Ginger Cookies by Chef Tom Fraker of Melissa’s Produce Ingredients: 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted buter, softened 1 cup sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 2 eggs 1 1/2 tsp vanilla 2 T finely minced fresh ginger 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp. baking soda 3 oz. crystalized ginger, chopped into 1/8″ pieces Instructions: Adjust oven […]
Hatch Chile Devil’s Food Cookies by Chef Tom Fraker of Melissa’s Produce Ingredients: 1 box Devil’s Food Cake Mix 2 teaspoons New Mexico Hatch Chile Powder 1 cup Unsalted Butter – melted Instructions: Preheat oven to 350º In a mixing bowl, combine the cake mix and the chile powder. Add the melted butter and mix […]
Holiday Fruit Rum Cake by Chef Tom Fraker of Melissa’s Produce Chef Tom set out to create a fruit cake that would not be the brunt of jokes. He has succeeded! Instead of artificially colored candied fruit, he uses dried fruit. The texture is more dense than a muffin, but not hard like a brick. […]
Strawberries make me happy – really happy! Living in Southern California, I have easy access to fresh, locally grown strawberries most of the year and I purchase them regularly. What do I do with them? Eat them fresh. They are perfectly wonderful as is, so I see them as being complete as is and not […]
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