Cherry Almond Crisp is a celebration of late summer cherries that are at peak sweetness during their short August season. The bubbling filling has both fresh cherries and dried tart cherries for a contrast of texture and flavor. The oat crumb topping is given extra crunch and subtle nuttiness from the addition of sliced almonds.
Banana Bread is one of those all-purpose recipes that works nicely as breakfast, a snack or as the answer to a nagging sweet tooth. My version of banana bread is definitely suitable for all three — and even decadent enough to be a stand-alone dessert. It is incredibly moist and loaded with dark chocolate chunks. It’s perfect to make in a pinch too. The batter comes together easily with just a few ingredients and bakes for just over an hour making the entire house smell amazing. Make a loaf today using your Farmer Owned ingredients and enjoy it all day!
Though diminutive in size, my Cherry Almond Petit Fours are big on flavor. The cake layers get a boost of sweetness from almond paste, and the cherry preserves add wonderful tartness. The shell encasing the cake is a smooth-as-silk white chocolate glaze that is finished with piped vanilla buttercream.
Chicken with Fines Herbes Sauce is a classic recipe from my time at culinary school. For me, it was the centerpiece of my second year practical examination, that tested skill, speed, and presentation. For home cooks, the speed and presentation aspects are easily accomplished. This tasty dish takes under an hour to put together and a mix of bright green herbs add flavor and flare to the sauce for easy presentation.
My recipe for Sweet Potato Soup with Crispy Prosciutto comes from my mom, a lover of all soups, especially easily made ones. This soup certainly fits that bill. With only six ingredients (excluding salt and pepper) and a total preparation time of under an hour, this soup makes an ideal quick lunch or elegant light dinner. The cooked sweet potatoes make the soup incredibly creamy and the addition of fried prosciutto adds a satisfying crunch for a soup your family and friends will love. Use your Farmer Owned ingredients to whip up a batch the next time you are struck with a soup craving!