Spicy Baked Zucchini Wedges

I made this recipe for Spicy Baked Zucchini Wedges up as I went along and they turned out great! Like most of my recipes, there is a lot of room for interpretation and experimenting. I made these with Mexican spices – ancho chili powder, adobo seasoning, and ground chipotle. That chipotle makes them extra spicy! You could use just about any spice and/or herb combo you like best. I’ve included a few suggestions in the recipe nots. […]

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Malt Ice Cream

Malt Ice Cream | CafeJohnsonia.com

We’re huge fans of malt in our home. HUGE fans.  And we love ice cream, of course. What better way to enjoy malt and ice cream than to combine them into the best malt ice cream you’ll ever taste? This has got to be in the Top 5 of my favorite homemade ice cream recipes. It’s definitely my husband’s favorite ice cream. I try to surprise him at least once a year with a batch […]

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Easiest Hot Fudge Sauce

Easiest Hot Fudge Sauce | CafeJohnsonia.com

For those times when you want some yummy hot fudge sauce, but don’t have any more chocolate on hand to make it, use cocoa powder. And for times when you do have chocolate, substitute it or add it to the cocoa powder for the creamiest, dreamiest hot fudge sauce imaginable.  I grew up eating hot fudge sundaes at my grandmother’s family parties. She is the best hostess – the food is always incredible, and her […]

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Celeriac Potato Au Gratin

When I first tried Celeriac a few years ago, I was smitten. I love the flavor. I loved the texture. I just loved it. I was at a restaurant somewhere in the Flatiron District in Manhattan at a little chic restaurant. I ordered a yummy steak and it came with a perfect square of Celeriac Potato Au Gratin. I fell in love.   I came up (sort of) with my own recipe based on traditional […]

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I’ve been enjoying my molcajete to make guacamole. Of course, you don’t really need a molcajete, but it’s fun to use one anyway since I have it. I’ve noticed that some of the higher end Mexican restaurants will make table side guac using one. Supposedly it adds a unique flavor the the guacamole. I just think it’s kind of fun to use it.

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