall Break and we decided it was a great day for some baking.  Pumpkin Bread, perfect fall snack on a cold day.  We used MiMom’s Pumpkin Pie Spice, hand blended with Saigon cinnamon, ginger root, clove and nutmeg.  The perfect addition to your cakes, cookies, ice cream, fruits and pies.  You can even make a Pumpkin Spice Latte!


A warm cup of tea is the perfect compliment to this dessert!



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Matzoh Crack - Salted Chocolate Caramel Matzoh

Posted by Wine & Spice on 4/4/2017 to Holiday Desserts


This a such a fun and easy recipe to make.  Dark chocolate and caramel with Fleur de Sel, some people call this Matzo Crack!  You can make with Matzoh crackers for Passover or you can use unsalted or salted saltine crackers.  The easy caramel sauce is baked into the cracker, ridiculously good!  Salty, crunchy and sweet, very addictive!!!  If you are so inclined, you can add nuts to the chocolate with the salt before it cools...


Fleur de Sel is an artisanal sea salt comprised of young crystals that form naturally on the surface of salt evaporation ponds. They are hand harvested under specific weather conditions by traditional salt farmers. True Fleur de Sel comes from the Guérande region of France. Like fine wine regions, different areas within Guérande produce salts with their own unique flavors and aroma profiles


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Bisquick Apple Dessert

Posted by Wine & Spice on 2/28/2017 to Quick & Easy



I was recently challenged to come up with some simple recipes to help bring families back around the dinner table.  As we will be sharing these ideas with a local food pantry, we want to keep the ingredients simple and those that you would most likely find in your own pantry, or those that are easy to obtain on a modest budget.  


Something that the Food Pantry has in abundance right now is fresh apples and Bisquick baking mix.  This is a delicious, quick and simple dessert that the kiddos would have a blast to help make.


I used New Hudson Apple Pie Spice mix for this recipe.  This is hand blended with Korintje cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, ginger root and cardamom.  Sooo yummy!  Great in your coffee too!


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Chocolate Soufflé Cake

Posted by Wine & Spice on 2/2/2017 to Sweets


What can be better than an almost guilt free dessert!  This is a sugar free and flourless cake that takes literally only minutes to make.  It is spongy, light and airy, almost like a soufflé!  To keep it totally sugar free skip the powdered sugar.  You can top it with fresh berries, whipped cream or ice cream.  Or enjoy just as is!


I used Saigon Cinnamon to enhance the flavor and it is amazing.  This cinnamon has the highest natural oil content, almost 5%, giving this a magnificent flavor and aroma.  You can use cinnamon in sweet and savory dishes, and it it good for you too!


Enjoy!


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Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

Posted by Wine & Spice on 9/15/2016 to Sweets


What is there not to love about Peach season!  Juicy, sweet and luscious, this fruit is by far one of my favorites…


Saigon Cinnamon has the highest natural oil content of any cinnamon (nearly 5%) giving this a magnificent flavor and aroma.  You can use this fantastic cinnamon in savory as well as sweet dishes, it adds a wonderful warm and spicy note to long-cooked dishes like soups and stews.  Sprinkle over finished desserts, ice cream and whipped cream!


I have never had a true Peach Cobbler so I asked my Southern friend how best to make one.  Super simple and fabulous!  Not exactly a light and healthy dish, but an indulgence to be savored!


I love how you add the ingredients and how they shift during baking!  


A cold glass of iced tea was fantastic with this dessert.


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Good-For-You Orange Chocobutter NoBake Treats

Posted by Wine & Spice on 4/29/2016 to Quick & Easy

How did we get so close to bathing suit season?  I love chocolate and came across a no bake cookie in an old cookbook and decided to try make these treats a little less un-healthy!  I have always heard that Coconut Oil is good for you, but a little bit goes a long way.  This recipe is truly easy, and so quick to make.  Something yummy to munch on, that you don't have to feel guilty about!


I also added Orange Zest to the mix which adds a really deep and rich orange flavor plus vitamin C which adds to all the other goodness.


These are best when kept in the freezer.  This does not make them too hard, just gives them a really nice bite!


I hope you enjoy as much as I do!


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Baked Churros

Posted by Wine & Spice on 4/4/2016 to Brunch


Cinco del Mayo needs a sweet addition!  The mini Baked Churros have all the flavor and crunch but not the fat and calories!  This healthier version is baked instead of fried and they are bite size.


Saigon Cinnamon has the highest natural oil content of any cinnamon (nearly 5%) giving this a magnificent flavor and aroma.  It is amazing!  You can use cinnamon in savory cooking as well as sweet, soups and stews to name a couple.


Mexican Coffee would be perfect with this dish!


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Vanilla Creme Brulee

Posted by Wine & Spice on 3/3/2016 to Sweets

I have discovered how wonderful it is to work with whole vanilla beans.  The flavor that it creates is almost beyond words!  The vanilla beans are full of thousands of little black seeds just exploding with flavor.  These little seeds infuse and intense vanilla flavor that is absolutely fantastic.


You need to use really good quality vanilla beans that are fresh.  Milford Spice Company uses Bourbon Vanilla Beans that are out of this world!


This Creme Brûlée is bursting with vanilla flavor and is sure to become a new favorite!


Great cup of coffee pairs well with this dessert.


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Baked Apple Rose

Posted by Wine & Spice on 10/21/2015 to Holiday Desserts

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Fall is apple time! This is such a pretty dessert and it is so easy to make. Trending this fall is mini desserts. This will be a great addition to your holiday table!


New Hudson Apple Pie Spice is a fabulous combination of Saigon Cinnamon, Ginger Root, Allspice, Nutmeg and Cardamom. Smells like the holidays! This is a bakers new best friend!


You can use any apple you like in this recipe, I used Honey Crisp, a personal favorite.


We served this with vanilla ice cream and an additional sprinkle of New Hudson Apple Pie Spice! So good!


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New Hudson Apple Blossom

Posted by Wine & Spice on 10/5/2015 to Sweets

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One of my favorite things about Fall is enjoying the abundance of harvests. Apples are at their best this time of year. This recipe is really easy to make and quick to cook. MSC New Hudson Apple Pie Spice is a wonderful blend of Korintje Cinnamon, Allspice, Nutmeg, Ginger Root and Cardamom. My family absolutely loves the flavors this spice blend brings to all our apple desserts! I will also be posting pear and plumb desserts using this blend! It is so versatile!


You can use any type of apple you like. I recommend firm over soft apples. You can also choose to peel your apples or not. We like the flavor of the apple peel.


We served our blossoms with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. A tasty treat any day of the week!


We enjoyed a cup of Mexican Coffee with this dessert!


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Mark's Espresso Brownies

Posted by Wine & Spice on 8/4/2015 to Sweets

This scrumptious dessert could not be any simpler!  My family loves dessert, who doesn’t!  I simply added some of the Mark’s Espresso Rub to my favorite boxed brownie mix.  The coffee brings out the chocolate and they complement each other so well!  I served it with whipped cream and strawberries!


Yummy!  Quick and easy on a hot summer night!


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Saigon Grilled Banana's Foster

Posted by Wine & Spice on 6/3/2015 to Grilling Fun!

It is always fun to try new things!  We were having some guests for dinner and I wanted a quick and easy, yet fabulous, dessert.  The Grilled Bananas Foster could not be easier to make and is truly scrumptious!  Saigon Cinnamon is so special and it really shines in this dessert.


If you are making this for children, on it the rum and add apple cider instead.  More rum to use for adults!


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Apple Crumble Pie

Posted by Wine & Spice on 12/17/2014 to Sweets

I have come to the realization that MiMom's Pumpkin Pie Spice is the most universal holiday baking spice ever!  This year I find myself using it in all my baked goods and am receiving compliments galore!


The  crumble on this pie adds so much flavor and texture!  Top with vanilla ice cream for an extra creamy delight.


An Irish Coffee pairs wonderfully with this confection!


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Swedish Cinnamon Rolls

Posted by Wine & Spice on 12/5/2014 to Holiday Ideas

To me and my family, Swedish Cinnamon Rolls mean it Christmas! These yeasty rolls are flavored with exquisite Cardamom, and MiMoms Pumpkin Spice. The flavor is amazing in these rolls. Enjoy them with your morning coffee or as the Swedes do, with your afternoon coffee (Fika). God Jul!


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Cardamom Palmiers

Posted by Wine & Spice on 11/14/2014 to Holiday Ideas


These cookies are perfect for holiday get togethers.  They are very simple to make.  I have a broken wrist that I had surgery on two days ago, and I made these with one arm.  There is something about cardamom for me that really brings to mind special occasions.  These cookies are crunchy, chewy, sweet and salty!


A fun way to treat your friends over the holidays is to throw an old fashioned tea party.  These cookies would be perfect as part of the assorted finger foods to be served,


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Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Posted by Wine & Spice on 11/2/2014 to Sweets


This delicious banana bread makes the whole house smell like the holidays are right around the corner!  The MiMoms Pumpkin Spice is divine!  Make sure you make a double batch as it bound to be inhaled as soon as it is cool enough to eat!


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MiMoms Peach Crisp

Posted by Wine & Spice on 10/27/2014 to Sweets



My friend Tweedy and I love canning and preserving at the end of summer.  We found these fantastic local organic peaches and canned slices.  I am not much of a dessert eater but baked fruit and ice cream!  What makes this so good is the reduction of the peach syrup!

A cup of tea went very well with this delicious dessert!

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Soul Cakes

Posted by Spice Girl on 10/31/2012 to Sweets

In honor of Halloween, we dug up a little research on traditional Halloween festivities and fare. 

In the days surrounding October 31st, many cultures developed days of recognition.  All Saints Day, Day of the Dead, All Hallows' Eve, All Souls' Day, Samhain, Snap Apple Night, etc...  Some are pagan celebrations, others are closely tied to religion.   Many of these traditions have influenced what the US now recognizes as Halloween.

One interesting tradition was making Soul Cake to offer to the spirits.  In some cultures, people believed that these cakes would nourish the souls of those on their way to the otherworld.  Others believed if they did not offer food to the dead that they would impart evil onto the living.  Whatever the reason, today we can enjoy Soul Cakes for what they are for sure - delicious.