Cinnamon Applesauce Bread

The aroma of autumn, apples, cinnamon and a bit of honey. This simple and delicious quick-bread recipe is perfect for autumn and works well as a tasty grab n go snack for the entire fam.

bourbon peach cobbler

Made with a bit of bourbon, this cobbler pairs nicely with a California chardonnay. There's nothing like biting into a ripe, juicy peach. Whether you're eating it whole, slicing it into fresh cream, ice cream, or canning or baking, the smell of the peach reminds us that fall is on its way. Summer's last hurrah. … Continue reading bourbon peach cobbler

Cinnamon Apple Butter

Simple and delicious, this tasty fall treat will quickly become a family favorite. Are you ready? It's that time of year again when heavier flavors begin to dominate menus across the country. Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, apples, squashes and deep cooked meats are once again on the menu. When the sidewalk is littered with dry … Continue reading Cinnamon Apple Butter

The sweetest time of the year: National Ice Cream Month

The inside scoop to celebrate America's favorite dessert Summer is in full swing, and ice cream lovers everywhere are finishing their time in the sunshine with the treat they love most. That's why the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) is celebrating America's favorite dessert this month. And there is a lot to celebrate … Continue reading The sweetest time of the year: National Ice Cream Month

Quick and easy ideas for your Fourth of July

It's potluck season! As friends and family gather for Independence Day and beyond this summer, here are a few simple ideas to get the party started. I've gathered a few of my favorite "go to" ideas for summer gatherings - first, are a few quick tips and tricks to turn the celebration into a Fourth … Continue reading Quick and easy ideas for your Fourth of July

angel food strawberry shortcake

Dreaming of warm weather? We have the perfect cake for you. The best part of summer is picking fresh berries and using them in culinary creations or simply eating them fresh off the vine. While strawberries are readily available at your local grocer, picking them up at a farmers' market or simply picking them yourself, … Continue reading angel food strawberry shortcake

Sour Cherry Galette

Rustic and simple, the sour cherries pair perfectly with a sweet dessert wine like Cresta Bella Port. Note: Crushed almonds and vanilla bean ice cream are perfect companions to our tart cherry dessert and Cresta Bella California Port. BASIL & SALT'S SOUR CHERRY GALETTE Ingredients Galette Crust 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon sugar … Continue reading Sour Cherry Galette

Dainty Petit Fours with Buttercream Fondant

The perfect treat for Mom! Also known as Fondant Fancies or French Fancies, these fancy confections would be served at the end of dinner or with coffee and tea. All the women of Downton Abbey would want to offer this rather beautiful treat with their tea service. As we prepare the menu for Basil & … Continue reading Dainty Petit Fours with Buttercream Fondant

Basil & Salt’s Malted Chocolate Milkshake

A recipe and a contest! Nearly everyone has their own go-to milkshake recipe and we would love to hear from you! This summer, Basil & Salt Magazine would like to share your favorite milkshake recipe! We will choose three out of all the entries, and showcase your milkshake photo, you, and your recipe! We have … Continue reading Basil & Salt’s Malted Chocolate Milkshake

Let’s make an Eton mess

Spring desserts are on our radar and we are ready for berry season. So let's make an Eton mess! This traditional English dessert is so simple and can be customized in various ways to fit all the favor profiles in attendance at your backyard summer gatherings. Note: Tossing a few blueberries in the mix will … Continue reading Let’s make an Eton mess