Rich, creamy, and studded with rum-soaked raisins, Rum Raisin Rice Pudding is the ultimate comfort food. My homemade version is incredibly easy to make and comes together in under an hour. Whole milk and heavy cream give the pudding its velvety texture, while vanilla bean and cinnamon add warmth to this classic dessert. Topped with scratch-made rum-plumped raisins, this dish is elegant enough for your next dinner party, yet simple enough for a cozy autumn night spent curled up on a comfy chair with a good book. Treat yourself, and your friends, and whip up this rice pudding today using your Farmer Owned ingredients.
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.
Special occasions in our house are almost always celebrated with homemade goodies. Valentine’s Day is no exception. When I was a kid, my mom would mark the day by making Rice Krispie treats. To add a special holiday touch, she cut them with a heart-shaped cookie cutter and packaged them with loving notes before sticking them in my school lunch.
My Apple Butter Cake Bars with Maple Glaze make a great breakfast bite or afternoon snack dunked in tea or coffee. They are loaded with sweet apple butter and perfectly spiced with cinnamon and cloves. I add golden raisins for a delightful chewiness in this otherwise extremely moist square. The maple drizzle takes the flavor over the top and sets in about 10 minutes, so you can pack these bars to go for busy mornings. Make some today with your Farmer Owned Ingredients for a treat your whole family will love!
Each Christmas my mom, grandmother and I bake dozens of cookies to give as gifts, leave for Santa or, more realistically, devour the second they are out of the oven. Of all the cookies we bake, the type that seems to go the fastest is my mom’s Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies. They are crisp on the outside and gooey, almost brownie-like, on the inside. The cookies are extremely chocolatey with just the right amount of peppermint refreshment. Try baking some this holiday season using your Farmer Owned ingredients and they might become your favorite holiday cookie too!